It's Adelaide Week on The Spring Blog! Drawn by the promise of autumnal colours, rolling countryside, beautiful local produce and a proper break from our working lives, N and I chose South Australia for our mid-semster holiday. It was chilly, mostly overcast, laid back, and we loved it.
The first time I travelled in rural Australia the dry, hard country seemed mournful to me. Now, five years later, I find the palate of the landscape beautiful, sometimes startling, and strangely elegant. (All of which is to say, we took a lot of photos.) So over the next four posts I'll be sharing them with you, along with our picks for the best places to eat, play, and discover thoughtful SA design in Adelaide and its surrounds.
(If you do live in Adelaide or are planning to visit I recommend checking out this post listing 12 of Adelaide's best cafes by Emma Kate - the girl's got style and she's done her research more thoroughly than I have!)
Our favourite spots, In order of appearance:
1. Glenelg Beach
2. One Small Room | Elizabeth St. Croydon
3. & 6. Semaphore Pier
4. The Jam Factory | Morphett St. CBD
5. & 11. Old Port of Adelaide
7. & 12. Botanic Gardens | North Terrace. CBD
8. The old stone homes in the neighbourhoods of Norwood & North Adelaide
9. Red Door Bakery | Elizabeth St. Croydon
10. Council of Objects | Ebenezer Place. CBD
13. & 14. The Church in Norwood | Our Air BnB accommodation in Adelaide. It was a lovely place to stay, and Karin our host was fabulous!
Honorable Mentions: We also loved the Adelaide Central Market, Khai Liew's design shop (open by appointment only), hunting through the antique shops on Magill Rd, The Art Gallery of South Australia, and Base Bar in Norwood for a casual dinner.