I will only write about places that I've had a great experience. There are so many local heroes around Adelaide and I want to try and share them all.
A Fashion & Lifestyle Market Like No Other
A Boutique Life is referred to as a 'Design Event' rather than a 'Market'; The event showcases boutique wares from clothing to homewares to wine to gourmet food and it's all South Australian!
Founders Nicola and Melanie say "We wanted to create a space where women can be pampered, where they can meet and talk to designers, where their every shopping need is met, in one fabulous dynamic and boutique retail experience!" -A Boutique Life Website.
The event is held quarterly and the 2nd instalment for 2016, will be held on June 19 in their regular location St John's Grammar School, 29 Gloucester Street, Belair.
Previous Event Photo | Image via A Boutique Life Facebook
Vendors are locked in and waiting at the ready to offer a boutique shopping experience like no other. Just a sample of the vendors to expect on the day are:
Health & Well Being:
Nzuri Organics Pronounced In-zoo-ree Nzuri Organics handcraft, luxurious Vegan & Organic body care products. Their affordable pamper products are handcrafted in S.A. with certified organic ingredients.
Nzuri Organics | Image via A Boutique Life
Wili Heat Bags Notice the name Wili 'heat bags' not 'wheat bags' - Wili Heat Bags are filled with Australian Grown Lupin (which is a legume). Lupin is Allergy & Odour free, 30% lighter and heat is longer lasting than traditional Wheat bags, not to mention they are not treated with Chemicals or Fungicides.
The heat bags are suitable for all parts of the body, to help relieve neck soreness, cramps, back pains, headaches, muscle pain and stress.
Wili Heat Bags | Image via A Boutique Life Facebook
Food & Wine:
Evi's Grecian Delights
Evi's Grecian Delights create traditional Greek sweets & savouries from recipes that have been passed down for 4 generations. In addition they source and produce their own 100% pure untreated raw honey (including honeycomb and candied honey), pure 100% extra virgin olive oil and pickled olives.
Evi's Grecian Delights | image via A Boutique Life Facebook
Between the Vines Vineyard and Cellar Door Between The Vines is a Family owned vineyard and Cellar door in Longwood, Adelaide Hills. Predominately growing chardonnay with a small patch of tempranillo, the vines are hand pruned, hand netted and hand picked. " It is all the hard work that happens between the vines that delivers the best fruit to make great quality wine." - Between The Vines Facebook
Between The Vines Wine | Image via A Boutique Life Facebook
Homes Wares & Gifts:
Outdoor Interiors The range includes fade resistant and water resistant outdoor scatter cushions and floor pillows as well as fade resistant outdoor throws; even though, water resistant the cushions and throws still feel soft and luxurious and can still be used indoors.
Outdoor Interiors | Image via A Boutique Life Facebook
Rookart ~ Emma Rooke
Emma's specialty is scraperboard, a medium where the black coating is scratched away in shape of her subject revealing the white image against the black background. Emma produces original art, limited edition prints, greeting cards and postcards.
Rookart | Image via A Boutique Life Facebook
Colour This design and print
Colour This design and print is a small studio based in Adelaide that is just mad about colourful print.- Colour This design and print Facebook
Colour By Design
Clothing and accessories:
A Boutique Life The Label
Since launching the market, A Boutique Life have also launched their own Women's wear label. Designed in Australia for women 18-80 y.o in mind and ranging from size 8-18. ABL hold Fashion Parades at each event showcasing the current seasons collection.
A Boutique Life The Label | Image via A Boutique Life Website
Dressed for Sunday
Dressed for Sunday is a vintage inspired accessories line for men and women. Bringing back the chic details of days gone by, to give your modern outfit that touch of elegance.
Dressed a For Sunday | Image via A Boutique Life Facebook
Cinquante The Label
Designed and Finished in Adelaide, Cinquante The Label uses silver, brass and rose-brass to create fine and unique necklaces, bracelets, anklets, earrings and rings.
Cinquante The Label | Image via A Boutique Life Facebook
Owner & Designer of Honeyeater Studios Kimberly Horn, created her label after noticing the lack of unique print clothing for young boys; the discovery came about after she become a Mum and began searching designer markets for something special for her son. She takes inspiration from Australia's unique fauna and flora. The range has extended and now includes unique print clothing from baby to adults & Lino prints.
Honeyeater Studio | Image via A Boutique Life Facebook
So come along and enjoy a boutique experience, meet purveyors of fine & Artisan local products and most of all enjoy yourself.
Find A Boutique Life on Facebook here to keep up to date with extra details and who else to expect at the next event.