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Amber by Living Gems

Amber’s Country Club to open in April

Anticipation is building for the 19 April grand opening of the Country Club at Amber by Living Gems. The $10.5 million two-storey building is the jewel in the crown of the Logan Village resort with homeowners counting down the days until they can enjoy the full range of activities and facilities that the Country Club will offer. “This month sees the finishing touches taking place to transform the interior into a chic and modern facility that homeowners will love spending time in,” said Living Gems CEO Adrian Puljich. “Just a few weeks ago, the golf simulator was installed, which will excite many of our experienced golfers and will no doubt encourage new players to give the sport a try,” he said. “I know the games room will be very popular and residents will be keen to perfect their strike on the ten-pin bowling lanes which are now ready for the first games.” The Country Club is ready to host large gatherings with the commercial kitchen...
Amber by Living Gems

Sailing into retirement

Couple taking all the hard work out of downsizing Indulging in fun, physical activities to keep fit and healthy instead of spending time undertaking endless maintenance around a large house, garden, and acreage was the inspiration behind Ross and Rhonda Lillistone’s recent move to Amber by Living Gems over50s lifestyle resort. Previously, the couple lived for 19 years on a property at Esk and with Ross, 69, enduring some health concerns, they decided they would downsize while they were still young enough to enjoy all the first-class facilities available within the Living Gems community. “We also wanted to be closer to family, especially our daughter who has undergone some brutal cancer treatment over the past 15 months, and ensure whatever happens in the future, we would be there if she needs us while also being safe, secure and totally independent ourselves. Living here allows us to do that without being a burden on our family,” said Rhonda, 72. The decision to move to Amber...
Living Gems Caboolture

Premium resort living

Last chance to secure Caboolture Riverfront home Only one brand-new home remains at Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront and it can be yours today. The last remaining home is a premium three-bedroom Snowy design and is ready to move into straight away, said Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront Sales Manager Glenys Lowry who invited interested buyers to call in advance for a tour. “Our freestanding, three-bedroom designs have been very popular, and this home has two bedrooms at the front of the house separated by the main bathroom,” she said. “The master bedroom is at the rear of the home, with a separate ensuite and fabulous walk-in robe which means you have your own private retreat even when you have houseguests. “The master bedroom and main open plan living space open onto a large tiled alfresco area, which has uninterrupted riverbank views with no neighbour at the rear which is ideal for outdoor entertaining. “There are also beautiful, large established trees along the top of the riverbank...
Amber by Living Gems

Fun, fitness and food on your doorstep

There is a reason why so many people love living in leafy Logan Village. Not only is there a charming village atmosphere but there is also plenty to do right on your doorstep. Learn to belly dance Fridays, 9:30am - 10:30am Get fit and have a lot of fun in the process. Belly dancing improves fitness levels, coordination, rhythm and balance. Bring a few friends and enjoy learning a new skill in a safe and friendly environment. The cost is only $5 per week. Address: Logan Village Lions Community Hall, 21-23 Wharf Street, Logan Village For more information: bit.ly/3OHKlVm Time for tai-chi Fridays, 9am - 10am If belly dancing is not your thing, then why not try the gentle martial art of tai-chi. Tai-chi can enhance balance, strength and coordination. Improve flexibility as well as physical and mental wellbeing with these classes. Join for $5 per week. Address: Logan Village Green, 11-15 Logan Street, Logan Village For more information: bit.ly/3uxLQOZ Sunday markets Sundays, 6am to 12pm Whether you’re looking for farm-fresh fruit and...
Living Gems

Resort Round-up

Welcome to another edition of our Resort Round-up. There is never a dull moment at our Living Gems communities with so many activities and fun things happening all the time.   The festive season was a time for get-togethers for family and friends with many special moments and memories shared throughout our Living Gems communities. Homeowners from across our Living Gems resorts ensured everyone had a good time with celebrations ranging from small gatherings to major get-togethers at restaurants, in resort Country Clubs and other dining and entertainment venues. There was plenty of laughter and dancing when an estimated 85 Gold Coast Living Gems residents came together for a fabulous dinner dance in the Recreation Hall to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. They certainly had a spring in their step as they danced the night away as well as enjoying some delicious traditional Christmas cuisine. At Sapphire by Living Gems, residents were quick to get into the swing of a brand-new year at...
Amber by LIving Gems two storey homes
Amber by Living Gems

First of Amber’s exclusive two-storey homes nearly complete

The first of Amber by Living Gems’ exclusive two-storey homes are nearing completion and are expected to be ready for viewing in mid March There are just five of these luxurious homes available, each boasting three bedrooms and between 230sqm to 233sqm of living space. Located in Stage Two, just a short walk from the Country Club, the double-storey homes – the Bowen, Stanley, and Archer designs – start from $830,000. Amber by Living Gems Sales Manager Lynda Ruddell said buyers would be blown away by the quality of the new two-storey homes, as well as the generous array of standard inclusions. “All day-to-day living needs are met on the main level which features a spacious master bedroom, complete with walk-in wardrobe and double vanity ensuite bathroom, powder room, a designer kitchen, and open-plan living areas opening onto a good-sized alfresco – perfect for embracing indoor-outdoor living,” Lynda said. A contemporary elevator and stairs lead to the upper level of each home where there...
Bringing a community together
Amber by Living Gems

Bringing a community together

Plans aplenty as residents eagerly await opening The opening of the $10.5 million Amber by Living Gems Country Club is set to be the highlight of 2024 for the over-50s lifestyle resort’s homeowners, who are already planning their ‘must do’ activities’ lists ahead of the official opening. Expected to be completed within the next couple of months, the stunning, contemporary two-storey building already has residents watching its progress daily, although with work now being carried out on the interiors, the extent of the progress is taking place behind closed doors. “It is going to be a real surprise when we get to see it all on opening day. It’s already looking amazing! The Country Club has been of major appeal to us since we first moved in. We knew it was being built and what we could expect but there is nothing like the real thing. Tania and I want to try everything once it is open, and we can’t wait,” said homeowner...
Charm your Valentine
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Charm your Valentine

Serving up cocktails and canapes is an enchanting way to make Valentine’s Day a memorable occasion and Chef Matt Conquest has just the recipe for success. He recommends preparing Atlantic salmon or ocean trout as part of a tasting board by using cured salmon or salmon Gravlax, making it ideal for serving as an entree or as a canape. Beetroot adds a lovely rose colour to the salmon when cured and it can also be partnered with gin instead of vodka to make a Miss Peacock Gin cocktail. Beetroot and gin-cured salmon can also be paired with dill creme or cream fraiche, capers and caperberries, cucumber and red onion (either fresh or pickled), fresh herbs, bagels, fresh baguettes or crisp breads, toasted French sticks or savoury mini pancakes. When curing the salmon, keep in mind that the longer it is cured for – between 24 and 72 hours – the more moisture is drawn from the fish and the richer the colour. Ingredients Salmon Gravlax cure 500g fresh...
Adventure ahoy!
Living Gems

Adventure ahoy!

Seeing the world in ship shape fashion Book a holiday you’ll love and savour the experience of discovering the world at a more relaxed pace on a cruise. Whether you’re an adventurous solo traveller, sightseeing with friends or indulging in a second (or third) honeymoon, you are bound to create life-long memories. Ahoy travellers! These holiday packages are open to all Living Gems homeowners. To book these cruises or to receive more information, visit Norman’s website: integritytravel.com.au Around Australia Make 2024 the year you really get to discover Australia. Last month’s Thrive magazine featured three fabulous roadtrips that explore our nation’s interior. But if a long roadtrip is not for you, how about a cruise around Australia, where you unpack just once and have all the destinations come to you? Join retired travel agent Norman Pressey and his wife Carol from Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront on a 28-day cruise, departing on 4 June from Brisbane and get ready to explore the big capital cities as well as...
Amber by Living Gems residents David and Andrea
Amber by Living Gems

Perfect timing – Enduring love was meant to be

Moving into their brand-new home at Amber by Living Gems was a day David and Andrea McNabb will remember always, not only because it marked an exciting new chapter in their lives but also because the timing could not have been more perfect. “We moved in on 4 September, 41 years to the day of our wedding. Not only that but we also signed the contract at 11am, which was the actual time we were married. It was pretty iconic,” said David. Realising settlement on their new home was imminent, the couple had celebrated their anniversary the week before during a ten-day trip to Caloundra, which is where they had spent their honeymoon all those years ago. Their love story is one for the romantics of the world and those who believe in fate. “Fate certainly played a part in us meeting,” said Andrea. “David was on the second last day of his holidays in Australia from Northern Ireland in 1980 when we met....