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Fleurieu Living Magazine

Fleurieu Living Magazine

Winter 2020

"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."

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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
staff & contributors

Key Personnel Petra de Mooy Petra has always loved, art, design, photography and words. Combining all of these into a career has been the fulfillment of these interests. She loves working with all of the creatives on the Fleurieu to showcase the best the region has to offer. 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 high end audio system. Kate Le Gallez Kate started her working life as a lawyer and consultant, before turning to a lifelong love of writing. She confesses to suffering a mild podcast addiction, which results in her overuse of the phrase ‘I was listening to a podcast … ’ as a conversation starter. Holly…

1 min.
esther thorn

Esther recently swapped her comfortable life in Willunga for an outback adventure in one of the most remote places in Australia. The mother of four has had a career in journalism spanning more than twenty years. She has worked in radio, television and print and has been a regular writer for FLM for five years. Esther loves good stories, strong coffees and McLaren Vale wines. Follow her outback experiences on Facebook and Instagram. Other contributing writers, photographers and stylists: Mel Amos, Poppy Fitzpatrick, Robert Geh, Gil Gordon-Smith, Lori-Ellen Grant, Nina Keath, Mark Laurie, Heidi Lewis, Helen Mouneimne, Liza Reynolds, Marcus Syvertsen and Corrina Wright.…

3 min.
make a date with nature

Time seemed to assume an entirely different character in autumn 2020. For the purposes of these pages, which usually list the events for the upcoming season, this strange phenomenon posed a very mundane problem – the cancellation of most events left these pages empty. While we hope to return to the usual programming of events and festivals in spring, for this issue we’re doing something a little different. We asked some of our friends and colleagues to share their favourite ‘dates with nature.’ It’s a chance to hang on to that slower pace of life, enjoy the newly greened landscape, fresh from autumn rains, and explore the many natural assets the region has to offer. Follow it up with a well deserved stop at one of the fantastic cafes or bakeries…

1 min.
welcome to flm

From the FLM team On March 10 as we celebrated the release of the autumn issue at the stunning location that is Pearl Aldinga, the COVID crisis was just a niggling concern. Our speech that night reflected on Kangaroo Island after the bushfires and how the community had rallied together. Within a week or so, businesses across the state began to close and events were cancelled. Like many, we came to a bit of a standstill while we grappled with what to do and how we could contribute. We spent time on the road checking in with business owners and friends to see how they were coping. It was heartening to hear a common sentiment expressed – ‘we’re so lucky to live here.’ We were in a heady state and kept…

4 min.

But in 2020, time has stretched and contracted in unusual ways. They commenced their residency as Kangaroo Island burned and ended it as the world locked down. In between, they created a series of startlingly vibrant images that explore the everyday activities of a visit to the beach through a lens of visibility, protection and heat. Sauerbier House sits at the mouth of the Onkaparinga River – a place of recreation with nearby sand dunes, an estuary, a jetty, a reef, but also with the richness of a place steeped in history. It spoke to the two ‘water girls’ and their personal connections to the sea, Bri through growing up at Brighton near the beach and Pos through a lifelong love of swimming and finding the beach and the ocean a…

6 min.
rustic industrial charm

With the Angas River meandering through a large parkland in the centre of town there is a unique charm to the scale and lay of the land. All of this formed part of the attraction for Terence (Terry) and Gerardine (Gerry) Cousins when they decided to buy and settle in ‘Strath’. Terry and Gerry lived in South Australia until a career move to Melbourne in 1992 turned into twenty-four years, with Terry working his way through the ranks in the fast-moving world of internet technologies. As time passed, the couple’s three children moved out of home and Terry and Gerry started to think about their own next move, with plans to downscale and a desire to return to SA. ‘We’d been holidaying in Goolwa and did a day trip around to…