Leaving a Footprint on Rundle Mall

Spendless Shoes has relocated to Rundle Mall.

Officially opened last Thursday (June 1), Spendless Shoes‘ former James Place store has moved to Rundle Mall’s western side (directly across from Uniqlo).

A facelift from the former CBD store, the Rundle Mall location is bigger with a more spacious fit-out, which is expected to bring new shoppers to the space.

Now employing more than 1000 staff across 210 stores nationwide, Spendless Shoes is investing in
a number of new shopfronts.

Spendless Shoes Chief Operating Officer Jaimee Charlton says they’re excited about the new
look and feel shopfront for its Adelaide CBD store.

“We’ve had our eye on this location for a while, and we’ve invested to ensure our customers get the best in-store experience,” she says.

Spendless Shoes began with just one store in Glenelg in 1988. The Adelaide CBD store is one of the oldest Spendless Shoes outlets.

What’s On This Weekend

A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month! Here’s what’s on to kick off June.

Matt Corby | Hindley Street Music Hall | June 3

Things are looking more than fine this weekend, especially if you head along to Australian singer-songwriter Matt Corby’s Aussie tour for his upcoming album titled Everything’s Fine. On the day Corby planned to begin writing the album, his home was inundated with floodwaters. His family moved into Rainbow Valley Studios where he juggled familial responsibilities with his creative pursuits. Firmly fixed on seeing the best of things, Corby says: “I’m at a really beautiful point in my life… sometimes I have those moments when you realise: well, I’m still breathing, you still have the gift of life, so everything is fine I guess?”

Find out more.

Oz Comic-Con | Adelaide Showground | June 3–4

Whether you’re a Muggle, a Mashmallow, an Earper, a Jedi, a Whovian or someone who doesn’t understand a single word that was just said, if you love pop culture, Oz Comic-Con is the place to be this weekend. Dress up as your favourite character, browse exhibitor stalls and rub shoulders with local and international guests from film and television, as well as authors, illustrators and cosplayers.

Find out more.

FlameFest | Port Adelaide | June 3–4

Winter may have officially started, but things are getting hot in Harts Mill in Port Adelaide. From flamethrowers to fire sculptures, beer and BBQ festival FlameFest turns up the heat. Cool off with a bevvy in the beer hall while footy fanatics catch the on-field action on the big screen while digging into a flame grilled feast.

Find out more.

High Tea & Fashion | Clare Valley | June 4

Glam up for a Sunday afternoon to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in the Clare Valley. A high tea and fashion parade by local boutique Moda Bella will raise funds for the RFDS. Enjoy bubbles when you get there, nibble on homemade treats as you browse and spoil yourself with a piece or two of jewellery to take home with you.

Find out more.

What’s Trending: Tones and Textures

Terrace Floors + Furnishings give us the lowdown on how to get our space looking and feeling cosy this season.

Muted tones and plenty of texture make for warm and inviting interiors as the cooler weather hits. Here are just some of the pieces you can find at Terrace Floors + Furnishings’ Eastwood showroom to help you achieve the ultimate cosy vibes.

Combine Warmth and Texture

The sky may be grey, but it’s all about the rebirth of warm colour palettes this season. Think warm whites, soothing taupes, and rich, earthy tones.

Pair earthy colours with layers of richly textured fabrics to add another dimension to your home. The use of complex textures and a multitude of materials in any room adds both a visual and physical warmth to the space.

The Armadillo Winnow rug, shown here, offers the perfect level of tactility and softness with its crosshatch weave and thick wool pile, while the L&M Home Palermo Rectangle Cushion (see Steal the Style below) will add another layer of comfort to your sofa or bed. Woven on a traditional handloom in the finest European linen, the handmade nature of this textured design means each piece is totally unique.

Mix Old with New

From the resurgence of fully curved sofas to more subtle details like rounded or sloped chair arms, chair backs, and tables, rounded shapes soften a space and create flow. The Ethnicraft Barrow Lounge Chair is a perfect example of this. It’s the time of year to cosy up with a good book, so pick one off the bookshelf and sink into this beautifully comfy, vintage-style chair inspired by the 50s. Add the GlobeWest Axel Bench Seat (see below) with its rounded bolster pillows for a contemporary – and even comfier – look and feel to your home.

Black is back

The easiest way to play with modern pieces and to make statement pieces pop is by adding a black accent piece to your space. For example, the Ethnicraft Black Bok Side Table (left) allows you to start small, and it works well in compact spaces which can easily be overwhelmed by too much black. The Ethnicraft Blackbird Sideboard is another great addition as it’s sleek oak and black finish can easily adapt to a range of interior styles, from modern to mid-century. Try teaming it with the GlobeWest Lorne Canopy lamp to bring even more cosy warmth and a soft glow to your interior.

Terrace Floors + Furnishings’ tip is to invest in a single piece of black furniture and decide how you like it before you add more black to your home decor. If you love the look, you can add a single black accent piece to every room in your house — the colour will become a thread that ties all your rooms together. And because black is a neutral, it pairs well with a variety of colour schemes, particularly alongside neutrals like olive green, taupe and other earthy colours.


1. Ethnicraft Barrow Lounge Chair, $1540; 2. GlobeWest Lorne Canopy Table Lamp, $380; 3. GlobeWest Axel Bench Seat, $1605; 4. Ethnicraft Black Bok Side Table, $795; 5. Armadillo Winnow Rug, from $1350; 6. Ethnicraft Oak Blackbird Sideboard, $4305; 7. L&M Home Palermo Rectangle Cushion, $110

Terrace Floors + Furnishings
51 Glen Osmond Rd, Eastwood

Pre-loved Fashion Hub Opens on King William Road

Two Hyde Park fashion stores have joined forces to create the ultimate shopfront for sustainable and affordable clothing in an area previously untapped for pre-loved fashion and dress hire.

+One and Better Together Pre-Loved Fashion now trade side-by-side on King William Road, with the latter selling high-end, second-hand clothes and +One offering outfits-for-hire in a range of sizes, particularly for pregnant women.

Better Together owner Eden Hansen says their beautiful boutique space makes for “a new way of shopping pre-loved and focuses on marketing to a higher-end market”.

“We want customers to feel they’re shopping at a boutique; we provide a feel very different to the average op shop,” Eden says.

“One of the main reasons I began Better Together Pre-Loved Fashion was because fast fashion is run by big companies producing garments in bulk for low prices, with no care for the people making the items, or the environmental impact both whilst making the products.”

+One owner Eli Doyle (left) with Better Together Pre-Loved Fashion owner Eden Hansen.

Both businesses began their journey in 2021, with the King William Road location providing a second home for Better Together Pre-Loved Fashion after their Payneham store in March this year.

+One owner Eli Doyle created her business from the spare bedroom of her house when she was five months pregnant after seeing a gap in the market for pregnancy-friendly dress hire.

“It’s a time when women’s bodies are changing so quickly you shouldn’t have to feel the need to commit to buying,” Eli says.

“I had pregnant friends borrowing my clothes frequently, and one day thought, there is room for a great service for women going through pregnancy and into postpartum.”

Better Together Pre-Loved Fashion (Open seven days a week)
+One (By appointment only)
74–76 King William Road, Hyde Park

What’s On This Weekend

Enjoy the last weekend before winter.

1. LAND OF THE LONG LUNCH | Across Clare Valley | MAY 27–28

To mark the end of Clare Valley Gourmet Week, indulge in an unrivalled afternoon of fabulous food and world-class wine during Land of the Long Lunch. Tables upon tables will be set across the Valley as chefs and their teams prepare feasts for the masses. The hardest part will be picking which long lunch to treat your senses to: Skillogalee’s Wine and Swine, Slate’s South-East Asian themed long lunch or maybe Ragu & Co’s long-table celebration of the best Italian food in the heart of the Clare Valley.

Find out more.

2. ROUND SHE GOES | Goodwood Community Centre | MAY 28

The time has come around again! Browse some 50 handpicked pre-loved fashion stallholders who will pack Goodwood Community Centre for the Round She Goes market. From vintage and retro pieces to handmade jewellery, the all-day event features unique wardrobe finds from the 1940s onwards.

Find out more.

3. A WALK CAN WORK WONDERS | West Beach | MAY 28

Grab a friend and enjoy a leisurely walk before winter well and truly hits. Held by Walking SA, wander West Beach along the Adelaide100 trail in this event to mark the beginning of Reconciliation Week. Join Ngarrendjeri/Kaurna Elder Uncle Moogy Sumner to Walk for Reconciliation and be a Voice for our Generation. Uncle Moogy will start the event with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at Harold and Cynthia Anderson Reserve.

Find out more.

4. WINTER WHALE FEST | Various locations across Victor Harbor | FROM MAY 28

With winter upon us, there’s no better time to witness majestic marine mammals in their natural habitat than during Winter Whale Fest. There are more than 25 events held during the month-long festival which celebrates the arrival of the Southern Right Whales on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Learn how to whale-spot, unwind during an ocean sound bath or admire work in water-themed art exhibitions.

Find out more.

5. ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE FESTIVAL | Various locations across Adelaide| UNTIL JUNE 4

Life might be a cabaret, but so is Adelaide at this time of year. Starting this week, annual open-access arts event the Cabaret Fringe Festival is back to entertain audiences with performances ranging from comedy and burlesque to political satire and music. Every ticket sold supports independent artists and metropolitan venues during winter in South Australia.

Find out more.

Kick Starting Fashion Trend to End Period Poverty

South Australian fashion HOUSE Sunset Lover has teamed up with not-for-profit organisation KickStart for Kids to raise awareness for young women living without access to feminine hygiene products.

The local fashion brand, which uses compostable fabrics in its designs, will run a fashion parade showcasing its new collection at KickStart for Kids’ inaugural period poverty fundraiser at the Belgian Beer Café (27–29 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide) on Friday, May 26, from 12.30pm.

The Sunset Lover collections are designed in collaboration with the South Australian Museum and
Botanic Gardens of South Australia, drawing inspiration from various species of flora
and fauna.

Featuring prints from South Australian botanical illustrator Gilbet Dashorst, Sunset Lover’s luxury pieces donning the runway are part of its latest mythological gardens collection.

Sunset Lover creative director and founder, Melanie Flintoft, said: “We love KickStart for Kids and all
they do for our state, so I didn’t think twice when considering partnering up for this incredibly
important fundraiser.”

The fundraiser will include a silent auction, live music from DJ Ashie, and inspiring speeches from KickStart for Kids founder Ian Steel and KickStart for Kids ambassador and SAFM breakfast host Rebecca Morse.

Period poverty has been highlighted as a real issue in Australia after a 2020 report by the Commissioner for Children & Young People revealed more than half (51%) of school students reported not having access to feminine hygiene products. In fact, 26% had missed school because their families couldn’t afford sanitary items.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to KickStart for Kids’ period poverty cause. Guests are also encouraged to donate sanitary items.

Tickets are still available here.

What’s The Best Way to Sell Your Home?

There’s more involved in selling your humble abode than whacking up a ‘For Sale’ sign and crossing your fingers. There are a few ways to get buyers to sign on the dotted line, according to Harris Real Estate Property Expert Georgie Todd.

Are You Off the Market?

In an off-market residential sale, the seller chooses to sell their property privately. That means the property isn’t listed on sites like realestate.com.au or domain.com.au.

At Harris Real Estate, this is done through an off-market database of more than 22,000 registered buyers and listed on Harris’ off-market website.

So, how does it work? Harris reaches out directly to buyers by performing an automatic search of all buyers who have outlined requirements like the property being sold. Harris then get in touch with buyers direct who’ve outlined requirements similar to the property being sold and reach out to attendees or enquiries of similar listings they’ve recently sold.

Upside: There’s a level of privacy and exclusivity that comes with an off-market sale, for both the buyer and seller. Buyers often get access to properties that aren’t available to the public, and sellers can avoid the hassle of preparing their property for public inspection and paying presentation and marketing costs.

Downside: There may be fewer potential buyers, which could limit the final sale price.

Do You Want More Control?

The Private Treaty method of sale is where a property is listed for sale with no advertised end date to suggest when offers are due. The seller may accept, reject, or counter the offers made by the buyers until an agreed-upon price is reached.

Upside: Private Treaty allows the seller to have greater control over the sales process and the final price.

Downside: It may take longer to sell the property as negotiations can take time. The seller may also have to wait for the right offer. If the property isn’t priced correctly, it may sit on the market for an extended period without receiving any offers. It also allows buyers to have conditions on their offers, such as ‘subject to finance’ or a building inspection, plus a 48-hour cooling-off period.

Make Me Your Best Offer

The Best Offer or ‘Expressions of Interest’ method of sale is where the property is marketed with an advertised price guide, range, or the potential buyer may be asked to contact the agent. Buyers are then invited to submit their best offer by a specified deadline. The seller considers all offers and decides which offer to accept, reject, or counter before or on the due date.

Upside: This method of sale creates a sense of urgency and competition among buyers, which may result in a higher sale price.

Downside: Potential buyers sometimes have limited time to view the property.

Going Once, Going Twice…

Finally, you can sell your property through auction where potential buyers compete by placing bids until a reserve price is met and the highest bidder is determined. The auction is typically conducted by a licensed auctioneer who oversees the bidding process.

Before the auction, the seller will usually set a reserve price, which is the minimum amount they’re willing to accept for the property. If an agreed price is met, the auctioneer will confirm the sale with the highest bidder and a contract for sale will be signed on the day of the auction.

If the bidding doesn’t reach the reserve price, the property may not be sold – this is called ‘holding the property over’ or ‘passing it in’.

Upside: An auction can create a sense of urgency among potential buyers, and the competitive bidding process can result in a higher sale price for the seller. There’s also no cooling-off period.

Downside: There’s a risk that the property may not sell if the bidding doesn’t reach the reserve price, or if there are few interested buyers.

Get in touch with Georgie Todd from Harris Real Estate if you’re looking to sell.

Georgie Todd
Property Consultant
0420 492 936

Terrace Floors: Unmissable Once-a-Year Sale

Mad March may be done and dusted, but the madness continues into May with Terrace Floors + Furnishings’ epic once-a-year sale, from May 20–27.

In-store only, this unmissable annual event is highly anticipated; the luxe South Australian showroom doesn’t have any other sales throughout the year. So, now is your chance to secure a beautiful piece of furniture or a luxurious rug at a heavily reduced price.

With up to 60% off a huge range of furniture and rugs, and brands including GlobeWest, Ethnicraft and Armadillo, there’s never been a better time to refresh your interior.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a new lamp to bring warmth to your home or looking for a stylish new bed spread, there’ll also be a range of homewares, lighting, and bedlinen to get your hands on.

There’s more massive news; it’s not just floor stock on sale. You can also order brand new rugs and furniture at 25% off, if paid in full on the day.

Here’s just a sneak peek of the stylish pieces you can find in the showroom at this in-store-only event.


Ethnicraft Oak Nordic Bed and Bedside Table.


Ethnicraft Oak Bok Dining Table, Chairs and Bench.




Armadillo Malawi rugs.


Terrace Floors + Furnishings is one of SA’s premier destinations for all things interior. Lending an expert eye to interior projects, the store has helped re-invent living spaces from the ground up since 2000. The showroom stocks an expansive collection of luxury rugs, carpets and furnishings to curate your dream home.

Don’t wait another 365 days – floor it to Terrance Floors + Furnishings before it’s too late!

Terrace Floors + Furnishings
51 Glen Osmond Rd, Eastwood

Boho Bar returns for one-night-only

This June 2, The Unley is returning to its roots and throwing a Boho Bar-inspired bash…

Before The Unley became the now beloved city fringe hotel, it was the Boho Bar – a glittering burlesque bar where Adelaide would let loose and dance the night away. Before it underwent renovations and a name change in 2015, the venue was known for its late-night entertainment, where performers would dazzle in the circus-like bar and restaurant on weekends. 

This June 2, The Unley is returning to its roots for one night only with its new event, Boho…But With A Twist. From disco balls and drag queens to cocktails burlesque dancers, the evening is a flashback to the venue’s late ‘90s and noughties party era. 

From 8pm, the hotel will transform into a glamorous hub of entertainment. Guests will be greeted with a free shot on arrival. From there, the fun begins. Enjoy an evening of high-energy performances from drag queens and burlesque dancers, who’ll captivate crowds with their top-tier talent, charm and style. 

The Unley’s house DJs will soundtrack the event, getting you grooving with their sets of dancefloor anthems. As for food and drinks, the hotel’s range of bespoke cocktails, small plates and mains will be available. Enjoy Fruit Tingles and Margaritas in-between rounds of entertainment, or share tasty tapas (think Wagyu sliders, halloumi chips and croquettes) with your girlfriends. 

For those who miss the Boho days or want to start their weekend in style, this event isn’t one to miss! Visit The Unley for Boho…But With A Twist on June 2 from 8pm. Book your tickets here. 

Are You Being Lasered By A Qualified Nurse?

The questions you should ask laser hair removal clinics.

Winter is looming, making it the best time for laser hair removal as your skin is less likely to be exposed to the sun. But there are a few things to consider to ensure your treatment goes as safely and smoothly as possible.

Laser Hair Removal at The Bay & On Unley fills us in on how to avoid a close shave with a dodgy clinic.

1. What training and qualifications does your staff have?

Pick a clinic led by qualified nurses rather than beauty therapists. Here at Laser Hair Removal at The Bay & On Unley, all our clients are treated by qualified nurses. We spend three months training our nursing staff to ensure they’re more than confident in safely addressing your unwanted hair needs.

In South Australia, anybody can open a laser hair removal clinic, which is frightening as high-grade laser equipment can cause a lot of damage and problems if they’re not used by staff who are adequately trained.

2. Do you provide a thorough consultation?

Make sure the clinic assesses your skin type and hair colour. There are many other assessments that should be made, including medical history and medication that may affect the treatment and results. Laser Hair Removal at The Bay & On Unley provide a complementary initial consultation where they’ll run through a thorough explanation of the service and answer any questions you have. This is to ensure the client is comfortable with the process and feels safe.

3. How many clients have you treated?

Enquire about how many clients the clinic has treated, as this might give you an idea of how popular and trusted they are. The best way to determine this is through word-of-mouth; ask your friends and family for a recommendation to a reputable clinic.

4. What equipment do you use?

Ask the clinic about the type of laser they use. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is frequently advertised as a laser, but this isn’t the case. IPL is not a laser; instead, find a clinic that uses a Class 4 Medical Laser, which achieves incredible results compared to IPL.

5. What results can I expect from the treatment?

A trick to watch out for is if the clinic offers permanent hair removal. Take note: it’s simply not possible to guarantee “permanent hair removal”; only permanent reduction can be achieved. Although the procedure is often touted as a form of permanent hair removal, laser treatment only reduces the number of unwanted hairs in a given area. It doesn’t get rid of unwanted hairs completely.

Laser Hair Removal at The Bay & On Unley
Shop 1, 61 Tapleys Hill Road, Glenelg North
Shop 16, 13–23 Unley Road, Parkside
08 8295 7070