Engagement Ring Trends

Coloured stones, fancy cut diamonds and vintage-inspired designs are back – the experts at Mazzucchelli’s Jewellers tell us what we need to know about the very latest in engagement ring trends.

Triology Designs

The trilogy setting is back, celebrating past, present and future. De Beers Forever mark are the creators of a selection of spectacular multi-diamond rings that you will love. Every Forever mark diamond undergoes a journey of rigorous selection, which is why less than one percent of the world’s diamonds receive a Forever mark inscription. Every
diamond is inscribed with a promise that is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced.

Coloured Stones

Coloured gemstones aren’t going anywhere. Timeless, elegant and elaborate, the iconic blue sapphire, which is a symbol of faithfulness and everlasting love, is perfectly paired with diamonds in The Vera Wang Love collection, available exclusively at Mazzucchelli’s.


Don’t have a sentimental heirloom piece that’s been handed down? Don’t worry, you can get that same classic antique-style by choosing an elegant vintage-inspired ring. Mazzucchelli’s exclusive Halo Collection brings together modern designs with a vintage twist –each piece has also been responsibly sourced and is GIA certified.

Fancy Cut Diamonds

Fancy cut diamonds make a statement. The ring shape you select says a lot about you. Round brilliant cut rings appeal to those who are sentimental, oval cuts are perfect for on-trend brides, princess cut appeals to a modern bride, pear cuts embrace femininity and are ideal for those who want to stand out from the crowd, while emerald cuts signify a strong, bold personality.

Stacked Bands

Fashion-forward brides are getting in on the jewellery stacking trend. Mazzucchelli’s have a beautiful selection of delicately crafted wedding bands and stackable rings to complement your special engagement ring (like this solitaire engagement ring from their Promise collection).


A gleaming platinum band is the perfect complement to a shining diamond, but its lustre isn’t the only reason it remains so popular. Mazzucchelli’s beautifully designed, aristocracy-inspired Royale collection features higher settings and every piece is filled with brilliance, fire and scintillation. Every piece also has its own unique stamp, with a secret ruby embedded on the shank.

Find out more about choosing the perfect forever ring in the latest issue of South Australian Style online or in print. Visit a Mazzucchelli’s near you to see their stunning stock in store, or or book an appointment with a diamonds expert here. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

A Winter Seaside Staycation

Rolling waves, sky-high pine trees and ample shopping opportunities, the Bay is inviting, even in winter. So, eat, drink and stay local with a staycation at one of Adelaide’s favourite city beaches.


Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park

Discover the best of the Bay with a stay at Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park. The location is the perfect base camp for your staycation, with the Seacliff Hotel and Brighton Jetty a leisurely stroll away.

Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel

Seaside meets luxury with a stay at the Stamford Grand. With the busy precinct on your doorstep, you’re in the ideal position to bar hop and shop along Jetty Road, Glenelg. Visit The Moseley’s winter igloos and soak up the ocean ambience.

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier –Resorts – Suites

The self-contained one, two and three-bedroom apartments have a kitchen and laundry that make your stylish stay convenient. See the sunset over the ocean or choose a room with a balcony over looking the park.


Marina Pier

Head out for an evening at Glenelg’s restaurant and entertainment precinct, Marina Pier. Indulge at fine-dining waterfront restaurants like Seafire on the Marina and Luciano’s. Shuck fresh oysters at the Oyster Bar and carry on the evening with a cocktail at tapas bar, Junipers on the Marina. During the day, pamper yourself at the Nail and Beauty Bar and sip wine at the Marina Sunset Bar.


Everybody loves pub grub. The Seacliff serves up a classic chicken schnitzel with a side of stunning coastline. Nestled on the Seacliff foreshore, spend the afternoon spoiling yourself on seafood, cocktails and ice-cold pints of beer while overlooking the sea.

The Broadway

Boasting bustling shops, cafés and restaurants, this strip is a must-visit coastal destination. Treat yourself to loaded pancakes while brunching at Seafaring Fools, splurge in retail therapy at Trading on Broadway or peruse the shelves of secondhand books at Mockingbird Lounge.

Glenelg to Seacliff Coastal Walk

Soak up the sun-drenched scenery as you meander the Glenelg to Seacliff walk this season. Enjoy the winter sun, café pit-stops, sculptures, historical buildings and coastal views as you traverse the six-kilometre route.

Glenelg to Somerton Park

The coastline journey starts in SA’s seaside suburb, Glenelg. See the charming Seafield Tower and follow the Esplanade’s row of historical mansions before a coffee stop at the Broadway Kiosk. Marvel at the towering yachts at the Somerton Yacht Club and let the little ones blow off steam at the John Miller Reserve Playground.

Distance: 2.7 kilometres Time:34 minutes (plus stops)

Somerton Park to Brighton

Continue to the Minda Coast Park, a 500-metre long paved journey through the two remaining metropolitan Minda dunes, which hold cultural importance to the Kaurna People. Stop to take in the sweeping coastline views and native fauna along the trail before hitting Wattle Reserve. Arriving at your second destination, refuel with a bite to eat a long Brighton’s Jetty Road. Boasting beloved cafés like C.R.E.A.M and Alimentary Eatery, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Distance:1.7 kilometres Time:21 minutes (plus stops)

Brighton to Seacliff

Taking off on the final leg of the trip, stop to see the many sculptures along Brighton’s coastline. Travel through beachfront reserves, spot dolphins and see individuals braving the cool water. Devour hot chips from Oceans Seafood food truck and conclude the walk at the Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club. Craving more coastline? Continue onto the Kingston Park Coastal Reserve lookout atop the cliffs and see the seaside stretch you have conquered.

Distance:2.1 kilometres Time:26 minutes (plus stops)


A Day in The Life of an Interior Stylist

We chat to Monika Tirrell, Director and Head Stylist at Presenting Beautiful Homes.

What does a typical day in the life of an interior stylist really look like?

Well firstly, no two days are the same! Most days we start very early, this could be straight off to a home with our trades to consult on renovation work or it could be straight into our warehouse getting ready for the day’s styling installations.

We also visit new homes and meet real estate agents and new clients every day. Travel is a big part of our days, sometimes we are visiting clients and agents up in the Adelaide Hills or others right along the coast. Then comes the office work…proposals, emails, accounts, stock buying and much more.

The other major task is the packing of product for each job. This is individually done for every job and can take many hours, depending on the size and complexity of the property.

You have a large furniture warehouse to select pieces from – tell us a bit about this space.

We have enough furniture in our warehouse to style more than100 homes at once! Everything is set up and displayed in categories such as cushions, artwork, side boards, occasional chairs, sofas, mirrors, accessories and more. It’s set up so that our team of stylists can seamlessly work their way through each category, making their selections for each home.

You work with so many different clients and each space is unique – how do you continue to come up with new concepts and ideas?

We like to draw concepts and ideas from each home based on their era and come up with a style and layout that will best compliment the property and appeal to the demographic it is being marketed to. You will often find our team having a huddle in the warehouse, brainstorming ideas together, which is where a lot of the magic happens!

Where do you get your inspiration from?

There really is inspiration everywhere– magazines, books, art, travel, shops, the outdoors. Of course, Pinterest and Instagram are also a fabulous resource.

Describe the process, from the first client meeting to the final product.

Firstly, we always meet with every client to discuss their individual requirements –styling, partial styling and/or trade work.

After the initial consult, we will then present a home styling and/or trade quote to the client. Upon confirmation of a provided quote our team will book the job in with the appropriate contractors, trades or logistics. For any trade work, our project manager will provide a schedule of works and manage the project through until all the trades have completed their work.

For all home stylings booked in, we individually select each item of furniture, artwork, layering and accessories that will be used in a property, producing a bespoke and personalised look every single time. This process is time consuming but gives the best end result. Once selections have been made, it’s then install day where our team of removalists and stylists will rally together to complete the job on time.

When the property has sold or you notify that you wish to cease hire, our team will pack up and collect all hired items. The goods are then returned to the warehouse, checked, cleaned and re-stocked.

What are the advantages of engaging an interior stylist to style your home for sale?

There are many benefits of interior styling for sale – most importantly it helps to create an emotional connection and allows buyers to picture what it would be like for them to live in the home, often resulting in them being willing to pay more.

Our interior stylists are very good at what they do and know how to highlight the best features of a home to help it stand out in a competitive real estate market. As stylists, our job is tofocus on the property’s potential buyers’ needs and wants, to work hard to create a space they will want to live in, and to make more money for the vendor.

Presenting Beautiful Homes
10 Transport Avenue, Netley
08 8297 8339

ADL Fashion Week Arrives this October

The inaugural ADL Fashion Week (AFW) programme has launched! Across four days, Adelaide will celebrate SA’s ever-growing, talented fashion scene with events stretching the CBD from October 6-9.

The newest annual festival, delivered by the Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA), will feature a curated program of events that’ll place a spotlight on South Australian fashion as we move into the spring/summer season.

Rundle Mall, and various other locations, will come alive as Adelaide transforms into a city-wide party for local shoppers, designers and fashion labels. Home to some of the biggest brands, Rundle Mall is expected to act as the main hub of activity during the festival, with entertainment, free experiences and events for city-goers.

From homegrown designers to some of the world’s most iconic brands, shoppers can discover the latest looks at AFW events and take advantage of some of the best from city stores as part of the year’s biggest shopping event.

Kicking off October 6, the Thursday launch event will be a ticketed lunch at Fishbank. Bespoke fashion moments and a live showcase will unfold, with key SA designers heading up the afternoon.

To celebrate 90 years of iconic South Australian brand R.M.Williams, Sôl Rooftop at SkyCity will host an intimate dinner with an exclusive Q&A with R.M.Williams Head of Product Development and TAFE SA alum Scott Faulder.

“It’s great to see fashion celebrated in the city once again,” says Faulder. “R.M.Williams is a homegrown, internationally recognised brand, and I look forward to sharing industry insights over an intimate dinner at Sôl Rooftop.”

On Saturday, partake in an immersive workshop with new North Adelaide store Fashion Est and the South Australian Industry Association (SAFIA) or visit the Art Gallery of South Australia for the inaugural SA Designer Showcase: The Art of Fashion. The highly-anticipated evening event will celebrate emerging, ready-to-wear, and haute couture designers.

Other key events include Rundle Street Up Late on Friday and collaboration with this year’s Adelaide Film Festival. The film festival will showcase the South Australian premiere of Fashion Reimagined at Palace Nova, with a Q+A panel featuring Melanie Flintoft (Sunset Lover) and Sophia McMahon (autark).

AFW will celebrate fashion as a creative expression, a thriving retail sector, and a key economic contributor, developed in collaboration with industry experts across the fashion sector.

Tickets go on sale from September 5 at 9am for the two launch events (October 6), with more events to be announced shortly.

With so much anticipation around the event, tickets are expected to go quickly so fashion lovers are encouraged to get in early!

Find out more online here.

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Don’t worry – if you’re like us and Father’s Day has somehow managed to sneak up on you. But we’ve got you covered. Here’s a curation of fail-proof presents to gift the most important men in your life.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay HX headphones | $880

For your music-loving father who loves to blare old school rock, a pair of Bang Olufsen wireless noise-cancelling headphones will make him feel like he’s listening to a live concert from the comfort of his home.

Breville The Barista Pro Coffee Machine in Black Truffle | $899

For the dad who loves a latte and has totally subscribed to the coffee snob culture (who hasn’t? ), a new Breville coffee machine will let him live out his burgeoning barista dreams.

Willow Bend Coffee Godfather Beans | $28 for 500g

With a good coffee machine must come good quality beans. The GodFather blend from local roasters, Willow Bend Coffee, is a full-bodied roast with notes of almond, caramel and chocolate – the perfect addition to any Father’s Day present.

Great Grape of Grenache Pack from Regions Cellars | $171

A curated wine pack from the South Australian booze experts at Regions Cellars is hard to go amiss for the dads who love a bottle of something good and reckons it tastes even better because it’s from SA’s ‘backyard’. Our pick? The Great Grape of Grenache Pack: six bottles from labels across our wine regions showcasing the vibrant tipple.

A tour and a paddle at Pirate Life

For the beer loving dads, a tour of Pirate Life – Port Adelaide’s craft beer brewery – and cheeky celebratory paddle or pint of their booze afterwards makes for a great day out.

Roof Climb at Adelaide Oval | starts at $109

Regardless if your dad is an AFL tragic or loves test cricket, a gift card for the Adelaide Oval Roof Climb is a bucket-list-worthy experience. See the city from new heights, 50 metres over the field, and hear some of Adelaide’s history.

RM Williams

A ruby jumper, belt or wallet from the iconic RM Williams store is the perfect fool-proof present for the dad that’s hard to buy for. Our top picks include the Mulyungarie Fleece ($119), the Patterson Creek Vest ($109) and the Jerrawa Belt ($139).

Luxe Toiletries

For the dad who loves to pamper themselves (and rightfully so), help him invest in some quality skincare, aftershave and products this Father’s Day.

Curate a luxe leather toiletry bag (like this from one Double Oak Mills) with a Bro-To Properly Clean Facial Cleanser ($33) and Face Hero oil ($18), the Grown Alchemist Balancing Toner ($38) and Polishing Facial Exfoliant ($65), and a bottle of your dad’s favourite aftershave.

Valo Adelaide 500 Grandstand seats | starts at $105

Fast cars, loud music and the smell of diesel mark the return of the Valo Adelaide 500, set to take over the east end this December 1-4. If your old man loves the thrill of live racing, a ticket for the grandstand is the way to go. Add an extra concert ticket to the Saturday concert – featuring Jimmy Barnes, Ice House and Noiseworks – to sweeten your Father’s Day gift.

Wedding Ready Skin

Your wedding day is a big deal – and so is your skincare routine. We sat down with Chami from Regenesis Cosmetic Surgery to find out what treatments she’s favouring on the lead-up to her summer wedding.

Regenesis Cosmetic Surgery boosts your beauty with a selection of advanced clinical treatments, delivering desired results tailored to individual skin types and aesthetic needs. For bride-to-be Chami, a pre-wedding skin pick-me-up was what she needed before her big day. This is her skin journey.

“Given I’m in my mid-forties, and this will be my second wedding, I know what I would like to achieve skin-wise for my big day,” says Chami. “Personally, I’m looking for a subtle, natural, refreshed look for my wedding.”

Working closely with Regenesis director and cosmetic surgeon Dr Robin Chok, the duo formulated a plan combining rejuvenating and tightening treatments to achieve the best results for Chami’s skin.

“My advice for brides is to make sure you have a thorough consultation, ask questions and establish clear lines of communication. Also, let’s not forget about the groom – he might like a bit of a refresh too! After all, the wedding day is celebrating both of you.”

Chami’s wedding preparation began with Ultherapy targeting the mid-face, jawline and chin. The non-invasive treatment uses ultrasound technology to focus energy on the foundational level of the skin without disrupting the surface, stimulating collagen production to give a fresher, more youthful appearance.

To lift and tighten her skin, Chami received Bio Threads, a minimally invasive treatment that helps create face structure and produces an anti-ageing effect. Results start to appear from six weeks, and she recommends having this treatment at least three months before your wedding to seethe full rejuvenating effects.

Taking care of her body, Chami plans to complete the Regenesis Tone and Taut package targeting thighs, upper arms, lower abdomen and buttocks before her pre-moon vacation to sunny Singapore. The non-invasive body shaping procedure uses BTL Emsculpt NEO and Emtone to build muscle, eliminate fat and reduce cellulite.

Closer to the wedding, Chami is scheduled for an Exilis Ultra 360treatment for maintenance following the Ultherapy. Combining radio frequency with ultrasound technology creating 360 volumetric heating, which firms and tightens the skin appearance and feels like a hot stone massage! This treatment is suitable for both the face and body.

Lastly, the WiQolifting and brightening treatment will rejuvenate Chami’s skin by stimulating its restorative process. The treatment is suitable for all skinshades and most skin types, paired with the Fotona Laser Intra Oral Treatment to produce skin tightening effects from the inside out.

A month out from the big day Chami is booked to have an anti-wrinkle injectable treatment to smooth the skin. The appointment will focus on the eye area and identify if any dermal fillers are needed.

Finally, the week of the wedding Chami will have a relaxing European Hydration Facial to unwind. The luxurious facial also includes a hand massage and Healite Therapy. This final step in her pre-wedding prep means she will be relaxed and refreshed for her wedding day.

Dr Chok’s Steps to Great Skin

1. Plan ahead and give yourself enough time to have a treatment plan in place to attain the desired results.

2.Support your in-clinic treatments with an appropriate home care regime, recommended by your practitioner to accelerate your skincare goals.

3.Attempt to reduce elevated cortisol levels by minimizing stress where possible, as stress can present in the way of breakouts, weight changes and fatigue, especially in the month prior to the wedding.

4.Use an enzyme rather than a granular scrub to exfoliate to avoid micro tears, inflammation, acne and sensitivity.

Regenesis Cosmetic Surgery

81 King William Street, Kent Town

08 7225 8810



What to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Ring

The team at Gerard McCabe share the top five things couples need to consider when choosing their forever rings.


You will want your wedding ring to sit perfectly alongside your engagement ring, so this should be top of mind when deciding on your design. The rings don’t necessarily need to match, but we do recommend matching the metal, style and diamond quality to achieve a beautiful bridal ring set that looks like it was made to be together. Brides should also consider whether they would like to fit an eternity ring on the other side of their engagement ring down the track.


We suggest starting the wedding ring design process four to six months before your wedding day. Most of our wedding band stake between two and eight weeks to manufacture andt hey are all made to order.

Classic Diamonds or Coloured Gems?

If you want to add a splash of colour to your wedding ring, pink sapphires, blue sapphires and rubies will never disappoint. Our settings are built to last the test of time and meticulously crafted in 18-carat yellow gold, white gold, rose gold or platinum. Classic diamond rings have also been reinvented with the resurgence of emerald, pear and oval-cuts.

Men’s Rings

More men are breaking with tradition and choosing interesting metals, unique designs and diamonds in their ring designs. Consider rose gold, platinum or tantalum to personalize the colour of your ring, then embellish with stylish and modern textures. We encourage men to take their time, try on lots of options and select a style that suits them.

Restoration or Remodelling

For those who are lucky enough to have a family heirloom piece that has been handed down, our team of experienced jewellery restoration specialists can turn your ‘something old’ into something really special. Or, consider our Bespoke Design service to remodel a family jewel into your wedding band or even earrings or a necklace to wear on the day.

In trusted hands

Gerard McCabe recently won the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) Designer of Dreams award for the Engagement and Wedding Ring Jewellery category. To qualify for this national award, a business must achieve a customer satisfaction rating over95 percent for four years running, derived from real customer reviews via the ABIA platform.


Local Recipes We’re Loving

There’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal. And with La Niña’s wet and wild winter weather, staying indoors and indulging in a hearty fare feels right.

These tried and tested recipes from some of Norwood Place’s resident foodies are all made with fresh and local produce found in-centre.

Pulled Pork Burgers | Bos Taurus Butchery

Ingredients – Pulled Pork

3.5-4kg boneless pork scotch fillet or port shoulder


1cup apple cider vinegar

2/3cup brown sugar

2/3cup tomato paste

4tbs sweet paprika

4tbs Worcestershire sauce

4tbs yellow mustard

3tsp salt

2tsp white pepper

6 Baker’s Delight bread rolls

Ingredients – Slaw

2 cups purple cabbage, finely sliced

2 cups green cabbage, finely sliced

2 cups carrot, shredded

¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped

¾ cup mixed seeds

¼ cup olive oil

2-3tbs lemon juice, to taste

1clove garlic, pressed or minced

½ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon salt


1. Place pork, onions, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, sweet paprika, Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, salt and pepper into a slow cooker on low for six to eight hours or on high for four to six hours.

2. Turn off the slow cooker and transfer the pork onto a cutting board. If the pork has a bone, discard.

3. Use two forks to shred the meat and then return the meat back in the slow cooker to absorb the delicious sauce.

4. Mix all remaining slaw ingredients together and place onto fresh rolls with pulled pork.

Marinated Plum Marylands | Chicken Made Easy


3–4 chicken marylands

1/3 cup brown sugar

2tbs honey

4 plums, halved

1/2 cup plum sauce

2tsp ginger, grated

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1tbs Chinese 5 Spice

2tbs hoisin sauce


1.Rub Chinese 5 Spice onto chicken marylands.

2.Add all other ingredients into a bowl and generously coat the chicken in the marinade.

3.Marinate the chicken in the fridge fora minimum of two hours or overnight.

4.Halve four plums and place in the baking dish with the chicken. Bake at 180°C for 30–40 minutes.

5. Reduce the leftover marinade in a sauce pan until it is a thick, saucy consistency.

6. Pour reduced marinade over chicken when serving.

7. Serve with blanched bok choy or spring onions.

Rocket, Beetroot, Walnuts and Feta Salad | Metropolitan Fresh Norwood


250g canned baby beetroot

120g baby rocket

60g Danish feta

3tbs walnuts

2 1/2tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1tbs balsamic vinegar

1tbs honey

1/2tsp salt

Black pepper


1. Combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a jar and shake well.

2. Place rocket in a serving bowl and scatter halved baby beetroot over the top.

3.Crumble over the feta and scatter the walnuts.

4.Drizzle with dressing and serve.

Baked Whole Snapper | Seafood On Parade


Whole snapper

2 lemons, sliced

Extra virgin olive oil



1 clove garlic

1 tsp fresh oregano

1 tbs fresh parsley

Half celery, chopped

1 green capsicum, sliced

2 limes, to serve


1. Slice through the middle of the snapper in three sections, just tot he bone, but not through. To help the fish cook more evenly you can also cut three diagonal slashes into the flesh.

2. Spread sliced lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, fresh oregano and parsley over the fish.

3. Stuff the cavity of the fish with celery, green capsicum, lemon and garlic.

4. Pre-heat oven to 190–200°C for10 minutes. Place fish on baking paper and then wrap in foil.

5. Reduce to 170°C and cook for15 minutes per 500 grams.

Jelly Cakes | Country Women’s Association recipe available at St George’s Bakehouse


60g butter, softened

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 cup self-raising flour

2/3 cup milk

85g packet raspberry jelly crystals

1 cup boiling water

1 cup cold water

3 cups desiccated coconut

1/2 cup double thick cream, whipped


1. Preheat oven to 180°C.Grease a 12-capacity muffin tin.

2.Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, a little at a time, beating until well combined.

3.Using a large metal spoon, gently fold in half the flour and half the milk. Repeat with the remaining flour and milk.

4.Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool cakes on a wire rack.

5.Stir jelly and boiling water together in a bowl until crystals are dissolved. Stir in cold water.

6.Refrigerate for one hour or until cold and slightly thick.

7. Place coconut into a large bowl. Using a slotted spoon lower cakes, one cake at a time into the jelly. Drain excess jelly.

8.Toss cakes in coconut until well coated. Place onto a lined tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.

9.Cut a circle of cake from the top of each cake. Pipe whipped cream onto the cake and sit cake top back on. Plate up and serve.

Smart City Living Solutions

Look to any of Adelaide’s most impressive buildings and you can see architect Enzo Caroscio’s detail reflected back, his celebrated portfolio spanning high-end developments to luxury residential homes.

Enzo Caroscio Architecture, a contemporary design practice in the heart of Adelaide, is dedicated to creating stunning contemporary environments of all scales and typologies – an ethos that is reflected in its innovative projects, including unique bespoke residential builds.

“The Tennyson residence was completed in April 2020, and is a sanctuary with in a suburban setting,” says Enzo. “We crafted it with materials and textures, creating strong connections between inside and out, allowing for the full advantage of the beachside setting.”

Offset living areas in the Tennyson residence create courtyards and terraces, connecting peaceful living spaces drenched in natural light to the outdoors.

Tennyson Residence. Image: Sam Noonan

On the other side of town, the Torrens Avenue residence is a luxury family home sitting 100 metres from the River Torrens. Completed in 2018, Enzo utilised folding forms at the rear to create protected outdoor areas, while variable height ceilings in the large living areas contribute to a feeling of infinite space.

Just down the road from well-known residential development (and Caroscio masterpiece), Bohem, sits the Wright Street residence – a masterpiece in its own right.

The Wright Street residence is Enzo’s own home. Nestled between buildings, the three-story architectural design creates sophisticated inner-city living. “Upper-level living areas allows the home to have better natural light, and a large open roof terrace allows for a unique entertainment space with amazing city skyline views. Integrating gardens on the rooftop and behind the privacy of an articulated brick screen wall also creates a green serenity that surrounds the house.

“Living in the city is becoming more attractive,” says Enzo, “we just need to create better homes and not just small apartments for people. Limited land area doesn’t necessarily mean a compromise on good design and luxury.” Enzo Caroscio Architecture, and its director, are changing the face of residential living, designing modern, airy spaces and adding a new luxurious meaning to coming home



A New Institution

The Bandit team are expanding with the opening of bandit pizza and wine in the heart of Hyde Park, while their flagship venues continue to do great things on the other side of town.

We chat to the team behind the delicious menus.

Michael Henderson Head Chef at Anchovy Bandit and Bottega Bandito

Who are your culinary influences? I love the art of nostalgic foods, foods that bring about a memory from your childhood or past and using old techniques and flavour profiles to make them new with a modern take. For me, Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana, Modena Italy) is the master of this style. His most famous dishes are deep rooted in personal nostalgia.

Most of your menu items are made in-house using fresh, local produce –why is this so important to you? In today’s hospitality scene there are many cafes, and even more Italian eateries, so you have to set yourself apart from the rest. It’s important to support local and independent businesses; [we also] try as hard as we can to make everything at home. After much trial and error, we now boast a comprehensive bakery section with all breads and pastries being made in-house. We also extrude and hand make all of the pastas


What makes your sandwiches at Bottega Bandito so special?

Our talented pastry and bakery teamwork tirelessly to ensure we have quality bread daily to wrap our hand-crafted sandwich fillings around. The focaccia really is a labour of love. The dough is started in the wee hours of the morning and is folded every hour on the hour for almost half the day. Then it is lovingly shaped and placed in trays to rest overnight. Finally, it’s baked fresh the following day and the result is puffy, fluffy, crunchy daily baked bread.

If you could cook for anyone, who would it be and why?

David Chang, the founder and chef behind the Monstrous Momofuku brand. He also coined the term ‘ugly delicious’ from all of his TV shows; he knows a thing or two and has a lot of great food stories to share.

What’s been your career highlight so far?

In 2017, Melbourne was lucky enough to get to host the world’s 50 Best Restaurant awards. At the time, I was working at Hentley Farm in the Barossa Valley and we were chosen to host the organisers. We closed the farm for a night and hosted some of the very best food critics and food personalities from around the world. The pressure of the night was incredible, but the prestige and opportunity was something that I will never forget.

What can we expect in the coming months?

The new menu has just dropped, featuring winter inspired brunch dishes. Also keep an eye out for our monthly sando specials at Bottega Bandito – we recently took inspiration from the neighbourhood chicken shop’s hot chicken roll. The sando features whole roasted nomad farm chicken served on a fluffy brioche style roll lathered with chicken butter and topped with chicken wing gravy and a fresh herb salad.

Shane Wilson Executive Chef at Anchovy Bandit, Bottega Bandito and, Bandit Pizza and Wine

Describe your menus.

Our menus are inspired by Italian food and culture but not bound by it, we aim to move with the seasons and highlight the beautiful produce we have here in SA while putting our own spin on it.

Who are your culinary influences?

I love cooking with fire, so Lennox Hastie from Firedoor and Dave Pynt from Burnt Ends have been big influences on me.

What’s your current favourite dish from the menu and why?

Favourite dishes at Bottega Bandito include King George whiting sando and chive omelette with wild mushroom ragu. From Anchovy Bandit it would be tartare on hashbrown with bonito mayo and katsuobushi, and the grilled leek, miso butter, hazelnuts, currants and saltbush.

The open kitchen creates a super fun vibe – how does this differ to your past experiences?

I have worked in open kitchens before and at Hentley Farm the chefs always finished dishes at the table so I feel at home in that environment and I love being able to see what’s happening in the restaurant. We get to feel the buzz of it being busy and be a part of the vibe – and I also love watching people on awkward first dates!

If you could cook for anyone, who would it be and why?

Queens of the Stone Age lead singer and founder, Josh Homme, because it’s my favourite band.

What can we expect from Anchovy Bandit in the coming months?

More good times and tasty non-traditional Italian dishes! There’ll also be more chef series collabs to come in the second half of this year.

Antonio Pruner Head Chef at Bandit Pizza And Wine

Describe your menu.

The idea is that all dishes from the menu will be touched by fire in some way. Like the well-known Anchovy Bandit pizzas, the pizzas at Bandit Pizza and Wine will be cooked in a woodfire oven, and the arrosticini skewers, snacks and veggies will come straight from the hearth grill.

You’re new to the Bandit family, what were you doing before? I have always been deeply connected with food [and] I studied culinary arts in Brazil, but after moving to Australia I started working in the hospitality industry and developing my career. I have since worked in a few restaurants in Melbourne and Adelaide and joined the Bandit family a little over a year ago.

Who are your culinary influences? I follow the work of many chefs around the world with various different cuisines but the two names that came to mind – Jefferson Rueda, a very well ranked Brazilian chef, because of the way he heroes the simplest ingredients, and Virgilio Martinez, a Peruvian chef who strives for perfection.

What’s your current favourite dish from the menu and why?

The Bandit Pizza and Wine menu is still being worked on, but from Anchovy Bandit’s menu it would be the grilled leek and miso butter. For me this dish says a lot about the way we think and cook there.

If you could cook for anyone, who would it be and why?

If it could really be anyone then probably my grandfather; he used to love cooking and entertaining so I guess it would be fun to cook with him and for him. If I had to choose a public person, then it would probably be Anthony Bourdain, for the challenge, the drinks and the chat.

What’s your career highlight so far?

I believe that working with all the guest chefs during Anchovy Bandit’s Chef Series was an amazing and unique experience, but becoming the head chef of Bandit Pizza and Wine is a big one too.

What can we expect from Bandit Pizza and Wine?

Charred and smoked flavours, a very unique wine list, great hip hop beats in a place that offers the Bandit quality time that people already know, but now in the heart of Unley.




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