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Spring at The Village


$25 GIFT CARD spring fashion launch

Spend $250 in one transaction on fashion, accessories, jewellery, footwear or beauty, and collect your $25 St Ives Village Gift Card. Valid on purchases from 10 September to 5 October. Gift Cards limited to the first 500 to be redeemed. Gift Cards must be claimed on the day of the spend from The Concierge, Level 2. Limit of one Gift Card per person, per day. Excludes supermarket and fresh food purchases.

Visit the Village Concierge or for details and full Terms and Conditions.


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We love celebrating our community and there’s plenty to get excited about this Spring. Carolina, Decjuba and The Academy Brand are the latest retailers to take up residence and bring a whole new shopping experience to The Village, while the Harris Farm Markets renovation takes supermarket shopping to the next level (page 18).

Of course, Spring weather offers the chance to enjoy the great outdoors after the Winter chill, shooting the latest fashion, fabulous food and luxury lifestyle items in beautiful Swain Gardens, Killara (page 6). Big news in The Market Room is that we’re giving away a brand new car! We also feature the must-have accessories, homewares and some great gift ideas for Dad this Father’s Day. – St Ives Shopping Village Team


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A pair of parrots and plenty of perfect Spring pieces, as selected by St Ives Shopping Village’s on-trend stylist, Kevin Venardo.


Luke Harris opens up about his family’s love of St Ives and the Harris Farm revamp, plus we say hello to the newest retailers on the block.


A barbecue bonanza, followed by some winning ways with bread, and a lesson in matching tasty cheeses with your favourite wine.


From the finest Father’s Day gifts to real estate tips and inspiring homewares to take your kitchen to the next level.

Pictured above, top to bottom: Bed Bath N' Table Pink sand timer $29.95. Sorrento Ginger jar, rouge $27.95. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Wooden tray with handle $19.95. Sorrento Rivsalt refill $19.95. Bed Bath N' Table Ceramic cactus $14.95. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Pink oval platter $99. Bed Bath N' Table Wooden salad servers $9.95. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Acacia bowl with lid $24.95. Sorrento Pineapple bowl $12.95. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Copper teaspoon $10.95.

Our top picks for Spring Pictured left to right: Sportscraft Wakefield shirt $89.99. Smith chino, sand $129.99. St Ives Jewellers 18ct white and rose gold ring with diamonds $5,600. 18ct two-tone ring with pink argyle and white diamonds $10,920. Sutcliffe Meats Buffalo chicken wings (Thrill of the grill, page 25). Kidstuff B. Zany zoo activity cube $129.99 (Cute toys your little ones will love, page 32).



Village news Y o u r g u id e to th e villag e this spring

your fashion fix new stores full of style

With a mission to make every woman look and feel beautiful, new store Decjuba has joined our band of retailers at St Ives, bringing high-quality, fashion-forward clothing and accessories at affordable prices. You’ll find everything from workwear to wardrobe staples and even activewear. For the men of St Ives, new store The Academy Brand will open directly opposite Decjuba with a super-stylish range of clothes for men, boys and teens.

New fashion from the Decjuba Spring range.

The Academy Brand delivers timeless pieces focusing on clean and classic men’s clothing.

New Finds

Welcome to Carolina

for Your Spring Wardrobe The Designer Edit is now home to Andiamo clothing, designed and made in Sydney, and continues to stock your favourites from Verge. Plus, if you want to give your feet some love, the Propet TravelFit in blush, $129.95, is the perfect fit from The Athlete's Foot.


DCC is now stocking Mela Purdie, a relaxed range of womenswear essentials.

on level 2

Read Carolina's story on page 8 of Village Life and find out how you can claim your bonus $25 gift voucher.


Ready… Set…

Fresh Faces

Get ready for the race that stops the nation and book in for lunch at Café Di JJ. Hosting its annual Melbourne Cup lunch on 6 November, the licensed cafe will show the race live and be organising sweepstakes to get the excitement flowing! Bookings are essential, so get in touch with the team for details.

Flower Village’s owner Mei Hong Hua has a new-look store, and we also welcome Ryanna Cao as the new owner of Sweet Thing. Alice (below) leads a new team at Top of the Green, while Lan Yuan is undergoing a makeover, changing its name to Silk and offering a new menu full of Chinese favourites. Learn more about our retailers on page 20.

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Café Di JJ Level 1, 9144 7001

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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 Features Writer Jessica Frost Designer Kathryn Marsden Sub-editor Lucy Higgins

Alice from Top of the Green.

On the cover

Coat Drive

and SCARVES Success

Market Room

Extravaganza Our Market Room Revolution has been brewing over the past few months and things are about to get very exciting. We’ve got extra activities, entertainment, interactive workshops – and even a competition to win a car! It all kicks off with the chance to win a brand new Mazda 3. Spend $20 with any retailer on Level 2 between 3 September and 30 November to go into the draw. It’s that easy! Plus, there are daily prize draws that will see two lucky shoppers each win a $25 prize from The Market Room.

Shop'tilYouDrop We’re excited to announce the first winner of our Win Your Shopping promotion, Robynne McIlwaine. Robynne is a St Ives local and has been shopping at The Village for more than 26 years. Congratulations Robynne!

Our annual winter coat drive, in conjunction with Hawkesbury’s Helping Hands, resulted in the donation of more than 600 coats, which surpasses all previous years! We also gave more than 800 scarves to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter as a result of our knitting drive. Thanks to everyone who participated – what a fantastic community we have here.


Overload We’ve got a huge variety of free fortnightly workshops, including floral arranging, charcoal drawing, fermenting, baking, school holiday workshops and more. Every Saturday from September to November, we’ll have live cooking demonstrations in The Market Room, featuring some of your favourite foodies from The Village and their star dishes. It’s all topped off with live music performances from talented local musicians and a range of permanent interactive kids’ activities. See our event calendar on page 36 or visit the Village Concierge for more details.

We drove a classic Austin Healey to beautiful Swain Gardens in Killara for our Spring lifestyle shoot (page 6). Mario wears: Rodd & Gunn Challenger Island jacket, stone $399. Frankton pant, midnight $169. Mitchies Crossing long sleeve shirt $159. RM Williams Three-piece solid hide belt, nero $100. Diamond Studio Jewellers 9ct gold two-tone gents’ ring $980. Good Times Watchmaker Lorus men’s watch $170. OPSM Giorgio Armani 423665 sunglasses $340. RM Williams Kardinya saddle stitch boot, black $495.

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Village style a s n apshot of s t y l e at s t i v e s

Pictured clockwise from top right: Bed Bath N' Table Faux monstera leaf $34.95. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Plant mister, white $26.95. Sorrento Linear throw, pink $89.95. Bed Bath N' Table Round edge wood platter $19.95. Voluspa candle $42.95. Sorrento Rivsalt refill $19.95. Malibu travel mug $9.95. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Peony candle $24.95. Sussan Black clutch $29.95. Sorrento Malibu tray, small $12.95. W.Lane Mint necklace $39.99. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Acacia bowl with lid $24.95. Leisures Shoe Boutique Emia mid-heel slingback sandal with bow, pink suede $229.95. Book Review The Lucky Galah by Tracy Sorensen $29.99. Sorrento Oceano book ends $159. Bed Bath N' Table Rope sand timer $69.95. Faux monstera leaf $34.95. Sorrento Palm leaf cushion $59. Bed Bath N' Table Ceramic cactus $14.95. Sorrento Bird of Paradise candle $49.99. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Large pink salad bowl $179. Bed Bath N' Table Wooden salad servers $9.95. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Green glass leaf tray $19.95. Carolina Equino hat $139.99. Prevue Eyewear Gigi Barcelona 6166 sunglasses $289.



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styl e i n spiratio n with k e vi n v e n ardo our st ives stylist

Totally Tropical

Pictured left to right: Cable Melbourne Bella Rose blouse $359, in store September. Blue Illusion Suzanne water colour scarf, blue/green $79.99. W.Lane Tassel earrings, pink $24.99. Pictured below: The Designer Edit Alembika three stripe dress $310.

“This Spring is taking on a cool and relaxed tropicana vibe. Prepare to step out in style with wild garden prints and vivid splashes of colour that add life to your look,” says Kevin. “Heavily embellished accessories and luxe linen fabrics are trending for both your wardrobe and home styling.”

Pictured above, top to bottom: RG Collection Imagine Italian-made pink linen jacket $210. Canvas+Sasson clutch $120. Leisures Shoe Boutique Emarta crossover sandal, black suede $259.95.




As temperatures creep up, it’s the perfect time to pack a picnic and explore our stunning surroundings

Pictured, this page: Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Picnic basket $79.95. Vintage Cellars A selection of fine Champagnes available. Bakehouse Sourdough breadstick $4.50. Sorrento Glass gobblers $13.95 each. Harris Farm Markets Red seedless grapes $15.99/kg. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Satara picnic blanket, cream $49.95. Wild flower bouquet $24.95. Charcoal leaf napkin (set of four) $34.95. OPSM Ray-Ban aviator 261064 sunglasses $205. Opposite page, Mario wears: RM Williams Roughout leather rider jacket $899. Noosa beach shirt $139. Ramco jean $139. Rodd & Gunn Silverton boot, tan $249. St Ives Jewellers 18ct yellow gold men’s ring $1,800. Seiko mens le grande watch $695. Emily wears: Cable Melbourne Nya top, banksia $199. Sportscraft Aspen trench, camel $279.99. Blue Illusion Benga jean, white $149.99. Prevue Eyewear Oliver Peoples OV 1239S sunglasses $550. St Ives Jewellers Sterling silver hammered drop earrings $149. Sterling silver citrine 20ct ring $830. Sterling silver hollow bangle 5mm $130. Sterling silver solid bangle 7mm $250. Sterling silver solid oval bangle 7mm $250. Trenery Tia mid heel, navy $179. Accessories: Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Avanti four-person picnic basket $99.95. Satara picnic blanket, green $49.95. 2L Thermos, mid-blue $79.95.


P H O T O G R A P H Y c h r i s to ph e r m o r r i s S T Y L I N G TAH NEE CARROLL H A I R & M A K E-U P RAC H EL M ONTG O M ERY




Luxury Lifestyle Made With Love with C aroli n a G iraldo from c a r o l i n a

The new Carolina store on Level 2 carries a range of fashion and lifestyle pieces that you can carry through life with ease. From work or social events to formal occasions, the brand is very much about incorporating luxurious, unique styles into every aspect of your life. “It was really the enthusiasm that my friends and family showed for my first samples that got me started,” shares Carolina, the Creative Director of Carolina. “It was exciting being able to create pieces unlike any others and offer amazing quality at reasonable prices – and that’s what our customers continue to love about us.


“Although the pieces at Carolina can be taken seamlessly from season to season, we always stay on top of the trends and offer our customers fresh looks. This Spring, keep an eye out for polka dots, gorgeous florals on a navy blue base and, when in doubt, colour blocking will keep you on-trend,” advises Carolina. Spring Fashion Bonus! Carolina will give you a bonus $25 gift voucher (in addition to the St Ives $25 gift card) when you spend $250 in store. (Valid from 10 September to 5 October. Conditions apply, see in store for details.)

Carolina Level 2, 8097 0730


Pictured left: Carolina Polka dots collared shirt, white $129.99. Plenty Table & Kitchenware Woven carrier basket $79.95. Leila floral, natural tablecloth $59.95. The Source Bulk Foods Veggie chips $53/kg. TV mix $34/kg. Rebecca Laurić Patisserie Croissants $4 each. Palmiers $4 each. Bakers Delight Date scones $2.20 each. Cliq Cafe A selection of mixed sandwiches. Mario wears: RM Williams Murphy’s brigalow workshirt $139. Dusty jean $139. Rodd & Gunn Pebbly hill boot, taupe $249. RM Williams Akubra Avalon hat $220. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Avanti four-person picnic basket $99.95. Emily wears: Carolina Kimono, floral $139.99. Bianca top, white $119.99. Sevilla pant, olive green $129.99. Necklace, gold and black $69.99. Tuscany Sterling silver circle earrings $79. Leisures Shoe Boutique Erita low-heel quilted court with pencil bow $229.95. Prevue Eyewear Oliver Peoples OV 5375 U 1639 frames $550. Cable Melbourne Paqme tote bag, blush $250. Harris Farm Markets Daisies $15 per bunch.



Pictured clockwise from top right: Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Avanti four-person picnic basket $99.95. Rona Champagne flute (set of four) $29.95. Vintage Cellars A range of Champagnes available. The Source Bulk Foods Premium raw mixed nuts $39/kg. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Selena teatowel, navy (set of two) $12.95. Harris Farm Markets Apples. Daisies $15 per bunch. Carolina Hamptons hat $139.99. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Satara picnic blanket, green $49.95. Emily wears: The Designer Edit Verge Zoe top $130. Cable Melbourne Anthea skirt, white $249. Good Times Watchmaker Classique stainless steel ladies’ watch $249. St Ives Jewellers Sterling silver circles wedge bracelet $540. Sterling silver oval signet ring $385. Carolina Robert Gordon bowl $49. Rebecca Laurić Patisserie Raisin snail $4. Harris Farm Markets Raspberries and blueberries. Carolina Three-dish condiments set $39.90. Harris Farm Markets Pesto, mixed olives and sundried artichokes. Edith Elizabeth Antiques Mother of pearl opera glasses $75. HMSS 1892 London salver $2,200. Bakehouse Cherry frangipani tart $32. Bed Bath N' Table Fern side plate, sage platter $12.95. Rebecca Laurić Patisserie Portuguese tarts $4 each. Fruit tart $6.50. Bed Bath N' Table Sienna oval platter, grey $14.95. Bakers Delight Brioche delights $10 for four. Bed Bath N' Table Delos oval plate, large ivory $19.95. Good Day Juice Bar Vietnamese salad, large $10.50. Edith Elizabeth Antiques Silver plated salad servers $65. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Arcadian paddle board $39.95. Harris Farm Markets Watermelon, passionfruit, strawberries, blueberries, rocket, dates and crispbread. Mario wears: Rodd & Gunn Parkvale long sleeve shirt $159. Sportscraft Braxton pant, slate $139.99. Edith Elizabeth Antiques HMSS Kings pattern knives and forks $300 per set. Bed Bath N' Table Sienna flat serving bowl, grey $18.70. Café Di JJ Prawn pasta $23.





Mario wears: Sportscraft Davy long sleeve shirt $109.99. Rodd & Gunn Mackford pant $169. Emily wears: Trenery Tapestry print boho dress $179. Sportscraft Bonnie velvet jacket $259.99. Elleran Lingerie Levante suede matt opaque tights $19.95. St Ives Jewellers Sterling silver Mexican fancy chain fob $680. Sterling silver, yellow and rose gold garnet ring


$450. Tuscany Sterling silver cuff bracelet $579. Sterling silver earrings $115. Accessories, pictured left to right: Carolina Aztec cushion, rectangle $99. Aztec cushion, square $99. Cable Melbourne Fringed fedora, natural $199. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Jute/cotton rug, beige 60x90cm $39.95. Picnic blanket, light grey $49.95. Sorrento Backgammon set $399. Book Review

Birthright by Fiona Lowe $29.99. The Other Wife by Michael Robotham $32.99. The Break Line by James Brabazon $32.99. Tuscany U.S. Polo Assn. Medford leather handbag $119.99. Blue Illusion Aria silk scarf, blue/ org $99.99. RM Williams Chinchilla burnished boot, cognac $695.


On location...

Swain Gardens

Mario wears: Rodd & Gunn Gale Street long sleeve shirt, indigo $179. Nautic marine knit, navy $199. Prevue Eyewear Level 28 air LV7104 001 frames $299. Tuscany Men’s two-tone ring $159.

Nestled amongst the bushlands of Killara lies a hidden garden created by Arthur (Mick) Newling Swain that perfectly contrasts its wild surrounds. We were lucky enough to visit the magical spot to shoot our lifestyle spread, which features the best in food and fashion from The Village. The gardens are home to beautiful native plants and is the perfect spot to picnic at this Spring.

Emily wears: Sportscraft Lisette printed shirt $179.99. Teagan button knit $149. St Ives Jewellers Sterling silver dangle hammered bracelet $570. Prevue Eyewear Gigi Barcelona 6166/1 C1 sunglasses $289. Tuscany Sterling silver bauble earrings $159. Gold plated pearl ring $129. RG Collection Scarf $25.



W ith L isb e th S a n dholt from Pr evu e Eyewear

Catch eyes and turn heads this season with our pick of The Village’s best Springtime accessories


Up your style game with French-inspired accessories that offer a touch of ooh-la-la to any outfit. “Spring is the time to have fun with your frames and choose sunglasses that complement your look,” says Lisbeth. “A frame with unique details adds a touch of glamour to your outfit, and a bright colour is perfect for Spring weather. Mirrored lenses come in a variety of colours and are also very on-trend.

“When it comes to the shape of your glasses, you should consider your face shape first. Square frames go well with round faces, and round frames suit those with a rectangular-shaped face, while oval face shapes can wear most styles.” Prevue Eyewear Level 1, 9144 6367

Pictured this page, clockwise from top right: Prevue Eyewear Gigi Barcelona Bali sunglasses 6320 C5, grey/gold $319. Mobile Experts iPad mini cover $40. St Ives Jewellers 9ct rose gold chain with bolt, 45cm $4,200. Tuscany Rose goldplated ring $85. RG Collection Angela Caputi blue flower brooch $135.95. Sondra Roberts clutch $139. Good Times Watchmaker Sekonda watch $149. RG Collection Rose gold cuff $120. Mobile Experts Floral phone cover $35. Blue Illusion Bon voyage small cosmetic bag $24.99. Prevue Eyewear Face A Face Bocca Night 2 frames 4023, tortoiseshell/red $719. Designer Edit Studio A scarf $49.

Pictured opposite page, clockwise from top right: RM Williams Chinchilla burnished boot $695. Check scarf $169. Rodd & Gunn Olivers Place socks (pack of two) $49. Tuscany Hip flask $29. Good Times Watchmaker Lorus watch $150. RM Williams City wallet $140. Mobile Experts Denim phone case $35. Prevue Eyewear Blackfin cutler frames 794 C658, blue/ black $499. Diamond Studio Jewellers Lanvin silver cufflinks $350. Tuscany Stirling silver men’s ring $149.



W ith S u zi e P ort e r from RM Wil l iams

Get inspired for Father’s Day on 2 September

Suit up in st yle this Spring with accessories that take the humble suit from basic to brilliant “For men, completing your Spring look is all about high-quality, timeless pieces that last a lifetime. They will add the finishing touches to just about any suit,” says Suzie. “Choosing pieces that won’t go out of style ensures looks that are versatile and easy to put together. A felt Akubra ‘Avalon’ hat in a sandy colour is a must-have for Spring and has been a popular headwear choice for men this season,” she


continues. “A good leather belt in a neutral tan is always a welcome addition, and you should consider matching the belt to your shoes to really pull your look together.” RM Williams Level 1, 9440 7990

Pictured this page, clockwise from top right: Prevue Eyewear Gigi Barcelona bella sunglasses 6061 C2, tortoiseshell/red $239. Warwick Dawson Shoes Hispanitas Landra dress shoe $279. Tuscany Gianotti velvet handbag $119.99. Blue Illusion Gold bee brooch $29.99. Carolina Large mobile phone holder, rose gold $89.99. Mobile Experts Gold phone holder $40. Good Times Watchmaker Sekonda watch $149. St Ives Jewellers 9ct yellow gold ring with white and rose gold setting and oval aquamarine centre $2,310. South Sea baroque pearl necklace $5,400. Carolina Tassel drop earrings $69.

Pictured opposite page, clockwise from top right: Prevue Eyewear Gigi Barcelona countdown frame 6018 C1, tortoiseshell/black $329. Good Times Watchmaker Lorus watch $170. Edith Elizabeth Antiques Gold signet ring $2,500. RM Williams Kardinya saddle stitched boot, black $495. City laptop case $299. Croc iPhone case $350. Mobile Experts iPad Mini cover $40. Diamond Studio Jewellers Two-tone gents’ ring $980. Good Times Watchmaker Gold Zippo $83. Rodd & Gunn Olivers Place socks (pack of two pairs) $49. St Ives Jewellers Gold-plated cufflinks $140.



Village locals i n sid e th e s t i v e s c o mm u n i t y



in store with...


As new-look Harris Farm Markets prepares to open, we catch up with co-CEO Luke... You could be forgiven for thinking that you’ve stepped back in time when you walk into the newly refurbished Harris Farm Markets, with its nod to the packaging-less past and a focus fully on truly fresh produce. The company is well renowned for its innovation and stance on waste and fair treatment for our farmers, but the new store has taken its offering to a whole new level. “Tailoring our stores to the local area is something we really focus on. As we are a lot smaller than the supermarket giants, this is something we can achieve,” says Luke. And this will be immediately evident when customers experience a host of new options, such as a fishmonger, a bakery operated by Bourke Street Bakery and a kitchen that supplies free-range chooks, fresh ready-made salads and roast veggies. There is even a ‘Pour Your Own Single Herd Milk’ station, which will rotate milk supply from local single herd farmers.

“Our customers can expect to be overjoyed with abundant food displays, just like in a true market,” explains Luke.

locals, with David and Cathy having moved to the suburb as newly-weds and raised their five sons in the area.

“Knowing the St Ives community’s pride in their gardens, we’ll also be expanding upon our much-loved flowers with an extensive display at the front of the shop.”

“I think our popularity in the St Ives area has been primarily to do with our reputation of consistently offering customers great quality products at great prices,” explains Luke.

Operating in St Ives since the early 1980s, the Harris family can be claimed as true St Ives

“A major advantage is our enduring relationships with farmers. We still use some of

the same growers we were using 45 years ago. Our growers tell us that they love the relationship with us as it is fair, open, flexible and reliable.” Harris Farm also commits to providing jobs to locals from richly diverse backgrounds, including young people, working parents, career changers and the elderly. In addition, it participates in programs such as Job Support, which aims to place and train people with a significant intellectual disability into a quality job.

The Harris Farm drive to innovate looks set to continue, building on initiatives such as Imperfect Picks, highlighting local produce and getting rid of caged eggs. “As a company, we’re for the greater goodness and we believe that all our actions can make a real, positive difference.” Proud the company has remained family-owned for over 40 years, with a growing workforce of more than 2,000 staff, Luke has a final piece of advice for getting the most out of your new Harris Farm store. “Leave your shopping list at home and immerse yourself in the new shopping experience. I’m sure you’ll love it!”

Harris Farm Markets Level 1, 9394 3262



Welcome to

The Village meet and greet the latest retailers joining the St Ives Shopping Village family this spring

Blooming marvellous Flower Village has welcomed new owner, Mei Hong Hua, who made the transition to floristry by gaining practical experience in a Sydney flower shop. Having been recognised as an outstanding professional florist by Petals, Teleflora and Interflora, Mei brings her passionate style through diversity of traditional as well as less common blooms. “Our motto is to be fresh, environmental and personal,” she says. “We’re sourcing fresh flowers directly from local farmers to ensure the quality and longevity of each flower. You will find the ideal bouquet for any occasion amongst our diverse selection of tailormade arrangements. We also offer flower packages perfectly suited to your special event.” And after just a few weeks in the centre, Mei is already feeling at home. “I have come to love the communal shopping environment at St Ives Shopping Village. Each person visiting is a part of the family.”

Flower Village Level 1, 9488 7838

All new sweetness and light Ryanna, new owner of Sweet Thing, draws on her past career as a multi-media designer to source the right products in her stores at St Ives and Rouse Hill. “When I worked in a marketing company, I noticed that there


were a lot of online stores selling children’s clothes,” Ryanna says. “As a mother, I know that shopping in a store for your little ones is much better and more interesting.” Since taking over the store in June this year, she has added some exciting new brands, including Mr & Miss, Love Henry, Cloud B sleep solutions,

Marie France stockings, Penny Scallan Design backpacks and accessories, and Babyboo soft toys. “It’s great to be part of the friendly neighbourhood at St Ives with all the events and activities for kids and parents.”

Sweet Thing Level 1, 8068 5602


Setting new standards With much talk in the media about fast fashion and its impact on our world, Trenery is setting new standards for its products with a simple commitment to its customers. By 2020, it guarantees that 100% of its products will be more sustainable, but the commitment goes deeper than a simple phrase. Trenery’s designs are intended to transcend the seasons, with a preference for high-quality natural fabrics chosen for their longevity and gentleness on the environment. “We’re really proud of our sustainability initiatives, such as using more organic cotton and beautiful regenerated cashmere in our ranges,” says St Ives

A new edge to fashion The latest exciting development in new fashion at St Ives Shopping Village is the opening of the Decjuba store in August.

Store Manager, Lisa Preen (above). “With a philosophy of ‘buying better’ – shopping as something considered rather than an impulse – our timeless garments and accessories are designed in cohesive colour palettes so that customers can grow their Trenery wardrobe over time.”

Trenery Level 1, 9988 3774

Trenery collection due in store September.

Having just celebrated its 10th anniversary and due to open its 100th store later this year, the brand listened to demand from its customers to join the St Ives Village community. “The Decjuba store will be a great addition to the St Ives Shopping Village fashion offering,” says Melanie Scarf, St Ives Shopping Village Marketing Manager. “Because of its wide appeal across all ages, it will provide the fashion that our customers have been asking for.” The Decjuba style is effortless and edgy and offers a highly versatile offering, making it ideal for anyone of any age. The Spring 18 look showcases denim jeans, shorts and jackets, new season florals and text print tees, as well as the ever-versatile blazer.

New fashion from the Decjuba Spring range.

Decjuba Level 1, next to ANZ Bank




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9-22 July

School Holiday fun! Whether it was Code 4 Fun, Make Your Own Slime or Rock Art (hosted by Nextra Newsagency in collaboration with Posca Pens), the local kids couldn’t possibly get bored in the holidays! The activities booked out super-fast. Slime and Code 4 Fun will be back again in January.

14 June

Etelage Jewellery Workshop When you can’t find that perfect piece to finish off your outfit, what do you do? You book into an Etelage Jewellery workshop of course! Our jewellery workshop returns on 25 September, book via the Village Concierge.

27 July

Ku-ring-gai Art Society Awards Once again, the Ku-ring-gai Art Society created a sparkling evening to celebrate our local artists. Held at St Ives Shopping Village, more than 200 guests celebrated the announcement of this year’s Margaret Wills Prize. You can see all the winners on their website St Ives Village is honoured to have been a proud supporter of KAS for over 30 years.


Charmaine Phillips (KAS President), Councillor Martin Smith and Liz Harriott.


Village eats B i t e s t o d e l i gh t a n d e x c i t e y o u r g u e s t s t h i s S p r i n g

Spring Savoury Special‌ Just add friends



Spicy Bourbon BBQ pork ribS Serves 4-6 Shopping List Sutcliffe Meats and Woolworths 2 baby back rib racks (about 1kg each, cleaned and trimmed) 2 tsp salt 1 tsp mustard powder 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 cup tomato sauce 1 cup soft brown sugar 150ml (⅔ cup) bourbon 2 tbsp horseradish sauce 1 tsp hot chilli sauce


1. Preheat barbecue to a moderately high heat of approx 230°C. 2. Place ribs in a large roasting tin. Sprinkle and massage with salt, mustard powder and pepper. 3. Place the ribs on the BBQ, cover with a lid and cook steadily for 20 minutes, turning once after 10 minutes. 4. Stir together tomato sauce, sugar, bourbon, horseradish sauce and chilli sauce in a bowl. 5. Remove ribs from barbecue. Reduce the temperature to approx 150°C. Generously brush ribs with some of the prepared sauce. 6. Return ribs to the barbecue, cover with lid, and cook steadily at 150°C until the meat is tender and starting to fall off the bone, about 1½ to 2 hours, turning occasionally. Baste with more barbecue sauce towards the end of cooking. 7. Remove the ribs from the BBQ and let rest, covered loosely with aluminium foil, for at least 10 minutes before cutting and serving.


Grilled to perfection...


Thrill of

the Grill Fire up the barbie and soak in the Spring sunshine at your next backyard bash

W ith L isa Elliot from Sutcl iff e Meats

Buffalo Wings

“The barbecue is great for this time of year, and our range of lamb loin chops, chump chops, cutlets and lamb and rosemary sausages made from Cowra Spring lamb are all great to grill,” says Lisa. “We always have free-range, hormone-free beef, of which rump, New York steak and T-bone cuts cook best on the barbecue. Let your cuts warm to room temperature before putting them on the grill. This allows the meat to relax, and the result is more tender and juicy,” advises Lisa. “And always let your meat rest wrapped in foil for 10 minutes before serving. It’s still cooking at this time and will give the best end result.”

Shopping List Sutcliffe Meats and Woolworths

Sutcliffe Meats Level 1, 9144 6912

1.5kg chicken wings ¾ cup corn starch ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp cayenne pepper Pinch salt and ground pepper Vegetable oil for frying 2½ tbsp butter ½ cup hot pepper sauce 4 celery stalks, chopped for dipping

Dipping sauce

150g mild blue cheese ½ cup sour cream ½ cup mayonnaise 2 garlic cloves, crushed


1. Bring chicken wings to room temperature by letting them sit out of the fridge for about 25 to 30 minutes. Let the blue cheese sit out to soften to room temperature 2. Preheat the oven to 120°C (100˚ fan) 3. Place all dipping sauce ingredients into a bowl and blend with a hand mixer until smooth. If it is a bit thick, add a tiny bit of warm water to smooth the mixture. Place finished mix into a bowl, cover and refrigerate. 4. Mix corn starch, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper in a resealable bag

5. Place chicken wings in bag, seal and shake well to coat evenly. Put aside. 6. Pour oil into a large heavy pot bringing the depth to approximately ½cm and heat oil to 190°C. Use a deep-fry thermometer to assess temperature. 7. Remove ⅓ of wings from the bag, shake off any excess corn starch and carefully lower the wings into hot oil. 8. While frying, ensure to turn often. Cook for approximately 10 minutes or until the crust of the wings is crispy and golden brown. 9. Transfer wings to a wire rack and place in tray lined with aluminium foil or baking paper and place in the oven to keep warm. 10. Repeat steps 7 to 9 until all wings are cooked. 11. Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat and add hot sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes. 12. Place all wings in to a large bowl, add the sauce and toss to cover. 13. Serve with celery sticks and blue cheese sauce.

On The Side A fresh and healthy salad is the perfect side for a barbecue feast. Crunchy leaves and tangy dressings pair well with meaty menus and make for a lighter way to enjoy Spring’s sunshine. Good Day Juice Bar has you covered, with a number of fresh salads on offer to make things quick and easy. It has catering options available for its flavoursome range, which includes Vietnamese noodle salad, brown rice salad, chicken Caesar, penne pasta salad and more.

Good Day Juice Bar Level 2, 0451 450 206




Bread Winners

Creating mouthwatering morsels from a fresh loaf is the best thing since sliced bread W ith Pa u l M acki e from Ba kehouse

“We offer a range of tasty breads, from the everpopular batard to brioche rolls, artisan loaves, classic French sticks and Turkish bread,” says Paul. “These make a great bite to eat on their own, but a decent bread will also make a perfect base ingredient for a multitude of meals and party food. “Depending on your theme, we can help you choose a fresh loaf that will complement your menu or work as an element in your canapés,” advises Paul. “And, of course, our cabinets are full of flavoursome cakes, biscuits and pastries to help you finish off with something deliciously sweet.”

Bakehouse Level 1, 9440 4349


blue cheese & Fig Crostini Makes 8

ASPARAGUS & corn COB DIP Shopping List Bakehouse

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250g cream cheese

8 baguette slices

300g cream

⅓ cup crumbled blue cheese, at room temperature

420g cream-style canned corn

1 tbsp butter, at room temperature

30g vegetable soup mix

3 large fresh ripe figs, cut into thin wedges 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil


1. Preheat grill. Arrange baguette slices on baking sheet. Grill until lightly toasted on one side. 2. Mash crumbled blue cheese and butter in small bowl until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over untoasted side of baguette slices. Top with figs. Drizzle oil over figs. Grill for about 3 minutes, until cheese mixture bubbles around edges. Transfer crostini to platter and serve.

Source quirky party snacks Looking for something different from the same old chips and dips at your Spring soirée? The Source Bulk Foods is the place to go for artisanal eats that double up as conversation starters. Drop into the store to see the huge range of snacks, which includes veggie chips salt and vinegar chickpea puffs and toasted barbecue corn. Don’t forget to take your own jars or paper bags to fill up with your snacks and support the zero waste movement.

425g canned asparagus 1 cob loaf


1. Combine and mix cream cheese, cream, corn, asparagus and soup mix. 2. Cut the top off cob and hollow out the insides. Place on an oven tray. Bake until crispy and hard, roughly 5 to 10 minutes. 3. Pour mixture into cob and bake for approximately 20 minutes.

The Source Bulk Foods Level 1, 9440 1002

Asparagus and corn cob dip


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stuffed italian picnic loaf Shopping List Bakehouse and Harris Farm Markets 1 crusty cob loaf Pasta sauce 250g prosciutto 250g peppered salami 250g Italian speck Garlic and chilli mayo 1 bag washed rocket 1 large tomato 2 small rounds mozzarella cheese

Breaking bread...

Handful basil leaves 4 roasted red peppers from a jar


1. Cut the top off loaf and hollow out the insides. 2. Spread the inside of the loaf with pasta sauce and layer up meats, mayo, rocket, tomato, cheese, basil and repeat the different meats, finishing with the red peppers. 3. When the loaf is fully stuffed, replace the lid on your loaf and wrap the whole thing tightly in cling wrap. Place in the fridge and pop a heavy wooden chopping board on top. This compresses the loaf and helps it stay together when cutting. 4. Leave in the fridge for 8 hours, then enjoy it as part of a picnic. Change everything and anything according to what you have available. No mozzarella? Use cheddar. No prosciutto? Use regular sliced ham. You can even throw it in the oven for a baked version. The possibilities are endless...



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Cheese and Wine Create a classy Spring evening affair with ease thanks to our perfect pairing tips W ith S E L E C T E D W I NE S from v i ntag e C e ll a r S

With so much to learn about wine and cheese pairing, putting together an evening for your friends and family can be intimidating. Luckily, we’ve got the only cheat sheet you’ll need to host an impressive soirée that’s deceptively simple – and you’ll sound like you know what you’re talking about! Firstly, it’s a safe bet that choosing produce from the same or nearby regions creates a great pair. Italian Prosecco, for example, pairs nicely with parmesan cheese as the bubbles cut through the saltiness of the cheese. Next, you should consider balancing your flavours.


Pictured right: Harris Farm Markets Gouda cheese $23.99/kg. Full cream ricotta 250g $8.99. Parmesan $39.99/kg. Vintage Cellars Pikes Traditionale Riesling $22.21. Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon, $22.21. Valdo Prosecco Marca Oro $21.99.

Ask in store for the perfect wine to pair with your favourite cheese

A tannic, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon stands up well to the nutty flavours of an aged gouda, while a sweet ricotta is nicely balanced by a tangy Riesling. For added help, visit the team at Vintage Cellars who can help you choose the perfect wine to match with your cheesy pick.

Vintage Cellars Level 1, 9144 6911


Fresh from The Farm Among the aisles of the new and improved Harris Farm Markets lies an un-brie-lievable selection of cheese fresh from the Fromagerie. Use your new-found knowledge to create a cheese board your guests won’t forget. The best part? An impressive spread takes only a few minutes to throw together.

Harris Farm Markets Level 1, 9394 3262

Easy as one, two, brie...



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W ith T iffa n y H e rb e rt from Plent y Kitchen & Ta b l e wa r e

Pictured clockwise from top left: Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Santorini wood serving tray $69.95. Santorini bowl, large $79.95. Santorini wood bowls, medium $39.95 each. Santorini servers set $34.95. Mechanical kitchen scales $69.95. Chasseur 27cm/3.6L, white $429. Typhoon stove kettle 2.5L, cream $69.95. Faux money plant garden pot $19.95. Vintage glaze pot, blue/green $12.95. Mason footed serving stand $19.95. Arcadian paddle serving board $39.95. Olive leaf and verbena scented candle $24.95. Garlic fresh pod $13.95. Zander pot $24.95. Acacia serving spoon $16.95. Wire recipe book holder $39.95. Book Review Food Hacker by Rosie Mansfield $29.99. Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Byron enamel milk pots 1.2L $34.95 each.

Your Kitchen Rules “When styling your kitchen, look for homewares that offer functionality while still looking amazing,” says Tiffany. “Patterned utensils, a beautiful harvest board or textured storage containers all keep your kitchen organised and full of everything you need to cook up a storm while defining your style. “This season we’re seeing beautiful notes of exotic patterns that, when combined with classic ceramics and wooden bowls, create an on-trend rustic look for your kitchen. Indoor plants are also a great way to add some life to your kitchen.” Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Level 1, 9449 1783


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playtime Cute toys your lit tle ones will love from kidstuff

Pictured this page, left to right from top: Kidstuff Squishmallows $11.99 each. Bello double decker bus $49.99. Bello my first xylophone $34.99. Woodland wonder cube $49.99. Sophie the giraffe teething toy $34.99. Micro mini deluxe aqua scooter $160.B. Meowsic keyboard $59.99. Pictured opposite page, from top: Kidstuff Bello match and stack truck $39.99. Wonderstuff illustrated globe $49.99. Saint Germaine chalet rose doll house $189.99.


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book reviews C l a r i s : Th e Ch i c e s t M o u s e i n Pa r i s B y M e ga n H e ss , $24 .99 "Claris the mouse wants to go to where the Eiffel Tower is. I love all of her beautiful dresses in the book. My favourite bit is when the cat gave her lovely things and they became friends. It’s my favourite book and I can’t wait to read it again!"

R E V I E W E D B Y P oppy 5½ y e ars old

Th e 104-S t o r e y T r e e h o u s e B y A n dy G riffiths a n d T e rry D e n to n , $14 .99

fun games to keep your kids entertained for hours

"Andy Griffiths does it again with another funny Treehouse adventure! Join him and Terry as they climb a never-ending staircase, read bears a bear-time story and get stuck on the refrigeratorthrowing level. The question is: how many more storeys can this treehouse possibly hold?!"

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All titles are available at Book Review Level 1, 9144 7837


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Buyers are hungry for properties in this area due to the fa n ta s t i c l o c a l schools, vill age at m o s p h e r e and good transport links

St Ives Property Snapshot The lowdown on the local housing market with James Levy from Savills There’s plenty of talk about a downturn in Sydney property prices, but James Levy from Savills real estate believes St Ives always tells its own unique story when it comes to the housing market. And he should know – James grew up in the area, went to St Ives Primary School and has worked locally in the real estate industry for many years. James is the number one listed agent for St Ives on and was just named as one of Australia’s leading real estate agents in REB’s ranking of the Top 100 agents nationally. “St Ives continues to be a highperforming suburb,” James says. “Buyers are hungry for properties in this area due to the fantastic local schools, village atmosphere and good transport links.”


While some suburbs in Sydney are in freefall, house prices locally have dipped only slightly in recent times, with the median price falling from $2,050,000 in July 2017 to $2,009,280 now. That’s just a 1.9% decrease in the median price. Units are doing even better, according to James. “Unit prices have been growing steadily in St Ives, from a median price in July 2017 of $915,000 to $1,111,000 now. That’s a 21.4% increase! “Auction clearance rates might be down, but we always have big hopes going into Spring. Currently, only 51% of properties are selling at auction across Sydney, although you will find that it’s much higher in St Ives, at around 59%,” James shares.

198 Killeaton St, St Ives Sold April 2018

“There are plenty of things you can do to increase your chance of a sale, or just to smarten up your home if you’re not moving on.”

Th i n k i n g o f s e l l i n g ? C o n ta c t James and get a r e a l e s tat e a g e n t who knows the local area and has a strong track record of successful sales Savills Level 1, 9488 8588

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“From the minute a prospective buyer sees your home from the kerb, they immediately start making up their mind. Ensure that your property shines from all angles – from the street to the entry hall, the bedrooms and right through to the back garden.” RE M OVE CLUTTER

“Flow has an incredible impact on buyers, and the worst enemy of flow is clutter. Remove all personal items, clear benchtops of appliances, minimise the amount of decorations on shelves, remove DVDs from TV cabinets, put toothbrushes and soaps in cupboards and store kids’ toys in boxes or cupboards.” ADD COLOUR

“Nothing says Spring more than colour. A clever way to bring colour into your home in preparation to sell is to fill vases with bright and beautifully scented flowers, or use pillows, a throw rug or carpets.”

C e l e b r at i n g

25 Years of Pets

at St Ives

It’s a quarter of a century since St Ives Purr-Fect Pets first made The Village its home, and the team are marking the occasion with a relaunch of their lovable store To celebrate the joy and sense of connection pets bring, its new name will be The Pet Connection! “One of our greatest joys is seeing a family welcome a pet into their home,” says owner, Karynne Courts (below left). “As we celebrate 25 years of connecting people and their pets, we also recognise the importance of creating a place where people and their pets can come for expert advice, the sharing of our pets’ antics, and the toys and treats that show our pets they really are a part of the family.” Check our social pages and The Pet Connection’s new website,, for details of special deals. Plus, come and join the birthday party celebrations outside Priceline on Level 1 on October 13 and 14, which is during the school holidays. the Pet Connection birthday offer: Mention Village Life and receive 15% off ALL the Pet Connection branded treats!

The Pet Connection (formerly St Ives Purr-fect Pets) Level 1, 9988 0038

Owner Karynne and her feathered friend are excited for The Pet Connection’s new relaunch.


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Bonus $25 GIFT CARD

10 September-5 October Spend $250 on fashion, accessories, footwear or beauty in one transaction to receive a $25 Gift Card. See website for details.


Tuesday 11 September


Kids Holidays 2-5 October

Pasta-making cl asses

Unleash your inner chef at a free pastamaking class from 9.30am to 12.30pm in The Market Room. No bookings required. 8-11 October


Join Rebecca Laurić in The Market Room and decorate a cupcake at 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am. Book at Village Concierge.

All 10.30am in The Market Room. Bookings essential at the Village Concierge on Level 2.


Tuesday 9 October


Tuesday 25 September

Yo u R g u i d e to wh at’s o n i n a n d a r o u n d The V i l l ag e

Art Cl ass: Create your own Canvas

Events 2 september

Father’s Day

15-28 October Ku-ring-gai Art Society exhibition 29 Oct-11 NOVember Turramurra High School Exhibition


Visit The Market Room this spring and experience a huge range of events, prize giveaways and kids activities!

win a Mazda 3

Tuesday 23 October

Tuesday 16 October

1-7 October Maya: Indian Women Through Indian Art

Spring Spectacular!

Spend $50 from 27 August to 2 September, and treat Dad with some free gift from the Village Concierge. 5 September

Holly Wainwright Book L aunch Join author and Mamamia journalist Holly Wainwright as she discusses her latest book: How To Be Perfect, with panellists The Project’s Rachel Corbett and Jacinta Tynan. See website for details.

Spend $20 in any store on Level 2 to go in the draw to win a brand new Mazda 3 Neo Sport.

Promotion runs from 3 September to 30 November. Permit Number: LTPS/18/26151.

Every Saturday Live cooking demonstrations and sampling from 11AM to 2pm.

Plus... Face painting for the kids between 10am and 1pm.

Check the website for details on live music performances, kids activities and free product giveaways!

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BLING Don’t miss Father’s Day on 2 September

f o r g e t s o c k s a n d b o o k s t h i s fat h e r ' s d ay, a n d b r i n g a b i t o f b l i n g t o t h e d e d i c at e d d a d i n y o u r l i f e i n s t e a d Pictured clockwise from top left: RM Williams City clutch $230. St Ives Jewellers Seiko Le Grande watch $695. Bering mesh band watch $270. OPSM Ray-Ban 393820 sunglasses $285. Sunglasses chain $9.95. Diamond Studio Jewellers White gold ring $980. Edith Elizabeth Antiques Cufflinks $250. Sorrento Bottle opener $29.95. St Ives Jewellers Steel pen $120. Edith Elizabeth Antiques Gold onyx ring $650. St Ives Jewellers Steel tie clip $75. RM Williams Ostrich key pass holder $200. Edith Elizabeth Antiques Silver vesta $220. Good Times Watchmaker Victorinox pen knife $210.


win a Mazda 3 Make any purchase of $20 or more from Level 2 retailers ENTER BETWEEN

Mazda 3 Neo Sport RRP: $26,342

3 September and 30 November

PLUS SECONDARY prize draw 2 Winners Drawn Daily at 4.30pm Win the Market Room vouchers and hampers every day

Minimum spend of $20 in any Level 2 shops at St Ives Village. Valid receipt must be attached to each entry, or winner needs to provide proof of purchase to claim the major prize. Major prize is a Mazda 3 Neo Sport Hatch Auto (Model: 300MAH5NS with an RRP of $26,342 inc GST). Car includes all on road costs including CTP insurance. Major draw will be conducted on Monday 3 December in The Market Room on Level 2. Authorised under NSW Permit Number: LTPS/18/26151.

don’t miss our c o o k i n g d e m o n s t r at i o n s, Kids activities, Free Workshops, Live Music... and more! Held during spring in the Market Room. Check our website for details.

St Ives Village Live Magazine Spring 18  

We love celebrating our community and there’s plenty to get excited about this Spring. Carolina, Decjuba and The Aca demy Brand are the lat...

St Ives Village Live Magazine Spring 18  

We love celebrating our community and there’s plenty to get excited about this Spring. Carolina, Decjuba and The Aca demy Brand are the lat...