Camberwell Citizen - Issue #11

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CITIZEN YOUR GUIDE TO EVERYTHING LOCAL

SKINCARE FOR THE SEASONS

Find out how to achieve a healthy glow, come rain or shine

PICKING THE P E R F E C T PA S TA

Discover the perfect pasta pairing for your sauce

RIVETING READS

Your guide to the best books of the season

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CONTENTS 4 • SKINCARE FOR THE SEASONS

Find out how to care for your skin each season and how to achieve a healthy glow, come rain or shine.

6 • PICKING THE PERFECT PASTA

From farfalle to spaghetti, here’s how to pick the perfect pairing for your sauce.

8 • HOT PROPERTY MARKET ENDURES

A look at how the local residential property market is performing, as well as predictions for the upcoming season.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR As the seasons change and we experience a shift in the weather and also our routines, we’re compelled to adapt and modify to match our environment. And when the seasons change, so too does our skin. Extreme temperatures, high winds, and other climate conditions can have an enormous impact on our skin. While we may have no control over the weather, we can lessen its negative impacts with a few easy tweaks to our daily skincare routine, and we share tips on how to do so for every season in our feature Skincare for the seasons.

From insightful non-fiction to razor-sharp novels, these books will challenge your thinking.

While the past year has been tumultuous, one thing that has remained steady and seen consistent growth is the local property market. In our story Hot property market endures, local real estate experts share what has been driving this growth, as well as their predictions for the coming months.

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With the cooler weather still hanging around we’re naturally gravitating towards comfort food, including pasta dishes. Our guide Picking the perfect pasta offers inspiration for choosing the ideal pasta type for your next warming, wholesome meal.

9 • RIVETING READS

Catch up on what’s been happening in the Camberwell Junction precinct.

If you’re looking for a new and inspiring book to read at the moment, we’ve got some great recommendations, all written by women, in Riveting reads. From a memoir on managing money to an interrogation into the privilege of being educated and a razor-sharp novel about the shifting landscape of sexual and racial politics, these books are sure to challenge your thinking. I hope you enjoy the reads in this issue.

Sharon Green Editor

EDITOR Sharon Green

CREATIVE DIRECTOR Steve de Niese JOURNALIST Dimity Barber

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SKINCARE FOR THE SEASONS Here’s how you can achieve a healthy glow, come rain or shine.

We Melburnians are masters at adapting our wardrobes to suit the weather – but it’s not just our outfits we should be changing with the seasons. Extreme temperatures, high winds, and other climate conditions can have an enormous impact on our skin. When the mercury drops in the colder months our skin’s moisture levels can also plummet, while hot weather and high humidity can put our skin’s oil production into overdrive.

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So, it goes to follow that what works for our skin in the warmer months won’t necessarily achieve the same results in winter. While we may have no control over the weather, we can lessen its negative impacts with a few easy tweaks to our daily skincare routine. Here’s how you can achieve a healthy glow, come rain or shine.


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WINTER

Cold weather and harsh winds can irritate the skin, causing dryness, cracking and flaking, so winter is the time to bring out the moisturising big guns. “In winter, your skin becomes more dehydrated due to the cold, so you want to make sure your moisturiser is rich enough to provide adequate moisture,” Skindevour director Christine Connor said. “If your skin is prone to cracking, use a barrier cream to protect your hands and lips.” Tara Lane, spa director at Skindulge Medi Spa, said hydrating skin from within was important. “Your skin is your biggest organ and it’s important to keep it hydrated from within as well, by drinking lots of water,” Ms Lane said. Alessandra Nucifora, senior skin therapist at VC Dermal Clinics agrees. “Skin is a cell. You can apply products topically, but what is going on inside the body is just as important,” Ms Nucifora said. “If you want youthful, plump, hydrated skin, you should be taking fish oil, drinking lots of water, and nourishing your skin from within with a healthy, green diet.” Ms Nucifora also said to be gentle on skin in winter. “You want to avoid over exfoliating,” she said. And while you may not see much of the sun in winter, all experts agree you should not skimp on the sunscreen. “Just because it’s dark and cloudy and cold doesn’t mean you can skip the sunscreen,” Ms Connor said.

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As the mercury rises, and with it increased humidity, our sebaceous glands start working overtime. Rich, creamy moisturisers may feel too heavy in summer, Ms Connor said, so switch to something lighter. “The summer is not as harsh on the skin as winter in terms of drying it out. That’s why in spring and summer you can switch down to a lighter moisturiser,” Ms Lane said. And while a few minutes in the sun is an important source of Vitamin D, if you overdo it, you will damage your skin. “Suncare is important all year round, but particularly in summer,” Ms Lane said. “It’s very important to wear SPF and protective clothing when the sun is out and to re-apply sunscreen every four hours.” Ms Nucifora said keeping your face, neck, and decolletage covered and out of the sun as much as possible would help to avoid pigmentation and premature ageing.

SPRING If winter left your skin dry and damaged, now’s the time for a spring clean. Ms Connor said we should be assessing skin in spring to repair any winter damage. “It’s a great time to book in for a skin treatment to get rid of the dry layers and restore skin health,” she said. It’s also a good time to start transitioning skin for the upcoming heat of summer. “You need a lighter moisturiser in warmer months because when you perspire, it can lead to clogged pores and blemishes,” she said. Ms Lane said spring skin was all about “maintaining that healthy glow”. “Keep your skin smooth and plump by moisturising and using serums with antioxidants, vitamins, peptides and hydration,” she said. Ms Nucifora said people should read the label of their products, such as gel cleansers and moisturisers, to ensure they included adequate hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid. “Hydrating masks can also help to address any problems with hydration,” she said.

“JUST BECAUSE IT’S DARK AND C L O U DY A N D C O L D D O E S N ’ T M E A N YO U C A N S K I P T H E S U N S C R E E N . ” AUTUMN As the dry, cooler air arrives in autumn, skin may begin to lose some of its moisture, so switch to a heavier cream to prepare for the colder days ahead. “Start to look at what moisturiser you might transition to as the weather becomes cooler,” Ms Connor said. Autumn is a season of transition and the perfect time to remedy any summer damage and to hydrate skin to withstand whatever winter brings. “Autumn is a great time to start preparing your skin for the winter,” Ms Lane said. “Add extra hydration in your skin regime and exfoliate the dead skin that sits on the surface to help the serums penetrate deeper into the layers.” Ms Nucifora said a lot of her clients start to see breakouts in autumn as a result of incorrect home care – often in relation to sunscreen use during summer. “Autumn and spring are two main seasons you should start looking at how your skin regime is going, picking up on changes, and really listening to your skin,” she said.

TIPS FOR SKIN HEALTH: Replenish: Vitamin A is like oxygen for the skin and can be absorbed topically, so replenish daily with Vitamin A-enriched moisturiser. Nourish: Feed your skin with fish oil, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, legumes, nuts, and fish. Cleanse: Switch to a moisturising cleanser instead of soap, which can strip the skin of natural oils. Cleanse morning and night and exfoliate once or twice a week. Cool: Skip the long, hot shower and opt for a lukewarm shower or bath instead. Hot water can irritate skin and strip it of its natural protective oils. Hydrate: Drink lots of water to hydrate your skin from within, and moisturise after bathing for optimal results. Protect: The skin on the back of hands is thinner than on the face. To prevent signs of ageing, moisturise and use sunscreen.


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PICKING THE P E R F E C T PA S TA When it’s chilly outside and you’re craving comfort food, nothing beats a steaming bowl of pasta. But not all pastas are created equal. From farfalle to spaghetti, here’s how to pick the perfect pairing for your sauce.

FARFALLE

FUSILLI

ORZO

Farfalle means ‘butterflies’ in Italian, and these little crinkly-edged, rectangular pieces are pinched in the middle to look like their namesake. Originating in northern Italy, they are also known as ‘bow-tie’ pasta.

Curly like a corkscrew, fusilli hails from southern Italy, where it was traditionally made by twisting spaghetti around thin rods to dry – hence the name, which means ‘spindle’.

Made from semolina, orzo, which means ‘barley’ in Italian, is a small grain-shaped pasta. It is popular across Europe, particularly in Greece, where it’s known as kritharaki.

Make: Fusilli is perfect for pesto, and other light, creamy, smooth sauces that will cling to the twists. This versatile pasta is also a star in pasta bakes, salads, or one-pan dishes.

Make: This is your go-to pasta to help bulk out a hearty soup or stew. Because it works like a grain, it’s also an excellent choice for pasta salads and a great rice substitute in dishes like stuffed peppers.

Make: The ‘wings’ of this pasta are designed to hold sauce, so pair farfalle with chunky, cream or tomato-based sauces like creamy mushroom and garlic or primavera. They also work perfectly as the main ingredient in a cold pasta salad.

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PAPPARDELLE

RAVIOLI

SPAGHETTI

The widest and flattest of the noodles, pappardelle ribbons are made from egg-based pasta. The name comes from the Tuscan word pappare, which means to eat with child-like pleasure or to gobble up – so dig in!

These tender sheets of egg pasta, wrapped and pinched around a dollop of delicious stuffing are simply divine! Ravioli is typically square or circular and the stuffing can be made from a variety of ingredients, but ricotta is traditional.

This classic wheat pasta is an Italian staple, but some historians believe it was introduced to Sicily by the North African Berbers in the 12th century. Spaghetti comes from the Italian word spaghetto, meaning ‘thin string’.

Make: This pasta loves chunks of meat and oily sauces, so go heavy and gamey. Think chunky ragu with mushrooms, rabbit, or duck – perfetto!

Make: Because there’s already quite a bit going on with the filling, ravioli works best with a simple butter or oil sauce, such as sage and browned butter.

Make: The joy of spaghetti is in the fork-twirl, so opt for a thin, silky sauce – without chunks. Simple sauces like carbonara, bolognese, or light seafood sauces based in cream or oil are spaghetti’s best pairings.

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HOT PROPERTY MARKET ENDURES

The surging Camberwell property market shows no signs of a slump this season. Experts say a combination of robust buyer demand, low interest rates, and limited stock is creating the perfect storm to fuel price growth. The conditions are painting a rosy picture for Camberwell property owners. Latest Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) data revealed median house prices in Camberwell jumped 16 per cent to $2.44 million during the March quarter, against a Melbourne median increase of 8.8 per cent to $1 million. The bullish growth saw Camberwell rank as Melbourne’s 14th best-performing suburb for the period, with Toorak, Hawthorn, Bulleen, Kew and Wantirna South taking out the top five positions. It’s a similar story for Camberwell unit prices, which ballooned 13 per cent to $880,000 compared to a more sedate 4.8 per cent increase to $673,000 Melbourne-wide. Woodards Camberwell director Jason Hearn said buyer demand had gone through the roof in recent months. “It’s a cliche, but it’s hot,” Mr Hearn said. “There’s a distinct lack of supply of properties, and buyers are as energised as they’ve ever been, in part due to low interest rates. “Buyers have a lot more capacity and are prepared to pay more and that is pushing up prices.” Looking forward, he predicted prices would stabilise over the next few months. “Potential sellers are seeing the results achieved and are more positive about going to market,” he said. “As we see an increase in supply as we head into spring, the extra stock will have a stabilising effect on the market. “I don’t think we’ll continue to see the double-digit growth we’ve been seeing.” Janssen Xiang, director at Camberwell’s First National Real Estate Janssen & Co, said the property prices of early 2021 took everyone by surprise. “No one could have predicted the price boom of earlier this year,” Mr Xiang said.

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“During lockdown last year, a lot of buyers held off, so after lockdown they flooded the market. “Some of the prices have gone beyond what prices were in 2017.” Mr Xiang said it was difficult to predict what the rest of 2021 would look like, due to the uncertainties of the pandemic. “We don’t know what will happen in the next six to 12 months,” he said. “If there’s another lockdown, we’ll see people waiting again, and that will see the market drop by 10-15 per cent.” Long term, the Camberwell property market was “very stable” compared to more volatile areas reliant on overseas buyers, he said. “Camberwell has great schools, and it’s not as dependent on the overseas market, so it’s much more stable,” Mr Xiang said. “Compared to other areas, like Kew and Hawthorn, Camberwell still has affordable pockets as well, towards the Burwood end of the suburb, where you can still get a house for under $2 million.” Mr Xiang said prices were beginning to level out, but there was still plenty of interest, largely fuelled by historically low interest. “Whereas we were seeing prices go 20-30 per cent over reserve, lately there have been a few more pass-ins, which indicates things have settled a little bit,” he said. With record-low interest rates expected to continue until 2024, the Camberwell property market looks set to enjoy an extended period of growth. Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe said the board would not increase the cash rate until actual inflation was sustainably within its 2-3 per cent target range. “For this to occur, the labour market will need to be tight enough to generate wages growth that is materially higher than it is currently,” Mr Lowe said. “This is unlikely to be until 2024 at the earliest.”


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RIVETING READS From insightful non-fiction to razor-sharp novels, these books will challenge your thinking.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MONEY by Otegha Uwagba Speaker, brand consultant, and founder of Londonbased platform Women Who, Otegha Uwagba unpicks the secrecy surrounding money – who has it, how they got it, and how it shapes our lives – in this boldly honest book. We Need to Talk About Money explores toxic workplaces and misogynist men, class and privilege, and racism and beauty, uncovering startling truths along the way about our complex financial relationships.

WHO GETS TO BE SMART by Bri Lee Award-winning author of legal memoir Eggshell Skull, Bri Lee, offers readers a hardhitting interrogation of knowledge, power, and privilege in her latest book Who Gets to Be Smart. After a 2018 trip to Oxford to visit her Rhodes scholar friend Damian, Lee finds herself questioning her belief in academia and a system she previously revered. Deep diving into her own presumptions, her forensic examination calls institutional prejudice to account and uncovers the inequalities of the Australian education system.

HOW TO DO THE WORK by Nicole LePera As a clinical psychologist, Dr Nicole LePera was frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Her bid to find more for herself and her patients set her on a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical, and spiritual health. Le Pera’s New York Times bestseller How to Do the Work is her manifesto for self-healing and an essential guide to creating a more vibrant, authentic, and joyful life.

LUSTER by Raven Leilani In this razor-sharp, tender, and funny debut, Raven Leilani explores what it means to be young in a shifting landscape of sexual and racial politics. Luster’s central character, Edie, is stuck in a dead-end job in an all-white office, bouncing from one hook up to the next, when she meets Eric, a white middleaged archivist with a suburban family and ‘sort of’ open marriage. With nowhere left to go, Edie falls head-first into Eric’s home and family.

THE MOTHER WOUND by Amani Haydar The brutal murder of her mother in a devastating act of domestic violence at the hands of her father shaped Amani Haydar’s perception of the kind of mother she wanted to be. A lawyer by trade, she examines the inadequacies of the justice system to combat emotional abuse and control. In this story of female resilience and the role of motherhood, Haydar uses her own strength to help other survivors find their voices.

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CAMBERWELL C ATC H - U P There has been plenty of activity taking place in Camberwell Junction recently and lots in store for the coming weeks.

FIND A WORLD OF FOOD IN CAMBERWELL If you’re looking for a variety of fresh produce and speciality ingredients to feed the family, you’ll find a world of food in Camberwell Junction. Camberwell Junction shopping precinct has everything you need, with fresh fruit and vegetables, quality meats, deli treats, artisan breads, baked goods, and more. Our fresh food grocers are proud to serve crisp and nutritious fruit and vegetables, with a focus on seasonality and supporting local producers, while our butchers offer premium meats, poultry, seafood, and other readymade items. Local delicatessens are known for their gourmet cured meats, fine cheeses, tangy pickles, and preserved foods, so you can enjoy flavours from around the world. Few things are better than the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread and pastries, which you can find at Camberwell’s array of bakeries.

MAKE THE MOST OF WINTER IN CAMBERWELL Looking to warm up this winter? Camberwell Junction shopping precinct has everything you need to make it a cosy and comforting season. WARM UP WITH WINTER FASHION Home to a variety of independent fashion boutiques and high street brands that offer seasonal styles, Camberwell shopping precinct is your destination for winter fashion. There is a great selection of womenswear to choose from this winter, including practical coats and jackets, stylish boots and sneakers, as well as cosy accessories to complete your look. For menswear, stylish knits, bomber jackets, and tailored chinos will be front and centre for winter. EMBRACE HEARTY, WARMING FOOD Offering a thriving cafe and restaurant scene, Camberwell Junction shopping precinct has plenty of options to satisfy those winter food cravings. If you prefer to cook something yourself at home, then head to the Camberwell Fresh Food Market for a selection of fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, or pop into the fresh food stores and supermarkets for other food supplies. SEEK OUT WINTER COMFORTS With colder temperatures and crisp air about, sometimes all you want is the comfort of being indoors on those frosty winter days. Why not head down to one of Camberwell’s fine bars and catch up with friends over a beverage and some nibbles? See the latest blockbuster on the big screen at Rivoli Cinemas and take in the venue’s stunning Art Deco design while you’re there. Do you like to keep active as a way to stay warm in the cooler months? Camberwell Junction has a stellar range of gyms, health and wellness options, many of which offer in-person training and virtual classes that can be done from the comfort of your home. With all of these ways to see out the season, the Camberwell shopping precinct has you covered this winter.

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If you’re passionate about organic products and reducing packaging, bulk groceries including health foods, paleo products, honey, and oils are available in Camberwell. For something sweet, the precinct offers a great range of dried fruits and nuts, as well as premium, locally made chocolates and confectionery. Whether you need ingredients for a simple dinner or an extravagant spread, you’ll find a world of food in Camberwell Junction. Learn more at camberwellshopping.com.au/ whats-on-the-menu

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SHOP SPOTLIGHT Highlights and happenings in the Camberwell Junction shopping precinct.

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SHOP NEWS HATS OFF HANDMADE HEADWEAR

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New to Camberwell Junction, Hats Off Handmade Headwear is a premium producer of unique and stylish bespoke millinery and everyday headwear. The store offers a large range of one-off stocked pieces, and unlimited capacity to create your dream hat.

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HUNGER DEN

SILVERMAPLE BOUTIQUE

722 Burke Rd Hunger Den, an eatery that offers modern Australian cuisine, recently opened in Camberwell. Their menu includes burgers, pasta, steak meals, nachos, chicken wings, seafood and more.

JESSICA DEWAR YOGA Level 1, 199 Camberwell Rd

As a result of the extended and repeated COVID-19 lockdowns, Jessica Dewar Yoga has moved away from their donation-based class model to a standard pricing model. Along with this change, they have also introduced new classes with a focus on student guidance and progression.

LIFE READY STUDIO 636 Burke Rd Located upstairs at Life Ready Physio + Pilates, Life Ready Studio offers an intimate, boutique mat and reformer Pilates studio. The studio also specialises in pre and post-natal Pilates classes, to help women stay strong during and after pregnancy.

Rear, 2/616 Burke Rd

Women’s fashion store Silvermaple Boutique has relocated to Rear, 2/616 Burke Rd. The new store, accessible via Market Place, still stocks brands like Mela Purdie, Verge, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, Tani, and OneSeason.

SKINDEVOUR Level 1, 943 Burke Rd Skindevour has moved to Level 1, 943 Burke Rd, Camberwell. The clinic offers a range of skin treatments and services including laser hair removal, cosmetic injections, and body contouring.

STEPHENS & MILLER 789 Burke Rd

After more than 60 years in their Prospect Hill Rd location, jeweller Stephens & Miller is relocating to 789 Burke Rd. The new store will give them extra space to create custom designs and showcase a bigger selection of fine jewellery.

LUMINESCENCE SKIN THERAPIES Shop 2, 796 Burke Rd

New to Camberwell, Luminescence Skin Therapies provides a wide range of skin and beauty services tailored to individual needs. Services include facials, make-up, lashes and brows, nails, body massages, and waxing.

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