It's not often we get to write the word discombobulate, we must admit. Regardless of filling that void, this is one Fringe show not to be missed.

The lads over at Cold Krush are treating us all with a visual arts extravaganza known as Discombobulate. The exhibition will showcase some of the best practitioners of graffiti art from around Australia and the world. Featured artists include Reach, Puzie, Tarns and Atome. 

The opening night will see Adelaide DJs Perish and Miss Kate take to the decks.

For all the details, swing by the Cold Krush website at: http://www.coldkrush.com.au/

Cold Krush
109 Unley Road
Unley


Photo care of Cold Krush. 
 
 
That might just be the most titillating title we've ever had the pleasure of typing; but enough alliteration for one day.

The delightful Amanda and Chanelle of Not So Naked, give us their take on fashion with regular reviews and features of the plethora of Aussie fashion labels, as well as international brands on their fabulous blog. It's full of DIY tutorials (including one on how to make your own glitter oxfords - yes please!) and quirky and phenomenal photos, which has us hooked and going back for more.

With impeccable and daring fashion sense, this blog should be a must-read for all your fashion-types out there. The girls push the boundaries of traditional fashion tastes and create the most wonderful outfits, which are so aesthetically delightful, they had us adding each outfit to our must-have list!

We had to restrain ourselves from effectively reposting their entire blog on here.
All images courtesy of Not So Naked.
 
 
For all you tea lovers out there, there's a local lady making herself known with her tasty blends and Barossa Valley-inspired flavours.

Cherie Hausler, the lady behind Scullery Made Tea, is committed to giving you the ultimate experience in tea, using locally-grown seasonal fruits and herbs. 

With names like 'Rainwater Mint,' 'Sunday Roast' and 'Wine and Roses,'  it's hard to resist.

The Scullery Made Tea website is also jam-packed full of goodness, including recipes which use their tea (ingenious!), brewing tips and an online shop; so you don't even need to leave your couch/desk to stock up on some locally-made delights for the senses.


Scullery Made Tea is stocked in a huge range of stores around SA. For the full list, head on over to their website: http://www.scullerymadetea.com/Barossa_Valley/Home.html 

Pictures courtesy of Scullery Made Tea:http://www.scullerymadetea.com/Barossa_Valley/Home.html

 
 
The city is alive with the sound of music. And it's not from a terrible but seemingly loved 60's movie.

We're talking about the plethora of gigs that are gracing a local live music venue near you. 

We gussied up and got ourselves along to the latest quartet of bands giving it a go and delighting us with their tunes at the lovely Arcade Lane (between Grenfell St and Rundle Mall). 

Presented by four words.|the movement, we were treated to radness from Penguin Kings, Collarbones, Jimmy and the Mirrors and Archie. The sets were blistering, with harmonious melodies and some intense stage presence. The dance antics of Collarbones were impressive and energetic, Archie's frontwoman Annabel Weston gave it all she had, with the crowd surging to catch a glimpse of the enigmatic band and hear some of her sweet vocals. Our prediction? These guys will be big in 2012. Closing the gig was Jimmy and the Mirrors, another up-and-coming band who is set to take this year by storm. With a great band name, tight live performances and some seriously catchy tunes, these local guys are not to be missed.

There's no doubt that these bands will be regular fixtures on our fancy new-age portable music players from now on.  

Head on over to their respective Triple J Unearthed pages to understand our new-found love.
Penguin Kings
Collarbones
Jimmy and the Mirrors
Archie

Stay tuned to find out more about four words.|the movement in coming weeks.
First picture courtesy of four words.
Rest: Emma Mellett.
 
 
Adelaide is fast developing a reputation as design hub; and a large part of that is thanks to the lovely ladies behind Bowerbird Bazaar; and the first market for the year is sure to cement that idea. 

Bowerbird Bazaar has not only moved to the Stirling Angas Pavilion at the Showgrounds (Wayville), but they're bringing some new delights to capture hearts and imaginations.

Held over three days (23 - 25 March), the event will have 95 stallholders from around the country on show.

There'll be furniture, lighting, stationary, ceramics, glassware, visual art, textiles, accessories, clothing, homewares and more.

Make sure you check out clever locals who will be showcasing their wares including: Messagemark, Denis Smith Photography, Delilah Devine and Gretel Girl.
Photos courtesy of Bowerbird Bazaar.
 
 
This is arguably one of the best times of year. The city is alive with excitement and the inspiration is almost palpable.

We're talking about Fringe season and by golly is this year's Fringe off the chart. Wandering through the fairy light-lit Garden of Unearthly Delights felt like stepping through a gateway to another world. There were lanterns dangling from trees, girls in burlesque outfits wandering around, the most delicious food we've quite possible ever smelt or tasted and the most amazing shows and venues on display.

And the Garden is even bigger and better this year, extending its reaches even further, to our delight. It feels a little like we've stumbled upon a magical land right in the heart of Adelaide.

So get yourself along before it's all over too soon!

(images by Renee Boyce - see website here).

LOCATION:
Rundle Park (Kadlitpinna Park)
East Terrace, Adelaide

DATES:
16 February – 18 March 2012 (excluding Monday 20 February)

OPENING HOURS:
Mon – Thu: 5pm – 1am
Fri: 5pm – 3am
Sat: 10am – 3am
Sun: 10am – 1am
*EXCEPT WHERE EARLIER PERFORMANCES ARE NOTED

ENTRY
The Garden is FREE to enter.
 
 
We've got a little bit of an art crush right now. 

The lovely Susan of Susan Frost Ceramics creates the loveliest of wares. She's only been in the clay and ceramics game since 2005, but she's one talented lady who has been making waves on the local scene.

Her studio is at the Jam Factory (19 Morphett St, Adelaide).

Photos courtesy of Susan Frost. 
Find out more about Susan Frost over here: http://www.susanfrostceramics.com/ 
 
 
Tooth and Nail are putting on an exhibition showcasing experimental photography of the sky. It will feature Alice Blanch (read our previous post about this talented lady here), Alex Bishop-Thorpe and James Taylor. 

The exhibition will be putting some of Adelaide's best up-and-coming photography talent on show, at one of the city's greatest new galleries.

The exhibition wraps up this Thursday (23 February), so get in quick while you still can!

Tooth and Nail Gallery
12 Eliza Street
Adelaide.
 
 
Nestled in amongst some vines and a little off the well-worn Melbourne St track is a bit of a gem well worth finding.

E for Ethel is a unique gift store and cafe all wrapped up in one. With the lovely owner Amanda manning the counter, everyone is greeted with a smile and a hello.

We recommend everyone try some of the delicious smoothies and drinks on offer, they delight the senses!

But our only warning: you may leave with a much lighter wallet. There are so many lovely bits and bobs floating around the store, it's almost guaranteed that you'll leave with something!
First two photos: Emma Mellett.
Rest: care of E for Ethel.
 
 
Here at Dear Eleanor we felt very privileged indeed when a beautifully made invite to the swish Scanlan and Theodore store opening in Hyde Park arrived in the post.

It was a beautiful event with immaculately-dressed, tall and waiflike models clad in intricate and exquisitely designed and made clothes; and the models were in good company with Adelaide’s fashion elite and up-and-comers, in all of their sartorial best.

The shop itself is enough of an attraction, with a veritable haven of a garden out the back. It felt like we were transported into a quieter, calmer world full of sunshine and greenery.

All in all, we had the loveliest of times. Kudos to all involved for putting on such a splendid event

Photos courtesy of Scanlan and Theodore and EVH PR.