Malobo

Along with a furnishing face lift, Henley Square in South Australia has welcomed new cafe and bar Malobo. Right on schedule with the opening of the remodelled square, Malobo’s doors were flooded before they were even installed. I am still struggling to find a spare table every time I visit, there’s no sign of initial excitement over the establishment dulling down. I am in love with their breaky menu. There seems to be something to please everyone with each option incorporating an unusual ingredient to really get those tastebuds going. They offer a simpler all day kids menu along with a huge variety of savoury plates ranging in size and quantity for lunch or dinner. Their coffees are brewed with fair trade organic beans and they offer a variety of milk options. Did you know you can get your coffee in a bowl? No lie, 3 shots in a bowl to satisfy you coffee addicts! And your going to want a bowl too, the coffee is delicious. What I am yet to indulge myself with is a nice cocktail from the bar in the evening, and it excites me that they also create cheeseboards. There’s nothing like sitting back with your eyes on the ocean, sipping wine and eating cheese, am I right? The interior décor of the place is great with a collaboration of art work by Sydney based artist Brad Eastman and Adelaide based Vans the Omega. I also advise if your just there for a coffee DO NOT look at their cake display, unfortunately for all those wanting to be good this winter it is off the charts, fully stocked with delicious sweets and savouries. For those of you who haven’t paid this place a visit yet, I highly suggest you do. Someone let me know what the cheeseboard is like, please and thankyou.

Location: 257 Seaview Road, Henley Beach, South Australia

Pictured: Coconut buckwheat crepe with fried jamon, feta, pomegranate and coconut chips + long white iced coffee.

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Winter Necessities

I am definitely not winters greatest fan. I really dislike the cold and always find it difficult to master what to wear to both look good and manage to keep myself warm. People always seem to suggest rocking lots of layers, but honestly who can be bothered dressing yourself in four different tops and two pairs of pants? Not me. Luckily for us, this season we have been blessed with some styling that is going to set the fashion standards and keep us warm all at the same time! Already having been rocked by some of the greats, like Miranda Kerr and Gigi Hadid, ‘over the knee’ boots have come way back in. I for sure am very pleased about this, although a good pair will probably set you back quite a bit, and I am still yet to purchase mine. This style is great as you can still keep your legs so warm while wearing a leather skirt or even a dress! Another statement piece that’s already being raved about this season is the trench coat. Big coats have always been in, but never really this big. Definitely grab yourself a thick and long trench this winter to keep yourself super warm. Paired with your boots, this style ain’t going out any time soon. This look will probably be expensive, so no shame in outfit repeating either! Simply mix up you’re under layer to keep it looking fresh each time, or pair with a scarf to change it up. I’ll be praying we all stay warm and fashionable this winter!

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The Murray River

Few people realise the beauty that’s just outside our back door. Lucky for us, so many scenic sites call Adelaide their home town. I have been fortunate enough to grow up alongside one which I consider to be the most magical, the Murray River. My very large extended family have all shared the ownership of a little green shack along the river since the day I was born. I am so fortunate to have made so many memories there with the most amazing people, you could very well say it has shaped the person I am today. I have learnt so many things at that shack… How to fish, how to water-ski, how to survive with very bad sun burn and how to handle my alcohol (which I still have not achieved successfully). One of the clearest feelings I experienced there was freedom, it was a safe haven, and because of that my parents let me wonder and explore. My best friend and I would disappear for hours, climbing cliffs or chasing dingos. My brother would take me for trips in the dingy, driving way too fast through spaces way too small. And as a family we would explore the other side of the cliffs we faced, whole day trips that left us exhausted and passed out by 7pm.

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I understand that not everyone’s family has, or will have a shack like ours, but I do urge you to still pay visit to this amazing place. It can be as little as an hours drive there, you can stay over night or just go for a day trip. There are many camping spots along the waters edge or hotels in little country towns that would welcome a stay from anyone and everyone. With so many activities you could enjoy along the river, it is just as nice to sit back and relax, taking in the serenity the place has to offer. If a large group of you and your mates or family are wanting to pay the Murray River a visit, I can also suggest hiring a houseboat and cruising your way up stream for a week or even just weekend. This is great way to explore, have fun and relax all at the same time.

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The Murray River is one hundred percent my happy place. I am so glad my family told me to enjoy it while I was young. They warned me that once I started working I wouldn’t be able to make it up there as often, so I enjoyed every second I could. And now that I am working I have found they were very right. I don’t get to go up there that often. It’s not so much a sad thing, I was prepared for it, but it just means I still make every second count while I’m there. I couldn’t be more thankful to have the upbringing along the river that I did. I hope I can be lucky enough in the future to give my own children the same experience, because I sure couldn’t imagine my childhood, or my life, without it.

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