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

Photography Leslie Johnson

Try Reformer Pilates For Free – and Help Fight Childhood Cancer

On September 19 make your way down to your closest Studio Pilates to support children with cancer and those who love them. 

With 24 studios worldwide, Studio Pilates use advanced video technology to create high-energy 40-minute reformer workout sessions. They are hosting their second ‘Hundreds for Hope’ day next Saturday, which raises money for The Kids’ Cancer Project. 

All proceeds from the fundraiser go towards improved cancer treatments, survivorship program development and medical research towards finding a cure.

Globally, an estimated 300,000 children between the ages of 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer every year, with three children dying weekly. Each day, three Australian families are given the tragic news ‘your child has cancer’. 

South Australian Studio Pilates owner Joanne Thiele says the studios will open to the public and give people the opportunity to experience free reformer Pilates. “All you need to do is make a donation on the day. So please, rally friends, family and work buddies to come along and enjoy an inspiring full-body workout, on us.”

“We will also raffle off a 50-class pack at each of our four studios at Norwood, Unley, Adelaide City and Henley Beach to those that join us on Saturday,”

Collection tins will be available on the counters at all studio locations and donations can be made via The Kids’ Cancer Project.

Studio Pilates locations will open from 9:30am-2:30pm.


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

Words Mia Vidale
Photography Kirsty Burns and Alice Healy

Long Lunch Raising Awareness for Baby Loss

Annabel Bower, founder of The Miles Apart Foundation

Take this opportunity to lunch with the ladies for a worthwhile cause. On Friday 11 September, The Miles Apart Foundation is hosting their first major fundraising event at Adelaide Oval to raise awareness for baby loss. 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month is coming up in October, this non-profit organisation has over 300 women attending the long lunch, with all proceeds going to charity. 

“The event is a celebration of motherhood in all its forms and will raise funds to support those affected by baby loss”, says Founder of Miles Apart, Annabel Bower.

Miles Apart works closely with hospitals around Australia to increase awareness and support women and families dealing with baby loss.

“In Australia, six babies are stillborn every day. Annually, this number doubles that of the national road toll. In addition, one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage and each day two infants die”.

Statistics from St George’s University of London suggest that COVID-19 could increase stillbirths in Australia, after a recent increase in the United Kingdom. 

Expectant mothers are reluctant to attend hospital in fear of infection and adding pressure to the National Health Service. In Australia, final figures will not be known until 2022. 

Annabel’s fourth child, Miles, was stillborn. Having experienced this loss, she has written the book, Miles Apart, to grow awareness and assist others through this personal tragedy. 

Through hospitals, local medical centres and pregnancy loss support services, the book will be available to grieving parents and families from this October.

“We hope through the event and book, we can support anyone who is suffering and guide those supporting the bereaved by opening up and normalising the conversation surrounding baby loss.”


Words by Mia Vidale

This Weekend: Gathered Virtual Market

The Gathered Virtual Market is back again this weekend. The 3D market begins 10am Saturday 22nd August at 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.


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

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 

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

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.


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

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.

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.


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.


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.


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. 

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. 

Celebrating Style With Friends

Their stories have been told on the pages of the magazine and they’ve all graced the cover. They’re ambitious, courageous, adaptable and, of course, they’re all South Australian. As we celebrate 10 years in print, we catch up with these uber cool, super stylish ladies to reflect on their passions, fashion choices and why our state holds a special place in their hearts. 

Olivia Molly Rogers
Olivia appeared in SA Style Issue #31

Beautiful, driven, smart and funny, since being crowned Miss Universe Australia in 2017 Olivia Molly Rogers has headlined campaigns for a list of high-profile national brands, secured hosting and presenting roles and become an ambassador for positive body image and mental health awareness. Oh, and she’s also a qualified speech pathologist and budding artist.

My most recent purchase was… my wedding shoes!

In my handbag you’ll find… lipstick (always), a phone charger, concealer, a hairbrush, a mini hairspray and my diary.

My biggest fashion fail… It’s funny, I used to think ‘sneans’ (sneakers and jeans) was a fashion fail but now I wear it most days. I think almost anything goes in 2020 – tracksuits are the current go-to for everything in Melbourne. 

I can’t stop Googling… home interiors! Justin and I just bought our first home, so I am obsessed with scrolling through images of beautiful interior design.

How would you define South Australian ‘style’…

mavournee hazel
Mavournee appeared in SA Style Issue #38

She’s been coined ‘the next Margot Robbie’, but Mavournee takes it all in her casual stride. After her departure from Neighbours last year she has been named as one of the 10 recipients of the Casting Guild of Australia’s Rising Star Award and is now about to star alongside Rebecca Gibney in the Halifax reboot (coming soon to Nine).

My style icon is… at the moment I’m loving Enya Umanzor (@enjajaja), she really gave license to a lot of the recycled fashion trends we are seeing, hence her cult following on Instagram and depop. Molly Blustein (@accidentalinfluencer) is another great source of inspiration.

First concert I ever went to was… I’m going to tell you this because South Australia is my family, and families don’t judge… right? Okay, my first concert was Short Stack. I said don’t judge! My friend and I made fan tee shirts [and] lined up in Marion Shopping Centre outside Intensity to get our CD signed. 

My favourite Australian labels are… I have a soft spot for Romance Was Born – we have worked together for most of the special events I’ve had in my career – [and] Bec & Bridge, I always have a crush on every collection they release. 

In five years’ I’ll (hopefully!) be… not wearing a mask and allowed to visit my family in Adelaide! I miss my sister and nieces so much, and I can’t wait for the borders to open back up. [Post Covid] my goals are much more simple, like, in five years I’ll be happy, surrounded by people I love and working on a set again. I would like to see my industry back on its feet, production companies and studios having recovered from this year’s restrictions and losses. 

How would you best describe South Australian ‘style’… I think there is a stigma around South Australia. In reality, there are so many designers that call SA home. As a very proud born and bred Adelaide girl, I jump at any chance I get to participate in and celebrate the South Australian entertainment and arts sector. 

pippa wanganeen
Pippa appeared in SA Style Issue #37

She’s a staple at Adelaide events, a speaker, mother (of four!) and manager of Gavin Wanganeen Art. Oh, and she was once also an actor, snow reporter and has a law degree. Seriously. 

On my lust-list is… a long suede shearling coat from Camilla.

I never leave home without… Plum, my newest daughter. She is five months old and such a delight!

Biggest fashion fail… Hmmm, well sometimes I get inspired by the fashion and local style of places I visit, and they don’t always translate when you return home. Once I was in Spain and very nearly got a Euro Mullet. Can you even imagine?! I shudder.

On a Saturday night you’ll find me… at home, cooking a slow roast for gorgeous friends and family. Unless it’s a COVID lockdown, then I’d still be home cooking a slow roast, but just for us.

How would you best describe South Australian ‘style’… sophisticated, eclectic, contemporary yet timeless. South Australian Style is evidenced in so many places and in so many ways. Our architecture is beautiful. The design of the newly renovated Her Majesty’s Theatre is a wonderful example of that. Our style is also present throughout our wine regions, coastal areas, restaurants, and of course through our incredibly talented local fashion and couture designers. 

rebecca morse
Rebecca appeared in SA Style Issue #34

As a news presenter (for Ten’s Eyewitness News First at Five) and a radio star (she’s co-host of hit107’s Bec and Cosi breakfast show) Bec Morse is usually the one asking the questions. Well not today, that’s right we’ve turned the tables and we’re asking the award-winning journo all the hard-hitting ones…

Best advice you’ve ever been given… done is better than perfect.

First-ever celebrity crush… Bruce Samazan from E Street.

When I was little I wanted to be a… park ranger.

If I was a cocktail I’d be a… gin Bloody Mary.

How would you best define South Australian ‘style’…

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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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.