KickStart for Kids Annual Event

KickStart for Kids are presenting their annual ‘No Breakfast, Breakfast’ this Thursday the 9th of December, 2021 at the Hilton Adelaide.

KickStart for Kids is a South Australian not-for-profit organisation that provides a breakfast program for underprivileged kids who often start their day on an empty stomach. The program currently serves around 60,000 breakfasts per week in over 400 schools across the state.

The ‘No Breakfast, Breakfast’, emceed this year by the Honourable Connie Bonaros MLC, gives people the opportunity to start their day by supporting thousands of hungry South Australian kids as they voluntarily skip breakfast.

Guests may choose to indulge in breakfast after the event or continue their day on an empty stomach to experience the effect on their mental and physical strength.

The event aims to acknowledge that having breakfast is a privilege that should be appreciated.

“Over the past two years, we have seen child hunger in South Australia worse as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a huge product shortage for our breakfast program, and thousands of kids are in dire need of our support.” KickStart for Kids founder, Ian Steel OAM said.

Ian and KickStart for Kids relies on the good people of Adelaide to help with his mission and the ‘No Breakfast, Breakfast’ gives you the opportunity to do so.

“The majority of us are so lucky to wake up and have access to breakfast every single morning, a basic comfort that so many lack,” Ian said.

All money raised from ticket sales with go towards purchasing breakfasts for the program.

Single tickets are $65 or it’s $600 for a table of 10, with all proceeds going to KickStart for Kids.

For event books, click here.

For more information on KickStart for Kids, click here.

SA Style’s Gift Guide 2021

Welcome to SA Style’s Gift Guide for 2021. We have collated the best products to put under the Christmas tree this season.

LUxe Tech

For that extra special someone in your life, look to Bang & Olufsen for products that make memories.

1. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9, POA; 2. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H95, POA; 3. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ, POA; 4. Bang & Olufsen Beosound Emerge, POA; 5. Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20, POA; 6. Bang & Olufsen Beosound Level, POA; 7. Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen, POA

Bang & Olufsen Adelaide

Shop 2/236 The Parade, Norwood

08 7903 9011


Inside and Out

Colourful gift ideas for interior lovers everywhere, thanks to the team at Hobby Home & Garden.

1. Hobby Home & Garden Bamboo Planter (set of 2), $155.60; 2. Hobby Home & Garden Frank Green; 3. Hobby Home & Garden Harlyn Ceramic Jug, $35; 4. Hobby Home & Garden Pluk The Face Moisturiser, $39; 5. by Home & Garden Pluk Skincare Oriental Hand Cream, $25; 6. Hobby Home & Garden Quinn Dining Chair, $170; 7. Hobby Home & Garden LaVida Whisper Quilted Throw, $120

Hobby Home & Garden

30 Beulah Road, Norwood

08 8362 7385


Food and Wine Hampers

Fool Proof

Left gift shopping to the last minute with no time to think? Here’s a hamper that anyone would love.

Platter Fanatic

Who doesn’t love a platter? For that special person in your circle who could live off gourmet platters, here’s a hamper for them.

Paddle Board, $75, TwoPairs; Basil Pressed Olive Oil 250ml, $15, Rio Vista Olives; Traditional Bocconcini, $5.50, La Casa Del Formaggio; Chardonnay 2021, $37, Moorak; Original Dukkah, $6.99, Goodies + Grains.

The Hosts

For the people in your life that love to host a good party, thank them this Christmas with these helpful goodies.

Seed Mix 12 Pack, $282, Lambrook Wines; Casalinga Beetroot Pappardelle, $5, L’Abruzzese; Aerobie Aeropress Coffee Maker, $50, 1645 Coffee Roasters; Kalamata Olives, $10, Rio Vista Olives; Milk Chocolate Freeze Dried Strawberries, $7.99-$29, Quinzi’s Confectionery.

The Person Who Has Everything

It can be hard to buy for the person who seems to have it all. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.

Self Care

These goodies are perfect for any beauty fanatic.

Little Ones

Sugar and spice and all things nice – here’s the perfect stocking stuffer for that new little person in your life.

Rejuvenate with a Limelight Facial

With 15 years’ experience in cosmetic medicine, Dr Katina Koukourou is an expert in skin rejuvenation.

Wellness is about balance, it’s not just about exercise and nutrition. Accredited sports dietitian, model and South Australian Style wellness guru Emily Hartley says allowing time in your busy day to de-stress, unwind and refresh is equally important – we sent Emily along to Lifestyle Medical in Hyde Park for some much-needed rejuvenation.

“I want to rejuvenate myself from the inside out so I’ve headed to Lifestyle Medical. Dr Katina Koukourou and her wonderful team are experienced professionals who can help you to improve your skin’s appearance. Lifestyle Medical Skin Clinic and Facial Aesthetics is a physician directed medical spa and skin rejuvenation centre. While they offer a whole host of services, from cosmetic medicine and mole scanning to beauty and medispa treatments, I opted for the Limelight Facial. A non-invasive light treatment that helps improve skin tone and discolouration such as red and brown pigmentation associated with ageing and sun damage. A great choice to help revitalise and restore my skin’s appearance and complexion. Almost like a spring clean for your skin!

Most Limelight treatments should take less than one hour, mine only took 20 minutes. For a couple of hours following the treatment the brown spots and freckles on my face started to darken and my skin appeared slightly red – kind of like my face had just done a little workout! Once this settled, I was able to see improvements in my complexion with a more even skin tone after just one week. This was a great option to restore and revive my skin after what seems like a long, cold winter. The treatment left me feeling comfortable and confident to go make-up free.”

Limelight Facial: The details

The Limelight Facial is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that helps reduce skin redness and pigmentation and improves elasticity and tone. 

What to expect?

The treatment includes a hydrating cleanse, a tailored intense pulse light treatment and a personalised selection of serums.

The outcome

Noticeably clearer, brighter more radiant and rejuvenated skin.

Lifestyle Medical Skin Clinic & Facial Aesthetics
5/155 King William Road, Unley
08 9374 4909

Get Summer Body-Ready – Without Hitting the Gym!

We all have those stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t budge, despite hours spent at the gym. These pesky bulges are often blamed on genetics and the resolve is to simply accept them. But what if there was another way? A quick, easy, exercise-free way to shed those extra kilos, tighten and tone? Interested? We caught up with the team at Imperia Clinics to find out everything there is to know about non-invasive body sculpting and fat removal. 

to freeze or melt?

Take your pick – freeze the fat or let it melt away using ultrasonic fat melting technology that is non-invasive (so no surgery) and completely safe. The fat melting procedure uses low frequency sound waves to help ‘burst’ the fat cells, causing them to liquefy and release their contents into the bloodstream. The body then uses the lymphatic system to process these fatty acids naturally. Similarly, fat freezing uses sub zero temperatures to help target and reduce fat cells. 

an intense workout – gym-free

Want to tone and tighten? There is a non-invasive treatment for that too. Muscle sculpting is specifically designed to help build muscle and does so by targeting the muscles hidden behind those stubborn pockets of fat, making them contract and essentially providing a super intense workout – no gym needed. There is no pain, no downtime and the treatments are quick (30 minutes). You’ll need to commit to about five sessions, each scheduled 2–3 days apart.

booty lift

A combination of fat melting and skin tightening can be used to tone the glutes, help remove fat and smooth the appearance of the skin (bye, bye cellulite). The result is a long-lasting lift that can raise, reposition and tighten.

Imperia Clinics
175C King William Road, Hyde Park

Cocktail Masterclass

Dreaming of the fashionable streets of Milan? Us too. To feel that bit closer to the fashion capital all you need is a glass of Campari!

Founded in Milan, Campari’s original 1860 revolutionary recipe has never been altered. Vibrant red in colour, Campari’s unique and multi-layered taste is the result of the infusion of a variety of herbs, aromatic plants and fruit in alcohol and water – and it is made in Italy. Although this is the extent of what we know as the recipe has been kept a tight guarded secret. 

Also a tightly-held secret is the Aperol recipe. Launched in 1919 at the Padua International Fair, Aperol has since taken the world by storm and has earned its name as the ultimate warm-weather drink. A definite crowd pleaser, Aperol is light on alcohol but rich with flavour. The complex comes from a fusion of high quality herbs and roots, and is also made in Italy. 

negroni cocktail

Take one part gin (25ml), one part sweet vermouth (25ml) and one part Campari (25ml). Mix with ice and garnish with a slice of orange.

aperol spritz

Take three parts Prosecco (90ml), two parts Aperol (60ml) and a splash of soda and you’ll have yourself a perfectly mixed Aperol Spritz.

taking italy to the world

The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCIAUS) is a non-profit organisation committed to promoting trade and commerce between Australia and Italy. ICCIAUS provides a full range of trade services to assist the facilitation of future growth between Australian companies, individuals and Italy. 

ICCIAUS supports the legal certifications of Italian products through campaigns such as True Italian Taste, promoted by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. These certifications ensure that food and wine producers follow a strict set of guidelines that guarantee quality, traditional practice and authenticity.

Polo in the Barossa

After a successful McLaren Vale event earlier this year, the polo is now descending on one of Australia’s most applauded wine regions, the Barossa Valley, for the next instalment.

Barossa Polo is two-day event that kicks off on Friday 3 Dec with a twilight polo match. The all-inclusive hospitality evening is for over 18s and will have a corporate skew, encouraging visitors to celebrate the end of 2021 in style with clients, colleagues and friends.

Saturday 4 Dec is for event goers and families – one side of the field will come alive with a pitch-side party (Club Barossa), while families can enjoy family-friendly activities (including a giant slide and face painting) in a designated family area. There will also be plenty of shade and tables for those who want to enjoy a polo picnic, with hampers available for purchase.

Those wanting a complete package can head to the G.H Mumm Marquee, where you’ll enjoy French Champagne on entry, plus four hours of premium grazing food, beverages and transport to and from the event.

There’ll also be Fashions on the Field, divot stomping between polo matches, as well as a new Cellar Door Trail, which aims to showcase outstanding local producers, highlighting the very best of the region.

Barossa Polo will run from Friday 3 Dec – Saturday 4 Dec at Chateau Tanunda, Barossa Valley.

For tickets click here.

Practicing Dietician Emily Hartley Talks Gut Health

Good nutrition forms an integral part of the wellness puzzle. More and more research is emerging surrounding the positive relationship that food has with your mood. You may have heard terms like gut health, prebiotics, probiotics, microbiome and gut flora. Essentially, it’s your body’s garden. It should have a whole variety of different plants, flowers, trees and leaves. Yes, there might be a couple of weeds, but they all work together.

Our gut contains billions and trillions of different types of bacteria, viruses and fungi (your garden). These little guys not only assist with your mood, but also your appetite, digestion, prevention of chronic disease, weight management and immune health.

So when the weather is warm and the sun is shining the perfect place to go is Bomdia Bowls Açaí Bar. This Glenelg institution is Adelaide’s original and favourite spot for açaí. Serving a wide variety of smoothies, acai bowls, coffee and small eats, this gem of a spot will take you on a trip all the way to Hawaii’s northshore, and it’s only 20 minutes from the city.

Colour is no stranger to Bomdia Bowls – their delicious and nutritious food is so bright and colourful you’ll need to wear your sunglasses inside (actually, don’t be that person). The bright smoothies and bowls will keep that belly of yours happy, your body energised and smiling for the rest of the day. My personal favourite is the Bombora (better known as the ‘Champion Bowl’). It combines all the favourites – acai, chocolate protein, maca and cacao, topped with strawberries, banana and granola.

So, what exactly should we be looking to include to help our gut health? We should always look to include regular balanced meals that contain a source of lean protein, quality carbohydrate and plenty of colour from fruits and vegetables each day. Other gems are probiotics – these are a source of good bacteria. They are readily found in yoghurts, kefir and fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut or kombucha. Then comes the prebiotics, these are the foods that help to feed and stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria. They are found in fibre rich foods like fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, nuts, legumes and seeds. Lastly, aim for plenty of variety and diversity in your diet. The more plant foods the better – aim for a minimum of 30 each week!

Bomdia Bowls Açaí Bar
2B Moseley Street, Glenelg

Words: Emily Hartley

Winery to Know

Tucked in the heart of the Clare Valley, Koonowla Wines is a trailblazer in the wine industry.

Koonowla has long been the source of regionally expressive wines, with the original winery established in 1896. The property is the perfect gateway to the region’s southern district of Auburn, just over an hour’s drive from Adelaide.

The property is one of the Clare Valley’s thriving treasures, celebrating the historic endeavour spanning three centuries. The George family are committed to winemaking, entrusting well-respected winemaker Con Moshos who cleverly blends traditional practices with advanced innovation. They are committed to growing nothing but premium fruit and make nothing by quality wine.

Koonowla’s beautifully renovated cellar door sits in one of the Clare Valley’s most delightful settings, overlooking a historic homestead, glorious gardens and rolling vineyards. The facility, in conjunction with competition-sized bocce pitch, is perfect for picnics and enjoying the outdoors and a day filled with good wine, good food and good fun. The stunning location also makes for one of the most beautiful wedding and events locations in the region.

When you think Clare Valley, you think riesling – and Koonowla does it well. The wine has an exciting and refreshing sophistication, balancing the fruit and zing to perfect purity, Enjoy an exciting portfolio of contemporary wines including superb Clare Valley riesling, engaging pinot gris, refreshing rosé and rich and satisfying shiraz and cabernets.

While keeping true to its history and tradition, the Koonowla team is dedicated to producing premium wines using innovative and sustainable practices. Nothing says spring quite like a fresh, crisp glass of wine, especially when it’s Koonowla quality.

Koonowla Wines
Koonowla Road, Auburn

Lift and Tighten

Sagging skin is the ultimate ager. In an attempt to combat the clock people are turning towards non-surgical, non-invasive collagen induction treatments, which are now available at Burnside Cosmetic.

Otherwise known as a non-surgical facelift, Ultraformer III is a premium non-surgical, non-invasive face and neck lifting and skin tightening treatment. It works by stimulating your body’s natural regenerative processes. It uses highly sophisticated micro-focused ultrasound energy to rejuvenate three critical 
levels of your skin’s infrastructure. It has an immediate tightening effect by contracting the collagen fibres that support your skin. Most importantly, Ultraformer treatments stimulate long-term production of new, stronger collagen, helping to lift and tighten sagging skin and fill out wrinkles, without downtime.

The device can be used on the face to lift and tighten areas such as the lower face, nasolabial folds, the neck, chin and jawline, as well as under the eyes, which is often a difficult area to treat.

The best part? This procedure can be done in as little as 30 minutes with no downtime and minimal side effects or discomfort.

Ask the team at Burnside Cosmetic about how the Ultraformer III can contour parts of the body such as the back, armpits, abdomen and thighs.

You’ll be in capable hands at Burnside Cosmetic. Since graduating in 1992, Dr Chris Koulos has been passionate about aesthetics and launched the stand-alone clinic Burnside Cosmetic with his wife, EN Claire Koulos, in 2015. Burnside Cosmetic offers a wide range of services, from cosmetic medicine, skin cancer checks and surgery to body contouring treatments like EMsculpt and SculpSure and laser facial rejuvenation treatments.

To discuss what’s possible, book a no obligation consultation with the clinic.

Burnside Cosmetic
Suite H, Balcony Level
Burnside Village
08 7221 2577

A Global Vision

Michele Zhuang exports South Australian products, including some of our finest wine and spirits, to the world. We caught up with the cross-cultural and international trade expert to find out more.

What sort of South Australian businesses do you work with?

I have a keen interest in the food and beverage industry, and I leverage decades of cross-cultural understanding and negotiations to create new, profitable opportunities for local brands. I work with Healthy Garden Australia, Red Hen Gin, Iniquity Whisky and Barossa Valley Brewing in export markets like China, Japan and Korea.

How do you promote these businesses internationally?

Firstly, I help businesses identify their unique selling points and get export ready. By identifying challenges as opportunities for growth, utilising various resources and support, and diversifying product lines, these local businesses are empowered to expand into north east Asian markets, opening up new supply chains and streams of income.

You’re also involved in the export of local wines…

The unique flavour of South Australian wine is a result of our climate and soil – we are lucky living in Adelaide, the world wine capital offers a diverse variety to Asia and the rest of the world. The most popular wines in Asia are shiraz as it’s easy to drink and well suited to the Asian palette. 

How has the recent increase in China Australia Wine Tax effected your business?

Before the anti-dumping tax was imposed on Australian wine to China, nearly 50 percent of our Australian wines were exported to China. It’s devastating for us and our industry. Basically, years of hard work, investment in the market and our lifeline in the Australian wine export and distributions were destroyed.

Our customers in China still love our wine, but the price points after anti-dumping duties are not variable in the market. To survive, we have had to adjust and diversify into spirits and other beverages.

Another key export is Manuka honey oats from South Australia. Why is there a demand for South Australian honey in Asia?

Manuka honey is well marketed in Asia for its health benefits and local porridge maker Healthy Garden Australia has developed an innovative mix of oats and Manuka honey powder in small scathes. Oats are a natural super food that boost the immune system – coupled with the benefits of Manuka honey this product provides many health benefits.

How has the pandemic effected business?

It has been a challenging time for many of us. As companies are unable to do business in person, establishing a trusting relationship becomes harder. Coupled with other challenges, such as increased freight costs, longer lead time and stress on the supply chain, it’s a tough time for business.

Have you looked at, or will you look at, exporting South Australian products to other regions?

Yes, recent deals made to Japan and Korea have given us more confidence to explore other export markets like the US, EU and India.

How does your work contribute to the South Australian economy?

Our team has generated over $500 million to the South Australian economy over the past five years and has also contributed to the local community in the cross-cultural exchange space.

I am passionate about empowering businesses and organisations with measurable results by leveraging our export distribution and client relations in international markets. My mission is to bridge the cultural gap between Asian countries and Australia by creating new, profitable opportunities in foreign markets for Australian business owners.