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Mamas That Rock // Leanne McMahon

Meet Leanne McMahon, mum to Troy (25) and Jake (23). She’s also got to be one of the coolest mums around as she’s the sole director of Epic Skate Rink. BUSINESS Tell us about your business/current role? Epic Skate Rink is the only roller skating rink on the Tweed/Gold Coast. We love that we can entertain the whole family for such an affordable price. Where did the concept for this come from? My kids played ...

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Acupuncture + IVF

Acupuncture is an ancient therapy and is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. Acupuncture has become increasingly well respected for fertility and IVF support as there is a great amount of research to show the benefits of acupuncture during IVF as well as for fertility. If you are considering IVF or will be starting IVF, acupuncture may be your chosen therapies to support you during an IVF cycl ...

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Clever Couture

The ‘silly season’ is well and truly here, and you’ve no doubt got a lot of party invitations and, therefore, outfits to organise. If you’re not keen on spending a small fortune on a new frock but you’re also a bit sick of your go-to LBD, the latest trend in fashion will be music to your ears. Meet three of the ladies behind it. Hire. Wear. Return. Repeat. It’s the method of the influx of clothing hire comp ...

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Mamas That Rock // Carlene Duffy

You’ve seen Carlene Duffy on The Block with hubby Michael, and you can now see her on 9 Life TV show Ready Set Reno, but don’t forget that this savvy Gold Coast interior designer and business owner is also juggling motherhood (the Duffys are proud parents of Paddy, 8, and Stella, 6) with her celeb status.   BUSINESS Tell us about your business/current role? We launched Cedar + Suede straight after our ...

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SunSoaked Swim & Resort // Hottest Togs of the Season

From the moment Annette Kellerman invented the streamlined one-piece swimming costume in 1905, it became an iconic fashion piece. But then along came the bikini, and the rush to tan and bare as much skin as possible. In 2017, and in a stunning return to classic summer style, and a nod to the fashionability of sunsafe practice, the hottest togs of this season are four one-pieces from Brisbane-based SunSoaked ...

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Win Big with MIMS Fashion

All your Christmases have come at once with MIMS Love and their latest promotion in time for, well, Christmas! MIMS Love is home to all things beautiful for babies and children. From the latest and greatest in fashion to all things toys and interiors, MIMS is the one-stop shop you need at this time of the year to knock over a stack of Christmas gift buying. Among the pretties in store, this beautiful Capri ...

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Mamas That Rock // Lee Murphy

Meet Lee Murphy. When she’s not wearing her wifey hat for Peter or mummy hat for her three cherubs including Indigo (14), Finn (12) and Bridie (8), she’s also an architect, artist and painter and owner/operator of Lee Murphy Design. Wow! Lee is also the creative behind our cover illustration. What a woman! BUSINESS Tell us about your business/current role? I’m into art. I like to be diverse and am keen to c ...

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Living the Dream

If someone says ‘Aussies in Bali’, you think tipsy, scooter-riding tourists in Bintang singlets. But there is a growing number of Australians who have built thriving businesses around bringing us the best the island has to offer. Lucy Cottee – LJC Designs When Lucy Cottee headed to Bali in 2013, she only intended to be there for six months. But with the discovery of sterling silver jewellery that was a hit ...

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Fashion Forward

A major exhibition, Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast hits The Arts Centre Gold Coast this month. The exhibition celebrates some of the most iconic fashion images of the past century as the publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Glamour opens up its photography archive to the public. The exhibition shows the sharp contrast from the early 20th century compared to the modern day. Galler ...

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Sweet Jelly Delights

Since the 1980's, jelly shoes have made their way into our wardrobes as a summer fashion staple for girls and women of all ages. One of the first brands to embrace the jelly shoe was Melissa – the stylish, comfortable and eco-friendly brand that has paved the way in PVC footwear since 1979. As a pioneer of jelly shoes, Melissa has had time to perfect its craft, offering the highest quality jelly shoes on th ...

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