People & Places

May 23, 2024
People & Places

A night at the theatre

Step inside the beautiful home of Torben and Richelle Brookman, whose Adelaide-based global entertainment company is one of many ventures run by this creative couple. They discuss all things musical theatre, including their dedication to fostering South Australian arts practitioners.

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Apr 26, 2024
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A state of inspiration

SALIFE asked talented South Australians to let the state inspire them to produce a bespoke creation. Together, they’ve come up with the colours, tastes, sights and styles that are uniquely South Australian, showcasing the creativity that flows through our state.

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Apr 24, 2024
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Discovering the stars

You may not know her name, but Angela Heesom is a pioneer of South Australia’s film industry, discovering and nurturing local talent through her company Heesom Casting.

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Apr 11, 2024
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Step inside Bird in Hand sanctuary

Susie and Andrew Nugent, owners of Bird in Hand winery, have created an oasis of privacy, art and nature at their spectacular family home just metres from their Adelaide Hills winery and cellar door.

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Mar 21, 2024
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A soldier’s brave sacrifice

SALIFE features editor Genevieve Meegan will gather with family this weekend at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra for a very special event. Genevieve's Uncle John Wilkinson, a Royal Australian Air Force pilot, died along with his crew, after crashing in a French forest during World War II. On what would have been John's 100th birthday, his family members will gather for a commemoration ceremony to pay their respects.

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Mar 15, 2024
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Macclesfield’s golden ale

In 1873, a humble ale brewed in Macclesfield was shipped from the Adelaide Hills all the way to London where it was judged the best beer in the world. Now, 150 years later, a family history buff and a home brewer have recreated the gold medal beer, which once elevated a young colony on to the international stage.

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Feb 29, 2024
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Side by side

Alisa and Lysandra Fraser rose to fame on reality television, but their perseverance and astonishing work ethic has turned their 15 minutes of fame into a multi-million-dollar interior design empire.

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Feb 15, 2024
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Love of the land

The next couple of years for Magill Estate chef Scott Huggins are going to be huge. He’s working on a redevelopment at the restaurant and a project closer to home that will offer a luxury experience to his guests.

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Jan 19, 2024
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Mark Thompson and Kerry Comerford

The artist’s way

They’ve both achieved enormous success on a global scale based overseas: he as an award-winning artist and theatre designer and she as a high-flying theatre executive. But Mark Thompson and Kerry Comerford now call Watervale home, combining their artistic pursuits with running a bed and breakfast on their idyllic property.

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Jan 12, 2024
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Behind this door is a fairy tale

Internationally-lauded composer Julian Cochran has enjoyed a rich career in classical music and now, he’s brought a taste of European culture to Adelaide in stunningly lavish fashion.

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Jan 11, 2024
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Inside the world of luxury tailor Patrick Johnson

Step inside the glamorous world of Adelaide-born designer Patrick Johnson whose custom tailoring business has showrooms in Tuscany, New York and London. The 42-year-old defines luxury as less about brands and more about a feeling, a freedom, a lifestyle that allows him to leave work and go to the movies with his young children.

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Nov 3, 2023
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Words from the wise

The best kind of working relationships are those that combine new perspective and rich experience. We went to a few industries in South Australia to explore how members of the established workforce and those in the early stages of their career are learning from each other.

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Oct 31, 2023
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Sara Underdown

Living your best Champagne life

From summers in Reims sipping rare cuvees and to harvests spent eating lunches comprising recipes handed down through generations, to trips to the greatest Maisons and finest domaines enjoying intimate visits and gastronomic affairs, Sara Underdown’s love of Champagne has given her a life to savour.

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Oct 13, 2023
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south australian birdlife

Taking flight

A special mother-daughter collaboration has played out inside the storage rooms at the South Australian Museum, resulting in a remarkable book, documenting bird life – and loss – in Adelaide’s former Reedbeds.

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Oct 12, 2023
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Frances Adamson

At home with Frances Adamson

Her Excellency The Honourable Frances Adamson AC welcomed SALIFE into Government House to chat about her remarkable diplomatic career, family life and the joys of going from global to grass roots back home in South Australia.

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Oct 6, 2023
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Trent Parke

Three minutes with Trent Parke

Trent Parke, one of Australia’s most renowned and awarded photographers, talks about why he loves the Adelaide light so much and what is still left to achieve in an extraordinary career.

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Sep 22, 2023
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A crafty reinvention

It was early 2019 when Kimba locals started worrying their small Eyre Peninsula town could go the way of a ghost town. So, a group of dedicated and creative women devised a plan to bring life back to the town’s main street. Their story is now the stuff of legend.

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Sep 14, 2023
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Annette Marner

The gentle nature of Annette Marner

From a kid running wild in the Southern Flinders Ranges forests to a national radio presenter, the place Annette Marner calls home has never left her heart and now she’s immortalising it with her words and photographs.

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Sep 7, 2023
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Curtains up

In August last year, Matt Gilbertson was lying at rock bottom beneath a stage with a crushed foot and five fractured vertebrae. But he’s back from hell and his next stop is Disco Spektakular.

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Aug 24, 2023
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Green & Glorious

Is there any more magical setting for a dinner party than a beautiful Adelaide Hills greenhouse? Katie Steinwedel shows us how to pull off the perfect garden party.

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Aug 18, 2023
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Divine intervention

All Talitha Becker and Sandy Cameron needed was a “sign” as to whether they should buy a rundown, disused church along the Limestone Coast. When that sign came, the couple embarked on an incredible renovation that uncovered more than a century of secrets.

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Aug 17, 2023
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Pride of place

He is inspired by a “sense of place”, a commitment to sustainability and his love of foraging near his home in the Adelaide Hills. Meet SALIFE’s new recipe contributor, award-winning chef Kane Pollard, as he reveals the philosophies that spark the unique dishes he creates.

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Aug 11, 2023
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The simple life

For many years, Dani Austin and Sam Ryan dreamt of a simpler life where they could work fewer hours and spend more time growing their own food, living sustainably and connecting with like-minded people. This is how they did it.

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Aug 10, 2023
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Game changer

As FIFA Women’s World Cup takes over the world, SALIFE meets football pioneer Moya Dodd AO whose determination took her from a Port Adelaide soccer field to vice-captain of the Matildas and then on to the board of the world’s most powerful sporting organisation.

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Aug 4, 2023
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AFLW star Erin Phillips on IVF, family and footy’s final chapter

With four weeks until the opening round of the AFLW’s eighth season, football superstar Erin Phillips has revealed she is keenly aware that the 2023 season marks inevitable change, telling August’s SALIFE Magazine that she knows the clock is ticking on her career.

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Jun 29, 2023
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Free range on the farm

How many children these days could herd a mob of sheep on horseback, ride a dirt bike or skirt a fleece of wool? It’s all part of daily life for the Hammat family who are continuing a generational farming tradition in the Mid North.

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Jun 15, 2023
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Soiree for the siblings

Keeping it in the family, Brooke Bickmore-Bridges and Tom Bridges invite their siblings over for a night of pizza, pasta and stunning style.

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Jun 8, 2023
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Funny girl

Corinne Grant rose to national comedy fame alongside friends and comics such as Rove McManus, Wil Anderson and Dave Hughes. But the former TV celebrity has swapped comedy for the court room, now working as a lawyer in Adelaide, as well as relishing the joys of parenthood after many rounds of IVF.

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May 18, 2023
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The turning tides of Hardwicke Bay

The rustic charm of this under-the-radar coastal town has been treasured for generations, but how much longer will the weathered shacks and rusty tractors continue to rule the sands of Hardwicke Bay?

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