Adelaide’s Kate Anderson was named the 2014 Cosmopolitan Magazine ‘Fun Fearless Female’ Designer of the Year. And this year, she’s proving to be all that and more! A couple of months ago, she left her position as head designer of Finders Keepers The Label and FKxFIT, to branch out into other personal and very exciting projects. (Insert us squealing!)
During her five years at the amazing Aus Fashion Labels, it was under Kate’s direction that Finders Keepers The Label transformed into an internationally-acclaimed brand, stocked by retailers across the globe.
Her designs have been spotted on celebrities all over the world, including Kendall Jenner, Jennifer Hawkins, Taylor Swift, Jessica Alba and the Kardashian sisters!
This year, Kate will be launching her own website and designing exclusive capsule collections under her brand, S I G The Label.
She’s incredibly driven and even though her career will see her travelling the world, she chooses to live and work in the beautiful Adelaide foothills. Here are some of her fave places in the City of Churches…
1. FAVE PLACE TO DRINK
I’m a big fan of Friday after work drinks (TGIF), so I have a few:
I love Street ADL on Rundle Street — it’s great for a glass of wine and a catch-up. They also have Gin Bench Sundays in summer, which I absolutely love! This is the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by.
I’m also a big fan of La Buvette Drinkery on Gresham Street. It’s a cute French-themed bar with organic wine and a great vibe.
In saying that, one of my all-time fave spots to relax and have a drink is at my parents’ house! They have a great outdoor area with an open fire. Our winters are often spent around the fire with a nice glass of wine.
2. FAVE PLACE TO EAT
I just love The Loose Caboose in Hindmarsh. I can’t go past their smashed avocado and amazing coffee. There’s such a great vibe there too.
At the moment, my new fave is Queen of Tarts on Hutt Street. It’s become my regular lunch spot. Great coffee, great food, great banter.
Paul’s house! My friend Paul is possibly the best cook going around Adelaide (he paid me to say that) and I’m a regular at his dinner table. I just love his ‘Game of Thrones’ themed dinner parties!
Bird in Hand Winery in Woodside. It’s my favourite winery in Adelaide and has such a beautiful setting. Lunch in the Winery’s Gallery is certainly a great place to celebrate with friends.
Sushi Planet in the city. I’m obsessed with sushi at the moment and Sushi Planet is so tasty – their little Nigiri delivery cars are too cute!
3. FAVE PLACE TO SHOP
East End, for sure! It’s an amazing place to have a leisurely walk and browse the shops. In saying that, my new favourite homewares store is Mewali on Unley Road. It’s owned by good friends of mine, Holli and Ben. They have beautiful stuff and it’s impossible to leave empty handed!
4. FAVE PLACE FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY
The River Murray. We’ve been going up the river as a family since I was six or seven. It’s a really special place for me and as soon as I get there, it’s pure relaxation. We’re all avid water skiers, so there’s never a dull moment. We always there for Easter, long weekends and Christmas. Not even winter can deter us!
5. FAVE PLACE FOR A COFFEE
Coffee Branch on Leigh Street. Josh and the boys do an amazing job! They have tasty coffee and most mornings there’s a line out the door — it’s that popular! You’re always greeted with a hello or a high-five. More often that not, you get interesting things written on your cup…
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