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EAST COAST FACES : Jenny Mason, Touch of Utopia
A long time salon owner and operator, Jenny decided to change up her work-life balance, finding a new home at the Touch of Utopia salon.
It’s literally just down the road from where the in-demand stylist used to run her own show, but with a packed appointment calendar that never seems to slow down, the move has allowed Jenny to devote more time to both her clients and her outside interests...

HEAR : E^st
I Don’t Lack Imagination
you were greater than magic / from far, far away / guess I was being dramatic / you're not really that great / no, I don't think you're that cool / but, yeah you had me fooled
guess I'm being dramatic / but I'm not that into you
That combination of butterflies and stomach knots when you finally get up close and personal with a longtime crush – but does reality live up to the daydream scenarios and future plans we’ve concocted in our head?
Aussie Central Coast songstress E^st (aka Melisa Bester) doesn’t think so – and that a first date with a longtime love interest can be a major letdown in her new track I don’t Lack Imagination.
It’s on high rotation on JJJ and is an awesome reminder for not going on looks alone in the game of long distance love…
You can hear I Don’t Lack Imagination on our East Coast Spotify playlist HERE…

… and check out the music video HERE…

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TASTE :  Surprise and Dine

Have you been to Stockland lately?
There’s been a ton of renovation works going on behind the scenes and with some of the hoardings coming down, one area in particular has been transformed.
What was once a pretty bland section near the Big W entrance is now home to The Coffee Emporium, a warm and inviting eatery that brings a European vibe to downtown Stockies.
Pull up a bentwood chair and enjoy the ambience of subway tiles and living greenery, and take your pick from the huge coffee menu, and chefs whipping up tasty meals for brekky, brunch, lunch and everything in between.
Open from 7.30am weekdays, 8.00am Saturdays and 8.30am Sunday, check out their Instagram HERE…

Don't be the only one to miss the Chinese Moon Festival.  Click the ad for tickets.

WEAR  :  It's a Hat-Off!

We love a great hat, and cult Queensland label Lack of Colour has every kind of hat you’ll ever need to finish your fashion statement.
Wide-brimmed hats should be a necessity in our sun-soaked region, and when they’re as divine as this, you’d be mad not to!
This is the Zulu Rancher in Sand, it’s 100% Aussie wool and is rrp $129.00, check out their Instagram HERE...
or purchase online HERE...


YOU BEAUTY : Lippy Love
How’s this for a beauty product checklist?
Ridiculously affordable – tick
Super pretty – tick
Cruelty Free – tick
Works like a charm - tick
That’s pretty much Colour by TBN in a nutshell – these luscious Lipsticks come in demi-matte, satin and sheer and are formulated with no animal-derived ingredients, as well as not being tested on animals. They come in 20 shades with a super clever design, instead of rummaging through your lipsticks trying to find the one you want, each CBN case matches the colour inside; so not only are they gorgeous to look at, it’s super easy to find your favourite shade. At a teeny $3.95 each, these are our top pick for handbag hero. RRP $3.95 each, they're available from leading pharmacies

READ :  Bittersweet Bio

Casey Donovan won the second season of Australian Idol in 2004 at age 16, and in 2017, she won the third series of I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.
What happened in between is Big, Beautiful & Sexier, an absolute eye-opener of a biography, with Casey holding nothing back as she tells of her personal demons that saw a teenager with the world at her feet hit rock bottom, then find her way back again.
Casey shares her journey of highs and lows, triumphs and traumas, and a long-term relationship that wasn’t what it was cracked up to be. There’s no goss on I’m a Celebrity… Get me Out of Here at all, but maybe that’s the next instalment in the Casey Donovan story.
Out now at all good booksellers, rrp $29.99, details HERE...


GO :  Vintage

Calling all fashionistas! If vintage is your thang, don’t miss the Vintage Market and Fashion Show this Sunday at the Greek Community Hall, Flinders Street West.
Hosted by Doll Face Vintage, fifteen models will be walking in fashions from the 1950s-1980s, from day wear to cocktail, evening and formal, and they will be available for sale on the day or through online auction.
Great music, food and genuine vintage items available from $10, it’s a 16+ event so bring your folks along for a trip down memory lane, and enjoy a blast from the past! 
The market runs from 9am – 3pm and the fashion parade kicks off at 11am, so frock up for a vintage fashion fix –
details HERE…

Mamamia...here I go again. Don't miss it!  Click above for tickets.
GIVE : A Day for Krystal

Save the Date now for a fantastic family picnic fundraiser for young Townsville mum Krystal, it’s October 14 at the Townsville Turf Club, and promises to be a delightful family event.
Book now for your Gourmet Picnic Cheese selection pack from Ottos Continental Deli, you’ll get a fabulous cheeseboard for two and a soft picnic rug for $47, profits from these packs will go to Krystal’s Fund, to help her fight to beat cancer.
There will be live entertainment from Ben Casserly and lots of awesome family activities like chocolate toss, face painting, jumping castle and more, check out the details HERE…

Luxe home fragrance label Palm Beach have released their newest scent, Sea Salt, a divine blend of fresh lemon, citrus and cedarwood.
It’s the perfect unisex scent, a fantastically fresh fragrance that is ideal for our tropical coastal lifestyle and fills your living area or bedroom with a fresh, relaxing, universal scent.
One lucky subscriber will win the luxe Sea Salt standard soy candle
and the Sea Salt fragrance diffuser, RRP $39.95 each – a grand total of $79.80!
You can check out the entire Palm Beach Collection HERE

 and on instagram HERE

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