Nature Invented Electricity, Porsche Gave It Soul

Imagine this: it’s another warm Autumn weekend in South Australia. The all-new electric Porsche Taycan is waiting.

The car’s 800-volt architecture ensures the vehicle is ready for a whole day of driving – ideal for extended trips to surrounding wine regions.

Excitement of the journey begins with an engine start like that of a super sports car. The two engines accelerate the Taycan Turbo S from 0-100km/H in 2.8 seconds.

In the Porsche Taycan, destinations like McLaren Vale and The Barossa are within easy reach. The performance battery provides the Taycan with additional range, reducing the need to stop, charge and allowing you to cover long distances effortlessly.

The impressive interior boasts luxury and functionality, ensuring ultimate comfort between cellar doors.

With the Porsche Taycan, you may never want to go home.

Porsche Centre Adelaide
280 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullarton SA 5063
08 8379 0777

Photography Meghan Coles

Summer Dining in the Suburbs

If you’re looking for the perfect summer dining destination you need to check out The Unley, located at the top of Unley Road.

Soak up the sun, sip on cocktails and snack all day at the uber cool rooftop bar. There’s a front bar for casual seating and upstairs dining where you can experience head chef Adam Dennis’ traditional Australian pub food. Golden beet and haloumi salad, saffron two cheese arancini and Mediterranean ragu gnocchi are just a few of the mouth-watering dishes you’ll find on this unique pub menu.

The cocktail list will not disappoint. Choose from the pomegranate gin fizz, the Elderflower colada or the Christmas cocktail, candy cane rocks, to name a few. There’s also an impressive range of local and award-winning wine, spirits and beer.

DJ’s and live acoustic music ensures the entire venue is bursting with atmosphere year-round, or choose from five fabulous function spaces for your next event.

Book online or call 08 8271 5544.

The Unley
27 Unley Road, Parkside

Spring Back to the Parade: Our Shopping Picks

As the weather starts to warm up it’s time to put the winter woollies away and pull out the spring staples. In need of a spring wardrobe overhaul? The Parade, Norwood, has all your go-to shops (think Sportsgirl, Witchery and Country Road), as well as iconic boutiques and homeware stores. Here are our top spring picks to be found along your favourite road.


Seven Wonders Petra Wrap Dress, $89, SOOKI Boutique

Stay cool and colourful in this Seven Wonders mini dress, detailed with a ruffled hem and spaghetti straps.

Open Back Dress (pure white), $159.95, Witchery

The perfect midi dress for dinner along beach. The split open back detail and crisp, breathable cotton will keep you cool during the warmer months.

Ditsy Jersey Midi Dress (tangerine), $59.95, Sportsgirl

Tangerine and polka dots – an easy style to throw on every day.


Billini Zayla Black Croc, $89, Denim and Cloth

A staple to take you from day to night. The padded footbed and thick cross-over straps make these the perfect sandal for comfort and style.

Sol Sana Alaska Mule Tan, $209.95, Shouz

Pair back these woven leather strap mules with your favourite spring outfits. Add a matching tan clutch for a chic look.

Alaska Leather Heel (linen), $169.95, Witchery

We can’t go past a square and strappy heel this season! Pop into Witchery to get your hands on these sandals, ideal for all your Spring events.

Lennon Basket Bag (tan), $129.95, Witchery

The Lennon Basket Bag is roomy enough to fit all your essentials – meaning you can look stylish running day-to-day errands!

Boxy CR Tote (butterscotch), $79.95, Country Road

Everyone needs a trendy shoulder bag in their collection, and we can’t go past this new Country Road style. Available in butterscotch and black.

Ooh La La Tote (green), $110, Eccola

Ooh La La! These cute woven totes are handmade and come in a variety of designs. They’re even on sale… so get in quick to snap one up!


Image Republic Rome Poster, $99, Eccola

Got the travel bug? Bring a piece of Italy into your home with Eccola’s Image Republic poster range.

Home Republic Boho Natural Black & White Beach Chair, $199.99, Adairs

Lounge in luxury with a selection of unique and decorative foldable beach chairs from Adairs – perfect for a day at the beach!

The Duck Inn: Gin Paddles and More

The Duck Inn in Adelaide’s picturesque Coromandel Valley has introduced a new speciality to their bar menu – Gin Tasting Paddles.

Immerse yourself in the quality and delicious selection of 38 local and boutique gins including Australian favourites such as 78 Degrees, 23rd Street, Prohibition, Never Never and Apple Wood.

Or treat your taste buds to some international flavours including Hendricks, Roku, Whitley Neill Quince and Arcane Generous.

There are three types of paddles on offer – The Kangaroo Island Gin Paddle, The Four Pillars Gin Paddle and the monthly ‘Staff Pick’ Paddle. Each month, a staff member at The Duck Inn selects three gins of their choice to create a unique tasting experience for customers.

Paired with fresh botanicals and garnishes chosen precisely to compliment your choice, including assorted berries, fresh ginger, cinnamon, elderflower, lychee and more.

If gin isn’t your go-to drink, The Duck Inn also offers an extensive bar menu that includes whiskey paddles, South Australian wines and cocktail jugs.

The Duck Real Time Tap List rotates your favourite local beers, featuring Prancing Pony Brewery, Guinness, Coopers, Hahn Brewing, Mismatch Brewing Company and more.

Dig into some of the best pub food in the Adelaide Hills prepared by head chef Paul Twigg. Choose from tapas and pub classics, as well as a few tasty dishes featuring the pub’s namesake, duck.

Soak in the beautiful atmosphere, accompanied by live music from DJ’s and live acoustic artists on Sunday afternoons this summer.

Be sure to pop in for Happy Hour, from Monday to Friday 4pm-6pm and Saturday to Sunday 2pm-6pm, to get some great deals on pints, schooners, wines, gins, cocktails and more.

393 Main Road, Coromandel Valley

The Parade VIP Shopping Day & Sidewalk Sale

This Saturday, October 10, make your way to The Parade, Norwood, and take advantage of the great sales on offer. From 8:30am – 6pm, all your favourites will be offering in store specials for one day only. Browse the Sidewalk Sale and soak up the atmosphere; there’ll also be live entertainment.

Blue Illusion

Stop past Denim and Cloth to update your Spring wardrobe with 25% off storewide. You’ll also be treated to a drink with purchase. 
153 The Parade, Norwood 

Indulge in 20% off the modern and timeless full-priced styles. From the 10th – 11th October, book a one-on-one styling appointment with the in-house team at Trenery, The Parade. 
8/161 The Parade, Norwood

Take a further 50% off the extensive range of already reduced styles at Blue Illusion. The French-inspired brand comprises of clothing, shoes and accessories. 
1-2/145 The Parade, Norwood 

Clothes, jewellery, shoes, makeup, bags, phone cases, you name it! Sportsgirl are taking a further 50% off their already reduced styles. 
3/161 The Parade, Norwood

Aqua Boutique has 10% off storewide (Hammill & Co excluded), featuring brands such as COOPER, Delphine and more. 
224 The Parade, Norwood

Serafina Boutique is offering 20% off storewide, including an additional 20% off reduced items. 
161 The Parade, Norwood

Soal Sister is offering 20% off accessories in-store. Their gorgeous range includes handmade statement pieces, beads, earrings, bags and other accessories.
258 The Parade, Norwood

Rent a clothing rack for one week and get the second week free at Yours & Mine Boutique. The new pre-loved clothing store is the perfect place to sell all your unloved pieces.
1208 The Parade, Norwood

There’s something for everyone at Hanger Lane. Visit the store and receive a free $20 voucher. Valid until 10 November 2020.
1/Norwood Mall The Parade, Norwood

Quality menswear and global labels are a staple at Burlingtons. Head in-store for details of their offer.
Parade Pavilion/53-59 The Parade, Norwood

Dream in style this Spring with 40% off selected styles at Peter Alexander. 35/161 The Parade, Norwood

Jo Mercer

Stock up on new summer styles ready for the warm weather ahead, with 20% off storewide at Shouz.
1/205 The Parade, Norwood

Enjoy 20% off storewide on all footwear at Jo Mercer. Along with accessories, bags, jewellery and wallets. 
154B The Parade, Norwood

Full price footwear will be 20% off at Ian’s Shoes for Women (excluding FRANKiE4).
3/205 The Parade, Norwood

All the big brands are on sale at Sportspower with 20% off all full priced footwear.
13/161 The Parade, Norwood



Beautifully handcrafted headpieces and children’s hair accessories will be available from $40 in front of the Norwood Town Hall with their pop-up stall. 

If you’re looking for accessories, head to MIMCO with 20% off full-priced items (exclusions apply, see in store for details).
6/161 The Parade, Norwood

Shop a selected range of unique and vibrant handbags, wallets, luggage and travel accessories for 20% off the RRP. 
11/161 The Parade, Norwood

Visit Bauhaus to receive 50% off clutches and 15% off on costume jewellery.
4/161 The Parade, Norwood

For Mediterranean inspired fashion and accessories Eccola is the place. They’re offering 15% off storewide (excluding Hale Mercantile Co).
66 The Parade, Norwood


Save 20% off vintage and second-hand pieces at Elcies, with all sale proceeds donated to Lutheran Community Care.
43-45 The Parade, Norwood

Protect and support children around the world at Save the Children. The first 50 customers will receive a free goodie bag.
63 The Parade, Norwood

For great vintage and retro finds head to A Star is Worn. Customers will receive 15% off VIP vouchers in-store, along with a free styling session and 15% off purchases. Free nibbles and refreshments will be available. 
15/Norwood Mall, The Parade 

There’ll be live window models and a Donation Station, plus special in-store offers. 
68 The Parade, Norwood

For a great offer, visit Vinnies on The Parade for 40% off all clothing (excluding new school uniforms).
70 The Parade, Norwood


Optomed Optometrists is offering in-practice discount cards with $50 off the normal price when purchasing prescription lenses with a combined frame and lens value of over $300. Free professional in-store cleaning of glasses and free glaucoma screening are also available. 
25/Norwood Mall, The Parade

Keep your eyewear stylish and lens up-to-date with 50% off lens options at Specsavers. 
14/161 The Parade, Norwood 

health + beauty
Silk Laser Clinic

The first 30 Sister Club members that spend over $50 will receive a free goodie bag at Priceline Pharmacy. 
12/161 The Parade, Norwood

Beauty lovers will want to know about this one – a massive 50% off laser and skin treatments at Silk Laser Clinic.
3/185 The Parade, Norwood

Sunnylife products available from Outdoors on Parade

Take advantage of 50-70% off Sunnylife products at Outdoors On Parade. Stock up on all your summer essentials for the pool, beach and picnic. 
51 The Parade, Norwood

Get a Fred Flamingo Float Tea Infuser with any purchase over $120. Limit one per person.
155 The Parade, Norwood

Enjoy 10% off full priced products at Urban Home Republic – Linen Lover Members will also receive an extra 5% off (T&C’s and exclusions apply – see in-store for details).
209-211 The Parade, Norwood

Head there for 50% off selected items (see in-store for details).
209-211 The Parade, Norwood

If you’re after window furnishings and expert interior advice you’ll want to speak to the team at Mardaw Interiors. Visit them in-store for their offer.
26 The Parade, Norwood

The Colonist: Eclectic Interior & Energetic Atmosphere

Since 1851, The Colonist has been a staple in the Adelaide pub scene, known for its eclectic interior and energetic atmosphere. Specialising in small and large modern Australian dishes, the pub also hosts an impressive cocktail, craft beer and wine list.

Upon arrival, high ceilings and elaborate copper roofing catch the eye. Combined with the original pub wallpaper and Gustave Klimt paintings on the walls, the space is warm and welcoming. Order a gin and tonic at the main bar or take advantage of the alfresco dining during the warmer months.

On the weekend, enjoy all-day breakfast. Between the Tasmanian Smoked Salmon Florentine or the Loaded Brekkie, there is something for everyone. Pair with a freshly squeezed OJ or a Bloody Mary cocktail and start the day right! As a dog-friendly venue, weekend brunch at The Colonist is the perfect excuse to get your furry friend out and about.

The current lunch and dinner menus have a seasonal focus. Head Chef, Dean Lennerth focuses on fresh flavours that champion local produce. Enjoy the Salt ‘n’ Peter Squid Salad with crispy noodle slaw or Grilled Local Halloumi with tomato salsa. You’ll still find all your pub favourites, like the 250g Chargrilled Angus Sirloin and the Crispy Chicken Burger with sweet potato wedges, and there’s plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options available too.

As South Australia becomes increasingly renowned for its microbreweries, The Colonist offers an extensive range of South Australian craft beers. Find Mismatch Brewing, Vale Brewing and Lobethal Bierhaus all on the menu. The taps change regularly, so be sure to check ‘The Colonist Real Time Tap List’ available online.

The cocktail and wine list will not disappoint. As the popularity of gin grows, The Colonist offers a broad selection of Australian favourites. The extensive range of cocktails includes a Tropical Gin Spritz and Nosferatu Blood Orange Negroni – every Sunday from 3-5pm, you’ll find these available for just $10. Enjoy a glass from the long list of premium local wines from popular regions such as McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and the Barossa.

The Colonist is open Monday – Friday for lunch and dinner, and Saturday 9am – Late.

44 The Parade, Norwood

Inner City Dining: Jack & Jill’s

We all know how the nursery rhyme goes, but Jack & Jill’s Bar and Restaurant is no child’s play.

Jack & Jill’s quietly opened in October of 2019 in the former Old Friend site on Pirie Street. After a tough start to 2020, the venue joins a flock of bar and restaurants welcoming sophisticated night life back to the Pirie Street precinct.

The renovated street-level restaurant is spacious with a warm fit-out – think timber, crushed velvet and exposed lighting. It’s chic without being fussy.

During the warmer months, the front bifold doors extend out welcoming street diners into a porch-like dining space.

Designed for large groups to gather and share, the modern Australian menu offers a generous selection of smaller and larger plates.

The menu draws from a range of global influences, from Korean (sticky fried chicken and crunchy slaw) to Middle Eastern (spiced lamb shoulder with pearl couscous) and Sri Lankan (barramundi curry and coconut rice). There’s plenty of vegetarian options available too – try the whole roasted cauliflower with radish, beetroot and warm buttermilk dressing.

If there’s room for more, don’t go past a serve of the sweet potato doughnuts and sour cream ice cream or the local cheese plate.

After dinner, groups are encouraged to travel down the ‘hill’ to the Basement Bar. Lowly lit yet full of life, the after-hours bar serves innovative cocktails and a delightful local wine list of seasonal varieties from the Barossa to the Adelaide Hills wine regions.

Intimate without feeling small, the space welcomes local music acts each month and a host of resident DJs every weekend. Find the September line-up here.

Jack & Jill’s is open Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – Late and Saturday 6pm – Late. Basement Bar is open Friday and Saturday nights only.

Jack & Jill’s Bar and Restaurant
121 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Photography Leslie Johnson

One of the World’s Most Coveted Furniture Brands is on Sale this Month at Domo

That’s right – save 15% of all ligne roset products upholstered in alcantara fabric this august at domo. To help make your decision a little easier, we’ve put together a guide for what’s trending in interiors.

Rich velvet and suede are huge fabric trends. They’re both textural and luxe, emulating elegance and sophistication. The appearance of Alcantara Fabric is similar to that of suede, but its synthetic composition means functionality without compromising style.


Alcantara Fabric is available in 40 colours including a selection of neutrals, cool tones and vibrant brights. Lift a neutral space by choosing playful colours like a mossy green or mustard yellow. For a polished look, opt for minimal styling.


There’s been a noticeable shift away from traditional settees, with shoppers now opting for a more relaxed style. Curves suggest comfort, cosiness and luxury – the perfect place to curl up after a long day.

Known for enhancing the design details and curves of a sofa, Alcantara Fabric can help you achieve the ultimate luxe look without compromising comfort.


Choose well and a new sofa can be a ‘forever’ piece. It’s a big-ticket item, so buying something that’s enduring will last the distance. Alcantara Fabric is composed of 68% polyester and 32% polyurethane for increased durability and stain resistance.

Alcantara Fabric on sale at DOMO

Feeling inspired? We have an offer for you! One of the world’s most iconic furniture brands is on sale this month at DOMO. Interior addicts across Adelaide can get their hands on the high-end Ligne Roset sofas, with 15% off any Alcantara fabric custom order until August 31st. Shop online or visit Domo at 164 O’Connell St, North Adelaide to find out more.

Rediscover The Parade, Norwood

Join us in rediscovering The Parade to win a share of $12,500 in vouchers to spend at your favourite stores, services, cafes, restaurants and boutiques within The Parade Precinct.

Until Monday 17 August spend just $15 or more in a single transaction at any business within The Parade Precinct, keep your receipt, and enter here. Enter as many times as you like. One entry per receipt.

The competition will be drawn on Wednesday 19 August 2020 and the winner will be notified by telephone and in writing. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

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The Floral Trend of 2020

The dried floral trend is back and it’s big. Dried (and sometimes dyed) flowers, leaves and pods are all over Instagram, and they’re our new favourite home décor, gifting and wedding obsession.

From soft creamy hues to dramatic, deep tones, there is a preserved floral arrangement to suit everyone’s flower personality. But, where did this love for preserved flowers come from?

Lisa Cimmino, floristry lecturer at TAFE SA says, “these arrangements have gained more popularity due to current circumstances. They’re long lasting and can suit all environments. [Due to Covid-19] there was a shortage of cut flowers, both locally and imported, [so] they were easy to procure. There is also a big shift in the industry to be more sustainable, so drying flowers is also friendly to the environment.”

Many local florists have also jumped on the trend and are creating the preserved floral arrangements of your dreams in lots of varieties, styles and colours. But, if you’re more of a DIY girl, you too can take control and create your own preserved arrangements.

“[TAFE SA] offer Certificate II and Certificate III Floristry at our Adelaide Campus,” says Lisa. “We are fortunate to have access to great wholesalers, flower markets and growers to source our product, and our arrangement styles reflect current industry trends. We deliver accredited courses as part of a nationally recognised training package. In Cert II we cover 10 arrangements and Cert III 28 arrangements.” 

For those who are ready to give it a go for themselves at home Lisa says, “many types of botanicals can naturally dry”. She also suggests experimenting with air drying by hanging flowers upside down – fragile flower products can also be sprayed with hairspray, which helps maintain the structural integrity of the flower.