Embed or link this publication


Winter fashion

Popular Pages

p. 1

free there s life in the inner west 188 25th may 2012 every fortnight success stories we salute our inner west local business award winners win movie tix get the gringo inner west mad men our local dons and bettys is taking over the inner west distributed in leichhardt annandale petersham stanmore newtown rozelle balmain drummoyne haberfield five dock concord summer hill plus dvds the skin i live in latte leftie returns scenes from the class struggle in dulwich hill on-trend foodies get pickled frosty fashion how to look hot in the cold model shae gets cosy at one of rozelle s local pubs can you guess where photo by nudzejma avdic new store now open free 2 hour parking at the italian forum with any purchase st t we grea ern quee n st cry sta ls prices are now being smash ed in leichhardt leichhardt balmain rd norton st we are here st renwick st italian forum x hwy a parr t matta rd auburn 9649 7900 belrose 9986 3331 blacktown 9622 1937 burwood 9745 6375 campsie 9789 9000 carlingford 9871 4522 caringbah 9525 0309 engadine 9520 8838 five dock 9713 4729 glebe 9660 6919 marrickville 9560 2488 merryland 9897 1011 neutral bay 9953 0609 revesby 9773 8510 riverwood 9153 7347 toukley 4396 4137 your local store 6-8 norton street leichhardt open mon-fri 8am-8pm sat-sun 9am-6pm ph 9560 7008 cc17942_ciao


p. 2

inner west whispers pssst pass on a whisper you ve heard to we are c!ao latte leftie with class war breaking out across the nation latte leftie has executed a putsch against his nemesis righteous rightie and returned to the political fray dear ll ­ i m a little confused as to which side i should be on in the class war on the one hand it s a rare treat to see the labor party departing from its trademark don t-frighten-thethoroughbred-horses timorousness on the other i ­ like every other inner westie i know ­ earn a six-figure income live in a house worth twenty times the average salary and was educated at a north shore private school just quietly i m also inclined to agree with tony abbott that the lower orders will splash their kiddies `schoolchild bonus up against the wall on a big night on the pokies at their local working man s club andrew annandale ll replies the tragedy of this poor excuse for a class war is that gillard and swan are waging it on behalf of a deluded lumpenproletariat who ve convinced themselves that being able to purchase a garish mcmansion a mere three-hour commute from civilisation is proof they re one pay rise away from joining the ruling class the real class conflict that s been tearing this country apart since that dulwich hill turncoat john howard assumed the leadership of the liberal party has been the unrelenting campaign waged against the creative class that s a bloody battle that s united everyone from grumpy old subscribers of the australian on the north shore to the vast armies of moronic daily telegraph readers in the west against we viciously persecuted inner-city elitists i m calling on newtown s tim freedman raised collaroy educated at shore law at sydney uni to marshall the left-leaning intelligentsia in a daring guerilla campaign against the proletarian-patrician pincer movement that threatens to consign this nation s bourgeois intellectuals to a cultural revolution-style fate n email with your dilemma leane senzamici newtown getting busy at the business awards pensioner riot at norton st chemist l the night of nights for local businesses the inner west local business awards ended in triumph for all with some even managing to get lucky yes you know what i mean our roving eyes spotted more than one work colleague getting a little frisky after the elation of a big win l the biggest surprise of the night was in the seafood outlet category where longstanding winner ocean foods was ousted by newcomer joe bagnato s joe s catch of the day unfortunately joe wasn t there to claim the coveted trophy ­ but he s very pleased to have won allegedly the owner of ocean foods who had won the award for 15 years running hasn t been sighted at the fish market in the last 10 years rumour has it however that he has been sighted at the blackjack table at the star in his own chair his shop has recently expanded perhaps doing whatever it can to recover from the scathing reviews on eatability having told this paper we are only a vw and he prefers to deal with porsches before rudely hanging up we can t help but think this king has lost his crown l if you thought there was a riot on norton st last weekend you are not alone the opening of cincotta chemist saw over 100 locals many of them italian pensioners waiting eagerly for the doors to open at 9am no one was prepared for the stampede it made the boxing day sales look lame fortunately arguments over who nabbed the bulk chewable vitamin c were eventually calmed by staff l why are there secret unmarked police cars hanging around darling st and the bay run one reason could be linked to the syrian consulate on darling st and the other well tree poisoning haven t these cops got better things to do food melissa leong photography nudzejma avdic columnist jared ingersoll c!ao history if you had taken a walk through quarantine reserve abbotsford some 30 years ago you would have seen the grand hexham house pictured standing at 7 checkley street unfortunately the house built in 1884 by captain john bell and later bought by lewy miall pattinson of soul pattinson chemists was demolished in 1982 following a fire on the premises the grounds of the property included the current quarantine reserve site which was an animal quarantine station in the early 1900s because of its accessible yet remote location image courtesy of city of canada bay jo grace design russell edwards art director editor nancy merlo publishing sonia komaravalli contributors russell edwards ben cregan nigel bowen jared ingersoll rachel hayter ciao things we love it s not plastic decorations that we love but the fact that these ones are hanging outside a thai restaurant in newtown ­ can you name which one we re not sure what grapes have to do with thai cuisine surely they re more suited to an italian eatery but they certainly brighten up the street book 3 classes and get the 4th cooking class free c!ao s voice · marrickville metro s `winter display ­ looks more like dead trees · procrastinating about getting out of your car on bitterly · the bad news for local cold mornings shopkeepers that christmas in july will not be happening · pop up cinemas have you in balmain this year seen the one on parramatta rd yet · the lara bingle reality show · pumpkin soup from the duke enmore · littering on world environment day june 5th or any other day actually · poncho-style knits · pubs with open fireplaces · the telegraph pole that s been overrun with shoes on king st newtown · the lunchtime soup specials at fwdhq in leichhardt ciao loves you and our photographers only supply photos for publication with consent we try and make you look your best no responsibility is accepted by ciao magazine for the accuracy of advertisements or information we welcome unsolicited editorial and pictorial contributions the opinions expressed in ciao magazine are those of contributors indemnifying the publisher from inaccuracy or consequences arising from its reproduction © all rights reserved no material is to be reproduced without written permission of the publisher ciao magazine is a free publication distribution advertising editorial enquiries 460a parramatta road petersham 2049 02 9518 3696 0405 032 032 ­ leane 0405 509 805 ­ sonia come cook with me cooking classes at food wine and design hq leichhardt call rebecca on 0417 208 772 what s in out out in ciao is locally owned and produced please recycle printed by spot press marrickville subscribe tired of missing out on your copy of ciao why not subscribe it costs just $75 per year to have ciao home delivered to your doorstep email with your address cover it s the 3 weeds hotel in rozelle model shae is wearing striped jumper and black skirt from marketplace leichhardt styled by shanel salih hair and makeup by david cranston shot by nudzejma avdic c!ao magazine there s life in the inner west 2


p. 3

renovating visit us today or buy online showroom open 7 days phoenix `vivid conical shower rose arm mirrored shaving cabinets 3 300mm only $144 4 450mm only $144 600mm only $152 7 750mm only $165 9 900mm only $180 1 1200mm only $220 polyurethane cabinets vizzini undermount kitchen sink 384 x 444 x 210mm sale price avalon vanity on legs 600mm only $361 750mm only $389 900mm only $417 1200mm only $658 polyurethane cabinet with ceramic top also available kickboard or wall hung rrp $149 now only 3 star wels rating 8 l/per min 85 save 198 $64 metro wall hung vanities with hidden handles vizzini square shower screen 1 10mm toughened glass 900mm x 900mm door av available with knob or bar handle rrp $1040 now only methven satinjet shower rail 10 year warranty vizzini momento fixed over bath screen c change your ugly shower curtains now sh 10 10mm toughened glass 70 700mm wide x 1450 high rrp $699 now only 740 save polyurethane cabinet with ceramic top 600mm only $415 750mm only $435 900mm only $495 1200mm only $699 also available on legs or kickboard rrp $405 now only $300 manhattan toilet suite close coupled full ceramic soft close seat rrp $400 now only 199 230 save $469 designer floor waste vizzini lucio wall faced toilet suite toi easy clean ceramic quick release soft close seat geberit flush system rrp $695 now only bermuda mk iii toilet wall faced toilet suite easy clean ceramic quick release soft close seat geberit flush system 300 save $100 adp sante fe 1 wall hung vanity unit australian made with german hardware 900 x 475 x 400mm cabinet available in 4 different colours rrp $696 now only 395 also available in 1500mm designer floor waste smart tile 100mm only rrp $89 rrp $795 now only 525 now only 49.90 save $39 vizzini `phoenician free standing bath roma bath set alisha ii basin mixer 5 year warranty australian standard 5 star water rating 1730 x 790 x 730mm rrp $1599 now only modern bath tap set suitable for any bathroom rrp $150 now only 580 1090 save $509 64 save $86 rrp $380 now only 159 74-76 pyrmont bridge rd 200m from parramatta rd camperdown/glebe 9519 551 1 a t li best b d australia s b t brands


p. 4

community life how do our local libraries rate anyone who still thinks libraries are stuffy poky places stocked with old books and dud cds needs to get out more some inner west ones are real gems all around the world libraries are embracing the digital era and becoming 21st century information hubs our local ones have had mixed success ­ their fate really depends on how progressive their local council is some have fabulous new green buildings and become popular gathering places for all the community especially the young but others are struggling r oad test rant the inner west s mad men mad men s series five is finally underway to excitement of its fans they just can t get enough of that fabulous `60s style the suits the haircuts and the smoking but what fascinates so many devotees of the long-running series is its insight into what makes us who we are today put simply ­ it sets the scene for our times all the tumultuous undercurrents which transformed the world we now live in were swirling away just beneath the surface in the early part of that decade feminism environmentalism consumerism gay rights and race equality are all expertly woven into the plot lines and the razor sharp dialogue only a few years later they would explode violently onto the streets and go on to define our politics right through to the present day set in the advertising world of manhattan these `mad men are the brightest smartest and most socially aware people of their time nowadays we are appalled at their sexism and racism and we gasp in amazement as don draper the lead character and his wife betty casually dump all their picnic litter on the ground at a local park rest assured in 50 years time people will be equally appalled by us don and betty live in the ultra respectable and affluent suburb of ossining a commute out of new york this is john cheever country ­ land of the well-salaried but angst-ridden white professional midway through series three in a pivotal plot line for their our mad men have made marriage betty who is the inner west rich independently wealthy gets involved in a nimby campaign to save the neighbourhood from development her throw away line says it all they should just do it in newburgh it s already disgusting betty had a talent for marketing but don was too distracted to care though he s blindsided later by the rich politician who did take up betty s cause don don pay attention if betty were still alive she d be around the same age nearly 90 as one of balmain s still active resident campaigners today a coincidence ­ sure but symbolic too for our very own mad men have defined and shaped the inner west s last 50 years wealthy media-savvy professionals have waged campaigns against a working waterfront balmain public housing mort bay public transport rozelle foreign uni students callan park a police station leichhardt a mall marrickville woolworths annandale and a leagues club rozelle the class bias is obvious but they re only the big ones there have been many more aimed at preventing additional housing and turning infill sites into spacious leafy parks as a result property prices have soared that s not a coincidence don a self-made man doesn t understand betty campaigning for free they should pay your for this he says political tragics will care designed by the same architectural team who did the astonishing new concord library below and five dock it features the now familiar style of local government public spaces bright primary colours great big typography though still small-ish it s funky and friendly ­ a huge improvement on the old one big collection of asian graphic novels they ve got their demographic figured wi-fi slow renewals online overdue alerts email overdues 25c per day concord architects brewster hjorth have excelled marrickville themselves on canada bay s new flavalle poor marrickville its hopes for a modern facility st facility a short walk from concord s lost in the cold war-style political warfare that cafés and restaurants it s dramatic and consumes its council the library is `old school striking architecture if you haven t visited hidden on the side of its imposing town hall it s already do so if only for a coffee or lunch poky and dowdy but also apparently needs on the sunny balcony the café operator a dress code bare chests and skimpy clothing said business was awesome and it s not concord library is cooler than an apple store may cause offence i dutifully kept my shirt on hard to see why ­ you could easily spend who use its spacious study areas attend the kids though the staffer i spoke to looked pretty casual all day in the light filled free flowing and very book readings or view the regularly changing and hipper than my tattooed barista he was also stylish space over two floors by far the best reading photographic exhibits after 4pm teens take over a spot in the inner west with a great view to boot incredibly helpful friendly and enthusiastic and much better hangout than the mall perhaps lured that counts for a star wi-fi good renewals canada bay s libraries even have auto checkout by the amazing and vast dvd collection leichhardt online overdue alerts email and sms and a phone app their very impressive five overdues 2 days grace then 25c per item per day earns an extra star just for stocking lesbian dock one five stars too feels like an avant vampire killers wi-fi not working during my visit garde cosmopolitan café/bookshop do canada leichhardt staff couldn t help renewals online overdue bay residents know how lucky they are wi-fi leichhardt is in the same political doldrums as alerts email overdues 30c then 10c per day fast generous 5 hours but clunky code required marrickville and given the forlorn fate of the italian renewals online overdue alerts snail mail ashfield forum many may have now forgotten there s a overdues 50c for first 2 weeks $2 after library hidden away in a dark corner a pity because ashfield council may have blown its budget on n russell edwards it s an impressive facility well loved by regulars its swish new civic centre but only grumps and storm the fort join the crowd of thousands as fort street high school boots up for a day of festival fun the bi-annual fort street festival will be held on sunday 3rd june with all funds raised on the day going towards the school s art music and other educational programs last year s event attracted a staggering 5000 visitors from across the local community and this year everyone is invited again to enjoy carnival rides face painting and the international food fair the highlight of the day is always the popular rock band competition the battle of the bands showcasing some of the inner west s best `garage bands as they battle it out for the top title the multi-award winning ensembles of fort st high school and invitation bands representing the wider local school community will also be performing visitors are welcome to browse stalls selling everything from books to cakes jams and lemonade or take a seat at the fort café for a relaxing coffee break while being entertained by jazz groups wandering performers mimes and drama students either way it will be an enjoyable day for the whole family so mark it in your diary n fort street high school cnr palace st parramatta rd petersham photo courtesy of brewster hjorth architects what s on compiled by nancy merlo email sunday 27th may info@ciaomagazi attn nancy free community events listings are don don so smart yet so dumb follow the money n salvatore romano yen columnist romy ash is coming to the library on friday 1st june at 1pm to talk about her entertaining novel floundering while one of australia s greatest established authors tom keneally will be the guest author on 22nd june talking about the daughters of mars his new book tells the story of the durance sisters who leave australia to nurse during wwi to escape the pain and guilt of their mother s death and their inherited future don t miss out bookings essential 7 includes refreshments n for more info call 9911 6210 or email claude.broomhead@canadabay.nsw sunday 3rd 10th june weds 30th may to sat 3rd june the piano diaries returning to the camelot lounge by popular demand is the piano diaries featuring the multi-talented actress singer and songwriter joanna weinberg kicking off at 7.30pm the piano diaries is the story of joanna s life written on the piano rather than in a diary a sell-out show throughout sydney last year this is your second chance to witness the amazingly intense personal account of joanna s life with all its love disappointment joy and despair expressed through music a fierce and funny story that crosses continents decades and genres this powerful musical performance is not to be 4 joanna weinberg missed tickets are $25 and are available at n camelot lounge 19 marrickville rd marrickville cnr railway parade newtown shopkeepers a collection of portraits by nic bezzina that capture the shopkeepers who make newtown such a unique and diverse place will be on display at chrissie cotter at the exhibition titled newtown shopkeepers opening wednesday 30th may from 6pm to 8pm time is fleeting and the community is always changing but this project will preserve the identities and stories of sydney s most vibrant suburb for our community for generations to come don t miss out on this stunning display ­ you might even recognise a few faces one of newtown s unique faces n chrissie cotter gallery pidcock st camperdown month of june author talks at concord library a fantastic range of authors will be visiting concord library this june as part of the author talk series debut author and regular sport of the month marrickville council s sport of the month for june is badminton locals are invited to come and try a free session on sunday 3rd or sunday 10th june from 10am to 1pm ­ and who knows they just might find a new


p. 5

n local gigs friday 1st june n local movies def fx insurge dex fx are extremely old school and at this point $35 is an excellent price to see a band that probably won t make it out to australia again take the plunge show your support and have a radical time ­ that s at least guaranteed 8pm the factory theatre enmore $35 saturday 2nd june free c d u le tiwinkoebts movies passes infertility is a pain for ryan kwanten ghostface killah +doom chino xl i really shouldn t recommend this but i will it could be amazing fun last time i saw doom live it was in london and it was actually atrocious but ghostface killah ­ who knows and who can turn down one of the greats of this era s hiphop 8pm enmore theatre friday 8th june sydney film festival june 6 17 it s been a while since the inner west featured in a major oz movie 2000 s looking for alibrandi 2006 s junkie drama candy which makes this year s sff particularly exciting as not only is opening night s special not suitable for children starring ryan kwanten set here but two entries in the prestigious official competition are directed by inner westies world war ii family drama lore is marrickville resident cate shortland s longawaited follow-up to her acclaimed somersault meanwhile her partner tony krawitz tackles one of christos tsiolkas s the slap toughest novels dead europe we ll keep you posted prison life suits this gringo the crooked fiddle band the rusty spring syncopators get the gringo america s insatiable appetite for drugs has had an odd side effect an entire country mexico has become a set for comic hollywood westerns of course 50,000 dead in their gang ravaged badlands is nothing to laugh at but if anyone can get away with trying it s mel gibson in a dramatic apocalypto-style return to form the actor/producer sets the freewheeling farcical tone early when dressed as a clown he thunders across the mexican border hotly pursued by us cops he s promptly whacked in a hellish mexican slammer el pueblito modelled on a real-life prison where inmates can keep their families whores and illicit drug businesses intact the tough cheerfully amoral mad mel quickly schemes an escape apart from the body count surely nearing mexico s own drug war toll a tale of redemption does unfold in this otherwise very suspect project not to mention great stunts and laugh-out-loud jokes even in a hellhole you still have apple computers in the now ubiquitous product placement scene a grungy low-life opens his macbook pro and another scum-of-theearth promptly shoots it love it ctc from may 31 n thanks to icon films we have 10 double in-season passes to give away details below at the multiplex what to expect when you re expecting let s be charitable and assume this was written by an 8-year old who else would think a supposedly flatulent unborn baby worthy of an extended gag cameron diaz and jennifer lopez are just two of the hollywood a-listers who collect cheques for this crass and utterly mirthless affair most of the jokes are about body fluids but it also features several gormless male doormats marketed as a chick-flick but a warning to any woman tempted to drag a reluctant male companion along don t there will be no happy ending m15 from may 31 n reviews ­ re not suitable for children wednesday june 6th 7.30pm and saturday june 9th 4.00pm opens nationally july 5 dead europe thursday june 6th 6.30pm and friday june 15th 12.00pm lore saturday june 9th 6.15pm and sunday 10th june 11.30am n bookings and full program­ 1300 733 733 the crooked fiddle band the crooked fiddle band are always worth checking out live even just to see the changes they ve made in their setlist if you re planning a big and/or fancy night i d recommend the dinner and show option but otherwise the view from the top deck is always exemplary 8pm the vanguard newtown $18.80 bf $53.80 dinner show n claire albrecht n dvds we love win dvds welcome to chick-flick hell let s get ready to rumble what better way to spend your june long weekend than enjoying a soulful musical spectacular at a local venue sit back listen and tap along with your feet in a world of over-produced music matt the rumble morrison and his band the rumble ators are a retro pleasure to hear their authentic repertoire of original soul surf and blues and be transported back to a time when musicians were both masters of song writing and dynamite live performers come along to the group s cd launch at notes live 7pm sunday 10th june joining the launch of the debut release gemini will be renowned keyboard player clayton doley on his hammond organ and south australian star snooks la vie on vocals don t miss this night of amazing music visit for more information and tickets notes live 75 enmore road newtown and matt s cd the skin i live in much of the enjoyment in bad-boy auteur pedro almodòvar s lurid melodrama comes from its shock value so perhaps its best to give as few details as possible at any rate there is so much perversely clever plotting and so many mad twists that no one would believe anything i wrote antonio banderas plays the plastic surgeon whose family traumas and personal demons have lead him into a secret skin regeneration project with a mysterious beautiful woman elena anaya who also appears to be his prisoner who is she there s a horrifyingly icky revelation at the end that may well make you gasp what you are getting as in all of this spanish director s films is tremendous visual flair a visceral sense of style and a bravura storytelling ability which has few equals in contemporary cinema ma15 available now n thanks to transmission films we have 5 dvd copies to giveaway details below win tix caption xxx xxxxxx put down that axe talent the dulwich hill badminton club is hosting the sessions at dulwich hill high school located at fairfowl lane dulwich hill enter via fairfowl street people of all ages are welcome but bookings are essential n for more info of to register call kathy from the badminton club on 0404 613 456 or email thursday 7th june n to win a double pass to the show plus a copy of matt s new cd email and tell us where you get your ciao available requiring 8 ply wool and number 8 needles and you can bring your own wool or use what s provided visit www for more info n marrickville library community room 2-14 fisher street petersham sunday 17th june knitting group knit together is a knitting and crochet group that welcomes new members and invites knitting enthusiasts to come along to make some new friends learn some new skills and swap ideas the knitting group meets at 1.30pm on the first and third thursday of every month and offers the chance to knit or crochet something for yourself a friend or for the wrap with love project which provides handmade wraps to victims of natural disasters war and poverty instruction and patters for wraps are draw sketch create every now and then it s good to stop and take a look at your surroundings join in this local outdoor drawing and sketching workshop organised by ashfield council and let the great outdoors inspire your creative side the class is free and all materials are provided if necessary although people who prefer to use their own equipment are welcome to wear suitable clothing for the outdoor weather and bring a snack some water and your creativity class starts at 12pm bookings essential by emailing n call anthia on 9716 1866 for more info patchwork of memories of balmain in the `50s `60s `70s and `80s will be on display at balmain library till june 18th as part of this year s heritage festival the large canvases were painted in the early `90s when jan faced the milestone of turning 40 ­ she wanted to record the changing world by capturing images from her childhood and young womanhood of places like balmain ice works the dickson primer site balmain hoyts and the area s colourful raffish pubs which all became a montage enclosed in her art don t miss this fantastic opportunity to see our wonderful area and it s history reflected in jan s work n for more info call 9367 9211 mort bay s infamous forth clyde until monday 18th june win movie passes dvds to be in the running to win a double pass to get the gringo and/or a dvd copy of the skin i live in email your name and postal balmain library exhibition jan wood s painting exhibition a address to telling us where you picked up your copy of ciao if you give us an order of preference too we ll do our best community glamour at its best 5


p. 6

2012 the sponsors congratulate the winners of the 2012 inner west local business awards major sponsor congratulations to all you dedicated local business people achieving excellence in your work life breakfast point is proud to be supportive in this and also to provide opportunity for excellence in your home and family lifestyle too kony who a couple of months ago i was chatting to someone in charge of the communications department of a major australian charity he said that if he had a dollar for every time someone had suggested you guys should really do a kony-type video he d never have to do any fundraising again even back in that initial flush of konymania he was sceptical that the clicktivist campaign would result in anything more than a bunch of middle-class westerners getting a feel-good buzz no doubt many gen y inner westies were among the 100 million odd people who were intoxicated by the possibility of righting one of the world s wrongs it would be easy to snigger at those who jumped on the bandwagon but were unable to maintain their rage about the fate of africa s child soldiers any longer than it takes to post a facebook status update broadcasting one s moral righteousness but the sad fact is that kony 2012 illustrates that even idealism has fallen victim to the narcissism that s engulfed first world societies once upon a time it was accepted that improving the lot of others might mean making personal sacrifices in the 30s the grandfathers of today s slacktivists fought franco s fascists in the spanish civil war by the time their parents took to the streets in the late 60s activism was already taking on onanistic overtones at the hands of the me generation but to give the boomers their due vietnam war protesters were still willing to run the risk of getting their skulls busted open by police batons but people don t do martyrdom any more they buy charity singles assuring them that they are the world clap along at u2 concerts when the tax-dodging bono calls on governments to spend more on foreign aid fire off a smart-arse tweets about gay marriage to q&a or flaunt a wristband or ribbon signalling their championing of the cause de jour ultimately the pop-cultural success of the kony video had nothing to do with our interest in africa and everything to do with our interest in selfesteem sugar hits once the kony campaign had served that purpose it s no surprise everyone ­ inner westies included ­ moved on in search of the next painless ego trip n nigel bowen winner n a local look at the news n ciao s mailbox media partners support sponsors burwood council would like to congratulate all the finalists and winners of the local business awards you are the real engine of the inner west ashfield council congratulates the finalists and winners of the local business awards thank you for the hard work good customer service and innovation you provide the community of the inner west as a proud sponsor leichhardt council congratulates all winners finalists and nominees of the 2012 inner west local business awards it is an acknowledgment of all your hard work and dedication to serving the local community as your strive for excellence congratulations last issue we whispered that harris farm may be opening on victoria road drummoyne hello there ­ i note you state that `harris farm is viewed as a reputable company with strong ethical values really then why are they selling cage eggs a practice that the rspca and others have been trying to ban for some time as it is widely acknowledged to be incredibly cruel in fact the last time i visited harris farm the only eggs they had for sale were the cage variety needless to say i voted with my feet and haven t returned pass the word on and maybe practices will change ps love the paper cheers ­ viv n send your letters to us by emailing info@ciaomagazine or make a comment on our blog http ciaomag status update our pick of the best you can tell people who travel a lot when they start dressing like their luggage hung le comic 17th may norton plaza offers a warm congratulations to the winners of the inner west local business awards being an intergral part of the local community and offering business excellence is sometihng we all strive for ashfield mall would like to congratulate both finalists and winners of the inner west local business awards and wish them every success in the future 2012 my guitar school matt jodi the team from my guitar school would like to thank all their wonderful students families for their amazing support it s because of you that we re who we are and doing what we do ­ so thank you want to see why we re the most outstanding specialised business in the inner west just call us on 1300 853 566 or visit our website at strathfield plaza would like to congratulate all entrants and winners of the 2012 inner west local business awards and also wish them the best of luck throughout the year inner west canterbury bmw driving strong relationships canterbury bmw congratulates all contestants who participated in the 2012 local business awards any business who recognises the importance of customer service and strives to meet customer expectations is a winner best wishes for next year burwood plaza understands the importance and significance small businesses play within the community we congratulate all finalists and winners of the local business awards my guitar school marketplaceleichhardt proudly support local business and offer a huge congratulations to all the winners of the 2012 local business awards 1/135 kings road five dock ph 9747 0274 birkenhead point would like to congratulate all entrants and winners of the 2012 inner west local business awards and wish them every success in the future ashbiz congratulates all the finalists and winners of the local business awards in these trying economic times it is wonderful to see so many businesses surviving we wish you all the very best from the team at success women s network congratulations on reaching this milestone it s an opportunity to help each other grow business contacts information and ideas for business success television sydney congratulates the finalists and winners of this years local business awards and looks forward to continuing its support of the local communities of sydney winner 2012 blooms the chemist balmain inner west proudly managed by awarding business excellence since 1985 blooms the chemist balmain is delighted to have won the inner west local business award for best pharmacy caroline and her team thank everyone for their support blooms the chemist 273 darling st balmain ph 9810 2942 vote online 6


p. 7

winner 2012 inner west inner west business award winners 19 new clients receive shellac nails manicure book in now lip wax or eyebrow tint this is our way of saying thankyou to you our valued clients 36 thomas st ashfield ph 9799 7939 winner beauty services inner west local business awards 2012 existing paris pearl clients for a free describe your clients my salon guests vary some are high profile people that hold major positions in big companies and tend to be control freaks that other people are scared of intelligent talented and perfectionists they love me putting their feet back on the ground on the flip side there are shy guests some slightly insecure but beautiful in personality then there are my funny girls nut crackers we laugh so hard you can hear it through the salon but again perfectionists what is your signature treatment anything i put my hand to and the fact that we are connected to lots of the best doctors here in sydney that can enhance anything and everything but i guess if you asked sydney they would say eyebrows what are some beauty trends for autumn/winter thicker eyebrows tinting eyebrows eyelash tinting and warm facials it s a great time to replenish the skin after summer for massage it s aromatherapy swedish remedial hot rock therapy even sports massage for hair lots of balayage coppers reds violets chocolates burgundy and even blonde colours are in you have created an oasis here in ashfield what are the future plans for paris pearl paris pearls future plans are to continue providing a safe clean and fun environment that offers down to earth services with down to earth prices i look forward to turning my salon into a college of knowledge to raise new and great beauty therapists and hairdressers who carve their paths through their dreams is there anything you wanted to say to your clients paris pearl hair and beauty lounge member that has left that has not invited us to their engagement wedding or birth of a child and or in a few cases of my part timers their 21st birthdays we screen our staff and they go through two family members before they get to me because i need to know that everyone will get on and when they don t they will get through it without any long term grudges my team are very strong minded people they all have great a sense of humour and even if they are not the joker they get the joke they have great ideas and are not scared to voice their opinions they have great confidence in me as a team leader and know that if anything goes how do you feel about winning the award a little astray that they can call on me and i will always have the answer my team members support each other they all have respect for their this is another sign that we are a great business and that people guests elders or guests who may have a disability they are true to who do really care about us as much as we care about them i am very passionate about what i do and how i train my staff it s not always easy they are they are not fake and they believe in this journey and they are hard workers they have been the strength and support for me through my as i have very high standards i have been unwell over some time and only just got out of hospital i wasn t even going to go to the presentation illness and they are the most beautiful pearls i have ever cultured night for this award what makes you stand out i work with my sister kate my daughter iezcha my niece naomi who just lost her mother last year and now my son who has also decided to join the team he just embarked on an old fashion barbering course as much as i was unwell i could not let the team down they were so excited and reminded me how exciting it was to just be nominated to watch my team who were so proud was just the icing on the cake i am not allowed to eat they were on cloud nine and without them over the last year there would be no paris pearl i really believe my team won this award i am the international eyebrow shaping champion and that has brought business into the area from all over sydney interstate and believe it or not from overseas this has attracted many stars singers and actors you can visit our salon and be sitting next to someone famous and not even realize it s so funny when someone comes and says is that so and so i laugh and say please tell me you did not stare at her/him the whole time and a guest will say of course not i am one of your stars too aren t i jo and i say you re all stars in my eyes paris pearl hair and beauty lounge snaffled the beauty services award amongst some stiff competition owner joanne miles tells ciao about their success thank you for supporting not just me but my family my staff my salon and our community i have loved meeting you all and watching you grow it s amazing how many clients helped me by allowing my staff to do their i am a state champion at acrylic nail excellence although we tend to hide your children grow and your babies grow i have loved the fact that once treatments this helped to build their confidence the gifts texts and you have built trust with me that you leave your teenagers to have their that trophy now we specialise in pedicures and manicures as they are kind words have been overwhelming winning this award has rebooted done in a big private room we sterilize all stainless steel products and all own relationship with me that proves to me that you trust me and that my hard drive so to speak it is just simply amazing is such a privilege i was told you are the world s champion why would other equipment is disposable what are the highlights of working in your business i counsel my clientele as a extra care of duty because i can and will go on you want to stick your salon in the inner west take it to the city i have to offering psychology we can massage you give you a facial pedicure lived all over sydney and i can tell you this the inner west sets the trend firstly to tell a young beautiful 18-year-old girl that she was hired and manicure give you the best brows in town over a few visits and sort your in fashion hair and beauty last but not least my dad came to this that she also gets an apprenticeship when i know that i have helped award night he has always lived on the north side and has just moved problems out at the same time someone and i can pass down some of my many skills it s like a new to drummonyne he said i used to give you such a hard time for moving family member and i m elated secondly to know that our clientele i am a hairdresser and hair is new to our salon we are up-skilling the here with the kids but i feel since i moved here that maybe you guys are being treated with good old fashion service that cannot be beaten right hairdressers to cater for all our guests i won the creative hair have been keeping a secret it does not matter what fang dangled machine you have in the place styling competition a few years ago i love doing up styles thank you and see you all soon because if we are the best what does thirdly i am also a crisis counselor and currently studying psychology at what is the nicest thing a client has said about you that say about you university it has become a thrill for me to kill two birds with one stone do you know why i love coming here jo i said why she said besides your team is being great at what you do you are a feast of information n 36 thomas street ashfield my team changes from time to time but there is never been a staff ph 9799 7939


p. 8

kitchen with melissa leong pickled onions ingredients around 1kg of small pickling onions peeled 1 tsp juniper berries ½ tsp white mustard seeds 3 cloves 1 star anise ½ tsp fennel seeds 3 bay leaves 1 tsp black peppercorns ½ tsp sichuan peppercorns 1 750ml bottle of white vinegar ½ cup white sugar method dissolve the salt in 4 cups of water add the peeled onions cover and stand for around 8 hours drain the onions and rinse them under the tap in a medium saucepan combine the pickling spices vinegar and sugar bring to a boil and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes until the mixture thickens slightly pack the onions into a large sterilised jar or several small ones if you re gifting them once the liquid has cooled pour the liquid over the onions ensuring the onions are completely covered seal the jars and allow them to sit for 4 to 5 weeks before eating they ll keep for up to six months or more that s if they last that long without being gobbled down enjoy n wine with winsor classic cab barwang 2010 cabernet sauvignon a delicious cool-climate cabernet made from fruit grown in the hilltops region outside young this is an elegant fleshy red that can often be found on special there are some classic dark blackcurrant flavours dark chocolate and minty notes along with some cedary oak that adds structure rather than intruding this would be great with a winter beef casserole $18 bargain bin de bortoli 2010 sacred hill unwooded colombard chardonnay it s hard to go wrong with a bright vibrant white wine that has plenty of fresh fruity appeal but costs well under a tenner an unwooded blend of colombard and chardonnay this is a revelation at the price ­ with some attractive stone fruit characters and crisp green apple acidity a delicious match with spicy asian dishes or some fish and chips $7.50 get yourself into a pickle the year 2012 will be known for several conspicuous food trends alongside the casualisation of dining and a rise of the humble barbeque as the centre of the altar of cuisine there is the popularisation of everything handmade we re talking jamming pickling preserving and bottling ­ it s way more personal than a re-gifted box of soaps at christmas and a lot tastier here s a recipe for pickled onions inspired by what i ve come to know as `bum hummers they re great with a ploughman s lunch or on a cheese board at the markets n vegetables eggplants $3 4/kg celery $2 3/bunch plentiful and great in vegie soups chinese cabbage fennel aniseed $1.50 2 cooked or raw green capsicum $3 4 cauliflower $2 3 each a good buy and great with a creamy cheese sauce chestnuts $4 10/kg tomato prices have risen across all varieties but for best value go for cherry or grape tomatoes n fruit lemons $2 5/kg packham pears $1 4/kg sweet navel oranges $1.50 4 kg ending their season soon and apples granny smith red delicious and royal gala $2 6/kg n trim s fresh shop 21 marketplace leichhardt 9572 6886 winner bright blend voyager estate 2010 girt by sea girt by sea is a cabernet sauvignon/merlot blend from standout margaret river winery voyager estate and the product of another excellent vintage out west it s a mediumbodied red more ballerina than boxer with some very smart berry fruit characters and a plushness on the palate soft and smooth it is a wine made for enjoying in its youth and would be great with a gourmet hamburger $24 n 2012 uper deli s footprints eco festival expressions of interest building on the success of the 2011 footprints ecofestival leichhardt council is proud to announce that the festival will be returning to inner west whites creek valley park annandale on sunday 26th august 2012 11am 3pm lamia super deli has been established for over 50 years but was taken over by the current owners harry and christina 15 years ago and has gained a loyal following ever since winners of the inner west business award for best deli this year the shop has become an institution in marrickville and specialises in european particularly greek gourmet products they are also known for their excellent service and selection of we are currently seeking expressions of interest from businesses and organisations interested in having a stall at the footprints eco festival we are accepting applications from food stalls advocacy organisations sustainable retailers and any other organisations that are driven by sustainable objectives your stall will gain exposure to thousands of festival attendees applications are now open visit to download the application form or contact the community events coordinator ­ costa atzemis ph 9367 9359 e quality imported and local goods closing date friday 20 july 2012 8 © ciao magazine 2012


p. 9

rowie s decadent chocolate mousse cake serves 10-12 340g dark chocolate 70 cocoa solids chopped 225g unsalted butter chopped 5 eggs 210g caster sugar 100ml water 250g raspberries 1 preheat the oven to 120°c grease a 20cm round cake tin 2 melt chocolate and butter in heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water don t let the bowl touch the water 3 beat eggs and 70g of the sugar in a bowl with electric beaters for 8 minutes until tripled in volume 4 combine remaining sugar and water in saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar has dissolved pour into the melted chocolate and set aside to cool slightly if the mixture goes lumpy give it a stir 5 fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and beat slowly until smooth pour into prepared tin 6 place a folded tea towel in a large roasting tin place cake tin on top and add enough water to reach three quarters of the way up the side of the tin bake for 1 hour until set ­ it should be bouncy and firm but still a little sticky cool in water 7 gently turn out onto a serving plate when cooled decorate with raspberries and serve get on the rowies consumer with a wow in the box factor ­ where all the flavours of cake were different in tone and texture and tasted so good you didn t need to be allergy free or intolerant to enjoy them shortly after that rowie s cakes was born what advice do you have for people with food intolerances smile being told you re allergic or intolerant doesn t mean that you re to be confined to a life of culinary boredom the reality is you will eat better and feel better it s all about creating taste out of a perception that life without gluten will be bland and rubbery i ve made it my sole `cooking quest to bump the bland out of allergy and gluten free by understanding the science of different flours and grains that you can bake and cook with do you have a favourite out of your range of treats i waver between differing flavours dependent on the weather really but i do have to say i have two personal favourites rowie s sexy choc l orange and also a new biscuit i ve created rowie s chocolate and raspberry bikkie if you could invite anyone to dinner who would you invite jamie oliver he s like a food warrior and thoroughly dedicated to changing people s lives by educating them to eat cook and create amazing food with fresh uncomplicated ingredients cooking for jamie would be wicked n to enter the kidsxpress cupcake challenge call 9380 9220 for more information to win a copy of rowie s cookbook indulge published by harper collins email winner recipes on the run pineapplecaramelsugar on monday night i shut my laptop with at least 10 more hours of work to get through it was 4:45pm and i had a heartbeat to get to the butchers before closing so away i flew two protesting kids in tow who had not stopped fighting the whole afternoon when i got there i realised that not only did i not care what i ate but i had no idea what to cook the boys would you please stop hitting your brother and tell me what you want for dinner i pleaded pineaplecarramelsugar for a second i contemplated giving it to them because then at least i could have some peace but good old-fashioned parental guilt kicked in and i realised that because i love my boys and their health is important to me that i had better give them something that would nourish them what did i cook pineapple caramel and sugar an instant hit below is a throw-together recipe with some other ingredients chucked in for good measure and it was a meal that lasted two days ingredients 1 rack of smoked pork ribs cut into individual bones which contain caramel a couple of kilos of chicken wings 1 whole pineapple peeled and cut into big chunks a stack of carrots peeled and cut into big chunks a couple of onions peeled and sliced a few cloves of garlic 2 tins of tomato soy a touch of sugar lots of fresh lime juice and chopped coriander to finish method pull out your biggest pot sauté the onions and garlic in a little oil until tender then throw everything else in and cover with plenty of cold water bring it all up to the boil and then turn down to a simmer and cook for about 1.5 hours how to eat day 1 ­ eat the chicken wings and carrots first with a bit of rice or boiled noodles leave the pork bones in the left over liquid and place in the fridge day 2 ­ bring them out and cook for a further 1.5 hours with some steamed broccoli n jared ingersoll at home with rowie dillon pioneer of gluten-free cooking rowie dillon of rowie s cakes in marrickville is one of many cake artisans taking part in the kidsxpress cupcake challenge in support of children that have experienced loss and trauma the june 20th challenge has corporate teams battle it out masterchef-style to see who can decorate the most cupcakes in 40 minutes under the expert guidance of tutors like rowie how did the idea for rowie s cakes come about it s one thing to dream and another to execute i have done both over 11 years ago i was made redundant in my advertising job ­ just prior to that i had an accident where i got third-degree burns to my hands during that period being gluten intolerant i saw there was a gap in the marketplace for awesome tasting treats so i thought about delivering something to the butcher inner west local business awards 2012 craig cook s prime quality meats prime quality meats 2012 inner west prime quality meats winner of the inner west local business award for best butcher craig cook says he ll be back next year bigger and better than ever it s an exciting time at prime quality meats with their recent win and newly launched online ordering system with home delivery which means their fresh produce is now only a mouse click away here s what craig had to say when we caught up with him after the awards how does it feel to be an inner west local business award winner it feels fantastic what s next for craig cook s prime quality meats to win again next year how does prime quality meats online work the online side of the business very simply will open us up to not only all areas of nsw but in time the whole of australia too the increasing costs of opening shop fronts in shopping centres are pushing retailers more towards online services with home delivery we are now able to offer our specialty lines and our homegrown beef and lamb to people no matter where they are any day of the week this in itself not only brings a new level of customer satisfaction but also brings more awareness of the name synonymous with quality ­ craig cook s prime quality meats why have you decided to go online as discussed above it is simply a way into the future and we do believe with more and more technology taking over the world the future will hold a huge amount of appeal for online ordering this also will eliminate in an economic climate that s tough time poor customer issues of getting to your store where in sydney do you deliver we will deliver anywhere do you think you ll be back to take home another award next year i do most definitely not only with new stores in the area but also with meat retailing at a level other retailers have not seen yet n prime quality meats drummoyne shop 113a birkenhead point outlet centre 5 roseby street drummoyne ph 9719 8933 thankyou to all our delightful and special customers order now online our stores balgowlah david jones food hall bondi junction meat poultry drummoyne northbridge north sydney butcher rhodes st ives david jones food hall market st meat poultry leichhardt newcastle community glamour at its best 9


p. 10

promotion photography nudzejma avdic stylist shanel salih model shae from bliss models management hair makeup david cranson from ubeauty makeup hair location 3 weeds hotel rozelle fashion 1 the academy brand tan chino pants $99.95 and the academy overdye plum jumper $129.95 all from style society converse all star high top white shoes $89.95 from ungars shoes 2 2.miss cherry navy leather skirt $59.95 and mika gala white sparkle top $35 1 3 fahrenheit beige knit $49.95 and mika gala colourful mini knit skirt $35 4 the academy brand white collared shirt $89.95 the academy brand navy and white stripe jumper $109.95 and the academy brand charcoal chino pants $99.95 4 3 10 style society l 275 ramsay road haberfield tel 8964 7335 open tuesday to sunday


p. 11

1 2 3 1 wish black leather rocker ponte pants $110 wish orange talga longline tunic $89.95 and wish cream faux fur vest $139.95 all from adam eve me tony bianco nero black wedges $149.95 from ungars shoes 2 sunny girl black pencil skirt $49 lauxes sexual black essential tank $19 junk throw over cardigan $109 and all that glitters tan belt $25 all from liana valeria grossi black lindi heel $139.95 from ungars shoes 3 terry pointelle knit top in sunset marble $39.99 and marcia high-rise skinny tube jeans in deep disco $89.99 all from jeans west eos beige leather boots $219.95 from ungars shoes 4 sunny girl ivory coat $99 8 birdies striped jumper $39 and sunny girl black skirt $49.99 all from miche boutique django and juliette black fur nauru boots $149.95 from ungars shoes 5 hot sydney twill ponte pants in stone $179 and navy meredith cowl neck jumper $139 all from bacio collection diana ferrari black nelly boots $219.95 from ungars shoes 5 marketplace sources miche boutique shop 68 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9550 9288 jeanswest shop 23 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9568 3181 ungars shoes shop 71 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9550 0842 adam eve me shop 43 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9569 9778 bacio collection 4 liana shop 34 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9564 3806 community glamour at its best 11 shop 62 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9560 5795.


p. 12

snap happy email your snaps to trimfresh win best grocer in the inner west go team little big tweens winter fashion show sally anne karen pederson and joanne were the lovely volunteers from the trading circle at the fairtrade showcase in balmain anna saleh performing at the fairtrade fortnight showcase in balmain rochelle and the girls get serious about healthy ageing simon anna from norton plaza were two of the best dressed at the business awards the very excited joe bagnato celebrates his inner west local business award for best seafood outlet at his balmain shop the gorgeous glitterbox team were out in their sunday best for the inner west local business awards michele and cassandra from marketplace leichhardt welcome to rozelle markets winner voilà maison 2012 inner west and she loves coming here rozelle markets because its friendly welcomes phoebe there is variety of stalls from kings cross and customers lots every few months of colour sounds and who sells eclectic smells it is the most clothing shoes and vibrant market in accessories phoebe sydney says rozelle markets has really yummy food sydney s favourite second hand market every saturday and sunday 9am ­ 4pm darling st near victoria rd voilà maison ­ we have a great selection of french provincial furniture mirrors lamps homewares and gifts at voilà maison our aims are to maintain high quality products constantly search for new and unique products and inspire for all your home décor needs our experienced staff is happy to provide suggestions and advice so visit the store enjoy a bit of french ambience and leave feeling good for us at voilà maison this is an opportunity to acknowledge the most important factor in our success ­ our customers who voted for us and supported us constantly for 3 years now thank you very much for your support we promise to keep our pleasant feel-good ambience for customers for a long time french inspired home décor 70 burwood rd concord ph 9715 6696 voilà maison 12


p. 13


p. 14


p. 15

lifestyle ask sal think green when renovating your bathroom a lot of us wish that we could do more for the environment and thinking green when renovating your bathroom is one of the easiest ways you can help out our planet here are a few things to consider in your own bathroom if you have an outdated toilet you could be using as much as 12 litres of water per flush even if you are not remodelling the entire bathroom think about replacing your toilet modern toilets usually use around 4.5 litres for a full flush and 3 litres for a half flush replacing your showerhead is another way to reduce your environmental footprint your old showerhead could be using as much as 25 litres a minute today s low flow showerheads usually range between 6 and 9 litres per minute they have been designed and engineered to do things like control droplet size and mix water with air to give you a good flow so while they do conserve water and energy they still have the feeling of an old full flow showerhead avoid vinyl shower curtains curtains made from either pvc-free plastic or even hemp are a better alternative although curtains seem like the most cost-effective option you might also want to consider installing a glass shower screen as these have a more contemporary look and are not as expensive as you may think if you opt for a glass screen use a squeegee to clean the glass after every shower this will help you to avoid using harsh chemicals remember keeping your bathroom environmentally friendly ultimately adds to the total value of your home n for more info call salvi messina owner of renovation boys tel 9519 5511 running with ryhan get a yummy mummy body many new mums ask me how to lose the fat and get their pre-pregnancy body back there are many ways to achieve a `yummy mummy body but when to start exercising depends on how fit you were during pregnancy if you continued exercising right up to the due date then you can start light exercises straight after the baby is born if you didn t exercise or have never exercised at all then start slowly pelvic floor exercise helps tighten up the deep abdominal muscles that hold your core tight lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent using your breathing to control your core slowly inhale then exhale and try to hold your breath for 5-10 seconds now while holding your breath squeeze your tummy tight and hold that contraction then relax and wait 5 seconds to continue the exercise for 5-10 repetitions after mastering the above exercise move on to the swiss ball sit with feet planted on the ground and use the same breathing technique to tighten your core and lift one leg gently off the ground hold for 10 seconds relax and return leg back to ground perform 5-10 repetitions on each leg take a stroll with the stroller getting out for a walk will boost your mood and release feel-good chemicals in the brain help with weight loss and build stamina start with 10-20 mins a few days a week and increase as your fitness develops these basic exercises will help during the first six weeks of post-pregnancy after this try pilates yoga and swimming don t swim before six weeks to avoid infections don t do any aerobic or running for the first three months to allow your muscles and joints to recover fully it s important to listen to your body and not over-do things if you become tired you will be more likely to injure yourself pace yourself and your yummy mummy body will appear in good time n for more information email property of the week cottage oasis with cbd views 258 trafalgar street annandale this picture perfect freestanding two-storey brick cottage captures uninterrupted views to the anzac and harbour bridges from one of annandale s best streets featuring high ceilings with ornate roses and elegant corbel hallway polished timber floorboards across open plan living and dining area a modern gas kitchen with stainless steel stove and two spacious groundfloor bedrooms each with decorative fireplace the light-filled upper level family area and spacious master bedroom provides the ultimate parent s retreat wrapped with elevated views the stylish sky-lit bathroom features designer tiling frameless glass and a large attached laundry a private court-garden with water feature and frangipani tree creates an inviting outdoor area located on a peaceful maple treelined street just a short work to jubilee park and rozelle bay light rail stations and a stone s throw to the crescent for effortless city access also close to parks shopping and schools auction saturday 2nd june view sats 12-12.30pm weds 1-1.30pm contact james burke 0410 507 046 n callagher estate agents 9569 4888 longest serving business inner west local business awards 2012 callagher estate agents be successful after a centenary ­ particularly in such a competitive industry as real estate the award also recognises all our hard work and dedication i would think my great grandfather and callagher estate agents founder joseph callagher would be very proud you accepted the award with your young daughter do you hope one day she ll join the family business we were involved in the family business as young children at first just coming in after school then on weekends to lend a hand my brother david and i in particular took a shine to it and had a real passion for real estate from a young age we now co-own and manage the business attending auctions and going to industry nights is just part of how our family is especially with both my wife and i involved in the business anika asked to start an auction one day and it just went from there and now often will do the preannouncement on site there is no pressure for my daughter to come into the business at all ­ if she has the passion and desire then that s great what is the secret to the business s longevity working hard having passion and a clear direction of what you want to achieve i run the business as if i was an employee of the company ideally doing what s best for the business overall and leading by example what s next for callagher estate agents we have over the past 10 years purchased several rent rolls other agencies within the inner west we will continue to grow our rental portfolio and buy other agencies where possible which will expand our property management division and naturally grow our sales division i think it s important for the industry to consolidate there are just too many agencies working this small inner west area we will see major changes to our industry over the next 10 years with a possible shift in consumer perceptions of real estate and its services n 193 195 parramatta road annandale ph 9569 4888 community glamour at its best 15 managing director cary giezekamp and daughter anika receive the award for most outstanding longest serving business from steve loe inner west property specialists callagher estate agents took home the inner west business award for most outstanding longest serving business this year after over a centenary in business fourth generation owner cary giezekamp who runs the agency with his brother david collected the long service award with daughter anika who has already clocked up a few hours at work with dad and just might follow in the family footsteps one day how did it feel to collect the award for most outstanding longest serving business as the fourth generation owners i felt very humble and choked up with emotion my family and the last four generations of the callagher giezekamp clan have put a lot of blood sweat and tears into our business for 113 years so it is always very rewarding to win an award especially one such as this that recognises how rare it is for any business to still place your property in our family hands specialising in inner west sales and rentals since 1899 winner 9569 4888 2012 inner west



no comments yet