With Every Fibre – Featured Four


John Mangila – Photographer

Here at Hale Mercantile Co., we love beautiful styling and beautiful photography and John Mangila is definitely one person we love to follow. This can be seen in his recent work for Home Beautiful Magazine, and he certainly doesn’t shy away from exemplary style.

Mangila has a brilliant eye for style for bringing layers of luxe jewel-tones and moody accents to the forefront. His career started in graphic design and after completing his studies, he completed work experience at Inside Out Magazine and then went on to become an in-house stylist for Home Beautiful Magazine.

John has recently released a series of photography which blends his passion for floristry, photography and styling. The subtle and reflective images show a fantastic collaboration of his many talents. You can see more of John’s stunning photography at Penny Farthing Gallery or follow him on Instagram @johnmangila



Art Gallery of South Australia – Musee d’Orsay

South Australia is well known for its award winning wine, events and festivals. It also boasts iconic destinations like the Flinders Ranges and Outback and Kangaroo Island.

Adelaide is the capital city and it is a hub for gourmet food and wine experiences and a vibrant bar scene; art, music, culture. This is where you will find the Art Gallery of South Australia who currently have a major exhibition of more than 65 Impressionist masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris

Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay charts the revolution of colour that lies at the very heart of Impressionism and includes master works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro and Cézanne, among many others.

So next time you are in Adelaide, make sure you schedule in a visit to the Art Gallery of South Australia – you won’t be disappointed.

Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
T 61 8 8207 7000

Open daily 10 am to 5 pm
(closed 25 December)



Peppermint Magazine

Coming into the winter months there is nothing better than cozying up with one of our pure linen blankets and connecting with a great book or magazine from the sanctuary of your home.

Peppermint Magazine is an Australian independent publication telling real stories with authenticity and passion. Created for the growing audience of people who appreciate good design and but also are connected to current social and environmental issues that matter to them.

Covering a broad range of topics from slow food, ethical fashion, natural living, health and beauty and a focus on social entrepreneurs doing good in our community, each edition is packed with articles of interest, leaving behind current main stream publications.

Speaking of, Peppermint are all about giving back to the community. Each issue sold contributes donations to charity through their Fashion Cents program and varying other local and international charitable organisations, so you can feel good about your personal contribution.



Gogyo, Surry Hills, Sydney

52-54 Albion St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010


This fiery new Japanese ramen spot is where you are going to want to spend your chilly nights. It is a definite must-visits for noodle fanatics and the menu details all the individual noodle characteristics of each bowl.

Gogyo’s secret weapon is their kogashi (or “burned”) ramen. Each bowl is filled with a couple of ladlefuls of lard, heated up in a wok and then ignited. The charred residue is then tipped over the noodles, giving the thick soup (seasoned with either shoyu or miso) and a deep black hue and a rich, smoky flavor.

If you are in the Surry Hills area and lover of noodle dishes, Gogyo is one restaurant that will keep you coming back for more.


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