500 reasons WHY WE like checking out ADELAIDE

OK, so ‘500 reasons’ may be pushing it a bit. however the reasons why Mrs romance as well as I like checking out Adelaide are so great – we have so much fun there – it feels like we have 100 times that many.

Our friends, the food, the wine, the celebrations as well as the beach. Multiplied by 100.

So when as we landed in Adelaide for the weekend, we were extremely ecstatic at the prospect of filling up on all 5 of those reasons, which brings us to this week’s IG Edition.

I hope you take pleasure in checking out Adelaide with us right here as much as we did in genuine life.


Jim & Christina x

It just so occurs we’ve got two sets of buddies right here in ‘Radelaide’. Our charming buddies Sonia as well as Chris, who we’ve pointed out rather a bit before as well as who we’re staying with while we’re here, we satisfied by means of blogging. Sonia composes Sonia styling fashion as well as way of life blog. She’s likewise the creator of social network consultancy firm Scribe & Social.

And in truth she as well as Chris were the subject of one of our most current What does romance mean? series you can checked out here.

Our other buddies in Adelaide go back much further. Neil as well as Jo transferred to Australia about 10 years back from the UK – Neil as well as I have been buddies considering that university. I always look ahead to seeing these guys, however this time around we’re even a lot more excited: they’ve just had a baby.

After we’ve settled in at Sonia as well as Chris’ (and a night on the wine), we head out for breakfast with Neil, Jo as well as bit April. They’ve taken us to Henley beach for breakfast.

We’ve been in town less than 12 hours as well as we’ve already ticked three of our five primary reasons for checking out Adelaide: friends, white wine as well as the beach.

And we’re about to hit the fourth. Not poor going!

Feed me! Neil as well as Jo have brought us to Stella here at Henley Beach. It’s about as close to the water as you can go without your feet getting wet, as well as the food’s awesome.

It’s so great to see these people as well as to satisfy charming bit April. She’s one more fantastic reason for us to come back right here a lot more often.

And here’s reason number 5! Sonia as well as Chris have brought us to Ferment The celebration in Rundle Park.

If this celebration had been at the beach, we might have all 5 of our reasons in one place!

Ferment is an outstanding food as well as white wine (and beer, cider as well as spirits) celebration celebrating create from the area. as well as in specific food as well as drink that’s made with the fermentation process.

This is going to be good!

There’s so much to eat as well as drink here, we’re nearly overwhelmed. Almost.

Resigning ourselves to the truth that we won’t be able to try everything, we begin with a gorgeous refreshing tipple from the Barossa Cider Company and clear up in for the day.

It’s an outstanding turn out at Ferment – however there’s still so much space. We’re truly pleased with exactly how well this festival’s being managed. So lots of times there aren’t sufficient tables as well as chairs or queues for stalls put you off. Not right here though.

We work our method around the celebration nibbling this sipping that up until we get to this double stall. Adelaide Hills Distillery makes some excellent gin called 78° (because alcohol’s certain warm capability – the point it boils – 78°C). This distillery, run by Sacha Laforgia, likewise makes an Aussie version of Campari that’s worth inspecting out.

While Sonia, Chris as well as Mrs romance get stuck into their gin cocktails, I’m getting stuck into the brewery next door. Mismatch Brewing Co‘s pale Ale, may just be one of my new much-loved beers. Full-bodied, well-structured as well as packed with flavour, this is a goodun.

After all the checking out we’ve been doing, we lastly choose it’s time to clear up down to a table as well as a couple of bottles of South Australian wine.

The sun’s out, the band’s playing as well as our bellies are full. Doesn’t get much much better than this.

For some reason – I don’t understand if any type of of us truly keep in mind why – we choose to head additionally afield.

We march with the city to east end Cellars – one of the most extraordinary bottle shops you’ve ever been to. You can get takeaway bottles if you like, or you can park yourself at one of the tables as well as drink your purchase there. They likewise do some outstanding looking food here.

Best of all has to be ‘the vault’. set besides the racks as well as shelves of the routine white wine population, the white wine inside this glass-walled walk-in white wine cellar is anything however regular. We’re speaking Grange as well as hill of Grace level wine. You walk in, you look as well as you walk out feeling poor!

This morning, Sonia, Mrs romance as well as I drag ourselves out for a bite to eat in Goodwood.Our much-loved bit cafe right here – difficulty as well as Strife – does incredible food as well as fantastic coffee. We’re speaking masses of halloumi, pesto, beetroot puree as well as best eggs. We’re speaking smokey poached poultry Waldorf on toasted sourdough.

It seems elegant as well as it tastes fancy, however the cost states otherwise.

Poor Amalfi – Sonia’s stunning bit Sheltie – is missing out. If the food weren’t so good, he’d most likely have much better luck with a deal with like that. Sorry Amalfi. perhaps next time!

By the way, make sure you inspect out Amalfi’s Instagram account @Amalfi.the.Sheltie. just be prepared to autumn in like a thousand times.

This afternoon, we’ve come out to Glenelg for some a lot more beach time. This was the very first location we ever pertained to in Adelaide years back – to go to Neil as well as Jo’s wedding event actually. I like it since it’s one of those special locations with a palindromic name!

Reads the exact same backwards as it does forwards – just like the house of my much-loved brewery in Tumut, NSW.

The walk as much as the beach at Glenelg is so pretty. The Anzac Memorial as well as the centenary monument guard the method to the water, as well as the palm trees lead you all the method there.

The politicians of Glenelg truly had the ideal idea: what’s the point in running the location if you can’t have a fantastic view from your office?

The Glenelg town hall sits ideal at the end of the esplanade looking out over the southern Ocean… or is it the Indian Ocean? Anyway, this gorgeous old colonial building is a focal point of the heritage of the area.

It had to be done, didn’t it? as well as if you believe this one’s cheesy, wait till you see the next couple of shots!

Practising for our catalogue design jobs, we choose to choose some classics.

We have difficulty taking things seriously… most likely why we’re still together. as well as likewise why we’re not rich!

Sonia has taken us to the marina for a area of lunch – since we haven’t eaten extremely much considering that we shown up in Adelaide.

We’ve landed at the Oyster Bar at Holdfast Shores. as well as while Mrs romance sticks with custom as well as orders their oysters, Sonia as well as I can’t get past the concept of panko crumbed prawns as well as calamari.

I believe all of us select well – plus the truth that they offer Matso’s alcoholic ginger beer and Pirate’s Life IPA. A lunch of champions.

Back at base, we’ve got a few surprises for Amalfi. K-Mart are selling Halloween costumes for dogs! I believe he authorizes of the vampire bat one.

The pumpkin get-up doesn’t seem to be his entire cup of tea – however we like it, which is what matters.

And as for the gigantic spider attire – I don’t believe he understands rather what to make it all.

I believe it just shows exactly how adorable he is if he can still look charming even in this.

It’s Monday night as well as Mrs R as well as Sonia have come house with flowers.

Earlier they headed off to the extraordinary Austin Bloom, one of the most outstanding florists we’ve ever seen. Run by the innovative Estee as well as Stu, this husband-and-wife team aren’t standard florists. They come from a style background as well as flowers are just one part of their art.

During this class, Mrs R discovered the art of producing a posy, exactly how to shape roses as well as a technique for bringing additional radiate to your floral creations. She’ll be sharing some ideas on keeping your flowers looking their finest at house soon, so enjoy this space.

We’re out in the city today to inspect out the new, interesting things happening at the Adelaide Casino. however very first we’re checking out the town a bit.

I don’t believe you can get much a lot more Adelaide than this. An famous SA building that’s now house to Haigh’s – the very best chocolate you’ll ever try.

In the Adelaide Casino, we inspect out Madame Hanoi, one of the current restaurants to open in the casino. The upper floor has a light, airy feel to it that works beautifully with the colonial styling, sensational vaulted ceiling as well as the French combination of the menus.

Downstairs at Madame’s Bar, you’ll discover leather couches, as well as a darker, moodier ambience. Both areas you can take pleasure in the excellent looking bao that come out of the kitchen area as well as the gin mixed drinks the mixologists craft at the bar.

Most excellent of all is the hand-painted mural of the restaurant’s namesake, which runs up the wall both levels.

There’s a hold of other restaurants as well as drinking areas opening up at the casino, which will activate this area as a focal point for a lot more than just gambling. The Veuve Cliquot champagne space looks extremely appealing as well as chef Sean Connolly of Sydney’s darling The Morrison Bar & Oyster House and Byron Bay’s Balcony Bar has opened Sean’s kitchen area here, which looks as incredible as his other venues.

While the bao at Madame Hanoi look extremely tempting, we head into the city for something a bit meatier. Under the arches of a bit a side alley on peel Street, we duck into the doorway of Bread as well as Bone wood Grill. This location is extremely much to my liking… as well as not just since phone call of the day right here is burger.

The beer listing is strong as is the white wine list. service is prompt, friendly as well as genuine, as well as the area is comfortable.

However, it truly is all about the burgers. I’ve taken on the B&B Burger as well as I’m not regretting it. The patty’s completely cooked as well as (as warned) a bit pink in the middle. This baddy includes smoky bacon, cheese, caramelised onion, as well as kewpie mayo. basic as well as area on.

Mrs romance has hit the poultry burger: spicy fried chook, guacamole, cheese as well as smoky bacon. great choice!

Meanwhile, Sonia’s staring down the barrel of the soft shell crab burger, which includes roasted chilli kewpie mayo, lettuce as well as cress.

Needless to stay we roll away from lunch extremely contented.

It’s not long before we’re heading back to the airport, clambering onto our airplane as well as winging it out across the Adelaide hills back to Sydney. We look back as well as see the city is unfortunate to see us leave as well as is crying at our departure.

Don’t worry, Adelaide. We’ll be back. There are as well lots of reasons for us to be gone as well long.

Of course, it can’t all be about Adelaide. Back right here in Sydney, Mrs romance is at the introduce of gorgeous interiors store Totem Road‘s most current partnership – Curated X.

Known for its sustainability, class as well as Scandi mid-century style, Totem road has broadened its reach effortlessly with this new collection. Curated by interior stylist Bettina McILwraith, this variety of ‘Multicultural Maximisation’ is a powerful in shape for the begin of this sophisticated yet difficult series.

Launching at Totem Road’s flagship store in Paddington, Sydney, the series is right here up until 27th January 2018 as well as is well worth a visit. You can likewise shop it on the internet here.

We hope you’ve took pleasure in this IG Edition. chat once again soon. Jim & Christina x

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