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  • Welcome to Adelaide Loves

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    Welcome to Adelaide Loves, a conversation about all of the coo things to do, eat, buy and be inspired by in Adeliade. Special guest appearances from interstate and overseas, but the focus is always on local lovelies.

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  • Carrot & Zucchini Muffins

    img_6597Zucchini and Carrot Muffins

    (makes about 24)
    2 eggs
    3/4 cups coconut sugar (or white sugar)
    2/3 cup real butter, softened
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 1/2 cup self-raising flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    2 tsp cinnamon
    2 cups grated grated zucchini (lightly packed)
    1 cup grated carrot (lightly packed)
    2 cups crushed pineapple
    1/2 cup almond meal
    Preheat oven to 180°C.
    Combine eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla.
    Sift in flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
    Fold in zucchini, carrot, pineapple and almond meal.
    Grease 2 large muffin trays and spoon in mixture, about 2/3 full.
    Bake for around 15 minutes, checking regularly.
    Muffins are cooked when lovely and brown.
    Allow to cool slightly, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.

    These muffins keep well for 4-5 days in an airtight container.

  • Adelaide Loves Beau Boys


    This morning I am shopping up a storm for my new niece/nephew that will be arriving in October. I am a huge lover of handmade goodies and love supporting local Adelaide handmade businesses.

    There are many listed on and, as well as the many local markets that are on every weekend.

    This week I discovered Beau Boys For Boys, with the most amazingly bright and fun fabrics and cool items.  And lets all give a round of applause for such RAD boy items!! Here are my 4 picks…

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     Organic Teething Ring







    22303_374545756074168_7025262640878852595_nCotton Bib & Dummy Set







    11159965_374545726074171_8449761974527845988_nHarem Pants



  • Adelaide Loves: This Weekend’s Picks 11/12 April 2015

    Here are my 4 picks for things to do this weekend…

    imageSandstorm Sandcastle Sculptures

    What: Disney’s ‘Princesses and Pirates’ sandcastle sculptures

    When: Saturday 4 April to Sunday 19 April 2015

    Where: Port Noarlunga Beach

    Who:  The whole family

    Cost: Ticketed. Book here:

    More Info:




    Dolphin Day 2015

    What: Spend the day learning about  the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary, through interactive displays, games and boat cruises to name just a few. There is a free outdoor movie screening in the evening as well.

    When:  Saturday  11 April 2015 12pm – 5pm

    Where:  Port Adelaide Lighthouse Square, Port Adelaide

    Who:  The whole family

    Cost: Free and ticketed

    More Info:



    Family Friendly Sunday Vibes Sessions

    What: Free music sessions, this week will feature The Timbers, Banjo Jackson and Paige and Renee Court. Bring your picnic basket and rug, or purchase food there.

    When:  Sunday 12 April 2015 12pm – 4pm

    Where:  Elder Park, Adelaide

    Who:   The whole family

    Cost: Free

    More info:

    festival-fleurieu-2015pFestival Fleurieu

    What: The Festival Fleurieu will showcase the creativity of local artisans and musicians as well as highlight the history and environmental aspects of the area.

    When: Saturday 11- Sunday 19 April 2015

    Where:  Fleurieu Peninsular

    Who:   The whole family

    Cost: Free and ticketed

    More info:

  • Adelaide Loves: This Weekend’s Picks 18/19 April 2015

    imageBarossa Vintage Festival

    What: A festival style celebration of the end of vintage. Covering 95 events, there is something for everyone. From the Scarecrow Trail, to kite making and flying, to a picnic  on the oval with food stalls and wine tasting, market bazaar, live music and children’s entertainment.

    When:  Friday 16 to Sunday 18 April

    Where: Various locations throughout the Barossa Valley

    Who:  The whole family

    Cost:  Free and ticketed events

    More info:
    P:  1300 852 982


    charlie-and-lola-900-630x420Charlie & Lola’s Extremely New Play

    What: Enter a magical journey though the seasons, as Charlie and Lola discover that everything is different and not the same as the stars of the hit ABC & BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child, are bought to life by a magical mix of puppetry, live action and music.

    When: Saturday 18 April 2015, 10am and 12.30pm

    Where: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Street, Adelaide

    Who: Ages 3 to 8

    Cost: From $38.90

    More info:
    P: (08) 8216 8600


    Unley-Skills-Courses-apr2015-630x890Bike Skills for the Whole Family

    What: A great event for those wanting to start riding their bike with their family, right through to those wanting to ride to work each day. Adelaide City Council is running sessions by accredited trainers, and is open to families with children in primary school/secondary school (sorry no pre-schoolers).  Parents must be riding.  BYO bike & helmet. Places are limited so please make sure you book.

    When: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April 2015

    Where:  Marshmallow Park (Park 19) South Parklands

    Who:   Parents and primary/secondary school students

    Cost: Free- bookings essential

    More info: 
    P: 8203 7885



    Gilles Street Market

    What: Located in the heart of the city, these markets are overflowing with colourful vintage clothing and designer samples, upcoming designers’ wares, clearance stock, shoes, jewellery and accessories. The DJ each week sets a cool vibe, and there are loads of yummy treats available too. 

    When: Sunday 19 April, 10 am – 4pm

    Where:  Gilles Street Primary School, 91 Gilles St, Adelaide

    Who: Whoever loves a good shop

    Cost: Free

    More info:


  • Adelaide Loves Deep Creek Conservation Park

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    After visiting some of the locations that were part of the Festival Fleurieu on Sunday, the kids and I enjoyed an adventure through the Deep Creek Conservation Park. There is 15 walking trails through varying terrain to choose from, including sections of the Heysen Trail, with a distance/length to suit every family. Some of the more advanced trails also provide spectacular scenery of the Backstairs Passage, Kangaroo Island and the rugged Deep Creek valley. The easy trails are a gentle introduction to hiking, with all tracks accessible by 2WD.

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    The National Park is home to an array of native wildlife, so keep an eye out for western grey kangaroos, short-beaked echidnas, or some of the 100 bird species that can easily be heard or spotted when walking in the park. We packed some binoculars and they were well used.

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    We chose the Stringybark Loop Walk, which was a short, relatively flat walk through old growth stringybark forest. Starting from the Stringybark campsite, it was ideal for us (8, 7 and 4 year olds), being a 30 minute, 1.5km loop. We took out time exploring along the way, and stretched this out to over an hour. It was signposted the whole way, and there was no need for a map.
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    Along the way we searched for witchety grubs in rotten logs, found termite mounds, got very close to some kangaroos, found cubbys erected against trees and collected lots of special items.

    If you are wanting to stay for a couple of days, there are five campgrounds to choose from, as well as private cottages and retreat-style accommodation as well.

    There is a digital map App, however we did not have any signal on most of our walk. I would suggest saving the map on your phone or printing them out as a back up measure. You can download the maps here:  Avenza PDF Maps application. When used within the app, the maps allow you to calculate distances and enable you to locate yourself within the park. You can also download them from here.

    What: Deep Creek Conservation Park

    When: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, however may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

    Where: 108km south of Adelaide. Access is via Main South Road from Adelaide or Range Road from Victor Harbor.

    Who: The whole family

    Cost: Fees apply to enter and to camp. Buy day and camping permits at the park self-registration stations. You will need the correct change as there are no electronic banking facilities available in the park. Check out the fees here.

    More Info:
    P: 8598 0263

  • Adelaide Loves: This Weekend’s Picks 25/26 April 2015

    Here are my 4 picks for things to do this weekend…

    WWD-web-banner-fix2Walking With Dinosaurs- The Arena Spectacular

    What: After a worldwide tour seen by over 8 million people in 217 cities, the stunning theatrical event WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular is back! Internationally renowned designers have worked with scientists to create 20 life-size dinosaurs, including the terror of the ancient terrain, Tyrannosaurus rex! Be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return before your eyes. It’s a dazzling $20,000,000 arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality set to captivate young and old alike. Marvel at the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth. Watch them walk. Hear the roar. Be there as they fight for survival and supremacy. From the ripple of their skin to the glint in their eye, you will know the dinosaurs really are back!

    When: Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 April

    Where: Adelaide Entertainment Centre

    Who: Ages 4 and up

    Cost: From $45.78

    More Info:
    follow the link here


    animal-expo-square1Adelaide Animal Expo

    What: See, Touch & Cuddle 100s of Animals at the Animal Expo. 100s of animals including Reptiles, Snakes, Rabbits, Cavys, Poultry, Birds, Dogs, Cats plus many more. Two walk through Animal Nurseries. Buy Pet Products at Special Show Prices. Pet Advice from leading Animal Experts. Two Large Cat Breed Displays. Talk to the Breeders. Dog Breed Display.

    When: Friday 24 (10am-5pm), Saturday 25 (12noon-6pm) to Sunday (10am-5pm) 26 April 2015

    Where: Wayville Pavillion (Adelaide Showground), Wayville

    Who: The whole family

    Cost: Adults $10, Kids Under 15 Free (when compiled with an adult). Admission price includes entry into the Sunday Mail Home Living expo.

    More Info:


    anzac-day-at-cove-2015pANZAC Day Dawn Service

    What: Anzac Day Dawn Service on the foreshore, followed by a free community breakfast.

    When: Saturday 25 April 2015. 5:45am Dawn Service, 6:30am free breakfast.

    Where: Hallett Cove Foreshore (Heron Way Reserve, Hallett Cove)

    Who: The whole family

    Cost: Free

    More Info:
    P: 0439 804 711


    hlac1d1gStirling Laneways

    What: Stirling Laneways brings a fresh burst of colour to monthly market Sundays.
    Follow your feet through the lanes and side-streets to discover artists and entertainers mingled between our local traders and pop-up stalls.

    When: Sunday 26 April from 10am-4pm

    Where: The pedestrian laneways and spaces which stem directly from the main street (Mt Barker Road) and Centenary Place

    Who: The whole family

    Cost: Free

    More Info:


  • Bear Themed Nursery

    Bear Nursery copyWith the weather turning cold and miserable outside, this Bear themed nursery design I designed cheered me up no end!

    Full of gorgeous pieces… some vintage, some new and some handmade… they are all available form local Adelaide shops and businesses! Yes!

    There are some $$ key pieces that will last the life of your baby (and others to follow) and then there are some absolute bargains as well, all mixed in beautifully to create a haven for your little one (or big one- just substitute the cot for a bed!).

    Here are all of the links to help you Shop The Look- enjoy!!

    (from top left to right) Wooden houses $15- Lil’ miss Mabel  SHOP HERE

    Hand Painted X Print $37- Em and Ev Design  SHOP HERE

    Knitted Mountain Cushion $69.95- Little Pea Interiors SHOP HERE

    Round Mirror $19- Kmart SHOP HERE

    Wooden Growth Chart $100- Banksia Lane SHOP HERE

    Wooden Wall Hooks from $10- Little Bohemian SHOP HERE

    Jacquard Cotton Throw $325- Etienne SHOP HERE

    Sleeping Bear Cushion $59.95- Little Pea Interiors  SHOP HERE

    OSparrow Cot by Oeuf $1,299- Out Of The Cot SHOP HERE

    Custom Monogram Hoop Art $30- Luka Mish SHOP HERE

    Natural Fibre Rug $89.99- Kidzone SHOP HERE

    Wooden Silicone Teething Ring $12- Indi and Frey SHOP HERE

    Children’s Hello Yellow Clothes Rack  $239- Such Great Heights SHOP HERE

    Chunky Knit Cushion $59.95- Freedom SHOP HERE

    Hand Crafted Double Metal Arrows $60- Lil’ Miss Mabel SHOP HERE

    Chippy White Chair $35- Arcq SHOP HERE

    Canvas Storage Bag $29.95- Bel and Bear PRE ORDER HERE


    image2Bowerbird – Adelaide’s Design Market

    What: The awarding-winning market will showcase original works created by Australia’s very best designers and artists. It is the perfect place to discover emerging designers and artists and re-visit local favourites. Lots of food and kids activities available as well.

    When: Friday 1, Saturday 2, Sunday 3 May 2015

    Where: Stirling Angas Pavilion, Adelaide Showground

    Who: The whole family

    Cost: Adults $5, Children FREE

    More Info:


    image1 (2)Apple Picking in Summertown

    What: Visit a premium apple orchard, meet the grower, discover how fruit is produced in the delightful Adelaide Hills, pick some Pink Lady apples right off the tree, learn about and taste different varieties, purchase fresh apples to take home, enjoy home-cooked apple crumble and other local produce. A great family activity.If you happen to be there on the first or third Sunday of a month, the Uraidla Market is on around the corner and a great stop for morning tea or to pick up some fresh produce.

    When: 10:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May, 2015

    Where: Hollidays Road in Summertown, off Greenhill Rd

    Who: The whole family

    Cost: Gold coin entry. Apples are around $1.20 /kilo

    More Info:


    thFree National Park Discovery Day

    What: Have you always wanted to go to get closer to nature but didn’t know where to start? The Adelaide area has more than 30 national parks, including recreation and conservation parks. So pack a picnic, come to the FREE national park discovery day and try some of the fun activities on offer to see what you’ve been missing in your backyard.


    When: 10:00am-3:00pm, Sunday 3 May 2015

    Where: Gums Oval, Belair National Park

    Who: The whole family

    Cost: FREE

    More Info: 


    image3Street Eat in North Adelaide

    What: A new food venture, promoted by the North Adelaide Traders and initiated by Emma Hack, while highlighting the diversity of food available in North Adelaide.

    When: 12:00noon, Sunday 3 May 2015

    Where: Melbourne and O’Connell Streets, North Adelaide

    Who: The whole family

    Cost: $2-$8 per dish

    More Info:


  • Mother’s Day 2015 Shopping Guide


    Mother's Day Shopping Guide 2015

    Working with a pallet of sof pinks, purples and grey, with a punch of copper, have fun shopping for mum this Mother’s Day with these gorgeous items from equally gorgeous local Adelaide shops.

    Covering all budgets and tastes, there will be something to tickle all imaginations. So be good to your mother, give her a thoughtful gift and a big fat hug this Sunday.

    Lamp $P.O.A. Hot Chocolate

    Set of 2 Wing Dishes $19.95- Raw Space 

    Ju Ju Hat $760 – One Rundle Trading

    Cloud Ceramic Vases from $22- Etienne 

    Swan Vase- Peach $49.95- Raw Space

    Burnt Fig & Pear Diffuser $39.00- One Rundle Trading

    Copper Champagne holder $259.00- The Furniture Affair

    Marble Pear $24.96- Living By Design

    Club Chair $495- Living By Design

    Scandor Rolled MetalTable $395- Empress Homewares

    Magazine Holder $P.O.A.- Oscar and Willow

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