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.......everywhere I look around’, well almost everywhere! This month we are all about having fun and embracing the special people in our lives - we’re all lurved up!! Wallace Bishop and Westfield Carindale feature on our cover adding even more sparkle and style to the month of love, and we were lucky enough to nab the gorg, amazeballs Kylie Brown, mummy of two (and a half), wife to Jonathan Brown and ambassador to PANDA.

PUBLISHER Tracy Johnston (That they are male)

editorial EDITOR Claire Parviz (A pulse?, eyes, lips then abs then ring finger) DIGITAL EDITOR Lucy Stephens (Their smile and the way they speak to others) DIGITAL MANAGER Marlise O’Sullivan (A bit of Pizzazz) JOURNALIST Sarah McAlpine (If he’s tall enough for me to wear heels)

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Audi Centre Brisbane launched the A3 Sedan taking guests to Ocean View Winery.

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Brodie Ferguson and Ellie Savins enjoy a three-course meal at the Ocean View Restaurant.

Chris Frawley and Carlie Jennings enjoy a private tour of Ocean View Winery in the all-new Audi A3 Sedan.

The all-new Audi A3 Sedan launches in Australia against the scenic backdrop of Ocean View Estates. Innovating with sport and sophistication at the forefront, true passion has sculpted the ultimate urban sedan. Beneath its sporty exterior the A3 Sedan houses performance-enhancing Audi ultra® lightweight technology with the option of quattro® all-wheel drive. The luxurious leather appointed interior features dual climate control air conditioning, a multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles, and an intelligent infotainment system, with optional Audi MMI Touch technology that retracts elegantly into the dashboard. Audi Centre Brisbane launched the A3 Sedan late January with a select group of guests in a weekend drive retreat to Ocean View Winery, 10

only a few kilometres from Dayboro. The scenic four hour return route wound its way through the beautiful Samford Valley and Dayboro before arriving at the majestic and secluded winery and restaurant, Ocean View. Guests enjoyed a private tour of the winery with Owner Kate Honnef, before an indulgent three-course meal admiring the views of the rolling hills, vineyards and lake. Ocean View Estates is not just a winery – it’s the end of the journey. Offering access to Australia’s most intimate and hands-on winery experience, including vineyards, cellars, accommodation and a la carte dining, this beautiful getaway is located right on our

doorstep just 45 kilometres north-west of the Brisbane CBD. Escape the summer heat – always a few degrees cooler than the sweltering sidewalks of the city – or be warmed by the glow of the fire in those chilly winter months. With everything on one beautiful property, it’s easy to come and unwind in the vines for an hour, a day, or a weekend. The all-new Audi A3 Sedan starts from only $44,990 on road in Queensland for the 1.4TFSI S Tronic Attraction. Why not visit Ocean View in your new Audi. Audi Centre Brisbane 586 Wickham St, the Valley P 3251 8222


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I love the quote that Claire has on her Ed’s note (pg 8) about finding ‘the one’ in oneself. It tickled my fancy ‘coz we’re always told it’s good to ‘love yourself’, which I totally agree with, and I also think it’s imperative to spoil yourself. Whether you embrace Valentine’s Day or not, it’s a great excuse to treat yourself, your best friend or the love of your life. So here’s some ways to make ‘the one’ very happy ... Style publisher Tracy Johnston

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Congratulations to Queensland’s Sarabah Estate Vineyard for producing this delicious Frenchstyle bubbles. The champagne lovers in the Style office are giving this sparkling the big thumbs up. The Brut Reserve is made using grapes that are grown from the passionately run family estate in the Gold Coast Hinterland. We have six bottles to give away. Sarabah Estate Brut Reserve sparkling is available for $39.95 per bottle, $165.66 for a box of five and $400 for a case of 12. To enter go to sarabah estate vineyard

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long-distance relationships Clinical Psychologist Dr John Barletta explores how to nurture a long-distance relationship. EASE OF TRAVEL and an international world view has witnessed an increase in long-distance relationships. These relationships, whether romantic, workmates, or friends, all face challenges, require commitment, hard work and creative ways to keep flourishing. Be confident: Those who view their long-distance relationship as a positive experience stay together. Establish trust and openness: Discuss values and beliefs, and negotiate healthy boundaries. Romantic relationships need to have clear discussions of expectations regarding fidelity. Sitting at home imagining your loved one is out with someone else is not helpful for your wellbeing or relationship. Stay connected: Social media enables instant communication with loved ones. Skype, Facebook, instant messaging, and sites like YouTube and Flickr make it easy to connect, share news, photos

and videos. They also inject some fun and lightheartedness into the relationship. Communicate: Email, texting and letter-writing are great ways to maintain contact. Handwritten letters retain an air of intimacy. Included in these letters can be reminders such as clippings from newspapers and sentimental mementos. Sending or receiving gifts (other than for birthdays or anniversaries) show you are thinking of one another. Distance hinders the day-to-day routine of a relationship with a romantic partner, family, or friends. Long-distance relationships are certainly a challenge but not an insurmountable one. They require different care, thought, and planning, but can be fulfilling and worth the effort they will inevitably require. DR JOHN BARLETTA, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST LEVEL 1, SUITE 2, 3 DAYS RD, GRANGE P 3356 4400 WWW.JOHNBARLETTA.COM

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local fame This month Thousand Island Dressing is looking for generations of wouldbe superstars to enter their ‘Local Famous’ competition. The prize? Being styled and photographed in TID fancies for the Brunswick Street window feature, your own personal keepsake image and a voucher to spend in store. If this sounds like you, your sister, your mister, or a kooky great granny, submit a picture with a short story through to the ‘Local Famous TID’ Facebook page. Entrants must be available March 8. Winners announced March 1. Thousand Island Dressing New Farm 29/900 Brunswick St, New Farm P 3254 2633



A DIGITAL REVOLUTION The world is digitally evolving. Emails and texts messages have surpassed letters and phone calls and businesses are drowning in social media. The time has come to sink or swim. BY Sarah McAlpine. Style is now offering a range of digital solutions to help empower your business online. Interweave the best elements of print media and online advertising to reach a new demographic and widen your target market. Don’t know your tweets from your tags? How about the difference between a DM and a PM? We do – and we’ve got the resources to create unique and engaging content to speak to your potential customers on a platform where they’re always listening. Our talented team of journalists, graphic designers, digital marketers and advertisers can revolutionise your online image from end to end. We can work with you to develop a social media strategy, or take the legwork out completely and manage accounts on your

behalf. We can even transform a bland email newsletter into an entertaining and visually stimulating EDM that won’t go straight to the trash. There truly is no business too big or small; we’re offering social media tutorials for beginners, or we can create and post thought provoking content daily. Let our graphic designers work their magic to turn a mundane website into an attractive and interactive representation of your business, and take advantage of our professional communicators who can seal the deal with the words to get inside the heads of your digital audience. Stand out online, and let us give your business a little bit of Style.

THE STATS • There are currently 12 million Facebook users in Australia ( • 30% of small businesses, 47% of medium businesses and 79% of large businesses in Australia had a social media presence in 2013 (FRANk Media) • For every hour Australians spend online, 14 minutes are dedicated to social sites (Experian)

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WINNING WITH DIGITAL IN 2014 This year is a revolutionary one for Style’s digital presence, having recently relaunched our website and now turning more of our attention towards the web. Our team is hearing more regularly from you, our clients, that digital is becoming increasingly important to your business. We know through working closely with our Fastrack Group for the launch of our beautiful new website that a digital presence sculpts your business identity. Working with Fastrack and in particular its CEO, Adrian Caruso, provided us with an educational foundation in: • The continued increase in mobile use in finding local businesses; • How to win with social media; • Building your own email database and using it effectively; • The importance of your website as a second shop window for your business. If you want to know more about Style Digital, send us an email or hit us up online.


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Alex Cox-Taylor | 33 | Owner and director of Urban Climb Indoor Climbing Gym

While this rock climbing gym owner embraces a classic cool aesthetic, he isn’t afraid to mix it up and take his style to new heights.

“i look for classic styles that work for me rather than follow the latest fashion.”

How would you describe your style? European, not overly polished but still smart. A balance of smart casual. How do you dress for work? Urban Climb is a relaxed environment but I need an element of formality. Depending on the time of year, trousers and a t-shirt or shorts and a shirt. Do you follow any fashion rules? I look for classic styles that work for me rather than follow the latest detail of what’s in fashion. What’s your fashion mantra? A good style should see you through all types of occasion. Your most indulgent fashion purchase? No one item, but I do tend to go on shopping sprees a few times a year, usually whilst overseas. Your favourite Brisbane men’s store? It depends on what they have in and what works. Scotch and Soda, Ben Sherman or possibly some of the more boutique stores.

Your favourite clothing store outside of Brisbane? Nomad in San Francisco, and Allsaints in London has some solid staples. What do you think is the most important thing for women when it comes to dressing? Don’t overdo it. Simple elegance. Do you prefer…. Boxers or briefs? Boxers Smart suits or cool casual? I would lean towards cool casual. But a smart suit for the right occasion can make you feel bulletproof. Short back and sides or a little scruffy? A little scruffy I guess. Where can we find you….. On a Sunday morning? At the Gunshop Café or at the Burrow in West End. On a Saturday night? Either Cobbler or Lychee Lounge, again in West End…. On your next holiday? April I will be in San Francisco and at the music festival in Coachella. I would also like to go to Buenos Aires.

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1. Boutique complex of 20 apartments with nearly half already under offer. small complexes hold value and grow at a faster rate due to stronger interest from owner occupiers. 2. the complex is made up of 2 separate buildings, allowing quiet living for tenants and owner occupiers. 3. Lower cost per square metre than most new buildings in the area. our body corporate costs are also extremely low, estimated around $1,500 per year. 4. Kelvin Grove has over 20,000+ employed workers in the area, including the RBH and qut staff – but currently only 3,000 homes. Huge demand for tenants and owner occupiers to move to Kelvin Grove. 6. excellent transportation links, via m3, Inner City Bypass, airport Link, Clem 7 & Legacy Way. 7. strong growth predicted for Kelvin Grove in coming years given proximity to the City, growth of local businesses, the university and Hospital. Completion due late February 2014, call Bridget today on 0424 628 877 for your information pack.


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Get Active, Eat Bread Brumby’s Bakery is on a mission to change the way Australian families think about bread. Many fad diets advocate avoiding bread like the plague. But no bread means either having to look for other sources of complex carbohydrates, or going hungry … Brumby’s are determined to set the record straight, highlighting the important role bread can play in a balanced, active lifestyle. The iconic bakers have launched a Get Active range of loaves, boasting health benefits such as including 10 percent of the recommended daily intake of fibre for digestive health, more protein per slice than an average egg, and bread that is low GI for sustained energy. Brumby’s new campaign aims to educate customers through colour coding packaging, description panels on bread bags, in store information cards on all products and a new informative website. Brumby’s has teamed up with iconic Aussie, Matthew Hayden as the brand’s new ambassador. Their mutual passion for the sustainability of Australian land and the health and wellbeing of Australian families makes for a winning partnership. Matt Hayden is proud to support Brumby’s. “I’ve grown up with Brumby’s, just like most Aussies have,” he says. After retiring from cricket, he decided to dedicate his life encouraging everyone to enjoy the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle and one that is sustainable and family oriented.

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“As a dad, I want my kids to grow up knowing where their food comes from, and at Brumby’s you know that the bread is baked from scratch, has no preservatives and is made from 100% Aussie wheat,” he explains. Not only is Brumby’s changing the face of Aussie bread, it’s also making back to work easy. Brumby’s new bruffins are sure to be the talk of the town in Brisbane’s best brekky blogs. Easy to eat on the go, the bruffin is perfect for a quick and easy breakfast. Made from scratch daily, Brumby’s offers a BBQ bacon bruffin and a chicken avocado bruffin. Grab your fast, fresh and filling brekky from Brumby’s stores across Australia between 6am and 10am daily and look out for the Get Active range in the sky blue packaging.

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Why market experts predict Brisbane as the place to buy property in 2014. Even if you aren’t keeping an eye on the Brisbane property market it’s hard not to notice just how quickly the “sold” stickers have been going up recently. We’ve seen this most recently with the sale of 2/22B Hampson St in Kelvin Grove: our latest property to sell in only a matter of days with multiple offers coming in. We have now reached a period where property demand is significantly outstripping supply. My open homes in the past few months have been averaging 10-15 groups per open when only six months ago we were lucky to get 2-3 groups through. With increasing demand comes increasing prices and Brisbane has had a 5.1 percent increase in property values over the past 12 months; more than 3 percent of this increase occurred in the last three months of 2013. The number of homes sold in 2013 peaked 28.9 percent higher than in 2012. With this increase also comes a significant

decrease in supply – the number of properties on the market is currently at its lowest level since March 2011. What does this all mean for the Brisbane market in 2014? While we can’t predict the future, we can say that this combination of rising demand but limited supply (along with the general improvement in consumer sentiment) has provided the ideal environment for owners in Brisbane to sell and see strong results. If you’re interested in finding out what this all means for your property or if you would like some advice on purchasing in this market, don’t hesitate to contact me for more a more in-depth analysis. Have a great February! Bridget Gabites Harcourts Solutions Inner City P 0424 628 877 *Market statistics from RPData Economic Update January 2014

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The competitive small car market continues to shape the Australian motoring landscape, with the launch of the Fiat Punto by the Fiat Chrysler Group. Available in a spacious five-door hatchback bodystyle in three specification levels – Pop, Easy and Lounge and with an array of customisable extras – the Punto cements the company’s culture of creating mould-breaking small cars that lead the pack. The Punto epitomises contemporary Italian styling combined with practicality, affordability, and a sporty feel. Starting at just $16,000 for the ‘Pop’ model, the car will appeal to customers who are looking for an affordable car, but aren’t prepared to compromise on style or sophistication. Spacious, sleek interiors boast denim inserts on seats, a six-speaker radio/cd/MP3 audio system,

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On a roll Having worked with leading national brands, Brissie-born Julieanne Worchurst joined Retail Food Group as Brumby’s National Marketing Manager in 2013. She shares what’s in store in 2014 and the lessons she’s learned in business. What do you think makes Brumby’s so successful? In this day and age, the culture has shifted from convenience to being conscious about what we eat. People are avoiding preservatives and additives where they can. Our breads have always been preservative and additive free, and baked fresh in store daily from scratch. What’s your favourite Brumby’s item? Our brand new Chicken, Avocado and Hollandaise Bruffin. The ingredients are baked and sealed inside our Swiss soy and linseed muffin - so no egg or sauce will run down your arm! What’s new in 2014 for the company? I’m pleased to have our new Bread Ambassador on board – Matthew Hayden. He’s such a top Aussie bloke. There are some other exciting things in the works so Brumby’s is the space to watch! Do you have a business mantra you follow? Two decades of managing

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New-look salon; old-school touch Rowena Curran is shaking things up at the new-look Oxford St Hair at Bulimba.

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While Oxford St Hair is no new kid on the block, it certainly now has a new lease on life. Adopted by Rowena Curran late last year, Oxford Street Hair is already turning (stylishly coloured) heads. A hair entrepreneur for 25 years, Rowena’s technique is classic and timeless. She knows the tricks to flawlessly finish hair without a straightener, get a glossy shine with natural products, and how to perfect a sleek and stylish cut to suit your look and your pocket. The natural products that produce such glossy, gorgeous hair are Matrix Hair Care products and are a salon staple. Designed to moisturise, care for colour, sleek, amplify, and curl, there’s

a Matrix product for all hair types and needs whether you’re trying to tame wild locks or nourish dried-out ends. While the salon’s new look has taken shape wonderfully since its rebirth last year, Rowena says there are still some exciting changes ahead from interior decorations and furnishings to upcoming offers and events. Go visit the new-look salon at the corner of Oxford and Riddell Streets and like Oxford St Hair on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news, special promotions, and exciting developments this year – it’s going to be a big one! Oxford St Hair 3/204 Oxford St, Bulimba P 3899 2770



A guiding light Enhance your space with ECC Lighting and Furniture’s range of European designs to suit all price points. While ECC may be relatively new on the Brisbane radar, the James Street based shop began in New Zealand in 1909, before bringing the finest in European lighting and furniture design to our shores nearly 30 years ago. Since then, the brand has continued to flourish, setting up shop in Sydney and in Melbourne. The company prides themselves on its wide range of premium European lighting and furniture at all price points, stocking unique pieces, exclusive brands and iconic styles that have stood the test of time in terms of design and quality. From simple light fittings and lamps for relaxed living to outdoor entertaining right through to modern, contemporary designs for a sophisticated statement interior, ECC’s range is broad and comprehensive. Lighting affects the overall mood of a space, so it is

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fabulous and fresh for 2014 Tonsure Hair Design welcomes new faces and a fabulous new look for 2014. Tonsure Hair Design – one of Hendra’s most beloved salons – has been Julie Hay’s personal enterprise for 25 years. To mark the milestone, she thought a celebration was in order in the form of a complete transformation for the Gerler Road salon. Thanks to a sophisticated refurbishment, the salon now sports sleek floating benches and full length salon mirrors as well as a Colour Bar, where you can sit while your colour is processing. You can even plug in your laptop and do some work while you wait. Combined with their quarter-century anniversary, Julie says she is also excited for what this new year will bring with a new look and fresh faces to the team.


Julie Hay (far right) is thrilled to welcome some fabulous new stylists to the salon.

“Our young stylists have added a new energy to the salon and I love it”, Julie said. The salon has always encouraged clients to come back time and time again and even has up to three generations of the same family in the salon at one time. It’s this community focus that makes Tonsure’s a unique salon experience. Whether it’s Julie’s home-baked Christmas cake through December, the heart shaped chocolates with Merlo coffee on Valentine’s Day, or a salon walk for charity, it’s the extra effort and personal touch combined with a wealth of experience that makes the salon one that you want to return to. Tonsure Hair Design only uses top quality products such as Goldwell and

KMS and is open Tuesday to Saturday for all your styling and colouring needs. Tonsure Hair Design 2/45 Gerler Rd, Hendra P 3216 4334


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a lesson in styling Take advantage of Everton Park Hair and Beauty’s New Year offers while the (curling) iron is hot! A new year marks a time for transition and transformation, and Everton Park Hair and Beauty is sharing this philosophy going in to 2014. If you want to keep your resolutions rolling, now is the time to take up a new hobby, adopt a new skill, or sharpen your style. Embracing this New Year, New Style, New You approach, Everton Park Hair and Beauty is extending some very special offers to clients including private one-on-one styling sessions with their Senior Hair Stylist and Make-up Artist. These one hour styling sessions are for anyone of any age to learn new tips and expert tricks to perfect a smoky eye, false eyelash application, flawless foundation, and colour matching for beautiful skin and flawless application. In these sessions, you can also learn how to create a party-perfect messy bun, fishtail braid,

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The key feature of the adjoining spaces is the booth seating that is matched with an illuminated dining table made from a piece of Caesarstone’s Concetto range.

An amazing transformation has breathed new life into this New Farm home.

Urban Renewal Current HIA Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year, Kim Duffin of Sublime Architectural Interiors presents his latest transformation project. Believe it or not this home (pictured) was once a derelict set of flats in New Farm, but an amazing transformation breathed new life into its tired facade and interior. The owner engaged me to design the living spaces in the home so that flow and connectivity would remain throughout. In conjunction with the owner’s overall vision for the home, my main focus was on the kitchen, dining and outdoor spaces as the client advised that she entertained clients and friends regularly, so needed this space to perform many tasks. The chef required a larger-than-normal oven and a Smeg 750mm underbench oven fit the brief perfectly. An island in the kitchen would form the centrepiece and hold the whole space together. The key feature of the adjoining spaces is the booth seating that is matched with an illuminated dining table made from a piece of Caesarstone’s Concetto range. This table is fully backlit and colour controlled with an app that can be used on your iPhone or iPad. This feature gives the space luxury and diversity and the built-in outdoor barbecue provides continuity and flow, which is integral to the overall design. The splashback window is a carefully chosen element that allows light to penetrate while restricting the view of the neighbours. The mirrors above the overhead cupboards on this same wall also help reflect light back into the space making it open, bright, and inviting.

The other key feature of the spaces lies in the integration. The wall that separates the ancillary spaces of the powder room and pantry from the kitchen is clad in textured laminate, while the doors to enter these spaces are designed to sit flush with the surrounding panels, therefore concealing the openings. This creates a seamless effect that utilises space while looking flawlessly finished. The ability for this space to transform from a congregating hub during the day to party central at night is a certainty, making this home a prime example of luxury, diversity, and versatility. It’s an unrivalled execution of the client’s brief and a remarkable transformation of a weary set of flats to a stunning statement in interior design. Sublime Architectural Interiors 6/45 Jijaws St, Sumner Park P 3715 6009


HIA Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year Kim Duffin

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Skin health

A healthier You


with Claire Mason

with Nicola Moore

with Jacqueline Moore

Biomimetics for skin health

Healthy in a Hurry

Planning for your special day

Biomimetic refers to human-made processes, substances, devices, or systems that imitate nature. Paramedical Skin Practitioners often prescribe Biomimetic systems to provide completely unique skin-care solutions, by providing you with the ultimate in hydration, correction and treatment of premature ageing. Understanding how your skin works is fundamental to caring for your skin. Our specially hand-picked product ranges offer everything necessary for the health of your skin from essential products such as cleansers to products for the treatment of specific skin concerns. Skin Practitioners meet the needs of all skin types: young and combination skin, dry/ dehydrated skin, acne-prone skin, sensitive skin, and mature skin with products exclusively prescribed through skin-care professionals. Curious to know more about Biomimetics and skin care? Sign up to the IPSP newsletter via our web page. It’s full of informative facts, topics, and offers you’ll want to know all about.

Eating right can be a challenge for women while still keeping up with work, study, family commitments and a busy social life. Before you know it you’re cancelling that night out because you can’t find anything to wear and you swear tomorrow you’ll join the gym. Don’t let a busy life hinder your health or weight loss goals. Here are our top tips for healthy eating in a hurry: • Stock up on foods that help you make a healthy meal in minutes such as frozen steam-in-the-bag veggies, microwavable brown rice and canned tuna; • Look up the nutritional information for your favourite restaurants and keep a list of the best choices for when you absolutely have to grab takeout; • Beware liquid calories from milky coffees and bottled juice; • Keep a stash of healthy snack foods in your car, purse or office; and, • Multitask while dinner is in the oven by doing some sit ups or jumping jacks!

If you’ve recently become engaged (that cheeky cupid with his bow and arrow!), you might be a bit overwhelmed about where to start planning. It’s helpful to have a particular date in mind before enquiring. If you can be flexible this can also work to your advantage. No longer are Saturdays the only day to get married. There has been a large increase in Friday and Sunday weddings over the past few years and this can be a way to save money as some venues, like Victoria Park, will offer discounts in nonpeak times and alternative days of the week. Have you thought about the number of people you’d like to invite? Or what style of wedding you want? This will impact on finding the right space or room for your big day that will fit your guests perfectly. Beyond these details, your in-house Wedding Planner at Victoria Park will be able to assist with all of the other details including food, beverages, timelines, room set up, styling and entertainment to make your day perfect.

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Architectural interiors



with Kim Duffin

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your unique space

Women: the key decision makers

think ahead for your legs

The undisputed heart of the home is the kitchen. Many functions such as briefing, debriefing and socialising and the main function, feeding ourselves, are all performed in this space. So when asked what is the most important element to a great kitchen design I always say ‘how it functions’ first and foremost. Before you engage a qualified designer to help you renovate or build a home, ask yourself the following questions to help you develop a brief for the project: What don’t you like about your current kitchen? How would you like your kitchen to relate to adjoining living spaces or outside areas? What tasks would you like to perform in the space? How do you like to cook? A baker will always need more space than someone that likes cooking Thai. Is this your ‘forever home’? Once you have the answers to these questions then it’s time to get in touch with a designer that can show you how to take this information and turn your dream kitchen into a reality.

A recent survey shows that women have the greatest say among couples when it comes to property. This doesn’t surprise me at all! Women have been a driving force in Australian real estate for at least the past 15 years. We’ve seen an increasing number of single career women buying property on their own; and we’ve seen an increasing number of women taking charge of the decision-making process in the case of couples purchasing together. So, why is this happening? Women are great at visualising the potential and noticing the finer features while men will tend to focus more on the bigger picture. A woman will remember the quality of the fittings and fixtures, the amount of storage space and the condition of the kitchen and bathrooms. When buying real estate, couples should play to their strengths. If one person is better with detail and the other is better with negotiation or has more confidence to bid under the pressure of an auction, divvy up the tasks accordingly and work as a team.

Now is a good time to think about booking in for a consultation at The Leg Vein Doctor. During the initial consultation and after your ultrasound scan, Dr Kemp will put together a personalised treatment plan that is valid for 12 months. Most patients require multiple visits in order to complete their treatment and we offer complimentary follow up reviews to ensure you are happy with the results, so from start to finish you will be in our care for around four months and sometimes longer for complex veins. Booking in advance offers you the freedom to choose treatment days and times to accommodate work, school and other commitments. After hours appointments are also available and very popular. You may choose to commence your treatment in the cooler months (our busiest time – as it is more comfortable to wear the compression stocking) and to have your legs all ready for your next summer holiday!

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ambition meets compassion Clayfield College is proud to celebrate the outstanding achievements of its 2013 graduating class. With almost one quarter of the cohort achieving an Overall Position (OP) between 1-3, students have been guaranteed entry into highly sought after, diverse and interesting tertiary courses. All students in Year 12 who applied for a tertiary course were successful. Engineering, Commerce, Health and Law were attractive choices. Clayfield College offers a boutique education, delivering an engaging and rigorous academic program. “Every girl at Clayfield matters, we care for every student and work with them to achieve their personal

goals,” said Ms Skerman, Head of Senior Schooling. Pastoral care is paramount at Clayfield. Each girl is cared for by her Head of House, who attends to her social and emotional health, aiming to develop young women who are resilient and dignified. Added to this, each girl is also assigned an academic mentor to support her academic progress. While girls are encouraged to dream big, they are also supported with practical strategies to achieve their goals. “We want our girls to be

2013 Year 12 Clayfield College students – Amy Walker and Andrea Wrakuale

ambitious, to live interesting lives where they can enrich the lives of others.” This year Clayfield will launch The Clayfield College Women’s Industry Network which will connect young women in the Senior Years with career mentors who have extensive industry and corporate experience. This inaugural event will be held in April at a breakfast to be

hosted at The Australian Institute of Management House. Clayfield girls are inspired to be committed to excellence, confident to lead and courageous and compassionate in making a difference to the lives of others. Clayfield College 23 Gregory St, Clayfield P 3262 0262

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Open House

Why should your daughter be a St Aidan’s student?

Don’t miss St Aidan’s Open Day this March. Choosing the right school to guide your daughter through her education and young adulthood is a significant process: one that will help shape her life and goals. Thankfully, St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School eliminates doubt and provides a failsafe option for your daughter’s education.   Most impressively, St Aidan’s is the first Queensland school with more than 50 students, to achieve 100 percent OP 1-15. Of that statistic, 43 percent of St Aidan’s girls achieved an OP 1-5 last year. This is on top of the fact that St Aidan’s is the number one school in Queensland in NAPLAN results. While St Aidan’s understand strong academics outcomes are the cornerstone of the good education, these incredible results are just one component that

makes it a school in which young women thrive. You can experience the many strengths of St Aidan’s this March at their Open Day. The school will open its doors on Saturday, March 8, 9am-12pm, giving prospective students and curious parents the chance to see what St Aidan’s culture is all about. Principal Karen Spiller will give an address at 10:30am, after which you will also have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of her and the Educational Leadership Team. Make sure you take advantage of this opportunity and experience the difference St Aidan’s can make for your daughter.  St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School 11 Ruthven St, Corinda P 3373 5999

First QLD school to achieve 100 percent OP 1-15 and 43 percent an OP 1-5 in 2013. Every student received a Queensland Certificate of Education in 2013. 6,653 alumni and growing. 37+ subjects or courses. 15 sports. Co-ed kindergarten for any child from three years of age. 39+ extra-curricular groups and student organisations. 3,000+ hours of community service undertaken by students yearly. 11 participating schools in the global exchange program.

100% of St Aidan’s girls achieved an OP 1-15 *

open day Saturday 8 March 9am-12noon Please register online at or call the Registrar on (07) 3373 5928 for more information. *2013



Success in sight Join Stuartholme this March for an exciting glimpse into its school life. On Saturday, March 22, Stuartholme School is inviting you to discover the unique spirit and opportunities that await your daughter at this exceptional institution during its annual Open Day. You can find out how Stuartholme can open doors for your daughter from 10am-1pm in a special day of sensory experiences, guided tours, and opportunities to get involved and see what the school is all about. You and your daughter will be able to witness live performances and academic lessons, hear the Principal’s address at noon, take part in co-curricular activities, view the impressive facilities, and tour the school to learn what makes Stuartholme the ideal choice for a promising education and future. You’ll also get a glimpse into your daughter’s potential through other students’ recent academic achievements, which Stuartholme proudly celebrates. Last year alone, 50 percent of


year 12 graduates achieved an OP 1-7, of whom five percent gained an OP 1. Stuartholme has also consistently performed well above female state averages in both QCS and OP results and these results reflect the respect the school has for intellectual values. 2014 is an exciting year for Stuartholme with the continuation of its bus network, which launched last year and continues to help busy families manage the demands of life. The service caters to four bus routes currently and garnered such a positive response from the school community that it has continued to grow into the New Year. You can learn more about academic achievements, the bus service and Open Day via the Stuartholme website. Stuartholme School Birdwood Tce, Toowong P 3369 5466

this open day take a guided tour of stuartholme to see how it can open doors for your daughter.


discover the difference St Margaret’s invites you to sample the unique promise of its pastoral care and community. When it comes to choosing the right school for your child, nothing compares with the experience of walking around its grounds and watching the students in action. St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School is proudly opening its gates on Saturday, 8 March with an exciting program of displays, performances and events to showcase the outstanding teaching and learning offered to current and future students. From 9.30am to 12.30pm, this annual Open Day is an ideal opportunity for visitors to take a student-led tour of the School’s world-class facilities, have questions answered by senior staff and parents, and attend an address by Principal, Ros Curtis. Home to 810 day students and boarders from

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On March 8 take a student-led tour of the School’s worldclass facilities and see what it means to be part of St Margarets.

St Margaret’s


Pre-Preparatory to Year 12, including boys in Pre-Prep and Prep, St Margaret’s is well known for its focus on academic excellence, enriching extra-curricular and cultural opportunities, and its commitment to pastoral care. Boarding is also an integral part of life at St Margaret’s, with accommodation for over 170 girls from Years 7 to 12. The boarders have significant impact on the School, contributing to its spirit and sense of community. With limited places still available for day and boarding students in 2015, attend Open Day to discover the difference of what it means to be part of the St Margaret’s community.





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

ENDLESS LOVE Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) embark on a passionate love affair despite their parents attempt to keep them apart.


In cinemas

LAST VEGAS Staring four legends Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. When Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas. In Cinemas



Thursday Sunday 9 QAGoMA’s final Endless Summer Sunday on Feb 9 will transport you to the era of mid-century cool. Get your toes tapping with a swing DJ and learn how to create the 1950’s ‘California Modern’ look. For information visit


Support the Mater Foundation at the annual Mater Little Miracles Ball, a night of black tie glamour. Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre – 7pm

Saturday 15 The Brisbane Comedy Festival is back! With over 40 comedians from Australia and beyond, it’s sure to be a month of laughs at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Check out the impressive program including Frank Woodley, Wil Anderson, Fiona O’Loughlin and more! Visit for more information and tickets.

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SUMMER at sTOKEHOUSE Celebrate the end-of-summer with Stokehouse and a Cloudy Bay Clambake! Indulge in the freshest local seafood, paying homage to the American tradition with a fresh Queensland twist. The mouth-watering cuisine will be accompanied with premium Cloudy Bay wines. For your chance to win four tickets and see out the summer season with Stokehouse, head to our website. Tickets $75, for details.

Enhance your knowledge of herbal supplements, learn how to conquer stress or even realise your spiritual powers at Brisbane’s MindBodySpirit Festival. With exciting features including the Soul Cooking Stage, Meditation Centre and the Psychic Reading Room, there’s something for everyone! Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre Visit for ticket information.




Friday March 7 A luncheon of hope Join Madonna King and Kylie Brown for the Perinatal Depression Awareness luncheon: Growing Hope at the Gabba this March. Funds raised enable PANDA and Peach Tree to provide support to families experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety. Tickets: $110pp or $1,100 for a table of 10.

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solid gold soiree The ever-iconic Rossi’s Oscars is set to be a winner in 2014. Inaugurating in 1995 – when Queensland media personality, Damien Anthony Rossi (aka Mr. Hollywood) relocated to Brisbane from Tinseltown, Rossi’s Oscars has become a much-loved event on Brisbane’s vibrant social calendar. Though known as a star-studded party, the event, themed simply ‘Gold’ on March 3 is not just about the glitz. Since becoming a charity fundraiser in 2003, the Academy Awards celebration has raised thousands of dollars for cancer charities and cancer research organisations. As a columnist and the social reporter for The Sunday Mail as well as 4BC’s Entertainment Reporter, Rossi is an apt host. In 2014, he’ll switch things up by holding the party during the day, in conjunction with Event Cinemas at Carindale. “I couldn’t resist the offer of working with Kate

Donnellon (of Event Cinemas) again. Kate did our 2012 event when she was at the Treasury Casino and hit the ball out of the park with it,” explains Rossi. “She had the fantastic idea of screening the Oscars broadcast live - something we’ve never done before as our party was always held in the evening, several hours after the awards.” Rossi continues, “I’m extremely excited as I haven’t been able to watch the Oscars live in 19 years!” Glamorous guests will enjoy the luxurious Gold Class Cinema surroundings while viewing the Academy Awards ceremony in its entirety with pre and post telecast parties featuring fabulous entertainment and amazing Best Dressed prizes. For more info, head to:

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Racing to support

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next month kylie will take up her role as ambassador of the post and antenatal depression association (panda) to help other women like her.

Petite WAG and mother-of-two, Kylie Brown, wife of Lions legend, Jonathan Brown, talks to Kellie Alderman about motherhood, her style and her new role for PANDA. Glamorous, gregarious and always a winner on the Brownlow Medal red carpet, Kylie Brown began a blog last year to talk honestly about motherhood and her struggles with post natal depression after the birth of her first child, Olivia, now four. Next month she will take up her role as Ambassador for the Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA) at the Growing Hope lunch and she hopes it will help shine a light on a subject that is close to her heart. “My first blog post got a lot of attention and ended up in every newspaper in the country,” she said.

“PANDA’s CEO asked me to come on board and I really wanted to do something to help other women avoid the pain that I went through.” Now, pregnant with her third child, Kylie continues to blog on motherhood and her other passions, fashion and beauty. The former beauty therapist said being pregnant hasn’t really changed her style. “I’ve always been one to embrace the bump and not try to hide it,” she said. Kylie’s blog is; tickets for the lunch on March 7 can be bought at

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During the month of love, Style and Wallace Bishop adorn the hottest WAG in town, Kylie Brown, with the most glamorous gems of the season. The wife of Lions legend Jonathan Brown sparkles in diamonds and bold jewels, the perfect way to show off the glowing third-time mum to be. New Westfield Carindale stylist, Kellie Alderman, has hand-picked the latest trends from Shieke, David Jones and Aje combining classic looks with this seasons hottest colours. Turn the page to see why the glamour girl, and PANDA ambassador, has it all. SEE




Photography: Bridget O’Brien Model: Kylie Brown Hair: Kelly Beer from Stefan Hair Fashions Make up: Laura Riley from Stefan Hair Fashions Stylist: Kellie Alderman for Westfield Carindale Kylie wears: Finders Keepers That someday cami $89.95, David Jones; Catara mini $390, AJE; Gucci stainless steel watch $765, 9ct gold bracelet $758, 18ct gold diamond bangle $18,800, 9ct gold diamond ring $2,780, 18ct gold diamond earrings $4,880, Wallace Bishop

Kylie wears: Tornado dress $139.95, Shieke; Loyal stainless steel watch $1,680 (pictured opposite page), 18ct gold diamond ring $6,880, 18ct gold diamond earrings (pictured opposite page) $2,880, Wallace Bishop




Kylie wears: Bella top $79.95, Instinct short $89.95, Shieke; 9ct gold bracelet $758, 9ct gold earrings $828, 9ct gold bracelet $1,780, 9ct gold bangle $1,680, (left arm) 9ct gold bangle $2,080, Ladies Loyal Quartz watch $348 (pictured top left), Wallace Bishop

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trackside glamour Brisbane is hot to trot for Girls’ Day Out on Saturday February 22 at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

“Fillies, don your best frock and fascinator!”

With indulgences from fine fashion and pamper lounges to flowing cocktails, handsome male attendants and of course, racing, the annual Girls’ Day Out on February 22 is one of the biggest events leading up to the iconic Brisbane Racing Carnival. Brisbane Racing Club chairman, Neville Bell explains, “This year is extra special as it marks HeartKids’ 30th anniversary and coincides with Childhood Heart Disease Awareness month which is held each year in February.” Opportunities to donate to HeartKids Queensland will be available on the day including the ‘Tree of Love’ where race-goers can buy a paper heart and write a message of support to children with heart disease and their families. There will be a host of activities to keep all amused, including the Champagne Garden and

Original ‘Suffragette’ Pendant

New season


market precinct featuring food and fashion stalls. The VIP party is the venue’s top-shelf package, offering unrivalled views of the racing action and access to the Hunk and Inferno Bars, complete with ‘collar and cuffs’ waiters and firefighters! While labeled as a ladies’ event, men need not despair; The Man Cave will keep you entertained! “There’ll be everything in this haven, from a full range of premium beer and a dedicated tote area, to pinball machines and Nintendo Wiis,” says Neville. Pre-purchased tickets start at $17.50 per person and $50 per person for the VIP Party – including entry to the racetrack, live DJ entertainment, two drinks, an item from the lunch menu and access to four exclusive bars and a VIP pamper lounge. BRISBANE RACING CLUB

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up-and-coming styling sensation David Murry Salon introduces its newest up-and-coming hairdresser and a new price point to its luxury services menu. David Murry Salon has grown into a bespoke fixture in South Brisbane, where those seeking something unique, distinctive, and exceptionally executed will find their hair haven. What sets David Murry Salon apart is its staff: its incredibly talented team of stylists and colourists, whose dedication and vocational drive sees its clients embracing more confidence and flair with every visit. The creative team of hairstylists maintains their cutting-edge approach to unique style cuts and colours, while focusing on the needs of the client, meaning honesty and transparency are also paramount. It’s because of this client-first philosophy that David Murry Salon is introducing a new level of price point to its services menu. ‘Up and Coming’ level hairdresser Stacey Simpson, alongside Creative Director David Murry, is excited about the new clients that they will meet by offering this

Up-and-Coming hairdresser Stacey Simpson




hair-fashion-meets-affordability price point level. “We’re focused on giving the client the highest experience level, which is what really sets us apart as stylists,” Stacey said. “Introducing this added level of price point enables us to cater to a new echelon of client who may have previously thought that David Murry Salon services were just out of reach.” The added service level is all about making the salon’s dynamic range of services available to a larger variety of Brisbane style seekers who want beautifully crafted and re-creatable hair. The move is just one of many to kick off what sees David Murry Salon move into its third year. Stay tuned for more exciting developments in 2014. David Murry Salon 43 Peel St, South Brisbane P 3844 3333


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Best on the block Your favourite part of the Valley just got better, with Alfredo’s new menu and Limes Hotel’s poolside cinema under the stars. arancini now with pumpkin, fontina cheese and basil pesto. Gluten-Free bases are also available so no one misses out! Enjoy your wood-fired pizza with one of their new Italian specialty cocktails like the Amaretto Sour or the Lollobrigida, shaken up with vodka, passionfruit, peach and apple and served with a shot of prosecco. Don’t end your night there - just around the corner is the newly refurbished Limes Hotel. BYO togs

Alfredo’s Pizzeria P 3251 6555 Limes Hotel P 3852 9000

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Alfredo’s Pizzeria has launched a new mid-summer menu boasting some new flavours. Don’t fear, Brown Sugar meatball and The Boss pepperoni still feature for your indulgence, but six new additions including the Pork Sausage Sex Magic with roast pork and honey roasted pear and the Ziggy Stardust with pumpkin, goats feta and basil pesto will also guest star. Get excited for the return of Norm’s knockout gnocchi, and their reworked

and catch a movie every Wednesday under the stars in their Rooftop Cinema as you take a dip in plunge pools. Featuring old classics and your new favourites, grab your friends, and settle in for anything from Sex and the City to Anchorman in your best ‘kini. Tickets start at just $12 or, for $50, bring a friend and enjoy the movie plus a cocktail jug for two. $90 will score you a bottle of Chandon and tapas for two. Check out the program online – and be sure to book in advance for a spot in the plunge pool, as they are limited!



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Valentine’s day... An Event Cinemas’ Gold Class showing of The Notebook is a failsafe gift for your Valentine.

get the girl with gosling Treat your sweetheart to a night of romance with an unforgettable date night experience. Whether you’re longtime loves or you’re trying to rise up from the friend zone, a Gold Class experience is the ticket to ensure your romance makes waves this Valentine’s Day in all the right ways. An Event Gold Class session adds a little extra class to your movie experience in laidback luxury. Every Gold Class auditorium features an intimate setting for no more than 30-40 people, making it the perfect intimate night with every seat literally being the ‘best in the house’. You can relax in luxurious and plush full reclining armchairs plus enjoy full on-call waiter service, featuring a comprehensive food and beverage menu, delivered direct to your seat, before and throughout the movie! Where else can you find a date night experience that has you catered for entertainment, three courses, and a fully stocked bar to while away the night? This V-Day, treat your date to an exclusive showing of The Notebook. The decadence, luxury, and relaxing ambience of such a fantastic and romantic movie combined with delicious meals on order is sure to impress your date. Plus with a bit of help from Ryan Gosling, there’s no way it can be anything but the perfect Valentine’s event. So spoil your beloved this V-Day with a premium experience from Event Cinemas. Enjoy the film and then enjoy the recognition for choosing such a stellar experience. Head online or contact your local Event Cinemas theatre to book. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!



Labby: Valentine’s Dates

The B105 Low-Down The B105 Team share their Valentine’s Day tips from dealing with the kids and V-Day dates to declaring war on cupid himself!

When your partner says, “Hey babe, I don’t expect anything for Valentine’s Day”, they are LYING. Here are a few suggestions to keep you out of trouble.

Dinner in New Farm Park Rather than cramming into your favourite restaurant, check if they can do your partner’s favourite dish as a takeaway. Grab a nice bottle of red and set up a romantic riverside picnic in New Farm Park.

Skip Dinner and Go Straight to Dessert Dello Mano in Doggett Street, Teneriffe does amazing desserts perfect to share over candlelight and a glass of wine.

The Drive-In Movies Yatala Drive-In is still in operation and the best bit is you don’t have to dress up. Pack the doona and wear your comfy PJs!

Stav: Valentine’s Day with Kids While the childless head to fancy restaurants, here are some tips for parents on how to get the most out of Valentine’s Day.

Parents with babies Try to forget that wining, dining and romance is what got you into this mess in the first place!

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Dads with teenage daughters Do not allow them to leave the house. All teenage boys should consider Valentine’s Day a “lock in”.

parents go parking If you are trying to spice things up, take your partner “parking”… just don’t forget to take the kids out of the backseat…

use your friends Make sure you have a sad, unluckyin-love single friend so you always have a babysitter for Valentine’s Day!

Loved up or on your lonesome get amongst it this year! Get that B105 feeling, weekdays with Labby, Stav & Abby from 6am

Abby: Anti-Valentine’s Day If you find yourself single and not into celebrating Hallmark’s tackiest day, that’s no excuse to stay home and cry into a family-sized pizza while watching The Notebook on repeat (I totally did that one year!). It’s a Friday night this year so grab your single friends and head out in our beautiful city!

Singles Declare: Cupid Must Die – Fast Impressions V-Day party Fast Impressions is hosting some awesome antischmaltz V-day parties. The parties will kick off at 6pm, with a free drink for all guests before 7pm and gourmet canapés served throughout the night. The Jorge, 183 George St, Brisbane $20 pre-purchased, $30 on the door

Moonlight Cinema New Farm Park Grab your friends and a beanbag, and watch the classic movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Bring a picnic or you can buy food and drinks there.


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power couples Style talks to busy Brisbane couples for tips on how to achieve the perfect work/love-life balance. Jarrod and Laura Price

Names: Jarrod and Laura Price Ages: 30 Occupations: Jarrod is the Media Manager for the Brisbane Lions, and Laura is the Creative Director at The Gloss Bar, Bulimba. Marital Status:  Married for 5 years, together for 11 years How did you meet? We met at the Regatta. I used to see him there every Sunday and go up to him and eat his hot dog! After two years of this, my friend asked him if he was ever going to ask for my number. From that day we’ve been inseparable. What do you think is the key to a successful relationship? We both are very understanding of each other, and I send Jarrod an outlook calendar message so that he is across everything the kids and I are doing!

Matthew Kill and Amelia Silva

Names: Matthew Kill and Amelia Silva Ages: 29 and 28 Occupation: Managing Director and Operations Manager, Monili Jewellers Marital Status: Dating for 2.5 years How do you manage to maintain the relationship while spending so much time together? We received great advice from someone in a similar situation - ‘talk about work until you get to your driveway, then that’s it for the day”. Since then, Matthew and I felt like our

relationship changed for the better. We also try to have a “date night” at least once a week. Where do you see yourselves in 5 years’ time? Happily married and with the business being well established. As long as we are together, happy and healthy, that’s all that matters.

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Get loved up this Valentine’s Day with Brisbane Marriott Hotel. A special romance package can be yours from $315 per room, per night. The package includes overnight accommodation in a Deluxe City View room for two, bottle of Moët Ice on arrival, full buffet breakfast for two, and valet parking. Get in quick to book your romantic Valentine’s Day stay, available February 14-16. Amp up the romance with an indulgent a la carte Valentine’s dinner at Motion Bar & Grill including a glass of pink Moscato each – sure to go down a treat! Brisbane Marriott Hotel 515 Queen St, Brisbane P 3303 8023


single’s guide to V-Day Singles – ditch the remote and don your dancing shoes with our top single spots for Valentine’s Day this year. This year, the day singles dread most falls on a Friday night, so there’s a good chance anyone you meet out on their lonesome is single. We’ve compiled our three picks for a V-Day night you can boast about to your loved up friends and co-workers.

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ditch the champagne and flowers for a bucket of beer and tasty Mexican at Beach Burrito Co. Even if you don’t find yourself catching the eye of the amigo tucking into the taquitos at the next table, you may find yourself sharing a special moment with a burrito. ArRiba!

Book yourself in for a pampering sesh with a group of your single gal pals. Settle in for the ultimate Brooklyn Experience in your own private room – complete with glass of Champagne, a mani, pedi and professional eyebrow sculpture – then head out on the town. Who needs blokes when you’ve got your besties anyway?

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Love me Tinder, Love me do…If it’s a potential lip-lock or a new love mate you’re after, head to ‘Swipe Right’ Rooftop Tinder Party at Limes Rooftop Bar. Guests are encouraged to download the app on the night and get matched with other attendees.

Name: Sarah O’Donnell Age: 31 Occupation: Account Manager – b105 AND Triple M

bachelorette profile We chat to radio account manager, Sarah, a tall kiwi who loves reality tv.

Short ‘n’ Sweet

Your favourite place… For a drink? Eagle St Pier For dancing? Anywhere with a live band For dinner? La Quinta, Bulimba For breakfast? Foxy Bean, Woolloongabba

What’s the worst pick-up line you’ve heard? Wow – you’re a tree I’d like to climb! Any horror dating stories? When I’ve tried online dating in the past I was shocked at how many toothless guys contacted me. The first thing that attracts you to a guy? Being tall myself, height is definitely the first thing I notice about a guy, closely followed by someone with kind eyes and a confident smile. What’s the most important thing a partner must have? A job is always a bonus - but someone who is trustworthy, spontaneous and family oriented! The soundtrack to your life? Slice of Heaven by Dave Dobbyn (I’m a Kiwi).

Where can we find you on a Saturday night? Catching up with my girlfriends over dinner and a few wines. What do you like to do in your down time? You’ll find me walking around the Kangaroo Point cliffs but my guilty pleasure is reality TV. Your life motto? “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” - Winston Churchill. Where do you see yourself in five years? Happily married with two kids balancing a successful career and still travelling the world. You can tell a lot about a guy by? The way he treats his mum. 55


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Style has rounded up the most gorgeous goodies for your beloved this Valentine’s Day! Relive those special moments on canvas, 100cm x 100cm premium canvas print $375 ROC Canvas Prints

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Jewellery box $84.95 Maria’s Emporium Carindale p 3395 0618

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Treat you and a loved one to a spa massage or facial, alongside other inclusions. Choose 60 or 90min from $169pp, The Dome Retreat p 3303 8050

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Weddings ideal day for an ideal bride Here comes the bridal expo, February 21-23. Your wedding planning experience is catered for from veil to toe at the upcoming Ideal Bride Wedding Expo, which will bring together a host of leading wedding suppliers within the magical, refurbished City Hall. Get advice from photographers, hair and beauty stylists, music and entertainment, cakes, reception venues, celebrants, wedding decorations and more. Make the most out of your day and the exceptional suppliers at your disposal and make an overwhelming process simpler with these top tips. 1. Research – browse the list of attending exhibitors before the expo and their current offerings and promotions. Create a list of questions to ask them on the day. 2. Enjoy the fashion show – the shows

are great for inspiration and help you visualise dresses and wedding attire that you previously may not have considered. 3. Bring your wedding support network – it creates an exciting vibe and a second or third opinion can help you make informed decisions. five double 4. Come open minded – exhibitors passes are up have great ideas and innovative for grabs to the concepts that could potentially make Ideal Brides expo. your wedding day extra special. Enter via Style Mag Every bride-to-be will be given a website. Competition free Ideal Bride Magazine plus $500 closes Thursday, worth of wedding vouchers. february 13. Ideal Bride P 3821 0188

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bliss on the river You’re invited to share in the glamour of Eves on the River at their Wedding Open Day on Tuesday, March 18. With a panoramic view of the Brisbane River as your tranquil background, you’ll be guided through your options for the perfect day of wedded bliss. Everything from floral centre pieces and theme execution through to celebrants and photographers is open for discussion with a professional team of wedding suppliers at your disposal on the night. 2014 brings a brand new year of gorgeous weddings and events with the same great stand outs for which Eves is renowned, yet sprinkled with even more flexibility and choice. Wedding Planner and Event Manager Trudi Kirke is on hand to guide you through every step and help tailor your special day. “Our philosophy is simple – it is your wedding not ours,” Trudi says. “We understand that

every couple is unique – whatever we can do to achieve exactly what you what, we will certainly try!” Choice is paramount for the Eves team, who believe that every couple deserves the day they envision. That’s why their packages include ‘Choice’ menu options allowing your guests to choose their meal on the night, why there is a range of packages to cater for needs, requests, and price points, and why Eves caters for all celebrations from intimate receptions of 20 through to cocktail parties for 100+ people. To discuss your options and the blissful day that awaits you, contact Trudi Kirke. Eves on the River 53 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe P 3216 0726

Eves offers spectacular riverfront views and a choice menu for the perfect wedding event.

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Neal’s top tips for hosting your own event:

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• Visualise how you want your event to go before you begin • Create a ‘Run Sheet’ – Have a plan of what needs to happen and when • Attention to Detail: “There’s a term I use called “Silent Irritants.” These are the little aspects that affect your experience; an empty soap dispenser, lipstick on a fresh glass, a blown light bulb. These are minor issues on their own, but combined they create a subconscious negative impression of your experience.

At Co Events and Hospitality, the devil is in the detail. Neal Orpin got his first taste of the hospitality industry at the tender age of sixteen, washing dishes in the kitchen of a family friend’s restaurant. “I earned my stripes having chefs throw hot pans my way in the dish room,” he laughs. “But I was able to work my way up to the front of house and never looked back.” Since then, his love for entertaining has grown, and in 2013, he started Co Events and Hospitality with friend Peter Carter, Executive Chef and owner of Boucher in Graceville. Offering catering and management services including tailored menus, décor, marquees and staff for small private functions through to large corporate events, Neal’s mission is to provide the same high level of service and attention to detail you would expect from a first-class venue. 58

“My passion is to bring my operational expertise and understanding of hospitality, combined with Peter’s culinary talents, to deliver an experience far above expectations,” he says. Neal’s favourite part about the gig is seeing a client’s various event ideas and visions brought to life. “That’s the most exciting thing about our industry – no two occasions are ever the same.” Co Events and Hospitality


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Whatever your ‘more’ is, check out our flexible and creative packages from just $110 per person, including everything you need to make your wedding more than a special day. For more information visit and take a peek at our weddings page, call 07 3230 7872 or email Hotel Urban Brisbane

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Classic chic This loved-up duo celebrated their vows with an elegant black and white themed affair.

the wedding dress was inspired by 1930s black and white movies, timeless and elegant.

Images: Milque Photography

After meeting through mutual friends at a dinner party in New Farm in 2008, Commercial property agent Chris Davis took Sales and events manager Sally Thomas on a first date to Beccofino. Five years later, and back at Beccofino, Sally was seasoning her pasta when a dress ring Chris had previously bought her – two sizes too big – fell into the dish. Quick to act, Chris promptly pulled out a sparkling engagement ring and suggested it may be a better fit. The couple married in November 2013 at St Andrews Uniting Church, before entering the black and white themed marquee reception at her parent’s Clayfield property to a sea of sparklers waved by their 150 guests. The dress: Sally: “Paul Hunt designed my dress – he was incredible to work

with. The elegant style was inspired by 1930s black and white movies. The top was vintage lace with crystal beading over one shoulder and a chiffon skirt.” The flowers: Bouquet Boutique looked after all the flowers. Arrangements on the table were made of a variation of white flowers including peonies, roses and hydrangea set among pillar candles and tea lights. Bridal party: Five bridesmaids and five groomsmen. The bridesmaids wore long black Eileen Kirby gowns. The groom wore a custom suit by Wil Valor. The best part of the day: Sally: “Getting ready in the morning with family and bridesmaids, saying our vows in the church, and dancing the night away.” READ


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Brisbane’s dining scene is constantly evolving. Over the last two years, we’ve seen many fine dining establishments close and casual, innovative eateries emerge. we take a look at the movers and shakers in a new food movement.

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The Mobile Movement

The Pasta Cruiser

The foodie scene in Brisbane is on the move. By Lucy Stephens. It’s no understatement to say the Brisbane culinary landscape has had a massive transformation over the last 24 months. Casual eateries have cropped up where fine dining restaurants once stood, and diners are demanding good food at good prices. One emerging trend taking a stake on the shifting scene is food trucks. Setting up at various locations around Brisbane, the mobile trucks offer quality food, cooked fresh to order - at a price point everyone can afford. Pioneering the movement is The Bun Mobile. Part-owner Daniel Clark had manned the kitchens of top restaurants overseas before returning home and starting the business with his father Harold Fleming (also a chef), mother Christine and wife Natasha to start the business in March 2012. The team experimented with the product, eventually settling on an interpretation of Taiwanese street food, Gua Bao filled with Asian fusion flavours. Since then, the business has amassed a huge following, with the New York Times

proclaiming them a ‘must-do’ in Brisbane. “People know what they want, and are prepared to shop around,” Christine says. “We’ve got 10,500 people that follow us on Facebook. We just offer really good customer service, and really good food,” Christine Fleming says. Wandering Elephant who dish up Asian cuisine, and The Pasta Cruiser likewise have joined the convoy of travelling eateries. Eat Street Markets - a food-oriented market place - also cropped up on the Hamilton Northshore allowing vans and containers to sell their street-style chow in the one place. Neil Gladwin from The Pasta Cruiser says it’s all about meeting new demands of the public. “People like to go out for a night, but they are looking for a cheap spend so that they can try a few different places in the same weekend, or even in that day,” he says. Wandering Elephant Director Anthony Bartzis started the business after witnessing

the popularity of the trend overseas. “Unlike your traditional bricks and mortar food businesses, it’s wholly about the food,” he says. “We don’t have a fancy shop fitout, there are no waitstaff and no expensive crockery. I think people really appreciate this genuine, transparent approach.” One thing is evident; the food mobile wheels are in motion - and not showing signs of slowing any time soon.



Comfortable serve Slip into Artie & Mai for a good feed minus the pretense. Artie & Mai is the brand new casual dining eatery, filling out the space behind the iconic red face on Sandgate Road, left behind by Stockholm Syndrome. Named after owner’s Monica and Jimmy Strong’s children, Arthur and Maible, the venue offers diners a stylish yet relaxed hub for breakfast, dinner, and everything in between. The couple recently moved from Sydney, bringing their extensive hospitality background and a desire to offer serious food ‘without the pomp’. I headed in to check it out with my partner on a Wednesday evening, sidling up to a bench seat nestled against the exposed brick. The menu, much like its fit out, is informal but cool. ‘Small plates’ grace the top of the menu, with pizzas, ‘large plates’, ‘A bit on the Side’ and sweet stuff following, inviting guests to share a selection of meals at their leisure. After scrutinizing the menu, we decide on grilled haloumi with honey mustard

glaze and apple cider pork belly bites to start, followed by pear, pumpkin and blue cheese pizza, Chateau Briad with rustic chips and roasted mushroom jus. The haloumi was perfectly cooked, (re-igniting my obsession with the Greek delicacy) but the beef fillet was the star of the show; melt in the mouth, with pureed mushrooms creating a velvety jus. Washed down with a Murray’s Angry Man Pale Ale from their decent selection of craft beers, it was a tasty combo. The dishes aren’t particularly large, so you may find room for dessert, as we did. A word of warning; the Mars Bar cheesecake is irresistible, but wickedly decadent. Artie & Mai 340 Sandgate rd, Albion P 3862 1295

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Sun, sand and samba The Rio Carnival is set to have a distinctive Brisbane flavour this year. With its cinematic landscapes, infectious Brazilian rhythm and vibrant party scene, it’s easy to see how people become seduced by Rio de Janeiro - something that Brazilian-Aussie, Mishel Jemma Finlayson, knows all too well. Mesmerised by the colour, flare and alluring sounds of Rio, Brisbaneborn Mishel moved to the Brazilian capital to study Samba and Zouk Lambada. After spending several years immersed in Brazilian culture and dance, Mishel returned to Brisbane to share her love for Samba creating Sambaliscious dance classes and the Rio Carnival Tour. “What I love most about the festival is that people of all ages, social backgrounds and ethnicities come together and share a common love of dance and music,” Mishel says.

In the lead-up to the Carnival, Rio Samba schools select a Queen to represent a section of the parade. Impressed by Mishel’s dedication to promoting Samba abroad, she scored the prestigious position of Samba Queen in this year’s parade. And the best bit? Every day Brisbane women can dance in the carnival alongside the Samba Queen, by signing up for her two-week carnival from February 21 to March 6. Mishel says dancing on a moving float is “no mean feat”. Girls in the Rio Carnival Tour will be required to dance dressed in feathered-outfits and six-inch heels, all while singing in Portuguese. But rest assured – all who sign up will be given lessons in dance, Portuguese and on how to experience Rio as a local ‘Carioca’!

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Food for life Gravity Zone’s georgina watson promotes a holistic approach to health. she beleives in combining exercise with metabolically precise meals at certain times of the day to optimise digestion and nutritional uptake. She shares with us her healthy frittata recipe.


3 whole eggs 9 egg whites ½ small pumpkin cubed (boiled until soft or roasted with fresh thyme) ½ red onion or ½ cup of spring onions/shallots (diced) ½ capsicum (diced) ½ punnet cherry tomatoes (cut in half) 1½ zucchini (diced) Handful of spinach leaves 3 tsp cottage cheese plus extra for top 3 sprigs of thyme, remove stems (if roasting pumpkin/sweet potato) Dash of milk Spray olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 160-180 degrees. 2. Put eggs and whites into bowl.

3. Add a dash of milk, cracked pepper and sea salt and whisk. Add in all other ingredients. 4. Lightly spray dish with olive oil and pour in mixture. Put a few dollops of cottage cheese on top. 5. Bake in the oven for 30 – 45 mins or until mixture has cooked through (test middle of mixture with knife). 6. Allow dish to cool before cutting vegetable frittata offers an ideal into pieces. combo of lean protein, fibre and nutrients.


Can also add any other veggies except potato. Suitable for outside the metabolic window (i.e., outside the 30 minute period after a workout), and should be accompanied with a side salad. This fritatta is great for portioning and freezing for meals throughout the week.

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Ahh, Valentine’s Day. The day to unleash your inner love God or Goddess and splash out on a gift for your beloved that lets them know how much you truly care.

BETTER THAN FLOWERS Love scents don’t come more romantic than this one, Peoneve by Penhaligon’s London, $254. It smells like a lush summer garden in full bloom and the bottle and box are covered in a deep lipstick pink peony - the thinkingwoman’s favourite flower (and symbolically the flower associated with a happy marriage). From Libertine, 181 Robertson St, Fortitude Valley or libertineparfumerie.

TOM FORD’S LIPS LOVE BIRDS Two little love birds sitting in a tree, beautifully rendered onto a make-up bag by Australian artist Felicia Aroney, is Napoleon Perdis’ offering for Valentine’s Day. The bag comes with a matching set of nail shade and lip gloss so you can finish off that old-school rhyme (k-is-s-i-n-g) in style! From

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Australia’s newest international movie star, the captivating Margot Robbie, was the guest of honour at the Queensland Premiere of The Wolf of Wall Street. The Queensland-born beauty was joined by local celebrities and VIP guests at the red carpet event at Event Cinemas, the Myer Centre. Margot Robbie

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After a sellout extravaganza last summer, QPAC welcomed VIP guests to the opening night of The Illusionists 2.0. Performing for just one week.

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Channel 7 invited valued partners and guests to GOMA to celebrate their program launch. Guests were treated to a showcase of new show highlights in 2014, canapés and cocktails and a surprise performance by The X Factor’s Dami Im. Jenny Woodward and Michael Woodward

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Fans vs Faves on Channel 9.

The Block judge and respected interior designer Darren Palmer, talks interiors, TV and his new flooring range for Carpet Court. For newcomers to the real estate game, buying and selling property can be an overwhelming process. So to help get through the renovations unscathed, Style sat down with Darren Palmer to find out the tricks of the trade. When it comes to buying a place, Darren says to look for things you can’t install – natural light, ceiling height, architectural detail. “I personally really love 1930s apartments,” Darren says. “Their facades are just beautiful, and they’re difficult and expensive to replicate,” Darren says. Having styled the homes of major celebs like Jen Hawkins, Darren is well versed when it comes to the subject of interior design. While Darren admits to following trends when it comes to fashion, he says he disregards fads when it

comes to interiors. His interior must-have? “Rugs,” he says. “A lounge room without a rug is like leaving the house without your shoes on – it’s silly,” he says. The dapper designer has just teamed up with Carpet Court to create Provincial Lane, an affordable, stylish flooring collection that includes durable laminate, a European vinyl plank and bamboo hard flooring as well as a 100 percent wool carpet range, available in a striking palette. As for what’s in store for the latest series of The Block, Darren is less vocal. “Every week on (last season) Sky High, I was like ‘what am I going to see next”. This time, it’s like ‘WOW’. Every week, there is some really phenomenal stuff. Mind-blowing stuff!”

Darren Palmer with some of his Provincial Lane flooring range at Carpet Court.

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alluring abode This Hendra home will charm and inspire. It’s easy to imagine yourself living in this tastefully refurbished Queenslander with its subtly decadent finishings and adornments, spacious backyard, and period charm. Its unassuming facade belies a beautifully transformed interior with timber accents and a well-considered floor plan for maximum liveability. Tucked into one of Hendra’s best streets, the three-bedroom family home transports you to a bygone romantic era with bay windows, lavish leadlights, wooden flooring, and ornate ceilings that exude muted opulence. The brand new, quality kitchen with granite bench top boasts a huge expanse of space that connects

seamlessly to an open-plan dining room, where elaborate cornices drape from above and add a touch of Parisian chic. The beautiful central bathroom with exquisite leadlighting also provides a perfect blend of contemporary comforts and traditional charm. The home is fully fenced and offers a relaxing front north-east facing verandah, capturing cooling breezes and a sprawling rear deck, ideal for entertaining friends and family. For sale now; overseas transfer forces sale.


56 Woodville St, Hendra

Re/max Integrity 699 Sandgate Rd, Clayfield Nerina Sportelli P 0403 470 763






7/1 Rossiter Parade, Hamilton





haMilTon hill eXClusiVe residenCe – riVer VieWs

Rarely available is this very large exclusive residence in a prestigious complex. Offering two very large bedrooms, master has refurbished ensuite and office corner. You will love the light and airy open plan living oozing with style and seamless flow onto the North/East balcony capturing extensive views of the meandering river, Hamilton Hill, Portside and Gateway Bridge. Within easy walk to an envious lifestyle of two Racetracks, Racecourse road boutiques and cafes, the buzz of Portside and the relaxing riverwalks. It would be hard to find a more appealing and comfortable residence. This one will definitely go quickly, make sure you view at your earliest convenience.

9 Kemble Street, Clayfield




Queenslander glory - This Clayfield Queenslander harbours endless poTenTial.

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



9 Frontignac Street, Carseldine eleganT ‘asCoT’ liVing aT a fraCTion of The priCe.




You will be so impressed with the quality and elegance of this totally refurbished residence perched on almost a quarter acre in a quiet elevated position. From the many prestigious silky oak doors, to the Miele appliances and the terracotta tiled roof, no money has been spared in constructing and refurbishing this exclusive home. There are many options for entertaining your family and friends: in the huge North/East deck overlooking the in-ground salt pool and catching those cooling breezes, the private formal areas upstairs, or the sprawling casual living areas downstairs. There are also a couple of cellars in which to keep your favourite wine. The home offers an exquisite and seamless blend of traditional, distinguished features and contemporary luxuries. This style of home is usually found in Ascot but you can now enjoy it at a fraction of the price.

29 Thorrold Street, Wooloowin




aMaZing enTry leVel Value! neW KiTChen and baThrooM

Perfect entry level home for a single person or couple. This property would also suit investors looking for capital growth and secure rental return. A Northern verandah welcomes you to this delightful home with polished floors, new kitchen and bathroom and very large rear deck. Someone will grab this home quickly, make sure you don’t miss the first open.



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travel ner Sunset from the Sundow Bar at Outrigger on the Lagoon.Fiji.


known for its beautiful sunsets, lush landscapes and relaxed island culture, fiji offers an abundance of attractions. as lucy stephens discovers, some are more rewarding than others.


island time Lucy Stephens heads to the Coral Coast of Fiji and finds there’s another form of tourism supporting the local economy. Bula! It’s a greeting you hear all day in Fiji – and it never gets old. While many assume it means ‘hello’, the word directly translates to life, and is said with the same vigor with which the Fijians live it. I recently spent three nights as a guest at the Outrigger on the Lagoon. Fiji, where I got acquainted with the lush Coral Coast and discovered a more responsible side to being a tourist. After arriving to the robust ‘Bula’ welcome, I joined Resort Manager, Russell Blaik and fellow journalists for cocktails at the Sundowner Bar overlooking the lagoon and beach. The bar lived up to its name, the sky ablaze with pink and orange as the sun set and we sipped Mai Tais and enjoyed a sumptuous dinner cooked by the resort’s award-winning Chef. The aim of my visit, decadent dinners and cocktails in the swim74

upbar aside, was to explore the Coral Coast, meet the locals and get to experience a more grass roots Fiji. Offering a mix of five star luxury and traditional Fijian culture, the hotel has joined forces with six other hotels to form the Fiji Islands Hotel and Tourism Association, with a focus on giving back to the local community. The Sigatoka District Hospital is just one of these projects. Hospital staff work tirelessly there to serve the Coral Coast with one basic operating theatre, a newly upgraded emergency ward built with help from the association but no maternity ward. As a born and bred Queenslander, this was an eye-opener. Outrigger on the Lagoon. Fiji General Manager and chairman of the Coral Coast Hotel Association Peter Hopgood, says a maternity

ward is vital, with 100 of his 300 female staff having given birth in the past 12 months. The Association is raising money through charity events and an optional $10 donation per stay from hotel guests, the aim being to raise sufficient funds to have the ward completed within 10 months. After meeting with the staff at the hospital, we headed back to the resort, taking in an art class, eating our way around the resort, and clocking off into Fijian time for the last day and a half of our stay.

As I jetted home, there was a chance to reflect on my stay. It wasn’t the cocktails or the spa treatments that really left an enduring memory. It was the people, their simple lifestyle, accepting natures and the lack of some amenities which we take for granted. I realised that as visitors, we can make a massive difference to developing nations like Fiji as well as benefiting ourselves through our efforts to make a difference



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

Pisces feb 20-mar 20 As the New Year is well and truly here it’s time to get organized. Get that weekly planner and to-do list ready and take control of 2014!


moving on those New Year resolutions and see the results you want.

cancer june 22-July 23 You want to see a change so it’s time to make one. Whether you want to bleach your natural locks or stick it to your boss, now’s the time to act!

Financial goals are tough with those necessary (shoes) and not so jul 24-aug 23 necessary expenses. Breathe and Organic this. Raw that. Don’t let the budget! Let your savings do the talking. fussy foodies get you down on your health regime. Tailor your routine to april 21-may 21 your lifestyle and commit to it. It’s time to show yourself some love and attention! Pamper yourself or aug 24-sep 23 spend the weekend with a DVD boxed Be open to new relationship set. Go on... you deserve it! perspectives. You may not be on the market for another feisty companion or may 22-june 21 doting lover, but a new friend or love It can be hard but don’t be afraid to interest may be just what you need to embrace the Lycra and get active! Get spice things up!





Aquarius JAN 21-FEB 19

This MONTH: You have started off 2014 with a bang! Reward yourself but keep your eye on the ball and your New Year resolutions in place. You made them so don’t break them! This year: Something about this year screams new experiences. Start a new hobby, learn a new sport, quit your job and take a holiday! Do something that keeps things exciting, meet new people and spread the love. ABOVE: Pastel Skies Fedora $45,

libra sep 24-oct 23

sagittarius Nov 23-dec 22

Nothing beats exploring a new city or paradise and planning it is the next best thing! Ponder your next destination and discover a new love for life.

Make your career goals and find your path to get there. Know what you want and go out and get it. Good things come to those that work their butt off!

scorpio Oct 24-nov 22 Put your feet up and indulge in a romantic (or crime) novel. It’s important to give yourself time to relax and clear your mind... Living vicariously through fictitious characters can be the perfect remedy!

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CAPRICORN DEC 23-JAN 20 Embrace the words of Ricky in livin’ la vida loca! Don’t let work stresses take over. Work hard but always remember to reward yourself and have fun.

Indulge in a 5-star romantic escape to Caloundra.

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STYLE | February 2014  

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

STYLE | February 2014  

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