There’s life in the Inner West!
Glebe Point Rd Celebrates
Issue 295 | November 9th 2016
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n Norton Plaza REtail Spotlight
Experiences at pharmacies can vary wildly, from finding heartfelt support for your recovery to feeling judged and embarrassed about that ‘weird’ ailment you have to treat. Cincotta Chemist in Norton Plaza is well-known, however, for its consistently amicable and open atmosphere, staff and pharmacists. We spoke to Robert Marinucci about servicing Inner Westies for their beauty, health and medical needs.
What has changed over the three years that Cincotta Chemist has been at Norton Plaza? People have started to expect more things from their local pharmacy. Now we offer blood pressure testing, diabetes monitoring, we have a sleep apnoea clinic, baby weighing scales and a baby nurse who comes in regularly. So the pharmacy has become more of an all-round community health initiative, rather than just a place that fills people’s prescriptions and sends them on their way.
What do you like about working in Leichhardt? It’s a very community-oriented suburb, people have lived her for over thirty years and it has a family atmosphere.
What should people look for in a pharmacy? Somewhere that provides a regular place to answer their questions, that has a wide range of products to suit their needs at a good price.
Have their been any challenges or ‘difficult cases’ over the past few years? We have some difficulties with customers, most of the time it’s simply to do with language barriers where the person might not necessarily understand what is happening. A big challenge has been that government rules regarding pharmaceuticals have changed recently, and people can be confused about what is supplemented in terms of their conscriptions because the government hasn’t
fully communicated those changes to the general public. Generally speaking, once everyone knows what is going on, it’s fine and they understand. What has been the kindest thing someone has said to you about the pharmacy? That they have a place where the pharmacists know what their medical history is and they don’t have to explain themselves. That it feels like more of an extended family rather than a business where they simply come and buy products. n Ph: 9572 6344 Norton Plaza Shopping Centre, 23/51-57 Norton St, Leichhardt www.nortonplaza.com.au/stores-services/ cincotta-chemist
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Inner West whispers
Local gossip, rumour, hearsay and unsubstantiated fact...
Le Miley Montage – Praying for Maria – Ottoman tiled
l This one is just a rumour but a handful of online publications have stated that Miley Cyrus (aka Hannah Montana) and actor Liam Hemsworth are to be married – at Le Montage! Liam and Miley have been an on-and-off affair since they started dating in 2010. They united again last summer, when the pair moved to Byron Bay. Apparently they have been spotted scoping out the Inner West venue, which made headlines last year when it hosted the infamous Mehajer wedding. Older generations will remember Le Montage as the APIA Club headquarters where much Inner West courting took place. Sydney may need to prepare itself for more traffic-stopping matrimony! l Maria Venuti was reported to be in an induced coma after she suffered a stroke at her Gladesville home. The cabaret legend is in a critical but stable condition according to her daughter, Bianca. ALVA, the women’s entertainment group that Maria Venuti acted as ambassador for and which
broke the news of her hospitalisation, has been countering false news reports from the UK that she had died. Venuti’s stroke apparently occurred while there was an intruder banging on the leopard-print-painted door of her home. The Daily Telegraph has reported police were called to an earlier incident involving the same male intruder. Given she’s a former Ciao cover star, Ferragosto performer and Five Dockfrequenter, as well as a role model for many Italian-Australians, we really hope Tutti Frutti recovers soon. l There has been some speculation around the new iteration of Ottoman restaurant (renamed Empire this year) on Enmore Road, which has recently closed and received a makeover. The newly tiled façade left some locals wondering if Netwown was going to get another pub, but for now it looks like a new Turkish restaurant is arriving with a butchery in tow.
This picture shows students tending the grounds of Camperdown Public School (now Bridge Road Public School) in 1903. Apart from the students’ impressive uniforms, another decorative feature of the garden is its use of bricks to create borders and pathways. The bricks likely came from Fowler’s Brickworks, which was almost next door to the school (Camperdown Oval is the site of the old brick pit). The owner of the Brickworks and Sydney Mayor, Robert Fowler, once lived at 14 Australia Street. The school, opened in 1882, was long notorious for its overcrowded conditions but ironically closed in 1996 due to a lack of pupils. It has since reopened as Bridge Road Public School and has a focus on students with mental health challenges. n Image courtesy of Marrickville Council
Schools out for summer gardening
Satire for the soul
Identity politics haven’t proven to be disastrous and the Trumpocalypse just means progressives should double down!
Dear LL – I’m confused about where you stand on the President-Elect. In a (since deleted) tweet on the morning of the US election you declared, “Take it to the bank – the noble people of America will replace their first African-American president with their first female one. Trump is an irredeemable buffoon.” Hours later you tweeted, “As I’ve warned all along, the Yanks are hatefilled misogynists who were never going to elect Hillary. Trump is a political strategist of Napoleonic brilliance.” Bill, Annandale LL replies: This is hardly the time to get into the weeds about what I and, well, every other media figure may or may not have proclaimed about how in touch we are with the common man’s voting intentions. What’s important is that there’s going to be a lot of loose talk about the Left rethinking its contempt for its erstwhile constituency and listening to the kind of cantankerous proles who think, for example, there are only two gender options instead of Facebook’s 58. Regrettably, there may even be some suggestion that, ahem, cultural elites living in cosmopolitan inner urban locales don’t understand what it’s like to spend decades getting reamed by globalisation. No doubt some smartarse will point out leftists have not always been entirely on the money when declaring the likes of Reagan, Thatcher, Bush Jnr, Trump, ‘Little Johnny’ Howard or ‘the Mad Monk’ Abbott unelectable. In response, I say this is no time to equivocate! Hillary must be encouraged to run again in 2020! In Australia, no less than the US, those who don’t claim membership of a sufficiently exotic minority group must be ceaselessly lectured to about being genocidal reactionaries. The Human Rights Commission must start gaoling contrarian cartoonists pour encourager les autres. Remember, temporarily despondent comrades, progressivism can never fail, it can only be failed! n Email your dilemma to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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C!ao Magazine There’s life in the Inner West!
The lazy garden
n Phoebe Moloney
We give you the run-down of greenery styles best suited to the backyard, balcony or verge of the inconstant gardener. From a modicum of enthusiasm things can grow.
The local sanctuary
Returning soil to the natural ecosystem of the land you inhabit is probably the most worthy activity you can complete in your backyard, and is a style of gardening that you will find plenty of support with along the way. Both Canada Bay Council and the Inner West Council have online inventories of trees, shrubs and ground covers indigenous to different zones within the LGA, so you don’t have to put too much brain juice into your plant choices. An obvious benefit of re-introducing native plants to your garden is that they are perfectly adapted to the environment already. So is the local wildlife, which will thank you for your lax green-thumb efforts with extra visits to your neck of the woods. One thing you probably want to check before planting is whether your soil is clay based or sand based, the Inner West has both and Indigenous plant species vary accordingly. (Scrunch up some soil and wet it, if it holds together and you can bend it, it’s clay. If it falls apart it’s sand) For inspiration (or cries of help) visit the Rozelle Bay or Marrickville Community Nurseries. Sign up your garden to the online ‘Habitat Stepping Stones’ campaign to receive free and discounted supplies. That’s right, free.
Brendan and Jane's native hideaway won the Haberfield Garden Competition
Garden of edible delights
Yards that double as orchards are still a common sight around areas of the Inner West such as Five Dock, Ashfield and Marrickville. A new movement of self-sustaining gardening is also gaining popularity, inspired by ideas of organic produce and, let’s face it, probably the added bonus of never having to get dressed to go to the supermarket or working out how to use those fiddly trolley tokens ever again. But let’s not pretend that growing things you might actually be prepared to eat later is a walk in the park. You’ll more likely than not find your soil is sand based, which is good for herbs, bush eats like Lily Pily and native tamarind, root vegetables, berries and citrus trees. You can amp up your soil's nutrition and water-retaining factor by adding homemade compost (less rubbish to take out), adding coir (that’s coconut husk for those playing at home, and it’s cheap) and a top layer of mulch to keep all that goodness in. Or you could install some elevated garden beds with different soil profiles for your favourite fruits. But I lost you at ‘install’, right?
Inner West's no longer silent majority
I was so happy to be a part of Norton Street Festa and experience the vibrant community spirit and see the forlorn street buzzing again. It was a joyous community festival that brought residents, businesses and government together to promote and celebrate the unique area we live in. So I was so sad at the end of the day to see a parking inspector booking a stallholder's vehicle that was parked on a closed road. I told her the road was closed and that people moving their stock in and out of vehicles had to park nearby to access their stalls. That was why the road was closed. She huffed at me and told me it was her job. I have supported council amalgamations (and lost many friends) as I thought it would enable operational change. I was part of the working group Leichhardt Council put together that helped create the plan/vision for 2020. It is now almost 2017 and I can see that we are a long way off. I was hoping Mr Pearson and his team, with their corporate rigour and governance skills, could eradicate, or at least improve, lazy workers, lazy revenue raising and stupid compliance rules and thus change the culture of Inner West local government. It's a huge task. And the forces opposing Pearson are considerable. The former councils were crippled by politics. Having three well-represented parties led to constant disagreement, slow policy, changing strategies, indecision and a poor allocation of resources.
Maybe you’ve been watching too much Netflix to notice, but
The sacking of councillors should help expediate reform.
succulents are the new black. There are so many societies, fan
Most of us residents and business owners want local
clubs and conferences dedicated to these guys that you might have
government to change and become more efficient. There
thought they were orchids. But they are not, which is great news
is strong social capital, goodwill and local economies
because succulents are notoriously easy to look after – especially
that can only grow. Most of us are delighted with our
if you are the cruel-to-be-kind style of gardener. Do not mulch
amenities: the libraries, community festivals, sport fields
them, do not sing to them, do not add compost, and water them
and aquatic centres. The sustainability programs are all
only when you are feeling particularly effusive. The real struggle
world class and the council staff that run them are great.
Brian's beautiful Five Dock yard of hardy Bonica and Iceberg Roses is made a tad easier to tend to with succulent beds and borders
with succulents is making a garden full of them look special. Luckily, they come in a striking array of colours, sizes and shapes. Disperse some stones, sands and native rush grasses around your patch of dirt to create a desert paradise or use low-lying succulents to create a simple border in an otherwise teeming backyard.
Unfortunately, there are some toxic departments that encourage shirking, inefficiency and poor performance. These workers have been able to get away with it for years. Relying on parking revenue and section 96 compulsory donations has fattened up the council
coffers, allowing some departments to operate without
Glebe Street Fair
accountability. This tarnishes the image of the Inner West Council, and undermines all the great work that
One of the most highly anticipated festivals in Sydney, and
Australia's longest street fair, the Glebe Street Fair will
Add to that the noisy minority of Save Our Councils,
transform Glebe Point Road into a thoroughfare jam-packed
and West CONnex action groups, who have NO role in
with culture, community and cuisine on Sunday, November
improving community amenities and are only interested
20th. The music line-up never disappoints and this year is
in their own political agendas. I wish they would shut up
no different with hip hop duo Coda Conduct, reggae legends
so Mr Pearson and his team can get on with the job of
The Strides and local blues musician and activist Marlene
turning these departments around before the next lot of
Cummins taking the stage. This year will also feature live
councillors get in.
glass-blowing demonstrations, a poetry slam, tours of secret
Vocal community groups should stop stealing the
Glebe locations and talks from the Sydney School of Life.
agenda as, by and large, Mr Pearson and his team are
There will also be over 200 street stalls selling local wares and
supported by the silent majority. Please get on with the
fare. This is one for your diary. n Where: Glebe Point Road, 10am-6pm
n Compiled by Maani Truu. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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job, Mr Pearson. You are supported. See Ciao website for images. n Name withheld
A sustainable design expert will discuss using passive cooling and increased shading to minimise hot air flow. Where: 218 King St Newtown Book online: www.greenlivingcentre.
12-13 November, 9am-6pm
Sun 13 November
You will then get to print 10 copies
Black Arts Market The famous Black Arts Market showcases the rich cultural heritage of south-eastern Aboriginal Australia. This month it will be coming to Carriageworks, featuring over 90 artists and 55 stallholders who create contemporary visual arts, traditional crafts, ceramics, floral
Posters for Social Change This four-hour workshop at Marrickville community printing press The Rizzeria will teach you how to design a three-colour political poster.
of it on the press. The workshop is presented by Jo Ellis, who has collaborated with Melbourne's Guerilla Girls and design collective RedPlanet.
Where: 2/359 Illawarra Road, Marrickville, Cost: $70
Book at: www.rizzeria.com
Fri 18 November, 6-9.30pm
Hortensia The Sydney Latin American Film Festival is back with its one-off Cine Lounge screenings, this time round presenting the Argentinian coming-ofage film, Hortensia (2015). Cine Lounge
arrangements and more. Experience
Thurs 17 November, 6.30-8pm
is a night of film, drinks and food and a
the renowned works of Sydney-based visual artist Esme Timbery first hand and witness the beautiful creations of Aboriginal florist Flannel Billy, who will be creating native arrangements on site. Where: 245 Wilson Street, Sydney
Support black arts!
Summer Home Comfort The Green Living Centre in Newtown is hosting a workshop about simple, low-cost changes you can make to your home to stay cool this summer, without turning on the air conditioning.
great place to meet other lovers of Latino cinema. Hortensia has been described as the 'Argentinian Amelie' and is set in Buenos Aires.
Where: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern, $12 film only
Hortensia is full of whimsy
See page 8 for more what's on...
n Local Gigs
Wednesday 16th November
Katie Noonan Four-times ARIA awards winning vocalist, Katie Noonan will be bringing her pure, spellbinding voice to Marrickville. Expect highlights from her entire career, including songs from George, Katie Noonan and the Captains, Elixir and her solo albums.
n Local Screens
TIFCRKEEETS mWoivniedopuabsslees Swordplay and secrets
Camelot Lounge, $42.90
Saturday 19th November
Sworn Enemy The legends of New York's hardcore scene are finally stepping on to Australian turf, bound to attract all the metal heads in Sydney. Get sucked into their pumping guitar hooks and riot inducing vocals. The Factory Theatre, $22
Sings like Noonan else Saturday 26th November
Dan Pearl & Wayward Li Wanna catch something new, local and full of whimsy? Imagine Nick Cave wrapped in psychedelic fuzz served on a bed of lo-fi electronic atmosphere and you have an approximation of Dan Pearl & Wayward Li who will be debuting their tunes at this intimate favourite. Knox Street Bar, Free
Arthouse favourite: The Fencer
Klaus Haro’s The Fencer is a gorgeous-looking film
telling a tragic story of sacrifice and noble courage. Quite
understandably – it’s Finland’s entry in the Oscars. Set in
Estonia during its early dark Soviet years “Comrade Nelis”
(Märt Avandi), is a young man with a past he’d rather keep
secret from the communist authorities – the fate of many
who survived their nation’s Nazi occupation. He’s a haunted
"Fearsomely moving, fearsomely tender, and deliciously comic" (UK Spectator)
and guarded teacher trying to keep a low profile in a remote
I, Daniel Blake
Ciao’s pick: Arrival
town. Gradually he’s drawn out of his frosty shell by his love of fencing and the spirit of the students he teaches
As Brexiters and Trump fans, the “white working Imagine that – an alien invasion movie from
the decidedly un-working class (very non-PC) sport to.
class” are getting a bad rap these days. Add “male” Hollywood that doesn’t involve the total demolition
Eventually he has to make a fateful decision – his students,
to that term and you’ve got the most unpopular of a major North American city! In fact Canadian
or himself. The kids are just delightful, all impossibly
group of people on the planet today. But not to
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) has made a cerebral,
dear old Ken Loach, bless his bleeding heart… For intensely beautiful and intelligently crafted sci-fi
decades now his films (Poor Cow, Looking For Eric) thriller – maybe the brainiest in its genre since
blonde and cute, especially cherubic moppet Marta – above (Liisa Koppel). Production design and cinematography are sensational and stylish Inner Westies will be blown
have celebrated the daily lives of ordinary working Blade Runner. Amy Adams plays the hero, a
people, (yes, usually white), who only have
linguist whose job it is to work out what the aliens
away by the fashionable facial hair, the retro glasses and the socialist-era decor. Sadly, some may even like the intolerant
their good hearts, dry humour and humanity as are doing parked on twelve strategic bits of prime
politics – anyone here with a non-PC opinion can expect a
weapons against an exploitative system that grinds real estate around the planet. Turns out those silly-
very long holiday in Siberia... PG from Nov 24.
them down. His latest is very much in this mould. looking giant jelly fish/octopuses are a lot smarter
★ Thanks to Palace Films, we have 5 double passes valid for
It stars comedian Dave Jones as a proudly self-
than us. M from Nov 10.
Monday to Friday sessions to give away.
reliant carpenter, out of work due to an injury and
forced into battle with his health insurer and the welfare bureaucracy. Along the way he befriends and helps a young single mum (Harley Squires). It’s had a fantastic critical response in Britain,
picking up five star reviews and a Palme d’Or win
at Cannes. It even reduced the right-wing UK
Spectator’s reviewer to tears. Can we please show
this to our Treasurer? CTC from Nov 17.
n Thanks to Transmission Films we have 5 double
passes to give away. Details below
Are they buying up all our farmland?
A play part of the UN's 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women
Hurried Steps is a nuanced exploration into the universal issue of violence against women and girls, and it's coming to Sydney between November 25th-27th. Written by Italian playwright Darcia Maraina (who has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature) in collaboration with Amnesty International, the play tells 10 true stories set in Belgium, Italy, Jordan, UK, Mexico, Nigeria, Tibet and Albania. Maraina has also written an extra story especially for this Australian production. Written in the style of Pirandello's 'World Theatre', the play asks why violence against women is a common feature of all cultural, religious and geographical groups. The play will be followed up by a one-hour panel discussion with local experts on gendered violence.
Where: Nida Playhouse, Kensington and New Theatre, 245 King St Newtown
Book tickets: www.hurriedstepsaustralia.com
n Thanks to Sirmai Arts Marketing, Ciao has one double pass to give away for November 27th. Email email@example.com.
Opening film: After the Storm
20th Japanese Film Festival
Have you noticed that Asian movies are everywhere in Sydney now – except in the Inner West? OK then, off to George St for the year’s most comprehensive collection of tear jerking, heart warming, inspiring, sometimes creepy and often decidedly strange Japanese cinema. There’s some older favourites (Godzilla), plus a collection eight classic post-war films with free admission. Some films do require familiarity with Japanese popular culture but most are quite accessible. And traditional arthouse audiences will be at home with the opening night’s drama, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s After The Storm. Few directors are better at exploring the emotional terrain of divorce-torn families, and his underrated I Wish did get a local release a few years ago. It was one of Ciao’s Picks then... n At Event Cinemas George St from Nov 17 -27. Info and bookings: japanesefilmfestival.net
Sat 19 November
Cadbury Advent Calendar First Fleet Park will be turned into a giant Advent Calendar in the countdown to Christmas. Cadbury will be giving away truckloads of Christmas sweets for free from 10am-8pm. Santa will be there in his sleigh for photos and – using green screen technology – you will be able to fly the sleigh to all sorts of
A sugar ton of sweets
destinations around the world. There will also be an igloo and mistletoe to kiss your chocolates under, as well as a giant bouquet floating above the park, making it easy to locate throughout the CBD. A great day out for families with a shared sweet tooth.
Closes Sun 20 November
City of Split City of Split is an exhibition of photographs by Croatian photographer Boris Kragic, on loan from the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia. Kragic was born, and still resides, in Split and has been photographing the Dalmatian landscape for much of his 35-yearlong career. His work has appeared in various newspapers and magazines in Croatia and around the world. View the exhibition at Concord Library during regular opening hours
Time to Split?
or book to attend the exhibition opening night. Where: Concord Library, 60 Flavelle Street, Concord.
22 November-10 December
The Screwtape Letters Clock & Spiel productions is opening a new season of this wildly comic play by C.S Lewis at the Seymour Centre, after its previous sell-out productions.
This literary masterpiece has been newly adapted for stage. The plot follows the correspondence between a senior demon, Screwtape, and his 'junior tempter', Wormwood, who has the task of securing the damnation of a young man known as 'The Patient'. The play, which reflects on the power of temptation, was directed by Lane Cove local Hailey McQueen and the cast features two Sydney actors Yannick Lawry (The Story of Us) and George Zhao (The Family Law).
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n German Film Festival Australia 2016
MEET German Stars At Palace Norton StREET ★ Jella Haase – One of
Germany’s most promising young talents, Jella is a triple feature in this year’s festival, appearing in 4 Kings, Heidi and Looping. She’ll be at Palace Norton St on Sunday Nov 27 for Q&A appearances for all three of those films. Maybe she won’t bring that prop (above)...
★ Clemens Schick – You may have seen him in Casino Royale or Point Break, now meet the celebrated actor in person at the Australian premiere of Hidden Reserves on Monday Nov 21, and again on Tuesday Nov 22. WIN FESTIVAL MOVIE PASSES n For a chance to win a double in-season festival movie pass, just email info@ciaomagazine. com.au with your name and address telling us where you picked up your copy of Ciao.
In Love With Lou
The Critic's Choice
Four of Australian most well-known and respected critics advised on this year’s line-up. Here are their favourites:
Peter Krausz: In Love With Lou: A Philosopher's Life A sensual and smart biopic of Lou Andreas Salomé, one of Europe’s most influential thinkers. She was also a feminist and femme fatale. And (above), a keen swimmer!
Deutschland. Made By Germany: Self-portrait of a culturally diverse and dynamic land
From DEUTSCHLAND with Love
Paul Byrnes: Original Bliss It’s about religious faith, domestic abuse, mental anguish and pornography. Ingredients for a romantic drama? Only in Germany...
Just to prove James Franco can do absolutely anything, he pops up (in 3D no less) in a Wim Wenders feature at this year’s German Film Festival, which is back at Palace Cinemas this month. He’s the star of the raw and emotional drama Everything Will Be Fine alongside Rachel McAdams and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
(Head-On, Soul Kitchen); Fassbinder, a doco about the legendary controversial director Rainer Werner Fassbinder; and any one of the four
Margaret Pomeranz: 24 Weeks A hard-hitting drama about a woman forced into an agonising decision after learning her baby will be born severely disabled.
retro classics from DEFA – the former East German film studio. One of those, Coming
Out, is the one and only film from the East to tackle gay life and punk culture.
And it is fine indeed – how could it not be with that talented line-up? Though cinema-lovers who eagerly wait for the Goethe Institut’s annual festival often do so for the more adventurous, tough and less commercially accessible fare the Germans are renown for. As usual, there’s plenty of that amongst the 31 features in the German Currents section, plus five more hard-hitting docos. Apart from those mentioned as critic’s favourites (see right), you shouldn’t miss Toni Erdmann – a weird and wonderful three-hour comedy about a man trying to connect with his adult daughter. Nor My Buddha is Punk for that title alone. Other highlights are the opening night’s Goodbye Berlin, a teenage coming-of-age road movie from multiple-award-winning director Fatih Akin
Families are not forgotten, there are five films on offer in the Kids+Teens section – including the first (and it's been highly acclaimed) German version of The Diary Of Anne Frank. n At Palace Cinemas Nov 15-29. Full program, info and bookings: www.goethe.de/ozfilmfest/
Richard Kuipers: Der Nachtmahr It’s hard not to agree with Richard, the Variety reviewer who also organises the Sydney Film Festival’s Freak Me Out sidebar. At the end of a massive rave, a young girl keeps seeing a grotesque creature. Her parents pack her off to a shrink, but when it comes home to live with her, the story takes a bizarre twist. Honestly, you’ll never take another party pill in your life!
BALLIAMO IN PIAZZA
A summer afternoon all’Italiana
Sunday 13 November @2 PM – 6 PM The Italian Forum
FREE EVENT Part of the Co.As.It. Spring Summer Festival 2016-2017. Bringing life to Sydney’s little Italy.
The Italian Forum, 23 Norton St, Leichhardt | Ph: 9564 0744
Dance the afternoon away in the Piazza, or just sit back relax and enjoy a summer afternoon all’Italiana. Enjoy a piece of Italy in Leichhardt.
Performances by Claudia Migliaccio (finalist from The Voice), Carmelo Ridolfo, Arturo Toscani and I Giovanotti Band.
GET DOWN TO GLEBE
As Glebe Point Road prepares for its inaugural street festival, these standout businesses have some great offers during Glebe St Fair and beyond, why not check them out?
It is also Shop Small month, so why not support your local businesses and your local economy.
The Float Factory
The Float Factory is the perfect place to relax. Owner and Manager, Warren, tells us what makes people stop at The Float Factory to chill out.
What inspired you to create “The Float Factory”? The inspiration behind Float Factory was to get out of a nine to five job and do something that my business partner and I actually believed in and is also able to benefit us in our lives.
What have been some of your client’s experiences? The majority of our customers really enjoy the experience and more often then not are repeat customers.
What do you say to people who may have fears relating to floatation? Once the process is explained to them in full most customers do feel a lot more at ease because they can control the experience. Most customers do confess that they are nervous at
first but then report the feeling being somewhat familiar and extremely relaxed.
Why is it important to continue with the therapy if it makes you feel good? It depends on what the customer is trying to achieve. Our client base ranges from athletes trying to aid their recovery after strenuous work outs, artistic minded people trying to tap into a different head space of thinking without distraction or just the every day person just wanting an hour with no distractions (a somewhat forced meditation). The best part of the therapy is that no matter who you are everybody can experience all of the benefits.
Shop 5, 131-145 Glebe point Rd, Glebe
‘The Beauty Specialist’
Avaria is a beauty haven in the middle of Glebe Point Road. Opened last year to tremendous praise, Avaria has gone from strength to strength, giving locals the best beauty treatments in town. Owner Helen
has over 18 years beauty experience, and her professionalism and gentle nature have clients coming back for more. Helen shared some of her insights:
What inspired you to start Avaria? Avaria is named after my three children, Ava, Ari and Alexander.
What is your signature treatment? Facials. My facials are known as experiences. They do not just focus on the face but relax the whole body. I use quality products and brands, Payot, Luzern and OPI nail polish to name a few.
What is the nicest thing a client has said? I am overwhelmed by the reviews. Mostly clients are impressed by my professionalism, they say I am the best in the business and that it is the best experience they have ever had.
What do you recommend for the busy woman? Pamper yourself. Stop and take the time to relax. Reward yourself regularly and you will be a better person (wife, mother, boss).
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Thuy Huong is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant all Inner Westies must experience. Owners Andy and Helen, serve up a delicious array of traditional Vietnamese dishes that are refreshing, good value and (like most Vietnamese food), nutritious. Signature “must haves” include summer paper rolls, green papaya salad, Vietnamese pancake, caramelised pepper pork and salt and pepper squid. The surroundings are simple and modest which allows patrons to focus on the delicious food. Servings are large and bountiful, service is knowledgeable, friendly and efficient, and the bill is great value! Enjoy.
28 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe Ph: 9660 8787 www.thuyhuong.com.au
Spitafields Sydney is the woman’s go to dream on-line store and stall for contemporary stylish fashion at a price affordable to all. With gorgeous print dresses, cool Banksy print Ts, singlets and knitwear, Spitafields Sydney is on trend with your fashion needs. You can purchase garments on line or at any of the pop-up stalls at Glebe Markets, various community festivals and more. www.spitafields.com.au
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Eleanor Bridal & Flowers showcases the spectacular, vibrant, and fresh seasonal blooms that Nature provides for us. What we seek from our suppliers is quality and freshness.; which are fundamental to both the appearance and longevity of our cut flowers that our customers receive. Everything we provide has been hand-picked ourselves. Our vast range of unique floral blooms are what sets us apart from the other florists. We continuously receive positive feedback from customers, most of whom have never seen many of the flora we supply. We listen to our customers and we communicate our own thoughts and opinions to ensure that their visualisation becomes a reality. This, as well as our excellent prices, is what keeps bringing our customers back. We are a professional team of 3, and together we share 30 years of experience in customer service, design, and floristry. Each of our individual skills come together
and shines through our compositions. Our passion for this industry evidently radiates within the boutique. We enjoy utilising and showcasing Australian native’s in our arrangements and bouquets. They are special to us, and to our local customers, and are a favoured choice amongst us all. In addition to our flora, we specialise in everything bridal. We are the only boutique nationwide that supplies Naama and Anat’s handmade bridal gowns. We provide service in all areas of matrimonial events; ranging from custom-made millinery to the design of the reception. Come and see our wonderful boutique in the blooming heart of Glebe. Eleanor Flowers 32 Glebe Pt Road Glebe Ph: 8068 4494
in the kitchen n withOliviaMackay, www.scoffandquaff. wordpress.com
The Bootleg is a summery cocktail made from vodka, citrus and fresh mint. It was created during
Prohibition in Minnesota and is now the state’s
official drink. I love its simplicity and the fact that one can usually ‘bootleg’ most of the ingredients from a neighbour’s garden. The one pictured was made using Inner West lemons and mint - all sourced above board, of course! Some people insist on freshly squeezed juice, while others use lemonade or a
cordial, but this recipe uses both in order to get just
the right sweet/sour balance. A dash of homemade
citrus bitters takes this drink to another level – I suggest making a big batch and giving bottles as Christmas gifts. This recipe serves 2.
• 90ml vodka • 45ml lime cordial • Juice of one lemon
• 6 mint leaves, finely chopped • Soda water • Dash of citrus bitters
1.Combine the vodka, cordial, bitters and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.
2.Shake well and strain into two glasses filled with ice. Perfect for the forbidden fruits you stole from over the fence 3.Top with soda water.
FOR THE CITRUS BITTERS
• Zest from 4 lemons
• 1/4 tsp whole coriander seeds
1. Combine all ingredients in an airtight glass jar.
• Zest from 1 lime
• 1/4 tsp whole white peppercorns 2. Pour vodka over the ingredients, stir and seal.
• 2 tbsp dried lemon zest • 1 tsp dried orange zest • 4 green cardamom pods, • 1 tsp dried ginger slices
• 5 dried kaffir lime leaves • 3/4 tsp dried gentian root* • 1/4 tsp whole fennel seeds • 500ml 100-proof vodka
3. Store in a cool, dark place for two weeks, swirling mixture regularly. 4. After two weeks, strain liquid through a fine cloth. 5. Transfer to dropper jars, store in a cool, dark place.
n Fruit: The next few weeks will be mango heaven with Darwin KP and Katherine mangoes hitting their peak supply. Mango prices are already dropping and will continue to do so as other varieties hit the shelves. The outlook for cherries this season is bleak, supplies are waterlogged and largely tasteless. Stick to mangoes and berries. n Veggies: Tomatoes of all sorts are flavoursome this week and well priced. Broccoli and broccolini prices have reduced and beetroot, pumpkin and beans are all great value. Iceberg lettuce and baby cucumbers are good salad options. Thanks to Harris Farm.
AT HOME WITH MATTHEW MOORE
Marrickville resident Matthew Moore has grown a ‘heartfelt economy’ from what was once a vacant shopfront on Norton Street. The Backyard Network teaches locals how to make the most of their waste and outdoor space.
Where did the idea for the Backyard Network spring from? It grew out of several seeds: I noticed a disparity between how it felt to do a heartfelt project for not quite enough money, compared to exchanging them for the fruits of somebody else’s passion, and that got me thinking about the possibility for helping to grow a heartfelt economy; at some point I realised that there is a continuity between our emotional selves and the spaces we inhabit, so that if we change a space with which we identify, we change ourselves.
How does it seek to change the way community engages with food and other commercial products? It encourages people to identify and pass on their excesses, especially in exchange for things they don’t have in abundance but which others do. That is the simple secret to functional abundance and the original root of all our commerce. Once identified and if necessary processed and packaged, people can share things directly with friends and neighbours or bring them to a hub which can distribute them on their behalf.
For anyone thinking of starting to
grow food in their backyard, what crops are the easiest to start with? I’m a big fan of survivors, so I recommend eating organic and then nurturing the volunteer sprouts that come up in your kitchen compost. It’s tailored to you since it is made out of the foods you like to eat anyway, it has proven its determination to survive by coming up with little or no encouragement from yourself, and it has chosen where and when to take root, rather than being put there by you, so you’ve preserved the principle of freedom of choice for all beings.
What was the first thing you grew and cooked? I didn’t grow it but I got amazing use out of the fruits of a lime tree that I brought back from the brink through pruning, watering, nourishment and attention. With those limes I made tons of distinctive hommus, chutneys, marmalades, tom yum goong soups, and a tub full of mojito cocktail mix for the wedding of two dear friends.
Where is your favourite place to picnic in the Inner West? What do you pack in the basket? I love the part of Callan Park that juts out into Rozelle Bay, especially at dawn and sunset. I pack a bottle of rainwater and my meditation mind.
And if you could plant any one thing in the vicinity of Leichhardt what would it be and where? I would plant an olive tree at the point where Norton Street meets Parramatta Road.
Share what you have in excess!
1 ½ cups dried chickpeas ½ tsp dried fennel
¼ cup citrus juice (lime or lemon) 2 tbsp olive oil ¼ cup tahini 1-2 garlic cloves ½ tsp dried cumin
Dash of chopped chilli Salt to taste Smoked paprika to garnish Chopped coriander to garnish
Soak your dried chickpeas the night before in twice as much water as the volume of peas. After they’ve had at least 12 hours of soaking, rinse them and allow them to sit in a colander or sieve for another couple of hours. Rinse again and cook in plenty of salted boiling water until soft and ready to blend. You can keep any leftover chickpeas chilled in the water in the fridge for use in other dishes – the liquid becomes thick and flavoursome itself.
In your blender combine chickpeas, garlic, tahini, citrus juice, salt and spices with some of the chickpea cooking liquid (or water). Puree until smooth. Drizzle some oil on top to retain moisture and flavour and garnish with smoked paprika and fresh coriander. Enjoy!
Wine with Winsor
Pizzini 2016 Arneis Arneis is a white wine grape from Piedmont in Italy that is increasingly finding favour in Australia, where it produces aromatic, dry and fruity wines that are extremely food friendly. From an Italian family winery in Victoria’s King Valley, this is a very good example. Arneis is known as the “little rascal” because it can be difficult to grow but this shines with its citrus, stone fruit and nutty characters. It finishes with bright, green apple crunchiness and would be perfect with a chicken salad. $24.
Rusden 2014 Driftsand A classic Barossa blend of grenache, shiraz and mataro grapes; this is an absolute bargain. The folk at Rusden Wines are old school (they even still use corks) and here they’ve used fruit from bush vines that have been grafted back to these traditional varieties. This is a powerful wine with lots of personality; the result of a very good vintage that gave concentrated but well balanced grapes. Dark fruit flavours rule here with older oak playing a mere support role. Ridiculously good for the price. $20.
Pitchfork 2016 Semillon Sauvignon A terrifically fresh and inviting white wine for immediate summer enjoyment. This is a blend of the two white grapes that star in Margaret River and it offers vibrant zippy tropical fruit flavours alongside fresh grassiness. It is crisp and dry and it comes in an environmentally-friendly lightweight bottle. This would be great with fish dishes; think pan-fried whitebait or John Dory and chips, or just as an afternoon quaffer. $16. www.gourmetontheroad.blogspot.com
Tasty plot twists
Melissa Leong gets you started on your very own veggie patch. It may still be oscillating between balmy and brisk from my current seat in indecisive Melbourne, but thankfully Sydney is consistent enough to get going in the garden. Obviously we’re talking edibles, and the best thing is that there’s plenty you can do even if space is at a minimum. From pots to plots, here is a list of easy to grow eats to get in the ground this weekend:
Peas and beans
Sweet green climbing vegetables such as peas and beans are easy to grow in the ground or in pots and can be trained up trellises or railings. Not only are these podded beauties a great addition to the dinner table, but also the leaves, flowers and tendrils make excellent garnish and salad friends (just make sure you leave enough flowers to turn into peas!).
Carrots and radishes
Excellent training wheel vegetables to grow from seed, just plant evenly, thin out seedlings to give each root veg enough room to grow and before you know it, voila. Think root to tip here too – peppery radish leaves are a little like rocket and carrot tops are awesome when charred quickly on the barbeque and dressed with a little lemon, salt and yoghurt.
If you have a sunny spot on the balcony or in the garden, tomatoes are a super rewarding fruit to watch as they grow. From tiny yellow flowers to plump fruit, just make sure you give them enough structural support as they climb. With plenty of tomato options out there, you can use smaller varieties to spruce up salads and larger ones for cooking up a homemade passata.
Basil and salad leaves
Soft herbs such as basil give fragrance to summer salads and salad leaves like rocket, lettuce and mesclun greens are really easy to grow in a warm sunny place, meaning that a little side salad of green things from the garden is never far from the table. May you and your garden prosper!
n Jazz in The Park
Hot Potato Band
Sun 3.00pm, Balmain Loyalty Square
Good in chips and good on stage! The local Sydney-based 11-piece group aim to put a smile on the faces of their audiences with high energy and interactive sets. Bringing a unique sound with three drummers working on a deconstructed drum kit to deliver a bold and synchronised beat, the creativity on stage is electric. Add to the mix an array of horns and a hefty serving of sax; you won’t hear anything like it any time soon.
Balmain’s Weekend of Jazz
The weather is warming up, the days are longer, and we are ready to see Balmain come alive to the sound of jazz. For one weekend, the best of Australian jazz will fill the streets, bars, pubs and cafes of Balmain across November 26th and 27th, celebrating the history of jazz and music in the Inner West. The weekend of fun will culminate at the main event, Jazz in the Park, where Inner Westies are encouraged to bring along the family and a picnic to take in the sweet sounds of jazz under the sunset. Don’t know which gigs to check out? Here are Ciao’s top picks.
Sat 10.30am, The London
A living, breathing stroll down memory lane. Well, that’s for the few of us who can remember the Roaring Twenties. Either way Godfrey Uke has an uncanny ability to make you long for simpler times and shake your hips while you are at it. With an unwavering commitment to all things jazz and all things retro, when Godfrey Uke and his orchestra hit the stage it is more than music; it’s a real treat.
Sat 2.30pm, The Cricketers Arms
Heralded as ‘Australia’s First Lady of Jazz’, Janet Seidel is the definition of a seasoned performer and a must-see for diehard jazz aficionados. With a focus on pure and clean vocals, Seidel is backed up by a classic trio featuring guitar and double bass. The result is a quiet sophistication. Don’t believe us? Check out any one of her eighteen records.
Jazz in the Park
Sun 4.00pm, Gladstone Park
This is the big one. If you haven’t made it out for any of the smaller gigs, this is your chance to make up for it. The relaxed, sunset event will feature three massive acts, including headliner, Steve Clisby. First up Sirens Big Band will take over the stage – literally, there are 18 of them – bringing their unique mix of Ethiopian, Indian and Latin grooves. After an energetic start, award winning vocalist and previous The Voice contestant, Emma Pask and instrumentalist Dale Barlow will wow crowds with Jazz that’s the ‘real deal’. Closing the festival, Steve Clisby, will reflect on his roots growing up as a person of colour in a largely segregated America and jamming with greats like Hendrix, to bring the audience his heartful soul sounds.
For the full line-up and further information check out www.sunsetseries.com.au.
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Thursday 17 November 2016 6pm-8pm
A Toy Christmas Anthology
Book Launch with Sophie Masson & Ursula Dubosarsky @ Balmain Library
Join us for a wonderful evening for the whole family which will include the launch of the book : A Toy Christmas, an Anthology of Original Stories. There will be prizes and surprises!
Free event – All welcome Light refreshments served Bookings online or call 9367 9211
Balmain Library 370 Darling St, Balmain
n Your say
What would be your ideal garden?
“A communal garden would be wonderful, something that is low-maintenance and also has a herb garden inside.” Mabel, Leichhardt “Anything that is environmentally minded and that uses as little disposable materials as possible. A place where people don't use pesticides and check what is in pre-packaged fertilisers, as the damage from chemicals can stay in the ground for years to come.” Audrey, Leichhardt “A vegetable garden. I've just moved here from New Zealand, so preferably one without snakes!” Sherlie, Leichhardt “A green garden that is enclosed with a bit of privacy and plenty of colours.” George, Leichhardt “One with green grass and trees. Running water would also be nice.” Amanda, Camperdown “I would like a garden with fruit trees and a place I can grow vegetables. Also a space for kids to play and a barbecue area. Maybe a small swimming pool as well!” Pablo, Kingsford “I would like a garden with plenty of sun that I can grow native plants in, and maybe one day do some bee-keeping.” Hannah, Newtown
Saving your scraps from landfill The average Australian household bin is half filled with compostable material. That means fifty per cent of household rubbish thrown into landfill is made up of organic food scraps, coffee grounds and some leafy matter that could otherwise be reused to make glorious compost. Filling landfill with organic matter is a bad idea not only because of its compostable potential - which we’ll go into later - but also because it has an extremely detrimental impact on climate change. Let me explain. When food scraps are sent to landfill, they rot beneath the surface of the earth in an oxygen-free environment, otherwise known as anaerobic, and release methane (CH4) as a byproduct. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Indeed, the impact of methane on climate change is around 25 times greater than carbon dioxide (CO2). About three per cent of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions come from organic matter rotting anaerobically in landfills. That is about as much as the entire country’s aviation industry. So throwing your leftovers in the bin is actually augmenting environmental instability. Not to mention the energy used in petroleum just to transport it, and of course, the waste of all that energy still chillin’ in the food scraps. The cool thing about Mother Earth is that she’s cyclical - fruits grow, are eaten, and any thing left over can be recycled to make fruits grow again. Why put it in landfill when it could be delicious food for your garden? HoboGro is one community composting collective that works to minimise food waste, promote biodiversity and provide a final product that people can use to grow their own
Don't waste your waste
food. The organisation is volunteer run and operates out of Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville. Volunteers collect organic scraps from Eveleigh Markets in Redfern, as well as leaf litter from the streets, and turn it into beautiful compost. They use aerobins to keep the compost heaps oxygenated and producing a nutritious liquid fertiliser that is sold on Sundays at the Addison Road Market! There’s none of that nasty methane byproduct that comes when food decomposes without oxygen. HoboGro stands for Help Others Build Opportunities, and actually begun as a project connecting and inspiring adults to give back to the earth. Marina da Silva, a volunteer at HoboGro, describes their wonderful work as ‘horticultural therapy’. A composting system can also be started at home using old garbage bins, wooden boxes, or in a simple heap. The system requires four components to work effectively: green ingredients, such as kitchen scraps and weeds; brown ingredients, such as leaves and woody cuttings; oxygen and water. If you don’t have the handy aerobins that HoboGro use, oxygen can be provided by simply turning the heap regularly. Methane sucks. Oxygenated compost rocks. You can talk to the good folks at HoboGro on Sundays at the Addison Road Markets. n Words by Lucia Moon
Leichhardt on the upswing
Efforts to revitalise Norton Street in Leichhardt are looking successful, with the Inner West Council reporting last week that vacant retail spaces on the main road are at a four-year low. Whereas April 2013 saw 23 Norton Street properties registered as vacant amid concerns for the street’s future vitality, things are looking up this year. At present there are only 10 vacant spaces and according to Administrator Richard Pearson, “It is a very healthy sign pointing to the revitalisation of Norton Street that we have witnessed in recent years.” This uptake follows active initiatives to boost traffic and interest in the area, such as the implementation of free wi-fi along Norton Street, removal of footpath dining license fees, planned changes to make small bars easier to open and the community-based Leichhardt Long Lunch series. The Renew Leichhardt
project that launched in late 2013 has been an innovative measure to breathe new life into Norton Street by providing entrepreneurs with underused workspaces at low rent in exchange for sharing their work and creativity with the community. The last few years have also seen the extensive renovation of established Leichhardt institutions like the Royal Hotel and Palace Cinemas. “Not only have vacancies dropped but existing businesses are investing,” says Mr Pearson, indicating an overall dedication to seeing existing businesses flourish as well as the new. Local workers agree with this sentiment. Nathalia Menday, staff member at the Royal since 2014, has noticed the refurbishments bringing in new crowds. “The renovations have turned it into a real hot spot because of
the great views and a beautiful sunset with quality food and cocktails,” she says. “We’re getting calls everyday asking to book seats on the balcony which is really nice because it’s a heritage feature and it brings attention back to the history of Norton Street.” n News by Natassia Chrysanthos
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n Local news
Roadworks underway in Canada Bay
Over 30 streets in Canada Bay will be resurfaced as part of the Council's $2.5 million Roads Renewal Program, beginning this November. The majority of streets affected will be in Concord and Concord West, but work will be commencing on a fewer number of streets in Drummoyne, Five Dock, Mortlake, Russell Lea and North Strathfield as well. This round of asphalt resurfacing is one of the Council's biggest undertakings this year. It forms part of the Road Renewal Program's second stage and is projected to finish at the end of December 2016, weather permitting.
Dawn Fraser pool to be upgraded in 2018
Funding has been formally approved for the upgrade of Dawn Fraser Pools in Balmain, with $800,000 allocated to improving facilities at the favourite local swimming spot. The upgrade intends to improve accessibility, install new toilets and improve fire safety, and this announcement is welcome amidst locals' concerns that the project had been postponed. The design will be developed next year, with work scheduled to begin in winter 2018 to avoid disruption to the 2017-2018 summer swimming season.
It's a new Dawn!
No more drinking in the park
New Alcohol Free Zones for Ashfield
Ashfield is due to see a number of Alcohol Free Zones established in local parks and streets following requests from Ashfield police and consultations with the community. Nine locations will now become Alcohol Prohibited Areas between 9pm and 7am, including Allman Park, Pratten Park, Hammond Park and Ashfield Park. Some of the backstreets around Liverpool Road will also become 24 hour Alcohol Free Zones. For full details of the locations, visit the Inner West Council’s website. These restrictions will be reviewed in 12 months time.
n IN REVIEW - PHOTOGRAPHY By DAVID HUFTON
NORTON ST FASHION HUB
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Pacific Breeze’s mission is to help every woman radiate beauty and confidence in swimwear by creating a unique and vibrant range of coverup garments that flatter the silhouette while adding a pop of colour and style. Cover-ups are a unique, practical and fashionable option that can be enlisted at any time to add flair and intrigue to your summer wardrobe. With versatility at the core of Pacific Breeze’s designs, and availability in a range of sizes, these pieces offer different levels of coverage to suit any woman and all situations.
NAATH’s collection on show at the Ciao stage was the stylish, bold and confident “Madam Noir”: a simple, strictly black range of eveningwear which balances hints of both elegance and edginess. The collection is designed with busy millennial women in mind and caters to their frequent need to make a gentle transition between work and social outings. The fitted, minimalist pieces can be styled to any taste, and mix and match to facilitate interchangeable daytime and nighttime looks.
The Fashion Hub at Norton Street Festa saw Leichhardt Town Hall transformed into a runway for unique garments from emerging designers inspired by women from Australia and around the globe. From kaftans and cover-ups to sleek evening-wear and boho-chic with an Australian twist, the fashion on the Ciao stage showcased innovative blends of styles to get excited about.
Exotica swimwear welcomed the warmth of spring and summer by celebrating bright colours, vibrancy and everything bold in its line of garments. African prints embody these qualities, and so a beautiful and striking African print design adorned each swimsuit. The strength of expression on show in the colours and prints reflects what Exotica wants its wearers to be: proud, self-reliant and exuding confidence. If you want to bring the energy of summer to your swimwear and stand out when you hit the beach without breaking your bank account, Exotica’s line of unique and affordable swimwear will do the trick.
Amalina Aman is a designer based in Sydney and the first Australian Muslim designer to take her unique range of fashion to a global stage. She draws inspiration from the way that bohemian and gypsy styles of the 1960s and 1970s drew connections between culture, nature and femininity. At the Ciao stage she presented two collections: “Rebel Chicz” featured army patterns and printed chiffon fabrics, influenced by Amalina’s own personal rugged style. Her second collection, “Essences of the Outback,” was accented by colours and hues reminiscent of Australian desert landscapes to complement Amalina’s signature bohemian style.
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K Designs Handmade jewellery, stacking rings, ochre necklaces and much more.
Wear them together for a fancy look or separately for a more simple look. For your very own custom piece to go with that special outfit be sure to contact www.facebook.com/KDesigns11
Reina de Santiago The brand philosophy is to celebrate cultures by combining fabrics worn by womenin different parts of the world to create unique pieces.
Ava and Rose Ava and Rose is an online store for baby and toddler fashion and accessories. Sourced locally and internationally. www.facebook.com/Ava-and-Rose
Heidi & Jasper To provide elegant, unique, daring, stylish fashion that makes whoever is wearing it feel a million dollars! www.heidiandjasper.com
Runway Ready’s fashion aims to provide timeless items of clothing for women who are cool, confident and seeking to set their style apart from the rest. Sarrah Bek launched this online boutique after sensing a gap in Australian fashion markets for clothing that catered to the needs of women and mothers. Her prime consideration is ensuring that women not only look and feel fantastic, but that they can still be fashionable while retaining the freedom to move around comfortably and chase after children if need be.
Primadonnaau’s brand is chic and feminine, but pretty and powerful. Their garments have been inspired by a more romantic style and the subtlety of monochromes and gorgeous colours like marshmallow pink, blush, and periwinkle. They are an online start-up store devoted to creating a better online shopping experience and charge zero delivery fees for shipping across Australia.