Sunday, 7 July 2013

Adelaide Secrets

I hope you've had a great weekend. It's been incredibly wet and cold here in the Adelaide Hills this weekend. I'm still fighting off a winter cold, but managed to have a wonderful girls night out last night staying at a funky new accommodation option right in the centre of the city. The Franklin Hotel on Franklin Street has had a make over. A fully renovated bar downstairs and upstairs is one of the funkiest boutique hotels I've come across. The owners certainly have an eye for detail. It's incredibly unique, decked out with recycled wares, modernly restored and all the mod cons. Highly highly recommend.

 It's quirky too, as you can see... I love that! The mini bar is included in the room rate plus a bag of goodies, which was just spot on when getting ready to head out. I feel like a cider... and chips... oh well there they are, have some. Don't mind if I do.

I finally got the chance to check out a handful of new wine bars in town too. Some of them not so new, but new to me because I don't venture out much these days. I have to say my pick of them all was Cantina Sociale on Sturt Street. If you didn't know it was there, well you wouldn't know it was there. Unobtrusive from the road and just quaint and exactly my kind of place. Bare brick walls, rustic corrugated iron ceilings, funky lighting, perfect nooks to sit with a beau, or larger spaces for a group of friends, quaint bar... and incredibly friendly and welcoming staff. Start a tab and order a tasting plate with your first wine. You can honestly just sit there for hours in good company.
And so here I am... it's not even 7.30pm on a Sunday night and it's almost lights out for me. I did say I don't venture out much these days, and that is why. Haha. Have a great week!

Thursday, 4 July 2013


It's officially the weekend for me, so feeling slightly chilled tonight as I write this sipping a Coriole Reserve Chenin Blanc. I can't believe it has been almost a month since my last post. Crazy. It's been an interesting month, filled with love, happiness, work, friends, laughter, planning approval (yes... excited)... wine, movies, gardening, a cold, warm fires, frosty mornings and lots of carbs and cheese arrrhhhhh! Welcome to winter in the Adelaide Hills.
Excited by the month ahead and what's in store. Also excited by another night in the city this weekend checking out some new wine bars (all in the name of research for the tv show I work for of course ;-)
I am filled with inspiration and have lots of cool places and things to share with you that I have come across while filming for SALifeTV for Channel Seven. I promise I will.

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