Summer. There’s nothing like it. As 2018 kicks into gear, it brings with it T-shirt weather, balmy evenings, weekends by the pool, sand between the toes, and time to leisurely flick the pages of a magazine. We can help with that.
The summer issue of Fritz magazine is fresh off the printer and ready for consumption. It’s a beauty. In the first of a serious of regional features, we travel to the Barossa Valley and put a spotlight on the places, faces and experiences that make the region shine.
Speaking of travel, we join Mr South Australia (aka Keith Conlon) for a bike ride through the city and catch up with A Place To Call Home actor Frankie J Holden. Frankie has come a long way since appearing in television series Round The Twist. He now owns a holiday park and has outback travel on the brain. He tells us all about it (and his childhood link to Adelaide) while fellow cast member and former Play School darling Noni Hazlehurst also sits down for a natter about life in the TV fast lane and her days as a student at Flinders University. Adelaide during the seventies, baby.
You can’t produce a summer read without acknowledging the cultural onslaught of Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival, and WOMADelaide. We pick our must-see shows and chew the fat with some of the characters behind The Garden Of Unearthly Delights. Here’s looking at you Lizardman.
We also pause a minute to thank the heroes on the frontline during festival season. We tip our hat to the fierce creatures of hospitality who burn the midnight oil to make sure we’re all sufficiently fed and watered over the next few months of chaos. To show them our appreciation, we take chefs, restaurant managers, waitresses, and a sommelier out of their restaurants and dress them in South Australian couture. The fashion shoot at The Manor in the Adelaide Hills is spectacular. We salute you ladies.
Each issue is fuelled by coffee (and wine) and in honour of the good stuff we speak to coffee fanatics with home set-ups to drool over. We also catch up with the new breed of Barossa winemakers. We also hit Adelaide Central Market for a fishy seafood smorgasbord you can make at home, and explore three ways to cook using beer. Sip as you cook, obviously.
Last and by no means least, we spend time with some of the most important people in our community: the elderly. They open up about a life well lived and wisdom gained along the way. They say it how it is and make us think deeply about what really matters. Their stories, like all Fritz stories, are an honour to tell.
We hope you enjoy the summer issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Play safe during festival season and we’ll see you on the other side.
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