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When my now-teenage kids were little, I loved tuning in to see that Big Ted and the square window had barely changed since I sat on my own mum’s knee to watch. The show is a shared, comforting thread that connects my own distant childhood with my kids’ brave new world of YouTube and Pokemon Go. Now I like to imagine a time when my kids might watch Play School with their children. Bring on the diamond jubilee! In a funny way Play School has much in common with that other stalwart of Aussie TV, Neighbours, which celebrated 30 years on air last year. Both have kept us tuning in over the decades with a winning mix of feel-good vibe and a revolving door of famous faces. Now, following the lead of Kylie, Jason and Delta, radio star Fifi Box is set to move into Ramsay Street. Read this week’s cover story to find out more about the star behind the voice. ●

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ifi Box’s smile enters the room first, bathing all in her path in sunny warmth. It’s the same infectious grin that can be detected in the vivacious blonde’s voice curling around the ears of listeners to make her one of Australia’s most-loved radio talents. These days there’s no underestimating the “Fifi factor”. Whether it’s working with her Fox breakfast co-host Dave Thornton and sidekick Brendan Fevola to chase down Melbourne’s established FM slot leader Eddie McGuire, adding some extra pop to Channel Ten’s The Project, or the unauthorised use of her face and name to sell women’s magazines, the girl from Wonga Park is an undeniably hot commodity. Now she’s set to extend her fan base internationally by joining the cast of Neighbours in a guest role that will see her on air from September into 2017. Fifi will play Brooke Butler, the wayward mother of Xanthe Canning (Lilly Van der Meer) and estranged girlfriend of Gary Canning (Damien Richardson) – “an opportunistic, flighty and dubious woman who relies on her looks to get by”. Add to Fifi’s mounting professional success the immense joy her now-three-year-old daughter Beatrix “Trixie” Belle has brought to her life and it’s small wonder she’s beaming. “I feel like I am in this incredible sweet spot in my life,” the 39-year-old says. “I am just strapped in for the ride and, honestly, who knows where this could go?” It started on Melbourne’s north-east fringe when solicitor Alan Box and wife Pauline welcomed their third child and only daughter. Very early on it became clear that Fiona, as she was christened but seldom called, had a mind of her own and was quite capable of turning others to it. “We used to holiday on Phillip Island in the caravan park,” says Pauline, better known as Pearl. “One day, a whole group of two or three families went down to the beach and were just walking along and Fifi decided she wanted to be carried. When no one would [carry her] she just lay down on the beach with her head buried face down in

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the sand. We all kept walking thinking she would come running after us, but she didn’t budge. We hid behind some rocks to see what she would do and she still didn’t budge. So we went back and she got carried. She would have been only three at the time.” Fifi attended Tintern Grammar – then a girls-only school – where she excelled at English, drama and debating and was school captain at junior, middle and senior levels. She and her brothers Cameron (now an actor) and Kiernan (Augie March keyboardist) were drawn to the dramatic and creative fields early on. “Talk about destiny,” Pauline says with a laugh. “When she was nine or 10 Fifi and her brothers used to set up these studio situations where they would parody programs like the Today show. She would be Liz Hayes sitting there with big hair and shoulder pads, while one brother would be the male host and the other would do the weather.” Fifteen years later her daughter would find herself in a morning show’s TV studio in real life as a bubbly weather presenter and later entertainment reporter for Seven’s Sunrise. But first Fifi had to find her feet. “I was so insulated through my school life – very safe and protected,” she says. “I had spent my whole life going through school with the same 80 girls. And then at uni, no one cared. But you can’t carry around your school captain badge forever and I was like, ‘Oh no, I have to prove myself’. That was a difficult period.” Enrolling first in an arts degree at the University of Melbourne and then switching after six months to performing arts at Monash, Fifi finally settled into a Certificate in Commercial Radio at Swinburne in Hawthorn. Her first jobs were with regional stations 3TR Traralgon, 2MC/ROXFM Port Macquarie and then, edging closer to her goal of Melbourne, 3GG Warragul. All the while Fifi was sending out demo tapes and phoning program directors in Melbourne, to no avail. Becoming increasingly disillusioned, she decided to go overseas and see what London held for her.

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hankfully Triple M in Sydney called and invited her to join them … for free. She packed up her purple Ford Festiva named Violet and headed north to become co-host of a national 10pm to midnight show about sex and relationships called Secret Men’s Business. “I worked for free for three months until they finally started paying me $150 a week. When they let Secret Men’s Business go after six months, I went back to doing mid-dawns, weekend shifts and started doing some work producing the breakfast show. “Fifteen years ago I was getting Amanda Keller and Mikey Robins breakfast every morning. I was a runner going to get their food – the most junior producer you could get on a breakfast show,” she says. When the breakfast show team invited female listeners to try to help end the drought by following an ancient Tibetan custom of tending the fields naked to bring on rain, it was Fifi who was dispatched to Parramatta Oval to orchestrate proceedings. Standing on stage in her ceremonial robe, there was only one possible response as 180 naked women starting chanting “get it off!”, she stripped off to join them. The drought didn’t end then, but there was a silver lining for Fifi who, a few months later, found herself filling in for Amanda Keller. She was such a success that, in 2003, she became part of a new syndicated drive

r Fifi as Brooks e Butle on Neighbour show The The Shebang Shebang with Marty Sheargold and Byron Cooke. “Signing that three-year contract, I thought, ‘Wow! This is everything I ever wanted’,” Fifi recalls. When it expired she signed on again – for a six-figure sum that made her one of the highest-paid women in radio. She was not yet 30. Fifi’s star was ascending on television too, and she was wowing audiences on Dancing With The Stars (2007) only to be pipped by Kate Ceberano in the grand final. She was equally impressive on the ratings hit Thank God You’re Here Here and, in 2008, well before her contract with Southern Cross Austereo was up, she was headhunted by Seven’s Sunrise to Sunrise Sunrise to become weather presenter. Fifi’s radio bosses eventually agreed to let her out of her contract if she kept doing a radio show. “So I did The Fifi Box Show every The Fifi Box Show Saturday morning for two years as well as working ridiculous hours at Sunrise,” she says. “I really did and always have given my career everything. “I had a couple of relationships in my 20s but that was never my primary focus. When Sunrise came Sunrise came up I was in a Sunrise relationship and my boyfriend at the time said, ‘We have been in a long-distance relationship for three years. If you take that job I am never going to see you’. I remember at the time going, ‘Aawww, oh well, I’m off’.” But there was one person who would succeed in getting Fifi to settle down, from the moment of her arrival on April 5, 2013. “Since Trixie came along I have really

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“I thought I gave radio a shot, but no one wanted me,” she says. “I started working as a nanny. I was basically cleaning the family’s house and doing the ironing and I remember standing there thinking, ‘Maybe it’s not that bad. Get back in the ring Fifi’. I realised doors will shut in my face and people won’t give me jobs, but it is not personal. You wake up the next day and the sky doesn’t fall.” She returned to Melbourne after almost a year with a “dogged determination I was going to make something happen”. But not before she endured a few months working in the Australian Tax Office’s help centre. It was 2000 – the year the GST was introduced – and there may still be people waiting for Fifi’s explanation of Business Activity Statements (BAS). “I was so out of my depth that if someone asked me a question I didn’t understand – which was most of them – I would just disconnect the headset.”

created a home,” Fifi says. “Prior to her I was taking short-term leases. She locked me in. Being a mum has just been the biggest revelation for me. Everything before Trixie just felt black and white … she brought the technicolour, like that scene in The Wizard of Oz.” Fifi, who had been co-hosting the Today Network slot Fifi & Fifi & Jules Jules before going on maternity leave, had laid down some rules for herself before returning to air to host Fox FM breakfast in January 2014. The show is her “dream job”, but no longer her most important one. “I grew up listening to Grubby Grubby & Dee Dee Dee [Peter Stubbs and Diane Dunleavy], Tracy & Matt [Tracy Bartram and Matt Tilley], and Fox FM breakfast was the shift I could only dream about. I used to think if I got to be a Black Thunder [promotional vehicle] driver giving away icy cold cans of Coke I’d be happy,” Fifi says with a laugh. “But I always wanted to be a mum and when I became one, I stopped and reflected on what is really important in life. I’m not going to be, in five or 10 years, going ‘Please play with mummy’, ‘Gosh I wish I had put that phone away’. I get up at 4.15am and most days I am home by 11am or midday. When I walk away from work, she [Trixie] gets everything. “For a career-driven woman to want to be a great mum is a hard one to navigate unless we are really committed and strong to those rules. But I remember the time my mum spent with me and that is what I want

“Everything before Trixie just felt black & white … she brought the technicolour” for Trixie. My aim and my goal now, above any career goal, is to be a really present and focused mum.” And she’s determined to do it on her own terms. In spite of the increasingly wild women’s magazine headlines implying everything from more babies to beach weddings, it was not until her daughter’s third birthday that Fifi even confirmed the identity of Trixie’s father, when she posted a picture of former Ironman Grant Kenny playing peek-a-boo with the toddler on Instagram. “People who listen to me on the breakfast show know I am often telling them what is going on or personal things that are happening. I am happy to share as long as I am not doing it to someone else’s agenda and I am not going to engage with fictional made-up things,” she says. “If you were speaking to me as a 25-year-old, I was a little deer in headlights. I would be, like, ‘Why did you say that about me? I must fight to defend my name’. It’s the old adage; you can get upset and angry and have all that angst or you can be happy and enjoy. I would much rather shut my front door and play with my daughter, bake cupcakes, jump on the trampoline and be light and free.” ● sharris@theweeklyreview.com.au » Tune in to Fifi & Dave with Fev on Fox FM from 6-9am weekdays. fox.com.au/shows/fifi-dave

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GRACE UNDER FIRE MYKE BARTLETT TALKS TO ACTOR & ACTIVIST SUSAN SARANDON

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ctor, activist, model, Academy Award winner, grandmother, sex symbol. Try encapsulating Susan Sarandon in a sentence and you’ll end up with something faintly incongruous. With a career spanning four decades, the 69-year-old continues to defy conventions. While many screen actresses struggle to find parts her side of 50, Susan’s CV remains as lively as ever, with appearances in no fewer than five films this year alone. On top of that, she has recently been appointed a L’Oreal ambassador and made a rather buxom appearance in a Marc Jacobs campaign. Try a Google search for “ageing gracefully”, chances are you’ll end up with her picture. Down the phone from her New York office, ahead of her visit to Melbourne next month, Susan confesses she doesn’t feel she has any advice on that front. “I don’t feel very graceful; I feel like I’m just stumbling around,” she says. “I think it’s very hard for women in this business, because you’re scrutinised so strongly and you’re on a screen that’s so huge. If you see yourself up there looking horrible and you’re trying to get work, I

understand the temptation to do something drastic.” We’re speaking in a week when the press have had knives out for Meg Ryan, with reports claiming she had been left “unrecognisable” following an alleged bout of plastic surgery. The stories highlighted Hollywood’s double standard towards older women – one that requires them to be forever beautiful but viciously derides their attempts to be so. “I’ve no problem with people nipping and tucking and doing whatever they want but when it changes your face, that terrifies me,” Susan says. “The reason I haven’t done a lot of this stuff is I’m terrified by what I’ve seen. It changes you to look like some manifestation of fear, an impersonation of yourself. You don’t want to erase all of your experience.” Susan credits her staying power with a willingness to embrace that experience and play unglamorous roles other women might have resisted. “I’ve always thought of myself as a character actor, so it hasn’t been a huge transition for me. But a lot of the women I started out with, and I’ve been on this trip

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since I was 20, have fallen away, for sure. There’s an amazing amount of ageism and sexism in the business. If you look at a script, there are a lot of places where women could play roles that just by habit and laziness and lack of imagination are cast as men.” Closer to home, Tina Arena and Noni Hazlehurst have recently called out the male-dominated entertainment industry for shutting out older women. This inequity is likely to be one of many hot topics raised during Susan’s Melbourne appearances as part of the La Dolce Italia festival, which celebrates Italian

Davis as highway robbers, has become something of a feminist classic. That it was never intended as such says a lot about ongoing inequality on the big screen. “When we made it, we were Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid except with trucks, you know? We didn’t realise how guarded that territory was by white, heterosexual men,’’ Susan says. “If you talk to Geena Davis, she’ll tell you not that much has changed. There haven’t been that many films like that. We thought there’d be so many because it was such a huge hit.”

“You don’t want to erase all of your experience” culture in Melbourne. In support of the Bully Zero Australia Foundation, Susan will grace an intimate lunch and evening session at the Regent Theatre, where she will engage the audience in frank and spontaneous discussion about films and pretty much anything else. “I usually prefer, no matter what the venue, to have a dialogue rather than speaking at people,” Susan says. “It gives me an opportunity to hear what people are thinking, what they’re curious about and what’s going on in worlds that I don’t travel in that often. That’s the nice thing about my job. I get to be exposed to so many different things and people and times that other people don’t get a chance to stumble into.” One film she will be talking about is the trailblazing Thelma and Louise, which this year celebrates its silver anniversary. The film, which stars Susan and Geena

Sticking with that theme, Susan’s next project will be another female double act. She’ll play Bette Davis to Jessica Lang’s Joan Crawford in Feud, an eight-part TV series about the rivalry between the two screen legends. While the show is looking backwards, Susan is keeping her gaze firmly on the present. “We’re asking the question, has the industry and its attitude to women changed that much? In the midst of it, you have these two women who could have taken on the world far more effectively had they teamed up rather then spending their time fighting each other.” ● mbartlett@theweeklyreview.com.au » An Evening With Susan Sarandon Regent Theatre, August 7, $165-$975 » ladolceitalia.com.au

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Ask the wine guy Australian chardonnays Q Which are of the flinty chablis style? Chablis winemaker Louis Moreau A once told me chablis should be three things: “It should be fresh, it should be

crispy and it should be fruity.” Chablis has a fairly cold climate to grow grapes. Its wines, to me, are defined by acidity and a flinty, mineral character. Look to Australia’s cooler climates, maritime or inland with elevation. The Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula are good places to start. These wines aren’t trying to be chablis, but they are fresh, crispy and fruity, with more than a little je ne sais quoi. ● GOT A QUESTION EMAIL \

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Singlefile Chardonnay 2014 (Great Southern) $30; 14.1% From Denmark, 4½ hours’ drive south of Perth. It’s complex and pretty delightful, with aromas of stonefruit, citrus, almond meal and flint. In the mouth there’s white nectarine, grapefruit and spice, plus texture and a racy mineral line of acid. It’s one of those wines that are so easy to drink you almost miss their complexity. ● Enjoy with \ Fish pie

Eldridge Estate Wendy Chardonnay 2014 (Mornington Peninsula) $50; 13% A tribute to Eldridge founder Wendy Lloyd. This is one of the most accomplished chardonnays I’ve tried in a while. There’s complexity in spades, with stonefruit, citrus, spice and a flinty aroma. Grapefruit and lemon make an appearance on the palate – and chalky mineral acid. ● Enjoy with \ Ripe, creamy Brie de Meaux

Voyager Estate Chardonnay 2012 (Margaret River) $45; 13% Here’s a chardonnay that really leaves an impression. It starts with a lovely bouquet of zesty citrus, flint and stonefruit. There’s a touch of spice, too. Then there’s the creamy texture and an incredible intensity to the lemon, peach and vanilla flavours. For all its intensity, this is neatly balanced and focused. ● Enjoy with \ Snails with garlic and parsley butter

BARGAIN BUY Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2014 (Margaret River) $27; 12.5% When this pops up on wine lists as a cheaper option, I go for it. This is unoaked and its aromas are pure, with blossom, lemon, white nectarine and flint. It’s got the punch you expect from Margaret River chardonnay, with milky, chalky texture and citrus zest flavours. ● Enjoy with \ Fish cakes

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THIS WEEK I’M … EATING \ I can’t go past Meredith sheep’s yoghurt drizzled with rooftop honey to satisfy an evening sweetie craving. It’s about as close as I’ve managed to get to a 20-second salted caramel. ●

THE FOOD \ Brunch dishes with a Japanese twist – the famed croissant burger with soft-shell crab is a must-try. For a true experience, don’t go past the cauliflower panna cotta, which arrives under a smoked-filled cloche and features scallops, chorizo dust and a 63-degree egg.

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magine a “bowl of onions”, crescent-shaped slices of the Spanish variety, roast turnip broth, mustard seeds … I know, I couldn’t have either. Equally, a dessert of “pear custard”, with golden syrup jelly and shards of black Manjimup truffle cut so thick that they taste somehow like chocolate, cleverly enhanced by a smattering of cacao nibs. We’ve seen Ides grow from two years of pop-ups serving interesting food to interested industry types, to the softly lit and equally softly furnished space that it is now; music to the ears of anyone for whom noise is a factor. Speaking of music, settling in for a degustation is a bit like listening to an album, cover to cover, headphones on, going exactly where the artist wants to take you. Our artist in question is Peter Gunn, previously of Attica, and it’s clear he compiles his weekly fixed-price six-course menu with this “album” in mind. It’s not a one-man show, mind you; shattering the fourth wall of chef-diner, plates are presented and cleared by those who prepare them. Flavours are defined – a compilation of tastes, dish by dish: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, savoury. This is cooking that resonates. ● aliceinframes@theweeklyreview.com.au

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BRUNCH \ I was charmed by THE GLASS DEN, a sprawling cafe in the old gatehouse at Pentridge. MARKET LANE (Prahran Market) is great for coffee and croissant. HANNAH in Balaclava has great coffee, good tunes and weekend specials. Ripponlea’s MISS RUBEN has ace baked eggs.

minestrone with buttered leeks, which I make in my Thermomix in 20 minutes. Otherwise, even busy restaurants are quiet early in the evening – a good option for eating with the kids. I love SUPERMAXI for pizza, HOUSE OF HOI AN for Vietnamese and MANKOUSHE for Middle Eastern.

A DATE \ TRATTORIA EMILIA is perfect for cosy winter dates.  PHILIPPE ticks all the date-night boxes; French food in a CBD basement is the definition of romance. Some dates work better in boisterous venues such as hip Japanese MR MIYAGI or SUPERNORMAL, where seats at the bar with a view of the kitchen offer heaps of talking points.

TO SEE & BE SEEN \ N \ I’m not big on being seen but I love a champagne or three at BAR DI STASIO and admiring the absolute artistry of the waiters.

QUIET DINNER \ HOME is always good! My favourite winter meal is a

DRINKING \ The Pooey Nappy (aka a dirty babycino), which I’m determined to make a thing. Think “short mac” but topped up with micro-foam. Try it out on your favourite bearded barista and let me know what you think. ● LISTENING TO \ The Splendid Table with Lynne Rossetto Kasper (American Public Media), the podcast equivalent of a foodie feast. It’s been going for ages, so there’s plenty of back catalogue to get through and every episode guarantees at least one “Eureka!” moment. ●

A FANCY DINNER \ VUE DE MONDE is great: there’s an authentic connection between their gardens at BURNHAM BEECHES and the food served 55 floors up in the Rialto. PRESS CLUB is exuberant, and also ESP where Scott Pickett uses classic technique to create expressive modern dishes. ●

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THE DRINK RINK \ The house-blend coffee is smooth and balanced. Matcha lattes are a favourite, along with teas and cold-pressed juices.

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THE CROWD \ The locals love having a piece of the city around the corner, and come by for brunch or to grab coffee and a doughnut to take away.

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films on offer this year. While local films are often met with a lukewarm reception at the multiplex, Michelle says MIFF audiences tend to be more welcoming. “The Australian films are often the first films to sell out. Joe Cinque’s Consolation, based on the Helen Garner book, sold out in two hours.” There’s an inevitable focus on the future of film, but this year’s program is also looking to the past. A Jerry Lewis retrospective will screen all 12 films directed by the now 90-year-old comedian, while the Gaining Ground stream revisits women directors working in New York during the 1970s and ’80s. This latter season is particularly close to Michelle’s heart. “I’ve been wanting to do something around women directors for ages, but it’s such a vast playground. So I thought about what era I really love and I wanted to draw attention to unheralded directors. What’s really interesting is that these directors didn’t go on to be household names. They had trouble making films after this, which I think is really sad.” ● mbartlett@theweeklyreview.com.au

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t’s no coincidence the Melbourne International Film Festival always arrives slap bang in the very coldest stretch of winter. Retreating into the warm darkness of a cinema never seems more tempting. You mightn’t be able to escape to Bali, but this year offers the chance to travel to Brazil, Morocco and 1970s Manhattan. The festival kicks off closer to home, however, with the world premiere of The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, the debut feature from Melbourne director Cris Jones. MIFF director Michelle Carey says it’s important to start off on the right note. “It has to be a very special film. Ideally it will be something Victorian, but we’re looking for something that is somewhat transformative, something that connects people and something that’s going to make them feel good.” As always, there’s a rich selection of Aussie

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CRAFT T-SHIRT YARN CROCHET WITH FULL TILT NANNA Let’s face it – we all secretly sneak nanna-type rituals into our daily lives, whether it’s naps, a shortbread biscuit with some milky tea or perhaps a snuggle with our favourite woollen blanket. Anthea Abell from Full Tilt Nanna will teach you the basics of crocheting. They will provide you with your colour choice of T-shirt yarn on the day (indicate your preferred colour when booking), but please also bring an old T-shirt or two to try making your own yarn. ■ August 14, 10am-1pm, The Windsor Workshop, 1/115 Chapel Street, Windsor. Cost: $150. Inquires: hello@ thewindsorworkshop.com

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NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA Explore your senses – feel, smell and hear what all the commotion has been about. No Lights No L Lycra in Boroondara is a dance project that you just can’t miss. In 2016 the Hawthorn Arts Centre will come alive with NLNL workshops that bring people together to experience freedom of self-expression and joy. As David Bowie said, let’s dance! ■ August 4, 6pm. The Basement at Hawthorn Arts Centre, rear 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn. Cost: $7 at the door. Inquiries: hawthornartscentre@boroondara.vic.gov.au

DOMINIC SMITH – THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS Australian-born, US-based Dominic Smith’s new novel The Last Painting of Sara De Vos has been My Bookshop’s bestselling novel and they predict it will be one of the year’s most important books. Much-discussed and universally lauded, it is reminiscent of Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites phenomenon of 2013. In one of his few Melbourne events, Dominic will appear in conversation at the bookshop. ■ August 10, 6.30-7.15pm. My Bookshop, 430 Toorak Road, Toorak. Cost: $25. Inquiries: 9826 4807 MUSIC

MIKE BRADY Mike Brady has enjoyed a long career as a musician, composer, entertainer and broadcaster. He is known for the football anthems Up There Cazaly and One Day in September but there’s a lot more to this entertainer. In this one-man show, he’ll showcase songs that have endeared him to the nation, weaving his music into stories about his experiences as he covers material from the ’60s through to his latest album Bloodlines, the Australian Irish story story. ■ July 29, 6.30pm. Marquee Lounge Bar, 445 Toorak Road, Toorak. Cost: $25, or $60 for dinner and show. Inquiries: 9827 8244 ● COMPILED BY JEMIMAH CLEGG

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BILLY CRYSTAL WITH SPE CIAL GUEST ANDREW DENTON Originally billed as a conver sation with the celebrated New York comedian, these three evenings have been rebranded to reflect a mo re spontaneous approach. While Andrew Den ton remains second-to-none as an interviewer, it’s clear Billy is keen on taking the rei ns – not surprising for a ma n who has hos ted the Oscars nin times. He’ll be telling sto e ries, per forming, showing film clips and chatting direct ly with the audience. Exp ect plenty of anecdo tes fro m his latest memoir. ■ Art s Cen tre Melbourne, State Theatre, August 1, 2 & 4. Ticket s: $109.90-$299.90 art scentremelbourne.com .au

JASON BOURNE Matt Damon returns from Mars to FILM salvage this flagging spy-thriller franchise. The last instalment, which featured Jeremy Renner instead of Matt, was an underwhelming misstep. This film’s simple title is intended to reassure us it’s the genuine article, as is the return of director Paul Greengrass, who was responsible for the first two flicks. Here, Matt’s amnesiac super spy has regained his memories just in time for his old bosses to try and hunt him down. Again. ■ Opens July 28, Rated M, 123 minutes, jasonbournemovie.com READ D \ Myke and Hari’s reviews ONLINE \ Watch the trailer CHANGES: A THEATRICAL TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE Ah, the great chameleon. Musician, screen star and writer. But enough about Waleed Aly. The life and art of David Bowie is the focus of this new production from Bare Naked Theatre. Waleed will be showing off his mad axe skills as lead guitarist in band Robot Child, who are tasked with reinventing Bowie’s work. But rather than being your typical tribute, this is a

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This debut from WA writer Sam Carmody is a peculiarly Australian thriller. The disappearance of his brother sends Paul to the coastal town of Stark. He ends up at sea on a crayfish boat, captained by his troubled cousin, where the sharks are far from the greatest threat. The author’s laconic prose evokes a claustrophobic nowhere, poisoned by toxic masculinity. ● ON ONLINE \ Win a copy of The Windy Season Season, thanks to Andrew’s Books Ivanhoe thanks to 

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Kunta Kinte’s story exposes the dark side of a nation’s history. Starting with Kunta’s kidnapping into slavery, from West Africa, this four-part series leads us through three generations of his family. It’s simply unmissable telly. Heart-wrenching, but beautifully shot. While remaining faithful to the 1977 mini-series, it feels equally true to a changed 21st-century world. ● ROOTS \ MALACHI KIRBY & ERICA TAZEL

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Some bands survive because they’re always moving forward. Instead, this stalwart Sydney boy band has endured by putting the car into reverse. This is their second LP covering pop hits from the ’50s and ’60s, as performed at their Las Vegas residency. The band know their audience and the songs (Gimme Gimme Some Lovin’ Lovin’, Shout, Rescue Me) are faithfully covered. ●

PAINTING. MORE PAINTING The great art of painting is alive EXHIBIT and well. This new exhibition, the first major display of contemporary Australian painting in more than a decade, features influential Australian painters working across a wide range of styles. Their work – presented in two “chapters” of seven painters apiece – will be presented in a series of solo studies, alongside in-depth commentaries revealing the artists’ interests, techniques and approaches. ■ Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank. Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm, weekends noon-5pm. Chapter 1, July 30 – August 28; Chapter 2, September 2-25. Cost: free. accaonline.org.au ●

WIN A DVD BOX SET Thanks to Roadshow Australia, we have five copies of Orphan Black: Season Four (rrp $29.95) to be won. Go to www.theweeklyreview.com.au/competitions/ and leave a comment identifying the CD reviewed in this week’s mag. Closes midnight Sunday, July 31.

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night of theatre, using the Starman’s songs as a springboard for raw and honest storytelling. ■ Gasworks, July 27 – August 6. Tickets: $34.50-$45, barenakedtheatre.com

his life. Craig Silvey’s novel has become a phenomenon, spawning a feature film and theatre adaptations. A version of this play, written by award-winning playwright Kate Mulvany, was a smash at Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre this year. ■ MTC, Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, August 1 – September 9. Tickets: $98-$129, mtc.com.au

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The estranged son of a logging magnate returns to his home town traumatised by unemployment. Like many things in this film, it’s dad’s fault (Geoffrey Rush). There are secrets lurking that would be better left alone. Adapted by Simon Stone from his production of The Wild Duck, this is a debut as stunning for its visuals as it is devastating for its tragedy. ● MB THE DAUGHTER \ ODESSA YOUNG

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“It’s so cold I think my eyeballs might fall out”

B E N D I XO N Ben Dixon played for Hawthorn for 10 years before retiring in 2007. He’s now the assistant coach on Foxtel’s reality series The Recruit, which follows young footballers hoping to secure a contract with an AFL team. Mentoring the next generation of AFL players is a rewarding experience, says Ben. “Finding the next diamond in the rough, giving your knowledge to someone who listens and applies it to their game and watching the development from there is great.” He lives in Hawthorn, which he loves for its family feel and proximity to the city.

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Where do you go for a fantastic meal? Ambrosia on Camberwell Road – Mediterranean food to die for, outstanding quality and service, and we’ll often kick on to a movie across the road at the Rivoli. It’s a great night out. To get some exercise? St James Park has the hills to run up through the

trees and an oval at the bottom for a kick of the footy after, and it’s always good to take the kids to play at the playground. For a great cup of coffee? Who’s Harry on Church Street is a terrific little place with the best beans in the area. For a couple of casual drinks? The Terminus. The beer is always cold, the food is great and the back bar down the stairs has a great atmosphere. For some relaxation? Hays Paddock. The kids love it and we can have a picnic under one of the big oak trees. To watch the footy? The MCG. The kids love the Hawks, it’s the home of footy and a tram ride is always a bit of fun. ● JEMIMAH CLEGG » The Recruit airs on Wednesdays at 8.30pm on Foxtel’s FOX8

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The reality We start at the very beginning (which is a very good place to start), with scales. Now I won’t pretend I’m super-new to this, as I’ve done some musical theatre, so I settle into my “la, la, las” just fine. Well, sort of. I start out singing with the sopranos and then find that my vocal chords aren’t quite what they used to be, so I move down to the altos. Our conductor Kym Dillon is energetic and engaging. He humorously explains what each section should be singing – at times jumping around behind the keyboard, playing The Addams Family theme – while giving us the notes we need to keep on track. We sing three songs, including The Longest Time and I Can See Clearly Now Now. Each has three- and four-part harmonies, but they’re not hard to pick up.

The pay-off Singing with people who come from all walks of life, who are enthusiastic and aren’t judging you if you sing the wrong note or get the words muddled. The pain factor I forgot what a good workout singing can be for your diaphragm. Who should do it? Everyone. It’s about getting together with others and letting yourself go for a bit. The bill It’s free to try the 90-minute practice, and there’s no need to book. To join, there’s a tax-deductible donation of between $80 and $600 a year, depending on your circumstances.

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Fashion Deli specialises in what’s new and exciting for the little ones in your life. Who’s behind the counter? Dana Teichtahl opened the Toorak shop seven years ago after working with her mum Anna Boguslavsky at the original Brighton shop. Dana prides herself on finding the best kids’ clothing and accessories, and scours the globe to find something different for her customers. “I spend a lot of time researching the best products for children, starting from babies all the way up to teenagers,” Dana says.

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What’s in store? Local kids’ clothing makers, including Minti, Little Horn and Frenchy, and imported labels such as Kenzo, Catimini and IKKS. Dana is always on the lookout for the next must-have. “An example is Mizzie the Kangaroo, the Australian version of Sophie the Giraffe – a completely natural rubber teething toy.” Who’s buying? Lots of locals come in to find gifts or to dress their kids in something different. “With our online store, we reach a wider audience. We often send parcels to NSW and country Victoria and Western Australia.” ● JEMIMAH CLEGG

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Kidney disease is more common than heart disease and often people won’t know there is a problem until more than 75 per

It’s recommended people with risk factors including diabetes, high blood pressure, those over the age of 60, who are obese, have Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage, smoke, or have a family history of kidney disease speak to their GP about kidney function checks.

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cent of kidney function is lost. One of the important indicators of kidney damage is when albumin (protein) is leaking into the urine. This can be picked up in a test by your doctor. Damage to the kidneys puts vital organs at risk and also raises the risk of heart attack or a stroke. ●

If you do need treatment for kidney disease this can include having dialysis (also known as haemodialysis). Dialysis acts like an external kidney and patients are put on a restricted food and fluid diet to assist in the treatment. Most patients will usually see an improvement in their condition within a couple of weeks with the combination of treatment and this special diet. Epworth Richmond will soon launch a new program that allows patients to have dialysis treatment overnight, enabling them to keep working while they feel well enough to do so. ● MELISSA HEAGNEY melissa.heagney@theweeklyreview.com.au » epworth.org.au/Our-Services/Nephrology/Pages/ homepage.aspx

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About Jenny

Jenny De Nardis wears many different hats at St Catherine’s School in Toorak. Not only does she, as physical education head, encourage students to be active, she also challenges them in the classroom to use technology in creative ways. special promotion

Who inspired you to become a teacher? Several of my primary school teachers inspired me to teach. My year 3 teacher in Townsville had a unique way of helping us learn fractions by chopping up fruit. Another teacher in Brisbane introduced me to gymnastics and it became a big part of my life. I competed in rhythmic gymnastics at a state and national level until the age of 25 and I became a very passionate rhythmic gymnastics coach, which led me to realising my love of teaching children and my decision to become a primary school teacher.

What was your very first day of teaching like? My first job was actually as a specialist music teacher in the western suburbs of Melbourne with a government school. At that time, teachers were plentiful so getting a job in Melbourne was difficult. So I was feeling considerably fortunate yet apprehensive, considering I was physical education-trained with very little music background; it was quite nerve-wracking. The music room was a small closed-in room at the back of the library, which was also not ideal because of the noise we made in the library!

“it is so rewarding to iNtroduce new tEchnologies … & see how quickly they engage”

As well as my role in physical education I also teach year 5. I am always looking for new ideas to enhance student learning. A chance meeting and discussion with a colleague introduced me to several ideas and, in conjunction with my fellow year 5 teaching colleague, Genius Hour was launched at St Catherine’s. Inspired by search engine giant Google, our Genius Hour allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. Coding, augmented reality and virtual reality apps are forms of technology I have introduced. We also make movies using photos of the various happenings of the school day. These are always a highlight during school assembly. It is so rewarding to introduce new technologies to my students and see how quickly they engage, interact and work their way through them. Imagination, creative thinking and problem solving are some of the skills our children need to take on this ever-evolving journey of education.

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(SCOTT McNAUGHTON)

Tell us about how you’re using technology in education

beyond their perceived potential both in the classroom and in physical education.

Staffing of swim teachers can be challenging, however I am enjoying learning new things.

What’s the most challenging part?

Have you a funny classroom story you can share?

The most challenging part of my job is juggling my numerous roles. Apart from heading the Physical Education Department, teaching physical education and year 5, I also co-ordinate the Learn to Swim Program.

The most recent funny story is from year 5 camp where the girls had to set goals for the camp; one of my students told me my goal had to be to improve my joke delivery! ● melissa.heagney@theweeklyreview.com

ABOUT ST CATHERINE’S SCHOOL » A non-denominational Christian school for students from ELC to year 12. » Centrally located in the leafy surrounds of Toorak. » stcatherines.net.au


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After graduating from St Catherine’s School last year, Emma has been accepted to Monash University, studying a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (honours). Emma says the course is exciting and she is following her life’s passion to study and work in the medical field. Even when Emma was young, she always looked forward to visiting the doctor and is fascinated by the human body and its complex systems. Attending St Catherine’s has ensured she highly values giving back to the community. So much so that Emma is planning a trip to Africa in 2017 to provide medical assistance in remote communities. ●

Georgina Partridge

Fran Derham

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Architect

Georgina Partridge studied at Deakin University, gaining her bachelor of architecture after finishing her schooling at St Catherine’s. She became a registered architect in 1996. Early in her career, Georgina worked in development and project management with some of Melbourne’s most respected development companies before moving into high-end residential architectural practices, also in Melbourne. In 1999 Georgina started work as a sole practitioner, setting up Partridge + Grey Architecture with business partner Rebecca Grey in 2010. The firm focuses on renovations of period houses. Their vision remains to create homes with soul and functionality for families to live in and enjoy. ●

Class of 2005 CV

Film director and producer

Fran Derham had no idea what she wanted to do after school. Initially it was acting, but her mum wisely pointed out that actors are more often unemployed than not. Her favourite subjects at school were art, drama and psychology, so she studied a bachelor of arts, majoring in psychology and art history at the University of Melbourne, and a bachelor of communications, majoring in creative advertising, at RMIT. It wasn’t until making surf documentary First Love that Fran found her true passion was filmmaking. Since then she has become a director and producer in her own right and started production company Cos We Can with her best friend. Her dream is to one day win an Oscar. ●

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Betty graduated from St Catherine’s School as dux in 2005, appearing in an article in The Age about her success. She went on to study at the University of Melbourne, completing a double degree in law and commerce. After practising as a lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills for four years, Betty moved into investment banking, working as an associate at Lazard, one of the world’s pre-eminent financial advisory and asset-management firms. Betty says the first-class education she received at St Catherine’s provided her with an excellent foundation for her career in law and finance. ●

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sluggish off the mark and up long hills, but that’s nothing you can’t deal with. There is audible rear parking assist, but I wondered about paying for a centre dash screen when a reversing camera and navigation are optional (and the touch screen can be frustratingly difficult to use). The real world fuel economy is nothing brilliant going by our experience, otherwise there’s nothing to upset anyone here. Except for the spare wheel. It’s not just skinny and speed-limited to 80 km/h; you have to inflate it with the supplied compressor before you can use it. This is not something you would ever want to have to do, so keep your roadside assist paid up. You can access Pandora by pairing your phone with the car – a nice touch. ●

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Daewoo in Korea and, while this helps keep prices down, the Cruze doesn’t have the same quality feel of, say, a Mazda 3 from Japan or even a Hyundai or Kia, also from Korea. If you can live with this and an engine that works hard for everything it achieves then the price is definitely right. The five-speed manual starts at $19,990, the auto is just $1000 more. The cheapest Mazda 3 auto is $26,000. It’s a bit slow off the mark but winds up OK and cruises comfortably at the legal limit with enough in reserve for overtaking. You feel the bumps and jumps in the road but the ride is acceptable. The handling can get a bit loose and vague when pushed but if you want to drive fast you won’t buy one of these. It’s a car for people who aren’t into cars, who just want to go from A to B. ●

Far from exciting but it does everything you want and it’s very good value. ●


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rom its honey-timbered floors to the Turkish bathroom, there are the sturdy footings of a story in Hannie Rayson’s Fitzroy home. “The thing about this house is that it has always been owned by women who have been here for long periods of time,” the acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and author, best known for the classic Hotel Sorrento, reveals. Built at the turn of last century – a time when it would have been unusual for women to own property in their own right – the cottage “embraced” Hannie when she first stepped across the threshold some 20 years ago. Down to sprigs of fresh mint tucked in a glass on the kitchen window, the vibe is inviting and decor naturally artful. “Sometimes I think because I don’t take enough care that maybe it looks a bit studenty, especially when I was learning my lines for Hello, Beautiful! [the stage play based on her 2015 memoir of the same name] and had pieces of paper stuck around the walls,” Hannie says. “I just want people to come here and feel relaxed, happy and have a good time.” ● SARAH HARRIS sharris@theweeklyreview.com.au

MORE INSPIRATION? MORE OF HANNIE’S FAVOURITE THINGS

LEMON PRESS A friend of ours, Simon Phillips, introduced us to this gadget. It is such a handy little object that we have bought one for all our friends. I love cooking and squeezing lemon into everything.

» Hannie’s new play, Extinction is on at Fairfax Studio at the Arts Centre, August 9-13. Tickets: artscentremelbourne.com.au

PERSONAL SPACE AT H O M E W I T H H A N N I E R AY S O N

PA I N T I N G Friends think this portrait of us [Hannie and Michael] is too melancholic because they don’t associate us with that, but I love it. I think it is very intimate and tender. It is by Dagmar Cyrulla.

(SCOTT McNAUGHTON)

B R I G H T E S T G I R L AWA R D We were touring an onyx factory in Turkey and the guide asked did anyone know what Cappadocia meant. Like an absolute child I shot up my hand and blurted “land of wild horses” as if I was expecting a prize and everybody laughed. [My husband] Michael presented me with this trophy that Christmas.”

PA I N T I N G Arthur op den Brouw, a former neighbour, painted this picture of his Aunty T Toos, a postwar migrant from the Netherlands. When I separated from my then partner [Jaems Grant] he said, “You take Aunty T Toos and we will have her year-about.” Twenty-five years later, I still have her. T

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hey say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and with the increasing popularity of “upcycling” it couldn’t be more true. Wood-care brand Feast Watson is once again hosting the Re-Love Project, a campaign showcasing the talents of seven Australian designers as they upcycle for a cause, transforming a worn piece of furniture into a stunning statement piece. From August 25 until September 4, design lovers will have the chance to bid on the items via eBay, with all proceeds donated to Salvos stores. We asked Feast Watson designer Aimee Tarulli to give us her top five tips on upcycling projects.

THE RIGHT PIECE

When choosing a pre-loved piece of furniture, look for something with a really solid foundation. Make sure it’s in a reasonable condition.

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Pure Soft Cotton Blankets, $180-$420, from The Gather Collective

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Monte Cushion, $195, from Pampa

Choose a finish or colour different to the original state of the piece. Pom Pom Playmat, $140, from Mooi Baby

Be patient, don’t rush and have fun doing it! ●

jjones@theweeklyreview.com.au

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GAME, SET, MATCH 15 BARR BARRY STREET, KEW, 3101

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aptains of industry and professionals – even the odd restaurateur and sportsman – have long called Kew’s Barry Street precinct home. They are drawn to its leafy streets and the high concentration of large late-Victorian and Federation houses. This part of Kew, up the hill and near the river, is quietly dignified and set apart from the rest of the suburb. It is rarely flashy. These aren’t just big houses on big blocks. They often take advantage of the area’s topography. Rohese, at 15 Barry Street, is a case in point. It occupies an elevated position on a corner of Holroyd Street. Originally it was much bigger, with a north-south tennis court, but it still occupies about 1330 square metres of prime Kew real estate. The tennis court, which was sold for a new home site some years ago, represents an important part of Rohese’s history. Dame Nellie Melba’s favourite sister, Isabella, was one of the home’s most famous owners. Isabella’s son Gerald Patterson learned to play on the tennis court. He went on to become a tennis great, winning Wimbledon in 1919 and 1922, as well as representing Australia in Davis Cup. History apart, Rohese shows how Victorian houses can be reworked and renovated for today’s 21st-century family. Its period features – marble mantelpieces and surrounds, cornices and four-panelled internal doors – remain, but the end result is contemporary luxury. A terrific integration of indoor living and outdoor entertaining creates terraces or decks that can be used depending on the weather or the time of day. The entry from the northern side of the property is up the original bluestone steps and into the hall. Inside, hardwood floors have replaced the original Baltic pine. Interiors are mainly white and grey, with touches of charcoal in feature walls. Contemporary grey carpet is used judiciously on the staircase and in the bedrooms but polished floors gleam in the high-traffic areas. The staircase is a design statement in timber and wrought iron. The formal lounge, which connects to the dining room,

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is off the entry hall. A deep charcoal-coloured feature wall contrasts with the white of the dining room. A curved bay opens with french doors to a deck to add an informal air to the dining room. Still at the front of the house, the informal living room – now with a gas open fireplace – extends to the kitchen and meals area. The kitchen opens through wide folding doors to an east-facing deck that offers a private sun trap from morning until early afternoon. The sizeable stone island bench is matched by a bench along one wall with marble-tiled splashback. The kitchen resembles a Miele display suite. It has an oven, steam oven, convection oven/ microwave and plate warmer, with fridge and freezer at each end of this “oven wall”. The cooktop has a barbecue hot plate, wok burner, two induction hotplates and a massive quasi-commercial rangehood. The carpeted staircase arrives at a split landing that is lit by a large overhead light covered in black sheer fabric. All five bedrooms are upstairs. At the front is the main bedroom, with a luxurious en suite, fitted walk-in wardrobe and views to the hills in the distance. Two other spacious bedrooms each have a feature wall with edgy designer cityscapes. The images are only stickers so can be easily removed. There are two more smaller bedrooms. All are served by a second marble bathroom on this floor. As well as a magnificent landscaped garden with towering trees and a swimming pool and cabana, the house has a separate rumpus room or home gym with its own en suite. The clever use of space outside also includes a separate studio apartment with a vast open-plan living room and bedroom, Miele kitchen and en suite. All this with Kew Junction five minutes down the road, the Yarra River parklands an easy walk away and some of Melbourne’s best schools close by. Living in Kew doesn’t get much better than this. Except perhaps with a tennis court. ● MARIA HARRIS property@theweeklyreview.com.au

final word “ROHESE has been beautifully renovated to offer the most luxurious of modern environments while retaining its classical integrity.” simon shrimpton – agent

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Fast facts \ Heritage Victorian house with architect-designed renovation in prestigious part of Kew; multiple living areas, including indoor-outdoor living zones; chef’s kitchen with Miele appliances, integrated appliances and excellent storage; main bedroom with en suite and walk-in wardrobe; rumpus with en suite; powder room; study nook; high ceilings; polished hardwood floors; marble mantelpieces; separate studio apartment; heated swimming pool with cabana; ducted heating; Sonos surround sound; double garage with remote-controlled entry; close to schools, shops, transport and parklands

The real estate cover story (right) and We Love It property reviews on the following pages have been visited by TWR journalists. Agents’ Choices and Out of Town are promotions provided by the selling agent.

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Kew life

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THE BOULEVARD Enjoy breakfast, lunch or coffee and cake at this restaurant and functions centre with views of the city skyline. theboulevard.com.au

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ALEXANDRA GARDENS The rotunda in these Federation-style gardens is popular for summer weddings. boroondara.vic.gov.au/our-city/ parks-gardens

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TOORAK \ 50 HOPETOUN ROAD This grand neo-Georgian house was built in 1934, as Toorak’s 19th-century mansions were being subdivided or demolished to make way for a new wave of redevelopment. Sound familiar? The house is still remarkably intact. The central entrance, shielded by a semi-circular balcony and topped by a Palladian window arrangement, leads into a panelled hall with a graceful return staircase. Three classically proportioned rooms – drawing, sitting and dining – open, through sliding doors, to make a spectacular entertaining space. The original kitchen and butler’s pantry have been modified during the years and the only major change has been the addition of a rumpus room that faces a north garden and a heated pool. A north-south tennis court is across the rear of the large site. The second storey is grouped around a spacious upper landing. The unusual main bedroom, with its own hall, occupies the northern half of the upper floor. A second bathroom serves three more bedrooms. All upper rooms command wide city views. The original staff quarters (with two bedrooms) have survived. This space could easily be adapted to cater for our growing acceptance of variations of the one house/one family idea. ● NEIL CLEREHAN

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Price \ $11 million +

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Agent: Guy Coles 0412 827 961 ................................................................. Price: $1.2 million - $1.3 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday July 30 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Thu 1-1.30pm; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................

Agent: Nathan Waterson 0439 905 188 ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday August 13 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI: Thu 11-11.30am; Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................

An exclusive design focused on expansive living, this brand new four-bedroom town residence delivers easy-care luxury.

This inviting Edwardian's impressive dimensions, with a substantial courtyard and parking for two cars, are conveniently close to Orrong Park, trams and trains.

PROPERTY ID » 2012923434

Price \ $2.6 million – $2.8 million

Auction \ August 6 at 11am

In a cul-de-sac behind Genazzano College, this modern two-storey Glenville house was built in 2008 and features a bold, contemporary design. It has Scandinavian-style floorboards along the length of its hall. There’s a double garage and carpeted study near the entry, while the remainder of the ground floor is comprised of living spaces centred on the main courtyard and pool. The front living and dining rooms are partially zoned and carpeted. There’s an open fireplace in the living room. Further back, the layout is more casual, with the hall’s timber floors extending to the kitchen, meals and a second living space. The kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, Caesarstone benches and a service window to a second courtyard with barbecue. The five bedrooms are upstairs, along with a retreat and central bathroom. Each bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and ceiling fan. The main has a spacious en suite, walk-in wardrobe and sweeping views taking in the CBD and surrounding neighbourhood. ● JULIAN HEALEY

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Let's eat lunch @ Caffe Romeo, 319 Doncaster Road Let's eat dinner @ Dunyazad, 329 Doncaster Road Let's drink coffee @ The Jolly Miller Cafe, 315 Doncaster Road

Let's eat lunch @ Chez Bob, 22 Beatty Avenue Let's eat dinner @ Cafe Latte, 521 Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Club Social Prahran, 573 High Street


TOORAK \ 1 ROSS STREET The address near Toorak village is exclusive and what lies behind the high fence in the crook of one-way Ross Street’s elbow is one of a kind. Renowned antiques dealer Graham Geddes has lived in what he describes as his concrete bunker since the 1990s, soon after it was built. Now he’s cleared out his vast private collection to downsize. “You had to walk sideways to get in,” he says. Geddes’ favourite space is the European-inspired open-plan living/dining area, where “we eat, play guitar, play chess, discuss”. Its elegant terrazzo flooring, with sub-floor heating, continues past sliding doors into the kitchen. Preceding the living zone is a lap pool with jet stream in the Paul Bangay courtyard. At the rear are french doors to a Julian Ronchi-designed travertine terrace. A curving timber staircase connects three levels plus roof access. The glazed apex acts as a light well. On the first level, a parquetry-floored open study separates the main bedroom, overlooking the pool, from two bedrooms with art deco-inspired en suites. The basement has a four-car garage, home theatre room, large laundry and bathroom. High-level security, a dumb waiter, bespoke fixtures, open fireplace and wax-finished walls and ceilings lift liveability and ambience. “It’s not over-pretentious but has lots of style and class,” Geddes says. ● JACQUI HAMMERTON

POSTCODE

3142

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Kay & Burton \ 9820 1111

PROPERTY ID » 2012933605

Price \ About $4 million

Auction \ August 13 at 1pm

HAWTHORN \ 27 FALMOUTH STREET POSTCODE

3142

3/6 Brookville Rd, Toorak 2

2

1

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3145

2049 Malvern Road, Malvern East 3

2

2

Agent: David Volpato 0414 701 983 ................................................................. Price: About $1.5 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday August 6 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI: Thu noon-12.30pm; Sat 1.15-1.45pm .................................................................

VISIT \ reviewproperty.com.au Noel Jones \ 9809 2000

PROPERTY ID » 2012906150

Price \ $1.8 million +

Auction \ July 30 at 1pm

This renovated and extended bungalow was built in 1910, about the time architecture in Melbourne’s suburbs began departing from Edwardian designs. Its vintage aside, the house has well and truly entered the modern era. It has downlighting throughout, two modern bathrooms and a contemporary kitchen, ducted heating and open-plan living spaces. The immaculate facade shows off weatherboards, leadlight and a verandah with traditional Californian bungalow pillars. The pillars are replicated on the adjoining carport. The double-door entry is into a wide central hall. At the front, three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The main has the added features of an open fireplace and Caesarstone en suite. A combined laundry and bathroom serves the rest of the house. Beyond this is an open-plan zone, taking in the dining and living areas and a U-shaped Caesarstone kitchen. This space is bathed in light from windows on three sides, and reverse-cycle air-conditioning keeps it cool. ● JULIAN HEALEY

POSTCODE

Luxurious elevated north-west Neometro apartment with entertainer's kitchen, two terraces and sublime finishes between Toorak and Hawksburn Villages.

This c1938 art deco residence provides instant family appeal while its substantial 576sqm (approx) north-east allotment highlights its enormous scope (STCA).

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Let's eat lunch @ L'Olivo, 171 Waverley Rd Let's eat dinner @ Satsuki Japanese Cafe, 458 Waverley Rd Let's drink coffee @ Servery & Spoon, 137-139 Waverley Rd

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HAWTHORN EAST \ 63 LEURA GROVE Fasham Johnson houses are a fascinating paradox. Their extreme privacy can make them appear bland; this house, built in 1991, preserves its mystery with only one slender window to the street. Step in, and the flow, the light and the rooms’ orientation towards courtyards and the north-facing garden make this a place to love, or at least admire, at first sight. The brick, single-storey house has a tapering floor plan with two communal zones and three bedrooms with a good degree of separation. At the front, cosy adjoining living and dining rooms share a brick open fireplace, a cathedral ceiling and a beautiful view into the fernery that is a highlight of this unusual house. Down the corridor, the casual area opens with the bright, carpeted family room and its garden view. Next to it are the study nook and the tiled meals area, with french doors to the covered, crazy-paved patio. The updated kitchen has Bosch and Miele appliances and speckled stone benchtops; you can walk through to the laundry. The main bedroom is towards the front, with windows to a leafy courtyard. The large semi-en suite has a shower and powder room. In the rear wing, two more double bedrooms share the white main bathroom. The property has a front double garage plus a rear single carport with right-of-way to St Helens Road. ● ALISON BARCLAY

POSTCODE

3123

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2

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Marshall White \ 9822 9999

PROPERTY ID » 2012916074

Price \ About $2.4 million

Auction \ August 6 at 1.30pm

AGENTS’ CHO I CE POSTCODE

3122

5 Power Street, Hawthorn 5

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POSTCODE 2

3122

511 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn 5

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POSTCODE

3104

12 Ursa Street, Balwyn North 4

2

POSTCODE 2

3141

11/56 Darling Street, South Yarra 1

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Agent: Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 ................................................................. Price: $3 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday August 6 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI: Thu noon-12.30pm; Thu 6-6.30pm .................................................................

Agent: Anton Zhouk 0430 224 438 ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday July 30 at noon ................................................................. OFI: Thu 12.15-12.45pm; Sat 11.30-noon .................................................................

Agent: Gary Ormrod 0419 588 331 ................................................................. Price: $600,000 + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday July 30 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: As advertised .................................................................

Privacy is paramount with this magnificent Victorian home. Peaceful ambience, spacious interior and a deep rear garden in prestigious Grace Park Estate.

Illustrious, fully renovated period residence crowning Scotch Hill on a coveted northern corner close to Scotch College, shops and transport.

Renovated with consummate flair, this stunning single-level solid-brick residence provides a sensational light-filled environment for modern family living.

This top-floor, sun-drenched, single bedroom apartment has polished floorboards throughout. Huge two-car garage with storage a welcome amenity

Let's eat lunch @ Laurent, 703 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Rococo, 797 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ Chapel Bakery Cafe, 753 Glenferrie Road

Let's eat lunch @ Axil, 422 Burwood Road Let's eat dinner @ Tao Tao House, 815 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ Finders Keepers, 89 Riversdale Road

Let's eat lunch @ The Village Cafe, 2/74 Doncaster Road Let's eat dinner @ Satguru's Indian, 139 Bulleen Road Let's drink coffee @ The Caterer's Kitchen, 329 Balwyn Road

Let's eat lunch @ Cafe Gaia, 3/4 Avoca Street Let's eat dinner @ Da Noi, 95 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Darling, 2 Darling Street

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MALVERN \ 36 HUNTER STREET

WE LOVE IT VISIT \ reviewproperty.com.au

PROPERTY ID » 2012912619

In a heritage-listed pocket of Malvern, this single-storey weatherboard house initally reveals little of what lies behind its Federation facade. The leadlight-bedecked front door opens to a traditional floor plan, with bedrooms flanking a central hallway. On the right, the main bedroom has a sophisticated look, with sheer

curtains, soft carpet and its original fireplace. The walk-in wardrobe has slick black joinery and the en suite has large grey tiles. On the threshold of the rear extension are the family bathroom and laundry. Beautifully renovated, they have large-format limestone tiles and hardwood window frames. There’s a double vanity. The rear extension is a contemporary

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Hocking Stuart \ 9509 0411

POSTCODE

3144

2

1

Price \ $2.3 million +

flat-roofed space that contains the family, living, meals and kitchen area. Its main feature is a freestanding, near-full-height joinery unit, which serves many purposes: it visually separates the kitchen from the dining room, and it also contains a food preparation area, storage unit and fireplace. At the back of the extension, a dramatically long island bench is functional and efficient.

It extends through to the exterior for barbecue entertaining. The southern boundary wall is made up of floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing light to penetrate the south-facing interior while simultaneously providing a wide view of the garden. Even more light is introduced to this area through a large skylight. ● FRANCESCA CARTER

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3 + 4 BEDROOM GARDEN HOMES FROM $1,200,000

72 – 76 Serrell Street, Malvern East Generous and lush landscaped outdoor spaces provide a private and peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle beyond. A modern blend of contemporary form and architectural flair in the heart of Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs. While trams, trains, schools and cafés epitomise Malvern East’s connectivity, the concentration of abundant parklands, manicured gardens and open green spaces epitomise its ultimate liveability. — To register your interest call Rod 0499 886 399

— Autun’s garden homes represent an unprecedented feat of residential design in the heart of Malvern.

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GLEN IRIS 5 TOWER HILL ROAD

5

Elegant Entertainer in a Prized Locale.

VIEW

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Beyond its clinker brick facade, this 5 bedroom plus study residence blends period charm with superbly renovated spaces. Enchanting garden views are a perfect accompaniment to the lounge with open fireplace and terrace. The dining and separate living/meals add to the variety of flexible living zones. Enjoy the endless summer in the solar-heated pool/spa. Features a chef’s kitchen, 2 renovated bathrooms, parent’s retreat carport, garage/workshop and plenty of off street parking. Delivering considerable lifestyle advantages, walk to Ashburton shopping village, primary schools and train. Sacre Coeur, Korowa and Caulfield Grammar schools are within moments of this fabulous home.

AUCTION

Sat 13th August - 1.00pm

EPR

Please contact Agent

C O N TA C T

Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Nick Goold 0408 553 181

OFFICE

Glen Iris 9818 1888

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15 Barry Street Kew On a prestigious Studley Park corner, this imposing Victorian´s Architect designed renovation and subtle reconfiguration has created a family home of smart sophistication with an indoor/ outdoor entertaining focus close to esteemed schools, Yarra parklands and Kew Junction. Grand original proportions retain their superb classical integrity whilst delivering a luxurious environment nestled in landscaped gardens that feature heated pool/ cabana, separate rumpus/ home gym and self contained studio apartment. Includes multiple marble OFPs, chef´s kitchen with full Miele complement, SONOS surround sound, remote double garage and secure OSP.

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Auction Inspect Land Web

Sat 13th August at 12.00pm By appointment 1,330 sqm approx jelliscraig.com.au

Simon Shrimpton Richard Earle Hawthorn

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2015 BEST LARGE RESIDENTIAL AGENCY IN AUSTRALIA

HAWTHORN 7 Brook Street Classic 1930s, Renovated To Perfection This spacious residence on a deep garden block (461m2 approx) has been tastefully extended to combine exceptional period detail with light-filled modern style. In a secluded precinct close to transport, shopping centres & leading schools, this immaculate home offers 2 double BRs (elegant ensuite to main) plus study/3rd BR; formal sitting room; gracefully proportioned living/dining room with French doors opening to north-facing deck & garden oasis; stylish kitchen with bespoke timber cabinetry; family bathroom & powder room/laundry. Including a garage & carport, this gracious residence features extensive ´30s joinery, polished hardwood floors, hydronic heating & split-system a/c

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2

Sat 6 August at 11am Thu 12:30 - 1:00 & Sat 11:30 - 12:00 Kew | 9854 8888 Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 Jessika Spink 0400 176 441 Mark Pezzin 0403 537 105 Jellis Craig Boroondara Group Hawthorn – Balwyn – Glen Iris 248 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122

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1 Ross Street Toorak

4

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4 Myvore Court Toorak

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EOI CLOSING MONDAY 3401/368 St Kilda Road Melbourne

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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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2


41 Horace Street Malvern

4

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2

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9 Victoria Avenue Canterbury

3

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2

1

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2

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Camberwell 277 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

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50 Hopetoun Road TOORAK EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Monday 8th August at 3.00pm Substantial elevated 1930’s family home set on a generous allotment of 1870m2 approx. offering magnificent street appeal, abundant formal and informal living spaces, up to 7 bedrooms, North South tennis court and in ground pool. Superbly located in one of Toorak’s finest boulevards, this sizeable and extended family home provides comfortable accommodation ready to move in today with scope for cosmetic enhancement in an area where capital investment is rewarded. Comprising: Wide entrance hall, 3 formal rooms each with OFP, updated kitchen, family room, 3 bathrooms, powder room, double garage and carport for 4 cars. www.50hopetounroad-toorak.com VIEW Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 | Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 | Toorak Office 03 9826 1000 | rtedgar.com.au 92 The weekly review \ JULY 27, 2016


AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

1A Cloverdale Avenue TOORAK AUCTION Saturday 30th July at 12.00pm Superbly positioned only a short stroll to Toorak Village shops and restaurants and Como Park is this spacious light filled single level town residence. Comprising entrance hall, study/3rd bedroom with built in bookshelves, 2 further bedrooms, main with WIR's and double vanity skylit ensuite, central bathroom, guest w/c, separate laundry, huge open plan living/dining room spaces opening to low maintenance North facing paved courtyard, black granite kitchen with both Miele and Smeg appliances and 2nd West facing courtyard. Other features include hydronic heating, cooling, alarm and internal access from double lock up garage. www.1acloverdaleavenue-toorak.com VIEW Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday from 11.30am Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 | Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 | James Paull 0430 338 348 | Toorak Office 03 9826 1000 | rtedgar.com.au JULY 27, 2016 \ The weekly review 93


AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

Penthouse,324 Glenferrie Road MALVERN AUCTION Saturday 30th July at 11.00am Sensational whole floor Penthouse with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in a boutique complex of only 5, capturing contemporary style and breathtaking views to the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges, in a highly sought after locale. Showcasing exceptional scale, northern light, direct lift access to private entry foyer, open plan living/dining, 2 entertaining terraces, kitchen with adjoining meals, master with en suite/dressing room, 4th bedroom/library, 2nd en suite, 2 WIR's, powder room, fitted laundry. Including open fire place, zoned ducted heating/cooling, video intercom and secure basement garaging for 3 cars, plus 3 storage rooms. www.penthouse324glenferrieroad-malvern.com VIEW Wednesday 11.00-11.30am & Saturday from 10.30am Justine Harris 0407 332 618 | Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 | Toorak Office 03 9826 1000 | rtedgar.com.au 94 The weekly review \ JULY 27, 2016


404/469 St Kilda Road MELBOURNE AUCTION Saturday 6th August at 11.00am Stunning elevated light filled north east facing apartment located on the 4th level in the highly regarded 'Park Central' building overlooking Fawkner Park ideally located only a short walk to fashionable shops, cafes, restaurants, and transport. Comprising formal lounge, formal dining, kitchen/meals area, large outdoor balcony, master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe, 2 family sized bedrooms, family bathroom, laundry, double off street car parking, storage cage, heating and cooling, security system. Other features include outdoor swimming pool, full time building manager and very reasonable owner's corporation fees. www.404-469stkildaroad-melbourne.com VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 | Oliver Booth 0413 975 723 | Toorak Office 03 9826 1000 | rtedgar.com.au JULY 27, 2016 \ The weekly review 95


101 & 102/75 Princess Street KEW AUCTION Saturday 13th August from 12.30pm Two suburb apartments! Indulge in a new standard of living – a synergy of design innovation, lavish appointment and outstanding functionality, fused with superior location benefits. A natural palette of stone, timber and glass emanate throughout two capacious floorplans, bathed in light through floor-to-ceiling windows. European Oak flooring floods open plan living/dining areas, extended by private balconies. Each incorporating a first-class Ilve kitchen, two oversized bedrooms, two vogue bathrooms, lift, storage cage and secure basement carparks. Superbly located for outstanding convenience and recreation, minutes from Kew Junction, and 1km from the relaxing Yarra River. To be auctioned separately. VIEW Thursday & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Nick Walker 0417 330 650 | Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 | James Delbridge 0400 586 101 | Kew Office 03 8888 2000 | rtedgar.com.au 96 The weekly review \ JULY 27, 2016


LUXURIOUS SINGLE LEVEL 6 Aylmer Street, Balwyn North

Exceptional single level contemporary residence with spectacular northern living areas ar in this prized location just moments to village shopping, tram, bus, leading schools & easy city access. Accommodation: Entrance hall, living room with cathedral ceiling, kitchen with stone bench tops, dining, family room to outdoor entertaining atrium, 3 bedr bedrooms, study 2 bathrooms, study, bathr powder room, laundry. laundry Features: Featur Reverse cycle heating & air conditioning, polished tiled floors, hydronic hydr heating, security alarm, double car accommodation with direct dir entry Land: 707 SM Approx. entry. Appr Mel Ref: 46 A3 Inspect: Thursday & Saturday 12:00 to 12:30 pm PRIVATE SALE Mike Gornalle 0417 568 806 or Karen Gornalle 0418 330 808

Office 9888 5508

81 Canterbury Road Canterbury

www.karengornalle.com.au

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CLUTTER RESCUE

Total-E-Tailer Sold your home, renovating or wanting to get rid of unwanted goods? Clean up with my help. Let me help you sell your unwanted goods and turn it into $$. We sell used furniture, kitchens, bathrooms and home decor.

Contact: 0425 329 247.

Bracken Blinds & Shutters Specialises

Concrete Warrior Specialising in exposed aggregate, plain concrete, stencil work, form work and street footing. All concrete work. Fully licenced and insured. Call now for a free quote.

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Contact: Mazen 0424 430 334

819A Nepean Hwy Bentleigh. Specialist bathroom design and renovation company, providing peace of mind that one company will manage all aspects of your renovation process. Complete start to finish service, with guaranteed start and finish dates. Call now to book a free in home consultation or visit our website www.giarenovations.com.au Contact: 1300 442 736

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FENCING

Websters Fencing Registered Building Practitioner. Building quality timber fences in Stonnington and Boroondara since 1982. Websters Fencing provides a tailored and reliable service, with the experience to ensure quality and longevity of fences. Specialising in boundary fencing, including fences over two metres. Contact: Les Webster between 7.00am and 7.00pm for a quote. Mob: 0417 356 608

GARDEN CONSULTATIONS

Town and Country Gardens Personalised service including solving existing garden problems, plant health checks & revamping or establishing a new garden. Practical, professional advice & garden designs ensuring your gardening needs are fulfilled. Contact: 9822 3305.

Specialist Garden Services Our friendly crew of qualified horticulturists offer professional, yet personal service. Garden renovations/restorations can include soil conditioning/mulching, plantings, turf, irrigation installation, tree/stump removal. Satisfaction is Guaranteed. Contact: 9560 1110 www.specialistgardenservices.com.au

PAINTING Matt’s Painting and Decorating

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Personalised, highly efficient and motivated team. Free quotes, prompt service and high quality paint finish. Period to contemporary. Experienced porters paint applicator and specialist in wallpaper hanging. We don’t just paint, we create. Contact: Matt 0418 384 620

Specialising in all aspects of residential design and drafting. From sketch concepts, all council and Town Planning applications, to complete working drawings and construction plans. Contact us for your next new home or renovation design. Contact: Tim 0407 454 957

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J.L Hutt Electrical Specialising in all electrical installations: Extensions/ Refurbishments, Stove/Oven/Hot Water Repair, Switchboard upgrades, House Rewires, TV/Phone/Data, Safety switches. Free quotes. 24 hour service. Lic 17824. Contact: Jason 0411 300 772.

GARDEN MAINTENANCE

CONCRETING

in designing quality window coverings for the home, office or builders/architects on time and within budget. Showroom: 391 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell, or let us come to you. Contact: 1300 884 838 or 9882 3332.

BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS GIA Bathrooms and Kitchens

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BLINDS

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GARDEN SERVICES

HOME RENOVATIONS & EXT

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gardens to life since 1990. Qualified Gardeners providing all aspects of garden maintenance and renovation including hedging, expert pruning, fertilising, soil conditioning and mulching. Garden design and plant knowledge. Customer Satisfaction every time.

Approve planning permits • All projects architecturally designed • Registered builder • Specialising in Bespoke renovations and joinery • Full warranty on all jobs • Guaranteed start and ďŹ nish dates • Only quality products used. Contact: 1300 076 664 .

Timber Plantation Shutters at Melbourne’s best prices guaranteed. Also specialising in all other window furnishings including Awnings and Roller Blinds. Email: info@ap-shutters.com Contact: 9818 1133.

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INTERNET SERVICE

TREE CARE

Groundswell Gardens Bringing

HAIRDRESSERS WAS Hairdressing Warren Ansell Salon is a unique salon specialising in colour, straightening, wigs, hairpieces and extensions. New foil package 1/2 head of foil highlights style cut and blowave $149. Bio Ionic hair-straightening with a free colour or treatment for $599. A huge range of wigs, hair extensions, irons and blow-dryers. Or shop online at:

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS Click4Trades Need a tradesman? Deal direct with a group of tradies that have worked together for almost twenty years. A complete Home Renovation / Maintenance group that can help with all trades & services, small to large jobs.

Contact: 1800 4 TRADES (1800 487 233). Address: 737 Burwood Rd Hawthorn www.click4trades.com.au

HOME FURNISHINGS

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Wireless Wizard

A weak Wi-Fi signal? Netflix streaming at a crawl? Telcos giving you the runaround? Just one call to our experts will end your Internet woes once and for all. Contact: 04 5223 6373

MEDICAL CLINIC

Koornang Road Medical Centre Full

Bulk Billing Family Medical Practice. Pathology blood collection. Paediatric Care. Minor surgical procedures. Over 45 to 49 and 75+ health assessments. Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm Sat 1pm - 6pm Open Public Holidays.

85 Koornang Road, Carnegie. (Enter through Carnegie Chemart Pharmacy) Phone 99393707 or 90774785 www.koornangmedical.com

PAINTING

Matt’s Painting & Decorating

Personalised, highly efficient and motivated team. Free quotes, prompt service and high quality paint finish. Experienced porters paintapplicator and specialist in wall paper hanging. We don’t just paint, we create Contact: 0418 384 620.

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showroom & discover 1000’s of metres of beautiful fabrics. Purchase by the metre or order in any brand. DIY, custom made window furnishings / cushions, upholstery service. Free measure and quote. 1346 Toorak Road Camberwell

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HOME FURNISHINGS Next Home Furnishings

Visit our large showroom & discover 1000’s of metres of beautiful fabrics. Purchase by the metre or order in any brand. DIY, custom made window furnishings / cushions, upholstery service. Free measure and quote. 1346 Toorak Road Camberwell Contact: 9889 2213.

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A/P Shutters & Blinds Highest quality

Assured Tree Care Pty Ltd Experienced, Qualified and Insured Arborists. We provide professional high quality services including tree removals, pruning, stump grinding, tree care, plant health, consultancy and reports. No job is too big or small. Contact us for a free quote.

TREE DOCTOR

Frank Duke Total tree care, including reshaping or removals. Third-generation owner, 56 years experience. Complete customer satisfaction with individual assessment. Contact: Paul 9509 4768

WARDROBES

Almara Cabinets Winners of the Australian Achievers’ Award. Customerdesigned wardrobes, wall units, bookshelves, guaranteed quality. Showroom: 145-147 Williams Rd, Dandenong. Contact: 9793 8233.

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WINDOW REPLACEMENTS

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Hi-Light Group, Melbourne’s premier manufacturer and installer of CRIMSAFE Security Products. Doors - Windows Enclosures. See showroom 110 Burwood Hwy Burwood. Free Measure and Quote. Contact: 9808 9559

We specialise in the supply and installation of replacement windows and doors – timber, aluminium or PVC. Our staff are fully qualified ensuring quality work. No job too big or too small. Member of MBA and HIA. To replace your old, tired, rotting windows please call us for a free, no obligation measure and quote. Contact: 9703 1530

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and installation of replacement windows and doors – timber, aluminium or PVC. Our staff are fully qualified ensuring quality work. No job too big or too small. Member of MBA and HIA. To replace your old, tired, rotting windows please call us for a free, no obligation measure and quote. Contact: 9703 1530

WINDOW REPLACEMENTS Windows 1

Need a tradesman? Deal direct with a group of tradies that have worked together for almost twenty years. A complete Home Renovation / Maintenance group that can help with all trades & services, small to large jobs. Contact: 1800 4 TRADES (1800 487 233). Address: 737 Burwood Rd Hawthorn

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SHUTTERS A/P Shutters & Blinds

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CONCRETING Concrete Warrior

Specialising in exposed aggregate, plain concrete, stencil work, form work and street footing. All concrete work. Fully licenced and insured. Call now for a free quote. Contact: Mazen 0424 430 334.

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INTERNET SERVICE Wireless Wizard

Struggling with a weak Wi-Fi signal in the home or office? Netflix streaming at a crawl? Telcos giving you the runaround? Just one call to our experts will end your Internet woes once and for all. Our money back guarantee will add to your peace of mind. Contact: 0452 236 373

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BULK BILLING MEDICAL CLINIC Koornang Road Medical Centre

Full Bulk Billing Family Medical Practice. Pathology blood collection. Paediatric Care. Minor surgical procedures. Psychological Services. Family Planning & Contraceptive advice. Over Female GP available 45 to 49 and 75+ health assessments. Immunisation and travel advice. Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm - Sat 1pm – 6pm Open Public Holidays.

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R E C O R D I N G O LYM P I C D R E A M S S I N C E 1 9 3 2 An Olympic medal is the ultimate sporting dream. A lifetime of dedication can be transformed into gold in less than a heartbeat. This summer in Rio, OMEGA’s team of timekeepers will measure the fractions of a second that determine the medal hopes of the world’s best athletes, including Chad Le Clos. We will be beside every pitch, pool and track to record their achievements as they aim to fulfill their dreams.


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