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12 diamonds are forever  in a hand-picked pendant from W Wallace Bishop.


30 What is brisbane’s look?

Photography: Bridget O’Brien Model: Samantha Cannon from Dallys Hair: Kelly Beer from Stefan Hair Fashions Make-up: Laura Riley from Stefan Hair Fashions

Kirstie Clements reveals what to expect from the highly anticipated doco.

51 Luxury FASHION  Check out Brisbane’s new Four Points by Sheraton.

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from urban to boho 32 floors of style and service have risen from the ground up. Four Points by Sheraton has joined our CBD Skyline and has taken our cover with it! Experience this urban escape by diving into the comfort of the bedroom or spicing things up on the rooftop. I discover (on page 98) a new favourite getaway spot in Australia’s hippest beach town. Amazing views and HUGE apartments, Beach Suites Byron is an experience without fault! It was so good to chill out for the weekend with the girls – relaxing to the continual sound of #pop.

What’s your favourite hangover breakfast spot? publishing GENERAL MANAGER Paul Johnston (Ruby Café, Paddington.) PUBLISHER Tracy Johnston (Goldsteins Bakery, Chevron Island, for a steak and mushy pea pie with gravy.)




Editorial Co-ordinator Christie Sutherland (Sourced Grocer… smashed avo on toast!)

applause for a cause Speaking of girl power and bubbles, I am raising my glass to support The Women’s Legal Service, assisting those affected by domestic violence. Joining some big names in business who are adding a few cha cha cha’s to the charity scene, Dancing with the CEOs is certainly not one to be missed with Kellie Alderman and myself hosting the night! See page 50 for more.

DIGITAL EDITOR Lucy Stephens (Breakfast? More like lunch… A juicy Grill’d burger.) DIGITAL MANAGER Marlise O’Sullivan (West End markets for healing German sausages!) JOURNALIST Jane Schon (Foxy Bean, East Brisbane, for a double triple shot.) JOURNALIST Sarah McAlpine (Jak + Hill in Spring Hill. It’s stumbling distance.)

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Fashion weeks are headlining the world and in Brisbane we are embracing that by “Uncovering the Brisbane look” with QueensPlaza. Get an exclusive sneak peak of this much-awaited doco, produced by Kirstie Clements, by scanning the Layar app and watching the collective passion unfold. Sit back, relax and enjoy the month of March.

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Geometric Obsession We are loving the current range from talulah, Manning cartell, seduce and more at Petrol boutique. plus the huge array of new season shoes and boots hitting their shelves.

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This month it’s all about hidden treasures, old and new favourites, and of course Autumn/Winter fashion! Here in Brisbane we’ll be wearing our summer threads for longer, so we’ve been checking out items to hide away for the months to come and some cool Brisbane fashion incorporating new-season trends. I’ve also included my favourite foodie destinations worth a look...


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cheap laughs The Brisbane Comedy Festival at The Powerhouse is in full-swing. But if you haven’t got along yet, don’t worry, you’ve still got until March 23. If you’re planning on attending, why not stop by Watt Restaurant + Bar before having a laugh? Relax by the river and take advantage of their pre-theatre menu. Enjoy one course and a drink for $35pp or two courses and a drink for $45pp. WATT restaurant + bar

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Z-hound We randomly stumbled over this hidden Brisbane treasure last month. The design duo, Liane and Zita, joined heads after working together for three years and are now creating lux leather items with a focus on simple shapes and understated embellishments.

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Foodie Finds I took a turn in the city recently and thought I’d fallen down the rabbit hole into a Melbourne laneway. I’m so excited Brisbane is finally culminating a collection of hidden treasures to call their own. Just a few doors down from Super Whatnot, sits my new favourite: the quaint and tranquil Felix Espresso and Winebar. This joint is perfect for stressed city dwellers looking to recharge. Grab a bite or a pick-me-up and take in the quaint surrounds of exposed brick, coloured glass, timber and fabric detailing.

Burberry Makeup Wasn’t london fashion week amazing? we especially loved Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection filled with muted fall tones mixed with an array of tribal, geometric and floral prints. Not only was the fashion on-point, but we also loved the fresh-faced make-up... proving you don’t need to cake it on to achieve flawless perfection.

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Fallow me Right now Fallow has an amazing range of chunky, rustic rings and cuffs made from blacked sterling silver. These uber cool pieces are perfect to finish off or modernise your look. Fallow houses many offbeat cloth and jewellery brands along with a carefully curated range of Australian and International furnishings. If you’re in the mood for adding something different to your wardrobe this place is definitely worth a visit.

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soaring heights Completion is drawing near at Canvas. Pradella’s iconic 16-level Canvas apartment building is transforming South Brisbane’s skyline as it nears completion midway through this year. Perched at the top of Boundary Street on one of South Brisbane’s most elevated sites, Canvas boasts sweeping views of the CBD, Mt Coot-tha and the Brisbane River. Located in the property ‘hot spot’ of South Brisbane, Canvas has attracted strong interest from investors and owner-occupiers, with only limited opportunities remaining for buyers to secure a foothold in this desirable development. Architectural design and quality finishes are at the forefront at Canvas with all apartments benefiting from spacious, light-filled interiors opening out to generous balconies. A Sky Garden

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A stunning transformation Ella Baché leads the pack in a timely renovation of one of Brisbane’s beloved shopping precincts. A stunning move has seen Ella Baché transition to a new location in Toowong Village. Previously located on the Gallery level, Ella Baché now calls Level One home, where they have undergone a beautiful transformation as part of a larger renewal for the Toowong Village retailers. Ella Baché Toowong Franchisee, Ros DeCastaRudd is excited about the new, sleek aesthetics that the upgrade promises, saying it aligns perfectly with their clientele and with the overall Toowong Village transformation. “We are the first Ella Baché salon to put this new concept into practice,” she says. “Ella Baché is changing and we are the leading face of that change. The salon has a new sleek, beautiful design that will roll over to new salons too, and that’s very exciting for the future of Ella Baché and for the whole Village,” explains Ros. Ella Baché’s aesthetic new-look salon carries



the ‘wow factor’ of prestige that the Village’s entire transformation will also encompass. The move is one of the first for a sweeping upgrade of the Village to the value of $50 million. Toowong Village’s refurbishment marks an exciting time for retail in Brisbane with the promise of a quality precinct that maintains its local appeal. The centre will complete its transformation in late 2014 with ongoing upgrades to meet the changing needs of its highend city fringe customers. Throughout construction, retailers such as Coles, Kmart, David Jones, BCC Toowong Library, Sizzler, the ground floor food court, fresh food retailers and a selection of specialty stores will continue to trade. ella bachÉ toowong village Level 1, 9 Sherwood Rd, Toowong P 3720 8244







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PHENOMENAL FIFTY Clinical Psychologist Dr John Barletta discloses his big birthday. ELLE MACPHERSON AND I are 50 this month! Yes, hard to believe, but true. When I was an adolescent, 50 seemed an ancient age I could barely conceive reaching. Now that it’s here, I am grateful for what I have, wonder about where the years went, and consider whether where I am is okay. No, I’m not experiencing a mid-life crisis! I had one of those ages ago, as my wife would attest, but I am reviewing what I want for the rest of my life. My life has been one lived in the service of others, which is a blessing because many people having mid-life issues wonder about their legacy. Professionally, I have always had a significant focus for the meaning of life around improving the wellbeing of others. Now my attention turns to the challenges, relationships, and fun I want

to have in my life so that it continues to flourish. A patient recently declared; growing older is good fortune, but behaving like you’re old is a poor choice indeed. My plan is to work at being tolerant, mindful, love unconditionally, seek novel experiences (but avoid another red convertible), reflect often, grow psychologically and behave confidently. Oh - and to jog, read and floss regularly (not simultaneously). I realise the inevitability of my mortality, so creating a better world for future generations, by continuing to help others, is at the forefront of my mind. BTW, although Elle Macpherson has no idea who I am, I still wish her a very happy 50th! DR JOHN BARLETTA, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST LEVEL 1, SUITE 2, 3 DAYS RD, GRANGE P 3356 4400 WWW.JOHNBARLETTA.COM

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Slow down, you move too fast How does Bridget tackle property negotiations? I’m often asked about my negotiation tactics when selling real estate. How do I get people to increase their offers? How do I get the best prices for my sellers? In the current market, no longer are we talking about whether or not a property will sell, we are discussing what price it will sell for. Here are my tips for getting the best result in a property negotiation: Slow down! Our most precious commodity is time – the person who wins the negotiation is often the one with the most of it. Sometimes waiting is the best advice; your agent should be able to work out when to jump and when to hold back in a negotiation. We’ve all heard the saying we have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice 16

as much as we speak – in negotiations it is so easy to forget this. Real Estate Agents are notorious for being chatterboxes, so when selling your home it is really important that you choose an agent not only with the ‘gift of the gab’ but also the love of listening. More buyers = more competition = higher price. I’ll be honest – at the moment, anyone can sell your property, and there are so many buyers out there that you will probably get a result, but will you get the best result? The right agent and the right marketing can make all the difference – not just in achieving a sale, but also in achieving the best price. Have a wonderful March! Bridget Gabites Harcourts Solutions Inner City P 0424 628 877


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Tom Mitchell | 27 Channel Nine Sports Reporter and Presenter

Channel Nine’s Tom Mitchell gives Style the exclusive scoop on how to achieve the gentleman look.

“my on-camera style is ron burgundy meets james bond – if classy looks could kill.”

How would you describe your on-camera style? Ron Burgundy meets James Bond – if classy looks could kill. Has your style changed since you started in Broadcast? Most definitely – from slapping on whatever was clean at the last minute, to now having an array of dry-cleaned shirts and ties hanging in the sports department to choose from when news breaks. What’s your fashion mantra? “Never underestimate the power of a good suit.” Whose celebrity style do you admire? Leonardo Dicaprio, Bradley Cooper and David Beckham. Your most indulgent fashion purchase? Spring Racing tailored suit with shirt/tie combo, or my new RM’s – can’t beat a good pair of RM’s. What fashion trend will you never try? Baggy jeans – seriously

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Steps to property ownership Buying a piece of real estate can’t be that hard, can it? Not if you prepare yourself by following these simple steps, says Commbank Flagship Branch Manager Frank Lopez. 1. do your research Look at a variety of properties to get a feel for the market. Use property websites such as to find an area you like and check out the CommBank Property Value Guide online for real-world comparisons. 2. arrange your home loan Visit the CommBank online step-by-step guide for everything you’ll need – stepbystep. Apply for your home loan online or make an appointment with a lenders. A decision is usually provided within 24 hours. 3. getting your loan documents Once your loan is approved, your loan documents will be provided for you to carefully read, sign and return to your lender. If any issues or questions arise, contact your lender or check the CommBank FAQs online. 4. exchanging contracts Once your conveyancer or solicitor has reviewed

the contract of sale, you and the seller each sign a copy. This is known as an ‘exchange of contracts’. If you buy a house at auction, you will need to exchange contracts and pay a deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) on the spot. If you’re not buying at auction, you need to pay a holding deposit (usually 1%) to show good faith and then pay the remainder of the 10% deposit when you exchange contracts. 5. settlement The balance of the purchase price is paid and you become the owner of your new home. Head online to the CommBank interactive step-by-step guide to ensure you’re aware of the government charges or legal fees that may apply. Commbank Bank Flagship Branch 240 Queen St, City P 3237 3111

bank on it Commbank’s property guide app matches properties and areas to your specific criteria. You can shortlist your favourite properties, Get auction results, suburb profiles and demographics all with a swipe.

Important information: The advice contained in this article is for general information purposes only and may contain general advice. It has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should, before acting on the advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124. Australian Credit Licence 234945.


Housewife heaven Kellie Alderman spoke with the Real Housewives of Melbourne about on-air feuds, fashion and living the luxury lifestyle. With a backdrop of monied Melbourne, Toorak mansions, sports cars and designer shopping destinations, the new reality show, Real Housewives of Melbourne, is must-see TV. While the show’s setting might be out of reach for most of us, the day-today difficulties, drama, love and life are the same for women everywhere and these women certainly have their share of drama. We got to meet Janet, the 55-year-old recently separated property developer, and Jackie, the firebrand psychic and wife of Silverchair rocker, Ben Gillies. “Janet will be a real inspiration,” says Jackie. “So many women will connect with her story of being separated, working and managing her family and business. So many women stay with their man or are afraid to leave and maybe she will be an inspiration to them.”


Jackie, who moved from her hometown of Newcastle in New South Wales to take up her role on the show, and Janet, a former Gympie girl who started her property career in Brisbane, have become firm friends. “We are best friends, we always sit together and want to do things together. The other girls don’t like that very much!,” Janet laughs, and you get the feeling she doesn’t really care what they think. So how will they handle their newfound fame? “I’m lucky enough to be with someone who is really down-to-earth, I’m not the celebrity, my husband is. I’m just doing a show, I’m being myself,” Jackie said. Real Housewives of Melbourne airs on Sundays at 8.30pm on Arena TV.






Gardens, the highly anticipated new apartment release in Riverside West End, invites you to live a truly connected life. • Riverfront lifestyle less than 3km from the Brisbane CBD • City living in vibrant West End with more than 5,500m2 of private green space and resort style facilities for you to enjoy at your leisure. • Spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with a superb choice of river, city and garden views. • A neighbourhood with a vision for the future including a proposed retail and lifestyle precinct

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with nothing heated over 44 degrees. Even though her family most likely think she’s “growing armpit hair as we speak”, Amanda believes her Raw Food Kitchen offers real alternatives for people who have been on the doctor and diet yo-yo. Started as a way for Amanda to share the power of raw, the goal of the Raw Food Kitchen is to teach and inspire others to heal their bodies through live and online workshops, transformational programs, coaching, eBooks and retreats. Amanda says since going raw she feels happier and more alive everyday. She says there’s no “one size fits all approach” but “for anyone wanting to recover from health issues, either juicing or going raw for a period of time is beneficial”.




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With their time-honoured secret blends and their undeniable passion for all things coffee, the Narciso brothers of Elixir Coffee have embarked on their greatest adventure yet, injecting a new face and taste to the coffee scene in Brisbane with the Elixir Lounge. Acknowledged as a serious coffee mecca, customers can relax inside the Elixir Lounge from early until late to try their smooth, fullbodied and creamy blends and watch the actual beans being roasted by the brothers. “We want people to see the whole coffee experience,” says older brother Jason. “They can see how hands on we are with our coffee.” Nestled into a light industrial area in Stafford, the Elixir Lounge is a caffeinated haven backing onto Stafford City, specialising in aromatic teas, gift ideas and of course, the quality coffee for which their unique brand is beloved.

With a retail space incorporated seamlessly into the roasting house, the Elixir Lounge lets you see the whole coffee experience and enjoy it from roasting to sipping. With its trademark ‘Elixir red’ walls, the Elixir Lounge provides a suburban burrow where people can relax, work and pursue their coffee addictions while watching the boys roast the very beans they drink. Make sure you sample the new Elixir Coffee Pods, available in Elixir’s popular and decadent Espresso and Velluto blends. Share in the Narciso brothers’ passion at the Lounge’s Hayward Street location or shop online for all your coffee needs - delivery over $45 is free! Elixir Coffee Roasting and Elixir Lounge 12 Hayward St, Stafford P 3356 5652




Bay-dreaming Kim Duffin explains how this bayside home reached its full potential with a stunning Sublime modernisation. Three aspects rested at the heart of this transformation: modernisation, integration, and functionality. I was working with a beautiful double-story home with remarkable views out to Moreton Bay that were best captured from the kitchen. The owners start their day watching the sun rise over the bay while eating breakfast in the kitchen, where all the planning, preparation and execution of their activities occur, so this was an integral element to consider for the redesign. The clients are also a professional couple that enjoy socialising and place high importance on entertaining at home. They knew what they wanted: to embark on a major modernisation that incorporated flow between living spaces to enhance their lifestyle. The execution of this desire is inarguably in the details. Ultimately, the aim of the transformation was to better utilise space, increase flow and make the most out of the house’s positioning to highlight its focal areas. A functional layout for both dayto-day activities and entertaining was integral throughout planning, design, and execution. So how best to implement these aspects?

Sharp, clean lines and a level of maturity were the client’s desired objectives in this new space. They had chosen very distinctive cooking appliances in the Gaggenau oven and steam oven and it was important that these appliances married well with the overall look and feel of the kitchen. Therefore, the choice was made to integrate the other key appliances. I decided that neutral dateless tones worked well into the clean lines, modernisation of other rooms, and seamless integration that the design required. The clients also wanted accented lighting, but weren’t sure how to best execute this. The task lighting that you see pictured places emphasis on the kitchen and pantry, which enhances the design details and also adds a funky, accented ‘Andy Warhol’ vibe (while being environmentally friendly, too). The strong lines created by the ‘boxed’ style again helps create clean, simple lines. The overall transformation of this home has greatly enhanced the lifestyle of its occupants. They now have a space that is efficient, sophisticated and suited to their unique needs while entertaining in style.

Transforming spaces into functional works of art is what Kim Duffin does best.

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Walkout sale weekend Win, spend, and save at Homemaker – The Valley this March.

Stay in the loop on homemaker – the valley’s Facebook for your chance to win amazing prizes! ‘The Valley’ quilt cover from Adairs now $119.95 on March 15 -16 only.

Don’t miss the extravagant savings, bargain homewares, and unique finds at Homemaker – The Valley’s two-day Weekend Walkout sale this March! On March 15 and 16, the centre’s retailers will be putting their best offers forward, enticing Brisbane shoppers to visit and bag themselves a bargain. The never-before-seen specials include up to a massive 50 percent off Eureka Street Furniture items, 20 percent off all accessories at Oz Design and up to 50 percent off outdoor dining and selected towels at Domayne, to name just a few. Retail Manager, Lyndall Theodore is excited to have the centre showcase their best buys, items and services for everything home related. “Brisbane is unaware of the wide range of retailers that the two adjacent

buildings have. We have gyms, cafes, fashion, electronics, a wide selection of homewares and our most recent addition, an Aldi supermarket. It really encompasses everything lifestyle and this two-day event will give Brisbane the opportunity to see it for themselves,” she says. To celebrate their exciting Weekend Walkout sale, Homemaker – The Valley is giving away four standout prizes in the lead up to the sale. Like and follow the Homemaker – The Valley Facebook page for your chance to win a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, Breville Kinetix Control blender, sleek Orleans table lamp, or luxe Adairs bath towels. Homemaker – The Valley cnr Wickham & Ann Sts, The Valley P 3363 5700


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Hair-care heroes Enoggera’s local hair legend AT. Hair has welcomed some fresh talent to the salon. This boutique salon boasts some exciting new stylists to their team. Meet Krystle (centre, back): a high-end senior stylist specialising in blonde, colouring, and men’s cuts. Krystle has been a hair practitioner for more than 11 years and is a GHD guru. You can feel safe trusting your locks to her knowing she has styled at Melbourne Fashion Week and won numerous colour and styling competitions, so experience and advice is no issue. Caitlin (top left) is a senior hairdresser and shines with a set of scissors in her hands. She is a skilled stylist, tailoring luxury cuts and colours to her clients, and has been doing so during her six years as a hairdresser. She loves entering hair competitions to improve her skills. Mandie (top right) is the salon’s newest team member who has joined as an apprentice, to complement your expectations. AT. Hair’s leader and brilliant hairdresser 28

Alex (pictured here front and centre) has been hairdressing for more than 30 years and been a selected finalist in the Wella People’s Choice Award 2012 and 2013. Having had successful salons at the Sunshine Coast, Alex now has clients travelling from afar because they believe it is All new first time “worth it”. customers to the The salon is proudly Salon who make an high-end without the highappointment with end price tag and open late Krystle or Caitlin on Thursday or Friday nights. will receive 25% off AT. Hair also provides beauty Hair Services as an services including waxing and introduction tanning, including the beautiful offer. and organic Naked Tan. AT. Hair Shop 7, Enoggera Village 304 Wardell St, Enoggera P 3355 0087


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Uncovering the Brisbane Look Fashion heavyweights come together to show Australia Brisbane has more to offer than we thought. Fashion has taken a back seat in Brisbane for years. Perhaps trying to compete with the southern capitals seemed too hard a task. But, in not trying to overtake the Australian fashion scene, it seems Brisbane has developed a chic identity we never knew we had. Long-time fan of Brisbane fashion, best-selling author and former editor of Vogue, Kirstie Clements, has taken the reigns of a new documentary showcasing this very idea. Uncovering the Brisbane Look breaks down ‘unstylish’ preconceptions, and aims to magnify the humble attitudes, and ‘confidence and curiosity’ of our ‘dynamic’ city. “There seems to be uniqueness [in Brisbane],” says Kirstie. “There’s a lot of colour and originality in the way people dress. It was wonderful to find style in Brisbane was about much more than just fashion and what they wore.”

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Directed by award-winning filmmaker Hailey Bartholomew, the documentary has gathered insights and contributions from some of the biggest names in Australian fashion – most of who started right here in Brisbane. Hailey says she’s inspired by what she found. “When I started to make this film, I told my friends I was working on a doco about fashion in Brisbane. They said, ‘Oh is it two minutes long?’ because this is the attitude in Brisbane! But there’s so much happening, it’s so exciting.” The public launch of the documentary will take place on Monday March 3 at the Cinema Lounge, QueensPlaza, as the centre celebrates the Brisbane look for Autumn/Winter 2014. QueensPlaza 226 Queen St, city P 3234 3900

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In the driver’s seat Looking for an easier way when it comes to getting your next set of wheels? Shopping for a new car sounds like fun. In reality, it can be time consuming and expensive. More people are looking for an easy and convenient way to get into a new car, without having to spend their spare time scouring websites and car yards and haggling with salespeople. Leasing a car – and taking advantage of all the additional services and benefits that come along with it – may be the answer. Nicola Vogler, Marketing Manager at RemServ says, “What our customers love about our service is that they can tell us which car they’re interested in and we’ll save them the pain of running around to find a good deal. We can negotiate on the customer’s behalf to get a competitive price – and because we buy thousands of cars for our customers each

year, we have great bargaining power.” A RemServ novated lease could also save on ongoing running costs like fuel and insurance. You also have access to their expert car maintenance service, which means you can get a second opinion when it comes to paying for servicing and repairs. It’s like a valet service for your car – without the valet service price tag. Your employer must offer salary packaging as an employee benefit through RemServ to have access to this service – and more than 125,000 employees across Queensland already do. So if you’re in the RemServ Take the wheel and consult market for a new car, why not check if next car. when shopping for your you have access to this great service. Things you need to know: This is only general information, you should seek independent tax and financial advice. Conditions, fees and criteria assessment apply. Benefits subject to your employer’s approval. Remuneration Services (Qld) Pty Limited ABN: 46 093 173 089 | Authorised Representative (No. 278683) of McMillan Shakespeare Limited.

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The event countdown Australian Skin Clinics’ Myer Centre Manager, Renee Davidson, shares her advice on flawless skin and rejuvenation in time for your next event. Whether you are counting down to a wedding, anniversary, birthday or reunion, some pre-planning can make all the difference to how you look and feel on the day. The first step is to devise your treatment and skincare plan with a qualified technician at a complimentary consultation, where you can discuss your skin concerns, desired results, timeframes and budget. A tailored home-maintenance program of Skinstitut skincare is also recommended. Not only does this prepare your skin for treatment, but will also support your skin during your treatment plan to ensure the best results possible. Three to six months out from your event, a course of three fractional radio frequency/dermal stamping treatments, once a month, is ideal to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of open pores, fine

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Some skin conditions you might be concerned about leading up to an event: • acne and acne scarring • pigmentation • deep lines and wrinkles • sun damage and signs of ageing

lines, poor or dull skin tone, acne and acne scarring and redness. This will also stimulate natural collagen and elastin leaving you with firmer skin and lasting results. If your concern is with unwanted pigmentation, laser treatment will even out your complexion, targeting freckles, brown patches, age spots and blemishes caused by acne, as well as rosacea and general redness. Lastly, one month prior to your event is the ideal time for cosmetic injectable treatments to reduce facial lines and wrinkles, add volume, improve facial contours and reduce the appearance of ageing and deep lines. Australian Skin Clinics Shop 195, Level 1F, Myer Centre, City P 3191 0864


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Flawless DIY Brisbane local, Stefan, boosts a multi-billion dollar industry boom with his accessible beauty courses. Australia’s multi billion-dollar beauty industry is expected to significantly increase over the next five years with hair and makeup services listed as two of the most popular activities frequented by Australian consumers. These days anyone can achieve that flawless look through DIY online tutorials. However, for those who struggle with self-taught learning, there are companies such as Stefan Hair Fashions who offer professional make-up and hairstyling courses. In an industry that is all about making people look good and feel fantastic, the Stefan Academy

Get your foot in the door: Stefan courses offer real-world experience whilst giving valuable insights into the beauty industry.

is constantly evolving, aiming to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, technology and products. Regardless of career aspirations, taking professional beauty courses will offer real-world experience whilst giving valuable insights. Plus you get a foot in the door to an industry that is otherwise difficult to enter. Gaining a ‘Stefan certificate in Freelance Make-Up and Hairstyling’ ensures graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful, self-employed make-up artist and hair stylist.


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Hear ye style mavens It’s a marvelous March at QueensPlaza Uncovering the Brisbane Look, now showing in centre Discover what makes Brisbane such a uniquely stylish city in this new film presented by Kirstie Clements and directed by Hailey Bartholomew.

Discover the Brisbane Look Collection, in centre now We’re celebrating this city’s iconic sense of style with this diverse selection of A/W14 looks, styled by Kimberly Gardner, Joshua Jones and Alison Kubler.

Uncover the Brisbane Taste at Vintaged Bar + Grill, Hilton Brisbane To celebrate the launch of Uncovering the Brisbane Look, Vintaged Bar + Grill teamed up with Kirstie Clements to create a delectably distinctive local menu.

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After a self-proclaimed ‘year from hell’ in 2006, Stephanie Gill decided to take a big risk. “I was a manager in the public sector working with an executive coach to help navigate an organisational restructure,” she says. “At the time I had two miscarriages, a shoulder reconstruction and went through painful rehabilitation. I felt unsupported at work as key management figures left leaving me to implement an unworkable restructure,” she says. She was diagnosed with depression, and deciding not to return to work, explored ‘what’s next’ with her executive coach. “In the middle of a session one day I sat upright and said, “I think I want to do what you do – how do I get qualified?” She started training immediately,

and since then has helped busy people connect to their personal and professional ‘mojo’ through workshops, coaching and resources, so that they can lead balanced, fulfilling lives and careers. Seven years on, Stephanie’s company Focussed Fish Coaching and Facilitation continues to assist individuals, including Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist, Susie O’Neill post-swimming career. Her top tip is to take each day at a time, offering a three-point plan: “Start your day with something that energises and grounds you. In the middle of the day – stop, breathe and refocus on just being, rather than doing. Before bed, review what went well and what you appreciate, and set an intention for the next day. Your subconscious mind will be working on creating that as you sleep!”

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Fab Refurb Myer Centre redo their digs: CBD eating just got a little brighter. Food is rooted into every culture as a way to come together. Breaking bread over the breakfast, lunch or dinner table provides opportunities for fundamental human interactions. No matter how basic, this act is essential for building relationships and community. So it’s wonderful to see landmarks centred on this meeting place are getting a little TLC. The most recent face-lift goes to the Myer Centre food court. Next time you’re swiping the plastic take a pit stop in the newly refurbished dining area dreamed up by Brisbane architects, Arkhefield. Known for their contemporary and cutting edge designs, including waterfront restaurant, Stokehouse, Arkhefield have modernised the once tired food court adding two new vertical green walls, spanning a total of 43 square metres. Myer Centre contrasted the green space by adding a large format digital screen creating a fresh urban atmosphere. The retail giant also sought the contribution of local industrial designers luxxbox, who custom-designed and locally manufactured a number of new furniture pieces. Jason Bird, Founder of luxxbox, says “It’s wonderful to see one of the city’s iconic landmarks supporting Brisbane businesses and incorporating local design.” The relaxed design process allowed the use of unconventional materials and production techniques creating a distinctive style statement. The eclectic aesthetic includes monochrome chairs with scattered pops of red and yellow, and copper dome and street-type lighting overhead. Escape to this refreshed urban space; one of many new public spaces Brisbanites have to enjoy.

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Feeling overwhelmed? With today’s busy lifestyle, it doesn’t take too long to feel completely zonked.  Pressures of work, partners, children’s commitments, friends and your general domestic existence take their toll. It is important to remember the advice given on planes, “in case of an emergency put the oxygen mask on yourself first then take care of others”.  This is true in your everyday life; you must take care of your own wellbeing in order to take care of others and create that all important balance. Take time to review the amount of things you’ve said “yes” to and perhaps replace them in future with a “no”. This will instantly create some much-needed breathing space. Be savvy enough to ask for help from others. The days of being a proud 1950s housewife are over, it is okay to ask your sisterhood (or brotherhood) for help when you need it.  If you don’t have a network of support there are a multitude of professional services out there that are able to help.

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Create a fabulous new you at Tonsure Hair Design.

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Queenslander glory - This Clayfield Queenslander harbours endless poTenTial.

Home buyers now have an incredible opportunity to secure a rarely available large Queenslander in the prestigious suburb of Clayfield. Set over one quarter acre of land in a beautifully leafy Clayfield corridor, this four-bedroom home has a welcoming facade and rolling green backyard complete with children’s playground. This lovely home’s interior offers high ceilings, breezeways, French doors, master bedroom with bay windows, sumptuous living areas and utility rooms.


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56 Woodville St, Hendra TasTefully refurbished Queenslander – seller Transferred




You will no doubt fall in love with this beautifully refurbished Queeslander in one of Hendra’s best streets. From the bay window and many leadlights to the ornate ceilings you will be transported to a bygone romantic era. The brand new quality kitchen with granite benchtop, and beautiful bathroom with exquisite leadlight provide a perfect blend of contemporary comforts and traditional period charm. The home is fully fenced and offers a relaxing front North/East verandah catching those cooling breezes and a sprawling rear deck ideal for entertaining all your friends and family.

A great opportunity for you to buy a solid Italian built home and add your personal touches. The home sits on a large parcel of 804m2 of prestigious land in one of Hendra’s most preferred elevated positions with the much desired North East aspect. There could also be an opportunity to maybe split the block into two parcels of land. The upstairs offers 3 bedrooms all built in plus a 4th bedroom or study. Downstairs there are many options and you can redesign to suit your own needs. This home is for the family that owns lots and lots of prestige cars and would like them all to be garaged. Can fit 4 to 5 cars. You will love the huge entertainment area which has been the central focus for parties up to 120 guests.




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The B105 wrap up

Abby: The big day

The B105 team chat about the before and after’s of married life and how to keep the flame burning.

As a marriage celebrant, Abby’s an expert on weddings. Here are a few tips to help keep a lid on the stress:

The Budget If you don’t have Kim Kardashian’s bank balance, you need to decide how much to spend and stick to it. If money is tight, consider a longer engagement to save.

Stav: Weekend with the fam

Leave Bridezilla for TV

Now Stav is a parent, breakfast is no longer half a kebab left over from the night before. Here are his fav family brekkie spots:

Hansel and Gretel, Gaythorne

Most brides and grooms look at wedding preparation very differently – so don’t be offended. I love organising events but it’s my husband’s worst nightmare. He did however plan the honeymoon; Vegas was very romantic…

Small, friendly and cosy. The lumberjack breakfast will set you up for whatever your day has in store!

The Bridal Party If the bridesmaids are paying for their dresses, don’t select an expensive designer and allow them to have a say in what they wear. Offer to pay for hair, makeup or shoes, and small gifts are a nice touch!

THE BURROW, WEST END If you’re still pretending you’re hip and cool, then The Burrow at West End is the place for you! I love this place, mainly for the inventive names on the menu.

Do a run sheet


You may think a run sheet for your special day is unromantic and controlling but in the long run it will save you!

Your travelling days are over so why not head to a restaurant/bar that makes you feel like you’re overseas? Papa Jack’s in Fortitude Valley has a delicious New Orleans inspired menu and theme, delicious!



sidestep the stress on your big day... check out abby’s top marital tips to make sure you enjoy the journey from proposal to “i do”.

Labby: Keep the romance alive

Long weekend getaway

Labby says it’s easy to keep things exciting with a variety of holiday choices with your one and only…

Visit the crystal clear waters of Hamilton Island. The best bit is, it will only take you about 50 minutes by plane from Brissy. Check out Qualia, voted Most Romantic Hotel in Australia by TripAdvisor.

Dirty weekend away

Overseas Holiday

Surprise your partner and jump on a plane to Sydney. I’d suggest sunset cocktails at Opera Bar; you’ll be looking straight over the water across the whole harbour.

Get more for your money in Koh Samui, Thailand. The local food is cheap, the villas and accommodation are amazing and the Thai staff couldn’t be more helpful.

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Skin health

A Healthier You

Maximising profit

with Claire Mason

with Nicola Moore

with Bob Antic

protecting your skin

Dining Out the Healthy Way

choosing the best finish

Our skin’s colour is due to melanin; a pigment produced in the skins epidermis to protect us from the sun’s cancer causing ultraviolet (UV) rays. We tan as a result of our body’s natural defense mechanisms towards specific rays called UVA and UVB. Darker-skinned people produce more and larger melanin particles and are generally native to tropical and sunnier regions. Fair skin is an adaptation found in people from northern latitudes where solar rays are weaker. The benefits of dark skin are outweighed by the need for bone strengthening vitamin D, produced through exposure to UV rays. Here in Australia, the majority of the population is of northern-European descent and unfortunately has the world’s highest rate of skin cancer. This accounts for more than 80 percent of all cancers diagnosed globally each year. These statistics make it essential to revise, heal and protect our skin. Thankfully technology advancements have provided outstanding preventative measures, principals and treatments that assist in reducing these daunting numbers.

With large portions and high fat foods on many restaurant menus, it can be difficult to make healthy choices when dining out. But you don’t have to give up the joy of going out with friends! Here are my practical tips for eating out. • Choose restaurants that offer options such as grilled fish or chicken, salads and pasta with tomato-based sauces. • Request a glass of water upon being seated instead of an alcoholic drink. • Order first to maintain your resolve and avoid discussing the menu with others. • Refuse side orders if you don’t want them. If they appear on your plate you’re likely to eat them mindlessly. • Avoid restaurants with buffets - it’s hard to resist the variety of foods on offer. • Have a healthy snack before leaving home so you don’t arrive ravenous. • Eat slowly to enjoy your meal and focus on non-food related pleasures such as the conversations you are having.

When choosing between different types of materials, there are the three main considerations: aesthetics, cost and benefit. Flooring, along with vanity and kitchen benchtops are often at the heart of the ‘choice’ conundrum. When contemplating using exotic materials such as marble, you must weigh up the aesthetic appeal against the cost. As a consideration, the stone may be featured to give impact to a space, such as an island bench in a kitchen, while the vanity tops could be engineered stone to save cost. Another choice is between timber floors and tiles. Generally speaking, timber floors exude a feeling of warmth and luxury, whereas tiles are selected not only for their aesthetic appeal, but also for their durability and practicality. Ensure you employ the services of a person who has proven ability in interior design and ask to view examples of their work. Enjoy the design and construction journey.

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Architectural Interiors


Exercise & rehabilitation

with Kim Duffin

with John McGrath

with Lara Cooper

Maximising Space, Minimising Impact

renovating choices – part 1

pre & post natal health

“Butler’s pantry” is a buzzword that is definitely on clients’ wish lists; everyone wants a space where everything is organised and in its place. What most people don’t realise is that it’s not a space saver; the typical butler’s pantry is designed to have plenty of room to move. Upgrading to a scullery (just add a sink and dishwasher to the pantry) means you really need some space to do this successfully.  Over the last few years I have been evolving the traditional butler’s pantry into appliance pantries, walk-in pantries and appliance cupboards. You can still get the look and feel of the butler’s pantry while working within a typical kitchen footprint using items such as flush floor track systems to keep the transition seamless. Then with just the slide of a lightweight door, you can go from preparing the kids toasted sandwiches to serving the girls an espresso with their high tea.  With clever design and innovative manufacturing techniques you can include the mostwanted features of a butler’s pantry without losing valuable space in adjoining areas.

As we’ve seen with the popularity of Channel 9’s The Block - renovating is a great way to improve your home while also adding value at the same time. In determining your choices and budget for your renovation, it’s important to consider a few questions: How much will it cost to do the work and how much will it add to the price of your home? How long will the renovations take? Do you have the time to project manage it yourself or should you get some help? There are a few options to consider, I’m going to focus on this over my next two columns. If your property is old, unrestored and in need of a complete makeover, it’s not necessary to change that. There’s a huge amount of appeal in a ‘fixer-upper’ or ‘renovator’s delight’. People are often very keen to find a property they can renovate exactly to their own tastes. Speak to a trusted agent and see what they think – my bet is they’ll say you should sell as is.

Throughout pregnancy and after having a baby, your body undergoes many changes, which means taking care of yourself is very important. Pilates has become a popular form of exercise for pre and post-natal women due to its focus on core strength and pelvic floor strength as well as overall body toning, flexibility and mobility. The exercises included in our pregnancy pilates aim to assist in managing common ailments experienced during pregnancy, preparing your body for delivery, and helping with recovery after your baby is born. At TPS Health our physiotherapists understand that pregnancy and labour is a completely individual experience, and aim to tailor our classes to suit any fitness level, previous injuries or pain that you may be experiencing. The pregnancy classes will provide a challenge, yet they are gentle enough to perform through the entirety of your second and third trimesters. Once baby has arrived, our Mums & Bubs classes offer a safe, sociable environment to begin your recovery and rebuild your fitness strength!

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Branding & Marketing

Fitness tips


with Michelle Hughes

with Sally Brouwer

with Ian Healy

branding and LONGEVITY

Tips to increase metabolism

Life after the dream job

A recent article by the BBC has shown that the lifespan of companies has fallen by more than 50 years in the last century, from 67 years in the 1920s to just 15 years today. With a wave of movement toward reengagement and rediscovery of brands, as highlighted in the new $2.3 million tourism campaign “Give me Brisbane Any Day” for the Brisbane region, clients ask how they can better connect and add value to their transactions. Through market involvement, we have seen the successful results of brand renewal, with opportunities reinvigorating relationships. Best results are achieved with a review of customer touch points, and a refresh of activities with innovative new pieces that engage and create an enduring impression. My advice is to appoint a branding partner to ensure your message and quality remain consistent. Constant brand evolution is necessary to remain relevant and increase company lifespan beyond 15 years. The global market moves quickly, keep up!

Incidental exercise: This is probably the easiest way to burn more calories and boost your metabolism every day. The problem is modern technology means we are doing less of it! Here are a few simple changes you could make to your daily routine: • Always take the stairs (not just when you feel motivated to); • Every 30 mins stand up and walk the length of the house; • Stand up on public transport or whenever you’re on the phone; • Restrict your TV viewing to 30 mins a day and get out in the fresh air and walk instead.

I was surprised when English cricketer Johnathan Trott left the Australian tour early. He was experiencing maybe his first run of poor‑form, despite being well remunerated and part of a winning team. He worked with his coaches tirelessly to get his game in order but obviously didn’t think he could. High-paid sportspeople have many advantages over the regular Joe. But with many facets of their careers to get right, work can often consume them. Physical, mental, technical, tactical and social areas all need to be perfected. Because of this, planning ventures after the dream can often be a challenge. They need to be relevant to your personality or something you like. Ian Thorpe’s recent admissions to battles with booze and depression don’t surprise me. He is still so young and has been through so much. It’s been go, go, go which leaves no time to admit some post-swimming endeavors mightn’t have been his cup of tea. Everyone’s fingers are crossed that this period in his life can be used constructively. I hope he finds camaraderie, focus, travel and money. Planning and executing was all he did in the pool, I hope he can do that again in society.

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Build muscle: Just by having more lean muscle on your body, you are going to burn more calories each day. Eat small and frequent meals: A good rule of thumb is to eat roughly every three hours. Plan your eating routine and always carry healthy snacks with you – this way you’re less likely to be tempted by rubbish food.


Name: Rhys Howden Age: 26 Occupation: Tropical Indoor Plant Hire Franchisee, Olympic Water Polo Athlete.

Bachelor Profile Australian Olympian, Rhys Howden, hopes to someday surf the pipeline in Hawaii – good thing he can swim! Does being an Olympian help you in the dating game? I would like to say yes, but no it actually hasn’t. Ever dropped it into conversation when chatting up a girl? I prefer not to as I’d rather them get to know me for me, not for something I have achieved. However, I would be lying if I said I’ve never dropped it. Your worst habit? Always having my shirt off. What’s the worst thing a girl could do on a first date? Be on her phone. What’s been your greatest achievement? My greatest achievement would be making

two Olympic games, Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Also, having the honour of being named as the current captain for the Australian sharks team and leading them into Rio 2016. What do you like to do on your day off? Relax somewhere, go to the beach, and hang out with friends and family. The best advice you’ve ever been given? Don’t die wondering. Where do you see yourself in five years? I take things as they come but I would like to own a house and have a partner to share it with.

Short ‘n’ Sweet

Your favourite… Suburb? Indooroopilly Spot for a knock-off drink? Fridays, Riverside Place for a first date? Ice cream up Mt Coot-tha, Putt-Putt or Yatala drive-in Breakfast spot? Moose & Gibson Saturday night boogie? A&C, Limes or Capulet

Inside the Musgrave Muse, the Red Hill Buzz Office.

Building a Buzz Buzz Offices – the bee’s knees of boutique office rentals in Brisbane’s inner city. Rob Deane always had an interest in property. Since the age of 17 his love of creative design and construction hasn’t wavered. But, after doing his time in commercial real estate, Rob decided the ordinary was not for him. So after further study in Development and Project Management at QUT, Rob started work with the Developer who kick started his creative career in property development. Now, the director of his own firm, Rob is finally in his element. His latest venture, Buzz Offices, satisfies a growing demand for boutique inner city office space, providing flexible, serviced office solutions across three bustling Brisbane precincts; Red Hill, Spring Hill and Paddington. Rob understands small or new businesses may not have a ton of spare cash lying around, so he tries to cater for savvy spenders who also desire stylish digs.

i love the creative aspect of identifying an opportunity and coming up with a scheme.

“We cater for the small one to five person businesses that need flexibility, scope to grow or scope to contract.” Robert says his company can remove the risk for start-up or small businesses looking to develop a space of their own. “Anyone can develop property but mistakes can be very costly,” he says. “I love the creative aspect of identifying an opportunity and coming up with a scheme. “Musgrave Muse, where one of the Buzz Offices is located, was perfect for me. [It] allowed me to work on a heritage building; to maintain it’s quirky authenticity through to developing the rear parcel into modern commercial offices.” Buzz Offices Paddington – Spring Hill – Red Hill P 0412 679 285

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

Everyday 1-30 sounds of the city Experience a little live magic this month around Brisbane City. City Sounds showcases emerging Brisbane music talent with everything from Alternative, Acousitc and Folk, to Jazz, Reggae and Electro. As you head to shopping precincts, stop and explore the vibrant Brisbane music scene for free! For gig guides and artist profiles visit


What is the ‘Brisbane look’? QueensPlaza will feature fashion savvy viewings as the centre celebrates the Brisbane look for Autumn/Winter 2014. Watch the doco (produced by Kirstie Clements) or explore stylish installations. From March 3 – 30, Instagram your interpretation of Brisbane style with the hashtag #thebrisbanelook for your chance to win a $150 gift card.

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The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa will host an exciting weekend of art, featuring an in-depth interview with acclaimed artist and photographer Joseph McGlennon, whose haunting images have seized attention from art and nature lovers across the globe. P 02 6639 2105

Saturday 08 Don’t miss Brisbane City Hall’s metamorphosis into an outdoor wonderland for The Greatest Indoor Picnic Luncheon in celebration of International Women’s Day! Proceeds go to the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Foundation. Tickets: $75pp


Saturday 15

a great craic!

Running for over 20 years, the city’s St Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15 is the place to be on Ireland’s most spirited day! Get into the green and enjoy live music, the colourful convoy of floats and even a pint of Guinness at one of the nearby Irish pubs during the festival.

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Join The Biggest Loser’s personal trainer, Shannan Ponton for Bust a Move for Breast Health – a daylong fitness extravaganza of six classes where you’ll be moving and grooving alongside fellow Mater Foundation supporters at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Sign up online for more information.

Some of Brisbane’s most recognised CEOs have ditched their business dinners and partnered with professional dancers to rumba the night away at Dancing with the CEOs in support of The Women’s Legal Service. Hosted at City Hall with other exciting live performances, it’s a blacktie event not to be missed! Tickets $220 per head or $2,000 for a table of 10. www.dancingwiththeceos.

With a special performance from Professional Dancers, Peter and Rebecca Beardsley.





The Kiwi Rize team: Paora Taukamo, Tame Noema and Tai Ford

Meteoric Rise

Expo of the year

After working for five years as a successful debt collector, New Zealand born Gold Coast resident Paora Taukamo decided to dip his toes in a new business venture. “Initially it started as a joke to auction myself on eBay for household chores, and then thought there was the potential for something bigger,” Paora laughs. He set about building a team of male topless waiters, with the charisma, easy nature and athletic physiques required to add the wow factor. In just 12 months, the group has established themselves as the ‘gentlemen’ of the south east entertainment industry, offering their professional services to charity functions, birthday/hens parties and corporate events.

Girls, don’t miss Queensland’s biggest and most exciting wedding and honeymoon expo, brought to you by the state’s leading wedding magazine, Queensland Brides, who are celebrating 30 years of providing awesome wedding inspiration to hundreds of thousands of brides! Tickets are available on the door or via the Queensland Brides website (where a two-forone pre-order special is also available!). Doors open Friday April 4 at 5.30pm until Sunday April 6 until 4pm – and with over 150 wedding experts waiting to talk to you, you’ll get all the inspiration you need to plan your dream wedding. Want to be there? Say I do!

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STYLE | ARTS orchards dance studio owners, peter and rebecca beardsley will perform exclusively.

from boardroom to ballroom Brave Brisbane CEOs are swapping suits for sequins and getting serious on the dance floor. year seek much needed safety and legal protection through the help of professional staff and 100 volunteers. CEOs Peter Birtles of Super Retail Group and Megan Houghton of CitySmart have quickly become favourites on the donation tally, raising just under $12,000 between them. Jump on to the website to increase this figure (or bump up the other CEOs’ tallies) and help support this important cause. Hosted by Style’s Editor, Claire Parviz, and beauty and fashion contributor, Kellie Alderman, the night will also include interviews with the judges and a live performance from Brisbane band, Stripped Back. To be part of the fun and support a great initiative, book a ticket ($220) or a table ($2,000) + gst for you and nine friends. Don your best black-tie ensembles and get ready to samba the night away. Dancing with the CEOs is worthy of your support.

Megan Houghton, Telstra Queensland Business Women of the Year for 2010, will take to the floor along with five other CEO’s.

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After a few extra cha-cha-cha’s, training with some of the cities top dance studios, six of Brisbane’s most respected CEOs will showcase their new skills at Brisbane City Hall on Friday March 28. Inspired by the popular television series, Dancing with the CEOs will see each contestant and their professional partner compete and face the verdict of the judges, including the expert eye of Queensland Ballet soloist Yu Hui. Queensland Professional Champions and owners of Orchards Dance Studio, Peter and Rebecca Beardsley, will then add to the glitz and entertainment with an exclusive performance. The event, organised by In Her Shoes Fundraising, will certainly have cause for applause. All funds raised from tickets, donations and voting will go to The Women’s Legal Service (WLS) who provide support to Queensland women and children experiencing domestic violence and complex family law disputes. WLS help over 3,500 women each

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This month we were lucky enough to take a sneak peek at what is sure to be the new point of glamour and luxury in Brisbane. Four Points by Sheraton opens its doors on March 3 and we wanted to be the first to scope out the stylish hotel. Featuring new season fashion, courtesy of QueensPlaza, we are celebrating the Brisbane look of Autumn/Winter 2014. We were absolutely spoiled for choice with Max & Co, Marcs, Nine West, Witchery, Carla Zampatti, Saba, Jigsaw, David Lawrence, Alannah Hill and Peter Alexander. Check out our playful shots, luxe looks and Brisbane’s newest urban getaway spot... SEE


Luxe Living


Samantha wears: Bronte cape $399, Mini iPad case $99, Jigsaw; Frill Pelmet Skirt $129, Witchery; Tilda top $369, Saba.

Photography: Bridget O’Brien Model: Samantha Cannon from Dallys Hair: Kelly Beer from Stefan Hair Fashions Make-up: Laura Riley from Stefan Hair Fashions Car: Audi Centre Brisbane



The 2014 Bentley GT Speed Convertible: the pinnacle of the Bentley Continental stable. The W12 Twin Turbo sees a full throttle standing start from 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds.

Shirt Ucranio $195, Skirt Falesia $220, Shoes Apice $420, Max & Co; Pop diva bag $129.95, Nine West



Cigarette trousers $159, Reversible shopper pink bag $129, Rayon hi/lo hem shirt $129, Wool felt floppy hat $79, Marcs; Abstract scarf $99, Jigsaw; Take a good game gloves $79, Alannah Hill; Pearl cable knit sweater $329, Carla Zampatti; Erika biker jacket $679, Saba; Letitia shoulder bag $299.95, Witchery; Enzo Angiolini black pointed heels $159.95, Nine West

Indian ruffle short $39.95, Drape henley tank $35.95, Chunky knit booties with pom-pom $29.95, Peter Alexander

Raven Crepe and sequin gown $949, Carla Zampatti

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Brisbane Arcade launching the new season in style

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The arrival of auTumn heralds a new season of fashion, accessories, homewares and even food aT BrisBane arcade. beauty experts and delight in the tastes of homemade fare at our cafes. For gifts, you’ll always find something truly unique at our gift stores including timeless treasures from antique specialists. later this month, we'll be launching the new season in style with soothing jazz to shop to and styling sessions with brisbane's top stylists. to find out more, join our mailing list. Email your name and contact details to

The Hat Box bridAl hEAdPiEcEs ArE items not only of preference for the bride, but also portray an element of elegance. the hat box has seen a movement from the traditional, long, lace-like veil to the use of fascinators. “small birdcages with a subtle veil are on-trend and suitable for all members attending a wedding” says dale olsson (owner). All headpieces are handmade in brisbane with customised pieces available. p 3210 2455

handmade jewelled headpiece $395 (above); $450 (right)

“Princess mary” style headpiece $435


Along with the exciting new collections created by our city’s most esteemed designers, you’ll also find the perfect footwear to match at our newest shoe store, Edward meller. With 12 stores in sydney and melbourne, this is the brand's first Queensland store and you'll find a superb range of quality European women's shoes on offer including popular labels Aquatalia and Filippo raphael. Autumn is also a great time to refresh your skin at our

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Room with Roses single watch winder with 2 watch storage $430; timber watch boxes $168-$225

Brisbane Vintage Watches sPoil thE gEnt in your life with bVW’s array of classical watches, timber lockable boxes and watch winders. the long-standing store specialises in swiss watches ranging from vintage to current models. With a variety of desirable brands spanning from rolex to omega, the possibility of upgrading your watch is made simple with our trade in service. p 3210 6722

room With rosEs is a unique and elegant venue that boasts three exclusive function spaces, perfect for weddings, engagements and bridal showers. We understand that every bride and groom is different, which is why we can plan each event to suit any particular style and budget. p 3229 7050

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Autumn 2014 brings a new and sophisticated collection for brisbane designer Pia du Pradal. the label continues to draw inspiration from European trends and ensures the elegant and simplistic designs are crafted with high quality fabrics. Whether it be casual or formal, the range is versatile for any occasion. p 3012 7441

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expanding fashion emergence in Brisbane. Both living in Brisbane since 1990, they are proud to be manufacturing locally and plan to keep it that way. Working by the words of Leonardo Da Vinci, “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, Liane and Zita want to ensure “simplicity and versatility remain key elements in [their] design philosophy”. Liane and Zita love the natural beauty and strength of leather and embrace this patina and longevity in the brand. They often discuss future possibilities to expand saying, “we see the brand moving into other leather goods, male and unisex products, and possibly clothing”.

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Inspired by the beauty of leather with a focus on creating simple shapes with little embellishment, Z.HOUND is a unique player in the fashion game. Creating exclusive, high fashion accessories with class and simplicity, they appeal to the fearless, the timid and everyone in between. Their background in interior design brought the brains behind the business, Liane and Zita, together. After three years working side-by-side at the Design Gallery, they discovered their ease in collaborating and their corresponding passion for design and all things beautiful. The pair always had a fashion venture in mind but it finally became tangible after a ‘light bulb moment’ during lunch one day, when Liane was commenting on the serious lack of new bags in Brisbane. Z.HOUND was born in 2012 with hopes to reignite leather craft as part of the local

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Styled by Bobbi With an eye for detail and global trends, Bobbi Belle is one to know in the styling game. Bobbi instinctively knows great style. Her love was ignited as a little girl, playing dress up with her mother’s wardrobe. She began to unleash her talents during her ten-year involvement in ballroom dancing, where she developed a passion for handmade design, embellishments and high-voltage glamour. Now, Bobbi’s unique south-side boutique provides her with an avenue to explore a more relaxed styling direction, one that has earned her a stellar reputation. This success led to the launch of a private styling studio within her Coorparoo store. Bobbi says her studio is perfect for anyone who desires exceptional service. She provides “premium economy dressing” at reasonable prices sitting comfortably between “budget and blowout”. With a distinctively New York vibe, the studio evolved when Bobbi found

bobbi’s picks the popularity of the store was hindering her oneon-one time with regular customers. “I was unable to provide undivided attention to clients who were specifically coming back to me time and time again,” she says. “I like [time] to connect with [them] and really get to know what they like and don’t like.” It’s this quality that really sets her apart from other stylists. Bobbi teaches her clients how to work their best assets, so they can style themselves without always needing her help. She says understanding colour frequencies and listening to feedback are key elements when developing personal style. “It’s all about bringing the most out in a woman.” She says if she can achieve that, her “job is done”. Bobbi Belle 174 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo P 3394 1166


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some ‘pearls’ from the expert Mark Seddon of Girls Love Pearls gives an illuminating insight into which pearl strands go with which occasions. Choker: 16” or shorter Possibly the most classic of strand lengths, the choker is also the most versatile. Pair it with daily work wear or elegant formalwear for a stylish complement to your neckline. Princess: 16” to 18” Best worn with either high or plunging necklines. The Princess necklace is the most common length choice and is considered a classic length and style – perfect for pendants and an excellent choice when unsure which strand length is most suitable. Matinee: 20” to 24” The Matinee length is a perfect choice to accent semi-formal attire. Matinee strands add flawless flair to a business dress and complement a bare décolletage. Opera: 30” to 36” Opera strands are called so because they are an

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This March, Jeanswest returns to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, bringing an exciting range of womenswear, menswear, and accessories to their brand new location, as well as the always fabulous and hardwearing denim that shoppers have come to know and love from the brand. Adding to these special Jeanswest ranges are the all-new and exclusive Maternity and Jeanswest JNR ranges. The Jeanswest Maternity Collection will showcase the very best in tops, dresses, shapewear, and bras – making it easier than ever to stay comfortable and fashionable during pregnancy. Complementing the new Maternity Collection is the Jeanswest JNR range, specially designed for kids from six months to four years. The junior range is practical and playful while remaining on trend and celebrates everything about ‘kids being kids’. From the prettiest of dresses to tough denim for tots, the range is perfect for every child. And did you know, every pair of Jeanswest jeans is backed by a lifetime manufacturing warranty? Pop into the new Indooroopilly store from March and sample these fantastic new ranges for yourself. Jeanswest Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly P 3378 4022

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At only 17, Ryan’s brother Andre has been a key player in the brand’s development.

23 year old, Ryan Fisher, seamlessly blends style and practicality, taking menswear in a new direction. The priorities of a university student generally consist of drinking, socialising and perhaps attending a lecture or two. Of course this is a large generalisation, but for the majority of students setting up a business would not be on their immediate “To-Do” list. That is, unless you’re Ryan Fisher. Operating from the theory “life is what you make of it”, Law and Commerce student Ryan decided to set up his own suiting business, Black Jacket Suiting. After travelling to the fashion capitals of the world and working in menswear for six years, Ryan was able to recognise the inefficiencies within the Brisbane market. “Less than five percent of males can walk in and out of a suit store with a perfectly fitted product,” he says. With this in mind, Ryan aims to deliver personal styling and high-end clothing to suit every customer at a quarter of his competitors’ price. After starting alone, Ryan is now working with younger brother, Andre, whom Ryan says has been

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instrumental in his involvement as co-owner and marketing executive. Understanding that the majority of his clientele would be time poor, the guys refined their services so that customers only need to visit Black Jacket Suiting for an initial consultation and fitting, after which they can order products via email or phone correspondence. “We can style, fit and offer our advice to clients in the comfort of their own home, workplace or anywhere else they desire.” Back Jacket Suiting Shop 17, 77 Oxford St Bulimba P 3399 7618

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Weddings A day in the life of a bride-to-be – Kimberley Busteed Dear Diary, The wedding is almost here! Where did those last three months go? I’ve finalised my styling meetings with Amini Concepts – Kelly Starr is a legend! My talented florist from Friday Flowers is counting down the days and the team at Gambaro Restaurant are bracing themselves for the onslaught of our 160 lively and very… spirited relatives and friends! So… what’s left to do in the last seven days before the big day? Call on the village people for all the final touches! Personal Training After too much cake tasting, I went for an extra session with my personal trainer Bekk Millwood. I’ve just finished her 12 Week challenge and feel unreal!! I’ve strengthened my body and mental state. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to look their best on their big day?

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Hair and Makeup trial If I weren’t marrying Chris, I’d marry Julie from Stefan. She’s a genius. Not only does she do my hair for events and filming on Queensland Weekender, I’ve also enlisted her and her team to style the locks of my entire bridal party. The Beautifying process… For some ‘quiet time’ with my bridesmaids, I booked us a Pedi Party with a twist at Brooklyn Beauty Bar. It’s the ultimate in multi-tasking; cocktails are served while having our pedicures and lots of laughs!! I had a facial and famous Brookey’s Brows done while I was there, and did I mention my spray tan? Goodness gracious! Man-Styling I guess the day isn’t all about me - Chris is making an appearance too! I’m so excited to see him and his handsome groomsmen in their suits! The team at Mitchell Ogilvie has decked them out from top to ankle… actually, on that note, do I need to organize socks?? RM Boots are done… and I wonder if he’s happy to do his own hair and makeup? So much to think about!! We’ve settled on navy for the boys to suit the bridesmaids ‘Ultra Suite’ frocks and I couldn’t be happier. The suits are stunning!!! Note to self: watch single friends around single groomsmen. Most importantly… my frock! Two words here: Darb Couture. After five weeks of fittings from calico to stunning ivory silk, Brad Webb has created the most breathtaking frock. It’s more than I could ever have imagined. I cannot wait to walk down that isle.

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A welcome addition Brisbane Marriott introduces a new face to their wedding team. Brisbane Marriott Hotel welcomes Rebecca Hutcheson as their Catering and Wedding Sales Executive. Style sat down with Rebecca to unveil her wedding expertise. How do you help couples in the process of getting married? I listen to requests and ensure I have a full understanding of what they want out of their wedding event. Then I guide the couple through the planning process to ensure, together, we make their dream wedding a reality.  What’s the most common question couples come to you with? A lot of couples have queries about when is the best time of year to get married. I always tell them that there is no wrong time of year to get married at the Brisbane Marriott. Our beautiful function spaces are completely weather safe, however, still offer beautiful views of the city through our classic floor to ceiling windows. Although, with warm days and cool nights, I also think July makes for

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a romantic atmosphere along with the gorgeous soft sunsets we get during that time of year. In your opinion, what makes the Marriott wedding experience different to other venues? The Marriot Brisbane offers personalised service and a dedicated Wedding Coordinator who will accompany them through their journey start to finish to ensure the wedding day is everything they dreamed of and more. What’s something we may not know about the Marriott’s wedding offerings? The Marriott Brisbane offers extremely attractive packages to suit everyone’s taste and budget. However we are also very flexible with our packages and are more than happy to tailor a package or menu to suit your tastes or requirements. brisbane marriott hotel 515 queen st, city p 3303 8000

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Bridal Bliss An urban wedding oasis is at your fingertips, just a stone’s throw away from Brisbane’s CBD. For couples that crave something extra special for their nuptials, Hotel Urban Brisbane combines a supreme location with special trimmings. Hotel Urban Brisbane’s enviable views of the city skyline can be taken in or seen from a multitude of special function rooms. Take up a casual perch on The Terrace (perfect for smaller casual events) and enjoy the outdoor setting with the comfort of being undercover. Or opt for easy elegance and enjoy a bridal shower in The Green Room. With its designer décor, exclusivity, and chilled-out vibe, The Green Room is the perfect setting for a function that demands style with added privacy. Take an engagement party to the next level at The Loft, a former rooftop penthouse. High above the city skyline and boasting privacy, versatility, and stunning sophistication, The Loft is the ultimate party venue, catering for up to 80 guests in cocktail-style splendor.

Unique décor and standalone inner city positioning make Hotel Urban Brisbane the prime choice for functions with flair and sophistication; each room offering a unique look and feel. And all-inclusive package pricing means you’re treated to food, beverages, theming and even wedding night accommodation for the bride and groom while holding onto pretty pennies. With a clear focus on providing the ultimate event experience, Hotel Urban Brisbane even offers a personal bridal attendant to look after the bridal party. Special accommodation rates are also extended to wedding guests. Whether an engagement party, bridal shower, hen’s night, or wedding reception, Hotel Urban Brisbane offers spectacular packages to reflect their unparalleled event spaces. Book your perfect night now.

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A WEDDING VENUE LIKE NO OTHER. For absolute waterfront weddings and receptions, Eves is the perfect venue for your special day. Sit down or Cocktail style. All packages can be tailored to suit your budget. Call Trudi on 3216 0726 for enquiries and info packs.


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Beauty tips for matrimonial bliss Style chats with beauty specialist Brooke Jesberg of James Street’s Brooklyn Beauty Bar for the scoop on pre-wedding beauty tips. What’s your top skin care advice for a Bride-to-be? The aim is for beautiful, clear, glowing skin. I suggest starting your prep about three months prior to the wedding. We’re happy to give a free consultation on how to get results. Here are a couple of great options: • IPL skin rejuvenation will boost collagen to create a dewy, healthy glow. • Our in house Doctor can also help with wrinkle reduction and plumping out lips or cheekbones. • Our mini-herbal peel is perfect for just before the wedding. Or for thickened, sallow or problem skin we would bring out the big guns with a series of Aktiv Peels (10 times stronger than microdermabrasion). They’re completely natural with no synthetic acid.

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Lash extensions are wonderful for brides as they provide an instant eye lif t. “We have a licenced bar here, so come in with your bridesmaids and have cocktails while you’re all having your nails done.”

What beauty tips can you offer? Once your canvas is beautified, the focus should shift to the framework - eyebrows are so important. Also, lash extensions are wonderful for brides. They provide an instant eyelift and… if you’re likely to get teary… no mascara needed! And for perfect glossy, chip free fingers and toenails you can’t go past Shellac. When should a spray tan be applied? My advice is two days (or three showers) prior to the wedding to ensure there is no discolouration on the gown. We have St Tropez and an organic tanner; both are very nourishing so you have an all-over glow. What about wedding night and honeymoon preparations? (Laughs) Yes, waxing pots get a big work out before weddings to whip away unwanted hair. But for a more permanent solution for unwanted hair, laser removal is the way to go. Any parting words? Have fun! Beauty shouldn’t be a chore. We have a licensed bar here, so come in with your bridesmaids and have cocktails while you’re all having your nails done or book out the whole place for your hen’s party! Brooklyn Beauty Bar Shop 5/15 Cnr Lachlan & James Sts, the Valley P 0421 202 447

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Wedding attire etiquette

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Smooche Boutique’s Gayle Broad spells out wedding etiquette for mothers of the bride and groom. Preparing for a wedding is both exciting and daunting and as a mother of the bride or the groom, getting the right look is extremely important. As etiquette goes, the mother of the bride should be allowed to choose her outfit colour first so that the mother of the groom then knows to avoid this colour. It’s also a good idea to find out the bridesmaids’ dress colours to differentiate from their theme. Getting a feel for the style of the wedding can also help in determining the outfit choice. Whatever your style, Smooche has some failsafe choices for mothers of the bride and groom. Try a lace and satin mixture in soft champagne for a muted, yet elegant look. Paired with eye catching, elegant jewellery and matching clutch, this is a great look that spells sophistication without being too ‘old’ or over the top. And with sizes ranging from 6 to 22, you can guarantee that Smooche has your perfect wedding outfit.

Pair a blush lip with champagne hues for muted elegance.

Lounge lace and satin dress $360; Diamante drop earrings $29.95; Gold and diamante pendant $59; Gold and champagne bangles $55ea; Gabee satin clutch $49.95; Clarice heels $110, Smooche Boutique

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Redefining Bridal Couture Central to the George Wu brand is an ethos of sophistication and high fashion sensibility. Inspired by layers of darkness and lightness, Brisbane designer, George Wu’s sartorial creations evoke an avant-garde elegance that fuses traditional couture with a modern aesthetic. His latest bridal collection ‘The Light of Eden’ is an ethereal feast of nostalgic silhouettes and exquisite textures. Known to be a pursuer of perfection with his impeccable attention-to-detail and intricate sewing techniques, George sees the creative process of each gown through from conception to runway. He is involved with designing, pattern cutting, sewing, finishing and fitting, ensuring each bespoke piece is a work of art. The gowns are handmade in decadent textiles from fine French laces and silks to Japanese trims and Italian embroideries, often sourced from the same mills and suppliers as those used by luxury

global fashion houses Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. As a graduate from Queensland University of Technology’s hallowed Bachelor of Fine Arts Fashion Design course and a holder of an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design, it is Wu’s technical skill that has garnered him much acclaim since launching his label in 2005. He is now known for each piece’s impeccable cut, structure and finish. Since the inception of his label, Wu has established himself within the fashion industry, his innovative designs worn by celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie, Jessica Marais, Cat Deeley, Kristy Hinze and Rachael

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Finch. For brides-to-be dreaming of a George Wu gown, private consultations for custom couture can be made by appointment.


FOOD+DRINK Let’s eat at George’s Jane Schon finds The George Bar has promise to impress... without the One Eleven price tag. In December last year, among a saturated and highly competitive dining scene, the reputable Brisbane restaurant, One Eleven, closed its doors. But we hardly had time to dry our eyes before we saw a husband and wife team who have built a solid reputation as successful restaurateurs snap up the coveted space. Former Wallaby captain George Gregan and his wife Erica run GG Espresso, boasting a portfolio of 20 espresso and wines bars across Sydney. They aim to offer a different style of dining to previous 111 tenant Phillip Johnson, hoping to become a ‘local’ for breakfast, lunch and dinner with the same casual yet high-quality flair they’ve become famous for. This priority is clear as soon as you sit down. The wait staff are attentive and the menu is affordable with breakfast and coffee available for just over 10 bucks! We indulged a little more however… The ‘Healthy Breakfast’, of soft-boiled egg, fluffy ricotta, roma tomato, avocado, rocket and soy quinoa toast, is certainly a guilt-free way to start your day. If you’re looking for something a little more exotic, the ‘Baked

Eggs’ have a real kick with flavours of tomato, chorizo and dukkah. I’m not normally one to order what is essentially cereal at a restaurant, but the ‘Jepps Muesli’ with an assortment of stewed seasonal fruit is so light and flavoursome I’d definitely go back for more. It seems they’re well on their way to becoming an evening favourite too. A main will set you back somewhere between $18 to $29, with generous share boards available for under $50. Or if you’re in the mood for grazing, tapas is an easy choice. You’ll find boutique beers on tap and 25 wines by the glass, as well as full-bodied Allpress Carmelo coffee and a modest selection of sweet treats. The Gregans certainly have their work cut out for them heading into a struggling market, but it seems their passion for good food and good service will lend quite nicely to their newest venture. The George Bar 111 Eagle St, the City P 3161 6113

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Boozy Brunch Chester Street’s putting a little more spice in your Sunday morning Mary… If you’re in need of a little hair-of-the-dog this Sunday morning, make sure you stumble down to Chester Street for a Boozy Brunch that will certainly cure your ailments. Every weekend the Newstead local serves up brekky, bar eats and, most importantly, cocktails! The Boozy Brunch was originally inspired by the rich and famous in St Tropez. The stylish élite would arrive by Ferrari and yacht to begin their Sunday soirees, staying until the sun went down. When Chester Street owner Damian Griffiths was travelling through the states, he experienced the Boozy Brunch at several places in New York and saw it was the perfect fit for chilled out Brisbane, filling the gap between breakfast and dinner. The unpretentious vibe of this neighbourhood bakery and bar provides the perfect setting for our version of this French tradition. You

can dig into the Baked eggs with Cumberland pork sausage and white beans featuring freshly made bread from the wood-fire oven. And for all you gluten free foodies out there, Chester Street’s got you covered! The menu includes gluten free buckwheat and ricotta pancakes with brown sugared pears… yum… plus a few other delectable savoury options. Part dining, part deviance topped with more alcohol than hollandaise, Chester Street’s Boozy Brunch is the perfect chic hangover remedy for all you late risers. Where will you be this Sunday? Count us in for a serve of Croque Monsieur and many, many cups of Pimms.


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Merlo: Up Close and Personal… Win a personal coffee appreciation and cupping session for you and 10 friends with coffee expert, Dean Merlo. Valued at $795. What is blue and white and smells delicious all over? Merlo Coffee of course! We want you to get up close and personal with our favourite of all beans (the coffee bean) with none other than Mr Dean Merlo himself. From beans to machines, you have the chance to learn everything you need to know to make the perfect coffee at home! To celebrate the launch of Merlo’s new custom-designed cupping room at the Bowen Hills Torrefazione and to welcome their brand new Brambati Roaster direct from Italy, Style Magazines and the famous coffee house are

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More mouthwatering menu options have arrived at Eves. Eves on the River is renowned for its prestige, unsurpassed service, and fine food and their newest menu offerings continue to deliver and delight. Their newest spread offers the perfect pairing of flavours in truly tantalizing dishes. Start with the Seared Japanese Scallops with popcorn puree (yum!), palm caramel and cress for a delicious twist on a classic dish. Head chef Warren Maddox has also introduced the Dukkah Crusted Veal Rack for two (pictured), served with a trio of quinoa, zucchini flowers, heirloom


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Take your tastebuds to Torba Feast at Torba and take your taste buds on a journey to exotic Eastern Europe. By Sarah Jackson. Born in Kharkov, Ukraine, Anastasiya Sukhinia introduces her native cuisine to Brisbane’s bustling South Bank precinct. Starting her journey in the music and entertainment industry, Anastasiya couldn’t ignore her underlying dream to open her own Eastern European restaurant. Anastasiya celebrated the grand opening of Torba on September 21, opening the doors to another time and place. Entering this up-andcoming establishment is to surround oneself within a 19th Century inspired decadence of purple and gold mystique. But don’t let the sumptuous surroundings distract you from

Owner of Torba, Anastasiya Sukhinia

the authentic yet sophisticated menu stacked with traditional Eastern European flare. “It’s something fairly new for Brisbane customers… I wanted to introduce it to Brisbane and spread our culture around”, Anastasiya explains. Everything is cooked fresh in their kitchen. Anastasiya says, “it’s very healthy food and all our mains and majority of entrées are gluten free and organic”. The authenticity doesn’t stop there, Torba is also home to an equally intriguing bar, offering the perfect Georgian wine, Ukrainian beer, Russian Vodka, Czech spirit, or flamboyant Eastern European

cocktail to enhance one’s dining experience. Anastasiya describes one of the “wow moments” of Torba as their 22ct eatable gold vodka; a smooth vodka with a caramelised flavour, especially made for Torba. Hosting exhibitions of renowned Eastern European artists and live performances of Anastasiya’s own jazz/pop band, this restaurant envelopes its patrons in an adventure to another continent and its rich traditions. Torba Restaurant & Lounge 164 Little Stanley St, South Bank P 3844 1603


Sign language Exploring your star sign has never been so much fun. Lock’n’Load is giving you even more reason to tune in to your horoscope each month with their Asian-inspired #TigerZodiacs celebration. Your favourite West End hangout is collaborating with Tiger Beer and giving you the chance to win amazing prizes, enjoy special drinks and meals and get in touch with your inner #TigerZodiac. Inspired by Chinese Zodiac and designed to inspire your fun loving soul, #TigerZodiacs will dedicate one week to each of the 12 animal zodiac symbols. Lock’n’Load will offer specials and competitions according to each week’s theme, and if that week aligns with your zodiac animal, you’ll receive some extra lucky special treatment. You’ll experience some real Asian treats with free passes to shows, films, exhibitions, and best of all, each week will 74

wrap up with a Sunday afternoon Tiger Party – a unique blend of Lock’n’Loads icy towers of Tiger Beer and share platters of Asian-inspired treats. To cap off the Asian-themed goodness, every person who participates in the celebrations will be in the running to win a trip to Singapore (yes, you read that correctly!). By simply swinging by Lock’n’Load, ordering a schooner, jug, or tower of Tiger Beer, and filling out an entry form, you’ll have the chance to win a trip to Singapore, valued at $2,000! You can also be in the running by tuning in to the Lock’n’Load Facebook and Twitter accounts. Head to the Lock’n’Load Facebook page for details. Lock’n’Load Bistro 142 Boundary St, West End P 3844 0142




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With Easter fast approaching and treats to be made, Brumby’s Bakery Bulimba certainly isn’t loafing around. The 100 percent Aussie wheat Get Active range launched in Brumby’s late last year continues to be a favourite in the active and health conscious community of Bulimba. But, when the occasion arises, there’s no shame indulging in a little sweet something, and the iconic bakers have risen to the challenge with their latest creation; a Nutella filled hot cross bun! Brumby’s Brand Trainer Alan Hansen explains, “Since launching in February, they have been outselling our other flavours three to one. With such a popular product on offer, this year is sure to be huge!” With all new products in store, it’s no surprise the true blue franchise is holding food training sessions and innovation workshops in the lead up to Easter! With over 30 years’ experience in

the industry, Alan will assist Brumby’s bakers in perfecting the humble hot cross bun. While many won’t be able to resist the new chocolate-oozing bundle of joy (who can blame them) in store from now until just after Easter, Brumby’s proves that life is all about maintaining a healthy balance, with the Get Active range also available across the country. Brumby’s Bulimba Franchisee Lara Russell says, “Now more than ever, customers want to know what is in the products they are consuming. With the health benefits of our breads right on the label, they can make informed choices about what they feed their family.” Brumby’s bakery Bulimba Cnr Princess & Oxford Sts P 3399 6701

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Who says we have to stop celebrating summer just because the calendar has clicked over to autumn? Keep that summer feeling alive with these new products that have a fresh, summery approach to new-season beauty.

GLOW TO GO St Tropez Wash Off Instant Glow Face Lotion is the answer to the question, ‘what can I put on my face to look instantly younger/brighter/ healthier/like I’ve had a mini break at the beach?’ Great for people who are averse to tanning their face, this tinted gel is hydrating and gives great glow alone or mixed in with foundation and comes off with cleanser at the end of the day, $27.95, via 1800 358 999.

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For lovers of lengthy lashes, this 30-minute eyelash treatment is a mini miracle. The Lash Lift turns your own lashes into the kind of lashes you’d usually have to glue on. Using a perming technique, silicone pads were placed on my lids to allow a solution to be applied to the lash root to lift and curl it; magically turning my own lashes into full, flirty eye fringing. It’s like permanently wearing the best mascara you have ever owned, without having to do a thing. It has the added bonus of lifting the eyes too, so you look younger and less

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Lust-have treatments The Brazilian Beauty therapists at Teneriffe share their favourite treatments for beautiful skin and glowing confidence. Tracey Pankhurst SIPL; it’s an incredible technology that takes almost all of the pain out of hair removal/reduction with incomparable results. SIPL is such a results-driven treatment that very easily becomes addictive; I always have a list of areas to be treated next!

Shannon Etienne My favourite treatment is the ASI Professional Peels. They give amazing results on every skin type and condition. I absolutely love having them done on myself too!

Alyssa Steele Eyelash extensions are by far my favourite treatment to do and I have even done them on myself. They make anyone’s eyes look amazing and pop! Whether you are going for a natural or dramatic look, there are so many options to suit just about anyone.

Visit the girls at the Teneriffe salon or pop in to one of their 17 locations to sample these outstanding beauty treatments the girls themselves swear by.

Elle Warner I absolutely love eyebrows! They are the frame to the eyes and face. Whether you want your brows to appear natural or fashionably dramatic, with the right tools and techniques you can sculpt the perfect eyebrow. Christina Doyle I love Dermal Rolling. Suffering from cystic acne on and off for five years left me with deep pits and ugly scars. Eight treatments of dermal rolling worked a treat. It’s fantastic for anyone who wants to boost the immunity of their skin and flush it with plumpness and hydration.

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Love your gut Discover the secret to achieving overall health and wellbeing by showing a little love. By Jane Schon. The importance of Gut health only came to my attention very recently when a dear friend of mine told me it could be the cause of the allergies and skin issues I’ve suffered since birth. So I sought the advice of Certified Holistic Health Coach, Agnes Aldana, who confirmed gut dysfunction leads to chronic imbalances everywhere else in the body.The condition is called Leaky Gut: a disorder where microsize gaps form between cells in the intestinal wall. Our intestine usually acts as a barrier between our digestive system and the rest of the body but once the gut wall is compromised, it can mean the leaking of undigested food, organisms and toxic substances into our system. Symptoms range from digestive disorders to fatigue, unexplainable allergies and sensitivities, aches and pains, fogginess, heart disease,


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infertility, hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune diseases where the body attacks itself. Agnes says due to our modern lives many of us unknowingly suffer from “insidious gut issues”. We get so used to feeling “sub-par” we don’t know how truly being healthy feels. Thankfully improving one’s gut health can be as simple as introducing a few items into your diet that promote gut-friendly bacteria. Agnes says we should introduce a good quality probiotic supplement and move to a clean eating plan, including fermented foods. Substituting one meal a day, three to four times a week, with whole-food smoothies is a great way to ingest easily absorbable nutrients whilst giving the overworked gut a rest. Most importantly, reduce the nasties, like coffee, alcohol, cigarettes, sugar and stress! Ever thought about why you feel funny in the stomach when you’re nervous or anxious?

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foods for your gut • Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage), Kim Chi (fermented veggies and spices) and Kefir (bacterial yeast). • Good quality yoghurt with Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidus cultures. • Asparagus, Onions and Artichokes All contain the prebiotic fibre Inulin that feeds good bacteria. • Apple Cider vinegar is Rich in enzymes, probiotics and prebiotics.

There is a very strong gut-neurological connection that controls the function of your gut. The “brain” in the gut is more active than the brain in our heads in terms of producing neurotransmitters. It’s not called a ‘gut-feeling’ for nothing! Regain your gut health and experience potential benefits like increased energy, weight loss, glowing skin, and dissipation of cravings, headaches, digestive issues and non-specific pain. Love your gut today and you’ll immediately feel the love back!

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The High Performance Fitness team

The team at High Performance Fitness offers quick tips to kickstart your fitness – and no fads allowed! High Performance Fitness looks at your health a little differently. They do not believe in fad diets or quick fixes, and they certainly don’t believe in relapsing into bad habits. Their aim is to help you change your habits for the long-term benefits. Their three top tips to get your fitness started? 1. Start exercising. Just start! Find something you actually enjoy doing as opposed to something you have to force yourself into. There is so much choice to suit your training preferences – ask for a free session to see what you like. 2. Don’t overdo it. Start with three days a week for the first few weeks and build from there to exercising daily, but be consistent - don’t go too hard too fast! Commit to those three days a week for the first month and don’t let yourself down. Build those good habits from the start and it’ll be easy to stick to them. 3. Nutrition. Cut out sugars! Whether you’re trying to lose weight, add muscle, or improve general health, sugar will slow you down (and weigh you down!). That means no more soft drinks (yes, even the ‘calorie free’ ones) and choose your salad dressings and sauces carefully, as these can be high in sugar. With these changes, you’ll see and feel the difference in no time. If you’d like more information about kickstarting your health and fitness, High Performance Fitness offers affordable options to help you turn around your training and nutrition habits. Their ultimate goal is to help you make life changing improvements so that long after you’ve walked out of their studio, you can easily continue on your new healthy way of life. High Performance Fitness 168B South Pine Rd, Enoggera P 0406 963 566


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Slice of life New foodie options join the Gravity Zone studio. Gravity Zone – a premier New Farm fitness location – has just launched its leading weight loss clinics to complement the muscle firing fitness it offers clients. Owner Georgina Watson has launched the clinics to assist her clients in making healthy eating choices. Each week, Gravity Zone clients meet, weigh in and measure up before Georgina covers a specific topic on nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle. In these clinics, a chef demonstrates healthy meal preparation to help people support weight loss, healthy living, and building lean muscle mass. In celebration of the weight loss clinics, Gravity Zone is also about to launch

their range of gourmet healthy meals. “Our gourmet meals are more protein based than any other product on the market and taste fantastic,” Georgina says. “Protein is essential in building lean muscle mass to keep your metabolism fired up, which in turn leads to weight loss, so it’s fantastic that we have these high protein options available.” Gravity Zone’s weight loss clinics are held every Monday night at 7pm and all are welcome. Gravity Zone Unit 4/15 Lamington St, New Farm P 3358 6660

“I wanted to get back into fitness but didn’t want the traditional gym environment. At Gravity Zone, I work out in short bursts with high intensity and that’s been really easy to maintain in my busy schedule. I have lost 10kg so far, and my overall health and stress levels have improved dramatically. The small sessions are so easy to stick with and the food nights have taught me that healthy food doesn’t have to be boring. Highly recommended!” Bernadette Carter, 31, Superannuation accountant

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Amarra Hair Studio, a well-established salon in Camp Hill for more than five years, welcomes a new hair artist to its talented ranks. Ally brings more than 12 years of experience to Amarra, being a creative stylist and colourist who also specialises in formal and event styling. She perfectly complements the team of highly trained professional staff, who use


electrocharging ahead Three-time Australian Kickboxing World Champion and XBody Australia Ambassador, Ian Jacobs divulges how EMS technology has revolutionised his training technique. By Tess Brinums XBody Australia is the first studio to offer the XBody EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) technology and system in Australia. During EMS training, 90 percent of muscles are activated simultaneously with each contraction and the contractions are stronger and more intense than a voluntary exertion can do alone. According to research, compared to conventional weight training, deeper muscle groups are activated, which leads to better intra and inter-muscular coordination. As an elite athlete, Ian Jacobs had been exposed to EMS from a young age. “EMS technology is used at the highest level of rehab, but also at physios on a lower level,”

he explains. EMS is a fantastically evolved technique for muscle rehabilitation, usually for elite athletes. It’s only now that this technology has made its way to Australia as a form of fitness, thanks to XBody Australia. As fitness professionals and directors, Emoke (Amy) Molnar and Norbert Folos were intrigued by this new wave of fitness technology. After trying one session of EMS in Europe, Emoke was hooked. “I thought, ‘this is it’; this is the solution for people who want to lose body fat, tone or grow muscles, detox their body, and help with injuries,” she says. Ian describes the workouts as the perfect pick-me-up; better than a cup of coffee. “You get an instant rush with just one session,” he recalls, “It’s an instant zap to your muscles when you’re feeling unmotivated and sluggish.” Most remarkably, with EMS, your body starts to change after just one session. You can burn up to 500 calories during your EMS training and up to 2000 calories in the next 24-48 hours, after just a 20-minute session. For Ian, a former kickboxing world champion and elite athlete, it’s the perfect complement to his other workouts and at two sessions a week, easily fits in with his busy lifestyle. “It makes me train harder, helps me recover faster, and fires me up to keep going, no matter what.” Other client feedback echoes the same results: less stress, increased vitality, more energy, pain reduction, fat loss, weight loss, improved posture, and more balanced muscles. Better still, it’s the perfect tool for the average person to fire up their fitness regimen.

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Getting to know you Get to know the friendly GPs at Teneriffe Family Doctors.

Dr Geoff Atherton Dr Geoff Atherton is the most recent addition to the Teneriffe Family Doctors team. He has previously worked as the principal GP at his own practice and also as an A&E doctor at a Gold Coast hospital. Geoff’s interests include emergency and general medicine.


Dr Catherine Brown Dr Catherine Browne has worked in the UK, Perth, and Sydney, with a special interest in paediatrics, women’s and mental health. In 2003 Catherine established Teneriffe Family Doctors and has enjoyed seeing the practice expand and develop.

Dr Vasugi Vijayaratna

Dr Vasugi Vijayaratna graduated from the University of Southampton and completed her GP training in the UK before moving to Brisbane and joining Teneriffe Family Doctors in December 2011. Vasugi has a special interest in women’s health and family planning.

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Dr Janet Jukes has been working with Teneriffe Family Doctors since 2008 and has been a GP for over 30 years. She has also worked in North Queensland, Darwin and Perth. Janet’s particular interests are musculoskeletal and nutritional medicine along with women’s health.

Dr Paul Paterson completed medicine at The University of Queensland in 2003 and has developed a special interest in skin cancer detection and treatment. He has two children and expects to have welcomed his third by early March.

Dr Lisa Ch’ng

Dr Lisa Ch’ng worked at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney before completing her membership in General Practice in the UK. Now a mum to four, Lisa has been with Teneriffe Family Doctors since 2007 and enjoys all aspects of General Practice.

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FAT BE-GONE Suck it up (literally) with Body Image! Do you exercise and eat well but still cannot budge stubborn fat or cellulite? You’re not alone in your struggles. Sometimes, even after all your efforts, healthy eating and consistent exercise, you may not see the results you desire. With the development of body sculpting technology, there is now a safe, non-surgical method of weight loss, cellulite and wrinkle treatment, thanks to Body Image. It’s evident from the countless positive experience clients have had at Body Image that this technology works in wonderful ways. Owner Felicity Shingler has a background in beauty therapy and a mission to help people

achieve the weight loss results they want. And she helps people achieve this through Ultrasonic Cavitation, which targets those love handles you’ve always wanted to shed. Body Image technology obliterates fat, plumps the skin, and eliminates cellulite in non-invasive and non-surgical ways. The result is younger, slimmer, sexier skin. Felicity will guide you through the entire process and even offers a free 15-minute consultation for first timers. Body Image CNR Robertson & James Sts, The Valley P 0411 449 449 www.


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Style proudly launched into the digital realm at Gasworks, Newstead where Chinese New Year provided the perfect backdrop to paint the town pink. Endota Spa spoilt visitors with beauty pop-ups, Alana Lowes wowed with her dumpling making demo and Mike Tyler from The Naked Magicians charmed well-wishers. The Gasometer was lit up with the trademark Style pink; very Stylish indeed.

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The Gloss Bar Studio Launch Guests were one step closer to perfecting their pouts at The Gloss Bar Studio opening on Oxford Street, Bulimba. Queensland’s wedding, celebrity and red carpet make-up experts celebrated the opening with Champagne and canapés, and showed off their own boutique range of glosses and glazes.

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Peng You China Kitchen and Bar opening Peng You China Kitchen and Bar celebrated its opening at Gasworks with a Chinese New Year gala. Friends and guests were treated to traditional Lion dancing as well as platters of their tapas-style modern Chinese fare.

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Bobbi Belle Style Opening Guests were invited to wander through the opening of BobbiBelle Style’s unique space, right in the heart of Coorparoo. Bobbie Belle is Brisbane’s first in-store personal styling studio offering special occasion styling, image re-invention, personal styling and makeovers all in complete privacy.

Forevermark Diamonds International and exclusive guests celebrated a shining milestone, welcoming the international brand Forevermark to their Westfield Carindale store.

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Blue Sky Foundation Charity Event Blue Sky Foundation hosted their annual Valentine’s Day charity function at Victoria Park. The event raised more than $70,000 to assist children and families with autism, with guests treated to live performance from Grinspoon’s Phil Jamieson.

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Taking inspiration from world wide carnivale celebrations, this month we’re mixing and matching bold prints with block colours to hold onto summer as long as we can!

Ingrid quilt set (pillow pictured) $179.95,

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Your body without sleep Experts say effects from lack of sleep can range from impaired cognition to a higher risk of breast cancer! There’s no doubt a bad night’s sleep can rattle your system. Everyone knows the effects: grogginess, crankiness, inability to focus and a horde of other nasty feelings that weigh you down the entire day. But most may not know the long-term effects can be devastating. According to online wellness journal Health Central, just one week of insufficient sleep alters the activity of our genes, which control our responses to stress immunity, inflammation and overall health. Needless to say, setting aside enough time to fully recharge our batteries is essential. To help lull you into blissful serenity each night, begin by creating a calm, comfortable bedroom haven. And what better place to start than your bed? Enter Domayne’s Sleep Number bed, which Domayne’s sleep experts say will have you sleeping easy for four reasons: 1. You can find your Sleep Number setting. Somewhere between zero and 100 is your ideal comfort, whether it’s extra firm or cosy soft. 2. It’s perfect for couples who disagree on mattress firmness; DualAir™ technology lets you adjust each side to your individual needs. 3. The bed adjusts to fit the contours of your body, distributing weight more evenly and reducing uncomfortable pressure points so you toss and turn less. 4. Plush, Pillowtop and memory foam beds feature the latest innovations such as temperature balancing material, for more comfortable sleep. Pick up your Sleep Number from Domayne today and you’ll be banking zeds in no time. DOMAYNE 1058 Ann St, the Valley P 3620 6600 | 07 3891 1610 Cnr Stanley St & Wellington Rd, Woolloongabba, Qld 4102 L-R: Tolix chair $95 (yellow, blue), Breakfast stool $175 (black), Tolix stool 66cm $95 (lime, orange), Tube stool $195, (white, black) Reclaimed Elm stool $145, Tolix stool 45cm $75 (dark blue) More colours available.



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Revamping your humble abode doesn’t need to go on for months. Adding small touches like a fresh coat of paint or colourful wares are enough to give your home new life.

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dabble in some diy and try your hand at creating interesting ornaments or wall art. but if you don’t like getting your hands dirty, here are a few we prepared earlier.

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As a preview, the ladies wanted to share five simple tips to give your home a little lift: 1. Paint is inexpensive and so easy to do yourself. Start with one room. Don’t overwhelm yourself and think you’ll have to paint the entire house. Start small.

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2. Buy new bed linen. Fresh colours and styles can be easily changed with simple bed linen.

Former contestants of The Block, Katrina Chambers and Amie Godde, share their top tips for home revival.

3. Buy indoor plants. They last longer than buying fresh flowers every week and really brighten a room.

Sprucing up the home can be as easy or as hard as you make it, say sisters and TV renovation stars Katrina Chambers and Amie Godde. With a plethora of styling and renovation shows hitting our screens once again, the girls predict design discussion will be abuzz. That’s why the ladies have recently launched Design Tribe; a forum aimed at creating an online design community where everyone can share ideas, freely ask questions and engage with design experts. “It’s like having a group of designers at your fingertips and it’s all free,” they say.

4. Let go. People feel they have to keep everything! One thing new in the house means one thing has to go out. Time for a garage sale maybe? 5. Have a go at some DIY. If you need artwork for a wall, pop on to somewhere like Pinterest and get some inspiration. You never know what you can actually do yourself. Amie Godde (left) and Katrina Chambers

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2014 is all about combining rustic textures with eclectic prints LOVE IT!

Exciting times lie ahead for a favourite local homewares store. Room for Living offers a world of inspiration, nestled and awaiting new faces at its Woolloongabba location. A seasonal change has seen the inspiring furniture and homewares haven undergo a subtle refresh, but still offer the key ranges and quality reclaimed timber for which they have become locally famous. The store holds many treasures and unique textured pieces for your home, each with a special story to tell. Choose from unique blends of oak, elm and bamboo, just to name a few. Offered in such a variety of pieces from bedroom to dining accessories, Room for Living has the highest quality solid timber products that will last a lifetime. All products are hand selected to inspire customers to create a home and living space they love. Room for Living’s latest store refresh also

includes the launch of an exciting new interiors section, bringing a whole new level of globally inspired home options into the mix. The launch of their interiors section also marks an exciting time for events and brand new services, so stay tuned for interesting times ahead! With the latest trends always at the ready, Room for Living is your local choice to help infuse your unique style into your living space. Ask in store about their personal service and styling advice for each individual home. Room for Living Cnr Stanley St and Wellington Rd, Woolloongabba P 3891 1610

Bandana cushion $49.95

Crossback dining chair with metal strap $175

Traditional Thai rice bowls $19-$39

natuzzi nuances Natuzzi Italia celebrates the launch of a stylish and innovative new 2014 collection. New trends for Natuzzi are evident in open base, square arm, and lower back sofa models with higher pull-up lumbar support cushion, such as the stunning new Tempo. Smaller models designed for urban living, with special attention to detail through intricate stitching, are currently in hot demand and there’s so much to choose from within the new range. Romeo, featuring deep, ultra-comfortable seats enclosed in a stainless steel framework that highlights its design, is a soft motion model with the latest and most innovative technology. The system has been integrated into the frame and is activated by a discreet motion pad within the seat. Through fluid, natural movements, the 94

Natuzzi Tempo sofa

headrest rises, the backrest glides down and the seat cushions slide forward, providing the perfect space to recline in sublime relaxation. Affordable quality, made in Italy by Natuzzi, is at your fingertips with the Italian Attraction Collection. Forma, designed by Italian architect Claudio Bellini, is a compact, totally modular sofa made to suit any space. It comes in a wide range of fabric or leather coverings, and is

also available in a superior comfort, featuring a high-quality fibre filling over a layer of memory foam, ensuring the sofa retains its shape over time. From $1,995 as a fabric two-seater. Visit the Natuzzi Italia store at the corner of Chester and Doggett Streets. Natuzzi Italia 35 Chester St, The Valley P 3252 2855


designing dreams Dean Bolger of evermore tells us how it’s all in the details. Evermore designed homes introduces their in-house Building Designer, Dean Bolger to talk us through the design process at evermore. What is your role at evermore, Dean? I am the first port of call for clients, so my job is to consult on the design aspect of their build and ultimately lead them through the evermore design and construct journey. When I start the consulting process, I sit down with the client and conduct a thorough review of details relating to the potential site. I also make sure that evermore can address three key requirements from the get-go: 1. Design aspirations of the client; 2. Interior finishes, exterior finishes and styling goals; and, 3. How we can create the design vision within a tailored budget. After we have gone through the design process, the project management phase

begins, where I oversee the development of the plans through both the pricing and construction phases, which evermore also manage in-house. Do you deal more with interior or exterior design? I work closely with our resident Interior and exterior designer, Melanie Fracchia to set a common theme for the home to ensure fluidity between interior, exterior design and detailed finishes. What is a common question clients come to you with? One of the most common questions we receive revolves around time. The answer is dependant on each client’s situation, but we try to meet with our clients every few weeks during the design stages to keep the process moving and ensure their goals are being fulfilled. evermore designed homes 6/57 Oxford St, Bulimba P 3899 7333

“evermore is a design and construction firm that creates tailor-made architectural homes for clients. I would say we are especially service based”.

soft and chic Outdoor, indoor, and everything in between. Image courtesy of Unique Fabrics

Can’t bear to bid summer farewell just yet? Well, neither can Timbershades QLD, and how fortunate! Because that means you can still enjoy the bliss of summertime with their Hamptonsinspired curtain fabrics and outdoor awnings. Allowing for both privacy and discreet luxury, Timbershades QLD’s newest line of sheer curtain fabrics can be used outdoors and where outside elements are a factor to consider. These delicate yet durable sheer fabrics are a subtly elegant addition to outdoor areas, particularly in a coastal environment where they add a beach-like flourish. Simple yet highly affecting, they are the perfect accessory to soften up or add a little romance to any outdoor area. The fabric is mould and mildew resistant, oil, dirt and dust repellent, and comes with an eight-year manufacturer warranty.

Why stop at sheer fabric when you can add a pop of colour as well? Timbershades QLD has a large range of bright and beautiful outdoor fabrics – great for cushions and reinvigorating an outdoor setting. Plus, they’re Teflon coated and again resistant to the elements! Timbershades QLD also offers many more fantastic outdoor options including their sleek Zipscreen Awnings (among many others). These are a high-end, classy outdoor awning with an endless choice of fabric and colours. They can also be motorised or operated by a sleek and removable crank handle for subtle sophistication. For all things outdoor, indoor, and more, Timbershades has the answer. Timbershades QLD 2/54 Baden Powell St, Maroochydore P 1300 748 887


TRAVEL On point

Four Points by Sheraton General Manager, Brad Mercer

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane sets a new standard for business and leisure travellers. In an exciting addition the Brisbane’s CBD, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced that Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane will open on March 3, 2014, introducing a new level of city luxury to Brisbane. Located in a 32-storey, contemporary city tower designed by Brisbane-based Noel Robinson Architects, Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane offers 246 comfortable and stylish guest rooms, catering to business and leisure travellers alike. Combining style and service at a great price, Four Points by Sheraton offers guests stylish rooms, Wi-Fi access, delicious breakfasts, a fully equipped fitness centre, and the opportunity to enjoy a great local beer as part of the hotel’s Best Brews™ program. Newly appointed General Manager, Brad Mercer, is thrilled to be part of the brand’s newest expansion. “I am very excited to be involved in the launch of Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane, the brand’s debut in the state of Queensland,” he says. “Together with the hotel team, I look forward to introducing the Four Points by Sheraton brand to the market and offering our guests unrivalled comfort and service at the great rates for which the brand is known.” Fuelled by the success of the brand’s “best for business” proposition, Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane services conferences, meetings and business guests with 312 square metres of dedicated function space with natural light for corporate and social events featuring state-ofthe-art, in-built technology. An exclusive covered 96

rooftop venue on level 30, dubbed Altitude, offers guests spectacular views across the city and river. Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane is located in Brisbane’s CBD and is a short stroll from the city’s key attractions including Queen Street Mall, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane River and Queensland Art Gallery.

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane is launching with a special opening offer starting from $149 per room per night including complimentary in room Wi-Fi. Starwood Preferred Guest® members can earn double Starpoints® for stays booked from 3 March to 3 September 2014. To book this offer please call, email or visit the Four Points Brisbane website.

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane 99 Mary St, City P 1800 074 545


Aloha Sydney Harbour Hawaiian Airlines and the Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA) announce the first international outrigger canoe race on Sydney Harbour on Sunday March 2. Hawaii’s heritage reaches our fair shores… held in one the world’s greatest cities, on the world’s most beautiful harbour. Sydney Harbour will play host to Australia’s first international outrigger canoe race. What is it you ask? Originating in Hawaii, the outrigger canoe is a type of canoe featuring one or more lateral support floats known as outriggers. These are fastened to one or both sides of the main hull. The Hawaiian Airlines Sydney Harbour Challenge has the potential to be Australia’s most prestigious outrigging canoe race held on arguably the world’s most beautiful harbour. Plus, there is a chance to share in $20,000 worth of prizes. The inaugural Hawaiian Airlines Sydney Harbour

Challenge will include teams from around the world – New York, Philippines, Singapore, New Zealand and Tonga. And the Aussie teams competing are from as far as Perth, Darwin, Cairns, the Gold Coast, and Tasmania. A special men’s team made up of Hawaiian Airlines employees will also travel from Hawaii to compete. In addition, two-time world surfing champion, expert SUP rider and all-round awesome waterman, Tom Carroll, will be MC for the day’s events. Surfs up in Sydney, it’s going to be gnarly! Hawaiian Airlines Sydney Harbour Challenge Sunday, March 2


to Learn more about the retreat or about Pilates Unlimited contact Katrina.

Bali Pilates Retreat Enjoy a rejuvenating retreat to Bali with PU Retreats bought to you by Pilates Unlimited. Meet Katrina Carey: founder of Pilates Unlimited, certified Stott Pilates instructor, and proud provider of PU Bali Retreats. Katrina’s love affair with Pilates started in her 20s when she was dancing professionally, utilising the long, lean muscles and strong core she sharpened through Pilates training. Since becoming an instructor in Brisbane in 2000, Katrina has helped scores of people begin their own love of Pilates through education and classes at Pilates Unlimited.

The truly unique aspect of Katrina’s experience at Pilates Unlimited is the PU Bali Retreats she offers. These retreats are a unique chance to not only indulge in an island getaway, but also nourish your body and soul with beach walks, daily Pilates classes, spa treatments, cooking classes, and much more. Add a dash of shopping and some cocktails to the mix and you have a revitalising experience combining the perfect blend of indulgence, stimulation, and relaxation. It gets better…you don’t need Pilates

experience to attend the retreats and Katrina also offers the experience to corporate groups of six to eight women. Seems like a great way to encourage team bonding, right? Excluding flights, a Bali retreat with Pilates Unlimited will set you back $1,500 for six nights including accommodation and unrivalled indulgence. Pilates Unlimited/PU Retreats P 0422 455 371



Note ladies: Pack your most stylish flats – no one wears heels in Bryon. It’s quite liberating actually!

Girls Getaway Girls Weekend in Byron Bay: Swimsuits, check! Champagne, check! Booked in at Beach Suites, check! By Claire Parviz. It wasn’t hard to convince the stingray girls to pack up and drive to Byron for the weekend, however, they really did take pack up literally with enough luggage for a lengthy overseas winter holiday! How many Kaftans, wedges and Champagne bottles can you fit in one Audi....? Our accommodation thanks to Delvene Delaney and Strop was stunning. Strewth! From the minute we walked in, we didn’t want to leave! Byron Beach Suites, is the perfect destination for any occasion – romantic weekends, family holidays sharing with couples, or a few nights away with the girls. They offer a range of stylish options, including cosy boutique studios and spacious apartments, all in a very central location so you still feel the chilled Byron vibe. The beach views were to die for and the apartment was so big, it felt more like a luxury house. The bedrooms were enormous too – and by the time we unpacked our shoes, outfits, accessories and bags, they looked as if they were prepped for a fashion shoot rather than sleep! Just as we thought it couldn’t get any better, up an internal spiral staircase, we found our own private rooftop swimming pool with stunning 180 degree views of Byron. Banana lounges, 98

umbrellas and an outdoor fridge meant we didn’t need anything other than our mags, ipads and ice bucket with flutes to boot. The proximity of Byron Beach Suites meant that we could walk to everything and we did! Day meant power walking to the lighthouse and back, strolling the fashion stores, trapeze classes at the local Circus School – hilarious and I still have the blisters to prove it – next – bubbles and cheese on the deck looking over the Surf Club, did someone say Speedo’s? ... hard to leave such a view but

pre-dinner drinks and gorgeous meal at The Beach Cafe were calling. This was closely followed by a whip around the block checking out the local hot spots, St Elmos Bar will never be the same again! So, if you are looking for all this and more Byron Bay Beach Suites are definitely for you. Stay three nights for the price of two between May 13 and July 31, 2014. Check the website for availability.



IT’S IN THE stars

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



Things seem to be working against you but don’t let it rock and sink your boat. Stay positive and think before you act!

You’ve got an itch that you’re just not scratching. Try something new, whether it’s a new career direction, language or sport – embrace a little change!

TAURUS APR 21-MAY 21 You tend to think with your head before your heart but it may be time to let your heart do the talking. It could lead you to somewhere (or someone) new!

GEMINI MAY 22-JUNE 21 Conflict is encircling you but it’s not your own. Don’t let the negativity of others get you down and use your time positively and effectively.


VIRGO AUG 24-SEP 23 You are taking on more responsibility and starting to expand your skills. Don’t let fear of change slow you down. Keep it up, work hard and it will pay off.

LIBRA SEP 24-OCT 23 Valentine’s Day may not have been all you hoped for but don’t let it overcome you. Your love life is about to get a whole lot more interesting.

Don’t forget to give yourself downtime. OCT 24-NOV 22 A new TV series or hobby may be the perfect after-hour distraction You’re kicking butt in your to keep home a work-free zone. exercise and health regime.


Be sure to treat yourself every now and then, and it will help you to maintain it in the long run.

SAGITTARIUS NOV 23-DEC 22 Don’t let that never-ending to-do list overwhelm you. Focus on what’s in front of you and get it done. Organisation is key… and a good weekly planner!

CAPRICORN DEC 23-JAN 20 You’re wanting to travel but can’t stop shopping. Set budgets and book. It’s the most priceless experience you’ll buy!

AQUARIUS JAN 21-FEB 19 You’ve got the power! You are your best motivation. Keep kicking goals and reward yourself for your hard work.

Pisces FEB 20-MAR 20

This month: With the working year now in full swing, impulsive or reckless desires may start to take over. Be wary as these will try to throw you off course, but don’t shut them out completely. This year: Maintain balance! Work is important but don’t let it take over. Set time aside for your friends and family and, of course, yourself – A healthy balance will keep you happy. ABOVE: Gold Pineapple Charms Alloy Chain Necklace $39.95,


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STYLE | March 2014  

Style is a vibrant, monthly magazine capturing the essence of the metropolitan lifestyle in Brisbane.

STYLE | March 2014  

Style is a vibrant, monthly magazine capturing the essence of the metropolitan lifestyle in Brisbane.