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The colder months might be a time for hibernation for some, but St Ives Shopping Village is a hive of activity throughout Winter. We continue to support independent retailers with the launch of Cable Melbourne’s first Sydney store. Our cutting-edge ‘Village Hub’ app rewards your loyalty and some renowned fashion brands make their debut. Of course, Village Life magazine showcases this season’s must-have style and the delicious food on offer. It’s also a celebration of the customers and retailers that make our community so special. We love it when you share your St Ives moments, and be sure to include #stivesvillage every time you post on social media. – St Ives Shopping Village Team

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Track the trend of fusing patterns and colour – with a touch of sparkle. Plus, grab the best up-to-the-minute boots and bags.

Locals ‘The Scarf Whisperer’ gives her top scarf styling tips, local babies hit the ‘runway’, and meet the hometown heroes making our community proud.

Eating Learn a lesson in poultry, and discover recipes and Village restaurants to take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure.

Living The latest in home décor styling and travel ideas to escape Winter. Plus, Village experts help you keep off the kilos and fight off a cold.

Our top picks for this season... From left to right: Designer Edit Melange treloar coat, cinnamon $529. Leisures Shoe Boutique Penny large tote, nude $269.95. Lan Yuan Steamed barramundi with ginger and shallot. Sorrento Rectangle studded ottoman with wooden legs $329. Bed Bath N’ Table Amalfi harpe cushion, emerald velvet $69.95. Sorrento Darcy & Duke cushion $104.99.



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It’s time to wrap up for Winter, and St Ives showcases premier Australian knitwear at the new Cable store on Level 2. Owner and designer Georgina Austin hails from four generations of Australian merino wool buyers, and says shoppers will love her “elegant and timeless wardrobe staple pieces that are very durable and of the highest quality”. Cable Melbourne Level 2, 9449 5110

“The Cable style ethos centres around creating modern, timeless pieces that transcend seasons and provide the wearer with unique, elegant wardrobe options.” Georgina Austin, Cable


Enjoying stunning new lines from your favourite designers is one big reason to head to The Village this Winter, but there are some exciting new brands, too. Red Pearl now stocking NZ designer Trelise Cooper. Adrienne & The Misses Bonney now ranges Foil Clothing. DCC features Gerry Weber, Basler and Lauren Vidal. Elleran is carrying new bras from Anita’s active range. From Trelise Cooper at Red Pearl Left: Hear Them Roar top, $379. Fig-Her Out pants, $379. Right: Plush On You jacket, $499 and Butterfly Effect dress, $599.




retailer events

We’re excited to reveal that both DCC and Milligram by Caffe Cherry Beans have had magnificent makeovers and the new Cotton On Kids looks amazing and offers our customers great affordable clothes for all ages. You’ve probably noticed the outside of the centre has had a fresh lick of paint, and our pylon sign keeps you up-todate on what’s happening at The Village.

We’ve had some fantastic retailer events (see pg 22) and there is plenty more to come! Elleran – Bra-fitting Day, Thurs 22 June. Top of the Green – cooking masterclass with chef Chris Aguasa (second Thurs of the month). Edith Elizabeth Antiques – Free one-off antique valuation (first Thurs of the month). Emerse Skin & Laser Clinic – ‘Skin Deep’ VIP event, Thurs 3 August at 6pm. For details, speak to retailers directly or enquire at The Concierge, Level 2.


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VILLAGE LIFE TEAM Centre Manager Amy Edwards Marketing Manager Melanie Scarf Editor Tom Etherington Fashion & Lifestyle Editor Amy Sinclair Features Editor Karen Porter Creative Director Cathy Schneider Editorial Co-ordinator Hollie Small Editorial Assistant Laura Disibio Designers Kathryn Marsden Sergio Calcara

Our 'pop-up truck' made its debut at the entrance to The Market Room on Level 2. Interested in a stall? Contact Centre Management for details.

DCC’s new look

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smart parking

we’re rewarding your loyalty! From 1 July, we are launching a fantastic initiative to reward our local and valued customers. Simply download the brand new ‘Village Hub’ app for instant access to all the latest deals and offers at The Village. Head to for details.

coming soon We’ve listened to our valued customers and are delighted that work has begun on our new ticketless parking system. ‘Smart Parking’ is a revolutionary system based on number plate recognition, so there will be no tickets required as shoppers enjoy three hours of complimentary parking.


Launching in September, the system will help with navigation, ease congestion and streamline the entry and exit processes for our car parks. A guidance system will also help you locate available parking spaces.

We are kicking off FREE fortnightly workshops from 4 July on Level 2. The first one is an IT clinic so be sure to confirm your place early. Visit The Concierge for details.

We want to reassure shoppers this will only improve parking availability and the overall experience. Please visit The Concierge or Centre Management with any questions.


Michele is wearing: Flower Clothing Lace blouse $99.95. RG Collection Green crystal and tassel earrings $52.95. Angela Caputi turquoise, yellow and black necklace $385. Turquoise crystal bead long necklace $65.95. Zenzii multistrand necklace $285. Zenzii turquoise and crystal cuff $285. Dominique Denaive turquoise resin cuff $170. Tuscany Turquoise sterling silver ring $388.

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Clockwise from top left: Leisures Shoe Boutique Quilted wool mix gloves $29.95. Hugo Belle haggle lace-ups, pewter $229.95. Sportscraft Maria fedora $79.99. Blue Illusion Hilda purple floral scarf $129.99. Sportscraft Carrie snakeskin hobo $99.99. Prevue Eyewear Prada sunglasses $460. Leisures Shoe Boutique Hugo Belle home loafer, pewter $199.95. Designer Forum Sancia Milla braid body bag $399. RG Collection Directions International rose scarf $89.95. Trenery Alice sling bag, evergreen $249. Leisures Shoe Boutique Lottie small zip pouch $19.95. Edith Elizabeth Antiques Carnelian beaded necklace $550.


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Jewel Tones

Embrace a precious geminspired palette of burgundy, emerald and navy to bring high-end sophistication to any outfit.

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colours of winter

Clockwise from top right: Designer Forum Chelsea boot $219.95. Sportscraft Felicity pull on pant, plum $129.99. Above: Shown on our model, DCC Didier Parakian blazer $525. Jewellery – St Ives Jewellers (see page 9). Designer Edit Morgan leather bag $65. Sportscraft Jodie felt fedora $79.99. Red Pearl Ilsa Jacobson boots $255.

“Create a sophisticated layered look this season with textural accessories and prints. Deep, moody tones become instantly more refined when contrasted with blush palettes.” M EET O UR S T I V E S S TY L I ST K E V IN V ENA R D O @ re t a i l c r u n c h

Blushing Beauty

Pale pannacotta shades work perfectly alongside metallic accessories for an on-trend Winter look. Left to right: Leisures Shoe Boutique Marion bag, black, pewter and nude $99.95 each. Red Pearl Marc Cain coat, biscuit $2,400.


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Choose loud prints that add heat to cold mornings

Blue Illusion Klarissa schoolboy cap $39.99. Jacquard knit coat $249.99. W.Lane Colour block scarf $39.99. RG Collection Angela Caputi yellow and red cord clip-on earrings $205.95. Flower brooch $32.95.

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W.Lane Animal spot top, camel $69.99. Mini check pant, black $79.99. R.M. Williams Burnished Adelaide boot, brown $695. Blue Illusion Klara faux-fur scarf $69.99. Edith Elizabeth Antiques Victorian 18C enamel cameo depicting ‘The Three Graces’ $1,500. Tuscany Amber and sterling silver earrings $149. Sterling silver amber pendant $374. Edith Elizabeth Antiques Carnelian beaded necklace $550. Victorian ruby glass vinaigrette bottle on chain $750. Tuscany Amber and sterling silver cluster rings $149 each. Amber and silver sterling ring (large) $279. Sterling silver amber bracelet $649. Amber and sterling silver ring (small) $169. RG Collection Black and white upholstered chair $995. Sorrento Cow hide rug $1,299.


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The Jewels of St Ives “Selecting the perfect piece of jewellery is very personal for our customers,” Kerry Duckworth says, as she talks enthusiastically about being the owner of St Ives Jewellers for the past 17 years. The store itself has been part of The Village since the beginning, and Kerry worked for the Broit family for two years before taking over in 2000, which means she has worked in fashion and jewellery for almost four decades! Excellent customer service and a reputation for selling stunning jewellery at great prices are the reasons so many of Kerry’s customers return. “We spend a lot of time with people to create something truly unique, whether it’s made from scratch or producing something new out of old rings, necklaces or bracelets,” Kerry says. “I have a real passion for helping people on an emotional level.” St Ives Jewellers Level 1, 9449 8506

Michelle wears: St Ives Jewellers Briolette amethyst and carnelian drop earrings in 9ct yellow gold $575. Ametrine pendant and sterling silver belcher necklace $379. Blue topaz, citrine, permit, amethyst cabochon cut and diamonds set in 18ct white gold ring $3,800. Tourmaline and diamond 18ct white gold ring $4,400. Amethyst sterling silver ring $850. Citrine and sterling silver ring $830. RG Collection Czarina jacket $279.


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Use layers to liven up your look while beating the Winter chill


Fella Hamilton Emporium empire fringe pocket jacket, grape $229. Emporium empire skirt, grape $129. Leisures Shoe Boutique Hispanitas mid heel court shoe with fringe $279.95. Blue Illusion Hilda purple floral scarf $129.99. OPSM Prada frames $300. Edith Elizabeth Antiques Rare 18c Victorian enamel and diamond snake bracelet $4,500. Blooms the Chemist Ambra stockings $14.95. RG Collection Milleni navy neoprene bag $95.95. Blue Illusion Klara faux-fur scarf $69.99. Sorrento Darc chair, navy velvet $580.

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An injection of bright colour is the perfect seasonal pick-me-up

Diamond Studio Jewellers Amellee sterling silver cultured pearl and pave drop earrings $695. Hand made 9ct gold onyx bangle $1,200. Tuscany Sterling silver and turquoise bead necklace $499. Sterling silver and turquoise bead bracelet $259. Onyx and sterling silver ring $245. Onyx and sterling silver pendant $155. St Ives Jewellers Black agate and south sea pearl necklace $350. Black agate and south sea pearl bracelet $180. Stirrup sterling silver pendant and chain $181. Mexican sterling silver snaffle bit necklace $799. Mexican sterling silver bracelet $459. Edith Elizabeth Antiques 1920s sterling silver cuff $575. RG Collection Nature Bijoux scarab beetle brooch $125. DCC Didier Parakian cherry coat $625. Didier Parakian unique dress $585. Prevue Eyewear Prada sunglasses $460.


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NEW SEASON must-have


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“This season’s accessories are really making a statement,” Michael says. “Bags that pop with texture and tassels, a return to nature with animalistic instincts and natural hues are a consistent trend. We are seeing classic ballet flats in metallic and textured leathers, and accessories are all about versatile layering in earthy neutrals.” Michael also recommends putting away your plain black boots for Winter. “This season, ankle boots are as strong as ever with pops of animal print or contrasting textures.”

Sportscraft Kim Chelsea boot, tan $199.99. RG Collection Rugged Hide Doreen pony hair purse $67.95.

Leisures Shoe Boutique Level 1, 9488 8411

Leisures Shoe Boutique Hispanitas, black patent leopard ankle boot $329.95. Warwick Dawson Lorin dress pump, copper $329.

Leisures Shoe Boutique Aztec patterned tote bag $169.95.

Warwick Dawson Charo garcia clutch, copper $179.95.


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From left to right: Designer Forum Sancia Milla braid bag, tan $399. RG Collection Milleni, neoprene bag, navy $95.95. RG Collection Spencer & Rutherford, Carlota-Mini heart throb bag $449. Sportscraft Jane tote, raspberry $99.99. Rodney Clarke Spot shirt $99.95. Sportscraft Esme ponte pant $129.99. Warwick Dawson Aerobics black patent pump $169.

“Bags that pop with texture and tassels are a consistent trend� M i c h a e l f r om Leisures Shoe Boutique


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Leisures Shoe Boutique Pikolinos flat short boot with strap $289.95.

DCC Rollie madison derby wedge, snow leopard/black $169. RG Collection Spencer & Rutherford, Purdy popcorn wallet $199.

Warwick Dawson Liquido ankle boots $269.

Designer Forum Superga cotu classic, military green $89.95.

Leisures Shoe Boutique Hispanitas, Mid wedge long boot $399.95.

RG Collection Modapelle messenger bag, olive $195.95. Canvas+Sasson bag charm $24.95.


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your path to perfection

1. FacE Facts Perfect your base before getting your glam on with an express facial. Using Clarins and Sukin products, the team at St Ives Professional Skin Care can get your looking dewy and glowing in just 45 minutes for $65. Clarins double serum $95. Secrets De Sothys global anti-age de-stressing care cream $275.


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Whether you have a special event, a big date or a much-needed girls’ night out, St Ives Village in the place to go first for all your party prep. You’ll be red-carpet ready in no time!

Forget stressing over trying to perfect your winged eyeliner and let the professionals at Emerse Skin & Laser Clinic take care of you. Their makeup service is $75 and will only take up to 45 minutes out of your prep time.


Clockwise from eyeshadow palette: Glo Minerals 4 eye-shadow $45. Glo Minerals body spa collection (3-pack, only Sugar melt shown) $49. Glo Minerals brilliant gloss $26. Glo Minerals lipstick, spiced rum $26. Glo Minerals bronzer $69. Glo Minerals lipstick, bella $26 Glo Minerals eyeshadow trio $45. Glo Minerals concealer $52.

3. TAME THE mane Stop by to visit Salon St Ives and they’ll have your ’do under control and looking sleek in just 40 minutes. Blow-drys start at $49, depending on length. Priceline Modelsprefer Professional ceramic radial brush $15.99.

4. nailing it Take an hour out to relax before your big night with a mani-pedi at St Ives Nails. For $55, choose the perfect OPI colour to finish off your look. St Ives Nails OPI nail lacquer, pepes purple passion $19.95.

Total time 3 hours & 10 mins Total cost = $244






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Pictured: Sportscraft Fiona floral scarf $79.99. Opposite page; Top: Sportscraft Beatrice boucle scarf, magenta $79.99. Middle: Sportscraft Signature leonie scarf $99.99. Bottom: Sportscraft Samantha window scarf $99.99.


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3 ways to scarf perfection


The St Ives store manager, who’s celebrating her 10th year with Sportscraft, knows how to style the hard-to-nail neckwear

Sally relocated back to Sydney in 2011 from Queensland, to take on the role as Sportscraft store manager in St Ives Shopping Village.

recommend that people keep one in their bag or car so that they have it handy for adding to their outfit, or just if it turns cold.”

“We’d previously lived in the area, and my children had played sport here, so when they offered the role, I jumped at the chance. It’s such a lovely spot and we knew it well.”

With Sportscraft’s focus on creating a complete colourway story, all the scarves available in store are intended to complement the latest season styles.

An Irish friend in Queensland taught her how to tie a scarf, unlike any way she’d ever seen before.

“We have a lot of dusky pinks to combine with navy and teal – and navy is the new black this season.”

“She was so funny in the way that she explained how to tie a scarf so it’s flattering for any shape or size that I adopted her way myself. It adds a bit more fun when you’re helping customers.”

For the ultimate Sportscraft casual winter style, Sally recommends classic jackets worn over velvet, cord or denim, teamed with a beautiful, fine merino wool knit... and finished off with your favourite scarf, of course!

Having been dubbed ‘The Scarf Whisperer’ by a team member, Sally embraced the name and created the Instagram account @scarfwhisperer, where she shares some of her favourite scarf creations. “A scarf can be what really completes an outfit so knowing how to tie it and wear it with confidence is important. I always

So, what are The Scarf Whisperer’s top three scarf-wearing tips? “One, always choose colours that complement your eye and hair colouring rather than the latest season colours. Two, square scarves are best worn as a triangle and, three, scarves make great gifts as they fit any shape, size or age.”

Sally is wearing new season Sportscraft. Visit her in store for more scarf and wardrobe styling tips! Sportscraft Level 1, 9440 2366

“This is a practical non-fuss way for all-day wear on a long, rectangular Winter scarf that adds colour to your outfit. This style has a shorter length and sits flat so it’s not bulky around the neck.”


“Use a square, preferably silk scarf to add colour and interest to any outfit, taking a plain shirt or tee to the next level. Fold in half and roll to a small triangle worn at the front, simply wrap around the neck and tie at the front.”


“This style is perfect for outdoors to stay warm on the cold Winter days. Using a large rectangle that can also be worn as a wrap, loop the scarf around the neck and fold the ends inside the loop to keep it snug. This looks fantastic with a trench coat or wool jacket.”




bub club With so many mums and mothers’ groups visiting us each day, we thought it was time for a cute baby competition. Thanks to all the adorable entrants, and here are our winners!

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Mum says: “Born to be the perfect little brother, Edward’s favourite pastime is laughing with his big bro Harrison.”

Mum says: “Destined to be either a drummer or supreme court judge, Mia has a love for music, banging things and making lots of noise.”

Cotton On Kids Michael long sleeve tee $16.95. Roy romper $29.95. Fashion kooky socks $2.95.

Cotton On Kids Payton knit cardigan $29.95. Mini ruffle leggings $16.95. Fashion kooky socks $2.95.


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Adrienne & The Misses Bonney has long been a place to visit for unique and signature babywear Selected from the world’s finest labels, their heirloom pieces, such as Poppy’s dress (worn left), are perfect for christenings, first birthdays or to commemorate those milestone moments that create memories to last. Proud grandmother Sue Heaney has been treating her grandchildren with timeless pieces from the store for many years. “I’ve shopped at Adrienne & The Misses Bonney for two generations of children,” Sue says. “I bought one suit for my son, and then his son wore it to a wedding!” “Once the children go to school, they live in school uniforms and sports gear, so it’s a pleasure to shop for my grandchildren when they’re young.” Have you got a bub in your life that’s about to celebrate a milestone? Adrienne & The Misses Bonney can help with anything from personalised clothing, baby’s first blanket (such as the Blue Bunny Bonney Blanket, seen left, above Poppy), premium jewellery, toys and keepsakes. Adrienne & The Misses Bonney Level 2, 9144 3000



Age 11 months

Age 8 months

Mum says: “Part daredevil and total Daddy’s boy, Hendrix loves climbing on anything and everything, and sharing his adventures with pet partner in crime, Rocco the cavoodle.”

Mum says: “A bundle of energy, Poppy loves army-crawling about in the great outdoors.”

Sweet Thing Bebe by Minihaha tweed overalls $49.95. Fox & Finch Baby ditsy striped shirt $44.95. Cotton On Kids Fashion kooky socks $2.95.

Adrienne & the Misses Bonney Flower bouquet headband $29. Rose smock dress $75. Mafer anklet socks $20. Sweet Thing Old Soles dream shoe, silver $50.60.

Accessories from left to right: Adrienne & The Misses Bonney Wild elephant ethon toy $55. Cotton On Kids Luxe baby rattle $19.95. Charlie mini sneaker $24.95. Cotton knit blanket $34.95. Hadley leather tassel moccasin $39.95. Baby critter beanie $14.95. Sweet Thing Old soles baby boat shoe $50.60. Adrienne & The Misses Bonney Blue bunny bonney blanket $330. Cotton On Kids Baby bunny comforter $16.95.



celebrating our... local heroes Heroes aren’t just found on the world stage, sometimes they’re also your neighbour or friend. We feature three outstanding St Ives Village locals who make our community proud WO RDS KAREN PORTER

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David Taylor When you speak to David Taylor, two things are immediately clear about the 19-year-old: his dedication and his gratitude. David, a former student of Knox Grammar, credits his path into music to his Year 7 music teacher. His teacher invited him to perform in front of his 300-strong cohort, a daunting prospect. “Luckily, my year group was extremely supportive, and at the end of my two songs, I received a standing ovation. This was a moment I will never forget, and was truly a defining moment in my life as it made me want to pursue music as a career.” Singer, Songwriter, Young Citizen of the Year 2017


David became involved with KYDS, a youth development and support centre, when he was in Year 10, writing

two songs, Pick Yourself Up and Take Pride, both making the iTunes Australia top 10. He donated 100 percent of the profits from these songs to KYDS. In recognition of his commitment to mental health, David was nominated for 2016 Australian of the Year and was awarded 2017 Young Citizen of the Year by Ku-ring-gai council. David released his first album in October 2016, Thoughts Then Reality, produced by ARIA-nominated producer Peter Holz, and completed his first Australian tour. He is now splitting his time between Australia and the US, where he is working on a potential US tour and collaborating with other award-winning writers on his second album. And he’s not even 20 yet!


Tiffany Thomas Kane While most 11-year-olds are thinking about the transition to high school, Tiffany Thomas Kane had something much bigger in her sights – the Rio 2016 Paralympics. When Tiffany was born with hypochondroplasia, a developmental disorder causing short stature, her parents were told by her specialist that swimming would be a good sport for her. Little did they know that Tiffany would take swimming to the next level! Turning 15 during the Games, she was the youngest member of the Australian Paralympic team in Rio. “It felt amazing [to be selected for Rio] and after all the training and gym sessions and hard work, it was a relief to make it to the team.”

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And as well as making the team – a feat in itself – Tiffany won gold in the 100m breaststroke, setting a Paralympic record, as well as three bronze medals. In recognition of her talents, she was awarded the Order of Australia Medal, something she was “honoured” to receive. While her school, Ravenswood, has supported her by providing schooling around her swimming, Tiffany will focus more on her schoolwork for the next two years as she prepares for the HSC. But she still has her sights set on representing her country at more Paralympic Games and other even, including the 2017 Para World Swimming Championships in Mexico this October, before pursuing a career in sport.

Artist-in-Residence, St Lucy’s School

Marci Ordonez Marci has always had an interest in art, coming from a family full of artists and artisans. She became an artist just under 15 years ago after studying art at Sydney College of Arts, The University of Sydney. Almost a year ago, when the incumbent artist-in-residence at St Lucy’s School left the post, she was invited to apply for the role. She remembers feeling like she was home the first time she went there. “Art is about showing what you’re feeling, about the process and the peace, and being able to communicate in a different way. This is true for our students – where they don’t have words, they can

communicate in a different way.” Marci’s other role is working with Reverse Garbage, a reuse depot in Marrickville, where she works with school groups on creative projects that help them learn about ways to protect our environment. In her spare time, Marci uses her artistic talents and know-how to help a number of community groups, including a group of amateur artists who she helps showcase their works and secure exhibitions. You can see their works in The St Ives Village Gallery from 5 to 16 June. “I just love to connect with people and help them to do the things they think can’t be done.”




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seniors week workshopS Our free Seniors Week workshops in March were a great success with a wide variety of activities, such as weaving, flower arranging, jewellery making, art and more. After so much positive feedback, we’ve introduced fortnightly workshops (see page 36).


the gallery We’ve been busy in past three months. We started with the first Ku-ring-gai Art Society exhibition in March, hosted several amazing school exhibitions, and finished with round two of our St.Art competition. Check out our What’s On guide on page 36 for new exhibition dates Winner St.Art Gallery

St Lucy’s Exhibition

KAS Exhibition

18-20 APRIL

puss in boots The young people of Marian Street Theatre were a welcome addition to our school holiday program, performing an adaptation of Puss in Boots. We’re very proud of our long association with the theatre.

26 April

Work Strife Balance We were thrilled to welcome Mia Freedman to give an insight into her new book, Work Strife Balance. Mia gave a candid look at her life as a working parent and made us all feel a little bit better about how we’re balancing everything (or not!). See our book review on page 31.


Image pictured: Photographed by Andre Martin for Pacific Magazines.


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make it Char siu and orange chicken pot roast COOKING Time 1 Hour 40 Minutes

Shopping List Romeo’s SUPA IGA 1.6kg whole chicken 20g butter, chilled, thinly sliced 2 thin slices orange 2 red onions, sliced thickly 2 stalks celery, cut into 3cm lengths 2 small carrots, cut into 2cm-thick rounds 200g button mushrooms, halved 4 cloves garlic, smashed 2cm piece ginger, thinly sliced 2 star anise 2 tsp pink peppercorns ½ orange, cut into wedges 500ml chicken stock 250ml water 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp Char Siu sauce* TO GARNISH Black sesame seeds Coriander sprigs

SKILL LEVEL Intermediate

METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160˚C fan, gas 4). Using fingertips, separate chicken skin from flesh. Insert butter and orange slices under skin. 2. In bottom of a large, heavy-based, ovenproof saucepan with lid, arrange onion, celery, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, ginger, star anise, peppercorns and orange wedges. Sit whole chicken on top of vegetables and pour over stock, water and soy sauce. Cover with lid and roast for 1 hour 20 mins. 3. Remove from oven and brush Char Siu sauce over chicken. Return uncovered pan to oven. Cook for 20 mins or until chicken is cooked through and skin is golden and sticky.

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4. To serve, garnish with sesame seeds and coriander sprigs.

* Char Siu sauce is available from Asian grocery stores and large supermarkets.



Scarborough Chardonnay 2014 ($25.49) is the perfect wine to accompany this dish. Romeo’s Cellar Level 2, 9144 4867


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Lan Yuan serves up a true taste of China with a menu that’s made to share Lan Yuan has been part of The Village for less than a year, but the combination of casual yet sophisticated dining and delicious ‘social’ cuisine has made the restaurant a firm favourite with locals. Lan Yuan offers an extensive menu, and Village Life asked manager Thomas Leung to pick out a few dishes that make for a great shared experience. “Well, 75 percent of our customers order our steamed pork xiao long bao dumplings, so you can’t go wrong there,” Thomas says. “Hakka steamed chicken with ginger and spring onions [pictured above] is a very popular dish, and a whole steamed barramundi with ginger shallots [right] in the centre of the table is a sight to behold. People like a bit of a show, so our chefs take the bone out at the table.” Lan Yuan is located by the Level 2 exit next to NAB, and is open Monday to Sunday, 11am-3pm and 5pm-9pm. Open for yum cha for lunch. The restaurant is BYO (wine only). Lan Yuan Level 2, 8068 1808

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right now The Market Room does fast, fresh Asian cuisine in style

Offering fresh rolls fast, Sushiru will satisfy your cravings – and your little one’s – in an instant with a sushi train packed full of goodies. Pick your favourite flavours for an authentic Japanese experience that you can share with friends and family at social tables in a fun atmosphere. Sushiru Level 2 , 0403 711 299


Laksa Want an Asian adventure where you can sip on your soup while sharing a fragrant curry or rice dish? Well, Simply Noodles has something for the whole family. From laksa and wonton noodle soups, to Pad Thai and roast duck with rice, grab a few plates for the table and take advantage of the variety. Simply Noodles Level 2, 9449 3438

Laksa is a spicy noodle soup, popular in South East Asians cultures and a must-try from the Simply Noodles menu. Cooked in a rich curry coconut base, laksa comes with rice noodles and you can choose from a range of toppings such as chicken, beef or vegetables. Or why not have the best of all worlds with their combination option.

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what I cook when i’m...


Impress your guests with a vibrant paella chock-full of seafood WITH J ASON YANG COSTI’S F ISH M AR KET

Unsurprisingly, seafood is always on the menu when Jason, the owner of Costi’s Fishmarket, has a house full of guests. And if he wants to wow, he rolls out a stunning paella for a sure-fire hit. “Make sure that you work with only super fresh produce,” Jason says. “Our team hand-selects at the markets each day, and we simply do not compromise on quality.” Head up to Level 2 where Jason and his team are happy to offer tips on cooking seafood, which include using the right tools for the for the job. “It’s very important to use a flat, wide pan with a thin base for paella. If there’s no conduction of heat, there’s no evaporation, so the rice won’t cook evenly. And don’t forget the lemon wedges!” Costi’s Fishmarket Level 2, 8056 9595

COOKING Time 30 Minutes

125ml dry white wine ½ tsp saffron threads 1 tbsp olive oil 1 Spanish onion, finely chopped 1 red capsicum, seeded, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 large ripe tomato, halved, seeded, finely chopped 2 tsp mild Spanish paprika 200g medium grain rice 500ml chicken stock 12 peeled green scampi 2 squid hoods, cut into 1cm-thick rings 1kg mussels, scrubbed, debearded 1kg clams 1 cup (150g) frozen peas ¼ cup coarsely chopped parsley Lemon wedges, to serve



1. Combine wine and saffron in a pan over low heat and bring to a simmer. 2. Heat oil in a large paella frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, capsicum and garlic, and cook, stirring, for 5 mins. 3. Add the tomato and paprika and cook, for 1 min. Add the rice, stock and wine mixture and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, uncovered, for 15 mins. 4. Add scampi, squid, mussels and clams and push lightly into the rice mixture. Cook, covered, for 5 mins. Add the peas and cook, covered, for a further 2 mins, until clams open. 5. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with lemon wedges.

Fare Game’s TOP 5 easy chicken dinners Barry Straughan from Fare Game has some simple mid-week dinners to get you through the week.

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with diced chicken thigh fillet and cream. Simmer and serve with rice.

Monday – Try our marinated chicken breast with honey and soy or tamarind, lime and chilli. Pan fry and serve with salad.

Wednesday – Bake chicken Kiev, chicken mignon or Chicken filo parcels for 30 to 40 mins. Serve with mash and salad.

Tuesday – Combine the very popular butter chicken sauce

Thursday –Tandoori chicken cutlets are a family favourite

when served with pitta bread and tzatziki. Friday – Nobody wants to cook on a Friday, so take home a free-range BBQ chook with our famous home-made potato salad. Fare Game Level 2, 9144 2024



Image pictured (and top left page 29): Photographed by Chris Warnes. As featured in Home Beautiful.

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a ll t h e s e a so n ’ s B e s t l i f e s t y l e

Draw inspiration from this beautiful home and recreate this room

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Mosaic Inspiration

Bold fabric and patterned cushions are strong this year, along with Himalayan fur, and woollen and cashmere throws to bring comfort as well as style into your home. From top right: Sorrento Clover lamp $363. Stainless steel round hammered bowl $35.95. Artichoke stems $17.95 each. Iconic tray, $79.96.

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a stylish room t o e m u l at e

Right: Sorrento Ginger cookie jar $74.99. Ginger canister $89.95. Bed Bath N’ Table Iznir noodle bowls $14.95 each. RG Collection Anna Chandler Design cushion $49.95. Sorrento Darc chair, navy velvet $580. Below right: Sorrento Rectangle studded ottoman with wooden legs $329.

“With the approach of cooler weather, team darker colours and lots of texture to create a luxurious feel that adds warmth and cosiness.” WITH C h r i s L e w i n g t o n f r om S o rr e n t o

Azure Accents

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Rich timbers and homewares that embrace dark blues, earthy greens and lush teals add a decadent touch to your loungeroom. And with contemporary cookware and tableware to complement the look, entertaining at home is a must.


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Sightseeing… with a big difference

When Village Life challenged Rebecca Fussell from Flight Centre St Ives to select a destination that would suit all kinds of traveller, she knew exactly where to point us

Vineyards, mountains and castles

If the great outdoors is your thing, let Back-Roads Touring Co take you to the pristine, remote areas of France you’ve been dreaming about. Whether it’s travelling from Paris to Nice through vineyards and mountains, or experiencing castles and wine tasting in Bordeaux, a touring adventure lets you explore the country off the beaten track. Joining a small group of like-minded travellers and seeing this part of Europe is a relaxed and flexible form of touring, and far from a typical coach tour experience. Back-Roads selects the types of vehicles they use, the places they visit and the accommodation to suit the requests of the group. No two tours are ever the same, ensuring your French tour is nothing but très magnifique!


“France is a destination that literally does have something for everyone,” says Rebecca. “Whether you’re a foodie looking to experience the amazing cafés in Paris, an adventurer looking for your next adrenalin hit or a family that needs childfriendly options, France offers an abundance of incredible experiences to please everyone”.

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A sense of adventure

CHAMONIX, Mont Blanc

For something a bit different, why not try Club Med in the Chamonix Mont-Blanc resort? The region is a hugely popular destination for Winter sports, and the beautiful mountains transform in the Summer months and provide a spectacular destination for fitness and mountain enthusiasts. Retrace the footsteps of the first Alpine climbers, and breathe in the crisp mountain air while you marvel at the breathtaking scenery that will surround and stun you. Hike to the Mer de Glace glacier with the kids, or leave them to have fun in the Baby Club Med while you try your hand at canyoning or white-water rafting. Relax by the pool to re-energise before learning the tricks of the tracks at the nearby mountain biking school.


book club Local bookworm Louise Owens is President of the NSW Dickens Society and is on a mission to help Village Life readers find the perfect holiday read or a book to while away those Winter nights. Louise writes a regular book blog at



De-stress and unwind Paris, Avignon and Bordeaux

A cruise is the ultimate way to relax, and you can stay in six-star accommodation when you book a river cruise with Uniworld. With destinations including Paris, Avignon and Bordeaux, wake up each morning in a different city and explore quaint villages, indulge in the best cuisine and, browse boutique stores by day. At night, head back to the boat to relax in your private suite while your personal butler goes above and beyond to ensure your stay is absolutely unforgettable. Contact Rebecca and the team to begin planning your European adventure. Flight Centre St Ives Level 1, 9144 5655

Do you ever feel like you’re not quite coping and the wheels are falling off? You’re not alone! Say hello to the Mamamia founder’s fearless, funny and surprising collection of misadventures. Embrace this fabulous book and celebrate Freedman’s refreshing honesty and joie de vivre – even in the face of adversity.

ONLY, A SINGULA R M E M OIR BY CARO L INE B AUM $ 3 2 .9 9 We learn that Australian journalist and presenter Caroline Baum is the only child of a couple dealing with some serious traumas and tragedies. But don’t let that put you off, as Baum’s perspective gives us insight into her alternately funny, scary, beautiful and alarming memories. Sensitively and respectfully written, I loved this book to bits.

VAN GOGH’S EA R: THE T R UE STORY BY BERNADETTE M URP HY $ 35 Say what you will about Vincent van Gogh’s style of art, he was a prolific painter. This great book reads like fiction and poses some interesting questions. Was he mad? Why did he cut off his ear? What happened afterwards? Unearthing lots of previously unknown documents makes this a fascinating read for the art lover and curious reader alike.

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


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the art of packing light W O RD S J e s s i c a F r o s t

Guilty of over-packing? You’re not alone, but Helloworld’s Belinda Hunt is full of useful tips for packing light, so can fit everything you need – and nothing you don’t – in your case “Stick to a colour scheme so any two things you pull out make a cohesive outfit,” Belinda advises. “Using this strategy, you’ll be able to make up multiple combinations from only a few items.” You can also be smart with your beauty bag. “Travel-sized containers aren’t just for shampoo. Condensing foundation and skincare products saves valuable space, and a statement lipstick will be the only accessory you need,” Belinda says. “It pays to be tech-savvy. Leave spacehogging chargers at home and instead opt for a single charger with multiple ports, so you only need to pack the extra cords.” Call in to see Belinda and the team at Helloworld to plan the perfect trip to with your perfectly packed case. Helloworld Level 2, 9449 8598



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In her bag... Sportscraft Valentina trench, biscuit $299.99. Designer Forum Matin classic shirt with scarf $390. Sportscraft Esme Ponte pant, black $129.99. Priceline Garnier BB cream $11.19. Elleran Delice push-up bra $114.95 and Simone Pérèle delice thong $54.95. Hedrena Mansfield wrap scarf, silver $239. Elleran Chantelle quick dry briefs $29.95. Priceline Formula 10.0.6 clarifying facial wipes $6.99. Lucas’ papaw ointment $5.99. Trenery Winter ikat tunic $149. Designer Forum Spring Court nappa leather sneaker $225. Dylan Kain LSC stars bag $390. Elleran Chateau cotton sleep set $109.95 (Packed but not seen).

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Australian Geographic Portable Bluetooth speaker $49.95. Nextra Gear mobile power bank $20. Athlete’s Foot New Balance running course shoe $149.95. Gazman Cotton boxer short $24.95. Sportscraft Eltham zip through jacket $229.99. Oxford shirt $99.99. Ross textured crew neck knit, blue $159.99. Edmund modern slim chino, calico $129.99. Hedrena Merino crew tee, moonstruck grey $99.


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Diet tips...

Stay Slim this Winter How to stay in shape this Winter, which brings comfort food, shorter days and the temptation to spend weekends rugged up in front of a good movie W O RD S J e s s i c a F r o s t

Losing weight and keeping it off is about finding a balance between nutrition and exercise

Winter is finally here and it can be hard to motivate yourself when all you want to do is stay inside, snuggle and get cosy. It’s the perfect recipe for weight gain, but it doesn’t have to be like that. You can easily avoid piling on those extra Winter kilos by maintaining a few healthy eating and fitness habits with the help of O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy. To get you started, O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy’s in-store experts Clare and Kallista will be running a workshop on Monday 10 July showcasing methods of weight management, including the Healthy Weight For Life program (which is free to eligible members of participating private health funds). Losing weight – and keeping it off – is about finding a balance between both nutrition and


exercise. “You need to maintain your energy balance equation,” Clare says. “The key healthy habits for successful weight management apply at any time of year, but are most important over Winter.” Check out their top tips (right) to help avoid that seasonal slump.

D o n ’ t p u t o ff m a k i n g h e a lt h y changes. O’Loughlin’s P h a rm a cy i s t h e p e rf e c t pl ace for a bespoke solution t o av o i d e xc e s s w e i g h t g a i n this winter. Get all your q u e s t i o n s a n s w e r e d at t h e i n-s t o r e w o rk s h o p o n M o n d ay 10 J u ly. O’Loughlin’s Medical Pharmacy Level 2, 9440 0030

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O ’ L o u g h l i n ’ s m e d i c a l p h a rm a cy i n-s t o r e e xp e r t s C l a r e a n d k a l l i s ta

beat the cold WITH OUR

winter survival guide WITH MI C HEL L E LOT ZO F F RO M B LOOM S THE C HE M IST

Key healthy habits from those in the know E at br e a kfa s t e v e ry d ay

If you choose the right foods for breakfast, your body will be fuelled, and you will be less likely to over-eat during the rest of the day. Eggs, for example, are high in protein, healthy fats, and can make you feel full with a relatively low number of calories. control your portions

Remember, if we eat and drink too much (no matter how healthy the choices) and don’t use up that extra energy in physical activity, we will inevitably gain weight. Choose herbal teas over milky coffees, and prepare warming hearty vegetable soups or stews to take to work. One simple way to keep weight stable is the intermittent or ongoing use of VLCD (very low calorie diet) meal replacements, which can help reduce your energy intake without compromising on vitamins, minerals and hunger-busting protein and fibre. B e a c t i v e e v e ry d ay

There are many benefits to exercising in the cooler months. You use more energy just in keeping your body warm, so you burn more kilojoules. Regular exercise may also help boost your immune system against infection. monitor yourself

Desperate to avoid runny noses, sore throats and coughs running rife in your home or office? Michelle from Blooms the Chemist is on hand to help you stay healthy this cold and flu season “Many people think that a cold and the flu are the same things, but they’re not at all,” Michelle says. “The flu is caused by the influenza virus and can cause severe, life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. A cold, on the other hand, comes from more than 200 types of common cold viruses.” Michelle advises getting a flu shot to start building your defences, available for $19.95 at Blooms the Chemist. She also recommends boosting your immune system against a cold by upping your vitamin intake. “Prevention is the best cure, and you can’t go wrong with regular doses of zinc, vitamin C and echinacea. If you aren’t comfortable taking lots of tablets, then ask us about our range of products that contain all of those vitamins.” Another tip from Michelle is to get an understanding of how your iron levels affect your health. “A simple $5 test at Blooms will identify any deficiency,” Michelle says. “An increase in iron can help prevent things like headaches, infection and physical and mental fatigue. “A change in diet will help, too. Eating more red meat, chicken, fish and legumes will make a difference, or try adding a squeeze of lemon juice to cooked greens to maximise iron absorption.” Michelle and the team at Blooms the Chemist are more than happy to answer any of your questions and help you fight against colds and the flu this winter. Blooms the Chemist Level 1 , 9144 6914

Monitor your weight at least monthly, and take positive action if you notice a gain. For example, if a regain of 3kg occurs, consider initiating a few weeks of calorie deficit using a high-quality VLCD. Ask our team for more details.


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St Ives Shopping Village 5-17 JUNE

Em e r g e d Em er gin g Ar ti sts Exhibit ion

The Gallery

View the Emerged Emerging Artists Exhibition, curated by Marci Ordonez, artist-in-residence at St Lucy’s School. This collection by a diverse group of amateur artists will be available to purchase, with a percentage of the proceeds going to St Lucy’s School.

Paint your own plaster from just $6, every day on Level 1. 3-6 july

G et Ki d s Co o k i n g

9.30am – 1.30pm, Level 1 (no bookings required)

Back by popular demand, our Get Kids Cooking sessions return for the Winter school holidays. These fantastic workshops will not only keep the kids interested, they will also help teach them new life skills.

17 June

J acqu el i ne Harvey – I n-sto re a ppea ran c e

From 11am, Book Review, Level 1

Best-selling children’s author and creator of the Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series, Jacqueline Harvey, will be visiting St Ives Shopping Village to talk about her latest book, Alice-Miranda in Hollywood.

B r a F i t ti ng Day

Elleran, Level 1

Join the Elleran team between 9am and 9pm for your free Simone Pérèle bra fitting, and receive 20 percent off all Simone Pérèle purchases on the day.


Keep the little ones amused with a variety of morning activities from 9.30am.

FORTNIGHTLY WORKSHOPS First and third Tuesday of the month from 4 July See Concierge for our list of FREE workshops including craft, jewellery making and more… starting with an IT Clinic at 10.30am on Lvl 2. Answer those burning IT questions.

7-14 july

B ri ck s4Ki dz

9.30am – 12pm, Level 1 (no bookings required) Join the Bricks4Kidz team to build amazing creations with LEGO in our newest school holidays addition.


5 – 17 June St Lucy’s Charity Exhibition

E M E R SE V I P Ev en t

17 – 30 July Ku-ring-gai Art Society

Emerse Skin & Laser Clinic ‘Skin Deep’ VIP Event from 6pm, for details call 9488 9788.

31 July – 13 August St Ives Park Public School

3 august

22 june

Every Monday

18-25 AUGUST

Boo k Week Keep an eye out for details on our Book Week Parade and authors signings, enquire at The Concierge for details.

21 August – 2 September St.Art Archives 3 – 17 September Renowned artist, Sergio Sill exhibition

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p.s. Don’t forget


Father’s Day Sunday 3 September

we’ve made it easy for you to spoil dad w i t h t h i s r o u n d -u p o f g o r g e o u s g u y-fr i e n d ly g i f t s Romeo’s Cellar Glenfiddich 12 year old single malt scotch whisky $59.99. Hedrena Merino wool and possum ribbed beanie, azure $63. Edith Elizabeth Antiques 1958 Sterling silver whiskey measure $375. Emerse Beauty Dermalogica Shave kit (4-pack, only 2 shown) $56. Sportscraft Normandy satchel $269.99. Gazman Stretch Bedford cord pant $89.95. Book Review Fired Up No Nonsense Barbecuing by Ross Dobson $34.99. Rodd & Gunn Tasman jacket, tan $459. Sportscraft Charles check scarf, navy $59.99. Edith Elizabeth Antiques 1930s nickel pocketwatch $350. R.M. Williams Stockman’s buckle boot $595. Nextra Queen’s Slipper canasta playing cards $14.95.


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St Ives Village Life Magazine June 2017  

The Winter edition of Village Life showcases the best in seasonal style, a range of must-have shoes and bags available at centre (page 12) a...

St Ives Village Life Magazine June 2017  

The Winter edition of Village Life showcases the best in seasonal style, a range of must-have shoes and bags available at centre (page 12) a...