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A COMMITMENT TO THE GOLD COAST FROM BENSONS PROPERTY GROUP At Bensons Property Group, we understand how people want to live. Our vision is to provide exceptional residences and premium experiences, while making a positive contribution to local communities. Our family business has a 25 year track record of delivering luxury beyond the expected. In that time, every project we have taken to market has been completed, totalling over $2 billion of iconic residential property. Our latest vision, Chevron One, is no exception. Architecturally drawing reference from the world-famous surroundings, we have created an iconic residential development with resort quality amenities. Having always been a strong supporter of the arts, Bensons have heavily invested in commissioned artworks for Chevron One, helping align Chevron Island with neighbouring HOTA as the Gold Coast’s arts precinct. The unwavering faith we have in the Gold Coast and specifically this project is reflected in the fact that my family is retaining three full floors. I invite you to visit our on-site display at 42 Stanhill Drive or contact my General Manager – Sales, Julian Sutherland on +61 411 885 522 so that you may share our vision. Yours sincerely, Elias Jreissati AM, KJGC Group Chairman and Founder Bensons Property Group

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44 - 47 Looking Good Total Pavéction Spring fashion season

20 - 24 Preview

The latest news & views

48 Beauty Spot

26 Competition

70 - 71 Top Tables

Songbirds Restaurant Vanitas at Palazzo Versace

72 - 73 Homegrown

Win His & Hers Bally bags

28 - 32 Feature

British actor Hugh Bonneville chats about life at Downton Abbey

LUXURY ESCAPES 50 - 65 Luxury Escapes Feature

Sunset soirée Time to shine

Silversea Cruises America and Canada Motorhome Tours Azamara Constellation Journeys Regent Seven Seas Cruises onefinestay Cunard

38 - 40 Iconic Brands

66 - 68 Dream away

STYLE MODE 34 - 36 Wish List

Rolex supports a Perpetual Planet

42 - 43 Cover story

Wearable vintage



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Visit Daydream Island in the beautiful Whitsundays

Native ingredients are on the menu

74 Chef’s Choice 76 - 78 Wine Cellar Gently-made Grenache Tasting notes

AT THE WHEEL 80 - 81 Built for speed

Discover the all-new Aston Martin Vantage

82 More McLaren









84 - 85 Top end of town

116 - 117 Polo in the City

86 - 89 Legacy Landmark

Ladies Lunch Introducing Chevron One Art of the Wild Ferrari First Brand New

Resilience of luxury home values Introducing Chevron One

110 - 112 Agent Profile

Amir Mian – Covering the Coast Glenys Pitkin – Sanctuary Cove Specialist

114 - 115 Luxury Living

Decadent décor for your home

118 - 126 Event Wrap

128 - 131 Calendar

What’s on in October & November

132 Bookshelf 134 Brainfood 136 Stars

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DISCOVER EDITOR’S LETTER WELCOME to this very special 75th anniversary issue of Cove. We are ver y proud to have reached this magical milestone and even more excited to bring you a refreshed version of the magazine. Inside you will notice modern new fonts, contemporary layout designs and a slight reorganisation of where your favourite section sits. However, you can rest assured you will also discover the usual selection of inspiring stories and stunning photography, starting with our celebrity interview with English television royalty Hugh Bonneville. Best known for playing the Earl of Grantham in the historical drama series Downton Abbey, Hugh has reprised the role in the big screen version of the popular show. Those of you who are regular readers will know that I have just returned from a 14-week sabbatical in Europe … and what better way to get back into the swing of things than to put together a travel feature.

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Our stunning Luxury Escapes section has me dreaming of far flung destinations – as well as a few much closer to home – and I’m sure it will inspire your wanderlust too. Of course, many people say a change is as good as a holiday … and if you are thinking of changing your address, we have that covered as well. From the landmark Chevron One tower to some of the most prestigious homes on the market, our ever-expanding Property Portfolio continues to showcase the very best homes and developments from the Gold Coast to Brisbane and beyond. Finally, Spring is fashion season and as you can tell from our vintage inspired cover, it is very much the focus for us at the moment. The Looking Good section is awash with collectable couture, covetable jewellery and the latest runway looks. We are also giving away His and Hers Bally bags valued at over $3,000 so be sure to get your entry in. I do hope you enjoy reading this latest edition as much as myself and the team have enjoyed putting it together.



COVE TEAM GROUP EDITOR Rhonda Oxnam GENERAL MANAGER Bryan Oram BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Nathan Lister BRISBANE SALES Wendy McQuie SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING Zoe Lister OFFICE MANAGER Kirsty Carberry FOOD & WINE CONTRIBUTOR Tony Harper MOTORING CONTRIBUTOR Chris Nixon PHOTOGRAPHY Taylor Ham, Daniel McClifty, Joseph Byford EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS Susan Lang-Lemckert, Marj Osborne, Nick Nichols, Angela Oram DESIGN listercreative Cove magazine is published and owned by Sanctuary Cove Publishing P.O. Box 252 Sanctuary Cove, Qld, Australia 4212

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Fairline Yachts have introduced a stunning new 50ft range. The three yachts – the Targa 50 OPEN, Targa 50 GT and Squadron 50 – build on Fairline’s already well-established 48ft offering, with key specification and aesthetic differences, courtesy of the Fairline Yachts Design Studio, headed by Wayne Huntley. With a thoroughly contemporary and stylish look, the new models have luxurious details synonymous with Fairline, coupled with a more sporty, racy feel. The exterior styling features stunning anthracite vinyl wrapped hardtops. There is a bold choice of burnt orange, vivid red or electric blue exterior upholstery, and complementing helm seats, creating a standout impression as soon as you step onboard. Fairline Yachts are available locally at Leigh-Smith Yachts, Sanctuary Cove.

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Lunch with the Champions

Links Hope Island are mustering a diverse mix of sports men and women for a Sportman’s Lunch with a difference. Australian golfing legend, Peter Senior, Liverpool and English soccer player, Robbie Fowler, and former soldier, Paracanoeist and Invictus Games athlete, Curtis McGrath will entertain guests with a fun and interactive afternoon hosted by Nova’s David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral. Tickets $149pp or $1,400 for a table of 10 – includes a 3-course lunch with beverage package. $10 from every ticket sold will benefit Links Hope Island’s chosen community project, Hummingbird House (Queensland’s only children’s hospice). Call Links Hope Island to book.

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UNTIL 15 MARCH 2020 New Woman - the exhibition

Now open at the Museum of Brisbane, New Woman presents a snapshot of the art, personal stories and enduring legacies of Brisbane’s most significant and ground-breaking women artists between 1920-2019 reflected in painting, photography, sculpture, performance and installation works on a scale never before seen. The free exhibition features artworks from more than 80 artists including Daphne Mayo and Vida Lahey in the 1920’s through to present day works from Emma Coulter, Rachael Haynes and Elisa Jane Carmichael.


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Sanctuary Cove shootout

Nick O’Hern has shown some of his younger rivals he is just as competitive as ever, taking out the Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast Sanctuary Cove Professional Shootout. Played on The Pines golf course and starting with 19 players on the first hole, Nick almost claimed it during the 14th hole chip off, however, the longer the day went on the more it looked as if some of the young blood may show their stamina. As a big crowd, including nearly 200 golf buggies, surrounded the 18th hole, the stage was set for Nick to hole a 10-foot putt, taking home just shy of $17,000 of the $50,000 total prize pool and the 2019 title.

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19 OCTOBER Gold Coast Open House This year’s Gold Coast Open House program unlocks the doors of some historic landmarks, award-winning private residences, schools, universities, sporting facilities, museums and public utilities. With 56 interesting places and spaces set to open or offer behind the scenes tours, and its biggest ever program of walks, talks, workshops and fringe events, Gold Coast Open House is a free event that teaches architectural appreciation and encourages locals and visitors to think differently about the built environment. Some buildings require pre-registration.

Big-hearted Showcasing award-winning Fashion Jewellery and Dance, the inaugural Gold Coast at Heart event raised $10,450 for The Heart Foundation. Featuring stunning fashion by Lisa Brown, jewellery from My Jewellery Shop and hats by Jacaru, the dance and jewellery presentation was hauntingly beautiful and received a long-standing ovation. Every person involved gave their time, their resources and their expertise to support this worthy cause, with next year’s event already in the planning stages.

Top model

A Victorian couple are the proud owners of a Classic 440 Sedan, having purchased the popular model from Integrity Boats Australia at the Sydney Boat Show. The vessel was bought on the spot by the well-researched couple who were impressed by the spacious entertainer’s layout, the two double bedrooms and the economical cruising made easy with a displacement vessel.

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Designed and built by local Sanctuary Cove renovation specialists Romark Design Constructions, this garage has been re-birthed, removing every element of the original build and replacing it with 100 per cent luxury. Visit the website to view more unique renovation and extension projects.

Dynamic duo

Sam Guo and Julia Kuo of Ray White Broadbeach were honoured at the recent 2018-2019 Ray White Queensland Awards. The dynamic team were named the number one sales performers in Queensland, taking out the category for an incredible five consecutive years. “Winning this award takes a lot of commitment and hard work but the recognition and messages from the CEO and the family have made it so worthwhile,” Sam said. “We wouldn’t be here without all the support and trust from our office team, and more importantly, our valued clients. “It was such an honour to be the first to win this award five-times in a row.”


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Hugh Bonneville is best known for playing Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham in the ITV historical drama series Downton Abbey. Now the popular English actor has reprised the role for the big screen in the hugely anticipated Downton Abbey - The Movie.


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WORDS LEX MARTIN / THE INTERVIEW PEOPLE HE CAME TO PROMINENCE on our TV screens in the historical drama series Downton Abbey but as Hugh Bonneville explains there is more to playing Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, than just donning period clothing. Downton Abbey has been very successful. What is the secret? Good writing, heads of department working on the top of their game and timing. I used to think it was mainly about timing but the show has worked in whichever territory has received it in the past ten years so it was not just about timing. I can only accredit it to my own experience when I first read the script. I couldn’t put it down. I could see all the characters in my head, and I cared about them, even if I didn’t like all of them or didn’t like what they were doing. That has translated onto the screen, because the heads of department, the creative team, we happened to strike it lucky. You don’t get it often, the combination of everyone working at the top of their game. We did on this show and it struck a chord somehow and has resonated ever since. You can’t bottle that and sell it unfortunately. I’m sure everyone sets out to make the best show. Downton Abbey did and has done and continues to. I am just thrilled. Why are people are so obsessed with the show? I was pitching an idea to TV company the other day and they said‚ ‘sounds a bit domestic to us’. And I said ‘so was Downtown Abbey, which is why it probably didn’t work!’. One of the reasons it has worked is because it’s true to its world.


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It is true to the authenticity of the fictionalised world of the first part of the last century. It is not trying to be international, it is not trying to tick boxes. You buy into it, the weirdness of the social structures, the little nuances of social behaviour, somehow. Even people from as far-flung as China or Venezuela get it and they are intrigued by it. But it’s ultimately because the characters and the interplay between the characters are universal. The fact that it’s so specific is one of the reasons why it has become universal. Is there anything you appreciate about that time – manners, etiquette, strictness? What I appreciate and have increasingly appreciated is the sense of courtesy and tolerance which we seem to be throwing out of the window in many areas of our public discourse these days. There is a sense in the show, in that era of courtesy and tolerance without being patronising, of listening to others and appreciating others’ opinions. Julian Fellowes is writing from the default position that everyone tries to be good. Everyone tries to do the best in life. They may do wrong things, they may end up in cul-de-sacs of poor behaviour or even evil behaviour, but they are trying to survive, they are trying to get through and I think that’s something we all recognise. And that’s another reason why the show has worked. Because all these characters are flawed and are doing recognisably human things. In terms of its sense of decorum, of course I wouldn’t want to go back to that stuffiness and

that social stratification that it depicts and clearly celebrates. But the simple basics of good manners are pretty good. You made a lot of movies earlier in your career but now everybody associates you with Downton Abbey. Does that bother you? Not at all because it’s also allowed me to be Mr. Brown in Paddington. We have done two movies now, which have been hugely successful. All the time we were doing Downton Abbey I was also doing a sitcom for the BBC on the other channel so I was able to keep my mental muscles flexed in different directions. I will always be extremely proud of being associated with the show, but it has not defined me totally. Were you always happy about the development of your character in the script? When we received the scripts for each season, I usually got on the phone to Julian Fellowes and I said ‘Robert Crawley used to be an intelligent man, now he is completely stupid and he can’t see what is right in front of his face. Why has his IQ sunk so low?’ Julian would say ‘Trust me, everything is going to be alright.’ And usually by the end of the season, Robert did something to redeem himself. I put trust in my creator. He has this extraordinary ability as a writer to hold all these worlds and all these lives in his head. He knows it better than anyone. >>


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Were you convinced to do this as a movie? Gareth Neame started talking about it when we filming season five. He said ‘What do you think the mood would be? Do you think you people would like you to do it?’ I said, ‘I’m sure they would, but the problem is going to be contracting everyone’. There were several iterations of the script and it took a long time for the wheels to get in motion so it was nearly three years before we got back together. It was a great testament to every person’s affection for the show that we wanted to, because we literally did all have to decide to do it together. It was a question of holding hands and jumping in at the same time. Were there funny and humourous experiences during the shoot? Oh yes, a lot of times. Filming is a slow, tedious process so to keep yourselves amused is essential. It was easier on this project because it was only a ten-week-shoot rather than a twenty-week shoot so the end was in sight, you didn’t get that sense of being entrenched. The most entertaining night – there is a tiny sequence when we were in the rain, putting chairs on a wagon – we had these rain machines and were splashing about, singing Singin’ in the Rain. It was a lot of fun. How does it feel when fans approach you on the street? On the whole they don’t. It’s only in the UK, people come up and they want to talk to you about your work. Sometimes it’s about Paddington and sometimes it’s about a character from the sitcom I used to do. Or sometimes it’s Lord Grantham. And you are just aware when you are in a restaurant, there are people with camera phones all the time.


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It’s lovely when they come up and say ‘Can I take a photograph?’ It’s not so lovely when they are being surreptitious. But at least they are not coming up and punching me. Do you like meeting your fans? It’s always great because – it’s a cliché – when you are sitting in a tiny trailer in a very cold field in Berkshire in the middle of England in February, as we were at the beginning of each season, the cast was cold, everything is wet, and you think ‘does anyone give a monkey about this show’, and then to meet people years later for whom the show has meant so much to the extent that they phone in and answer a quiz to have the chance to have a cup of tea is wonderful. It never ceases to a) amaze us and b) hearten us that people care about it so much – far more than we do. Some people even go as far as to dress like the characters, which is a bit surreal sometimes. The passion of the fans and the care they have in treating these characters as friends is delightful. It does make those February mornings worthwhile. You also have prominent fans like Michelle Obama. Did you visit her? We did. When we were doing the show, we did go to Washington, D.C., quite frequently. It seemed a stop on our tour. And then we learned that Michelle Obama was a fan. She invited us to one of the Christmas parties at the White House and gave us a private audience. We were very honoured to meet her. They have these amazing Christmas parties at the White House for charitable causes. We were able to sneak in and share the candy canes and the Christmas cheer.

Did you keep any props from the show? I couldn’t do that for contractual reasons, but there was a letter from Lady Rose to Lord Grantham that was very unhappy in the pile of props so I did liberate that. I threatened to liberate some mustard pots, but I didn’t in the end. And then very kindly, after we had finished, the designer sent me the original telegram declaring war against Germany from the end of season one, which is now framed in my toilet. Would you like to do another Downton Abbey movie? Sure, if this one works. It’ll all depend on whether our loyal audience, who was so wonderful in their homes, will get out of their chairs and go to the cinema. I think I would urge anyone who did like the show to go and see the movie because I think this story works best on the big screen. It is very filmic, it looks beautiful. In what way does the show impact your personal life? Both the work and the social opportunities that it provided in terms of travel and other work has had an impact. In terms of my domestic life, it didn’t affect much at all because I live one hour from Highclere Castle and about one hour and a half from the studio. It was not as if I was having to vacate and be on set somewhere foreign for a long time. That was great. And it was a huge influence on me to decide whether to do the final season because it was a transition year for my boy. I thought, if I do the sixth season, I have to stay at home, which is great, and it means I can do the school run two days a week. That was a big factor. It played well into my domestic life.



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Maybach: The Captain I sunglasses in black satin and 24k gold plated titanium with ebony wood and walnut burr, made by Carl Zeiss. RRP $3,690

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As the 21st century unfolds Rolex continues the legacy of its founder, supporting the explorers of today on their new mission: to make the planet perpetual.

THE WORD ‘PERPETUAL’ is inscribed on every Rolex Oyster. But more than just a word on a dial, it is a philosophy that embodies the company’s vision and values. Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, instilled a quest for excellence that underpins all the company’s activities, from its watchmaking to its long-term support for those who strive to push back the boundaries of human endeavour and achievement. Since the 1930s, Rolex has been an active supporter of pioneering explorers, individuals who have ventured to the most extreme places on Earth to shed light on the natural world. Rolex watches have accompanied these explorers to the highest mountains and to the ocean depths, serving as precise, reliable tools. In turn, these ground-breaking expeditions have proved to be the perfect living laboratory for the brand to test and develop its timepieces. For the past century, Rolex has been linked to some of the greatest feats of exploration.


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In 1933, the brand equipped the British Everest Expedition and again, in 1953, on Sir John Hunt’s historic expedition when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest. In honour of this Everest milestone, Rolex launched the Explorer watch in 1953. The Explorer model was eventually improved with a reinforced case and a more legible dial for extreme conditions. Since that time, the Explorer has benefited from every technical advance to Rolex watches, though its appearance remains the same. But the world has changed. As the 21st century unfolds, exploration for pure discovery has given way to exploration as a means to preserve the natural world. To this aim, in 2019, Rolex launched a campaign titled Perpetual Planet. To begin with, the campaign has three pillars – leading ocean explorer Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue initiative to protect the oceans through a network of marine protected

‘Hope Spots’; the Rolex Awards for Enterprise that recognise individuals with projects that advance knowledge and protect human well-being and the environment; and its longstanding National Geographic partnership. Established in 1976 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Oyster chronometer – the world’s first waterproof wristwatch – the Rolex Awards for Enterprise were designed to foster a spirit of enterprise, advance human knowledge and well-being, and protect our cultural heritage and the environment. Rolex continues the legacy of its founder, Hans Wilsdorf, by supporting the explorers of today on a new mission to chart changes in the Earth’s ecosystems. Their long-standing commitment to preserve the world around us and provide support to key individuals and organisations finding solutions to the world’s environmental challenges remains a primary focus … now and into the future. >>

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2019 Laureates Miranda Wang, João Campos-Silva, Krithi Karanth, Grégoire Courtine and Brian Gitta. On 14 June, Rolex named the five 2019 Rolex Awards Laureates who will receive funding and other benefits for their inspiring projects that will improve life on the planet. They are: JOÃO CAMPOS-SILVA, 36, BRAZIL – In the Amazon, the giant arapaima, the world’s largest scaled freshwater fish, which weighs up to 200kg, is headed for extinction. But in a close partnership with local associations and fishing leaders, the Brazilian fisheries ecologist has a plan to save not only the arapaima but with it, the livelihoods, food supply and culture of the indigenous communities who depend on the region’s rivers for survival.

GRÉGOIRE COURTINE, 44, FRANCE – A scientist based in Switzerland, Courtine is developing a revolutionary approach to help people with paralysis walk again. His method relies on reestablishing communication between the brain and spinal cord using an implantable electronic ‘bridge’, potentially encouraging nerve regrowth and restoring control of the legs.

KRITHI KARANTH, 40, INDIA – Conservation scientist Krithi Karanth is determined to reduce the friction between wildlife and people living near Indian national parks by reducing threats to people, property and livestock, raising conservation awareness in communities and schools and, assisting with compensation claims through a toll-free helpline.

BRIAN GITTA, 26, UGANDA – Delaying treatment for malaria for weeks while waiting for test results is common in rural Africa. Gitta is conducting trials on a novel, low-cost, portable device, the Matiscope, which provides results in minutes using light and magnets – without the need for a blood sample. In 2017, Africa had 200 million cases of malaria.

MIRANDA WANG, 25, CANADA – Long involved in investigating the problem of plastic pollution, California-based, Canadian entrepreneur and molecular biologist Miranda Wang is spearheading an innovative process of turning unrecyclable plastic waste from items such as plastic bags and packing materials into valuable chemicals for use in industrial and consumer products.


2019 Associate Laureate of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise Marine biologist and explorer, Emma Camp, has been honoured as an Associate Laureate of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise at a special event on Hamilton Island. Launched 43 years ago, The Rolex Awards for Enterprise are a pillar of Rolex’s Perpetual Planet campaign that supports individuals seeking to find solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges, such as those posed by a global warming. Emma was chosen as an Associate Laureate for her strategy to aid the world’s coral reefs – victims of human activity and climate change – which leading scientists have predicted could be gone by the 2030s. She is identifying hot spots of naturally resilient corals along the 2,000 km of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – the world’s largest coral assemblage – that can withstand stresses such as acidic and warming waters, studying their key traits in resilience and then, for the first time, trying to transplant them to areas devastated by mass coral death. Emma’s project exemplifies the spirit of enterprise demonstrated by the Award winners who have been recognised by Rolex over more than four decades.-


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LUXURY THAT REVOLVES AROUND YOU The pioneer in luxury hybrid SUV’s, the Lexus RX has evolved to revolve around you. World-first Blade Scan headlight technology and the innovative Lexus Safety System +1 makes this our safest RX ever. Intuitive handling and easy connectivity with Apple CarPlay ® and Android Auto TM2 further deliver an enjoyable driving experience – the kind the whole family can enjoy.

YOU’RE INVITED Lexus of Southport invites you to celebrate the release of the new Lexus RX. Join the team to experience a night filled with refreshments & canapés, on the night offers, lucky door prizes and a Q & A with a Lexus Australia RX product specialist. Plus, receive an exclusive first-look at the new Lexus ES 300h F Sport (pictured below). EVENT INFORMATION - Date: Thursday 10th October - Time: 6pm - 8:30pm - Location: Lexus of Southport (161 Ferry Rd, Southport QLD 4215) REGISTER YOUR INTEREST Limited capacity. Reserve your place today. CONTACT Cameron Shipard | Sales Manager | 0402 297 271

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WEARABLE VINTAGE The Charlotte Smith Fashion Collection is offering Queenslanders the chance to own a piece of fashion history.

WORDS RHONDA OXNAM “BECOMING THE CUSTODIAN of a priceless collection of fashion sounds like every woman’s dream come true.” For Charlotte Smith, not only was it a dream come true, it was the beginning of a whole new career. Charlotte inherited The Darnell Collection (now known as The Charlotte Smith Fashion Collection) from her American Quaker Godmother, Doris Darnell. Recognised as one of ten significant private fashion collections in the world, the collection grew out of donations and gifts from her family’s wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Most of the items came with accompanying letters, photographs and stories that linked them to the original owners or donors and often about the occasions to which they were worn.


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“My mission as the current custodian is to build on the extraordinary historical background of the collection and to bring it to life as a resource,” says Charlotte. “I love working with national and international galleries, fashion events and global companies who, by aligning with the collection, make the point that ‘the past inspires the present and creates the future’.” Showcasing 300 years of fashion history, there are now over 9,000 dresses and accessories including couture, demi-couture and vintage pieces in the collection which is stored in Sydney. However, given the amount of space required to house the items, Charlotte has decided to hold a series of trunk shows to streamline the collection and allow other fashion devotees to share her passion.

“I am trying to reduce it down in size to something more manageable and will be holding a curated sale at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort on the Gold Coast in October,” Charlotte says. “I’m not selling anything that has been gifted but have put together a really bespoke selection tailored to suit the Queensland climate and lifestyle including vintage couture, labels such as Pucci and Chanel and some beautiful wedding dresses from the 1930s and 50s. “There will be lots of colour and pattern … and I’ve also added some inspirational pieces for fashion designers and collectors. “I welcome anyone with an interest in fashion and history to come along to the trunk show and purchase their own piece of wearable vintage art.”


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When: 1 8 - 20 October Friday 4pm – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm & Sunday 10am – 1pm. Where: Q  ueenslander Suite, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. What: A  bespoke selection of antique and vintage pieces from the 19th - 20th century will be offered for sale. Included in the trunk show will be demi-couture, labels such as Pucci and Chanel, Victorian garments, 1930s lingerie, 1980s knitwear, separates, dresses, gloves and lace.

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Designer Jeweller and Specialist Diamond Setter, Robert Bellamy, creates extraordinary, unique pieces at his Brisbane studio.

WORDS SUSAN LANG-LEMCKERT perfection [ per-fek-shuh-n ] noun • the state or quality of being or becoming perfect • the highest degree of proficiency, skill or excellence, as in some art • a perfect embodiment or example of something IN THE END, perfection in fine designer jewellery comes down to the skill and passion that goes into creating the individual design – which incorporates a client’s personality and style into a precious piece they can wear. And few artisans are better acquainted with the importance of design to the creation of fine bespoke jewellery than Pavéction’s Robert Bellamy. “Really understanding the client and what they need and want – whether it’s an engagement ring or a showpiece – is crucial,” he says. “The individuality of the piece, and the quality of workmanship and materials, are of the highest importance. “Jewellery purchases are significant for most people, both emotionally and financially, so I want to give my clients the confidence that they’re getting exactly what they expect from Pavéction.” After completing his initial training in Brisbane, Robert’s passion for jewellery design and creation led him to Europe where, surrounded


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by many of the world’s finest jewellery houses, he studied specialised setting techniques and perfected his craftsmanship and individual style. It was here, while immersed in the world of high jewellery, that his vision to establish a prestige atelier in Brisbane was born. And when he did, he named it Pavéction to reflect both the pavé diamond setting technique he specialises in, and the perfection that’s synonymous with every piece that he and his team create. “I love that when I make a piece I can guarantee my clients will be receiving the finest jewellery and exceptional value for their purchase,” he says. As a contemporary manufacturer, Pavéction embraces the latest advances in technology – such as microscopes for precise gem setting and finishing, laser techniques and computer-aided design (CAD) – using these in parallel with the more traditional jewellery-crafting techniques. This ensures all creations are both masterfully crafted and as individual as the client. A gem of choice in many Pavéction creations is the rare Argyle pink diamond. To give some perspective of the exceptional rarity and value of these diamonds: less than 0.1 per cent of all rough diamonds mined at Argyle are classed as pink in colour.


Out of this 0.1 per cent, only the finest and rarest pink, red and blue diamonds ever mined at Argyle are held for their annual Pink Diamond Tender, which is one of the most exclusive diamond tenders in the world. Privileged to be working with these worldfamous diamonds, Robert often invites clients in for private viewings and design appointments centred around these irreplaceable natural Australian gemstones. Robert’s expertise in fine diamonds in general – and in Argyle pink diamonds in particular – both as an element of fine jewellery and as an investment, is extensive, and is something he’s more than happy to share. “There’s a lot of information available online, but I welcome anyone wanting to know more about Argyle pink diamonds to contact me,” he says. “I regularly host clients in my Brisbane studio – it’s a relaxed setting where we can discuss commissioning a bespoke piece or investigating Argyle Diamond investment opportunities. Whatever the client is looking for I am happy to work with them to achieve the perfect outcome.” When asked about his most memorable creation, Robert says it’s difficult to choose just one as they’re all memorable.

Then he nominates Cuvee de Prestige – an 18ct yellow gold and platinum champagne bottle set with nearly 700 internally flawless diamonds, using his favoured pavé technique – as his most loved. So much so that he also says that crafting a life-sized Cuvee de Prestige would be his ultimate project, though that might have to wait for some time due to his busy schedule of design and creation commitments. “I’m working on a beautiful necklace showpiece at the moment,” he says. “It’s in the prototype phase just now, but it’s going to be stunning and will be biggest piece by sheer size that I have done to date. “So much passion goes into every piece I create that, often, I’ll feel very connected to it myself by the time it’s finished.” Robert’s love for Australian beauty extends to his private life, with Bedarra Island Resort in the Great Barrier Reef his ultimate escape. “It’s barefoot luxury at its best and was actually voted as the #1 Luxury Resort in Queensland,” Robert explains. “I had my own wedding and honeymoon there and it was perfection … or should we say Pavéction.”

Like Edward Hargraves, who’d surmised that geological similarities between the Californian goldfields and parts of New South Wales suggested the latter held deposits of undiscovered gold, geologist Ewen Tyler was sure there’d be diamonds in the Kimberleys, as there were in the similarly-landscaped South Africa. After some years pursuing mining exploration in Africa and Europe, Tyler returned to Australia to test the theory, establishing the Kalamburu Joint Venture to search for diamonds in the north of his home state. Progress continued with mixed results, and along the way CRA Ltd (later to become Rio Tinto Ltd) joined the project, which then became the Ashton Joint Venture. With additional equipment and resources the search progressed with renewed conviction, ultimately leading to the diamond discovery at Smoke Creek and the subsequent establishment of the Argyle Diamond Mine. Today Argyle is one of the world’s largest diamond producers, and the chief supplier of natural coloured diamonds – including white, champagne, cognac, blue, red and pink – in fact, Argyle produces 90-95 per cent of all pink and red diamonds. And while they’ve always been precious and valuable, the announced 2020 closure of the Kimberley mine means Argyle diamonds will soon become irreplaceable pieces of natural Australian Art.

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Boast femininity and add a pop of colour with Morgan and Taylor’s stunning range of floral headpieces. The collection includes gorgeous floral crowns and large silk flowers in an array of on trend colours.

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Brisbane Fashion Month, presented by Wintergarden

Brisbane Fashion Month, presented by Wintergarden, returns with an incredible line-up of events spanning free and ticketed runways, high tea, business networking and Brisbane designer pop-up stores. Showcasing the best of the Brisbane and Queensland fashion community, the program encompasses multiple runway shows across Brisbane’s most iconic venues where audiences can see curated collections from emerging designers, sustainable fashion labels, bespoke and custom garments, resort collections, through to the most established names in fashion.


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Fashion first

Showcasing Queensland and Australian fashion design, this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane was a resounding success. The event also unveiled unprecedented diversity, inclusion and accessibility. A prime example was MeQ Designs by Carol Taylor – the world’s first quadriplegic artist who designs accessible clothing for people with disabilities – that opened The Fantauzzo Next Gen Group Show.

Genuine article

Blurring the line between art and fashion, article is a unique, accessible brand creating ‘limited edition’ and ‘signature classic’ capsule collections of artsy luxe handbags and accessories. The brainchild of artist, designer and founder, Elizabeth O’Connor-Cowley, what makes this brand distinctive and absolutely individual is that it allows the wearer to customise pieces by assembling their own creative combinations with interchangeable and adjustable straps and charms that mix and match with the stunning range of pochettes and handbags.

WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE SPECIALIST “Personalised care to suit the individual woman with a compassionate and courteous approach.”

Brand new

As the leading luxury retailer in Australia for international brands, Harrolds combines tailoring and modern luxury pieces with the most sought-after looks of the season. Home to more than 70 of the finest design houses in the world, Harrolds has recently introduced new brands Alex Perry, Burberry, Ellery, Isabel Marant and Rotate x Birger Christensen.



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Strikingly soft and dense, the Dusty Girls Makeup by MooGoo Kabuki brush allows for a smooth and even application every time.

Twilly d’Hermès Eau de Parfum is a floral, spicy and exotic fragrance woven with striking ginger and sensual tuberose.

Luma’s Just A Touch Lip & Cheek Tint features a creamy, buildable formula that boasts moisturising properties for just a touch of colour.


Available in 10 shades, Nude by Nature Satin Liquid Lipsticks are formulated with moisture enriched, natural ingredients including native Australian Kakadu Plum.

Versace Eros Flame has been specially formulated for the strong, passionate, self-confident man who is deeply in touch with his emotions.

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Alpha-H Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream is the ultimate topical dermal corrector for the eye area with quadruple peptide technology, next generation Lime Pearl AHAs, multiple skin brighteners and illuminating diamond particles for the ultimate soft focus ‘photo finish’.


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Jurlique’s Limited Edition Elderberry & Freesia Hydrating Mist restores, protects and hydrates the skin to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised.

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Plan your next overseas adventure or local getaway.


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WORDS RHONDA OXNAM I HAVE JUST RETURNED from an amazing European holiday, visiting 13 countries in 14 weeks and travelling by car, coach, boat, plane, train and – on one very memorable day – a funicular. Planning for such a wide-ranging adventure took months and, in many ways, the excitement started long before I boarded the first flight. And that is one of the best things about travel … it is not just the journey itself, but all the different aspects that combine into one memorable experience.

The thrust of the engine as the plane leaves the tarmac, the sense of wonder as you explore a new city, the memories that come flooding back when you return to a place you love, the hiccups along the way that turn into adventures. Since I’ve been back countless people have asked me what my favourite place/experience/ memory is … and I struggle to answer. Yes the lights of Budapest at night took my breathe away; yes, I cried when I saw the interior of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia; yes, I lost my way in Dublin and ended up walking over 16 kilometres

trying to find my way back to the hotel; yes, I would return to the stunning Italian Riviera in a heartbeat. But to pick just one … impossible. Now you would think that this trip would have cured me of my wanderlust and prompted me to stay home for the foreseeable future but in many ways it has just inspired me to see more of the world. As a result, I have already been pouring over itineraries, researching possible destinations and planning my next adventure. Did somebody mention Scandinavia?

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Silversea Cruises

There is no better way to sail Europe than with Silversea Cruises. THIS IS OUR HOME, our sea. Enjoy it. Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. Let us take you closer to the eternal romance of Europe. From Barcelona to the Aegean Sea, our intimate ships explore the farthest reaches of Southern Europe. After all, this is their home. See Silversea’s ships taking their rightful place at the pier in Monte Carlo or alongside the yachts of Sardinia on a Western Mediterranean cruise. Enjoy island hopping around Greece and the birthplace of civilisation during an Eastern Mediterranean cruise. Only Silversea’s luxury Mediterranean cruises and intimate ships get you where you want to go and we are committed to making your voyage unforgettable by taking you to the most beautiful European destinations in the comfort and elegance that you deserve. The fabled lands of the Mediterranean have been the inspiration for artists and poets throughout the ages. Enjoy the exceptional value of an all-inclusive Silversea cruise as you discover the charming seaside villages and ancient archaeological treasures of this storied region.

Santorini, Greece

Late departures in the most iconic destinations allow guests to fully explore ports and their surroundings, and immerse themselves in the true European culture. Our personalised service remains the jewel in our crown. Breeze through embarkation and step into the warm welcome of white-gloved staff. Enjoy a flute of champagne as you are escorted to your suite. Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships. Discover the highly personalised style of travel that discerning travellers prefer. The camaraderie of like-minded guests in the open bars and lounges. The spacious suites with butler service and award-winning cuisine. The free Wi-Fi throughout the ship. Let your Mediterranean dreams take flight with Silversea. For more information and bookings contact Cove Travel. 07 5577 9211 or

Europe 2020 with $3,998 business class upgrades SILVER MOON 24 AUG 2020 Barcelona to Lisbon (10 days) Barcelona, Monte-Carlo, Tuscany and Rome – Iconic cities mean a perfect itinerary as the munificent Mediterranean delivers time and time again. SILVER SPIRIT 17 APRIL 2020 Athens to Venice (7 days) Your tour starts by hopping across three of Greece’s most iconic islands, while spectacular Venice, with her palazzos and piazzas, provides the perfect finale. SILVER SHADOW 18 JUNE 2020 Venice to Barcelona (10 days) Cultural highlights and natural wonders are perfectly combined to discover this historical region in depth. Early bird pricing applicable until the end of November 2019.

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America and Canada Motorhome Tours

Discover the natural beauty of North America in comfort. AMERICA AND CANADA MOTORHOME TOURS have been honoured to showcase this beautiful part of the world to over 1,700 clients since 2003. With our experience and local knowledge, our itineraries take you on a journey through these amazing countries, in the comfort of your fully equipped modern motorhome. Each tour allows you to travel at your own pace with the company of like-minded travellers, taking in the natural beauty and wonder that is North America and Canada. Campgrounds on the route are pre-booked however there is freedom to fully-explore all the highlights of the itinerary. You can choose to travel in a group or individually, with an average four-hour drive per day, allowing plenty of time to enjoy the sights and experiences. Our tours offer flexibility and variety, enabling you to be enriched in the culture of the people, local produce and wildlife. Itineraries are all-inclusive of flights, hotel accommodation, motorhomes, transfers and RV parks. A tour leader will assist with the logistics and security throughout the journey, giving you more time to enjoy the experience at hand. In addition, there is an added bonus within the tours, such as an all-inclusive flight around

Mt McKinley and the Rail and Kenai Fjord cruise on the Alaskan journeys. Many of our tours also include a sevenday cruise on the beautiful Princess or Royal Caribbean cruise ships, sailing the clear waters of the Alaskan Inside Passage or sailing the warmth of the Caribbean. All the Motorhomes are equipped with the latest layout and technologies including auto transmission, cruise control and toilet/shower plus new linen and kitchen accessories for each tour. Also supplied is a pre-programmed GPS of RV Park locations, allowing you to travel with ease and confidence. We offer you a choice of six itineraries per year including three Canada Alaska journeys departing from Vancouver, Seattle and Chicago. The Nashville to Caribbean tour departs from Miami, while the Eastern Canada and Route 66 itineraries depart from New York. All these iconic tours offer diversity to suit all preferences of travel. We welcome you to join us on one of our spectacular Motorhome journeys. For more information and bookings contact 0403 651 715 or 0412 692 101

Signature Alaska Highway Tours Follow in the footsteps of the explorers on these magnificent adventures through the Canadian Rockies, the Alcan, the Klondike, the Top of the World Highway and the Parks Highway. The Northbound tour departs Seattle in May, driving through the Canadian Rockies and the Yukon into Alaska to Ancohorage. The Southbound tour operates in reverse in August. The Chicago to Anchorage tour departs in May, travelling via Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone to Banff, then up to Anchorage. All three tours include an iconic Inside Passage Cruise.

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Explore further, stay longer and enjoy more of Europe. IF EUROPE is on your bucket list, don’t just visit it, experience it, with Azamara – the cruise line that takes holidaymakers deeper into the heart of a destination. With three boutique ships to choose from – Azamara Quest, Azamara Journey and Azamara Pursuit – guests can explore further and discover Europe’s historical sites, natural wonders, and fascinating cultures while embracing all the thrills of travel (and Azamara’s legendary service and amenities) along the way. With the cruise line’s recent debut of the largest selection of pre- and post- voyage land programs in the cruising industry – a total of over 1,700 – explorers can enjoy land and sea travel in a whole new way. A highlight for next year’s European season will be the first meet-up of the line’s three ships on 8 October 2020 in Koper, Slovenia. Here, Azamara will host a bespoke AzAmazing Evening for guests on all three ships – an indepth travel experience that connects guests to the heart of local culture – before embarking together on a voyage to Venice. What’s more, Azamara will premiere its Triple Tour on 12 May 2020, a special Grand Voyage where guests can sail on all three Azamara ships on one cohesive itinerary that visits the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Russia.

Collectively, Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest and Azamara Pursuit will sail for 42 days and dock in 13 countries. It is this destination immersion and commitment to connect people with people, people with cultures and people with themselves that makes Azamara so unique within the industry. And it is because of this that the cruise line was recognised as one of the best lines in the world; winning Top Small Ship Cruise Line in the Western Mediterranean as awarded by Cruise Critic, a world leader in cruise reviews. With a range of immersive European voyages, holidaymakers embarking on an Azamara adventure can look forward to unleashing their adventurous spirit and experiencing the world in a different light. A boutique hotel at sea, Azamara is a luxurious floating retreat. Each cruise suite offers the comfort of a fivestar hotel with the added decadence of ocean views, sea breezes, and butler service.

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Latest Europe 2020 Voyages available now. 9-NIGHT ISRAEL INTENSIVE VOYAGE Departs 14 April 2020 – ports of call include Athens, Limassol (Cyprus), Haifa, Jersusalem and Heraklion (Iraklion) on Azamara Quest. 9-NIGHT MEDITERRANEAN ICONS VOYAGE Departs 12 May 2020 – ports of call include Florence, Rome, Amalfi, Giardini Naxos (Italy), Santorini and Mykonos on Azamara Journey. 9-NIGHT GREECE INTENSIVE VOYAGE Departs 23 April 2020 – ports of call include Mykonos, Patmos, Santorini, Chania, Zakynthos, Corfu and Kotor (Montenegro) on Azamara Quest.

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Constellation Journeys Around the World aboard a private Qantas 747. IMAGINE SPENDING 18 days travelling aboard a privately chartered plane as you take in six of the most iconic destinations in the world – Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Silk Road city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan; the legendary Petra and the Dead Sea in Jordan; the scenic ice and fire splendor of Iceland; Mayan ruins and colonial history in Merida, Mexico; and the South Pacific paradise of Tahiti. Constellation Journeys has once again created an itinerary guaranteed to bring you a memorable travel experience. Departing Australia on 29 April 2020, you will experience a world filled with indulgence and adventure as you jet from one enchanting destination to the next. As the sun rises over Angkor Wat an energy awakens the land, promising an unforgettable experience. Wander around Samarkand bewildered before the blue hues of tessellated tiles fall neatly into place and the beauty of Registan Square is revealed. Twisting through the narrow chasm of the Siq you will begin to wonder if the rose-coloured city of Petra will ever reveal itself. Discover the other worldly lunar landscapes, lava fields and waterfalls of Iceland.

A well of sacrifice, ancient ball courts where players were penalised with decapitation and a pyramid dating from 900 CE – Chichen Itza is no shrinking violet of ancient sites. Clear blue waters meet soaring green mountains as the sun performs its evening dance of colour across the Tahitian sky. This trip of a lifetime includes two and threenight stays in each country, all-inclusive travel featuring a choice of classes onboard the 747, Qantas Points and an all-inclusive comprehensive sightseeing program. Also included are numerous ‘A La Carte’ choices, luxury accommodation, all meals with highlight gala dinners, beer, wine and soft drinks with all dinners and a full international Qantas bar service throughout all flights. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover some truly remarkable sights while you travel in absolute luxury.

Around the World 2020

With prices starting at $22,400 per person, this journey represents exceptional value. The Business Class Experience starts at $55,000 and includes lie-flat sleeper seats, full Qantas International Business Class service, the finest hotels in every city, private car transfers, a unique in-flight Penfolds Icon wine tasting featuring the legendary Grange, an invitation-only dinner with the Qantas Captain and many more exclusive inclusions. Book by 31 October to save $500.

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises


All-Inclusive Europe 2020. THE REGENT EXPERIENCE has long been absolute in its inclusiveness, seeking to provide you with the most enriching and luxurious journey on the seven seas. Everything is included, without exception and without compromise. Let us take care of every detail as you experience enticing voyages in the ever-inspiring regions of the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Baltic with overnight stays and late departures. Our perfectly-sized ships allow access to the world’s most intimate ports that larger vessels cannot reach. We are proud to be the only cruise line to offer you free unlimited shore excursions in every port of call, giving you endless opportunities for exploration at your own pace. Enjoy free unlimited beverages, free dining at all speciality restaurants and unlimited Wi-Fi. With all-suite accommodation, the largest private balconies at sea, an enviable staff-toguest ratio, unrivalled service and spectacular gourmet restaurants, it is no wonder that our ships are consistently voted the best at sea. We are also honoured to unveil our newest ship, Seven Seas Splendor ®, arriving February 2020. Book early to secure your preferred suite, in what will be AN UNRIVALLED EXPERIENCE™.

NEW ITINERARIES, ANCIENT DISCOVERIES Choose from over 80 European sailings departing in 2020. Discover the fascinating culture and scenic beauty of Northern Europe, as you take in gilded Catherine Palace outside St. Petersburg, cruise the breathtaking Norwegian fjords, and roam through fairy-tale castles in the Scottish Highlands. Call on hidden coves of the Mediterranean for adventures on roads less travelled. Visit captivating Turkey as we call on Istanbul, Ephesus (Kusadasi) and Bozcaada, with rich culture, awe-inspiring architecture and exotic food. Enjoy the lavender fields of Provence, museums in Florence, and Roman ruins in Croatia. See the incredible Basilica di San Gavino of Porto Torres (Sardinia), one of eight new ports. Make even more of your luxury cruise experience; combine two or more sailings to enjoy further savings.

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About Regent Seven Seas Cruises Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the world’s most inclusive luxury experience with a five-ship fleet that visits more than 450 destinations around the world. New ports in 2020 include La Rochelle, France; Stornoway (Hebrides), Scotland; Aalborg, Denmark; Lecce (Otranto), Italy; Crotone (Calabria), Italy; Siracusa (Sicily), Italy; and Porto Empedocle (Sicily). The final phase of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ $125 million fleet-wide refurbishment was recently completed. In early 2020, Regent will perfect luxury with the launch of Seven Seas Splendor®.

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Enjoy the finest homes and service all around the world. OFFERING AN IMPECCABLE level of personal service unmatched in the private rental industry, onefinestay helps you open doors to the finest homes and villas around the world. A beachside estate in the Caribbean or a townhouse in one of Europe’s culture capitals – wherever you’re headed, each one of our homes is handpicked for space, character and comfort. As the leader in private rentals, onefinestay allows travellers to experience their favourite destinations in style and comfort. Part of Accor since 2016, our global portfolio is comprised of two distinct collections: our exclusive City Collection and our complementary Villa Collection. The City Collection features a wide range of carefully curated homes in world-class cities – exclusive to onefinestay. These private homes are personally vetted and managed by our local teams. Our Villa Collection presents the highest quality villas in dreamy destinations. This international collection is personally vetted and expertly managed world-wide by established local professionals. Our advisors and guest services open the doors to a new level of living allowing you to tailor your stay with extra services and experiences when you book.

Do you have a home you have invested time and love in, or do you know someone who does? With great attention to detail, we take care of everything from professional photography, housekeeping and in-stay maintenance to managing all bookings, as well as welcoming and looking after guests during their stay. Simply send an email to Australia. to get in touch.

Special offer for Cove readers Offering a home-away-from-home all around the globe, onefinestay is perfect for every demographic: families and large groups looking to create memorable experiences, couples wanting to connect with each other and their surroundings; business travellers needing more space and a more personalised environment. The City Collection features a wide range of carefully curated homes in world-class cities – exclusive to onefinestay. onefinestay is offering Cove readers 5 per cent off bookings for any homes within the ‘City Collection’. Visit to learn more and use the promo code OFSCOVE Offer expires 31 December 2019.

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Explore home and beyond, with Cunard. SAIL WITH CUNARD to discover a selection of extraordinary and carefully curated adventures across Australia and New Zealand. Start your journey in metropolitan Auckland en route to the Bay of Islands. This captivating archipelago shelters more than 140 subtropical islands and enchanting wetlands of abundant birdlife, fish, seals, dolphins and whales. To see all this unfold from the water, one majestic vista after another, is one thing but seeing it from the decks of an opulent cruise liner is almost otherworldly. Guests of the world’s most loved cruise line, Cunard, venture directly into this magical place on board the stunning Queen Elizabeth, one of the highlights on a range of Australia and New Zealand voyages. And in true Cunard style, expect immersive cultural experiences and expert speakers on board to richly complement your enjoyment of the incredible sights around you. The highlight of your voyage will certainly be a port day in both Melbourne and Adelaide. Flower gardens and graceful, tree-lined boulevards give Melbourne its refined air, and it is considered the hub of Australia’s cultural, intellectual and financial life. Certainly by Melbournians.

Connoisseurs of New World wines are in luck in Adelaide. Around a third of Australia’s supply is produced an hour or less from churchsprinkled Adelaide. The gorgeous Magill Estate is perhaps the best known of these wonderful vineyards. One of the great joys of sailing with Cunard in this part of the world is your time at sea watching that incredible scenery roll by while you revel in the cruise line’s signature brand of travel. The sophistication, the extra touches and the carefully curated add-ons set this iconic fleet apart. With a crew ratio of 2:1 and more space than other ships their size, Cunard vessels have no peer. Add the spectacle of gala balls, celebrated afternoon teas, cocktails and world-class entertainment to your sailing exploration of one of the world’s great destinations and, quite simply, you have the voyage of a lifetime in front of you.

For more information and bookings contact Cunard at 1300 363 258, visit or contact your local travel agent.

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After a two-year refurbishment, Daydream Island is once again welcoming visitors to the Whitsundays.


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Invitation WORDS ANGELA ORAM IF YOU’RE THINKING of exploring the Whitsundays make sure Daydream Island is on your list. A quick two-hour flight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island and you’re ready to kick into island holiday mode. The 30-minute ferry trip from Hamilton Island to Daydream Island is nothing short of spectacular. Secluded beaches that appear as though they have never been walked on, beautiful rock formations and ocean that will take even a Gold Coast locals breathe away. You know as soon as you see the island that you are in for something special. Located in the heart of the Whitsundays, Daydream Island spans one kilometre long with coral and sand beaches lined by palm trees, a tropical rainforest and its own Living Reef bursting with marine life. Daydream Island recently underwent a $140 million renovation and re-build, following the devastation of Cyclone Debbie two years ago. Evoking a sense of paradise, the resort has been transformed with new restaurants and bars, expansive suites looking out to the Whitsundays and an idyllic pool designed for that Insta-worthy photo. There are three restaurants to keep your tastebuds dancing while you’re on holidays. Inkstone and Infinity boast spectacular views of the Whitsunday Islands, making mealtimes on the island an unforgettable experience. As befitting an island resort, the rooms are light, spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room to relax. We were fortunate enough to have a suite with an amazing view of the surrounding islands. Sunsets looking out over the pools and ocean are simply stunning and the laidback feel of the resort sees people congregating on the grass and in the hammocks to enjoy this magical time of day. >>

Cove Travel invites you to a special presentation and information event with: Oceania Cruises and The African Travel Specialists.


Tuesday 22 October 2019


The Sanctuary Cove Country Club


4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

RSVP: 07 5577 9211 Refreshments provided

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Jabiru House, Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove, QLD 4212


Unique to Daydream Island is the Living Reef. This eco-friendly, educational reef wraps over 200m of the central building and holds an impressive 1.5 million litres of water. Sharks, baby stingrays, starfish, sea cucumbers and over 100 unique species of marine fish can all be seen while dining in Graze restaurant or visiting the underwater observatory. You can also enter the tank, to swim, touch and learn about the reef and its inhabitants. The owners haven’t just thought about how their guests can enjoy the resort but also the surrounds. There are well-planned short walking tracks to the top of the island with a viewing deck and chairs at the top for you to enjoy the scenery. This is a great light walk to do after breakfast or just before dinner.


If you crave a little more action there are kayaks, beach sports, catamarans, jet ski tours and rental and fish feeding all available on the island. A trip to Whitehaven Beach is a must-do when visiting the Whitsundays, and this can be organised from the resort as well. I’m a big fan of the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ approach taken on the island. The resort avoids disposable cups, plates, cutlery and napkins where possible, separates their rubbish and recyclable materials and mulches green waste from the gardens. Their waste water is recycled through a special treatment facility and thanks to a recent major upgrade, the water produced is 99.9 per cent pure. While it’s fit for drinking, it is only used to irrigate the gardens.

Former Home and Away heart-throb Lincoln Lewis has been announced as the new ambassador for Daydream Island. Born and raised in Brisbane, the Aussie actor was among the first to explore the new resort when it re-opened in April 2019. Sustainability and marine wildlife conservation will be at the forefront of his new role, as well as the all-important job of test driving the island’s experiences such as snorkelling, jet skiing, stand-up paddle boarding and helicopter rides. “I’m stoked to be working with an such an iconic Australian holiday destination, really being able to explore the very best of the Whitsundays region,” he said. “Daydream Island is the perfect destination for an actionpacked adventure, developing your knowledge about the local marine life through their Living Reef or just lounging by the pool taking in the view – I can’t wait to do it all.” As part of his new role, Lincoln will work with the team of resident marine biologists at Daydream Island’s Living Reef to help spread the word on marine life and reef conservation.


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They also save energy where possible by using energy efficient lights, making sure all appliances have the best suitable energy rating and installing insulation to reduce the need for air-conditioning. But yes, there is definitely air conditioning throughout the resort and rooms. We spent three days enjoying the island and surrounding area, eating and drinking a little too much, getting a good dose of vitamin D and recharging the batteries. Overall, whether you’re looking for a quick weekend away or a week full of relaxation, Daydream Island won’t disappoint.

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Songbirds Restaurant

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Fine dining showcase


Songbirds Restaurant has long been a popular destination for Queensland foodies and now a new flock of diners are experiencing the relaunch of one of Tamborine Mountain’s most iconic properties. With a completed renovation as well as a fresh direction for the iconic restaurant, the new Songbirds team have set their sights high. Songbirds showcases a renewed focus on Queensland dining done differently, creating an experience for guests that’s authentic, fun and, most of all, delicious. Their six and eight-course degustation dinners highlight the best local ingredients from Songbirds’ own gardens as well as the Scenic Rim region, and the inventive dishes aim to surprise and delight guests. A la carte lunches are on offer for those wanting more traditional dining but still experience the exclusive setting and first-class service. The menu changes regularly to reflect the produce and the seasons and is enhanced by a carefully curated, 150+ wine list, along with a range of eclectic signature cocktails. Wine matching is available by Songbirds’ onsite sommelier which magnifies the journey in taste created by renowned chef Meyjitte Boughenout, who leads the kitchen. His knowledge, vision and style are incomparable in creating an innovative dining experience.

Selected from the degustation menu by HEAD CHEF MEYJITTE BOUGHENOUT “Joining the Songbirds team is an exciting opportunity to combine my passion for innovative cooking techniques with the incredible fresh produce grown right here in our very own organic gardens,” says Meyjitte. “The freedom to create such a unique dining experience, and to do it in a place as special and beautiful as Tamborine Mountain is an absolute dream.”

Midnight in the Garden with the Chef - Special Menu Golden Egg ***** Root ***** John Dory/Annoyed *****

The team at Songbirds have created an experience worthy of the beautiful surrounds and welcoming both old friends and new as it moves into its next phase.

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Great news for people seeking a venue for a special occasion, Songbirds also take enquiries for event bookings.


Songbirds Restaurant 07 5545 2563

Tamborine Mountain Road, North Tamborine


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Vanitas at Palazzo Versace

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Signature Italian Dining


Since welcoming its first guests 19 years ago, Palazzo Versace Gold Coast is everything you would expect in a hotel from the world of Versace. It is also home to award-winning restaurant Vanitas, Palazzo Versace’s signature Italian Restaurant. Voted ‘The most fashionable restaurant around the world’ by Harper’s Bazaar, Vanitas offers an extraordinary gastronomic encounter perfectly suited to Palazzo Versace, the place for a classical, unique dining experience. The talented team in Vanitas will provide elegant service delivered in a casual, warm and friendly environment. Citrus-cured trout, wild mushroom tortellini and cherry pistachio craquelin are among the temptations that are expertly crafted by Chef Richard and the team. Enjoy a beautifully crafted degustation experience with wine pairing, guaranteed to take your taste-buds on an unforgettable culinary journey. The true charm of Vanitas is in the details including Palazzo Versace’s hidden chocolate room delivering delectable bites of heaven incorporated into the array of indulgent desserts on offer. Employing the locavore principle, Vanitas’ evolving à la carte menu and seven-course degustation celebrates the best sustainable seasonal produce from the Gold Coast area, matched with locally produced wines for a touch of Australian elegance.

Selected by CHEF RICHARD and the team Palazzo Versace Gold Coast Joining the Palazzo Versace team with more than 17 years of experience in the industry, Executive Pastry Chef Richard Kim continues his culinary art by injecting heart and passion into each delectable dish. You’ll find Chef Richard hidden away in the secret chocolate room or kitchen creating irresistible masterpieces that look (almost) too good to eat. Trota agli Agrumi Citrus-cured trout, horseradish, beetroots, red elk, olive oil, trout caviar. Wagyu Carpaccio Wagyu carpaccio, white anchovy, buffalo Reggiano, pane carasau, sorrel. Tiramisu Amaretto mascarpone, cacao nib savoiardi, coffee feuilletine.

Book now to experience your unforgettable culinary adventure at Vanitas.

Vanitas at Palazzo Versace 07 5509 8000

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Native ingredients are adding a new dimension to many restaurant menus.

Rosella’s Bar, Burleigh Heads

room81, Broadbeach

Balboa Italian, Palm Beach

WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHY MARJ OSBORNE WE LIVE IN A LAND OF PLENTY; a land whose forests and foreshores are brimming with food and medicine. Spread out across the lands of the Scenic Rim, Gold Coast and Stradbroke Islands you will find over 200 native edible plants, tubers, grains, flowers and fruit. Our oceans and foreshores are full of seafood, edible seaweed and coastal plants that have been foraged by tribal peoples for about 40,000 years. Collectively, they are our own ‘superfoods’ packed with health benefits; some of the oldest foods in the world, however, most of us know little about them, let alone including them in our daily diet. You will increasingly find many indigenous edible plants on restaurant menus, their popularity brought to the fore most notably by Rene Redzepi at the recent Australian pop-up of his acclaimed Noma restaurant in Sydney. However, we are yet to find many native ingredients as everyday items on supermarket shelves. “We feel Australia is pretty under-represented when it comes to cuisine,” Rosella’s Bar co-owner Jon Debeere says. “Not many people have tried much from our own backyard.” It’s a situation that must change, according to local farmer and native ingredient producer James Geralds.


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“We want to pass on a culture that many Australians have ignored. It’s important for us to claim and promote native products as standalone ingredients,” James says. “Otherwise we may ‘lose’ these foods, with other countries stepping in to claim the bounty,” he adds, citing the example of the Australian macadamia whose potential was not maximised in its native country. The nut is now grown extensively through Hawaii, the US and South Africa, the world’s largest producer. “It’s time for Australian food to stand up on the world stage, for us to promote it as quickly as we can. However, the first step is for Australians to recognise their own food and incorporate it into everyday dining, not just in restaurants,” he says, Ironically, as Australian immigrants, he and his wife Katie have seen both the potential and possible threats that we have failed to recognise in our own foodscape. While there are many restaurants using local seafood and shellfish as well as macadamias, there are few native restaurants in Australia. However, you will find a range of native ingredients being used in some South East Queensland restaurants and bars. The chefs at Kingfisher Bay Resort’s signature Seabelle Restaurant draw inspiration from Fraser Island’s indigenous Butchulla tribe and the island’s beautiful setting, crafting menus from

local and seasonal produce, fresh seafood and native ingredients endemic to the area. Stokehouse Q Restaurant’s Chef Richard Ousby uses everything from quandong to saltbush supplied by a local forager in the dishes on his menu which include Kangaroo carpaccio and Rocky Point black kingfish with riberry gin and desert lime. At Rosella’s Bar in Burleigh Heads most dishes on the menu either utilise ingredients native to Australia or have nostalgic elements to them, such as the Australian Caprese Insalata’s heirloom tomatoes topped with Aussie buffalo mozzarella and ground bush tomatoes dressed with macadamia oil, ice plant and native basil, or the Roo Carpaccio’s toppings of Davidson plum dressing and karkalla. Primarily stocking Australian-made drinks, Rosella’s bar range includes native ingredient liqueurs from Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Brookie’s rainforest botanicals gin and liqueur, Green Ant Gin, and cocktails made using syrups from The Native Collection. Their signature Rosella cocktail is made from vodka, Australian bitters, rosella jam, lemon and lilly pilly, served in a rosella shaped glass. The North Room’s owner Chef Tim Stewart’s use of eclectic combinations of ingredients, including native Bunya nuts on organic chicken with persimmon and olive, and Pottsville pippies with pickled green tomatoes and local coastal

Melbourne Cup Lunch Tuesday, 5th November 2019

Style it up at Links Hope Island’s fabulously fashionable Melbourne Cup lunch! On arrival, sip on an Aperol Spritz and settle in for an afternoon of fine fashion, food and fun in our Fountain Court. Taverna, Robina

You can watch all of the colour of ‘The Cup’ on our jumbo screen, have a flutter on a sweep (raising funds for Hummingbird House), participate in fashions on the field, enjoy live entertainment and catch the latest trends in our resortwear fashion parade by My Darling Jeannie.

greens is inspired, earning the restaurant a place in the ‘Delicious Top 100’ Australian restaurants two years in a row. Their native Davidson plum cocktail adds a refreshing accompaniment to the food. Kokum’s new Indian cuisine is unique. Using cooking methods and flavour combinations from the Far East, local seafood and meat are combined with Pan-Asian Pacific ingredients, including native Australian bush foods such as Kakadu plum, saltbush and pepper berries. These ingredients are melded in the crucible of Chef Merchant’s kitchen to emerge as exciting modern culinary creations. Newly opened brunch spot, Cross + Feather, serves up native ingredients as part of its food and drink menus including a Kingfish Ceviche with sunrise lime, sea fennel, burnt mango, fermented cucumber and native botanicals. You’ll also find some native ingredients on the menus of room81, Taverna and The Bombay Cricketer’s Club. Many drinks menus have a distinctive native twist. Balboa Italian features a stunning range of cocktails using syrups by The Native Collection fresh from Green Cauldron Farm in Tyalgum, while The Collective’s All Aussie Adventures cocktail contains eucalypt, rainforest botanical Brookies gin, local spiced Pacific Ale and lemon myrtle, along with other ingredients. The North Room, Osteria, Taverna, Bombay Cricketers Club, Fu Manchu Oriental Kitchen, Lucky Bao and Cocotte Dining in Robina also serve cocktails using native ingredients, while The Inky Squid offers non-alcoholic Sobah beer as well as native ingredient mocktails. Issue 75 –

A mouthwatering three course lunch featuring ocean fresh seafood will be the main event! You’ll need to be quick last year sold out in advance! Time: 11:30am, 12pm lunch service Includes: Aperol Spritz, 3 course lunch, prizes, fashion parade, screening of the race, sweeps available. Price: $95pp Beverage Package Upgrade - $35 (selected wine, tap beer and soft drinks)

For bookings contact the Events Department 07 5530 9025 or email Pre-payment required at the time of booking. Cancellations after 31st October will not be refunded.


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The Massimiliano Mascia Series @ Bacchus Restaurant, Brisbane

Internationally renowned Chef Massimiliano Mascia is set to impress when he makes his Australian culinary debut at Bacchus Restaurant, Brisbane. The Italian master will join Bacchus Head Chef Massimo Speroni for a series of exciting, flavour-filled evenings. Like all chefs of note, Chef Mascia travelled the world working in some of the most famed kitchens before returning to 2-Michelin-starred Ristorante San Domenico in Imola, northern Italy. The bastion of Chef Valentino Marcattalii until he handed the baton to his nephew in 2013, Chef Mascia brings to the revered kitchen a combination of knowledge passed down through generations of Italian chefs in his family, and the modern techniques learned from his experiences cooking around the world. Chef Mascia will host five nights of special set dining experiences at Bacchus. Bookings are now open for these exclusive events, with a maximum of only 45 diners per sitting.

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Championing breakfast with a difference, fresh and healthy lunches and wholesome yet easy solutions to effortless entertaining, the newly-opened Short Order is producing a premium range of ready-to-go dining options, with no compromise on taste. Focused on high quality yet accessible home cooked meals and catering, the concept store and one-stop shop by chef and writer Lizzie Loel and the team behind Jocelyn’s Provisions is all about bringing locally sourced ingredients to the kitchen to pack every dish with delectable flavour. Short Order 63 Skyring Terrace, Newstead.

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GENTLY-MADE GRENACHE Kevin Glastonbury – Senior Red Winemaker at Yalumba – is heralding a new era of Australian Grenache.

WORDS TONY HARPER SOMETHING STRANGE has been happening to Aussie Grenache. It’s losing colour, losing alcohol and even the boisterous, jammy flavours that have characterised the wines for so long seem to be fading away. And isn’t that great? The best of the new breed are finer, more perfumed, more elegant ... like warmclimate Pinots. In fact, there has been a tangible refining of Australian wines across all sorts of varieties and regions – the backing off of new oak, scaling back the ripeness and alcohol, and in some ways Grenache is merely part of the pack. But it is a variety that favours warm regions – Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley – that are traditionally home to big, fleshy, bold reds. And even if there has also been a toningdown of South Aussie Shiraz, the change has been far less pronounced than the rather startling turnaround in Grenache. Exactly who or what sparked this change is open for debate, but my vote goes to Kevin Glastonbury – Senior Red Winemaker at Yalumba.


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Some things happen with a bang. Others weave their magic slowly and quietly, and I reckon Kevin Glastonbury and his wines took the slow path. He is Barossa-born and raised, and has been working in Barossa wineries since the late 1970s. He joined Yalumba in 1998 – a time when Yalumba, just like every other decent Barossa producer, was making rich, full-bodied, oakladen reds. He is simply a good bloke; affable, easy-going and without apparent pretensions, which in the wine trade is a rare attribute. Sometime around a decade ago Kevin showed me a lineup of Yalumba Grenache and Grenache blends and for the very first time I noticed wines that swam against the tide. They were much finer and gentler than most, and spoke of site rather than winemaking input. For me it was an epiphany that changed my way of thinking about the variety. Ever since I’ve been chasing gently-made Grenache. Just a few weeks ago he treated me to much the same tasting, but with current vintage wines.

And you know what? They are even more elegant, more refined than they were a decade ago. It’s a neat trick. The hearts of all the wines but one lie in a special old bush-pruned vineyard in Vine Vale named Tri-Centenary, initially planted in 1889. Some of the original vines are still producing, but there are other parcels planted in 1936, 1948 and more recently. The tasting kicked off with the Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache. Around 30 per cent of the blend comes from the Tri-Centenary vineyard with the other 70 per cent sourced from grower vineyards across the valley. It’s made to be a crowd-pleaser (after all, it sells for just a smidge over $20) plump and juicy, more about bright fruits than oak, but still right in the zone of modern Grenache. And there’s a fast-growing market for these lighter, plush, low-tannin, easy access reds. In the Queensland summer with a light chill (20 minutes or so in the fridge) they are spectacular.

Invitation Cove Travel invites you to a Cruising evening with: Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises & Azamara. The 2017 Vine Vale Grenache comes from a single parcel in the Tri-Centenary vineyard planted in 1948, and it is separated from the rest of the crew by a 30 per cent portion of wholebunch in the mix. This means that bunches have been thrown into the fermenter whole – with berries and stalks intact, just as you’d buy your grapes from the greengrocer – instead of the usual method of de-stalking and crushing. This adds a slightly herbal, savoury element to the wine, and a brightness. You can smell and taste the whole bunch component, but you can also feel its texture. There is so much to love about this wine; it is gentle and feminine (from a variety that has always been so blatantly masculine), with layers of intrigue, and tannins that pull everything together. A little over a decade ago Yalumba purchased a small, drygrown Grenache vineyard (a mere 796 vines) near Kalimna, that was originally planted in 1954, and from it comes the odd horse of the set: 2016 Carriage Block. Less than 100 dozen was produced, so it’s kind of rare. It was fermented entirely with indigenous yeasts (natural rather than from a packet) and made more conventionally than the Vine Vale, i.e., no whole bunch. So in some ways it’s a more direct expression of vineyard, with very little winemaking artefact. It is gorgeous ... pretty, even though there’s a definite density and richness to the wine. But it’s kind of orchestral – lots of elements coming together for a single purpose, and each of those elements is light on its feet. It’s a stellar example of the importance of vineyard site: it’s as different from the Vine Vale wines as my children are from my neighbour’s. Then the star of the show: 2015 Tri-Centenary Grenache. The grapes come from a two-acre block of the original 1889 plantings – a mere 820 bush vines. This is a wine made to age. But even though it has more concentration, structure and density than any of its siblings, it is still fine, perfumed and savoury. In terms of winemaking, not much has changed, except for an extended period (41 days) on skins. It’s funny how wine is sort of topsy-turvy. The most generous, plump and accessible wine is the entry-level. The most reticent, insular wine is the Tri-Centenary ... the most expensive. But behind the reticence there is depth and power. It needs cellar time, decanter time, and then contemplation time to flower. Gone are the days of bigger equals better; more oak equals better. It’s build, complexity and subtlety that hallmarks great wine, and I think Kevin Glastonbury has found the mark. Issue 75 –


Tuesday 19 November 2019


The Sanctuary Cove Country Club


4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

RSVP: 07 5577 9211 Refreshments provided

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TASTING NOTES Shaken not stirred

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Awarded a remarkable 99 points, House of Arras’ E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004 has been crowned Australia’s Best Sparkling Wine at the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion Awards. Boasting great intensity and character, with excellent structural elegance and flavour persistence, this is the seventh vintage of this wine which pays tribute to the dedication and inspiration of its maker, E.J. Carr.

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Penfolds Collection Weekend

In a toast to one of Australia’s most acclaimed wine brands, Tropical North Queensland’s Lizard Island has partnered with Penfolds to present the first-ever winemakers weekend at the luxury lodge. Hosted by Penfolds winemaker Andrew Hales, the occasion coincides with Penfolds 175-year anniversary of winemaking, and the 65th release of its world-renowned flagship wine, Penfolds Grange. Lizard Island’s Executive Chef, Ryan Squires, will create custom menus, with guests enjoying paired wines from the newly-released The Penfolds Collection 2019, including Penfolds 2015 Grange. The three-day event will feature tastings, sunset Champagne drinks, winemakerhosted degustation dinners and wine masterclasses all in a luxurious island setting. | 1800 837 204


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Cocktail party

Casamigos, the award-winning, ultra-premium Tequilas and Mezcal from long-time friends George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, have launched a premium range of cocktail mixers and salts made in partnership with Williams Sonoma. The exciting new collection also includes a cocktail gift set, an ice bucket with matching tongs and a Casamigos pitcher.



Sportier, sexier and smoother – discover the all-new Aston Martin V8 Vantage. WORDS CHRIS NIXON

THE IMAGE OF ASTON MARTIN isn’t just about James Bond, but undeniably 007’s movie cars helped more people become aware of the make than any racetrack result. Because of Bond and especially his spyarmoured DB5, we know Aston Martin is a sports car that epitomises British upper-class elegance and fine hand-craftmanship. While that remains so, Aston Martin has needed to update its products when rivals including Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche are building increasingly outrageous models. Beside a swoopy Ferrari 458 or Lamborghini Hurracan, an Aston Martin V8 Vantage looked beautiful but, well … British. All that’s changing and Aston designer Marek Reichman (a Yorkshireman, despite his name) is rolling out an array of coupes that are among the most desirable anywhere. Aston’s future product plan includes the Valhalla and Valkyrie ultra-performance, midengined sports cars and an inevitable SUV, to be called DBX.


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Already it has introduced the DB11, Superleggera and our review subject, the V8 Vantage. The Vantage is Aston Martin’s entry-level offering, priced from just less than $310,000. The role of entry-level models in any range is to tempt new, younger buyers and the latest Vantage design does this by being reminiscent of the previous 2005 model while looking more aggressive and a lot sexier. Its most distinctive feature is the grille, still the same recognisable Aston shape but set lower than ever in the nose so the car appears to be inhaling the road. In fact, it is. The low front air-splitter and smooth body undersides are devices that create low pressure areas and improve aero flow to a diffuser in the tail. Vents in the flanks suck speed-sapping air pressure out of the front wheel wells. Behind those beautiful lines is aerodynamic science that makes the Vantage faster and more stable.

It’s still an Aston Martin, but the wilder look should attract interest from types whose usual preference has been for something Italian and brightly-painted. But what’s this under the bonnet? The previous Vantage’s V8 dating from the time Ford owned the company has been replaced by a Mercedes AMG, regarded by many as currently one of the greatest performance V8s. Mercedes-Benz hasn’t bought Aston Martin, though; it’s just a supplier. Obvious visuals aside, this is the most significant difference in the all-new Vantage. The aluminium, four-cam, twin-turbocharged 4.0 litre motor comes from the Mercedes AMG C63S sedan sold widely in Australia, but has been tuned for this new installation. It belts out 375 kiloWatts of power and 685 Newtonmetres of torque. Combined with modest kerb weight of 1530kg (thanks to a bonded aluminium body structure) and an ZF eight-speed automatic transmission,


the Merc engine fires the Vantage from rest to 100kmh in a mere 3.6 seconds and claimed top speed is 314kmh (195 miles-an-hour on the Imperial scale the Brits still use). But these supercar numbers are only part of the story – it’s the experience rather than the sheer speed that gives the thrills. When the accelerator is floored, you know instantly you’re sitting behind an epic motor. It can be docile, but is explosive when summoned to perform. As with virtually all premium cars these days, there is a choice of driver-selectable drive modes. Choose Track mode instead of Sport or Sport+ and the Vantage’s dynamic responses not only become sharper – except the dampers, which are adjusted separately – but also exhaust valves open to fully release one of the mightiest roars in motoring. It’s louder outside than inside, apparently. I was surprised when, several times during my test run, drivers ahead pulled off the road to let me pass, either fascinated or fearful of the thundering beast in their mirrors. The V8 Vantage is Aston Martin’s smallest sports car – and it is a sports car, not a cruisy GT – so it’s predictably nippy through the bends. The available grip is more than most drivers will ever challenge on the public road. The only inhibitor to fast driving on tight roads is that the width of the bonnet can make it difficult to precisely judge corners; familiarity should fix that. There’s a new interior, of course, and it needs only to be said it’s an excellently-designed workspace finished as you would expect of a 105-year-old company of British craftsmen. The happiest revelation about the new V8 Vantage is that Aston Martin has created a car that incorporates all its heritage, yet is a cracking, up-to-the-minute sports machine that looks stunning in a way completely different to all its rivals.

Cove Travel invites you to a special presentation and information event with: Viking Cruises and Abercrombie & Kent.


Tuesday 29 October 2019

WHERE: The Sanctuary Cove Country Club TIME:

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McLaren broadens its appeal with the first proper GT model. WORDS CHRIS NIXON

THERE’S A STRONG CLUE to the intended market for a new car when the manufacturer boasts the boot will fit a set of golf clubs. This news might please some residents of the Gold Coast and Brisbane who have been aching to buy one of those fine British McLaren sports cars, but haven’t because there was nowhere to put the clubs. McLaren’s latest model, the GT (for Grand Touring), indeed has plenty of room behind the seats. And with a deep bin in the nose, it becomes the first McLaren to offer storage space at front and rear, an impressive 570 litres all up. To optimise this space in keeping with the car’s style, buyers can order an optional fourpiece set of custom-made luggage. Each to his own, I suppose, but if I owned a McLaren GT I wouldn’t be wasting it carting sticks and balls.


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I’d be seeking quiet, fast roads and exploring the car’s own sporting ability … which is immense. The GT – not to be confused with the earlier McLaren 570GT – is the maker’s first car properly in the Grand Touring style; that is, a coupé able to carry two people and luggage comfortably and swiftly on a long journey. Available to order now from $399,995 list for delivery in a few months, the GT’s point of difference is that the car’s performance hasn’t been compromised by the emphasis on comfort and practicality. It will still rocket from rest to 100 kmh in a road-blistering 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 326 kmh (providing the golf clubs are safely secured). Power comes from McLaren’s own twin-turbo, 4.0-litre V8 producing 455 kiloWatts, the same as the 600LT model although presumably re-tuned to deliver in a less-frenzied manner.

The GT has just been unveiled and isn’t available yet to drive, but McLaren promises general refinement and ride comfor t are improved. The interior certainly is less spartan than more-sporting McLarens and is fitted with comforts and conveniences such as electricallyadjustable seats, a light-sensitive glass sunroof, Bowers and Wilkins audio system and knurled aluminium controls. Outside, the GT displays re-styled nose, tail and flanks that give the car a smoother, more sophisticated appearance than its siblings. The car I viewed at a function in Sydney was a handsome thing. With more discreet looks, upgraded comfort and refined dynamics, the GT deserves to attract a new class of buyer to the McLaren brand. It will be worth looking out for.




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TOWN Resilience of luxury home values.

WORDS NICK NICHOLS IF THERE WAS ANY DOUBT that property markets are not created equal, then the latest snapshot of how the top end of town is performing puts this into perspective. While the property downturn in Australia has dominated headlines for more than a year, the performance of the luxury homes market has been largely overlooked. However, a quarterly survey tracking the movements of luxury home prices globally shows that the top 5 per cent of properties have been doing much better than the broader market. It also shows that at least three Australian cities are tracking well above the global average. The index also offers some encouraging news for luxury home buyers on the Gold Coast which, for the first time, has made it into the latest Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index. The index previously tracked the performance of upmarket properties in 45 cities and expanded it to 46 to include the Gold Coast in its June-quarter analysis. The index ranks cities around the world according to the strength of their luxury property market. While Europeans dominate the latest list, Australia is definitely punching above its weight on a global scale. There are five Australian cities in the index with the Gold Coast sitting at 27 behind Sydney (18), Brisbane (20) and Melbourne (21). Perth rounds off the Australian cities at 32. While Brisbane beat Sydney in the ranking in the March quarter after coming in at 14th spot, the Gold Coast’s inclusion in the Q2 index has been a talking point for the market. The Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index noted the depth of the Gold Coast’s luxury home market and its ongoing stability, as well as the ‘solid pipeline of new projects catered towards affluent local and interstate downsizers’.

Sydney and Melbourne improved their positions in the June quarter this year thanks to a steady recovery in those markets. Along with Brisbane, these three markets actually outperformed the global average of 1.4 per cent price growth over the past year. Sydney posted gains of 2.5 per cent, Brisbane 2.2 per cent and Melbourne 2.1 per cent. Luxury homes on the Gold Coast recorded 1.1 per cent growth, still better than the business hubs of Singapore and Mumbai. The global average remains significantly below the four-year average which the index says reflects volatility in the broader global economy. The global index has been in positive territory since 2010, although it has been trending lower each year since peaking in 2013. However, against the backdrop of property price falls across the Australian market, the latest Prime Global Cities Index demonstrates resilience in the luxury property sector. Berlin topped the list with a gain of 12.7 per cent and there were 11 cities showing price falls including New York, London, Auckland and Vancouver. While the luxury market continues to tick along, there is a chance that the broader southeast Queensland property market may start playing catch-up over the next two years. CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics Australia Home Value Index Forecast in June is expecting Gold Coast home values to edge 2.8 per cent higher in 2020 and surge 4.5 per cent in 2021 following a fall this year. It is also tipping Brisbane values to lift 1.4 per cent next year and 2.9 per cent in 2021.

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LEGACY LANDMARK Bensons Property Group presents Chevron One, the first premium high-rise residential tower on Chevron Island. CHEVRON ONE is the first Queensland project for Bensons Property Group, which has developed more than $2 billion in projects throughout Melbourne over nearly a quarter of a century. The 1, 2 3 & 4 bedroom apartments will overlook the Surfers Paradise skyline, the ocean, the Nerang River and the hinterland depending on their location within the tower. Residents will have access to an array of superb resort-style leisure facilities at ‘Club One’ including indoor and outdoor pools, BBQ areas and private dining facilities, gymnasium, yoga and sculpture garden, residents’ lounge and bicycle racks. Priced from $370,000 for one-bedroom apartments.


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CHEVRON ONE FEATURES • 40 levels of luxury residential 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed apartments. • Floorplans designed for maximum space and natural light, and panoramic views. • Kitchens designed by award winning chef Shannon Bennett. • Terraces are spacious to allow for extended living areas. • On-site manager. • Concierge services. • 2.7m high ceilings. • Renowned art procured for communal areas. • Reverse-cycle concealed split system to living areas and main bedroom (scheme 1 & 2) and all bedrooms (scheme 3 & 4). • Stone benchtops and splashbacks. • Miele appliances throughout. • Video and audio security intercom. • Secure car-parking. • Individual storage cages. • Walking distance to Surfers Paradise and famous Gold Coast beaches.

CLUB ONE AMENITIES Chevron One exclusive residents’ club spans across 1855sqm to provide remarkable resort-style amenities including concierge services, outdoor and indoor pools, yoga Zen gardens, a cinema and BBQ facilities, and a private wellness and health retreat. GROUND LEVEL • Outdoor lagoon pool. • Formal gardens with feature sculpture. • Indoor/outdoor beach club with dining spaces. • Residents lounge. • Outdoor sunlounge. • Teppanyaki and BBQ area.

THE BENSONS PROPERTY GROUP STORY In 1994, Elias Jreissati’s desire to create residences of distinction that enrich the community and the lives of residents led to the formation of Bensons Property Group. These fundamental principles are evident in the Bensons portfolio of projects, with its distinctive architectural features and stylish and timeless interiors. Bensons Property Group has become a leading presence in the property industry. As part of the Jreissati Group of companies, Bensons sits alongside sister companies Levantine Hill Estate with its award-winning wines, fine dining and event spaces.

LEVEL 1 • Indoor pool. • Indoor spa. • Sauna. • Outdoor sunlounge. • Commercial gymnasium. • Yoga and Pilates spaces.

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OWNER TESTIMONIAL To escape the bitter Victorian winter, Melbourne couple Michelle Gray and Michael Burstin purchased their own piece of paradise high up on level 38 of Chevron One. The couples’ four-bedroom sub-penthouse spans almost 250sqm, including almost 80sqm of balcony space, and offers outstanding northeast views of the Nerang River, Surfers Paradise and beyond. “The apartment itself is just magnificent; its views, design, the size of sweeping balconies and the amenities,” Ms Gray said. Space and outlook were important considerations for the couple who were attracted to how the interior of their apartment blended seamlessly with its generous balcony area and spectacular city vistas. They also appreciated the building’s emphasis towards owner-occupiers. “When we heard that the developer’s family will be residing there on levels 39 and 40, we knew it was the building for us,” Ms Gray said.

The couple also appreciated the fact that it’s an easy stroll to the beach, as well as to local cafes, restaurants and retailers. There is a limited number of sub-penthouses in the tower, each with three bedrooms all with ensuites and a fourth or ‘flexi’ bedroom, which could also serve as a study thanks to sliding doors opening to the living area. The master bedroom comes complete with a walk-in robe and an ensuite with freestanding bath. Designed by award-winning celebrity chef Shannon Bennett, the entertainer’s kitchen has two ovens, a double sink, integrated Miele appliances, five-burner cooktop, and plenty of storage space. The kitchen blends with an open-plan living area and expansive outdoor entertaining space with sweeping views of Surfers Paradise as its backdrop.

BENSONS’ BEYOND REWARDS As part of Bensons Property Group’s mission to deliver premium lifestyle experiences that enhance the lives of residents and partners, they have developed the Bensons’ Beyond Rewards – a program where Bensons, property owners can earn and redeem Reward Points for gifts, travel and tailored luxury offers. Members of the Bensons Beyond Rewards program will experience access to a range of unparalleled lifestyle experiences with a range of exclusive benefits and offerings. Beyond the gifts, travel and tailored luxury experiences on offer, members of the Bensons Beyond Rewards program receive access to exclusive project launches and market updates, wine vouchers and more. Benefits: • First access to project launches. • I nvitation to annual market update event in the Bensons Property Gallery. • Complimentary wine when you dine – r eceive a complimentary bottle of  Levantine Hill Estate wine when you dine at their partner restaurants*. • 5,000 points for referrals, for each party, when a contract is made unconditional*. • Access to other exclusive discounts and privileges. *T&Cs apply. Information correct at time of publishing.

Call Julian Sutherland on 0411 885 522 Visit the newly appointed and upgraded Sales Display located at 42 Stanhill Drive, Chevron Island. Open daily from 10am – 4pm or by appointment.

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138 Amalfi Drive, Isle Of Capri • Rare point position, 900sqm north facing just off Main River • 40m extensive waterfrontage, stunning skyline views

• Master bedroom with walk-in robe, spa ensuite, balcony

• Multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces, cinema room • Pool, spa, spacious Bali hut, jetty, triple garage

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Contact Agent

Sam Guo

0423 064 310 Julia Kuo

0402 668 885


7394 Marine Drive East SANCTUARY COVE




Owners ready to sell! Don’t miss out on north facing main river opportunity! The stunning single-level family home is the epitome of Queensland waterfront living; tranquil and relaxed. Home offers different living zones inside and out, it will suit all your lifestyle needs on a large 942m2* block with 21.4m2* river frontage. Bridge free Broadwater and Ocean access. FIRB Approved.

Charlon Delos Angeles 0487 638 092

Amir Mian 0401 470 499

3-5 Westminster Court SOVEREIGN ISLANDS




Exquisite landmark estate on 1621m2* Double block within blue-ribbon address Boasting a North-facing position in a protected bay with over 35 m* of waterfrontage, this magnificent residence is the pinnacle of waterfront living and exudes luxury in every possible detail of its 1144m2* floorplan. Bespoke craftmanship from elaborate coffered ceilings, beautiful wide-plank American Oak flooring, to the use of exquisite marble at every turn pays homage to a level of excellence rarely seen in a residential estate. This property sets a new benchmark of sophisticated elegance and function that has to be seen to be believed. |

Amir Mian 0401 470 499

Ivy Wu 0433 103 586


Land 52 Acres

House 728m2*




Your home in the sky…..Carinya Occasionally a landscape steals your breath away and that is exactly what envelopes you driving through the gates to this iconic property. Stunning and Private - Perched ‘on top of the mountain’, your 800m* driveway winds through the magnificent Rainforest to your front entry where you are met with casual elegance effortlessly linking the perfect union of rainforest, ocean and sky. Open plan living, feature crackling fireplace, warm natural tones, underfloor heating and large sliding doors offering seamless flow from indoors to out - ensuring that quintessential Tamborine living.

Nick Zhang 0430 968 915

Colleen Brunt 0437 533 943

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4736 The Parkway Sanctuary Cove


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Prime Waterfront Position - The Ultimate in Resort Style Living If the lure of living in a waterfront property is part of the Utopian dream, it’s impossible to ignore a sophisticated contemporary residence within the splendour of Sanctuary Cove Resort. Each element of exterior style, such as the stunning stone facade and pivoted front door, is impressive. Indoors, the cool coastal palette is complimented by the warm hues of polished spotted gum timber floors, marble tiling and oh-so-tall ceilings with a stunning light filled gallery boasting soaring 5.8m ceilings and walls of glass. Every space in this part of the home says ‘entertainer’.





For Sale

Glenys Pitkin 0418 860 927

8072 Riverside Drive Sanctuary Cove


4 B AT H

North to Water Luxury Home with Basement Garage for 6 Cars In this stunning tri-level 640m2 master-built property, modern luxury pairs with resort inspired ambiance to create an oasis of distinction. Flawlessly designed, this home showcases impressive proportions and premium finishes, matched by this sensational location to ensure timeless appeal. The entry level of the home is the epitome of waterfront living, awash with natural light, soaring 2.7m ceilings, beautiful arched feature doors and stack back glass doors leading out to a covered alfresco area and glass fenced tiled pool with beautiful wide water views.





For Sale

Glenys Pitkin 0418 860 927

1014 Edgecliff Drive Sanctuary Cove


4 B AT H


Calling all Boaties – 22m Pontoon Built for 80ft Super Yacht With its perfect north-easterly aspect, this master-built architecturally designed home with spacious interiors showcases a superb separation of living zones, 4 en-suited bedrooms, study and is enhanced by an exceptional indoor/outdoor flow, this home epitomises what Resort living is all about. If an enduring love for living on the water coupled with the unparalleled lifestyle of having two championship golf courses almost at your doorstep sounds like a double eagle, your kind of paradise is here in Sanctuary Cove.





For Sale

Glenys Pitkin 0418 860 927

7006 Riverview Crescent Sanctuary Cove


3 B AT H


Picture Perfect Hilltop Home Stunning renovated home on elevated 1560m2 block with sweeping views on one of the highest points in Sanctuary Cove. The meticulous care taken by the owners in creating this 658m2 very stylish home with a true Queensland lifestyle, is obvious. Thoughtfully designed and renovated to seamlessly blend indoor outdoor living, this immaculately presented home showcases impressive proportions and premium finishes, matched by the benefits of this exceptional leafy location. A Hamptons inspired kitchen, multiple living areas centrally located with soaring ceilings, wine cellar and gas log fireplace, combine to make this warm and inviting home an entertainer’s paradise.





For Sale

Glenys Pitkin 0418 860 927

Absolute Beachfront BlueChip Investment A unique offering to own in the exclusive, brand-new, boutique, absolute beachfront building – Northcliffe Residences. This stunning, large, two bedroom and two bathroom apartment offers breathtaking ocean views, a well-appointed layout and high-end finishes. Residents get to enjoy an amazing Beach Club which has a formal dining area, club lounge, fireplace, TV, sauna, steam room, gym, infinity edge pool, sun lounges, outdoor shower and direct beach access – walk straight on the sand!





402/3 Northcliffe Terrace, Surfers Paradise Contact Veronika Veronika Princeton-Hall 0407 749 279

Contemporary Architectural Masterpiece Presenting an exceptional opportunity to acquire an award-winning Bayden Goddard designed residence spanning over four levels with lift access in the heart of the Main Beach village! A short walk from patrolled surf beaches, the Broadwater, Southport Yacht Club and Tedder Avenue village. This sophisticated residence is enviably placed in a peaceful and quiet tree lined street, offering beautiful gardens and a self-cleaning lap pool which abuts a private, sunny outdoor living and BBQ area.





19b Lennie Avenue, Main Beach Contact Mashelle Mashelle Jones 0409 490 045


10 X TRI LEVEL ABSOLUTE RIVERFRONT LUXURY VILLAS • North West facing over marina offering magical extended river, Hinterland & Broadwater views • Each villa with its own private foyer and Italian lift • Private street entrance into secure basement carpark • Rear access onto boardwalk and marina • 3 level homes plus basement parking • 2 x open plan living/dining areas • Concrete construction with 3m high ceilings and tinted windows • Resort style facilities • Marina berth also available for purchase • Low body corporate of approximately $143 per week

Ray White Sovereign Islands

Edin Kara 0421 177 805

Tony Sutton-Yeomans 0417 597 747

Meet agent on site Saturday & Sunday 11am to 11:45am



HOT SPOT Exquisite Exquisite Riverfront Masterpiece Riverfront Masterpiece






Celebrate your success & enjoy the unequalled lifestyle on offer in this large, perfectly presented river frontage home. Outstanding living space on offer including a huge family/living zone upstairs adjoining the master bedroom with ensuite. Three further living zones down including formal lounge & dining, gourmet kitchen plus fourth bedroom with ensuite and study. Viewing decks on both levels connect to the outdoors & enjoy the amazing panorama on offer. Original owner selling to relocate back to Sydney so all reasonable offers will be considered. Council Rates $4,000 approx pa

Total size: 597 m² Price: $1,525,000


PO BOX 1139 Paradise Point QLD 4216 PH: 0448 154 707 Fax: 07 55308879

255 Monaco Street, Broadbeach Waters





Situated on a sprawling 3296 metre block on prestigious Monaco street this magnificent home offers the quintessential Gold Coast lifestyle. The property represents an opportunity to own one of the most iconic homes in the city. The open plan indoor areas flow effortlessly to multiple outdoor entertaining terraces. The interiors approximately 1300 sqm in total space. A 17 metre resort style pool & tranquil water features will give you a holiday feel everyday. Massive 15 metre pontoon will cater for a large boat & several jet skis. For Sale $13,750,000

Sonja Smith 0412751921



SOPHISTICATED WORLD CLASS ‘JARNAC’ LUXURY ESTATE JARNAC is a luxury estate nestled in a rainforest paradise of 8.6 acres, only 30 - 60 minutes to the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Total privacy, with a long drive winding under canopy of trees and gardens to the main house, past the guest house and media/ gym buildings. Be captivated by the 20m tiled pool beside the championship N/S tennis court where celebrities have honed their skills. Every room has a spectacular view of the sprawling lawns, pool, tennis court and rainforest. Coming on the market for only the second time in nearly 40 years after extensive renewal and expansion, Jarnac now represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the elegant estates in Queensland. •

2 mins to famous Gallery walk, shops, restaurants, cafes & wineries

Stunning single level main residence, 3 car garage plus 3 additional buildings

8 car garaging + 12 in motor court. Elaborate CCTV and security system

Private paradise behind remote gated entrance adjacent to MacDonald rainforest.

Renovated kitchen & ducted air con/dehumidifier systems, top appliances

Elaborate guest house with 3 car garage, deck & separate gym/media building

Avocado orchard, beautiful landscaping, feature fountains and paved walkways

60’ fully tiled & fenced pool, teak cabana

Champion north/south tennis court with lights

Huge maintenance building with bathroom, extensive automated irrigation system

Rare deep bore with water capacity for residence and irrigation

82 Wongawallan Road, Eagle Heights, Tamborine Mountain

Lucy Cole 0412 755 709







COVERING THE COAST The professional team at Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents are experienced in all facets of Gold Coast property.

WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING AND SELLING REAL ESTATE on the Gold Coast, Amir Mian Prestige are the go-to property agents. “We cover the entire Gold Coast, which sets us apart from a lot of other agencies,” explains Principal Amir Mian. “One of our agents can be selling a property in Tallebudgera while another can be negotiating a deal in Hope Island. “And we handle properties from the lower end of the price-range all the way to the top,” he says. “Hence when people are downsizing, upsizing or looking for investments, we are the one-stop shop for their real estate needs.” A true professional with an enviable record in the property industry, Amir delivers a competitive edge to all his clients. He achieved the highest sale on the Gold Coast last year and had more prestige sales in the top 50 homes than any other agent on the Gold Coast. “Our focus is clear – we are dedicated to delivering you with uncompromised professional


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service through our highly motivated and experienced team.” In fact, Amir and his hard-working agents offer a refreshing blend of energy and experience to present logical and effective solutions to all your property needs. “We have noticed there are quite a few vendors selling on the northern end of the Coast and moving to the central or southern end and vice versa and that is where we are very well positioned with one office in Paradise Point and the other in Southport. “We are also opening another office in Broadbeach shortly. This way not only will we sell everywhere, we will have our offices in each zone of the Gold Coast as well.” The professional team at Prestige Property Agents provide advice in all aspects of real estate including residential sales, prestige homes, project marketing, commercial, industrial, hotels and leasing. They pride themselves on being up-to-date with all things relating to real estate, such as

suburb trends, the ever-changing legislations associated with property, and the latest figures. “We also specialise in Hinterland acreage properties and development sites,” Amir says. “We have brought buyers from the Coast who would have not gone to those hinterland properties if we were not the agents, which gives these sellers an edge over the local agents there. “And we have noticed quite a few high-end sellers are also involved in developments on the Gold Coast and we often come across buyers who also want to look into development opportunities. “Once again, we bring these buyers directly to the sites we have listed which might not happen if we were not dealing with these buyers.” Combining all these points of differences, together with a dynamic Sales and Rental team who are experienced in all facets of Gold Coast property, allows Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents to achieve outstanding results throughout the entire region and beyond.

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PASSION FOR PROPERTY Specialising in Sanctuary Cove property, Harcourts Coastal agent Glenys Pitkin believes hard work and honesty are the secrets to her success.

GLENYS PITKIN, from Harcourts Coastal, has turned a life-long interest in property and design into a very successful real estate career. “I have always loved real estate and that meant a lot of moves for my girls when they were children as I combined my passion with my design background and bought, renovated and sold property,” Glenys explains. “My girls have always said as soon as the paint dried, they knew we were on the move.” Having worked in the furniture industry in Melbourne for 20 years, Glenys’s first foray into real estate was over two decades ago. Since then, she has followed her passion, forging a very successful career and becoming one of Sanctuary Cove’s most sought-after agents, although there were a few detours along the way. Just prior to moving to Queensland Glenys joined a prestige Melbourne company, Jellis Craig, as an agent, which is where her passion for real estate began. Moving to Sanctuary Cove in 2000, Glenys continued her interest in renovating but decided to fulfil another lifetime dream and bought a restaurant. She owned Café St Tropez, which was an icon in Sanctuary Cove in those days, and also had several other restaurants including Café Nineteen in The Marine Village and a new restaurant on Ephraim Island which was then called Darcey’s. After a long busy working life and raising a family, she took a couple of years off to travel and concentrate on her restaurants, only to find she really wanted to be back on the Coast and selling real estate in Sanctuary Cove. Having returned to the Harcourts Coastal team, Glenys continues to combine her love of both real estate and Sanctuary Cove Resort. “I believe honest communication and being supportive and dedicated to my clients has held me in good stead in my working life and I am proud to say I have sold well over $350 million worth of property in Sanctuary Cove,” she says. “I love the resort, lifestyle and security it offers; it is not hard to sell something you love.” As a long-term Cove resident, Glenys is perfectly placed to show clients the benefits of the master-planned community. “I always say my first job as a real estate agent is to be a tour guide of the resort so potential buyers can fully appreciate all we have to offer,” she says. “Once they fall in love with Sanctuary Cove, as we all have, we can find the perfect home for them.” Over the years Glenys has made many friends among sellers and buyers and has helped a lot of them several times with their real estate needs. “I consider myself a specialist in the resort, and I have the knowledge and the passion that is required to be a successful agent selling real estate in Sanctuary Cove. “I love being back, I love the lifestyle, I love my job and that is proven by my recent results,” she says.


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Space-cra ver [ speys kreyv-er ]

A person with and anxious, overwhelming need for more space.

Satisfy your space-cravings in a spacious new home with

$40k value to spend!


For Prestige double storey home upgrades

Offer available when depositing on a Porter Davis Prestige home between 16 September and 10 November 2019. During this time we will contribute the following in retail value – 40K Prestige double storey and 30K Prestige Singles homes. Value amount can be used on pre-determined structural options or upgrade, décor items only. This nominated value cannot be used for any other purpose and is not transferable for cash or credit. The whole dollar amount of the promotional offer must be used for its intended purpose only. IMPORTANT: Any left over balance is not refundable in any form whatsoever. Your sales consultant will be able to give you an itemised quote but for certain items such as cabinetry, stone, tiling, carpet and timber flooring, you will be allocated an allowance and the final cost of this will be nominated at your selection or contract appointment. The upgrade allowance will be processed a post contract variation (PCV). Any expenditure over the promotional retail allowance for the specified range will be at the customers expense. Should you choose a discontinued item, a World of Style consultant will be able to help you with the selection of a similar replacement item This ‘value’ offer cannot be used for the current promotional offers of Prestige Air Conditioning and Hebel.. To be eligible for this offer your land must title within 275 days of the date of your initial deposit. Any land titling outside of 275 days may incur additional costs – please speak to a sales consultant. You must meet all milestone appointments set by Porter Davis to ensure site start is met. Any delays caused by the customer, may result in the forfeiting of this promotional offer. Excludes Collections range, Neighbourhood precincts, Medium Density, PD Real Estate and displays for sale. Offer ends 5pm Sunday 10 November, 2019.` Porter Davis reserves the right to withdraw or extend this offer at any time without notice. QBCC -15007714


Charming chair

Comfortable and delicate, the Inès dining chair reinterprets the style of the 1950s chairs through soft and graceful lines. The frame is made with a metal tube for support while the seat and back featurie a curved and cozy silhouette, giving a graceful look. Inès is perfect for those who love the elegance and allure of a bygone era. Priced from $599.

Inspired design



Follow the sun

Parisian chic

A classic design for the sophisticated home, the Hermitage Bar Cabinet boasts hand-crafted blackened oak square paneling inlaid with brass to offer a subtle hint of luxury. Floating glass shelves and internal drawers neatly accommodate your bar accoutrements. RRP $3,295. Curated for the sophisticated home, the collection also includes a credenza and sideboard.

Porter’s Paints. Stylist: Heather Nette King. Photographer: Mike Baker.

Global fabric and textiles business, Ailanto Design by Amanda Ferragamo, recently launched two new collections in Europe, US and for the first time, Australia. The Kili Collection hosts three designs, in three central colourways, with an additional Animal design, inspired by Brisbane designer Keeley Green’s nostalgic childhood in Africa and the nomadic culture and symbols of the Masai people whom she visited in June 2018. Inspired by Keeley’s childhood spent in historic Bundaberg, the Australia collection is made up of the main Daintree design, as well as the Weave design in three complementing colourways.

The lightweight Loop sunlounger allows you to enjoy your time spent outside. Simplicity with a modern edge, the Loop collection is light to handle and can easily be moved in line with the sun. The design of this collection gives an open look to a veranda or terrace and is also unbelievably comfortable – air can circulate through the tautly strung construction and you can find your perfect seating position by adjusting the back rest. RRP $1,175

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Porter’s Paints has just launched its newest range, Smooth Impasto – a stunning collection of 44 rich and uniquely textured colours with a velvety matte finish. From smoky, cool and muted blue-greys, such as Anchorage to complex deep greens like Nori, the new range creates a beautiful background that elevates the look of interiors. With a rich quality, depth of colour, and finish, the Smooth Impasto collection is unparalleled – making this the perfect consideration and inclusion for any interiors trends and colour features you might be working on.








Outdoor elegance

Designed by John Caldwell for Brown Jordan, Parkway Curvilinear provides a modular seating option to coordinate with the popular Parkway Sling and Cushion collection. A right or left arm facing loveseat, an armless chair, a 60-degree ottoman, and a 90-degree module can be positioned to form a circle or a variety of shapes. Plush, tailored cushions complete the look. Customers can choose powder coat finish and Sunbrella fabrics from the in-store Brown Jordan library. Available exclusively Australia wide from Dune Outdoor Luxuries.

Versatile glamour

Evocative of the rising sun, this Hollywood regency Sun King console in brushed satin gold will add versatile glamour to your own Versailles. RRP $1,595. Available at Lynton & Forrester, 12 Bundall Rd, Bundall.

07 5646 9240

Two new

Cutting-edge distributor of fine quality stone and exclusive tile products, ace stone + tiles introduce the Laminam range – two exclusively large size, minimum-thickness ceramic slabs. Able to meet the needs of the market, from the world of architecture to the furnishing sector, Pietra Piasentina and Statuarietto are available in two product sizes. The 1000 x 3000mm slabs, with thicknesses of 3 and 5.6 mm, are ideal for application on floors, walls and outdoor facades, and the 1620 x 3240mm slabs, with thicknesses of 12mm can be used for horizontal table, kitchen and bathroom tops and are suitable for use in the building industry.

Design & Manufacture of Quality Custom Shutters, Sunscreen Rollerblinds, Venetian Blinds, Aluminum & Synthetic Shutters

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International player, Mariano Gracida, gallops into Brisbane to play in the Land Rover Polo in the City series.

LAND ROVER POLO IN THE CITY is considered one of the most glamorous events on the Brisbane social calendar and will again deliver its unique blend of fashion, entertainment and athleticism at Dorrington Park on Saturday, 23 November 2019. The star attraction at this year’s series is professional polo player and heartthrob Mariano ‘Nano’ Gracida who will lead Team Hawaii against the Australians. Nano carries the proud heritage of four generations of champion polo players and skilled horsemen with his grandfather, his father and his uncle achieving the ultimate in a 10-goal rating. He is the youngest son of the late Carlos Gracida, a Mexican-born polo legend and one of the most celebrated players in the history of the sport.


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More significant than Carlos’s trophies was instilling in his sons – Nano and his elder brother Carlitos – the belief that polo is as much about creating a sense of community, being generous with your time, socialising and having fun, as it is about competing. Now in his mid-20s, Nano has already made his own mark in the sport and is looking forward to what will be his first visit to Australia. “It’s on my ‘bucket list’,” he said. “Everybody I’ve met from Australia is extremely friendly, and I can’t wait to check out the wildlife and the beaches. “We want to reach out to a new audience to ring a bell that polo is a welcoming sport,” Nano said, determined to continue the tradition established by his great-grandfather, Gabriel Gracida Sr in the 1920s.

The day itself promises to be the social (and networking) event of the year. Blending the elegance and style of a 5-star picnic, along with a front-row vantage point for compelling competition, guests can mingle with players, VIP’s and celebrities, stomp the divots, savour the fashion, and soak up the ambience. There will be two games, the famed divot stomp, prizes for men and women in Fashion on the Field, and the men’s and women’s dash – always a much-anticipated part of the program. Guests arrive at 11.00 am and the fun at the polo field ends at 5 pm, and then it is on to the after party to continue the celebrations. Polo in the City also offers a range of hospitality packages to allow you to make the most of your experience.

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LADIES LUNCH 26 August – Brisbane City Hall

City Hall was awash with style as Brisbane fashionistas gathered for the MBFF Lunch with the Girls. Special guest Kerri-Anne Kennerley joined hosts Georgina Lewis and Bianca Dye on stage to discuss fashion ‘must haves’ and ‘faux pas’ while some of Queensland most prominent designers showcased the latest looks for Spring/Summer 2019. The day was extra special for one lucky attendee who won a stunning strand of Australian South Sea pearls valued at $25,000 courtesy of McKinney Jewellers. Please FOLLOW US to view more photos of this event. Photographer Joseph Byford Photography


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INTRODUCING CHEVRON ONE 29 August – Ioesco Café Cucina, Sanctuary Cove

An intimate event was held to introduce Chevron One Surfers Paradise & ‘Beyond Rewards’ by Bensons Property Group. Invited guests enjoyed an exquisite evening tasting award-winning Levantine Hill Wines, including the world’s number one shiraz, paired with exceptional canapés created by the talented Ioesco team. Architecturally inspired by the natural shapes and textures that inhabit the coast, Chevron One will stand 40 levels tall as a legacy landmark within the Gold Coast’s new arts and cultural precinct. Please FOLLOW US to view more photos of this event. Photographer Daniel McClifty


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ART OF THE WILD 6 September - Emporium Hotel, South Bank

Boutique champagne house Perrier-Jouët hosted an intimate VIP lunch at the luxurious Emporium Hotel South Bank to launch the ‘Art of the Wild’ Champagne Garden event series. Boasting panoramic views of Brisbane, The Terrace Dining Room on level 21 of the hotel was transformed into an extravagant ‘Art of the Wild’ world where guests were treated to a delicious 4-course menu artfully matched with a selection of champagnes from the traditional French label, including the Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc Vintage. Please FOLLOW US to view more photos of this event. Photographer Joseph Byford Photography


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James & Tania Corbett

Damian & Marie Lister

Matthew Scott-Young & Sandra Walter

Harvey & Gail Lambert

Eddie Wardale & Michael Kollosche

Daniel Sharp & Luke Nugent

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FERRARI FIRST 13 September – Broadwater Parklands

Frizelle Sunshine and Ferrari Gold Coast hosted an exclusive event to celebrate the launch of the new F8 Tributo. Invited guests enjoyed an evening of Italian luxury on the Pier at Broadwater Parklands including a delicious sit-down dinner, and a front-row seat at the unveiling of this spectacular new model which will be among the most powerful road cars yet offered by the iconic Italian car maker.

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Discover St Hilda’s Junior School For more than a century, St Hilda’s School has provided an outstanding education for girls. St Hilda’s Junior School focuses on the development of the whole child; encouraging and guiding girls to achieve their personal best, in a happy, safe and learning-focused environment. The Junior School’s broad curriculum provides opportunities to discover what motivates and inspires each and every girl. In addition to the fundamentals of literacy, numeracy and technology, students create and collaborate as they engage in specialist learning in a variety of areas, including STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). To learn more about the curriculum and extra-curricular activities at St Hilda’s Junior School, book a tour today.

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20 September – Hellenika Restaurant, Nobby Beach Leading luxury retailer Harrolds held an exclusive ladies luncheon at Hellenika to celebrate the launch of this season’s womenswear brands at their Pacific Fair boutique. Fashion stylist Yvette Hardy co-hosted the stylish event alongside Harrolds Womenswear Buyer Roshali Kaul, who introduced new brands Alex Perry, Burberry, Ellery, Isabel Marant and Rotate x Birger Christensen to the VIP guests.

Please FOLLOW US to view more photos of this event. Photographer Daniel McClifty


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3 - 13 OCTOBER Brisbane International Film Festival

6 OCTOBER Sanctuary Cove – The Palms Fun Run

Held over 11 days, Brisbane International Film Festival celebrates contemporary international and Australian screen culture with new release features and documentaries, shorts programs, screenings with live music, panel discussions and more. Highlights include a selection of Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin’s much-loved, visually sumptuous films such as Australia, Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge!

Registration is now open for the inaugural Sanctuary Cove – The Palms Fun Run. Participants of all ages can run either a 6km or 8km circuit through the idyllic The Palms golf course setting while raising money in support of Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics. Entrants will also have the chance to win a trip for four staying at the luxurious InterContinental Sydney.


One of the most iconic pieces of English literature will leap off the page when shake & stir theatre co’s new stage adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre blazes into QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre. This fiery retelling of Brontë’s gothic tale of a spirited orphan in search of love, family and a sense of belonging will see Michael Futcher direct an award-winning cast including Nelle Lee as Jane, alongside Helen Howard and Anthony Standish.

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19 OCTOBER George Michael Listen To Your Heart In a one night only event at The Star Gold Coast, maestro John Foreman OAM will lead a 30piece orchestra and stellar line-up of Aussie singing stars through the life and career of the late George Michael. With ensemble and solo performances this concert will include a selection of George Michael’s chart toppers from Careless Whisper through to Wham’s effervescent Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.

19 - 20 OCTOBER Relay For Life

25 OCTOBER – 21 NOVEMBER Festival of Small Halls Spring Tour

It’s time to walk for a cancer free future at Relay For Life. Cancer Council Queensland is encouraging communities across the state to sign up for the one-of-a-kind, volunteer-led initiative with teams fundraising in the lead up the event, where they then take turns walking around a track through the night. Participants can also join in activities including a candlelight ceremony to remember lost loved ones and a ceremony to celebrate survivors and carers.

As the largest music tour to regional, rural and remote Australia, Festival of Small Halls aims to make arts and culture accessible for all. Promoting a great opportunity to explore the hidden beauty of inland Australia – and visiting three states in just four weeks – the 2019 Spring Tour will feature international act, The Jellyman’s Daughter, and local folk favourites, Ash Bell and Sara Tindley. | 1300 65 65 85


MELBOURNE CUP TUESDAY N OV EMBER 5, 2019 12.00pm – 3. 00pm Celebrate Australia’s most fashionable race at Australia’s only fashion branded hotel with a choice of three stylish events.

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In an ambience of pure glamour, join the Melbourne Cup celebrations at Palazzo Versace Gold Coast with immersive entertainment in absolute stunning settings. Enjoy the special race-day entertainment with all the racing action live on the big screens with prizes awarded to the best dressed male and female, sweep-stakes and extravagant raffle prizes on the day. Proceeds from the day will be donated to Gold Coast Hospital Foundation.

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1 NOVEMBER Somerset Storyfest Business Lunch


15 & 16 NOVEMBER Diesel: Sunset Suburbia

Somerset Storyfest Business Lunch presents 2019 Joint Australian of the Year Drs Richard Harris SC OAM and Craig Challen SC OAM. Enjoy a delicious meal and join the long-time cave and shipwreck divers as they share their emotional and exceptional Thai cave rescue story

Coming to QPAC, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all the jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the slickest dancing in town. Starring Natalie Bassingthwaighte as Roxie Hart, Alinta Chidzey as Velma Kelly and Casey Donovan as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes hits such as All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. It would be a crime to miss it.

To coincide with the release of his Sunset Suburbia project: a trilogy of EPs leading into an album in 2020, Australian singer/songwriter Diesel will hit the road once again playing The Triffid, Brisbane on 15 October and Southport RSL on 16 October. With his powerhouse band, Diesel will showcase hits and fan favourites spanning 30 years of music making.

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21 NOVEMBER – 1 DECEMBER Wonderland Festival

26 NOVEMBER Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix

In an exciting coup for music-lovers, the all-Aussie rock festival ONE ELECTRIC DAY is heading to the Brisbane Riverstage. Headlined by the incomparable John Farnham with special guests James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, The Black Sorrows, and a special reformation by Southern Sons, this is a show that no music fan should miss.

Celebrate a cavalcade of fearless physical feats, captivating live music, won’t-believe-your-eyes magic and laugh-out-loud comedy as Wonderland Festival erupts at Brisbane Powerhouse for nine nights of decadence and debauchery. The line-up of 30 spectacular events for this unique end-of-year carnival has been handpicked to surprise and delight.

The ever-dazzling International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, is set to bring her unique style to The Star Gold Coast. Dita elevates and modernises the classic 1940’s variety show, with the uber-glamorous entertainer taking audiences on a stunning visual journey with one show-stopping performance after another. | 136 100

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ACROSS 1 High academic position (5) 4 Entity (5) 7 Travellers (11) 9 Number (3) 10 Deadened (4) 12 Beers (4) 13 Distinguished orchestral conductor (7) 14 Navigational marker (4) 15 Ovoid food items with shells (4) 17 Unit of electrical current (3) 19 One who believes in sharing the gospel (11) 20 Declare on oath (5) 21 Shopping complexes (5)

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Can you really sit on the committee head? (5) I saw an unidentified object one stormy night (5) Those who travel light and support those who fill cardboard containers? (11) So many remove the reds from worsted weaves (3) Most of the digit is anaesthetised? (4) Performing seal serves beverages (4) The eminent conductor sat more unconventionally than most (7) Buy nothing other than a float (4) Urges one to stagger artlessly (4) Being a bit cramped in the middle of the current (3) Keen on relating good news in any place, even glacial resorts! (11) Must one promise with such bad language? (5) Sounds like he savagely attacks shopping areas (5)

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Residence for archetypal murderer with a big head (5) Make room for the modern “doc” in the coma team (11) Pleased to demolish the trap (4) Turncoat seeks Mexican food (4) Philosophical thoughts of long ago collide uncomfortably with one who is figurative (11) The usual anaesthetic applied by the emergency crew overcomes one with fumes! (5) It’s wonderful that we share the same woe somehow (7) Semi-protected environment to which most of the yabbies returned (3) Metric region sounds like it’s in the atmosphere! (3) Be nice to someone, but not so much after a bad start (5) Disposes of batteries by the sound of it (5) The distraught manager fired the men over some gelatinous extract (4) A sweet food served in a gooey lump (4)

DOWN 1 Hut (5) 2 Adapt (11) 3 Exceedingly pleased (4) 4 Mexican food (4) 5 Philosophical (11) 6 Fumigates (5) 8 Excellent and amazing (informal) (7) 11 Cove (3) 12 Surface measure (3) 14 Sanctify (5) 16 Retails (5) 17 Biological culture medium (4) 18 Drupaceous fruit (4)

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6. In Egyptian mythology, who was portrayed as the son of Isis and a royal child? 7. What is a county and municipality of Sweden and the largest island in the Baltic Sea? 8. Who is the current Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment? 9. Name the five brothers who made up the Jackson Five. 10. In which year was the first Mabo v Queensland native title court case?

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October 2019

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SCORPIO 24 Oct – 22 Nov

You’ll enjoy boosting your daily circumstances. You may feel more outgoing and sociable as the summer approaches. A new social circle, group or organisation may appeal. A fresh work contract could arise, so take the initiative with your projects. But if progress seems slow in November, take the time to enjoy relaxing and avoid pushing for results. They will arise in good time.

PISCES 20 Feb – 20 Mar

CANCER 22 Jun – 23 Jul

SAGITTARIUS 23 Nov – 22 Dec

ARIES 21 Mar – 20 Apr

You’ll experience a refreshing change of atmosphere at home, with family and within your general activities this Springtime. Projects you must complete will nevertheless need attention. Your plans will come together as you develop a fresh daily work or health routine. Love could blossom at this time, too, so plan a treat and, if you’re single, you may meet an unexpected match.

LEO 24 Jul – 23 Aug

A surprise or delightful event will be uplifting around the full moon on October 14. Be open to opportunities: a fresh domestic or work circumstance could boost your status. The next two months will enable you to reconsider many of your activities, and to decide how best to proceed. You will gain the opportunity to turn a corner in your personal life at the end of November.

CAPRICORN 23 Dec – 20 Jan

TAURUS 21 Apr – 21 May

VIRGO 24 Aug – 23 Sept

AQUARIUS 21 Jan – 19 Feb

GEMINI 22 May – 21 Jun

LIBRA 24 Sept – 23 Oct

Consider how best to divide your energy between those you love, work and practicalities. The new moon on October 28 will encourage you to nurture your projects. A trip or a project that broadens your mind will open doors. Be prepared to follow your intuition, as it will guide you. Avoid cajoling others to agree with you; they eventually will, but of their own free will.

The upcoming months are favourable for working Taureans and, if you wish to improve your health you’ll get the chance to move ahead now too. You should feel more settled as a result. There is also a romantic tone, especially in mid-October, when a romantic treat will be ideal. The Taurean full moon mid-November signifies the chance to turn a corner in your personal life.

In October, you’ll gain the opportunity to change dynamics in your home life, family and/or a property. Developments may arise due to changes at work or with your chosen projects. You are on the threshold of breaking into new territory, so seize the day! You’ll appreciate the chance to reconsider decisions and to reunite with important aspects of your past in November.

Be prepared to make fresh agreements, especially at work and regarding your health and happiness. Consider making fitness a part of your schedule as key changes regarding your wellbeing will drive developments in your daily life and activities. A fresh approach to your status and direction may involve unexpected developments that encourage you to reach for your dreams.


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You’ll enjoy the sense that some aspects of your home and personal life regain an even keel in October and November. Romance could also blossom and a development may be unexpected or by chance. In October, you’ll feel the call towards work projects and an improvement in your status and career will boost your feel-good factor. You may begin a fresh collaboration or project.

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Your daily activities may be driven by financial needs but when you take into account your values and the importance of being fulfilled, your activities will flourish as you organise more time for your priorities. It’s important over the next two months to base decisions on facts. You will have the time in November to reconsider your circumstances, so avoid feeling pressured.

October and November are ideal for taking the initiative with your projects, and to find ways to create a solid base and structure such as a financial budget and personal wellbeing. You may even be surprised by collaborations and news that comes out of the blue. Avoid over-committing financially in November; you may not gain the returns on investments until December.

Avoid subscribing to the sense that some things in life can’t be changed. You have free will and your ability to research your options and make valid decisions will be productive. Mars in Libra will boost your energy levels and self-confidence, enabling you to accomplish a great deal. You may feel nostalgic or the return to an old haunt and a reunion will appeal in November.

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There is a continuing sense of destiny around the influence certain people have over you for better or worse. Travel, study and, for some, legal matters, will take your focus; all with the potential for progress and self-improvement. An unexpected or out of the ordinary development that spans your home life and direction may arise end of October and once again end of November.

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