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Uno de 50 + Numero 3

In the late 1990s, a group of creative designers decided to establish a jewellery and accessories business that would set itself apart, a new brand that would break away from existing trends and impose its own philosophy and personality.. The project was based on a Utopian idea: to make only 50 units of each design, so [...]

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THERESE DESQUEYROUX

In the 1920’s, in the French region of Landes, near Bordeaux, marriages are arranged to merge land parcels and unite neighbouring families. Thus, young and free-spirited Thérèse Larroque becomes Mrs. Bernard Desqueyroux. Married life in provincial France does not agree with Thérèse, however, who quickly finds herself stifled by the tedium of her surroundings (while her [...]

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Smalltown

Gallery 2 May 11 – June 16, 2013 Smalltown The wild landscapes of Australia are routinely described as desolate and forbidding… [yet] for all the talk of hostility and harshness, there is nothing so bleak and forbidding in country Australia as the places humans have built there… Tim Winton, 2009 Smalltown is a dialogue between photographer [...]

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ITS MY PARTY (AND I’LL DIE IF I WANT TO)

Arts TheatreSaturday, May 25, 2013 The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents As part of The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s 2013 Subscription Season Henri Szeps in It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To) By Elizabeth Coleman RON: Good evening. At 10.23pm on January 24, my doctor gave me three months to live. By my [...]

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The SpaceMay 23 – June 1, 2013 The Arts Centre and Mixtape Theatre Collective present Escape from the Breakup Forest By Steve Pirie Boy Meets Girl Girl Leaves Boy Boy Meets Puppet A comedy about getting over yourself. When Josh’s first love Emma calls it quits, his world shrinks to an existence of floor-based cereal [...]

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Chilli Apple Pear Pearl Perch

  Chilli Jam:                            20 x Red Chillies 2 x Brown Onions 3 x Cinnamon Quills 2 x Star Anise 200g x Brown Sugar 200g x Caster Sugar 1 x Litre Water   Method: Slice chilliies in 2-3 cm pieces lengthways including seeds, slice onions, bring both sugars and water to the boil and reduce to [...]

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Staff spotlight on Andre Horpazack Retamero

Name: Andre Horpazack Retamero Title: Dinner Host in Bazaar Country of Birth: Brazil (Baby) Education: Degree in Industrial Design Favourite Stingray Drink: Spicy Mexican Bloody Mary Favourite Bazaar Meal: Tamarind and lemon grass beef ribs What I love about my job: The amazing varieties of food stations, the aromas of spices, the friendly faces I meet, my work colleagues, learning and developing [...]

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Meet the Klims

One of our fave Aussie power couples, Michael and Lindy Klim were at QT Gold Coast for a spot of relaxation and we got this gorgeous snap of Lindy. How gorgeous is she?!

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Fashion Week babes.

Now that Fashion week and awards has come to a close, we pay homage to the babes who braved the runway.   Pic courtesy of tyrenewaithmua via Instagram — at QT Gold Coast.

Fashion
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SECRETS FROM THE SOUTH

By  Benjamen Judd We are fond of a cult label. Particularly those mercurial ones that are not afraid to evolve into bigger and better things. Such as Sydney-based label the-designers-formerly-known-as Secret Squirrel. Who are now the designers known as Secret South.   The move to change their name reflects the evolving style and ethos of [...]

Fashion
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MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND THE JUGGERNAUTS

By Benjamen Judd The Midnight Juggernauts are one of those bands that we have managed to keep up with despite our own impending ageing crisis. And we like that we have been able to do so, because it makes us feel like we’re still edgy like that.   Anyway, this month the Midnight Juggernauts are [...]

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A WALK DOWN LEONARD ST.

By Benjamen Judd Many an intrepid Antipodean who has spent some time travelling the globe has commented on the way Melbourne resembles the European aesthetic. In particular, the grey, grey city of London. So it comes as no surprise to find that Melbourne-based designer, Amanda McCarthy, modelled and named her clothing line after a thriving [...]

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Polo by the Sea – Saturday 1st June

From the producers of the acclaimed ‘Polo in the City’ series comes ‘Polo by the Sea’, to be staged for the very first time on the Gold Coast’s picturesque Doug Jennings Park on Saturday 1st June 2013. Do it in style with luxury designer accommodation at QT Gold Coast, two glasses of Veuve on arrival, [...]

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SHADES OF BLUE

By Benjamen Judd To quote one of our favourite movies of all time, Empire Records, music is the glue that holds the world together. It’s the one art form that can unite people from all walks of life, can soothe the savage beast and inspire the hearts of men and so on and so on. [...]

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HEART OF GLASS

By Benjamen Judd Port Douglas is truly one of Australia’s most beautiful areas to visit. Even better to live, if you ask us. Warm oceans, deep tropical forests and endless sunshine can relax even the hardest of workers…we should know, because we work super hard to make sure that it stays this way.   Not [...]

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