Live Entertainment with a Twist at Summer Sounds Festival

If you haven’t already heard, live music is back in South Australia with the socially distanced Summer Sounds Festival.

The event kicked off on January 8 and will run through until January 31 at Adelaide’s Bonython Park and features more than 20 shows by the likes of Bjorn Again, Ball Park Music, The Veronicas and more.

Concert-goers buy ‘pods’ instead of individual tickets – each pod fits 4-6 people so you can enjoy the show in your exclusive, private space.

The pods include chairs, drinks that have been pre-ordered and an esky to keep them cold. You can choose from VIP pods, which are positioned with a premium view of the stage and include faster drink service, Gold pods (postponed behind the VIP area), Silver (in the middle, behind Gold) and Bronze (positioned behind Bronze). Some of the pods are roped off grassed areas, while others are on raised platforms.

A unique, Covid-safe live music event not-to-be-missed. For tickets and further information visit summersoundsfestival.com

Taste The Barossa

Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of The Barossa Valley with Taste The Barossa tours. 

@Seppeltsfield

This premium experience will take you on a historical and delicious journey through Adelaide’s wine region, tasting some of the best food and wine South Australia has to offer along the way.  The family-owned business provides small group wine tasting tours, beginning in either Adelaide or Glenelg.

The tour’s first stop is Château Yaldara where you can taste world-class Shiraz surrounded by fine architecture. Be sure to take photographs. A quick stop is then made in Tanunda, where you can explore the main street, mingle with locals or get yourself a coffee or snack, followed by wine tasting and lunch at Peter Lehmann Wines. Indulge in a platter of fresh local produce including meats, cheeses, olives, assorted vegetables and freshly baked bread; vegetarian options are also available. 

Next, the tour visits the world’s oldest Shiraz-producing vineyard, Langmeil Winery, with vineyards dating back 170 years. The final stop is Lindsay Wines, which embraces art, wine and music.

Along the way, the tour passes through countless vineyards, the Whispering Wall, Jacob’s Creek, Mengler’s Hill Lookout and the Seppeltsfield region.

The Taste the Barossa tour is the perfect combination of history, cultural, scenery, food and wine. Tours are an all-day activity and are $149 per person. Private tours and charters are also available. 

Langmeil Winery

To enquire or book a tour, call 83577 1594 or fill in an online enquiry form.

Words by Mia Vidale

Transform Your Floors

There’s no doubt that natural flooring adds instant texture and warmth to any room, but it’s not one size fits all when it comes to jute, sisal and seagrass. Here’s everything you need to know thanks to the team at Natural Floors in Stepney.

Seagrass, sisal and jute are natural fibres offering great textural quality, which is important in effective interior design. Natural flooring, in the way of rugs, runners and wall to wall installations, also offers a wonderful neutral palette. For expert advice on what type of flooring should be used where (for example, high traffic areas such as living spaces and entrances require harder-wearing flooring compared to less frequented spaces such as bedrooms) the experienced team at Natural Floors can help.

Natural Floors is an Australian owned natural flooring business with offices in Adelaide and Melbourne. The team have over 30 years’ experience in sourcing and laying stunning natural flooring solutions. Working directly with interior designers, architects and private clients, each product is completely bespoke and made to order and each rug is customised and hand-binded onsite using local materials.

Sisal
Made from Agave sisalana and harvested in Africa, Brazil, Madagascar and China, sisal flooring has a flat, extra small weave. It works well in any part of the home but is particularly good for offices where desks and chairs with caster wheels might be used. 

Wool/jute
Soft to touch, wool and jute blend flooring is perfect for bedrooms and living areas. Large and luxurious boucle weaves also add texture.

Jute
Natural jute floorings are made from vegetable fibres, mostly grown in India and Bangladesh. The natural colour selections make this flooring ideal for living areas and bedrooms. A range of weaves are available. 

Seagrass
Made from flowering plants found in marine environments, seagrass flooring is ideal for high transit areas due its wavy coating that offers excellent stain resistance. 

To see Natural Floors full range of floor rugs visit their showroom at 33-33A Henry Street, Stepney.



SUMMER DINING IN THE SUBURBS

If you’re looking for the perfect summer dining destination you need to check out The Unley, located at the top of Unley Road.

Soak up the sun, sip on cocktails and snack all day at the uber cool rooftop bar. There’s a front bar for casual seating and upstairs dining where you can experience head chef Adam Dennis’ traditional Australian pub food. Golden beet and haloumi salad, saffron two cheese arancini and Mediterranean ragu gnocchi are just a few of the mouth-watering dishes you’ll find on this unique pub menu.

The cocktail list will not disappoint. Choose from the pomegranate gin fizz, the Elderflower colada or the Christmas cocktail, candy cane rocks, to name a few. There’s also an impressive range of local and award-winning wine, spirits and beer.

DJ’s and live acoustic music ensures the entire venue is bursting with atmosphere year-round, or choose from five fabulous function spaces for your next event.

Book online or call 08 8271 5544.

The Unley
27 Unley Road, Parkside
@theunley

Australian Fashion Labels Goes into Voluntary Administration

Adelaide-based fashion empire Australian Fashion Labels, which is home to the likes of C/MEO Collective, Finders Keepers, Keepsake and The Fifth Label, is the latest Australian fashion company to go into voluntary administration.

Founded in 2007 by South Australian husband and wife team Dean and Melanie Flintoff, the company employed over 100 staff at the height of its success. In 2019, changing consumer behaviour and increased costs forced the company to close the doors of its bricks and mortar store BNKR and embark on a company restructure.

The global pandemic has further impacted the once successful South Australian business, which as a result was last night sent into voluntary administration. With a prospective investor currently in talks with the administrators, the next 48 hours will be critical to the company’s survival and the continued employment of its 57 employees.

Simple Ways to Update Your Outdoor Space

Warm weather means entertaining makes the move outdoors, so we spoke to the talented team at Presenting Beautiful Homes for tips on how to spruce up tired alfresco areas.

Image: @pbhomes
make sure you have plenty of seating

If you’re entertaining over summer, plenty of different seating options in your outdoor space is an essential. Whether you’re catering for small or large groups make sure you include table seating as well as casual seating options such as lounges so people can really relax.

add some personality

Styling with a pop of colour, soft furnishings and some of your favourite décor items will really bring your outdoor area to life. Statement pots and plants are another way to inject stylistic features into your outdoor entertaining space. 

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refresh tired areas

Taking the time to resurface or repaint tired areas in your outdoor space can make the world of difference. It might simply be a fresh lick of paint on your fence or verandah, pressure cleaning the pavers or recoating your deck. Tired areas might also include parts of your garden that are craving a bit of attention – weeding, pruning, mulching and fertilising your plants will make them feel lush and loved. 

bring some ambience with lighting

Festoon and fairy lighting always creates a lovely ambience outside and are a simple and cost-effective way to make an impact.

Words Mia Vidale

What Women Want

We chat to Lifestyle Medical’s Dr Katina Koukourou about new treatments and skincare misconceptions.

What is the biggest skincare complaint your clients have?
The most common complaint is people “looking tired”.  This can be sagging skin due to loss of volume and bone recession, as well as dull, dry, lined or pigmented skin. 

What treatments do women ask for the most?
The most common treatment I perform is facial volumising and improving wrinkles around the forehead and eyes. This combination of treatments is helpful in reducing and preventing that tired look. Replacing facial volume with dermal fillers and restoring the facial shape with either dermal fillers or facial threads can achieve the desired lifted and youthful oval shaped face. Wrinkle relaxants are used to smooth the skin.

What is the biggest misconception around anti-ageing treatments?
One of the biggest misconceptions around injectable anti-ageing treatments is that you will look unnatural and people will be able to tell you have had work done. This isn’t necessarily the case at all. Aesthetics definitely shouldn’t be about a one size fits all approach. A carefully mapped treatment plan looks at the ageing face as a whole. A skilled practitioner can target individual areas with a balanced approach using specific proportions and amounts to create a restored appearance, not necessarily an enhanced appearance. 

Another misconception is that if you start injectable anti-ageing treatments and then stop you will end up looking worse than you did before you started. The muscles may seem weaker initially, but over time they will re-build. With regard to filler, skin is generally elastic and will restore to normal if and when you decide to stop treatments. 

What new treatments should people try and why?
A new treatment we have are facial threads. This is an alternative or an adjunct to dermal fillers. It is something to perhaps consider if you have particular concerns about facial sagging. 

Lifestyle Medical
Shop 5/155 King William Road, Unley
08 8374 4909

Skincare by your Star Sign

For over 35 years, Jurlique have grown powerful botanicals on one of the purest places on Earth – the Jurlique Farm in the Adelaide Hills. Their potent crops, rich is a plethora of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, is thanks to a unique biodynamic zodiac calendar.

You may already know that Jurlique prides itself in its holistic and sustainable approach to agriculture, using certified organic and biodynamic farming methods to produce plants that are rich in nutrients. These nutrients are what make Jurlique products so powerful and beneficial for the skin. But what you might not know is that planting and harvesting at the Jurlique Farm is guided by a biodynamic calendar that is based on the moon and planet positioning.

The moon’s phase and the zodiacal constellation the moon is passing through determines when crops are planted and harvested. The constellations – air, water, fire and earth – have different energies, allowing Jurlique to work in harmony with nature to produce botanicals that are rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. An example is the Spilanthes Flower, which is grown on the farm and only harvested on days when the moon passes through the air and light signs of Libra, Gemini and Aquarius. This particular flower possesses naturally rejuvenating properties that plump and infuse skin with a youthful, hydrated glow.

If you would like to learn more about this unique farming method Jurlique Farm welcomes visitors for – it’s a great opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn more about the iconic Australian skincare brand at its source. 

On the tour you’ll visiting the garden, seed propagation area, biodynamic preparation area and herb drying area. Afterwards, why not duck into the retail shop and stock up on your favourite products?

Jurlique Farm
31 Liebelt Rd, Biggs Flat SA

Celebrating The New Adelaide

These celebrated faces are in hot demand, appearing on the pages of fashion magazines globally and fronting campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands. 

Left to right: Vaibhavi Lath, Hollie Brown and Madison Stubbington
vaibhavi lath

She’s fashion’s hottest new commodity, with premium labels vying to have her as the fresh face of their brands. The New Delhii-born beauty moved to Adelaide at the age of seven. Before that she spent time in Mauritius and London. Since her 2018 debut the 18-year-old has appeared in a long list of Australian fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar and has worked for iconic Australian labels including Viktoria & Woods, Aje and Nobody Denim.  

It’s been a speedy rise to the top since you were signed with Finesse back in 2018. What has that been like for you?
It’s been so surreal and incredible. I honestly can’t believe all the opportunities I’ve received so far. As I am still new to the industry it can get daunting. But I can say that I have definitely met some of the most humble creatives along the way. It has been quite the journey so far. 

You’re doing well nationally and have had some interest from international agents, tell me about this.
One day I received a call from my agent at Finesse informing me that I had a big international agency, Elite Worldwide, interested in me. That same night I did a conference call with three Paris agents, including the director of the Worldwide Women Division. Long story short, after my slightly nervous rambling and background conversations in French (which I couldn’t understand!), the agency decided they wanted me in Paris immediately. I was set to make my debut there at the end of 2020, however due to COVID my travel plans have been stalled.

What’s been your career highlight so far?
I have worked on so many amazing projects so far, it’s really hard to pick a single favourite moment. But I will never forget what started it all – walking for Paolo Sebastian at the Adelaide Fashion Festival in 2018. It is definitely a career highlight for me, working with such a renowned Australian designer. I am very proud of that achievement. 

Hollie Brown

Holly’s career kicked off when she was named as the face of the Adelaide Fashion Festival in 2018. She appeared in the Spring issue of South Australian Style that same month. Since then she has shot for some of the country’s biggest brands, gaining the attention of UK-based agents along the way.

Describe the moment you were announced as the face of the Adelaide Fashion Festival in 2018.
Being announced as the face of the Adelaide Fashion Festival was the most memorable moment in my career so far. I was so grateful and lucky to have been a part of such a great event, connecting with amazing South Australian creators and everyone that made the festival happen. 

We worked with you on a fashion shoot for South Australian Style during that same year (our Athletica shoot!), what have you learnt about the fashion industry globally since that time?
I have learnt so much. I have travelled to many different countries, [experiencing] different cultures and styles [while on] different shoots.

You were supposed to be in the UK this year but have remained in Australia due to COVID…
Yes, my plan was to travel to the UK to visit my family. I was also hoping to explore more opportunities in London with IMG Models. 

madison stubbington

She was hand-picked by Anna Wintour for US Vogue, has walked for Louis Vuitton, Gucci and YSL, and has been named as one of the top 50 models on the planet.

You started modelling at the age of 14 after winning a model search, describe what that was like.
Definitely unexpected. I went from being this shy year 10 who’d never caught Adelaide public transport by myself to suddenly being in Tokyo on my own, navigating my way around this new, busy city and shooting for magazines and fashion brands. It was a whirlwind and a major learning experience. 

You have now been in the industry for nearly 10 years and have been on the cover of some of the world’s biggest magazines and walked on international runways for some of the world’s most iconic labels. What has been your biggest ‘pinch me’ moment?
Yes, almost 10 years now, it’s pretty crazy! To pick that one favourite job or moment is difficult, because they all mean so much to me, but up there would definitely be my Gucci campaign. Seeing it on the side of the Fifth Avenue Gucci store in New York City and in airports all around the world – so surreal. 

Tell us about being hand-picked by Anna Wintour for US Vogue.
What a highlight that was! The story featured redheads of the moment and to be considered with the likes of Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Florence Welch and Julianne Moore was pretty crazy. Just a 16-year-old from Adelaide, picked by Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington to shoot with Annie Leibovitz (who has not only done portraits of the royal family, but almost every celebrity, too). This was one of the moments that really kick-started my career, so I’m extremely grateful. 

Skin by Age

Our skin changes over time, and so too should our skincare. We chat to the team at Balabala Laser Clinic to find out what we should be doing to care for our skin, decade by decade.

Twenties
The first signs of ageing generally show up as you reach your thirties, but the effects can be significantly lessened by taking action early – in your twenties. For twenty-somethings, choosing good quality brands and always removing make-up before bed is imperative. Recommended treatments include the luxe Mesoestetic Energy C Antioxidant treatment to brighten uneven skin tone and combat pigmentation and the CosMedix Anti-Acne Treatment for those who are prone to breakouts.

Thirties
Cell turnover starts to slow as early as your thirties, so this is the time to dial it up a notch. Collagen and elastin also take a dip, so adding a collagen-stimulating treatment like Thermal FLX to your skincare plan is a good idea. Balabala says this treatment helps to lift and firm sagging skin, and is especially good for dull, dehydrated and uneven skin, as well as for combating those pesky fine lines that often start to appear during this decade.

Forties
During your 40s the collagen levels have dropped, and the result is loose skin, often around the jawline. This is a great time to try Ulterapy – a non-invasive, surgery-free way to lift and tighten skin. This pain-free treatment uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production, counteracting the visible signs of ageing. PicoSure laser treatments also aid in skin revitalisation, reducing pigmentation and wrinkles.

Fifties
Hydration is a big deal when you enter your 50s as dropping estrogen levels affect the skin’s ability to retain water, resulting in dry, dehydrated skin. Ir’s therefore important to infuse the skin with moisture to soften lines and avoid dehydration, but it’s equally important to have an anti-wrinkle plan with targeted treatments. Balabala can customise a luxury treatment specifically for your skin’s individual needs.

Balabala Laser Clinic
Shop 1, 65 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
08 70781806
balabalalaserclinic.com