STYLE | May 2015

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Your guide to what’s good in your hood

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contents COVER STORIES 10 free stuff! WIN! Getaways, winter wardrobe updates and race day packages

21 Local Lovin’ Your guide to what’s good and where to go in your hood

54 giddy up Brisbane Racing Club kicks off Channel Seven Winter Racing Carnival


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COVER Photographer: Paul Giggle Model: Kimberley Busteed, Brisbane Racing Carnival Ambassador Hair: Kelly from Stefan Hair Fashions Make-up: Janelle from Stefan Hair Fashions

A touch of metallic in your accessories will create a look of total elegance and sophistication.

Kimberley WEARS: Trent Nathan beaded collar necklace $141.75, DKNY metallic lace shift dress $350, Myer; Bolt ring $59.95, Mimco; Dusty pink fascinator $310, Meredith McMaster Millinery. (LEFT) KIMBERLEY WEARS: French navy striped ponte dress $129.95, Witchery; Leather gloves $199.00, Ted Baker; Faelynn clutch bag $89.95, Nine West; Navy and gold headpiece $280, Meredith McMaster Millinery.

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Oh how I missed the gorgeous Kimberley Busteed, so when Brisbane Racing Carnival selected her once again as this year’s Ambassador, I was over the moon. When your model/mate takes a quick break from her glamorous life in London to bring in the Carnival and shoot your cover, it’s gotta be love! Dressed in the stunning Fashions on the Field inspired outfits from Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Kimmy has left me with a massive girl crush and the Style team swooning.

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editorial EDITOR Claire Parviz The Spaghetti House Trattoria, South Bank (of course).


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West End for a feed and cocktails at Alfred & Constance.

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Constance Street in the Valley for a pub crawl.

Editorial Co-ordinator Christie Sutherland Stokehouse, river views and sensational food!

Winter fashion has me layering up and stepping out in kicks!

Cedar Creek Falls at Samford or a walk around Brisbane River.

JOURNALIST Hannah Doody Goma.

JOURNALIST Caitlyn Spanner Kangaroo Point cliffs.

senior designer Jade Russell Public, for a Space Gin Smash frenzy.


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At this point in time, I am sure my blood stream is 75 percent pasta sauce and 75 percent negroni (whoops - I was never very good at maths). And as I eat enough spaghetti to feed a large Italian family (or village), I’d love to know your guilty winter warmer pleasure/comfort food or beverage and where you get it! (Luckily we can cover up our winter indulgences with our fave winter coat – your choice: trench or bomber?). We are giving lots of local love this month, so we’d love to know what’s hot in your ‘burb. Email



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This season it’s like the fashion gods are smiling down on me. The trend of sneakers with knits is my life in a nutshell at the mo’, and one I am definitely all over! Sport influenced fashion isn’t anything new, but it has a cool, chic twist when teamed with a chunky knit - especially on top of a leather short. Something about this combo has me feeling like I am ready for anything! *insert flexing emoji*


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set for racecourse! Get trackside ready with Style’s ultimate race day prep package giveaway! Have you always dreamed of winning a shopping spree? Maybe you’re looking for the perfect excuse to grab your closest gal pals and treat yourselves to the ultimate girls weekend? Well here is your chance to win all of this, plus more, at the Racecourse Road Precinct. Style is giving one lucky reader the chance to win a luxury weekend away and shopping spree at the Racecourse Road Precinct worth over $3,000! Start the weekend with a cup of coffee from the expert baristas at Fonzie Abbott Espresso, followed by browsing through beautiful boutiques such as Lyle & Bank for your home

wares luxuries, and Savida and Flash Boutique for your fashion fix. If you’re in need of a pickme-up, treat yourself and the girls to a delicious lunch at Vagelis Café before indulging in an afternoon of pampering at Charlie Brette Nail and Beauty Boutique for a fresh manicure and a new ‘do at Milk Hair. To top off the day, sample the cocktails and nibbles at The Stables Craft Bar & Kitchen before winding down at the beautiful Kingsford Hotel. Sound like the perfect way to spend a weekend? If so, all you need to do is head to the Style website to enter online and start drafting your shopping list.

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Suit up Perfect race day, the dapper way. It’s not all about women this Winter Racing Season, here are the new hotspots to checkout to complement any man’s racing style. Fashion at the races is all about style and personality, and nothing lacks those elements more than a man wearing an untailored and unflattering suit – boring! Wintergarden’s newest menswear retailers are sure to take any drab look to dapper! M.J. Bale Dressing Room will be the place to go for custom suiting appointments, with a man cave vibe, stocking Moretti Beer, Johnnie Walker Whiskey and Pommery Champagne, for those customers looking to indulge in the full M.J. Bale experience. The Dressing Room has a masculine inspired design, with the use of a combination of recycled hardwood timbers, vintage furniture and industrial lighting. M.J. Bale has carved its unique position in the Australian menswear market over the last four years, by offering a full wardrobe solution that extends from everyday basic business

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shirts to premium hand-made in Italy shirts and handfinished custom Japanese made suits; the brand never fails to deliver on the quality, craftsmanship and design of their products. AND… We can also announce the arrival of men’s tailored house Peter Jackson, opening soon next to the M.J. Bale Wintergarden location! Peter Jackson’s range of suiting fabrics are only purchased from the worlds best mills, around Europe, and they only use Superfine Australian Merino wools in super 100’s onwards. Their ties use Italian and German silk and 100 per cent Egyptian and European cotton for their shirts. The luxury fabrics are carefully crafted to ensure the utmost quality of every product manufactured. So this year men, head to Wintergarden, suit up and take to the track in tailored style.

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If you’re going to invest in a statement necklace this season, make it’s this one. French-born, Australia-based Estelle Deve designs beautiful, striking pieces that are equal parts other-worldly and down-to-earth.

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we love The days are getting shorter and the mornings are getting cooler – and that means one thing – wrapping ourselves up in cosy knits, sumptuous textures and luxe accessories to get us in the winter mood! Signature staples in neutral tones like grey and camel will see you through with ease!


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Zimmermann Lunar Sandal $550


Vital signs Knit Pickings Knitwear with a high roll neck is a must-have in every winter wardrobe this season. Featuring ribbed cuffs and cropped hem, the Cameo Partition Knit is the perfect addition and will keep you snug as a bug in a rug!

Want to add some personality to your walls? If you’re a commitment-phobe and can’t choose a single artwork then these wall plaques are for you! Hang individually or as part of a group, these little 3D signs will be a cute addition to any feature wall. Whether you’re residing in industrial-style digs or a white and bright home, they’ll add a little something and won’t set you back a pretty penny!

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NEW CAR? NO WORRIES! If you’ve ever thought it was daunting to buy a new car, if there are questions you should ask or things you should research, Kellie-Ann from Downtown Toyota has shared some helpful tips. The stigma is definitely there. While women are known to make up almost half of all automobile purchases, there is still a thought, that as women, we don’t know what we’re doing in the caryard. While buying a new car can be intimidating, if you adequately prepare, trust your instinct and showcase your financial savvy and confident

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1. Wallace Bishop Stainless steel ring with rose PVD plating $15 2. Bed Bath N’ Table Anjali pjs $49.95 3. David Jones Glasshouse Fragrances Triple scented candle bordeaux 350g $39.95 4. Bed Bath N’ Table Faux fur cushion $34.95 and throw $89.95 5. Botanical Grace Philosophia lift soap $14.95 6. Blue Illusion Plain and Simple Bain clear bath gel $29.95 7. Nextra Toowong Woodwick candle $38.95 8. Daisy’s Florist Chantilly flower arrangement from $75 9. David Jones Kitchen Aid candy apple red platinum stand mixer $849 10. Cool Case Samsung Galaxy flip case $30 11. HealthShop @ Toowong Pukka love tea $7.99 12. Robins Kitchen Marie Claire oil diffuser $29.95 13. Kingdom Gifts Leather satchel $179 14. Danda Japan Natural photo frame $2.80 15. David Jones Miss Dior blooming bouquet EDT 100ml $170 16. Terry White Chemists Napoleon Perdis matte-tastic lipstick $38 17. Merlo Blend mug $14.95 18. Framing Corner All you need is love $400 19. Vodafone HTC1 available on a shared plan from $30 p/m 20. David Jones Delonghi pro coffee machine $719 21. Zaraffas African masai coffee $16.50 22. Taking Shape Primrose fleur pj pant $44.95 23. Toowong Shoe Emporium Boot $249.95 24. Ella Baché Mother’s Day gift pack $49.95 25. Kmart Moroccan rose or vanilla fragrant candles in gift box $6 26. Stelios Papas Cloud Nine hair straightener $229 27. Terry White Chemists Lancôme visionnaire cover set $140



MORE THAN BEAUTY From mani’s and pedis to henna tattoos, chances are Shehnaz Beauty Salon has the service to please every mum on her special day. Shehnaz Beauty P 3876 7356 19.





MOMENTS OF PAMPER Take mum to Happy Foot Massage to ensure that when she puts her feet up, they are in the best of hands. Gift cards available in a range of prices. Happy Foot Massage P 3871 3323

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In a busy day of gifts and pampering, don’t forget to make sure you take five at Sizzler for their special Mother’s Day menu. Sizzler P 3870 8553



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1. Sportsgirl Reflections necklace $49.95 2. David Jones Seed sleeveless wrap coat $249.95 3. Mimco Tandem pouch $129 4. Sussan Coated jean $99.95 5. Polish Nail Lounge O.P.I manicure $25 6. Wittner Lion leather boot $229.95


1. Kingdom Gifts Executive travel wallet $79.95 2. Oska Concept Homanoid zip front cardigan $439 3. Telstra Toowong In store now new Samsung S6 and Samsung S6 Edge available in white & black and sizes 32gb & 64gb 4. OPSM Michael Kors sunglasses $279 5. Lorna Jane Arielle Casual 7/8 pant $95.99 6. Sportsgirl Metallic sneaker $59.95


1. Specsavers 2 pairs $199 Pentax single vision lenses included 2. Cue The metal drop earrings $119 3. Sussan The layered shirt $99.95 4. David Jones Witchery split front skirt $149.95 5. Sportsgirl Charlotte shopper tote $59.95 6. Blue Illusion Giraffe print shoe $149.95

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Bulimba on show Bulimba Festival will have a renewed homegrown feel this year, as a new organiser sets to showcase the “real Bulimba” with a focus on Brisbane’s food and wine culture.

Mark this date Bulimba Festival November 9 to 15

Bec Lawrence

Rebecca Lawrence of Bulimba Business and Love Your Local Markets says the day the RSL announced it couldn’t fund Bulimba Festival this year, she found herself encouraged by friends and businesses to take on the project and she was thrilled to have been approached. “It was a great response and I’m very excited to take on the task. I’m completely reinventing it. It became a massive market, attracting 100,000 people, but I saw this as an opportunity to be able to showcase more of Bulimba’s foodie culture.” Rebecca, a local herself, says she wants locals, community groups and businesses to want to

come along, rather than avoiding the area, due to road blocks and streets jam-packed with people and market stalls. She wants to inject the Bulimba spirit back into the Bulimba Festival. She says the revitalized Bulimba Festival will now span one week in November, with a focus on what Bulimba does best: food! She says Oxford Street will remain open with the markets placed around the park on the Sunday. There will be multiple spin-off side events during the week, including pop-up events, fashion shows, progressive dinners, laneway food truck events, celebrity authors at Riverbend Books and

screenings at the Cineplex. “The whole festival culminates on the Sunday for a food and wine festival in the park. There will be a licensed bar, a gourmet section in the middle with fine dining tasting plates and live music all day,” she explains. Sound like something you would like to be a part of? Contact Rebecca for sponsorship and stallholder opportunities and to find out more. Rebecca Lawrence P 0404 600 303 Bulimba festival


BULIMBA FASHION FESTIVAL 2015 19th June 2015 11.30am to 2.30pm @ Oxford 152 3 course meal & drinks $125 pp Tickets: ALL FUNDS RAISED FOR A charity dedicated to rehabilitation for current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members who are wounded, injured or ill.

Kova has landed Get excited! Kova Lifestyle has finally opened a Bulimba location, housing their eclectic mix of homewares, fashion and gifts. The boutique is always full of bright products and a positive energy; a dangerous combination for those shopaholics out there! Whether you’re browsing for a gift for someone special or treating yourself, you’ll always find a unique range of gorgeous products available to choose from. Pop in, say hello and peruse the latest collections at Kova Lifestyle’s new store location beside the Bulimba park.

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Brighten your world The lovely staff at Bulimba’s concept store, Green Grass Home and Body, will happily help you add liveliness back into your abode. The unique homewares, clothing and giftware store hosts a trove of treasures, which can be purchased online or in store. Why not stop into the attached espresso bar, Park Bench Espresso, post-shop for your caffeine fix.

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Bulimba Fashion Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever! With an abundance of prizes, superb fashion and beauty from local retailers, be sure to gather your BFFs for an afternoon of fashion, fun and fine food. All proceeds will be donated to the charity MATES4MATES.

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Bulimba’s boutique hair salon Meet the stylists and technicians proud of putting their own twist on TONI&GUY London’s famous fashion-forward styles in Bulimba. Drawing on inspiration from international fashion houses, Toni & Guy look to street-style blogs and classic looks to stay on top of the latest trends and styles. The salon, only a short stroll from the ecletic Oxford Street, stocks the full range of label.m products, including organic and sulphate-free ranges, as well as the Wella SP treatments and colour range. Kate Comiskey – Style Director/ Head Technician Your signature style? Vibrant colours and edgy haircuts! I love coming up with new ideas and options to achieve beautiful styles. Styles to try? Bob hairstyles are more versatile

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than you think and fringes are a great way to update your look. Celeb hair-inspo? Alexa Chung’s halo braid, Emma Stone’s copper locks, Keira Knightley’s chocolate brown curls and Sienna Miller’s flickedout peach bob. Amber Robinson – Stylist Favourite thing about your job? I love being able to make people feel good and getting creative. Your signature style? During my six years of hairdressing I have had quite a big clientele with short hair... I think because I have short hair myself.

Which styles are emerging? I have noticed the blunt solid bobs are definitely the latest trend in my opinion. Jodie Johnstone – Technician Your signature style? Balayage. I love the raw, natural style you can achieve with it. There are so many different balayage looks you can create, from subtle through to very sharp. What trends are emerging? With winter nearly here, our blondes are changing from ash tones to more golden hues and deeper tones. Toni & Guy 5 Wambool Street, Bulimba P 3399 3545

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Update your calendar with the latest local happenings around town this month.

Sunday 10 Backstreet’s Back! Everybody! Backstreet’s back, alright! ‘90s heartthrobs The Backstreet Boys have reunited and are headed to Australian shores this month. Did we mention, they’re also bringing original member Kevin! Tickets are from $91.65pp.

Thursday 21 SUIT OF CHANGE Suit of Change Day supports men in need by providing clothing for job interviews. To get involved, drop off any pre-loved suits or accessories to the Suit of Change headquarters at the concierge desk of 111 Eagle Street and join the VIP cocktail party from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at The George Bar and Bistro.

Green Heart Fair Show your love for Brisbane by becoming more sustainable! attend the free bi-annual Green Heart Fair and You can learn the art of cheese making, back to basic cooking, browse the upcycled and eco infused clothing or see cooking demos by MKR past contestants Paul and Blair.

Sunday 31

Winter Fashpo In true winter style, celebrate the best of Brisbane fashion as it snowballs into the Winter Fashion Snow Globe at Queen Street Mall. Enjoy free hot chocolate giveaways from The Chai Cart, exclusive promotions and the chance to get inside the Globe and experience Brisbane’s first snowfall while checking out the latest winter trends.

Popcorn time Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 OPA!OPA!OPA!

Join the West End Film Festival as they launch their two day festival with runner-up films and film trivia at Boundary Street night markets on the Saturday, while the short film competition will be held at The Rumpus Room Cinema on the Sunday.

Paniyiri Greek Festival is back, with a weekend of colour, culture and cuisine inspired by the city’s Greek community, including an endless supply of honeypuffs – Yum! Join all the Greek festivities at South Brisbane’s Musgrave Park and The Greek Club. Tickets $10pp for adults.

Saturday 30 – Sunday 31

Weekends on Caxton

A long weekend is worth celebrating, so celebrate the Queen’s birthday long weekend on Caxton St for their epic street festival, including multiple stages of live music, tasty food and a great range of local wines, craft beers and cocktails to keep the party going until late. NEXT Tickets from $29pp. MONTH

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Styling Tips

Skin health

Headaches & Migraines

with Brendan Cummings

with Claire Mason

with Bertrand Doeuk



Geometric patterns

Feel good, look good

4 common headache types

Whether in homewares, art or fashion, there’s no doubting that geometric patterns are in. Geometric patterns have endured the ages due to the versatility and boldness, with Ancient Greeks and Moroccans using bold patterns as part of their architectural and interior design with the look revived repeatedly throughout the 1900s. This season, the look has been refined. Prints and colours are pared back with metallic finishes taking prominence. Furniture and accessories are also featuring angular shapes in order to form a geometric inspired design. Think of a sleek black and white Greek key print with touches of gold, a bold navy and white nautical pattern with a hint of bronze or angular mirrored forms with white and silver. A perfect design basis for your next event; Geometrics are not limited to a certain design style and are still able to work well with a subtle monochromatic palette or with loud prints. Whatever your next event style, look or theme, introduce geometric forms – you won’t be disappointed.

Being happy is not just a mindset. It flows throughout our whole health and wellbeing, reflecting in our beauty. Our skin benefits immensely from the affects of feeling positive and energetic and there are certain activities which help lift our vibe, making us feel better, stronger and happier. Exercise increases blood flow by bringing a good supply of oxygen, nutrients and water to support our skin’s cell health and improve our lymphatic system. This is important for skin cell nutritional health and waste drainage, clearing out the toxins and cell metabolic waste. In addition, the feel good hormones we produce reduce cortisol levels in our body; the ‘stress hormone’. Endorphins help to combat the inflammation caused by stress, which can contribute to the appearance of acne, red spots, hives and signs of premature ageing. Who doesn’t want to get out-and-about, take the dog for a walk, enjoy the sunshine, eat better and share quality time with our loved ones? Be well, for the health of your skin!

Almost 95 per cent of headache sufferers experience the following four symptoms, which of these do you suffer from? Tension; The most common headache type, with pain affecting both sides of the head equally. Symptoms involve sensitivity to light, sound and smell, with mild to moderate pain for 30 minutes to 7 days in length. Migraine; Moderate to severe pain experienced on one side of the head from 4 hours to 3 days in duration. Possible symptoms can be nausea, sensitivity to light, sound and smell, aura, neurological symptoms and speech disturbances. Sinus; Usually associated with sinus infections, the mild to moderate pain appears around eyes, nose, forehead and cheeks for up to a week. Cluster; Known as the ‘ice pick headache’ due its severity of pain in one eye. Possible symptoms include red and watery eyes, runny or congested nose, or swollen or drooping eyelids. Have you had your headaches diagnosed and treated? It could be integral to effectively stopping your headaches long-term.

Styled Events P 3852 3339

Integrity Paramedical Skin Practitioners The Village, 15/1932 Logan Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt P 3849 4111

The Brisbane Headache & Migraine Clinic 1800 HEADACHE (1800 4232 2243) www.1800HEADACHE.COM.AU




Travel Advice

Diamond education

Design Advice

with Lyn Carter & Wendy McSwaine

with Charles Bentley

with Kim Duffin

why Choose a travel agent?

WHEN IS Prime diamond time?

Working in the ‘zone’

While you may think you’re a pro when booking holidays online, travel agents will always have the edge when it comes to finding the best and most relevant deals for your next holiday. At Global Jetsetting, it’s our full-time profession and passion! Here are just four things to keep in mind before getting click-happy online: 1. We save you time – Need we say more? No more multiple tabs open while you navigate the best deals. We’ll do the hard work for you. 2. We know more – We have insider knowledge on the travel hotspots (based on personal experience), the best deals and have special partnerships with hotels, tour providers and airlines, with prices you can’t match. 3. We personalise – We live for travel and want clients’ experiences to suit their personality and expectations - not just their budget. 4. Our service doesn’t end – Unlike booking online, we can offer assistance during every step of your journey. If something goes wrong or you want to change your current itinerary, we are always happy to help!

When is the best time to buy a diamond? Generally speaking – the best time to buy a diamond is when you have found “the one”. Do your research.... find out what is important to you when it comes to your diamond. In my opinion, quality will always win out over size. I buy diamonds for their class, their quality, their top colour and make. Make sure to compare actual stones and don’t be tempted to save money online, or by buying off lists or photographs, as you can’t appreciate the amazing beauty you will find when looking into a triple excellent cut diamond in person. Saving money is best done when buying in a genuine sale time. At Diamonds International we offer the largest selections of quality diamond jewellery for both men and women at the best possible prices and with our Mid Year Sale now on, it means you can safely save on diamond prices with confidence knowing we have a trusted diamond reputation. Most importantly, we guarantee we won’t be beaten on price or quality; that’s a promise!

Most successful kitchen designs use the traditional ‘work triangle’ grouping concept, developed in the 1940s. While we still use the concept to group the refrigerator, cooktop/oven and sink close together to maximise kitchen efficiency, kitchens have come a long way since. Now larger, often having more than one cook and using more appliances, modern kitchen design is all about creating effective ‘zones’. Becoming the hub of homes, they are often designed as open plan to be used for much more than cooking, and rather as a meeting point, office and general entertaining area. From food storage, preparation, to cooking, cleaning and serving, the ‘zones’ created in today’s kitchen designs are connected together by workflows. Well-designed workflows will allow you to move effortlessly between each function or task. So, what’s the secret to great kitchen design? It is understanding how you intend to use the space and designing the zones accordingly to ensure optimal functionality.

Global Jetsetting P 3849 5268

Diamonds International

Kim Duffin Design P 3715 6009



Finance ADVICE



with Samantha Bright

with Josh Galetto

with Sarah McAlpine

Which BROKER is best?

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Designed for success

Did you know: Over half of all home loans in Australia are initiated by mortgage brokers? After over 11 years in the industry as a big and small bank employee and as a mortgage broker running my own finance business, I believe in the power of the mortgage and finance industry. Judging by these statistics, most Australians do too. But, how do you know which has your best interests at heart? As an industry insider, here are my five top tips of what a good mortgage broker looks like: • They must be a great communicator. • Qualifications and industry recognition are a must. • Can show ‘social proof’ that they are actually good at what they do and have happy customers. • Surround themselves with a network of subject matter experts in related areas. • Are independent of the transaction they are financing for you. Visit the website for more information or download the bonus chapter of my upcoming book “How to Choose a Mortgage Broker.”

We all love the idea of sitting in front of a warm fireplace that also looks fantastic within our home. However, if the thought of chopping and storing wood is not your thing, perhaps a gas fireplace is the answer. Gas fireplaces have come a long way over the past decade and we now have a stunning range of linear gas fireplaces available to suit the contemporary home, which are highly efficient in comfortably heating living areas of up to 195sq metres. With flexible flueing options and a range of sizes, styles and media available, there is sure to be a fireplace to suit your new home or renovation. The Lopi range of linear fireplaces boasts great features including high heat output, Green Smart 2 Technology, accent lights within the firebox and individually adjustable flame, fan and lighting… all via remote control. Our showroom is the place to be on a cold morning, with twelve working gas fireplaces on display. Come in and check them out before winter is upon us.

You know the ins and outs of your business like the back of your hand. You know all the technical jargon; the tips, tricks and shortcuts – and you’ve found a niche in your chosen field. But how do you communicate that to the general public? How do you find the layman’s terms to explain why consumers should chose you and your business, and how do you present that information to them? The Custom Publishing Department of Style Magazines works with a range of businesses, big and small, to create engaging and powerful marketing collateral. Let our team of qualified journalists, stylists and graphic designers cement your reputation and influence your customers with a custom magazine, brochure, book, blog content, EDMs, posters or billboards. We’ll work with you to create a visually beautiful marketing campaign that speaks to your market, tailored to your business. Give me a call, or email sarah@stylemagazines. to find out how we can personalise your message and present it with Style.

Thrive Investment Finance P 3103 1450

Aussie BBQs & Fireplaces 10/210 Queensport Rd Nth, Murarrie P 3890 4343

Sarah McAlpine Business Development Manager p 0430 356 004





STYling your pearls

Fashion Advice

with Ian Healy

with Amanda Stein

with Mark Ferguson




I’m thrilled Grant has created his own second chance both inside and outside his sport. As they say, “everyone deserves one”. He is looking better than before, he has found love again, a real appreciation of his network of family and friends and he seems as clear headed as he needs to be for the training he is about to endure. The trouble legendary swimmers face is similar to cricketers up to the mid 90s – they have high profiles, yet relatively little money when they finish. Also, after a magnificent career in the pool, many young swimmers are left feeling lost and helpless upon retirement. Over the last century, we have seen a high suicide rate in first class cricket – I hope the swimming industry won’t follow this trend. Grant has felt all this, swum out of his disciplined lane for a while and, now, at a more appropriate retirement age can do it again and get it right. Maintaining a balance can be a challenge when striving for split second excellence, but this time around I’m confident he will be more aware of keeping the scales in check.

Pearls are a staple ingredient to any racing outfit and age is no barrier – from the young at heart to racing royalty, as Jackie Kennedy said, “pearls are always appropriate”. Whatever your outfit, a classic white pearl strand is perfect. For the more flamboyant, pearls mixed with semi precious, milifiori, cloisonné or jet stones make a lovely twist. At Panda Pearls, we can match pearls to any fabric and create a bespoke strand to suit you. Close to our own heart is the Chanel classic black and white look, which is great for Derby Day. Try to avoid spilling Champagne over your pearls when that boxed trifecta comes in, as alcohol and pearls don’t mix. It’s also important to never spray perfume or expose pearls directly to tanning and hair products. Pearls must be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off after a day at the races. Remember, at the races, your ‘look’ is only limited by your imagination.

The role of the Brisbane Racing Carnival fashion committee is to guide people toward the Fashion on the Field standards. There are four days this Winter Carnival, each with their own style expectations. UBET CUP Carnival Day – innovation and pushing boundaries with fabric, design and texture. James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000 Day – glamour, and extravagant accessories, which are balanced with neutral fabrics. Treasury Casino & Hotel Ladies’ Oaks Day – feminine glamour with lace, feathers and soft colours. Gents, look for the different patterns shirts, jackets and trousers finishing with a unique pocket hankerchief and/or bow tie. AAMI Stradbroke Day - sophisticated style with colours of black, white and red. Stand out with red as your focus with black and white accents. Ladies Must Do’s: Gloves. Men’s Must Do’s: Tie/bow ties and pocket handkerchiefs. For more information go to


Wil Valor Shop 5, 41 Park Rd, Milton P 1300 309 272






with Brook Monahan

with Dr John Barletta

with Lucy Stephens

building blocks of our city

great leaders inspire success

what’s the buzz?

Australia is growing and new infrastructure projects are underway - potentially changing the face of our cities and the way we live in them. The good news is, improving infrastructure can have a positive effect on property prices. There’s often a speculative spike in property prices around the time an infrastructure project is announced by government, but it is when the project is completed that the true effect and benefit can be seen. A new train station within a 10 minute walk or an improved road system, bridge or tunnel reducing travel times, is likely to have a long-term positive effect on the value of surrounding property. But infrastructure is not just limited to public transport. It also includes improved shopping and entertainment, educational and health facilities, sporting fields, parks and so on. These create employment hubs and help sustain population growth in areas over the long term. When looking to purchase residential property, it is always best to buy close to these types of amenities.

GREAT LEADERS DEVELOP through a commitment to serving others, deliberate thinking and practising specific behaviours. Managers vary from leaders in that managers use authority to drive people, use fear for compliance, tell people how to do things, attribute blame for failures, and take credit for successes. Leaders are clear about their values and they strive to share and model these beliefs. They are visionaries who desire great things for followers, and inspire others to join in their dream via shared aspirations. Honesty and a stable sense of self are central to good leadersship. Leaders have an openness to change based on logic, take shared responsibility for difficulties, give credit for successes, and value relationships. Others are motivated when interacting with trustworthy leaders, and self-determination is enhanced in followers as they are recognised for their efforts. Leadership builds community and is inspired when people make choices to contribute to a better world, leading by example.



Native Advertising is one of the biggest buzzwords in online publishing today. It’s seen as key to the successful delivery of messages to audiences in a digital world. But what is it? Native Advertising isn’t about ads; it’s about engaging, editorial-style content that appears in the context of the user’s experience. For it to work, it needs to be: 1. Good content – stuff that the audience wants to read and share with friends. It needs to resonate with the readers and entertain or educate them – or both! Think of the most memorable stuff you’ve read online. 2. Inspired by the brand. What are the brand’s values? What content can you create to send the brand’s message? 3. Aligned with editorial. It needs to look and feel the same as other content created by the company. 4. Obvious that it’s sponsored – but so good, the readers don’t care. Dove and Pandora offer great examples of native video campaigns that are on brand and resonate with audiences across the world.


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winter RACING

bold hues

Add some winter brights to your raceday look, by incorporating bright and bold colours to your fascinator, including on-trend colours of cobalt blue or burnt orange. With many of the race days this year calling for colour, you’ll find the perfect hat or fascinator for your racing outfit at The Hat Box! The Hat Box Gallery Level, Brisbane Arcade Queen St Mall, The City P 3210 2455

Cobalt blue felt hat with yellow macaw feathers by Patricia Ann $535

Cobalt blue felt hat with yellow macaw feathers by Patricia Ann $535

AIRBRUSH PERFECTION Are you looking for flawless makeup for your day at the races? If you’re hitting the track this season, check out Velbella’s Racing Makeover Package including hair styling, airbrush makeup and false lashes for you and three friends at only $160 each in the comfort of your own home! Usually $220 per person, this package is a real winner! Velbella P 0404 040 663

REJUVENATE AND REFRESH Registered nurse Diane Mayes is an experienced cosmetic practitioner, dealing in all forms of cosmetic injectables, particularly for the lips and cheeks. Her passion is to deliver clients with effective treatments for all their skin care needs. Diane is offering Style readers the chance to get their skin races-ready with a medical grade peel for $50 including a free facial analysis, and 20 percent off all medical grade skin care products. Make an appointment for a free consultation with Diane to learn how she can make your skin youthful, smooth and vibrant. Cosmedi Centre 5/27 Lamington St, New Farm P 1300 345 537

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Get field ready for race day Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Fashion partner of the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival presents fashion parades, giveaways and more.




Saturday 9 May

Level 2 near Koko Black


Day one of the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival creates an exciting and social atmosphere that calls for bright and bold colour. Enter the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Fashions on the Field competition at UBET Cup Carnivàle Day for your chance to share in over $5,500 in prizes.

at 11am AND 12.30pm


Preview racewear fashion ahead of the UBET Cup Carnivàle Day. Get ideas and tips from serial Fashions on the Field winner, Lauren Walker. Late night event at 6.30pm.


Stand out on James Boag’s Doomben 10,000 Day with a touch of metallic. Accents such as silver and gold are paired perfectly with neutrals for structured fashion with a glamorous edge that will turn heads.

FRIday 8 May Join Channel Seven TV personality, Liz Cantor for a racewear fashion preview ahead of the UBET Cup Carnivàle Day for all the tips.



Preview appropriate racewear fashion for James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000 Day. Get ideas and on point tips from Style Editor, Claire Parviz. Late night event at 6.30pm.

James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000 Day is all about metallic statement pieces. Get top tips and styling ideas from Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Stylist, Laura Churchill.

SATURday 30 May


for you and a friend to attend the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival and go in the draw to win one of two $1,000 Indooroopilly Shopping Centre gif t cards and style session with Laura Churchill.

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Judges will be looking for beautiful feminine pieces with a soft colour palette, florals and lace which typify the ladylike glamour and grace of Ladies’ Oaks Day. Contestants will compete for over $10,000 in prizes.


The classic race day black and white is a timeless combination steeped in tradition, while a touch of red adds regal sophistication to this most prestigious day of the carnival. Enter the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Fashions on the Field competition at the AAMI Stradbroke Day for your chance to share in over $10,000 in prizes.



FRIday 15 May



More than just a day at the races, the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival is an experience not to miss. With four days of racing and fashion combined, the Winter Carnival is a social calender highlight. Indooroopilly Shopping Centre brings high fashion trackside with their styles perfect for taking home the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Fashions on the Field competition. From the feminine florals of the Treasury Casino & Hotel Ladies’ Oaks Day to the classic style of the AAMI Stradbroke Day, these racewear styles are sure to get you over the finish line. SEE


Off and racing


UBET Cup CarnivÀle Day

An explosion of block colour in rich winter jewel tones will be sure to create a sophisticated elegance. KIMBERLEY WEARS: Elenna embellished dress $399, Ted Baker; Fedora $89.95, Narrow enamel bangle $49.95, Mimco


Treasury Casino & Hotel ladies’ OAKS DAY

Florals, pastels, and all things lovely and ladylike is the key for a look of grace and glamour.

KIMBERLEY WEARS: Alexie top $129.99, Covent Garden skirt $179.99, Tie My Bow waist belt $29.99, Review; Collection floral deluxe fascinator $129, Myer; Addison trench coat $299, David Lawrence


A regal approach to racewear in classic monochrome with a hint of red is as timeless as it is stylish.

KIMBERLEY WEARS: Silk cat sleeve shirt $170, Marcs; Dents suede leather red gloves $59.95, Myer; Double knit panelled skirt $195, Cue; Hopkins coat $319.99, Review; Clara black heels $179.95, Seed; Black felt with black and white acrylic flowers headpiece $250, Meredith McMaster Millinery

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre retailers: Cue p 3378 3723 | David Lawrence p 3878 1219 | Marcs p 3378 7536 Myer p 3720 4100 | Nine West p 3378 1238 | Review p 3378 2088 Seed p 3878 1550 | Ted Baker p 3161 7176 | Witchery p 3878 3854

Meredith McMaster Millinery p 0421 049 992


last minute

Mother’s Day


Barr & Co Eau de parfum $75.95 Mama’s Home p 3357 3333

Red faux crocodile skin bag $89 Sarahs of New Farm p 3358 6466

Yellow gold dragon fly brooch South Family Jewellers p 3300 9333

Vintage Katoomba handmade earrings $89.95 Mama’s Home p 3357 3333

Thank Mum with a diamond, pearl and silk treatment and recieve a FREE ultrasonic peel and infusion Irena Morgenstern Skin Management p 3229 5484

Essentials Skin Care Range - cleanser, toner, day & night creams $49 value $120 Embellish You p 3856 1110

Mother’s Day at


Langdon Ltd cushion $169.95 Mama’s Home p 3357 3333

Flower arrangements from $85, Gasworks Flowers p 3666 0040

gasworks The Grainge Raspberry & Boysenberry jam $7.95, Brix chocolate for wine $19.99, The Standard Market Co p 3606 3319

Lancome Grandiose smokey eye set $89, Terry White Chemists p 3252 1952

Glasshouse Fragrances Birds of a Feather limited edition gift set $79.95, Ollie & Lloyd by Olive Home p 3854 0006

Aark Collective Eclipse watch $239, oki and oro p 3252 5442

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AIX Rose 2013 $29 each or $26 when you buy 6 or more, The Wine Emporium p 3252 1117


precious jewels

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‘Deluxe’ packs by DMK. The ultimate skin rejuvenation pack for Mum. Irena Morgenstern Skin Management p 3229 5484

Receive a free Ultraceuticals gift pack with all gift cards over $200 Integrity Paramedical Skin Practitioners p 3849 4111

‘Deluxe’ packs by DMK. The ultimate skin rejuvenation pack for Mum. Irena Morgenstern Skin Management p 3229 5484

Black & white clutch $59 & fascinator $65 Sarahs of New Farm p 3358 6466



Gift vouchers and Lay-bys now avaiLabLe The Gap VillaGe ShoppinG CenTre 1000 WaTerWorkS rd | p 3300 9333

Simply spend $50 or more in any Stafford City Specialty Store between Thursday 7 and Saturday 9 May, to receive your FREE Elizabeth Arden ‘True Love’ EDT 100ml valued at $29!* Present your receipt/s to the courtesy staff located near Autograph, between 11am and 2pm on the above dates to receive your free gift. * Excludes all Major retailers. Free gift offer available between 7 and 9 May, or while stocks last. Limit of one free gift per person per day. See the Stafford City website for further terms and conditions.



Sofie Formica and Kylie Lang (Editor of Qweekend magazine in The Courier-Mail and social commentator for The Sunday Mail) with their mothers at South Bank.

Treat mum to a very special lunch at south bank on the wheel of brisbane!

Spoil Mum at South Bank Still stuck for ideas on how you can make mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day? Sofie Formica from the Great South East shares some nifty tips. It’s not often you get to spend quality time with your parents, so this year why not bring out all the stops and celebrate your mum with a day of pampering, flowers and food at South Bank? That’s what Great South East host Sofie Formica and her friend Kylie have done for their mums, when they treated them to a day out in the lead up to Mother’s Day. It’s important to show mum you care and these beautiful ideas might be the perfect thing to organise for your mum! Pamper pit-stop The day of pampering for Sofie and Kylie’s mothers began at Fadi’s Hair Salon, where they shared a girl’s salon session of getting their hair done for the day ahead. The mums loved it!


Build a bouquet Every woman loves receiving flowers, right? Well this florist with a difference also encourages customers to become involved within the creative flower arranging process. Why not spoil mum to a class and at the end she can walk away with someone truly suited to her?

High Dining If you’re looking for something extra special to do for your mum this Mother’s Day, then make sure you get in contact with the team at Mario Sarti. Sofie, Kylie and their mothers were served a delicious lunch by the chefs at Mario Sarti, on the Wheel Of Brisbane. What a way to end the day!

The Great South East’s episode featuring Mother’s Day ideas at South Bank airs on Sunday May 3 on Channel 7 at 5.30pm. MAY15


Georgina Lewis & Paul O’Brien

David Hedgcock & Heidi Lange

EuroMarque Maserati

Andrea, Andrew & Avraam Solomon & Vanessa Scheve

The all-new EuroMarque Maserati Showroom was opened in true Italian style with over 270 guests joining in for the celebration. Susanne & Greg Willims

Caroline & John Hall

Production line hand car washing, while you have a cuppa.

Courtney Norris & Katie Holdesworth

Ella Cullen-Arthurs, Shannon Etienne & Rebecca Krantz

Louis Ialenti & Arabella Foster


Hatch and Co.


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friends, family and VIP’s converged to enjoy the new location in post office square, sampling the delectable menu. MAY15

Treasa Begley & Brenndan O’Connell

Didi Dayal & Matt Itzstein

relax and revitalise

Alicia Hibberd & Mark Lennon

Diamonds international Guests celebrated the first birthday of diamonds international indooroopilly in style with a glass of bubbles.

Alex Jewell & Melissa Wrafter

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STYLE | SOCIALS Britt Laspina, Nina Sclavos & Minnie Ray Mike Goldman, Carole Haddad & Pricilla Tarabay

Corcorz Carole Haddad, owner of CorCorz Hair, celebrates 20 years of amazing achievements with fabulous guests at Gambaros.

John & Kristina Gambaro, Di Cant & Steve Vergotis

Georgina Lewis, John Kilroy & Elena Yusim

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GALLIPOLI CENTENARY Ball City Hall was filled with poppies as Medical Professionals and associates came together for the Gallipoli Centenary Ball to raise funds and awareness.

Michael Tree, Fiona Neale, Sonia Stradiotto & Craig Dunk Megan Taylor & Tim Taylor

Brendan Cummings & Jake Hendrie

Anna Coles, John Calleija & Miriam Dwye

“I don’t deprive myself of anything. I’ve just learnt to make healthy choices.” - Sarah Sarah lost over 26kg on her LifeShape program and rediscovered a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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Head to page 10 for your chance to WIN! WIN A LUXURY SHOPPING SPREE Pack your bags! You’ll need a long weekend to get through this Luxury Prize Package in Brisbane’s iconic Racecourse Road Precinct worth over $3,000! Immerse yourself in Racecourse Road Precincts’ food, drink, fashion, home wares, health and beauty. Shop, dine and stay! It’s on us!

Experience a destination which blends a rich heritage with an exciting future as One of Brisbane’s first metropolitan cafe strips embarks on redecorating mode! Stretching from Racecourse Road through to Hamilton Harbour, the Precinct is emerging with many new boutique fashion and beauty stores, cafes and bars which are shaking up its visual appeal. Hop off the ferry at the new city cat terminal and stroll the leafy precinct - be immersed in the vibrant atmosphere which has everything you need at your fingertips!

Keep up to date with the latest events and openings in the Racecourse Road Precinct. Like RacecourseRoad on Facebook or follow on Instagram @Racecourseroad. 66

A NEW STYLE OF BEAUTY Are you looking for the ultimate stylish pampering experience? The Beauty Boutique has just expanded to a bigger, beautiful space and is the first makeup bar on Racecourse Road. Specialising in brow design, lash lifts and a range of skin treatments; make a booking now for a new beauty experience! The Beauty Boutique 1a, 20 Racecourse Rd, Hamilton P 3161 9952


JEWELS TO TREASURE Adorn yourself with a range of simple, elegant and stylish jewellery from Louise Alan jewellers. pop into this treasure trove of luxury jewellery to find the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. Louise Alan jewellers 19/143 Racecourse Rd, Ascot P 3113 3443

LOVE YOUR SKIN RACEY LADIES Style your outfit for the races or any occasion at Racecourse Road boutiques Savida and Flash Boutique. Savida’s unique selection of imported shoes will match the range of creative and colourful designer styles at Flash Boutique. Savida Shoes P 3268 2245 Flash Boutique P 3268 4913

Owner of Madison’s Beauty Sevine Forster loves to provide premium beauty services for her clients. Sevine is offering style readers a ‘buy one get three’ offer on all IPL treatments such as skin rejuvenation facials and hair reduction services throughout May. Madison’s Beauty 3/68 Racecourse Rd, Ascot P 3268 5488

LIFE-CHANGING HYPNOSIS FRENCH FARE For lovers of elegance and French cuisine, Le Bon Choix offers a beautiful setting for a catch-up with friends. Offering quality premium pastries, gourmet pies, and freshly baked breads or a range of delicious pastries and cakes for those with a sweet tooth, this Euro-style café is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Le Bon Choix 121 Racecourse Rd, Ascot P 3630 1114

Are you looking for a quick and effective way to quit smoking, lose weight or increase exercise motivation? Are you wishing to relieve stress, anxiety or depression? Conversational Hypnosis is tailored to your needs and is able to help facilitate change after just one session. Owner Deidre is offering special deals for Style readers! NEW DAE LIFE CONSULTANCY P 0403 158 229 WWW.NEWDAE.COM.AU

FLAVOURS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN Enjoy Vagelis’ iconic slow roasted lamb shanks with a glass of Robert Oatley ‘Signature’ Series Cabernet Sauvignon followed by a delectable orange and almond cake. Linger over an aromatic coffee by the local specialty boutique roastery, Fonzie Abbott. Vagelis Cafe & Bar Cnr Racecourse Rd & Rossiter Pde P 3268 4293


ORGANIC LOCKS Whether it’s a new look, a freshenup or a big night out, the experts at Milk Hair will leave you feeling fabulous. With Ammonia and PPD free colours, Milk’s hair care range is not only better for you and your hair but the environment too! Milk Hair 68 Racecourse Rd, Ascot P 3868 1828


FLawless shaping Look and feel beautiful with the range of treatments at the Lipo Bar including non-surgical liposuction and non-surgical facelifts. The Lipo Bar is offering 50% off for all Style readers throughout the month of May. The Lipo Bar Level 2, 20 Racecourse Rd, Ascot P 0435 110 680


For a deluxe service and an inviting ambience, Charlie Brette Nail and Beauty Boutique offer a luxury pampering experience. Providing services including all nail work, waxing and eyelash extensions, book an appointment and indulge in a taste of a deluxe lifestyle. Charlie Brette Nail & Beauty Boutique 4/71 Racecourse Rd, Ascot P 0447 307 237


Frustrated with stubborn cellulite? The new Hypoxi Body Studio offers an inviting studio in a fresh location where customers can practice body-changing hypoxi. Tackle those areas that just won’t budge and visit the studio today. Hypoxi Body Studio 5/145 Racecourse Rd, Ascot P 3268 4629

SADDLE UP Ascot’s new favourite hangout, The Stables Craft Bar & Kitchen is perfect for any day of the week or for your next function or party! With warm ambience, a full menu of succulent, meaty plates, boutique wine and Australian craft beers on tap. Pop in after having a punt, for a casual bite with friends, or for breakfast on weekends. The Stables Craft Bar & Kitchen 121 Racecourse Rd, Ascot


EYE FOR DETAIL For healthy vision and eyes that are framed with stylish glasses, Ascot Optical is your go-to destination. Visit in store for their extensive range of designer eyewear such as tom ford. Ascot Optical 3/137 Racecourse Rd, Ascot P 3268 1822


GET RAW ON RACECOURSE Health Kick Bar is the first and only superfood bar on the street, and is bringing the freshest and finest all natural, organic and raw foods to Ascot. Choose from a range of smoothies, cold pressed juices, Acai bowls and organic coffee. Come in during May to receive 50% off your second coffee during the entire month. Health Kick Bar 6/160 Racecourse Rd, Ascot P 0403 658 216

LOVE YOUR LIFESTYLE After six years on Racecourse Road, Lyle & Bank has established itself as an icon of the stylish street with a loyal following which continues to grow daily. This lifestyle hub showcases a bright and colourful collection of home wares, beauty products, accessories and their own clothing label ‘Summer in the Sun’. Pop in if you are looking for an eclectic gift for a loved one, or if you just want to treat yourself. Lyle & Bank 2/146 Racecourse Rd, Ascot P 3161 5519

DUMPLING days China Town’s oldest restaurant has expanded to Hamilton Harbour! With a fresh and stylish interior, Enjoy Inn Hamilton is committed to delivering tradition with Yum Cha now on offer. Enjoy Inn Restaurant 28/8 Harbour Rd, Hamilton P 3252 7878



If you are looking for a sophisticated spot to catch up with friends, Workshop 14 hits the spot. A warm atmosphere, a rounded offering of wine, spirits and Kraft beers and light bites are available to enjoy with a drink. Every Wednesday is neighbourhood night where happy hour prices apply and pizzas are half price between 6pm and 8pm!

For beautiful and indulgent French cuisine in Brisbane, Baguette is your destination! Steak lovers can have steak, chips and salad on Tuesdays for $19, or come in with the girls from Tuesday through to Saturday for a ladies three-course lunch and glass of Champagne for just $39.90. Visit the website for daily updates and specials.

Workshop 14 14/8 Hercules St, Hamilton P 0418 985 668

Baguette Bistrot & Bar 150 Racecourse Rd, Ascot P 3268 6168


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Warm up to the idea of dining riverside this winter with Customs House – I have! By Candice Jackson. As I start to incorporate boots, scarves and jackets back into rotation for comfort in the cooler weather, the next thing I turn to is an appetising meal in a cosy atmosphere. And, I must say, my recent trip to Customs House ticked all the boxes. A short stroll from the heart of the city, perched on the banks of the river, Customs House changes its menu each season, with their new Autumn/Winter menu making me wish I had a stomach for everything. Luckily, for the ever-so patient and friendly waitress, I decided on an entrée and main – with a robust red wine of course, for taste… Their seafood items are always a winner, so I wasn’t surprised when the seared scallops were to perfection. The black truffle vinaigrette was present without overpowering the dish, complemented perfectly


by the freshness of the radish salad. And if you think all white meats taste like chicken, you must try the duck confit atop their caramelised onion pudding. I couldn’t help but polish off the entire dish, sautéed kale, pickled cauliflower and all! The restaurant offers a completely cosy and unpretentious dining experience and they even offer guests pashminas and heaters for when it gets a little chilly. Whether it’s a casual lunch or a three-course dinner, Customs House truly offers riverside dining at its best and you’ll be happy to sit outside, observe the river and be swept away with the calming venue atmosphere. Customs House Brisbane 399 Queen St, City P 3365 8921


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Ever wished you could customise the menu to suit your own tastes or cravings? Whether it’s a starter, tapas, salad, a main meal or dessert, Rush CBD’s new mix’n’match style menu allows you to personalise it all. With so many people having specific dietary requirements now days or just being picky about what they spend their hard earned cash on, this menu means the customer can feel good knowing they will eat everything on their plate! Diners can match entrées with mains for as little as $26, Monday to Friday.

When it’s cold outside, we turn to hearty food to warm our insides! King of Cakes Clayfield has all your favourite meals ready to grab when you’re on the run, from breakfast right through to dinner. Choose from a range of savoury treats such as freshly baked pies, pretzels and sandwiches, or treat your sweet tooth to all manner of delicious pastries and cakes. If you’re having a party, enquire today about King of Cakes’ catering services.

Rush CBD 300 Queen St, The City P 3211 9511

King of Cakes Clayfield 2/531 Sandgate Rd, Clayfield P 3162 4272



LIGHT IT UP Lightly massage the new Lancome Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye Illuminator Youth Activating Concentrate over your eyes and watch them become more open and youthful, $95, department stores.

FLAWLESS FACE The new Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation feels like a second skin. The ink-like fluid melts into skin, evening out texture as it glides on giving you a flawless version of your own skin, $85, department stores.

SMOOTH MOVES Boasting pure and potent ingredients, all sourced and manufactured in Australia, new range Coast to Coast is a rare beauty gem. the Revitalizing Body Soufflé with macadamia oil and pepperberry is a treat. $19.95,

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Lavish some love and attention on your skin now with these new products and when winter really hits it will say thank you.

A BIT OF ROUGH For polished skin, a good scrub is a must. Modelco Exfoliating Cream Facial Scrub with walnut husks and damask rose is free of chemical nasties and is kind to your wallet, $20,

SKINCERITY ANTIAGEING BARRIER TECHNOLOGY. The latest weapon in needle-free antiageing skincare is about to take the world by storm. Skincerity is a roll-on liquid which creates a lightweight barrier to stop trans-epidermal water loss. Roll it on every night for a month and watch wrinkles, acne, pores, stretch marks, age spots and pigmentation vanish. While it takes a while to get used to an extra step each night, my skin has never looked or felt better. Some devotees have cancelled regular appointments with their dermatologists – it’s THAT good! $129.95, Skincerity 0408 761 206. 72

SONIC BOOM If you haven’t converted to sonic cleansing yet, now is the time. Clarisonic’s new brightly-hued Nautical Summer collection, in three pretty colours, cleans skin six times better than hands making it better prepped for moisturiser, $190, 1300 651 991.

STRESS RELEASE Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oil has a soul-reviving scent. add it to your bath, use as a scalp treatment or add a few drops to your body lotion for super soft skin. $39, MAY15

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Fight off the winter chills and flus with Hypoxi Bulimba’s far infrared sauna. Traditionally used for relaxation, this steamy hot box offers a complete wellness experience, designed to de-stress, detox and flush out toxins In just one half hour session!

While the air gets cooler, we are likely to experience dry scalps and dull hair, with winter causing even the healthiest scalps to itch and flake and the luscious of locks turn to dry split ends. Prep for winter now with this Certified Organic hair and scalp treatment and finishing oil by Quite Frankly Natural.

hypoxi body boutique bulimba 1/112 Lytton Rd, Bulimba P 31617141

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Vibrant Lashes Add some va-va-voom to your lashes by incorporating coloured eyelash extensions to your day-to-day look. Coloured extensions, full sets or tips provide an eye-catching curiosity and can be used to flatter existing eye colours. Go red to flatter brown eyes, lavender for green eyes or aqua for blue eyes.

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Good Vibrations A New Farm fitness studio is kicking the “work smarter, not harder” mantra into overdrive, with 20 minute express workouts to replace your gym session. Does time constantly get away from you, leaving you to wonder if you’ll ever have time to kickstart your health and wellbeing goals again? Gravity Zone owner and mother of five, Georgina Watson, understands the constraints busy people face to stay on top of their health and wellbeing, and guarantees her studio offers time efficient training methods for anyone looking to lose weight, tone up, build strength or increase general fitness in just 20 minutes! Better yet, it has the effects of a 90 minute conventional training session. Gravity Zone’s Whole Body Vibration (WBV) training challenges clients of all ages and fitness levels, while removing unnecessary stress placed on the body during traditional gym sessions. Georgina says to swap the strenuous routines, loud music, intimidating muscle heads and walled mirrors of gyms for a WBV training program tailored 74

Have you been searching for a personalised service for cosmetic injectable treatments that will leave you feeling and looking like yourself, just more refreshed and revitalized? Dr Dale believes injectable treatments are not a drive-through service and no two people are exactly alike. He will provide you with an individualized consultation, offer advice on how to achieve your desired outcome, and provide a tailor made treatment plan unique to you. Book a consultation to visit one of two locations at Grange or Arana Hills.

STYLE OFFER Mention Style this month for 2 complimentary Gravity Zone sessions, a metabolic classification and fitness assessment using biopedence technology. Valued at more than $200.

for you at Gravity Zone, where experienced qualified trainers will develop a training program based on your current fitness level and health goals. “We’re definitely not a gym, and we’re more than just a personal training studio. We pride ourselves on offering nutritional plans, with recipes and monthly healthy cooking classes. We’re dedicated to changing whole lifestyles,” Georgina explains. Still sceptical? Don’t be! WBV is used at the Australian Institute of Sport by many of our elite athletes and Georgina offers a full money back guarantee if you don’t see your desired results. Really what have you got to lose - if not those extra unwanted kilos? Gravity Zone 4/15 Lamington Street, New Farm P 3358 6660

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MOVE IT Experience another level of fitness with the new group reformer classes at The Body Refinery. Sydney-born Susan Cottrell knew she wanted to be a physiotherapist since she was only eight years old. In 2007, Susan purchased The Pilates Studio in New Farm to create a fusion of her two passions: physiotherapy and Pilates. “I was a client at The Pilates Studio when I realised I was terribly unhappy at my job,” Susan says. “So I bought the business with a vision in mind to create a place where physiotherapy and Pilates meet to optimise movement for a healthy and fulfilling life.” The Body Refinery encompasses a range of rehabilitation and exercise programs including physiotherapy, Pilates and massage, as well as Gyrotonic; a fusion of yoga, tai chi and dance. Susan is committed to teaching precise

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movement, poise and alignment to improve clients’ vitality, performance and holistic wellbeing. Clients are welcome to try one-on-one and semi-private sessions, as well as the new Express Reformer and mat classes. The Body Refinery 85 Commercial Rd, Newstead P 3358 3915

What is it? Group classes which incorporate the reformer - a unique piece of equipment which produces dynamic movements. What are the benefits? The chance to increase strength and flexibility while toning the body in a safe and well supervised environment. Who is it for? Pilates is for anyone! Classes can be tailored to suit the individual, no matter what their age or fitness level. When are they? Classes are at 12pm Tuesday-Friday, 1pm Monday or 5.15pm Tuesday. Exclusive classes of up to six people can be arranged. What is the cost? The cost is $22 per 45 minute class.

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• Recognise judgement – notice you’re judging your body and make the choice to do something different. • Ask yourself “where did this judgement come from?” If the judgement is not coming from yourself, pin point where it is coming from and return to sender. • Asking a question will empower – questions such as “what’s right about my body that I’m not getting?” or “what will it take to change?” takes out the wrongness, sets you on a different mental track and can be the catalyst for change. • Create a connection – your relationship with your body is like that with another human being. Ask your body “what would you like to eat, drink, wear?” When you have a connection, your body will change just by you asking.

TOOLS FOR CHANGE Journo Hannah chats with author, speaker and life coach Dr Dain Heer about how to stop judging and love our bodies. Growing up in the ghetto in LA where he was “the only white face for miles”, Dr Dain Heer suffered abuse from a young age. But Dain

reached a turning point where he thought to himself, “so what? What are you going to do with your life now?” 15 years later, Dain is facilitating people with the tools they need to be happy. He says nearly everyone experiences some form of body image difficulty, and believes judgement is one of the most damaging things we can put upon ourselves. Dain suggests some tips to set you on the path to loving your body:

SEE DR DAIN HEER IN BRISBANE: Date: Thursday May 7 Time: 6pm registration, 7pm start Where: Gambaro Hotel, Caxton St Price: $150 For tickets and further information, visit the website.


Effortless beauty As our lives get busier, we can’t always find the time to be perfectly presented from breakfast to dinner, but one Brisbane medispa has been offering clients just that - for more than 30 years. Often when a woman wakes up with makeup, it doesn’t come with the confidence to brave the school run or a brunch date…but iBeauty Medispa has a different take on things. The medispa has provided effortless beauty solutions for more than 30 years, with their main focus of permanent makeup solutions through cosmetic tattooing. With experience that can’t be rivalled, iBeauty owner Stafania Capitelli, introduced Cosmetic Tattoo treatments to Brisbane in 1985, applying eyeliner and lipliner to ‘80s women heading into the workforce, who wanted to look good while saving time. 76

mention Style Magazines to receive $100 off any cosmetic tattoo procedure this month.

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Working alongside Stafania for the past 25 years, daughter and beautician Marina explains a lot has changed since the ‘80s, including the evolution and improvement of cosmetic tattoo techniques, their client base demographic, which now includes women as young as 18 through to 80, and the shift to a more positive perception of cosmetic tattooing. One thing that still hasn’t changed though, she says, is the need to save time while still loving our daily appearance. Marina says there are plenty of options for natural looking permanent makeup these days, as she describes the medispa’s ‘hair stroke’

technique, where brow fullness and shape is achieved by recreating individual hair strokes. “Lips can also look fuller and symmetrical using a ‘lip blush’ technique with tattoo colour over the whole lip area, while eyeliner can be given a soft, smokey look to enhance natural lash lines.” The medispa offers free consultations for cosmetic tattooing and if you mention Style Magazines this month you’ll receive $100 off any cosmetic tattoo procedure. iBeauty Medispa Queens Plaza, 226 Queen St, The City P 3229 9900



love your legs Winter, for many of us, means forgetting about our legs and hiding them under trousers, jeans or stockings. However, you might want to rethink that if you want to showcase them come summer, explains Dr Kemp of The Leg Vein Doctor. If you would like to have your legs looking good and feeling great in time for next summer’s beach holiday, without being self-conscious about varicose veins, the cooler months are the best time to commence treatment and sport compression stockings under your winter-wares. The Leg Vein Doctor has just launched its new Phlebology clinic in Auchenflower, with the facilities including two dedicated procedure rooms equipped with the latest in ultrasound technology and EndoVenous laser equipment. Dr Kemp has based his new clinic’s design on suggestions made by patients on what would make them feel most comfortable. “Most patients fit in treatment around work or the school run, so we wanted to create a space in which they felt at ease and could relax when they were with us,” Dr Kemp says. Following treatments, patients are required to walk for a short period of time and the new location has incorporated a post treatment zone, with a treadmill and a place to rest in privacy

before leaving the clinic. “Walking assists with speeding up the healing process along the treated vein, which can lead to better results, so we wanted to encourage our patients to complete this walk in a safe environment,” he explains. The new location certainly doesn’t look like your average medical centre either, nor like a spa. The decor in the reception and waiting room is modern and fresh, featuring pieces from Brisbane based artists and designers. Dr Kemp reflects, “With so many of our patients being men, we wanted the clinic to be gender neutral.” He continues, “The feedback has been really positive and it is great to be able to offer our non-surgical treatments in medical rooms that have been designed solely for these modern procedures. Making the need to go to a hospital to treat varicose veins in Brisbane, truly a thing of the past.” The Leg Vein Doctor 465 Milton Rd, Auchenflower P 3720 9912

Get educated on Leg Veins Read Dr Kemp’s expert advice on Males with varicose veins in this month’s expert columns and be sure to check it out every month for more great advicei 77


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With Tanya Sweeney

With Tina Hammond

with Kelly Arbuckle



keeping our kids healthy

The weather has officially changed, and so too should your skin care regime. With cooler temperatures and gusty winds, it’s critical to add extra moisture to your skin. The balance of your skin’s natural oils are compromised during winter, resulting in dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin. Here are tips for keeping skin healthy this winter: • Don’t scrub your winter-dry skin with harsh granular exfoliants - look for gentler, soothing approaches. The ‘dead’ surface layer is there to protect and to retain moisture in your living cells. • Apply a moisturiser containing vitamin A, which balances natural oils. • Complement your diet with oily fish and consider an Omega 3 daily supplement. • Boost your skincare regime with a high quality daily moisturiser to give your skin the extra hydration and the nourishment it needs to function as normal. Visit in store to find out about our range of Environ products and how to incorporate them into your winter skin care regime.

As a hair and beauty professional with over 28 years experience and an award for best cosmetic tattoo artist in Australia for three years running, you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Over the past seven years I have seen cosmetic tattooing popularity grow. It’s critical to tailor the technique to suit each face shape and colouring, to enhance natural brow shape. At Embellish You, we offer a range of brow tattooing techniques to suit any face. Here’s a few of our tattooing styles: 3D microblading brows - applied with a hand tool, finely sliced hair strokes are etched. Soft tap or eyebrow embroidery – the ink is tapped into the skin with a hand tool to achieve a soft, textured look. This technique is great for more mature ladies. Solid or power brow – implanted using a tattoo machine or hand tool, the colour is spread evenly over the brow creating a stronger, more structured brow. Make a booking at Embellish You to find out more.

Why is it that in our modern society, we know more than ever about nutrition, yet we are more overweight than ever before? Obesity in childhood was a sporadic and uncommon problem in the past – so what is so different now? Children use their parents and significant others in their lives as role models. For many overweight children and adults there is a generation preceding them with poor eating habits. Have you ever noticed how toddlers instinctively know how much food to eat? But as adults we encourage them to finish their food quickly, eat larger portions and finish everything on their plate before dessert. Over time children take on their parent’s eating style, eating larger portions too fast, often with dire consequences. Recent studies have found the speed of eating to be one of the greatest predictors of obesity in childhood. Visit the website to find out more on how The Waitplate System can break the habit of over-eating and re-educate parents and children for sustained weight loss and re-establish healthy eating for life.

Crystal Clear Skin Management 821 Stafford Rd, Everton Park P 3354 1972

Embellish You 2 Days Rd, Grange P 3856 1110





Beauty Tips

Excess stubborn fat

A Healthier You

with Chernae Silk

with Dr Ingrid Tall

with Kate Pollard

Hey now, brown brow

Freezing fat in its tracks

Boost Your Immunity

By now you have probably noticed the universal envy of Cara Delevingne’s to-die-for eyebrows. From all of us suffering from the thin brow, the problems are endless! Ladies around the world are always trying to get that youthful definition back. Want to know the secret? I can tell you; the solution starts and ends with colour. It is known that enhancing the colour of your brows improves your energy in communicating and expressing how you feel. Eyebrow colour, alongside enhanced lash colour, reclaims feminine power and sensual flirtatious energy. In other words, it opens up your eyes, lifts your face and adds that emotional intensity. While you will notice the physical transformation from a simple lash and eyebrow colour, it will also have an amazing affect on your confidence and empowerment. The Brow Bar specializes in enhancing confidence from within, starting with the eyes. Book an appointment with one of our professional Arch Angels today.

For some of us, no matter how hard we work away at the gym or stick to strict diets, some areas of excess fat just won’t budge. That’s where CoolSculpting can come in, stopping you from fearing the mirror and helping you to look or feel your best. CoolSculpting is a fat reduction method which is ideal for helping reduce stubborn areas of fat on the abdomen or tummy, inner and outer thighs, buttocks, love handles and back. Why choose CoolSculpting? • The treatment is completely surgery free, pain free and with no downtime, meaning you can return to work after a CoolSculpting session. • Customisable treatments to achieving your individual needs, shape and goals. • After one visit you’ll typically see a noticeable reduction of fat. At Cosmetic Image Clinics, we offer a money back guarantee if there is no fat reduction as documented by our professional photography. So why not get in contact with the clinic today and see the results for yourself!

Are you sick of getting sick? Healthy eating is essential to build a strong immune system which will battle the germs your colleagues and kids leave lingering. Give your food and lifestyle habits an immune-boosting makeover with these tips: Think Zinc! - This mineral is involved in the production of infection fighting white blood cells. Lean meat, seafood, milk and whole grains are all great sources of Zinc. The brighter, the better - Colourful fruit and veg are packed full of flu-fighting vitamins A, C and E. Think red capsicum, broccoli, beetroot, sweet potato, squash, spinach and oranges. These are easily incorporated into any meal! Healthy Habits - Six to eight hours of sleep each night is recommended to keep batteries charged and your immune system strong. Washing your hands regularly also plays a vital role in protecting your body from nasty germs. Don’t forget to hydrate! - As the weather cools down, why not swap your icy cold water for warm water with lemon or green tea for a boost of antioxidants.

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Hair Removal


with Rebekah Christ

with Deb Farnworth-Wood

with Dr Nicholas Kemp


Eliminate excess hair

Listen up fellas

Do you suffer from asthma, sinus congestion, digestive problems, hay fever, skin rashes or joint pain? Food intolerances can be a cause of these symptoms, plus more. They can often be difficult to pin-point as they are considered ‘hidden allergies’ – symptoms can occur up to three days after eating the offending food. Food allergy testing ensures you aren’t unnecessarily avoiding foods. No more enduring tiresome elimination diets to get the answers! A pinprick from the tip of your finger draws a blood sample, which is diluted with solutions to detect the presence of IgG antibodies. If your body is creating IgG antibodies to particular foods, dark circles will appear on the tray, and this means you have a food intolerance. When there is no colour it indicates that no intolerance is detected. The test takes about 40 minutes and tests for 45 different foods including cereals, nuts, beans, meats, fish, vegetables and fruit. Contact our clinic to find out more or to arrange a test.

As a man or woman, you may be surprised to learn that nearly your entire body is covered with hair. Thankfully, most of it generally goes unnoticed, as most of our hair is pale and fine and not visible to the naked eye. In fact, you would barely notice, but the largest numbers of hair follicles are actually found on your forehead! When darker, coarser hair is more obvious, appears unexpectedly, or prevents you from wearing a sleeveless top, high cut bikini or shorts with confidence, it may be time to consider a laser hair removal treatment. Laser hair removal is an affordable, safe and effective long-term solution to unwanted hair. With as little as six treatments and the use of a high-grade medical laser, laser hair removal can treat most parts of the body and provide you with long lasting results, that will ensure you have hair free, silky skin in no time. Whatever your gender, hair or skin type, laser hair removal is an effective lunchtime procedure that has no downtime.

It is a misconception that varicose veins are more common in women than men. The fact is the prevalence is equal in both sexes. Research (and my own experience) indicates that men present much later and with more advanced disease, which leaves them at greater risk of ulceration and permanent skin damage. It is thought that the reason for this delayed response is because men are not so concerned about the visual appearance of the varicose veins on their legs. However, they might still suffer from ‘heavy legs’, particularly those that have occupations in which they are standing up for long periods of time. Often I hear that male patients have resisted coming in for a consultation because they were concerned about having to take time off for recovery. The non-surgical techniques now offered mean that this is no longer the case, and also with our afterhours appointments you can get treated straight after work and be back on your feet, ready for action within an hour or two.

Complexion Code 278 Sandgate Rd, Albion P 3862 2778

Australian Skin Clinics P 1300 303 014

The Leg Vein Doctor 465 Milton Rd, Auchenflower P 3720 9912




makeup advice

Women’s Health

women’s health

with Sevine Forster

with Dr Andy Stamatiou

with Susan Cottrell



Prep your pelvic floor

Achieving the perfect race day beauty look can be tricky - too overdone, not enough coverage, or makeup that slips and slides are just a few issues that can be faced. Here are some tips if you’re hitting the track this season: • Prep your skin prior to makeup with a professional moisturiser. • Use an AHA spot treatment (Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Spot Treatment is an effective option) for any stress blemishes. • Colour match your foundation and apply with a good quality brush by layering for lasting power. • Conceal conceal conceal – blend gently to hide skin discolourations, skin imperfections and facial redness. • Decide which features to focus on to avoid overdoing it – either bold eyes and nude lips or bold lips with subtle eyes. • Lip concealer, lip liner and either lipstick or gloss depending on the look you’re wanting to achieve. • False lashes can really finish your look – always apply last to avoid dropping makeup on them.

Do you suffer from vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, burning, itchiness or laxity? These are common symptoms experienced by menopausal and pre-menopausal women. The most effective treatment is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). However, some women are unable to take HRT due to previous gynaecological cancer or breast cancer, and others do not tolerate hormonal treatments for various reasons. Traditional non-hormonal treatments are often considerably less effective. Our new vaginal laser treatment is an effective and drug-free alternative to HRT. Clients are assessed by one of our skilled gynaecologists to evaluate their suitability for the procedure. The laser stimulates the body’s own regenerative processes to create more lubricated and healthy vaginal skin. After just three five-minute treatments women are seeing remarkable results which can last up to 12 months or more. To find out more about our vaginal laser treatment, book a consultation at Genesis Women’s Health today.

Did you know one in three Australian women experience some form of incontinence following pregnancy and childbirth, due to a weakened pelvic floor? These problems can be cured or greatly reduced, simply and quickly, with pelvic floor exercise. Pelvic floor muscles are within your pelvis, support the internal organs and assist in controlling the flow of urine. These muscles can become weak if they have too much pressure placed on them during pregnancy, from being overweight or from high impact sport, and can also become weaker with age. Ideally, women should commence pelvic floor excercises early in their pregnancies. After childbirth, pelvic floor strengthening should continue and the muscles should be assessed to ensure they are functioning well. It is invaluable to have your pelvic floor properly assessed and have specific exercises prescribed for your condition - as with all muscles - not all pelvic floors are the same. To find out how to strengthen your pelvic floor, book a consultation.

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AT home in ashgrove

MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL Treat mum to a delicious dinner on Mother’s Day with a set menu – a choice of 2 entrees, 3 mains and 2 desserts for just $55 per person

Step into your home away from home at the bright and colourful Home Store and Home Cafe in Ashgrove. After recognising a gap in the Ashgrove area for good quality, well priced gifts and homewares, Gavin and Kylie Bartholomew started Home Store, building on the success of their business next door, Home Café. Both the cafe and store are all about providing a colourful, open and inviting space for customers to relax. Spend time browsing in the store after breakfast, or make a quick stop while you wait for a takeaway coffee. The café will make you feel at ‘home’, while the store is a vast collection of eclectic gifts such as Ecoya scented candles, books and journals, bags and wallets by Status Anxiety and jewellery, which are interspersed with a large choice of homewares such as cushions, throws, side tables, lamps, hanging plants and accessories.

Attracting all manner of customers - families, young ones, older generations and the business crowd - Home Café welcomes and caters for all. Serving up favourites such as breakfast nachos, their signature bruschetta and staple dish, avocado on sourdough, the café also has a range of takeaway salads, wraps, freshly squeezed juices

and Campos coffee. Pop in for breakfast and lunch until 2.30pm seven days a week, with coffee being served until 3.30pm daily. Home Store and home Café Shop 3 and 4, 20 Stewart Rd, Ashgrove P 3366 6652

Brisbane’s boutique boom Buyers reap the rewards of boutique living – luxurious style, enviable location, peaceful surrounds and absolute convenience, without the price tag. Boasting a sub-tropical climate, significant infrastructure investment and steady population growth, Brisbane’s property industry is set to boom in 2015. Managing Director Mosaic Property Group Brook Monahan said discerning buyers are taking this opportunity to demand thoughtfully-designed apartments from developers looking to capture the interest of the clients’ eye with an unmatched standard of features and fixtures. “More than ever, buyers are approaching the market with a keen eye for design – following the success of TV renovation shows – which has seen demand increase for unprecedented levels

of quality and design, over and above the typical marketing hype previously seen within the highdensity property industry,” Brook said. “By focusing on bespoke projects and working with our clients throughout the planning and construction process, Mosaic has advanced the emergence of cutting-edge design trends to offer luxury living and value for money. “With a focus on value, we substitute wasted communal spaces, pools and gymnasiums with low maintenance gardens, robust construction materials and a smaller quantity of apartments in each development to reduce ‘hidden’ body corporate fees for our clients.”

Brook said Brisbane is likely to see an increase in larger ‘home-style’ boutique apartments with premium finishes including premium tile and timber flooring, stone benchtops, European appliances and tapware, high ceilings and furnishable entertainer balconies as standard. “Boutique living allows downsizers, families and professionals to secure large, well-planned apartments with sizeable entertaining spaces flooded with natural light, at a fraction of the price a house in Brisbane’s city fringe would cost. MOSAIC PROPERTY GROUP P 1300 336 989 WWW.MOSAICPROPERTY.COM.AU


SUSTAINABLE LIVING Co-owner of Ashanti Furniture Brisbane Joerg Rockstroh shares the benefits of buying recycled furniture. Joerg Rockstroh and Gavin Miles were brought together through a shared love of the environment. Joerg worked in the motorcycle industry, while Gavin was an electrical engineer, but both had a passion to start a business with an environmental conscience. While looking for furniture for his new home, Joerg discovered Ashanti Furniture & Design on the Gold Coast and the pair decided to expand the brand to Brisbane. Joerg says Ashanti is all about providing beautiful, high quality recycled timber furniture in a range of both modern and antique designs. “We import from wherever we can find the best recycled hardwoods, mainly central Java, India and China,” he says. “Most come from old houses, bridges, boats and railway sleepers which would have otherwise been burned or gone to landfill.” Their range of Mango Wood is part of the 84

‘Trees4Trees Program’, whereby the business plants 500 trees for every container imported. Each piece of the range has a certificate with a code, which can be used to check where the new trees have been planted. Joerg says it is important to consider sustainability when investing in furniture. “The earth only has limited resources and buying sustainable, recycled furniture ensures our resources are used to their fullest.” Ashanti offer a custom made service at no extra charge, allowing customers to have a piece tailor made to suit their needs. “If a piece is the wrong size or fabric, we can sit down over our organic coffee and we can discuss options to achieve the best outcome for our customer.” Ashanti Furniture & Design 2944 Logan Rd, Underwood P 3841 7112

Why buy recycled furniture? • To help preserve the earth’s natural capital such as rainforests, which the palm oil industry has a massive negative impact on. • To help minimise waste and the amount of material going into landfills around the world. • It will last through your lifetime and further generations to come.


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the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is perched in the heart of Waikiki with an oceanfront pool and deck looking out to breathtaking

BEACHFRONT BLISS Looking for the perfect island getaway? From turquoise water to volcano trekking, Style’s Paul Johnston discovers there’s more to Hawaii than pineapples and hula skirts. 86

Always dreamed of the perfect Hawaiian escape? You’re not the only one. Hawaii always conjured up images of sipping cocktails on pristine, white beaches – and much to my delight – the reality was just that, and more! After a short journey from the Honolulu airport, I arrived at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. This blissful retreat is perched in the heart of Waikiki

views of the Pacific Ocean.

with an oceanfront pool and deck looking out to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. With only a short stay to immerse myself in the culture, I took to the streets to explore this vibrant beachfront town. It’s easy to see why the celebs flock to Oahu – everywhere I looked were glamorous fashionistas as they shopped along the 14-mile designer brand mecca, Kalakaua Avenue. MAY15

The stunning Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort really was a highlight of my stay, offering a perfect location for exploring Oahu.

hawaiian highlights Stand up paddle boarding.

Watch the sunset at the North Shore.

VisIt Pearl Harbour.

Shopping for designer brands at Kalakaua Ave, Ala Moana Centre and Waikele Premium Outlets.

Attend a luau (a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is usually accompanied by music and entertainment).

Hike the Diamond Head summit for panoramic views of Oahu.

DIAMOND HEAD For all visitors to Oahu, the hike up Diamond Head is a must-try. This 760-foot extinct volcanic crater will take about an hour to reach the summit, but it’s well worth the wait for the jaw-dropping panoramic views of the island. After the hike, we made a stop by Dukes Bar for a well-deserved cocktail. It’s the place to be seen on Waikiki Beach – it was late afternoon and the place was pumping. This ‘barefoot bar’ has a great vibe and delicious cocktails, but if you’re willing to shop around you’ll find cheaper drinks elsewhere. When in Hawaii, make like the locals and indulge in the traditional Hawaiian dish ‘Loco Moco’ – white rice, hamburger patty, fried egg and gravy plus a choice of meat or seafood. After one-toomany Duke’s Mai Tai specials, this was the perfect hangover cure! EXPLORE THE REEF Our next stop was to be whisked up the beach to the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. This stunning hotel really was a highlight of my stay, offering a perfect location for exploring Oahu,

unobstructed views of Diamond Head and the 639 spacious rooms have all the luxuries you could ever need from complimentary Wi-Fi to 24-hour gym access. I kicked off the day with a taste of home at Bill Granger’s breakfast nook and trendiest café in town, ‘Bill’s’. This light and airy spot is inspired by local tropical produce, yet injects a laidback Aussie vibe into the local scene. Be sure to try the coffee and fresh squeezed juices for that Vitamin C hit! NORTH SHORE If you’re after that secluded island vibe, take an hour’s drive to the other side of Oahu to the North Shore – you won’t regret it. Not only is the drive picturesque (it reminded me slightly of country New Zealand), the beaches are unparalleled. I made a pit stop at Sunset Beach, home to pro surf competitions and known for its famous winter waves. Catching the tail end of the season, the water was fairly flat and perfect for stand up paddle boarding. Dotted along the beach you’ll find many food trucks, which are a quintessential part of Hawaiian culture and great for a post-surf bite.

Duke’s OceanFest, August 22-30, 2015 Duke’s OceanFest is Waikiki’s premier ocean sports festival that draws ocean enthusiasts of all ages to compete in 9 days of challenging events including a 1 mile open ocean swim, stand-up and paddleboard races, tandem surfing, beach volleyball and more. The events honour ocean sports that were dear to legendary Duke Kahanamoku, an Olympic gold medalist, Hawaii’s Ambassador of Aloha, and one of the island’s most accomplished watermen. Outrigger Resorts is a proud sponsor of this exciting festival.

But my experience wouldn’t have been complete without pulling up stumps for the day at a beachfront bar to watch the sunset. With coconut palms swaying in the breeze as the orange glow lit up the gentle waves – it was a spectacular end to an amazing Hawaiian stay. Aloha!



Beloved Byron Byron’s sanctuary for pampering and rejuvenation, The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa continues to shine, after a decade of delighting travellers. Welcoming wanderers from near and far to their magical fusion of the coastal rainforest and warm hospitality, The Byron at Byron offers a scenic and spiritual retreat. With their endless timber boardwalks through their gorgeous greenery, you can join the resort’s meditation walk and learn about the resort’s intertwined eco systems and protected wildlife or choose to stroll the relaxing boardwalks at your own pace to Bolli Point for unrivalled views of Lake Tallow. Each room pays homage to the private 45 acre rainforest, with 92 immaculately appointed fully selfcontained one bedroom suites available with two separate verandahs. You can sit back and listen to the sounds of the birdlife and wind rustling through the trees, perhaps even from your own stand-along bathtub for two!

If you happen to stay during the week, joining the complimentary Farmers Market Tour on a Thursday morning is an open window into the true character of Byron Bay. Join Ambassador of the Byron Farmers Market and Byron at Byron’s Head Chef Gavin Hughes as he shops for the resort. The dinner on Farmer’s Market night is simply not to be missed. While The Byron at Byron celebrates ten years this year, guests are assured they’ll always recognise the rustic and beloved characteristics of the resort whenever they visit, despite continuous improvement and refurbishments. The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa 77-79 Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay P 02 6639 2000

Autumn Bliss Package • $345 per night • Accommodation for two in a one bedroom, Superior Suite • Full buffet breakfast • Complimentary yoga class • Bottle of house wine when dining for lunch at The Restaurant • 2 x $20 vouchers for use in The Spa Subject to availability, valid Sunday to Thursday nights until May 31, 2015.

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Buyers have the opportunity to be immersed in the lifestyle of leafy Ascot with this luxurious property. benchtops, double ovens with induction cooktop, integrated dishwasher and butler’s pantry. • Multiple living areas for the family. • A dedicated media room, plus a games room with a custom built bar and entertaining area. • Tiled outdoor entertaining area with builtin stainless steel cabinetry and a BBQ with a servery to the kitchen close by. • Resort-style swimming pool with childfriendly yard and manicured gardens. • Spacious internal laundry with builtin cabinetry and plenty of storage. • Extra wide two-car garage with separate workshop and side access. • Built by well-renowned award winning builders, The Ponsford Group.

Located in one of Ascot’s most prestigious streets, this stunning home that has been rebuilt to meticulous standards and offers luxurious space and premium appointments in a tranquil, family friendly location. Finished to perfection, this home has a sophisticated blend of traditional features and modern contemporary design and emphasises absolute luxury. With a spacious floor plan boasting approximately 605sqm of perfectly appointed indoor and outdoor entertaining space, this stunning residence is spread over three expansive levels, and showcases: • Five bedrooms with ensuites. • A private master retreat with luxurious ensuite with spa bath, his and hers walk-in robes with custom cabinetry and private balcony. • Luxurious main bathroom, two ensuites and three powder rooms. • The substantial chef’s kitchen boasts stone

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REFINED ELEGANCE AND EUROPEAN SOPHISTICATION AND EXPANSIVE CITY VIEWS AT SUCH A GREAT PRICE. This architecturally designed and craftsman built residence offers everything you could possibly desire. Constructed with meticulous attention to detail and a fastidious selection of the finest fittings and finishes, this unique residence is a home for the connoisseur of fine art - a lover of all things beautiful. Some of the features include: gracious welcoming entrance with sweeping granite staircase and hand crafted wrought iron balustrades; high ceilings and ornate cornicing; light filled formal and informal open plan living; sensational gourmet kitchen with granite benchtops and European appliances; media room; three full luxury bathrooms (ensuite with double shower and main with luxurious spa); impressive porticos and beautiful covered alfresco area for all weather entertaining under the city skyline. Superbly positioned and immaculately presented in one of Wavell’s highest points, this luxury family home is within walking distance to shopping, schools, transport and parks.

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CONTEmPORARY CHIC IN EXCITING BALmORAL. This two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is perfect for entertaining al fresco on the spacious North/East deck or you might prefer to splash around the pool. Both bedrooms are spacious and light filled, and the master bedroom has an elegant ensuite with extra large walk in shower.

under contract at 1st inspection This lovely apartment features a centrally located gourmet kitchen with stone bench tops and Smeg stainless steel appliances. Ducted air conditioning and secure car parking for two cars plus generous storage cage positions this apartment as a most sought after property either for the owner occupier or the investor. Walk to public transport, Balmoral Park, Hawthorne Cinema and the Oxford Street precinct.

This master built residence is a testament of fine workmanship, exquisite attention to detail and luxury finishes. You will be impressed with the elegant highly polished travertine floors and extensive use of quality marble and granite throughout the home. Proudly perched on one of the highest hills overlooking the Chermside Hills Reserve and especially designed to capture and benefit from that much sought after North/East aspect. You will enjoy al fresco entertaining from the large terrace overlooking your own private well established and thriving grove of fruit, olive and avocado trees, and the gently undulating land sprinkled with some of Aspley and Chermside West’s most prestigious homes. This expansive and unique home of distinction was designed and built specifically for the builder’s own enjoyment and will house a number of motor vehicles (up to 8 small ones) plus a boat. All garaged with remote control. There is also ample space for you to dabble in making your own wine as this proud owner has done. The owner’s change in circumstances has opened a rare window of opportunity for you to acquire and enjoy this prestige home at a very reasonable price.




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IT’S IN THE stars

Stella Stargazer looks to the skies for a “tongue-in-chic” take on your horoscopes.

gemini may 22-june 21

libra sep 24-oct 23


With the change in seasons it’s time to de-clutter your home and simplify your life. You’ll feel lighter without even going to the gym.

May is the month of change – whether it’s a new job, a new project, or a sassy new haircut, embrace the unknown and dive right in.

jan 21-feb 19

cancer june 22-July 23

scorpio Oct 24-nov 22

Those new year’s resolutions may start to lag, but don’t lose hope. Take time to re-evaluate the progress you’ve made and focus on the future.

Don’t let minor setbacks get you down. Keep your eyes on the prize and remember you’re just as fabulous as ever. Own it.

leo jul 24-aug 23

sagittarius Nov 23-dec 22

Keep life interesting by trying something new – check out a different restaurant, or spice up your exercise routine…did someone say jazzercise?

The hard work you’ve put in lately should start to pay off, but don’t get impatient. Good things come to those who wait.

virgo aug 24-sep 23 Get on your dancing shoes, it’s time to hit the town. Grab a friend or three and shake off the stress of the working week.

CAPRICORN DEC 23-JAN 20 Feeling stressed? Connect with your inner flower child. Do some gardening, buy some organic produce at the farmer’s markets and enjoy nature.

Get in touch with your creative side – see a show, go to an art gallery, discover some new music. Work your mind, not just your abs.

Pisces feb 20-mar 20 Between work and play you’ve been wearing yourself too thin. Take some muchneeded R&R and book yourself in for a facial or massage. Treat yo’ self.

aries mar 21-apr 20 You’ve finally settled in to the year but don’t get stuck in a rut. Shake things up with a new routine –maybe join a fight club? Maybe not.

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This month: Remember, comfort is the enemy of progress. Go on an adventure or start that dream project of yours. This year: Embrace new relationships with people you may have previously overlooked.


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