Watch This Face

After a successful stint on the British modelling circuit, and a past life as a real-life rocker, Harmony Boucher has landed back in Adelaide.

How were you discovered?

I was discovered in the UK after my music manager sent my photos to Models 1 in London. Julien Miachon [director and founder of Heroes Models] saw my picture and immediately claimed me!

You’re obviously an accomplished model now, but you’re also a musician – tell us about that. What sort of music do you play?

I was in a band for seven years; [we were] compared to bands like Nine Inch Nails – loud, noisy and giant melodies. I now make cute little folky pop songs!

Your androgynous look has landed you some big jobs, including walking for Gucci menswear. What was that experience like?

It was incredible. To get to spend a week in Milan being fitted and having outfits created specifically for me was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Also being one of the first ever girls to walk in a Gucci menswear show was an opportunity I will never forget.

What about other career highlights?

I have worked with some amazing photographers and creatives; highlights would have to be shooting the main fashion stories with [photographer] Steven Meisel for Vogue America and Vogue Italia. I was lucky enough to work with [photographer] Nick Knight, [hair stylist] Sam McKnight and [MUA] Pat McGrath early on in my career, which taught me so much about fashion.

You walked in the Camilla show at last year’s Melbourne Fashion Week. The show was an incredible showcase of diversity in fashion, what did it mean for you to be part of this parade?

It was such a beautiful show that Deni [Todorovic, Fashion Director] and their team put together. The atmosphere, both during the show and backstage, was different to anything I’ve ever experienced. I felt safe and seen and encouraged to have fun. Which I did!

What did that experience tell you about the future of fashion in this country?

The future of fashion is the great unknown. I do feel that with the internet there are so many new designers emerging through non-traditional means. I believe we will continue to see fashion become non-binary and I hope that we will also have new designers working with new sustainable materials.

As a side-step to modelling and music, you were recently involved in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival – tell me about this.

I have been involved in entertainment from a young age and not always as a performer. I love the inner workings of production and have been a show and events producer for many years. I was producing events from a young age with my family’s theatre company and putting on shows for the many bands I was involved with over the years. I love helping artists’ visions come to life and creating joyful immersive experiences through entertainment.

You were born in Adelaide, grew up in the north east of England and later lived in London – and now you’re back. What brings you home?

After two decades traveling overseas my immediate family has begun moving back here, [so] I have come back to help my sisters renovate their new places and spend time getting to know my nieces and nephews. I have also recently signed on with local agency, The Models!

Where do you see yourself in five years?

With any luck, I’ll be following the sun in a motorhome or tiny house I’ve renovated, whilst helping to organise sustainable, inclusive events Australia-wide.

Image: Gucci Menswear

Your guide to the Morphettville Spring Carnival 

The spring racing season is upon us, which means it’s time to get your tickets to the latest events and on-field fashion sorted. The Spring Carnival at the Morphettville kicks off October 8, with some of the hottest events, experiences and luncheons happening at the premier racecourse.

Guinness on Guineas Irish Spring Fling DayOctober 8

If you’re partial to a pint of Guinness, this is the race day for you. The Guinness of Guineas Irish Spring Fling is a jam-packed day featuring luxe long lunches, a “spring fling” party, pints of the Irish brew and more.

With two luncheon experiences to choose from, enjoy an afternoon at Restaurant 1873 overlooking the finishing straight and Winning Post. Or, see if you’re as lucky as a leprechaun at the Irish Spring Fling Party in the Diva Lounge. A ticket to the event – hosted on the ground floor of the grandstand – includes a five-hour drink package, a food voucher and access to betting facilities. General admission tickets cost $30, and gates open at 11am.

Find out more.

The Everest & Caulfield Cup Day | October 15

The second thrilling event in the spring calendar combines two of the largest racing events of the season. See The Everest live from Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse and experience the excitement of the “world’s richest race on turf” – the prize money standing at an astonishing $15M. Then, catch the prestigious Group 1 Caulfield Cup streamed live from Melbourne. Some of the best South Australian racing will be happening also.

The first-class racing events are paired with a range of premium hospitality packages perfect for punters searching to enjoy the day in style. Celebrate at the CC Giddy Up Club, close to the action of the racing track or unwind at The Stables with a luxe two-course lunch experience overlooking the Mounting Yard.

Find out more.

Cox Plate Day | October 22

The Cox Plate day is one of the best springtime race events, welcoming the warmer weather while showcasing exceptional interstate racing live on the big screen. Enjoy local produce platters and SA wine amongst good company, or try your luck on the biggest race day in Moonee Valley. 

Book the VIP section at the CC Giddy Up Club and enjoy a four-hour drinks package (including Canadian Club), a cheese platter and a private booth close to the track action. The race day fun begins at 11am.

Find out more.

Victoria Derby & Golden Eagle Day | October 29

The spring races are renowned for their on-field style, with the VIC Derby and Golden Eagle Day at the Morphettville racecourse a day of flair, fashion and fun. Dress to the nines in your best black-and-white style and enjoy a day of racing entertainment.

Sydney’s Golden Eagle and the prestigious VIC Derby will be streamed to the big screens, with local racing also taking place on the day. Settle in for one of the most fashionable days in the spring calendar, and enjoy the best Morphettville has to offer.

Experiences on the day include a premium luncheon at Restaurant 1873, the CC Giddy Up Club (and its VIP booths), or access to the perfect viewing spot for track action at the Diva Lounge.

Find out more.

Melbourne Cup Day | November 1

Experience the magic of the race that stops the nation at Morphetville’s Melbourne Cup Day, streaming the famed race live from Flemington. Enjoy a day of thrilling live racing, participate in the sweepstake and try your luck on a horse in the nation’s most historic race event.

The prestigious event is matched with several luxury hospitality packages, helping you enjoy Melbourne Cup Day in style. Toast the day with a glass of GH Mumm champagne at the Morphettville Champagne on the Lawns event. The premium event is in prime position for racing action and includes a five-hour drinks package (including GH Mumm), roving canapés and live entertainment.

Find out more.

Stakes Day | November 5

The final race in the spring calendar arrives as we begin to gear up for the holiday season and the weather warms up. End the Spring Carnival on a high with the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes streamed on the big screen at Morphettville Racecourse, with live local racing taking place throughout the day.

This final spring event sets the tone for the end-of-year festivities and is the perfect opportunity for corporate celebrations looking to beat the busy December period. Dress to impress in your on-field fashion, book a private suite or long lunch and soak up the thrilling race action.

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Review: Sunshine Super Girl

Before Evonne Goolagong became a household name, she was a young girl living on Wiradjuri land, playing tennis with her siblings with a racquet made from a wooden fruit box. Sunshine Super Girl is a heartwarming celebration of Goolagong’s tennis trajectory, her story, and the path she carved for future First Nations sportspeople.

The Performing Lines production and State Theatre Company performance runs until September 17.

When tennis sensation and Wiradjuri woman Evonne Goolagong retired in 1983, she held seven Grand Slam singles titles to her name. The impressive match record and dual Wimbledon win (almost a decade apart) cemented her legacy as a tennis sensation. But in Yorta Yorta and Gunaikurnai writer/director Andrea James’ Sunshine Super Girl, we meet Goolagong (Ella Ferris) as a three-year-old – wide-eyed and wonderful, fishing in Murrumbidgee River in a tan babydoll dress. The production (showing at the Dunstan Playhouse until September 17) is a captivating re-telling of Goolagong’s highs, lows and career-defining moments that unfold on a tennis court stage.

From the moment she finds her first tennis ball in the back of the family car, Ferris’ performance captures the child-like energy and curiosity of the young girl “from the bush” who falls fast into the elite world of professional tennis. When the Goolagong family move to the small wheat town of Barellan, she discovers the War Memorial tennis courts are directly behind her house. The excitement amongst Evonne and her two siblings (Kirk Page and Katina Olsen) is palpable, as the trio play choreographic renditions of rallies, tournaments and state-wide competitions to the familiar thump of a tennis ball. With the support of the wider Barellan community, Goolagong receives coaching and car rides to tournaments, borrows tennis shoes and racquets, and plays state-wide junior competitions. She’s discovered by coach Vic Edwards (Page) at a training camp to train in Sydney – marking the beginning of the tennis star’s meteoric rise. 

The ensemble takes on a dizzying array of different characters that shape Goolagong’s story. We meet lovingly fierce parents Melinda and Kenny (Jax Compton, Lincoln Elliot), coach Edwards, the besotted Roger Cawley (her now husband) and countless community members and court opponents. The sense of community cultivated on stage keeps Goolagong headstrong, determined, and afloat, culminating in Cawley’s adoration and support for his wife upon her triumphant “Super Mum” win at Wimbledon 1980.

The simple set design – a court made from projected tram lines, metal benches and two umpire chairs – helps move the story across the globe. From Barellan’s clay courts to coach Edward’s prim Sydney home, the lush lawns of Wimbledon and a colourful 70s disco, projections transform the appearance of the stage. The faultless performance, ever-changing characters and stage design results in an absorbing piece of theatre that seamlessly stretches over three decades. 


Matches against some of the most famed players (think Margret Court and Chris Evert) unfold as stylised dances, as the all-First Nations cast perform pirouettes, pas de deux and contemporary moves in place of a rally. But the addition of dance doesn’t feel overdone or out of place. It appears as a competitive battle between players, as they run, dive and jump for the ball. The choreography, devised by movement coach Katina Olsen, captures the technical skill needed to beat an opponent and elevates the narration of Sunshine Super Girl.

Goolagong’s love for tennis never falters, but as her stardom grows, the cultural politics, unwanted sexual harassment from coach Edwards and the media’s hyper-fixation on her Aboriginality often punctures the cheerful nature of the play. Discussions of the Freedom Ride, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and the Apartheid unfold amongst Goolagong and her peers, as they label her an “honourary white” for skipping protests to play.

There’s an opportunity for the story to shift into a more serious tone – yet it doesn’t. Despite the adversity, sexism and racial fetishization Goolagong experiences, she never loses her drive for tennis. She says the court is her platform to fight for equal rights, as she wins tournaments for those excluded from the elitist sport. Ferris’ does a remarkable job of continuing the wide-eyed wonderment of young Goolagong throughout the 90-minute play.

Sunshine Super Girl is a loving tribute to Goolagong that captures her essence and energy for tennis, set against a historically turbulent time. It’s an engaging and educational story, delivered with heart and a drive to inspire the next generation of First Nations sportspeople. 

As we leave Goolagong on the Dunstan Playhouse stage, she reflects on her career, successes and the barriers she had to break. When she questions how a young Wiradjuri girl who learnt to play tennis with a wooden fruit box racquet became World No. 1, she answers “Why me? Why not.” 

Sunshine Super Girl is performing at the Dunstan Playhouse until September 17. Purchase tickets here.

What’s On this Weekend

Grenache Fest: Adelaide Wine Markets | September 10

The Adelaide Wine Markets are back – and this time, it’s Grenache getting its moment in the spotlight. Taking over the Market Shed on Holland, more than 25 boutique SA winemakers will be popping up at the wine-fuelled evening. Try tipples of Grenache and other wine varieties from the likes of Purple Hands Wines, Thistledown and Dandelion Vineyards, listen to live acoustic music or graze on gourmet food. Tickets ($39) include a take-home tasting glass and access to wine flights. Driving? Purchase a $10 designated driver ticket and join the fun.

Find out more here.

The Royal Adelaide Show | Until September 11

The Royal Adelaide Show is back, returning to the Showgrounds with a jam-packed program perfect for the entire family. Celebrate the best of the rural industries with cattle shows and farm experiences, taste artisan produce or feel the thrill on the sky-high rollercoasters and rides. At night, ride the Ferris Wheel, watch the monster trucks and catch the RAA firework show. It’s the last weekend to embrace the Royal Show fun – and after a two-year hiatus, it’s a celebration well-deserved. 

Find out more here.

Sunshine Super Girl | Until September 17

Before Evonne Goolagong became a household name, she was a young girl living on Wiradjuri land, playing tennis with her siblings on a racket made from a wooden fruit box. Learn Evonne’s story in Sunshine Super Girl, the Performing Lines Production that tracks her meteoric rise in the tennis world, the triumph and hardships she faced, and her unrelenting love for the sport, her Country and her family. Underpinned by the cultural politics of the time, see Evonne receive her first tennis racket, win Wimbledon and find love in the heartwarming yet poignant play. Sunshine Super Girl is showing in the Dunstan Playhouse at the Adelaide Festival Centre until September 17.  

Find out more here.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition | All of September

While the Vatican City is many miles away, a slice of the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s famed work has found its way to Adelaide, with a unique pop-up art exhibition taking place in Rundle Place. The replica life-size artwork allows you to see the renaissance painting away from the crowds, get close to Michelangelo’s renowned detailed design, and take photos of the artwork – which is banned in the Sistine Chapel. A must-visit for art and history lovers, and those who haven’t had the opportunity to yet jet off to Rome! Tickets start at $30.20 for adults.

Find out more here.

Hahndorf Handmade Handcrafted Handpicked | All of September

Experience the best of the Adelaide Hills with the month-long festival, Hahndorf Handmade Handcrafted, taking place in the heart of the historic village. Over 300 artisan events and experiences will take place in September along Hahndorf’s Main Street and its surrounds, including cocktail masterclasses, wine blending experiences and DIY apple strudel lessons. This weekend, learn how to create your own Coco Marie clay mask or make homemade gnocchi in a cooking class with new Italian restaurant II Mulino. Plenty of fun for the entire family!

Find out more here.

Jurlique Celebrates its 11th Tree Planting Day

Helping to regenerate the Adelaide Hills landscape, Jurlique is planting native trees on their farm this September 9 as part of their sustainability initiatives. It’s its 11th annual Tree Planting Day, which has helped plant more than 12,000 trees since 2012.

More than 100 team members will help plant the trees using the Miyawaki Method – a reforestation technique by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki. The method help trees reportedly grow ten times faster, creating a self-sustaining forest. The mini forest developed using the Miyawaki Method generates 100 times more biodiversity, helping to ‘greenify’ city landscapes, reduce urban heat, improve soil health, reduce carbon emissions and provide natural habitats.

In Australia, only a few forests have already been established using the Miyawaki Method, and the Jurlique mini forest will be the first of its kind in South Australia. This year, Jurlique has also collaborated with the University of Adelaide to find the best practice for rapid urban greening. The forest covers approximately 300 square metres and hosts more than 1000 native plants – sequestering more than 250 kilograms of CO2 annually, the same emissions produced when driving from Adelaide to Sydney. As the forest grows, Jurlique hopes to welcome students and community members to learn about the Miyawaki method and its horticultural practices.

Since 2012, the planted tree has helped reduce Jurlique’s carbon footprint, while protecting its organically-grown botanicals. The tree planting initiative is part of Jurlique’s commitment to the planet and its wider mission to develop skincare using only biodynamic products, highlighting the effects of natural-based skincare.

Read more about Jurlique’s journey and sustainability efforts online at jurlique.com.au, and stay up to date with them Instagram and Facebook.

Beauty-To-You

Anti-ageing to your door, that’s what you get at Bellafache. We chat to founder Natasha Dempsey to find out more.

Away from the bright white lights of cosmetic clinics, Bellafache is an at-home injectable service, tightening and brightening skin from the privacy of peoples living rooms. Treating yourself to a bit of skin TLC has never been so easy.

Founder Natasha Dempsey combined her years of nursing expertise with her artistic interest in cosmetics when she launched Bellafache. The unique concept brings beauty to you, offering non-surgical dermal fillers, anti-ageing injections, skin boosters and more.

“I was a ‘hospital at home’ community district nurse before becoming a cosmetic injector,” says Natasha. “I saw a gap in the market to provide an injectable service in the home.”

Bellafache erases the stress of a busy schedule and sagging skin with its simple yet expert service. There’s no waiting around, unfamiliar settings or pesky skin insecurities with a visit from Natasha.

Over time, our skin and bone structure diminish, losing elasticity and resulting in wrinkles and jowls. Well-placed dermal filler helps re-build the skin’s appearance by replenishing structural fat pads, while non-surgical injectables smooth and tighten the superficial skin layer. Bellafache’s tailored service boosts your natural beauty, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

“I believe in a holistic approach,” she says.“Structure and quality are both important components to healthy skin.” Natasha’s clients include people in their 20s wanting to prevent fine lines and plump lips to those in their 60s and 70s.

“Some higher risk injectables should only be performed in a clinic, but I always assess and consult first before deciding where treatments should safely be given.”

As Bellafache grows, the popular service is set to include PDO threads and poly-L-lactic acid injections as part of its at-home service. For those searching for in-store services, you can also find Natasha at selected cosmetic clinics across Adelaide and rural SA. As for do-it-yourself care, Natasha recommends daily sunscreen, hydration, quality skincare and peels to stem the appearance of age and boost brightness.

Prefer a salon experience? If in-salon is more your thing, you can find Natasha at the following skincare clinics:

Brazilian Beauty | North Adelaide

HER town | Glenelg

Brighton Beauty | Brighton

Soul Beauty | Whyalla

Tanique Beauty Bar | Aberfoyle Park

bellafache.com.au
@bellafache @tash_cosmetic_injector

The New Romantic

Intricately detailed flowing fabrics, overskirts, high necklines and a daring dash of colour, this season’s brides are having a fashion moment.

Alexis George A-Line beaded lace gown and veil, POA; 9ct white gold 5 round and 4 marquise cut diamond stacker ring, $1900, 18ct white gold bezel set 0.50ct diamond slider on trace chain (50cm), $5130, and 18ct white gold diamond set tennis bracelet, $12,000
Alexis George multi layered Italian tulle full skirt, POA; 18ct white gold 4 claw diamond studs, $4850, 9ct white gold chain with 18ct white gold South Sea pearl and diamond pendant, $2360, and Autore South Sea white pearl bracelet on stretch thread, $1340 
 Alexis George hand beaded gown, POA; 18ct white gold 5 row pave set diamond ladies dress ring, $9885, and 18ct white gold diamond set day and night hoop earrings, $5895
Atelier Milano Giardino di Amore rose silk taffeta gown, $POA; Adelaide Hatters net headpiece, POA; 18ct white gold bezelset diamond bracelet, $5090, and 18ct white gold South Sea pearl and diamond drop earrings, $2055
Alexis George slim strapless gown with detachable overskirt, POA; 18ct white gold 4 claw diamond studs, $4850, and Autore strand of white, yellow and grey South Sea pearls, $6980
Atelier Milano Giardino di Amore floral butter rose embordered tulle gown, POA; 18ct two-tone 7 diamond ring, $7485,18ct yellow gold open twisted diamond set ring, $2695, 9ct yellow gold diamond set marquise shaped hoop earrings, $3230, and 18ct yellow gold diamond slider on chain, $1075 
Atelier Milano Dolce Vita sheer beaded gown, POA; Sylvy Earl Dandelion headpiece, $199; 18ct white gold South Sea pearl and diamond stud earrings, $6960, and 18ct white gold pave set wedding ring, $4350
Atelier Milano Dolce Amore crystal beaded bodice with lace gown, POA; Tony Bianco Mylo clear vinylite/skin heels, $219.95; 18ct rose gold ornate morganite and diamond halo ring, $3500,18ct rose gold
diamond set open cross over ring, $3075, and 18ct rose gold morganite and diamond long drop earrings, $4795 
Atelier Milano Giardino di Amore pink Calais lace gown with sequin overlay, POA; 18ct rose gold morganite and diamond ring, $7025,18ct rose gold split share claw diamond wedding ring, $2990, and 18ct rose gold diamond set necklet circle of life, $2485 

Dressed by Atelier Milano + Alexis George

Jewellery by Wishart Jewellers

Photography: Gretl Watson-Blazewicz

Stylist: Mirella Romano

Stylist’s Assistant: Josh Flinn

HMUA: Crystal Terreu

Event Stylist: The Stylist’s Guide

Florals: Adelaide Flower House

Talent: Isabella House @ The Models

Location: The Station Kapunda

Sky-High Bottomless Brunch

This winter, indulge in a bottomless brunch at Adelaide’s Mayfair Hotel.

There are only a few things better than brunch on the weekends. A bottomless brunch. Throw in a group of friends, a five-star hotel and enviable city views, and you’re winning.

Mayfair Hotel and its rooftop bar, HENNESSY, will launch a delicious new brunch series on July 23, August 13 and August 27. For two hours, guests can enjoy a bottomless brunch at the award-winning bar, indulging in brunch classics like smoked salmon egg florentine and sweet corn fritters while sipping on free-flowing beverages and cocktails from HENNESSY’s Bellini bar.

For those with a sweet tooth, a trip to the lavish chocolate fondue station is a must, before taking in the sweeping views and soaking up the city’s vibrant energy.

HENNESSY is renowned for its incredible atmosphere, service and unparalleled views of the CBD. With its overhanging chandeliers and impressive bar, the rooftop haunt radiates luxury. It’s no surprise it won gold for best bar presentation and experience at the 2021 AHA awards.

Live music will get guests moving, but if you prefer to just sit back and take in the city views instead, blankets and heaters will be available on request to help ease the winter chill. Since 2015, Mayfair has curated an elegant hotel experience for locals, interstate and international guests. Spend the weekend reacquainting yourself with this iconic local

Stay a Little Longer:

Mayfair Hotel’s new winter indulgence accommodation package is perfect for a weekend getaway. The package includes one night stay in a Deluxe King Room, two drink vouchers for HENNESSY and a $50 dining credit for two for the elegant Mayflower restaurant or The Den’s contemporary bistro.

As the night winds down, sleep sweetly in a luxe king-sized bed as tomorrow brings a new day of indulgent activities – starting with a complimentary Mayfair Signature Breakfast Buffet for two

Muscle Sculpting Treatment To Try

If you’re struggling to tone your tummy, arms or legs, despite endless gym sessions, this revolutionary muscle sculpting treatment might be for you. The new treatment trumps other body sculpting systems, allowing you to work multiple areas in one session. Genius. Dr Rahma Targett from Advanced Cosmetic Medicine explains.

What is truSculpt flex?

truSculpt® flex is a personalised muscle sculpting treatment that adjusts to your fitness level, shape, and goals to strengthen, firm and tone your muscles. It offers three treatment modes, creates multiple types of muscle contractions and can treat up to eight areas per session.

Who is it for?

As it has three treatment modes and can be adjusted to suit different fitness levels, most people can benefit from a truSculpt® flex treatment. During your consultation, your clinician will discuss with you if you are a candidate, based on your health and medical history.

How is truSculpt® flex different to other body contouring systems?

Other body sculpting systems use electro-magnetic muscle stimulation, which is indirect and nonspecific to treat a general area – whereas truSculpt® flex uses multi-directional stimulation (MDS) to target specific muscle groups. It has 16 handpieces that can treat eight muscle groups in one session, covering the largest treatment area in the body sculpting industry. 

What kind of results can people expect?

Clinical studies have shown an average of 30 percent increase in muscle mass.

How many sessions are needed?

Remarkable results can be achieved with as little as four treatments. Additional treatments may be required to achieve the personalised results you desire.

How long is each session?

truSculpt® flex has two session duration options. Flex classic is 45 minutes and flex+ is 15 minutes. 

What sort of maintenance is required?

A monthly maintenance session is suggested to maintain results, but can be personalised depending on individual results and goals.

Does it hurt?

As the treatment begins, patients feel a gentle contraction sensation and as the intensity slowly increases the muscle contraction intensifies. The results are even and consistent and will be challenging but not painful.

Is there any downtime?

truSculpt® flex is non-invasive, requires no recovery time and patients can immediately return to normal activities after the treatment. Post-procedure, patients may notice tingling in the areas treated for up to a few hours and/or slight muscle soreness or tenderness for 24–72 hours.

Advanced Cosmetic Medicine
58/41–47 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
08 8239 0431
advancedcosmeticmedicine.com.au
@advancedcosmeticmedicine

What’s On This Weekend

Feed Me Grapes at 99 Gang Social | August 5

Hindley Street’s burger and booze joint 99 GANG Social has launched a monthly wine club, teaming up with Young Gun winemaker Michael Downer from Murdoch Hill Wines for its second iteration. A new spin on wine tastings, the Feed Me Grapes perfectly pairs tipples of fresh and zesty Murdoch Hill wines with a set menu curated by GANG GANG. Porch Records will be soundtracking the wine-fuelled event and visuals by Ebflow. Want to kick on? Dance the night away under 99’s disco ball with their karaoke afterparty! Tickets cost $99 with the evening starting at 7pm. 

Find out more here.

Oyster Fest | until August 31

A celebration of everyone’s favourite underwater aphrodisiac is kicking off this month, with Oyster Fest taking over Sean’s Kitchen for the entirety of August. Indulge in an exclusive oyster-centric menu featuring dishes like Hot Fried Oyster Rolls and a classic Oyster and Leek soup. Kick off your weekend the right way with the $1 Buck Shuck and Bubbles happy hour on Friday from 5pm to 6pm, slurping and sipping the two delicacies after work. Pirate Life’s Oyster Stout Brew, made using fresh SA EP Oysters, is on tap too! Visit the Sean’s Kitchen website for more details.

Find out more here.

A Little More BarosSA | UNTIL AUGUST 31

Immerse yourself in the best of the Barossa Valley with A Little More Barossa firing up the region this August. This year’s program features a curation of more than 50 events across 40 locations, showcasing the region’s food, wine and produce while granting punters a behind-the-scenes look at some of the state’s top venues. Join masterclasses, indulge in long lunches, take a wine flight and learn more about the beloved Barossa region with a array of first-hand experiences. This weekend, raise a glass to Yalumba’s Signature Saturday event, a collaboration with other local produces for a cosy weekend. Find out more about A Little More Barossa online.  

Find out more here.

Fleurieu Food Festival | UNTIL AUGUST 31

This August, fans of the Fleurieu can visit their favourite watering hole, cellar door and market for an experience that showcases the best produce found in the region at the Fleurieu Food Festival. This weekend, forage for truffles with a guided tour, accompanied by specialist truffle dogs, through a McLaren Flat truffle farm; indulge in long lunches and degustation; or visit the ever-popular Willunga Farmers Market and see the demonstrations taking place at the open kitchen. Find the program details for the jam-packed festival online. The Fleurieu Food Festival runs until August 31.

Find out more here.

Langhorne Creek Cellar Treasures | until august 31

Langhorne Creek Cellar Treasures is back, and this time, the region is expanding the two-day program to run for the entirety of August. Uncover Langhorne Creek with an array of food, wine, art and music events spanning the region. Dabble in wine flights, indulge in winemaker dinners and go beyond the cellar door at the immersive events. This weekend, learn about generational winemaking in an intimate tour of Bleasdale Vineyards and taste tipples of rare wines that showcase the region’s terroir or try a tasting of the museum wines showcased at The Winehouse. Find out more about the Langhorne Creek Cellar Treasures event online.

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Bottega’s Boozy Brunch | Every Sunday

Prospect’s neighbourhood delicatessen, Bottega Bandito, has launched a boozy Sunday brunch for guests looking to spice up their weekend. Treat yourself to a two-course brunch featuring seasonal sharing dishes of Bottega’s cult classics. Sip on Bellini’s, mimosas and G+Ts during the 90-minute sitting and wrap up your weekend antics in style. The boozy brunch is perfect for get-togethers with girlfriends, kicking off at 10:30am and running until 2pm. Tickets cost $70 per person, and bookings can be made online.

Find out more here.