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. As the warmer weather approaches, 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: 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 available from popular regions McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and the Barossa.

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

44 The Parade, Norwood
www.colonist.com.au
@thecolonisttavern

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
@jackandjillsadl

Photography Leslie Johnson

Adelaide’s New Luxe Event and Co-working Space

Blancspace Maison has opened its doors in a newly restored heritage-listed terrace in Adelaide’s CBD.

Founder Erin Fraser’s ambition is to encourage like-minded individuals to put their heads together to create high calibre experiences. The luxury co-working and event space welcomes all content creators, such as entrepreneurs, photographers, interior designers, calligraphers, lawyers and more.

Remarkable facilities are on offer, from the concept spaces, perfect for meetings or client entertainment, to the picturesque Terrace Balcony overlooking the CBD. 

Twelve feet high ceilings and an immaculate marble bench bar catch your eye at the entrance, and three beautifully crafted office suites are available for hire, with crisp white walls and polished timber floors.

Host an intimate masterclass or cooking workshop in The Kitchen (fitted with an induction cooktop and a three-metre bench, doubling as a bar) or create editorial or high fashion style content in The Studio, with the main feature being the polished concrete floors, perfect for a flat lay.  There’s also a house florist, catering and furniture available on site.

The event space will be reopening from September 2020, so be sure to get in fast. Leasing options for desks and suites are one day, one week, one, three or six months. Desk hire costs start at $599 and suite hire at $1500. 

Blancspace Maison
79 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Opening hours: 8:30am-5pm
Email: bookings@blancspace.com.au
@blancspacemaison

Words Mia Vidale
Photography Kirsty Burns and Alice Healy

This Weekend: Gathered Virtual Market

The Gathered Virtual Market is back again this weekend. The 3D market begins 10am Saturday 22nd August at www.gatheredsa.com.au. Expect exclusive offers and discounts, interactive features and a great line-up of South Australia’s finest local designers, artisans, creative collectives and small businesses… at your fingertips.

Bespoke2
@bespoke2

For a selection of personalised, embossed, hand-scripted prints and journals check out Bespoke2. Choose from a beautiful range of prints and gifts that can be personalised with special messages, names or initials.

Hive Artisan Collective
@hiveartisancollective

These pink titanium flower stud earrings from Hive Artisan Collective are unique and come in a range of colours and designs. Each flower is cut by hand using traditional methods to ensure a fine finish that will last.

Garden To Gallery 
@jennisgardentogallery

Jenni from Garden to Gallery creates these beautiful silk scarves using dyes crafted from plants, leaves, flowers and vegetables grown in her own garden and local environment. The result is unique, wearable art, crafted slowly and carefully, with love.

Simply Hygge Home
@simplyhyggeco

Hygge is a Danish word (pronounced hoo:gah) and it means to create a warm, cosy and soulful atmosphere. At Simply Hygge Home they source ethically-made, unique homewares from across the globe so you can create your very own ‘hygge’ home. A home that is a reflection of your personality, your vibe and your life’s journey.

Alluvia
@alluviasoycandles

In addition to their 12 base fragrances, Alluvia Beauty will be launching a brand new Candle of the Month to coincide with their return to Gathered! A limited edition fragrance will be launched each month – starting with August. Enquire about their subscription option to ensure you don’t miss out.

Hus In Helsinki
@husinhelsinki

Nordic-inspired homewares and accessories from Hus In Helsinki, who create ethical, modern products for your home and slow living lifestyle. Every piece is thoughtfully made with the highest level of detail and best quality materials, and they pride themselves on using recycled, non-toxic, ethically-sourced and cruelty-free products wherever possible, keeping our Earth and her inhabitants happy. 

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.
TEXTURE

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.

Colour

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.

shape

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.

DURABILITY

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.

The Suburban Wine and Ale Trail You Never Knew About

Adelaide’s only inner-city wine and ale trail brings together boutique wineries and microbreweries from the significant wine regions of South Australia like the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and the Limestone Coast. With each venue situated in the heart of the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters, you can pop in for an hour at each or stay in one spot the whole day. Here are some of our favourites. 

Ferg’s
8A Union Street, Stepney

The fit-out at Ferg’s is clean-cut, yet inclusive of vibrant timbers that warm up the space and bring life to the concrete floors. Deemed the ‘hidden gem of Stepney’, you best get there early on in the evenings to get your hands on whatever your drink is.

Lambrook Wines
4/2-20 Magill Road, Norwood

Lambrook Wines are the newer kids on the block. Converting a shipping container to a bar that serves some of the Adelaide Hills’ regionally distinct wines creates a unique experience for city dwellers.

Signature Wines
31 King Street, Norwood

Despite being located just a stone’s throw from the CBD, Signature Wines feels more like a winery. The wine barrel lights that hang from the beams of the rustic warehouse light the way to a small and cosy corner bar.

Little Bang Brewing Company
25 Henry Street, Stepney

What started off as an ambitious at-home brewery in a garage by two friends has evolved into what we know today as Little Bang Brewing Company. Little Bang boats a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere with a selection of drinks, including ale, wine and gin, and casual eats. 

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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FOOD + COFFEE

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.

Ex-Gordon Ramsay Chef Heads Adelaide Restaurant

Ex-Gordon Ramsay Chef Cruz Hernan has taken the reins at new Adelaide restaurant 88 Eatery. The Italian restaurant has two new homes, one in Newton (previously the popular La Romano pizza bar) and the other a new venue in Fulham Gardens. Think traditional Italian cuisine with a focus on local, fresh produce and sustainability (all pizza and pasta packaging is 100% recyclable and to help reduce their carbon footprint printed takeaway menus are a no-no – online only people). We caught up with the man himself to find out more.

What can diners expect?

Expect an amazing, unique bite to eat, cooked with local produce, at an affordable price. From delicious Detroit-style pizzas to sexy pastas and great snacks, we’ve got your cravings covered. 

Local produce is a focus – why is this important?

Using local producers is a must for myself and for 88 Eatery. This is a great opportunity to help our local economy to thrive during this tough time.

By supporting local suppliers, we take local ingredients and expose them to more people in our community and perhaps to different cultures; that is what we strive to do. Our two most used suppliers in Adelaide are Paesano Bakery for delicious ciabatta loaves, and Tony and Marks for quality, fresh produce. 

The new Fulham Gardens restaurant
You’ve been working as Executive Head Chef for Emirates in Queensland – what drew you to Adelaide?

One of the reasons I moved to Adelaide was the extraordinary level of cuisine. As a person and as a Chef you never really end the learning process. Adelaide was the logical move for me to keep learning and developing my career. 

You’ve also worked under Gordon Ramsay – tell us about that.

My career in the hospitality industry as a Chef began in 2008, when I started as a Commis Chef for Gordon Ramsay Holdings. There I truly developed my passion for cooking, learning from the best Chefs in the industry. I was lucky enough to be part of the kitchen brigade at Ramsay’s and progressed over the years until I became a Sous Chef.

What is your most memorable Gordon Ramsay moment?

My most memorable memory at Ramsay’s is when Gordon came to pay a visit at one of his gastropubs, The Narrow. I had the task of cooking an entrée for him. After his meal, he came to the kitchen to thank us all. He positively commented on his entrée, which was awesome for me.

Did you learn anything from your time with Gordon Ramsay that you think will help you as you take on this new venture?

I unquestionably learned lots during my time there, it was definitely character building. What I can bring to 88 Eatery from Ramsay’s is my determination to offer great food and this gels extremely well with the 88Eatery ethos.

88 Eatery
145 Montacute Road, Newton
445-457 Tapleys Hill Road. Fulham Gardens

Small Space, Big Ideas

Pink terrazzo, Art Deco-esque arches and bold colour choices are the cornerstones of this eclectic, functional, yet small cottage extension. The design work of Adelaide’s Sans-Arc Studio, we chat to studio director, Matiya Maravich about the inspirations behind this 2020 Dulux Colour Awards finalist design.

What/who were your design inspirations for this home?

We drew upon the clients’ love of art deco and  P+O architecture. We wanted to give the addition an earthy, adobe feeling – grounded but fun. We also had to display their glass and pottery collection. We drew upon the bold colours of these as a basis for the colour in the space.

How important is the colour selection when working with a small space? What tricks/tips do you have for enlarging a space using colour?

White ceilings (and high ceilings) are good to make a small space feel big. Colour blocking can help reduce busy looking spaces by blending items into one continuous area. We’ve used colour blocking in this project to delineate between areas and highlight the different forms against each other. Balancing colour is also very important, some dark can be good, but generally if you want to make a space feel big when it isn’t, then use light colours.

What are some of the most common challenges people face when deciding to DIY design?

I think it is easy for people to get caught in short-term trends because they don’t want to be boring. There is nothing wrong with clean, simple materials that feel good. Using timber where you can and with whites, greys and timeless colours is a good place to start. Taking big design risks or doing something that ‘looks funky’ can be dangerous without a good design eye or the right advice. I think we tend to be onto the next cool thing really quickly without investigating or doing one style of design really well. If you want to go industrial with your home-reno, then go full on, or if you want something timeless, buy the best materials and design you can afford.

What’s your favourite designer trend for 2020?

I’m enjoying the new Italian design trend through graphics, architecture and interiors. I love Italian Futurism and the radical design movement so it is nice seeing this stuff re-emerge.