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Magazine SEPT 2013 ISSUE #31

Back with stunning new stock to delight customers


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The Gouzlan Group in Mt Eliza has recently recorded an increase in sales of the Cartouche pendants. These pendants spell the name of the owner in hieroglyphics and were very significant in Ancient Egypt. Every Egyptian Pharaoh and Queen had a Cartouche which spelt out their name in hieroglyphics. The Cartouche was designed as an oval shaped rope with a knot. It symbolized everything that the sun encircled and was an indication of the Pharaoh’s rule of the universe. It was believed by placing a name inside the oval rope the Cartouche empowered and protected the Pharaoh. Cartouches come in many different shapes and designs: solid, filigree, circular, inlaid with gemstones, as pendants, also in cufflinks, bracelets, rings and key rings. On September 21st my wife and I returned to Australia from a five week overseas business trip to Paris, Belgium, Milan, Egypt and Dubai. During that time Cheryl and I enjoyed a nice break, catching up with our family and friends, we also managed to secure a big order from all our suppliers which will delight and bring enjoyment to our valuable customers. New stock will be on display from September 28th. Pop in soon, as we would love to show off the beautiful new items. - Farid, Gouzlan Group

Village News What a strange world is that of small business. During the period of uncertainty in the build up to the election, small businesses across the state were suffering through the slowest trading period many had ever known. It was no different here in Mt Eliza, with almost all of our retailers and hospitality outlets suffering with slow turnover and customers unwilling to spend. However, at exactly the same time, the Village is seeing massive capital investment in business upgrades and new ventures. The redevelopment and extension at Ritchie’s Supermarket is a $5 million dollar project, not only doubling the size of the supermarket and increasing their product range, but is a top quality fit out with natural stone finishes and brand new energy efficient refrigeration units, lighting and cooling systems. The new store will be the flagship supermarket of the IGA group and should attract many people from other suburbs to shop here. At the same time we have seen two new eating establishments open, another restaurant under development, a new homewares / interiors shop, a new spa and several businesses with new owners. With the beautiful pear trees in bloom throughout the streetscape, it is a reminder that now is the season for new growth and optimism. I hope now that the public have a renewed confidence and begin to spend again. This amazing Village IS a real community. Familiar faces at every corner, business owners who know you by name, and don’t you love the Saturday street sausage sizzles and the monthly Farmers Market? Our Lions & Rotary clubs are active and committed to supporting the community, the Facebook “The Village Mt Eliza Magazine”

local Councillors continue to work closely with the Chamber of Commerce to ensure local infrastructure is maintained and enhanced while the ever watchful eyes of the Environmental Action Group ensure that all our native, green space is protected and replenished. Mt Eliza is blessed with an excellent variety of Council funded facilities, including the Seniors Club and Neighbourhood House, both of which have an energy all of their own and a healthy program of activities to keep mind and bodies active. At the other end of the spectrum we have the younger generation enjoying amazing educational facilities, with Toorak College moving forward in 2014 to celebrate it’s 140th year of schooling, making it one of the oldest schools in Victoria. This is quite an achievement… and all on our doorstep! Aren’t we fortunate? So if you love all these things about Mt Eliza, then remember the local businesses are the core of our community. Small independent businesses with local owners create local employment, which of course keeps our community vibrant. Support them - shop locally. It does matter. Alison Doherty Marketing Coordinator Mt Eliza Chamber of Commerce

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La Via is a place of beauty where hair is highlighted, the face rejuvenated, and the body is pampered. Facials, massage, waxing and eyelash extensions are just some of the treatments on offer in an extensive catalogue of beauty therapies. So let’s get talking feeling gorgeous! La Via is the brainchild of Madi, Brittany and Claire. These three girls have a collective experience in the beauty industry of over 13 years, so when it comes to looking great they know what they’re doing. Bridal, Hair Ups and Makeup packages are their speciality. Perfect for weddings and spring racing carnival celebrations, come in and leave an hour and a half later feeling fabulous.

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Heading into spring/summer why not change your look with a fresh new colour, cut or hair extensions? And don’t forget about the parts of the body that have been hidden away throughout winter. Legs, arms, stomach (yes that’s you guys) and bikini (Brazilian too) are all taken care of at La Via. Spray tans get you feeling healthy, while a relaxation massage will stimulate the senses. Call to book an appointment today on 9775 4594 to feel beautiful inside and out. La Via – Hair. Face. Body Open every day except Sunday and Monday 9775 4594 Shop 3 73-75 Canadian Bay Rd Mt Eliza

Right: Mt Eliza Optical, Left: 1001 Nights, Manyung Gallery, Style Temple

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Spring Colour Special! Village News from Local Councillors The streetscape works are continuing in Mount Eliza! A new row of Manchurian Pear trees have been planted in Mt Eliza Way in time for spring, and we are looking forward to more works in this section of the Village over the coming months. Recently Briars ward councillors, Andrew, Bev and Anne, together with Shire officers, met with the Mt Eliza Chamber of Commerce representatives to discuss improvements to our wonderful village. “We will be doing a six monthly walk around the village with Shire Officers and the Chamber of Commerce to keep on top of necessary maintenance and to look at improvements” said Andrew. “The Village Green is also an area the Chamber is interested in enhancing and we look forward to working with them on this important community project”. “The Rotary club are also working with the Shire on improvements to Rotary Park, at the intersection of Old Mornington Rd and Mt Eliza Way, which will be welcomed!” Contact your local Councillors on Facebook “The Village Mt Eliza Magazine”

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- Any colour of your choice - Cut and blow wave - NEW Nak miracle Ultimate Treatment at the basin - Eyebrow wax - FREE blow wave voucher AND product loyalty card to start you on your way to receiving a FREE Nak hair product.

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Win $3000 worth of Artworks for your home Each and every week the art consultants from Manyung Gallery visit homes throughout the Mornington Peninsula and metropolitan Melbourne. Their task is to assist homeowners with the selection of art which suits their homes and their budgets. Manyung Gallery Group (Sorrento, Mount Eliza and Malvern) runs a free, no obligation Mobile gallery service delivering artworks of interest to homeowners for them to assess onsite. $3000 of free art will be offered to one household on the Mornington Peninsula who books an art consultation with Sharyn or Bianca during October. Manyung Gallery Group is looking forward to a challenge where it can make a big difference and contribute to enhancing the look, appeal and liveability of a local family home.

Consider this. If you think your home really could do with some ‘help’, a transformation, new colours, a better impact ....perhaps you are getting ready to sell, then the guys and gals at Manyung can assist. They will bring a professional appreciation to your needs, respond to your budget, develop a plan, assist with every aspect of making your home come alive with new colour , a real art impact and create a wow factor. For a chance to win $3000 of free, original art for your home, contact Manyung Gallery on 9787 2953. Manyung has been the trusted name in art on the Mornington Peninsula since 1968.


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INTERIORS EXHIBITION Friday 4th October - 27th October

one off furniture and artist designed accessories Artist Dianne Fogwell will conduct a two day workshop during October, please call to register your interest

1408 Nepean Highway, Mt Eliza Text interest to 0419 595 222 or Ph: 9787 2953

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Feature Artists Janine Daddo Geoffrey Carran Dianne Fogwell Juliet Collins Anne Cape Wendy Jagger

Dear Stress, I’m going to break up with you. It’s just not working between us anymore. I’m going to Organique Earth Spa to get over you. Sorry... Love Me

Unique spa treatments - Therapeutic massage - Natural skincare We have your next bliss filled day spa experience waiting for you. Organique Earth Spa – feel the difference... Lotus Wellness Centre 17 Ranelagh Drive, Mt Eliza T: 03 9787 8288


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Fantastical World of Healing

Walk through the door of Organique Earth Spa nestled snuggly within the Lotus Wellness Centre in Mt Eliza, and you’ve entered a place where mind, body and soul unite in perfect harmony. This is a place to take ‘lightly’; a place where everyday worries dissolve to reveal a reinvigorated, calmer, more enlightened you. ‘Sunny wellness starts with each of us’ says owner Jessika Behnecke. ‘At winter’s end, we tend to feel dulled by the lack of light and fresh air. Now’s the perfect time to embrace health and to kick stress and tiredness to the curb! Who needs it?’ Organique’s soothing dose of pampering with a capita P will make this happen. Unique spa and healing beauty treatments, therapeutic massage, and a natural skin care range consisting of 100% organic oils and active botanicals are all on offer. Heavenly packages which target tired and sore muscles make your body come alive, while nourishing facials get you glowing from the outside in. Try the hand and foot therapy and you’ll be walking on air. ‘Our aim is for you to leave stress and worry behind. To feel brand new’, says Jess. Organique’s gorgeous décor is rotated seasonally to keep the environment spontaneous and fresh, and follows this theme of reinvention in Mt Eliza’s only holistic day spa. To find your perfect gift solution check out the comprehensive spa menu. Gift vouchers are also available. Breaking up with stress has never been so easy with Organique Earth Spa. It’s the natural way. Organique Earth Spa 17 Ranelagh Drive, Mt Eliza (03) 9787 8288

Gently does it

When you first experience the Lotus Chiropractic and Wellness Centre you will be struck by two things; one, how organically empowering the space is and two, how friendly and welcoming the staff are. This is a place where clients matter, where families are welcomed and people’s health is put first. ‘Chiropractic is the world’s largest non-surgical, drug free primary health care profession’ says Andrea the Practice Manager from Lotus. ‘It is a natural approach to health, based on the relationship between the spine and nervous system’; a healthy spine equals a healthy life.’ The practice at Lotus is for all generations, from newborns, toddlers and children, to parents and grand-parents. (The oldest client at Lotus is 96 years old and in fabulous health!) ‘Chiropractic care for your newborn is safe, gentle and very effective’ says Andrea. ‘There are many stresses related to birth. Having your baby’s spine and cranial system assessed by a Chiropractor can set them up for a more balanced and calm beginning to life.’ Pregnant women can also benefit from chiropractic care throughout gestation as the spine changes to accommodate the growing baby and alters each woman’s posture and alignment. The Lotus Chiropractors tailor techniques to suit each individual client and have post graduate training in paediatric and pregnancy care. They also take care of many athletes and sports people. Now is the time to visit Lotus as we emerge from the ‘hibernation’ period of winter. Prepare yourself for an active, more balanced spring/summer by treating yourself and your family to a healthier spine and nervous system. Lotus Health and Wellness Centre Open Monday through Saturday 17 Ranelagh Drive, Mt Eliza 9787 8288 Facebook “The Village Mt Eliza Magazine”

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Gentle Chiropractic care, enhancing your performance for life

Get some spring back into your step this September with a healthy spine and nervous system through gentle spinal care for the whole family.

Call Lotus now for bookings or enquiries!

17 Ranelagh Drive Mt Eliza Tel 9787 8288


Affirmative Action at The Yoga House Anna Jorgensen from The Yoga House at the Lotus Wellbeing Centre in Mt Eliza likes to keep moving. She stands tall, even on the run. Her posture is sensational, tone fabulous and skin is glowing. ‘I’ve been practicing yoga since I was a teenager’, says the calm, yet full of life yoga teacher. She is the perfect advertisement for why yoga is so good for you. ‘We do Hatha in a vinyasa style at Yoga House, which means movement with the breath’, she continues. Anna began teaching yoga from home but moved to the Lotus centre in March. It is here she developed her Yoga Challenge program. ‘Yoga is all about doing. You can talk until you are blue in the face, but to commit to real change – that’s exciting’. Volunteer Georgia English relates how successful the program has been for her in a Facebook diary entry THE YOGA HOUSE

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Book Online or Call 0439 132 568 Mt Eliza Studio has moved to the Village The Yoga House Mt Eliza @ Lotus Chiro,17 Ranelagh Drive Mt Eliza The Yoga House Rosebud 843- 849 Point Nepean Rd Rosebud


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below. She has committed to two weekly yoga classes for the whole of 2013. ‘Dear Diary, Today was my first day back at yoga after school holidays and it was bliss. My body got back into the groove pretty quickly. In terms one and two I’ve been doing two yoga classes per week. For terms three and four, I’ll be doing three classes! My legs have changed shape, but the best thing is the relaxation. I have greater mental strength and can move more easily. I’m more positive, feel good and am capable. If time permitted, I’d do yoga every day!’ Call Anna on 0439 132 568 to feel this good. The Yoga House At the Lotus Wellness Centre 17 Ranelagh Drive, Mt Eliza

The Injury Update Is your neck or back causing you headaches? VSRC is well into its first year of operation. Since opening in December last year we have been busy treating patients from Mt Eliza and its surrounds. People have responded well to our integrated treatment approach of Osteopathy and Exercise Rehabilitation, which includes a range of gentle treatment techniques, such as trigger point therapy, manipulation, massage and preventative exercises. Since opening in December, we have been assisting people in particular who are experiencing neck and back pain.

To make an appointment call VSRC on 9787 7702 or visit today for more information

A number of people suffer from headaches and your neck may be a contributing factor. A large portion of headaches are classified as cervicogenic headaches. These types of headaches originate from the neck (cervical spine). This normally involves the upper 3 of your cervical vertebrae, but can stem from your mid back (thoracic spine). The Osteopathic treatment of cervicogenic headaches can be a very effective approach. An Osteopath will not only assess your neck, but your mid and upper back, take your blood pressure and ask you indepth questions regarding your headaches. This helps to rule out many of the other causes of headaches. If your Osteopath decides that manual treatment is not the right type of treatment they will refer you to your doctor.

Getting back to your lifestyle, shouldn’t be a stretch. We treat -Neck & Back pain -Headache & Migraines -Sport Injuries -Shoulder Pain -Sciatica -Arthritis

So how do you know if you may have a cervicogenic headache? • Gradual onset of the headache • Headache is a general dull ache • Normally at the back of the head but can also be behind the eyes, on the forehead and temple region • Pain and stiffness in your neck If you have any questions regarding how Osteopathy may help you, contact VSRC on 9787 7702. Dr Daniel Comerford is the primary practitioner at VSRC and has over 10 years experience working at an AFL level in Osteopathy, Sports Science and Rehabilitation.


1287 Nepean Hwy, Mt Eliza

T 9787 7702

Dream come true for Liz

Style Temple is Mt Eliza’s newest home-wares and apparel store, opening in early October. The long-held dream of peninsula local Liz Todd, Style Temple is set to become a leisure-shopping destination for all of your gift, furniture, lighting, clothing and lifestyle needs.

In recent years Liz has worked as a freelance decorator and art consultant. She is now following in the footsteps of her two sisters, who both already own successful home-wares stores. Style Temple will carry exclusive brands such as Bemboka blankets, Tom Dixon Collectables, Belgian silk and linen, Orson & Blake furniture, Asian Tides ceramics, Esteban home fragrances, Armadillo rugs and much more. The eclectic mix also includes antiques, art and curios - sourced and collected from all around the world. Fine women’s apparel includes scarves, hats, shoes, handbags and jewellery; chosen to compliment gorgeous brands including Trelise Cooper, Sophie Digard, Bouvier, Helen Kaminski and White Label Nobu. Several new and exciting French labels are also featured. “My aim is to provide a one-stop gift, home-wares and fashion destination with beautiful, unique and one-off pieces. I’m very excited to be opening in Mt Eliza,” Liz said. Style Temple is at 114B Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza. Phone 9775 3244. Web:

Catch of the Day We all love fish and chips. Caught fresh from the bay, hot and crunchy with all that salty goodness! Well get ready to fall head over heels for a new twist on the old classic at Otto’s – the premium take away for busy locals who don’t want to compromise on quality or taste. Named after a small orange fish in one of the Dr Seuss children’s books, Otto is set to be the place for fresh, fast and delicious food. Get ready for locally sourced produce with a focus on promoting peninsula farmers and wholesalers and a menu that is both tasty and diverse. Jessica Whitfort explains: We’re not only a fish and chippery. We have a fabulous chicken schnitzel range’ – think tender chicken breast


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coated in Otto’s ‘secret’ batter which never loses its crunch - ‘plus daily sushi, salads, souvlaki and burgers’. Yum! (For those of you on the run try the schnitzel in a roll or wrap.) Owned by three Mornington peninsula families, Otto is managed by Mt Martha mum Kate Robinson, employs twenty local staff and has two chefs. With a ‘chip champion’ student loyalty card that gets you a free slushy or chips every 5th purchase of small chips, plus a choice of beer batter or regular cut, sea, chicken salt or special seasoning, Otto will be the summer hang out. A window bar and outdoor dining seals the deal. What a catch! Otto, 47 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza 9787 3135 Open: Mon -Thurs 12 to 8 Friday – Sat – Sun 12 till late


Style Temple 114B Mt.Eliza Way, Mt.Eliza • P 9775 3244



A BIGGER, BRIGHTER RITCHIE’S IS COMING Ritchie’s Supermarket Ritchie’s Liquor Store Bendigo Community Bank Canadian Bay Travel Chipps Children’s Boutique Reprieve Second Chance Designer Labels Eliza Health Food & Gifts Warren Ritchie’s Pharmacy Nails & Beauty on The Strand Clothing Angel Dry Cleaners & Alterations Fat Williams That little Boutique

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THE STRAND Village Shopping Centre 89 Mt Eliza Way Mt Eliza

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‘Extra, extra – read all about it!’ Things are changing at the Ritchies Mt Eliza Centre and we at Mt Eliza Magazine thought you’d like to know what’s in store. The non-stop activity has all been due to the amazing refurbishment (and extension of) the Ritchies IGA Supermarket. Ritchies Marketing General Manager Jarrod Swaine explains. ‘The new store is increasing significantly in size, taking up the space that was the old liquor store plus three speciality shops. This large new area is dedicated not only to a checkout zone where you’ll find four self-serve, two express and four full service checkouts, but you will also find an extensive fresh food area full of new exciting offers . ‘Once completed, Mt Eliza Ritchies will be approximately 2000sqmtrs, Facebook “The Village Mt Eliza Magazine”

more than double the current sized store!’ Great thought and attention to detail (environmental solutions have been paramount) has gone into the design by TRG Architects. LED lighting has been installed throughout and solar harvesting is being used to reduce power usage. Ritchies’ commitment to eco and sustainable alternatives has also seen a Co2 plant being used for refrigeration usage reducing the amount of harmful gasses more commonly used in refrigeration. ‘Much of the work has been done overnight not to disrupt our customers’, says Jarrod. A new cheese bar with a massive selection of local and international cheeses, large fresh fish zone and sumptuous sushi range will be available along with slice on demand deli meats. A bakery section serving fresh

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cakes, artisan style breads and gourmet pies will be a major feature of the fresh food area with many lines baked on site. Also look out for the Dry Aged Beef case housing premium quality beef cuts plus the new Lenard’s Chicken department which will take the stress out of preparing the family meal. Gourmet lines and fresh cut flowers will be in bloom. ‘Additional jobs have been created with the refurbishment and once complete there will be a need for extra staff ’, continues Jarrod, proving that with Ritchies IGA, the community really does benefit. Ritchies IGA Supermarket 89 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza 9787 4322 Fresh food departments open October Grand launch early 2014


‘The management may be changing but we still look forward to offering our valued customers a new and improved range of products and services, at great prices, along with the exceptional customer service and advice you have come to know and love.’

High quality service remains the same at Chemmart Pharmacy Martin Nowak is the new kid in town, although you wouldn’t know it. It’s business as usual in one of Mt Eliza’s favourite pharmacies.

skills and pharmaceutical knowledge have blended beautifully to create an environment where the customer really matters. ‘We want people to feel welcome here at Chemmart Mt Eliza. I like to know all my customers by ‘We took over the business in August’, says name and we are open seven days a week Martin. ‘But we’ve kept our regular staff and so if you ever need an emergency supply of procedures. There were already very good medication we’re here for you’, he says. systems in place. Why fix something if it’s After moving to Blackrock with his wife not broken?’ he continues. and four young daughters Martin is looking Martin has over thirty years’ experience forward to developing the business further. in pharmacy. From Warrandyte to Balwyn, Keep your eyes peeled for a giftware range Forest Hill and Horsham - Martin’s people before Christmas (sourced by his wife), plus Issue 31 • September, October, November 2013


the instalment of electric doors for easier shop access. Any decorating will be taken care of by his sister-in-law. ‘There will be small changes, but one thing will always remain the same’, says Martin – ‘personalised caring service, customer first’. Come inside Chemmart Mt Eliza to experience yours today. Chemmart Mt Eliza Pharmacy 98 Mt. Eliza Way, Mt Eliza 9787 2933

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Simply Irresistible – the Groom Room leads the way

How pampered can your pooch be? How shiny can their coat glimmer? How much love and attention can the staff at The Groom Room aka Mt Eliza Pets and Dog Grooming give to your family member? Plenty says owner and animal lover Cindy Ballantyne. ‘We are passionate about animals here in The Groom Room. We focus on making all our clients comfortable and confident that their stay will be an enjoyable one’. There are seven staff members in this boutique ‘day spa’ for pets. There are no cages. Each client sits snuggly on a comfy bed waiting for their turn to have a do. There are some noisy ones, but all look relaxed and ready to freshen up. Cindy explains. ‘We have our regulars. Some get a blow dry after a double shampoo and flea rinse if need be. Nails, ears and teeth are cleaned.

Maybe a ‘style clip’ with a whiff of doggy perfume.’ (Her poodle gets her nails painted too!) When the styling is done, each pet returns to their bed with a treat to snack on until their owner returns. The average stay is up to three hours and you’ll need to book a week in advance through winter and a month ahead in summer. The Groom Room also offers a spectacular range of accessories from overseas and Australia. Colourful coats, beautiful bedding, bowls, toys and trinkets all combine to make this quaint and stylish pets paradise a must visit. You’d be barking mad not to. The Groom Room @ Mt Eliza Pets Open six days a week Shop11/87 Mt Eliza Way Mt Eliza 9787 3811

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Now Stocking Meals for Mutts & Blackhawk Australian Premium Foods Shop 11 / 87 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza Ph: 9787 3811


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FAMILY EXPO OCT 13 Mornington Peninsula Kids Family Expo is set to be amazing with activities and entertainment for the whole family.

10 years for Chipps This September marks a decade since Nicole took over Chipps Children’s Boutique and the Mt Eliza store will be celebrating with special offers throughout the month to mark the occasion. In another milestone, the Mornington store has been sold, with the new owners still continuing to trade under the name Kids on Main. This leaves Nicole free to concentrate on the original Mt Eliza store, which is full of bright, fun colours for the Spring/Summer season. Little girls will love the mix of hot pinks, lime green and gorgeous turquoise, and the boys are not forgotten in the colour stakes either with plenty of orange, bright blue, green and yellow on offer. Make sure you like Chipps Children’s Boutique on facebook to find out about the many special offers, and visit Chipps in Mount Eliza inside The Strand shopping centre at 15/89 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza. Phone 9787 9722. Facebook “The Village Mt Eliza Magazine”

Taking in the luscious surrounds of Mt Eliza’s Morning Star Estate, the expo will showcase all the Mornington Peninsula has to offer on Sunday 13th October. The expo gives attendees the opportunity to meet lots of local business owners who provide services for children and families on the Peninsula. Tickets are now on sale at www. with a family pass (2A+4C) only $25. Your entry provides free access to all advertised activities (full list available at the website).

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eliza furniture + interiors has moved!

Still providing the same personal, professional service for all your decorating needs. upholstery - curtains - blinds shutters - custom made furniture Call: Maryanne & Peter Galley on 0425 741 983 for an appointment or quotation.


Mt Eliza, Shop 15 The Strand Centre (opp Ritchies IGA) - ph: 9787 9722

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COACH TOURS EARLY BIRD FARES TO EUROPE ARE STARTING TO HAPPEN, EUROPEAN COACH TOUR BROCHURES ARRIVING NOW Come in and register so that you can be the first to take advantage of great fares and early payment discounts on the coach portion of your holiday.


River cruising is an interesting way to see many European countries too - get in early for special offers. And remember, there are always great specials on cruises both in Europe and all over the world. Great New Zealand Tours and Australian Pacific Touring Specials Everywhere Depending On When And Where You Wish To Holiday Free Hotel Nights, Free Flights,can Be Available In Conjunction With Different Packages

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You deserve a pamper Pampering is the word many use to describe Beauty Therapy Clinics. At Mt. Eliza Beauty Therapy – Advanced Skin and Laser we aim to make your visit a relaxing one, but with some RESULTS DRIVEN skin care treatments, comes a little discomfort along the way. High tech advancements in skin procedures, including IPL Skin Rejuvenation, do deliver a little discomfort, we will not lie, but the new regenerated and transformed skin results are outstanding and last for years, leading the way for dermal roller (needling) and LED light treatments to enhance further your results, and every popular microdermabrasion. Of course many “light therapies” come with complete relaxation – including our LED Light Therapy Facial – which is best suited to a series of 5 or 6 treatments for outstanding results for general pigmentation and oil concerns. Oxygen facials are another modality to give your skin glow and a youthful radiance. Remember there are a number of paramedical procedures to

enhance your skin, but ask your therapist for the most advantageous for your requirements, skin, age etc. Not simply “the special”. You deserve results, a change in your appearance, and skin improvement in texture, colour and vascular damage. If you are 35 and do not have any major concern, be advised on the correct procedure for you – not an upsell – you do not require. RESULTS are about requiring a certain treatment programme to minimize your agerelated, hormonal or sun related changes to your skin. Clogged and oily skins – major concern – yes results are available to you – this is not a pampering treatment - RESULTS DRIVEN. Mt Eliza Beauty Therapy – Advanced Skin and Laser is a serious Skin Clinic delivering to our clients the latest and most effective skin care and procedures available, continuing to deliver RESULTS not promises. Your skin does not stand still and neither should you – phone 9787 7475 for an appointment.

short film fest now open The Peninsula Short Film Fest has opened for entries and organisers are keen to see submissions by local filmmakers. Now in its third year, the festival provides filmmakers with the opportunity to receive industry acknowledgment and offers a grassroots chance to launch a filmmaking career. Open to interested parties of any level, Festival Director and Australian actor, Steve Bastoni, is looking for submissions of films up to eight minutes in length and said: “If you have an idea, go grab a camera and

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get filming.” The Festival is planned for Saturday, February 1 at Rosebud’s Village Green, next to the Foreshore. Shortlisted films will be judged on the night by a panel of industry professionals including producers, directors and actors and there will be a first prize of $5,000, second prize of $2,500 and $1,250 for third. Closing date for entries is December 20. Visit the website at peninsulashortfilmfest. for further details.

SPRING SPECIAL $99 Facial with microdermabrasion

Featuring the latest Anti-Ageing technology from around the world. Medical team Dr. Romero and Lara Boardman, with over 10 years experience, will assist to make you look and feel younger without surgery.

Let your Spirit RAW! If you’re the wandering kind or regularly relish finding out what lies just around the corner, Mt Eliza’s worldwide travel company Raw is the place for you. Specialists in the travel industry with a focus on treading lightly on the planet and experiencing the world how locals live it, Raw is all about getting down to earth. Dave from Raw talks; ‘you learn more about a place when you’re on foot or cycling. Driving along in a car or bus will always leave you wanting for more’. But you won’t feel that way with Raw. Heavily involved in philanthropic endeavours, Dave and his team are concerned about what works well for business and the world that gives them their livelihood. Charity Challenges such as Walk4Stroke, Walk for Wellness and the Epworth

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Medical Foundation’s Great Wall of China Walk raise funds while offering the ultimate kind of adventure. ‘We’ve organised 235 challenges since 2002 and raised over 16 million’, he continues. Closer to home is Raw’s Mornington peninsula cycling and wine tour beginning at the top of Arthurs Seat and ending at Shoreham beach. Here the stunning peninsula forest, food and wine of the area will satisfy even the greatest wanderlust. Check out The Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles through the rain forest of the Great Otway National park as well. Log onto for details or give Dave a call 9787 4366 for your unforgettable escape from the everyday into real, satisfaction guaranteed travel - in the Raw. Raw Travel, 1/7 Davies Ave Mt Eliza info@

Did you know we have a real success story in the village? Stewart Plant from Fine Wine Merchant explains. ‘We initially had no idea. A client nominated us for the Australian Wine Business Magazine’s Australian Best Wine Stores Competition 2013 and we won!’ Although Stewart was pleasantly surprised, it will be no surprise to you how they became number one after you step inside this beautiful wine emporium. Fine Wine Merchant has up to 1300 labels ranging from ten dollars to ten thousand in price.

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Fifty to sixty per cent are sourced from Europe, and over one hundred peninsula wines grace their shelves. Stewart goes on; ‘If you’re looking for something you can’t find elsewhere, it’s likely we’re the place for you. Our wines are the finest quality. We also have regular wine tastings and dinners so there’s always a reason for celebration’. And cheers to that -Log onto www. to find out more. Fine Wine Merchant Shop 9/87 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza Open seven days a week 9787 3646

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ROTARY CLUB OF MT ELIZA HOSTS FEAST & FAMILY DAY A popular children’s TV character will be doing even more star gazing than normal when she visits the Morning Star Estate for a weekend fundraising event. The winery is the venue for Mt Eliza’s FEAST & FAMILY FIELD DAY, over the weekend of October 5 and 6, when ABCs dirtgirl will be on hand to meet and greet the youngsters. Visitors will be delighted to hear how dirtgirl encourages children to explore and discover the joys of “getting grubby in the garden”. The event plans to be a gastronomic delight with a focus on fabulous food and wine, with a horticultural twist and more than 70 stallholders from Victoria and the Mornington Peninsula will settle among the winery’s beautiful grounds that will form the perfect backdrop to display their goods. There will also be wine tastings, boutique beers and

ciders and gourmet delights to sample and buy. With food, cooking demonstrations and vintage cars on view, the event with its agricultural slant, will feature fields dotted with unique garden plants and products from specialty nurseries, with everything from a worm farm to wrought iron artwork for gardens. There will even be wood chippers and ride-on lawnmowers – everything you would expect at a field day and more! Roving musicians will entertain the crowds throughout the day, giving the chance to amble through the Morning Star Gardens, at no extra cost. And there’s plenty more for the children too – they can have a cuddle off the baby animals

at the animal farm and get the chance to see real farm animals up close. They can have their faces painted, laugh at Mojo the Clown, take part in craft activities, enter the coloring competition for a chance to win a prize or have a photograph taken in the CFA of Mt Eliza’s fire truck! The Rotary Club of Mt Eliza hopes this all-weather Feast and Family Field Day will become an annual event to raise money to put back into the community and to also help support their international projects. Entry will cost $20 for adults, $15 concession and children under 16 are free at the gate. If you buy in advance online, tickets are $17 adult and $15 concession. Visit the website at www. for further information.

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Mount Eliza’s annual art exhibition returns this year on October 25th to 27th. Hosted by Mount Eliza North Primary School, the exhibition provides visitors with a unique opportunity to discover and purchase original and affordable paintings, jewellery, photography, textiles, sculpture and ceramics in a relaxed, community based setting. The feature artist, Veronica Holland, lives and works in Christmas Hills. Her large and colourful paintings can be dynamic or gently whimsical, but generally bring a smile to the observer. Describing her work as “art to live with”, Veronica’s cheerful paintings are often based on things that are a source of personal amusement. “I mainly paint people being people.” Holland has also been working on a series inspired by music. “I like the energy and passion in music, and the stories behind the performance. I try to make you see the music,” she explains. Limited to 500 guests, the gala opening on Friday, October 25th

at 7:30pm will offer guests the first opportunity to purchase works as well as being able to bid at auction on unique items including paintings and jewellery. Tickets for an evening of live music, gourmet finger food and exceptional wines are $25 and permit unlimited re-entry throughout the weekend. The weekend times are Saturday October 26th from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday October 27th from 10 am to 4 pm. Adult entry on the weekend is $5 and children accompanying adults are free. Tickets are available from the school or For further information contact Mount Eliza Art Exhibition 03 9787 6611 Photograph of Veronica with her painting “Jammin”, Back row: L to R: James Light, Xavier Antreou, Veronica Holland (artist), Harry Scott, Talia Matthias, Felicity Light, Front row: L to R: Max Peeters, Hannah Gibson, Maddie Jamieson, Jade Roberts, McKenzie Kirk, Otis Antreou, Alex Peeters, Ben Gibson

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A strategy of success REFINED ELEGANCE AT MILLS BEACH Boutique real estate agent, McEwing Partners continue to secure upmarket properties with the latest acquisition one of Mornington’s most striking beachfront mansions, Combe Martin. This remarkable five bedroom, four bathroom residence set on approximately half an acre of manicured grounds, overlooks Mills Beach and exudes the architectural expression of a genteel old world era. Specifically designed to symbolise the refined elegance of English workmanship, Combe Martin boasts 70 squares of luxury living, exquisite glass, marble and wood finishes throughout, a Bespoke modern kitchen and bathrooms. Rich in history, the property was built over a three year period from 1936-1939 for Mrs Emily Ruwolt whose husband Charles established the large Vickers Ruwolt Engineering business in Richmond. Even the stained glass window in the stairwell depicts Charles as a young man working with his business in the foundry. Named after a seaside village

hamlet in North Devon, Combe Martin is an old English tudor style clinker brick and shingle tiled house with classically themed gardens and landscaping of exquisite detail. A series of grand formal rooms with towering ceilings, French doors, mahogany timber panelling and panoramic views of the bay through the double glazed windows encapsulate a bygone era, while a separate temperature controlled wine store and gymnasium utilise 21st century conveniences. Only a pleasant stroll to the cafes and restaurants of Main Street, the magnificent residence also includes a powder room, housekeeper’s key room with more than 100 keys for all the various doors and cabinets throughout the home, ducted heating, a security system, and two double garages in the Esplanade’s very best address. Inspection is purely by appointment through McEwing Partners on 5975 4555 or phone Dean Phillips on 0402 833 865.

McEwing Partners has been long established as a prestige real estate brand, serving the Mornington peninsula for over three generations. Directors Dean Phillips, Quentin McEwing and Brett McEwing all share the same important values that have earned McEwing partners the reputation as Mornington Peninsula’s premier property agency. Our strategic focus is on premium property, high quality service and advanced marketing strategies. With a reputation like ours it is no – wonder that a high percentage of our business is referral based. Much of our recent success has been largely due to our extensive buyer database, both nationally and internationally. We currently have buyers looking to spend anywhere from $1 million to $10 million in the coastal area. Quietsell is a database matching sales system McEwing Partners have been successfully using for many years. We have clients whom are quietly on the market without any internet, board or marketing that will sell if the price is right. The most recent being a $4 million cliff front property in Mornington. In 2011 the decision to expand to a second office located in Mt Eliza gave us the opportunity to add a Property Management division. Headed up by one of the Peninsulas most experienced property management teams we have strategies in place that will minimise vacancy and maximise return. Our sales team are all highly trained and highly skilled negotiators. Closely working together with our marketing department they custom design from the ground up individual marketing campaigns that will best suit your property. Whether it be Private Sale, Auction or Expressions of Interest each campaign will provide you with maximum exposure resulting in the highest possible price. Licensed Estate Agents and Directors, Quentin McEwing and Dean Phillips are hands on in the day to day running of McEwing Partners. “Our success strategy is simple. Be first to open in the morning, be last to close in the evening, and follow every possible lead”. If you are considering selling or renting we encourage you to contact either one of our offices in Mornington or Mount Eliza.

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Short walk to Fosters Beach with broad bay views, this magnificent 5 BR Mediterranean-inspired home, pool and luxury pool house offers a position of rare privilege and all the spoils of refined coastal living. Set on 729 sq.m (approx), boasting 4 living areas, substantial stone-topped kitchen, study, office, poolside jacuzzi, sauna, playground and a triple garage.

How to learn about foreign culture and thereby perhaps change your future plans Learning about cultural differences can actually bring people closer together, and Southern Cross Cultural Exchange has long been a robust proponent of intercultural exchange between exchange students and host families from across different cultures. Founded in 1983, S.C.C.E’s pioneering status as Australia’s first international exchange organisations has ensured that programs offered by the Mt Eliza based not-for-profit organisation operates to stringent requirements nation-wide and world-wide. To date S.C.C.E has exchanged some 17,000 students to 20 countries. S.C.C.E. would like to thank our many volunteer local Mt Eliza families who have discovered hosting an international student is like bringing Europe or the U.S.A., into their home. New families are encouraged to call 9775 4711 to enquire about hosting a student arriving next February.


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Making the numbers work for you Illumin8 takes the time. This savvy accountancy firm believes in explaining the ins and outs of financials to their clients: you’ll know what the numbers mean and how they can work for you. Andrew Van De Beek explains. ‘We want to reveal the meaning behind the numbers so business owners can make informed decisions. This allows each client to be proactive whether just starting out, in the growth stage, hitting maturity or looking at a succession plan’, he goes on. Put simply – Illumin8 gives you the knowledge to get the most out of your financial situation. Andrew and his business partner Jason Pater have learnt their numbers on route. Andrew has over ten years’ experience, while Jason has twenty-one years under his belt. Andrew continues; ‘We’ve been operational for almost eighteen

months, but the Illumin8 brand has been around for five years. We are experts in corporate and personal tax, business management, reporting, selfmanaged superannuation and book keeping.’ Illumin8 provides a number of services that can put you in touch with additional professionals working in their specific area of expertise. They also build on relationships by offering a personalised service which measures outcomes on the client’s terms rather their own. So if you’d like to make more sense of your financial situation, feel free to pop in at Illumin8 and let the experts guide you. Illumin8 Partners Level 1, 64 Ranelagh Drive Mt Eliza 0419 391 790

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ADVANTAGE MEDICAL CENTRE ON NEPEAN HIGHWAY Affordable health care is now available in Mt Eliza with the opening of the Advantage Medical Centre in June this year. Advantage Medical Centre is the fifth project for Dr Manish Bhasin in as many years, offering patients on the Mornington Peninsula bulk billing medical and affordable dental care. Other Advantage Medical Centres include Crib Point, Tooradin, Baxter, and Rosebud. As one of the practicing doctors, Dr Bhasin says they all have special interests in different streams of medicine. “Dr Brian West specializes in pain management, while Dr Dipankar

Chakraborty’s special interest is obstetrics and gynecology. We also have ex paediatrician, Dr Jitendra Kumar here for child health care.” Dr Bhasin, whose specialty is diabetic care, says it is most important to meet the need of the area in terms of affordable and ongoing care for all sections of society. “There was no bulk-billing in the area and we bulk-bill everybody. If you empower the patient, with education, it provides better outcomes for their health, so we make sure we spend that extra time explaining as well as diagnosing,” Dr Bhasin said. “We have had very good response already. Patients are grateful and thankful we have opened here especially pensioners and

young working class. We are taking on new patients, so just ring up to make an appointment.” Advantage Medical Centres are also actively involved in teaching and training new doctors. “We get new doctors from Melbourne University, medical students, and get GP training doctors as well, so part of my other job is training.” After working in England for many years, Dr Bhasin came to the peninsula, loved it and has never looked back. Advantage Medical Centre is at 1297 Nepean Highway, Mt Eliza. Open Monday to Friday, 8am till 6pm. Phone 9787 3036.

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Dental Care Mt Eliza We live in the Community we serve…. Dr Scott Robertson has lived locally since 1975 and has operated a practice in Mt Eliza since 1989. Our aim is simple – to provide clear advice and Quality Health Dentistry. Health Dentistry is about understanding why problems happen in the first place and providing treatment to improve your entire well being – bite – breathing – balance – beauty If we can answer these three questions to your satisfaction: 1. Will it Hurt? 2. How Much will it Cost? 3. Is it Worth It? Then we are along way to achieving our goals for your and provide comfortable and effective dentistry The decision-making process is ultimately controlled by the patient, after provision of effective, efficient and accurate advice involving a written estimate and clear direction as Facebook “The Village Mt Eliza Magazine”

per options available. Complex Dentistry must be broken into simple parts so the best possible results are obtained. Choices in Dentistry must be balanced with risks and benefits – in an area where the dental professionals expert knowledge is provided in a way that the patient can understand so the correct choices are made! We are very hands on in supporting and coordinating your journey to dental health. We can show you what’s possible in the chair and with intraoral cameras, and in our consult room with photography and examples to help make it easier for you to understand your proposed treatments. Our Treatment Coordinator Robyn has a wealth of experience in demystifying dentistry. Costs and written estimates are always provided. Evening appointments available Call us today for an appointment 9787 4439 Ph: 9708 8222

AFTER Modern Dentistry has many options to tackle the appearance of your smile. Correct understanding of the issues/impediments is essential! there is nothing more disappointing than a result less than the expectation.

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Australasia Young Round Square conference 2013: Second Chance for Change Woodleigh School is proud to announce we are hosting the Australasian Regional Young Round Square Conference for 2013.

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The conference, which will bring together 55 young leaders from eight schools across Australia, will explore the city, coast and country in a week of activities aimed to increase personal development and responsibility. We have developed the conference around the ideals of Round Square; Internationalism, Democracy, Environmental Stewardship, Adventure, Leadership and Service. The Round Square community is an international network of like-minded schools that have made a commitment to uphold these values. Our theme, Second Chance for Change, is intended to remind all delegates that even when things don’t work out - or we get it wrong - there is always another chance to make a difference and to create change. It is also a hint to the fact that we all have the power to create social and environmental change. The conference participants will get to hear and experience change on both a grand and humble scale. For examples of big-picture change, they will hear inspiring stories from conservation warrior Sean Wilmore of The Thin Green Line Foundation and ultra-marathon runner Tristan Miller. They will also be involved in a presentation by Project RockIT; an anti-bullying and youth leadership program run by young people for young people. To experience smaller-scale change, the delegates will be involved in a variety of activities where they themselves can make a difference. These include tree planting, working with recycled materials and creating toys for the local Hospital’s children’s ward. We will be coordinating this weeklong event alongside Billanook College from Saturday 14 September until Friday 20 September. For more information about the conference, please head to our website:

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INVEST IN YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION Is your child lacking confidence at per day students can make huge progress! school and struggling to keep up? Kumon Mt Eliza is a friendly and positive Kumon has a proven track record in helping students from pre-school to high school develop their Maths and English skills. Kumon compliments the school curriculum by providing an individualised learning system that responds to the particular learning needs of each child. Many students come to Kumon experiencing difficulty in meeting the requirements of their grade level. The Kumon Method has been able to help students develop the knowledge and confidence to advance them to their grade level and beyond. In less than 30 minutes

learning environment where students are given the opportunity to work at their own pace. The staff are knowledgeable, encouraging and attentive to the specific needs of each child. Following an initial individual assessment, a specific program is developed for the student. Enrol your child at Kumon now to enable them to get ahead before the start of the 2014 school year. Register your interest now for a free assessment of your child’s learning style and development needs. Contact Nikki Czarnecki on 0414 695 802 or

The latest craze see’s its visitors jumping for joy! Gravity Zone is a 4200sqm centre, packed out with trampolining temptations for all the family after the Oliphant Way factory was transformed into an airtime addicts delight – complete with a kids zone, slam zone, dodge zone, pro zone and largest free-jumping trampoline area around. Born from the trampolining wave that has hit America, Gravity Zone features activity zones for everyone, from the littlies right through to extreme sports fanatics. Anyone can use the centre that boasts 158 trampolines that provides an ideal venue for birthday parties, family outings, school groups, sporting groups, personal trainers or gymnasts. Perfectly set up for full on fun, Gravity Facebook “The Village Mt Eliza Magazine”

Zone has six party rooms and its cafe is a great place for mums to get together while watching their little ones play in the fully supervised kids zone. Practice your slam dunks or dodge ball on the slam zone or dodge zone and have hours of fun in the foam zone.

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For the more advanced, the pro zone is the ticket with its high performance trampolines feautring 1.8m and 2.1m walls ensuring it’s perfectly safe to flip and somersault to your heart’s content. Come along to the adrenaline charged jumper sessions or just be a relaxing spectator from the Food Zone Cafe that overlooks the entire layout. Gravity Zone is also great for corporate team building activities with a difference – it’s the all-weather adventure all-rounder! Located at 25 Oliphant Way, Seaford, book your Gravity Zone session online by visiting For parties, email contact@gravity-zone. or call 1300 479 663.


The first Primrose Fair is almost upon us, so Mornington Peninsula Magazine caught up with Lara Tweedie and Marlee Horobin to find out how this new and exciting designer market is coming together. “We are so excited to hold the first Primrose Fair on 5 October” says Lara Tweedie. “We have been truly overwhelmed by the level of interest we have had from the local community. The quality of stallholder applications has been first class and it has been incredibly inspiring to engage with so many talented and hardworking designers. It’s just amazing to have the opportunity to meet other women who have the vision, the inherent sense of style and the will to bring a label to life. We are showcasing many of these designers on the Primrose Fair Facebook page and we are running some great competitions in the lead up to the


event, so it is definitely worth checking out! We feel very honoured that so many great people want to be a part of Primrose Fair.” “One of the best parts about bringing Primrose Fair to life has been collaborating with other local businesses who bring their own unique perspective and talents to the event” says Marlee Horobin. “ We have had an absolute ball working with Corey Fowler from Grazen Café on a coffee and food concept for Primrose Fair. One of the things we

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have really appreciated is the thought that he has put into developing a menu that will translate seamlessly into a market setting. From the stallholders to the food, everything is coming together beautifully and we are looking forward to creating something really wonderful for the community”. The first Primrose Fair will take place at The Cloisters, Toorak College, Mt Eliza on 5th October 2013 between 10am and 4pm. Entry is free. Visit www. for more details.

fashionable randomness One of Mt Eliza’s great mates, Rob Licciardo is glowing with health and pride as he marks the first year at his new home, The Gallery Bar & Grill at Manyung. You will occasionally see Rob’s partners Peter Schreiner and Sam Pavic assisting but they pretty much remain in the background and leave Rob to do his thing. Simply stylish and certainly delish, Rob has daubed a dollop of ‘London air’ onto what was formerly best known as ‘one of the boyz’, turning the tables on that format, like a sea breeze carrying away a hot day. The Gallery oozes influence from Rob’s two years at the swank Westminster eatery Pied de Terre, considered to have the best Michelin Star lunch in London. His OS adventure also included joining an alliance with the winners of UK reality show The Restaurant to launch a top-end venue called The London Cocktail Club where he worked with celebrity cohort Raymond Blanc. “I’ve worked on the latest, contemporary edge of that cuisine and I’ve brought it here. We’re a leading, edgy, wine and cocktail bar within the incredible atmosphere of Manyung gallery,” Rob continues. “The main difference with the food here is that it has a bit more of a relaxed, fun feel. Our style is ‘bistro moderne’, the ingredients are a real mix of everything,” he said. With a nod to a fashionable randomness regarding what might be expected on the menu. “We also show that contemporary food does not have to be expensive,” Rob added. Rob has formerly fused French, Italian, Asian and now also Moroccan spice blends into venue favourites. Currently, think North African yin and yang – preserved lemon/ Facebook “The Village Mt Eliza Magazine”

cinnamon/nutmeg and saffron. A popular main, the crispy pork belly with black pudding, firstly sees the meat braised for two hours in stock and then salted and baked to crisp the skin and create crackling. To accompany, an apple puree blended with nutty butter is flung into an arc on the plate. “It’s flinging the flavours through the dish, a bit like artist Jackson Pollock,” Rob said. To create the sauce, veal jus is reduced overnight and mated with the sweetness of the apple. A length of black pudding fried in clarified butter completes the plate. The Morrocan-tajine dish features spiced lamb meatballs braised in a tomato broth laced with house-ground Middle Eastern spices. Pinenuts, dates, cubes of roast vegies and couscous are all co-simmered in the tajine’s swirl of taste. “I’ve always gone for flavour and I understand why different flavours are used.” A philosophy espoused on the relaxed tapas menu. The Gallery Bar & Grill has plenty of parking and welcomes functions in a choice of two rooms, seating 30 and 100. It is a popular place for parties and function with a range of options from casual cocktail style to formal seated arrangements. Perfect for end of year break-up parties, weddings or just about any occasion. For the social set, with warmer weather on its way, the courtyard with its splendid 100+ year old oak tree is a favourite place for cocktails. Take-away is also offered as a service to customers. Lunch and dinner is served from Wed to Sunday with breakfast on weekends at 1408 Nepean Hwy, Mt Eliza. Call: 9787 2001.

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After 8 years of being away from the helm, Judy Barrett the owner of Morning Star Estate is now back in charge of her cherished venue. Rave reviews on Urbanspoon and testimonials from happy brides, are proving that Judy has made the right decision in her appointment of Head chef Richard Keane and venue manager Michael Hewett. With the 75,000 roses beginning to bud, Morning Star Estate is blooming in more ways than one! High tea is now being served one Sunday each month and is a glorious spread of scones, slices, warm canapés and finger sandwiches. Just $49.50 per person, it is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon with family and friends whilst drinking in the stunning views across the extensive gardens and Port Phillip Bay. The new A’la Carte sharing plate menu is designed to offer the very best produce of the Mornington Peninsula whilst still offering great value for money. Morning Star Estate is no longer just a venue for special occasions but a place to meet and catch up with friends

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over a sumptuous meal and a glass of wine. The restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and Friday and Saturday evenings. Below is a sample of our fare: Barramundi fillet with smoked bouillabaisse sauce, yabbie and fennel salad $20 Twice cooked pork belly with pear, parsnip puree, shitake mushroom & witlof $19 Wagyu porterhouse with beetroot puree and pommes dauphine $30 As the team at Morning Star Estate are all family people, we have made an effort to make the Restaurant more family friendly with pencils, paper and totem tennis on the front lawn. Of course, the gardens at Morning Star make for the best game of hide and seek! We also have 2 Family days in October and our annual NYE celebration coming up – check our stunning new website for details. www. We look forward to welcoming you to the new, improved Morning Star Estate. 2 Sunnyside Rd, Mount Eliza, 9787 7760

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Vegetable Pakoras Lightly spiced vegetables dipped in chickpea batter 6.00 Onion Bhaji Spiced slices of onion rings in chickpea batter 6.00 Vegetable Samosa (2 pieces) 6.00 Mushroom Pakora Mushroom dipped in chickpea batter 7.50 Chicken Pakora Chicken rolled in a light chickpea batter 8.50 Prawn Cutlets (6 pieces) Tiger prawns marinated, dipped in chickpea batter 18.50

Butter Chicken Char grilled boneless chicken with light spices & crushed cashew nuts in a pureed tomato sauce Chicken Korma Boneless chicken cooked with cashew paste & yellow gravy with a dash of light cream Chicken Tikka Masala Marinated chicken fillets, cooked with onion capsicum & a mild red gravy Saag Chicken Chicken fillets with spinach, fenugreek, fresh ginger & coriander giving authentic Punjabi taste Punjabi Chicken Marinated chicken fillets, pan fried with diced green capsicum, tomatoes & a yellow gravy Chicken Jalfrezi Tender boneless chicken pan-fried with capsicum, tomato & special spices in a light sweet and sour gravy Chicken Chickpea Masala Marinated chicken fillets, with chickpeas & a traditional masala gravy Chicken Madras South Indian dish made with curry leaves, coconut milk & mustard Chilli Chicken Chicken fillets pan-fried with onion, capsicum, green chili & chef’s special spices

Tandoori Entrees Seekh Kebab Minced lamb slightly spiced with ginger, garlic, fresh coriander & freshly ground spices skewered and cooked in tandoori oven Tandoori Mushrooms Juicy mushrooms marinated in traditional spices & roasted in the tandoor oven Tandoori Chicken Tender chicken marinated with yoghurt, special herbs & light spices, cooked in tandoori oven Chicken Tikka Boneless chicken marinated in yoghurt, special herbs & light spices, cooked in tandoori oven Barra Kebab (4 pieces) Lamb marinated with special herbs & authentic spices Rasoi Platter Our popular mouth watering platter has a selection of tandoori specialities, served on a sizzling hot plate

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Seafood Butter Prawns (mild) Tiger prawns cooked in creamy tomato based sauce Prawn Masala (med) Tiger prawns tossed with onions, capsicum & masala gravy with a dash of coconut milk Prawn Vindaloo (med/hot) Tiger prawns cooked in our homemade spicy vinegar based curry Vindaloo Fish Curry (med/hot) Fillets of fish cooked in our famous spicy vinegar based curry, best hot ‘n’ spicy! Goan Fish Curry Fresh fillets of fish prepared with our own special spices, finished with a dash of coconut milk


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Rogan Josh Lamb slow cooked with yoghurt, onion, garlic, ginger & tomato Lamb Coconut (med/hot) Tender lamb cooked in a yellow coconut gravy Kashmiri Lamb Lamb cooked in a mild creamy sauce with fennel seeds, dried fruits & nuts Saag Gosht Lamb pieces cooked with spinach, fenugreek & coriander Lamb Do Piaza A dry dish; tender lamb cooked with onions, tomato, capsicum & coriander Lamb Korma Lamb cooked with cashew paste & served in a mild yellow gravy, with a dash of light cream Lamb Vindaloo (med/hot) Tender lamb cooked with vindaloo paste Chilli Lamb (med/hot) Tender lamb cooked with onion, capsicum, green chili

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Beef Beef Vindaloo (med/hot) Choice beef marinated in vindaloo paste Beef Madras (med/hot) Tender beef cooked in coconut milk with spices Kashmiri Beef Beef cooked in a cream based curry with fennel seeds, dried fruit & nuts Bombay Beef Traditional beef curry cooked with potatoes & onions Beef Korma (mild) Beef cooked in a mild yellow cashew gravy with a dash of light cream Beef Saag Wala Beef pieces cooked with spinach, fenugreek & coriander Chilli Beef (med/hot) Beef cooked with onion, capsicum, green chili & chef’s special spices

Rice & Biryani 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00

Vegetarian Dal Makhani Urad dal (black lentils) cooked traditional punjabi style 9.50 Pumpkin Masala Pumpkin tempered with onion, fennel seeds, fenugreek 10.50 & finished with chef’s own sauce Aloo Muttar Potatoes & peas cooked to a mild sauce 11.50 Shahi Paneer (mild) Home made cottage cheese served in a delicious tomato 12.50 based light cream sauce with authentic spices & crushed cashew nuts Aloo Gobi Cauliflower & potatoes tossed in spices, served with spring 12.50 onions & coriander Saag Aloo Spinach with potatoes cooked with traditional Indian spices 12.50 Saag Paneer Spinach & homemade cottage cheese cooked with 12.50 traditional Punjabi spices Mixed Vegetable Curry Fresh seasonal vegetables tossed with garlic, 12.50 ginger, coriander & light spices Aloo Baigan Eggplant, potatoes, onions cooked in light spices 13.50 Vegetable Korma Mixed (mild) Fresh seasonal vegetables cooked with 14.50 mild spices in a cashew sauce and finished with a dash of cream Channa Masala Chickpeas cooked with fresh tomatoes, cumin 14.50 & traditional spices Malai Kofta Dumplings made from cottage cheese, nuts & minced 14.50 fresh vegetables, cooked in a mild creamy gravy Chilli Paneer Home made cottage cheese cooked with onion, 14.50 capsicum, green chili & chef’s special spices

Basmati rice Plain steamed rice Small 5.00 Large 7.00 Vegetable Rice Basmati rice cooked with mixed vegetables Small 7.00 Large 10.00 Kashmiri Rice Basmati rice cooked with mixed dried fruits & nuts Small 7.00 Large 10.00 Biryani Rice choice of Chicken/Lamb/Beef cooked with cashews & capsicum 14.00

Side Orders

Mango Chutney(mild) Mixed Pickle (hot Raita Plain yoghurt mixed with cucumber, carrots & seasoning

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Tandoori Breads Roti Organic whole meal flatbread cooked in the tandoor oven Garlic Roti Roti finished with garlic spread Naan Plain Flatbread made with plain flour, cooked in the tandoori oven Garlic Naan Naan finished with garlic spread Garlic Masala Naan Plain flour tandoori bread with garlic & masala spices Aloo Paratha Naan stuffed with spicy potatoes Masala Kulcha Naan stuffed with spiced potatoes & cottage cheese Kasmiri Naan Naan filled with dried fruit & nuts Keema Naan Naan stuffed with lamb & authentic spices Cheese Naan Naan stuffed with cheese Cheese Garlic Naan Naan stuffed with cheese finished with garlic Punjabi Naan Naan stuffed with cheese, spinach & coriander,

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Desserts Gulab Jaman (4 pieces) Sweet dumplings in an authentic sauce, served warm 10.00 with vanilla ice cream

Taking care of business The Ranelagh Club’s B2B networking sessions held regularly on Friday mornings offer members something special. Get together over breakfast with local business owners to discuss strategies and systems while making new contacts. Pay just $25 per breakfast and get a choice of three delicious cooked meals with juice and coffee thrown in. Erin from Ranelagh explains. ‘B2B has been so successful. Our members pay $125 per year on top of their membership fee to gain knowledge about everything to do with business. The regular meetings cement relationships and ensure successful outcomes for all those involved’. What


a great way of strengthening local trade and sourcing business referrals. ‘We have mortgage brokers, graphic designers, party planners and people in telecommunications’, she goes on. We all know the Ranelagh Club’s premium position is a major draw card. Add in sensational food plus expert event management and you’ve got one of the most sort after destinations on the Peninsula. October 5th sees a sensational girl’s night in raising money for the National Cancer Council. From 6pm you’ll get a champagne cocktail on arrival. A slushy machine, stall holders, wine tasting, Tupperware, jewellery, belly dancer and everything your ‘girlie’ heart

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desires seals the deal. Member’s tickets are $55, non-members $50 respectively so book now. Also watch out for the family affair summer party on October 11th. Don your best beach gear, get dunked, enter the dress up competition or tackle the karaoke machine if you dare - $25 members, $30 nonmembers. It’s all happening at the Ranelagh Club this spring/summer. Take the plunge and see you there. The Ranelagh Club 3 Rosserdale Crescent Mt Eliza 9787 0265

Ranelagh Club is a little slice of paradise in Mt Eliza. With private access to the beach, clubhouse, social and sporting activities, there is something for everyone at Ranelagh

RANELAGH CLUB Tennis, Sailing, Kids Club, Wine Club, Yoga, Camps, Golf, Social, Cycling, Beach, Members Restaurant

COMING UP Saturday 28th September

AFL Grand Final Day The Restaurant & Bar bustles with footy on the big screen Saturday 5th October

Girls Night In $50 members, $55 non members Tuesday 5th November

Members Melbourne Cup Lavish Lunch, sweeps and more All bookings P 9787 0265


Join the Ranelagh Club by Oct 18th & go in the draw to win a table of 10 at our exclusive Melbourne Cup day event. Valued at $550 Ranelagh Club’s new Business Networking Group. Formed specifically for member business owners, the group now holds regular breakfast B2B meetings in the scenic dining room overlooking panoramic views of the bay, call to sign up today.

BOOK YOUR XMAS FUNCTION groups of 2 - 150 welcome!!! Weddings, special occasions, conferences, events & fundraisers - like us on facebook

A favourite haunt no matter what the occasion For lovers of Italian food, Vinnie’s Pizza Boys Ristorante has an exciting Summer menu on the way to tempt the tastebuds, and a fabulous new function room for all those special occasions. Already a favourite restaurant for all the family, Vinnie’s Pizza Boys Ristorante continues to deliver risottos to die for, home-made pastas with everything from matriciana to chorizo, their

famous traditional and gourmet pizzas, steaks, main meals and freshly made salads. Book now for your Christmas gathering with a menu designed especially for the silly season, served in the ristorante’s own mediterranean-inspired private dining and function room where long timber tables and leather backed chairs create the perfect ambience for celebrating in style.

With a reputation for daily specials and fresh fish, Summer will also see more sumptuous seafood dishes added to the bill of fare. In true Italian style,Tony and his family have created a warm and welcoming atmosphere at Vinnie’s Pizza Boys Ristorante, where friends and family can come together to enjoy authentic mediterranean cuisine in a fully licensed restaurant.

After two years, Vinnie’s Pizza Boys Ristorante, has become a favourite Mt Eliza haunt, and proudly supports local clubs and fundraising events. Open every day from 5pm, Vinnie’s Pizza Boys Ristorante is at 57-59 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza. Phone 9787 4111 to book the restaurant or your next special occasion in the function room.

Ultimate ladies event lights up the night at Benitos It’s all happening on Wednesday the 23rd of Think a glass of ‘bubbles’ and canapés on October girls so get out your calendars and arrival (watch out for the topless ‘fireman’ book the baby sitter now! waiter, as if you wouldn’t see him?) door prizes, games and stall holders running From 7pm, the beautiful Benitos Function mini workshops and selling sumptuous local Centre on Nepean Highway ‘Fires It Up’ with an ultimate ladies night out to raise funds for product. There will also be a MC to host the event. ‘We ran our first The Little Black Dress the local CFA. Jo Bastone from Benitos says; ‘There are many female volunteers and wives Ball fundraiser last year and it was a great who donate their time to the CFA. We wanted success’, says Jo. ‘This time there will be to give something back. What better way than 100 tickets at $25 each and proceeds go to our fire fighters’, plus what a great way to get to have a laugh while doing just that?’ And connected with other local ladies in business. fun is high on the agenda. Issue 31 • September, October, November 2013


Having been in the event industry for over eight years, Benitos knows how to let the good times roll, so there’s no excuse not to book your tickets now at Fireitupladiesnightout or contact Benitos for further details - and burn baby burn! Benitos Function Centre 1196 Nepean Highway Mt Eliza 5975 8060 Restaurant open 7 days lunch and dinner

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Abracadabra - It’s 1001 Nights A fresh shot of spice has arrived in Mt Eliza offering Middle Eastern dining with a modern twist. Harking to the heritage of the mysterious Arabian world, inspired by Ali Baba and abracadabra, 1001 Nights Middle Eastern restaurant adds a magical touch to every dish. A labour of love, following years of yearning, for proprietors Mark and Nina Syawish; their new eatery adds a dash of splendid style to their home-town. But beyond the swish style lies a basis of fine food, from a kitchen with gleaming new


roasting spits and a smooth clay tandoori. The menu offers more than a dozen breakfast choices, including Babylonian Benedict – grilled sujuk sausage, poached free-range eggs, spinach and hollandaise. 1001 Night’s lunch menu includes salmon, swordfish and quinoa salad. Tajine dishes include lamb with peas and chicken with apricots. Persian influence abounds. Baba ganush, hummus and roasted red pepper make up a trio of dips served with flat bread. The Shawarma, the vertically spinning spit of mixed meats, has shavings cut from the block to make their way to falafels and kebabs. Saffron, cumin, cardamom, turmeric and sumac are just some of the liberally lashed spices. The Istanbuli kebab matches seasoned ground lamb with tomato, chilli and garlic salsa. “With our modern Middle Eastern cuisine, the way that the meats are combined, spiced and flavoured creates special tastes,

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unique,” said Mark. “I’m a fussy person and I have been making this style of food for so long that getting it ‘right’ is like an instinct. It’s in my blood.” 1001 Nights is at Shop 3, 86 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Phone 9787 5565.

NOW OPEN MODERN MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Open 7 days 8am – 10pm Monday – Sunday 8am – 11pm Saturdays Shop 3/86 Mt Eliza Way Phone 9787 5565 WWW.1001NIGHTSRESTAURANT.COM.AU

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Spring is a great time to get organised with those domestic duties you have put off for months but act quickly, as time passes in the blink of an eye. Before we know it, the stress of Christmas and the celebrations of the New Year will surround us. But before you pop on your apron, break out the rubber gloves and reach for the dustpan, stop, there is help on the way. Don’t tackle these big issues alone because at MyHome we are here to help take that burden off your shoulders. MyHome are your number one choice when it comes to professional home cleaning as they specialise in residential properties and are teams are experts at carrying out major spring clean over hauls that will transform your house. As well we provide vacates, one-off, customised and ongoing regular cleans weekly or fortnightly depending on your circumstances. “We really enjoy cleaning and making a difference in people’s busy lives,” says Marlon Scheucher from the Mt Eliza branch. “We work hard at getting the job done properly and enjoy the appreciation we get from our clients by making their lives easier.”




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