Northgate’s Local Maker – Meet Jordan

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Brisbane local Jordan Emlyn-Jones was not planning to open a timber workshop.

After finishing school on Brisbane’s Northside he moved to New York and found work as a bartender.

“Weekends were always crammed with work, but I found I had a lot of spare time during the week,” says Jordan. “I found myself working with wood out in Brooklyn and loving it. I found my passion.”

When Jordan returned to Brisbane, he set up Acorn & Oak, a one-man timber workshop, where he crafts custom pieces of furniture for local clients.

“I enjoy waking up every morning and having the ability to go into my shop and simply create,” says Jordan. “It’s a great feeling to watch something manifest from nothing, knowing it was at your hands.”

Brisbane locals enjoy entertaining, and custom dining tables are fast becoming the most in-demand item at Acorn & Oak.

“Dining tables are becoming more requested,” says Jordan. “Which is music to my ears as tables are my favourite item to create!”

Acorn & Oak | 0413 294 024 | 1/86 Old Toombul Road, Northgate (By Appointment Only) |

Your New Fitness Obsession Awaits

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Above: Alanah, Jezlyne, Kurt and Lauren

Get set for a total body transformation with high energy, fun and intense 40 minute Pilates reformer classes at Studio Pilates Nundah Village.

Pilates reformer workouts are designed to transform your entire body, giving you the results you want.

Work with amazing instructors in small, personalised classes that will ensure you leave feeling uplifted and empowered and ready to take on the world.

We spoke to the Studio Pilates instructors at Nundah Village to get their top tips for working out.

Alanah’s top tip is to set yourself a goal to achieve each and every class. That way you work harder than you thought you would and you see the results faster.

Jezlyne’s tip is to work out in the morning when your motivation is high and Lauren thinks the best way to work out is with a friend – it makes it super fun and you can motivate each other to get to class.

Kurt’s tip is to share with your instructors the reason you are starting at Studio Pilates, because more often that not the instructors can tailor the workouts to provide the strengthening and toning needed to combat any ailment (such as back pain, instability and poor posture). Knowledge is power!

Discover your new favourite way to workout in the glam and inspiring Studio Pilates Nundah Village.

Get started on your best body ever with this amazing offer of 6 classes for $60 for new clients (conditions apply).

Book now at Studio Pilates Nundah Village on 3256 7000 or go online here.

Because life’s too short for ordinary fitness workouts.

Studio Pilates Nundah Village | 1231 Sandgate Road, Nundah | 3256 7000

Beauty Boost Nundah

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Amy Amandeep opened Beauty Boost in Nundah three years ago, and in that time, the salon has grown to welcome new staff members and to offer new services.

Alongside Beauty Boost’s normal services (including the popular cosmetic tattooing and facials), Amy is introducing non-surgical skin rejuvenation.

“One of the growing trends in skincare and beauty is nonsurgical procedures that achieve optimal results,” says Amy. “We are excited to offer these services for ongoing treatment plans or for treatments leading up to a big event.”

The LED (Light Emitting Diode) skin rejuvenation treatment will assist with reducing skin laxity, deep lines, acne scarring, pigmentation and rosacea.

Joining Amy will be new staff member Kamile, who specialises in a variety of massage treatments, including Swedish, remedial and lymphatic drainage.

“We look forward to showcasing the new services to our clients – we are excited about the results our clients will receive from these exciting new treatments!”

Beauty Boost | 1/190 Buckland Road, Nundah | 0416 275 371

The Nundah Village Street Festival 2017

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The Nundah Village Street Festival is back – and this year it will be bigger than ever!

After taking out the award for Community Event of the Year at the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards, the Nundah Village Street Festival promises more fun, activities and entertainment for Brisbane residents.

The annual celebration will start with a free movie and fireworks at Boyd Park, Nundah on Friday, September 8. The community is invited to bring their picnic blanket and enjoy ‘Sing’ on the big screen.

The family fun kicks off at 4.30pm with a jumping castle (sponsored by Tim Nicholls MP, Member for Clayfield), a sausage sizzle at 5.30pm (provided by the Rotary Club of Nundah) and fireworks starting at 6.00pm. ‘Sing’ will start shortly after at 6.15pm (hosted by Councillor Adam Allan).

The Festival Art Show will open on Saturday, September 9 at the Northside Honda Workshop, on the corner of Sandgate Road and Wood Street. Locals can view the entries on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 3pm, with the Festival Art Show Soiree being held on Saturday, September 9 at 6.30pm.

The Nundah Village Street Festival will be held on Sunday, September 10 from 9am – 3pm. Visitors can enjoy live music, entertainment, stallholders, jumping castle, kids rides, street entertainers and performances from local schools and groups. Dine in at one of the local cafes and restaurants, or enjoy a bite from the many stallholders on the day.

The Nundah Farmers Markets will be open from 6am – 12noon on Sunday as always, with a variety of fresh produce, flowers, crafts, food trucks and more.

For the latest updates, visit the Loving Nundah Facebook Page.

Taking Care of Your Loved Ones

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Machaela and Mark Magennis have opened Brisbane North Home Care Assistance in Nundah Village – providing personalised care for Brisbane seniors.

With a background in nursing and business, and a passion for providing quality care for seniors, Machaela and Mark enjoy working with clients who require help caring for a loved one.

“We speak to people who have a loved one who may have trouble performing daily tasks, or need assistance so they can continue living independently,” says Machaela.

“With the help of our Care Partners we allow family members to resume their role as a loving and supportive family member and take over the role of carer.”

Machaela and Mark have carefully screened a range of Care Partners who complete comprehensive training to provide the highest calibre of care.

“Our staff look after our client’s family members the same way that our clients would if they had time,” says Machaela.

Home Care Assistance offers short-term to 24-hour live-in care in Brisbane and offers a complimentary in-house assessment to understand the client’s background and interests.

This assessment allows Machaela and Mark to match the best possible Care Partner to match to enrich the life of their clients.

Machaela and Mark are enjoying working with North Brisbane residents with their care needs.

“It is so rewarding to see the progress that our clients have under our care and to see that what we are doing every day is enriching the lives of so many people,” says Machaela.

Home Care Assistance Brisbane North | 1277 Sandgate Road, Nundah | Ph: 3314 2575 |

Inspiring a Love of Science

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With a desire to encourage a love of science among students, Brisbane Northside local Steve Liddell has created one of Australia’s premier science productions.

Steve launched Street Science after several years of teaching in Brisbane Northside schools.

‘I loved working in schools and I saw an opportunity to provide more hands-on opportunities in science so that children and adults could really engage,’ says Steve.

Steve started Street Science by doing science demonstrations at schools, and it steadily grew to shows at Queen Street Mall, National Science Week events and the Brisbane EKKA.

“We find parents, students and teachers love the demonstrations,’ says Steve. ‘Often teachers don’t have the resources to do what we can do, so we can bridge the gap. Plus the kids have so much fun while they are learning!’

Street Science has expanded to offer school incursions, science parties and community performances.

Steve looks forward to continuing to expand the show interstate and encourage a love of science among Aussie kids.

Street Science | | 0410 550 481