New Cosmetic Business Now Open in Northgate


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After many years working in the corporate world, Michaela Hartwig dreamt of owning her own business in a field she loved, so she could assist others.

Michaela, along with her brother, Nick, and friend, Morgan Harris (of The Morgan Collaborative), took the leap in December 2016 and launched CST Direct: Cosmetic Skin Therapies.

CST Direct offers clients cosmetic procedures including anti-wrinkle injections, lip fillers, dermal fillers, jawline slimming injections, and fat-dissolving injections, which can assist with areas that clients feel self-conscious about or wish to improve.

Driven by her desire to provide clients with the best results, Michaela and the team have invested in the latest technologies in cosmetic injectables, and work with an experienced team to deliver the best possible results.

“Not all injectable clinics are the same,” says Michaela.

“Our new patient consultations are an hour long so that clients have that one-on-one time with our registered nurse and prescribing doctor, who take the time to listen to your goals, do an in-depth analysis of your facial structure and symmetry, with ample treatment time.”

“Getting any kind of cosmetic procedure can be nerve-wracking, but our team will make you feel comfortable and safe,” says Michaela.

Michaela is seeing an increase in snatched jawlines, lip augmentation and chin fillers in 2019.

“Snatched jawlines are becoming a lot more popular as they can give people a more youthful appearance by filling in loose skin,” says Michaela.

“Lip augmentation is very popular with our younger clients and chin fillers are popular to elongate the face and create the V shape many people want to achieve.”

CST Direct has opened a new location at 1/28 Ridge St, Northgate, next door to Co. Studio Hairdressing.

CST Direct: Cosmetic Skin Therapies | 1/28 Ridge Street, Northgate |

Leading the Way in Modern Dentistry

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Brisbane Dental Studio, located in Clayfield, offers traditional care to patients, while using the latest digital technology.

With an experienced team of dentists, including Dr Hayden Stewart, Dr Ryan Nuttall, Dr Glenn Croft, Dr Sophie Ho, Dr Sam Ohri, Dr Fozia Yaqoob and Dr Seori Kim, Brisbane Dental Studio’s goal is to build long-term relationships with their patients.

Assisting the team of dentists is the friendly dental hygiene team, comprised of Lizzy Horsfall, Jarrod Chambers, Monica Sehnert, Priya Holland, Georgia Ladas and Abby McCahhery.

With services delivered in a relaxed and modern environment, patients can enjoy an experience that is welcoming, comfortable and informative.

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Brisbane Dental Studio prides itself on embracing the latest technologies in dentistry, giving clients the best possible treatment options.

Digital impression scanners have now replaced traditional impressions, which means in most cases patients do not require a wet, sloppy mouthful of material.

Digital smile design has made aesthetic treatments easily predictable and accurate, with very little need for adjustments.

More complex smile cases, incorporating Invisalign, implants, veneers or crowns can be treatment planned in the digital world, allowing patients and dentist complete control of the final aesthetic outcome.

These modern technologies allow patients to undergo less invasive treatments, which can assist people who may be nervous about visiting the dentist.

The team at Brisbane Dental Studio is highly sympathetic to the needs of nervous patients and are happy to discuss treatment options that can reduce pain and calm nerves.

Brisbane Dental Studio is located on Sandgate and Alexandra Roads in Clayfield and has convenient parking and wheelchair access to the practice.

Brisbane Dental Studio | 759 Sandgate Road, Clayfield | 3862 1702 |

Styling for Attention

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Styling for attention is creating a visually engaging property that appeals to buyers. Creating a stylish property is crucial to optimise your sale result, whether you’re on a strict budget or are happy to spend.

Beautified Entrance: The entrance to your home is important to make a good first impression, so ensure that the front of your property is clean, well lit and freshly painted.

Stylish Kitchen: Kitchens are one of the most expensive parts of a home, so it needs to look stylish and presentable. Declutter benches,
clean cupboards and add elements such as fresh flowers.

Indulgent Bathrooms: Potential buyers love a luxurious bathroom, so add a little luxury to your bathroom by using fresh towels and indulgent soaps and smells. Consider replacing old or out of fashion fittings to make the space look more modern.

Seeking further design tips to enhance your home? Speak to designer and real estate agent, Tina Leveridge.

Tina Leveridge | Ph. 0449 788 843

There’s No Place Like Nundah

Local Brisbane band, The Double Happiness, have released their new single, which has a special focus on Nundah.

The Double Happiness is a band made of two couples, Kristin and Pete and Meg and Simon, with similar tastes in music and a love for the history of Brisbane.

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Their latest single, No Place Like Nundah, came about from a misheard conversation. A friend was referencing Dorothy’s iconic line from the Wizard of Oz, and Kristin thought she’d said “There’s no place like Nundah.”

This brought up a discussion about the Brisbane of the past, and the landmarks that have changed, including the fountain from King George Square, the Brisbane trams and Cloudland, which was knocked down in the still of night in 1982.

This discussion evolved into the new single, No Place Like Nundah.

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Kristin and the band love how Nundah has grown over the years.

“Nundah has become a gorgeous inner-suburban village in recent years. It’s growing up in a similar fashion to Brisbane as a whole, and has found its identity,” says Kristin.

No Place Like Nundah is now available for streaming and purchasing at

The Double Happiness will be performing No Place Like Nundah next at The Bearded Lady at West End on May 4.

The Double Happiness |


Band Photo by Kim Senior at KindleVision
Artwork Photo No Place Like Nundah single artwork taken on the corner of Olive St and Park Rd, Nundah by Aaron Sammutt at Double A Creative

Banyo’s Triple Eight Race Engineering Team prepare for Bathurst 1000


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Triple Eight Race Engineering is one of the most successful teams in Australian Motor Sport and is the only V8 Supercar team to call Brisbane home.

Based in Banyo, Triple Eight Race Engineering, home to Red Bull Holden Racing, has had great success since forming in 2003, winning the Supercars Championship eight times and the Bathurst 1000 seven times.

Currently working with race drivers Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen, the team is already preparing for the biggest and most high-profile event on the motors sports calendar – the Bathurst 1000.

Held in October, Bathurst 1000 is watched around the world by fans, racing teams and racing drivers.


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Being the only Brisbane-based V8 Supercar team does come with its challenges.

“The main challenges we face being based in Brisbane are logistics. The first six races are all down south,” says Mark Dutton, Team Manager of Triple Eight Race Engineering.

“As a result we are faced with a lot more travel than other teams, most of which are based in Victoria. But, the advantage of living in Brisbane is the weather – who wouldn’t want to live in Brisbane?”

See the Triple Eight Race Engineering team in action at their upcoming races in April and May – the Phillip Island SuperSprint, the Perth SuperNight, and the Winton SuperSprint.

Triple Eight Race Engineering | 40 Depot St, Banyo |

Mister Bui

A new Vietnamese café, Mister Bui, has opened in Nundah, with Banh Mi, Pho Noodle Soup, Rice Paper Rolls, Noodle Salads and Rice Bowls on the menu.

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Owners Toohey Bui and Katrina Smith, both former Nundah State School teachers, are excited to bring Vietnamese street food to Nundah.

Toohey arrived in Australia with his family from Vietnam when he was 5 years old.

“I had a pretty typical Aussie childhood, but have embraced my Vietnamese culture as I have gotten older,” says Toohey.

“I’ve made so many trips back to Vietnam, and Katrina and I can’t wait to share our cooking with our customers.”

Toohey and Katrina’s team, which includes two of Toohey’ brothers, serve delicious meals Monday to Friday from 6am to 3.30pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm.

“The most popular item is definitely our Crispy Roast Pork Banh Mi. Served on a house-baked baguette, with crispy pork belly straight out of the oven each morning, it’s definitely been rushing out the door,” says Toohey.

Mister Bui also serves Toby’s Estate Coffee, traditional Vietnamese Iced Coffee and popular Vietnamese drink, Sugar Cane Juice.

Mister Bui | 1217 Sandgate Road, Nundah |