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Poh Ling Yeow

COOK, ARTIST AND TV PRESENTER The inaugural season of Channel Ten’s MasterChef — and her infectious smile and artistic flare — propelled Poh Ling Yeow to the national spotlight. The Malaysian-born creative grew up in Adelaide and prefers this city to any other when it comes to life and work. Favourite coffee spot? Jamface at the Adelaide Central Market of …

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Eye of the Hawk

ADELAIDE FASHION FESTIVAL OCTOBER 11-15 Golden girl Jennifer Hawkins is putting her midas touch on the Adelaide Fashion Festival. The 2004 Miss Universe is the face of Myer which has come of board as a sponsor of the five-day festival, which runs from October 11 to 15. With Myer staging AFF events in its Rundle Mall store, Hawkins will make …

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Unleashing Asia

The OzAsia Festival is ready to unleash its delights on Adelaide again this year with a stunning program of contemporary arts events, many of them exclusive to this city. Festival director Joseph Mitchell — in his third year at the helm — says each event represents “the best and the most highly-acclaimed contemporary arts and culture from across Asia”. “Nowhere …

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Life Scripted

From soap to secret police Having worked in television and filmmaking for more than 30 years, it’s fair to say Richard Jasek knows something about making it in his chosen industry. The Prague-born producer, director and writer has directed close to 1000 hours of television during his prodigious career. He’s worked on enduring Australian favourites such as Heartbreak High and …

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Ancient Great Southern Land

South Australia’s museum is home to the world’s best collection of indigenous artefacts while the Art Gallery is about to launch another stellar exhibition Around a little tucked-away alcove in the South Australian Museum is a most remarkable object. It’s a 10,000 year-old boomerang. It’s most likely the oldest boomerang in existence. Now, it’s a bit hard to comprehend such …

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Hitting the Riesling Trail

The Clare Valley is one of South Australia’s most iconic regions. Its fertile soils produce some of the world’s best wines, its buildings are steeped in history and its hills and vales create an idyllic setting in which to relax. One of the best ways to experience the region is by walking or cycling the Riesling Trail, a 35km track …

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Four ways to paradise

A place to call home: Little more than 45 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD lie four exceptional towns offering their residents a heavenly lifestyle away from the crowded city and at the right price beach: aldinga beach A beautiful beachside town with a population of a little under 10,000, just 47km from Adelaide CBD and 11km south of McLaren Vale. PROPERTY This growing …

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Crowning Glory

LABOUR OF LOVE WORDS ANNA VLACH PHOTOGRAPHY MATT TURNER If you’re going to follow Coco Chanel’s famous “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off” style edict, just make sure it’s not your millinery if you’re meeting Sylvy Earl. The official milliner for this year’s Adelaide Cup has had a lifelong appreciation of hats …

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Cheers Beers

TASTE OF THE REGION WORDS MIKE GRIBBLE Pre-eminent master brewer Dr Charles Hahn jokes that when he arrived in Australia from the US in 1981, he was introduced to our seven-course meal – a meat pie and a six-pack. Hahn, 70, from Colorado, is founder of Sydney’s Hahn Brewery – later becoming Lion’s Malt Shovel with its James Squire beers. …

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Matt’s Top Adelaide Cabaret Picks

It’s the show international stars want to be part of. The Adelaide Cabaret is the biggest and best festival of its kind in Australia. The two-week event once again turns on the party only a couple of months after Mad March attracted punters from around the globe to witness the Adelaide Fringe, the Festival, Womadelaide and Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Held …