It’s that time again – the new year. The opportunity to reinvent yourself and start fresh. The best way to begin any new year is to set and manifest goals which, with the help of Burnside Village, you can stick to.
Personal development and self-care goals
These goals are the goals to do with you and your psyche. In terms of personal development, ask yourself – do you want to say yes more, be kinder, give up more time to help others, stay more positive, live more deliberately? Write these down! To give you more inspiration and the know-how to achieve these, head to Harry Hartog in Burnside Village. This gorgeous bookshop is filled to the brim with books that hold the secret to achieving a better life.
While we are thinking about ourselves, don’t forget to set self-care goals for the new year. Ensure you commit to taking time for yourself whether that’s with a spa day from Endota Spa, a treatment from Silk Laser Clinic or even a quick (or extended) getaway with Flight Centre. Why not try and commit to treating yourself whenever your budget permits and bring the self-care home with some luxurious products from Aesop or some fresh, sexy underwear from Calvin Klein Underwearor pyjamas from Peter Alexander.
Fitness and clean eating goals
Most of us have some fitness and clean eating goals in the New Year and nothing makes achieving those goals easier than new workout gear! Whether you’re aiming for a marathon or just to go for a few more outdoor walks, Burnside’s workout wear stores will have you covered. Be inspired by Lululemon Athlectica and Lorna Jane’s lines to achieve your fitness goals. You’ll probably need a new pair of runners and thankfully The Athletes Foot has a wide range of choices for any style. In terms of actually getting your heart rate up, Zap Fitness at Burnside Village has all the equipment you’ll need to smash your 2022 goals.
Clean eating goes hand in hand with fitness and whether you’re thinking about trying out more plant-based options or cutting carbs once and for all, the range of eateries at Burnside Village can help support your goal. Head to Let Them Eat for their authentic, handmade, rustic, vegetarian food.
Fashion and beauty goals
It is important, now more than ever, to make conscious choices so this year consider what your fashion and beauty goals are.
Do you want to cut spending or perhaps spend more on quality pieces? Build a capsule wardrobe? Collect investment pieces? Change to clean beauty or sustainable fashion? Only use cruelty-free make-up and fragrances? Develop your personal style? Whatever it is, we suggest creating a stunning Pinterest board and stick to it.
Looking for fun things to do with the kids these holidays? Here’s some inspiration.
Where: 32 Butler Boulevard, Adelaide Airport
Tell me more: Head to the nation’s first immersive footy centre. Soar to new heights on the trampolines, bounce around the inflatables. Test your climbing skills as you reach the top of the rock climbing walls and even sharpen your kicking, passing and tackling skills.
Tell me more: The whole family will love Latitude. More than just a trampoline park, their aerial playground also features a climbing arena, ninja-warrior course, dodgeball court, air bag and much more. Find the ultimate indoor adventure this summer at Latitude.
Tell me more: Come visit all your favourite baby animals at the Hahndorf Farm Barn these school holidays. With animal shows every day, you’ll be truly entertained. Milk a cow, bottle feed baby lambs and cuddle with baby rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks.
What does your drink of choice say about your personality?
Those with a flute of sparkling are sophisticated, stylish and in the know. Sparkling drinkers know that it isn’t just a drink for toasts, but a classic drop for any time. They invest in their wardrobe, make smart money choices and are a surprising addition to any quiz night team.
It’s all in the colour
You’ll find these drinkers telling the bartender to make them their favourite drink. Usually, the result is a colourful cocktail that the bartender has been itching to make all night in-between the vodka sodas. Those who drink these colourful concoctions are risk-takers, trend-setters and always have an enviable aesthetic.
You’ll find gin drinkers sitting at rooftop bars, perching their glasses next to their designer bags or sunglasses while they try to capture the perfect shot for their Instagram feed. Those who drink gin in any form are social. They’re at every event, holding a glass filled with dried fruit. You don’t need to try and spot them in the room, because they’re usually right in the middle.
Crafty – the new wine snobs
People who drink craft beer would swish it if it didn’t fizz. You’ll find craft beer drinkers gathered together trying to formulate the undertones of each beer as if it was a newly discovered grape varietal. If you don’t drink craft beer, you just wouldn’t get it.
Fruity = Fun
Those who are reaching for a fruity cocktail, like a classic Aperol Spritz, are dreaming of a European getaway. These drinkers are constantly chasing summer and would permanently locate to the beach if they could. If you want to have a fun time, spot the people in the crowd holding these drinks and follow them.
The sneaky ones. Those opting for alcohol-free options are smart and healthy. They know they have an early morning so aren’t going to risk it. Getting drunk off the vibes, these drinkers are calculated and usually the first to go home and the first to wake up!
Looking for the perfect corporate gift idea? Switched on businesses are pivoting toward personalised gifting to thank their hard-working employees – and there’s nothing more personalised than your signature drop. Booze Brothers specialise in corporate gifting and have the perfect drink for every occasion and personality. Contact your local Booze Brothers for more information.
The arrival of summer welcomes longer days and brighter light. Fill your time with incredible literature. To help you decide which book to turn to, we’ve curated the best summer reads of the season that will be sure to keep you entertained.
Love and Virtue by Diana Reid
Diana Reid is a young, debut, Australian author that helms from Sydney. After COVID-19 saw the cancellation of global theatre, the screenwriter and producer, wrote her debut novel, the award-winning Love and Virtue.
Love and Virtue follows Michaela and Eve – two bright, bold women who befriend each other while in their first year at a prestigious Sydney residential college where they live in adjacent rooms. While the two girls have similarities, they couldn’t be more different, with one searching for reassurances from others and one assured and popular.
But something happens one night in O-week – a drunken encounter, a foggy memory, that will force them to confront the realities of consent and wrestle with the dynamics of power. Love and Virtue follows young Australian university students as they grapple with the challenges of modern-day feminism, power and sex.
The narrative is extremely authentic. The characters are self-aware and reflective. This novel is best read on the beach with an Aperol Spritz in hand.
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
My Year of Rest and Relaxation follows an unnamed narrator – a young, thin, tall, blonde and beautiful woman whose appearances acts as an ironic juxtaposition of her awful personality. Her redeeming quality is her intense self-awareness which, consequently, becomes the narrator’s demise as she becomes repulsed by her own consciousness. In an attempt to escape it, the narrator places herself into a chemical hibernation for a year.
“Neuroproxin, Maxiphenphen, Valdignore, Silencior, Seconol, Nembutal, Valium, Librium, Placydil, Noctec, Miltwon,” she recites, running through her plans to self-sedate.
This novel is an exploration of the challenges of living, the disturbances of consciousnesses, the meaning of art and the wonder of life. Ottessa Moshfegh is a literary talent whose work is perfectly consumed while lounging by a pool.
In My Defence, I Have No Defence by Sinead Stubbins
Sinéad has always thought that there was a better version of herself lying just outside her grasp. If only she listened to the right song or won the right awards (or any award), followed the right Instagram accounts, knew about whiskey, drank kombucha or followed a 70-step Korean skincare regime, she would be her ‘best self’.
In My Defence, I Have No Defence surrenders to trying to live up to those impossible standards. This memoir is witty and wickedly relatable. Following a woman’s reckoning with her complete inability to self-improve and a hilarious reprieve for anyone who has ever struggled to be better.
Sinéad Stubbins is a writer and editor and she is hilarious. This book is a collection of stories from Sinéad’s life. It’s best to sit outside for this one because you’ll be laughing out loud while reading this.
Semi-Gloss by Justine Cullen
Semi-Gloss is a collection of autobiographical essays written by fashion magazine editor, Justine Cullen. Coined ‘definitely not the Australian Devil Wears Prada’ Justine takes us on a hilariously candid exploration of her life so far and all the mistakes she has made along the way.
Written by a woman who seemingly has her life completely together – the glamorous job, the perfect family, the jaw-dropping, enviable wardrobe, this novel chips away at what lies beneath the glossy surface.
For anyone who has collected glossy magazines, this book is a must-read this summer.
Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
A hilarious exploration of the dark shadow that can follow us, Meg Mason’s novel, Sorrow and Bliss follows Martha as she tries to discover the source of her shadow.
Martha knows something is wrong with her, but she doesn’t know what. Her husband Patrick thinks she is perfectly fine and that everyone has something, the thing is you just need to keep going.
Martha told Patrick before their got married that she didn’t want children and he said he didn’t mind because making her happy was all that mattered…although he hasn’t managed to be able to do that.
By the time Martha discovers what is wrong, it doesn’t really matter anymore because it’s too late to get the only thing she has ever wanted.
You will devour Sorrow and Bliss in a single sitting. Despite the bleak themes, Sorrow and Bliss will be one of the funniest novels you’ll read all year. Enjoy in the sun and treasure each word.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Goldfinch is the The Secret History. This 1993 novel is truly deserving of the accolade modern classic. This cult bestseller is still on the lips of bibliophiles everywhere.
It follows a group of clever eccentric misfits, under the influence of their charismatic classics professor at an elite New England college who discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries.
But when this world sweeps them away beyond the boundaries of normal morality, their lives are profoundly changed…forever.
The perfect balance of plot and character driven, this story will stay in your head rent-free long after you finish the final word. The perfect weekend away novel, you’ll be wishing you started it sooner and hoping it will never end.
Penfolds are hosting the Summer Series at Magill where they will be showcasing their new release wines with a variety of immersive experiences. Whether you’re entering the enchanted gardens or relaxing in an exclusive cabana with your friends, these experiences are bound to be magical.
One of the experiences is For the Love of Grange and Music. This event is set to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Grange with a food, wine and music experience at Penfold’s Magill Estate.
It will begin with a tour of the underground tunnels where you will discover the secret Grange vintages that were hidden in the tunnels depths in the late 1950’s. The tour will conclude with you sipping on a glass of 2017 Grange and a culinary, music experience hosted in the estate’s private tasting room with music from their limited-edition Grange record player.
Running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on the 14th of January, at 3pm, this experience is not to be missed.
Tickets are only $85 per person, so be sure to book here, or for more information, click here.
Music has the power to set the mood and this year, your Christmas should be special, so why not go that extra mile with a special playlist?
No Christmas playlist is complete without Mrs Claus herself, Mariah Carey. Nothing surpasses the Christmas power of All I Want for Christmas Is You but some honourable mentions from the queen herself are: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Silent Night, O Holy Night and Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town.
In close proximity, dare we say, is Ariana Grande who dominates the jolly season’s sound waves with her hit Santa Tell Me. Other honourable mentions from the rising queen are: Last Christmas, Snow In California and Santa Baby, which she sings with ex co-star Liz Gillies.
The King of Christmas is Michael Bublé with his classic tune, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas. Michael’s honourable mentions are: Holly Jolly Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Jingle Bells and Let It Snow!
Meanwhile, the Prince of Christmas is arguably Justin Bieber with his iconic rendition of Mistletoe. Justin’s version of Silent Night is also beautiful while his honourable mentions are: All I Want Is You and Fa La La. A close second for the title is Sam Smith, purely for his incredible version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
In terms of classic Christmas songs we can’t go past: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow and Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Dean Martin, Last Christmas by Wham!, Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms, Sleigh Ride by The Ronettes, Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by The Jackson 5, Do They Know It’s Christmas by Band Aid, Santa Baby by Kylie Minogue, Please Come Home for Christmas by Eagles and of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a little bit of Dolly with Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas by the one and only Dolly Parton and Michael Bublé.
South Australian Style’s Ultimate Christmas Playlist
All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
Silent Night – Justin Bieber
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow – Dean Martin
Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Mariah Carey
Santa Baby – Ariana Grande and Liz Gillies
Silent Night – Mariah Carey
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas – Michael Bublé
Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid
Holy Night – Mariah Carey
Please Come Home for Christmas – Eagles
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – The Jackson 5
Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano
Last Christmas – Ariana Grande
Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Dean Martin
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town – Mariah Carey
Snow In California – Ariana Grande
Holly Jolly Christmas – Michael Bublé
Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Michael Bublé
Jingle Bells – Michael Bublé
Let It Snow! – Michael Bublé
All I Want Is You – Justin Bieber
Last Christmas – Wham!
Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes
Fa La La – Justin Bieber
Santa Baby – Kylie Minogue
Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas – Dolly Parton and Michael Bublé
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Sam Smith
To celebrate summer, Penfolds are hosting the Summer Series at Magill where they will be showcasing new release wines with a variety of immersive experiences. Whether you’re entering the enchanted gardens or relaxing in an exclusive cabana, these experiences are bound to be magical.
One of these experiences is the Enchanted Garden of Champagne Rosé where Penfolds will share the story of Champagne Rosé.
This sensory experience will see you served a Champagne and Rosé Wine Flight of fizzy grapes, smoked trout in a smoking glass over oyster with cucumber sorbet in liquid nitrogen, citrus scented dry ice and strawberry nitro muesli. There’s also an option to complete the experience with a three course lunch with wine pairings.
Running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between the 5th of November 2021 and the 30th of January 2022, at 11:30am.
Tickets are $85 per person and private bookings are available.
For more information, click here, and to book click here.
No one quite knows their way around the McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills epicurean regions like SA Style and Solitaire Volkswagen Ambassador Laura Sharrad.
Adelaide restaurateur and chef, Laura Sharrad, started her career in the famed wine region of McLaren Vale before cooking her way to runner-up on MasterChef season six (and also on season twelve). Not content with becoming a household name, Laura now owns and runs two popular Adelaide restaurants, Nido Bar and Pasta and lauded newcomer, Fugazzi.
On a beautiful summer day, SA Style had the honour of joining Laura on a luxury road trip through the regions.
“I love taking the Volkswagen Tiguan through the hills, there is plenty of space in the boot for all the fresh produce and wine purchases I make along the way,” says Laura. “The navigation system has cool features like voice and gesture control, and I also love to get the tunes going when I am driving through regional SA, so the Apple CarPlay® comes in handy!”
The Edible Garden
Laura’s first stop was McMillan & Drew’s edible garden at Penny’s Hill Winery in the McLaren Vale. It’s a memorable stop given that Laura’s first job was actually at Penny’s Hill.
“I started working at Penny’s back in the summer of 2012/2013 when I moved to South Australia from Melbourne,” Laura says. “We used to hold the most magical weddings on the weekends, and I think that’s where I fell in love with hospitality. I was there for the year before I applied for MasterChef.”
This road trip is the first time Laura has returned to Penny’s Hill in years. “To see the property as beautiful as ever is just so special, as well as all the familiar faces that are still around the place. It will always hold a special place in my heart.”
Penny’s Hill Winery is also home to McMillan & Drew, a specialist garden filled with edible flowers, rare herbs and natives that are supplied to some of the state’s most awarded restaurants.
“I feel like edible flowers are such a beautiful way to add colour and visuals to any dish – from canapés to salads to sweets,” she says. “They are perfect over a summer pavlova or a little lemon tart – and of course can spruce up a cheese platter, which are all the rage at the moment, and so they should be. I have picked up some supplies for a cheese platter from Burnside Village and I will be using these flowers on this platter this evening.”
Laura suggests featuring a mild flower on cheeseboards like Borage or Valerian to complement the star of the platter – cheese.
A Long Lunch
Cruising towards the Adelaide Hills region in a Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line, Laura’s next stop was the award-winning Longview Vineyard.
It’s just a short half-hour between McLaren Vale and Macclesfield, which Laura says is one of the things she loves most about holidaying in South Australia. “Everything in SA is so close and super easy to get to. The best part is each region is so different and offers so much that there’s no need to leave our beautiful state.”
The cellar door at Longview Vineyard was constructed to highlight the stunning vistas surrounding it. Being featured in Gourmet Traveller WINE 2021 Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards shows that its charm hasn’t been lost on Australia.
“The grounds and the views are just incredible and showcase the best of the [Adelaide] Hills,” remarks Laura.
Longview’s cellar door is celebrated for its food and wine experiences. Weekend guests can sit back with estate-grown wines passionately paired with a seasonal, globally-inspired, shared set menu.
The stellar menu at Longview kicks off with a tempting antipasto plate. “The food and wine are at such a high standard,” says Laura. “You just can’t go wrong with an antipasto plate – all house-made pickles, the quality of the cured meats and some fresh cheeses are always the best way to start any meal,” says Laura. “I’m very good at over-ordering!”
The Fettuccine Primavera is the star dish currently on the menu. With a green pea pesto, fresh vegetables and topped off with a fior di latte. “The freshness of the Fettuccine Primavera screams summer.”
Not to be outshone, the Pasta del Giorno (pasta of the day) was gnocchi. “The gnocchi with brown butter and pumpkin was to die for,” says Laura.
Finishing with the Tagliata Di Manzo was an excellent choice. The pan-seared beef pairs perfectly with the vincotto and the freshness of the rocket and parmesan.
Unfortunately, after trying all the mains, dessert was too much. “But that is what next time is for!” Laura laughs.
Longview is the perfect place to indulge in food, wine and scenery. Lunch is only available on Saturday and Sunday, however, weekday visitors can still get a taste of what Longview has to offer with seated wine tastings, cheese boards and antipasto.
A Relaxing Retreat
Everyone knows that after a big day and a big lunch it’s time for a relaxing evening retreat.
“Boutique and luxury accommodation is the way to go – I’m not a camper, so anything with a bathtub and exceptional views, I am there,” Laura says.
She’s giving the Tiguan a break and settling in for the night at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale. After a quick change – she’s swapped her two-piece broderie skirt and top from Seed at Burnside Village with a retro-inspired floral mini dress from Oroton (also from Burnside) – it’s onto the cheese platter.
She’s come prepared with gourmet fare from the extensive selection at Burnside Village, ready to share some tips for the perfect board.
The cheeses are the absolute highlight of a good cheese board, Laura tells us. “You have to nail them. It’s always important to get a mix of cheeses, all really good quality.”
Tonight’s gourmet board features some MasterChef-worthy South Australian cheeses; Derry-O Organic Blue, Adelaide Select Matured Cheddar and Divine Dairy Organic Camembert.
Laura’s biggest tip for the most decadent cheese board is a gooey soft brie – “Always a brie! It’s the showstopper of any party!” she says.
A cheese board for supper, and maybe a sip or two of some stellar local wines among vines, and you’ve got the recipe for the perfect South Australian road trip.
Laura drove a Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line in Dolphin Grey from Solitaire Volkswagen during her SA escape and was dressed by Burnside Village. Food produce was also supplied by Burnside Village.
Dressed by Burnside Village Words Grace Marryat Photography Gretl Watson-Blazewicz Styling Cimon Vozzo Stylist Assistant Jess Rogers HMUA Crystal Terreu Clothing and produce Burnside Village Transport Volkswagen Tiguan R-line in Dolphin Grey from Solitaire Volkswagen Shot on location at McMillan & Drew, Longview Vineyard and The Vineyard Retreat
KickStart for Kids are presenting their annual ‘No Breakfast, Breakfast’ this Thursday the 9th of December, 2021 at the Hilton Adelaide.
KickStart for Kids is a South Australian not-for-profit organisation that provides a breakfast program for underprivileged kids who often start their day on an empty stomach. The program currently serves around 60,000 breakfasts per week in over 400 schools across the state.
The ‘No Breakfast, Breakfast’, emceed this year by the Honourable Connie Bonaros MLC, gives people the opportunity to start their day by supporting thousands of hungry South Australian kids as they voluntarily skip breakfast.
Guests may choose to indulge in breakfast after the event or continue their day on an empty stomach to experience the effect on their mental and physical strength.
The event aims to acknowledge that having breakfast is a privilege that should be appreciated.
“Over the past two years, we have seen child hunger in South Australia worse as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a huge product shortage for our breakfast program, and thousands of kids are in dire need of our support.” KickStart for Kids founder, Ian Steel OAM said.
Ian and KickStart for Kids relies on the good people of Adelaide to help with his mission and the ‘No Breakfast, Breakfast’ gives you the opportunity to do so.
“The majority of us are so lucky to wake up and have access to breakfast every single morning, a basic comfort that so many lack,” Ian said.
All money raised from ticket sales with go towards purchasing breakfasts for the program.
Single tickets are $65 or it’s $600 for a table of 10, with all proceeds going to KickStart for Kids.