Table Setting Tips

Cutlery and its impact on a tablescape can’t be ignored. It is one of the smallest details but can make the biggest impact on the overall look and feel of your dinner party vision. We chat to the experts at Gold Cutlery Hire for some top table setting tips.

Choosing the right cutlery for your occasion. 
First of all, it’s important to make sure your cutlery is good quality. This can be determined by its strength, thickness, style and most importantly, its weight. A standard setting comprises of an entree knife, entree fork, main knife, main fork and dessert spoon. You can add or take away items depending on your menu selection. 

There is no ‘best’ style or pattern, it is all personal preference and determined by the overall look you are trying to achieve. Matte/brushed metal offers a more contemporary look, while mirror/polished metal is a more formal look. Mixing and matching can also work, as long as it’s either all gold or all silver. 

The perfect table setting 
Place dinner plates approximately 2cm from the edge of the table, this gives you an indication of spacing. Next, place the main knife on the right-hand side of the plate with the blade facing inwards, making sure the knife is beside the plate, not under the rim of the plate. The entree knife should follow the same guidelines, to the right of the main knife. The dessert spoon should then be placed 2cm from the table edge next to the knives, while the main fork belongs on the left-hand side of the dinner plate, 2cm from the edge of the table. Not under the plate, but to the side. The entree fork to follow, to the left-hand side of the main fork. 

Glass wear should be placed directly above the knives and the napkin can either be folder and placed on the fork side or you can get creative and use it as a table feature. 

Table setting tips
1. Set your table the night before 
2. Sometimes less is best 
3. Cutlery is placed in order of menu choices, beginning furthest away from the dinner plate and working your way towards the dinner plate. 
4. Use white cotton gloves when placing cutlery to avoid fingerprint marks
5. Have fun!

Gold Cutlery Hire

Tips to Treat Dry Skin

Is dry, flaky skin getting in the way of that glow you’re chasing? Here are six moisture-injecting tips from the team at Adelaide Laser Skincare

Avoid harsh exfoliants

Rather than using a harsh exfoliant to sloth away deep skin cells use cleansers containing AHA’s (alpha hydroxy/glycolic acid) and BHA’s (beta hydroxy/salicylic acid). Glycolic acid will get rid of dead skin cells, while salicylic acid will purge out the pores and keep your skin clear of bacteria.   


Cream-based cleansers are a good choice if you’re battling dryness, although foaming cleansers are not as severe as you might think. It is important, however, that you choose one that is right for your skin type, ensuring it balances the pH levels of your skin to avoid stripping, which will make your skin even more sensitive and reactive. Fragrant cleansers may irritate the skin and cause dry patches, itchiness and breakouts. 


Highly concentrated hyaluronic acid immediately plumps and increases moisture for all skin types. It’s a moisture magnet that leaves the skin visibly smoother and plumper with more resilience. Popular hydrating treatments include our LPG Endermologie Facial, LED light therapy, sonophoresis and our HydraFacial.

introduce a facial oil

Bring back radiance to dull, tired looking skin with our Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Facial Oil – it’s an ultra-lightweight oil that hydrates, nourishes and soothes dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin. Packed full of moringa, sea buckthorn and grape seed oil, as well as stabilised antioxidants to brighten and help rejuvenate ageing skin, it is just the pick-me-up that your skin needs.   


Moisturising is a must – morning and night. Our skin is the largest organ in our body and just like your internal organs need feeding, so too does your skin. Our hero moisturiser is the Environ Skin Essenstia Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturisers 1-5. These ingenious moisturising creams contain a selection of vitamins, peptides, botanical extracts and antioxidants, all expertly selected to assist in moisturising, softening and smoothing the skin while helping to promote a natural, fresh radiance. It is a step-up system and contains a low concentration of vitamin A in the form of retinyl palmitate, as well as vitamin C. 

Adelaide Laser Skincare
1/455 Greenhill Road, Tusmore
08 8332 4590

How You Can Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Can a visit to the dentist really help you get a better night’s sleep? We ask the team at Azura Dental.

What is sleep disordered breathing?

Sleep Disordered Breathing is where a person has either partial obstruction or full obstruction of their airway during sleep, causing them to either stop breathing for periods or have trouble breathing. This can lead to lack of oxygen or low oxygen, or the person waking often so they never really get to deep sleep. The person may or may not be aware that they stop breathing or snore or are waking frequently during the night. This can affect anyone at any age, including very young children.

what are the signs to watch out for?

The signs can vary greatly and can be very different in a child compared to an adult. Some of the signs may include waking up tired, waking up with headaches, snoring, being tired throughout the day, having dark circles under the eyes, teeth grinding and clenching, waking up coughing and gasping and breathing predominantly through the mouth instead of through the nose.

can a dentist make the diagnosis

Dentists can identify the signs and symptoms and manage diagnosis by referral to the appropriate practitioner. Dentists can also assist in the management of sleep disordered breathing with special oral appliances.

how important is early detection?

Early detection is vital to prevent future health conditions, early learning developmental delays, behavioural challenges and to improve quality of life. 

is sleep disordered breathing more prevalent in people with periodontal disease or other disorders?

Although it is not necessarily more prevalent in people with pre-existing conditions/diseases, there are some medical conditions that can either contribute to sleep disordered breathing or make it worse. There is ongoing research that suggests some conditions may occur as a result of sleep disordered breathing, such as high blood pressure, reflux and others that are currently being investigated with further research. If left untreated, sleep disordered breathing can have long term health effects including increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and depression. 

what kind of treatment options are there?

Depending on the cause, there are several options for treatment. For some patients, a simple mouthguard-like device (called a mandibular advancement device) can be all that is required, for others they may require surgery or use of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. An oral appliance is a custom fit dental device recommended for patients with mild to moderate sleep disorder breathing or for those patients who are unable to tolerate a CPAP machine. A CPAP machine is recommended for those with moderate to severe symptoms and is a machine that delivers pressurised air through your airway while you sleep. Surgery is considered for those patients with an obstruction within their nose and/or airway causing a blockage. There are also conservative management methods including weight loss (being overweight increases the chances of airway obstruction within the throat), positional therapy (as apnoea mostly occurs whilst sleeping on your back), and also the use of nasal sprays to treat allergies can be helpful. 

Azura Dental
644 Grange Road, Henley Beach
08 8353 8221

North Adelaide Village Health Hub

For a healthy mind and body you’ll need organic wholefoods and luxe workout spaces. It’s all under one roof at North Adelaide Village.


This urban food joint is home to nutrient stacked poke, smoothie bowls, breakfast bowls and delicious wraps, and has become the go-to when looking for an easy, good for you meal. The North Adelaide store is the fourth Adelaide store to open and to coincide with its launch, four sweet new smoothie bowls have been added to the menu – you can choose from Green is Gold, Peanut Butter Miso, Acai Berry and Mellow Yellow. Or if you’re in the mood for something savoury, treat yourself to a chef-curated bowl like the Tuna Poke, Beef Bibimbap, Chicken Curry or Tofu and pair it with a smoothie or an organic kombucha off tap.

goodlife health clubs

The gym that is for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or a gym junkie. The 24/7 access gym has everything you need in the one location – exercise therapy, a cycle studio, a Hypoxi studio, sauna and free paring onsite. With a range of classes on offer, from Body Attack to yoga, you can choose the perfect one for you. Classes run from 5.45am until 7pm to accommodate for all member’s schedules; personal training services are also available if you’re seeking one-on-one coaching. In addition to this, members get access to home workouts and recipes, as well as a free activation session with a personal trainer.

studio pilates

New to North Adelaide Village, Studio Pilates North Adelaide delivers high energy, intense 40 minute Pilates reformer workouts that will transform your entire body. With great music, amazing instructors, personal attention and luxe surrounds, what’s not to love? Get started with six classes for $60 as a special introductory offer for new clients (terms and conditions apply). Book now at Studio Pilates North Adelaide.

romeo’s organic wholefoods

Romeo’s Organic Wholefoods specialises in organic and alternative foods. The staff at Romeo’s can assist in groceries for people with food intolerances, allergies, health disorders, vegans and vegetarians, or those just wanting to eat clean.

metropolitan fresh fruiterers

Metropolitan Fresh Fruiterers has provided premium fresh fruit and veg for over 30 years! Along with gourmet foods, specialty coffee and floral creations, they also have a cafe where customers can take a respite from grocery shopping and catch up over a coffee and a slice of continental cake.

North Adelaide Village
67 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide

Words Mia Vidale

Top Notch Dining at Pippo, North Adelaide Village

Stephen Russell knows his way around the kitchen – from plating up ‘bush tucker’ in an open-air diner overlooking Uluru, to creating honest, creative dishes as head chef of luxe North Adelaide eatery Pippo. We sit down with the man himself at North Adelaide Village to find out more about his influences and, of course, the must-try menu.

tell us about your background

Before my relocation to Adelaide I had just finished a three-year stint at Ayers Rock Resort. Prior to this, I worked in world-class resorts in beautiful locations all around Australia.

pippo’s all-day menu is diverse, showcasing a mix of cuisines – how would you describe the menu and what was behind the blend of flavours?

Our latest menu is a great way to showcase a contemporary Australian cuisine at its finest. The wood-oven was purposely built to create a menu with an honest and rustic feel [and] a fusion of flavours, while maintaining the delicacy of preparation I’m known for. I believe the menu in an all-day venue such as ours comes down to delicious and honest food – a meal that leaves you feeling content when you leave. 

how would you describe your cooking style?

Throughout my cooking career I have run kitchens in remote places. The benefit of travelling throughout Australia in my early years of cooking was that I was able to learn multiple cuisines and cook with a variety of native produce. My cooking style at Pippo is an extension of my travels and experiences. 

The use of fresh, seasonal produce is a big deal for you…

Seasonal produce is huge for me. We have access to some of the best produce here in South Australia and I want to showcase it. It’s about maintaining the integrity of the flavours and not over complicating them. There is a fine line and delicate balance between the two.

pippo also prides itself on supporting local growers and suppliers – is this even more important now as we navigate our way out of covid?

It has never been so important. The hospitality industry was hit hard when the pandemic hit. It was restaurateurs that had to reinvent themselves and suppliers whom also felt the effects of this. South Australian suppliers have world-class farmlands and produce, so why would we go anywhere else but our own backyard? We know that South Australian farms provide to many Australian regions – I’ve had the pleasure to work with this produce abroad so I’m excited to have close access to it at Pippo.

the menu includes a ‘feed me’ option, where the chef chooses the dishes. What would I get if i ordered this?

The ‘feed me’ menu takes you on a tasteful culinary journey at Pippo with a selection from our entire menu. It’s a great option as we are able to help create a menu with balance, and therefore an experience to remember!

what is the must-try dish?

Well, I can say the whole menu is a must-try, however if I had to choose from the current menu the 12 hour slow-cooked roasted lamb shoulder with hummus, spiced chickpeas, yoghurt and flatbread. For our upcoming menu we are showcasing SA Squid in a serrano pepper and lime salsa fresca, finished with a pea coriander sauce. Also, a pearl-meat and crab ravioli with bush tomato consume, chard corn, karkalla and a burnt saffron sabayon. 

Photography by Meaghan Coles

67 O’Connell Street
North Adelaide Village
08 7320 4367

Premium Adelaide Hills Homes For Sale

Park-like surrounds, timeless character and premier locations, these properties are yet another reason to make the move to the glorious Adelaide Hills. Property specialist Dee-anne Hunt shows us through.

‘hazelmere’ 396 battunga road, echunga

This grand family estate on two titles includes a Manager’s Residence, two B&B’s and an equestrian complex. Previously a wedding venue with accommodation, there is also an indoor pool, car showroom and workshop, as well as acres of lush, rich grazing country.

‘kincraig’ 17 sturt valley road, stirling

One of the finest renovations you’ll see with 15 main rooms, a tennis court and coach house, this Stirling residence has all the character that’s synonymous with early 20th century builds.

For more information and to view other exciting lifestyle residences visit or all 0411 555 774.

Fashion’s Next Gen

South Australia has been a melting pot for talented fashion, design and textile creatives in recent years, with some of the country’s biggest labels starting off right here in our state. Nurturing and refining this talent are the team at Scotch College, with a grass-roots fashion program aimed at breeding a whole new generation of fashion favourites. 


Sustainability and fast fashion have become familiar terms, and in the world of fashion they have never been so relevant. Environmentally conscious designers globally are pairing back to capsule collections with a focus on quality over quantity, and this trend is the central learning discipline of the Scotch program. “The students discover ways of creating wearable items that are sustainable, while addressing their need to be actively making change in response to the issues surrounding fast fashion,” says head of Textiles Technology Jodi Monro.

multi-purpose wears

One of the big considerations when it comes to reducing consumers’ reliance on fast fashion is multiple-use garments – essentially, creating clothing that is designed and made in a way that enables different looks to be achieved with the snap of a press stud. Year 12 student Tess Bolnar, who has already been accepted into the London College of Fashion in 2021, has made a multi-purpose outfit that consists of four garments in one – it can be worn 20 different ways. “Fashion waste is a large contributor to Australian landfill due to the manufacturing of fast fashion,” says Tess.

choice materials

The use of sustainable materials is also a key focus for students, ensuring garments are eco-friendly and biodegradable. Annika Jones, another year 12 student, chose to make a unique Halloween costume to address the vast volume of throw-away costumes made of plastic. The costume has removable shoulder accessories that can take it from wicked witch to ‘little black dress’ with a few quick alterations. “I decided that there needed to be more sustainable alternatives in the costume world,” says Annika. “The garment is all black and composed of a fitted silk top with witches’ hats on the shoulders and a lyrca booty short with a sheer mesh wide leg pant overlay.”

Coming up with alternatives for chemically dyed materials was an obstacle another year 12 student tackled. Mia Osborn made an organic tie-dye t-shirt using brown onions and blueberries. “I was aware of how much damage chemical dyes can have on the environment – from the making of them, to the disposal of waste products and the degradability of the clothes that have been dyed,” says Mia. The investigative process included experimenting with different food products to see which foods produced the best colours, as well as experimenting with sample fabrics to find ones that would best take the dye.

To find out more about Scotch College Textiles Technology subjects, contact the school on (08) 8274 4333,

Cellulite Treatment That Actually Works

What if you could get rid of those unsightly lumps and bumps with a quick 30-minute treatment? No downtime, big results. We chat to the team at Regenesis Cosmetic Surgery to find out more about ‘Emtone’.

How does it work?

The Emtone treatment is getting a big thumbs up from doctors and beauty lovers worldwide. It works be delivering thermal and mechanical energy simultaneously to eliminate the five main causes of cellulite and loose skin – enlarged fat chambers, damaged collagen fibres, loss of skin elasticity, poor blood flow and the accumulation of metabolic waste.

what makes it different to other cellulite treatments?

Not all cellulite is the same. There’s edematous cellulite, which often affects the thighs and knees and is commonly caused by poor circulation; flaccid cellulite, which is often the result of abnormal fat accumulation; and compact cellulite, which is when the skin clings to the muscle to create the dreaded ‘orange peel’ effect. These three different types of cellulite ordinarily require different treatments, but the Emtone treats all three – it’s the only device that can do this.

it’s quick.

The treatment is really quick – just 20-30 minutes – and it’s pain-free. The feeling has been described as being similar to a hot stone massage, but with intense mechanical vibrations.

you’ll get results.

You’ll notice an improvement to those dimples and in the tightening of the skin after the very first treatment, however for optimal results four to six treatments are required, ideally scheduled twice a week. The results typically continue to improve for 12 weeks post-treatment and can last for up to 12 months.

Regenesis Cosmetic Surgery
81 King William Road, Kent Town
08 7225 8810

How I Launched a Fashion Label

With no previous experience in design textiles or fashion, former airline worker and university student Alicia Superina saw a gap in the activewear market earlier this year and took a punt, releasing a unique one-piece design and launching her label, sōlo the staple.

How long have you been in business?
sōlo was in the making for almost two years before we launched on Valentine’s Day this year. Prior to launching, I spent a lot of time researching the perfect fabric. I wasn’t going to settle on a fabric until I knew that it was squat proof, sweat proof, thick enough to feel flattering at all times and beautiful to touch. 

What was the inspiration behind the name?
Bodysuits are the essence of the label and I really wanted our name to represent this in some way, so I delved into the trusty thesaurus to find synonyms for the word ‘one’. I spent a few days trawling through words until I landed on the word ‘sōlo’. I decided to complement ‘sōlo’ with ‘the staple’, to represent the fact that this garment would become your ‘go-to’, the piece you would always reach for in your wardrobe. 

Did you have a background in the fashion industry?
Not at all. I’ve never even worked in retail fashion, and so I have jumped straight into the deep end in every aspect! People assume that I’ve come from other brands and learned the ropes through previous job roles, but this isn’t the case. 

Tell me about your decision to go out on your own.
It was a huge decision. In the beginning, I was playing around with the creation of sōlo while writing assignments for university. At that point, I hadn’t invested much money into sōlo, and so it was more a dream rather than a commitment. Eventually, there came the moment where I had to make the decision to invest in order to be able to launch. I remember sitting at my laptop with the cursor on the ‘transfer now’ button. I clicked the button and it all began. The wheels were officially in motion.

What have been the biggest obstacles so far?
As quickly as the excitement of the launch hit, with orders flying in thick and fast, exactly one month later COVID-19 arrived with a bang. Gyms across Australia were suddenly forced to close just a month after our official launch. I was so incredibly lucky that my first order of stock arrived a few weeks before all the factories closed down. I had plenty of stock on hand to get me through a few months’ worth of sales.

Quick-fire questions

My style icon is… I love @pepamack and the way she pulls simple pieces together. Her feed is a dream.

My favourite Aussie designer… LOVE Stories Intimates. Theirs are the pieces I wear every single day. I just love them. I wish they had their own store in Adelaide.

One person I would love to meet… Elyse Knowles. If I could have a face of sōlo, it would be her. I love how transparent she is as a person and I adore her natural beauty!

If I’m not wearing activewear I’ll be wearing…. faded jeans, a lace cami and an oversized unstructured blazer. Shoes will really depend on where I’ll be going that day, but more often than not you will find me in my pair of block-heeled boots.

sōlo the staple

Spring Back to the Parade: Our Shopping Picks

As the weather starts to warm up it’s time to put the winter woollies away and pull out the spring staples. In need of a spring wardrobe overhaul? The Parade, Norwood, has all your go-to shops (think Sportsgirl, Witchery and Country Road), as well as iconic boutiques and homeware stores. Here are our top spring picks to be found along your favourite road.


Seven Wonders Petra Wrap Dress, $89, SOOKI Boutique

Stay cool and colourful in this Seven Wonders mini dress, detailed with a ruffled hem and spaghetti straps.

Open Back Dress (pure white), $159.95, Witchery

The perfect midi dress for dinner along beach. The split open back detail and crisp, breathable cotton will keep you cool during the warmer months.

Ditsy Jersey Midi Dress (tangerine), $59.95, Sportsgirl

Tangerine and polka dots – an easy style to throw on every day.


Billini Zayla Black Croc, $89, Denim and Cloth

A staple to take you from day to night. The padded footbed and thick cross-over straps make these the perfect sandal for comfort and style.

Sol Sana Alaska Mule Tan, $209.95, Shouz

Pair back these woven leather strap mules with your favourite spring outfits. Add a matching tan clutch for a chic look.

Alaska Leather Heel (linen), $169.95, Witchery

We can’t go past a square and strappy heel this season! Pop into Witchery to get your hands on these sandals, ideal for all your Spring events.

Lennon Basket Bag (tan), $129.95, Witchery

The Lennon Basket Bag is roomy enough to fit all your essentials – meaning you can look stylish running day-to-day errands!

Boxy CR Tote (butterscotch), $79.95, Country Road

Everyone needs a trendy shoulder bag in their collection, and we can’t go past this new Country Road style. Available in butterscotch and black.

Ooh La La Tote (green), $110, Eccola

Ooh La La! These cute woven totes are handmade and come in a variety of designs. They’re even on sale… so get in quick to snap one up!


Image Republic Rome Poster, $99, Eccola

Got the travel bug? Bring a piece of Italy into your home with Eccola’s Image Republic poster range.

Home Republic Boho Natural Black & White Beach Chair, $199.99, Adairs

Lounge in luxury with a selection of unique and decorative foldable beach chairs from Adairs – perfect for a day at the beach!