Test-drive: Bungee Core Fitness

Looking for a fat-burning, body-sculpting activity that’ll keep you coming back? South Australian Style’s resident fitness guru, Emily Hartley, test drives a fun new way to stay fit. Introducing Bungee Core Fitness.

What is a bungee workout?

Bungee Core Fitness is the first bungee workout studio in South Australia. It’s a high intensity group class during which a bungee cord is attached to your waist, allowing you to move in ways and reach heights you never thought possible. Each class contains a series of core, resistance, flexibility and cardiovascular exercises.

What to expect

At the beginning of the class, everyone is fitted with a harness – you want to get this part right to ensure a safe and comfortable bungee experience. Once fitted, you then progress to a warm-up. This includes a series of stretches, strength and a range of motion exercises, which is a great way to adjust and familiarise yourself with the variety of different movements, shapes and motions your body will 
make. Now comes the fun part – bungee time! You are connected to the bungee, an extra strong springy cord, by your harness which is perfectly adjusted to your height and body weight for maximal bounciness.

Who’s it for?

This class is designed for anyone from beginner to advanced. Being a beginner, we started with the basics and slowly built up, layer by layer, from star jumps to push-ups to flying tuck jumps until eventually nailing upside-down handstands! As the class progresses you start to build up confidence and get a little more adventurous with 
each bounce. 

What we loved

The best thing about this class is that you’re so focused on bouncing around, moving your body in different ways (even back-to-front and upside down) that by the time you’re finished you’re red-faced, a little sweaty and left wondering where the time went!

Bungee Core Fitness also offers 1:1 PT, Boxing, HIIT and Functional Fitness classes if you’re after an 
extra burn in your week’s workout. Plus they also offer self-defence classes for kids, so there really is no excuse not to get the whole family involved.

How much does it cost?

$25 per casual class or take advantage of exclusive offers with a Bungee Core Fitness membership.

Will we be back?

Absolutely, just give me a moment for my muscles to recover! This is a unique style of fitness to add into your weekly routine or even as a fun activity shared with friends or work colleagues.

Bungee Core Fitness
1 Main Street, Beverley

Win the KJ Barbers experience this Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner, you don’t want to be the son or daughter who forgot to grab Dad a gift. 

Thankfully, KJ Barbers offers gift vouchers for any Dad in need of a bit of dad-time. 

In his own time, Dad can choose from the range of luxury grooming and skincare treatments on offer, all while enjoying the range of alcoholic beverages on tap, roasted coffee or non-alcoholic drinks. 

Or, if you’re feeling lucky, why not enter KJ Barbers’ amazing competition. 

Click the link and follow the prompts to be in the draw. This Royal Experience giveaway includes a prize pack worth over $3500. The prize includes a $1500 KJ Barbers voucher, $1500 tailored Ignition for Men suit, $130 KJ Royal Treatment package and a $400 KJ Product Gift Pack. KJ Barber will also drive the winner around in a brand-new BMW X5M.

The winner will be announced on Sunday the 12th of September. Every entry receives a $10 voucher to use in-store for either a barber or skin treatment service. 

Calèche: A South Australian Story

After migrating from France to Australia in 1973, Colette Foubert’s flair for fashion and Olivier Foubert’s business acumen led to the founding of Calèche. Offering bespoke European-inspired evening wear and bridal gowns, Calèche by Colette Foubert began stocking in boutiques across Europe. The years to follow would see Calèche grace the catwalk at the 1985 New York Fashion Week and be the only South Australian label to be invited to show at Paris Fashion Week.

In 1992 a London-based designer Liz applied for a job to work under Colette. Little did she know then, but this would lead to a romance between Liz and Colette’s youngest son Herve. Liz continued to work under Colette, taking over the helm of head designer in 2003, with a style and flair notably similar to her late mentor.

Almost 50 years later and Calèche has survived the rapid decline of the Australian manufacturing industry, competing heavily with offshore labels. 

“We try to keep up with the new European trends and styles” says Liz, “however, where we have been able to stand out is that we have focused on providing an exclusive and individualised made-to-measure experience to our Adelaide brides”. 

Recently moving away from wholesale manufacturing for Australia-wide stockists, Calèche decided to concentrate on providing exclusive couture gowns for Adelaide brides. Today, brides fly interstate from all over Australia to have the Calèche team create their very own bespoke gown. 

Now, Calèche is a second-generation family business with sons Eric and Herve taking over the management, Liz as head designer and Herve and Liz’s daughter Jess recently joining the team. Still proudly family owned and operated, Calèche will soon enter its 50th year of business, making it one of the longest enduring South Australian style icons. Designer Liz attributes the success of Calèche to their talented and carefully chosen team.

“Everyone is passionate about creating the best quality workmanship for the brand. When you think of Calèche we want you to think of exclusivity, quality and individuality,” says Liz, “this is what our team has worked so hard to achieve”. 


Getting to Know Harry

Ex-Quay and Restaurant Hubert chef, Harry Bourne, takes the reigns of The Big Easy Group venues Yiasou George, The Stag Public House and Bowden Brewing.

For chef Harry Bourne, moving to Adelaide was an easy decision. After working in some of the world’s best restaurants it only seemed fitting to work with some of the world’s best produce. 

A childhood spent watching his mum in the kitchen is Harry’s first food memory, but it was his brutal first job at the then one-Michelin starred Bath Priory Hotel in Bath, UK, that was either going to be the ultimate inspiration, or his breaking point. “This experience inevitably shaped my career,” says Harry, “I knew that one day when I had a restaurant of my own, I would achieve the same level of quality without the exploitation that seemed synonymous with high-end cuisine.”

These days he does just that, making his own rules and receiving a rock star reception as the chef of not one, but three Adelaide eateries – The Stag Public House, which has been newly renovated and revamped, the East-End’s own ouzo house, Yiasou George, and Bowden Brewing at Plant 3. We find out more about the man behind the mouth-watering menus. 

Kitchen influences

Working at Quay Restaurant in Sydney was a pinnacle experience for me. Peter Gilmore’s food is all about produce and how to highlight it; there’s a complexity and simplicity in his approach, which has stuck with me. The food I want to cook is a long way from the food I’ve cooked in other fine dining restaurants, but the attitude toward organisation and discipline is the same. I want the food to be fun and approachable, but consistent and exciting.

Three venues, three diverse cuisines

Creating menu items across three venues has been the part I’ve loved the most, then having the freedom to work out which venue each dish works best in. Before I started, I had pages and pages of menu ideas for all three venues, but as soon as I started at Yiasou George, with the heat of the wood oven burning behind me, those ideas didn’t seem to fit anymore. So, we started playing with new ideas, taking existing dishes and turning them upside down and having fun, and listening to the staff and customers to find out what works and what doesn’t. 

The use of local, seasonal produce

I moved to Adelaide because I fell in love with South Australian produce, so the idea of using Snapper from New Zealand or prawns from Asia is bewildering to me. Locality and seasonality are totally non-negotiable, I mean come on, Coffin Bay oysters literally blow my mind, beef from Mayura Station, or even late summer berries from the Hills. It’s so important, especially for the young chefs in the kitchen, to have that sense of pride in where we are and what we are cooking. 

What to expect 

At The Stag Public House we will focus on bringing top quality produce into the classic Aussie pub staples people know and love. At Yiasou George it’s all about the wood-fire oven, showcasing quality products and open-fire cooking together, inspired by the cuisine of the Mediterranean. My vision goes beyond what’s cooked in the kitchen, for me it’s all about how to incorporate what’s in season and what we can produce in-house. We have been looking at placing beehives on the roof to produce our own supply of honey or a restaurant garden to grow harder-to-find herbs and edible plants. And at Bowden I’m excited to see people’s reaction to the food, I want it to be a fun party place where you can come with all your mates and smash beers and eat the best tacos you’ve ever had!

The Stag Public House
299 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Yiasou George
26 East Terrace, Adelaide

Bowden Brewing
Plant 3, Bowden

For Some of the Best Italian You’ll Find, Head Here

Anchovy Bandit is a former Prospect hole-in-the-wall bar/pizzeria that has recently undergone a transformation with partner and Executive Chef Shane Wilson taking charge of the kitchen, while neighbouring Bottega Bandito is an exciting new addition to Prospect’s thriving thoroughfare, bringing old school service, modern Italian and banging coffee your way.

Each dish at Anchovy Bandit takes inspiration from classic Italian dishes but done Shane’s way, in-house and using seasonal produce. The space itself gives a nod to the Italian art deco era, with green leather booths and touches of oak. The open-style kitchen allows diners to witness the magic that goes on behind the scenes.

Shane is also behind the menu at Bottega Bandito, which is influenced by Italian and European daytime dining, serving up house-made pastries, small goods, coffee and sandwiches.

This is the first daytime concept by The Big Easy Group – the hospitality minds behind NOLA Adelaide, Anchovy Bandit and Yiasou George – and cleverly captures the essence of a traditional Italian espresso bar.

Anchovy Bandit
96 Prospect Road, Prospect 
0401 188 845

Bottega Bandito
98 Prospect Road, Prospect 

Receive the Royal Treatment Fit For a ‘King’ at KJ Barbers

It’s easy to forget to take time for you. In the craziness of everyday life, it’s hard to schedule in some pamper time, so why not kill two birds with one stone? While receiving your routine haircut at KJ Barbers, treat your skin to a range of extra treatments that your future self with thank you for. 

Meeting at the intersection of hair and luxury sits KJ Barbers, waiting to take care of your every need. This men’s barber shop is designed to offer a premium service, at an affordable price. Walk in and have not just your hair tended too, but your skin as well, all while sipping on the variety of beverages offered. 

Offering three experiences that will leave you feeling taken care of, KJ Barbers isn’t just a barber, they’re a true Royalty Experience. 

Their most popular treatment, ‘The Everyday Gentleman’ will ensure that no hair is left uncared for. This treatment is ideal for upkeep and includes the essentials for the average man. The barbers at KJ Barbers will wash and cut your hair, as well as wax your eyebrows, tidy your beard and clean your skin, leaving it fresh and glowing. 

If you’ve had a big weekend and are looking to detox, ‘The Monthly Rejuvenation’ treatment is perfect. Recommended as a monthly detox for your skin, this package is built around a charcoal exfoliating scrub that deeply penetrates the skin to prepare it to soak in a face masks goodness. Not only will the face mask rejuvenate the skin, but it will also reset it, revealing your natural glow – almost as if that big weekend never happened. Finishing with hydrating toner, a moisturiser and eye gel, your skin will be thanking you after this one. ‘The Monthly Rejuvenation’ isn’t complete without a beard soak, a hair wash and dry and, of course, a haircut and facial shave, so you can walk out looking and feeling your best. 

Designed for the man looking for that little bit of extra care. Whether you’re over-stressed or just in the mood for some relaxation, KJ Barbers has the treatment for you. ‘The KJ Royal Treatment’ will make you feel, well… royal. Beginning with a deep facial cleanse and beard soak, the team will then wash your hair, while giving you a relaxing head massage. Then a face mask will be applied, along with a gold eye mask designed to boost collagen and reduce dark circles. Of course, a trip to KJ Barbers isn’t complete without a solid haircut of your choice and a clean shave. 

Haven’t had your morning coffee before your due in for your appointment? Don’t stress, KJ Barbers have café lattes on offer for those craving some extra relief. If you’re after a night cap, sip on a gin and tonic while receiving your treatment, or even an espresso martini, ready on tap for your enjoyment. Spirits not your thing? KJ Barber has a fridge stocked with a range of craft beers and seltzers. 

More than just a barber, KJ Barbers marries the salon experience with a classic men’s barber shop. Do something for yourself and indulge in a KJ Barber experience. 

Competition Time

KJ Barbers are hosting a Royal Experience giveaway where you can go in the draw to win a prize pack worth over $3500. The prize includes a $1500 KJ Barbers voucher, $1500 tailored Ignition for Men suit, $130 KJ Royal Treatment package and a $400 KJ Product Gift Pack. To enjoy this amazing prize, KJ Barbers will also drive the winner around in a brand new BMW X5M. 

The winner will be announced on Sunday the 12th of September. If you don’t score the grand prize, you can rest assured that your efforts were worth it as each entry receives a $10 voucher to use in store for either a Barber or Skin Treatment service

To enter click this link and follow the prompts.

Treatments to Age By

Looking for a non-invasive way to get back that youthful glow? BalaBala Laser Clinic suggests these professional anti-ageing treatments.

ultracel Q+ skin tightening

What is it?
It is a high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment that helps to reduce stubborn fat cells and tightens areas on the face and body. It also reduces flushing and redness.

The high intensity focused ultrasound promises to tighten and improve the skin’s texture, reduce sagging and leave your skin feeling smoother and younger looking. 

A full face treatment takes about an hour. No pain, no downtime.

Full face, $1299; face and neck, $1599.

vivace fractional rf microneedling

What is it?
This treatment combines radio frequency technology and focused heat energy to penetrate the skin, stimulating collagen, elastin and wound healing. It also targets bacteria associated with acne.

Microneedling can reduce facial wrinkles, improve acne and minimise scarring, while LED light is used to activate skin cells, increasing collagen production and moisture levels. It also improves skin tone and texture.

Vivace treatments are completely comfortable with virtually no pain.

Full face, $799.

picosure skin rejuvenation

What is it?
This revolutionary laser delivers short bursts of energy to target problem areas, vibrating down into the deep layers of the skin to trigger collagen growth and repair. 

Great for the treatment of pigmentation, including melasma, freckles, sun damage and acne scars.

This treatment delivers incredible results with no discomfort or downtime.


fotona angel whitening

What is it?
Fotona Angel Whitening is an advanced Q-switch laser and works by targeting melanin deposit to lighten skin and even tone.

Used to improve skin tone and texture, as well as helping to treat acne scars, sun/age spots and melasma. Expect smoother, firmer skin, reduced pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. 

This treatment takes about 30–45 minutes and you can go straight back to work afterwards. 


ldm face lifting

What is it?
This micro-massage uses ultrasonic energy at high frequencies, activating fibroblasts to improve skin structure. 

Tissue elasticity is increased and connective skin tissue is tightened, but most importantly this treatment enhances collagen and improves pH changes in the skin, resulting in glowing, healthy, youthful skin.

This pain free treatment has no downtime.

Full face, $299; Full face and neck, $399.

BalaBala Laser Clinic
Shop 1, 65 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
08 7078 1806

Different Strokes – The Permanent Make-up Boom

The rise of social media has seen the popularity of permanent make-up boom. From lip tattoos to eyeliner and of course eyebrows, there is a brush stroke for them all. Alexia Rocha from Alexia Makeup . Hair . Beauty specialises in cosmetic tattooing and removal at her salon on King William Road. We spoke to Alexia about social media’s impact on the beauty industry.

How has social media influenced your industry and clients? 

Social media has definitely changed the way I interact with my clients. Clients have more access to my business, and they can clearly see examples of my work and become more informed on the right treatments and products. I love interacting with clients over social media and helping them with any advice they need. I think social media is a great way to bring out your personality as well, so that clients can see I’m not just a beauty therapist, I’m also someone who deeply cares about how they feel about themselves and is determined to help them achieve all of their beauty goals.

You offer a range of treatments, from beauty and cosmetic tattooing to skin and body. What are your most popular treatments?

Hands down, cosmetic tattooing is dominating the space right now. Brows have exploded in popularity since 2014 with eyebrow feathering (also known as microblading), but lip blush tattooing is also really popular, followed by eyeliner tattoo. Busy women want to wake up ready to go with minimal effort in the mornings, and cosmetic tattooing techniques and pigments have been refined to appear more natural than ever before. 

You also offer a removal service – tell us about that.

Tattoo removal is a fantastic way to remove bad work either entirely or in parts – I offer laser and saline removal (non-laser) for unwanted cosmetic tattoos that have gone wrong, such as botched shapes and bad pigment discolourations. However, it should be noted that this treatment requires patience from the client because it requires multiple sessions to get the best result.

Do you have any tips on how to find the best eyebrow shape for different face shapes?

Yes, book in for an appointmentEach pair is customised and designed to suit the client’s features and face.  I take my time in pre-drawing the shape by following the Golden ratio measurements.  

Alexia Makeup . Hair . Beauty

Illuminate Adelaide Announces Extended Times

Illuminate Adelaide’s magical light installations will reopen around Adelaide yesterday, after its short closure due to the state-wide lockdown, and have decided to continue shinning all the way into August. 

Illuminate Adelaide Co-Founders and Creative Directors, Lee Cumberlidge and Rachael Azzopardi said, “we are thrilled to be able to welcome audiences back to Illuminate Adelaide this week, turning the lights back on for Light Cycles, Light Creatures, City Lights and Van Gogh Alive, all of which brought so much joy before being paused. Although it won’t be the full program we had planned, we are extremely grateful for the opportunity to light up our wonderful city once again.”

Luckily, the centrepiece installation, Light Cycles at Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens, which showcases the immersive work by Canadian multimedia studio, Moment Factory, will be open again until Sunday 8 August. Having created mesmerising light shows for artists like Madonna, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran and Billie Eilish, this Australian first installation is not one to be missed. Using lights, sound, video and special effects, this show will amplify the voice of the natural world and captivate the audience. 

Capturing the captivating characters of the Zoos favourite residents, the enchanting Light Creatures installation at Adelaide Zoo has also recommenced and extended its time until Sunday 8 August. 

You will want to grab a ticket to the impressive Van Gogh Alive exhibition, which has extended its season until Sunday 22 August. This world-first display showcases the work of the iconic Vincent Van Gogh through audio-visual technology and includes a variety of Instagram-worthy moments throughout. 

City Lights, the free outdoor program of large-scale installations, projections and immersive works throughout Adelaide’s CBDyes will continue until Sunday 1 August, from 6pm till 11pm.

Due to the current restrictions in South Australia and interstate, The Avalanches: Since I Left You, Live with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre has been rescheduled to Wednesday 13 October and The Avalanches in Discussion has been rescheduled to Thursday 14 October.

Unfortunately, all ticketed MAAD (Music and Art After Dark) events have been cancelled this weekend due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. 

Firefly Field by Toer

For more information visit illuminateadelaide.com 

Plant-based Beauty

Jurlique’s new Activating Water Essence+, $49 (75ml) and $79 (150ml). Available from Jurlique.com.au, Jurlique standalone stores and selected Myer and David Jones stores.

Once a niche in the beauty space, plant-based beauty products have now found their place in mainstream.

When Adelaide’s Jurlique Farm began harvesting over 35 years ago they did so with grand plans to grow and sow their crops of medicinal plants and herbs, and to use the potent extracts in their revolutionary range of skincare products. 

‘Plant-based’ beauty was a niche back then with the ‘seed to skin’ philosophy only entertained by those on the beauty fringe. Of course, these days it’s part of the beauty landscape, with influencers, experts and glowy faces everywhere singing its praises. 

Plant-based means exactly that, but Jurlique’s myriad of powerful products offer another advantage – the potent botanicals are harvested at their peak for optimal potency. While the process has been perfected over time, and years of experience mean they have well and truly mastered the art, they continue to improve their formulas. Even one of their best-sellers, the much-loved Activating Water Essence+, has recently been tweaked to include powerful new biodynamic botanicals that deliver even better hydration and radiance. 

Upgrading an already best-selling product might seem counterintuitive, but the delivery of innovation and the discovery of new, revolutionary ways to improve the function and feel of your skin is literally at the core of everything at Jurlique. 

The new Activating Water Essence+ contains two powerful marshmallow root extracts that help to not only increase hydration, but to also maintain hydration. Radiance is also given a boost with a unique blend of locally grown lavender, rose gallica, calendula and marshmallow root. Of course, the clean formula is free of all of the nasties, so there are no silicones, petrolatum, mineral oil, paraffin wax, parabens, and the list goes on. The final touch is the sustainable and recyclable packaging, again a nod to the company’s ethos, which centres wholly around the power of nature.