The Currant Shed; McLaren Flat

Somehow, the Currant Shed has been the best kept secret in the McLaren Vale region for a long time. It is one of my absolute favourite restaurants in the state let alone the Fleurieu Peninsula, and our most recent dining experience reminded me just how amazing a long boozy lunch can be.                Continue Reading

Salt Yoga; The ultimate Yoga Studio in the South

  Yoga. Is it just me, or has it really taken a big jump into the spotlight over the past decade or so? I can only assume (actually, I’m pretty sure) social media has played a huge part in this. Until more recently, I still had the image of size 8, bronzed, vegan women performing handstands on the beach (notContinue Reading

The General Wine Bar & Kitchen

After a couple of visits recently, I’ve finally sat down to write about the experience we have (thoroughly) enjoyed at The General Wine Bar and Kitchen in Mclaren Flat! A much welcomed new watering hole and restaurant in its own right.   As soon as you walk into the General you get a sense for the passionate and friendly energyContinue Reading

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Coming Soon: ‘The General’ Wine Bar and Kitchen, McLaren Flat

  Locals, and not-so-locals; get excited. “The General” wine bar and kitchen is set to open its doors late November; and we can’t wait! This project is the brain-child of long term friends; winemaker Ben Riggs, Brad Rey and Chef Ben Sommariva (formerly of Pennys hill Kitchen Door and Finos Willunga). For years they have wanted to create a placeContinue Reading

Wirra Wirra Winery; Mclaren Vale

One of my Favourite McLaren Vale wineries has proved once again, why it is just that. With a cellar door face-lift, and the new addition “Harry’s Deli”; we just had to make a visit!   As you enter the grand wooden doors, you are immediately embraced by a warm and comforting vibe. There’s modern touches, high exposed-beam ceilings, timber galore, moodyContinue Reading

Maxwell Wines; Ellen Street Restaurant

With a new head chef, new season, and new menu; We just had to get to the Ellen Street Restaurant at Maxwell Wines.   It was a cold wintery day and the cellar door fireplace was roaring, making for the perfect cosy corner to sit back, taste some wines, and indulge in the Chef’s tasting menu.   The degustation kickedContinue Reading

Kate Gardner – Bottoms Up Colonics

Introducing Kate Gardner, from ‘Bottoms Up Colonics”   Super passionate Kate is married with 2 kids; Ruby 6 and Leroy 4 years old, and lives with her family (dogs and cat included) in Willunga. She has come full circle in terms of living spaces. Her younger years spent in Willunga where she worked at the local hairdresser, before setting offContinue Reading

Emily Hilder – Human Brands

Introducing; Emily Hilder, from Human Brands!   I had the pleasure of sitting down with Emily to talk all things life and business. What a character! Spend a little time with Emily; and you’ll love her too.   Emily was born and raised in Wales, but has since lived and worked in many locations around the world. Starting out in theContinue Reading

Altar Bistro; Willunga

As the seasons change, so do the menus in our wonderful restaurants. I took the opportunity to try the new Autumn menu at Altar Bistro one cool sunny Sunday afternoon, and was very impressed.   After spending years in some of England’s best restaurants, preparing delicate, fiddly and minimalistic dishes, the owner and head chef Shane decided it was timeContinue Reading

Rosey’s Café Aldinga

Aldinga has really become the place to be in the last 12-18 months, and just to add to the mix of thriving businesses; Rosey’s Café has moved in to town!   Sister Café to Rosey’s in Unley, Rosey’s Aldinga has already made its mark as a go-to destination for all-day breakfasts, great coffee, and good vibes.        Continue Reading