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Congratulations to Magnolia - The Face of Chadstone!

Magnolia ‘Maminydjama’ Maymuru who represented Northern Territory at Miss World Australia has been officially announced as the face of Chadstone's SS16 campaign. 

Magnolia is the first Aboriginal woman to represent NT at Miss World, and is said to be thrilled at the chance to pursue her dream in modelling at the young age of 19. 

With the announcement of the Chadstone campaign, it's a strong indication that Magnolia will be the next big thing in Australian modelling.

We were thrilled when she posted these photos wearing Neontide in her hometown...

You can shop the look here - 

You can follow Magnolia's journey here www.instagram.com/magnoliamaymuru/

Congratulations Magnolia from the team at Neontide!

xx

Read more here - 

http://www.fashionjournal.com.au/fashion/news/magnolia-maymuru-announced-face-chadstones-ss16-campaign

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Top 5 Luxury Beach Holiday Rentals in Australia

Villa Del Mare

Where: Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef, QLD

Star rating *****

Sleeps 12

Cost - From POA

There's not a lot this waterfront residence doesn't have. Spectacular views - tick, private marina - tick, staff quarters - tick, private helipad - tick.

Villa Del Mare took 3.5 years to build, and it shows in the mediterranean architecture and luxury features. 

Located at the heart of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, it doesn't get better than this.

http://www.luxehouses.com.au/holiday-house/villa-del-mare/

Kahala on Hamilton Island

Where: Hamilton Island, QLD

Star rating *****

Sleeps 12

Cost - From $2500p/n

This beautiful resort style home is not only set in a tropical oasis, but it is architect designed too.

Complete with 15 metre infinity pool and baby grand piano, this is the private getaway dreams are made of. 

Oh did we mentions brand new buggies are included??

Hamilton island

https://www.stayz.com.au/accommodation/qld/queensland-islands/hamilton-island/177889

Horizon

Where: Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW

Star rating *****

Sleeps 12

Cost - From $1800p/n

If you are looking for accommodation to impress then this is it. A short drive from beautiful Byron bay, this luxurious home features extensive entertaining areas, breathtaking views and so much more. 

https://www.byronbayluxuryhomes.com/Horizon

Laguna Bay Vista - Little Cove

Where: Noosa, QLD

Star rating *****

Sleeps 8

Cost - From $2225p/n

This property is located in one of my favourite places in Australia - Little Cove, nestled in the trees with a private staircase down to Noosa's main beach. 

Architecturally designed this house features elevated views, sunken Japanese bath, inset daybed area, steam room and wet edge pool to list a few luxuries.

https://www.stayz.com.au/accommodation/qld/sunshine-coast/noosa/182158

 The Cape Retreat

Where: Brunswick Heads

Star rating *****

Sleeps 10

Cost - From $8,500 p/w

Did someone say hot tub? Steam room? Poolside gazebo? 

What we can't get enough of is the expansive views of the ocean, deserted beaches and extensive manicured gardens. 

Set on 55 acres you will feel like you're at your own health retreat lapping up the salt water pool in summer or the outdoor fire pit in the winter months.

Drool....

http://uniqueestates.com.au/listings/holiday_rental-643002-brunswick-heads/

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Our Favourite Top 5 Unique Mojito Recipes!

GINGER BEER MOJITO 

At number 1, this Ginger Beer Mojito recipe we found via www.gimmesomeoven.com and tastes absolutely delicious!

Ginger beer meets mint and lime and rum in this simple Ginger Beer Mojito.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 10 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • ice
  • 1.5 ounces light rum (optional if you want to turn this into a mocktail)
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • garnishes: fresh lime wedges or slices, fresh mint sprigs

DIRECTIONS:

Muddle the mint together with the lime juice in a glass. Add a few large ice cubes, then pour in the rum and ginger beer. Finish the drink with additional garnishes, if desired.

(*I strained out the mint leaves that I used to muddle with the lime juice after the first step. Then added in a few extra fresh mint leaves along with the lime wedges as a garnish. Just a personal preference, but you can totally leave the original mint leaves in the drink if you'd like.)

VANILLA MANGO MOJITO

At number 2 this vanilla and mango infused mojito is a delicious tropical twist on the original mojito. We found this delight via http://summer.simplyorganic.com

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • Sparkling water
  • Seeds scraped from 1/2 of one simply organic vanilla bean
  • 2 tablespoons diced mango fresh or frozen
  • 2 teaspoons organic sugar
  • garnishes: 8 mint leaves

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a tall glass, add the vanilla bean seeds, diced mango, organic sugar and mint leaves.
  2. Pour enough sparkling water in the glass to cover the ingredients (approximately 3 tablespoons).
  3. Muddle the ingredients together using a muddler until the sugar is dissolved and the vanilla bean seeds are distributed throughout the bottom of the glass.
  4. Add lime juice, rum and crushed ice.

FROZEN COCONUT MOJITO

At number 3, this creamy frozen coconut laced mojito is a tropical dream! Recipe via http://www.aspicyperspective.com

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 ounces cream of coconut
  • 4 ounces coconut rum
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 8 fresh lime leaves
  • 4 cups ice

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place all ingredients in a high powered blender with 4 cups of ice. Blend until smooth then pour!
  2. Garnish with mint and lime slices.

CHAMPAGNE MOJITO 

 At number 4 this mojito is perfect for all celebrations! The Champagne mojito found via http://www.gogogogourmet.com

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 Lime edges
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 2 oz champagne

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a medium cocktail glass, add the like wedges, mint and simple syrup. Muddle together.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and pour in the rum. Top off with champagne and gently stir. Serve immediately.

BLUEBERRY MOJITO POPSICLE

Now for something different at number 5 - one of the most pinned popsicle recipes on Pinterest the Blueberry Mojito Popsicle - via bromabakery.com

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 35 mint leaves
  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 6 tbs light rum
  • 6 oz blueberries
  • Popsicle moulds

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water, and 25 mint leaves. Heat over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved, then remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Once cooled, strain out mint and pour syrup into a large bowl. Squeeze into the bowl lime juice and rum and mix until combined
  3. Pour into 10 popsicle molds, filling a little more than ¾ of the way up. Toss one fresh mint leaf and about 12 blueberries into each mold. Fit with popsicle stick and freeze for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
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