SPOTLIGHT

SPOTLIGHT: featuring various inspirational and innovative business owners in Adelaide

Featuring the stories of inspirational and innovative business owners in Adelaide, South Australia.

Hey Paolo Spotlight: Chef/Entrepreneur Billy Petropoulos

After his successful culinary stints around the world, while opening establishments in various countries and even working for a Michelin-star restaurant, South Australian Billy Petropoulus finally returns home to offer his amazing cuisines inspired by his global travels. Hey Paolo: What inspired you to start your food businesses? I have always aspired to own a […]

Hey Paolo Spotlight: Vlad Sopotsko of Firestarter Beverages

Chatted with Firestarter Beverages Marketing Director Vlad Sopotsko to learn more about their products and the challenges of introducing a new brand to Adelaide, South Australia. “If you can make it in Adelaide, you can make anywhere in Australia,” he quips. Hey Paolo: What is Firestarter Beverages? Firestarter Beverages is a premium brand of spirits. […]

Hey Paolo Spotlight: Joinery Designer Stefan Vignogna

For Adelaide-based joinery/kitchen/interior designer Stefan Vignogna, clean lines, texture in materials, and functionality are the most essential elements in his designs. Hey Paolo: What inspired you to become a joinery designer? As a kid, I was always a creative child. Growing up, I never really had a specific career that I wanted, but I always […]

Hey Paolo Spotlight: Silas Ulbrich of The Pantry On Egmont

For cafe owner and head chef Silas Ulbrich of The Pantry On Egmont, kindness and giving back to the community are as equally important as great food and excellent service. Hey Paolo: What is the The Pantry on Egmont? We are a small suburban brunch cafe in Adelaide. We have a strong focus on giving […]

Hey Paolo Spotlight: Zak Antoniou of Zacary Desserts

Adelaide-based baker Zak Antoniou recently joined Zumbo’s Just Desserts (Season 2) and is now back in his hometown running his own cake shop, Zacary Desserts, specializing in delectable mirror glazed mousse cakes and his signature Evil Eye cakes. Watch the video to learn more about his baking inspirations, his baking style, his challenges as a […]

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Meet: Adelaide’s Acoustic Singer-Songwriter Jordan D’Sena

Recently nominated in the 2021 SA Music Awards for Best Pop Artist, Adelaide’s rising star Jordan D’Sena is making a mark in the local music scene with his new single “Silhouette.” His single has landed 9th on triple j’s Unearthed chart and 2nd in the pop charts. Now armed with more experience, depth, and confidence, […]

Adelaide Fashion: Colleen Stewart of Addison Ash

“I couldn’t find anything that I wanted to wear, and so I created my own,” says Colleen Stewart, the creative genius behind the South Australian fashion label Addison Ash. What started as a boutique brand in 2015, Colleen has slowly introduced her craftswomanship to Adelaide and has been building a growing fashion herstory of her […]

2020: A Year In Review

CAN’T BELIEVE THIS HAS BEEN SITTING IN MY DRAFTS FOR MONTHS NOW. PUBLISHING IT 10 MONTHS LATE. I’m a couple of days late doing this, but life got in the way. Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone remains excited and hopeful this new year. 2020 has been uneventful for most people due to the […]