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From everyone at The Village

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The holiday season can be a stressful time but in this issue of Village Life you’ll find the fashion to wow at your holiday events, gifts for everyone on your list and a tantalising festive feast from The Market Room.

We have brand new shops and pop-ups opening (page 2) and our calendar of in-centre activity is packed full of events that are guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit (page 36). As you know, The Village is more than just a shopping centre. We have a fabulous community of independent retailers who are hosting free workshops for Christmas (page 3). So, there are many reasons to visit us this festive season (other than Christmas shopping, of course!) and we look forward to seeing you over the next few weeks. Merry Christmas! – St Ives Shopping Village Team

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The weather is warming up, so here’s your guide to red-hot Summer style at The Village.


We’ve made gift buying easy with a mammoth guide to the best presents for your family and friends.


From sumptuous seafood to roasts and desserts to die for, we’ve got your festive food covered.


Discover how beach house styling can bring a breath of fresh air to your table.

Pictured on Natalie (left): Trenery Sabrina scarf $89.90. Diamond Studio Jewellers 9ct smoky quartz briolette earrings $680 (part of set). Cable Melbourne Elsie tank $99. Rodney Clark Threadz botanical pant $89.95. Designer Forum Senso urielle heel $229. Leisures Shoe Boutique Courtney bag $199.95.


Our top picks for Summer From left to right: Warwick Dawson Shoes Lotta dress heel, white patent $319. The Designer Edit Loretta dress $289. Oysters, salmon and prawns are the stars in our seafood special on page 28. Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Glass prism geometric terrarium $49.95.



Village news Y o u r g u i d e t o w h at ’ s o n at t h e v i l l a g e

New stores

for Summer Good news for foodies, Cliq Café will soon open its doors, adding to the already exciting array of ‘must visit’ delicious destinations in The Market Room. The owner, Idan, of Luxe Bar in Bondi, extends his offering to St Ives and will boast a food bar, café and a licence so you can enjoy your favourite tipple with your food.

Upgrade THE experience Dropped your phone? Accidentally given your tablet a bath? Luckily, we’ll soon have Mobile Experts down on Level 1, which does repairs and parts as well as IT help.

Men of St Ives. There’s no excuse for not looking good over Summer as Kingsmen Hair is bringing its ‘old school with a modern twist’ barber shop to The Village. Its new premises opposite Café Milligram on Level 1 will offer a quality cut and plenty of man-pampering.

HOT NEWS FROM DELI HUB We already love Deli Hub for its amazing range of gourmet produce, and we love it even more now there’s a hot food bar. Pick up a delicious ready-made meal on Level 1 for maximum taste with minimum effort.

COME SAY HELLO Helloworld organises trips all over the world, but the St Ives branch has a home-grown feel as new owner Belinda Hunt is very much a local. Manager Caryn along with Jason, Caroline and Liz all remain, and the team welcome you to pop up to Level 2 (near the post office) for a coffee... and to say hello, of course!


xmas parking Additional parking will be available at The Village Green from Wednesday 13 December until Christmas Eve, to cope with the extra Christmas shopping demand!

Popular pop-ups Across December, you’ll be able get thongs in a hurry with the Havaianas pop-up outside Harris Farm Markets on Level 1 – and if you’ve got green fingers, CutAbove Tools outside Copper Pan on Level 2 has you covered.



to Christmas

christmas launch

Win $100 every week

in the market room

We’re easing the cost of the holiday season by giving away $100 every Wednesday until Christmas. Simply make any purchase in The Market Room and complete an entry form. See website for details. 15 Nov - 20 December.

Saturday 25 November, 9.30am-12.30pm Pick up some great festive offers, and place your orders well in advance. Plus, we’ll have taste testing, live music, face painting and more.

Free Workshops There’s so much happening this Christmas in The Village, be sure to include these fantastic workshops in your diary. Book now, limited places available 8422 4009.

Christmas Cookie Decoration 2pm Monday 27 November Rebecca Laurić Pâtisserie

Your Guide to Glazing a Ham 2pm Friday 8 December Top of the Green and Prime Quality Meats

How to Create the Perfect Christmas Setting 5.30pm Thursday 30 November April & Oak

Preparing a seafood banquet

2pm Saturday 9 December Costi’s Fishmarket

COOK the best Christmas Turkey 2pm Friday 1 December Top of the Green and Fare Game

Interested in creating a gingerbread house or making your own Christmas wreath? Book a place in one of our Christmas Workshops. See page 36 or our website for details.

See our full calendar of events for Christmas on page 36, and check social media or visit for further details.

VILLAGE LIFE TEAM Centre Manager Amy Edwards Marketing Manager Melanie Scarf Editor Tom Etherington Fashion & Lifestyle Editor Amy Sinclair Creative Director Cathy Schneider Editorial Co-ordinator Hollie Small Editorial Assistant Jessica Frost Designer Kathryn Marsden Sub-editor Lucy Higgins

On the cover

Our berry pavlova wreath is an on-trend twist on the classic meringue showstopper, combining the traditions of Christmas with the lightness of a Summer dessert (see page 32). Pavlova as seen in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

On location

We love shooting our fashion editorial in beautiful locations in and around St Ives, and for this edition we chose the stunning Avalon Lighthouse on Bangalley Head. See more at

Opening Hours

Monday-Wednesday and Friday 9am-5.30pm Thursday 9am-9pm Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 10am-4pm Extended trading hours from Tuesday 19 December, see website for details. Arrival dates of products may vary. Prices correct at the time of publication. Brands and styles may vary and are subject to availability and change.

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Clockwise from top left: Red Pearl Pom pom bag, white $159. Nextra Tassel keyring $4.95. Bed Bath N’ Table Toucan beach towel $59.95. Warwick Dawson Shoes Bess casual sandal silver print $199. Cable Melbourne Folding Fedora $179. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Congo Bowl XL $124.95. Bed Bath N’ Table Sienna pinch dish, grey $4.95. Sienna dipping bowl, grey $6.95. Harris Farm Markets Jiva watermelon & mint drink $4.99. Book Review Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders $29.99. Nextra My notebook large $29.99. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Cocktail kit (coaster, straw & cocktail pick shown) $35.95. Harris Farm Markets Roasted & salted pistachios $12.99 (300g). Prevue Eyewear Ray-Ban sunglasses #3592 $220.


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Resort Ready

Fresh, crisp linens in relaxed silhouettes are perfect for the hot days ahead. Choose accessories in neutral colours and add a textured tote to complete an effortless holiday look.

Above, left to right: Cable Melbourne Flo dress, white/ink $289. Sportscraft Amelia tencel dress $199.99. RG Collection Modapelle woven bag $115. Leisures Shoe Boutique Lombardo Lynette flat slide $159.95. Lombardo Loretta flat sandal with buckled ankle $169.95. Lombardo Larissa flat cross strap slide $169.95.

Here Comes The Sun

“Two words sum up this Summer of style: comfort and glamour. Yes, you can have both – thanks to linens making a spectacular comeback and a wealth of elegant slides in store. All that’s left is to hunt down some vibrant tropical prints to take your relaxed resort look to the next level.” WITH OUR S T I V E S S TYLI S T K E V I N V E NA R D O @ re t a i l c r u n c h

Sizzling St Tropez

Feel every bit the celebrity with these throw-on-and-go essentials. Glitzy footwear, sparkly sun tunics and tropical swimwear ensure you’re always the centre of attention. Clockwise from left: Adrienne & The Misses Bonney TOGS Tank frill birds of paradise swimsuit $125*. Leisures Shoe Boutique Holster Olena jewelled thong $49.99. Fella Hamilton Amaryllis kaftan $149. RG Collection Estella silver bag $125.95. * Styles may vary from swimsuit pictured.


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No wonder our models are smiling! They look fabulous and relaxed in this collection of chic resortwear that was all sourced at The Village. Simple, stress-free style whether you’re at home or away... Natalie wears: Adrienne & The Misses Bonney Togs surplice textured swimsuit $125. Designer Forum Elka collective savanna top $159. Adrienne & The Misses Bonney Helen Kaminski uram hat $190. RG Collection Chain necklace $135. St Ives Jewellers Fresh water baroque pearl necklace (worn as bracelet) $1,400.


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P h o t o g r a p h e r M AX D O Y L E S t y l i s t L o ui s e O w e n s H a i r & M a k e u p c a s ey g o re Natalie wears: OPSM Prada sunglasses $330. Cable Melbourne Naomi jumpsuit $299. Trenery Silk texture diamond print dress $279. Tuscany Multigold colour necklace $89. RG Collection Flower brooch, green $49.95. Designer Forum Viktoria & Woods Monet belt $150. Warwick Dawson Shoes Tosco dress pump $195. Brad wears: Sportscraft Cole shirt $89.99. Classic short $89.99. Rodd & Gunn Haskell bay shoe $199.


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Natalie wears: Elleran Sunflair swimsuit $189.95. Sussan Neutral animal print wrap $49.95. RG Collection Blue stone tear drop earrings $185.95. Blue Illusion Yvonne blue crystal necklace $69.99. Shiri Paris silk scarf $129.99. Warwick Dawson Shoes Vada casual gold sandal $169. Homewares: Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Fiesta pom pom cushion $119.95. Morgan & Finch Stripe tassel cushion, yellow/multi $49.95.


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Top row, left to right. Natalie wears: DCC Didier Parakian botanical garden top $439. Didier Parakian botanical garden cigarette pant $329. Sussan Hot pink flower earrings $16.95. Brad wears: Sportscraft Shoal shirt $89.99. Rodd & Gunn Stoke valley custom shorts, cardinal $139. OPSM Giorgio Armani sunglasses #400503 $340. Gazman Paper braid safari hat $49.95. Linen sports coat $249. St Ives Jewellers Seiko Men’s chronograph watch $775. Bottom row, left to right. Brad wears: Gazman Paper braid safari hat $49.95. Pure linen plain shirt $99.95. Linen sports coat $249. Tapered stripe short $79.95. OPSM Giorgio Armani sunglasses #400503 $340. St Ives Jewellers Seiko Men’s chronograph watch $775. RM Williams Barham boat shoe, navy blue $200. Homewares: Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Mosteria leaf cushion $44.95 each. Bed Bath N’ Table Cotton House Ravewllo beach towel $69.95. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Sunny Life luxe ride-on float $99.95. Natalie wears: Red Pearl Johnny Was Timmie dress $519. St Ives Jewellers 9ct yellow gold topaz pendant $1,500.


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Natalie wears: Rodney Clark V-neck spot print shirt $139.95. Designer Forum Viktoria & Woods mega wide pants $280. Edith Elizabeth Antiques Jet pendant necklace $850. Diamond Studio Jewellers Long onyx and south sea pearl necklace $2,200. Warwick Dawson Shoes Vada casual gold sandal $169. Brad wears: Rodd & Gunn Kennedy Point sports fit shirt $199. Fairview reg short chalk $139. Windermere road sneaker $199. OPSM Ray-Ban sunglasses #393821 $285. Homewares: Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Champagne bucket oval $179.95. Romeo’s Cellar Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne $59.99.




Gift Guide

16 pages of perfect presents for everyone on your list

Image & Product: Plenty Kitchen & Tableware



gifts for


Pictured clockwise from top: OPSM Ralph #378878 sunglasses $149.95. RG Collection Louenhide Bermuda chambray bag $115. Adrienne & The Misses Bonney Helen Kaminski baria hat $275. Good Times Watchmaker Mechanical carriage clock $1,000. RG Collection Palme pom pom scarf $85.95. Prevue Eyewear Prada sunglasses #23SS $460. Leisures Shoe Boutique Lace-ups $249.95. Elleran Manito silk pyjama set $589.95. RG Collection Amanda rose gold bag $115. Warwick Dawson Shoes Coral multi bag $199.95. Leisures Shoe Boutique Lombardo Louise mid heel slide $179.95. Blooms The Chemist Lumiere candle $49.95. RG Collection Angela Caputi beaded necklace $329. Right page. Pictured bottom left: Leisures Shoe Boutique Lombardo larry low sandal, gold $149.95. Warwick Dawson Shoes Zara bag $109.95. Bed Bath N’ Table Ravello beach towel $69.95. Panama Miami cushion $29.95.


VILLAGE living

St Ives Professional Skin Care Clarins getaway essentials gift pack $85.

Fabulous finds for the l adies in your life... Or just for you!

Good Times Watchmaker Women’s Adina rose gold watch $499.

Diamond Studio Jewellers Long onyx and south sea pearl necklace $2,200.

Pictured from top, left to right. Tuscany Multi-gold necklace $89. Designer Forum Bec & Bridge jumpsuit $300. Sterling silver ruby teardrop ring $295. RG Collection Multi stone ring, green $59. The Designer Edit Verge Vacation top $369. Designer Forum The Wolf Gang Sierra bag, sage $369. Prevue Robert Marc #931329 sunglasses $619. Sorrento St Claire tablecloth $195.95. Trenery Jada tote $179. Bed Bath N’ Table Teak pear $49.95. Emerse Skin & Laser Clinic Intraceuticals hydration gel $89. Daily serum $149. Revival mist $39.

Boffa Muk curl stick $119.95.



These magnificent man-gifts ensure that blokes are no longer diffi cult to buy for

the Athlete’s Foot Brooks levitate runners $259.95.

Sportscraft Manicure set $49.99.

Good Times Watchmaker Men’s Pulsar stainless steel chronograph watch $310.


Pictured from top, left to right: Good Times Watchmaker Victorian ox Swiss Army knife $200. Selected fashion available from Gazman. RM Williams Suede cleaner $17. Leather cleaner $17. Leather conditioner $17. Oilskin re-proofer and leather conditioner $30. Rodd & Gunn Slipper Island three-pack socks $59.


gifts for


Pictured clockwise from top: April & Oak Officina 7-piece spirits set $29.95. Sorrento Bottle opener and jigger $54.95. RM Williams Rickaby boot, stone suede $495. Bed Bath N’ Table Dog book ends $39.95. Book Review First Person by Richard Flanagan $39.99. The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman $32.99. Finding My Virginity by Richard Branson $34.99. RM Williams Panama akubra $250. Sportscraft Mary overnighter bag $149.99. Good Times Watchmaker Seiko mantle clock $350. Priceline Johnny’s Chop Shop the ultimate beard shampoo $12.99. Johnny’s Chop Shop style defining grooming cream $12.99. Johnny’s Chop Shop barbers matt paste $12.99. RM Williams Canvas and leather plaited belt $200. Sportscraft Thomas messenger bag $249.99. OPSM Ray-Ban Sunglasses #393821 $285.



gifts for


Pictured clockwise from top right: Sweet Thing Grosby Sara sandals $30. Cotton On Kids Trilby hat $9.95. St Ives Purr-Fect Pets Willie Wagtail soy candles $32. Kidstuff Hula hoop $12.99. Sweet Thing Tutu skirt overall $44. Kidstuff Finnish throwing game $49.99. Cotton On Kids Hippo clogs $14.95. Kidstuff Fire truck $99.99. Sweet Thing Seafolly neon girls’ backpack $59.95. Kidstuff Bello Bug About $79.99. Fab Things to Draw book $12.99. My Giant Doll’s House book $19.99. Origami Creations book $14.99. St Ives Purr-Fect Pets Glass. Half. Full by Rachael Flynn $25.95. Kidstuff FurReal friends my jumping pug $99.99. Bed Bath N’ Table Cactus sculpture $9.95.



Sweet Thing Seafolly peacock paisley long sleeve surf tank $69.95. Sizes 2-14.

Cute clothes and timeless toys your lit tle ones will love Adrienne & the Misses Bonney Emile et Rose nautical romper $95.

Sweet Thing Vintage backpack bike star $79.95.

Good Times Watchmaker Classique rose gold two-tone ladies watch $495.

Sweet Thing Cherry bomb dress $59.95. Sizes 4-10.

Pictured from top, left to right: Book Review There’s a Big Green Frog in the Toilet by Anh Do $19.99. Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend $16.99. Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe by Rachel Renee Russell $16.99. Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables by Tim Harris $14.99. Funny Kid for President by Matt Stanton $9.99. Selected fashion from Cotton On Kids. Cotton On Kids Knot ballet shoes $19.95. Kidstuff Globber 5-in-1 Scooter $199. Sweet Thing Elley kids’ dress $44.



gifts for


Left-hand page, pictured clockwise from top left: Kidstuff My Giant Fairy Tale Activity Book $9.99. Yuck! Gross! Activities book $9.99. Sweet Thing Nana huchy princess doll $49.95. Adrienne & The Misses Bonney Jemima Puddle-duck first feeding set (bib not shown) $27. Bed Bath N’ Table Beach soccer ball $19.95. Number 3 $44.95. Cotton On Kids Daydream wings $19.95. Kidstuff Bello carnival guitar $39.99. Good Times Watchmaker Adina red wall clock $95. Adrienne & The Misses Bonney Circus music carousel $79. Nextra Mont marte scented markers $6.99.



Unwrap a fl amingo or a GUITAR, and you know it’s going to be a good Christmas!

Right-hand page, pictured clockwise from top left: Adrienne & The Misses Bonney Santa over rooftops felt stocking $129. Cotton On Kids Plush flamingo bag $24.95. Kidstuff Bello retro racers $24.99. St Ives Purr-Fect Pets Red Tractor porcelain plate small $14, large $21. Red Tractor mug small $17, large $21. Kidstuff Dr Seuss A Classic Treasury book $29.99. B. One Two Squeeze Blocks $19.99. Kidstuff Sling toss & catch $19.99.



gifts for


Left-hand page, pictured clockwise from top right: April & Oak Cool metal water jug $78. Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch marble deco balls $9.95 each. April & Oak Paulownia wood bar stool $89.95. Taunton H/W wool reverse cushion, black/white $39.95. York wool ottoman $180. Rectangle cement house candle holder with chimney, medium $19.95. Square cement house candle holder, small $14.95. Tokyo goat hide chair wide legs $569. Bed Bath N’ Table Antalya towel $39.95. Right-hand page, pictured anti-clockwise from top: Bed Bath N’ Table Terina vase $69.95. April & Oak Ceramic bottle vase fish pattern small $39.95. Mango wood fish tray $59.95. Sorrento Manhattan ceramic jar $194.95. April & Oak



Rope weave lantern $30. Sorrento Maxwell tablet holder $79.95. Book Review Maggie’s Recipe For Life by Maggie Beer $39.99. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Wonki XL Deep Platter, Marine Lace $259. Wonki pie dish, marine lace $179. Wonki large salad bowl duck egg lace $179. Bed Bath N’ Table Wicker hamper white paint base medium grey/white $39.95. April & Oak Turkish towel, grey $14.95. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware 4 person picnic basket $169. April & Oak Rectangle storage basket with rope handle $154.95. Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Conran towel set $89.95.





Pictured clockwise from top right: St Ives Jewellers Rose jewellery box $280. Edith Elizabeth Antiques Sterling silver 1960s bracelet $575. 18ct gold and amethyst dress ring $850. St Ives Jewellers 9ct rose gold with diamonds and amethyst ring $2,200. Fresh water baroque pearls $1,400. Edith Elizabeth Antiques C1890 antique necklace with locket $1,400. Warwick Dawson Shoes Casual sandal taupe sparkle $179. Sorrento Large diagonal lined white bone box $75. OPSM Prada sunglasses $330. Red Pearl Zacasha crystal bead and tassel necklace $159. St Ives Professional Skin Care Clarins Total V contouring serum $100. Blooms The Chemist Calvin Klein Euphoria gift set $49.99.




for the person who has it all

WINE AND DINE Love Yum Cha, friends and wine? Book for four at Lan Yuan in December and receive a complimentary bottle of wine (mention Village Life when booking).

Adrenaline rush

rel ax AND renew Lee Massage & Acupuncture 80-minute hot stone massage voucher $90.

Helloworld has a range of Red Balloon Experiences to choose from, including hot air ballooning and barista or beer tasting courses. For the more adventurous, try a bridge climb or a wakeboarding package! Prices vary.

IT’S SHOWTIME Ticketmaster tickets available at Village Concierge.

Holiday Glow Get Polished St Ives Nails Mani & pedi voucher $55.

for a stress-free Christmas Stuck for time? Call in to see our Village Concierge about their personal Gift Shopping service. They’ll shop, wrap and deliver your wish list for you! Village Concierge Level 2, 0448 836 546 *There is a fee of $38.50 for the Gift Shopping service in addition to the cost of the gifts.

Emerse Skin and Laser Clinic The Morocco Package. Full body massage, deluxe facial and mani or pedi with paraffin treatment $249.


Still stuck for the perfect pre sent? Give a St Ives Village Gift Card and let them choose for themselves.





the classic

Pictured above: THE CLASSIC HAMPER Bed Bath N’ Table Cucina marble wood cheese board $44.95. Sorrento Eliot citrus reamer $30. Deli Hub Fillets of anchovies. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Perri salad servers, oak $44.95. Deli Hub Ceramic oil canister. Romeo’s Cellar Front and Centre Shiraz, 2 for $35. Deli Hub Bacco’s Leaves organic wheat flatbread. Blue Bay goat fetta in extra virgin olive oil. Muscatel clusters. Quest manchego cheese. Sicilian olives. Smoked fish. THE ENTERTAINER HAMPER Romeo’s Cellar Aperol $25.99. Harris Farm Markets Delicaseys chocolate dark delight covered almonds $12. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Acacia round bowl (set of four), $19.95. Corkatoo corkscrew $19.95. Harris Farm Markets Byron Bay spicy salsa $4.95. Thomas Chipman kale and spirulina corn chips $5.99. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Cocktail kit tropical $35.95.



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the gent Need a re al statement gift? The vill age concierge has a selection of hamper s to choose from, or customi se one to your liking

THE GENT HAMPER Romeo’s Cellar Glenfiddich Project XX whisky $129.99. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Viski crystal liquor glasses (set of two) $29.95. Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch traditional glass ball with stars $6.95. Amalfi spade silver and gold foil dot napkin set $26.95. Additional items shown (from left to right): Sorrento St Claire tablecloth $195.95. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Iron wood small rectangle board $34.95. Maxwell & Williams Elemental cheese and pate two-piece set (knife shown) $24.95. Bed Bath N’ Table Lattice condiment bowl with silver metallic rim $3.95. Cycling marble trivet round $29.95. Laguiole debutant 12-piece cutlery set $139.95. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Davis & Waddell Provence rectangle board (top right) $89.95. Speak to the Village Concierge on Level 2 or 8422 4009 for help with putting together a hamper.




under $30

Plent y Kitchen & Tableware Eliot tablet recipe stand $24.95. (Phone not included)

Sorrento Therapy Kitchen Chef’s Room Spray $21. Therapy Kitchen Chef’s Natural Soap Bar and nail brush $17.95.

RG Collection Glow mesh glasses cases $23.95 each.

Pictured from top to bottom: St Ives Nails OPI Nail Polish from $19.95. Book Review Royal Horticultural Society Diary 2018 $27.99. Twigseeds note book $8.99. Little Affirmations Calming Quotations $15.99. April & Oak Ceramic and glass pillar candle holder $29.95. Scent soy candle, lavender $19.77. Priceline Glow Lab body lotion $14.99. Glow Lab micellar water $11.99.

April & Oak Set of 4 mugs, cobalt blue $29.



Village eats D E L I C I O U S F E ST I V E F OO D TO E AT, L O V E AN D SHA R E

’tis the season of fun and feasting





Nothing says Summer quite like delicious fresh fish, prawns and oysters

Get flavour into your fish “The holiday season is a great time to choose seafood, such as oysters, as a light and fresh option,” shares Jason. “You can do so much with the flavours, and seafood is quick and easy to cook. A whole baked fish makes an eye-catching dish.” When choosing what to cook your seafood with, Jason has some great advice. “Lemons and limes and acidic fruits such as apples and tomatoes go really well with seafood. The key is to keep it simple and let the flavour of the fish speak for itself.”

Jason from Costi’s Fishmarket shares his fail-safe baked salmon recipe.

baked whole Salmon with apples & CIDER Serves 4 2 small apples, cored and cut into wedges 1 lemon, cut into wedges 2 spring onions, sliced on the bias 1 whole salmon 600g (gutted, scaled and cleaned) Salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp herb butter 250ml cider 1 small handful tarragon, roughly torn 1 small handful thyme



1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160° fan). 2. Arrange the apple wedges, lemon wedges and spring onions in a baking dish large enough to hold the fish. Sit the salmon on top and season the inside cavity with plenty of salt and pepper. 3. Top the salmon with the herb butter and pour the cider around the dish. Scatter some of the herbs on top. 4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the flesh is firm and opaque and comes away easily from the bones. 5. Remove the fish from the oven. Let it stand briefly before serving with the remaining herbs on top.

Learn how to prepare a seafood banquet with Costi’s Fishmarket on 9 December in The Market Room (check website for details).

Costi’s Fishmarket Level 2, 8056 9595


GRILLED PRAWNS WITH THAI DIPPING SAUCE See our website for delicious dipping sauce recipes –

perfect for summer...

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Porchetta Pork Roast Shopping List Sutcliffe Meats and Romeo’s SUPA IGA 3kg to 3.5kg bone-in, skin-on pork shoulder roast, or a 2.5kg to 3kg boneless roast, fat trimmed to 6mm thickness ¼ cup chopped fennel fronds ¼ cup chopped fresh rosemary 2 tsp chopped fresh sage leaves 5 garlic cloves, grated or mashed to a paste Finely grated zest of 1 lemon 1½ tbsp salt 1 tsp fennel seed ¾ tsp red pepper flakes ½ tsp black pepper ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil


1. Score skin and fat all over pork, taking care not to cut down to the meat. 2. In a food processor or mortar and pestle, combine fennel fronds, rosemary, sage, garlic, lemon zest, salt, fennel seed, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Pour in oil. Pulse or mash until it forms a paste. Rub all over pork. If using a boneless roast, tie with kitchen string at 5cm intervals. Transfer to a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours and preferably overnight. 3. Remove pork from refrigerator 1 to 2 hours before cooking. Heat oven to 230˚C (210˚ fan). Transfer pork to a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 35 minutes. Reduce temperature to 160˚C (140˚ fan) and cook for an additional 2¾ hours to 4 hours, until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat reads 180˚C, which will give you sliceable tender meat. (Bone-in roasts will take longer than boneless ones.) 4. Rest for 15 to 30 minutes.


Easy cook, easy carve..


No Stress

Festive feast

from a spectacular Christmas ham to a traditional turkey feast, follow our top tips for creating the finest fare without the fuss Perfect Pork Be inspired by decadent Italian dining this Christmas with a simple yet delicious Porchetta Pork Roast.

perfect,” says Pantelis Petroulias from Sutcliffe Meats. “For crisp and delicious crackling, we can score the skin of the loin for you. Brush the skin with olive oil and generously sprinkle it with salt. It should take 40-50 minutes to cook.”

“Pork makes for a tasty addition to your Christmas menu. A boneless loin is a tender, flavoursome cut and is easy to

Sutcliffe Meats Level 1, 9144 6912

Tantalising Turkey For a mouth-watering centrepiece on your Christmas table, follow these easy tips to keep your turkey tender.

heavenly ham Craig Cook from Prime Quality Meats shares his ham storing tips. “Ensure when buying your leg ham you choose it on the bone, to guarantee it is Australian grown, and check with your butcher if the ham is free range,” shares Craig. “You need to store it in a ham bag, which must be kept moist at all times. Rinse and clean the bag twice a week to maintain the quality of your ham, and store it at the back of the fridge,” advises Craig. “At Prime Quality Meats, we supply a complimentary ham bag and can even prepare your ham ready for the table.”

Prime Quality Meats Level 2, 9440 2533

Get in early, place your Christmas orders now!

Always start with the turkey upside down in the oven, and turn it over halfway through to get the juices into the breast meat. Rest the turkey for 20 minutes after cooking, and then carve off all the meat in one go. Otherwise, the turkey will continue cooking and could dry out. For a fuss-free option, Fare Game has ready-to-roast turkey breast fillets with a delicious stuffing inside.

Fare Game Level 2, 9144 2024



Pavlova Makeover It’s a pavlova, but not as you know it. this contemporary take on a classic gives your favourite dessert a trendy twist

Tim Jenkins from Romeo’s Cellar helps you get the party started with his top three drinks for the festive season.

COCKTAIL HOUR “Bring some Italian flavour to your Summer by blending 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Aperol ($24.99 a bottle) and 1 part soda. Pop in for some more Spritz tips!”

CL ASS IN A GL ASS “You can’t go wrong with Veuve Clicquot for that special occasion, and we’ve got this exquisite French Champagne at just $59.99 a bottle (limit of six per person).”

The Top 5 Desserts for Summer Finish your festive spread on a sweet note with one of our top five picks. French patisserie-trained Rebecca Laurić and her team have created a new range of Summer cakes. Top of the bill is the silky-smooth Summer Berries cake and the passionfruit and mango-filled Tropical Paradise. For a spectacular centrepiece, their Lemon Meringue Tart topped with toffee and macarons is stunning. As for the team’s favourite? “Arriving with a box of mini mince tarts, mixed pastries or macarons will make you a very popular guest,” Rebecca says. Now taking Christmas orders.

Rebecca Laurić Pâtisserie Level 2, 0481 141 789


WINE TIME “Villa Maria PB Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp all-rounder that matches well with seafood and is perfect for hot meals on a sunny day.”

Romeo’s Cellar Level 2, 9144 4867


BERRY PAVLOVA Shopping List Romeo’s SUPA IGA 4 egg whites 1 cup caster sugar 1 tsp cornflour 1 tsp vanilla essence 300ml cream 250g strawberries 125g raspberries 125g blueberries


Pavlova as seen in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

1. Preheat oven to 120°C (100° fan) and grease a large oven tray (a round pizza tray works best for this). On a sheet of baking paper the size of the tray, use a plate as a guide to draw a 23cm circle, then a 13cm circle inside it. Place the paper on the tray, pencil-side-down. 2. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add sugar, a spoonful at a time, beating until dissolved between each addition, until the mixture is thick and glossy. Add cornflour and vanilla and beat briefly, until just combined. 3. Using the pencil lines as a guide, scoop large spoonfuls of meringue onto the tray to form a wreath shape. Use the back of a spoon to make an indentation in the top of meringue, all the way around the centre. Bake for 1½ hours, then turn off the oven, prop the door open slightly and leave to cool completely. 4. To serve, carefully run a large knife between the pavlova and the paper to loosen it, then slide onto a serving plate. Whip the cream to form soft peaks and spoon over top of pavlova. Top with the berries.


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Embrace the Space

Begin by identifying the colours and textures you want to use in your selected space, like the dining area or outdoors. Include textural components to the colour scheme such as the floor and table surface. For example, if you have raw timber finishes, consider adding touches of this element to your table. Keep in mind that you want your food to shine, so don’t bring too much colour to your decor – the dishes you make will add the colour. Balance cool and warm tones, such as adding metallic silver with wood.

Clockwise from top right: April & Oak Rope light, natural brown $109.95. Bed Bath N’ Table Tuscany serving bowl, greyblue/black clay $16.95. Sahara side plate stones, ivory/grey $7.95. Tuscany large round platter, greyblue/black clay $49.95. Sorrento St Claire tablecloth $195.95. Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Baltimore napkins (set of 8) $29.95. April & Oak Masai tea tree wood twig bowl $94.95.


“We’re seeing blues, greens, pastels and natural textures across tableware, which means beach house-inspired dining is big right now. The good news is it’s a look you can dress up or down depending on the occasion, and our tablescape tips will give you plenty of food for thought.” W ITH Z e n a G o r d o n f r o m A pril & O ak

On the Surface

You can build your layers by including elements that have different textures and surfaces, such as linen, wood, metallics and greenery. Adding a variation of heights in candles will help create an ambient effect for the evening. Create repetition for a harmonious effect, and keep in mind the height of your table decor, to ensure your guests can see each other across the table.

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Right: Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Sienna range, charcoal starting from $6.95.


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Xmas WORKSHOPS Visit or call the Village Concierge on 8422 4009 to book.

18 November

Decorate a gingerbread house Tuesday 28 November, 5 and 12 December at 10.30am. $25 per person.


Keep the kids entertained these school holidays...

Santa’s welcome Parade

Kick off the festive season with Santa’s Welcome Parade. Meet Mr & Mrs Claus and join the parade with our performers and characters, from 9.30am.

Se nsory Sa nta

For the first time, Sensory Santa sessions will be held on Sunday 19 and 26 November, 8am-9.40am. Bookings essential with the Village Concierge.


2-21 january

Plaster Fun House

Make your own wreath Add a personal touch with a wreath on Wednesday 29 November and 6 December at 10.30am. $35 per person.

Get your menu yuletide-ready!

Book now for our free Market Room Masterclasses... Christmas Cookie Decorating Monday 27 November, 2pm, The Market Room. Rebecca Laurić Pâtisserie.

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S anta’s photos

Every day from Saturday 18 November, check our website for times.

Pet photos Bring your pet along for a photo with Santa (small pets only!), on Thursday 30 November, 7 December and 14 December, 4pm-8pm, on Level 1. Bookings essential at St Ives Purr-Fect Pets.


Paint your own plaster mould! Starting at $6, there’s plenty of choice for everyone. No bookings required. Centre trading hours, Level 2.

The Best Christmas Turkey Friday 1 December, 2pm, The Market Room. Top of the Green and Fare Game.

17-20 january

Crocodile Encounters Reptile Show

Get up close and personal to snakes, lizards and even a saltwater crocodile! Daily shows at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm.

Your Guide to Glazing a Ham Friday 8 December, 2pm, The Market Room. Top of the Green and Prime Quality Meats. Create the Perfect Christmas Setting Thursday 30 November, 5.30pm, Level 1. April & Oak.

22-25 january

Bricks 4 Kidz Back by popular demand, 9.30am-12.30pm daily.

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Fuel your festive shopping


Beat the back-to-school rush and have your school shoes fitted by the expert team at Athlete’s Foot. Great selection of Clarke’s and Ascent school and sports shoes available. Purchase any pair of Clarke’s or Ascent school shoes during December and receive a 20% discount (mention Village Life to receive the offer).

Shopping for the holiday season can be hard work. Take a well-earned break and recharge at our great range of cafes and restaurants at The Village.


For the early starter, call into Top of the Green, The Living Room Café or Café di JJ for a mouth-watering breakfast.


Grab a coffee and cake from Three Beans Café or The Copper Pan when you’re ready for a mid-morning refuel.

1pm Pictured: Ascent school shoes available at The Athlete’s Foot. Ascent are the only school shoes approved by the The Australasian Podiatry Council (APodC).

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At lunchtime, visit The Market Room – Simply Noodles and Sushiru have quick and tasty options, or why not try the brand new Cliq Café?


Looking for a healthy afternoon pick-me-up? Get a nutritious and delicious revival from Café Milligram or Good Day Juice Bar.

Sports Registration Weekend from 6 February

Kids’ Morning Activities Weekly on Mondays at 9.30am. 12-25 February

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To finish, book a table for the family at Lan Yuan or Papa’s Pizza and Pasta.

It’s the Year of the Dog! Keep an eye out as we celebrate Chinese New Year with in-centre workshops and entertainment.


Christmas Entertaining

Win $100 every week Promotion dates: 15 November-20 December. First prize draw: 22 November. Visit for full terms and conditions.

Ma ke a n y p urcha se i n T he Ma r ke t R o o m f o r the cha n ce to wi n a $100 Gif t C a rd

Pri z e drawN every Wedn e s day at 5pm

Starting Wednesday 15 November until Wednesday 20 December

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St Ives Village Life Magazine Summer 2017  

In this issue of Village Life you'll find the fashion to wow at your holiday events, gifts for everyone on your list and a tantalising festi...