It’s here. The spring issue of Fritz has landed. It was a cracking mag to put together. There’s just something about spring. The days grow longer, flowers bloom, moods lift, and the smell of freshly cut grass hangs in the air.
The changing of seasons is a sensory smorgasbord, especially for the vision impaired. In this issue we speak to three blind locals about the way South Australia smells, feels, sounds and tastes. Their view of the world is insightful and in many ways, they ‘see’ more than the rest of us.
Spring also means sun. The ‘thwack’ of bat against ball is a reminder that balmy evenings are upon us.
To celebrate cricket season, we ventured inside Adelaide Oval and lured Adelaide Strikers player Jake Lehmann away from his post for long enough to strike a pose in our fashion shoot. Jake is a relaxed sort and embraced anything we threw at him with a smile. Especially the gobsmacking Stardust Castle location. The warehouse is home to the Credit Union Christmas Pageant floats and worker bees toil all year round to make sure the event (18 November) is a spectacle. It was a great spot to re-live the thrill and imagination of childhood.
“There’s just something about spring.”
We also join childhood hero Peter Combe for a stroll around Unley Oval, jump in a classic car with Lord Mayor Martin Haese, delve into South Australia’s outlaw history, and swim with leafy sea dragons off the coast of the Fleurieu. Spectacular. We are also thrilled to launch the first of Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello’s Fritz columns. He’s a hoot.
There’s also plenty of food, wine and good times to explore. We joined our state’s amateur brewers and bakers in backyards and kitchens full of passion and local products. There are plenty of recipes to try at home including goat curd creations, a nod to October’s Ferment The Festival run by Woodside Cheese Wrights’ Kris Lloyd.
It’s not all about the CBD. We love South Australia’s regions, too. Fino at Seppeltsfield’s Sharon Romeo let us into her Port Willunga home, we step back in time at historic old Clare home Wolta Wolta (you can stay there when you visit the region) and we spent time in Penola and Coonawarra chatting to residents about their must-see local tips.
Find Fritz free at selected Foodland stores across South Australia, and in CBD cafes, bars and hotels. The team put a lot of love into this issue. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we love unearthing them.
What hit the spot with you in the spring issue? Tell us in the comments, below.