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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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What’s On at ADL Fashion Week

ADL Fashion Week kicks off this spring, celebrating South Australia’s fashion industry across a four-day, jam-packed program. The inaugural event, taking place in the Adelaide CBD this October 6-9, shines a light on local talent while providing a place for creatives and shoppers to enjoy the diversity of SA’s fashion scene.

The new festival has a curated line-up of events, in-store experiences, and incredible shopping offers. Here’s the South Australian Style guide to the hottest events at ADL Fashion Week:

ADL Fashion Week Launch Lunch | October 6

Celebrate the launch of ADL Fashion Week with a long lunch at Fishbank this October 6. The afternoon features a curated program of live entertainment, bespoke fashion moments and a portrait pop-up station. Enjoy freshly-shucked oysters on arrival before the exclusive launch party unfolds. Tickets cost $150, with the lunch starting at midday.

Buy Tickets Here.

90 Years of R.M Williams: A Life’s Journey | October 6

Celebrate nine decades of the iconic South Australian brand R.M Williams at an exclusive evening this October 6. Enjoy a five-course dinner at Sôl Rooftop, paired perfectly with Penfolds wine, and learn about the R.M Williams legacy in an intimate Q+A with Head of Product Development Scott Faulder. Tickets cost $250, with the event starting at 6:30pm.

Buy Tickets Here.

The Art of Fashion | October 8

South Australia’s fashion landscape is home to dozens of diverse designers, creatives and industry experts. Raise a glass to those marking a mark in the fashion world at the ADL Fashion Week event, The Art of Fashion. Hosted at the Art Gallery of South Australia, enjoy an exclusive showcase from some of the state’s most loved designers, drinks and dancing under the stars. Designers will be announced soon.

The Style Capsule – Style at Sea Launch Lunch | October 8

Join The Style Capsule at the launch of their spring/summer range ‘Style at Sea’ with a long lunch hosted at Yiasou George this October 8. See a showcase of the latest Valente The Label collection – designed by Lisa Ranieri – and an interactive styling session with Adelaide’s own Lauren Dilena. Then, enjoy a three-course menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes prepared by Yiasou George and a goodie bag. Tickets cost $85, with the event starting at midday.

Buy Tickets Here.

Adelaide Film Festival Presents: Fashion Reimagined | October 9

The Adelaide Film Festival coincides with ADL Fashion Week, with Palace Nova Cinemas in the east end hosting an exclusive event and Q+A for the South Australian premiere of Fashion Reimagined. The documentary follows British fashion designer Amy Powney (Mother of Pearl) and her journey in creating a sustainable collection from “field to finished garment”, transforming the way we understand fashion.

After the film, enjoy a live Q+A discussion panel with the designers behind local, sustainable labels autark (Sophia McMahon) and Sunset Lover (Melanie Flintoft) to talk about the future of South Australia’s slow fashion scene. Tickets cost $25, with the pre-screening red carpet starting at 3:30pm.

Buy Tickets Here.

Stay in the loop with the latest ADL Fashion Week news online here. Follow ADL Fashion Week on Instagram here.

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.

Wedding Directory

Your wedding day is a big deal. There are vows to be said, cakes to cut and a first dance to be had. And a lot of planning goes into making your big day as magical as possible.

From celebrants to locations, catering and music – we’ve selected our favourite producers in South Australia to help make your wedding day one to remember.

THE BAKE SPACE

Elegant / Edgy/ Carefree / Flowing

Adelaide, South Australia
thebakespace.com.au

Kitchen + Catering by Sam

Catering / Events/ Versatility / Excellence

kcbysam.com.au
@kitchenandcateringbysam

Behind The Veil Music

Soloists / DJs/ Duos / Strings

behindtheveilmusic.com.au
@behindtheveilmusic

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal / Hydrafacial/ Registered Nurse / Two Locations

Shop 16/13 – 23 Unley Road, Parkside
Shop 1/61 Tapleys Hill Road, Glenelg North

Amber Stephens Hair Artistry

Hair Styling / Bridal/ Events / Effortless & Glam

Edwardstown
amberstephenshairartistry.com.au

Loved Up Weddings

Celebrant / Joy Spreader/ Storyteller / Love Legaliser

@lovedup_weddingswithcourtney
lovedupweddings.com.au

Evelyn Rowe Bridal

Gowns / Elegant/ Affordable / Ready-To-Wear

49a Farnham Road, Ashford

evelynrowebridal.com.au
@evelynrowebridalsa

Mazzucchelli’s Jewellers

Engagement & Wedding Rings/ Bridal Jewellery / Bridesmaid Gifts

@mazzucchellisjeweller
mazzucchellis.com.au

Hilton Adelaide

Luxurious / Unique/ Elegant / Unforgettable

233 Victoria Square, Adelaide
adelaide.hilton.com

House On Haines

Event Space / Picturesque/ Stunning Grounds / Unique

1 Haines Road, Tea Tree Gully
houseonhaines.com.au

Krystal Function Centre

Sensational Food/ Glamorous / Modern Luxe

7 Church Street, Port Adelaide
krystalfunctioncentre.com.au

The Lost Florist

Whimsical / Abundant/ Romantic / Lush
@thelostflorist_

Trends to Live By

Wishart Jewellers have been in business for nearly 70 years, hand-crafting timeless jewellery pieces that last a lifetime.

The third generational family-owned and operated business prides itself on providing quality design, craftsmanship and customer service. But, they’re also ahead of the game with the latest trending styles – helping you find your forever ring that’s personal yet timeless.

We asked co-owner Daniel Wishart for some expert advice on the latest ring trends this spring:

Coloured Stones

Coloured stones marry stunning simplicity with a vibrant edge as the colour of the metal and diamonds complement the hue of the centrepiece gem. “Coloured stones are making a huge comeback,” says Daniel. “I love them (and always have).”

A long list of Royals don coloured stones in their engagement rings, wedding bands and day-to-day jewellery. Kate Middleton’s engagement ring – and previously, Princess Diana’s – is a Ceylon sapphire set, surrounded by white gold and solitaire diamonds, and Megan Markle wears a cushion cut yellow diamond.

Our pick? The 18ct white gold aquamarine and diamond ring from Wishart is a favourite (pictured above). Otherwise, we fancy the hand-crafted 18c yellow 6-claw gold diamond engagement ring ($RRP $13,250).

Diamond Clusters

Diamond clusters not only look beautiful, but they help boost the overall appearance of your ring, enhancing the size and letting the centre stone shine. For diamond clusters, Daniel recommends choosing an oval or pear shape cut for the centrepiece.

“They look fantastic. This would be one of my top requests for engagement rings,” says Daniel. “These styles are influenced by designers in the USA.”

Wedding Bands

While classic cuts will always hold a place in jewellery design, Daniel says that people have begun to shy away from simple wedding bands in favour of carved shapes and stacked styles. Brides routinely seek mixed metal shades and differing diamond shapes to stack their engagement and wedding ring. 

“These are not your standard round diamonds,” says Daniel. “[The trend] comes from people trying new styles against their engagement ring.”

Since 1953, the Glenelg-based jewellers have offered a personalised service for those searching for innovative design, quality cuts and craftsmanship. While the luxe level of jewellery speaks for itself, the Wishart team has more than 150 combined years of experience – so you know you’re working with some of the industry’s best. 

Find Wishart Jewellers at 103 Jetty Road, Glenelg 
08 8295 1345
www.wishartjewellers.com.au
@wishartjewellersglenelg 

Engagement Ring Trends

Coloured stones, fancy cut diamonds and vintage-inspired designs are back – the experts at Mazzucchelli’s Jewellers tell us what we need to know about the very latest in engagement ring trends.

Triology Designs

The trilogy setting is back, celebrating past, present and future. De Beers Forever mark are the creators of a selection of spectacular multi-diamond rings that you will love. Every Forever mark diamond undergoes a journey of rigorous selection, which is why less than one percent of the world’s diamonds receive a Forever mark inscription. Every
diamond is inscribed with a promise that is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced.

Coloured Stones

Coloured gemstones aren’t going anywhere. Timeless, elegant and elaborate, the iconic blue sapphire, which is a symbol of faithfulness and everlasting love, is perfectly paired with diamonds in The Vera Wang Love collection, available exclusively at Mazzucchelli’s.

Vintage-Inspired

Don’t have a sentimental heirloom piece that’s been handed down? Don’t worry, you can get that same classic antique-style by choosing an elegant vintage-inspired ring. Mazzucchelli’s exclusive Halo Collection brings together modern designs with a vintage twist –each piece has also been responsibly sourced and is GIA certified.

Fancy Cut Diamonds

Fancy cut diamonds make a statement. The ring shape you select says a lot about you. Round brilliant cut rings appeal to those who are sentimental, oval cuts are perfect for on-trend brides, princess cut appeals to a modern bride, pear cuts embrace femininity and are ideal for those who want to stand out from the crowd, while emerald cuts signify a strong, bold personality.

Stacked Bands

Fashion-forward brides are getting in on the jewellery stacking trend. Mazzucchelli’s have a beautiful selection of delicately crafted wedding bands and stackable rings to complement your special engagement ring (like this solitaire engagement ring from their Promise collection).

Platinum

A gleaming platinum band is the perfect complement to a shining diamond, but its lustre isn’t the only reason it remains so popular. Mazzucchelli’s beautifully designed, aristocracy-inspired Royale collection features higher settings and every piece is filled with brilliance, fire and scintillation. Every piece also has its own unique stamp, with a secret ruby embedded on the shank.

Find out more about choosing the perfect forever ring in the latest issue of South Australian Style online or in print. Visit a Mazzucchelli’s near you to see their stunning stock in store, or or book an appointment with a diamonds expert here. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

A Day in The Life of an Interior Stylist

We chat to Monika Tirrell, Director and Head Stylist at Presenting Beautiful Homes.

What does a typical day in the life of an interior stylist really look like?

Well firstly, no two days are the same! Most days we start very early, this could be straight off to a home with our trades to consult on renovation work or it could be straight into our warehouse getting ready for the day’s styling installations.

We also visit new homes and meet real estate agents and new clients every day. Travel is a big part of our days, sometimes we are visiting clients and agents up in the Adelaide Hills or others right along the coast. Then comes the office work…proposals, emails, accounts, stock buying and much more.

The other major task is the packing of product for each job. This is individually done for every job and can take many hours, depending on the size and complexity of the property.

You have a large furniture warehouse to select pieces from – tell us a bit about this space.

We have enough furniture in our warehouse to style more than100 homes at once! Everything is set up and displayed in categories such as cushions, artwork, side boards, occasional chairs, sofas, mirrors, accessories and more. It’s set up so that our team of stylists can seamlessly work their way through each category, making their selections for each home.

You work with so many different clients and each space is unique – how do you continue to come up with new concepts and ideas?

We like to draw concepts and ideas from each home based on their era and come up with a style and layout that will best compliment the property and appeal to the demographic it is being marketed to. You will often find our team having a huddle in the warehouse, brainstorming ideas together, which is where a lot of the magic happens!

Where do you get your inspiration from?

There really is inspiration everywhere– magazines, books, art, travel, shops, the outdoors. Of course, Pinterest and Instagram are also a fabulous resource.

Describe the process, from the first client meeting to the final product.

Firstly, we always meet with every client to discuss their individual requirements –styling, partial styling and/or trade work.

After the initial consult, we will then present a home styling and/or trade quote to the client. Upon confirmation of a provided quote our team will book the job in with the appropriate contractors, trades or logistics. For any trade work, our project manager will provide a schedule of works and manage the project through until all the trades have completed their work.

For all home stylings booked in, we individually select each item of furniture, artwork, layering and accessories that will be used in a property, producing a bespoke and personalised look every single time. This process is time consuming but gives the best end result. Once selections have been made, it’s then install day where our team of removalists and stylists will rally together to complete the job on time.

When the property has sold or you notify that you wish to cease hire, our team will pack up and collect all hired items. The goods are then returned to the warehouse, checked, cleaned and re-stocked.

What are the advantages of engaging an interior stylist to style your home for sale?

There are many benefits of interior styling for sale – most importantly it helps to create an emotional connection and allows buyers to picture what it would be like for them to live in the home, often resulting in them being willing to pay more.

Our interior stylists are very good at what they do and know how to highlight the best features of a home to help it stand out in a competitive real estate market. As stylists, our job is tofocus on the property’s potential buyers’ needs and wants, to work hard to create a space they will want to live in, and to make more money for the vendor.

Presenting Beautiful Homes
10 Transport Avenue, Netley
08 8297 8339
pbhomes.com.au
@presentingbeautifulhomes

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Don’t worry – if you’re like us and Father’s Day has somehow managed to sneak up on you. But we’ve got you covered. Here’s a curation of fail-proof presents to gift the most important men in your life.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay HX headphones | $880

For your music-loving father who loves to blare old school rock, a pair of Bang Olufsen wireless noise-cancelling headphones will make him feel like he’s listening to a live concert from the comfort of his home.

Breville The Barista Pro Coffee Machine in Black Truffle | $899

For the dad who loves a latte and has totally subscribed to the coffee snob culture (who hasn’t? ), a new Breville coffee machine will let him live out his burgeoning barista dreams.

Willow Bend Coffee Godfather Beans | $28 for 500g

With a good coffee machine must come good quality beans. The GodFather blend from local roasters, Willow Bend Coffee, is a full-bodied roast with notes of almond, caramel and chocolate – the perfect addition to any Father’s Day present.

Great Grape of Grenache Pack from Regions Cellars | $171

A curated wine pack from the South Australian booze experts at Regions Cellars is hard to go amiss for the dads who love a bottle of something good and reckons it tastes even better because it’s from SA’s ‘backyard’. Our pick? The Great Grape of Grenache Pack: six bottles from labels across our wine regions showcasing the vibrant tipple.

A tour and a paddle at Pirate Life

For the beer loving dads, a tour of Pirate Life – Port Adelaide’s craft beer brewery – and cheeky celebratory paddle or pint of their booze afterwards makes for a great day out.

Roof Climb at Adelaide Oval | starts at $109

Regardless if your dad is an AFL tragic or loves test cricket, a gift card for the Adelaide Oval Roof Climb is a bucket-list-worthy experience. See the city from new heights, 50 metres over the field, and hear some of Adelaide’s history.

RM Williams

A ruby jumper, belt or wallet from the iconic RM Williams store is the perfect fool-proof present for the dad that’s hard to buy for. Our top picks include the Mulyungarie Fleece ($119), the Patterson Creek Vest ($109) and the Jerrawa Belt ($139).

Luxe Toiletries

For the dad who loves to pamper themselves (and rightfully so), help him invest in some quality skincare, aftershave and products this Father’s Day.

Curate a luxe leather toiletry bag (like this from one Double Oak Mills) with a Bro-To Properly Clean Facial Cleanser ($33) and Face Hero oil ($18), the Grown Alchemist Balancing Toner ($38) and Polishing Facial Exfoliant ($65), and a bottle of your dad’s favourite aftershave.

Valo Adelaide 500 Grandstand seats | starts at $105

Fast cars, loud music and the smell of diesel mark the return of the Valo Adelaide 500, set to take over the east end this December 1-4. If your old man loves the thrill of live racing, a ticket for the grandstand is the way to go. Add an extra concert ticket to the Saturday concert – featuring Jimmy Barnes, Ice House and Noiseworks – to sweeten your Father’s Day gift.

Local Recipes We’re Loving

There’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal. And with La Niña’s wet and wild winter weather, staying indoors and indulging in a hearty fare feels right.

These tried and tested recipes from some of Norwood Place’s resident foodies are all made with fresh and local produce found in-centre.

Pulled Pork Burgers | Bos Taurus Butchery

Ingredients – Pulled Pork

3.5-4kg boneless pork scotch fillet or port shoulder

2onions

1cup apple cider vinegar

2/3cup brown sugar

2/3cup tomato paste

4tbs sweet paprika

4tbs Worcestershire sauce

4tbs yellow mustard

3tsp salt

2tsp white pepper

6 Baker’s Delight bread rolls

Ingredients – Slaw

2 cups purple cabbage, finely sliced

2 cups green cabbage, finely sliced

2 cups carrot, shredded

¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped

¾ cup mixed seeds

¼ cup olive oil

2-3tbs lemon juice, to taste

1clove garlic, pressed or minced

½ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon salt

Method

1. Place pork, onions, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, sweet paprika, Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, salt and pepper into a slow cooker on low for six to eight hours or on high for four to six hours.

2. Turn off the slow cooker and transfer the pork onto a cutting board. If the pork has a bone, discard.

3. Use two forks to shred the meat and then return the meat back in the slow cooker to absorb the delicious sauce.

4. Mix all remaining slaw ingredients together and place onto fresh rolls with pulled pork.

Marinated Plum Marylands | Chicken Made Easy

Ingredients

3–4 chicken marylands

1/3 cup brown sugar

2tbs honey

4 plums, halved

1/2 cup plum sauce

2tsp ginger, grated

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1tbs Chinese 5 Spice

2tbs hoisin sauce

Method

1.Rub Chinese 5 Spice onto chicken marylands.

2.Add all other ingredients into a bowl and generously coat the chicken in the marinade.

3.Marinate the chicken in the fridge fora minimum of two hours or overnight.

4.Halve four plums and place in the baking dish with the chicken. Bake at 180°C for 30–40 minutes.

5. Reduce the leftover marinade in a sauce pan until it is a thick, saucy consistency.

6. Pour reduced marinade over chicken when serving.

7. Serve with blanched bok choy or spring onions.

Rocket, Beetroot, Walnuts and Feta Salad | Metropolitan Fresh Norwood

Ingredients

250g canned baby beetroot

120g baby rocket

60g Danish feta

3tbs walnuts

2 1/2tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1tbs balsamic vinegar

1tbs honey

1/2tsp salt

Black pepper

Method

1. Combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a jar and shake well.

2. Place rocket in a serving bowl and scatter halved baby beetroot over the top.

3.Crumble over the feta and scatter the walnuts.

4.Drizzle with dressing and serve.

Baked Whole Snapper | Seafood On Parade

Ingredients

Whole snapper

2 lemons, sliced

Extra virgin olive oil

Salt

Pepper

1 clove garlic

1 tsp fresh oregano

1 tbs fresh parsley

Half celery, chopped

1 green capsicum, sliced

2 limes, to serve

Method

1. Slice through the middle of the snapper in three sections, just tot he bone, but not through. To help the fish cook more evenly you can also cut three diagonal slashes into the flesh.

2. Spread sliced lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, fresh oregano and parsley over the fish.

3. Stuff the cavity of the fish with celery, green capsicum, lemon and garlic.

4. Pre-heat oven to 190–200°C for10 minutes. Place fish on baking paper and then wrap in foil.

5. Reduce to 170°C and cook for15 minutes per 500 grams.

Jelly Cakes | Country Women’s Association recipe available at St George’s Bakehouse

Ingredients

60g butter, softened

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 cup self-raising flour

2/3 cup milk

85g packet raspberry jelly crystals

1 cup boiling water

1 cup cold water

3 cups desiccated coconut

1/2 cup double thick cream, whipped

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C.Grease a 12-capacity muffin tin.

2.Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, a little at a time, beating until well combined.

3.Using a large metal spoon, gently fold in half the flour and half the milk. Repeat with the remaining flour and milk.

4.Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool cakes on a wire rack.

5.Stir jelly and boiling water together in a bowl until crystals are dissolved. Stir in cold water.

6.Refrigerate for one hour or until cold and slightly thick.

7. Place coconut into a large bowl. Using a slotted spoon lower cakes, one cake at a time into the jelly. Drain excess jelly.

8.Toss cakes in coconut until well coated. Place onto a lined tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.

9.Cut a circle of cake from the top of each cake. Pipe whipped cream onto the cake and sit cake top back on. Plate up and serve.