Wardrobe Refresh: Winter Trends

Fashion is putting its best foot forward this season. We caught up with Burnside Village stylist Cimon Vozzo at the recent Burnside Village X Corryton Burge runway event to chat through the season’s latest trends.

Trench Coats

With the weather cooling down, finding the perfect mid-season jacket that will take you from day to night is essential. Introducing the trench coat, your new best friend. The light wardrobe staple will keep you warm on a night out without cramping your style. Rug up with a chunky scarf or slip on a pair of kitten heels and LBD for Friday night drinks. In classic hues or beige and black, a trench coat is a must-have item this season.

Statement Sweaters

The predicted colour trends for A/W 2022 will see tinges of olive green, burnt orange and deep purple peppered throughout your wardrobe. But one way to stand out amongst the darker shades is to add a statement sweater to your closet. Whether this is a chunky cardigan in bold colours, a brightly-coloured knit or a funky embossed jumper, you’ll be cosy yet fashion fresh this season. Pair with a maxi skirt and Alias Mae boots for an AW take on boho chic that cuts through the cold weather drab. 

Wool Coats

It’ll make you look like you strut the streets of Paris and it’ll keep you snug as a bug. Wool coats are a needed addition to beat La Nina’s frosty feelings, cold temperatures and wet weather this winter. Being toasty trumps being trendy – but who said you had to sacrifice style for comfort? Wool coats are the perfect antidote to the cooler climate, letting you dress to impress while avoiding the nippy air. The long length of these coats helps elongate your winter outfit. Pair with knee-high boots or tights and a mini skirt. 

Looking for more AW inspiration? South Australian model Olivia Rogers and new husband Justin McKeone are the faces of Burnside Village’s AW Series. You can see the stunning shoot with all the latest trends on Burnside Village’s Instagram

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First-of-its-kind Rebel Concept Store Opens in Rundle Mall

Housed over three sports-filled levels, the new fit-out and expansion of Rundle Mall’s Rebel store provides the ultimate retail experience – and it was officially opened today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Channel Nine Sports Reporter Tom Rehn.

Shop the latest in global sporting looks and enjoy interactive sporting experiences, like the customised basketball court on Level 1 where shoppers can have a go at shooting hoops or the interactive football space in the Basement of the flagship CBD store.

Other unique offerings include an in-store EA Gaming set-up where shoppers – or those who don’t want to shop – can play FIFA or MADDEN.

The shopping experience is further elevated by the experienced expert staff; specifically selected, each staff member has expert sporting knowledge to advise customers on brands, performance, style and fit.

For the ultimate sporting experience, visit Rebel Rundle Mall.

Rebel Rundle Mall
135 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Cellar Door Fest

Cellar Door Fest is back, but this time with a new distillery twist! 

The usual wine-fuelled weekend is switching it up from slinging tipples of wine and putting SA’s spirit scene in the spotlight this April 8 and 9. 

Cellar Door Fest’s Distillery Edit will see over 40 of SA’s biggest and brightest distillers setting up shop in the Adelaide Convention Centre. So whether you’re a lover of gin, vodka, whiskey or rum – there’ll be a spirit that’ll tickle your tastebuds. 

Discover what makes South Australia’s distilling scene so unique across the jam-packed two-day program filled with tasting flights, masterclasses and exclusive cocktails. And with Fever Tree as the major event sponsor, you know there’ll be plenty of G+T’s to be consumed. 

The Distillery Edit of Cellar Door Fest is broken down across three weekend sessions – one on Friday night and two Saturday events. 

Head to the ultimate after work drinks and unwind with an exclusive Never Never Distilling Co and Fever Tree event on Friday before testing yourself with Tin Shed Distilling Co’s interactive whiskey quiz

Join Daniel Motlop – the brains behind Seven Seasons spirits and award-winning Green Ant Gin – on Saturday afternoon for an immersive tasting experience through Larrakia country. 

The former PAFC player will be chatting about sustainable harvesting as guests are treated to a true smorgasbord for the senses. Taste and smell native ingredients like yams and bush apples while learning what makes Seven Seasons vodka and gin so unique. 

Saturday night will see Threefold Distilling host an exclusive cocktail hour letting you make, shake and taste two signature cocktails using their small-batch gins. Searching for something more underground? Travel back in time to the prohibition era of the 1920s with an intimate guiding experience hosted by Prohibition Liquor Co. The class with take you through the history of gin, culminating in nibbles of the distiller’s world-class and small batch spirits.  

Other distilling giants joining in on the fun include Ambleside Distillers, Barossa Distilling Co and 23rd Street Distillery. Indulge in the creamy treats on offer from Woodside Cheese Wrights after a flight of botanical-bursting gin or smoky whiskey. 

Cellar Door Fest is committed to celebrating the diverse producers across South Australia’s food and drinks scene. General admission tickets to each session retail for $52.20 (plus booking fee), with additional experiences also available to purchase.

Head over to the @southaustralianstyle for your chance to win a double pass (2 tickets total) and join all the fun of Distillery Edit this Saturday, April 9th at the Adelaide Convention Centre – Session 1 (12noon – 3.30pm), valued at $100.

Cellar Door Fest Distiller Edit kicks off April 8 and runs until April 9. Buy your tickets online here.

What’s On In Adelaide This Weekend

Gluttony Encore – running until March 27 

Already missing the thrilling performances and sparkling lights of the Adelaide Fringe?

Gluttony has gifted show-lovers an extra week jam-packed of high flying acrobats, dazzling drag, hypnotists and cabaret. The bittersweet goodbye to Mad March sees Gluttony Encore host a curated program of acts inside the Magic Mirror Spiegeltent until March 27. Catch hypnotist Matt Hale turn audiences into trance-like dancers or be amazed by skill and athleticism of acclaimed circus performance, Rouge. 

This is the last weekend to catch a city show before the Fringe packs up and heads into hibernation! 

Find a show here. 

Sky Song – March 25 and March 26 

Off the back of the success of their Adelaide Fringe stint, Sky Song has extended its performance this weekend. Immerse yourself with connection to country, culture and the stories of our First Nations people with this incredible 40-minute performance. 

Watch hundreds of drones take to the air as the sky-high performance and narration by Australian musician, Archie Roach, guides you through five chapters of storytelling, poetry and song.

Settle into the lush landscape of McLaren Vale’s Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines, treat yourself to a tipple of wine and enjoy this special weekend of aviation magic taking off March 25 and 26.

Monarto Safari Park’s Visitor Centre re-opens – March 25 

The wait is finally over! The world class re-development of Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre is opening its door to the public this Friday, March 25. The state-of-the-art building is the entry point for guests to eat, drink and immerse themselves in the greatness of Monarto and the incredible animals that roam the Safari Park’s plains. 

The Visitor Centre is the first milestone in the revamp of the beloved Safari Park. The long-awaited Wild Africa experience and luxury accommodation are slated to open in early 2023. 

The new Visitor Centre was made possible thanks to both the state and federal government, and the rural city of Murray Bridge. 

Book your tickets here. 

Boehme on the Beach – March 26 

Glenelg’s Beach Concert Series continues, and this weekend, the State Opera and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra is heading seaside to perform the Puccini’s acclaimed La Boèhme for one-night-only. 

This March 26, the electric love story between protagonists Mimi and Rodolfo is set to touch heartstrings and take centre stage on Glenelg’s foreshore. Settle in for a stunning evening under the stars, indulge in a spot of wine and cheese and be mesmerised by the awe-inspiring vocals and live music of the State Opera and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. 

Book your tickets here.

A summer in Sicily at iTL – running until March 27 

Cannoli, spritz and a splash of Limoncello – March doesn’t have to mean summer is over – with iTL bringing sunshine and a slice of Sicilian paradise to the new Festival Plaza. Running until March 27, wine, dine and indulge in the flavours of the Mediterranean and enjoy the mouth-watering culinary creations from the island. 

Treat yourself to arancini, pork ribs, eggplant pizza and pesto pistachio pasta while sipping on zesty Aperol Spritz. Thursday and Friday will see the elegant restaurant transform into the perfect place for after work drinks, with a pop-up Cannoli and Spritz Bar setting up shop. Watch the pastry experts pipe the sweet treats fresh in front of you as you slip into weekend mode this Friday.

Find out more here.

Reloved Retro Market at Hard Days Night – March 27

Slow down this Sunday and kick back at the Reloved Retro Market taking over new mega venue complex, Hard Days Night, this Sunday March 27. Peruse the array of vintage, pre-loved items taking over the retro city warehouse. Snag the latest piece to star in your wardrobe or chill out and enjoy the late March sunshine. 

Chow down on loaded burgers from Whoppi Goldburger, quench your thirst with a pint from the craft beer experts at Shifty Lizard Brewing Co or keep your weekend rolling with a fresh G+T from Soul Bird Gin. 

Find out more here.

Fruit picking in the Adelaide Hills 

The late summer sun means fruit picking season is well and truly underway, and there’s plenty of places to pinch sweet treats straight from the source. 

Glen Ewin Fig Picking:

Discover and taste the five varieties of fresh figs growing amongst the rolling landscape of the Adelaide Hills at Glen Ewin Estate. Meander the stunning 12,000 tree orchard as you pick the tart treats from the tree. After a hard day’s work, kick back at the Fig Bar and treat yourself to a nip of Fig Gin and tonic. Feeling peckish? You can also pre-order picnic hampers to devour after all the figgy fun. 

Find out more here.

Pick Apples at Lenswood: 

Crisp and ready for picking, the Lenswood Apple Tree orchard is now open and ready to be explored. Only 40 minutes from the CBD, a weekend trip to the Adelaide Hills location is the perfect activity for the weekend. 

Lenswood grows seven classic varieties, so whether you love sinking your teeth into a crisp Pink Lady, fluffy Fuji or sour Granny Smiths, you’ll be able to fill your basket with your favourite apples. The orchard also hosts the Hatch Coffee Co Van on weekend and holds an array of family-friendly outdoor games, including apple bowling. 

Find out more here.

Words Zara Richards

Styling for Sale

We chat to Effie Vlachoulis from Harris Real Estate about the importance of effective home styling in the lead-up to sale.

What are the four things people should do when styling their home for sale?

Definitely de-clutter to keep the space open to interpretation. If need be, giving your walls a fresh coat of paint is always helpful and replace any fixtures and fittings that need an update – it’s the 
small things that make a big difference. Also, don’t forget to give your gardens some love. This is often the part of a property that gets left behind.

How important is curb appeal? 

Curb appeal is key as this is the first impression a buyer has of the home. Many buyers will do a ‘drive by’ of the property before inspecting to get a feel for the location, so it is important to create a welcoming entrance. A home’s entrance can be easily updated by tiling a verandah, borrowing some outdoor furniture or simply adding a garden bed 
or beautiful potted plants. 

Why is it so important to get the styling right?

Styling is a pivotal part of selling a home, it creates an emotional connection with the buyer and gives people an idea of how different spaces of the home can be used. A professional stylist can objectively view a home and style it so it appeals to a wider demographic while also enabling potential buyers to envision themselves living in the home.

Is it necessary to engage a styling expert or can people do this effectively themselves?

It’s not always necessary to hire a professional stylist, however a stylist does this day in and day out and they know how to create a space that buyers can see themselves living in. They have different themes for specific property types and ensure that the style flows throughout. 

What impact does the right styling have on property prices?

Styling can have a dramatic impact on a property’s sale price. If your property is styled and presented well it will set the right tone for buyers. Not all people can visualise where furniture will fit in the home, so having this set up for them makes a big difference. 

Does styling also affect how long a property is on the market?

Professional styling helps to create incredible marketing campaigns as the professional photography comes up amazingly. This increases the chance of potential buyers sharing the property listing with friends and family, which in-turn means more eyes on the property. Styling ultimately enables maximum appeal, which usually means less days on market.

Effie Vlachoulis
Property Consultant
0412 677 189
effiev@harrisre.com.au

Adelaide Hills Wellness Event

As the seasons shift and the Mad March festivities wind down, the Adelaide Hills is inviting you to unwind and re-establish your equilibrium at the inaugural event, Wellness Wander

Celebrating all aspects of wellness over an April weekend, more than 65 unique events and experiences will take place across the region, gifting South Australians a chance to escape, relax and refresh.

Traversing the Adelaide Hills, from Stirling to Hahndorf and Mount Barker to Lobethal, Wellness Wander is collaborating with a wealth of operators to curate a program that enhances your mental, physical and social wellbeing.

The inaugural event has been broken down into five pillars set to help you revive and refresh. From Learn and Create to Nature, Provenance and Stay, Relax and Unwind, immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the Adelaide Hills across the three-day event program. 

Locals in the Adelaide Hills are throwing open their doors, farm gates, studios and shops to offer an immersive exploration of wellness for couples, families and individuals of all ages.

Join a yoga class in the vines followed by wine tasting at Roaming Zen at Sunsets, Sips and Salutations at Mount Lofty Ranges Vineyard or Balance – Yoga, Bubbles and Brunch – at Golding Wines. 

In Stirling, find The Farmer’s Market From Paddock To Plate event, dive deeper into indulgence with a cheese-making class at Udder Delights, where you’ll get to eat everything you create or pick pears and blend your own cider with Paracombe Premium Perry.

Get a little closer to the land you’re standing on with Ngalimi Yunggudya Wellbeing Retreat by Warida Wholistic Wellness, an immersive day long experience based on reciprocity and connection to self, others and Country. 

Spend the weekend in a state of bliss with Sequoia Lodge’s Reconnect and Discover at Sequoia package. Enjoy the couples hot pool and spa experiences, guided nature walks, sunrise yoga, a chef’s table lunch and of course a stay in one of Australia’s most noted luxury accommodation lodges. 

Connect deeper with your mind as Tilbrook Estate presents Nourish – A Mindfulness Experience, where two health professionals will take you through guided mindfulness exercises – followed by a tasting of delicious local canapes and Tilbrook wine. 

Martin Radcliffe, Chair of Adelaide Hills Tourism Board said that it was fitting that Adelaide Hills was the first region in Australia to be home to the Wellness Wander event. 

“This is the perfect platform to explore a meticulously curated program that delivers bespoke experiences, with a focus on five main wellness pillars that are abundant in the region: Provenance, Relax & Unwind, Nature, Learn & Create and Stay,” Radcliffe says. 

“Launching with so many events that fall under one or more of these pillars, the program is as rich as it is diverse, and celebrates the natural wave of operators that are already authentically operating in this space.” 

The Adelaide Hills Tourism Association is a proud partner of the inaugural Wellness Wander event. The Adelaide Hills Wellness Resilience Project, funded through a bushfire recovery grant from the South Australian and Federal Government, was awarded to the Adelaide Hills in March 2021 to support wellness tourism activation of the region.

Wellness Wander runs between April 1 and April 3 2022 throughout the Adelaide Hills. To find more events and ticketing information, visit the program website here.

Fringe Fashion

The Adelaide Fringe brings out the best in our city. From closed laneways to street sideshows and the glittery Garden of Unearthly Delights and Gluttony duo in the East End – the CBD is electric. 

Alongside the eccentricities and festivities, you can’t help notice something brewing in Adelaide’s fashion scene. The vibrancy from performers and Fringe pop-ups infiltrates its way through Adelaidian’s subconscious, down to the tips of their toes. 

The license to do as you wish, fashion wise, grants closeted extroverts the chance to slip into the sparkly gem that’s been hiding at the back of their cupboard. Loud prints and bold colours usually make for a clothing clash. But during the Adelaide Fringe, anything goes. 

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the Fringe fashion moving through Adelaide’s CBD, South Australian Style headed to Gluttony. La Niña’s storm clouds and cold nights weren’t enough to keep the colourful outfits at bay.  

“I’m here for the Fringe, dressed for the Fringe,” says Gluttony-goer Huffy. “When I think of the Fringe, this is the outfit that came to my mind.”

Dressed in a metallic pink jacket and acid wash jeans, Huffy’s vivid 70s-inspired outfit cut through the bodies of people hurrying to performances. A pop of neon yellow was fastened in her hair, contrasting with her bright blue crocodile handbag from Kate Spade. 

By the bustling food vendors and the Alpha Box and Dice vintage pop-up bar (and online store) Sometimes Always, a flash of neon green moved past. In a matching skirt suit, paired with a white tank, Reeboks and Prada handbag, Fringe-goer Georgia says the time of year inspired her to whip out her brightest ensemble. 

“I decided to put together an outfit that’s really colourful for the Fringe,” she says. “It’s a fun time of year. People are creative and that makes you want to be creative with your outfits.” 

Keeping within the vibrant colour theme, Gluttony-goer Chloe sported a black Michael Kors bag stamped with the designer’s name in neon yellow ink. Styled with leather pants and an orange tank top, she looked effortlessly cool while capitalising on the Mad March vibe. 

“I picked my outfit based upon wanting a pop of colour,” Chloe says. “The neon orange bounces off the colour of the bag and makes two statement pieces, while the white pants tone it down a bit.” 

Searching to score a new piece to add to your Fringe fashion collection? Head to the Found Market at this year’s Garden of Unearthly Delights. 

Nestled beside the iconic Pineapple Brothers bar, the row of decked out vintage stores, bespoke jewellery makers and the quirky Dulcie’s Vintage Bus means you’ll find a piece to continue your Fringe fashion long after Mad March wraps up.  

Words Zara Richards

The New Nose Job

Reshaping your nose no longer means painful and costly rhinoplasty – there is a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative, and the results are impressive. We chat to Dr Rahma Targett to find out more.

Unlike surgical rhinoplasty, nose thread lifts are virtually pain-free. The procedure is quick (just 30 minutes) and the results are natural and immediate. “In comparison to surgical rhinoplasty, the differences in cost and downtime are huge,” says cosmetic physician and owner of Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, Dr Rahma Targett.

“Some people can spend years saving up for a surgery like rhinoplasty, however nose threads are an affordable option. In terms of downtime, the healing time for rhinoplasty can take months, and up to an entire year to settle into its new form.” Nose thread lifts, however, in which absorbable PDO threads are placed carefully in the nose to lift and improve definition, only cause temporary swelling and minor bruising, which subsides in one to two weeks. 

While impressive, nose thread lifts aren’t the only non-surgical option for those looking to reshape and contour their nose – dermal fillers can also be used, however the results aren’t as long-lasting. “Nose thread lifts can last up to two years,” says Dr Targett, compared to one year for dermal fillers. There are also fewer complications with nose thread lifts and the results are generally more cosmetically aesthetic, from slimming the nose bridge, achieving better nose definition, reducing the width of the nose and lifting the tip.

As the threads start to dissolve – usually after about seven months – the body then begins to produce its own natural collagen, creating additional tightening. “So even after your initial nose thread appointment, there is an ongoing effect over the coming months as extra collagen is produced,” explains Dr Targett.

While the procedure is suitable for most people, a consultation is essential to see if nose thread lifts are the best option for you and your nose goals, and in terms of safety Dr Targett says to “do your research and make sure you see a qualified cosmetic physician who will ensure your nose threads are inserted correctly”.

Advanced Cosmetic Medicine
58/41–47 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
@advancedcosmeticmedicine

In Conversation with Erwin Joven

New to the Mayfair, executive chef Erwin Joven brings a global flavour to the iconic hotel’s two famed restaurants.

What made you want to become a chef?

I’ve always loved cooking and eating, even as a kid, so at some point in my teens I thought I might be able to make a living out of this hobby! My Dad had worked for food company Nestle and we travelled a lot as a family because of his work so I was exposed to different foods and hospitality from a young age.

What’s your all-time favourite dish?

My mother’s Chicken Adobo – a Filipino dish of meat braised in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, peppercorn and bay leaves over steamed jasmine rice. This is also my ultimate comfort food – I make this dish wherever I am in the world. 

Who were your early culinary influences?

My late mother, my maternal grandmother and uncles were all good cooks, and each had their own specialty dish. Filipino chef Margarita Fores, who was Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2016, [was also an early influence]. I met and worked with Margarita when I was a hospitality student in the late 90s. The chefs of the now closed Mandarin Oriental Manila, where I started my career [were also influential] and the chef instructors at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Napa Valley, California, where I did my formal culinary training. 

So, you started your chef journey in California – how has that experience influenced your cooking style?

It’s had a big influence. It’s the way they do things there, it’s the way they play around with the produce, it’s the way they put this emphasis on local produce. In California [dishes] typically go in an Asian direction or in a Mediterranean direction and I see those similarities here in Australia. Napa Valley is [also] a world-class wine growing region and it sits next to San Francisco, in the same way that the Barossa and Clare Valley sit next to Adelaide. I’ve been here [in Adelaide] for three months and it really takes me back to that time. 

Will this Californian style of cooking make its way onto the menus at Mayfair?

It’s a lighter, fresher style of cuisine, and a style I definitely want to see make its way into the Mayfair menus – maybe not at Mayflower but perhaps at The Den. There are a lot of ideas that I will play with. That’s the nice thing about working in hotels, there are so many different touch points, there’s that fine dining or refined dining aspect, there’s all day dining, conferences and events, room service, breakfast, amenities – there are so many places to play around with food. 

Your experience also spans other countries and cultures…

I’ve lived in seven countries now and travelled through a few more. In every place I go I try and learn as much as I can about the local food and culture. Many of these recipes and ideas make their way into the menus that I create. 

How do these experiences translate onto the plate?

Tasting dishes at their source and in their local context helps to give me a point of reference and expands my repertoire, which is particularly useful when working in hotels that cater to a broad and diverse clientele. I love working with seafood, so you can expect dishes like Hawaiian-style yellowfin ahi tuna poke, red snapper ceviche with finger limes and avocado, and grilled SA lobster with sea urchin and togarashi butter.

What else can we look forward to this summer at the Mayfair?

Aside from chilled seafood, big salads, succulent meats off the grill and frozen desserts we [also] have the entire festive program to look forward to, and some menu changes for The Den and room service.

And there’s also the Mayfair’s High Tea offering…

One of my goals is to have the best buttermilk scones with jam and cream in the city! We’ll put a twist on the classic high tea items by using trendy ingredients like calamansi limes, ube/purple yam, matcha green tea and tonka beans. Traditional high tea items are typically carb-heavy, so we’ll be finding a way to make some items naturally gluten-free, or at least be able to accommodate dietary needs in more interesting ways.

Mayfair Hotel
45 King William Street, Adelaide
08 8210 8888
mayfairhotel.com.au 
@mayfairhoteladelaide

Month of Love at Sofitel Adelaide

Why celebrate for just one day when you can celebrate Valentine’s Day for an entire month at the new Sofitel Adelaide.

The French-inspired Garcon Bleu Restaurant on level nine will be serving up a decadent three-course La Saint Valentin menu designed by Chef de Cuisine Gianni Delongu. Priced from $150 per person, it includes a glass of Verve D’argent on arrival. For the complete experience, you can add a wine pairing ($270 per person).

After dinner, take a seat at Garcon Bleu’s Bar or head on down to the Sofitel’s lobby bar, Déjà Vu, and try their two custom-made Valentine’s cocktails – the Lovers’ cocktail at Garcon Bleu’s bar is a vision in pink with white rum, rosewater, pink gin, sugar syrup and spanked rosemary, vigorously shaken (not stirred) over ice. The Valentine’s themed Love-Struck Mimosa from Déjà Vu has fresh strawberries, strawberry gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, red vermouth, Cointreau and sparkling Rose. 

For lovers who want to turn up the romance factor, Sofitel Adelaide has also created the ultimate Valentine’s inspired weekend to stay and play in style. Make a long weekend of it with Sofitel’s Romance, the French Way offer, which includes Champagne on arrival, along with daily in-room breakfast and a leisurely late check-out of 2pm.