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Tanya and Lucy are styling gurus with an edge and are here to walk you through the hottest look for the new season: neutrals with a hint of metallic. Achieve a chic space that’s inviting, inspiring and a dream to live in.
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Join us for an evening of covetable ceramics and sweet treats as Gourmet Traveller launches its highly anticipated afternoon tea collection. Publisher Cornelia Schulze will introduce you to the Australian designed and handmade collection and pastry queen Jocelyn Hancock will share with you some of her most decadent desserts designed to complement the range.
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COVER STORIES 37 SPRING RACING Get race day ready for Spring Carnival with the best frocks and fascinators on show.
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Photographer: Jesse Smith Hair and Make-up: Hair by Oscar Oscar, Make-up by Napoleon Perdis Model: Michaela from Vivien’s Model Management Location: Nantucket Kitchen & Bar, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
Tick all the boxes pre-party season - we’ve got tips on beauty and must have outfits.
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(COVER) MICHAELA WEARS: Alex Perry Maude lace halter pencil dress $1,490, Gregory Ladner silk organza flower on clip fascinator $14.95, Myer; Crystal ring $75, Veronika Maine; Charmes court shoe $279, Ted Baker
Deck out your nest with on trend homewares, get our insiders tips and tricks.
(LEFT) MICHAELA WEARS: Crepe wrap jumpsuit $299, Veronika Maine; Karim Phoenix sky blue heel $189.95, Toni Bianco; Gregory Ladner Polyprop swirl with thin bow fascinator $99.95, Myer; Deena cross body bag $229, Ted Baker; The Go To ring $49.95, Mimco
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Q: What advice would you give your younger self ? MANAGEMENT PAUL JOHNSTON MANAGING EDITOR
MANAGING EDITOR Paul Johnston Treat life as an adventure.
PUBLISHER & FASHION EDITOR Tracy Johnston
CHRISTIE SUTHERLAND DEPUTY EDITOR
Eat healthy, look after your body, be yourself.
EDITORIAL DEPUTY EDITOR Christie Sutherland
Be daring, throw yourself into experiences whole-heartedly.
DIGITAL EDITOR Elizabeth Best It’s OK, you’ll grow into your nose.
SUB EDITOR/ACCOUNTS Helen Rogers Drink less, smoke less, love yourself more.
JOURNALIST Candice Jackson
Don’t be afraid to reach for what you want.
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Naree Murray of Commonwealth Bank, Winner Sarah Pearce and Paul Johnston
SUBSTANCE AND BUBBLES I’ve been told that I would go to the opening of an envelope and last month was no exception. I had the pleasure of presenting an envelope containing $10,000 to our Style and Substance winner, Sarah Pearce. Our campaign unearthed a ton of talent in Brisbane and our readers voted for Sarah. You can read about Sarah’s entrepreneurial idea on page 23. I keep hearing about the countdown to Christmas but there are some important dates on my calendar prior. First up of course is Melbourne Cup which we Stylers celebrate heartily. As a team we normally frock up and head to a venue together. This year we will be having lunch and maybe a Veuve or two at Stokehouse at South Bank as we watch the race that stops the nation. If you need some tips on what we wear on the first Tuesday in November see our tips on page 54. The silly season will be on us before we know it and we’ve got rooftop bars to underground hangouts that are designed just for that. See page 56 for some soirée inspiration.
See you out and about, Paul
Credit cards do not solve life’s problems!
PRODUCTION PRODUCTION MANAGER Keith Jones Invest, invest, invest…
SENIOR DESIGNER Jade Russell Don’t sweat the small stuff.
SENIOR DESIGNER Junita Hayes
Don’t open a bottle of blue food colouring with your teeth.
DESIGNER Miriam Bligh Don’t over think it.
SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER Cassie Mullins Don’t buy those shoes, put the money in the piggy bank.
CUSTOM MEDIA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Sarah McAlpine Being pale trumps being orange.
JOURNALIST Caitlyn Spanner
Stop worrying about what people think of you; just be happy.
JOURNALIST Lou Parker
Stop searching externally. You have everything you need to take you wherever you need to go.
JOURNALIST Elle Raison
RIDING HIGH Who doesn’t relish the chance to dress up, have some Champagne and maybe even a little flutter? Indooroopilly Shopping Centre has indulged in our passion and graced our cover with a winning streak; a fresh take on Hampton’s luxury to set the scene.
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This month, step into impeccable new collections, discover winning race day dresses, buy polished outfits for celebratory Spring days and get prep tips for parties and special events – our feature pages are your go-to guide. If I had to choose one item to accompany me as a plus one for the season, it would be millinery by Christie Murray, it’s unique and delicate. Each month deadlines come and go yet there is something different to introduce to you every time. Our design team work hard on transforming the layout of our ideas into beautiful spreads and the excitement of the finished product is like no other. Classic with a modern twist just like race day etiquette. There is nothing quite as magnificent as the month of October.
Chill out and have fun girl. You’ve got plenty of time to do everything you want to do.
Stay stylish, Christie Xo
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Kiri Johnston Don’t grow up too fast, enjoy it while you can.
ADVERTISING SALES & MARKETING MANAGER Riria Taukamo | 0450 323 510 Don’t be afraid to take a risk!
DIGITAL INTEGRATION CO-ORDINATOR Tamika McInneny
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SALES CO-ORDINATOR Rhonda Baker
Look for the learning opportunity in every bad situation.
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Be more disciplined.
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Visit the fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most photographed sights in Germany.
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Pack your bags, throw on your Dirndl and get ready to jet set to Germany! DO YOU THINK of Germany as nothing more than the land of beer and sausages? Think again! One lucky Style reader will soon embark on the ultimate Bavarian getaway worth $5,500 and discover all the incredible experiences Germany has to offer. In partnership with German Australian Travel and Oktoberfest Brisbane, Style Magazines is giving you the chance to win a stay in Munich, plus three nights at two of Bavaria’s most historic hotels. The lucky winner and a friend will depart from Brisbane with return tickets to either the eclectic Frankfurt or the picturesque Munich, ready to embark on the ultimate German escape. Consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Frankfurt is a bustling metropolis.
Stroll the famous shopping mile, Zeil, or soak up the scenery along the banks of the Main river. Venture south to experience the beautiful city of Munich, overflowing with art, history and culture. Grab a fresh pretzel and a stein of German beer and sit amongst the quintessential beer halls. Next, indulge in a little taste of Bavaria at the quaint Hotel Zum Breiterle in Rothenburg, and sleep like a king at the fairytale-like Villa Jägerhaus, built in 1786. So, what are you waiting for? Enter now for your chance to be swept away on an adventure of a lifetime! WWW.GERMANAUSTRAVEL.COM.AU WWW.OKTOBERFESTBRISBANE.COM.AU
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TREND ALERT: DENIM WE WANT
Dinosaur Designs’ Louise Olsen & Toni Maticevski resin copper earring $150
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OFF-THE-CUFF COLLAB Our jaws dropped when we heard the news that Toni Maticevski and Dinosaur Designs paired up for Maticevski’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. The collaboration features matching wrist and neck cuffs in large tubular shapes, and edgy single earrings like this one, in a neutral colour palette of ivory, black, grey, pink and clear. WWW.DINOSAURDESIGNS.COM.AU
COLOUR ME COBALT Lace-up heels are not just one of the hottest trends of the season, but also super practical as your new fave heels can be tied to perfectly fit your foot. Like the name suggests, you will go Crazie for Windsor Smith’s take on the trend in electric blue suede (swoon!). WWW.WINDSORSMITH.COM.AU
Windsor Smith Crazie heel $189.95
HAPPY TIFF After stumbling upon Adelaide-based Tiff Manuell, we have slipped into a technicolour haze of spots, stripes and vivid colours. Tiff hand-paints new canvases every day, which are covered with PVC and sewn together in their small studio in Unley. Although some are painted in the same design, no two clutches are ever identical. The remaining sections of the canvases are used to make their neckpieces and other accessories… Economical, right?
Tiff Manuell Warrior neckpiece $69
TROPICANA COOL AS OUR WEEKENDS START TO LEAVE US WITH SALTY HAIR AND SANDY FEET, THE TIME ALSO COMES TO RESTOCK OUR BEACH ESSENTIALS. THE TOP OF MY LIST IS THIS LUXURIOUS TOWEL. WITH THIS SUPER CUTE PRINT, YOU CAN TOTALLY GET AWAY WITH USING IT AS A STATEMENT THROW, YOGA TOWEL, PICNIC MAT OR EVEN A FEATURE PIECE. WWW.BEACHBELLA.COM.AU Beach Bella Pineapples towel $84.95
Kiini Tuesday bikini $285
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JUST ADD WATER All girls dream of ‘the one’… that perfect bikini that fits like a dream and offers the unbound confidence of a beach goddess. KIINIs are created with handmade crochet, elastic and high-tech fabrics and no clasps, buttons or ties. Making each pair the most secure fit and perfect for days by the sand and sea. WWW.KIINI.COM
A WHITE NIGHT Brooke Williams and Amy Grey, the creators of Le Dîner En Blanc Brisbane, tell us about the exclusive all white, open-air dinner party popping up this month. What was the reason behind the first ever Dîner En Blanc event you created? We wanted to be the first city to bring Dîner en Blanc to Australia. We are very passionate about using and activating public space; this was the perfect platform to begin that. Why do you think it has become so popular in so many different cities? Everyone who comes along feels like they’re a part of the organisation – it’s a pop-up picnic in a secret location, everyone brings their own table and decorations and the event builds itself, what’s not to love about a surprise. How does someone get invited to attend
Amy Grey and Brooke Williams
Next event: Saturday, 17th October register at brisbane.dinerenblanc.info the exclusive event? If you know someone who attended as a member last year, ask them to sponsor you. Otherwise add your name to our waiting list. You will receive an invite a few weeks before the event, it’s first come, first served, and we expect our tickets to sell out quickly. Why are there rules that go alongside the event? The rules are based on tradition.
They are the same around the world – so no matter what city you attend you will have the same magical experience. What memorable moments stand out? Every year is full of them. Last year everyone started dancing behind the DJ on the amphitheater stairs of the Roma Street Parklands, singing and clapping along, it was so unexpected.
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A SOBERING THOUGHT Macquarie Bank 2015 Social Innovation Award winner, Chris Raine talks to Style about Australia’s drinking culture.
HELLO SUNDAY MORNING HAS BECOME A MOVEMENT
WHEN CHRIS RAINE was 22 he was working in advertising and as a nightclub promoter. He noticed that he was starting to depend on drinking to build his confidence and deal with depression. “It was starting to become the centre of my life,” says Chris. He identified with the ‘dry’ drinking culture that is all too prevalent in our country. “This means that we have a tendency towards binge and abstinence, rather than moderation,” says Chris. He began searching for support but very little resonated with him. Instead, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Chris took a year off drinking and blogged about his experiences.
WITH AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF OVER 60,000 PEOPLE. “Five years later, that blog has become a movement with an international community of over 60,000 people,” he says. Hello Sunday Morning offers an app and a social network of honest and authentic support. Chris identifies three core ingredients in starting the journey towards a better relationship with alcohol: Mindfulness: Ask yourself why you are drinking then make conscious choices based around that answer.
Connection: Surround yourself with healthy people. Time: Learn new behaviour in order to form new patterns of thinking. Hello Sunday Morning has contributed to a larger cultural shift in Australia. According to last year’s ABS statistics, the country is drinking the least it has in over 50 years, with risky drinking in young people having dropped by over four per cent. WWW.HELLOSUNDAYMORNING.ORG
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AWARENESS FIESTA Join the team at Olé Fuego for this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon. ENJOY A FIVE-COURSE fiesta, free flowing beverages, a charity auction and a fabulous fashion parade for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Olé Fuego will host this amazing event on October 23 to aid research and raise awareness for breast cancer. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and 15,600 women are predicted to be diagnosed in Australia, this year alone. The National Breast Cancer Foundation hope every dollar raised helps take them one step closer towards their goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. An important cause for many, the official MC of the night, Network Ten’s Georgina Lewis, jumped at the opportunity to contribute. “I didn’t have to think twice when asked to host the charity lunch. It’s a cause I feel deserves women’s
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support from all walks of life,” said Georgina. Renowned Brisbane auctioneer, Alex Rutherford will host the charity auction, with prizes donated by Audi Indooroopilly, Lisa Messenger, Jack Sullivan Designs and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. After lunch and the auction, models will take to the catwalk to showcase some of the beautiful designs by featured brands, Carla Zampatti and Jack Sullivan. Styled by The Style Report’s Laura Churchill, guests will be wowed by the gorgeous pieces on display. So grab a group of friends and celebrate a worthy cause this October. WWW.OLERESTAURANT.COM.AU
TURN TO TASSELS Fringing is on its way out, with the micro-version of the trend set to settle in; tassels.
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IF YOU LOOK hard enough, you’ll notice these small artsy adornments, known as tassels, hanging on every accessory and clothing item imaginable. They can be worn as a slight accent on shoelaces and handbags, or as larger statements on necklaces and earrings. Either way, getting in on this playful trend is pretty much a no-brainer, and we’ve got five picks to get you started.
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BAG PANACHE Lacambra tassel clutch in silver $149
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Sophie Hulme Jane bi-colour leather tassel key ring $195
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SMART START-UPS Commbank’s Small Business State Manager Margaret Jones shares six tips to get you on track to smarter business banking. WITH A NEW financial year just starting, now is the time to make your business run as efficiently and cost-effectively as you can. State Manager for Small Business at Commbank, Margaret Jones shares six tips to help you get the most from your online banking. Make your business banking easier, faster and smarter this financial year, by getting the most out of features in your online banking. 1. Make pay day easy. Whether you’ve got one employee or 100, you can pay everyone in NetBank with just a few clicks, and simplify your accounting at the same time. Use a group transfer to pay staff and suppliers automatically, or import payment files straight from an accounting package like MYOB. 2. Simplify business purchases — and never miss a card payment. A business credit card 20
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can make business purchases easy and help cover short-term cash flow gaps. Make sure you pay off your credit card on time and avoid paying unnecessary fees and interest by setting up an email or SMS alert in NetBank. 3. Pay bills on time, every time. The only thing worse than chasing unpaid invoices is being chased yourself. BPAY View keeps your bills together in one convenient place, making it easy to keep track of bills without chasing paper. You can even schedule payments up to a year and a half in advance. 4. Give your business an edge. If multiple people are running the finances at your business, then CommBiz could be the right choice for you. It can give authorised users secure access to your banking, while controlling and tracking what each person can do. A free iPad app is included, which
delivers unique insights into your business and customers. 5. Move to online statements. Save on paper statements cluttering your mail box by moving to online statements. You can then view statements on demand in NetBank. 6. Run your business on the move. Your business shouldn’t come to a standstill just because you’re out of the office. Use the CommBank app to check balances, transfer funds and apply for new accounts while you’re on the move. CommBiz Mobile allows powerful and secure business banking on your iPhone and iPad, including balances, authorisations, payments and foreign exchange. COMMONWEALTH BANK 240 QUEEN ST, BRISBANE P 3237 3111 WWW.COMMBANK.COM.AU/FLAGSHIP
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TRIP FOR YOUR TASTEBUDS Whether you’re a sweet tooth, or love a bold, dry Shiraz, Natasha Hansen of Tash Maree Travel shows us why you’ll find the perfect drop on her Deluxe Wine Tasting Tour in Mt Tamborine. First stop: Mt Tamborine Distillery. This citrus and avocado farm-turned-small pot distillery boasts award winning liqueurs, spirits and schnapps (which we get to taste, of course!) Must-try… the Wattle Toffee Liqueur. The wattle seeds are roasted which gives the liqueur a delicious caramel popcorn flavour. Second stop: Witches Falls Winery. The only working winery on the mountain, Witches Falls is a James Halliday five red star winery and do all from washing grapes, through to bottling. Third stop: The Lookout. We head over to the breathtaking view of where the grapes grow – from Mt Tamborine out to the Granite Belt. Fourth stop: Mason Wines and lunch at
Eden Restaurant. Here we taste a variety of fun, fresh Queensland wines in their stunning Cellar Door. Changing with each season, the meals at Eden Restaurant showcase perfectly matched flavours and detailed presentation. Fifth stop: Cedar Creek Estate. Located on a beautiful property, guests are served generous tastes of both Cedar Creek Estate wines and a selection of wine from Queensland Wine Centre. Last, but not least: The Cheese Factory. Here we taste a wide variety of cheeses, dips and yoghurts, like the Triple Cream Brie, the popular Milsy’s Cheddar, and my personal favourite, the St Mor Goats Cheese, lightly rolled in ash.
Tour cost is $130pp and includes: • 5-10 TASTING SAMPLES AT EACH LOCATION. • A GOURMET TWO-COURSE MEAL OVERLOOKING THE VINEYARDS. • A GENEROUS CHEESE TASTING AT WITCHES CHASE CHEESE FACTORY. • SNACKS AND COLD DRINKS ON THE BUS. • A PICK UP AND DROP OFF SERVICE TO YOUR DOORSTEP (TO BRISBANE).
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THE JOURNEY SO FAR:
Our Style + Substance Winner! Over the last two months, with your help, Style has been looking for Brisbane’s next big idea. We are thrilled to introduce you to our winner: Sarah Pearce, founder of online photography booking platform, TravelShoot. We sat down with her to find out what the journey has been like so far – and what’s coming next.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN…
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IT ALL STARTED in New York City a few years ago, when Sarah’s photographer friend was trying to build his portfolio. Together with her husband, Sarah posed in some iconic NYC destinations as her friend snapped away. “The outcome of our ‘friendly shoot’ was much more than we anticipated; the images we got back blew our minds! To this day they remain framed on our wall as the best memento of that holiday.” Such was the light bulb moment behind TravelShoot, an online booking platform that connects travellers with photographers around the world. Doing away (hopefully forever) with selfie sticks, the budding start-up makes it easy and affordable to have some lasting memories Leah-Jane Musch, Sarah Pearce, captured beautifully in Carly Day & Adam Derrick your chosen city.
The Style + Substance kick-start funding of $10,000 will help bring Sarah’s five-year vision to life, with thousands of TravelShoot customers sharing their beautiful travel images all over social media. “This prize money will assist with current and urgent development costs that will support the TravelShoot service to be more scalable,” says Sarah. “We’re planning for massive growth, so now we want to invest in some savvy back-end technology processes and tools that will help us cater for large volume bookings and a great customer experience.”
WHERE TO NEXT FOR TR AVELSHOOT? “The $10,000 is going to really allow us to scale our business, and I’m really grateful for this amazing financial assistance,” says Sarah. “It’s interesting though – the reason I actually entered the competition was for the feature article in Style. I’ve always been a big fan of Style, and I think the readers will really understand our product. The opportunity to connect with Style’s readers is money-can’t-buy stuff.” The sudden injection of both funding and PR also puts TravelShoot’s future in perspective. “Seven million Aussies travel every year – our goal now is to take over the destination photography market.”
Congratulations Sarah! Style wishes you all the best for TravelShoot and we can’t wait to see what’s next for you and your business! B R o u g h t t o yo u b y
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Hayden Tee who plays the iconic role of Javert in Les Misérables shares what Brisbane audiences can expect with Christie Sutherland. HAYDEN TEE DESCRIBES the new production to be ‘like walking into Les Mis the way the guy who wrote it imagined it to look’. The musical phenomenon that is Les Misérables is winding down its triumphant season in Sydney, ready to make its way to Brisbane this November. “It is one of the world’s greatest musicals and this version is completely different to the original,” says Hayden. “It’s a new version with all of the classic moments that you remember but the direction is very different. Instead of it being melodramatic and presentational is now very raw and naturalistic.” Producer Cameron Mackintosh is celebrating 50 years in show business, having produced more musicals than anyone else in history. “Cameron is a very hands on producer, his attention to detail is 24
phenomenal, he knows exactly what he wants and that’s why his shows are the way they are,” says Hayden. This momentous occasion coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Les Misérables production. The musical blockbuster features glorious modernised staging, orchestrations and dazzling reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. The original Australian production by Mackintosh saw him launch the careers of some of Australia’s biggest stars. For this newest production, he has once again assembled a cast poised to follow
the same successful path. Hayden’s role is very challenging. “I try not to force the character on top of myself, it’s rather about finding the thing I have in common and tuning into that. That way it comes form a place of truth. Early on it was finding that physicality and dealing with the suicide, it took a lot of mental energy.” You might think you know the all time classic, but you’ve never seen it like this before, Australian audiences should be very proud. QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE CNR MELBOURNE AND GREY STS, STH BRISBANE P 3840 7444 WWW.QPAC.COM.AU
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FURNISHING TOUCHES HER STRONG NATURAL creative instinct and styling knowledge has allowed Arabella “Bella” McIntosh, the new Senior Furniture Buyer for Zanui, to comfortably transition from Fashion Buyer at The Iconic to her role at Zanui. Her styling work and attention to detail shows the talent one would expect from an expert in the industry, proving Bella has found her natural forte in homewares. With her background at one of Australia’s leading online retailers, The Iconic, Bella is no stranger to the fast-paced, reactive nature that comes with the online territory. And Zanui is no different, proving itself a go-to on line destination for professionals and homeowners alike. Her passion for styling and trend forecasting are still exercised as she is currently working on a new, custom brand line for Zanui. With her role covering the finishing touches and stylemagazines.com.au
finer details, each product will have her expert input and passionate flair. With interior and fashion trends often mirroring each other in seasonal changes, Bella is perfectly at ease predicting new trends. She is able to explore them even further, from actual furniture pieces, to fabrics, colours and adornments. Already looking into next year, Bella has given us a Style Edit of up and coming trends: For furniture, expect Origami shapes, round edges and fine metal legs, with natural materials such as wicker, bamboo and cane motifs making a return. And her best colour tip? Bring warmth into your home space with sunset hues like peach and lava. Or cool things down, with greys, hints of pistachio and apple green tones. And for some colour, she can’t go past a pop of yellow. ZANUI.COM.AU
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From growing up in the country to playing in rock bands, Style chats with entrepreneur and funny man Joshua Fisk about his personal style.
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How would you describe your style? Simple and comfortable. Country meets rock. When did you start becoming aware of fashion? For as long as I can remember I couldn’t go out without my jeans, shoes, favourite flanno and hat! I used to spend a lot of time in Bondi playing in bands... That’s when I really really noticed the addiction! How do you dress for work? R.M.s, organic raw denim, Nudie or Ksubi jeans, unbuttoned shirt with a tee underneath. It’s always warm middle of the day, and cool about one day a year so can’t go past a trusty Ralph Lauren puffer vest.
What trend would you like to see banned? Goths. Every time I see some Goths here in Queensland I feel like offering them a bottle of water and a towel for the sweat. Whose celebrity style do you admire? Johnny Depp. He nails the accessories and epic layers every time and never looks like he’s trying! Any fashion faux pas? Hipsters, footy scarfs, thongs and socks. Your best budget-buy? I picked up a second hand U-Boat watch, which I was told was fake and didn’t work for $70. I took it to a jeweller and it turned out to be real with a value of $5,700 – it just needed a
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battery. It still goes perfectly! Do you prefer… Boxers or briefs? Briefs. Smart suits or cool casual? It depends on the setting – a rad Hugo Boss fitted suit for a wedding or special occasion or otherwise, smart casual. Short back and sides or a little scruffy? I am scruffy as! Always. Where can we find you… On a Saturday night? Blackbird or Riverbar. If not, at the footy or seeing a live band. On a Sunday morning? Church, then beach with my wife and four kids. On your next holiday? Bali. Can’t pass it for cost, family, fun and surf!
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THE BUSY TRAP We’re living in a world where we are increasingly consumed by our complex and fast-paced lives. Hannah Doody finds out whether being ‘busy’ is a curse, or a blessing in disguise. IF YOU LIVE in Australia in the 21st Century, you’ve probably listened to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It’s become a sort of default response when you ask them how they’re going: “Busy!” “Crazy busy.” And the common response is either an agreement, or a sort of congratulation: “Me too” or “Better than being bored, right?” So, why are we so busy? Is it something we create, or is it thrust upon us? Oliver Burkemann, of The Guardian says the more efficient you are, the more you are enabling yourself to take on, and inevitably, the more busy you will become. He says being busy is a choice, and we can choose to not respond to that email, or not attend that party, or not to work all those hours stylemagazines.com.au
of overtime. Tim Kreider, of the New York Times goes so far as to say that being busy has become a sort of status symbol, that you must be important if you are so heavily booked, and in demand so many hours of the day. Regardless, there’s no doubt our lives are becoming increasingly overloaded. So is being busy good or bad for us? With more public awareness about mindfulness and meditation, stress is public enemy number one and is widely agreed to have damaging effects on health. Even celebrities are advocating the benefits of meditation, as people use it to wind back the pace, calm the mind and become more in touch with the ‘now’.
Kreider says being inactive is essential for humans; that it’s “not just a vacation, or an indulgence, but is as indispensable to the brain as Vitamin D is to the body”. He says idle dreaming is the essence of what we do, brings perspective and helps us make unexpected connections. As a millennial, I think uncertainty is a factor which keeps young people so busy – we are on a journey of self discovery and still shaping the people we will become. But, at the end of the day, you’re not going to get everything done. So, we might as well choose what we want, and forget the rest. Being busy doesn’t have to equal stress, it can be constructive, useful, and fulfilling – just make sure you’re busy doing what you love. 27
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A lover of nature, Cory Salmond has drawn and sketched the world around him since he was a boy – a passion which has blossomed into a promising career. “AS A CHILD, I was forever sketching plants and wildlife around the house and yard, collecting insects, feathers and even snake skins,” Cory remembers. Following many trips to Africa as an adult, the subject of Cory’s artistic focus has now shifted predominantly to African wildlife. While in Africa, Cory was inspired by the size and presence of African animals and following his most recent trip, he set to work sketching these animals in startling life-size proportions. Cory creates his works using traditional drawing techniques with dry mediums and colour pastels, enjoying the challenge associated with this method of drawing. As a young boy, Cory loved to watch David Attenborough documentaries and this
is where his interest in African wildlife began. He is passionate about supporting African wildlife charities and has raised money for these causes through his exhibitions. “It really is heartbreaking to hear of the devastating effects poaching is having on all wildlife, not only in Africa, but around the world,” Cory says. In April 2013, Cory held his first solo exhibition at the Graydon Gallery in New Farm. The exhibition featured 20 of Cory’s works and ran for seven days. After recent completion of a second successful solo exhibition Cory’s next adventure is to ship his Land Rover to Argentina and drive it north to Alaska, while sketching all the way.
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With safety of the upmost importance, every rider is a VIP with police escorts, first aid, mechanical and support vehicles helping along the way and rest stop refreshments are all part of the event. Additionally there is a post-ride breakfast where there will be entertainment, music, food stalls and a presentation to charities, followed by an exclusive after-party at Byblos Bar and Restaurant. The registration fee includes all of this, as well as a charity donation, a drink bottle and a free 2015 Ride for Life jersey to wear with pride. There is little more that will provide the rewarding feeling of not only doing something you love, but supporting two local and extremely well deserving charities while you do it. Register now on the website. WWW.RIDEFORLIFECHALLENGE.COM.AU
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have something unique, personal to you.” And the craze has reached epic proportions. Companies such as Mon Purse, The Daily Edited, Keep it Personal, GAP, Burberry and Louis Vuitton are all offering monogrammed items from phone cases, notebooks and clutches, to scarves, swimwear and even pyjamas. Where Mon Purse differs is in their customisable designs. Not only did I get my initials stamped on my bag but I chose the design, leather (colour and type), lining, hardware – even whether or not I wanted little metal feet (I did). And it was handmade in Europe, ooh la la! Now, what else can I get my name on? WWW.MONPURSE.COM
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Update your calendar with the latest local happenings around town this month.
Friday 9 Sunday 11 + Friday 16 Sunday 18 OKTOBERFEST IS IN TOWN! Australia’s largest Oktoberfest is back, so gear up to immerse yourself in authentic German culture! From the pretzels to the giant jugs of hand-crafted beer, there is a reason so many Brisbanites just can’t get enough. Tickets from $17. www.oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au
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THE MONTH OF OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH AND IN SUPPORT OF THIS IMPORTANT CAUSE, CATHY RICHARDS FROM PLACE ESTATE AGENTS WILL BE HOSTING THE PINK LUNCH. THE 3-COURSE LUNCH HELD AT THE MASERATI EUROMARQUE SHOWROOM, SERVED BY GUSTO DA GIANNI WILL BE PAIRED WITH PLENTY OF ENTERTAINMENT. SUPPORT A DESERVING CAUSE. TICKETS $195PP.
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LIGHT TO REMEMBER Thousands of Australians will gather for Light the Night to fundraise for blood cancer research and support for affected families. The Brisbane walk commences at dusk in South Bank with participants raising lanterns in three different colours - gold to remember, white for your own journey or blue to show you care. www.lightthenight.org.au
Friday 9 Sunday 11 CALLING ALL BRIDES-TO-BE! Love is in the air, as the Queensland Brides Wedding and Honeymoon Expo arrives in town giving the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre a romantic makeover. With over 160 wedding exhibitors, daily fashion parades and a $10,000 wedding package giveaway up for grabs, this is a wedding planning must for any loved up couple or bridal party. Tickets from $7. www.queenslandbrides.com.au
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WITH SUMMER ON THE WAY, THERE IS NO BETTER TIME TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR FITNESS. AT THE FITNESS AND HEALTH EXPO, YOU CAN EXPERIENCE ALL THE LATEST PRODUCTS AND TRAINING METHODS TO STAY FIT, LOOK GOOD AND FEEL GREAT. IF YOU’RE ALREADY SERIOUS ABOUT FITNESS, OR LOOKING TO BE, THEN GET INSPIRED AT THIS YEAR’S EXPO. ONE AND TWO DAY TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM $20. www.fitnessexpo.com.au
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Dress up for a night of enjoyment and generosity in the name of Layla Kruberg, a seven-year-old Brisbane girl who suffers from an incurable form of Intractable Epilepsy. Help Layla purchase an assistance dog and put the fun in fundraising, with a glamorous evening. Tickets $150pp. www.brisbanetickets.com.au
Celebrate all the best food and wine Australia has to offer, as the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre fills with hundreds of local and international exhibitors all ready to tantalise your taste buds and curb your cravings. Celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations and wine appreciation are just some of the events on offer. GA tickets from $18 with group and family packages available. www.goodfoodshow.com.au
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SUNDAE ON MY MIND WHEN BEN & Jerry’s Openair Cinema rolled out of town last year, they left an ice-cream tub shaped hole in the hearts of Brisbanites. But with the sweet sounds of Spring, comes the announcement – it’s back! Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema is set to kick off from October 2 until November 15. Once again, they are returning to Brisbane’s iconic Rainforest Green at South Bank and transforming it into a haven of sweet, sugary goodness and great vibes, with music by day and movies by night. Regardless if you are a Chunky Monkey, Chubby Hubby or Couch Potato, it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a cultural Brisbane experience. Early bird tickets on sale now.
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SUNSHINE AND FASHION Calling all fashionistas! Sunshine Coast’s Fashion Festival is back for its eighth year and is delivering a bigger and better show. WITH BIG, ICONIC Australian brands, such as Nicola Finetti and Secrets Shh, guests will be treated to a fabulous show. On top of that, Australia Zoo will be releasing their first ever ready-to-wear line on the catwalk. The show will also feature a number of Australian labels, such as Sets of Seven, Bikini Genie and Laila & Spot. International designers will also be on display, with Opera Germany and Kur New York strutting their stuff. Following the show, guests will have the opportunity to buy the clothes off the runway. A trade lounge will deliver the spectacular pieces straight into your arms. Sunshine Coast favourite, Rosanna Natoli, will emcee the event, with local sensation
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Shannon Guthrie modelling in the show. However, the evening isn’t just about fashion. In association with SHE Rescue Home, the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival will be donating $1 from every ticket sold to this charity. SHE Rescue Home works to support girls rescued from vulnerable circumstances. So if you’re a lover of fashion, fun and charity, then this is the event for you. The annual show will be held on Saturday October 17 at the Events Centre in Caloundra. General admission and VIP tickets can be purchased online or direct from the Events Centre. SUNSHINE COAST FASHION FESTIVAL SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER WWW.SUNSHINECOASTFASHIONFESTIVAL.COM
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Art Vs Science drummer Dan Williams chats to Hannah Doody about their new EP, failed stage dives and why their old music gives him ‘good vibes’. KNOWN FOR THEIR high voltage live shows and fun loving electro pop, Sydney trio Art Vs Science were influenced by a myriad of music genres when they produced their new album, ‘Off The Edge Of The Earth and Into Forever, Forever.’ “I guess you could say (the album) is kind of heavier, but not like metal heavy or like space funk heavy,” drummer Dan Williams says. “It’s just kind of a snapshot of many different things, I’m really into rhymes and I love Tame Impala’s new record, whereas Dan Mac is pretty heavy into journey techno.” Dan says he feels proud of their first single ‘Parlez Vous Francais?’, which reached number two in the 2009 Triple J Hottest 100. “It’s kind of like listening to a high school band or something,” Dan laughs. “I have fond memories of that time and when I hear it, I have good vibes.” Accustomed to donning wacky outfits on stage, the band have become a much loved staple among
Aussies, known for their equally crazy, slightly manic and energetic personas translating into live shows. “Dan Mac fell off stage at a show once. I think we were playing ‘Parlez Vous’ and at the end he ran and tried to do the big dramatic rock jump finale; he jumped off with too much momentum, then tripped over the speaker and fell off the stage,” Dan laughs. “He was fine, but he smashed his guitar.” With an Australian tour around the corner, Dan says fans can expect a mix of old and new tracks, with some surprises. “We just try to make it interesting for ourselves and hope that everyone else finds it interesting too.” Catch Art Vs Science in Brisbane as they headline Valley Fiesta (23 October) and the Falls Music and Arts Festival in Byron Bay (31 December 2015 - 3 January 2016).
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NO MATTER THE TIME, WE KNOW A STATEMENT WATCH GUARANTEES STYLE ANY HOUR OF THE DAY.
PAIR THE OLD WITH THE NEW AND EXUDE ECLECTIC ELEGANCE BY COMBINING STRUCTURED VINTAGE ACCESSORIES WITH MODERN, FLOWING LINES.
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A BIT OF MUSTARD CARRIES A LOT OF FLAVOUR. COMBINE SOME DYNAMIC COLOUR WITH DISTINCT TEXTURES TO GO FROM RUN-OF-THE-MILL TO RUNWAY!
NEUTRALS DON’T HAVE TO BE BORING! DRESS UP WITH A FELT HAT FOR QUIRKY COOL STYLE.
HERE’S WHAT THE LOCALS ARE WEARING! SEE THE LATEST COVETABLE STREET STYLE ABOUT TOWN FROM JAMES ST AND M&A.
GET SOME DENIM IN YOUR DIET WITH A LOOSE-FITTING JACKET TO ADD AN EASY-GOING EDGE.
WHEN YOU’RE GOING FOR A SUBTLE STYLE, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS. KEEP YOUR CLOTHES SIMPLE AND LET YOUR ACCESSORIES DO THE WORK.
UNIQLO Spring/Summer Range
INNOVATIVE FASHION The Japanese fashion giant is bringing casual cool to our wardrobes. UNIQLO, is set to open their doors in Brisbane’s CBD and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre this Summer and Christie Sutherland gets to know the brand. What do you think UNIQLO is going to bring to the Brisbane fashion scene? We’re excited to open the doors at our first UNIQLO stores in Brisbane. The UNIQLO brand offers a competitive mix of high quality yet affordable clothing – making functional, quality products easily accessible to our customers. ‘We pride ourselves on good quality garments that can be worn by everyone, every day.’ What is it about Japanese fashion that we don’t see anywhere else? Japan is well regarded as an innovator in technology – and we’re passionate about seeing this relay in fashion and clothing. The innovation and technology behind each of the UNIQLO ranges has helped to set the brand apart. Will the QLD stores see different styles to NSW and VIC? The Queensland stores will be stocked with a full-line up of UNIQLO’s Spring/ Summer range. The products are designed to be universal and easily adaptable. The new Queensland stores will be hero-ing our Linen and 44
UT range (UNIQLO T-Shirt) for the laid-back lifestyle of Queenslanders. How has the UNIQLO brand been received in Australia? Aussies have shown a very positive response to UNIQLO in both the Melbourne and Sydney market, and we’re really excited for Brisbane shoppers to experience the brand. What do you say to anyone who is interested in working for UNIQLO? We’re continually looking for fresh talent to join our team at UNIQLO. If you can demonstrate that you’re friendly, efficient and passionate about changing the customer service experience for shoppers – we want to hear from you! What else is unique about the brand? We interact with our customers through product, stores and personnel – by paying attention to all three aspects, we’re able to ensure we please our customers in every way possible. What should consumers expect when they visit the stores? Visitors to UNIQLO can expect
to see a wide range of affordable and quality casual-wear garments – in a huge range of colours and styles. Where do UNIQLO designers find inspiration for their new collections? UNIQLO products are inspired by the movement of the body – and are designed to adapt to the body’s needs in different climates. The design team are focused on producing pieces that help to solve day-today needs in clothing – such as the AIRism range which includes moisture wicking fabric to help absorb sweat from the body – keeping you cool whilst still looking stylish. What should keen shoppers expect for the openings of the stores? We’re really excited to launch our Brisbane stores with a bang this Summer – and to be sharing the UNIQLO experience with shoppers in Queensland. Watch this space; there are some exciting things in the pipeline. UNIQLO.COM
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WEDDING DOS AND DON’TS It’s possible to wear white to a wedding. Yes, you heard us! WITH WEDDING SEASON upon us, we thought it best to go over the do’s and don’ts of attending a loved one’s big day. 1. Thou shalt not commit the drunken wedding speech. 2. Thou shalt never comment on the bride’s weight. 3. Thou shalt avoid getting stuck at the singles table like the plague. We could go on and on… Of all the wedding commandments, remember one in particular; thou shalt never wear white, because hell hath no fury like a bride out-whited. But, we’ve found the appropriate way to wear white, and it’s one gem of a loophole: Pearls. Here are five accessories from Girls Love Pearls that will have you rocking a sneaky peak of white without getting on bridezilla’s bad side: 1 – STRANDS Channel your inner Grace Kelly, Jackie O or Coco Chanel herself with a classic strand of pearls for a feminine, timeless look.
2 – PENDANTS Pendants can work with any neckline you choose. Get a little bit fancy and rock a pearl pendant with a diamond-encrusted setting. 3 – EAR CANDY Feel free to explore other pearl shapes instead of the typical round. Button, oval, drop and baroque-shaped pearls make for something different on your lobes. 4 – BRACELETS Drape your wrists in simple, single strands, or multiply your pearl power with double and triple-row bracelets for a refined finish. 5 – RINGS Weddings are all about the rings, so pretty your fingers with a simple or embellished band. GIRLS LOVE PEARLS 160 QUEEN ST, BRISBANE P 3012 8361 WWW.GIRLSLOVEPEARLS.COM.AU
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TOP GUNN MASTER THE ART OF BLAZERS WITH RODD AND GUNN. THE CLEAN CUT LOOK BALANCES THE CASUAL VIBE, MADE FOR DRESSING UP OR DOWN. IT IS FASHION MADE FOOL-PROOF.
PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD THIS SOIRÉE SEASON. WINTERGARDEN IS THE ULTIMATE PLUS ONE FOR THOSE PARTY PREP NEEDS.
RODD & GUNN P 3211 8045
Don’t break a sweat over balmy nights and restore your skin to its glowing former glory with the NutriDefine age reclaim ritual. JURLIQUE P 3210 6808
HIGH SHINE DIAL UP YOUR SHIMMER FACTOR WITH MEGAWATT METALLIC NAILS IN HIGH SHINE STYLES. VIP NAILS P 3210 1893
BACK TO BASICS
A piece that will take prime position in your wardrobe, you will wonder what you ever wore before you brought it! A classic shirt, in a on-trend flattering tone.
SUMMER IN SUIT CRISP, LEAN CUTS AND A COLOUR PALETTE REMINISCENT OF HOLIDAYS BY THE SEA ARE MUST-HAVES TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO YOUR SUIT COLLECTION THIS SOIRÉE SEASON. PARTY PREP
IN THE DETAIL
Add the finishing touches through a patterned pocket square that complements rather than matches your suit and tie. Small details are key. PETER JACKSON P 3236 2334
BEN SHERMAN P 3012 7527
MJ BALE P 3210 2929
SO SULTRY AS THE NIGHTS GET WARMER, LIGHTEN UP YOUR SMOKY EYE WITH A TOUCH OF SULTRY NEUTRAL SHADES. START WITH POLISHED MATTES AND ADD STAND OUT SHIMMERS FOR CAN’T-LOOK-AWAY EYES. MECCA MAXIMA P 3012 9341
RESORT READY THE COMFORTABLE FIT WITH A CLEAN STRUCTURE MAKE THESE SHORTS YOUR GO-TO FOR ANY EVENT, FROM BARBECUE TO BEACH GETAWAY. YOU’LL BE READY FOR WHATEVER COMES YOUR WAY.
In collaboration with Toni Maticevski, Dinosaur Designs have designed the piece your jewellery collection has been missing. DINOSAUR DESIGNS P 3210 1230
SEED HERITAGE P 3012 7749
OFF DUTY LOOSEN UP YOUR ON-DUTY LOOK WITH A CONTEMPORARY TWIST ON STRONG CLASSIC STYLES. ON-TREND ELEMENTS IN WARDROBE BASICS CREATE A LOOK OF EFFORTLESS STYLE. FRENCH CONNECTION P 3012 7938
Sometimes a small shimmer around your neck is all you need. Understated elegance is mastered perfectly with the Stardust Collection. SWAROVSKI P 3012 8955
DREAM OUTFIT IN METALLIC DRAPES AND SOFT DETAILS, YOU WILL LOOK DREAM-LIKE IN THIS MERMAIDESQUE MIDI DRESS. PERFECT FOR A ROOFTOP BAR SOIRÉE. NO NEED FOR ACCESSORIES, THIS OUTFIT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. SHEIKE P 3007 7230
ON CUE CUE DELIVER POWERFUL FEMININE FORMS THROUGH THE STRUCTURED SILHOUETTES OF THEIR LATEST COLLECTION. STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD, AND BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF EVERY SOCIAL OCCASION WHEN WEARING CUE. CUE P 3210 0777
CLUTCH IT PROMISING TO BE YOUR NEW EVERYDAY ACCESSORY, THIS BEAUTIFUL, UNDERSTATED WOVEN LEATHER CLUTCH FROM SAMBAG IS PERFECT FOR A NIGHT OUT OR KEEPING ESSENTIALS ORGANISED DURING THE WEEK. SAMBAG P 3210 0217
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Susan Driver Bloom Opening ring in pink tourmaline $650
FORM AND FUNCTION
Holly Ryan Squiggle brooch $300
Queensland is fast becoming a hub for designers and creative minds. Hannah Doody speaks to Susan Driver and Holly Ryan – two jewellery designers who are making serious waves in their industry.
SUSAN DRIVER, BRISBANE Did you always want to be a jewellery designer? I always wanted to design. As an architect I was taught that a designer was a designer, whether that be of art, fashion, architecture, or jewellery. Jewellery always interested me, as it’s similar to architecture – conceptual and involves structure to create beauty. What inspires you? People, art, architecture and travel. What rituals do you follow when designing? I prefer quiet or music, I try to find a period of time that I can focus, with two gorgeous boys this may involve heading to the 48
HOLLY RYAN, COOLUM BEACH beach by myself. If you weren’t designing jewellery, what would we find you doing? I might still be involved in architecture, or painting or some other form of design. To be honest I haven’t thought about it. This is where my heart is, so this is what I do. If you could have anyone in the world wear your designs, who would it be? All women that represent strength, confidence and style – Elle Macpherson, Garance Doré, Olivia Palermo and Emma Stone. WWW.SUSANDRIVER.COM.AU
Did you always want to be a jewellery designer? Not always, but my mother made jewellery and I always admired her in the studio, tapping away with a hammer and setting things on fire. I thought she was the coolest woman alive but I wasn’t interested in jewellery, I fell into it in my final year studying Fashion at QUT. It was fun, I set things on fire, I thought I was pretty cool. Describe your designs? Minimal, modern, timeless. Everything is stripped back to its rawest form and designed to be worn every day. Your jewellery has been
featured at MBFWA and Jarryd James’ music video, how does it feel to have reached this level of exposure? I feel overwhelmed. I’ve worked hard on this label for four years but everything is happening so quickly. I can’t believe these dreams have come true. I have to have bigger dreams now! If you weren’t designing jewellery, what would we find you doing? I really miss making clothing, so when I feel the time is right I will launch a clothing label because that has always been my dream. WWW.HOLLYRYAN.COM.AU
ONE THING I HAVE LEARNT WHILE WORKING AT STYLE IS THAT NO DAY IS THE SAME.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF It’s not all glamour for mum boss Riria (Ree) Taukamo as she shares her day as Sales and Marketing Manager at Style Magazines. IT’S A TYPICAL trait of a Styler to wake up, full of ideas and ready to take on Brisbane. Mine starts at 5am when I haul myself to either the gym or a boxing session with my little brother Paora. It’s time to myself and helps calm the bizillion ideas bouncing around in my head. It’s then home to get my three year old toddler ready for daycare, scour my wardrobe 20+ times for an outfit and, if my choco baby Kemara is playing nice, we are out the door on time. Touch wood! As the Sales and Marketing Manager for one of Brisbane’s favourite lifestyle mags, my day is never short of meetings but it’s definitely the part of my role that I absolutely love. The other day a client recalled their first meeting with me, five months pregnant, having a very ‘casual chat’ about the need to partner with Style Magazines and a bit of friendly banter about the last Rugby World Cup. I had a laugh, as I have a fairly relaxed style of doing business (clearly the New Zealander in me), and four years on, that has not changed and nor has my loyalty to rugby, the All Blacks and our clients. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no pushover but I’m a big believer in relationship building and if you love what you do, it’s not selling. You are simply sharing your passion with the people who want to be a part of your business. As a manager, I am lucky to have a team of account strategists, Kelly, Claire and Christie, who get our concept. I’ll sometimes tag along to their appointments, as it gives me a chance to check out some of our favourite suburbs, new hot spots and catch the gossip first hand from local businesses. With Christmas approaching and our digital stylemagazines.com.au
platform heating up, all spare time is spent in the office to finalise the various events and marketing activity we have on the go. One thing I have learnt while working at Style is that no day is the same. It’s one of the perks of the job and it keeps me motivated to show up, step up and do my part in creating a magazine and digital space that breathes the essence of Brisbane. I have also acquired some interesting talents in my near five years with Style Magazines including car park stalking, a photographic memory of nearly every magazine since 2012, exceeding my monthly 10GB data pack, an art for the ‘daycare drop and go’ and a healthy obsession/appreciation for good hair, well shaped brows and pencil skirts. May not be resume worthy but hey, they’re valued skills in the Style world!
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HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES
with Brendan Cummings
with Claire Mason
with Bertrand Deouk
VISUALS WITH VA-VA-VOOM
YOUR BEST ACCESSORY
MIGRAINES: MEN VS WOMEN
SO YOU HAVE the product range, and the shop front locale, but how to attract new customers and place your product front and centre? Enter visual merchandising – an extremely stand-out solution that screams ‘wow’ in even the smallest of spaces. We’re talking highly visual window displays, commanding central installations and suspended ceiling spectacles. Think tiers of fresh produce cascading over well-placed kitchenwares for a food emporium, bold colours and bright patterns to push a new Spring fashion collection or even creating a beachside setting for a new range of umbrellas. The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity and The Styled Group specialise in a vast range of styling products, backdrops and custom designed furniture for all retail areas. From bespoke market carts to giant made-to-order letters, floor to ceiling flower walls to hand painted props – our team has you covered. With Christmas just around the corner, why not raise your offering to the next level with a custom designed, knock-out visual display!
MANY WOMEN TURN to makeup to feel beautiful and end up harming their skin in the process, not to mention, using cosmetics to hide insecurities can be damaging to self-esteem. Beauty is seen differently by everyone. One person may see a woman’s natural look as beautiful, while someone else might see a woman wearing cosmetics as beautiful – beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So what makes you beautiful? The answer lies in you, and beauty is feeling comfortable in your own skin. With beautiful skin, women are able to look in the mirror and feel happy and not worry about make-up coming off. Your own skin will be with you throughout your life, beyond all the clothing, accessories and makeup. So, it’s worth taking some time to invest in the health of your skin, so you can learn to love it in all its natural glory. With the help of a good diet, a skin practitioner to help you out and some skin products you can too take advantage of this survival mechanism we have and look truly beautiful.
I OFTEN GET asked the question, ‘Are migraines more common in women than men?’ Out of the three million migraine sufferers in Australia, migraines are at least three times more common in women than in men. Research also shows that women are at a higher risk in developing tension headaches than men. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there for women, menstrual migraines are common too. Some can say that men have it easy, however this is untrue. If you have ever heard or suffered a Cluster headache then you would understand how debilitating this severe condition is. Women report cluster headache pain to be worse than giving childbirth. Cluster headaches are also known as suicide headaches, as sufferers have been known to contemplate suicidal thoughts due to the excruciating pain. Unfortunately for men, it affects them three times more than females. Whether you are a female or male, and suffer from chronic headaches and migraines, there is help available without the need of medication. Call us to find out how.
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INTEGRITY PARAMEDICAL SKIN PRACTITIONERS THE VILLAGE, 15/1932 LOGAN RD, UPPER MT GRAVATT P 3849 4111 WWW.INTEGRITYSKIN.COM.AU
THE BRISBANE HEADACHE AND MIGRAINE CLINIC CBD, SPRING HILL, SUNNYBANK HILLS P 1800 HEADACHE WWW.1800HEADACHE.COM.AU
UPDATES FROM EXPERTS IN THE FIELD
with Clare Hartley
with Kelly Maniatis
with Brook Monahan
GET SCHOOLED IN PROPERTY
ARE YOU MINDFUL AT WORK?
SIZE DOES MATTER
DID YOU KNOW, sought-after school areas drive competition among buyers? According to research by Domain, properties located in good school catchments can increase the purchase price by up to 10 to 15 per cent. High-performing government schools are as much a real estate drawcard as ensuites, pools and bedrooms, so when owning a property in a coveted catchment area, your position is vital. Now is the season that buyers who are specifically searching for school zones are out in force. Take advantage of your position while this premium is most relevant. Traditionally the Brisbane market is strongest in Spring, so the time between now and Christmas is an ideal time to list your property and take advantage of the increased supply of buyers. In addition to this, the other top selling features that will attract buyers include: • Position, position, position • Well-renovated kitchens and bathrooms • Impressive street presence • Entertaining areas
YOU HAVE PROBABLY heard the word ‘mindfulness’ a lot these days. But what is it? It is about ensuring your mind is fully attending to what’s happening and what you are doing and feeling. The benefits of mindfulness include reducing stress, gaining awareness and insight and increasing our general well-being. It can also be helpful in the workplace where we often fill our minds with distractions and end up with information overload. Here are four mindful practices you can apply in your workplace: 1. Make a choice of how to start your day – rather than getting to work and letting the day run away from you, choose to start the day by being aware of how you are and how you feel before you walk into work. 2. Be mindful while eating lunch – attend to the flavours, taste and texture of your food. 3. Breathe between meetings – don’t look at emails or texts between meetings, just walk, be aware of others and the air around you. 4. Sit at your desk – pause and reflect, notice how you feel and take notice of your breath.
WHEN LOOKING TO buy an apartment off-theplan, it is important to remember not to base your decision on price alone but what you are getting for the price. You want the largest floor size for the best possible price. So how do you do this? The rate per square metre is the key metric to compare value. You may think that two different two bedroom apartments in the same suburb at a comparable price would be similar, but never assume two items priced the same are comparable. Also, never assume that a lower price means better value. Some developers produce what is called “investment grade” stock. These will often appear to be of great value, with a low price tag in a prime location, however, make sure you look at the cost per square metre, as these apartments can be tiny in size at an inflated cost. It is also important to compare the location of the apartment within the suburb and quality of fixtures and finishes, as these can differ dramatically.
BOYDELL PROPERTY AGENTS P 0418 607 787 WWW.BOYDELL.COM.AU
LEFT FIELD CONSULTING SERVICES P 3716 0165 WWW.LEFTFIELDCS.COM.AU
MOSAIC PROPERTY GROUP 84 LATROBE TCE, PADDINGTON P 3171 2270 WWW.MOSAICPROPERTY.COM.AU
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BODY AND MIND
with Lyn Carter & Wendy McSwaine
with Dr Nicholas Kemp
with Siobhan White
FIND PARADISE IN HAWAII
SPORT AND VARICOSE VEINS
INFRARED SAUNA THERAPY
HAWAII AND HER islands boast premier shorelines and majestic sunsets, set amongst a tropical climate all year round. What to see: Explore the island of Oahu for its pristine beaches, world renowned shopping and cuisine. • Relax at Waikiki Beach or Waimanalo Bay. • Swim at Waimea Falls. • Enjoy a traditional Luau at Paradise Cove. • Visit Pearl Harbour. • Dine at La Mer (fine dining restaurant). • Snorkel at Hanuama Bay. • Take a drive to the world famous North Shore home to Turtle Bay Resort and Pipeline. • Hike the Diamond Head Trail. • Enjoy a world famous Mai Tai at the Halekulani. • In the evening sit back and unwind under the banyan tree for night time entertainment at the Moana Surfrider. If traditional Hawaii is more your scene, head over to the lush green island of Kauai. Take a luxury catamaran to the exquisite Na Pali Coast and explore all it’s wonders.
AT OUR CLINIC, we frequently see runners and cyclists with varicose veins. The huge increase in load on the venous system of the legs during intense physical activity can damage the vein walls, for those already with a predisposition. Many patients defer treatment to avoid interfering with sporting schedules, but the more prolonged the delay in treatment, the higher the risk that microcellular damage to the skin around the lower leg and ankles will occur. In the long term, there is a risk of the skin ulcerating. Modern treatments are non-invasive, and don’t require vascular surgery. Down time is negligible as you don’t need to be admitted to hospital and no general anaesthetic is required. You are back on your feet for a 30 minute monitored treadmill walk immediately after the procedure and are then able to drive home. Upper body weights and low impact exercise such as walking, swimming, yoga and Pilates can continue following treatment, while short intensity running and cycling can recommence usually within a fortnight.
WHAT ASSISTS IN detoxification, weight loss, pain relief, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, and purifies the skin? The answer is the Sunlighten Infrared Sauna, which I am thrilled to have welcomed to our studio. The health benefits are abundant, ranging from easing symptoms of arthritis to metabolism support and weight loss. At Hypoxi, we are all about empowering wellness and championing positive, long-term health decisions. Sunlighten Infrared Saunas tie in with this philosophy because they contribute to ongoing health benefits including those mentioned above as well as cell health, relaxation, and wound healing. Infrared Sauna Therapy can even assist in complementary cancer care due to its detoxifying effects, its ability to reduce the side effects of conventional therapies, and increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Whether you’re looking to complement your current health and fitness or detoxify your body, Infrared Sauna Therapy might be just the thing you need to tackle the New Year head on.
GLOBAL JETSETTING P 3849 5268 WWW.GLOBALJETSETTING.COM.AU
THE LEG VEIN DOCTOR 465 MILTON RD, AUCHENFLOWER P 3720 9912 WWW.THELEGVEINDOCTOR.COM
HYPOXI BODY BOUTIQUE BULIMBA 1/122 LYTTON ROAD, BULIMBA P 3161 7141 WWW.HYPOXIBULIMBA.COM.AU
UPDATES FROM EXPERTS IN THE FIELD
with Mark Ferguson
with Josh Galetto
with Sonia McDonald
SHOES MAKE THE MAN
BARBECUE LIKE A PRO
GREAT LEADERS = GREAT COMPANIES
WITH SPRING CARNIVAL upon us there is a lot of focus on the suit, tie and pocket handkerchief, but one of the most important elements is usually forgotten - your shoes. Imagine a Mercedes-Benz with just wheels... Shoes make, or destroy your outfit. Women understand this and it’s why they have many pairs. This is also the reason women generally look at a man’s shoes first before your face. A way to look at it is this - If you take care of your shoes, you will take care of them. So a polished shoe is a must, along with little or no creases across the toes (if you get creases across the toe, the shoes are too big for you). Melbourne Cup is a month away so you still have time to design a made to measure shoe. Contact us for more details. Ladies, I am sure you know of Shoes of Prey. With this in mind, Suit of Change is always in desperate need of men’s business/formal shoes. If you have shoes you can pass on it would be much appreciated.
SPRING IS HERE and outdoor cooking is on the menu. It’s time to upgrade from the boring backyard snag burner to a quality outdoor cooking setup equal in both performance and finish to your indoor chef’s kitchen. The addition of a roasting hood on your BBQ will allow you to create fantastic pizzas, large roasts, rotisserie cooking and smoked foods. A high performance grill gives you the tools required for a brilliant hot sear for those juicy steaks and fat free cooking with controlled flareup and better fat management. If you are replacing an in-built BBQ then rest assured, there are plenty of options for you too. At Aussie BBQs, we carry many ranges of in-built BBQs to suit almost any application including the all new in-built Weber Family Q that fits snugly into the same cut-out as most traditional 4-burner BBQs along with Grandfire, Saber, Beefeater, Gasmate, Heatlie, and DCS. Some BBQs are arguably more easily cleaned than others, however like your car, it is easiest to use a professional service, so give us a call.
GREAT LEADERS MAKE great companies, and great companies also create great leaders. But where do you begin? It’s a bit like the chicken and the egg. It’s unlikely that your company has a pool of talented leaders sitting around, but you may have potential leaders from all levels of the organisation that you can find and nurture. To remain successful in the future, it’s vital to have a strategy in place that helps discover these people and guide them through a program of professional development especially designed for leadership coaching emerging leaders. By building a leadership pipeline, you have great leaders who will lead your company in the future, and an improved quality and diversity across your leadership group. Do great companies create great leaders? They certainly do. Start with our Emerging Leaders or empowHER Programs and watch your leadership talent evolve. To find out more about our programs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today.
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AUSSIE BBQS & FIREPLACES 10/210 QUEENSPORT RD NTH, MURARRIE P 3890 4343 WWW.AUSSIEBBQS.COM.AU
LEADERSHIP HQ P 1300 719 665 WWW.LEADERSHIPHQ.COM.AU
SPRING RACING LUXE FOR LESS Before you empty your savings account in anticipation of the Spring races – hold your horses! Here are five tips for how to look a million bucks, without spending it. Shop during sale season. Sale stock isn’t always old stock, and the sale racks are a great place to start for nabbing that great bargain. Also, if you like something and have the confidence to work it, then go for it! Make your own fascinator. Create an original design out of feathers, adornments and other pieces of fabric. Rather than spending $100 and more on a fascinator, create something unique for less than $20. You won’t have to endure the awkward moment where you run into someone with the same fascinator! Choose shoes wisely. A day at the races often involves walking on dirt or grassy turf, which ladies, isn’t too fun when you’ve spent
thousands on Manolo Blahniks. Make sure you find a pair that are comfortable but still in your price range. Even better, revive an older pair from your shoe‑drobe. Do your own makeup, hair and nails. Ditch the high end salons for some high end YouTube clips or vlogs. You can save some serious money by doing it yourself. If you want, splurge on a new lipstick or nail kit. Borrow from a friend or sister. What’s yours is mine, right? Ask around to see if your sister or a girlfriend will let go of their Zimmermann cocktail dress for a few days. If you can’t buy, then borrow, but remember to dry clean and return the item in perfect condition.
PRETTY IN PASTELS PUT A SHOW-STOPPING finish on your race outfit this Spring with The Hat Box’s exclusive range of original hats created by a select group of the finest milliners in Australia. From striking hats to delicate fascinators, owner, Dale Olsson, will find the perfect adornment to suit your look. THE HAT BOX UPPER BRISBANE ARCADE, SHOP 31, ADELAIDE ST, CITY P 3210 2455 WWW.THEHATBOX.COM.AU
FASHION HUB IN WINDSOR MAMA’S HOME IS a unique store bursting with fresh, bright, vibrant and inspiring gifts, toys, fashion, homewares and all accessories needed for bubs through to adolescents. They also stock a fabulous range for mums as well. See in store for products from Australian designer labels such as Jophiel and Tiff Manuell. MAMA’S HOME HOMEZONE SHOPPING CENTRE, 142 NEWMARKET RD, WINDSOR P 3357 3333 WWW.MAMASHOME.COM.AU
LIGHT-FOOTED LUXURY IL MARE SHOE Boutique (meaning ‘the ocean’ in Italian) is tucked away in the iconic and historic Brisbane Arcade building. A shoelover’s haven, it showcases a wide range of gorgeous, fine quality and up-to-date ladies footwear imported from Europe – from pretty loafer styles to elegant stiletto heels. Visit Il Mare for rare, luxury labels that you won’t find anywhere else in Brisbane such as Pedro Mirallis, Just Cavalli and Red Valentino. IL MARE SHOE BOUTIQUE SHOP 5, BRISBANE ARCADE, 160 QUEEN ST P 3210 6667 WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ILMARESHOES
SPRING FASHION AVAILABLE NOW
LOOBIE’S STORY MON-FRI 9AM-5.15PM SAT 9AM-2PM SHOP 1/409 HONOUR AVE P 3278 0366 WWW.MARGISOFGRACEVILLE.COM.AU
VENUE REVIEW From rooftop bars to underground hangouts, we’ve found Brisbane’s most sought after venues, for every occasion.
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY: EAGLES NEST With sweeping views of the Brisbane river, the city and Story Bridge, Eagles Nest is a no-brainer when it comes to booking a venue for your birthday bash. Located on the rooftop of The Point Hotel, (which also offers deluxe accommodation) this spot will offer the perfect space to celebrate with birthday cocktails. 21 LAMBERT ST, KANGAROO POINT P 3240 0888 WWW.EAGLESNESTBRISBANE.COM.AU
KNOCKOFF DRINKS: THE WALRUS CLUB Opening the black cellar door underneath The Regatta, you’ll feel as though you’ve stumbled upon a forgotten underground speakeasy at The Walrus Club. If you like your drinks straight up, this Prohibition style bar has plenty of dark corners and cosy couches, perfect for winding down and forgetting the woes of the working week. 543 CORONATION DVE, TOOWONG P 3871 9595 WWW.THEWALRUSCLUB.COM.AU
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THE CHRISTMAS PARTY: ELEVEN ROOFTOP BAR With stunning 270-degree views of Fortitude Valley and the CBD, booths with sprawling couches, and a mouth watering list of food options, Brisbane’s newest addition has it all to cater for your Christmas party. Located on the 11th floor, Eleven boasts one of the best views in Brisbane, and it’s not unusual to see a queue down the street. 757 ANN ST, THE VALLEY P 3067 7447 WWW.ELEVENROOFTOPBAR.COM.AU
With a rustic, industrial vibe (complete with garage roller doors), the décor of this warehouse-turned-Chinese wine bar is as charming as the food is delicious. Be sure to reserve a table, as this uber trendy eatery will often book out on weekends! 2/36 MEIN ST, SPRING HILL P 0413 246 890 WWW.HAPPYBOY.COM.AU
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Tuscan Inspired Celebrate Melbourne Cup with friends at Victoria Park’s Marquee! Enjoy a cocktail on arrival, a four course Tuscan-inspired lunch, 4 hour beverage package, fashions on the field, live entertainment, sweeps, raffle prizes & more.
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm Ticket price: $145pp brisbanetickets.com.au
All of the hottest cup events for 2015, brought to you by Brisbane Tickets. The Landing at Dockside
RUSH Bar Dining Express Introducing RUSH CBD’s Melbourne Cup on the Green at Post Office Square! Enjoy a seafood buffet, mini gourmet sliders and 4hrs of beer, wine and cocktails in the heart of the CBD.
Fabulous views Bubbles, fashion, sweeps, raffles, prizes, large screens and an elegant luncheon are the many luxuries on offer at The Landing at Dockside. Enjoy your delicious lunch with a glass of Pol Roger champagne on arrival whilst overlooking the most fabulous river views in Brisbane.
Time: 11:30am – Late Ticket price: $70pp brisbanetickets.com.au
Where to be and who to do it with on Cup Day!
Experience Nautique Never seen before, The Styled Group’s Gala Melbourne Cup Event will bring a touch of nautical flair to their exclusive Doomben marquee, as guests experience Nautique - a day that will encompass decadent canapés, food stations and flowing champagne as well as an exclusive performance by international starlet and special guest Samantha Jade.
Time: 11:30am – 4:00pm Ticket price: Premium $385, Platinum $495 thestyledgroupmelbournecup.com
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Time: 11:30am – 4:00pm Ticket price: $195pp brisbanetickets.com.au
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Garden Chic Celebrate Melbourne Cup in a chic Garden Party setting at Soleil Pool Bar South Bank. 3 hours of canapés, premium beverage package and Moët Ice on arrival. LIVE entertainment & Pop Up Bars - Patron Tequila, Rekordelig Cider, Absolut Vodka!
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm Ticket price: $115pp brisbanetickets.com.au OCTOBER15
Cocktails and Blooms Flock to Nest on Roma Street this Melbourne Cup Day. Enjoy a selection of gourmet canapés and beverages including beer, wine and signature cocktails for $89pp. Visit facebook.com/nestbrisbane for more information.
Time: 11.30am – 3:00pm Ticket price: $89pp brisbanetickets.com.au
The Ultimate VIP Girl’s Day Out! Decadence and indulgence meet at Treasury’s heavenly High Tea afternoon this Cup Day with flowing Domaine Chandon, sweet & savoury delights and all the trackside action without so much as getting your heels dirty!
Time: 11.30am – 3.30pm Ticket price: $45pp brisbanetickets.com.au
Races in Wonderland Slippers, fancy gowns & mad hats for Melbourne Cup Day! Be part of one of our biggest events of the year. Two delicious options to choose from; 4 hr drinks package, seafood smorgasbord and live entertainment or a scrumptious sit down 3 course luncheon. Live entertainment, croquet competitions, prizes & more.
Time: 11.30am – 3.30pm Ticket price: Premium $99, 3 course $75 brisbanetickets.com.au
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TROT IN TO BUFFALO BAR More than just wings and ribs, Buffalo Bar is hosting an all-American Melbourne Cup soirée – but you don’t need to get your hands dirty! RED, WHITE AND blue is the theme for the day at Buffalo Bar’s Melbourne Cup American Fair. Enjoy a jam-packed calendar of events, taste Buffalo’s American Food offerings and wash it down with a glass of French Champagne, a cocktail or some American craft beer. Celebrate the race of the year with a decadent luncheon or a sizzling cocktail party at Buffalo Bar. The sit down luncheon will see a selection of food from entrées of Filet Mignon and tiger prawns to mains of Smoked beef brisket with a selection of signature pies for dessert. Enjoy the three and a half hour premium beverage package including American craft beers and cocktails. For $145pp, guests will be served a diverse menu as they view the race in style. If you’re looking for a bigger party experience, then their exclusive Cocktail Event is for you.
Channelling that southern charm with Californian luxe with bespoke theming these unique venues are sure to delight. With tickets selling for $120pp, guests will receive a selection of executive canapés, mini meals as well as a dessert bar. The premium beverage package will pair well with the in-house entertainment. Buffalo Bar brings together authentic American flare and US craft, whiskey and cocktails in the beautiful heritage listed Edwardian building. Their Melbourne Cup do will impress with live coverage and in house sweeps. Both functions kick off at 11:30am through to 3pm. This function is a must do this race season, be sure to secure your tickets quickly. BUFFALO BAR 169 MARY ST, BRISBANE P 3891 1254 WWW.BUFFALOBAR.COM.AU
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Nestled in the heart of Brisbane’s inner city, Buffalo Bar marries a sophisticated American menu within a stunning Edwardian building.
THE VENUE BOASTS SEPARATE AND UNIQUE SPACES THAT CATER TO CELEBRATIONS AND GATHERINGS OF ALL KINDS. FROM THE THE OLD-WORLD HANK’S BAR, THE DELUXE DINING HALL OR THE LAID-BACK OUTDOOR CRAFT BAR, BUFFALO BAR TAILORS PACKAGES TO SUIT ALL OCCASIONS.
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’TIS THE SEASON TO SOCIALISE You’re invited to sit back, relax and not lift a finger this Christmas... NESTLED WITHIN BRISBANE’S Hilton is the Vintaged Bar + Grill, complete with sumptuous leather couches and chic contemporary furnishings. The bistro-style restaurant is a favourite pick among visitors and locals, and showcases the best of fresh seasonal produce. Together, Executive Chef, Hueman Lam and Chef de Cuisine, Dario Fiorino form a formidable team dishing up the majority of the modern Australian-inspired dishes cooked on the grill. When you enter this establishment, the mouth‑watering aroma of premium ingredients
The Chef’s Table, The Hilton
cooking on the open grill wafts enticingly through the air. Diners can select from the aged beef cabinet and have their meal made-to-order on the open grill. For an even more interactive experience, dine at the Chef’s Table in front of the grill. Delectable cocktails prepared with premium spirits and seasonal ingredients such as freshly-squeezed juices are on offer and for the wine-lovers, an expertly curated wine collection is available from the Wine Room. The Wine Room is a treasure trove of delights for wine connoisseurs featuring
a range of Australian and New Zealand wines and French Champagne. From November 16 to December 24, 2015, Vintaged Bar + Grill is hosting Festive Festivities with packages ranging from one course ($45pp), two courses ($65pp) and three courses ($75pp) including a glass of sparkling wine. This year, Christmas Day lunch will include a delicious entrée, main and dessert buffet for $135 per person. VINTAGED BAR + GRILL, THE HILTON BRISBANE 190 ELIZABETH ST, BRISBANE P 3231 3265 WWW.VINTAGEDBARANDGRILL.COM
SIT, RELAX, ENJOY. The quiet back streets of New Farm play host to a little gem of a local, Bitter Suite.
WITH A COSY, pub-like interior, spilling outside to tables and lounges which catch both morning and afternoon sun, Bitter Suite is the kind of place you can sit around for hours and lose track of time. Bitter Suite specialises in craft beer, but has a plethora of drinks on offer, to complement the gastro-pub fare. With weekend breakfasts and an extensive tapas, lunch and dinner menu from Tuesday to Sunday, Bitter Suite pride themselves on making the majority of their menu from scratch with quality produce. Add this to their extra special warm and friendly service, you will not only be carefully catered for in the booking process, but by the time you leave, will be on hugging terms with the staff. 62
BITTER SUITE IS OFFERING A 10% DISCOUNT FOR GROUPS OF 10 PEOPLE OR MORE OVER SUMMER.
Bitter Suite can cater for sit-down dinners for up to 30 people, or cocktail events for up to 60. Plus, there’s no minimum spend or booking fee. If casual after work drinks and nibbles is more what you’re after, they have a perfect spot and you won’t have to organise anything – just roll in, sip that first beer and let the week’s troubles fade away. Bitter Suite is offering 10 per cent discount on weekday lunches for groups of 10 people or more. Book in soon to host the perfect Summer soirée! BITTER SUITE 75 WELSBY ST, NEW FARM P 3254 4426 WWW.BITTERSUITE.COM.AU
BLURRED HEMLINES Sarah McAlpine talks flattering fits for your next party purchase. SOIRÉE SEASON IS in full swing, and October is a month when most of us find ourselves scouring the racks for that perfect festive frock. When the mini had its moment, finding a party dress was relatively simple; but these days we’re spoiled for choice with an array of lengths, cuts and styles for every occasion. Here’s what you need to know about hemlines: If you’re short you’ll want to flash some flesh and stick with a shorter length. Excess fabric can make you look frumpy, so avoid loose maxi skirts like the plague. Team a mini with nude strappy heels to lengthen the leg. If you carry your weight around your midsection you’ll want to make a show of your legs instead. Asymmetric styles draw the eye away from the tummy, and peplum detailing will work wonders to make you feel fabulous in a fitted style. Generally
ASYMMETRIC STYLES DRAW THE EYE AWAY FROM THE TUMMY, AND PEPLUM DETAILING WILL WORK WONDERS TO MAKE YOU FEEL FABULOUS IN A FITTED STYLE. though, stick to skirts with a slight flare. If you’ve got Kardashian curves the midi skirt is your new BFF. If you’re rocking lean calves, opt for a fitted body con number. This hemline does land on the thickest part of your lower leg, so if you don’t love this area you should consider an A-line option. The midi always, always requires a heel too – so consider treating yourself to shoes as well… go on, we said it’s okay. WANT MORE? WE’VE ROUNDED UP A RANGE OF SUGGESTIONS FOR PARTY DRESSES SUITED TO YOUR SHAPE ONLINE. HEAD TO STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
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Whether you’re planning an intimate birthday dinner or Christmas party for 30, your next corporate event or a cocktail wedding for 400, the QC Club is the ultimate venue to celebrate any occasion. Overlooking the iconic Gabba grounds, our boutique venue offers the perfect backdrop for your next function and teamed with incredible cuisine, fine wine and impeccable service your next event is assured to be absolutely beautiful!
BANQUET BUFFET Choose from a delectable selection of salads, Asian cuisine, charcuterie and cheese, fishmonger station, roast meats, vegetables and desserts. Catering for parties over 30 people, no one will be left hungry.
PLATED BANQUET BUFFET Sit down with a choice of pork belly, ravioli and confit chicken for starters; beef fillet, baked salmon or stuffed roast turkey for main; and deconstructed Toblerone bar, mini croquembouche or lemon and ginger tart for dessert.
LONG CHRISTMAS LUNCH For $65 per person guests will be spoilt with a selection of roast meats, seafood, stir-fries, salads and dessert. Sittings are on 4 December and 18 December from noon to 3pm.
On the hunt for a Christmas party venue? The sky’s the limit when it comes to hosting the perfect bash at QT Gold Coast. CHRISTMAS PARTY SEASON is fast approaching and the team at QT Gold Coast have set up the perfect party packs for your function.
COCKTAIL PARTY Catering for parties over 15 people, guests will have three hours of canapés, ‘fork and walk’ dishes, Christmas-inspired desserts and premium beverage packages, all for $115 per person.
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FESTIVE EXTRAVAGANZA Choose one of QT’s 15 unique private spaces for parties of 30 or more. For $159 per person, guests will receive chef’s selection canapés, the choice of a buffet or three-course meal and premium beverage packages. Christmas decorations and a red carpet entry will make this a unique event.
For $25 per person, guests can devour the popular Stingray Classics menu while they enjoy some beverages from the amazing cocktail list. Choose from a range of small plates with additional dishes for $5 per choice. QT GOLD COAST 7 STAGHORN AVE, SURFERS PARADISE P 5584 1200 WWW.QTGOLDCOAST.COM.AU
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2-MINUTE MAKEUP TRICKS There are ways to make your face shine when you’re running out of time, writes Elizabeth Best. STROBING, CONTOURING, BLURRING: they may be the hottest trends in beauty right now, but time-friendly they ain’t. Getting those angles, highlighting the right places and blending, blending, blending might make your face pop but the party’s over by the time you’re done. We asked Danielle Riley, owner of à la lumière Makeup and Beauty for her must-have products to get you out the door in two minutes flat. “I’ll keep it simple: concealer, eyeliner, mascara and crème blush,” she says. “It’s all you need.” She advises a salmon or peachy-coloured concealer is a tired girl’s best friend. “The darkness under our eyes is often blue-based, and salmon or peach counteracts.” So first up dab a bit of concealer under the eyes to
make you look fresh and awake. Danielle says crème blush is a wonder product, as it’s essentially a two-in-one. “Dab on a little for blush, then dab some over your lips for a rosy glow.” Then a swoop of eyeliner on the top and bottom lids, along with a sweep of mascara will make eyes look wider and more defined. “Tightlining, or using liner on the upper lash line rather than above or below it, really thickens out your lashes and gives the illusion of fullness,” she explains. If you have a little more time up your sleeve, Dani recommends using a little highlighter on your brow bone, bridge of your nose and upper cheekbones to give you a fresh, dewy look.
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WHAT TRAINING HAS your Pilates instructor had? This is a really important question to ask, and understand why it is important. Because of the way Pilates affects the body it can be a dangerous tool in the hands of someone who does not understand the exercises, their purpose and the effects of load. In Australia there are many Pilates instructor courses, however only a diploma trained instructor has a complete understanding of the Pilates method, various pathologies and anatomy. Pilates is not about increasing load to make the exercise harder, in fact it shows little understanding of the method and the equipment. A diploma level instructor has done 18 months of training and over 480 hours in apprentice teaching and mastery meaning they have a true respect for the Pilates method. At The Body Refinery I only employ diploma level qualified instructors, meaning that you can be sure your instructor is teaching with knowledge and understanding along with respect for the Pilates method.
KIDS KEEP DIARIES of their inner thoughts and feelings, yet as they grow up few continue with the practice. There is value in expressive writing, called journalling, whereby you record ideas, questions, desires, observations and emotions accumulated over time. Its purpose is to enhance growth through the process of reflection and improving self-awareness. The focus of attention can include relationships, career, difficulties, goals and health. A journal is unique and will mirror your personality, preferences and experiences. Use an exercise book for journalling and do it for at least 15 minutes at the end of most days; don’t worry about spelling or grammar. Experiment with writing and see what works best. You can write about the same thing day to day, or write about something different each day. It’s up to you, but really letting go and exploring your deep emotions and thoughts is best. Routinely reviewing your journal to see how you have developed over time will be a treat.
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A LEAN PHYSIQUE is one that is toned, with minimal fat and shows off defined muscles. “How do I get one of those”, you ask? It’s actually not that hard! Exercising, detoxing and eating clean are three key factors to achieve a lean body, and also to living a long and happy life. FAR Infrared heated yoga is a great way to exercise and detox at the same time. FAR Infared is proven to be seven times more detoxing than regular hot yoga, as it allows the stubborn heavy metals and toxins to be expelled through sweat. However, even if you are super fit and detox regularly, eating unhealthily is like using water as car fuel – it won’t work. So my advice is to eat as natural as you can with the bulk being vegetables with small amounts of organic meat or eggs for protein. No (or very little) sugar and limit highly processed foods like bread or pasta. Following these steps, you will feel better, look better and above all have a much stronger immune system.
MOLES ARE COMMON in the sunny Australian climate. The vast majority of moles that appear on the skin before the age of 30 are commonly noncancerous, but can cause irritation on the skin or be a cosmetic nuisance. Unwanted protruding moles and skin tags can be removed by a simple radio-frequency procedure by our experienced team. Your moles will initially be checked by a doctor and any lesions of concern will be sent to the laboratory for testing. The procedure takes a short time, and requires only a local anaesthetic, which is very fast acting. A small dressing is applied afterwards, which can be left on during showers and is removed a few days later. You can resume normal daily activities after your procedure. You don’t have to live with unsightly, raised moles on your face, neck or body if you don’t want to. And you don’t have to undergo the knife or scalpel, leaving a long white scar or use stitches to have the moles removed. If you feel self-conscious or just want the mole removed, then talk to us today.
A NEW INNOVATIVE laser treatment – the MonaLisa Touch – is now available for women of all ages who experience vaginal dryness, itchiness, loss of lubrication, burning and painful intercourse. These symptoms are very common after menopause, but symptoms are also experienced by many younger women. Vaginal oestrogen therapy is not always effective or is contraindicated in some women such as those who have had treatment for breast cancer or gynaecological cancer. The MonaLisa Touch has been used for more than five years in Europe and over two years in Australia. It successfully restores collagen, hydration and lubrication to the vagina. Importantly there is no down time, women can immediately return to their normal lives. Symptoms are greatly reduced allowing for a better quality of life. The MonaLisa Touch is now available at our practice, and if you would like to book an appointment or learn more, please call the practice reception.
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Irena Morgenstern Skin Management, Brisbane CBD Specialising in advanced non-invasive skin management, Irena Morgenstern Skin Management ultilise the very latest equipment. The Intense Pulse Light treatment uses a wider spectrum of wavelengths than traditional laser, and has a wider pulse width to provide thousands of wavelengths, and deliver more effective results. It has been proved to permanently remove or reduce hair, Rosacea, eczema scarring and pigmentation.
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Hypoxi Body Studio, Ascot The first training concept to combine alternating high and low pressure with exercise has been developed. Hypoxi removes cellulite from the stomach, buttocks and thighs, and has been proven as safe for children due to its ability to repair cuts and wounds through stimulating collagen production. From the reclining exercise bike (L250), to an upright platform (Vibrogym), Hypoxi offers clients unique options for their individual programs.
The Cosmetic Institute, Southport With a highly experienced surgical team and stateof-the-art, fully accredited facilities, The Cosmetic Institute have recently opened their new location in Southport. Renowned for their high quality breast implants for $5,990 (including GST), The Cosmetic Institute also offer liposuction, eyelid rejuvenation, vaginal rejuvenation and medical weight loss.
Olaplex, stocked in Brisbane Hailed as the holy grail of hair colour, Olaplex is a single active ingredient invented by Dr Eric Pressly (PHD in Materials) and Dr Craig Hawker (PHD in Chemistry). Free of silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes and animal testing, Olaplex reconnects disulfide bonds in the hair which are broken during chemical services. It has been found to dramatically reduce breakage, and as such, is able to take the hair much lighter than it would normally be able to.
CHALLENGE DOMINATE those SUMMER goals! Anchor Training’s renowned 42 Day Anchorstrong Challenge is on again and you’d be crazy to miss it! Lose weight; build muscle; stay active, fit and healthy you can accomplish all of this (and then some!) by following our individually customised 6-week fitness package.
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GET YOUR BEST BODY EVER NO OTHER WORKOUT can strengthen and tone your entire body like Studio Pilates. Centrally located in Brisbane city, this intense, fun, 40 minute workout will become your favourite way to spend your lunchtime and get an energy boost before or after work. Enjoy an inspiring, glam vibe and world-class instructors who are dedicated to helping you get your best body ever. Get started with an introductory offer of six classes for $60 (terms and conditions apply). Corporate packages are also available. STUDIO PILATES GROUND FLOOR, 300 ANN ST, BRISBANE CITY P 3221 7766 WWW.STUDIOPILATES.COM
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FABULOUS FUSION Owners of Fabulous Pilates Amanda Brookes and Marian Morrison are offering a unique, three-tiered approach to fitness. IT’S A TRUTH universally acknowledged that being fit makes you feel fabulous. It is this idea that propelled Amanda Brookes and Marian Morrison to start Fabulous Pilates – their studio, offering a unique combination of Pilates, Yoga and Barre Attack classes. Owners, Marian Morrison and Amanda Brookes, are friends with more than 20 years of combined experience instructing in fitness, Yoga and Pilates classes. They came together to create their studio which offers a unique and well-rounded fitness experience – Yoga is enlightening, Pilates for strength and Barre Attack for a fun and energetic workout. With two modern, fully equipped studios at Newstead – The Ganesh studio for Mat Pilates, Yoga and Barre Attack and the Ab Fab studio with 12 Pilates Reformer Machines – Fabulous Pilates offer six different classes, as well as customised programs. “We wanted to open a Pilates Reformer studio stylemagazines.com.au
with high quality classes and equipment but keep it as affordable as possible, combined with a yoga studio that would allow us to offer a variety of workout formats. We believe the combination of workouts we offer will keep it interesting for our clients and be best for their overall wellbeing. We call it our Fabulous Fusion.” Marian says. “We wanted to create a unique atmosphere, relaxed, friendly and welcoming. Where people actually talk and encourage each other; wwe get to know clients and help them achieve their goals.” Visit the studio, meet the team, or call the studio to begin your journey with Fabulous Pilates.
CHANGE IS NOT EASY. IT TAKES TIME, IT’S A JOURNEY. OUR UNIQUE COMBINATION OF PILATES REFORMER AND MAT CLASSES, BARRE ATTACK, POWER YOGA, HOT YOGA AND YIN YOGA WILL GET YOU FITTER, STRONGER, MORE FLEXIBLE, AND WILL HAVE YOU FEELING GREAT. OUR COMMITMENT: • Unlimited classes in both our mat and reformer studio • A personalised exercise program • ‘Mastering Habits’ book • Access to online resources • Our personal support • An invite to our end of year party
YOUR COMMITMENT: • At least three classes a week • Change some habits for the better • Staying positive • Let us know how you’re going so we know how to help
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IN SHOWER GRADUAL TAN is the best tanning innovation all season! Just apply in the shower on wet skin, wait three minutes, rinse and watch your skin go golden. Do it a few times a week for maximum impact, $40, Department stores
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TRANSFORMED TRESSES Three Style girls went under the scissors to shake up their look at Stefan Hair Fashions. Here’s how it turned out… IN THE WORDS of Coco Chanel, “a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” Hoping to lose the dull and dry aftermath of Winter in favour of luscious locks in time for the warmer months,three Stylers decided to put this theory to the test. They sought the help of the expert colourists and stylists at Stefan Hair Fashions to experience a hair transformation. From blonde-bombshell highlights and on-trend bobs to sultry auburn locks, they headed to the salon armed with photos of their celebrity hair-spirations. Despite their differing styles, they all agreed on one thing - they left the salon with that rejuvenated, fresh feeling that only a new ‘do can create. STEFAN HAIR FASHIONS P 1800 STEFAN (1800 783 326) WWW.STEFAN.COM.AU
What was the main thing you wanted to change? I wanted to get rid of the warm tones in my blonde and make my colour a bit more edgy - it was too ‘text book’. I lacked inspiration in my daily styling routine. Which country/city do you think your new hair would suit? Let’s say, Queenstown (recent getaway destination). The icy climate may have been an inspiration for the matte-ash-blonde appeal I wanted.
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IMAGINE THIS – you and a group of gal pals all sitting together having manicures and pedicures while being served cocktails and champagne. I know, sounds like heaven on a stick doesn’t it? People are loving our pamper parties, so much so we’ve built a brand new and larger area for girls to simply have fun catching up, or for birthday and hen’s parties. Drinks are served whilst you indulge in manicures and pedicures with your besties.
Brooklyn Beauty Bar’s Pamper Parties start at just $55 per person for groups of three to ten of your best gal pals. So it seems Cyndi Lauper was right in the end – girls DO just want to have fun. Cheers to that! Brookie xo BROOKLYN BEAUTY BAR 5/15 JAMES ST, THE VALLEY P 0421 202 447 WWW.BROOKLYNBEAUTYBAR.COM.AU
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SMILE WITH CONFIDENCE FOR A LOCAL dentist who cares for their patients and provides them with honest, reliable treatment options, look no further than Le Tooth. The team at Le Tooth follow the simple philosophy of â€˜teeth for lifeâ€™ to help you achieve dental brilliance. From general dentistry, to complex and implant dentistry, Le Tooth use the most advanced technologies available to ensure all procedures are completed to the highest standard. If your dental health is important to you, trust Le Tooth to help you reach your smile potential. LE TOOTH 3/77 RUSSELL ST, WEST END P 3117 9900 WWW.LETOOTH.COM.AU
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MIND OVER BODY From a small space in their local gym, to 8 locations in Brisbane (with more to come), Jade and Tanya Winter chat to us about their booming business, Studio Pilates. WHAT INSPIRED YOU to start your business? We wanted to create a different workout experience, something unique, something totally different – a place where you could totally escape for 40 minutes and concentrate wholly on yourself. How do you stand out? We believe exercise should be a total escape, and we’ve created it that way. That’s why you’ll find yourself doing a workout under chandeliers in all our studios, and also the reason why you won’t find any mirrors, cell phones or clocks. What’s your business philosophy? We believe that exercise should be inspiring, intense, safe and it should be done in style.
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What does it mean to workout for the body and mind? You need to concentrate on what you’re doing, focus on your movements and what muscles you are using to perform them, you can’t think about what you’re doing after class or what you need to get at the grocery store, you’re totally in the moment. What’s your key to success? Hard work and unrelenting determination over many years to create great Pilates classes and help our
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FOOD+DRINK CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?
The modern menu is designed to share and create conversation, made with fresh ingredients for the modern palette.
Alleyways don’t usually strike many as the place to hang out but with the intriguing history of Brisbane’s newest venue, Corbett & Claude, Christie Sutherland shares a palatable surprise.
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ONCE THE MEETING place of weary commercial travellers that would share stories and form friendships over good food and drink, the location has come into its second life paying homage to its history. Now part of the Corbett & Claude family, the intimate basement space is once again the perfect social convergence for travellers, shoppers and workers alike. Designed by a prominent Brisbane architect who was behind many other iconic buildings, the high-ceilings, arched brick windows, open kitchen and cosy lounge nook create an ambient atmosphere for diners. The modern menu is designed to share and create conversation, made with fresh ingredients for the modern palette. As a menu signature, one of their wood fired pizzas was a must try. The thinly sliced potato with prosciutto and rosemary was the winner from their many options. With garlic pizza bread with rosemary and sea salt, a serving of grilled haloumi with peach and muscatel chutney and a side of Mrs. D’s crispy chicken bites with chipotle aioli, it was hard to not get one of everything. We washed this down with The Barmaid, a cocktail of Ketel One, lime juice, vanilla
and passionfruit pulp, all whilst eyeing off the desserts. It was the waffles with toasted honey ice cream, salted caramel and honeycomb that won out in the end leaving us feeling very satisfied and in a food coma. For a quick taste of the quality and service of the Claude brand, the attached coffee deli, Mr Claude will pep you up for the day ahead. There are plenty of grab and go options, including house-made cold pressed juices, gluten-free nodo donuts and creamy hot chocolates stirred with a New Farm Confectionery hot chocolate stick flavoured with honeycomb and raspberry. Every element, from design to location to the menu, proves that it is a space easy to love. For a well overdue catch up with friends, a break during or after work, or a function for the whole office, it caters to anyone wanting to share not just food, but an experience. Corbett & Claude is a homely haven tucked away amongst the hustle and bustle of city life that is your new meeting place. CORBETT & CLAUDE 283 ELIZABETH ST, CITY P 3221 1166 WWW.CORBETTANDCLAUDE.COM.AU
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Play catch-up with me every month, as I give you a taste of what you’ve missed and what’s to come in Brisbane’s Food+Drink scene. I may not be a foodie connoisseur, but I’m definitely an enthusiast!
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SIGNATURE STYLE LAST MONTH WE MET TONY HUANG, BARTENDER AT SOLEIL POOL BAR WHO WAS NOMINATED FOR THE 2015 BARTENDER OF THE YEAR. STYLE ASKED HIM TO CREATE A COCKTAIL INSPIRED BY OUR MAG – AND THIS BUBBLY, PINK COCKTAIL “THE SIGNATURE STYLE” WAS BORN. WWW.SOLEILPOOLBAR.COM.AU
VALLEY FIESTA IS BACK WITH THEIR BIGGEST MUSICAL LINEUP TO DATE, BUT IT’S AN INTIMATE ALFRESCO BANQUET WE’VE GOT OUR EYES ON. BAKERY LANE WILL OFFER A THREE-COURSE DINNER WITH DISHES FROM TRADERS LOST BOYS, THE KIOSK AND I HEART BROWNIES ON OCTOBER 23. WWW.VALLEYFIESTA.COM
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SEASONAL EATS Spring brings with it blooming flowers and new menus. Hannah Doody taste tests the best of the new season at The Barracks.
WITH SPRING COMES new flavours, and there is no better way to celebrate the change in season than at The Barracks. From fresh and zesty Mexican flavours to slow-cooked meats, this foodie hub offers some of the best local produce as they launch their Spring menus. Peasant: Rich and heart-warming This rustic, Spanish restaurant has put a new spin on the traditional Patatas Bravas dish to keep things interesting. A standout was the Rangers Valley beef cheek with celeriac and cauliflower puree and kumera crisps. The meat simply falls apart and melts in your mouth – a must try! The Chelsea Bistro: Light and fresh Nothing says ‘Spring’ quite like the catch of the day. The grilled Kingfish with parsnip puree, broccolini, almonds and dill was light and clean, yet incredibly satisfying. Hogs Breath Café: Meat lovers rejoice This old favourite has made a comeback with
their delicious slow-cooked Byron Bay chilli prime rib with salad and curly fries. This dish is a flavoursome new addition to their menu, which is a meat-eater’s idea of paradise. Los Villanos: Mexican flavours Delivering new-age Mexican food, The Barracks’ newest addition has put their own spin on some classic dishes. The mouth-watering quesadillas, tostadas and corn chips with guacamole and salsa, all use the freshest local ingredients. Libertine Bar & Restaurant: Zesty Asian Shake up your taste buds with the Vietnamese flavours on offer at Libertine. The free range Bangalow pork spring rolls, with iceberg lettuce cups and green chilli sauce contrast sweet, salty Libertine and spicy flavours perfectly. WWW.THEBARRACKS.INFO
RIVERFRONT RACE DAY EXPERIENCE THE MELBOURNE Cup with a iconic view of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge at the beautifully restored Customs House. A three-course lunch will be served with canapés, and an extensive list of beverages will include Veuve Clicquot, Leeuwin Estate Wines and cocktails. Live coverage of the race will be broadcast, sweeps will run throughout the day, and a door prize valued at $500 will also be drawn. The function will run from 12pm to 3pm, with tickets from $110pp to $170pp. CUSTOMS HOUSE 399 QUEEN ST, CITY P 3365 8999 WWW.CUSTOMSHOUSE.COM.AU
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PAWPAW PERFECTION Rustic, quirky and relaxed, Pawpaw Café show us why they have more to offer than just a great all-day breakfast. FROM THE TEAM behind Green Papaya, Mons Ban Sabai Thai and Picnic Cafe, Pawpaw Café is where modern, tasty and healthy foods collide. Their chefs pay homage to some of the world’s most flavoursome kitchens and know that just because it tastes good, doesn’t mean it has to be bad for you. With a range of daily specials, the menu is always changing and customers will never get bored. Choose from all day breakfast items or build your own breakfast or lunch from sides. Like a soft serve ice cream, but guilt-free, Cocowhip is one of Pawpaw’s big attractions. One of the only stockists in Brisbane, people visit from all over the city to try the 99 per cent fat free coconut water soft serves.
OH, WHAT A KNIFE! Whether cutting or slicing, knives are key to success in the kitchen. Executive Chef share their top picks. WHILE A CHEAP, poorly made or blunt knife makes food preparation difficult, slow and not to mention dangerous task, a great knife is a gift that just keeps on giving. Executive Chef has undoubtedly one of the largest ranges of task-specific and specialty knives available in Brisbane. Not only do they have a wide variety of styles, but also brands – including the world’s elite such as Shun, Global and Messermeister. Some of their top picks as far as styles are concerned, include:
NOT JUST A CAFÉ, PAWPAW CAN TRANSFORM ITSELF INTO A FUNCTION SPACE WITH THREE DIVERSE ROOMS.
Come night time, the menu turns its attention to Asia, with modern flavours inspired by all over the continent including China, Thailand and Indonesia. Not just a café, Pawpaw can transform itself into a function space with three diverse rooms. All of the rooms provide a different vibe and atmosphere and have the capacity to cater for all party sizes, budgets and dietary requirements. Their in-house DJ will set the mood with music and
UTILITY KNIFE Perfect for all smaller tasks, this neat blade is an essential kitchen must have. This one from Messermeister in their San Moritz Elite range is compact and holds its edge for an extended period. Agile yet robust, it is ideal for quick and simple prep.
entertainment all through the night. A new feature of Pawpaw is their Sunday bar, happening every Sunday afternoon from 3pm until close. A café, function room and afternoon drinking spot makes Pawpaw a unique venue. PAWPAW CAFÉ CNR POTTS AND STANELY STS, WOOLLOONGABBA P 3891 5100 WWW.PAWPAWCAFE.COM.AU
SANTOKOU KNIFE For those that love the simplicity of one multifunctional knife, this style, (like this one from F. Dick), is ideal for a number of different cutting tasks including cutting vegetables, dicing meat and chopping herbs. A great all-rounder with a non-stick blade.
SLICER KNIFE Ideal for carving and all types of slicing, this elegant knife is characterised by its long yet sturdy blade. This beautiful version from Shun is 25cm long and features the distinctive wavy pattern which is the result of sandwiching an extremely hard ‘super steel’ core between 32 micro-thin layers of polished stainless steel.
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FAST AND FRESH Looking for a new place for healthy, delicious and well-priced lunches? Cue FantAsia. WE ARE ALL familiar with the afternoon slump as you return to your desk after indulging in a fast, unhealthy midday meal. Lunch should leave you feeling replenished and energised, but instead, you’re left struggling to fight the urge to curl up and take a nap next to your computer – and it’s not fun! FantAsia is changing Brisbane’s perception of food court dining – offering healthy and delicious restaurant-quality Asian food with a modern twist, at takeaway prices. Their menu is made with high quality ingredients, so it won’t leave you with that tired, sluggish feeling. Menu items include the steamed Barramundi with low GI rice and ginger and shallot pesto; the fish is fresh, and complemented by the zesty ginger. The Hanoi spicy beef noodle soup has just
the right amount of kick, while the fragrant Saigon lemongrass chicken with rice noodles is gluten free and made with the highest quality chicken tenders. Dishes on the wide-ranging menu are incredibly reasonably priced, including the popular slowcooked Tokyo Beef, while the steamed dim sims and pan-fried gyozas are great if you’re peckish. With the health of their customers at the forefront, FantAsia also offer extra vegetables to any dish as well as the option of ‘super rice’ – a delicious blend of grains and seeds for only a little extra. FantAsia combines wholesome, fast, fresh meals that won’t break the bank, and it’s this that keeps hungry Brisbane-ites queuing through the food court every lunchtime.
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HIVE OF ACTIVITY
POTTERY BARN, POTTERY BARN KIDS AND WEST ELM OPEN The three iconic home furnishing stores are set to open soon. Kara Rosenlund will be bringing her flair to the brands. Brisbane, it’s time to shop retail service on another level.
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THIS MONTH… STYLE’S NOSE, EYES AND EARS TAKE YOU INNER CIRCLE, TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU ARE MISSING THROUGH THE LATEST MUSINGS, NEWS AND GOSSIP.
MAX MADE X WESTFIELD WEEKEND Share in a sneak peak of top season products, beauty trends and the science of good skin. Workshop datesCarindale: October 16 Garden City: October 17 Chermside: October 18
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THE ICONIC: ONE STOP SHOP Get off to a winning start with your headwear: Ornate crowns, laser cut wings, whimsical features – the key to standing out at the races.
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NEW DIRECTION FOR BIG NAMES Chelsea’s vintage inspired jewels and Paul’s intricate fashion skills have lead to a Starry Night of collaboration, this is not one to miss.
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PERRI CUTTEN THE AUSTRALIAN FASHION LABEL STAGED ITS NATIONAL LAUNCH OF SPRING SUMMER 2015 AT CUSTOMS HOUSE, BRISBANE.
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WELCOME FROM STYLE STYLE MAGAZINES HOSTED CELEBRATORY DRINKS FOR NEW TEAM MEMBER, KELLY WELLS. CLIENTS AND FRIENDS CELEBRATED WITH A MEET AND GREET AT NEW FARM’S BITTER SUITE. Anton Babkov & Luke Harvey
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CLAY CULTURE Mel Lewis chats to us about how her minimalist nature and love of ceramics led her to create her online store, Antler and Moss. How did Antler and Moss come about? I have always had a love for beautifully crafted tableware, especially artisan ceramics. I have collected ceramics for years and wanted to put together a collection of locally handmade pieces. Tell me about your collaboration with Showroom? It has been a wonderful opportunity to display all the pieces out of their boxes. Ceramics are so tactile and each piece has its own unique character and markings due to the handmade process. How would you describe your brand? Antler and Moss is all about the juxtaposition between edgy antler strength and soft delicate moss. Balancing contemporary with earthy. What inspires your style? My house has become my muse for Antler and Moss. If the
piece works in our home, then it will work for the brand. I’m a minimalist at heart and can feel overwhelmed by too many belongings – the pieces I do invest in are handmade pieces built for longevity that I truly love. Where do you source your products? I work with many Australian artisans to take the essence of their creative work and adapt it slightly to fit the Antler and Moss aesthetic. It’s loads of fun and we end up with something different each time. One tip for incorporating ceramics into your home? Purchase pieces you connect with and you know you will use, and don’t save your favourite pieces for ‘good’ – enjoy them every day and live in the now. READ ONLINE WWW.ANTLERANDMOSS.COM
DEVELOP HOME SWEET HOME The team at Stanford George Developments are determined to create residential spaces that are bigger and better than the rest. BRISBANE’S MARKET HAS become heavily saturated this year with residential apartment buildings. Most designs deprive buyers of precious space, concentrating on more apartments, rather than comfortable living. Owners of Stanford George Developments Luke Bird and George Kezilas are determined to give buyers value for money, creating large residential boutique apartments. “We’re developing and building with owner occupiers in mind,” Luke says. “That means large premium apartments in blue-chip character postcodes which have consistent capital growth and lack competition.” The experience shared between Luke and George will ensure their work is exceptional 92
and unique. Their new development, W81, in Clayfield was started with astute owneroccupiers and savvy investors in mind. George explains these three storey boutique developments are spacious with premium finishes and very low body corporate fees. “Our apartments were designed by an exceptional collection of individuals, the brief to our team was to produce a timeless collection of apartments within an exceptional architecturally designed building,” say Luke and George. A home should be a place for renewal,
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ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Adam Goodrum, the first Australian designer to collaborate with Veuve Clicquot lets us delve into his inspiration behind the limited edition ‘Riddling Stool’. What was your reaction when you first got the call to say Veuve Clicquot wanted to collaborate with you? As you can imagine I was thrilled! It’s such a great privilege and opportunity to be working with Veuve Clicquot, a brand that has innovation and design imprinted in its DNA. I was pretty chuffed to join the list and to be the first Australian designer to work with the brand. What do you think it was about your work that sparked the interest with Veuve Clicquot? Veuve Clicquot has a rich and exciting history with innovation and design, collaborating over the years with some of the biggest names in the business. To be considered alongside these incredibly talented individuals is an honour and extremely humbling. I think that what I have in common with these designers is our constant desire to innovate;
an attribute that I know is valued very highly by Veuve Clicquot. Where did you draw inspiration for the piece? It was when walking through the ancient chalk ‘caves’ that I came across this famous riddling table invented by Madame Clicquot. I was able to observe firsthand the evolution of her design from its origins as a horizontal table through to a compact vertical structure. She started with a horizontal table – it was actually a modified version of her kitchen table – and ended up with racks that stack against the cellar walls. It was a real ‘ah ha’ moment. Do you have a design ritual that you do before sitting down at the drawing board? Normally it involves a lot of thinking at the beginning and gathering of inspiration, followed by
ADAM HAS DESIGNED THE STOOL TO HOLD ONE BOTTLE OF VEUVE CLICQUOT.
sketching, then creating little models, then even more sketching and more models until I am happy with the final design. Three words to describe the Riddling Stool? Inventive, balanced and functional. If you were to do it again, would you change anything? No, I am very happy with the outcome of the Riddling Stool and I think we have ended up in a great place. It was an amazing journey and I wouldn’t change a thing.
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Where can you grow a vertical garden? A vertical garden can be grown anywhere, as long as there is sufficient light and water. Where natural sources of hydration and illumination are not present, artificial solutions can be created. Which plants grow best in a vertical garden? Plants with a cascading form are ideally suited to vertical gardens. However, if adequate maintenance is provided, a wider range of plants can be considered for a vertical garden.
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TRAVEL INTO THE UNKNOWN Lucy Stephens has packed her bags and set her sights on a new working life in London. But not before a Summer detour through Europe, of course.
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IT DIDN’T MATTER that the words on the signs strapped to the fencing overlooking the deep canyon below were in Croatian, it was clear what they said; Danger! Keep Out! No Trespassing (or something to that effect). That didn’t seem to be a deterrent to the guide though, who instructed that there were two ways to get around it: climb over or crawl under. I was nearly four weeks into a holiday as a prelude to a move to London, and had spent the last six days on a boat sailing through the Croatian coastline. Now, however, I was strapped into an ill-fitting wetsuit and helmet, and was about to plunge into 16 degree waters and make my way down rapids in the fresh-water Cetina River for three hours. That’s the problem with FOMO – or fear of missing out. It makes you long to do things you see in your social media feeds, and then book it – without a second thought as to how far outside your comfort zone it is. This was one of those times – and it wasn’t the first on this holiday. The first had been in Turkey, which is where my boyfriend and I had started our intrepid travels. After checking in late in the evening in Istanbul,
we were awoken by the mystical sound of the call to prayer coming from the Blue Mosque less than 500 metres from our hotel. Draped in the aroma of exotic spices, and salesmen peddling carpets and pushing trays of different coloured Turkish Delight towards us, we made our way through the busy streets, mosques and bazaars of the city, before heading to the cave town of Cappadocia in the south west. I’d booked this town pretty much based on the pics of hot air balloons weaving through Cappadocia’s unusual rock formations and cave hotels I’d seen on my Insta and Facebook feeds in the months prior. After waking at 4.30am on the morning of our flight, we were taken to where the giant balloons sat perched atop the clifftops, being fed by large, blasting flames. It was only then that I suddenly remembered my fear of heights. How had I not even considered that I may find this absolutely terrifying? It was far too late to think about that now! We both managed to survive the ride – and even enjoy it. Shades of amber and violet cascaded over the mountain peaks we ascended, flowing into the valley below. We continued upwards to OCTOBER15
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a maximum height of about 1,500 feet with 40 or so other balloons dotted around us, passengers vying for prime position in their baskets in order to capture the best shots. For the next two and a bit weeks, we island hopped around the Greek Islands; Mykonos where we sipped on expensive cocktails as we lay on expensive sunbeds and watched the beautiful people play in the sun; Paros, where we discovered handmade jewellery and made-to-order leather sandals in the labyrinthine old and new towns; Ios, where shots and sleep-ins were the order of the day, and finally Santorini, the home of couples saying ‘I do’ against a backdrop of white and Insta‑worthy sunsets. Transportation is key when it comes to exploring the Greek Islands, and for us, we found there was no better way to get around than to hire your own ATV, scooter or buggy – of which we did all three. Getting off the beaten track is the best way to find your bearings and immerse yourself in the town’s offerings outside the confines of your hotel. Next up was our cruise along the Croatian coastline, sailing up from Dubrovnik and stopping at various towns and finishing at Split with a largely stylemagazines.com.au
Australian-based group of 18 to 35 year olds on a pirate-looking ship named the ‘Maestral’. This was how I ended up at the Cetina River – located in Omis near Makarska – one of our stops up the coastline. And it was exhilarating stuff! After several steep plunges, navigating numerous narrow embankments (not sure they’d let you do this in Australia), and even jumping off a seven metre cliff face (who said I was scared of heights?), I realised that the whole reason why I embarked on this holiday was to get outside my comfort zone – ‘cos that’s where the fun begins.
I’D BOOKED THIS TOWN BASED ON THE PICS OF HOT AIR BALLOONS WEAVING THROUGH CAPPADOCIA’S UNUSUAL ROCK FORMATIONS AND CAVE HOTELS I’D SEEN ON MY INSTA AND FACEBOOK FEEDS.
Take a tour with the team at The Great South East to meet the ‘movers and shakers’ of Brisbane’s bar and dining scene. OVER THE LAST few years, Brisbane’s foodie landscape has shifted in a big way – and crowds are flocking from all over Australia to visit the bars and restaurants that are making a mark on the city. Seven years ago, Damian Griffiths embarked on his renaissance of Fortitude Valley’s forgotten back streets. Sofie Formica indulges in some tasty delights at some of Damian’s venues, starting with Alfred & Constance Bar & Restaurant. Next stop is Alfredo’s late night pizzeria next door, Chester Street Bakery on Dogget Street, Doughnut Time and Kwan Brothers. Damian’s latest venture has seen the notorious Bubbles Bath House on Wickham Street reincarnated as the new Les Bubbles restaurant. It’s a classic French Bistro serving one dish only – steak-frites – with bottomless fries! There’s a bar, function room, spa bath and other cheeky clues scattered around that serve as a reminder of days gone by. Luke Kennedy visits some venues from Andrew Baturo. With Libertine restaurant as his first venture, over the proceeding seven years Andrew has opened another three venues – Popolo restaurant, The Gresham Bar, and Heya Bar. All venues are unique, with The Gresham being the only bar with a Heritage Bar license in Queensland. The Gresham has also been recognised nationally 98
having just been awarded ‘Best Bar in Australia’ by the Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine. Alastair McLeod visits West End to meet Bonnie Shearston, the brains behind Brisbane’s newest gastro-pub, London Fields, and The Schulte Family who recently opened The Stores - a marketplace of locally sourced produce and gourmet goodies. Venues like Press Club, Family, Empire and Cloudland have been iconic to Brisbane’s nightlife scene for years, and Jillian Whiting explores the names behind the neon - father, Lewis and son, Raphael Bickell, who are responsible for all of those venues and more. Starting years ago, the Press Club evolved next door to the Empire and continued to grow to envelop the majority of the block and then some. Each new additional venue playing host to their own unique flavour and personality.
Tune in the following week on Sunday October 18 for part two of the culinary quest, as the team take a look back to where it all began. From the Deery’s, and the McGuire’s, to the Samios Family and the Gambaro’s, meet the dining dynasties that have helped shape Brisbane’s foodie culture. Les Bubbles
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IT’S IN THE STARS
Stella Stargazer looks to the skies for a “tongue-in-chic” take on your horoscopes.
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PISCES FEB 20-MAR 20
CANCER JUN 22-JUL 23
Spice up your fitness regime, add some excitement with Barré classes to bring out your inner-dancer.
You’re a ‘do-it-all’ kinda person, but don’t over extend yourself in the process, find time for you.
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ARIES MAR 21-APR 22
They say good things come to those who wait, exciting things are coming your way – stay patient.
Take Jim Carrey’s lead and be a ‘yes man’ at work. Taking on more responsibilities will set up opportunities.
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TAURUS APRIL 21-MAY 21
So many new venues are popping up, if love is in the air try something new next date night.
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