Thursday, May 27, 2010

GG&L land at OOP..

Yesterday we received the long awaited George, Gina and Lucy bags that we posted about a few months ago. The colours are vibrant and the detailing is fabulous!

6IX handbag... $239.00.. Available in apricot, lavender and white..

Principessa handbag... $229.00.. Available in white, dusty blue, red, and citrus..

'Pour La Nana' handbag... $249.00.. available in blue, orange and white..

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bowl me over...

The heavy clouds and even heavier rains that have been hovering over Adelaide sure have put a dampener on us this week (pardon the pun!). So if they weather has you down in the dumps, take a look at these beautiful lacquer and bamboo bowls that have just arrived. At $39.95 they are an absolute bargain and while the photo doesn't do them justice, the colours will blow you away.

Available both in store and online they are sure to sell quickly, so don't miss out!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mix and match is back!

If you received our catalogue at the end of last year, you would have noticed these fabulous cutlery sets. After selling out within days, we had a waiting list as long as the Great Wall of China and now after months of waiting.. they have finally returned to our shelves!

Mix and match cutlery sets... $49.95

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Truly Wicker-ed

Huge ornate chests. Neat laundry baskets. Cozy chairs. Garden tee-pees. Handy trays.. All in wonderful wicker and rattan.

If you're looking for a new feature for your home, we say go for wicker and rattan. There is something about a piece of wicker or rattan furniture that has an element of je ne sais quoi. The twisting of each length, the rough textures, and the nautical vibe it sends out has us ooh-ing and ahh-ing everytime.

Large rattan chest... $395.00

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kids in the kitchen...

We're excited to announce that Outdoors on Parade will be hosting a children's cooking class in the upcoming School Holidays.

On Tuesday 13th of July, Peta Heine and Kirsty Manning-Wilcox who co-wrote the fabulous 'We Love Food' cookbook will be running a class for children (aged 5 and up) to learn all about the wonderful world of cooking. Peta and Kirsty will teach your kids all about growing and using home-grown and fresh vegetables and herbs, as well as showing them how to create easy and delicious snacks and meals.

Tickets are $59.95 each and include lunch as well as a copy of 'We Love Food' to take home. Families wishing to book more than one child from the same family (and not wanting a second book) will be charged $20 per child.

Bookings can be made by calling 8362 8822 or emailing

Monday, May 17, 2010

Winter warmers...

Doesn't time fly.. it's mid-May already and the customary cold mornings that greet us during these months have already begun. Peeling out of bed on these chilly mornings can often be difficult when stepping onto icy floorboards, so treat your toes to a luxurious rug.

We're excited to have a range of gorgeous rugs in store from Designers Guild, Armadillo and Mokum that will bring colour and texture to your dreary floorboards and help to warm up your little toes.

Big or small, brightly coloured or neutral, there is sure to be a rug to suit every taste and space so be sure to pop in and check out the samples.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Feeling blue...

There's something fabulous about a brightly coloured bowl sitting effortlessly on your dining table or bench. We recently received these gorgeous bright turquoise pieces all the way from Morocco and are quite simply smitten.

The intricate detailing around the edge of the large platter ($129.95) is mesmerising and the deep fruit bowl ($69.95) and handy smaller bowl ($29.95) are an simple way to add colour to an otherwise neutral room.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Book to cook...

Highlight Monday June 21 in your diary... Natalie and Brendan Homan of The Apothecary will tantalise your taste buds with their awe-inspiring Mediterranean dishes and authentic tapas style cooking.

The skilled husband and wife team will teach you all the tricks of the trade and have you whipping up mouth-watering 'shared table' style snacks for your family and friends faster than you can dial Domino's.

All images from The Apothecary website

There are still places available so rally together your friends and phone 8362 8822 to book your table. You can also visit to see the many other classes available for 2010...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Assorted coloured letters available in store

Happy Mother's Day to all the fabulous Mums out there!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

No more vulnerable vino..

After a long day at work sometimes all you feel like is a glass of wine. How many times have you opened a bottle of your favourite vino before realising you were not going to finish the whole bottle?

Enter winesave.

winesave allows you to enjoy your sneaky glass or two of wine and then pop it away for several weeks after it has first been opened. Containing a pure, inert and odourless gas called argon (which is heavier than air), winesave is applied with a simply one-second spray and pushes the air up and out of the bottle preventing the oxidisation of the wine.

This is a purely natural method to preserve wine that has been tried, tested and approved by some of the industry's most notable international winemakers, and with no propellants, hydrocarbons or additives used.. what's there to lose?

winesave is available in store now!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Grid lock..

We're a little mad for maps at the moment. Whether it's a quirky floor mat for your front door, or a set of disposable placemats for your dining table, there is no doubt that these mapped marvels are conversation starters, and are putting the fun in functional.

Wooden floor mats with maps of Toyko, New York, London or Paris $225.00
Disposable place mats (pack of 50) available in Maps of the World or Maps of Italy $39.95

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New and improved..

Calling all kitchen whizzes.. the fabulous KitchenAid Blender has been revamped and relaunched to make preparing food easier.
The NEW blender features include:
  • A powerful 550w, 240v 5 speed motor (or in less-technical terms: more powerful and much faster motor)
  • 5 speed settings
  • NEW 'crush ice' button
  • Sturdy metal base
  • Large 1.5L durable glass pitcher with pouring lip
  • Sharp, patented stainless steel blades
  • 'Soft start' feature
  • Stay-put lid with ingredient cup
If you feel your inner Masterchef getting excited, we don't blame you.. the best news is that all of these features are still available for just $299.00

Available in red, white, almond, black and grey, there is no reason not to buy one of these fabulous kitchen accessories. Grab one today for mothers day!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Flat out fabulous!

These flat out bears are just too irresistable for words.. Made from 100% Australian sheepskin they are unbelievably soft and cute as a button. Their soft wool and flat shape make them perfect for newborns or busy toddlers and have found their way into the arms of many famous bubs with TomKat, Brangelina, and Princess Mary all big fans of these tiny teddies.

These little cuties are available in honey, latte, chocolate, black and milk, and in both a large ($49.95) and small size ($35.95).

A pocket full of posies...

The warmer weather this week tricked us into thinking it was summer again. The sunny days and balmy nights forced us to retire our woolly scarves and comfy winter wardrobe prematurely and dust off our t-shirts and shorts for another innings.

It also inspired us to fill our latest lust-after vase with beautiful flowers from the garden.

How gorgeous do these silver bud vases look snaked across our table with fragrant fresh flowers. (Apologies for the dark photo!)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

It's huntin' season..

Pop on your boots, slide on your gloves, and straighten your beanie.. we're going duck hunting!

But don't go judging us just yet, the duck's we're hunting are of the robotic variety and our weapon of choice is an infra-red light gun.

Today's Hit Liftout featured Duck Hunter (item 3) in their 'Toy Story' feature giving it three and a half stars out of five.

A fun game to play both inside and out, Duck Hunter is a game of skill allowing the players just 30 seconds to successfully shoot the duck three times, each hit causing it to stutter and flutter around.

Duck Hunter is $59.95 and is available in store.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Attention all hands...

Hands, please meet Citron, Honey and Coriander.

Hard working and tired hands will absolutely love the new range of hand creams and scrubs from Crabtree & Evelyn.

Infused with botanicals such as zesty lemon, pure honey and fresh coriander, your hands will feel softer, smoother and refreshed. Thyme, rosemary, eucalyptus, tea tree and willow bark leave hands soothed and conditioned, maintaining natural oils found in the skin.

The Citron, Honey & Coriander Hand Therapy range will be available at Outdoors on Parade soon.
images sourced from

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Colour me crazy...

Tricia Guild has done it again. The latest collection of fabulous fabrics and wallpapers are just stunning and are sure to catch your eye when next in store.

One of our favourite ranges, Barcelona, features bold, retro inspired designs with the ever-present kaleidoscope of bright candy colours that are text-book of Designer Guild's style are making yet another appearance.

All images sourced from

If you're favourite sofa needs a revamp, your cushions are bland, or your curtains are in need of some TLC, the latest designs from Designer's Guild are sure to inspire you.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Baby it's cold outside...

Okay, so it may not be freezing just yet but did anyone else get a little bit excited by yesterday's Wintry downpour that turned our drought stricken state into one big wetland?

If you love rugging up on a chilly day as much as we do then you will love the fabulous new range of knitwear that has just arrived at Outdoors.

Luxe cable knits, flirty frills and nautical stripes in navy, cream and grey marle make for a stunning collection of Winter accessories and in the softest of soft pure wool you will be warm and cosy on even the coldest days.Navy & White stripe scarf with cable paneling $99.00Ruffled grey marle scarf (also available in navy) $129.95

Oh, and did we mention the adorable kids beanies and ponchos..
Stripe beanies (available in navy and pink) $39.95

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Easter..

Image courtesy of Haigh's

Happy Easter from the girls at Outdoors on Parade! We're hoping that some home-grown Haigh's goodies will be included in our Easter Egg hunts on Sunday... See you after the long weekend.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Just deLIGHTful...

JUST IN: Opaque lamps in irresistable animal shapes. Putting the fun in functional, these gorgeous animal shaped lamps are not only cute but look fantastic when lit.

The perfect size to add some mood lighting to your home, they would fit snuggly on your mantle piece, bedside table or chest of drawers. Available in snail, elephant, and cow shapes for $129.95.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pantone perfection...

Those in the design industry will be familiar with the Pantone chart, a universal language enabling designer, manufacturer, retailer and customer to match, identify, and communicate about colour.

Now we can all join the Pantone revolution with a fabulous range of homewares and gifts available in stunning pantone colours in store.
These sleek sterling silver cufflinks have a hint of eye-popping colour that is sure to add the finishing touches to any suit. A fabulous gift for guys. Available in apple green, aqua and cobalt blue, $99.95.
What's not to love about these coffee mugs? Bright, pick-me-up colours - Check! Large size for those difficult winter morning wakeups - Check! Can double as cute home or office decoration - Check! Available in pink, pale blue, pale green, apple green, peppermint green, orange, and more... $24.95.
Caffeine connoisseurs will be wrapped with the Pantone espresso cups. Available in pale blue and green, these mini-marvels are perfect for a shot of espresso or a babycino for bubba. $14.95 each.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Oh what a night..

Outdoors on Parade was buzzing on Tuesday night with visiting authors Kirsty Manning-Wilcox and Peta Heine launching their new book We Love Food in store. The girls demonstrated several of their delicious recipes including sweet potato and coriander fritters, silverbeet salad, and an array of gourmet pizzas and chatted about cooking for a family and growing your own veggies.

Thankyou to all who attended and to Kirsty and Peta for such a wonderful night!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mad March!

There is definately a reason that March has been dubbed the month of madness. Those of you who have visited the store over the past couple of weeks may have been shadowed by the monstorous fort of boxes that towered of you at the back of the shop.

With our recycling bin now overflowing with flattened boxes and our shelves filled with fabulous new stock from some of our most favourite suppliers, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to show you some of our favourite new bits and pieces...

Em loves the stunning German made tea cups and saucers in fabulous bright colours... Jump on the 'Alice in Wonderland' bandwagon that seems to be taking the world by storm and host your self a mad-hatters tea party.

Georgie's number one pick are the quirky and chic Marimekko teapots... What's not to love about the spotted black and white print and funky handle?

Annie adores the gorgeous French doll necklaces that have graced our shelves straight from the streets of Paris. Delicate fabrics, dazzling sequins and dimantes galore.. these petite little gems have us saying oh la la!

Pop in and visit us to come see more of the fantastic stock that has just arrived...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Food Glorious Food!

Kirsty Manning-Wilcox and Peta Heine are busy mums who have discovered the secret to adapting dishes for all ages and coaxing even the fussiest of eaters and have recently published their fabulous new cookbook, We Love Food.

Kirsty, a freelance publisher and writer, and Peta, an ex-restauranter and whiz in the kitchen, have teamed up to make meal times much simpler by providing over 80 fabulous healthy recipes using fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden.

We are excited to be launching We Love Food on Tuesday March 23 at 6.30pm. Join us to celebrate such an exciting occasion and be treated to a cooking demonstration by Kirsty and Peta and have the opportunity to get your copy of We Love Food signed.

Tickets are $25.00 per person - all proceeds to the Royal Adelaide Hospital Burns Unit - and can be purchased in store (51 The Parade, Norwood) or over the phone (08 8362 8822). Tickets are limited so make sure you don't miss out!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

In the bag...

Style: Pour La Nana

The latest accessory to be dripping from the arms of celebrities is not from Prada, Pucci, or Christian Dior but German accessories brand George Gina & Lucy.

If you struggling making decisions, (or if you just absolutely love fabulous handbags) beware.. because choosing just one GG&L bag could end up being a very long and tedious task. The selection of styles and gorgeous bright candy and pastel colours ensure that there is a bag to suit everyone, every occasion and every outfit.

After spotting these beauties at the trade fair at the weekend, we just couldn't wait to tell you all about them and are just as excited for them to arrive in store so we can find them all a loving home.

If you would like to be notified when the GG&L stock arrives please feel free to email us at or phone us on 08 8362 8822.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The r(eel) deal..

Australian leathergoods company Pratten was founded in 2003 by Sydney sisters Justine and Monique Pratten. Their highly popular accessories range includes a gorgeous combination of wallets, clutches, belts, sponge bags, and coin purses in vivacious Eel Skin leather. Hot pink Eel Skin foldover clutch

For those of you unfamilar with Eel Skin leather, here's a quick tutorial...

Eel Skin leather is up to 150% stronger than cow hide and can last for over 20 years if properly cared for. It can come in a variety of bright colours, and boy is it SOFT!

Pratten's Eel Skin wallet was also featured in the The Oprah Magazine O List in January 2010, rocketing the accessories to must-have status and making it an instant lust-after item across the globe.
Pratten Eel Skin wallets as seen in The Oprah Magazine

Friday, February 26, 2010

Going Troppo...

When George Kyprianou and Kylie Brammy purchased a tiny, dark cottage on the edge of the Adelaide parklands ten years ago, it was clear that the 3 bedroom home was in desperate need of some TLC. This months theAdelaide*magazine featured the newly renovated and "...well-considered structural surprise.." amongst their glossy pages.

The brilliant and naturally lit extension (courtesy of Phil Harris of Troppo Architects) combines raw materials such as glass, timber, and concrete to provide a perfect canvas for the couple's mix of eclectic and travel-inspired pieces of furniture.

We are loving the rough textures of the knitted scatter cushions that bring warmth to the tough-look sofa and built in window seat. Not to mention the rustic dining table and chairs that are a stand out in the couple's living space (if only we all had such a fabulous and sentimental setting from our family homes).