Lauren De Cesare

Co-creator and kick-arse sales chick for Adelady. After completing a Bachelor of Media at Adelaide University, she worked her way up into the role of Executive Producer for the SAFM brekky show – which is where she met her partner in crime, Hayley. After taking a break from the radio world, Lauren went on to become the Campaigns Manager for the Leukaemia Foundation SA before moving over to Adelady full-time. Lauren’s a lover of her big Greek/Italian family, platform sneakers and handbags. Rather than buying a house one day, she may end up living in her GIANT Marc Jacobs bag. She believes life should be fun, sparkly and exciting. Ain’t nobody got time for dull and boring! Lauren loves finding a new place to have a drink and hang out with her girlfriends, so if you know of a place, hit her up. She hopes to one day own a miniature sausage dog called Pesto — an Ode to Timmy.

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At Ultimate Bride, It’s All About The Feels

By Lauren De Cesare and Helen from Ultimate Bride :: WEBSITE :: FACEBOOK :: INSTAGRAM :: Sometimes you meet people in life for a reason. People that are so genuine that you instantly want to be their friends for life…. in a non-stalkerish way, we promise! A few months ago Adelady got an email from […] Read more…


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I took Mum to a Style Session at Westfield Marion

By Lauren De Cesare It’s funny — when you’re a kid, your parents do EVERYTHING in their power to protect you from bullying, boys, mean girls, or anything that could possibly hurt you. Then one day, something flips and you reach an age where suddenly you’re the one that’s looking after THEM, worrying about whether […] Read more…


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15 PLACES TO EAT + DRINK IN ADELAIDE’S EAST END

By Lauren DeCesare Strolling through the East End is something we all need to do more. Saturday night, I went out with a girlfriend that I hadn’t seen for ages — it was so nice! I work so much that on weekends I find myself at home in bed with a cup of Earl Grey […] Read more…


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An ode to my Nanna Fay, who taught me to love bling!

By Lauren De Cesare An ode to my Nanna Fay, who taught me to love bling! Often people ask me why I use my whole name on Facebook — Lauren Fay DeCesare — hit me up! But there’s a reason I use my middle name, Fay. My beautiful Nanna’s name was Fay. She was everything […] Read more…


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Pasta Al Salmone Recipe

By Lauren :: Romeo’s Time to cook the world’s easiest pasta. Anyone can do this and it’s great for a mid-week dinner. I got all these great, fresh ingredients from my local Romeo’s. Ingredients 250 gm of pasta – I opted for gluten free penne 1 red onion, diced 80ml (1/3 cup) extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon […] Read more…


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Come to Kangaroo Island and do what we did!

By Lauren De Cesare Kangaroo Island. WOW. You blew our mind. We’ve basically lived in South Australia all our life and never been to the magical island that is KI! If you’re like us, GO! It’s beautiful, fun, relaxing and full of adventure — all wrapped into one awesome holiday destination. RAA have great SA […] Read more…


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The holiday that saved me

By Lauren Decesare Everyone has a holiday story and mine goes a little like this… I was running away from a job that had made me go crazy. I was tired and burnt out and at age 25, I felt like I’d got to the top of my work-game, but lost sight of who I was […] Read more…


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OUR ADELADY COASTAL JAUNT

By Hayley Pearson Victor, you saucy minx. I’ve holidayed at Victor Harbor a thousand times but never REALLY experienced some of its ultimate delights. With RAA’s SA Holiday Experiences so you can explore Victor Harbor in style!  We hopped in Viv the Volvo and headed down south for one BIG adventure! Here’s our Itinerary for the Adelady […] Read more…


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Lauren’s delicious MOO pasta recipe

By Lauren DeCesare I’m half Italian so I love, love, love my pasta! The secret ingredient that makes this recipe so delicious is MOO Greek Style Yoghurt (by MOO Premium Foods). We all love creamy pasta, but most of the time they’re filled with lots of extra calories that we don’t need. This pasta dish has a […] Read more…


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A tribute to my Timmy, a musical genius

By Lauren DeCesare The Adelaide Town Hall is turning 150 this year and they’ve asked people to share their stories and memories about this amazing and iconic SA venue. For me, when  I walk into the Adelaide Town Hall, all I see is Timothy James Marks. I hear him, I smell him, I feel him. He’s […] Read more…


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ADELADY GOES INTO TV PRODUCTION

  So this is how it went: Phone rings, “Hi it’s Channel Nine Adelaide, we’d like to turn Adelady into a TV show, would you be keen?” Us: “Let me just check our schedule and see if we can fit you in — HELL YES!” We’re beyond excited that our awesome online community is going to […] Read more…


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Amazing + Healthy Bliss BALLS

By Lauren DeCesare I always have at least one kind of these balls in my fridge – I love them so much. One as wide as a 20cent piece is about 60 calories. They are great for helping with sugar cravings in the afternoon. Lauren x  Apricot Bliss Balls INGREDIENTS: Apricot 1 cup apricots 1 […] Read more…


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Perfect SA weekend away for wine + pasta lovers

By Lauren DeCesare Wine and pasta = happiness. Over the weekend I fell in love. Being Italian, the way to my heart is through my stomach. Wait, isn’t that the way to a man’s heart? Anyway, minor details. I spent the weekend at Chapel Hill Retreat and my God, it was amazing! This is the perfect SA […] Read more…


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HOW TO RECHARGE YOURSELF AT BREAKING POINT!

By Lauren De Cesare I don’t know about you, but coming up to Christmas I am hankering for a break. My body and brain are fried and last week I found myself at breaking point. I sat on a bench in Rundle Mall and cried. Not your average cry that can be covered by your sunglasses. […] Read more…


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Adelaide’s BUCKET LIST: 100 things to do in SA before you die

By Hayley Pearson + Lauren DeCesare Adelaide, you saucy minx. We love living in you and we’re so proud to share you with our interstate friends when they come to visit. With your rolling vineyards, super trendy new bars, stupidly-delicious food and beyond beautiful beaches, there are so many things we want to do with you […] Read more…


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TOP 10 ESPRESSO MARTINIS IN ADELAIDE

By Lauren De Cesare Espresso Martinis are my jam. They make me happy and whenever I go out with my girls, we always get a round. We can’t help ourselves. So under much duress, (like LOTS of pressure and closed door meetings, weighing up the pros and cons), I’ve been convinced to go to a bunch […] Read more…


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3-STEP HEALTHY PANCAKES

By Lauren De Cesare   Healthy pancakes in three steps?  I know right — healthy and pancakes in the same sentence, BRILLIANT! These pancakes have zero flour and only three ingredients. My brother is a bit of a health-nut so he passed this recipe on to me. I tried it and loved it. I used a […] Read more…


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WARNING TO SINGLE GIRLS ON TINDER

We all know relationships and break ups are hard. They suck actually. I broke up with the man who I love/ Loved/ Still love/ still seeing/ planning holidays with / still fighting/ On/ Off/ On again. I don’t know, I’m very indecisive.
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Green Salad with Salmon

Attention, single ladies! This one’s for you! If you are looking for an easy dinner for 1, try this! It’s delicious AND healthy.  Read more…


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Cauliflower Pizza Base…Say what?

I know this might not sound as delicious as hot slice of mediterranean pizza, dripping with cheese and carbs…. Mmmmm Read more…


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