Women's Lifestyle
Fleurieu Living Magazine

Fleurieu Living Magazine Summer 2018/19

"Fleurieu Living Magazine features the best in food and wine, homes and gardens, growers, producers, accommodation and destinations — as well as artists,writers and designers working and living on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island. Published quarterly, Fleurieu Living Magazine is available throughout Adelaide and the Fleurieu via newsagents, wineries, restaurants cafés and B&Bs."

Fleurieu Living Pty Ltd
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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
staff & contributors

Key Personnel Petra de Mooy Thanks to our team, all of our collaborators, Fleurieu Leaders family and friends – 2018 was awesome! Here’s to a great 2019! Jason Porter Jason has worked as a graphic designer and creative director both locally and overseas for over thirty years. When not in the office, he can usually be found tweaking the crossover filters on his ridiculously over-the-top hi-fi system. Esther Thorn Esther Thorn is a storyteller. She has worked as a journalist for twenty years in print, radio and television. Esther believes small things, like commas and apostrophes, are important. This makes her an irritating dinner guest but a good editor. Holly Wyatt A self-described ‘city-escapee,’ Holly moved to the Fleurieu chasing wide-open spaces and the spoils of semi-rural life. Those spoils include a good coffee in the morning, a…

2 min.
brand culture

Salopian Inn In the heart of the Fleurieu sits the Salopian Inn. A trip to the well-known and equally well-loved McLaren Vale restaurant is always an experience of indulgence and first-class hospitality. The Salopian Inn is also renowned for its two-hundred-plus varieties of gin and its celebrated selection of wine, both of which are carefully curated by Innkeeper Alex Marchetti. Head Chef Karena Armstrong is passionate about seasonal, local produce. Indeed many of the ingredients are grown in her own kitchen garden. Word of mouth has built Salopian Inn’s reputation for amazing quality and service, attracting both locals and visitors from far and wide. Karena also believes in taking care of her staff and ensures they too get their fair share of fresh produce and love. ‘Hospitality isn’t known for work…

4 min.
welcome to flm

From the FLM team Issue 27 and moving towards 2019 at speed! Here’s hoping 2019 is as surprising, rewarding and enlightening as 2018! If you don’t read anything else in this issue (though we urge to to absorb it all), be sure to take in ‘Home’ by Annabel Bowles — especially if you are a Fleurieu local. At just twenty-one this young woman has travelled the world and come back loving where she lives even more. In her story ‘Home’ she reflects on all of her experiences with wisdom well beyond her years. Annabel started out with us as an intern, but has grown in leaps and bounds and has recently been appointed editor of the UniSA student magazine, Verse. Last year our advertising manager Holly Wyatt completed issue one with us as…

8 min.
summer diary dates

LOCAL MARKETS: Aldinga, McLaren Vale and Willunga Aldinga Bay Art, Craft and Produce Market On the fourth Sunday of every month at Central Way, Aldinga Central Shopping Centre from 11am – 3pm. Arts and crafts from local artisans, as-well-as fresh local produce. Willunga Farmers Market In the Willunga Town Square every Saturday from 8am – 12.30pm. You must go just for the seasonal fruit. Oranges, persimmons, pears and apples – the freshest you’ll find! Don’t forget to buy a membership and receive discounts on all the fabulous local food. Willunga Quarry Market Adjacent to the Willunga Oval, on the second Saturday of every month, 9am – 1pm, rain, hail or shine. Come and browse an eclectic mix of everything, ranging from secondhand tools to plants and craft. There’s always something new to see. Willunga Artisans & Handmade Market In…

7 min.
an attitude of gratitude

Jenny Vonic-Joyce is sure about one thing when it comes to her Middleton home. ‘I don’t like colour,’ she tells me. When she shared her Instagram account with me so I could have a look before my first visit, it was precisely this aesthetic choice that appealed to me. When I pull up outside the property, the front belies the amazing extension and outdoor entertaining sanctuary at the back. ‘I always wanted that differentiation between the old and the new.’ says Jen. In 2004 Jen and her husband Greg Hatcher bought the property after Greg’s children from his first marriage moved to Victor Harbor. Jen and Greg decided to buy a weekender somewhere close by and found the Middleton property. ‘It was perfectly functional and practical and mainly came down to cost,’…

4 min.

The Mount Compass hills have always been my home. I still live on the farm I was raised on, and nothing much about it has changed. Our front yard has a fig tree, a cherry plum tree and a tyre swing under an enormous oak. Sheep are dotted on distant green pastures like dandelions in a field, and birds sing at all times of the day. I probably didn’t realise how special this quiet little corner of the world was to me, until last year, at nineteen years old, I decided to stuff my belongings into a backpack to head overseas. Armed with more luggage than common sense, I said ‘catchya’ to the only home I’d ever known. I wasn’t sure whether I would be away for four, six or ten months.…