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Internationally acclaimed bridge teacher

Joan Butts

hosts her winter bridge holiday 20 – 25 July 2012 Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove, Qld Joan Butts, National Teaching Coordinator and one of Australia’s most popular and respected bridge teachers, invites you to join her at Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove. Featuring the very best in modern bridge lessons, the holiday will include tournaments and games for all levels of player – beginner to advanced. No need to bring a partner, Joan will arrange one for you.

• Five Night Package: $1,400 per person

Comprises two daily bridge lessons with Joan and games each afternoon and evening. Includes: 5 nights accommodation (twin share*), with breakfast, Welcome Cocktail Party and Victory Dinner. *Single room supplement $95 per night.

• Two night Package: $560 per person

Comprises two daily bridge lessons with Joan and games each afternoon and evening. Includes: 2 nights accommodation (twin share*) with breakfast and Welcome Cocktail Party. *Single room supplement $95 per night.

• Daily Package: (without accommodation) $55 per person

Comprises two daily bridge lessons with Joan and games each afternoon and evening. Includes: all coffee and tea during bridge games.

•Optional extras: Friday 20 July - Welcome Cocktail Party (Romney Room/Terrace) $40 per person. Tuesday 24 July - Victory Dinner (Cove Café) $60 per person.

Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove is a luxury resort on the northern end of the Gold Coast. Set in beautiful grounds, the hotel is surrounded by two championship golf courses and a village precinct with waterfront restaurants, cafés, boutiques and speciality stores. During their stay, bridge holiday guests will enjoy: • Exclusive offers available in The Marine Village and at Champions Hair Beauty Day Spa. • Country club with tennis courts, 25-metre lap pool, gymnasium, weights room and group fitness centre, free of charge. • Access to The Pines and The Palms golf courses.

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NEW RELEASE GOLF COURSE HOUSE & LAND PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE BANKSIA RESIDENCES at Sanctuary Cove offers some of the last remaining Golf Course Frontage land overlooking the 2nd hole of The Palms golf course. Just released house and land packages offer you the choice of single or double storey homes architecturally designed by renowned Gold Coast Designer Jared Poole. The all new BANKSIA RESIDENCES, Sanctuary Cove’s premier golf course house and land development, is now complete. Wake up every morning to the exclusive heavenly fairways.

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THE WINTER COLLECTION Sanctuary Cove is proud to present the WINTER COLLECTION – a range of house and land packages hand-picked by Andrew Winter, TV personality and real estate expert. These homes have been specifically designed for you to enjoy all the many benefits that Sanctuary Cove has to offer and for your future investment.


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Preview 12 News, views & events

Competition 13 Win a luxurious holiday to Dubai 13

Feature 18 Charlize Theron – A tough act to follow

Art Department 22 A guide to the latest art exhibitions

Entertainment 24 See it, read it, watch it, play it


26 Can’t stop the MÜS.I.C

Iconic Labels 28 Timeless appeal – the Aston Martin legend lives on

Fashion First 37 His & Hers 38 Nautical classics 40 Covet – new on the scene 54


Looking Good 42 The beauty of travel

Cove Cuisine 47 Top Table – fine dining from Burleigh to the Hinterland 50 Restaurant quality 52 Winter Garden – on the menu at Room81 54 Chef’s choice

Wine Cellar 28

56 The perfect form – a new era of wine-making

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Place Vend么me, Paris

Contents Well Travelled 58 Flavours of Hayman 58

60 River cruise renaissance 62 Cool down at Bondi 66 Welcome to Singapore 72 The Traveller – Silversea’s Karen Christensen

At the Wheel 74 Reward yourself 76 Faster, stronger, newer 62


App happy 78 Water wise

On the Water 80 Two good 82 French style 84 Marine scene – Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 88 Style at sea



90 A classic event

Cove Living 92 Village news 94 Family fun 96 Rebuilding history 99 On land & sea 84

See & Be Seen 100 Photographs from the region’s most fashionable events

Brainfood 108 Exercise your mind

Stars 110 Your latest horoscopes

Attitude 88 99 109

112 Bryan Matthews is pulling up anchor

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Autumn in Queensland is a truly magical time of year … brilliant blue skies, crisp cool mornings and clear, cloudless days.

cover location: Hayman

from the editor

the cove team

Autumn in Queensland is a truly magical time of year … brilliant blue skies, crisp cool mornings and clear, cloudless days. Of course, autumn is also a great time for a holiday … so we are very excited to offer our readers the chance to win a luxurious trip to Dubai valued at over $24,000. With two return Emirates Business Class airfares and three nights accommodation at the magnificent Grand Hyatt Dubai available for the lucky winner, this really is an exceptional prize. Be sure to see page 13 for details on how you can enter.

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To complement this great competition, the team at the Cove has created a magazine full of interesting things to do, places to visit and people to read about during the cooler months. Inside Issue 31 we chat to award-winning actress Charlize Theron and discover why receiving an Oscar has not defined her career; we unveil the unique collaboration between luxury brands Aston Martin and Calleija Jewellers; and we review Jabbawockeez, the Vegas dance crew winning over Gold Coasters with their unique brand

editor Rhonda Oxnam art director Sandra Teissl designer Saida Anderson business manager Yvonne Gramstad sales & marketing manager Jacqui Forrester advertising consultant Jo Holmes photographers Mark Burgin, Limetree Events, Helen McParlane fashion contributor Henrietta Dups beauty contributor Linette Gramstad food & wine contributor Tony Harper motoring contributor Chris Nixon

of entertainment. In our Well Travelled section we head down to Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach to uncover why there is more to this laidback beachside suburb than sun, surf and sightseers. And also we check out the cultural diversity of Singapore; discover the delights of European river cruising and sample the culinary flavours on offer at Hayman. As food and travel go hand in hand, we asked our resident ‘foodie’ Tony Harper to taste-test some of Brisbane’s best restaurants. See what he has to say about the riverside city’s dining scene in our Cuisine section, where you will also find our list of ‘Top Tables’ and a delicious winter salad recipe created by Michael Crosbie from Room81. And, with the 2012 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show taking place on our doorstep during May, the Cove gets into the

editorial contributors Michael Blach, Susan Lang-Lemckert, Bryan Matthews, Patsy Rowe The Cove magazine is published and owned by Sanctuary Cove Publishing T +61 7 5577 9499 P.O. Box 252 Sanctuary Cove, Qld, Aust 4212 Join in the conversation on Twitter and follow us on Facebook for the latest news from The Cove Magazine. No responsibility is accepted by SCP for the accuracy of any statement contained in the text or advertisements. All material appearing in The Cove magazine is copyright©. Views expressed by journalists are not necessarily those of the publisher. Printed by Printcraft.

spirit and embraces all things nautical – from boating fashion to fashionable boats. So whether you are on land or sea you will certainly find something

Competition winner

to pique your interest in this edition. Enjoy ...

Download a QR Reader app on your phone and scan this code to view Issue 30 fashion shoot by Paul Giggle.


Congratulations to Annette Harris from Bribie Island who is the winner of the exclusive Sanctuary Cove Golf Experience competition from Issue 29. Be sure to turn to page 13 for your chance to win a luxurious Dubai holiday valued at over $24,000.


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Sanctuary Cove Food & Wine Festival Enjoy a day of live entertainment celebrating great food and wine in The Marine Village Sanctuary Cove. With an array of gourmet food, wine and craft beer tastings, restaurant tasting plates, live celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and a seafood cook-off between local chefs overlooking the Marina, this is a great way to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Children are welcome to enjoy the festivities with free entry, jumping castles, face painting and balloon twisting. Tickets essential.



COOLY ROCKS ON Pasta class Diners are now able to experience fresh, innovative pasta creations at Tartufo restaurant. Multi-awarding winning restaurateur Tony Percucco says the addition of a delicious new Italian pasta machine will allow the chefs to turn live pasta making into an art form. “We’ll be making pasta in the restaurant so people can see what’s happening,” said Tony. “The machine is the best on the market, making all lengths of pasta from pheasant filled agnolotti to fresh pappardelle.” Located in Brisbane’s Emporium precinct, Tartufo offers classic Italian dining, with innovative cuisine, impeccable service and a sophisticated setting.

Iconic Aussie rockers Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde will be ‘on the prowl’ in their official role as dual Ambassadors of COOLY ROCKS ON, Coolangatta and Tweed’s annual retro rock’n’roll festival. For 11 fun-filled days the beachside precincts will feature non-stop rock’n’roll, rockabilly, swing, dancing, competitions, music and live performances. There will be $50 million worth of classic, custom and hot rod cars on display, along with a surf precinct at Kirra, which will be a celebration of the surfing scene of the 50s and 60s.

Welcome to Brisbane

Dinosaur Designs’ new Brisbane store showcases a selection of jewellery and homewares, from the latest collections to their classic range and signature pieces. The designers behind the brand, Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, create each piece from scratch in their Sydney studio. A prototype is hand sculpted in clay, then cast in resin before being sanded, shaped and polished by hand to give the unique, artisan finish for which Dinosaur Designs is renowned. Located in the Wintergarden, the store features interlinked spaces, a pod-like counter and displays which encourage customers to touch and feel the collections.



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The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents Queensland Ballet – Cloudland The lights dim, the music swells and wrapped in the magical embrace of Cloudland, the dance begins … Re-live the memories of the iconic Cloudland Ballroom, as told by the state’s premier ballet company. Choreographed by François Klaus, with music performed live on stage by Sean O’Boyle and his fabulous band, the production gives an energetic and dynamic portrayal of life, love and dance in Brisbane from the 1940s to the 1980s.

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Race ready

Currently in its 33rd year, the Gold Coast Airport Marathon takes place along the scenic surf beaches and broadwater of the Gold Coast. Entrants to the 2012 Marathon can get race-ready in the luxury of Palazzo Versace with the release of the hotel’s Gold Coast Marathon Preparation Package. The stylish package has been carefully tailored to meet the nutritional and physical needs of athletes, ensuring they will be fresh and motivated for the race. Package includes: Overnight accommodation; a pre-race three course High CarbLoading Dinner in the stylish Il Barocco Restaurant; and an early morning wakeup call and takeaway breakfast pack. For bookings phone +61 7 5509 8000 or email

Titans 4 Tomorrow Jetstar Gold Coast Titans trio Aidan Sezer, Scott Prince and Ryan James helped deliver Indigenous education workshops to communities in Dalby and Miles as part of the Titans 4 Tomorrow (T4T) program. The visit is just one of a series of Titans 4 Tomorrow trips, aimed at encouraging young Indigenous students to stay in school and focus on receiving an education, that Titans players have conducted in regional and remote communities throughout Queensland this year.

Gunyulgup Galleries

Located in the Margaret River Wine Region, Gunyulgup Galleries offers the opportunity for local, interstate and overseas visitors to view a diverse range of Western Australian art and design. Gunyulgup is an aboriginal word meaning ‘resting place near water’ and the galleries’ peaceful rural setting, overlooking a tranquil lake, is a perfect backdrop for its unique and innovative structure which includes an adjacent restaurant.

Good as gold Congratulations to talented young Gold Coast athlete Casidhe Simmons who won gold at the 2012 Australian Junior Championships held at Sydney Olympic Park in March. Despite a restricted training schedule due to an ongoing foot injury, Casidhe beat a talented field to win the Under 18 Women’s Heptathlon at the premier athletics event for U14 – U20 athletes.


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Queensland Good Food Guide 2012 The Good Food Guides are known worldwide for their chef’s hat scoring system. Queensland has been included for the very first time and many local restaurants have been awarded with mentions and hats. The guide is available as a book, iPhone app or digital edition.

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Street cred

The streets of Surfers Paradise will morph into a sea of chainsaw jugglers, fire-breathers, acrobats, artists, magicians and musicians for the annual Australian Street Entertainment Championships. Part of the 2012 Surfers Paradise Festival, the international street performance festival will showcase performers from around the globe as they backflip, spin and breakdance their way to Surfers Paradise to compete for the coveted title and cash prizes.

Pure exhilaration With its perfect synthesis of open top driving pleasure, lightweight design and handcrafted exhilaration, the new SLS AMG Roadster embodies Gullwing DNA in a pure roadster form. The Roadster features the 6.2 litre V8, delivering 420kW of unadulterated pleasure and a driving experience unlike anything you’ve encountered before. The SLS AMG Roadster is on display at Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast for the month of May. Experience the thrill for yourself at 11 Scottsdale Drive, Robina or call +61 7 5558 6555 for more information.

Down to Earth Boutique coffee Coffee connoisseurs can now enjoy the ‘Ultimate Coffee Experience’ at the newly opened Nespresso boutique in Brisbane’s QueensPlaza. The boutique takes the concept of choice and personalisation to new heights, offering customers a unique brand experience designed to meet their individual needs and preferences. The addition of the Nespresso boutique will further enhance QueensPlaza’s image of style, elegance and prestige and will offer Brisbane customers the opportunity to indulge in the ultimate coffee experience every day.


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“Hopefully I won an Oscar because I gave a good performance, not because I was ugly ...” – C h arliz e T h eron


A tough act to follow

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What is it you remember most vividly? I remember every detail. I remember hugging Stuart, and then I remember holding my mum, and she was sobbing, and that killed me. Then I remember walking up the stairs telling myself, ‘Don’t cry. Pull it together’. And I remember vividly getting to the podium and thinking to myself, ‘Don’t look at your mother or Stuart. Don’t look at them because you’ll lose it’. And I was really present. When my name was read, my reaction was, ‘What just happened?’. But everything else I really wanted to be present for and not just float through it. Where do you keep your Oscar now? It’s in my office at my house. Do you miss South Africa? You can get into specifics about food and people and stuff like that, but at the end of the day, I think it’s just something in your bones. I feel very much at home in America, and I became an American citizen. I’ve now lived exactly half of my life in South Africa, and half my life in the US. I really like living in America. If you want to go home, it’s something unexplainable. When you put your feet on the earth, you feel something in your bones, no matter how long it’s been since the last trip. It’s a connection that you never lose. Never. Do you feel like an ambassador for your country when you appear in a movie or receive an award? I have a real responsibility to the human condition. That’s it. If I had a political agenda, or a social agenda, I would be in politics. I don’t want to forget that I’m an actor. I would be a horrible politician. So whether the stories I want to tell have a social message or are socially relevant, for me it’s really about the people. As an actor, I feel that it’s my job. I like representing people whatever the circumstances of their story. What was it like moving from South Africa to Los Angeles? Is it true that your mother sent you to Hollywood with a one-way ticket? Yes. She just said, ‘Go try it out. That’s where actors go’. We didn’t know anything about it. Is it also true that you got a crush on Tom Hanks when you saw him in Splash, long before he directed you in That Thing You Do!? Yes, it’s true. Did you tell Tom about it when you finally met him? Of course not. You don’t tell boys you have crushes on them. It’s social etiquette. And he’s changed a lot since Splash. Would you like to win an Oscar, once again? That’s the greatest gift you can ask for but if you sit around waiting for things to happen, you’re going to run into a lot of disappointment. Winning an Oscar is like getting a standing ovation? The point is that you don’t know if you’ll win. I don’t know what I’m having for dinner tonight. You take every day as it comes. Yesterday was amazing, today is incredible, and tomorrow will be what it is. I enjoy those moments because I don’t sit around waiting for them, and I don’t expect them to be handed to me. I’ve had some movies that were successful and some that weren’t, but they all were successful for me, because I took full responsibility for the things I could control. I made the choices I wanted to make. Whether the critics liked it, or whether it did well at the box office, or whether it won awards, some of the most powerful moments for me have been when the film is screened and I see how many people are moved. That’s why we do this job. We want to move people. We want people to go and sit and forget for two hours about their everyday life, and give them something that’s relevant, that they can relate to. That is powerful.


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Gallery guide



“An artist is not paid for his labour but for his vision.” –

Gallery One Mike Chavez & Craig Tuffin This dynamic black and white photography exhibition features works by Mike Chavez and Craig Tuffin. A former animator at Disney, Warner Bros and Dreamworks, Mike is an independent artist based in Melbourne. Craig, a professional photographer since 2003, specialises in Wet-Plate Collodion photography, a unique process which produces an image on glass, tin, aluminium or plexiglass. The Brickworks Centre, Ferry Road, Southport QLD T +61 7 5528 0110 W Left: Mike Chavez - 300 Years In A Convent. Right: Craig Tuffin - Crucifix Cove.

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Gold Coast City Gallery The Arts Centre Gold Coast Time Machine: Sue Ford – A Monash Gallery of Art Travelling Exhibition Sue Ford (1943–2010) was one of Australia’s most important photographers and filmmakers. Before her death, she was working on an exhibition of her work which would feature her final major project Self-portrait with camera (1960–2006). This travelling exhibition is the first opportunity for audiences to see this compelling series of 47 photographs. 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise QLD T +61 7 5581 6567 W Sue Ford. Lynne and Carol 1962 from the series Portraits of women (1961–1975) courtesy Sue Ford Archive




National Gallery of Australia Eugene von Guérard: Nature revealed Eugene von Guérard (1811–1901) has not been the subject of a dedicated exhibition since 1980. This exhibition features over 150 works, including iconic landscapes, beautifully illustrated sketch books and never-before-seen paintings. Through his breathtaking compositions visitors can explore the magnificent Australian, New Zealand and European landscapes he captured on his expeditions around the world. Parkes Place, Parkes Canberra ACT T + 2 6240 6411 W

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Eugene von Guérard. Mount Kosciusko, seen from the Victorian border (Mount Hope Ranges) 1866 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased 1870



Queensland Art Gallery Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado Portrait of Spain highlights the internal and external factors that influenced the evolution of Spanish painting through three main periods. This is the first ever collection of work from Madrid’s esteemed the Museo Nacional del Prado to visit Australia and includes masterpieces by El Greco, Velázquez, Ribera, Goya and Rubens. Stanley Place, Southbank QLD T +61 7 3840 7303 W Collection: Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid Fray Juan Andrés Rizi. Don Tiburcio de Redín y Cruzat 1635 Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez. El dios Marte (Mars) c.1638

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watch it One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed. The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is, while also finding his way with his first crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of his father’s former partner, Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans). As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero. In Cinemas July 2012.

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Soul 2 Seal (Warner Bros. Records) Over the course of a remarkable career that spans more than two decades, Seal has enjoyed success across numerous genres of music. On Soul 2 Seal brings his silky, inimitable voice to a lush collection of romantic soul classics including Love Don’t Live Here Anymore.

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The whole family will love Hairspray, Broadway’s big fat musical-comedy phenomenon. Featuring Tod Strike, Rachel Dunham and Liz Buchanan, and starring Simon Gallaher as Edna Turnblad, this will be a journey back to the 60s you won’t forget.

Playhouse, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane – 22 June - 1 July 2012

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Guy Sebastian Off the back of his latest successful double platinum selling single Don’t worry be happy, Guy Sebastian will be headlining his own tour for the first time in two years. Guy will be performing a selection of hits from the past decade, as well as new songs from his forthcoming album Armageddon. Playhouse, Concert Hall, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane – Friday 29 June 2012

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Jupiters Hotel and Casino – Saturday 30 June 2012

A culmination of 20 years in the recording business, this package includes a CD featuring 20 ground breaking hit songs as well as a DVD which has over two hours of exclusive video content including a personal interview with TK, video clips and photo gallery.

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Can’t stop the MÜS.I.C

Having taken the Vegas show scene by storm, Jabbawockeez are bringing their unique brand of entertainment to the Gold Coast. words Rhonda Oxnam

Is it dance? Is it theatre? Is it entertainment? When it comes to MÜS.I.C [pronounced muse-I-see], the sensational new phenomenon now showing at Jupiters Theatre, the answer to all three questions is a resounding yes. I must admit I didn’t really know what to expect from the show, which is advertised as ‘a 90-minute full scale extravaganza complete with drama, comedy, grand sets and costume changes’. However, from the hilarious pre-show routine (did somebody mention audience participation?) to the explosive finale, I was fascinated by the Jabbawockeez unique mix of freestyle movement and theatre. The group first gained attention with their appearance on Americas’ Got Talent in 2006. They went on to win MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew in 2008,

before becoming the first dance crew to ever successfully headline their own dedicated stage show in Las Vegas. Now this talented group of entertainers (they are certainly more than just dancers) have taken up residence at Jupiters Hotel & Casino for a strictly limited season. It is a match made in show biz Heaven. The Jupiters Theatre has recently reopened following a $20 million refurbishment – more seats, better acoustics, a bigger bar area and Vegas-style ambience – and provides the perfect venue to showcase Jabbawockeez energetic and eclectic production. Described as ‘the audio-visual story of inspiration brought to life through the



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harmonisation of sound and movement’, MÜS.I.C had me (and the rest of the 2000 strong crowd) mesmerised from beginning to end. Using their signature expressionless white masks and gloves to guide the audience’s attention away from individual identities, the Jabbawockeez cast performed to a track list of songs that ranged from Michael Jackson classics to Singing in the Rain. My personal favourite was a clever and inventive routine set to the iconic Bohemian Rhapsody, while their performance to Beyoncé’s Single Ladies literally had the crowd dancing in the aisles. Every aspect of the show – from the impressive set, which resembles a giant ‘beat box’, to the clever costumes changes, including a cameo appearance by Crocodile Dundee – has been meticulously planned to not only showcase the talent of the cast, but to take the audience on a fascinating dance-inspired journey. Directed by Emmy-nominated and So You Think You Can Dance choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon, the show features a captivating cast of characters, so get ready to ‘LAUGH. CHEER. MOVE’ as Jabbawockeez bring the all-encompassing energy of MÜS.I.C to Jupiters Theatre. Tickets can be booked through Ticketmaster: or 1300 888 086.

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Timeless appeal

Such is the legend of James Bond’s vehicle of choice that its rise to prominence wasn’t slowed by the departure of Mr Martin, or the fact there never was a Mr Aston. words Susan Lang-Lemckert

Aston Martin’s intriguing evolution has been characterised by beneficial partnerships – from the cycling enthusiast friends who started Bamford and Martin Limited (the precursor to Aston Martin) in 1913, to the recent pairing of the now iconic automotive brand with the prestigious Calleija Jewellers. But back to the beginning. Those cycling enthusiasts – Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford – initially established a Singer automobile dealership, however, with a shared talent for mechanics and Lionel’s renown for motoring successes at the nearby Aston Hill Climb races, the move into building their own vehicles was inevitable. And so the legend of Aston Martin was born in 1914. A year later, the very first Aston Martin was registered, before production was halted for the duration of the first world war. Then another valuable partnership – with Count Louis Zborowski, whose financial support saw Aston Martin competing in prominent motor races like the French Grand Prix – fuelled a promising post-war comeback. But their early successes didn’t attract new business partnerships, prompting Robert Bamford to sell his interest to Lionel Martin and exit the company. Following the Count’s demise in a racing accident in 1924, one John Benson (later Lord Charnwood) injected his passion for fine motoring


– and his financial support – to the company. A quick succession of major changes followed with the departures of Lionel Martin and then Lord Charnwood, and the company changed hands a number of times over the next few years – not that its fiscal challenges prevented Aston Martin from notching up some impressive motoring achievements during this time. These included taking out 1st, 2nd and 3rd places at Le Mans in 1933 – a mere five years after the company debuted in the famous 24-hour event – and placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 1934 RAC Tourist Trophy. But it was the Atom – crafted at the back of the Aston Martin workshop during World War II – that changed the company’s path forever by wowing David Brown, the man who bought the company in 1946 and has been immortalised through the range of ‘DB’ models. His extraordinary vision saw many highs during his 26 years at the helm, including more prestigious race wins at Le Mans and the World Sportscar Championships, and the dawn of Aston Martin’s famous big-screen association with James Bond. Epitomising his dashing sense of style and fun, Aston Martins carried Agent 007 through numerous cinematic adventures, sometimes – thanks to the wonders of special effects – also taking a leading role in the action. And former Bond actor Pierce

Brosnan became so enamoured of Aston Martins that he now chooses to drive one himself, as do many other discerning celebrities like supermodel Elle McPherson, film director Ben Affleck and singer/actress Jennifer Lopez. “Aston Martin is not a car you are driven in – it’s a car you drive,” states Paul Hewitt, who looks after prestige sales at Sunshine Aston Martin, the brand’s Gold Coast dealership. He attributes Aston Martin’s perennial popularity to the classic but understated designs that have set the brand apart throughout its history, and the fact that each car is unique. “We don’t want our cars to be fashionable – they have a timeless appeal,” he says. “Our designers liken them to masterpieces. They’re the real thing, built without compromise.” A constant of the Aston Martin experience is their being built to the buyer’s requirements, offering a virtually infinite number of combinations of paint colour, upholstery, etc. “Because of the way we build each car individually, no two Aston Martins are the same,” says Paul, “and our customers like things that are specifically tailored to them. They will not compromise on the excellence of what they want to be connected to.” It is this shared commitment to the delivery of

The Calleija for Aston Martin Collection

excellence in bespoke design that led to the brand partnership between Aston Martin and Calleija Jewellers which, according to Paul, is Aston Martin’s only brand partnership in the southern hemisphere. “Calleija Jewellers shares the uncompromising approach to customisation Aston Martin takes to the cars we deliver,” he says. “And we’ll only affiliate ourselves with like-minded people who are achieving the very best in their own industry. “We felt that jewellery and Aston Martin had a strong lifestyle connection. There’s a natural affinity there, that John [Calleija, founder of Calleija Jewellers] – through his work and his interest in cars – shares with us, and is unique within our marketplace.” Launched in April, the Aston Martin jewellery range designed by John includes necklaces, rings, earrings and chains of innovatively-designed links, and also features a new cut of gemstone called the ‘ASTAR’. John describes the trademarked ASTAR, which has been modelled on the iconic front grille of the Aston Martin, as ‘one of our most beautifullyfaceted and brilliant gemstones’. “The Aston Martin collection has been inspired by the curves of the car and the ethos of the brand,” says John. “So designing this range was like taking the fluidity and purity of design Aston Martin represents, and translating that to jewellery.

“It was challenging, but very exciting, particularly as it’s never been done before,” he says. “This is the first time a prestige automotive company has partnered with a designing jeweller to create a collection of jewellery based around a car. “And it’s particularly flattering that Aston Martin should choose a boutique jeweller based on the Gold Coast to create that collection, when the company has access to some of the biggest designers in the world.” Dr Ulrich Bez, CEO Aston Martin, sees the pairing as a natural partnership. “When we initially discussed the project we wanted something exclusive and interesting to develop the connection between our two brands in an authentic way. “I have followed the development of this project closely and appreciate the level of understanding and attention to detail from John. Only someone who knows what Aston Martin stands for will be able to identify the same quality and innovation that has been integrated into his collection. “The ASTAR is a unique cut of gemstone which draws on the design ethos and originality used to create our One-77 super car. This is the pinnacle of our range and I know the ASTAR will become a sought after gem and take a place of great importance in the Calleija Aston Martin range.”

“The ASTAR is a unique cut of gemstone which draws on the design ethos and originality used to create our One-77 super car.” – D r U lric h B e z


107 Ferry Rd Southport

Viva Design Furniture Viva Design Furniture offers modern furniture, accessories and homewares from Italy and Australia at an affordable price without compromising on design. Our major brand is the large Italian furniture maker Calligaris, which has a long history of classic contemporary design and manufacture. It is a family owned company in which Louis Vuitton has recently taken a 40 per cent stake. We also stock the renowned Italian sofa brands Editions and Italsofa for the latest in lounge seating comfort. Our sofa range is rounded out with superbly comfortable sofas and chairs from leading Melbourne manufacturer Molmic. Rugs from Bayliss and artwork from Paul Colby, along with a large selection of accessories and homewares, complete our ‘look’. Viva Design Furniture’s main showroom is at 111 McLachlan St in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, and we have recently opened a satellite store on the Gold Coast, which is located behind the Natuzzi store at the Brickworks.


T +61 7 5528 3222 Brickworks 107 Ferry Rd Southport Open 7 days W

‘Parisienne’ chairs $295 each available in a large range of colours.

‘Calligaris’ LEau stool

Cross’ Carpets

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Photographs show Superyacht De Lisle III featuring the Kohinoor ‘Snowdrop’ range – part of the Bremworth Collection. This 100% New Zealand wool carpet is premium carpet at its most exotic – a high density 85oz hardtwist cut pile in a range of stunning and seductive colours.

107 Ferry Rd Southport


Cross’ carpets is committed to quality and service, providing natural and eco friendly products and offering bespoke Natural Flooring solutions. The business has evolved over the years, and today our national and international client base has diversified to include home owners, architects, builders, designers, schools, and boat companies. We are independently owned and operated, with the people, the experience and the technology to achieve the right solution to your decor needs. Cross’ carpets is much more than a flooring outlet. Trained professional installers provide craftsmanship and precision to ensure a quality installation. The main showroom in Southport features a collection natural fibres and superior products including Wool – Alpaca – Llama – Sisal – Bamboo – Timber. These natural products are an excellent choice and offer value for money while taking care of our environment. A third generation family business based in South East Queensland, Cross’ carpets are proud supporters of the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation, a charitable organisation which funds key medical research that aims, through nerve regeneration, to find a cure for spinal injuries. Cross’ carpets ongoing commitment, to both our clients and the wider community, sets us apart from our competitors and guarantees your investment will provide beauty, luxury, comfort and performance for many years to come. Creative excellence, innovation and service continue to be our strengths ... call in to the Cross’ carpets showroom to discover your perfect flooring solution.

107 Ferry Rd Southport

Shop de Lisle Shop de Lisle first opened its doors eight years ago, introducing to the Gold Coast and Australia imported designer baby, toddler and children’s clothes and bedroom accessories. Having found a niche market, Shop de Lisle has now entered a new phase of retail at the Brickworks stocking not only clothing and accessories but custom design furniture. With the help of an experienced interior designer, staff at Shop de Lisle can help dress the family and design or furnish a bedroom. Shop de Lisle carry the original Baby Dior (French) range, along with Burberry (English), Nolita Pocket (Italian), Desigual (Spanish), RA-RE for Kids (fabulous for boys) and of course our very own Australian labels. With affordable price points and the highest standard of quality, this shop offers variety for all – from babies and children to tweens and teens. To complement this unique shopping experience Shop de Lisle offers a TV so littlies can relax while Mum (or Dad) browses around the spacious department style shop and a ‘Man’ corner where you can read the paper and enjoy a quiet coffee. Boys have their funky space out of view, while the older girls can play dress ups in the specially designed room. Shop de Lisle really has the ‘wow’ factor and must be seen to be believed. shop de lisle

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Pianos + Music Gold Coast

Photo courtesy of Country Home Ideas

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T +61 7 5532 4673 Shop 3.01 Brickworks 107 Ferry Rd Southport Open 6 days W If you have ever read a book called The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, which gives a little insight to the wonderful world of the piano shop, you most likely have a hidden passion for the magical and intriguing world of the piano. Ever since the piano was invented, people have longed to own one. In a bygone era they adorned the drawing room in every genteel home, with the piano becoming the treasured family heirloom. Gold Coast Pianos is much more than just a shop. Specialist piano merchant Linda Mooring’s passion has always been to be able to offer the best, most unique and interesting pianos to her clients. The piano selection process is more than size and colour but rather matching the personality of the pianist to the piano. Once the perfect match has been made, the piano moves to its new home to start a relationship with the pianist, which often will last a lifetime. Just like a human relationship, the player’s relationship with their piano will grow and develop, strengthen and mature, sometimes it will eventually expire as the pianist grows and develops past the capabilities of the piano they have chosen.

Gold Coast Pianos shares these experiences with the pianist, constantly offering ways to explore the world of piano with recitals, concert events and soirees, and inviting our piano enthusiasts back to the showroom to play music and share stories. So now you see the wonderful world of the piano is far more than just another retail experience. Over 100 years of musical expertise comes from the teachers, piano technicians and specialists at Gold Coast Pianos & Music. Why would you shop anywhere else for this life-changing purchase?

The Mason and Hamlin Concert Series 2012. Mason and Hamlin Australia in association with Gold Coast Pianos are proud to be returning Sunday afternoon recitals to the Gold Coast in 2012. In the intimate surrounds of ‘The Space’ at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, you can witness three concerts of Australia’s best music makers throughout this year. Please join us for our gala launch evening on 26 May 2012 to be the first to discover our spectacular line-up of performers and repertoire. Guests will enjoy gorgeous canapés and beverages as well as a performance from leading Australian pianist Stephen Emmerson of the Queensland Conservatorium, and Series Director, the Gold Coast’s own Stewart Kelly. Email your interest to or

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St. Barts


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This Luxe Bohemian Lifestyle store draws from the relaxed and natural elegance of the Caribbean Coast. St. Barts offers only the finest products, beautifully crafted and sourced from around the world including furniture, fashion, collectables, gifts, jewellery and accessories. Come explore, discover and enjoy the finer things in life at St. Barts. ‘Vie de boheme de luxe’.

Gallery One June | Mike Chavez

June | Craig Tuffin

September | Craig Parnaby

July | Sophie Gralton

2012 Exhibition Schedule

August | Suey McEnnally

October | Rosetta Santucci and Anita West

gallery one

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August | Paul Haggith

November | Craig Ruddy

Christmas Exhibition

Gallery One is a state-of-the-art contemporary fine art gallery. The gallery’s philosophy is to showcase the best of Australian Investment Art, heighten awareness of collectable investment pieces and provide guidance in the selection of artwork via the art consultation process. Exhibitions run monthly and the open plan gallery space allows for a major exhibition to run in conjunction with the general viewing of all represented artists. Gallery One’s 2012 Exhibition Schedule showcases a unique and talented group of collectable and established award-winning Australian Artists.

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Deco Collection

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Madison Collection Create your entertaining circle with this curved collection in synthetic loom weave. Coffee table features hand crafted marble. The collection also has dining and bar pieces to coordinate. Madison 3 Seater $4,299 Madison 2 Seater $3,299 Madison 150 cm stone top coffee table $2,299 Outdoor fabric designed exclusively for this collection by Sunbrella.


Madison Collection

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Deco Collection Outdoor luxury at its best featuring aluminium frames powder coated with hand woven synthetic wicker in leather look black. Upholstery is covered in Sunbrella outdoor fabric in white with black piping. Deco 3 Seater $3,499 Deco 2 Seater $2,499 Deco Armchair $1,499 Coffee and end tables feature solid black granite tops and all pieces are available individually. In stock and ready to deliver!

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His & Hers


FOR HIM 1. Men’s look | Bally 1800 781 851 2. Canturi Cubism cufflinks $1,650 | Canturi +61 7 3229 6119 3. Aquaracer 300m $3,250 | TAG Heuer +61 3 8621 8500


4. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II $29,915 | The Hour Glass +61 7 5592 3104 5. ‘Pegase 55’ luggage in Indigo $4,300 | Louis Vuitton 1300 883 880 6. Men’s Diamond and Enamel Ring from $4000 | Calleija Jewellers +61 7 5532 2930 7. Leather Boat Shoes $715 | Ermenegildo Zegna 1300 493 462


2. 4. 1. 3.









1. Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. Wave Earrings $2,100 | Tiffany & Co. 1300 731 131 2. Montblanc Profile Lady Elegance $1,730 | Montblanc 1300 364 810 3. Harry Winston Ocean Lady Moon Phase timepiece P.O.A. | The Hour Glass +61 7 5592 3104 4. Sublimage La Crème $440 | Chanel 1300 CHANEL 5. White Gold Tanzanite and Diamond Earrings $19,500 | Calleija Jewellers +61 7 5532 2930 6. Aviator sunglasses P.O.A. | Cartier 1800 130 000


7. Vissi tote bag in python $2,050 | Bally 1800 781 851 8. ‘Violette’ pump - Pony-styled Calf Leather $1,450 | Louis Vuitton 1300 883 880


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Nautical classics 3.




1. Muchacho Stipe Maxi 2. Suboo Santa Fe Sun hat 3. Fallon Dystopia D ring silver necklace 4. Bondi Beach Bag Co Nautical red bag 5. Urge Ahoy red stripe ballet flat



The ‘Nautical Look’ has endured for almost a century, taking it from fashion trend to fashion classic. words Henrietta Dups

A perennial favourite, chic nautical style has

striped Breton jersey matelot, inspired by French

become a true fashion classic, on par with denim

fishermen. Spanish born cubist artist Pablo Picasso

jeans. Just as denim was created for practical

was the trendsetter who brought this utilitarian

purposes – as hardwearing work gear for cowboys

top into popular consciousness as a fashion

and miners in the USA in the 1850s – so nautical

item in the 1920s, influencing his contemporaries

garments emerged from a practical need for

(fashion designers) to re-interpret the garment

blouses, tops and trousers purpose designed for

into their collections. For enfant terribles of French

sailors and fishermen in France.

fashion today, Jean Paul Gaultier, the Breton top

However, unlike jeans, the classic nautical style

is a constant wardrobe staple, so popular with the

does not comprise of a single garment, but is an

designer that it was even incorporated into the

entire head to toe look – a capsule wardrobe if

design of his Le Male cologne torso bottle which is

you like.

incidentally the number one selling fragrance in the

How did it come to pass that a utilitarian style

EU as well as Australia.

of clothing, which originated with French sailors

Today the navy, white and red stripes are

from the late 1800s, became the height of fashion?

synonymous with the Nautical look and are

It is often assumed that the Nautical theme

seen in an array of sartorial interpretations from

was pioneered by Mademoiselle Gabrielle ‘Coco’

bags to shoes, tops to dresses, and sweaters,

Chanel, the sartorial zeitgeist who introduced

every season. For a truly Nautical look this

fashionable women to her chic, minimalistic,

winter team the jersey maxi dress by Muchacho,

utilitarian and independent style on the eve of World

with the coordinating Nautical canvas bag with

War I. However, as we will learn, it takes more than

rope handles by Bondi Bags and the adorable

just one person to create a trend and transform it

Ahoy ballet flats by Urge (both available from

into a classic.

Fashion, like art, is a social barometer reflecting

Contrary to popular belief Coco Chanel was

and interpreting the current social mood. As Chanel

not the genesis for the suntan or the wearing of

herself once stated ‘Fashion is not something that

multiple strands of pearls while at the beach. These

exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the

trends were in fact started by the Riviera colony of

street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we

bohemian Americans and Europeans of the early

live, what is happening’. And so it was with the

1920s including Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and

birth of the Nautical style.

their American socialite friends.

In 1913 Chanel had set up an atelier in Deauville

There is an evocative scene in F. Scott

where she clothed the Parisian female elite who

Fitzgerald’s novel Tender is the Night, set on

fled the German advance on Paris and Northern

the shores of the Mediterranean … no doubt

France. With the austerity of WWI upon them,

inspired by his American socialite friend Sara

frivolous fashion became passé and the elite

Murphy (a regular of the Riviera) and Zelda,

embraced Chanel’s simple and practical sailor

where the beautiful but damned heroine Nicole

blouses (drawn over the head), straw hats and

Diver reclines on the beach: ‘Her bathing suit was

straight short jersey skirts. A fashion revolution had

pulled off her shoulders and her back, a ruddy,

begun and by 1920 nautical vogue had achieved

orange brown, set off by a string of creamy pearls,

its status, and reach, as far as the UK and US.

shone in the sun’.

This season Nathan Smith has a casual yet chic

Fast forward ninety years on and multiple

version of the sailor blouse in 100 per cent cotton

strings of pearls are still a style staple for savvy

voile, perfect for wearing over a bikini and teamed

sartorialists. Take a page from Tender is the Night

with a pair of Maurie and Eve‘s Bosworth sailor

and adorn your fake tanned skin with layers of

pants available at and Espadrij

stunning glass pearl necklaces by labels Fallon and

canvas espadrilles from Top

Fenton, available at

off the ensemble with Suboo’s gorgeous Santa Fe

Essentially, the Nautical style has stood the test

sun hat in white straw, trimmed with a silk scarf to

of time because of its simple and elegant aesthetic,

give this classic a modern twist.

complete versatility and wearability. In the sage

Most famous and influential of all nautical designs would have to be the navy and white

words of French fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent – ‘Fashions fade, style is eternal’.


fashion first

Covet words Henrietta Dups

Anchors Away Shop the sartorial web to discover Sweden’s coolest t-shirt label Your Cup of Tee. The nautical collection – for him and her – is the perfect gift for the yachtie who has it all. Plus they offer free shipping worldwide … now that’s a good catch.

The eyes have it Marine magic Capture the essence of the ocean with this extraordinary Tiffany & Co. Chalcedony Angel Fish Cuff in 18k yellow, white and rose gold.

Add a little chic allure to your seaside outfit with these stunning handmade Chloe oyster framed sunglasses with a gradient lens from Sydney based designer Nick Campbell’s debut collection.

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looking good

The beauty of travel Just because you are on holiday doesn’t mean you should relax your beauty routine. words Linette Gramstad

When travelling it can be difficult to pack

After applying the product you simply moisturise

oil or sunscreen left behind. Do not exfoliate too

lightly, especially when it comes to skin care and

over the top and your skin will look and feel

much if you are regularly exposed to sun. If you do

cosmetics. There are also restrictions on what

completely hydrated.

purposely tan yourself, don’t exfoliate at all!

you can and cannot take with you when travelling

Sunscreen is still a must wherever you go

For us girls who like to have a bit of cover or

internationally. As a result, we often just take

and a thick zinc protector for the face should be

flawless looking skin while holidaying, yet want to

the bare essentials, or leave behind items that

worn when skiing. Take a hand cream such as

keep a natural look, I recommend you try a tinted

we normally use, which means we shorten our

Neutrogena along to prevent chapped hands. I

moisturiser with SPF. For a heavier coverage

everyday routines.

have found this the best in the harsher climates.

choose a foundation with SPF. I found two great

Thankfully there are many great travel sized

For your hair take a nourishing treatment such as

products by Napoleon Perdis; Advanced Mineral

cosmetics to help us out with the space issue so

Moroccan Oil. You can get this in a small bottle

we have everything we need when jet setting away.

and a little goes a long way. For natural oils try to

Make-up with SPF 15, and China Doll Foundation

If you have a favourite product line it is worth asking

incorporate fish into your diet and drink plenty of

if they come individually in travel size or if you can

water to prevent dehydration.

get a travel pack.


When in warmer destinations our bodies

Often when travelling we end up in harsher

respond to the heat in different ways (depending

climates than we are used to and travel time can

on whether it is dry or humid heat). A good foamy

take a lot of moisture out of the skin and hair. Here

cleanser to remove excess oil is a great product

is some advice to assist you on your travels:

to start with. Be sure to pack a moisturiser even

If you are heading off to a cold climate you should

if your skin tends to be oily – just look for either a

consider taking products aimed for moisturising

gel or light cream. If your skin is not well hydrated

and protecting your skin from wind and chapping.

it will produce more oil than it should to build a

A basic protection suitable for men and women

natural protective barrier. This excess oil can cause

is paw paw ointment. A great lip balm to try is

clogging, which can result in blackheads and

Napoleon Auto Pilot Lip Service; it contains vitamin

breakouts – the last thing you want while away. It

e and menthol, which is quite stimulating, therefore

is also important to find a good cleanser that does

giving you a nice hydrated pout. If you are going to

not contain alcohol or fragrance as these can take

be skiing or in the sun, wear a lip balm with a sun

out natural oils and leave skin dehydrated, meaning

protecting factor.

a few hours after cleansing the skin can feel oily

SPF 15. To continue your natural look apply waterproof mascara. If in a warm destination, get the beach babe look with some bronzer, or if somewhere cool apply some rouge against your foundation to give you a naturally flushed look. Finish off with lip balm or apply your favourite gloss, especially at night time. Napoleon Eye Primer will moisturise the skin and brighten the eyes. It will also help minimise fine lines and tired looking eyes. This is a must have product to go into your hand luggage, especially on long haul flights and when travelling for business. If you like to be bronzed when away, without tanning in the sun, take a fake tan cream with you. Apply every few days as a moisturiser to make the tan last and deepen in colour the whole time you’re away. Two quality products are St Tropez Tanning Lotion and Minx Bronzing Bliss. If you can’t get a

When travelling many of us don’t moisturise

again. Try Danne Montague King’s Deep Pore

as often as we should. There will be a lot of you

Cleanser which is available in a compact travel size.

reading this and agreeing right now! If you usually

If your skin stays dry even in hotter weather, take

Last but not least, my top products whenever

wear a light moisturiser try looking at one that’s a

a creamy cleanser such as Skinceuticals cleanser

I go away are Aloe Vera gel, a nice cocoa butter

bit heavier to take with you. Also, take an additional

for dry skin. Pack a good sun protector which will

body moisturiser, and of course, face wipes.

product to nourish your skin. One that mimics your

fit into your bag so you can carry it around with

These really do come in handy and are great for a

skin’s natural oil flow is ideal. I have found a superb

you to re-apply throughout the day. Try to find a

quick freshen up and to remove make-up. Go for

product for this called Seba-E by Danne Montague

product that feels comfortable as well as non-

fragrance free wipes.

King. It contains natural oils, vitamin e and essential

greasy on your skin so you actually do apply it!

So whether you are heading off on an exotic

fatty acids. This product has to be used with an

Try Cancer Council Sunscreen. There is a tinted

overseas adventure, or travelling closer to home,

additional spray called Herb & Mineral Mist for

product available for the face. Also bring along a

be sure to maintain your skin care regime.

a more efficient delivery method into the skin.

gentle face exfoliating scrub to remove the excess

Bon voyage!

hold of these try Dove Summer Glow.

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Oskars on Burleigh

Little Truffle


seafood // modern australiaN BURLEIGH HEADS

Modern Australian MERMAID BEACH


Soak up the winter sun, and catch sightings of the migrating humpback whales, from the deck at Oskars on Burleigh. Overlooking the famed Burleigh Point, the simplicity of natural elements and a relaxed modern ambience ensures the ultimate dining experience.

Little Truffle Dining Room & Bar provides guests with an intimate and relaxed venue, allowing lovers of food and wine to indulge in the palatable menu prepared by Chef Daniel Ridgeway while exploring an exceptional international wine list.

Located in the vibrant heart of Broadbeach,

Oskars has a daily menu, based on the availability of the freshest seafood, and an extensive wine list with both Australian and

Guests will be taken on a journey of taste with visually pleasing dishes featuring modern Australian cuisine with flavours accentuated from the regions of Italy, Spain and France.

tapas bar menu and an impressive selection

special menu

Fete de la Musique – Thu 21 June.

International labels. Special Menu

Room81 has become one of the Gold Coast’s most famed dining venues. This innovative lounge/bar/dining concept, led by Chef Michael Crosbie, offers modern Australian cuisine with a touch of French flair, a mouth-watering of cocktails, wine and beer. Whether for business or pleasure, Room81 is the ideal place to rendezvous.

2 courses + glass of wine or beer $39.90.

3 courses $55.

Bastille Day Celebrations – Sat 14 July.

Monday - Thursday. Lunch + dinner.

Monday - Wednesday.

Cooking Classes – 3rd Sat of every month.

Open 7 days Lunch + Dinner

Lunch Wednesday - Saturday Dinner Monday - Saturday

Lunch + Dinner Tuesday - Saturday

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RockSalt offers a chic, stylish, up-market dining room with a comfortable relaxing atmosphere. Owners Matt and Amy Jefferson pride themselves on sourcing the freshest local seafood and the best quality meat available.

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Glass Dining & Lounge Bar captures elegant dining with cutting edge design and breathtaking views. Providing a relaxed ambience Glass represents the Gold Coast lifestyle. Highly experienced chefs create menus using only the best quality produce, meats and fresh local seafood and you will be waited on by a team of staff with exceptional service standards.

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Inspired by poets and acclaimed by critics, award-winning chef/owner Meyjitte Boughenout’s instinct for food is second to none. Absynthe offers both a sensational a la carte menu and a degustation menu. Designed to savour seven sumptuous dishes, the degustation menu is ‘A Journey into Taste’. Meyjitte says fresh local ingredients and the way they are handled are the essence of an exciting dish.

Dine at Glass for a long, lazy lunch, whether out on the terrace lounge with a cocktail or in the dining room with a mouthwatering meal.

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Award-winning, contemporary Australian fine dining. Any local will tell you a visit to the Gold Coast must include lunch or dinner at Chill on Tedder. With an emphasis on clean flavours, extraordinary textures and fine wine, Chill impresses with its innovative and seasonal menus. Owners Daran and Leesa Glasgow, and their professional team of Chef de Cuisine Tyron Meade, Dawn Atkinson and their helpful staff, all contribute to the modern, relaxed atmosphere.

Relax, wine and dine in the multi-award-winning Songbirds Rainforest Retreat where meals are fresh, innovative and served in a beautiful environment, the ideal setting for a lazy lunch or intimate dinner. Songbirds has an international reputation for its food, wine and high standard of service as well as its spectacular setting. We purchase only the best ingredients and use produce from our large organic garden and local producers.

Peppers Ruffles Lodge & Spa is a hidden wonder. Perched high on a ridge, it is surrounded by natural bushland which gives way to a magnificent panorama of the Gold Coast. Executive Chef, Steve Houghton, creates seasonal menus offering contemporary and innovative dining. Beautiful inside and out, Ruffles Restaurant adjoins the infinity pool and bar, offering relaxed dining, perfect for leisurely lunches, celebrations or intimate evenings.

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Restaurant quality The Brisbane restaurant scene is bursting with flavour … Tony Harper explains why.




Super Whatnot

Brisbane’s restaurant scene always seems to happen in fits and starts; like a kid growing up, or me growing old. At the moment it is in the middle of a growth-spurt, not just in numbers but also in terms of creativity. For diners, it is a very exciting time. The new kids on the block (and perhaps the freshest in terms of persona) are two venues in Burnett Lane – Super Whatnot and Survey Co. (goodness, even the names of these places promise kook and culture). Burnett Lane is the small back alley that runs parallel to the Queen Street Mall, between it and Ann Street. It’s been home to rubbish bins, delivery docks and clandestine goings-on since the Myer Centre moved to the other end of the Mall umpteen years ago. Now, as you walk its shadows, you come across these two narrow venues spilling light onto the street and creating parcels of bustle amid the gloom. It creates a thrill of expectation on the approach! Super Whatnot is more bar than restaurantproper, but what it peddles in food is terrific. Its small menu is based on north-American culture (much of it from the southern states): Po’ Boy Sandwich; Pupusas; and Fried Chicken. It’s both clever and well executed and its lists of both beer and cocktails are supreme. Survey Co. is more about food. Ok, they peddle the bar thing (and it’s a terrific bar with a seriously good drinks list) but the kitchen has some amazing talent and the French/European-inspired menu punches well above its price point and expectation. This is a place to watch! A gentle walk away towards the Eagle Street precinct gets you to Spring. Spring is simply awesome. It’s the brainchild of Sarah Hancock – a newcomer to the Brisbane restaurant scene, but a young girl with a clear vision. She enlisted ex-restaurant critic Lizzie Loel to add some sizzle, and it has worked; the place rocks. It trades from breakfast till supper,

It’s a list that keeps growing as more and more adventurous souls put their money, time and imaginations into restaurants.

switching menus and mood as the day wears on. It boasts some of the best coffee in town, a great takeaway menu, a small but well-stocked retail area (wine, cookbooks, utensils etc) and a terrific bistro. Oh, there’s also a cooking school! Then there are the big four: Brisbane restaurants at the top end, vying with the best in Australia. The darlings are Ortiga and Montrachet. When Ortiga opened in 2009 it forged its own path, creating a new dimension for Brisbane dining. The theme is Spanish, and its upstairs room plays the tapas game backed by beers, wines and sherries: uber-casual and exceedingly slick. Downstairs houses the main event – a moody restaurant dominated by the open kitchen where chef Pablo Tordesillas weaves his magic. It’s fare that oscillates between traditional and ground-breaking and it’s backed by a wine list and service team as well-drilled as any in the country. Ortiga has pushed the modern Brisbane into the national limelight. The Urbane crew has been on the cutting edge for a decade and remains there thanks to a meticulous approach to every aspect of the venue. The food has always been exceptional – breaking rules and raising eye-brows at the same time as it sets hearts racing with its skill and individuality. As I write this the deck is being shuffled: long-term chef and partner Kym Machin, has moved on (to Spring … about 30 metres down the road). Further west in Paddington Thierry Galichet operates the ultimate French bistro … in Brisbane. Montrachet doesn’t try for the culinary heights and trickery of its peers. Nor does it re-invent the wheel when it comes to position and décor. What it does is transplant the food, wine, gorgeous looks and lavish culture of a Parisian (or perhaps a Lyonaisse) brasserie to Brisbane, with extraordinary doses of dedication, atmosphere and flair. I’ve probably saved the best until last: Esquire. Ryan Squires could be the most innovative chef in the country: he’s certainly in the top few. To sit through a ten course tasting menu is a thrilling adventure, a roller-coaster of flavours, textures and stunningly beautiful culinary designs. It all happens at a comfortable pace in a room that uses aesthetic austerity to better highlight the stuff on the plate. Esquire is consummate. There’s more; much more. These are just a few personal favourites from a long and varied list. And it’s a list that keeps growing as more and more adventurous souls put their money, time and imaginations into restaurants. For Brisbane diners, it’s an exciting time.



Winter garden Michael Crosbie from Room81 has chosen the freshest ingredients to create this colourful and delicious dish. Early Harvest Vegetable Salad with cauliflower cream, confit Red Claw yabbie tail and shaved Iberian jamon Ingredients


4 red claw yabbies

1. Carefully slice the radishes, asparagus tips, zucchini, fennel and carrots lengthwise into 3mm strips.

1lt clarified unsalted butter or olive oil

Then trim the leeks and pod the peas.

8 slices jamon Iberico

2. Blanch the leeks and peas for 30 seconds, then transfer into ice water.

8 baby radishes

3. Cauliflower cream: Thinly slice the French eshallots and sautĂŠ with half of the butter. Meanwhile,

8 green asparagus tips

finely slice the cauliflower and add to the eshallots stirring with a wooden spoon. Add the milk to the

2 zucchini flowers

cauliflower and bring to the boil.

1 baby fennel

Reduce the temperature and simmer covered with a cartouche until the cauliflower is well cooked through.

4 purple baby carrots

Add the cauliflower mixture, cream, remaining butter and a pinch of pink salt to a blender. Blend until smooth.

12 baby pencil leeks 2 French eshallots

4. Chardonnay vinaigrette: Combine vinegar, olive oil blend, chives and a pinch of pink salt in a bottle and shake vigorously.

50g fresh peas 300g cauliflower

5. Prepare the red claw yabbie: Remove yabbie tails (keep shell on). Twist and pull tail flap to devein.

50g butter unsalted

Blanch the tails in salted boiling water for 30 seconds.

Transfer to ice water for 5 minutes. Once cool, carefully cut away the shell with scissors.

Âź bunch chives 100ml full fat milk 50ml thickened, full fat cream 10ml chardonnay vinegar 25ml canola and olive oil blend Pink Murray River salt flakes Cress leaves and shoots to garnish


Warm the clarified butter to 65ÂşC in a medium saucepan using a thermometer making sure it does not exceed this temperature. Add yabbie tails and poach until well cooked through. 6. Assemble the salad: Season and dress the prepared vegetables with the vinaigrette. Artfully spoon the warm cauliflower cream onto each plate. Then arrange the vegetables and Iberian jamon evenly onto each plate. Finish with yabbie tail and garnish with cress, leaves and shoots. Serves four

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Chef Profile: MICHAEL CROSBIE Room81 Head Chef Michael Crosbie is no stranger to fine dining. Gold Coast born, Michael has worked for many coveted restaurants both locally and abroad, starting his career at Park Lane Hotel’s Citrus Restaurant in London. He then returned home to Australian shores in 2006 to work for a string of impressive establishments such as Pavilion Restaurant at Qualia Resort Hamilton Island, Astral Restaurant at the summit of Sydney’s Star City and Quay Restaurant under the illustrious Head Chef Peter Gilmore. “I see my cooking style as a dynamic concept. I’m constantly finding new products and inspiration that I hope will excite and challenge guests,” says Michael. “The presentation of food is one of my key passions. For me, dining must appeal to all of the senses and the presentation, the first impression, is paramount. “I’m also a big believer in cooking with the seasons,” adds Michael. “My Early Harvest recipe, for example, utilises some of the best hearty greens and root vegetables on offer this winter.” As testament to Michael and his team, Room81 was recently awarded one Chef’s Hat in the 2012 Queensland Good Food Guide.


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Broadbeach Restaurant Week 2012 Enjoy the taste without the price tag at Broadbeach Restaurant Week. Take advantage of this iconic event based around the concept of New York Restaurant Week and indulge in an infusion of flavours from across the globe. The individually selected ‘chef inspired’ menus offer a choice of either $35 or $55 three-course set menus. Bookings are essential.


Say cheese Stylish yet practical, this Bamboo Cheese Board with Cutlery Drawer is made from naturally organic bamboo. RRP $46.95

Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month Whether you dream of sitting by the fire sipping wine or indulging in the gourmet taste of fabulous food and produce this winter, the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month has it all. The iconic event is a gastronomic delight and a great opportunity for visitors to meet the winemakers, chefs and producers from the Hunter Valley.

Bier fest Renowned for Pure Bier, Pure Food and Pure Passion, the Bavarian Bier Café Broadbeach has captured the imagination of locals with its ambient alfresco setting and a mouth-watering menu. Diners are also treated to an impressive selection of Pure Bier, with 20 varieties made from just four natural ingredients – malt, barley, yeast and water. Bavarian Bier Café Broadbeach | Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach + 61 7 5512 0555

A culinary journey The Food of the Grand Trunk Road is a fascinating look at the food, culture and traditions along this age-old route, together with unusual and authentic recipes that reflect the eating traditions of the real India. Food of the Grand Trunk Road Anirudh Arora & Hardeep Singh Kohli New Holland Publishers. RRP $39.95

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The perfect form Tony Harper investigates why some wineries are swapping traditional fermentation vessels for more nature-inspired products. Images courtesy of Living Water Flowforms

Eggs have been lying around wineries forever. Fowl are useful creatures in the vineyard for eating bugs, trimming weeds and spreading their nutrient-rich droppings far and wide; they supply the family with meat (and eggs) and give the kids something to chase. And the whites of their eggs have, for centuries, been used to make fine high quality red wines. In short, egg-layers are useful critters. The last few years have seen a new sort of egg creeping into a handful of wineries: giant ones made of concrete or clay. It’s a fermentation thing, based in part on whimsical hippie-dom, but much more in the application of science and an understanding of fermentation.

Amphora fermentation vessel

Traditional fermentation vessels – oak barrels, concrete tanks and stainless steel tanks – all have different attributes and failings; so too do eggs, not least of which is the visual show of having a couple of giant eggs in your winery.

Bumbling around the internet uncovers a few stories on the subject, mostly from the United States. They talk about the permeability of concrete (which their eggs are made of: more on that later) and thermodynamics. But I began this story with a hunch that there is much more to the subject than simply material (after all, rectangular concrete vats have been widely used as fermentation vessels for ages) and the way the liquid moves within, so I delved a little deeper by calling a couple of chaps who I know have been making wine in (amongst other things) eggs; Tom Shobbrook and Anton Von Kloppper – both serious dabblers in biodynamics and ‘natural’ wines. Some of what is about to come might sound a little kooky. It certainly flies in the face of the skepticism that lies in much of our modern thinking. But these guys are clever and their understanding has its feet firmly planted in science: I comprehend only some of what they throw at me, but I believe in it all.

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These two use ceramic eggs rather than concrete. Anton is quite passionate about the distinction (Anton is passionate about most things). “Whatever the material used for the fermentation vessel – oak, concrete, ceramic or stainless steel – it imparts flavour. It is all food grade, but their use still affects the taste of the wine or whatever else is put inside them. Modern concrete has no life or soul. Early concrete was quite different.” He goes on to point out that, despite how cheap concrete is and how suitable it is for moulding plates, no one puts their dinner on concrete … lack of soul! Ceramic, he believes, has the soul that concrete lacks. “It comes back to the basics of alchemy and the four elements; earth, water, fire and air. Clay is earth, it is mixed with water, dried in the air and baked in fire.” Kooky perhaps, but I can follow the logic and sense the magic. The shape too is linked to the essence of alchemy with the egg being based on the Phi Ratio (Golden Mean; The Divine Proportion); one of the many miracles of shape in nature. This is an important part of the magic, and one that is very well documented and understood. It’s the principal that shaped both the Egyptian and Aztec pyramids, Da Vinci’s work and – some reckon – much classical music. You’ll find it in seashells, sunflowers, the heart symbol and … the egg.

“It has its own dynamic force,” says Anton. In a practical sense the continuous curve of the egg’s surface helps with both fermentation and ageing. There are no corners or nooks that can disrupt the flow of the wine or let any sediment settle and hide. It allows for constant flow with no stagnation, raising the sediment and nourishing the wine, alleviating the need for mechanical agitation. “If you age wine in a straight sided vessel (tank, barrel or even bottle) it ends up with cold layers on the bottom and warm layers on the top, like when you jump into a swimming pool and the water is colder at the bottom. In eggs there is constant convection and the layers don’t form.” The modern use of eggs as fermentation vessels follows on the heels of a small but growing band of producers using clay amphora. Both are old but revisited methods, and both have their own attributes. In the end it comes down to how the wines taste; the proof lying (we hope) in the pudding. I’ve tasted plenty of amphora wines, most of which were so radically different from the mainstream for reasons not really connected with the amphora themselves that it’s hard to form a judgment. And my experience with egg-fermented wines is limited: a couple of very good whites and a profound Rhone red. Tom Shobbrook has had the advantage of watching his own wines, from the same grapes, form in both egg and more traditional vessels.

Inner circulation diagram

“The egg wines are brighter, more crystalline and more alive,” he insists. Telling words from a guy who makes some of the most textural, individual and ‘alive’ wines in the country. For many readers it will be a hard story to swallow; the stuff of whimsy and fairytale. But if you know a little about the guys who are adopting the egg – experienced, intelligent producers of seriously good wine, and with a great deal of scientific savvy – you’d be willing to believe.

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Flavours of Hayman In keeping with Hayman’s culinary tradition, new dining concepts have been introduced throughout the luxury resort.



La Trattoria


Taking pride of place in the picturesque Whitsundays, the award-winning Hayman resort is as well known for its culinary excellence and superior hospitality as it is for its stunning location and luxurious ambience. The new Nic Graham-designed Fontaine, which opened last August, is Hayman’s signature dining venue. Renowned for his classic lines and subtle colour palettes, Nic has created an oasis of elegance within the resort. Presenting contemporary Australian cuisine and the best of Australian wines from the Hayman Cellar, Fontaine offers a beautiful setting of indoor and outdoor dining. The piece de resistance would have to be the stunning dining platforms which are nestled in the rainforest overlooking the Fontaine Pond. For true food lovers the restaurant also offers the Fontaine Bench, a culinary journey where you

On special occasions The Chef’s Table is taken outdoors to an intimate rainforest location under the stars, creating a truly memorable evening. Hayman Culinary Academy Classes offer guests the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes into a professional gourmet kitchen and develop their culinary skills with the help of one of Hayman’s Master Chefs, while the Hayman Culinary Academy Private Cooking Class allows ‘foodies’ to join one of Hayman’s Master Chefs for an exclusive private cooking class to prepare a three-course gourmet feast with accompanying wines paired to each course. The resort also offers a range of private dining experiences from an intimate candlelit dinner for two overlooking the crystal waters to a customised dinner for ten on your terrace. For a unique culinary adventure, book an exquisite twilight dinner nestled among the gardens, by gentle waterfalls or overlooking the Hayman Beach. Hayman Gourmet can also deliver the ultimate Australian picnic experience anywhere, anytime. Guests on day trips to neighbouring beaches can even place special orders including pizzas delivered by helicopter. For those guests with a more casual approach to dining, Beach Pavilion offers the perfect setting for enjoying a cold beer, great tequila, a refreshing glass of Australian wine or one of Hayman’s famous cocktails, while taking in the breathtaking view of the sparkling Coral Sea. Or enjoy appetising poolside snacks and refreshments throughout the day at the laid back Hayman Pool Bar. Whatever your taste in food, the gourmet flavours of Hayman are sure to tempt your appetite.

and one other are the personal guests of Fontaine’s Master Chef. Sitting within the state-of-the-art kitchen, you will be immersed in a specially prepared


12-course menu accompanied by world class wines personally selected by Hayman’s Sommelier. Offering






picturesque dining venues, Azure beachfront restaurant is the perfect place to start the day. Watch the sun rise over the pristine blue water while enjoying the bountiful buffet breakfast prepared from fresh local ingredients. Or sample your own made-to-order Chef’s eggs in any style. Lunch and dinner at Azure can be enjoyed ‘al fresco’ or indoors, depending on your mood. Whichever you choose, you can be assured that the delicious tastes of the food will match the magnificence of the setting. Hayman’s award-winning Chefs’ brigade has also created innovative menus featuring the finest of produce and some surprise dishes for the muchloved Oriental and La Trattoria restaurants. Oriental





adventurous mix of Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Indian dishes, while La Trattoria offers an authentic Italian dining experience in a charming setting. Oriental’s breathtaking gardens add another dimension to the outdoor dining options. Featuring a beautiful ceremonial tea house set within the tranquil





scattered among the gardens, this intimate setting creates a truly romantic ambience. With rustic local timber finishes, hanging vines and terracotta tiles, La Trattoria offers a fabulous antipasto buffet and a great selection of pizzas and desserts. Food connoisseurs are sure to be tempted by The Chef’s Table, a signature event hosted weekly by Executive Chef Glenn Bacon or a Hayman Master Chef and the Hayman Sommelier. Participating guests are taken into the Main Kitchen

Hayman is delighted to be joining with premier Champagne house, Moët Hennessy, in presenting a Celebration of Champagne throughout the resort in June 2012. Hayman’s award-winning Chefs’ brigade will also be creating a fabulous 3-course menu to accompany a selected Champagne which will be featured in Australia’s signature resort restaurant, Fontaine, during the following weeks: 4 – 10 June – Celebration of Moët & Chandon 11 – 17 June – Celebration of Veuve Clicquot 18 – 24 June – Celebration of Krug 25 June – 1 July – Celebration of Dom Perignon On Saturday afternoon (23 June), Moët Hennessy Ambassador, Greg Williams will conduct a Champagne Tasting in Fontaine’s Private Dining Room priced at $150 per person. On Saturday evening, there will be a special hosting of The Chef’s Table with Executive Chef, Glenn Bacon introducing a stunning 6-course menu to accompany all of these beautiful Champagnes being presented by Greg Williams. This special event is priced at $395 per person. Hayman Escape packages are priced from $932 per person twin share including 4 nights accommodation and daily breakfast.

for a six-course dinner with carefully paired wines. The experience includes a tour of the famous Hayman Cellar and a visit to the ever-popular

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Hayman Chocolate Room.





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River cruise renaissance Ride on the wave of enthusiasm for Europe’s river cruise culture.


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River cruising offers a privileged window into European history and civilisation by tracing the course of some of the region’s most iconic waterways. And in recent years, a new surge of river cruising devotees has succumbed to the charms of this all-inclusive, effortless style of holiday. When selecting a river journey, the choices appear limitless, but a great starting point is a cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest, which plies the waters of central Europe. An impressive list of historic ports of call precede you – from the canal city of Amsterdam, to the medieval enchantment of Germany’s heartland towns, through to the erudite splendour of Austria’s capital Vienna and Budapest in Hungary. If you are going to spend your holiday aboard, then you should expect innovative excellence at every turn, and APT’s River Ships certainly deliver. In line with escalating expectations (and competition), tour operator APT has become a master at presenting this fluid form of travel experience in a persuasively polished package. As you embark on your river cruising experience, you’ll literally board your river ship (resembling a waterborne hotel) once and immerse yourself in both the journey, as well as each new destination, in unequivocal luxury. Onboard, time slows down, as leisurely public spaces meet stylishly outfitted suites. At every opportunity, a new shoreline view is revealed to you: from your Twin Balcony Suite (designed to accommodate all weather conditions); from the ship’s panoramic lounges or restaurant areas; and from the decadently relaxed Sun Deck.

Throughout this gentle exploration of Europe’s waterways, timeless riverside vistas of undulating vineyards and gallant castles kaleidoscope with a roll call of stately cities and sleepy villages. There is plenty of time to explore ashore too and choices abound at each destination, to cater for differing tastes. Through the eyes of an expert local guide, discover the architectural landmarks of cities including Bratislava and Cologne; sample delicious Bavarian wines with local vintners; cycle through the cobbled streets of medieval towns and tread in history’s footsteps through the likes of Bamberg and Nuremberg. Back aboard, the ebb and flow of each day is marked by a succession of fine dining opportunities, as well as onboard lectures and entertainment. Simply meander through an epicurean dream, as you choose from up to seven onboard dining experiences. Enjoy a light meal in the Main Lounge or al fresco lunches on the Sun Deck. Sample a specialty-tasting menu in the Chef’s Table Restaurant and enjoy the ultimate in fine dining in the ship’s main restaurant – all accompanied by disarmingly deft service. Gourmet cuisine aboard is thoughtfully created to promote choice and to provide a tantalising taste of each region you visit. Wines are carefully paired with meals to embellish your culinary journey. And the beauty of it all is that meals and tipping are allinclusive, for minimal fuss and bother. So, this year, why not get on board a truly Magnificent Europe river cruise? Then you too can drift through cities, countries and indeed a continent, without – literally – a care in the world.


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Cool down in Bondi It is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations, but why is Bondi so special? words Rhonda Oxnam

Bondi Beach in summer Photography Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW


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Bondi … the name alone conjures up images of beautiful blue water, sun-kissed sand and bronzed Aussie lifesavers. But there is so much more to Bondi than just the iconic beach, as I discovered on a recent visit. Electing to stay right in the heart of this tourist Mecca I was very pleasantly surprised by the relaxed atmosphere that permeates the suburb during the cooler months. Autumn seemed to have stemmed the flow of backpackers, and the locals were obviously relishing having the time and space to indulge in their favourite pastimes – surfing and socialising. While I left the surfing to the experts, I was more than happy to while away the days chatting to friends and people-watching. The best advice I can give anyone heading to Bondi is simple … take the time to explore. Wander through the back streets and alleyways where you will discover quirky boutiques, laidback coffee houses and the newest phenomenon to hit Bondi – pop up bars. There are loads of these fun and funky establishments dotted throughout the suburb. My personal favourite is The Crossing but I’m sure there are umpteen others that are just as good. The same goes for restaurants … stroll along Campbell Parade and you will find every cuisine imaginable – at a price point to suit all budgets. I loved Ravesi’s and the Bavarian Bier Café (which, by the way, also has restaurants in Broadbeach and Brisbane if you can’t make your way to Bondi) but again it’s a personal choice. If you want to dine like a local head across the road to the Beach Pavilion where you will find The Bucket List. The restaurant is so named for a very good reason – everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime, if only to mingle with the high profile clientele! The night I was there I spotted two Dancing with the Stars contestants and a number of recognisable NRL players. Taking inspiration from its location right on the famous beachfront, the restaurant-come-wine bar-come-laidback beachside pub is furnished with comfortable deck chairs, bench style seating and even a few milk crates (fully cushioned for comfort). The food, like the location, is amazing … and on a cloudless April evening provided a highlight of my weekend. Further along the esplanade is another iconic landmark, the Bondi Baths, where every Sunday from May to September, hardy locals take to the water no matter what the weather conditions! Perched above the pool is the infamous Bondi Icebergs, the only licensed swimming club in the world. Not to be confused with Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, which is one of Sydney’s most spectacular dining venues (and well worth a visit – just be sure to book well in advance), the Icebergs Club is open to members and visitors and offers champagne views on a beer budget. The Bistro has a great menu featuring juicy steaks and delicious, fresh seafood, while the Unsinkable Bar is the perfect place to sit and enjoy panoramic views of the world famous Bondi Beach – cold beer in hand, of course. If all the wining and dining gets too much, take a bus, taxi or walk to Bondi Junction for a bit of retail therapy. The Westfield there has a great selection of high-end labels such as Chanel, Bally, Jimmy Choo and Alannah Hill as well as the regular department store brands. There is also a cinema, food court and some great coffee shops for when you need a rest from all that shopping. So there you have it … a beginner’s guide to Bondi. While I don’t profess to be an expert I can assure you this beautiful beachside destination is well worth a visit – summer or winter. >>


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Sunrise on Bondi Beach Photography Sally Mayman; Destination NSW

Bondi events Bondi Winter Festival 30 June –16 July 2012 The Bondi Winter Festival captures the exhilarating feeling of an alpine winter. Combining popular winter sports with cuisine from around the globe at the world famous beach in Bondi, the festival transforms the seaside suburb into a winter wonderland. Chill out at the Alpine Ski Hut, enjoy winter delicacies from alpine regions, or test your skills on the outdoor ice rink.

City2Surf 12 August 2012

Bondi Baths Photography Till Leeser; Destination NSW

Bondi … the name alone conjures up images of beautiful blue water, sun-kissed sand and bronzed Aussie lifesavers.

With around 80,000 participants, City2Surf is the world’s largest run and Sydney’s favourite sporting event. Since 1971 locals have been joined by participants from all over the world, to run, walk or watch the 14km race from Hyde Park in Sydney’s CBD to the finish at Bondi Beach. Whether you’re a serious runner, jogger, walker or pusher or want to join in for the first time, don’t miss your chance to be a part of this iconic event. Entries open in late May.

Festival of the Winds 9 September 2012 Bondi’s Festival of the Winds is a great day out for the whole family. Colourful cartoon characters, giant animals and flowers, fighter kites and more make the skies come  alive over Sydney’s most famous beach! The much loved event also features food stalls, free dance workshops,  children’s  rides, workshops, activities, roaming entertainment, and art exhibitions in the Bondi Pavilion Gallery.

Sculpture by the Sea 18 October – 4 November 2012

Bondi Beach in Summer Photography Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW


See the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk transformed into a temporary sculpture park featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world. The two kilometre long exhibition begins at the bottom of Notts Avenue, Bondi, and finishes at Tamarama Park, Marine Drive, Tamarama. The walk can also be accessed by stairs at various points along the exhibition route at Hunter Park, Gaerloch Avenue and Pacific Avenue.

Jaguar. Not manufactured, but created. Powerful, agile and instinctive in everything it does. Eightspeed electronic automatic transmission with Jaguar Sequential Shift provides velvet-smooth control: gear changes completed in just 200 milliseconds. Beautiful bi-function HID Xenon headlamps illuminate the road with power and intelligence. And every day the leather interior continues to surprise and delight. It will make you feel different; it will make you feel alive. Feel it. Be moved. And ask yourself: “How alive are you?”

Average fuel consumption 5.4l/100Km, CO2 emissions 149 g/km. *Recommended retail price of Jaguar XF 2.2 Diesel Luxury excluding metallic paint.



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Welcome to Singapore Home to nearly five million people, Singapore is a stimulating mix of cultures and cuisine, sightseeing and shopping. words Patsy Rowe


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Our recent cruise ended in Singapore and our friend Brian Browne, with whom we were staying for the week, was at the wharf to meet us. Brian has been living in Singapore – a tiny island of 697 square kilometres tucked in between Malaysia and Indonesia – for nearly three years. We travelled to his apartment in the spotlessly clean, efficient MRT surrounded by Singapore’s polyglot population. Making up their five million population is a mix of Chinese, Malay and Indian, belonging to Hindu, Taoist, Christian, Buddhist and Muslim religions and speaking four languages – English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil. But whatever their ethnic background, Singaporeans love to eat. Dining, along with shopping, is said to be the country’s national pastime. The diversity of cuisine is breathtaking and a reflection of their multicultualism. Since we ate at some of Brian’s favourite restaurants, we tried everything! I loved Altitude Bar at the top of 1 Raffles Place, an amazing 282 metres high. Being triangular in shape, the bar offers a 360 degree view of the city sparkling below. From the sophistication of Altitude, clearly the hang-out of Singapore’s trendy youth, we also ate in the marketplace, watching dragon dances and parades as Chinatown was lit up with fireworks, with everyone in a festive mood for Chinese New Year. A visit to the zoo is must. The Hamadryas baboons and Nubian ibexes are fabulous and the Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife at Ah Meng Restaurant is a chance to get up close and personal with the charismatic orangutans and the mischievous marmosets. You can even pose with a snake for a photograph! I certainly hit Singapore at the right time and it had nothing to do with Chinese New Year … the sales were on! When I saw 50-70 per cent off I was sceptical, but the reductions were genuine and I bought four pairs of ‘follow me home’ shoes for AUD$105 within the first hour of shopping! Bill was delighted because he thought that would be the end of it, but then began my hunt for a cheongsam. After a day of searching, (the first one I found was $1400 although admittedly it was encrusted with 1,700 pearls and sequins) I discovered one in a tiny shop squeezed in between a man selling live chickens and a fruit stall selling Durian, the national fruit of Singapore. Have you smelt it? Try not to (unless you’re into the stench of rotten onions, turpentine and your son’s gym socks). I’m not surprised it’s been banished from some hotels and public transport, not just in Singapore, but in South East Asia! The shop was about the size of our ensuite bathroom. The owner, Mrs Mi Mi, bounced off her stool and fell upon me with delight handing me a beautiful full length claret cheongsam. A curtain strung across a corner formed the ‘dressing room’ and with boxes balanced precariously around me, I wiggled into it. Having no mirror I had to rely on Brian and Bill to assure me it looked OK. For AUD$60, it was a terrific buy. I was astonished to see kilometre after kilometre of underground shopping malls! Hundreds of shops ranging from famous brand names to the unknown, with prices to suit every budget and the MRT running right into it for convenience! Because Singapore is small with a high density population, the number of private cars is restricted. Car buyers have to pay duties one-and-a-half times the vehicle’s market value and bid for a Singaporean Certificate of Entitlement which allows the car to run on the road for a decade. The cost of this certificate is as much as my Porsche Boxster! No surprise that only one in ten residents own a car. After another two days of frantic shopping (I do love a bargain!) I had to leave my purchases with Brian to bring over on his next trip. Memo to me: If going to Singapore, travel with a spare bag, superb shopping!


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L’ Austral

L’ Austral

Redefining cruising elegance

L’ Austral – Lounge

L’ Austral – Stateroom

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Savour the extreme comfort of a private cruise with Compagnie du Ponant. You can discover exceptional sites inaccessible to large ships while enjoying the unique atmosphere and warm ambience of Compagnie du Ponant’s luxury yachts including super-yachts L’ Austral and Le Boreal. Compagnie du Ponant offers magical travel experience and fascinating destinations including: Adriatic: The Dalmatian Coast, one of the Mediterranean’s most striking regions, winds its way from the north to the south of Croatia. Aboard L’ Austral, the pleasure of cruising the Adriatic lies as much in destination as in the journey. From May to September, Ponant has created a

selection of carefully planned itineraries for you to explore Croatia at your own pace. Western Med: From rugged coasts to picturesque villages this magical destination is, quite simply, enchanting. On board one of Ponant’s yachts, you will slip through the silky turquoise water of the Aegean Sea. Sail between a string of Greek islands, discover Spain waiting to be explored during a special Musical cruise or challenge the renowned golf courses that welcome you along the Mediterranean. Eastern Med: Renowned for a dazzling kaleidoscope of capitals and cultures, the Eastern Mediterranean offers magnificent treasures, some famous, others forgotten. Aboard Le Levant,

L’Austral, or Le Ponant, you have the opportunity to discover the myths and marvels of the Adriatic. Visit the ancient shores of the Black Sea, sleep over in the heart of the romantic Aegean sea with its many islands, or immerse yourself in the history of Turkey.

cove travel For further information contact T +61 7 5577 9211 E W


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Cuisine by Master Chef Gede

View overlooking Jimbaran Bay

Your Balinese welcome

A holiday like you’ve never experienced before

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Introducing the luxurious Diamond Villa. This newly renovated two-story villa features a stylish blend of traditional and modern design, creating the perfect place to relax and unwind.

From the moment you arrive you will be looked after by Diamond Villa’s team of friendly staff. Master Chef Gede (also known as Gidday Mate) is your very own personal chef. He is fully

Nestled above the world famous Four Seasons

qualified in a variety of cuisines, having worked in

Resort, with uninterrupted views of Jimbaran Bay,

many first class hotels around the world, including

guests can enjoy stunning sunsets and city light

Australia. Gede will arrive every morning to cook

vistas from the private balcony.

you a beautiful breakfast and, upon request, he

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The Villa’s manager Nyoman (affectionately known as Small Face) will greet you at the airport.

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pool set in lush surrounds, and a four person

as pleasant as possible, helping to organise your

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holiday and act as your personal driver and tour

guide for your entire visit. Made, Small Face’s wife, is in charge of housekeeping. She will peacefully clean the villa and bless your temple every day. Only minutes from Denpasar International Airport, Nusa Dua, Kuta, and popular surfing beaches like Dreamland, Padang Padang and Uluwatu, Diamond Villa offers a holiday like you have never experienced before. diamond villa For further information contact T +61 408 623 814 E W


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The traveller Karen Christensen General Manager & Director Sales & Marketing Australasia – Silversea Cruises Most frequent destination: Europe. Silversea Cruises head office happens to be located in Monaco and it is also a favourite destination of our Australian passengers. An essential travel item: A well-packed toiletry bag with all the necessary essentials and familiar brands. I also cannot be without my connection with the world – mobile, iPad – and my camera. Airlines should: Provide you with the comfort you can afford and a timetable to reach your destination with the least amount of connections and associated stress. To be offered light, healthy meal options would be a bonus – helps with Tip 4. Tips for avoiding jet-lag: Curtail your coffee intake and limit your alcohol on board. Try to sleep on the plane and stay hydrated. Sometimes the reality is … nothing works! Window or aisle seat: Aisle seat. I pass the time by: Watching a good movie or listening to music and trying not to work on the plane. Best/strangest travel story: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express London to Venice – this is a train journey unlike any other. It’s romance, adventure and style criss-crossing Europe, rolling through sublime scenery to some of the continent’s most alluring cities. Must-see destination: Italy and more specifically Tuscany and the Mediterranean; there is just something about cruising into Sorrento, with the breathtaking Amalfi coastline, and heading into Chez Black for a bit of lunch in Positano. I always seem to come home with a lot of shoes! Favourite hotel: The Hermitage Hotel – Monaco. Overlooking the Mediterranean, the Hermitage cultivates elegance at its highest level. This historic palace imparts an intimate, relaxed atmosphere in the most perfect location; this hotel has the wow factor! It is also convenient to our own Silversea Italian heritage and head office. Monaco offers the perfect harbour to set sail from on your Silversea Cruise – another favourite hotel which just happens to be on water. Best overseas dining: Simple Italian lunch on the riverbank near the Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence. Where to shop: United States – it is hard to go past the favourable exchange rate at the moment but the USA also offers exceptional value for money, plus an amazing variety of choice for all works of life. Best ever overseas purchase: Tumi luggage. Best thing about travelling: Experiencing new places and meeting new people to share the experiences with. Top complaint: Unavoidable delays. Car, coach, plane or ship: Definitely a small luxury ship (of course) that transports me to interesting places, where I do not have to sign for anything. Where to next: Vietnam.


An Exclusive 18-Day European Holiday from $4,995*

No-one has a greater knowledge of Europe than the Cove Travel Team which is why this stunning itinerary offers unrivalled value for money • Private chauffeur meet and greet at Heathrow Airport • Seven nights in classic Willoughby House, a boutique hotel in the heart of Cheltenham – the most beautiful town in the Cotswolds • Four nights in a top London hotel • Flights from London to Nice • Seven nights on the French Riviera, staying in a beautiful apartment on the famed Royal Mougins golf course • Private chauffeur for the return to Nice airport at the end of the holiday • Selection of tailor-made options included • Choose your own departure date any time in 2012-13 Willoughby House was once a private home frequented by Royalty. Today it is recognised as one of the nicest places to stay in the whole of the Cotswolds. Your accommodation will be in twin or king rooms and includes a sumptuous full English breakfast each morning. Cheltenham is the perfect place for visiting not only the magnificent Cotswolds but the optional day tours include visits to Stratford upon Avon, Oxford and Wales as well as the classic villages of Broadway, Bourton on the Water, Morton in Marsh and Stow on the Wold. A self-drive car is available for those who prefer to get around by themselves. Four nights is the perfect length of time to absorb everything that London has to offer and the Cove Travel team can help with theatre tickets, transport and sight-seeing tours. The final part of the holiday gives you the chance to experience the French Riviera from a point of view enjoyed by only the fortunate few. Royal Mougins is situated in a tranquil location in sight of the foothills of the Alps, yet it is only minutes from bustling Cannes and a short journey to Monte Carlo, Nice and St Tropez. There is even a little train running right through the golf course which will transport you to Italy in under two hours. And, of course, there is the opportunity to play golf at specially reduced rates on the spectacular Royal Mougins course. For more details call Cove Travel *Subject to change & availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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Reward yourself The new Audi A6 2.8 quattro has more presence than previous A6s. words Chris Nixon

Audi A6

Full marks to Audi for having the simplest model designation system in the car business. It can’t be easier to understand than 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, all with the prefix ‘A’ and in ascending order of size. There was an A2, but it wasn’t sold here. These days Audi prices start from $32,250 for the small A1 hatchback. It’s one to attract young buyers into the brand. However, when you reach certain achievements in your career, it’s time to reward yourself with an A6. The A6 has been a constant in the Audi range for a long time, but experienced a relatively low profile compared with the volume-selling A4 and luxury flagship A8. The latest A6, introduced in the second half of 2011, deserves to claim more attention. It’s a fine car, well worthy of consideration by buyers.


There are five sedans in the A6 range, starting with a 2.0 petrol, front-wheel drive from $77,900 (plus on-roads). The most expensive variant is the $121,500 3.0 TFSI quattro. An A6 Allroad, essentially a wagon version on off-road steroids, will join the Australian line-up towards Christmas. We tested the least expensive of the three choices with the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, the 2.8 litre petrol FSI priced at $93,900. While it’s exactly in the middle of the A6 range, it’s worth noting that the virtues of its basic design and many of its features are also available in the leastexpensive car. The new A6 has a sophisticated body structure comprising more than 20 per cent aluminium plus some high-tech steels, resulting in a lighter and stiffer platform and an overall

kerb weight of less than 1700 kg. The benefits come in lower fuel consumption, better crash performance, more precise behaviour of steering and suspension and reduced transmission of road and mechanical noise and vibration to the passenger cabin. In other words, it’s a tauter, smoother, quieter, greener ride. Around this structure, Audi has put a nicelyproportioned body with a longer nose, low roof height of 1.46 metres and an elegant sweep to the rear wheel arches and boot. It has more presence than previous A6s. There is plenty of room for five inside, befitting the executive style. Tall people will be comfortable in the back seat, where there is good leg and head room.

The boot has a wide, flat floor and a decent opening for loading bulky cases. (This isn’t always the case; some boot lids make loading big luggage akin to putting a ship in a bottle.) Luxury car or not, the A6 is not above heavy lifting if called upon and the back seats fold down in a 1:2 split to almost double load space. The A6 interior is an example of why Audi has pulled a growing market in recent years. The quality of materials and workmanship is impeccable. Interior equipment is comparable with the opposition, no more or less. This means everything from power-adjustable front seats to fingertip gearshift paddles to fine leather and a terrific sound system. However, a distinctive feature is a pop-up LED screen in the top of the dash for all the audio, ventilation, navigation, phone, trip-computer and other information. I was in two minds about this. I found it distracting and un-aesthetic when up, but liked the fact it could be banished into a recess at the touch of a button when not needed. I imagine that once an owner had made his or her favourite settings for temperature, radio station and so on, the screen might not be used often. But better to have a screen in a fixed position, I’d say. The A6’s 2.8 litre V6 engine provides 150 kiloWatts of power and 280 Newtonmetres of torque. This delivers an appropriate style of performance for an executive vehicle, swift but understated. For the really sporty stuff, buy the supercharged 3.0 TFSI.

The A6 interior is an example of why Audi has pulled a growing market in recent years. The quality of materials and workmanship is impeccable. Using premium-unleaded 95 petrol, official average fuel consumption is eight litres per 100 kms. This is thanks in part to the efficient sevenspeed S tronic automatic transmission, Audi’s version of the twin-clutch direct-shift unit made so popular by parent company Volkswagen. Also like VW’s, the S tronic sometimes can feel uncertain in its take-up at manoeuvring speeds. Another aid to using less petrol is automatic stop-start control. Virtually anywhere the car is stationary at idle, the engine will switch off; it re-starts the instant brake pressure is eased. It’s seamless, unobtrusive and takes no time for the driver to get used to. Easy to appreciate how the pollution and cost savings would accumulate over a year’s commuting – and to wish every vehicle beside you in the traffic jam had the same feature. And imagine the silence. The quattro system, Audi’s USP (Unique Selling Point) in the local luxury market, is similarly welcome but unobtrusive. Despite having two extra driven wheels to pull it around, the A6 doesn’t feel any different to drive in normal conditions but its surefootedness will be evident whenever the road becomes slippery. The well-controlled ride tends toward firmness but is not usually uncomfortable on its 18 inch tyres. Adaptive air suspension is an option for drivers who seek a truly executive ride. For additional safety, performance or economy, the A6 comes with its Drive Select system, which allows the driver to adjust the responsiveness of the electric power steering, electronic throttle and auto transmission. Passive safety features eight airbags, including side bags for the outerrear passengers, and earns the car a maximum 5-Star NCAP crash protection rating.


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Faster, stronger, newer … words Chris Nixon

NEW VOLVOS SET SAIL Boat analogies applied to cars usually don’t have positive meanings (‘drives like a boat’) but perhaps cynics should except a new limited-edition range of Volvos, which celebrate the manufacturer’s support of the global Volvo Ocean Race. Volvo says its Ocean Race Editions of the V60 T5 Teknik, XC60 D5 Teknik and XC70 D5 Teknik reflect its customers’ adventurous outlook. All feature sport 18” Argus alloy wheels, aluminium centre console inlays, Volvo Ocean Race-branded tread plates and load covers, cross-stitched leather upholstery embossed with the Volvo Ocean Race logo, and paint choices including one called Ocean Race Blue II. The seat-stitching is said to have its roots in sail-making and the wheel design suggests the motion of the sea. BENZ’S NEW B BABY Launched to the world at the Frankfurt motor show only last September, Mercedes-Benz’s new B-Class small hatchback has already found its way to Australia. It is lands here initially in three versions, two petrol and one diesel. The B180 BlueEfficiency costs $38,950 with a 90 kiloWatt turbo-petrol engine and standard sevenspeed, twin-clutch auto transmission. Prices for the C200 petrol and C200CDi diesel were not available at the time of writing. Economy is helped by a package of fuel-saving features called BlueEfficiency, which includes automatic engine stop-start, plus the new twin-clutch auto standard across the range and an aerodynamic drag factor of 0.26. Supporting the premium image, Mercedes has loaded the city-bred hatchback with high-tech features found on its more expensive models, but one stands out – automatic hands-free parking. INFINITI JUST OVER HORIZON A new Japanese luxury brand called Infiniti will go on sale in Australia in the third quarter of this year. Actually, it’s not quite new since it made a brief appearance here in the early 1990s and has been a popular seller in the US and Europe for many years. Could be you have also seen the name on Mark Webber’s racing suit, as his Red Bull Formula One team is an Infiniti partner. Initially, the range will comprise the FX sport crossover, G37 sport convertible and coupe and M luxury performance sedan. The M will come as a petrol or diesel V6 (and eventually a hybrid) with rear- or all-wheel drive. Infiniti is a division of Nissan, which has established a separate new corporate organisation in Australia. There will be just a handful of dealers, one in Brisbane. The Infiniti promises class-leading value for money and quality. SUPERCAR ON A DATSUN DIET One of the world’s fastest sports cars is a Nissan, would you believe, and it just got even better. The exclusive GT-R is a hand-built coupe of mind-boggling electronic sophistication and complexity. It runs with the fastest Ferraris and Lamborghinis from rest to 100 kmh in less than 3.0 seconds, but costs a relatively Datsun-like $170,800 and is as easy to drive as your grandpa’s old Cedric. Around 400 have been sold here in the past four years. The latest version gets more power from its 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6 – 404 kW and 628 Nm – which still gets to the road via fulltime all-wheel drive. Unsurprisingly, Nissan engineers have strengthened the body to cope with the extra power. CONTI V8 HERE SOON Bentley’s second-generation Continental GT coupe, now with a V8 engine, made its first Asia-Pacific appearance at the recent Bangkok International Motor Show and will continue on to Australia for a June national preview tour. Although the original 6.0 litre W12 motor remains available, the 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 with eight-speed automatic is going to gain fans for its lower fuel consumption and emissions and, reportedly, more nimble driving feel. Despite the inertia of more than two tonnes of sumptuous luxury, the Continental will sprint to 100 kmh in 4.8 seconds and on to a 300 kmh top speed. The new Conti design appears similar but has been revised substantially on the outside and has a much more modern interior, judging by the models the Cove inspected at the Bangkok show. Prices for the Coupe GTC and Convertible GTC will be announced closer to launch and deliveries are due to start in July.


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Water wise Feel at home on the high seas with these latest apps and games for your iDevice. words Michael Blach

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Marine Instrument Display allows you to use your iPhone/iPad as a marine instrument display instead of buying an expensive mast or repeater display. Mount your iDevice to the mast, cockpit, or even to your wrist or arm with a waterproof armband, and access the data wherever you are in the boat. A truly useful application, this uses the full array of sensors at your iDevice’s disposal such as compass, accelerometer and GPS to provide vital information such as heading, speed, trip distance, trip time and position. Incredibly useful if you love having all the pertinent information about your trip at your fingertips, whether you are racing or cruising.


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Harbor Master is a fun game where you don the cap of a busy harbour master, directing boats and ships into docks, watching and waiting for their cargo to be unloaded, then sending them on their way. Sounds easy? Good. Because a collision could be catastrophic! This version comes with one free level called Treasure Island. There are six docks and two cargo types, meaning things can become hectic rather quickly. Additional levels are available at 99¢ each, and each new level comes with its own very unique challenges. The game is incredibly addictive, and I guarantee you will be fighting your kids to play this one. Beware of the monsters hiding in the deep ...

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Two good

Alaska 46 Sedan Gen II


Hampton 680 – Cavallino III

The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show will provide the perfect backdrop to showcase these two exceptional vessels.

Gold Coast based Australasian Marine Imports, the exclusive importers of Hampton, Endurance and Alaska Yachts, will have two vessels, including one new release, on display at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. The majestic Hampton 680 Cavallino III will take pride of place alongside the latest addition to the Alaska range, the Alaska 46 Sedan Gen II, that will be making her debut at the 2012 show. Alaska 46 Sedan Gen II The new Alaska 46 Sedan Gen II is heavily appointed and packed with advanced features, including a revised galley layout and extended full width hardtop. One of the most effective improvements is the change from traditional hallmark bi-fold doors to a single bi-fold door system. This sees the saloon doors open wide, to bring the outside in, and create an open plan that is ideal for entertainment and increased liveability. A port-side wing station has also been added with engine controls, and bow and stern thruster controls, while the new cockpit control station makes the tasks of docking and anchoring a breeze. The perfect entertainer, the Alaska 46 Sedan Gen II accommodation boasts a master stateroom with island queen-size berth amidships and its own en-suite, a cabin forward with two single bunks and guest bathroom, and the ability to turn the saloon lounge into a double bed. The impressive galley, located portside, features dual refrigeration and freezer, dish drawer dishwasher, microwave oven, four burner electric cooktop, generous storage and more. Powered by twin Cummins QSB 5.9 480hp engines, this renowned sea-keeping vessel has a cruise speed of 18/20 knots and a top end speed of 24 knots. Hampton 680 – Cavallino III The Hampton 680 – Cavallino III is a contemporary take on the traditional Pilothouse vessel, featuring a new interior design package. Her interior comforts create an inviting environment and modern feel to the vessel and include cherry timber with satin finish, textured panels, and extensive use of fabric, leather, marble and stone throughout. The accommodation layout on this spacious vessel features a full beam king-size master stateroom with separate shower and a walk-in cedar lined wardrobe and a queen VIP stateroom with island bed and twin room to port. These two cabins share a well appointed, generous sized en-suite. Stepping up to the pilothouse deck, you’ll find dual pompanette helm seats overlooking a modern take of a traditional dashboard, and an instrumentation layout featuring the latest in Simrad technology. From an impressive saloon with beautiful leather fit out and a surround sound entertainment system, to dual wing stations in the cockpit, this Hampton is packed with extensive features and appointments throughout. The flybridge provides an ideal space for entertaining, with its own barbecue, retractable television and U-shaped dinette. Powered by twin Caterpillar C-18 Acert engines, this vessel has a cruise speed of 17-18 knots and a top end speed of 21-22 knots.


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French style Jeanneau and Prestige power boats arrive on Gold Coast waterways.

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Gold Coast boating enthusiasts have a range of exciting new options with the arrival of a sparkling French range of Jeanneau and Prestige brand power boats. Pacific Motor Yachts is importing the new boats, designed by Italian master Vittorio Garroni. Featuring stylish lines with interiors and decks perfectly suited to the Australian lifestyle, the boats range from seventeen-foot centre console trailerable boats up to luxurious sixty-foot cruisers. Where the smaller models are sleek, practical and comfortable for a day of fun on the water, the larger Prestige models glow with finely polished timbers and plush furnishings. “We are delighted to represent these great brands,” said Brett Thurley, Managing Director of Pacific Motor Yachts. “They embody a high level of quality combined with great value for people seeking modern European design and world-class performance on the water. “These boats represent the exciting new styling of Jeanneau and Prestige,” said Brett. “Vittorio Garroni has brought a fresh look to the latest models with aft galleys and single-level entertaining that will appeal to the Australian market.” Most exciting for enthusiasts is news that five of these new boats will feature at the upcoming Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. “We already have three new boats on the water,” said Brett. “They include a Prestige 440S sports yacht powered by Volvo IPS, a Leader 10 dieselpowered sports cruiser and an 8.5 Cap Camarat centre console sports boat with outboard power. “As well as these three, our on-water display will feature the award-winning Prestige 500 flybridge and NC9 models.” Brett said the team at Pacific Motor Yachts was building on the experience and expertise gained in building the Clipper Motor Yachts brand and distribution. “Clipper is now the number one selling semi-displacement trawler in Australia,” he said. “The team maintains our commitment to Clipper as we develop this new business. “We are driven by a service culture to support, educate and expand every owner’s boating knowledge, experience and lifestyle. We have a direct import agreement with Jeanneau International that ensures our customers receive top quality service from the importer and attractive pricing.” The company operates from a purpose-build facility at the Gold Coast City Marina at Coomera at the northern end of the Gold Coast. “This is the largest working marina in the southern hemisphere and we chose to base our operations here to have access to the best contractors to commission and support our new and pre-owned vessels while managing ongoing service, education and warranty support for owners,” concludes Brett. PACIFIC MOTOR YACHTS Contact Brett Thurley T 07 5519 4019

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Introducing a buoyant, brighter, totally brilliant Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

2011 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

In the lead up to its 25th anniversary, the 2012 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has scored some major coups, secured 60+ global and national launches, and attracted 300 exhibitors showcasing the most innovative and covetable yachts, equipment, accessories and options that celebrate the best of the boating lifestyle. The extensive range of exhibitors at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show means there’s something for everybody. There will be a who’s who of international guests and visitors, hundreds of products launches, as well as many firsttime exhibitors and exciting additions to the program. Visitors will still enjoy the latest from traditional exhibitors in luxury power and sail, and plenty of destinations, tours and charter companies to inspire you, along with what’s new in trailerable fibreglass and aluminium boats, engines, electronics and accessories, books, maps and charts. This year’s event promises something to suit every visitor and every budget – from superyachts to several significant releases. Some of the superyachts on show include the Italian-built luxury charter vessel, the Falcon 90 ‘Norseman’ valued at $5.8 million; the brand new Horizon E54 and Horizon AquaCat 80; and the Prestige 500, recently crowned ‘Powerboat of the Year’ in the 45’ category at the European Powerboat of the Year Awards in Düsseldorf. International brands such as Jeanneau, Clipper, Integrity, Catana, Palm Beach Motor Yachts, Maritimo, Mustang, and Seawind will be holding launches during the boat show. There are 40 first time exhibitors, such as Chaparral with its hot new entry level range of 18 and 19 foot Sports and ski/fish bowriders dubbed ‘H20’, stand up paddle boards from Stand Up Surf Co, and the VanDutch luxury day boat will certainly turn heads as it brings some sleek, black-hulled French Riviera élan to Sanctuary Cove. For the thrill seekers, there’s the gamut of PWCs, boards and more. Or you can watch as the experts show us how it’s done with the Australian launch of gravity-defying JetLev R200, which can shoot 30ft (9m) in the air with just a hose linking it to the water. There are also fashion and performance clothing parades, including all the new ranges from Gill, Musto and Burke, and the high quality polarised sunglasses from BarzOptics.

Gear, gadgets and great bargains are on offer this year too, plus new for 2012, the superb range of German precision timepieces from Define Watches, crafted especially for nautical uses: boating, diving and swimming. Visitors have the opportunity to win a $10,000 watch from Define Watches, so listen to Gold FM for all the details. Also new this year is the Superyacht Pavilion structure, used just once previously at this year’s BMW Magic Millions. The structure itself is the first of its kind in Australia. Designed and constructed in Germany by Roder HTS, its walls, glass windows, roof and floor all fit together. Another attribute is the revolutionary ‘tite liner’ ceiling, which is a new style of liner stretched taut between the rafters to give a seamless, snug fit, adding to the crisp, clean lines of the interior. Sanctuary Cove is the only boat show in Australia to have a dedicated Superyacht Pavilion and Superyacht Australia has sponsored the high-tech white structure, which will house some of the country’s leading superyacht exhibitors. If you’re a film-buff, this will appeal: a one-of-akind, classic Chris Craft runabout from the 1950s which featured in the film On Golden Pond will be on show alongside the epitome of contemporary day boat cruising and star of the film Twilight Breaking Dawn, the Chris Craft Silver Bullet. The stunning 20ft, limited edition luxury runabout is the boating equivalent of a sports car. One of only 150 manufactured and available worldwide, the Silver Bullet will be a show stopper! Equally sleek is its companion, the 22ft timber Chris Craft runabout called Mistral, which has an impressive heritage. Built from a kit of authentic parts shipped from the US to Tasmania in 1950, Mistral was then completely restored between 1992 and 2001 by only its second owner since the boat was built. The current owner is now looking for a loving custodian for this marvellous piece of history and has established a sale price of $89,000. In a fantastic coup for the Gold Coast, Sanctuary Cove and exhibitors at the 2012 event, Channel Seven has confirmed Mel and Kochie and all the team from Seven’s Sunrise program will present a three-hour live broadcast from the boat show on Friday 25 May. >>


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Boat show organisers have teamed up with Gold Coast Tourism to take the next step in media partnership with Channel Seven, which for several years has been broadcast partner with the program Creek to Coast and The Great South East, along with news packages and weather crosses. “Having the team from Sunrise here live is a tremendous boost for this year’s boat show,” says Sue Thomson, General Manager Boat Show. “Sunrise is the leader in breakfast TV, reaching around 900,000 people each morning. The boat show’s stunning venue will be the backdrop for the broadcast, and live breakfast television will capture the ambience and excitement, as well as featuring the range of boats, accessories, various attractions and interesting options for people who may not have considered visiting the show.” Martin Winter, CEO of Gold Coast Tourism, is equally positive. “The annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show maintains a distinguished place within the AsiaPacific boat show schedule, where an extensive and diverse range of marine industry exhibitors will attract between 40,000 and 50,000 boating enthusiasts and curious onlookers,” said Martin. “Our vast range of waterways, including our spectacular coastline, makes the Gold Coast a haven of fun-filled pursuits, where thrill seekers can choose from jetboating, parasailing, kite surfing, diving, jet-ski safaris, snorkelling, tall-ship cruising and yachting.


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“We are ecstatic to be able to showcase our marine assets and images of the city’s spectacular natural landscapes to a national audience to reinforce our position as Australia’s favourite holiday destination.” Another sensational facet of the program this year is the immensely popular ‘Women on Water’ activities, which add another dimension to the boat show. Ita Buttrose will be special guest speaker at this year’s Ladies’ Lunch, on Friday 25 May at Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove, with host and emcee, Seven Network’s Kimberley Busteed. When it comes to surmounting the obstacles and challenges of working in a traditionally male domain, Ita – twice voted Australia’s most admired woman – has excelled in all forums: as a businesswoman, journalist, author, advisor to corporate, community and welfare organisations and as a company director. With her star shining as luminous as ever, thanks in part to the success of the ABC series, Paper Giants, Ita remains relevant and influential across the generations. The 2012 ‘Women on Water’ program will include Cooking On Board Your Boat sessions hosted by Seven’s culinary expert, Sally Jenyns, styling your boat interiors hosted by Sarah Egan and the Boat Style team, fashion parades in the Piazza, ‘introduction to sailing’ programs and the popular ‘High Tea on the High Seas’ cruises. Running on both Saturday and Sunday (26 and 27 May), the relaxing cruises will allow ladies to leave their menfolk at the boat show and enjoy a scenic sojourn with fun, frivolity and plenty of pampering. Embark on the MV The Lady, a ravishingly retro function boat fabulously fitted out by Boat Style, for two hours, enjoying champagne and canapés served with the pleasant backdrop of the Coomera River and the magnificent motor yachts and sailing craft on display at this year’s event. In addition to prizes and lively company, each guest will receive a generous gift bag with samples and VIP offers. Tickets for the Ladies’ Lunch and High Tea on the High Seas are strictly limited and available online.

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Style at sea Sarah Egan

Ladies of luxury take to the water at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

“Women in my family were always welcome on board our boats but were

on-board setting for women to indulge with champagne, light lunch, pamper

never expected to do anything; I think this was the menfolks’ great chance

sessions and exclusive gifts and prizes while cruising the Gold Coast

to show us their prowess-on-sea,” quips Sarah Egan, businesswoman and

Broadwater as part of High Tea on the High Seas.

passionate boating enthusiast. Boating has been an integral part of Sarah’s life and after practically growing up on the water, it seems like a natural progression for her to make a career out of it. “In 2010, my husband and I bought a beautiful cruising yacht, Sirocco. I set about in earnest to make her a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives,” Sarah said. “With [so many] recreational boats in Queensland alone, I expected to find all the things required to deck out our new home away from home. I was left wanting, disenchanted by the rather predictable and uninspiring marine furnishings and homewares available.” It was following this that Sarah created Boat Style, an online retail store offering top quality products to furnish every area of the boat. From indoor/ outdoor nautical-print cushions and matching napkins to serving platters, shell coasters and sumptuous 1000-thread-count bed linen, Boat Style offers over 300 products from the marine-themed to the truly unique. The company also provides a bespoke service, giving customers the opportunity to design the perfect pieces for their yacht. Boat Style is a result of Sarah’s belief that all free moments on-board should be dedicated to relaxing and fully enjoying the pleasures of life on the water. Her range of luxury products create the sort of comforting space that one would expect at home.

Palm Springs with its mix of cultures and retro modern architecture. Expect vivid colours in neo-classic patterns on 21st Century steroids’. The stylishly outfitted The Lady will be anything but a nautical cliché, decked out in ultra-modern white furniture and fabrics in fabulous prints and a water-worthy palette of turquoise and cool blue with accents of apple green. Boat Style is all about the merging of style and function, and the fabrics and furnishings use durable materials for the perfect maritime experience. High Tea on the High Seas is the perfect opportunity for ocean-loving ladies to indulge their boating passion in a truly exquisite setting. While the Women on Water program is about recognising women’s contribution to the marine community, Sanctuary Cove understands that a little luxury never goes astray and there are plenty of opportunities to experience some glamour among the business of the Boat Show. The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is the biggest annual event on the community’s calendar, attracting exhibitors and visitors from all over the globe. Sanctuary Cove’s stunning Marina is the location for the Boat Show, a four-day event showcasing a range of innovative marine products and services from around the world, from superyachts and power cruisers to jet skis, electronics and navigational gear. Women on Water at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is the

Sarah will lend her hand to the Women on Water program as part of the

perfect meeting between serious boat business and a little oceanic opulence.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May. Women on Water is a range

With a focus on the achievements of women in the marine industry, the Women

of events designed to suit the interests of seafaring women, with an added

on Water program combines inspiration and information with a good dose of

touch of glamour, including the Ladies’ Lunch, seminars, fashion parades and

glamour. High Tea on the High Seas will give ladies the chance to stretch their

High Tea on the High Seas, for which Sarah has specially styled The Lady, a

sea legs while soaking in some well-deserved luxury.

luxe function boat. Sarah’s spectacular fit-out is all about ‘Aqua Glamour’, creating a fabulous


Sarah describes her design for the boat as ‘inspired by the eclectic style of

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A classic event The inaugural Sanctuary Cove Ladies Golf Classic was a resounding success.

Photography Helen McParlane Photography

Staged on two glorious golf courses, with a host of friendly participants and a diamond studded putter on offer for the winner … the 2012 Sanctuary Cove Ladies Golf Classic was always destined to be a premier event on the women’s golfing calendar.

But even the organisers were amazed by just how successful the inaugural event was. “We knew that we were on to a winning formula but the amount of interest shown by local and interstate players was wonderful,” says Event Organiser Faye Wyer. “Everyone who took part couldn’t help but be impressed by the beautiful setting, and the fun spirit in which the competition was played. “We were also very pleased with the support we received from the local community including the Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club, Mulpha Sanctuary Cove (Developments) Pty Limited, Sanctuary Cove Publishing, Calleija Jewellers and the various other sponsors who Faye Wyer with Michelle Doherty

came on board.” Played on The Palms and The Pines at Sanctuary Cove, the three-day event attracted more than 100 players of all levels, from right around Australia. The Classic kicked off with a fun Foursome on Day One, followed by two days of 18-hole competition golf. Sanctuary Cove local Michelle Doherty was the ultimate winner, claiming a diamond-set putter generously designed and donated by internationally renowned jeweller John Calleija from Calleija Jewellers – Marina Mirage, Sydney and London.

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SCLGC committee with Geoff Hall


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However, no one managed to walk away with the amazing $50,000 diamond, courtesy of Café St Tropez, which was offered for a HoleIn-One. Away from the course, the players enjoyed a more social atmosphere with ‘Meet & Greet’ evenings, barbecues and presentation functions. The Event also had a philanthropic angle, with $10,000 raised for the Adam Scott Foundation. The much needed funds will be put towards the construction of a Youth Hostel in Labrador. While this year’s event was an unequivocal success, Faye said the committee is determined that next year’s Classic will be even bigger and better. “We are hoping to attract even more competitors and sponsors next year, ensuring that this event becomes one of Australia’s most popular amateur competitions for women,” she said. “We have now set up our own website (, where photographs from the 2012 event can be viewed and ordered and the 2013 entry form can be downloaded.”

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Village news A variety of experiences are on offer at the ever-changing Marine Village.


Valentine Waturoucha – Black and White Lounge Bar

George Tassis – George’s Paragon

Les Ward – Les Ward Lawyers

Sanctuary Cove’s Marine Village is now home to the Gold Coast’s newest lounge bar venue inspired by the chic nightspots frequented by London’s social set. Black and White Lounge Bar was modelled on the popular RS Lounge in London which is favoured by local celebrities. True to its namesake, one half of the bar is adorned in white from floor to ceiling, with the other half similarly decorated in black. Black and White Lounge Bar creator and exLondoner Valentine Waturoucha said he decided to introduce a new social experience for The Marine Village visitors after identifying an opportunity in the precinct for an upmarket lounge bar that offered a sophisticated ambience, live entertainment and was open seven nights a week. With live music and guest DJs, as well as events, parties and theme nights, Valentine said Black and White Lounge Bar will provide a unique atmosphere and experience for guests and will offer more than just ‘going to a bar and having a drink’. “We will be offering a wide range of music from the 1980s, 1990s, soul, R & B, jazz and dance, so

we expect our clientele will range from people in their 20s to 60s,” he said. “There’s nothing else like it on the Gold Coast.” The lounge bar is in addition to a host of new dining, entertainment and commercial experiences at Sanctuary Cove, with the recent reintroduction of the popular Cove Tavern and The Marine Village restaurant, Leo’s Latina Bar and Grill, undergoing a complete decor transformation and introducing an enticing new menu. Sanctuary Cove General Manager for Sales John Hughes said the first quarter of 2012 saw much movement within The Marine Village commercial precinct, with some existing businesses extending and taking out additional tenancies to facilitate expansion. George’s Paragon, one of the Gold Coast’s much loved restaurant brands tops the list, with owner George Tassis taking on an extra 200sqm adjacent to his existing flagship restaurant, increasing his space to an impressive 1100sqm and making it one of the largest venues in Queensland. “We have welcomed more than 25 new tenancies to The Marine Village community in the

past 12 months,” said John. “Many of our tenants are residents within Sanctuary Cove, which provides a great work/life balance and we are starting to see more and more tenants taking out second or third tenancies, which is the best testament to business success within The Marine Village.” Further additions to The Marine Village’s business services include legal practice Les Ward Lawyers, specialising in commercial, estate law and estate planning. Practice owner and 30-year veteran of the legal profession Les Ward decided to open the practice after he and his family moved to Oxenford from Townsville late last year. John said the arrival of the practice in The Marine Village provided yet another useful and relevant service for residents and visitors. “The Marine Village is well on its way in its goal of providing a wide array of services and experiences for Sanctuary Cove residents,” he said. “It is increasingly a destination where people can do business, shop and relax without the hassle of having to run around town.”

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Family fun An ‘Eggstravagant’ Easter Festival attracted record crowds to Sanctuary Cove’s Marine Village. Sanctuary Cove once again hosted its ‘Easter Eggstravaganza’ this year and, by all reports, the festivities were bigger and better than ever before. Close to 1,000 people gathered at Sanctuary Cove on Easter Sunday, turning The Marine Village into a carnival of colour and celebration. The wonderful autumn weather and a fun-filled line up of activities had adults and children alike in high spirits throughout the morning. The little ones were kept busy with face painting, balloon twisting and jumping castles, while live entertainment on the stage kept up the festive vibe. And since it’s not Easter without a truckload of chocolate, the kids had a great time taking part in the Easter Egg Hunt. A very special guest also hopped in to help out with the hunt and proved to be extremely popular among a very excited fan base. The Easter Bunny delighted the crowds by handing out more Easter

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Eggs and, together with the goodies collected during the hunt, more than 3,500 eggs were distributed among the crowd. Fortunately, new Marine Village tenant Sanctuary Cove Dental was on hand giving out much healthier prizes of balloons and teeth cleaning packs – which certainly would not have gone astray following a day of such sugary goodness! The morning wrapped up with the Easter Buggy Parade and decorating competition. As usual, participants threw themselves into the task of theming their golf buggies and the crowds were delighted with a vibrant parade through the streets of The Marine Village. The Parris family took out first place for their design and were rewarded with a Marine Village shopping voucher as well as a beautiful Easter hamper. Congratulations also to the Holt family, the Winter and Taylor families, and the Moule family, who took out second, third and fourth places respectively. A special mention also goes to Matilda McCarroll and Romilly Hicks, who did a fantastic job of decorating their families’ buggies without any parental assistance. Following the excitement of the Easter festivities, many of the visitors took the opportunity to relax and explore The Marine Village, with shops and restaurants enjoying a rush of activity. The Sanctuary Cove Easter event was once again a great day of fun and entertainment for everyone involved, proving to be a true ‘Eggstravaganza’ in every sense of the word.

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Rebuilding history

New Steve’s Hotel from Esplanade

Originally opened as a bed-and-breakfast, Steve’s has been an integral part of the Perth landscape for over a century. words Susan Lang-Lemckert

“We’re going to Steve’s”. If you’re from Perth, or have spent more than a short holiday there, you’ll know ‘Steve’s’ isn’t the home of a friend called Stephen, but the iconic Nedlands Park Hotel – and you’ve probably been there yourself. If so you would be in notable company – former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke set his famous yardglass-emptying record there, literary award-winning writer Robert Drewe was a well-known patron, and an embryonic INXS gigged there when they were still known as The Farriss Brothers.


Nestled by the river in leafy Nedlands, the hotel opened as a bed-and-breakfast establishment for visiting farmers in 1908, but didn’t become known as ‘Steve’s’ until 1935, when one Stephen McHenry bought the lease and ran the establishment. The advent of World War II saw Stephen deployed with the 28th Battalion – the Rats of Tobruk – where he was eventually captured. While he was interned overseas, his wife Kitty succumbed to cancer, leaving behind their two daughters, Joy and Julie. Stephen survived internment, returning to

Australia – and to Steve’s – and later marrying again. He and his second wife Hazel had another daughter, Sandra (now Hohnen), and a son Murray. Murray McHenry, who today runs the family concern – which includes the prestigious McHenry Hohnen Vintners in Margaret River – with other family members, has fond memories of growing up around Steve’s, where he kept horses whose stablemates were in the service of officers from the adjacent police station. But Stephen McHenry’s passing in 1958 ushered in more changes for everyone.




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“When my father died my mother kept the hotel running on a week-toweek tenancy, although she’d never run a hotel before,” Murray recalls. Murray then spent most of his time with his father’s cousin Rex Roper in rural Western Australia, where his love of the land in general – and the Margaret River area in particular – was fostered. “In those days, I just wanted to be a farmer,” he says. His affinity with the outdoors also saw him develop a love of competitive sport – most notably rowing – in which he progressed from competition to coaching, before work commitments made it impossible to find time for training. Then fate intervened again. “My mother had run Steve’s from 1958 to 1977, then the Swan Brewery decided to sell the freehold of some 30 West Australian hotels – Steve’s being one of them,” Murray explains. “So I came back [to Perth] in 1977 and bought the freehold.” And so began Steve’s next incarnation – as a favourite meeting place renowned throughout the 1970s and 80s for its relaxed ambience and great live music. >>

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But nothing stays the same forever, and Steve’s once-famous beer garden has now gone as part of the site’s overall redevelopment – there’s a new building housing a bar and bistro, a wine store and tasting area, function rooms, and newly-built apartments. And the pieces de resistance are the four residences (or super-apartments) that have been created within the former Steve’s hotel building, with as many of the original features as possible – including the glorious internal staircase – being retained. Murray took on every task from overseeing the relocation of bricks from one part of the building to another to ensure uniformity, to designing the carpets to reflect the sense of flowing water evoked by the nearby Swan River, to selecting historical photographs of the site and buildings for display in common areas. The exacting restoration from 1908 hotel to four unique residences was a challenge that required specialists in Heritage, so Philip Griffiths Architect was retained to work with Murray and renowned restoration builder Brenden Mainstone to create these magnificent apartments. “Though we didn’t have any [official] heritage restrictions, we effectively did in that I was virtually born here, so we wanted to recreate it while keeping as much of 1908 here as possible,” he says. And the new apartments, located on the river side of the old building now housing the residences, were designed to form a ‘circle of respect’ around the original Steve’s. The vibrant centre that is the modern Steve’s has now been warmly embraced by the public and neighbouring residents, but it wasn’t always the case. There were difficulties with planning and zoning issues for the redevelopment, and concerns from locals ‘largely because people hate change’,


rooms – they had to wait until about 2.00 am to check in, because we had a function on that night – and we took them breakfast in bed the next morning.

Nedlands Park Hotel 1950s Aerial

says Murray. The whole process took some 15 years, and has now been much accepted by the West Australian community. “The old hotels – those built in the early part of the last century – had outlived their usefulness, and the suburbs have been built around them,” he says. “There’s been a changing of the guard, and we’re losing the suburban hotels we grew up with, which is a shame. “What we’ve tried to create here is a meeting place that’s close to the community, and is contemporary while retaining the integrity of the old building. And now we’ve made those changes, people here are saying: ‘what a wonderful thing!’.” A casualty of the redevelopment was the overnight suites – which was quite a disappointment to a particular client with a strong connection to the place. “This man had always claimed he’d been conceived at Steve’s, where his parents spent their wedding night,” Murray recalls, “so when he got married himself, he wanted to continue the tradition. But by then, we didn’t offer accommodation. “So we set up a bedroom in one of the function

“He’s since told me his own son was conceived that night, so maintaining our family tradition helped him to maintain his.” For all his dedication to customer service, it’s winemaking – which combines his twin loves of primary production and Steve’s Hotel – that is Murray’s true passion. “It’s a family vision,” he says of the McHenry Hohnen concern. “My sister Sandy, brother-inlaw David Hohnen (formerly of Cape Mentelle in Margaret River and Cloudy Bay in New Zealand) along with his daughter Freya and son-in-law Ryan Walsh are all involved. We’re a pretty close unit, and we have passion for what we do.” Their 120 ha of vines yield 18 varieties of fine wine, much of which is exported and receives glowing reviews, most recently in the James Halliday Wine Companion. Chief Vintner David Hohnen was also honoured with the inaugural Len Evans Award for Leadership in 2007. “One of the great things about winemaking is that you get to nurture [the crop],” he says. “You prepare the land, plant the vine, then pick the fruit, make the wine, and then you take it to the market. Primary producers like ourselves are hands-on with every aspect of what we do. It’s wonderful!” But when asked to nominate his fondest career achievement, Murray’s exacting restoration of the original Steve’s building – his boyhood home – is the obvious standout. “Not many people get to restore and change the nature of a 100-year-old building without losing its integrity. It was an honour to undertake, and I’m happy with what I’ve created. It’ll always be a major part of my life’s achievements,” he says.

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Where: The Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove When: 31 March 2012 What: The streets of The Marine Village were transformed into an elegant dining venue for the annual Candles & Cuisine event. Guests enjoyed candlelit ambience, fine food and wine and excellent street entertainment throughout the evening.

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Where: Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club When: 5 April 2012 What: A sumptuous cocktail party was held at the Golf and Country Club to launch the annual Sanctuary Cove Easter Tournament. Members and guests enjoyed canapés and drinks as a prelude to the three-day event.


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Where: Palazzo Versace When: 28 April 2012 What: Aston Martin hosted The ONE, a black tie event which celebrated the Australian launch of the ONE-77, a spectacular expression of engineering flair fused with the very finest craftsmanship. The opulent evening also showcased the stunning Calleija for Aston Martin One-77 collection, an exclusive jewellery range that embodies quality and creativity.


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Pulling up anchor Bryan Matthews would be quite happy to sail off into the sunset … as long as someone else is at the helm.

I like those ‘Desert Island Discs’ type of radioshows; never mind that – if you did happen to get shipwrecked along with your ten favourite records – you’d still need to find a CD player [or gramophone] and a powerpoint somewhere in the trunk of a coconut tree. I also enjoy that daft hypothetical question about ‘the one book you’d want with you’ if you were to suffer the not inconsiderable inconvenience of being a castaway. Most people say something impressive like The Bible or War and Peace but the best answer came from the comic who said ‘I’d probably take How To Build A Boat’.

cruiser – and responsible for my passengers – I’d be thinking ‘did somebody mention a bar?’ just before hitting one made of sand. As a freeloader on someone else’s boat, I needn’t worry about steering right or left of the green circle and red triangle. Or is it a red circle and green triangle? I could check by popping down to our pontoon right now but I can’t be bothered with the kind of research that distinguishes a Pulitzer winner from a former contributor to The Truth. I’m really not the kind of committed skipper and navigator you want at the helm. Plus the word sextant makes me giggle.

And on that note ... about this time each year I enjoy Sanctuary Cove’s hosting of one of the world’s best boat shows – a rare occasion when thousands of Australians talk about boats without once mentioning the words ‘intercept’, ‘Malaysia’ or ‘Nauru’. So I thought I should write something suitably topical. Problem is that the one thing I know about boats is that I don’t know much about boats. What I do know makes no sense at all. For

because they’re neutral on everything – and gave up competitive sport when targets replaced apples in archery – then, in 2007, they spent millions designing a boat with a keel shaped a bit like a

We lived in Southend-onSea which, if you overlook the absence of sun or actual sand, was a nice resort town … Every year at the boat show, I inspect the jet skis (or rather, ‘personal watercraft’). Unlike a lot of blokes I do so with the genuine intention of buying one and not just to furtively eye up the promo girls (last year, I barely noticed the ones in gold

melted Toblerone (which is a better idea than, say,

hotpants with matching high heels and scanty red

a hull modelled after their cheese).

haltertops). The only reason I haven’t completed

skinheads whose likes included jellied eels and a punch-up). The thing I didn’t like about sailing (ditto kayaking upstream or cycling uphill) was ‘tacking’ and it was visiting ‘skins’ – hurling stones from the beach and then removing their boots to swim after me as I zig-zagged hopelessly against the wind – who convinced me that my nautical future lay with a G&T on a comfy seat on a large vessel skippered by someone else. I still admire the commitment of people who own sailing boats – which seem to involve a lot of opposed to those who opt for motorised cruising which seems to involve a lot of sitting down and slicing of cheese or cold cuts. From our lanai, (‘best position on main river’, just ask my realtor) I only ever see yachts motoring their way towards the Broadwater. I’m assuming most yachties step things up when they hit open water but the cynic in me suspects that some have concluded that with the sails up, the boat kind of leans over and you very often spill your beer. A friend of mine imported his yacht from eastern Europe; now it occurs to me that some countries are more famous for making stuff to be drunk on boats rather than for making the boats themselves. There’s a lot to be said for cracking open a bottle but a lot less to be said for cracking open a hull – which is what his spontaneously did in Raby Bay

I like boats and I especially like friends who own

a purchase yet is that the same mid-life crisis that

last New Year’s Eve. You might want to note that

them. When we built our home on the main river

has made me want one has also turned me into a

December 31 is not the best date to be setting off

at Sanctuary Cove (for sale by the way – ‘beautiful

complete ditherer. (Even so, if you’re a purveyor of

a distress flare close to midnight. Huge credit to the

northerly aspect’ – contact the local realty office),

personal watercraft, please note my name and do

coastguard for (i) scanning the skies and realising

we very considerately included a pontoon so ship-

me a deal someday.)

‘hey, that’s not just a crap firework’ and (ii) rescuing

I’ve also considered buying a kayak. Kayaks

my friend without once mentioning that they kind of

There’s certainly nothing as delightful as mooring

provide a good workout and I guess are the

in an idyllic spot, listening to the waves – the

maritime equivalent of the road bike. I recently

had other plans for the evening. In spite of such a near-brush with disaster

tranquillity broken only by someone downstairs

bought the first bicycle (personal pedalcraft) I’ve

(imagine, I’d been on that very same yacht one

yelling ‘how do you flush these toilets?’.

owned in nearly 40 years (did you know they

afternoon only seven months earlier) the swiftest

My problem is that boats have precisely the

now have more than three gears and it’s almost

route to becoming my friend remains to buy a boat at

same effect on me as airplanes i.e. the moment

impossible to get a basket for the handlebars?). The

this year’s boat show. Simply show the salesperson

I set foot on one I am consumed by a quite

essential difference between a bike and a kayak is

this article to get a ten per cent discount (that’s a lie

extraordinary thirst. In the air, I try to drink at least

that if you’re on your bike and get knackered you

but they might flick a commission my way). If you’re

the equivalent of my fare (effectively, flying for free);

can get off and take it on the bus home.

looking for a spectacular waterfront property to go

mates can pick us up for a day out.


was a nice resort town (especially for day-tripping

running around and splicing of mainbraces – as

example, I’m aware the landlubbing Swiss once won the America’s Cup. This is clearly ridiculous

you overlook the absence of sun or actual sand,

this is ok because I’ve never been asked to pilot

As a boy in the UK, I owned a ‘Puffin Pacer’

the plane. As master and commander of a pleasure

sailboat. We lived in Southend-on-Sea which, if

with your new vessel did I mention that … oh yes, I think I probably did.

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hosts her winter bridge holiday 20 – 25 July 2012 Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove, Qld Joan Butts, National Teaching Coordinator and one of Australia’s most popular and respected bridge teachers, invites you to join her at Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove. Featuring the very best in modern bridge lessons, the holiday will include tournaments and games for all levels of player – beginner to advanced. No need to bring a partner, Joan will arrange one for you.

• Five Night Package: $1,400 per person

Comprises two daily bridge lessons with Joan and games each afternoon and evening. Includes: 5 nights accommodation (twin share*), with breakfast, Welcome Cocktail Party and Victory Dinner. *Single room supplement $95 per night.

• Two night Package: $560 per person

Comprises two daily bridge lessons with Joan and games each afternoon and evening. Includes: 2 nights accommodation (twin share*) with breakfast and Welcome Cocktail Party. *Single room supplement $95 per night.

• Daily Package: (without accommodation) $55 per person

Comprises two daily bridge lessons with Joan and games each afternoon and evening. Includes: all coffee and tea during bridge games.

•Optional extras: Friday 20 July - Welcome Cocktail Party (Romney Room/Terrace) $40 per person. Tuesday 24 July - Victory Dinner (Cove Café) $60 per person.

Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove is a luxury resort on the northern end of the Gold Coast. Set in beautiful grounds, the hotel is surrounded by two championship golf courses and a village precinct with waterfront restaurants, cafés, boutiques and speciality stores. During their stay, bridge holiday guests will enjoy: • Exclusive offers available in The Marine Village and at Champions Hair Beauty Day Spa. • Country club with tennis courts, 25-metre lap pool, gymnasium, weights room and group fitness centre, free of charge. • Access to The Pines and The Palms golf courses.

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