Fleurieu Living Magazine

Summer 2021/22

"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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in this issue

2 min
flm staff & contributors fleurieu living

Key Personnel Petra de Mooy The day we turned ten – here it is people. Hope you enjoy it as much as we loved creating it. 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 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 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…

5 min
welcome to flm

From our publishing editor Petra Ten years ago when we were finishing the first issue of FLM, I honestly thought our graphic designer / creative director (and my husband) Jason had perhaps set the bar too high. I looked at the screen – the images and style of what we had created seemed a bit out of reach for a repeat performance. It had been a Herculean effort to get it out, so perhaps it was just knowing that we were about to start at the beginning again for issue two that had me scared. It was a steep learning curve and we’d worked hard to get there. Our young daughter (five at the time) even said, ‘if I hear the words photography or magazine one more time…’ Thankfully, that was the…

5 min
something to celebrate

The emotion took me by surprise because, over the two years we’ve been living in the outback, I’ve continued to think of Willunga as ‘home’. The feeling was akin to the sense of loneliness I sometimes feel when I realise my children are growing up right before my eyes. And in many ways Willunga – and the Fleurieu Peninsula in which it’s nestled – have come of age in the months we’ve been away. When we first moved to the Fleurieu there were vacant shops aplenty, playgrounds were metal ‘jungle-gyms’ with brightly-coloured peeling paint and Myponga was a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ town on your way somewhere else. Fleurieu Living Magazine was in its infancy and I remember thumbing through the glossy pages of the latest issue as I stood…

8 min
summer diary dates

MARKETS: Willunga Farmers Market Check out the new location at Willunga High School. Every Saturday, 8am – 12pm Come rain, hail or shine, enjoy fresh produce from more than eighty farmers and artisan food makers. Become a member for discounts on all your goods, and enjoy the nourishing community atmosphere every week. Willunga Quarry Market Adjacent to the Willunga Oval Second Saturday of each month, 9am – 1pm Browse through an eclectic mix of wares ranging from secondhand tools to plants and crafts. Willunga Artisans and Handmade Market Willunga Show Hall Second Saturday of each month, 9am – 1pm An inspiring curated market showcasing local art and handmade goods. A great place to buy a unique, handmade gift made from high quality materials. Goolwa Wharf Market First and third Sunday of every month, 9am – 3pm With around eighty stalls including bric-a-brac, collectables, fresh…

8 min
generation next

And in the past year, they’ve taken on one of the most treacherous activities any family can undertake – renovating the family home. Or in this case, the family winery. ‘It’s more of a rebirth,’ explains Corrina Wright, winemaker and sixthgeneration Oliver family member, of the renovation and extension of the Oliver’s Taranga cellar door. Anyone familiar with the old cellar door will recall the charming (and small) 1850s worker’s cottage and deck. Pre-Covid, it was charmingly squishy. Post-Covid, and the attendant density requirements, it was unworkable. The plans for a new cellar door were, however, well in train prior to 2020. ‘We’d had the project planned for a while and were just putting our big girl pants on to get it happening,’ says Corrina. The design, created with Tylen Spilsbury of…

4 min
the beat of her own drum

Mariana was born in South Australia in a very traditional, first-generation Croatian family. She struggled with the dichotomy between her strict home environment and school life. ‘They wanted the best for us, but if I came home and said I wanted to be an artist – that didn’t go down well,’ she shares. ‘A bullshit artist’ her mother would say. But young Mariana felt drawing was the only thing she was good at. Mariana remembers her school years as being very hard but credits one of her art teachers with helping to nurture her confidence in a sea of unease. Even with this guidance, a life as an artist still felt out of reach. Instead, after finishing school Mariana pursued work in hospitality and went down what she now reflects on…