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Ghost of a record store

27 June 2016, by Forrest Chase

Perth City is going through an unprecedented period of redevelopment, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t fantastic things happening in the CBD! While the City reshapes itself for the future, PerthFLUX takes over with a curatorial series of temporary artistic installations over a two-year period.

From Friday 8th July to the 12th August, Forrest Chase will be hosting Ghost of a Record Store - an artistic display that plays homage to past musical formats. Curated by Western Australian composter, artist and improviser Chris Cobilis, Ghost of a Record Store will be a replica record store equipped with turntables, cassette decks, CD players and other technology from an era gone by. For many people, record stores were half-way houses for the soul - a place to hang-out and elevatespirits through music.

Ghost of Record Store will open Friday 8th July 2016 at Shop 19, located on the ground level opposite the Forrest Place Fountains at Forrest Chase Shopping Centre until Friday 12th August 2016. Thursday to Sunday, 12 noon to 5pm.

Keep up to date on Ghost of a Record Store and other projects developed by the Perth Public Art Foundation through their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ppaf.com.au

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4 Shoe Styles Every Girl Needs

13 June 2016, by Forrest Chase

Chocolate and diamonds aside, we are pretty sure that shoes are a girl’s best friend. However, sometimes the relationship gets difficult (especially when your shoe collection is over-flowing and it becomes difficult to shut your wardrobe door). Whether you are only beginning to build your shoedrobe, or you are in need of a collection cull to get back-to-basics – there are 4 non-negotiable shoes every girl needs in her style rotation.

The Sex-And-The-City Shoe

Carrie Bradshaw altered the laws of fashion. She made tutus work in Times Square, and brought pink into the workplace. Channel your inner unexpected-and-quirky Carrie with a shoe addition that stands out on the sidewalk (and hopefully catches the eye of your very own Mr Big). Think iridescent colours, unexpected prints or big bling. Our pick? These Febronia embellished pumps from Nine west.

The Sex-And-The-City Shoe

Chunky heeled boot

A menagerie of cute shoes for summer; a sole pair of ancient wellington boots for winter - it’s a common seasonal dilemma many women face. Show your winter outfits a little bit of love by investing in a pair of architectural, chunky-heeled Travers boots from Ninewest . They will suit and accentuate everything you wear in the colder months. Yes, everything. Even your trusty 1980s duffle coat.

Chunky heeled boot

Night-Outers

Little black dress? Check. Freshly coiffed hair? Check. A pair of shoes so cute that they double as a conversation starter? Check. With a manageable heel height & secure, criss-cross straps Ninewest’s Taragon are ideal for elevating any outfit for an unplanned night out. No matter what happens, we promise you won’t pull a Cinderella and leave one of these behind. They are way too pretty to be forgotten.

Night-Outers

The errand-running flats

It’s 6am – you’re mentally going through your upcoming day with a mix of anticipation and ‘oh god, what have I got myself into’. Heels won’t do, you need to be agile – balancing a to-go latte in one hand and a meticulously prepared report in the other. Enter stage left: Novo Cambridge loafers – the perfect mix of function, comfort and Parisian chic.

The errand-running flats

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Stock Up On Winter Essentials From MYER

10 June 2016, by

The unmissable stocktake sale is now on at MYER. Replenish your essential wardrobe or find the perfect must-have item with unbelievable prices on offer storewide.

From Women’s, Men’s and children’s apparel through to giftware, bedding, travel goods, home appliances and much more.We went ahead and picked out our favourite coveted items for this season. See below for more.

Winter Essentials From MYER

On for a limited time only and while stock lasts. MYER’s stocktake sale is valid for all advertised items and cannot be used with any other offers. For further information, see in store at Forrest Chase or call their customer service team on 1800 811 611 for details.MYER is located on the ground level and level one of Forrest Chase with various entrances.

For Her

FOR HER
  • ZAZOU - Vera Tan Boot was $199.95 now $129.00
  • BASQUE - Drape Front Soft Coat was $229.95 now $129.95
  • JAG - California Fringing Bag JAGWH390 was $129.00 now $77.40
  • DKNY - Soho NY2417 Watch was $299.00 now $179.00

For Him

FOR HIM
  • TOMMY HILFIGER - Wool Blend Jumper was $150.00 now $90.00
  • FLORSHEIM - Chamber Brown $129.00
  • REMINGTON - XR1390 Hyperflex Shave & Trim was $199.00 now $99.00
  • SAMSONITE - Cosmolite FL Spinnercase Large 81cm Black 3.1kg was $899.00 now $449.50

For The Little Ones

For The Little Ones
  • PETER ALEXANDER - Cat Set 2-6 was $49.95 now $34.00
  • SPROUT - Puffer Jacket With Contrast Yoke was $49.95 now $29.97
  • ORIGAM I - Princess Line Coat 3-8 was $79.95 now $55.00
  • SPROUT - Essentials Slouchy Trackpant 0-2 was $18.00 now $10.00

For The Home

For The Home
  • GLOBAL - Ikasu Knife Block 7 Piece was $859.00 now $439.00
  • SALT & PEPPER - Napier Ceramic Lamp, 45cm - Black & Silver was $69.95 now $48.96
  • KITCHENAID - KSM156 Platinum Collection Stand Mixer - Black Storm 5KSM156ABZ was $899.00 now $719.00
  • SALT & PEPPER - Zone 25cm Gold Alarm Clock was $59.95 now $41.96

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Pumpkin gnocchi with burnt sage butter

01 June 2016, by Forrest Chase

A tasty and nutritious addition to any meal, now it the time to get the most out of the winding-up pumpkin season. Try your hand at this modern take on an Italian favourite with sweet pumpkin gnocchi, burnt butter with crunchy sage, topped with perfectly shaved parmesan served on a bed of pumpkin puree and wilted spinach.

  • 650g Sebago or desiree potatos, peeled and cubed
  • 1kg butternut pumpkin, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup butter + 1 Tbs
  • 30-50 sage leaves
  • 500g baby or regular spinach
  • Salt and pepper
  • Freshly shaved parmesan

Pumpkin-gnocchi

Method:

  1. Roast pumpkin on 200C for 1 hour or until completely cooked through and brown on the edges.
  2. Cover potatoes with water in a pot with ½ tsp salt and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through. Strain and mash in a large bowl until smooth.
  3. Once pumpkin is roasted, reserve 200g and set aside. Add remaining pumpkin to the potato and mash until smooth. You can make it extra smooth using a special sieve or by blending in a food processor.
  4. Season the mash with ½ tsp salt. Add the flour to the mash and mix through using your hands until it forms a dough.
  5. Place dough onto a floured surface and cut into 6 portions. Roll out each portion into a snake and cut 2cm pieces using a floured butter knife. Use the back of a floured fork to imprint lines on each piece (optional). Keep aside.
  6. With the extra 200g pumpkin, blend into a puree with 1 tbs of butter and salt and pepper. Set aside.
  7. Add butter to a hot pan. Once melted, add the sage leaves and keep swirling the butter until a golden colour is reached. Remove from the heat.
  8. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil, and then turn to simmer. Place batches of gnocchi in the water until they float to the surface. Remove using a slotted spoon and add to the burnt butter. On the large batch of gnocchi, steam your spinach in a steaming colander on top, covered with a lid.
  9. Place pumpkin puree on the base of each serving plate or bowl, topped with wilted spinach, the gnocchi, a fresh crack of salt and pepper and shaved parmesan.

Pumpkin-gnocchi

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