Fashion is putting its best foot forward this season. We caught up with Burnside Village stylist Cimon Vozzo at the recent Burnside Village X Corryton Burge runway event to chat through the season’s latest trends.
With the weather cooling down, finding the perfect mid-season jacket that will take you from day to night is essential. Introducing the trench coat, your new best friend. The light wardrobe staple will keep you warm on a night out without cramping your style. Rug up with a chunky scarf or slip on a pair of kitten heels and LBD for Friday night drinks. In classic hues or beige and black, a trench coat is a must-have item this season.
The predicted colour trends for A/W 2022 will see tinges of olive green, burnt orange and deep purple peppered throughout your wardrobe. But one way to stand out amongst the darker shades is to add a statement sweater to your closet. Whether this is a chunky cardigan in bold colours, a brightly-coloured knit or a funky embossed jumper, you’ll be cosy yet fashion fresh this season. Pair with a maxi skirt and Alias Mae boots for an AW take on boho chic that cuts through the cold weather drab.
It’ll make you look like you strut the streets of Paris and it’ll keep you snug as a bug. Wool coats are a needed addition to beat La Nina’s frosty feelings, cold temperatures and wet weather this winter. Being toasty trumps being trendy – but who said you had to sacrifice style for comfort? Wool coats are the perfect antidote to the cooler climate, letting you dress to impress while avoiding the nippy air. The long length of these coats helps elongate your winter outfit. Pair with knee-high boots or tights and a mini skirt.
Looking for more AW inspiration? South Australian model Olivia Rogers and new husband Justin McKeone are the faces of Burnside Village’s AW Series. You can see the stunning shoot with all the latest trends on Burnside Village’s Instagram.
It’s that time again – the new year. The opportunity to reinvent yourself and start fresh. The best way to begin any new year is to set and manifest goals which, with the help of Burnside Village, you can stick to.
Personal development and self-care goals
These goals are the goals to do with you and your psyche. In terms of personal development, ask yourself – do you want to say yes more, be kinder, give up more time to help others, stay more positive, live more deliberately? Write these down! To give you more inspiration and the know-how to achieve these, head to Harry Hartog in Burnside Village. This gorgeous bookshop is filled to the brim with books that hold the secret to achieving a better life.
While we are thinking about ourselves, don’t forget to set self-care goals for the new year. Ensure you commit to taking time for yourself whether that’s with a spa day from Endota Spa, a treatment from Silk Laser Clinic or even a quick (or extended) getaway with Flight Centre. Why not try and commit to treating yourself whenever your budget permits and bring the self-care home with some luxurious products from Aesop or some fresh, sexy underwear from Calvin Klein Underwearor pyjamas from Peter Alexander.
Fitness and clean eating goals
Most of us have some fitness and clean eating goals in the New Year and nothing makes achieving those goals easier than new workout gear! Whether you’re aiming for a marathon or just to go for a few more outdoor walks, Burnside’s workout wear stores will have you covered. Be inspired by Lululemon Athlectica and Lorna Jane’s lines to achieve your fitness goals. You’ll probably need a new pair of runners and thankfully The Athletes Foot has a wide range of choices for any style. In terms of actually getting your heart rate up, Zap Fitness at Burnside Village has all the equipment you’ll need to smash your 2022 goals.
Clean eating goes hand in hand with fitness and whether you’re thinking about trying out more plant-based options or cutting carbs once and for all, the range of eateries at Burnside Village can help support your goal. Head to Let Them Eat for their authentic, handmade, rustic, vegetarian food.
Fashion and beauty goals
It is important, now more than ever, to make conscious choices so this year consider what your fashion and beauty goals are.
Do you want to cut spending or perhaps spend more on quality pieces? Build a capsule wardrobe? Collect investment pieces? Change to clean beauty or sustainable fashion? Only use cruelty-free make-up and fragrances? Develop your personal style? Whatever it is, we suggest creating a stunning Pinterest board and stick to it.
No one quite knows their way around the McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills epicurean regions like SA Style and Solitaire Volkswagen Ambassador Laura Sharrad.
Adelaide restaurateur and chef, Laura Sharrad, started her career in the famed wine region of McLaren Vale before cooking her way to runner-up on MasterChef season six (and also on season twelve). Not content with becoming a household name, Laura now owns and runs two popular Adelaide restaurants, Nido Bar and Pasta and lauded newcomer, Fugazzi.
On a beautiful summer day, SA Style had the honour of joining Laura on a luxury road trip through the regions.
“I love taking the Volkswagen Tiguan through the hills, there is plenty of space in the boot for all the fresh produce and wine purchases I make along the way,” says Laura. “The navigation system has cool features like voice and gesture control, and I also love to get the tunes going when I am driving through regional SA, so the Apple CarPlay® comes in handy!”
The Edible Garden
Laura’s first stop was McMillan & Drew’s edible garden at Penny’s Hill Winery in the McLaren Vale. It’s a memorable stop given that Laura’s first job was actually at Penny’s Hill.
“I started working at Penny’s back in the summer of 2012/2013 when I moved to South Australia from Melbourne,” Laura says. “We used to hold the most magical weddings on the weekends, and I think that’s where I fell in love with hospitality. I was there for the year before I applied for MasterChef.”
This road trip is the first time Laura has returned to Penny’s Hill in years. “To see the property as beautiful as ever is just so special, as well as all the familiar faces that are still around the place. It will always hold a special place in my heart.”
Penny’s Hill Winery is also home to McMillan & Drew, a specialist garden filled with edible flowers, rare herbs and natives that are supplied to some of the state’s most awarded restaurants.
“I feel like edible flowers are such a beautiful way to add colour and visuals to any dish – from canapés to salads to sweets,” she says. “They are perfect over a summer pavlova or a little lemon tart – and of course can spruce up a cheese platter, which are all the rage at the moment, and so they should be. I have picked up some supplies for a cheese platter from Burnside Village and I will be using these flowers on this platter this evening.”
Laura suggests featuring a mild flower on cheeseboards like Borage or Valerian to complement the star of the platter – cheese.
A Long Lunch
Cruising towards the Adelaide Hills region in a Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line, Laura’s next stop was the award-winning Longview Vineyard.
It’s just a short half-hour between McLaren Vale and Macclesfield, which Laura says is one of the things she loves most about holidaying in South Australia. “Everything in SA is so close and super easy to get to. The best part is each region is so different and offers so much that there’s no need to leave our beautiful state.”
The cellar door at Longview Vineyard was constructed to highlight the stunning vistas surrounding it. Being featured in Gourmet Traveller WINE 2021 Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards shows that its charm hasn’t been lost on Australia.
“The grounds and the views are just incredible and showcase the best of the [Adelaide] Hills,” remarks Laura.
Longview’s cellar door is celebrated for its food and wine experiences. Weekend guests can sit back with estate-grown wines passionately paired with a seasonal, globally-inspired, shared set menu.
The stellar menu at Longview kicks off with a tempting antipasto plate. “The food and wine are at such a high standard,” says Laura. “You just can’t go wrong with an antipasto plate – all house-made pickles, the quality of the cured meats and some fresh cheeses are always the best way to start any meal,” says Laura. “I’m very good at over-ordering!”
The Fettuccine Primavera is the star dish currently on the menu. With a green pea pesto, fresh vegetables and topped off with a fior di latte. “The freshness of the Fettuccine Primavera screams summer.”
Not to be outshone, the Pasta del Giorno (pasta of the day) was gnocchi. “The gnocchi with brown butter and pumpkin was to die for,” says Laura.
Finishing with the Tagliata Di Manzo was an excellent choice. The pan-seared beef pairs perfectly with the vincotto and the freshness of the rocket and parmesan.
Unfortunately, after trying all the mains, dessert was too much. “But that is what next time is for!” Laura laughs.
Longview is the perfect place to indulge in food, wine and scenery. Lunch is only available on Saturday and Sunday, however, weekday visitors can still get a taste of what Longview has to offer with seated wine tastings, cheese boards and antipasto.
A Relaxing Retreat
Everyone knows that after a big day and a big lunch it’s time for a relaxing evening retreat.
“Boutique and luxury accommodation is the way to go – I’m not a camper, so anything with a bathtub and exceptional views, I am there,” Laura says.
She’s giving the Tiguan a break and settling in for the night at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale. After a quick change – she’s swapped her two-piece broderie skirt and top from Seed at Burnside Village with a retro-inspired floral mini dress from Oroton (also from Burnside) – it’s onto the cheese platter.
She’s come prepared with gourmet fare from the extensive selection at Burnside Village, ready to share some tips for the perfect board.
The cheeses are the absolute highlight of a good cheese board, Laura tells us. “You have to nail them. It’s always important to get a mix of cheeses, all really good quality.”
Tonight’s gourmet board features some MasterChef-worthy South Australian cheeses; Derry-O Organic Blue, Adelaide Select Matured Cheddar and Divine Dairy Organic Camembert.
Laura’s biggest tip for the most decadent cheese board is a gooey soft brie – “Always a brie! It’s the showstopper of any party!” she says.
A cheese board for supper, and maybe a sip or two of some stellar local wines among vines, and you’ve got the recipe for the perfect South Australian road trip.
Laura drove a Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line in Dolphin Grey from Solitaire Volkswagen during her SA escape and was dressed by Burnside Village. Food produce was also supplied by Burnside Village.
Dressed by Burnside Village Words Grace Marryat Photography Gretl Watson-Blazewicz Styling Cimon Vozzo Stylist Assistant Jess Rogers HMUA Crystal Terreu Clothing and produce Burnside Village Transport Volkswagen Tiguan R-line in Dolphin Grey from Solitaire Volkswagen Shot on location at McMillan & Drew, Longview Vineyard and The Vineyard Retreat