Locally Made Soft Furnishings

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Opulent Soft Furnishings, located just off Sandgate Road in Nundah Village, is a family-owned business specialising in custom-made curtains, blinds and upholstery.

Brett Small, owner of the design studio, enjoys being able to create custom designs for clients, using the best Australian materials.

“As we do all soft furnishing manufacturing onsite, not outsourced, we are able to maintain and control the quality of our products,” says Brett. “This helps us work within our client’s budget and taste requirements.”

Brett is already noticing new trends emerging in furnishings for 2018.

“This year, trends will focus on stylish simplicity, earth elements with splashes of bold colour and design in statement pieces,” says Brett. “Our clients are well educated with social media and home renovation television programs. They know what they want and are prepared to take more risks with colour and design.”

Opulent Soft Furnishings has on-site parking and will be introducing new product lines throughout the year.

Visit the show room on Chapel Street to view samples and see the manufacturing in progress.

Opulent Soft Furnishings | 19 Chapel Street, Nundah | 07 3172 4654 | www.opulentsf.com.au | www.facebook.com/opulentsoftfurnishings

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A Holistic Approach to Working Out

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Studio Pilates Nundah Village welcomes a new instructor to the team, who encourages a holistic approach to working out.

With a Masters in Counselling and Psychology and a degree in Applied Social Sciences, Aidyn Deleo is committed to helping clients both mentally and physically.

“I found there was a connection between the mental and physical aspects of the reformer training and having a strong interest in both decided to start classes with Studio Pilates,” says Aidyn. “I was a client for a few years and decided to study reformer and was impressed with the level of knowledge and training provided by Studio Pilates.”

Studio Pilates offers reformer classes, which help clients become more mentally and physically stronger, healthier and more energised.

The ever-changing workouts keep your body guessing and give you fast results. Classes are 40 minutes long and are held to inspiring beats in a luxe workout space.

Aidyn believes consistency is the key when it comes to working out.

“Consistency is better than motivation. Motivation comes and goes, but consistency will always get the results,” says Aidyn.

Studio Pilates | 2/1231 Sandgate Road, Nundah | 07 3256 7000 | www.studiopilates.com

Zoom into the Brisbane MG Dealership

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Brisbane MG, a proud member of the highly respected Norris Motor Group, has launched its ZS small SUV at its Kedron dealership.

Oozing attainable style without compromising quality, the compact SUV features many technology ‘extras’ that come as standard, such as an 8-inch touch-sensitive infotainment screen, reverse camera and Apple CarPlay.

Clinton Hicks, General Manager at Brisbane MG, believes the small SUV will be popular with families.

“The MG ZS boasts a generous interior and it is available with a impressive stargazer panoramic sunroof. It will keep the kids comfortable and entertained for those long road trips,” says Clinton.

The MG ZS SUV is available with a 7-year unlimited warranty and 7-year roadside assistance, guaranteeing drivers peace of mind.

“The ZS SUV also features cruise control, rear parking sensors, reversing cameras and auto-on headlights as standard features,” says Clinton.

Brisbane MG offers the full range of vehicles from MG Motor – with the MG3, MG6 Plus, MG GS and the all-new MG ZS available at the Kedron showroom.

The popular MG GS was the first SUV from the British brand. Designed with the modern family in mind, the MG GS has top marks for safety and an impressive 5-star ANCAP star rating.

Turn heads in your very own MG. Zoom into Brisbane MG today.

Brisbane MG | 320 Gympie Road, Kedron | 07 3917 4715 | brisbanemg.com.au | www.facebook.com/brisbanemg

A Clean, Green Nundah

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The 29th Clean Up Australia Day will be held on Sunday, March 4. With over 3,000 clean up sites registered across Australia, and sites registered in Nundah, Wavell Heights, Hendra and Nudgee there is no excuse for locals not to take part.

We asked Nundah local and eco warrior, Rachel Long, what Nundah locals can do to become more environmentally aware. Rachel, who documents her clean up efforts on her Instagram page @memoriesandmud, shared her top five tips to help our local area.

Five Tips to become more environmentally aware:

1. Educate yourself. Grab a copy of the Brisbane City Council Recycling Guide for Households from the Nundah library, your local council ward or via the council website. Visit one of Brisbane City Cofuncil’s environment centres.

2. Ditch disposables and invest in items that you can reuse. Start with one or all of the ‘big four’ – coffee cups, shopping and produce bags, bottles and straws. Find out which local cafes accept clean reusable cups for take-away orders by asking them – some places even offer a discount if you bring your own coffee cup. Be prepared for the Queensland bag ban, which begins on 1 July 2018. Remember to take your own reusable shopping bags, box or carry basket instead of relying on the single-use bags provided in-store. Did you know that there are also plenty of reusable produce bags available to carry loose fruit, vegetables and dried goods in?

3. Set a good example for others by ensuring you put your rubbish in the right bin. Go a step further by picking up litter that you find whether it’s in your street, at work, on the beach, near the park, in the school playground or along the local bikeway. Consider volunteering with Keep Queensland Beautiful, Sea ShepherdTake3 or a local catchment group.

4. Recycle your kitchen scraps. Consider starting a compost bin, worm farm or joining the community composting hub at the Nundah Neighbourhood Centre.

5. Support local community groups and organisations such as Bikes4Life (located at the Nundah Activity Centre), the Cystic Fibrosis bookstore, second hand stores and Boomerang Bags Nundah.

For more information about becoming more environmentally aware, visit Rachel’s Instagram page: www.instagram.com/memoriesandmud

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Cronin ‘The Barbarian’

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Local boxer, Kieran Cronin ‘The Barbarian’ is getting set to fight for the 2018 Queensland State Title in August.

Kieran, who is the current Australian Boxing Corporate Welterweight title holder, XFC am Flyweight title holder MMA, and XFC am Bantamweight title holder MMA, has been training with local Nundah coach, Todd Commons.

Todd, who has been a trainer at Nundah’s Northside Boxing for several years, has been working with Kieran on preparing for his upcoming fights.

‘Kieran is a Brazillian Ju-Jitsu expert, which focuses more on grappling, so I have been working with him on his striking to complement his existing knowledge,’ says Todd.

Kieran, who has a background in Ju-Jitsu, boxing and mixed martial arts, had his pro boxing debut in December 2017 and was victorious.

‘I love so many aspects of boxing’, says Kieran. ‘I love pushing my physical and mental capabilities – movement in boxing gives me a sense of freedom and self-expression. Ultimately, I want to promote being a champion for a fearless life. Whether it is for a personal achievement or making a difference to the people you love – all you need to do is take action.’

For the latest news on Kieran’s quest for the State Title go to www.facebook.com/toddcommonsboxing

Watch Kieran’s Upcoming Fights

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Barrow & Bear – Showcasing the Flavours of the World

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Barrow & Bear in Wavell Heights has launched a new breakfast and lunch menu with flavours inspired by famous locations across the globe.

Barrow & Bear Travel + Coffee, a joint travel agency and coffee shop, has a worldly inspired all day breakfast menu, and an equally exciting lunch menu starting from 11.30am. The menu features gluten free, vegetarian and vegan-friendly meals, offering both sweet and savoury options.

The Virginia (which can be made vegetarian for our veggie-loving friends), contains a mouth-watering combination of sweet corn fritters, feta and beetroot puree with poached eggs spiced with dukkah and panned fried chorizo.

For those smashed avocado lovers, fear not, Barrow & Bear offer their spin on the classic. Smashed avocado and mint, on toasted sourdough, topped with homemade marinated feta, macadamia nut dukkah and sugar snap peas. Partner these meals with Barrow & Bear’s organic coffee, or with a cold drink, including organic kombucha or a fruit frappe.

For lunch, we couldn’t go past the Worldly Tacos, a dish offering 3 different tacos. Featuring Hanoi (pulled pork and slaw taco), Athens (Greek chicken, feta, tzatziki, olives and lettuce taco) and Mexico (Mexican spiced beef, bean, corn, lime and avocado salsa), you get to try the tastes of the world in the one dish.

For gluten-free fans, the Tijuana is the dish to try. A burrito bowl filled with Mexican chicken, beans, corn, red onion, tomato salsa, avocado and lime. Delicioso!

With an acai bowl, classic eggs and bacon, breakfast rice pudding, homemade burgers and a gourmet pizza rounding out the menu, the flavours of the world are certainly captured at this welcoming Wavell Heights café.

Enjoy the menu from Monday to Friday 6am to 3pm, Saturday 7am to 3pm and Sunday 7am to 2pm.

Barrow & Bear Travel + Coffee | Shop 15, 216 Shaw Road, Wavell Heights | Ph 3260 7746
www.barrowandbear.com.au | Facebook: barrowandbear | Instagram: @barrowandbear