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Everything You’re Into

We LOVE where we live and there’s always a new gem to discover. Adelady and hello SA are all about sharing the best of South Australia with you!

Style | Fashion | Food | Art | Health | Fitness | Fun | Family

Adelady was born over delicious banana bread and watermelon juice at Nature’s Providore in January 2015. Having worked together for almost five years, we simply missed each other when we left brekky radio and wanted to mash up our skills and passion to create something that would make us spring out of bed each morning.

Proud Adelaide gals, we’re passionate about seeing SA businesses boom and attracting visitors to our beautiful state. We love a luxe item but our hearts also race for a bargain, and we want everyone to experience the joy of what’s on offer across SA.

Whether your business is big or small, we love learning about what sets you apart and singing it from the rooftops. Exploring everything that’s style, fashion, food, art, health, fitness, fun and family… we love working with our crew to platter up delightful slices of gorgeous SA for all to enjoy on our website, social, magazine and TV show — hello SA!

Most of all, just like a juicy pineapple, Adelady is best enjoyed with friends.

Enjoy!

Hayley and Lauren xx

Meet The Team

Hayley Pearson

 

Co-Creator, Writer and TV Presenter for Adelady, Hayley still pinches herself that she’s doing her dream job — sharing the best of South Australia (and beyond) on her website, social media, magazine and TV show on Channel Nine with her bestie, Lauren.

Having gasbagged on radio across Australia since she was just 21, Hayley loved the adventures but was drawn back to Adelaide for family, friends and a brekky radio gig that she simply couldn’t resist.

In 2019 she chose Adelady over radio… and the rest is history! She’s always on the hunt for the best holiday houses around SA to soak up time with her husband, Jimmy, two beautiful boys, Austin and Alfie and her beloved dog Peggy.

A creative at heart, Hayley loves painting canvases in all shades of amazing and is obsessed with gorgeous clothes, art, homewares and will choose sneakers over heels in a heartbeat.

Lauren De Cesare

 

Lauren loves to talk AND she loves to talk business. Co-Creator, TV Presenter and Sales Director extraordinaire for Adelady and hello SA, when she’s not crafting the perfect campaign for clients, she’s emceeing local events.

Lover of her big Greek / Italian family, sausage dog Betty, and light of her life, baby Sofia, she’s in her element finding new spots to enjoy a vino and some delicious cheese with her girlfriends.

Never content to do anything less than fabulous, Lauren believes everything in life has room for fun and a good belly laugh. She’s the perfect dinner party invitee, loves to cook a meal and one day wants to sing and perform in a musical.

Former SA and NT Campaign Manager for the Leukaemia Foundation and Austereo Executive Radio Producer, Lauren’s driven by tapping into creative ways to celebrate SA brands with a difference.

Millie Looker

 

Don’t let her blue eyes and blonde locks fool you — Millie is a force to be reckoned with! Writer, Content Creator, Events Manager and Operations sensation, she’s the backbone to ensuring Adelady runs like clockwork.

Love of her life is her cat who has the personality of a dog, Baz, and her ultimate day includes getting her pilates on or hitting the beach. When she’s not perfecting her backflips into pools in Bali, she’s plotting to own her dream pad in Black Point, Yorkes.

Millie first met Lauren and Hayley when she was working at the Leukaemia Foundation and it was love at first sight.

If you ever see her driving around Adelaide, please turn a blind eye as she is probably singing (badly) to Beyonce while drinking a coffee the size of her head.

Kristy Zammit

 

The latest addition to Adelady, Kristy has brought her kick-ass relationship skills to the team as the Business Development Manager.

Kristy might be Adelady’s latest addition, but honestly it feels like she’s been part of the team for yonks! She’s very quickly become our loveable mother-hen and ultimate ray of sunshine. After years working in radio (which is how she met Hayley and Lauren), Kristy is the ultimate definition of a ‘people person’ — in fact, we’re pretty sure she’s secretly the mayor of Adelaide, because she knows everyone!

Life is busy for this mama of four (plus a fur baby), which is just how she likes it! If she’s not wheeling and dealing with Adelady, you’ll find her at her shack in Middleton, or shopping up a storm at one of her many beloved Adelaide boutiques.

Em Worthington

 

What Em lacks in size, she makes up for in spades with effervescence. Writer, Magazine Editor and Content Creator for Adelady, her heart starts racing at the sight of a whiteboard or mere mention of a brainstorm.

Em’s also a freelance copywriter with a background in events, radio promotions and producing, plus not-for-profit copywriting — and she’s passionate about the power of wordplay and storytelling.

Mama to the most romantic guy to walk the earth, an uncannily eccentric little lady and a ridiculously-loved pup, Em juggles her business and home life imperfectly, but with unlimited love for each.

A Beatles tragic, Em’s in her element when surrounded by her enormous family and treasured friends — sipping local wines, indulging in fine cheeses, with a sprinkling of chilli over everything. She loves nothing more than a cheeky joke and laughs like a seal having an asthma attack.

Laura Bakhtiarian

 

Outrageously creative Food Content Creator, Laura is Adelady number three. She’s the ultimate cook, photo stylist and recipe creator who can make raw chicken look irresistible and whip up a feast for an intimate group of 50 with her eyes closed.

What she lacks in grammar and phonetics, she makes up for with striking beauty and lightning-quick wit. She’s a loving wife, mum of two kiddos and one fur baby, and loves bringing back old-school community hangs with her Open Garage events.

Laura’s spends her days indulging in her coffee obsession and you can feast your eyes on her contagious vibe @piecesofme on Instagram. We love her as much as she loves Allen’s lollies.

Felicity Allan

 

Felicity, otherwise known as Flic, is in her element as Adelady’s Travel Partnerships Manager. After more than 20 years working in the travel industry and travelling the world for a living, this Melbourne-born gal has settled into Adelaide life and is absolutely loving it. With a seriously hot husband and two energetic kids on her side, Flic sees her role with Adelady as the cherry on top.
When she’s not trawling travel websites looking for the hottest new destinations and travel experiences, you’ll find Flic at home with an open bottle of Clare Valley Riesling, entertaining friends and family. She’s a creative soul at heart, mixed with a dose of anxiety just to keep you on your toes. She makes a mean cheese platter, loves a good belly laugh, swears like a trooper and enjoys the finer things in life, namely seafood.
Flic’s passion for travel has never subsided and now she is excited to share the best of South Australia and beyond with you!

Tory Camilleri

 

As a self-confessed lover of change, Tory is most excited by her role as Content Creator and Special Projects Manager because she gets to do so many different things here at Adelady and hello SA.
Starting her career as a content creator for in-flight music channels on Air NZ, Tory comes to us after having dabbled in TV production management, media buying and teaching yoga.
She’s passionate about health, wellbeing and travel, and she spends her time practising yoga, planning holidays and is happiest when she’s on a yoga retreat or helping people. Also a mum of two, Torz was outrun by her son at six and has asked her daughter to check her spelling since she turned nine! Her family is what makes her the most proud in her life.

Tom Rehn

 

He’s mad about cricket, footy and every sport in between — and now Sports Reporter Tom Rhen has joined the Adelady team as the very first AdeLad and co-host of hello SA!

With over 12 years’ experience in the media industry as an accomplished MC, sports commentator and radio presenter, Tom presents the Channel 9 weekend sport. He’s known for his engaging passion and dedication while breaking the biggest stories in sport and has even covered the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the Australian Open.

Tom has a beautiful wife, Sara, and is the proud papa of Xavier, Harry, and Charlie.

We’d Love To Hear From You!