What’s On In Adelaide This Long Weekend

Adelaide Cabaret Festival | June 10- June 25

Get ready to shake, shimmy and shine with the return of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival this weekend. The annual festivities are back with a bang with a star-studded program curated by artistic director and pop royalty Tina Arena AM. Catch cabaret opera How to Kill Your Husband or groove to disco legends in the Pina Colada Room, a glittery party inside The Famous Spiegeltent. The Cabaret Festival runs until June 25. Check out the program online now. 

Find out more here. 

Winter Weekends | June 10 & June 11

Cold nights and rainy days don’t have to be all bad. Winter Weekends is back, spicing up your Friday night knock-offs and Saturday bar hangs at several CBD haunts. Slip into weekend mode at your favourite city venue, warm up by the outdoor fire pits and marvel fire twirlers and entertainment. The roving City of Adelaide initiative is taking over the west this weekend, popping up at venues like Hains & Co, Shotgun Willies, La Buvette and Bibliotheca. Your winter weekends just got a whole lot warmer. 

Hutt Street Long Weekend Party | June 10- June 12 

Revel in the best of the city at the Hutt Street Long Weekend party this weekend. Taking over the east end of the CBD, venues, producers and musicians are setting up shop and celebrating the extra day off by throwing a three-day bash. Chow down on burgers from Gang Gang and sweet treats from Loukomades, sip tipples of wine and crowd around the outdoor fire pits scattered down the street. Dance until late, with a host of musicians taking the stage across the weekend. 

Gin City Limits | June 11 

The east end’s beloved gin haunt, The Howling Owl, is turning ten – and it’s just a coincidence the major milestone happens to land on World Gin Day. The gin bar and café is shutting down Vaughan Place for its birthday bash, alongside Senor Taco and an array of live musicians and DJs. Enjoy gin paddles from Happenstance Distillery, Heaps Good Gin and Little Juniper Distilling, sipping nips bursting with botanicals. The street party is free and kicks off at 3pm.   

Find out more here. 

Festival of Darkness | June 12

Celebrate the best in the brewing business at the Festival of Darkness this weekend. NOLA and The Stag have teamed up to host 18 independent brewers across two jam-packed sessions. Each brewer will be pouring pints and chatting about all things craft beer with punters. Tickets cost $50 and include free tastings, access to Festival of Darkness masterclasses, tasty BBQ treats and a custom tasting glass. Love a boogie? Head to the Festival of Darkness after-party and groove to live tunes played by homegrown musicians like Ollie English and Blue Lucy. 

Find out more here. 

Day Dance | June 12

Day Dance is back, and it’s here to shake up McLaren Vale this long weekend. The day party rolls together with a music festival and wine tour, moving punters between wineries and hosting homegrown musicians. Sip tipples from participating wineries – Simon Hackett, Paxton, Woodstock and Coriole – before walking to your second location for an afternoon disco set. Kick on at the after party taking over the West Oak Hotel. Tickets cost $90 and includes travel to and from McLaren Vale and a Day Dance wine tumbler. 

Find out more here. 

Six the Musical | until June 12

History meets pop music in Six the Musical, the stage show travelling through the trials and tribulations of Henry VIII’s infamous wives. You know how the story goes: divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. But Six the Musical is switching up history, retelling the tales of the six women from their point of view in an electric pop performance. So sit back and re-learn history from the high energy 75-minute show. Tickets retail between $69 and $119. 

Find out more here.

Education: Same Sex Or Co-ed

Parents often find themselves weighing up the pros and cons of private, independent education compared to the more affordable public school options. If you are swayed in the direction of private schooling the next question will inevitably be same-sex or co-ed? We chat to Kate Barber, Head of Junior School at Walford Anglican School for Girls, about the benefits of girls-only education and more.

What are the advantages of girls-only education?

Girls’ education emphasises a robust sense of belonging and a strong culture of uniquely engaging girls as they embrace a range of academic and co-curricular opportunities. At Walford, we don’t just want our girls to experience a range of curriculum areas such as Humanities, STEM and The Arts, we want them to pursue as many of them as they can! It’s exciting to know that the girls we teach now will work in a range of industries across their careers and we are here to prepare them for this. This will be the generation that ensures girls and women are equally represented in the areas of Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technologies. 

And digital literacies are no doubt equally as important…

Our girls come to Walford engaged by worlds of digital storylands, QR codes, virtual learning, videography, emojis, podcasting, coding and augmented creation. These are now non-negotiable inclusions of both the Early Learning and Primary school day. Our programs embed digital literacies and are continually progressing with technologies that help us to learn and create. Walford year five girls are each exhibiting their Unit of Inquiry via TED talk this term. This is what we’re about. It doesn’t mean replacing traditional academics such as Mathematics and English, it’s about using multimodal texts creatively, and to our advantage. Curriculum areas are no longer linear and stand alone.  

Mental wellbeing is also a key part of the teachings and learnings at Walford, how important is this for girls? 

Walford facilitates a tailored Wellbeing, Engagement and Belonging (WEB) program across the school. I’m an advocate for the explicit instruction of growth mindset, positive wellbeing and navigating relationships from our three-year-old program. It builds identity and the capacity for managing interpersonal interactions. In the Junior School, we identify and acknowledge that the middle primary years, the ‘tweens’, is an evolving and complex wellbeing space. 

When our girls are in years four and five, this time can be unpredictable for relationships, as the pressure of school, hormones and friendships begin to heighten. We tailor our WEB curriculum to flexibly address the needs of individual girls, class groups and year level experiences to support this.  

Ultimately girls respond well to good role models – how and why are you a good role model for students?

I see myself as much as a ‘lead learner’ as I do a ‘leader’. The Walford Junior School staff are an incredibly experienced team, with the warmest hearts. I’m here to role model the well-established values that shape our school and drive forward advancement as we continue the future Walford journey together.

A role model should be the type of leader that consults and collaborates, yet also self-advocates. It’s essential for our girls to have a nurturing and safe place to learn, and they should also be taken out of their comfort zones. Unpredictable curveballs are part of life’s journey and by genuinely sharing how I learn from my own challenges along the way, I intend to inspire our Junior School girls to be resilient and to navigate through changing times, as both thriving learners and courageous young women.

Walford Anglican School for Girls
316 Unley Road, Hyde Park
08 8272 6555

How to Elevate Your Space

Adding contrast using black can be daunting, the team at OZ Design Furniture show you how.

Incorporating black into your interior home style can be daunting, especially when you are used to the classic white palette that many Australian homes favour. When styled correctly, black can elevate your home by creating interest and depth to contrast your light décor. 

To make a strong impact you need to be bold, using black accents within your furniture – accessorising with dark-coloured homewares just isn’t enough. Try intertwining black with natural fibres for a safe and easy way to introduce darker tones into your space without creating a harsh contrast.

With the launch of OZ Design Furniture’s new season, you can refresh your living space with their Belmont dining chair (pictured). Featuring a black frame crafted from bentwood birch timber combined with webbed rattan, this piece is the perfect way to introduce a bold but natural look and feel into your home.

For the risk-takers, this collection also features full black stools that will make a striking impact in home bars or kitchens.

OZ Design Furniture 

800 Marion Road, Marion

08 8472 3630

Gepps X Home HQ 
750 Main North Road, Gepps Cross 
08 8472 3640


High-Touch Real Estate

Like many industries, the real estate industry has had to adapt due to changing market conditions. Effie Vlachoulis from Harris Real Estate talks to us about the importance of an effective online presence when selling your home.

An effective online profile and an engaging social media presence seems to be more important than ever before for real estate agents. How are these platforms used to attract buyers?

Social media is an integral part of my business; it enables me to promptly advertise current properties and provide an update on what is happening in the current market. Potential buyers are also often interested in what their day-to-day life will look like after purchasing in a particular area, so I advertise the lifestyle surrounding my properties for sale on social media. Other than attracting relevant buyers, social media also helps me to engage with buyers or sellers easily and efficiently, and it also gives prospective sellers the ability to look at my track record of sales.

I imagine social platforms are also important tools for ‘off market’ sales?

Platforms such as Instagram and Facebook are important for off market sales as they provide those on the Harris buyer database with information about properties that may match their buying requirements. Buyers interested in these off market properties are able to directly message me about the property to ask questions and to submit offers before the property is advertised on realestate.com.au and Domain. Off market sales are all about beating the competition before it hits the open market and so social media gives prospective buyers a head start. It is also very cost effective for vendors as there are no advertising fees.

Virtual walk throughs are another technology-based sales strategy that has no doubt been used a lot during COVID. How effective are virtual walk throughs and what type of buyer is accessing this service?

Virtual walk throughs are an extremely effective technology-based strategy. In fact, I would say that they are just as effective as if a prospective buyer was walking through the house themselves. Virtual walk throughs are essentially a guided tour of the property during which I walk through each room of the house pointing out its features, and enabling prospective buyers to ask questions about each room specifically. Most buyers accessing this service are interstate or overseas buyers. Virtual walk throughs open the property market up to more prospective purchasers, giving more buyers a chance to view the home in a shorter amount of time.

Video streaming is another technology that seems to have gained popularity during the pandemic.

Yes, video streaming, like virtual walk throughs, also enables me to contact a wider range of buyers. Video streaming allows people to be part of a live auction without physically being there. This is also 
a useful tool for people who may have to isolate suddenly.

“97 percent of all home buyers used the internet in their home search.” 

NAR 2020 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report

Effie Vlachoulis
Property Consultant
0412 677 189

What’s On In Adelaide This Weekend

Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week | May 13-15

The Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week is back, with the state’s longest-running food and wine festival taking over the region this weekend. Indulge in a weekend filled with wine and wood-smoked treats as you traverse between cellar doors. There’ll be laneway parties, long lunches and tasting flights to help you get acquainted with the best of the Valley. Can’t get enough of Clare? Stay a little longer and treat yourself to a week jam-packed with immersive experiences between May 16 and 20, with a finale feast on May 21. 

Find out more here. 

Bowerbird Markets | May 13-15 

Adelaide’s premier design market, Bowerbird, is returning to the Adelaide Showgrounds this weekend! Over 150 of Australia’s best independent designers are setting up shop and showcasing their unique products to market-goers. Handcrafted earrings, artisanal gifts and funky fashion will fill the Wayville Pavilion. Re-fuel with a snack from the tasty food vendors or flex your creative side with the range of workshops offered. Tickets cost $5.50 and children 12 and under are free.

Find out more here. 

Say Ciao to Sagra di Mercato | May 14

Indulge in a slice of Italian paradise this May 14, with Mercato bringing together some of SA’s best producers to celebrate the beloved store’s 50th anniversary. Live life like a local while perusing the bustling market stalls at Sagra di Mercato. Treat yourself to Bottega Gelati, fresh wood oven pizza by Basile, and a drink from the Vinify Meleti Cocktail Bar. The immersive cultural and culinary event will run from 9am until 3pm at the flagship Mercato store. 

Find out more here. 

Port Adelaide Yoga Festival | May 14-15 

Re-centre and re-align yourself this weekend with the Port Adelaide Yoga Festival. You’re invited to ‘find your flow’ with unlimited yoga at the Port Adelaide Masonic Centre on May 14 and 15. Whether you’re a novice or expert yogi, finding the time to relax and recalibrate is pure indulgence. The third instalment of the Port Adelaide Yoga Festival is filled with mindfulness workshops, music and, of course, yoga. A weekend pass costs $75, with individual day tickets beginning at $40.

Find out more here. 

Vine & Dine: The Long Lunch series at Mount Lofty House | May 15  

Treat yourself to a long lunch at Mount Lofty House this Sunday, May 15. Hosted in partnership with delicious, Vine & Dine is the day you’ve been craving – an afternoon in the Hills, indulging in a three-course meal perfectly paired with wine. Listen to live entertainment as you dine in the grand Estate and wrap up the afternoon fun with a goodie bag. Tickets cost $130 per person.

Find out more here. 

South Australian Distillery Trail 

Love a nip of strong spirits or a nibble of gin? The South Australian Distillery Trail is the way to fill your weekend. Meander through Adelaide and its surrounding regions, stopping off at distillery doors along the way. It’s no secret that we’re home to some of the best producers in the distilling business. The pick-your-own-path adventure allows you to delve deep into the distilling world without time constraints. See the full line-up of producers online and enjoy the special discounts for Distillery Trail-goers.  

Find out more here. 

Terrace Floors + Furnishings: Massive May Homewares Sale

Terrace Floors + Furnishings’ May sale is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect excuse to shop ‘til you drop on luxe rugs, carpets and interior pieces. 

Running between May 14 and May 21, the once-a-year sale grants shoppers the chance to revitalize their living space with brands like Ethnicraft, Globewest and Armadillo.

The annual sale is slashing up to 60 percent off selected stock in-store and 30 percent off Terrace Floors + Furnishings Armadillo floor stock rugs (excluding the House of Grey collection). Sweeten your interior space by picking up fresh bed linen or homewares on sale in the Eastwood-based showroom. 

But it’s not only in-store stock that will see prices reduced. Brand new Terrace Floors + Furnishings furniture and rugs available online will see a further 25 percent off if paid in full on the day. 

Terrace Floors + Furnishings is one of SA’s premier destinations for all things interior. Lending an expert eye to interior projects, the store has helped re-invent living spaces from the ground up since 2000. The showroom stocks an expansive collection of luxury rugs, carpets and furnishings that the Terrace team use to curate your dream room. 

Pop down to Terrace Floors + Furnishings and check out the massive May sale between May 14 and May 21. 

Find Terrace Floors + Furnishings at 51 Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood, between 9am and 5pm Monday to Saturday and between 11am and 4pm on Sunday.

Visit the Terrace Floors + Furnishings store online here to check out their latest stock. 

*Sale excludes Ercol Furniture, Armadillo House of Grey collection, original artwork and installed products. 

Romley Estate Homemade Smoked Basil Pesto

A small boutique olive farm, Romley Estate, is producing world-class extra virgin olive oil and other olive products right here in SA. Every single Romley Estate product has been dreamt up, researched, made and tested by co-owner Monica – including this delicious smoked basil pesto recipe using homegrown olives from the 15-acres estate in Willunga.


4 cups fresh basil
2/3 cup Romley Estate Olive Oil
1/2 cup pinenuts (or sunflower seeds make for a great nut-free option)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 fresh cloves of garlic
1 tsp Romley Estate Olive Wood Smoked Sea Salt
1/4 cup pecorino or parmesan cheese, finely grated (optional)


1.         Clean the basil leaves with cold water and pat dry.

2.         Place all ingredients (except cheese) into a high-powered blender and pulse on high for 10 seconds or until well combined, leaving a couple of chunks for texture. 

3.         For a plant-based pesto, leave out the cheese, but for a creamier pesto with an additional layer of intense flavour stir through finely grated pecorino or parmesan by hand after the pesto has blended. 

4.         Pour the pesto into a jar, seal with a lid and refrigerate to store.

What’s on in Adelaide This Weekend

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Friends! The Musical Parody | May 6 – May 8 

Catch up with the gang that graced our screens for a decade with the Friends! Musical Parody hitting the Adelaide Festival Centre this weekend. The beloved NBC sitcom spin-off has taken a trip down under, bringing the New York stage show to South Australia for a limited season. Giggle at the constant banter and watch the friendship and love lives of the six unfold as the show relives your favourite TV moments. Friends! The Musical Parody will take place on the Dunstan Playhouse stage, and tickets cost $79.  

Find out more here.

Waymouth and Gouger Street Parties | May 6 and 7 

See the CBD’s west end come alive with ADL Unleashed hosting two street parties this weekend. Both Waymouth Street and Gouger Street are shutting down and inviting city-goers to the ultimate street party on May 6 and 7. Eat, drink and play your way down the vibrant city strips as some of the best food and wine vendors join you on the street. The two epic street parties are made possible through a joint initiative between AEDA, the City of Adelaide and the Government of South Australia.

Find out more here. 

Super-Natural Wine Party | May 7 

Taste unreleased wine produced by some of the best natural winemakers in SA at the Super-Natural Wine Party this May 7. Guests will be the first to sip on drops produced by Moorak, Delinquente Wines, Italian Plastic and more. Slip into weekend mode and dance the night away as homegrown and interstate DJs soundtrack your evening. Hosted in conjunction with Tasting Australia, the Super-Natural Wine Party will be held at an exclusive location, with the secret CBD warehouse address only shared with guests.

Find out more here. 

Mother’s Day | May 8 

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, and there’s plenty to see and do in SA that’ll make May 8 special. Celebrate with a gin cocktail high tea, hosted by Hains & Co in collaboration with Muratti Cakes & Gateaux, or head to the Hills for a long lunch at Glen Ewin Estate. Meander the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens and see the leaves change to shades of burnt orange, or treat your Mum to a day at one of the many luxury spas in SA.

Sunday Sessions at Bowden Brewing | May 8 

Bowden Brewing will be slinging pints of beer to punters at their Plant 3 home with their new Sunday Sessions. Chow down on Mexican made in-house by MASA and listen to live music while enjoying some of the best craft beer in SA. Searching for a Mother’s Day treat? Catch up with your loved ones and gift an exclusive paddle tasting to your Mum this May 8. The Bowden Brewing Sunday Sessions run each weekend from midday until 10pm.

Find out more here.

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Searching to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day? We’ve got you sorted. Here are our favourite gifts that will make her feel like a million bucks.  

Ultraceuticals Ultra Calming Range | Cleanser and Moisturiser

The perfect addition to winter skincare routines, the new Ultraceuticals Ultra Calming range boosts skin hydration by 60 percent. Soft, dewy skin has never been this easy. Find Ultraceuticals in store at David Jones or online. 

L&M Home Blake Blanket from Terrace Floors + Furnishings | $224

Made from a soft blend of cotton and linen, the L&M waffle Blake Blanket adds an extra layer of luxury to any interior scheme. Light and breathable, this luxe home addition is edged with a fringe in natural and white.

Wonderboom 2 Just Peach Portable Bluetooth Speaker | $99 

For the mum who loves to blast tunes while getting ready in the morning, the Wonderboom 2 portable speaker is the cutest gift. In a dusty pink shade, the mini speaker has a 360-degree surround sound. Find the Wonderboom 2 Just Peach Portable speaker in-store at Myer, JB Hi-Fi or The Good Guys. 

Maison Margiela Lazy Sunday Morning set | $130 

Everybody loves to sleep in. Elevate your mum’s Sunday morning by gifting her a luxe limited edition set from Maison Margiela. The Lazy Sunday Morning set bottles the scent of fresh linen in a convenient 30ml fragrance and hand cream. Find in-store at your local Mecca Store. 

In The Roundhouse sharing platters | $60 

For the mum who loves to entertain, spice up her next dinner party with these delightful platters from In The Roundhouse. The brightly coloured and bold prints are dishwasher safe and sure to make her smile. Find them in-store at David Jones or online. 

Longview Day Spa treatments | varying costs 

Gift your mum the chance to unwind in the Adelaide Hills at the newly opened Longview Day Spa. With varying treatments, including hot stone massages, facials and head-to-toe sessions, a moment of R&R is well-deserved. Book online. 

Byredo Gypsy Water 50ml | $245

Byredo’s Gyspy Water has garnered a cult following for a good reason. The fresh Eau de Parfum is easy to wear and a go-to for fragrance lovers. Inspired by a free-spirited way of life, a sandalwood scent subtly intertwines juniper berry and zesty lemon. Find in-store at Rundle Mall’s Mecca store. 

Just Add Wine Smelly Cheese Co hamper | $80

You can’t go wrong with a spot of cheese. Smelly Cheese Co has packaged provedore boxes filled with tasty treats perfect for Mother’s Day. The Just Add Wine box includes three cheese varieties, lavosh crackers and extra trimmings. Pop a bottle of bubbly and enjoy a long afternoon with mum. Find Smelly Cheese Co in the Adelaide Central Markets. 

Fazeek Balance Vase | $129 

Style meets practicality with the Fazeek Balance Vase. The contemporary vessel is a stunning centrepiece by itself with a delicate sphere balancing in its middle. Pop in a bouquet of your mum’s favourite flowers to brighten her day. Find in-store at David Jones. 

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Candle | $99 

This soft fragranced candle by Jo Malone is the Mother’s Day gift that’ll elevate any living space with style. Combining a subtle peony bloom with blush suede, this scent will have your mum feeling cosy in no time. Burn time is 45 hours. Find in-store at Rundle Mall’s David Jones. 

Haigh’s Chocolate | varying costs 

Sweeten Mother’s Day by picking up some mouthwatering goodies from Haighs. There’s an array of products to choose from, including chewy caramels, dark truffles, liquor-filled chocolates and smooth pastilles. Visit your local Haigh’s store to find more. 

Never Never Distilling Co Discover Pack | $99

For the mum who loves a G+T, the Never Never Discover Pack will let her taste the top flavours from the award-winning distillery. Featuring the classic Triple Juniper Gin, Southern Strength Gin and Juniper Freak Gin, the 200ml tasters will take happy hour to the next level. Find online or at Never Never’s McLaren Vale distillery door. 

Norwood Garden Centre plants and pots | varying costs

Steer away from a classic bunch of flowers and opt for a greener, long-lasting plant from Norwood Garden Centre. Perfect for a mum harbouring a green thumb, an indoor plant will lighten her interior. There’s an array to choose from Norwood Garden Centre and sweet home accessories to pick up too.  

Discover SA’s Flavours this Tasting Australia

South Australia has transformed into a massive foodie metropolis with the return of Tasting Australia. Running until May 8, be prepared to eat, drink and play your way through South Australia as the beloved annual event stretches across the state and brings the best out of our regions. 

It’s no secret South Australia is home to some of the best produce in the country. Alongside some incredible culinary talent and great wine, punters know they are in for a treat when dining in SA. Tasting Australia shines a light on the rich and diverse flavours found in the state’s landscape, packaging them into incredible bite-sized events, long lunches and masterclasses to enjoy.  

This year’s Tasting Australia theme is curiosity, curating an imaginative program that will tickle your tastebuds. Scratch your inquisitive itch by learning the stories behind some of the best culinary talents, like Kane Pollard and Jake Kellie, and how their tales transpire in the kitchen. The free Storyteller Series is held at the Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square Tasting Australia hub, alongside an array of food vendors. 

Tasting Australia offers a chance for South Australians to taste the magic made when the state’s best producers team up with renowned interstate talent. Melbourne eatery, Chin Chin, is popping over the border for a weekend filled with their Asian-fusion creations in collaboration with Yalumba Wines. The Barossa-based vineyard will transform into a pop-up version of the famed restaurant and their Go Go bar between May 6 and May 8. 

Presented by RAA Travel, Tasting Australia encourages South Australians to get out and explore the diverse flavours of their backyard this season. Take a trip on the Tasting Australia Airlines to Coober Pedy, Coffin Bay and the Flinders Ranges for an adventure. Delve deeper into South Australia this Tasting Australia.  

The Tasting Australian season runs until May 8. You can find the jam-packed program of events online here