Beauty Talk

The brainchild of Josie Caruso, Farrago Skin and Body is a one-stop-shop for all things beauty. “When I opened seven years ago my vision was to design a clinic that provided everything skin, health, cosmetics and make-up,” says Josie. She’s done just that – with cosmetic treatments, injectables, make-up, waxing, brows and more, all available in-clinic – but she also offers another unique point of difference. “I feel that good skin starts from within with nourishing healthy foods, water, habits and a positive mindset”. We ask Josie and her all-female team, cosmetic nurse Emily Woods and make-up artist Carla Ielasi, all the burning beauty questions.

would you say that health and beauty work hand in hand?

Josie: Good skin starts from within. Nutrients and a healthy gut can help keep our skin glowing, and flare ups like breakouts, redness, irritation, inflammation and other skin conditions can be a result of factors such as diet, digestive issues, toxins, medication, hormonal imbalance and stress. We perform a skin consultation to see what factors may be contributing to certain conditions and concerns, and prescribe a skin care routine and in-clinic skin treatment journey. Our transformations have been phenomenal!

preventative anti-ageing has quickly gained notoriety, what sort of preventative anti-ageing procedures would you recommend for young skin? and how does this differ to the procedures you would suggest for a more mature client?

Emily: It’s never too early to start preventative treatments – teenagers can introduce gentle skin care and skin treatments. A lot of clients start dabbling with subtle anti-wrinkle treatments in their 20s; from the age of about 30 dermal fillers can be introduced, replacing fat/volume in the face that is lost as part of the normal ageing process. 

tell us about a new and/or unique treatment that you offer at farrago.

Emily: At the moment we are doing a lot Skin Boosters – this is an injectable treatment that uses the same product used in dermal fillers in a more diluted form. It is injected into the skin layer to hydrate, plump and give a fresh, glow-up look.

you only use australian products in-store – why is this so important?

Josie: I was very selective when I chose our brands, Ocosmedics and Ultraceuticals. Both brands are Australian made and owned and these ranges know Australian skin and are formulated to target skin conditions that are prevalent in Australia, such as skin ageing and photodamage. They are formulated with medical strength actives and are results driven. There are no nasties such as parabens, fragrances, sulphates, petrochemicals, artificial colours or plastic microbeads. The professional grade and in-clinic treatments also help target all major skin concerns such as photodamage, skin ageing, acne and pigmentation.

you offer customised treatment plans for clients – do these customised plans mean bigger, better results?

Emily: Customised treatment plans mean helping clients achieve their goals, regardless of how big or small. The process of achieving healthy skin is sometimes a marathon, not a sprint. It’s about creating a plan that works long-term, that fits a client’s time, availability and budget. It’s educating clients on how their face and skin will change over the next year, five years, or ten years so that there’s a greater understanding of why we do what we do, what treatments are available, what’s realistic and suitable, and how we can do our best to slow the ageing process and reduce the work we have to do in the future. 

what have been the biggest make-up trends for 2021?

Carla: Glowy, clean, fresh skin and matte eyes are huge right now –glossy lips are also a 2021 fave. The less is more approach is definitely something to do, keeping it fresh and youthful. 

who are your clients?

Carla: My clients vary, although I do specialise in deep complexion and mature skin. For 11 years I was the national and international make-up artist for a very well-known global French luxury brand. Some of my clients are influencers, and I also do a lot of brides, bridal parties and photo shoots.

Farrago Skin and Body
4/180–184 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Cowandilla

Stress and Your Body

Stress has a sneaky way of catching up to us. Dr Michael Poulsen from Chiropractic Life explains the importance of chiropractic when tackling stress effects on the body. 

There are many causes of stress. Whether you’re dealing with issues at work or with your family or you’ve been fostering poor posture, they all have the ability to manifest themselves physically. 

“Stress creates an imbalance in our autonomic nervous system,” Dr Michael says. It does this by shifting us into the ‘sympathetic’ side of the nervous system, colloquially referred to as your flight or fight response. “Increasing stress and a busy lifestyle can cause your nervous system to get stuck on that sympathetic side,” he says. 

Getting ‘stuck’ on that sympathetic, flight or fight side of your nervous system causes a range of health issues, including high blood pressure, increased heart rate, high respiratory rate, decreased immune regulation and hormonal imbalances. “We also lose the physical ability to adapt to stress properly,” says Dr Michael.

“This stress, over time not only effects the nervous system but also our posture and spine. Most people come to a chiropractor for neck pain, back pain or headaches, however when we do a thorough exam we can see their nervous system is not adapting properly, which is the primary cause of their issues.” This is where the importance of chiropractic comes in. Dr Michael likens the spine to the foundation of a building – if the foundation was off, the floors would creak, the walls would crack and the windows wouldn’t close properly. 

Dr Michael explains that you can spend time fixing those issues as they come up or you can fix the foundation and correct the underlying cause. “Neurostructural correction looks for the underlying, structural shifts in the spine that might be causing your foundation to be off,” he explains, “In the majority of cases there is a significant structural shift that can be causing many issues for a person.” 

Neurostructural chiropractic helps to improve the balance and coordination and reduces the effects stress has on your body. 

Chiropractic Life

19 Moseley Street, Glenelg
08 8294 3000

1/221 Main North Road, Sefton Park
08 8342 3555

Anti-ageing Treatment to Try

Looking for an effective non-invasive anti-ageing treatment? The team at Harmony Aesthetic Clinic use non-surgical technology and techniques to turn back the clock. Two of these technologies are FaceTite and Morpheus8. 

what are these procedures?

FaceTite is a new procedure that is comparable to a surgical facelift, without the large scars. It provides a dramatic improvement to the skin’s laxity on the face and neck, something only achievable in the past by surgical facelifts. 

Morpheus8 is a RF microneedling treatment that stimulates the collagen production of the underlying layers of the dermis. 

what areas can be treated?

You can use FaceTite on any areas on the face and neck where there is saggy skin, including double chins, jowls and other areas with deep lines and loose skin. Morpheus8 can be used on any areas that can benefit from sub-dermal renewal. The most commonly treated areas are the lower face and neck. 

what’s the benefit?

By avoiding a facelift procedure, patients don’t have to deal with post-procedural swelling and discomfort. These treatments aren’t traumatising and achieve a much more natural result. 

when do you see results?

After using FaceTite you will see the results immediately, results will be even more noticeable after six weeks and continue for up to 12 months. With Morpheus8 you can see results within a few days, but more typically changes will be noticed within three weeks and continuing for up to three months post-procedure.

T&Cs apply. All treatments subject to doctor’s consultation.

Harmony Aesthetic Clinic
Level 1, 2/22–30 Field Street, Adelaide

Making Custom Furniture Affordable

Customised, handcrafted furniture and homewares are now more accessible than ever, thanks to OZ Design Furniture’s Artisan Collection.

Purchasing customised, handcrafted artisan furniture used to require the advice of a designer and getting something commissioned, not to mention the hefty price tag. But thanks to OZ Design Furniture’s Artisan Collection you can now get the bespoke look you’ve always wanted for less.

Designed for OZ, the Artisan Collection comprises handcrafted furniture and homewares made by skilled artisans. The carefully selected range features key pieces that follow current global interior trends – including Bohemian-style rattan and sustainable reclaimed timber pieces – that will add a unique aesthetic to your interior spaces. 

The majority of the range is customisable, meaning you can design and order to suit your space.

OZ Design Furniture 

800 Marion Road, Marion
08 8472 3630

Gepps X Home HQ 
750 Main North Road, Gepps Cross 
08 8472 3640

Mobile Wood-oven Pizza Joint

Traditional wood-oven pizzas you’ll love – anytime, anywhere.

Just think, meticulously handcrafted authentic Napoletana-style pizzas while you wait. That’s what you get with Pizze in Giro, a mobile wood-oven pizza joint that brings the deliciousness to you. 

It’s a family-run business, so expect that extra level of service as husband-and-wife owners, Angelo and Rosa, aim to please. The pizzas are quick (cooked within 90 seconds) and bursting with traditional flavours created using fresh, local produce. They take their dough seriously too, as well as the homemade sauce and olive oil from their own olives grown in Lyndoch. 

It’s a Neapolitan ristorante on-the-run, and it’s the ideal addition to your next event. What to order? You can’t go past their Maiale pizza with mild pork and fennel sausage meat, mozzarella, gorgonzola, mushrooms and EVO oil.

Cook for Cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia with approximately 55 Australians diagnosed each day. With one in seven women diagnosed in their lifetime funds must be raised to support life-saving breast cancer clinical trials research.

You can help raise money for these much-needed trial funds by challenging yourself in the kitchen to cook a three-course meal. Take part in the Three Course Challenge and learn how to cook an Indian feast, raise money for breast cancer research and save lives, one course at a time.

To get involved, register as an individual or create a workplace team at Then, ask your friends, family and network to support by donating.

After reaching the $150 mark, you then unlock access to the delicious three-course menu inspired by the flavours of India, as well as a chance to take part in internationally renowned chef and TV personality, Sarah Todd’s interactive live streamed cooking class on Saturday 16 October.

Finally, you can then share your new skills with your friends and family by hosting a dinner party any time up until 30 November, either in-person or virtually. Ask your guests and network to support your cause and donate to the fund.

Cook with a purpose this season and register now.  

Natural Beauty: a Complete Experience

Eve on 21 offers a range of skin and body treatments, however, it’s their exclusive intimacy procedures that set them apart from regular skin clinics. With a vast understanding of health and wellbeing, the team at Eve on 21 recognise the importance of intimacy and the part it plays in a person’s quality of life and relationships. 

Women that go through significant life events, such as pregnancy, often don’t feel comfortable with their genitals post-birth. Although this may seem like a taboo subject, the Eve on 21 team deals with it every day. The Viveve treatment was designed for women who have completed their families and are looking to enhance their intimacy. Viveve uses cryogen-cooling and radiofrequency to produce new collagen and strengthen the tissue. 

Feeling comfortable ‘down there’ plays a big part in our overall confidence and it’s something that many men and women struggle with. Step outside of your comfort zone and discuss your concerns with the friendly Eve on 21 staff, they might have the solution to your worries.

21 Alexander Avenue, Ashford
08 8490 3997

Wedding Directory

You can become overwhelmed with choice when it comes to your big day. Luckily, we’ve complied a directory of some of South Australia’s best businesses that can help make your wedding day one to remember.


Chateau Tanunda

Iconic Winery | Chateau Style Barossa

9 Basedow Road, Tanunda

Hilton Adelaide

Luxurious | Unique | Elegant | Unforgettable

233 Victoria Square, Adelaide

Novotel Barossa Valley Resort

Regional Produce | Resort | Picturesque | Panoramic

Golf Links Road, Rowland Flat

Chateau Apollo

Rustic | Boutique | Atmospheric | Ambient

74 Frome Street, Adelaide

Longview Vineyard

Family-Owned | Accommodation | Single Vineyard

154 Pound Road, Macclesfield

Howard Vineyard

Boutique | Estate Wines | Local Produce | Adelaide Hills

53 Bald Hills Road, Nairne

Mount Osmond Golf Club

Heritage-Listed | Elegant | Distinguished

60 Mount Osmond Road, Mount Osmond

Cruising Yacht Club of SA

Exclusive | Unique Setting | Picturesque | Seasonal Menu

Lady Gowrie Drive, North Haven

Woodville Town Hall

Heritage | Grand Classic | Unique

76 Woodville Road, Woodville


Goldie Tanning Studios

Affordable | Luxury | Comfort | Glowing

Shop 5/597 Tapleys Hill Road, Fulham

Shop 10A/291 Unley Road, Malvern

Smile Addiction

Affordable | Safe | Pain-Free Teeth Whitening

201 Grande Road, Findon

132 Goodwood Road, Goodwood

The Eyebrow Studio

Eyebrow Specialist | Child-Friendly | Six Studios | Owner Operator


Hyde Park Nails

Bridal nails | SNS | Shellac | Manicure and Pedicure

8/155 King William Road, Hyde Park


Darcy Louise Beauty

Natural Enhancement | Hair Styles | Make-Up Artist | Eye Lash Extension



Beauty Experience by Aniello

Natural Beauty | Event Make-Up | Hair Styling | Sophisticated

326a Magil Road, Kensington Park



Haidee Swalue

Fun-Loving | Creative | Original | Kind-Hearted


Alix the Celebrant

Storyteller | Passionate | Fun | Genuine


Kombis 4 U

Transport | Award-Winning | Family-Owned and Run

Carriage of Occasion

Horse-Drawn | Family-Owned | Stunning Carriages


The Bake Space

Elegant | Edgy | Carefree | Flowing


Adelaide Woodfired Pizza

Mobile | Woodfired Pizza | Catering


Mezzino Photography

Wedding | Christening | Birthday | Special Event


XL Letters

Bright | Celebration | Bespoke Lights | Illuminated Letters

98 King William Street, Kent Town


Natural Collections

Locally Sourced | Bohemian | Ethically Grown


Vinyls and Vino

Find a mix of hearty foods and retro curiosities at this laneway cafe.

It’s Prospect’s best-kept secret and we are spilling the beans. Get your fix of retro and eclectic vibes at Café Komodo. This locally-owned eatery specialises in comfortable family-style meals, accommodating for all diet types. However, the homely feeling doesn’t stop there, with all fur friends welcome to come along and meet Lady Daphne, the resident British Bulldog. It’s the quirky touches of Café Komodo that make it one of a kind, such as their incredible vinyl wall. Enjoy great food and an unforgettable atmosphere on Friday and Sunday nights with live music and entertainment.

Café Komodo 
118 Prospect Road, Prospect 
08 8344 7448

Adelaide Pub Guide

From cosy country pubs to some of our inner-city favourites, we showcase some of the best Adelaide has to offer.

the colonist

Settle in for some of the best pub grub in Adelaide – like many before you – at The Colonist. The Colonist has been part of the fabric of South Australia since it first opened its doors in 1851, and there’s a reason people keep coming back. Quality, authentic food and a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere have secured its place as a local favourite, while the raw and authentic décor highlights the building’s history. Sit outside and take in the hustle and bustle of The Parade while digging into your favourite pub meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

The Colonist 
44 The Parade, Norwood
08 8362 3736

the mile end

Delicious pub food, local brews and a cosy open fireplace make The Mile End a South Australian favourite. The Mile End Hotel is perfect for your Friday after work drinks. With a heritage dating back 181 years, the pub has merged the new with the old to create an all-encompassing hospitality experience. Keep warm around the open fireplace while sipping on your favourite South Australia gin, beer or wine. Head chef David White has crafted a menu featuring delicious winter comfort foods and traditional pub meals for a casual dinner with the family or Saturday night footy. You can even book a weekend away in the chic boutique accommodation or plan your next function at The Mile End.

The Mile End 
30 Henley Beach Road, Mile End 
08 8443 4756

the unley

It boasts one of the best rooftop bars in Adelaide, and it’s not bad in winter either. When you’re driving down Unley Road, you can’t miss the large neon sign tempting you into The Unley – taking the traditional perception of a local pub and transforming it into a gorgeous, bright, fun dining destination. Located on the edge of the CBD, the rooftop bar provides scenic views of the Unley Road strip and city skyline. The contemporary and stylish décor adds to its appeal while you sit back and enjoy European and Japanese-inspired pub dishes created by head chef Adam Dennis.

The Unley
27 Unley Road, Parkside 
08 8271 5544

the duck inn

Duck into this Hills’ favourite for delicious food and picturesque views. It doesn’t get more beautiful than lunch in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Nestled in the Coromandel Valley, The Duck Inn provides a cosy experience in the wintertime and a glorious atmosphere in the summer. With several different spaces, including private atrium seating, open fireplaces, a large verandah and a front bar, there is somewhere for everyone to get comfortable at The Duck Inn. The hotel offers a selection of incredible food and is surrounded by the most idyllic landscape, making it the perfect location for weddings or other functions.

The Duck Inn
393 Main Road, Coromandel Valley
08 8278 7100

mick o’sheas

Located on the doorstep of the Fleurieu Peninsula, this country-style pub boasts more than just a great location. Mick O’Sheas is everything you want from a good pub. The laidback atmosphere, tasty meals and local beverages make for the ideal family outing or casual Sunday lunch. Dine outside in the pavilion while watching the kids play in the gardens or sit inside and catch up with friends in the a la carte restaurant. The newly refurbished and stylish accommodation is the perfect way to end the night after a function at Mick O’Sheas or anywhere on the Fleurieu Peninsula. With live music and entertainment every Saturday and Sunday night, the vibe at Mick O’Sheas is unforgettable.

Mick O’Sheas 
Main South Road, Hackham 
08 8384 6944