Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The sound of music..

You can now officially end your hunt for a smart looking, high quality sound system... the Swiss designed Geneva sound systems are our new must-have for the home.

These sleek and stylish speakers are perfection, bringing impressive sound into any room in your home or workplace in one trendy little unit. From February 2010 we will be stocking the Geneva Sound System Model S (RRP $599.00) which is an introductory model to the extensive Geneva range (click here to see the whole range).

As well as enabling you to listen to your favourite FM radio stations, this system is also iPod and iPhone compatible, performs as an alarm clock, and has an award winning amplifier that is energy efficient.

We also love the fact that the Model S also comes with a detatchable table stand to save space on your bed side table, desk, or bench.

(image from

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Deluxe dining...

On an early morning caffeine hunt this morning we stumbled across the fabulous new DELUXE ADELAIDE magazine. This chic new go-to guide for all things ADELAIDE provides inspiration for everything from fashion, food and wine, to events, festivals and local holiday hotspots.

Don't go past the delectable 5 page dining guide, Tasting Plate, which features a number of Adelaide restaurants who are hosting some of our 2010 cooking classes. It makes us hungry just reading about them!

The DELUXE ADELAIDE team have certainly reminded us about how special our little old city is .. We can't wait to read the next issue ...

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Leading Finnish clothing and textiles house, Marimekko, made their mark back in the 1970s with their trademark bold, bright, and beautiful prints developing a cult-like status across the globe.

Fast forward 40 years and Marimekko is still a huge talking point in homes from Denmark to Dandenong proving that their stunning designs still have global appeal.

We just can't go past some of their latest designs which are not only striking and modern, but come in some great colours!
(images from
Take a peek at the other gorgeous designs here or come in store to visit and flick through their

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Kickstart your 2010 New Year's Resolutions

After waving goodbye to a very busy 2009, the girls at Outdoors on Parade welcomed 2010 with an assortment of New Years Resolutions.. and we have an inkling that many of you may be attempting similar feats.

It's no secret that most resolutions don't make it past February, however we are determined that our 2010 goals will see us through to next year. Many of you may be sharing similar achievable goals, and we found some fabulous bits and pieces in store that will help to kickstart your new year and sticking out your different New Year's committments.

1. Spend more time with friends and family!
Spending time with your loved ones can be as simple as playing a fun board game (Baulderdash $65.00 or Articulate $49.95), or enjoying a sunny afternoon together with a BBQ and a game of outdoor cricket (Notebook grill $69.95; Beach Cricket $49.95).

2. Get fit and fabulous!
When it comes to getting fit, every little bit counts! Incorporating exercise into your daily routine can make your goal of getting fit or losing weight more achievable. Why not get a group together and play a game of beach soccer (Sunny soccer ball $29.95)? Or tune into your favourite radio station and start regular walks (water-resistant digital FM walkman $32.95)? Doing laps at your local pool is also a great way to get fit during summer (luxurious beach towels from $59.95)!

3. Improve my cooking skills
For many people, New Year's resolutions incorporate learning or improving a skill. Cooking is often a skill that many people wish to improve on and can need a little boost and some new 'tools' to get the wheels turning. Inspire yourself with some new recipes from some real kitchen whizzes (The Cook's Companion, by Stephanie Alexander $130; Fabulous Food: Minus the Boombah, by Jane Kennedy $39.95)! Treat yourself to some new 'hardware' that will see you whipping up devilish desserts and mouthwatering feasts in your sleep (Pizza Maker $169.95; KitchenAid mixer $649; Bamix Basic $159)!

While New Years resolutions can be lost in the upcoming stresses of work and other committments, these goodies will certinaly help you to get closer in achieving your goals. We're off for a game of beach cricket, but we hope to see you all instore soon. Happy New Year, the girls at Outdoors on Parade!