A hard-working retinol, an arsenal of antioxidant packed serums and a zinc-oxide infused sunscreen are just a few of the things you’ll find in skin expert Dr Katina Koukourou’s own beauty cupboard. The face behind Lifestyle Medical tells us more.
My morning routine begins with cleansing using SkinCeuticals Simply Clean Gel Cleanser. This is followed by Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Liquid Rehydration Serum and SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum. These serums contain vitamins and antioxidants that generate anti-ageing effects on the skin cells. Next is the SkinCeuticals A.G.E Interrupter Corrective Cream – this product improves the reparative ability of the skin’s natural collagen and elastin. The Medik8 Physical Sunscreen, which contains zinc oxide, is applied just before my make-up.
At night, I swap out the sunscreen for Medik8 Crystal Retinal, which contains Vitamin C to promote cell turnover, and SkinCeuticals A.G.E Eye Complex to reduce fine lines under the eyes.
I indulge in a few regular treatments – my go-to is a combination of skin needling and LED Light Therapy, alternating between a Jessner Peel and intense pulse light treatment (IPL) triennially. I maintain with three-monthly wrinkle relaxants and lip treatments. I like a natural look, so I tend to not overdo the dermal filler. I do believe that non-invasive anti-ageing treatments can deliver results, particularly when paired with healthy lifestyle choices and a regular daily skincare routine.
Lifestyle Medical Shop 5/155 King William Road, Unley, SA 08 8374 4909 @lifestylemedical
A perfectly styled and presented home will often sell for a higher price, in a shorter amount of time. We chat to Presenting Beautiful Homes’ director and head stylist Monika Tirrell at to find out more.
what are the benefits of styling your home for sale?
There are many benefits of property styling – most importantly it helps to create an image of the lifestyle the property will offer the buyer and to stimulate an emotional connection, often resulting in the buyer being willing to pay more. Property styling also highlights the best features of a home and helps it stand out from the crowd in a competitive real estate market. As property stylists, our job is to focus on the property’s potential buyers’ needs and wants, work hard to create a space they will want to live in, and make money for the vendor!
how does it work?
Our main goal is to come up with a style and layout that will best compliment the property and appeal to the demographic it is being marketed to by the real estate agent. We will look through the property and then decide on design and layout, while keeping in mind natural light, any interesting features and details that may create a challenge.
what are the main mistakes people make when styling their own homes for sale?
People often style to their own taste, rather than styling to suit the home and the market they are targeting. For those who choose to DIY, it’s crucial to have a good eye for detail and understand what a buyer would want to see if they walked through your home. It’s also important to have a strong grasp of design elements and how to lay out a room.
what kind of monetary returns can people expect to make on the sale when they style their home for sale?
A home styled for sale can often mean the difference between a quick sale and a property listing that goes stale, it may even add 5 percent, 10 percent or even more to the final sale price!
if sellers can’t afford to engage a stylist what small changes can they make on their own to increase the value of their home?
A fresh coat of paint will always lift the mood of your home and it’s inexpensive if you’re willing to do the work. We always suggest going white or neutral, so that it leaves a blank canvas for the buyer and looks fresh. Updating any outdated flooring, window treatments, cabinetry and hardware can also be an inexpensive way to make an impact and increase the value of your home. Finally, adding elements to your home that make it feel more homely and welcoming is crucial. This might be some artwork in the hallway or additional lamps and lighting to create ambience in different rooms.
Three talented South Australian women have turned their big ideas into successful and lucrative, female-led enterprise. You can read about their business journeys in the latest issue of South Australian Style, but for some fun facts read on…
Tammy Barton / MyBudget
She’s one of South Australia’s most-known female-led successes and her story has been told times over. Tammy Barton’s big idea was simple – to help people out of financial trouble. That was 21 years ago, and what started from her kitchen table is now a $34 million-a-year business.
In five year’s I hope to be… the founder of a global company, with MyBudget operating in at least three countries.
Last big-ticket purchase… a sauna. My husband and I have been reading about all the health benefits of an infrared sauna – it literally just arrived!
Best advice I’ve ever received… greatness is not a function of circumstances. Greatness is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.
When I was young I wanted to be a… a singer! Unfortunately, I find it hard to hold a note!
Georgia Hatzis / GGPR
A chance start in fashion was all founder of nationally renowned PR agency GGPR needed, the rest of her success has been self-made through hard work and a determination to be part of the industry she loves.
My style is influenced by… French girls and my Godmother Karin.
The last thing I bought was… Lex Pott candles.
My favourite Australian-made label is… Viktoria & Woods.
If I wasn’t in PR I would be… a stylist, photographer or a homewares buyer.
Nadia Travaglini / Studio Botanic
Floral artistry is a thing and Adelaide’s Nadia Travaglini is at the helm. Her arrangements are big, and the thought and tenacity that goes into the placement of every single stem is the reason she’s risen to the top of her game
My style icon is… Dior.
My artistry is influenced by… floral artists like Mary Lennox.
My favourite flower is… Nepenthe Pitcher Plant, but it can change with the seasons.
Best advice I’ve ever received… surround yourself with people who are better than you.
On September 19 make your way down to your closest Studio Pilates to support children with cancer and those who love them.
With 24 studios worldwide, Studio Pilates use advanced video technology to create high-energy 40-minute reformer workout sessions. They are hosting their second ‘Hundreds for Hope’ day next Saturday, which raises money for The Kids’ Cancer Project.
All proceeds from the fundraiser go towards improved cancer treatments, survivorship program development and medical research towards finding a cure.
Globally, an estimated 300,000 children between the ages of 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer every year, with three children dying weekly. Each day, three Australian families are given the tragic news ‘your child has cancer’.
South Australian Studio Pilates owner Joanne Thiele says the studios will open to the public and give people the opportunity to experience free reformer Pilates. “All you need to do is make a donation on the day. So please, rally friends, family and work buddies to come along and enjoy an inspiring full-body workout, on us.”
“We will also raffle off a 50-class pack at each of our four studios at Norwood, Unley, Adelaide City and Henley Beach to those that join us on Saturday,”
Collection tins will be available on the counters at all studio locations and donations can be made via The Kids’ Cancer Project.
Studio Pilates locations will open from 9:30am-2:30pm.
Blancspace Maison has opened its doors in a newly restored heritage-listed terrace in Adelaide’s CBD.
Founder Erin Fraser’s ambition is to encourage like-minded individuals to put their heads together to create high calibre experiences. The luxury co-working and event space welcomes all content creators, such as entrepreneurs, photographers, interior designers, calligraphers, lawyers and more.
Remarkable facilities are on offer, from the concept spaces, perfect for meetings or client entertainment, to the picturesque Terrace Balcony overlooking the CBD.
Twelve feet high ceilings and an immaculate marble bench bar catch your eye at the entrance, and three beautifully crafted office suites are available for hire, with crisp white walls and polished timber floors.
Host an intimate masterclass or cooking workshop in The Kitchen (fitted with an induction cooktop and a three-metre bench, doubling as a bar) or create editorial or high fashion style content in The Studio, with the main feature being the polished concrete floors, perfect for a flat lay. There’s also a house florist, catering and furniture available on site.
The event space will be reopening from September 2020, so be sure to get in fast. Leasing options for desks and suites are one day, one week, one, three or six months. Desk hire costs start at $599 and suite hire at $1500.
Take this opportunity to lunch with the ladies for a worthwhile cause. On Friday 11 September, The Miles Apart Foundation is hosting their first major fundraising event at Adelaide Oval to raise awareness for baby loss.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month is coming up in October, this non-profit organisation has over 300 women attending the long lunch, with all proceeds going to charity.
“The event is a celebration of motherhood in all its forms and will raise funds to support those affected by baby loss”, says Founder of Miles Apart, Annabel Bower.
Miles Apart works closely with hospitals around Australia to increase awareness and support women and families dealing with baby loss.
“In Australia, six babies are stillborn every day. Annually, this number doubles that of the national road toll. In addition, one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage and each day two infants die”.
Statistics from St George’s University of London suggest that COVID-19 could increase stillbirths in Australia, after a recent increase in the United Kingdom.
Expectant mothers are reluctant to attend hospital in fear of infection and adding pressure to the National Health Service. In Australia, final figures will not be known until 2022.
Annabel’s fourth child, Miles, was stillborn. Having experienced this loss, she has written the book, Miles Apart, to grow awareness and assist others through this personal tragedy.
Through hospitals, local medical centres and pregnancy loss support services, the book will be available to grieving parents and families from this October.
“We hope through the event and book, we can support anyone who is suffering and guide those supporting the bereaved by opening up and normalising the conversation surrounding baby loss.”
The Gathered Virtual Market is back again this weekend. The 3D market begins 10am Saturday 22nd August at www.gatheredsa.com.au. Expect exclusive offers and discounts, interactive features and a great line-up of South Australia’s finest local designers, artisans, creative collectives and small businesses… at your fingertips.
For a selection of personalised, embossed, hand-scripted prints and journals check out Bespoke2. Choose from a beautiful range of prints and gifts that can be personalised with special messages, names or initials.
These pink titanium flower stud earrings from Hive Artisan Collective are unique and come in a range of colours and designs. Each flower is cut by hand using traditional methods to ensure a fine finish that will last.
Jenni from Garden to Gallery creates these beautiful silk scarves using dyes crafted from plants, leaves, flowers and vegetables grown in her own garden and local environment. The result is unique, wearable art, crafted slowly and carefully, with love.
Hygge is a Danish word (pronounced hoo:gah) and it means to create a warm, cosy and soulful atmosphere. At Simply Hygge Home they source ethically-made, unique homewares from across the globe so you can create your very own ‘hygge’ home. A home that is a reflection of your personality, your vibe and your life’s journey.
In addition to their 12 base fragrances, Alluvia Beauty will be launching a brand new Candle of the Month to coincide with their return to Gathered! A limited edition fragrance will be launched each month – starting with August. Enquire about their subscription option to ensure you don’t miss out.
Nordic-inspired homewares and accessories from Hus In Helsinki, who create ethical, modern products for your home and slow living lifestyle. Every piece is thoughtfully made with the highest level of detail and best quality materials, and they pride themselves on using recycled, non-toxic, ethically-sourced and cruelty-free products wherever possible, keeping our Earth and her inhabitants happy.
Adelaide’s only inner-city wine and ale trail brings together boutique wineries and microbreweries from the significant wine regions of South Australia like the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and the Limestone Coast. With each venue situated in the heart of the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters, you can pop in for an hour at each or stay in one spot the whole day. Here are some of our favourites.
Ferg’s 8A Union Street, Stepney
The fit-out at Ferg’s is clean-cut, yet inclusive of vibrant timbers that warm up the space and bring life to the concrete floors. Deemed the ‘hidden gem of Stepney’, you best get there early on in the evenings to get your hands on whatever your drink is.
Lambrook Wines 4/2-20 Magill Road, Norwood
Lambrook Wines are the newer kids on the block. Converting a shipping container to a bar that serves some of the Adelaide Hills’ regionally distinct wines creates a unique experience for city dwellers.
Signature Wines 31 King Street, Norwood
Despite being located just a stone’s throw from the CBD, Signature Wines feels more like a winery. The wine barrel lights that hang from the beams of the rustic warehouse light the way to a small and cosy corner bar.
Little Bang Brewing Company 25 Henry Street, Stepney
What started off as an ambitious at-home brewery in a garage by two friends has evolved into what we know today as Little Bang Brewing Company. Little Bang boats a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere with a selection of drinks, including ale, wine and gin, and casual eats.
Their stories have been told on the pages of the magazine and they’ve all graced the cover. They’re ambitious, courageous, adaptable and, of course, they’re all South Australian. As we celebrate 10 years in print, we catch up with these uber cool, super stylish ladies to reflect on their passions, fashion choices and why our state holds a special place in their hearts.
Olivia Molly Rogers
Beautiful, driven, smart and funny, since being crowned Miss Universe Australia in 2017 Olivia Molly Rogers has headlined campaigns for a list of high-profile national brands, secured hosting and presenting roles and become an ambassador for positive body image and mental health awareness. Oh, and she’s also a qualified speech pathologist and budding artist.
My most recent purchase was… my wedding shoes!
In my handbag you’ll find… lipstick (always), a phone charger, concealer, a hairbrush, a mini hairspray and my diary.
My biggest fashion fail… It’s funny, I used to think ‘sneans’ (sneakers and jeans) was a fashion fail but now I wear it most days. I think almost anything goes in 2020 – tracksuits are the current go-to for everything in Melbourne.
I can’t stop Googling… home interiors! Justin and I just bought our first home, so I am obsessed with scrolling through images of beautiful interior design.
How would you define South Australian ‘style’…
She’s been coined ‘the next Margot Robbie’, but Mavournee takes it all in her casual stride. After her departure from Neighbours last year she has been named as one of the 10 recipients of the Casting Guild of Australia’s Rising Star Award and is now about to star alongside Rebecca Gibney in the Halifax reboot (coming soon to Nine).
My style icon is… at the moment I’m loving Enya Umanzor (@enjajaja), she really gave license to a lot of the recycled fashion trends we are seeing, hence her cult following on Instagram and depop. Molly Blustein (@accidentalinfluencer) is another great source of inspiration.
First concert I ever went to was… I’m going to tell you this because South Australia is my family, and families don’t judge… right? Okay, my first concert was Short Stack. I said don’t judge! My friend and I made fan tee shirts [and] lined up in Marion Shopping Centre outside Intensity to get our CD signed.
My favourite Australian labels are… I have a soft spot for Romance Was Born – we have worked together for most of the special events I’ve had in my career – [and] Bec & Bridge, I always have a crush on every collection they release.
In five years’ I’ll (hopefully!) be… not wearing a mask and allowed to visit my family in Adelaide! I miss my sister and nieces so much, and I can’t wait for the borders to open back up. [Post Covid] my goals are much more simple, like, in five years I’ll be happy, surrounded by people I love and working on a set again. I would like to see my industry back on its feet, production companies and studios having recovered from this year’s restrictions and losses.
How would you best describe South Australian ‘style’… I think there is a stigma around South Australia. In reality, there are so many designers that call SA home. As a very proud born and bred Adelaide girl, I jump at any chance I get to participate in and celebrate the South Australian entertainment and arts sector.
She’s a staple at Adelaide events, a speaker, mother (of four!) and manager of Gavin Wanganeen Art. Oh, and she was once also an actor, snow reporter and has a law degree. Seriously.
On my lust-list is… a long suede shearling coat from Camilla.
I never leave home without… Plum, my newest daughter. She is five months old and such a delight!
Biggest fashion fail… Hmmm, well sometimes I get inspired by the fashion and local style of places I visit, and they don’t always translate when you return home. Once I was in Spain and very nearly got a Euro Mullet. Can you even imagine?! I shudder.
On a Saturday night you’ll find me… at home, cooking a slow roast for gorgeous friends and family. Unless it’s a COVID lockdown, then I’d still be home cooking a slow roast, but just for us.
How would you best describe South Australian ‘style’… sophisticated, eclectic, contemporary yet timeless. South Australian Style is evidenced in so many places and in so many ways. Our architecture is beautiful. The design of the newly renovated Her Majesty’s Theatre is a wonderful example of that. Our style is also present throughout our wine regions, coastal areas, restaurants, and of course through our incredibly talented local fashion and couture designers.
As a news presenter (for Ten’s Eyewitness News First at Five) and a radio star (she’s co-host of hit107’s Bec and Cosi breakfast show) Bec Morse is usually the one asking the questions. Well not today, that’s right we’ve turned the tables and we’re asking the award-winning journo all the hard-hitting ones…
Best advice you’ve ever been given… done is better than perfect.
First-ever celebrity crush… Bruce Samazan from E Street.
When I was little I wanted to be a… park ranger.
If I was a cocktail I’d be a… gin Bloody Mary.
How would you best define South Australian ‘style’…