Best Places to Watch the World Cup

The World Cup is back, and Australia’s adoration for soccer is hitting fever-pitch. The Socceroos beat both Tunisia and Denmark in the World Cup, making it to the knock-out round for the first time since 2006. And if you haven’t seen the elated scenes from across the country celebrating the back-to-back win, you might be living under a rock. 

Regardless of whatever Sunday morning’s match holds for the Australian soccer team, we’ll be heading out to see some of the best sporting action live on the big screen. Here are three places to catch the live World Cup this season.  

Mile End Hotel | 30 Henley Beach Road, Mile End 

The Mile End Beer Garden is showing all England, Australia and selected group matches live & loud on the big screen. Rally your mates together, and head to the iconic hotel to see the sporting action while indulging in high-end pub classics. No reservations required! See the schedule for matches here

Find out more. 

Brighton Metro | 466 Brighton Road, Brighton 

The Brighton Metro is broadcasting World Cup games featuring the Australian and English soccer teams, as well as selected group matches, in the Brighton Metro Sports Bar. The outdoor big screen will be showing games live during main trading hours – the perfect setting for footy lovers to meet and cheer on their team. 

Find out more. 

Mick O’Shea’s | Main South Road, Hackham 

Adelaide’s longest-standing Irish pub, Mick O’Shea’s is showing every World Cup match live to locals looking to soak up the thrilling sports action. Catch the games on the big screen, enjoy some pub grub and cheer on your favourite team to win!  

Find out more.

What’s on this Weekend

East End Cellars Street Party | December 2 & 3

East End Cellars is closing off Vardon Avenue every weekend until Christmas for EEC Street Parties to celebrate the warmer weather, late sunsets and balmy evenings. The street will have an array of alfresco dining and street food, making it the perfect way to start your weekend. 

Find out more here. 

A Day on the Green | December 3

There’ll be good food, fine wine and great music at Peter Lehmann Wines this weekend, as A Day on the Green kicks off at the Barossa Valley winery. Headlining the festival is The Killers, who’ll play their chart-topping hits alongside support acts Jack Ladder and Floodlights. And with the warm weather (finally) showing up, there’s never been a better time to see one of the biggest bands live in action! 

Find out more here.

Revo Fitness Open Day | December 3

Revo Fitness has finally landed in South Australia, and to celebrate, they’re throwing an epic Open Day party. Start the morning with fresh juice from Juice Institute, a free coffee from Love Mittie and a treat by Bowlsome. There’ll be free group classes for you to get your sweat on too! The open day kicks off at 8am and runs until midday.

Find out more here.

Ebenezer Night Markets | December 3 from 5:30pm

The Ebenezer Night Markets launch their summer run of events this weekend! Head to Rundle Street east and journey down Ebenezer Place, to enjoy a unique shopping experience featuring local fashion, jewellery, delicious food, beverages, and artisan creations. There’ll be live music too, with a DJ soundtracking the evening. Perfect excuse for a spot of Christmas Shopping! 

Find out more here.

The Gift Bazaar by Gillies at the Grounds | December 3 & 4 

The Gift Bazaar by Gillies at the Grounds is a two-day Christmas market extravaganza, featuring 120 market traders with festive gifts, workshops, live music, and delicious food. Get into the Christmas vibe with carollers, fresh Christmas trees for sale, gift wrapping stations, and Christmas portrait sessions. 

Find out more here.

Glen Ewin Estate Summer High Tea | December 4 

Does having High Tea outdoors in beautiful surroundings sound like your cup of tea? Glen Ewin Estate’s annual High Tea event is the perfect place to unwind in the beautiful gardens while enjoying mouth-watering delights in the sunshine. Remember to bring a hat and sunscreen! 

Find out more here.

Written by Caitlin Holt.
Cover image via Rundle Street East.

Serafina’s Garden Party Launch at Westfield Marion

Yesterday South Australian women’s fashion boutique, Serafina, launched its latest collection inspired by Spring gardens and the upcoming party season. The Garden Party Collection boasts the best of summer dressing – think floral patterns, bright colours, flowy dresses and tailored blouses.

Summer dressing comes easy with this collection. Serafina has thoughtfully designed go-to-garments for warmer weather, so you can spend time with friends and enjoy drinks in the sunshine comfortably.

The boutique is celebrating the launch of the collection tonight at its Westfield Marion store. In true Garden Party style, there will be sweet treats and cocktails to celebrate, and shoppers can preview the newest collection in-store and enjoy various discounts on the night.

The launch party commences at 5:30pm tonight. For more information, head to Westfield Marion.

The Garden Party Collection is available to shop in-store and online at https://serafina.com.au/.

Written by Caitlin Holt

Must-Visit Instagrammable Places in South Australia

We all love snapping the best pics for our social media feeds, and exploring those picture-perfect destinations is always a lot of fun. With the help of Ted’s Cameras, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite photography locations in Adelaide and South Australia to level-up your Instagram grid.

The best photo spots for landscape lovers

#1 Lake MacDonnell

This pretty pink lake is on everyone’s SA road trip bucket list and is one of the most Instagrammableplaces in Adelaide. The high salt concentration of Lake MacDonnell means the water reflects a bubblegum pink colour – a stark contrast to the blue water lapping at the opposite shoreline. The landscape photos of the lake are renowned on Instagram and will score you some serious likes.

#2 Flinders Ranges

The 600-million-year-old landscape of rocky gorges, undulating mountains and expansive plains is excellent for exploring, and it’s a bonus that the destination is perfect for adventure lovers searching to snap thrill-seeking pictures to post on their Instagram. We recommend sparing a few days for this adventure and visiting between April and October.

#3 Adelaide Botanic Gardens

The Adelaide Botanic Gardens stretches across 50 hectares of manicured gardens and is home to more than 20,000 plants. Here, use a DSLR or mirrorless camera to capture close-up, macro shots of wildlife, native fauna and pretty flowers. The Botanic Gardens is the perfect backdrop for photoshoot locations in Adelaide, with something always blooming year-round.

The best photo spots for foodie fanatics

#4 The Barossa Valley

From the famous palm tree-lined Seppeltsfield Road to the rolling vineyard views of the Barossa Valley, you will see photo opportunities everywhere you look in this award-winning wine region. Visit one of the many wineries (there are more than 150 vineyards to pick from), indulge in a fine-dining lunch, and snap a selfie with friends while you’re there!

#5 Sunny’s Pizza

This Solomon Street haunt is known for its funky fit-out, slices of eggplant parmigiana pizza and its glittering mirror ball. Not only is this super cute venue a great spot for after-work drinks, but it’s also one of the most instagrammable places in Adelaide.

#6 Hart’s Mill

This Port Adelaide destination is where trendy coffee shops, street art and heritage-listed watering holes abide. Find some of the best photoshoot locations in Adelaide – with the Wonderwalls on many of the Port buildings making for great backdrops and cafés, like Folklore, the perfect location for foodie Instagram shots.

The best photo spots for wildlife warriors

#7 Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard

A trip to the Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard is a must for families visiting Port Lincoln. Only a 15-minute drive from the seaside township, it’s home to a dedicated 120-acre animal park and 80-acre vineyard. The Segway tour through the vineyards makes for a great photo opportunity, or capture the kids cuddling koalas and feeding baby animals on camera.

#8 Eyre Peninsula

The Eyre Peninsula is nature’s playground and one of the best photography locations in South Australia for wildlife lovers. Visit the Head of the Bight and see Mother Nature in her element. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot the migration of the southern right whales. Use a mirrorless camera and a telephoto lens to capture the wildlife phenomenon. The best time to spot whales is August, and we recommend setting aside a few days for this trip. 

The best camera equipment to take with you

When choosing the best camera to use, it comes down to preference. For people on-the-go and who are newer to photography, a mirrorless camera is a good option due to its compactness and ease of use. Its small size also means you can easily fit it in your camera bag and carry around! Interchangeable camera lenses and manual shooting options mean that Instagram shots can be tailored to the destination, capturing incredible depth and range.

Both mirrorless and DSLR cameras are available at Ted’s Cameras, a leading Australian camera store that has been serving avid photographers for over 50 years. They sell 100% Australian stock, with no grey-market stock available, and have a 14-day exchange policy.

Pop into Ted’s Cameras for all your photography needs and the latest equipment. And now that you know some of the best photography locations in Adelaide, you’re ready to shoot incredible content for your Instagram!

Find your latest Ted’s Camera store here or order online now.

Social Snaps: The Parade’s A Day of Fashion

The Parade was the height of shopping, style and sophistication, with A Day of Fashion taking place along the boutique street. Fashion lovers enjoyed a Sip & Swap clothing exchange, an exclusive movie screening of House of Gucci and an industry panel event discussing the future of fashion and its role in sustainability with researchers and advocates of the slow fashion industry Josie McKenzie, Kyla Raby and Erin Skinner.

Images by Gerry Canatselis

The Parade, Norwood
theparadenorwood.com

@paradenorwood

St Andrew’s Tech-Focused Facilities

A new digital technologies facility at St Andrew’s school is accelerated learning and getting students future ready.

Rapid advances in digital technologies now mean that many children entering primary school today will end up working in a job that doesn’t even yet exist. To keep up with these constantly evolving industries St Andrew’s School in Walkerville have designed a new two-story future focused facility called Tarrkarri. With flexible learning spaces, including a dedicated STEM centre known as The Collaboratory, the space hopes to better equip children with the tools needed for a successful tomorrow, while nurturing and encouraging their interest in these key areas of learning.

Completed earlier this year, the state of the art Collaboratory caters to children from ELC through to Year 6. Here, students will have the opportunity to manage projects based on real world problems using intelligent materials such as spheros, robotics, drones and 3D printers.

“Through our STEM program we equip children with explicit skills, such as sawing, sanding, drilling, measuring, tool safety, 3D printing, coding, electronics, data logging and spreadsheets. [Students] then utilise and demonstrate these skills by creating solutions to posed or conceived problems,” says Chris Boden, Coordinator of Creative Design and Scientific Thinking.

It’s an innovative and creative environment that not only helps to engage students but also aims to develop key skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication, that can be used throughout life, in all industries.

“Equipped with these important life skills, children are prepared not only to thrive in their future careers, but for the complexities of the world in which they will live,” says Chris.

St Andrew’s School
22 Smith Street, Walkerville
08 8168 5555
standrews.sa.edu.au
@standrewsschoolwalkerville

UNIQLO Opens in Adelaide

Tokyo meets Adelaide as Japanese global apparel retailer, UNIQLO, gears up to unveil its very-first Adelaide store at the Myer Centre this November 24.

The highly anticipated store spans over 900 square-metres and will include UNIQLO’s full line-up of LifeWear apparel for men, women, kids and babies. The store will also feature 11 fitting rooms for customers, as well as five self-check-out machines. 

Kensuke Suwa, Chief Operating Officer, UNIQLO Australia says the team have been working hard over the past few weeks to get the store ready for opening.

“After receiving great demand and support from South Australians, we’re very excited to be opening our first-ever store in Adelaide, making this UNIQLO’s 30th store in Australia since the brand arrived in 2014. The UNIQLO Adelaide store team are looking forward to meeting locals, providing world-class customer service, and helping them with our iconic LifeWear products,” Kensuke said.

UNIQLO LifeWear is designed to embody the Japanese values of simplicity, quality, and longevity, with simple, high-quality, modern designs that are accessible for everyone.

To celebrate the store’s opening, UNIQLO gave away free gift-bags to the first 1,000 customers who spent $100 or more, as well as other exclusive opening offers for customers.

The new store is situated at the Myer Centre, Shop 101-107 Rundle Mall, Adelaide. The new store will open November 24.

Follow UNIQLO Instagram. Shop UNIQLO online here.

Written by Caitlin Holt.

Your Black Friday Guide

The biggest shopping day of the year is almost upon us, with Black Friday back this November 25 and its digital sister sale, Cyber Monday, commencing November 28. 

The annual shopping weekend offers serious discounts for brands and products we’ve long been lusting over. So, whether you’re looking to invest in a luxury product or are getting ahead in the Christmas shopping game, it’s time to prepare for the four-day shopping frenzy. While some sales are still under wraps (retail giants like David Jones, Mecca and JB HIFI are yet to release their discounts), we’ve rounded up some of the best Black Friday deals.  

What is Black Friday? 

Historically, Black Friday falls on the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, marking when the holiday shopping period commences. Widely regarded as one of the biggest shopping days of the year, it’s believed the day received its official nickname from businesses ‘being in the black’ – which means to turn a profit. Black Friday has started to take off in Australia, despite being an American holiday. This year, the market researchers at Roy Morgan estimate that Australians will spend a record $6.2 billion when shopping sales this year. 

Fashion

The Iconic
Shop up to 50 percent off selected styles across clothing, footwear and more. Before the November 25 sales start, enjoy up to 70 percent off a selected range of Black Friday products.

Net-a-Porter
Find up to 30 percent off selected items.

Burnside Village
Shop up to 60 percetn off at some of your favourite fashion labels at Burnside Village. Spend $1000 and receive a $100 Burnside Village gift card, or spend $500 and receive a $50 gift card. Redeemable at the concierge.

FarFetch
Shop up to 70 percent off selected stock.

The North Face
Score clothing and footwear up to 30 percent off.

Raef The Label
Shop up to 40 percent off selected fashion.

Seed
Shop 20 percent off storewide from November 22 to November 28 (Cyber Monday).

Sportscraft
Sportscraft Black Friday sale kicks off November 23, with 40 percent off full priced items until November 28. Excludes leather and accessories.

Stax
Shop up to 80 percent off selected luxe sportswear.

RSPCA Op Shops
Shop the sales sustainably for one day only, with 50 percent off store-wide on Black Friday. Excludes already marked down items.

The Oodie
Shop up to $50 off selected Oodies.

ASOS
Shop up to 60 percent off the latest styles online.

The Upside
Shop up to 30 percent off sitewide

Ryderwear
Shop Rydewear gym gear with a minimum of 50 percent off.

Accessories

Poppy Lissiman
Up to 20 percent off storewide.

Mejuri
Get 25 percent off storewide, including 14-karat solid gold jewellery items and diamonds. Includes minimum spend.

Mist Jewellery
Shop 20 percent off all sterling silver ‘gem stone jewellery’ on Friday November 25 and Saturday November 26.

Beauty

Advanced Cosmetic Medicine
Receive the Ultraformer III treatment on the lower half of your face for $1500 (down from $2000). Receive four treatments of the muscle toning Trusculpt Flex treatment for $1500 (down from $2000).

Bespoke Facial Clinic
Shop the latest in skincare at Bespoke, with 20 percent off Dermalogica and Mesoestetics products. Booking a treatment? There’s a further 20 percent off gift vouchers too. Shop in-store and online between November 25 and 27.

Dyson
Enjoy $200 off the corrale straightener with code MCC200.

The Ordinary
Stock up on skincare, with 23 percent off all Ordinary items.

tbh Skincare
Find up to 40 percent off products and receive a free gift when you spend more than $100.

Alpha-H
Shop up to 25 percent off storewide

Tech

Google
Get 50 percent off a Google Nest Audio.

Bose
Receive $150 off noise cancelling headphones 700 (down from $599), $90 off the Bose Sleepbuds II (down from $379.95) and $50 off QuietComfort SE headphones (down from $449.95). There’s further sales on speakers, soundbars and more online here.

Dell
Up to 40 percent off selected laptops.

Samsung
Purchase a washer and dryer and receive $200 off your order.
Shop 30 percent off the Galaxy Watch4 Bespoke Studio and up to 20 percent of the QN85 Neo QLED 4K TV.

The Good Guys
Get a new pair of Apple Airpods (second generation) and enjoy $43 off. The Good Guys are expected to release even more incredible deals on November 25 online here.

Home

Dyson
Enjoy $250 off the v10 vacuum and $200 off the cinetic big ball multi floor vacuum.

Smeg
Shop 20 percent off the Smeg Fab collection using the code BLACKFRIDAYPINK.

Nespresso
Until November 29, enjoy 15 percent off all coffee machines and selected accessories, as well as up to 50 free capsules to use on your new equipment.

Freedom
Get up to 50 percent off selected furniture and mattresses.

Godfreys
Shop up to $300 off vacuums.

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Just A Pinch Of Salt Gnocchi Bake

With the temperamental weather, we’re craving food that brings us comfort yet is still fresh and seasonal. This gnocchi bake from Just A Pinch Of Salt ticks all those boxes. It’s our favourite meal to make on a Sunday, a classic recipe to whip out at a dinner party and a great way to impress on date nights.

Save this page for recipe – with the slower start to the warmer seasons, this recipe is great for those cooler spring evenings.

RECIPE BY JUST A PINCH OF SALT.

Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil
4x cloves garlic, finely chopped
1x brown onion, finely diced
A pinch of chilli flakes
2x cans of good quality crushed tomatoes 
A bunch of basil leaves, tsp of dried oregano (herbs)
A handful of fresh parsley, diced (optional)
500g fresh gnocchi, any brand (found in the fridge aisle)
Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan) cheese
1x ball of fresh mozzarella

Method

To a large pan, add the oil and onion sauté for 10 minutes on low to medium heat. Do not burn, but instead infuse the oil. When the onions are translucent add the garlic and chilli and sweat for a couple of minutes.

Add the tomatoes, herbs and salt very well. Add a dash of water to the cans, swish around and empty the remaining sauce into the pan. 

Let simmer for one an hour, tasting and adjusting as needed.

When the sauce is ready, remove from heat (discarding the basil leaves) and cook the gnocchi according to packet instructions.

Assemble

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the gnocchi to the pot of sauce. Gently stir and make sure they are coated nicely in the sauce, mixing in the parsley (optional). Transfer to a large baking dish.

Sprinkle over the freshly grated parmesan and add slices of the mozzarella cheese. You may add another layer of the fresh parmesan. Add more basil leaves, salt, pepper and drizzle of olive oil.

Bake in the oven at 200degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and become golden

Remove, let sit for 5 minutes, add fresh basil leaves on top. Serve with garlic bread or a fresh salad. 

Follow Just A Pinch Of Salt on Instagram here.

Terrace Floors + Furnishings Spring Trends

Spring is a time of transformation, and this extends to your surroundings. Your home should be your sanctuary, a place where you can recharge and reset. And with a little help from the team at Terrace Floors + Furnishings, it can become just that.

Take your cues from nature with a soft colour palette, luxe natural fibres and a beautifully tactile rug underfoot, and you will soon have your own haven to retreat to each day.

We’ve wrapped up some of our favourite Spring trends to help you transform your home this season.

WELCOME THE OUTSIDE IN

The warmer weather is (finally) arriving in South Australia! Embrace spring by inviting elements of the outside world into your home. Throw the windows open to let the fresh air in, and place the Armadillo Mesa Nook Rug at your back door to welcome traffic to and fro between the home and garden.

Introduce natural textiles like linen and cotton to make your home feel more connected to the world around it. It can be as simple as adding a cushion or a throw into your living space with shades inspired by nature.

Our pick? The L&M Home Burton Seagrass Cushion makes the perfect Spring addition (see Steal the Style below). You can elevate this feeling further with a bunch of flowers from your local florist!

CARVE OUT COMFORT

Silly season is nearly here so finding a space where you can feel calm, collected and at peace is a must for those whose schedules are starting to fill. Carve out an interior sanctuary to rest and relax in by incorporating the GlobeWest Sketch Nysse Occasional Chair into a reading nook, or use the Armadillo Agra Rug in a light and uplifting colourway to soften your living space. The experts at Terrace Floors + Furnishing say the Agra Rug will add a sense of luxury to your room, and wool is a natural and durable material that is soft underfoot.

Organic Shapes

Harsh forms and sharp corners are fading from the interior trend cycle as we gravitate towards organic shapes this Spring. Rounded and irregular shaped furniture helps create movement in a space, bringing a sense of energy and freedom to your interior.

Soften any hard lines in your home by introducing the Armadillo Petunia Rug, which will add texture and a relaxed vibe to your space. Looking upwards, our pick is the LaForma Druciana Light Shade which is hand woven from natural rattan (see Steal the Style below). Add two or more pendants for a bolder statement and to create visual harmony.

OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT

Spring is also the season for outdoor entertaining, as end-of-year parties and backyard barbeques start to fill our calendars. The GlobeWest Ossa Ribbed Stool is our go-to trans-seasonal piece. Its durable concrete finish is suited to both indoor and outdoor entertainment, meaning you’ll get double the use out of this flexible piece.

Place the ribbed stool in your alfresco area as seating, a side table or even pop a plant on it for a minimalist statement. Pair it with the matching GlobeWest Ossa Dining Table for a cohesive look.

Steal the style

1.Armadillo Mesa Nook Rug, from $160 2. Armadillo Agra Rug in Duchess, from $4900 3. GlobeWest Ossa Ribbed Stool, $680 4. LaForma Druciana Light Shade, $589 5. GlobeWest Sketch Nysse Occasional Chair in Woven Red Clay, $1830 6. Armadillo Petunia Rug, from $890 7. L&M Home Burton Seagrass Cushion, $108

Terrace Floors + Furnishings
51 Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood
terracefloors.com.au
@terracefloors