Best Places to Watch the World Cup

The World Cup is back, and Australia’s adoration for soccer is hitting fever-pitch. The Socceroos beat both Tunisia and Denmark in the World Cup, making it to the knock-out round for the first time since 2006. And if you haven’t seen the elated scenes from across the country celebrating the back-to-back win, you might be living under a rock. 

Regardless of whatever Sunday morning’s match holds for the Australian soccer team, we’ll be heading out to see some of the best sporting action live on the big screen. Here are three places to catch the live World Cup this season.  

Mile End Hotel | 30 Henley Beach Road, Mile End 

The Mile End Beer Garden is showing all England, Australia and selected group matches live & loud on the big screen. Rally your mates together, and head to the iconic hotel to see the sporting action while indulging in high-end pub classics. No reservations required! See the schedule for matches here

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Brighton Metro | 466 Brighton Road, Brighton 

The Brighton Metro is broadcasting World Cup games featuring the Australian and English soccer teams, as well as selected group matches, in the Brighton Metro Sports Bar. The outdoor big screen will be showing games live during main trading hours – the perfect setting for footy lovers to meet and cheer on their team. 

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Mick O’Shea’s | Main South Road, Hackham 

Adelaide’s longest-standing Irish pub, Mick O’Shea’s is showing every World Cup match live to locals looking to soak up the thrilling sports action. Catch the games on the big screen, enjoy some pub grub and cheer on your favourite team to win!  

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What’s on this Weekend

East End Cellars Street Party | December 2 & 3

East End Cellars is closing off Vardon Avenue every weekend until Christmas for EEC Street Parties to celebrate the warmer weather, late sunsets and balmy evenings. The street will have an array of alfresco dining and street food, making it the perfect way to start your weekend. 

Find out more here. 

A Day on the Green | December 3

There’ll be good food, fine wine and great music at Peter Lehmann Wines this weekend, as A Day on the Green kicks off at the Barossa Valley winery. Headlining the festival is The Killers, who’ll play their chart-topping hits alongside support acts Jack Ladder and Floodlights. And with the warm weather (finally) showing up, there’s never been a better time to see one of the biggest bands live in action! 

Find out more here.

Revo Fitness Open Day | December 3

Revo Fitness has finally landed in South Australia, and to celebrate, they’re throwing an epic Open Day party. Start the morning with fresh juice from Juice Institute, a free coffee from Love Mittie and a treat by Bowlsome. There’ll be free group classes for you to get your sweat on too! The open day kicks off at 8am and runs until midday.

Find out more here.

Ebenezer Night Markets | December 3 from 5:30pm

The Ebenezer Night Markets launch their summer run of events this weekend! Head to Rundle Street east and journey down Ebenezer Place, to enjoy a unique shopping experience featuring local fashion, jewellery, delicious food, beverages, and artisan creations. There’ll be live music too, with a DJ soundtracking the evening. Perfect excuse for a spot of Christmas Shopping! 

Find out more here.

The Gift Bazaar by Gillies at the Grounds | December 3 & 4 

The Gift Bazaar by Gillies at the Grounds is a two-day Christmas market extravaganza, featuring 120 market traders with festive gifts, workshops, live music, and delicious food. Get into the Christmas vibe with carollers, fresh Christmas trees for sale, gift wrapping stations, and Christmas portrait sessions. 

Find out more here.

Glen Ewin Estate Summer High Tea | December 4 

Does having High Tea outdoors in beautiful surroundings sound like your cup of tea? Glen Ewin Estate’s annual High Tea event is the perfect place to unwind in the beautiful gardens while enjoying mouth-watering delights in the sunshine. Remember to bring a hat and sunscreen! 

Find out more here.

Written by Caitlin Holt.
Cover image via Rundle Street East.

Must-Visit Instagrammable Places in South Australia

We all love snapping the best pics for our social media feeds, and exploring those picture-perfect destinations is always a lot of fun. With the help of Ted’s Cameras, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite photography locations in Adelaide and South Australia to level-up your Instagram grid.

The best photo spots for landscape lovers

#1 Lake MacDonnell

This pretty pink lake is on everyone’s SA road trip bucket list and is one of the most Instagrammableplaces in Adelaide. The high salt concentration of Lake MacDonnell means the water reflects a bubblegum pink colour – a stark contrast to the blue water lapping at the opposite shoreline. The landscape photos of the lake are renowned on Instagram and will score you some serious likes.

#2 Flinders Ranges

The 600-million-year-old landscape of rocky gorges, undulating mountains and expansive plains is excellent for exploring, and it’s a bonus that the destination is perfect for adventure lovers searching to snap thrill-seeking pictures to post on their Instagram. We recommend sparing a few days for this adventure and visiting between April and October.

#3 Adelaide Botanic Gardens

The Adelaide Botanic Gardens stretches across 50 hectares of manicured gardens and is home to more than 20,000 plants. Here, use a DSLR or mirrorless camera to capture close-up, macro shots of wildlife, native fauna and pretty flowers. The Botanic Gardens is the perfect backdrop for photoshoot locations in Adelaide, with something always blooming year-round.

The best photo spots for foodie fanatics

#4 The Barossa Valley

From the famous palm tree-lined Seppeltsfield Road to the rolling vineyard views of the Barossa Valley, you will see photo opportunities everywhere you look in this award-winning wine region. Visit one of the many wineries (there are more than 150 vineyards to pick from), indulge in a fine-dining lunch, and snap a selfie with friends while you’re there!

#5 Sunny’s Pizza

This Solomon Street haunt is known for its funky fit-out, slices of eggplant parmigiana pizza and its glittering mirror ball. Not only is this super cute venue a great spot for after-work drinks, but it’s also one of the most instagrammable places in Adelaide.

#6 Hart’s Mill

This Port Adelaide destination is where trendy coffee shops, street art and heritage-listed watering holes abide. Find some of the best photoshoot locations in Adelaide – with the Wonderwalls on many of the Port buildings making for great backdrops and cafés, like Folklore, the perfect location for foodie Instagram shots.

The best photo spots for wildlife warriors

#7 Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard

A trip to the Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard is a must for families visiting Port Lincoln. Only a 15-minute drive from the seaside township, it’s home to a dedicated 120-acre animal park and 80-acre vineyard. The Segway tour through the vineyards makes for a great photo opportunity, or capture the kids cuddling koalas and feeding baby animals on camera.

#8 Eyre Peninsula

The Eyre Peninsula is nature’s playground and one of the best photography locations in South Australia for wildlife lovers. Visit the Head of the Bight and see Mother Nature in her element. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot the migration of the southern right whales. Use a mirrorless camera and a telephoto lens to capture the wildlife phenomenon. The best time to spot whales is August, and we recommend setting aside a few days for this trip. 

The best camera equipment to take with you

When choosing the best camera to use, it comes down to preference. For people on-the-go and who are newer to photography, a mirrorless camera is a good option due to its compactness and ease of use. Its small size also means you can easily fit it in your camera bag and carry around! Interchangeable camera lenses and manual shooting options mean that Instagram shots can be tailored to the destination, capturing incredible depth and range.

Both mirrorless and DSLR cameras are available at Ted’s Cameras, a leading Australian camera store that has been serving avid photographers for over 50 years. They sell 100% Australian stock, with no grey-market stock available, and have a 14-day exchange policy.

Pop into Ted’s Cameras for all your photography needs and the latest equipment. And now that you know some of the best photography locations in Adelaide, you’re ready to shoot incredible content for your Instagram!

Find your latest Ted’s Camera store here or order online now.

St Andrew’s Tech-Focused Facilities

A new digital technologies facility at St Andrew’s school is accelerated learning and getting students future ready.

Rapid advances in digital technologies now mean that many children entering primary school today will end up working in a job that doesn’t even yet exist. To keep up with these constantly evolving industries St Andrew’s School in Walkerville have designed a new two-story future focused facility called Tarrkarri. With flexible learning spaces, including a dedicated STEM centre known as The Collaboratory, the space hopes to better equip children with the tools needed for a successful tomorrow, while nurturing and encouraging their interest in these key areas of learning.

Completed earlier this year, the state of the art Collaboratory caters to children from ELC through to Year 6. Here, students will have the opportunity to manage projects based on real world problems using intelligent materials such as spheros, robotics, drones and 3D printers.

“Through our STEM program we equip children with explicit skills, such as sawing, sanding, drilling, measuring, tool safety, 3D printing, coding, electronics, data logging and spreadsheets. [Students] then utilise and demonstrate these skills by creating solutions to posed or conceived problems,” says Chris Boden, Coordinator of Creative Design and Scientific Thinking.

It’s an innovative and creative environment that not only helps to engage students but also aims to develop key skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication, that can be used throughout life, in all industries.

“Equipped with these important life skills, children are prepared not only to thrive in their future careers, but for the complexities of the world in which they will live,” says Chris.

St Andrew’s School
22 Smith Street, Walkerville
08 8168 5555
standrews.sa.edu.au
@standrewsschoolwalkerville

Just A Pinch Of Salt Gnocchi Bake

With the temperamental weather, we’re craving food that brings us comfort yet is still fresh and seasonal. This gnocchi bake from Just A Pinch Of Salt ticks all those boxes. It’s our favourite meal to make on a Sunday, a classic recipe to whip out at a dinner party and a great way to impress on date nights.

Save this page for recipe – with the slower start to the warmer seasons, this recipe is great for those cooler spring evenings.

RECIPE BY JUST A PINCH OF SALT.

Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil
4x cloves garlic, finely chopped
1x brown onion, finely diced
A pinch of chilli flakes
2x cans of good quality crushed tomatoes 
A bunch of basil leaves, tsp of dried oregano (herbs)
A handful of fresh parsley, diced (optional)
500g fresh gnocchi, any brand (found in the fridge aisle)
Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan) cheese
1x ball of fresh mozzarella

Method

To a large pan, add the oil and onion sauté for 10 minutes on low to medium heat. Do not burn, but instead infuse the oil. When the onions are translucent add the garlic and chilli and sweat for a couple of minutes.

Add the tomatoes, herbs and salt very well. Add a dash of water to the cans, swish around and empty the remaining sauce into the pan. 

Let simmer for one an hour, tasting and adjusting as needed.

When the sauce is ready, remove from heat (discarding the basil leaves) and cook the gnocchi according to packet instructions.

Assemble

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the gnocchi to the pot of sauce. Gently stir and make sure they are coated nicely in the sauce, mixing in the parsley (optional). Transfer to a large baking dish.

Sprinkle over the freshly grated parmesan and add slices of the mozzarella cheese. You may add another layer of the fresh parmesan. Add more basil leaves, salt, pepper and drizzle of olive oil.

Bake in the oven at 200degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and become golden

Remove, let sit for 5 minutes, add fresh basil leaves on top. Serve with garlic bread or a fresh salad. 

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SA Style’s picks from the 2022 SA Tourism Awards

Last Friday, South Australia’s peak tourism body, the Tourism Industry Council (TiCSA), held the SA Tourism Awards to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of tourism businesses throughout the year.

We complied our ‘must-visit’ list of businesses for the upcoming travel season.

The Cedars Hahndorf

Cultural Tourism Category

Nestled in 60 hectares of bushland only few minutes from Hahndorf, The Cedars is an iconic the heritage listed estate once home to renowned Australian artist, Sir Hans Heysen and his family. Tour the historic homestead and view over 200 original art works by Heysen and his daughter, Nora Heysen. Beautiful in every season, wander through the expansive cottage garden where both artists routinely painted.

Poonawatta

New Tourism Business Category (awarded bronze)

Nestled in the heart of Eden Valley, Barossa’s beautiful high country, the Poonawatta Cellar Door holds intimate tastings of hand-crafted, single-vineyard wines, hosted by the husband-and-wife duo themselves. With two winery dogs to cuddle and specular views over the Poonawatta dam, the cellar door is a unique place to explore, discover, immerse and savour in Poonawatta’s ‘piece of Eden’. 

Naiko Retreat

Self-Contained Accommodation Category

Situated on the Fleurieu Peninsular between Deep Creek National Park and Talisker Conservation Park, Naiko Retreat is a unique, eco-conscious and secluded retreat overlooking its own pristine and secluded beach, with uninterrupted views across the Southern Ocean to Kangaroo Island. Experience the luxury of Naiko and enjoy the simple solitude of this remote property.

To find out more about the 2022 SA Tourism Award winners, click here.

Written by Caitlin Holt

Content Creation Thrives at Consume Studio

Consume Studio has changed the game for Adelaide content creators – this month, the Thebarton based business celebrates its first birthday and the wide-reaching impact it’s had on SA’s creative content space.

Consume Studio is the brainchild of owner Carlea Atkins, who says the concept came from a gap in the market.

The studio was born from the idea that influencers and digital creators would work with brands to create digital fashion content. And while that’s Consume’s primary client, the space has also seen brands wanting to shoot e-commerce and campaign imagery.

“After working in the digital marketing space, I realised Adelaide needed versatile creative spaces to shoot aesthetically pleasing social media content,” Carlea says. “So many businesses are rightly emphasising the importance of social media in their marketing budgets, and Consume Studio caters to a wide range of needs.”

Consume transformed from a historic book-binding company into a hub for creativity. The stripped-back, minimalistic space is the perfect blank canvas for content creation, attracting both big brands and micro-influencers to the studio. Previous clients include the JamFactory, Tyniesha Hales for Superga and Brooke Upton for Samsung.

“Consume offers an all-inclusive experience, where I personally curate all of the shoot areas and props that are best suited within those spaces,” Carlea says. “I’m also on hand to assist or to provide advice to clients on the best ways to shoot their content in the space.”

Sustainability is also at the forefront of Carlea’s vision; vintage furniture and unique pre-loved pieces are available to customise the space, and the studio operates on solar power.

“We are also very selective with who can shoot in the space,” Carlea adds. “We don’t allow any paid collaborations with fast fashion brands or companies known to be unethical.”

Price is also ethically factored in for clients, with no add-on costs or fees for furniture, backdrops or shooting locations. Consume Studio’s transparency with its price, ethics and vision has attracted both commercial clients and individuals capturing special moments in-house, like a pregnancy or birthday shoot.

Those booking the studio can hire the space for two to eight hours. For digital creators strategically planning their content, Consume has also curated a monthly content subscription package that allows each creator to pre-book the space at a more desirable rate.

Carlea has been busy behind the scenes and is currently working on a second studio space, which will be announced by the end of the year.

Consume Studio
28 Dew Street, Thebarton, South Australia
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What’s on this Weekend

Sea to Shore Seafood Festival | October 29

South Australia is home to some of the freshest seafood in the nation. Celebrate our local food scene and the finest seafood at the inaugural Sea to Shore festival at Glenelg’s foreshore. The afternoon is jam-packed with chances to delight your tastebuds with seafood treats. Indulge in fresh pipis, sashimi and salt and pepper squid from the likes of Fishbank and Squid Squad or shuck oysters from the famed Oyster Bar. Threefold Distillery, 2KW, Riot Wine Co and more will also be slinging beverages to pair with your food by the sea – making it the perfect day out.

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Halloween at Pirate Life | October 28 to October 29

The spookiest weekend has arrived, with Pirate Life Brewing throwing a Halloween party this Friday and Saturday in its honour. Get dressed in your scariest gear, head to Port Adelaide and enjoy the limited edition Halloween beer cocktail. Enjoy the late October sunshine, indulge in pints of craft beer and try out the new Pirate Life spring menu. Prizes for best dressed and plenty of fun to be had!

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OzAsia | Until November 6

OzAsia kicked off last weekend, with the second week of the festival seeing the CBD come alive in a celebration of Asian culture, community and creativity. Chow down at the Lucky Dumpling Market, visit the new Bubble Tea Garden and marvel at the vibrant Moon Lantern Trail. On the weekend, catch the Adelaide premiere of Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep – an avant-garde musical exploration and collaboration between Australian and Singaporean artists – at the Dunstan Playhouse, or laugh out loud at the Special Comedy Comedy Special at Her Majesty’s Theatre on October 29. 

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Adelaide Film Festival | Until October 30

It’s the last weekend to catch a movie at the Adelaide Film Festival (AFF), the annual event celebrating the best and brightest in the silver screen industry. See the world premiere of The Last Daughter – a poignant story about Brenda’s dislocated upbringing and connection to culture – or watch a documentary about world-famous Adelaide rock band, The Angles. Want to make it in the film world? Learn how to get your first feature film the green light in an educational industry AFF talk.

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WellFest Adelaide | Until October 30

WellFest is back, with the city a buzzing wellbeing hub for the past two weeks. Restore, revive and rejuvenate across the final weekend of the festival. This weekend, immerse yourself in the Salt Cave Sound Bath Soul Sessions, ride an eco-caddy through Adelaide’s CBD or unwind with a 90-minute ‘pure bliss’ facial and massage from Rundle Street’s Endota Spa. WellFest focuses on six key pillars of wellbeing – nutrition, fitness, health, mindfulness, aesthetics and sleep – helping you feel good this season. 

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Future Focused Learning at Walford

Walford Anglican School for Girls is preparing students for the real world with an innovative mentoring program.

Boutique girls’ school, Walford, focuses on knowing, understanding and supporting each student individually. In providing students with a progressive, gold-standard education they’ve created a new approach to mentoring senior students.

The Walford Student Mentor Program, which is part of a new future focused curriculum for senior girls, connects students with the world beyond school. The revolutionary program provides direction and networking opportunities for career development by including old scholars from various industries, such as law, to provide advice to students.

Keeping their goals and future in mind, each girl collaborates with a mentor teacher to create a tailored pathway. From Music to Engineering, each pathway reflects the student’s individuality and talents.

“The sky’s the limit when it comes to elective study, learning experiences and community service,” says Alice Speirs. Head of Senior School at Walford. “In Year10 our students have access to a range of new electives that will be multidisciplinary and therefore allow students to explore new areas and discover new interests.”

From Sports Psychology and Fashion Design for the Runway to Whodunnit (an introductory course in criminology and forensics), the electives cover a wide range of exciting career fields.

The future of learning also appears to have landed at Walford. Students use an online dashboard, recording their achievements and accomplishments. “Focussing on growth and a continued opportunity to improve and build on their portfolio, the dashboard will reflect each student’s pathway to Her Best,” says Alice.

From mock job interviews in Year10 to legal studies in Year 11, the opportunities are confidence building and create networks for the real-world after graduation. This innovative program, together with the resources and technologies available at Walford, ensure students are well connected with members of the community, providing valuable advice, stories and networking opportunities for a future that’s full of exciting possibilities.

The Principal, Rebecca Clarke, adds “Walford students are encouraged to select courses from a vast range of subjects and electives that will ignite their curiosity, challenge their thinking and expand their future ambitions”.

Walford Anglican School for Girls
316 Unley Road, Hyde Park
08 8272 6555
walford.sa.edu.au
@walfordschool

Makers and Creators

There’s something special about finding a unique, handcrafted luxury item. Bowerbird, Adelaide’s leading design event, is shining a light on the artistic talent and products made by Australian artisans this November at the Adelaide Showgrounds.

KENNEDY SMITH CANDLES

Kennedy Smith Candles was born out of co-owners Adrian and Stephen’s extensive search to find an earthy-toned fragrance for their home. When the duo couldn’t find the perfect scent, they decided to launch their own curated range of vegan-friendly, soy-wax candles.

The collection of candles, like Paris (a take on high-end French perfume), Australia (the familiar scent of eucalyptus, lemon myrtle and golden wattle) and Melbourne (think notes of bergamot and precious woods) are inspired by the pair’s memories with friends and travelling.

Each luxury fragrance is designed to last, the simple scents making the perfect addition to any living space.

Jaska

Stand out from the crowd with Jaska, the unique accessories brand helping to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe. Each piece uses original artwork painted by founder Jenni Armstrong, who describes her one-of-a-kind designs as “functional art pieces”.

Jaska started out as a children’s clothing company, modelled by Jenni’s two daughters, before evolving into a distinctive accessories brand. The saturated clutches, coin purses, shoes, keyrings and jewellery are handcrafted in-studio and are designed with the environment in mind, consciously created to produce limited textile waste and made with solvent-free fabric ink. At the November Bowerbird event, expect to see some new products in Jaska’s signature bold colours and funky prints.

OR Design

Find artisan jewellery crafted from handblown Italian glass and sterling silver at the November Bowerbird event, expertly made by designer Olivia Raymond. With more than a decade of experience in glassblowing, the Sydney-based designer says her jewellery range is inspired by the world around her.

The collections feature vibrant hues of coloured glass that mirror precious stones (think onyx, jade and ruby) in a range of rings, earrings and pendant necklaces. The natural variations of colour add a unique level of luxe to the jewellery range, and the timeless designs subtly elevate any outfit or occasion.

Olivia says her simple collections strive to highlight an individual’s natural beauty and enhance every skin tone.

DANA KINTER

Dana Kinter nods to South Australia’s diverse landscape and native flora and fauna in her original artwork, prints and ceramic work. The artist, living and working on Kaurna land, draws inspiration from the environment surrounding her home studio near the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park and overlooking the rolling Fleurieu coastline. Using acrylic pencil on timber and a subdued colour palette, Dana’s artwork captures the natural characteristics of her raw materials and the movement of the landscape and creatures she features.

The Fleurieu Peninsula artist is a regular stall-holder at Bowerbird and will debut new art and a product range featuring Christmas cards, journals and scarves at the November event.

Find these four designers and more at Bowerbird, taking over the Adelaide Showgrounds’ Wayville Pavilion this November 25–27.
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