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free there s life in the inner west 199 26th october 2012 every fortnight free yoga yoga in daily life launches no-cost course win movie tix the master the giants is taking over the inner west distributed in leichhardt annandale petersham stanmore newtown rozelle balmain drummoyne haberfield five dock concord summer hill plus theatre tix the knowledge burlesque jazz in the park james morrison the catholics and dale barlow in balmain norton street s famous festival gets a reboot photo by ben cregan festa fires up thursd john howard s inner west past a rse asvai­l2pmble y nu bab ay 10am fre e 2 hour parking at the italian forum with any purchase 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 griffith 6964 7322 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 cc18118_ciao

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inner west whispers local gossip rumour hearsay and unsubstantiated fact latte leftie we are c!ao satire for the soul latte leftie provides a grovelling apology for his unthinking endorsement of a misogynist after-dinner speaker dear ll ­ i refer you to your recent column where you alleged tony abbott was in the habit of summoning his wife and daughters at home by striking a large gong screaming out show us ya tits when driving past well-endowed young women in his comcar sniffing the chairs of female members of his shadow cabinet after they d left the room and in cahoots with archbishop pell to create a religious police force exclusively staffed by members of opus dei with the power to arrest any woman seen out in public without her husband or father while i have no doubt that everything you said in that column was true i was disturbed to discover you recently attended an australian education union dinner at which catherine deveny made an off-colour joke involving tony abbott being the stringy meat in the middle of a janet albrechtsen and angela shanahan sandwich while i have as good a sense of humour as any feminist you should see my prized collection of fridge magnets with hilarious slogans such as `when god created man she was only joking it is appallingly sexist behaviour to fail to walk out when a quip involving anything other than the antediluvian mindset of the pope the media s promotion of unrealistic body images or the tragic fate of upper middle class first world women denied the basic human right of a seat on a major corporate board is made i look forward to an explanation of how you propose to make amends for your rampant misogyny lysistra the womyn s room sydney university ll replies mea culpa mea maxima culpa lysistra i accept that it s too little too late but i have now made a very large donation to g.l.u.m a feminist activist group devoted to destroying the career of anybody who writes makes endorses or even witnesses a patriarchy-promoting joke n email your dilemma to info@ciaomagazine.com.au leane senzamici leane@ciaomagazine.com.au newtown del piero tree-poisoning and ciao staffers left holding the baby l rumours are still flying around about where soccer superstar alessandro del piero will be living during his time in oz one source tells us he ll be making breakfast point his new home while others say he s setting up a weekend getaway in haberfield and living in mosman during the week after spending all weekend lounging about haberfield s cafés eating gelato and drinking coffee in the name of research however we can confirm that del piero was somewhere else l speaking of haberfield it s sad to see an empty space where colefax chocolates once stood on ramsay rd what will take its place we re betting it s another gourmet gem and just hope that they hire better decorators than other newcomer cafes in the area did someone say formula 1 guess who don t sue l which five dock eatery is keeping tight-lipped about opening a second restaurant in balmain l which local real estate agent made the suggestion to buyers that poisoning the trees of an abbotsford apartment block might gain them a better view l who is the cheeky vandal advertising for submissives on the back of the toilet door in the italian forum if anyone is interested in meeting a dominant italian guy he left a mobile number seems someone has been reading a little too much 50 shades of grey l baby fever at ciao congratulations to those members of the team who have welcomed new additions to their families this month while russell became a grandfather for the second time around another unnamed person demonstrated a cavalier disrespect for deadlines and surprised everyone by announcing the birth of a baby boy four weeks early ­ we guess he just couldn t wait to join this fabulous inner west community food melissa leong info@ciaomagazine.com.au winsor dobbin www.winsordobbin.com.au wine design eleanor wales info@ciaomagazine.com.au name the little girl do you know who the little girl in this photo is right perhaps you are the little girl who was snapped buying cakes at mezzapica all those years ago in celebration of their 60th anniversary mezzapica is searching for this girl at the counter the photo was taken in 1977 but no one can quite remember exactly when so if you can help name the child visit the norton street italian festa facebook page and comment on the snap or visit the mezzapica team at norton st festa on sunday 28th october c!ao history russell edwards russell@ciaomagazine.com.au art direction editorial nancy merlo info@ciaomagazine.com.au publishing we know the most beautiful people live in the inner west and we hope to see you all at norton street italian festa this sunday 28th october at pioneer park make sure you head down to the main stage in the afternoon for our spring fashion parade at the inner west s hottest street party that s where you ll find the hottest and latest looks in fashion 3pm pioneer park be there sonia komaravalli sonia@ciaomagazine.com.au contributors russell edwards ben cregan nigel bowen rita mesiti and julius ruaya ciao 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 photo shot by ben cregan dress by glam girl www.ciaomagazine.com.au things we love local artist adam hill s response to juilee pryor s `i have a dream mural in newtown the new mural which took about 30 hours to complete and sits on the wall adjacent to pryor s 1991 work is somewhat of a joint venture between hill and newtown writer jeff faraday who coined the phrase we have the dreaming on the mural site last year distribution advertising editorial enquiries 460a parramatta road petersham 2049 info@ciaomagazine.com.au 02 9518 3696 0402 202 951 ­ sonya 0405 032 032 ­ leane 0405 509 805 ­ sonia 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 info@ciaomagazine.com.au with your address cover local theatre group fools in progress are ready to don masks and costumes in traditional street show commedia dell arte at norton st festa this year photo by ben cregan free course health wellbeing it s all about you feel good about yourself now c!ao s voice · exercising outdoors what s in out out in yoga in daily life 102 booth street annandale mobile 0488 667 237 phone 02 9518 7788 email sydney@yogaindailylife.org web www.yogaindailylife.org.au this project was supported by funding from leichhardt council · spring festivals they re in full swing · the uber cool newtown hotel makeover 5th november to 14th december 2012 we welcome new and old friends to come and experience the benefits of yoga and meditation the free 6 week course is for the following tuesday wednesday thursday friday · gelato on a hot day · custom-made hats for melbourne cup · the deluxe dinner box from higashi norton st · soft-shell crab and papaya salad at ithai haberfield mums bubs seniors community 10.30 ­ 12 noon 9.30 ­ 11 am 1 ­ 2.30 pm 4.45 ­ 6.15 pm · computer failure at the worst times · comedians who can t take a joke · hairdressers with bad haircuts · inner west aircraft noise especially over our petersham office · being stuck in an office on a nice spring day · barking dogs when you re trying to work or sleep c!ao magazine there s life in the inner west please contact us for more information bookings essential ­ 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community life the scoop on where to get cones summer is rapidly approaching and i can hear the screams already i scream you scream we all scream for ice cream so where should you go to get the biggest scoops and the best flavours the inner west options are almost endless wareemba trovatino café home to the newtown gelato massi friendly service reasonable prices and a decent range of sixteen flavours the walnut choc crumble didn t exactly blow my mind but that s just poor choice on my part it was still good gelato most flavours are traditional though there are a few curve balls thrown in like the black sesame gelato chocolate lovers will also appreciate three varieties of chocolate ­ dark bitter belgian and brownie 3/5 gelato blue with over thirty flavours on offer gelato blue have the most variety and are one of the most creative when it comes to flavour combinations however they are also the priciest ­ two scoops set me back a shocking $8.50 saying that the pear and salted caramel is a real treat with subtle pear flavour complemented by a huge drizzling of caramel and the caramelised fig and cinnamon is delicious with a hint of spice in the aftertaste both were like gourmet desserts in a paper cup 4/5 r oad test rant could the inner west soon embrace its most famous son in my last column i pointed out that alan jones was for a time one of the few right-wingers happy to make the inner west his home but he s by no means the most prominent conservative to have ties to this area anyone who s read the opening chapters of john howard s best-selling biography lazarus rising will be struck by just how formative an influence the inner west had on a man who most would assume was the archetypal north shore liberal howard s father s family hailed from petersham his mother s from summer hill and his parents were married at marrickville s presbyterian church famously howard snr had a garage at dulwich hill at which young john worked for free resulting in an embrace of what australia s 25th prime minister himself characterises as the lower middle-class mindset of the striving but not particularly successful small businessman granted the inner west was a lot different back then and howard was born into the area rather than choosing to live here it s also true howard eventually moved to wollstonecraft where he s lived for the past four decades still i wonder when plaques will start appearing around the inner west marking the sacred sites of howard s youth ­ the place where his father s garage stood the houses if they re still around his mother and father grew up in the school he attended award-winning yoghurt gelato which is fantastic i d also like to put in a good word for the more decadent flavours i went with a scoop of snickers yes it tastes exactly like a snickers bar chocolate crunchy nuts and all and nutella nougat which has a thick frozen layer of nutella on top that goes delightfully gooey as it melts $4 for a single scoop or $6 for a double but for a buck extra i d get a triple treat 7.50 4/5 haberfield rino saffioti on the 32-degree day i visited i was feeling like something fresh and fruity to pep me up and cool me down two scoops of mango and lemon gelato were just what the doctor ordered though i usually prefer fruity flavours as a sorbet this creamier icy treat was smooth and tasty $4.80 will buy you two small scoops of rino s gelato where the selection is small but quality is good 3.5/5 dolcissimo a favourite in haberfield for ice cream though the flavours tend to be standard and often double up in the window the servings are generous and the taste is good if you re passing by in peak summer season go for a traditional italian granita 3/5 a mellow yellow summer treat leichhardt il gelaterie of course the gelato here is up to scratch ­ this is what they do all year round they generally have 24 flavours and the classics like chocolate lemon and hazelnut never disappoint if you re after something a little different i wouldn t go past their new grape zappos flavour sweet with chewy bits of purple zappo lollies every lick took me back to my school days when a 40c packet of zappos was my regular order at the canteen 4.5/5 enmore cow and the moon this cool gelato café has a choice of nine sorbets and sixteen gelatos including traditional and innovative flavours they also offer the best value for money you can get two flavours in the generous `small serving for just $4.50 you can t go wrong with any of the flavours but if you re a sweet tooth try the merango tango which tastes like a lemon meringue pie or the malto bliss which is similar to a mars bar both are super flavoursome with chunky bits of meringue and chocolate respectively if you re in the market for a sorbet go for the blood orange 5/5 n nm both julia gillard and leichhardt s own tireless tribune of the workers paul howes have recently spoken highly of certain aspects of howard s character and leadership the short answer is of course no time soon the inner west was howard hater central during the last liberal government with local dinner parties consumed by the question of how the rodent kept getting elected when no inner westie lived near or even knew anyone willing to admit voting for him nonetheless there are two factors that could result in the inner west coming to embrace howard in the future the first is simply the gentrifying of the area increasingly what were labour councils or more recently labour-greens councils will become liberal councils well-disposed to celebrating the man whose only rival in the pantheon of liberal heroes is menzies more interestingly some on the left have begun to express some praise for howard both julia gillard and leichhardt s own tireless tribune of the workers paul howes have spoken highly of certain aspects of howard s character and leadership in recent weeks while it might seem incredible the left would change their view on a man they spent so much time and energy damning for so many years such a volte-face is hardly unprecedented malcolm fraser once regarded as an anti-christ for engineering the dismissal of labor god gough whitlam is now seen as an admirable elder statesman by many of those who once excoriated him including plenty of inner westies n nigel bowen epistlinginthedark.wordpress.com provide use of their crafts and experienced skippers will take you for a sail the club will supply life jackets several different types of dinghies will be available including spirals tasars and firebugs among others concord and ryde sailing club is located at kissing point park putney jazzing up gladstone park gladstone park will come alive with jazzy rhythms on sunday 4th november as jazz in the park returns as part of leichhardt council s sunset series of fabulous entertainment running from 4pm to 7pm and featuring australian jazz icon james morrison as the headlining artist jazz in the park is set to dazzle audiences again this year so get there early to nab a good spot on the green lay out your picnic and enjoy three hours of non-stop jazz morrison is a musical genius who continually wows crowds with his skills playing everything from the trumpet to the trombone euphonium flugel horn tuba saxophone double bass and piano he s performed all over the world and will be joined by fellow acclaimed jazz artists dale barlow and emma pask a regular on tour with morrison for another unforgettable performance right here in the inner west kids are welcome so bring the whole family along and enjoy the vibrant culture that makes the inner west so special n gladstone park darling st balmain for more information visit www.jazzinthepark.org.au what s on compiled by nancy merlo and julius ruaya email info@ciaomagazine.com.au saturday 27th october james morrison ne.com.au info@ciaomagazi attn nancy free community events listings are mon 29th weds 31st october reclamation the foreshore of cabarita park will come alive in an exhibition featuring art installations and performances as the reclamation exhibition kicks off at twilight featuring lead australian composer katia beaugeais and vocal artists halcyon the popper box art collective and local art groups will also showcase their talents on the night there s plenty to see and experience throughout the evening including an opportunity to participate in a unique and collaborative arts presentation arts and craft activities for the whole family live music storytelling and performances the film hugo 4 hugo at cabarita park will also screen on the waterfront big screen from 7.30pm n more information at www.canadabay nsw.gov.au author talks at shearers two fabulous authors will be popping by shearer s bookshop this month ramona koval will be in from 7pm on october 29th talking about her new book about reading and living and the authors that have had a great impact on her life ­ from oliver sacks to oscar wilde well-known aussie musician richard gill will stop by at 7pm on october 31st to speak about his love of music and his work in the music industry call 9572 7766 to make a booking entry is $10 with $5 off each of the author s books n shearer s bookshop 99 norton st leichhardt shape up and ship out sunday 4th november n more info at www concordrydesailing.org until friday 16th november try sailing the annual free try sailing day will give experienced sailors and beginners alike the chance to try hanging out under sail interested novice sailors have to simply turn up to the club at 10am on the day with comfortable clothes shoes that can get wet and sunscreen club members will art comp new environmental art and design competition message in a bottle is calling for creative types around australia to design a work inspired by the thought of living a less `plastic life in an effort to raise awareness about the damage plastic pollution can cause artists can submit their

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n local gigs saturday 27th october n local movies black cherry mikelangelo the tin star los capitanes captain reckless the lost souls neon heart graveyard rockstars c.o.f.f.i.n jungle rump rock n roll karaoke black cherry gets foot-stomping there are a lot of great bands on the set list for this show as well as the usual gorgeous burlesque at a fairly decent price the factory theatre enmore $20 bf 27th and 28th october free tickoebts in d u le w movies passes hard times ahead billy bragg jordie lane yeah yeah billy bragg margaret thatcher there is power in a union whatever ­ what i m mostly here for is jordie lane he s one of the best singer-songwriters i ve heard in a long time with a beautiful heartsmashing voice and some hilarious jokes look up `i could die looking at you and you ll understand what i mean if you can t be bothered paying this much then make sure you keep a look out for his next solo show enmore theatre $86.30 bf friday 2nd november the giants award-winning belgian filmmaker bouli lanners shot this in luxembourg but the idyllic picture-postcard countryside could be anywhere it s summer and the two teen protagonists brothers zak zacharie chasseriaud and seth martin nissen are struggling to fend off boredom which they do the way boys the world over do ­ brag lie around doing nothing indulge in a few criminal pranks and smoke weed once teamed up with a friend paul bartel whose family connection to the local supply turns out to have menacing overtones things get a lot darker the boys father has long gone and more recently as it turns out so has their mother with growing dread they come to understand that they ll have to fend for themselves lanners world is bittersweet he revels in the crudity and idiocy of male teens yet achingly shows us their heartbreaking vulnerability halfway in there is almost no way of knowing how this will all turn out but lanners tale rates as one of the great coming of age movies easily up there with stand by me m15 at chauvel cinema from nov 1 n thanks to palace films we have five double in-season passes to give away to the opening weekend ­ thurs nov 1 ­ sun nov 4 details below phoenix rises to anderson s challenge in the master the master paul thomas anderson probably didn t consider his magnolia star tom cruise for the role of freddie joaquin phoenix the damaged war vet who falls under the spell of self-improvement cult leader lancaster dodd philip seymour hoffman as to the nature of that movement here called the cause ­ let s just say any resemblance to mr cruise s beliefs are strictly a coincidence the grizzled and grimacing mr phoenix was an inspired choice though ­ there is more than a hint of brando here especially in the bravura early scenes one of which has him performing a sex act with a sand castle ouch stella salvation of sorts comes with the odd relationship he forms with his mentor hoffman at the top of his game if it doesn t add up to all we hoped for from the very promising start all is forgiven there is just so much to marvel at and enjoy ­ this is acting with a capital a and anderson there will be blood has shown once again that he makes all his cinema in very bold upper case highly recommended ma15 at palace norton st and dendy newtown from nov 8 n thanks to roadshow films we have 10 double inseason passes to give away details below at the multiplex bachelorette just as the macquarie dictionary has redefined misogyny to suit our changed times let s hope it soon turns its attention to chick flick the entry should now read any film that contains a bunch of self-loathing young women behaving badly pungently ribald dialogue drug use shrieking lots shouting gesticulating a semenstained wedding dress and some trite soul-searching about the absolute horror of being female this one stars kirstin dunst and is directed by leslye headland who adapted her own much darker play m15 from nov 1 jen cloher courtney barnett two lovely women with unique voices jen cloher has been around for a while now with her sultry smoky tones and folky little tunes but courtney barnett is a new one ­ you might have heard her track the unearthed hit `lance jr getting played on triple j the vanguard newtown $19.80 $54.80 with eats n claire albrecht why can t i sleep with someone who has a job win tix drama teacher being a teacher might sound like a great job when you think about the holidays but would you really want to go back to school the knowledge is a shocking and darkly funny play that uncovers an education system in crisis this play by john donnelly tells the story of zoe a teacher who is struggling at a failing school where the students desperately need saving based on donnelly s own experiences working in schools the play explores the hard side of teaching with a humourous edge zoe doesn t want to be called a slag by her own students fall into bed with the head of the science department or have to teach her kids how to `do life when she doesn t even know what she s doing herself but that s how things have ended up and this young teacher is slowly coming off the rails to find out what happens next take in a show at the new theatre 542 king s newtown 8pm tuesday to saturday or 5pm sundays tickets are $30 from newtheatre.org.au outsmarting the ayatollah argo it s been a long time since anyone from the cia has featured as a hero in a movie ben affleck s rousingly patriotic tub-thumper is exciting and impeccably crafted ­ he milks every last ounce of tension out of the agency s bizarre true plan to make a fake star wars rip-off in iran and sneak six americans out of captivity during the 1979 hostage crisis affleck himself who stars as exfiltration expert tony mendez has earned his dues from his dubious beginnings as a lantern-jawed hunk he s now highly regarded the town gone baby gone ­ a filmmaker with an eastwood-like future but don t expect context nuance or subtly ­ the iranians are all thugs over zealous buffoons or just angry and stupid strangely america s enemies always are m15 at palace norton st on now n reviews ­ re it s not only students who get into trouble at school entry until friday 16th november after which finalists will be displayed in an exhibition at the create or die gallery 1/160 rochford st erskineville winner s artworks will be printed on bar coasters and beer labels throughout the country n for entry details/more info email info@miab.net.au friday 16th november n to win a double pass to the knowledge on wednesday 30th october email info@ciaomagazine.com.au and tell us where you pick up ciao ages abilities and interests to discover how yoga and meditation can improve their lifestyles each class will have relaxation and physical exercises and cover health and well being topics like nutrition at the end of each class there ll also be time for a chat over a healthy snack and drink over 50s mums and bubs six weeks to pre crawling stage and the general community are invited to join bookings essential call 9518 7788 for more information or to reserve your spot n www.yogaindailylife.org.au friday 2nd november audiences with amazing dance acts vocalists and costumes as well as stunningly detailed sets performers include the rouge dolls arianna starr lulu bell and lara love plus las vegas entertainer vince gelonese suitable for ages 18 no nudity in the show but has adult themes for more info and tix 38 visit www.clubfivedock.com.au n to win one of four double passes to burlesque email info@ciaomagazine com.au see details below annual goodwill bash this year s conti property group annual goodwill bash supported by five dock rotary club will be held at papardelle restaurant haberfield in support of `angus the brave angus was born with severe medical problems as a result of his premature birth he has the all clear to go home but his family is unable to finance the cost of providing his care you can help bring baby angus home by becoming a goodwill angel and donating raffle and silent auction items for the fundraiser n for more information call 9716 86868 yoga in daily life mon 5th nov to fri 14th dec win tickets to burlesque corsets feathers swinging tassels garters high heels and lace ­ you can expect all this and more at `burlesque a sexy show that will blow your socks off when it hits the grand ballroom of club five dock from 8.30pm november 2nd featuring all the classical burlesque elements even a trip to the moulin rouge this show will seduce win double movie passes theatre tix free yoga yoga in daily life 102 booth st annandale supported by funding from leichhardt council is offering a free six-week course starting november 5th for people of all to be in the running to win a double pass for the master the opening weekend of the giants and/or to the knowledge at new theatre or burlesque at club five dock just email info@ciaomagazine.com.au with your name and address telling us where you picked up your copy of ciao you can enter only at the movies nov 8 www.themastermovie.com.au both in a single email but if you do ­ give us an order of preference community glamour at its best 5

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promotion norton street italian festa celebrating italian cuisine and culture s rld wo best ncello o limc 2010 london iws the cello range is an inspiration of old italian traditions handcrafted from 100 premium australian fruit international multi-award winning liqueurs all receiving gold silver or bronze medals great for cocktails sorbets ice-creams after dinner liqueurs gift packs available a must for restaurants bars bottleshops alcoholic sorbets available great liqueur range limoncello passioncello arancello limecello sambuca bianca custom flavours on request liquor license liqw880010140 norton st comes alive for festa on sunday 28th october the norton street italian festa will celebrate its 26th year in leichhardt with one huge inner west street party to remember from 10am to 5pm norton street ­ appropriately nicknamed `little italy ­ will come alive with entertainment and hundreds of stalls that celebrate the italian culture many of which will feature fine italian produce like limoncello gingerbread and wine the festa is part of the crave sydney international food festival this year and food is always a major focus so food stalls will include all the tastes of italy from pizza to cannoli gelato and coffee whatever you re craving grab it to takeaway and enjoy an italian picnic in the olive grove in pioneers memorial park with plenty of food market stalls and special activities in the park and all along norton street there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy at this year s festival n for more information about festa visit www.nortonstreetfesta.com.au free cooking demonstrations located under the pastificio venturino cooking marquee be sure to visit sicilian chef paolo gatto ­ alongside guest nonnas with decades of experience ­ as he cooks traditional family recipes and teaches the crowd how simple cheese-making pizza-making and even winematching can be some lucky guests will even get to try a few of the culinary creations on show the free cooking demos aren t just for grown ups however kids are also invited to cook up a storm at marketplace leichhardt s free pasta making workshop on the day bottoms up a true italian feast is not complete without a shot of limoncello every good italian household has a bottle in the freezer and the best place to find out more about this lemon flavoured liquid gold is at the cello liqueurs stall at norton st festa after finally being handed his liquor license in early 2010 director of cello liqueurs domenico cece created an internationally award winning range of liqueurs using a family recipe that s been passed down for generations and was taught to him by his mother domenico perfected the recipe and with the help of his wife teresa developed four flavoured liqueurs including the traditional lemon as well lime orange and passionfruit ­ all of which took out medals at the prestigious international wine and spirits competition in london the company s newly released white sambuca also came second place in the competition last year as the weather heats up look out for the cellato alcoholic sorbet range for adults too which domenico has created in conjunction with serendipity ice creams n for more information visit celloliqueur.com photo by serena cece that s the way to travel down norton st mezzapica look out for the mezzapica cakes stall at norton st festa this year where they will be selling all their most popular cakes including their famous cannoli as they are filled fresh throughout the entire day mezzapica is also celebrating their 60th anniversary this year and running a campaign to find a cake-loving customer from 1977 see page 2 for details n 130 norton street leichhardt tel 9569 8378 www.mezzapica.com.au tmew 02 9610 1800 0400 829 299 dom@celloliqueur.com celloliqueur.com 6

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everyone is invited many people visit norton street s italian festa solely for the food but there s plenty more on offer this year including a program of italian and local entertainment a display of italian cars and motorbikes for the older `kids to ogle a fashion parade and even a traditional italian wedding ­ to which you re all invited promotion main stage entertainment the marconi choir will kick things off on the main stage at 10am playing nine divine pieces of music their program listing coro dei zingari and va pensiero ­ both by verdi sul ponte di bassano il 29 luglio carnevale di venezia by rossini race to the end by vangelis l uva fogarina signore delle cime and nessun dorma by puccini other main stage entertainment includes 10:25am tarantella girls shine academy dance school 10:40am inner west community band 10:55am roseanna gallo 11:15am george vumbaca and i giovanotti 12:00pm welcome speeches 12:20pm pacific opera 12:30pm tarantella girls 12.45pm pacific opera 1:05pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2:15pm 2:45pm 3.00pm 3:30pm 4:30pm india rose and i giovanotti claudio sandrelli dj stefano the `italian affair to remember festa wedding dj stefano ciao magazine fashion parade dj stefano nikki webster dance troupe festa is a wonderful celebration of what makes leichhardt so special guest speakers this year s festa date falls in line with another very important date in nsw known as grandparents day in honour of this special event nsw minister for the ageing andrew constance will be at the marquee at 11am to talk about the unique role grandparents have in our society and recognise their numerous contributions to all our lives don t forget to bring your grandparents along to festa other special guest speakers speaking from 12pm in the rotunda in pioneers park include local political and business figures anthony albanese jamie parker new mayor of leichhardt darcy byrne and president of leichhardt annandale business chamber simon dyer fools in progress part of this year s specialised italian themed entertainment is the performance of commedia dell art a traditional street show by local theatre group fools in progress dating back to the middle ages commedia dell arte is one of the oldest forms of theatre that still exists today and typically features stunning elaborate costumes and fabulous masks that are full of hilarious or mysterious expression the fools in progress theatre group will be putting on a show outside cesare s no name family restaurant on norton street which will star cesare s eldest granddaughter fabiola as a 16th century servant girl colombina grandchildren fabiola adrian and simona now run cesare s restaurant which was originally started by cesare and his wife luciana after they moved to australia in the 1950s the restaurant represents the success of many family you ll probably run into some fools businesses built by italian immigrants in this area and the family are looking forward to truly celebrating by serving up some superb italian food on festa day including cesare s famous mixed grill cooked by adrian and homemade arancini if you stop by for a bite be sure to look out for poor colombina and her mean old master pantalone ­ they ll be close by no doubt strolling the streets and generally causing a commotion n www.nortonstreetfesta.com.au don t miss the divine voices of the marconi choir places to discover 28 october 2012 family day out little italy with a twist a day for myself love my home nurture mind body soul leichhardt annandale win at norton street italian festa raff ticke le ts 5 eac 3 for h or $10 collect your `places to discover guide to leichhardt annandale at the festa info booths explore our unique neighbourhood with hidden gems around every corner 3 course lunch for 10 guests at le montage ­ value $7,000 luxury weekend for 2 at petersons armidale ­ value $850 collection of books for the family from shearers bookshop value $400 one term of italian language classes for adults for term 1 2013 at co.as.it ­ value $350 1st prize 2nd prize 3rd prize 3 delicious gourmet food hampers by casa italia gourmet food wines ­ value $240 each gift certificate towards art courses and workshops at art est art school ­ value $200 5th prize 6th prize 4th prize 7th prize interactive cooking masterclass for 2 at food wine design ­ value $170 and more for raffle information visit www.nortonstreetfesta.com.au/raffle www.placestodiscover.com.au `like us on facebook aqua.2932 proudly brought to you by leichhardt annandale business chamber major sponsor raffle sponsored by prizes will be drawn at festa 28 oct 2012 3.30pm at the `pastificio venturino cooking marquee norton st leichhardt winners will be notified by phone call and e-mail results will be publicised on `places to discover facebook page and on the norton street italian festa website community glamour at its best 7

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kitchen with melissa leong chimichurri this most humble and ubiquitous of south american condiments chimichurri is a herb and garlic sauce that packs a fresh flavoursome punch that s perfect for grilled meats originating in argentina where it s served with steak it also works brilliantly as a marinade for various other meats you may bbq or grill make a huge batch bottle it and give it away as gifts ingredients 1 bunch of parsley handful of fresh oregano leaves picked 1 bunch of coriander leaves picked the zest of one lemon the juice of half a lemon 1 red chilli halved remove seeds if you can t stand the heat 2 garlic cloves peeled 1 heaped tsp of salt flakes 1 /3 cup of sherry vinegar ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil wine with winsor reliable red water wheel 2010 bendigo shiraz looking for a lip-smackingly good red wine that is consistently enjoyable year after year you can t go wrong with this sub 20 offering from central victoria it is a lush full-bodied wine with plenty of interest on the palate where you ll find cherry and dark plum flavours herbal and spicy notes and approachable tannin structure it s a perfect choice for a spring barbecue or for matching with red meat dishes $18 tassie style bay of fires 2012 pinot gris there are some cracking wines coming out of tasmania ­ and bay of fires where talented winemaker pete dredge is now in charge is one of the labels to watch out for this is just one of an exemplary range handpicked zingy and vibrant with cool-climate freshness and ripe stone fruit characters wild yeast fermentation has added complexity and the wine finishes long and fairly dry it was a ripper with spicy roast chicken $30 method 1 bung everything into a food processor and blitz until combined 2 season to taste by adding a little more salt or chilli a zesty and different bbq relish 3 store in jars in the fridge topped up with olive oil that s it n www.fooderati.blogspot.com at the markets n fruit spring has gloriously sprung meaning fresh produce is both wondrously abundant and increasingly affordable and what use is hot weather if not for providing an excuse to gorge on sweet refreshing fruit mangoes are $2 4 and australian navel oranges $1.50 3 peaches and nectarines are also plentiful meaning big price drops n vegies vegies to look out for are celery at $2 2.50 lettuce at $1.50 2 and cauliflower at $2 3 there are also plenty of green vegies around so there s never been a better time to start experimenting with salad recipes n tony trim trim s fresh shop 21 marketplace leichhardt leichhardt council presents the sunset series mangos are back and great value special treat xanadu 2009 cabernet sauvignon this is a mature margaret river cabernet with all the bells and whistles but no extraneous noise think generous wild berry fruit flavours quality oak that is beautifully assimilated varietal character impressive structure and plenty of length this is a delightfully balanced wine full of personality that is enjoyable right now or could confidently be cellared another fine effort from in-form xanadu winemaker glenn goodall $35 n www.winsordobbin.com.au november event sunday 4 free alberto s no.1 pizzeria restaurant was established 33 years ago and has been successfully catering to the locals of the inner west ever since 4pm -7pm it s flammin hot new fuoco pizza large $23.50 pasta special chicken brocolli mushrooms with garlic bread $16.50 every day alberto caters pizza pasta beef veal chicken pork dishes seafood upon request 589 king street 9519 4262 dinner 7 days 5 till late lunch 10 discount for pick up/delivery for lunch orders over $100 pizza/pasta gladstone park bring ­a­ picnic darling st balmain 4pm ­ 4:45pm the catholics since 1979 5pm ­ 5:45pm dale barlow emma pask 6pm ­ 7:00pm james morrison please walk ride or bus to the event we can cater pizza or pasta for your next event just give us 24 hrs notice for all event details times and transport information visit www.sunsetseries.com.au dine in takeaway or delivery see our website for more tasty deals www.albertospizza.com.au generous toppings prompt service unbeatable value for money 8

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homemade tomato relish this is perfect for barbecues and burgers and can keep in fridge for months ingredients 1kg ripe roma tomatoes chopped coarsely 1 brown onion sliced 4 garlic cloves sliced 2 bay leaves 1 tbsp cumin seed roasted and ground 1 tbsp fennel seed roasted and ground 250g raw sugar 250ml red wine vinegar 250ml red wine salt meet the chef la botte d oro cathy the veteran chef at la botte d oro restaurant has been cooking up a storm behind the burners at this leichhardt institution for over two decades and says the key to success in the food industry is consistency la botte d oro is famous for being one of the first local places to install a real wood-fire pizza oven what s the secret to making a great pizza well that s our little secret but i guess you have to get your taste buds to do the investigating i would also say consistency what is your favourite pizza the petrini pizza with tomato mozzarella italian sausage and porcini mushrooms we heard you recently launched a new menu what changes have you made we put in a new kitchen for the first time in 35 years and decided to make the menu smaller so we can concentrate on each dish we also introduced more meat to our menu like lamb cutlets tagliata di manzo and many more to accompany our famous seafood dishes what s the most popular dish on your menu the whole grilled john dory and seafood mix grill what do you think is the key to remaining successful even after 35 years in the restaurant industry consistency i ve worked here for over 26 years and have other workers around me that have been here for the same amount of time or longer la botte d oro run by the petrini family is the longestrunning family restaurant in leichhardt and that s the key to la botte d oro lasting over 35 years the family feel when working and dining here is second to none you just feel at home method 1 place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to simmer then turn down the heat and stir often 2 cook till mixture is reduced to a thick glossy consistency 3 place in sterilised jars and refrigerate until required brad s revamped the riverview s pub grub that is all about great produce ­ keeping things fresh simple and unpretentious and letting the quality of the ingredients do the talking you re famous for your pies tell us what s the secret to making the perfect pie the secret is to keep it simple focus on two or three key ingredients and get them right work on your pastry technique and make sure whatever you fill the pie with is filling and hearty name four ingredients that you always keep handy i always have a good selection of different kinds of vinegars ­ they re useful for everything from salad dressings to balancing out a rich dish i m also never without good quality salt i like murray river pink salt for its flavour and i think always having fresh free-range eggs is a must for versatility to add richness to a pasta a simple breakfast or to bake a cake what kitchen utensil couldn t you live without i worked in london and i come from a family that values the sunday roast ­ i can t live without my yorkshire pudding pan if you could invite anyone over for dinner whom would you invite and why i think i d invite david attenborough over could you imagine the stories he can talk i ll cook n interview nancy merlo at home with brad sloane brad sloane is head chef at the riverview hotel balmain and responsible for the recent revamp of the pub s menu the riverview has one of the most popular pub dining rooms in the inner west which is no surprise considering brad has worked under food legends such as marco pierre white and matthew kemp do you ever do any of the cooking at home if so what do you enjoy cooking on your days off when i m at home i like to cook clean simple tasty things that are also quick to prepare ­ i have a new baby and right now time is of the essence i really like to cook fish and one of my favourite things to make is salt-baked turbit with whatever greens are in season and a verjus butter what was the inspiration behind the new menu you ve recently created it s pretty simple really to make food people want to eat i wanted to write a menu community glamour at its best 9

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n your say n sustainability local news online networking for parents local mum turned entrepreneur amy miller of lilyfield launched innovative networking site www.socialschool com.au this month making it easier for inner west parents to connect in support of other local parents schools and businesses parents are able to share news and information socialise while fundraising for their children s school and meet parents in the school community who run their own businesses over twenty schools around annandale leichhardt and rozelle are already registered with the site visit socialschool.com.au to find out more yet another plan has been put forward for the future of parramatta road what do you think about infrastructure nsw s westconnex proposal which involves laying a tunnel underneath parramatta road n from the point of view of traffic it would be ideal to bypass parramatta road however saying that what would happen to the businesses doug petersham n if it helps with the traffic it should be a good thing it s just another option for motorists michael leichhardt n it s not going to be a good thing for us it means less people in the area aldo aldo s select meats parramatta rd leichhardt n i don t think it will ever happen there are too many conflicting opinions for everyone to ever agree so why worry about it carmen haberfield n well it s about time they did something with it all the indecision is getting ridiculous paul newtown n they did that in dc to build the metro it caused havoc but long term it was a great thing alana broadway n about time janev strathfield n the only way to go mark leichhardt fancy a dip crva volunteer rebecca whitehall tests a sample at earlwood anti-poverty week in support of anti-poverty week 2012 marrickville council donated $2,500 to both the exodus foundation and baptist community services last week to assist with providing services to those in need in the area mayor of marrickville victor macri said anti-poverty week raises awareness of the hardships faced by the most disadvantaged in our community and was pleased that the council aids these valuable community organisations on a good day down by the cooks river when the water is clear and wildlife active you can almost imagine what it would ve been like in times past many years ago inner westies used the river as a picnic and swimming spot but as pollution from industrial and urban activity increased the swimmers disappeared and nowadays recreational activities are limited to the parks and paths that border the river while much has been done to restore the river people are often shocked to discover that sewage contamination remains an issue while many other sydney rivers have viable swimming locations there are none along the cooks river ­ a situation that gayle adams of the cooks river valley association crva finds unacceptable and is working to change since the crva began water testing in 2007 volunteers have clocked up 180 test sessions and not seen an overall improvement in water quality to give us an idea of the health of the river we compare our test results with government water quality guidelines provided by sydney water in its streamwatch manual from the point of view of swimming in the river the frequent high e.coli levels are a major concern they indicate sewage contamination from sewer leaks and overflows and possibly illegal private stormwater connections to the sewer says gayle in an effort to make the river safe for swimming again crva have petitioned the state government to upgrade the poor sewage infrastructure in the cooks river catchment the petition was presented to linda burney mp for canterbury who has in turn presented it to the nsw parliament the issue has been now referred to the minister for primary industries and is awaiting response no one knows exactly when the river will be safe for swimming again but gayle has high hopes saying she will continue to work for a future where swimming in the river is a reality marrickville s 2021 vision includes swimming in the river and we will be working with marrickville council to make it happen locals can help by becoming a `cookseye and reporting sewage leaks polluted discharges oil spills or anything else that would harm the river to the crva website n the crva would love to hear your stories about swimming in the cooks river you can contact the group at www.crva.org.au words julius ruaya nancy merlo victor macri and bill crews from the exodus foundation success for local charity the australasian college broadway has announced a series of initiatives arising from a new partnership with marrickville charity dress for success sydney in order to support the charity the college is offering $100,000 scholarship packages to women looking to start a new career in beauty as well as free style makeovers to clients in preparation for job interviews over the next year college founder maureen houssein-mustafa said we are delighted to forge this new partnership with dress for success sydney and we are committed to assisting the organisation in making a real difference to women in sydney get on your bike around 100,000 people across the country rode their bikes to work on wednesday 17th october in celebration of ride2work day 2012 ­ a program that aims to promote the numerous benefits of cycling one of those riders was local mp john sidoti who was invited by a group of keen commuter cyclists from drummoyne to join them on their ride in an effort to show him that riding to work was easy fun and rather quick too given the traffic on victoria road the group which rode slowly from drummoyne to macquarie street completed the commute in only 40 minutes and took the opportunity to demonstrate to mr sidoti the benefits of current cycling infrastructure as well as what could be improved or completed drummoyne resident michelle imison who was part of the group said we appreciate john taking us up on our ride2work suggestion and being able to show him 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rainbow nation south africa is emerging as a fascinating travel destination reports winsor dobbin whether you want to see wildlife up close explore some of the most multicultural cities on earth or quaff fine wine there has never been a better time to visit south africa the australian dollar is strong south africa s tourism infrastructure is booming and the red carpet is laid out for tourists australians don t even need a visa things aren t perfect violent crime is an issue and shanty towns remain that said downtown cape town feels a lot safer than kings cross and the enthusiasm of the `born free generation ­ young people for whom apartheid is merely a word ­ is infectious here are five of many varied highlights from my recent trip cape town cape town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and easy to explore with a surprise around every corner table mountain looms large over the city which has beaches on both the indian and atlantic oceans some of the highlights include the table mountain cableway the beach resorts of clifton and camps bay the kirstenbosch botanical gardens and the colourful cape malay quarter of bo kaap there s no shortage of great accommodation but it is hard to beat the gracious service and spectacular views from the taj hotel beautifully situated near parliament house and just a short walk from long street s restaurants the hotel itself is achingly chic part of the refurbished south african reserve bank and temple chambers there are 167 rooms and suites all beautifully appointed many rooms have direct views of table mountain n the taj hotel +27 21 819 2000 www.tajhotels.com/capetown reuben s at the robertson small hotel an outpost of one of south africa s highest-profile chefs reuben riffel and the african-accented food is magnificent each of the 10 luxury suites has a king-sized bed minibar and ensuite bathroom along with thoughtful extras like ipod docks and a range of international plugs ­ but it is the service here that makes 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walking trails everything is ridiculously opulent from the external towers to the lavish lobby there are 338 rooms each with an african theme and guests can choose from activities including balloon safaris game drives golfing on two gary player-designed courses gambling or swimming at either an artificial beach with its own wave machine or one of a number of swimming pools as you d expect sun city which bills itself as africa s leading resort has a range of restaurant options from fine dining to a replica township shebeen or pub a note for food lovers the buffet breakfasts here are staggering and quite probably the best i have ever enjoyed n the palace of the lost city +27 14 557 3000 www.sun-city-south-africa.com/palace-of-thelost-city there s plenty to see in the dark continent gondwana game reserve mossel bay if you are in africa to see the wildlife then this private game reserve between cape town and port elizabeth is an ideal stop the african-style kwena huts thankfully with all modern comforts are right in the middle of the reserve so you might open your curtains in the morning to find elephants outside your door n global village travel 1/13 beattie street balmain free parking next door tel 9555 8355 balmain@globalvillagetravel.com.au www.globalvillagetravel.com.au surroundings are gritty ­ next door some locals are searing sheep s heads for a gruesome-looking local delicacy known as smileys if you want to see how much of south africa still lives on the brink of poverty this is well worth doing ­ the township residents welcome the income and david says his visitors are all perfectly safe batho s place franschhoek drive through the groendal township on the fringes of south africa s high-end wine and food capital of franschhoek ­ and keep going just into the informal settlement read shanty town of langrug you ll find batho s place a basic african restaurant that aims to give visitors an insight into township life the food couldn t be more simple barbecued 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and enjoying the lovely gardens www.gondwanagr.co.za the robertson small hotel offers a mix of ultra-chic sophistication and old world charm the main building is the former home of a one-time ostrich baron ­ a western cape gracious manor house that dates back over 100 years this luxury boutique hotel in a wine region two hours the robertson small hotel south african airways has daily non-stop flights from sydney and six flights a week from perth to johannesburg fares from sydney start at $2085 including taxes and a return side trip to cape town for more information call 1300 435 972 or see www.flysaa.com.au l for more ­ www.southafricanholidays com.au and www.southafrica.net or call south african tourism on 9261 5000 getting there from cape town was recently named south africa s best luxury country hotel for the second year running service here is impeccable with a remarkable attention to detail ­ and there is a world-class restaurant on site we are the asia adventure experts we sell 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snap happy thanks to elizabeth giammona for sending us her pics of concord carnival email your snaps to info@ciaomagazine.com.au world champ barista paul bassett at me too please annandale where his coffee is now available who wouldn t be smiling surrounded by macaroons at primavera festival mayor angelo tsirekas councillor michael megna help launch bikram yoga five dock with owners brad goodchild andrew kyriacou human sign against coal seam gas at st peters make yourself heard get a tuba cake anyone there were all sorts of delicious treats on offer at haberfield s primavera festival ashfield mayor morris mansour and some locals taking in the best ashfield s culinary scene has to offer at the taste of asia food festival lucia and a furry friend at concord festa a chef and a butcher tracy and roger launched bonarche burgers this month come and celebrate with us at rozelle markets 21st birthday saturday 3rd sunday 4th of november bonarche burgers supporters kylie lyn and irish john soaking up the atmosphere on norton st sydney s favourite antique collectable secondhand market 663 darling st rozelle 2039 on bus routes 440 445 all the 500 s 10 mins from cbd while pinochhio was out of sight sofia kept geppetto company at concord festa crazy fashion statements and piggybacks were all part of the fun at relay for life www.rozellemarkets.com.au m 0414 262 068 rozelle markets official musicians in support of the cancer council s relay for life fundraiser king george park rozelle 12

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lifestyle ask sal bathtub wars cast iron vs acrylic bathtubs can be made from a variety of materials but cast iron and acrylic are two of the most popular acrylic bathtubs are more widely used in newer homes but some consumers still opt for the strength and durability of a cast-iron bathtub both types have their advantages and disadvantages fibreglass reinforces acrylic sheets in the production of acrylic bathtubs the finished product is relatively crack and chip resistant acrylic tubs are made out of a synthetic material and can be made in a variety of colours cast iron bathtubs are made by pouring iron into moulds then letting it cool and harden this type of tub is very resistant to chemicals and is nearly impossible to scratch or dent they usually have an enamel coating on them and are fire polished to give them a smooth appearance l installation cast iron bathtubs are far heavier than acrylic bathtubs which make them difficult to install several people will be needed to conduct the installation of a cast iron tub the floor underneath a cast iron tub may have to be reinforced acrylic bathtubs are easier to install than cast iron tubs because they are not nearly as heavy l maintenance cast iron bathtubs are very durable with proper maintenance they can last for generations they require less upkeep than acrylic and may be the better choice for bathrooms that receive a lot of traffic acrylic bathtubs are also durable but they are not indestructible cheap acrylic bathtubs can warp and crack if not properly maintained or poorly installed acrylic bathtubs are more prone to staining than cast iron bathtubs which means that a more rigorous cleaning schedule should be followed with acrylic n for more information visit www.renovationboys.com au or call salvi messina on 1300 go boys curves can help remove your unwanted bulges with summer on the way and swimsuit weather already here it s no longer possible to hide under bulky weather clothes if you want to shed the kilos curves has a plan to make it happen losing weight isn t easy it takes real commitment to make the necessary changes to diet exercise and lifestyle and for most people it takes a plan that s why curves the fitness franchise designed exclusively for women has developed curves complete ­ a simple easy-to-follow weight-loss plan that combines the three keys to taking off weight and keeping it off diet exercise and motivation curves is the only place you can get all three says owner of curves camperdown elaine saunderson you can lose up to 10kg of body fat and up to 50cm in just 90 days and many of our members are seeing real results curves petersham owner michelle green adds that personal coaching is the heart of the program all curves complete participants receive a health assessment and a 15-minute personalised weekly coaching session with a certified curves coach that includes a weigh-in progress assessment goal review and monthly body measurements to track results that extra accountability is very motivating and the coaches help you develop simple practical strategies for getting and staying on track says michelle property of the week spacious victorian terrace 28 renwick st leichhardt in a sought-after location and only steps to leichhardt s vibrant shopping and café culture this affordable three-bedroom terrace is a great option for homebuyers and investors looking to capitalise on vast untapped potential · 3 bedrooms main with front terrace · spacious formal and informal lounge rooms · high ceilings · large eat-in gas kitchen · lounge room opening onto the paved patio courtyard · well-presented bathroom · paved courtyard and internal laundry positioned in the heart of leichhardt s famous norton street dining and entertainment precinct there s excellent scope for a creative makeover to truly add value and create a designer haven in a prime village address for sale offers over $879,000 contact david carrozza 0411 296 796 david babingtons.com.au n babingtons ananndale 9552 4888 michelle green above has reaped big results n for more information about curves complete call 1300 curves 1300 287 837 leichhardt bowling recreation club 88-92 piper st leichhardt ph 9569 1936 9560 3574 from midday until the cup italian seafood restaurant book your reservation now for melbourne cup 14

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amore manning up for metrosexuals the inner west has the highest proportion of households where women earn more than their male partners in australia yet within every 21st century woman there remains an atavistic craving for at least an occasional flash of the commanding brute in their otherwise domesticated partner here s a list of 10 alpha-male behaviours that are sure to lead to sexual combustion 1 be respectful of your mother but best mates ­ and maybe even a little competitive ­ with your father it demonstrates you re a grown man without mummy/daddy issues 2 ride on/in something other than a car motorbikes sailboats hang gliders parasails or even a horse will do controlling something potentially dangerous will massively enhance your solo man sexiness in her eyes 3 reprimand an obnoxious young person there are plenty to be found on public transport and telling them to pull their head in will impress every female in the vicinity 4 communicate in a foreign language french italian or spanish are the languages of love but even busting out some guttural german will make it clear you re a cosmopolitan man of the world with an intriguing past 5 never leave home without a wad of cash on your chest proudly thrust forward like they say confidence is sexy and nothing conveys confidence like assertive body language 7 gamble the more arcane the sport or event the better putting a couple of months rent money on obama to win the us presidential election tells the world that you re a devil-may-care kind of guy able to take big victories and stinging defeats in your stride 8 win at something it can be greco-roman wrestling tennis or lawn bowls but to the victors go the spoils and even if she s not consciously aware of it seeing you triumph will reassure her she s picked a winner 9 be clear about what you want from life and don t let anything stand in your way after all if you re the kind of person who is passionate about their work you re likely the kind of person who is passionate in other areas 10 if a snooty sales assistant is being rude to your girl this could be you boys follow these 10 easy steps slap them down verbally not physically nothing is a bigger your person as with certain other things the bigger turn-on for a woman than feeling protected and it is the better in late capitalism money equals cherished by their man power and chicks dig powerful men n jason dunne is the author of everyone is 6 always walk with your head held high and henry miller spicy inner west ciao asks you answer how long should you wait before jumping into bed with a new partner isn t it a standard social convention that you should wait for the third date adam pyrmont three weeks of course if it s your first time then longer marissa abbotsford if it feels right and you feel an instant connection with someone then go for it whenever i think every situation is different i used to think i should wait but after having a one-night stand that turned into a one-year relationship i ve changed my mind stella five dock i don t think it matters whenever you feel comfortable renato petersham these days it doesn t really matter in the past i think women waited to avoid being labeled a `slut nowadays people are more open-minded and you can end up staying with someone after a first night hook-up vee leichhardt if you sleep with someone too soon you can t be sure they re not just using you for a purely physical relationship if you re both in it for the same reasons that s ok but if one person has deeper feelings than the other they are likely to get hurt gabby five dock if you re attracted to someone then go for gold nothing and no one should dictate what you can or can t do and when melinda sydney sex dat ingand re l at io n s h ip s how soon before you get horizontal exercise swim live play at leichhardt park aquatic centre join the new lpac gymno state of the art equipment and 100 classes limited tim joining classes include zumba body pump cardio-boxing aquarobics cycle yoga body balance body attack pilates strong seniors fee martial arts and more six swimming pools and plenty of parking modern building with spectacular views to find out more visit www.lpac.nsw.gov.au or call now 9555 8344 leichhardt park mary street lilyfield nsw 2040 e only working with the community community glamour at its best 15

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