My Adelaide – Carrie Bickmore

TEN’s The Project co-host

She is Channel Ten’s golden girl who won the hearts of TV viewers with her quick wit, honesty and raw emotions. Here, the Gold Logie winner explains in her own words why she loves her birth place, Adelaide.

Favourite coffee spot?

I don’t have a “usual” coffee place, I must find one! Any suggestions?

Favourite place for dinner?

2KW is my favourite spot for drinks or dinner. It’s got such a great feel, the service is great, the food delish and you are high above the city.

When I’m in Adelaide I love to…

…go down to the beach. It’s always flat and calm and peaceful.

What I love most about Adelaide

I know some people like to take a dig at how quiet Adelaide is, but that is one of the things I love most about it. I love that it’s not overcrowded and hard to get around. I feel calm and relaxed in Adelaide. I also love the old homes and buildings. I really like Adelaide architecture.

Fondest memory of Adelaide?

Being there for my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary. All the family came together and it was such a special occasion celebrating an incredible milestone.

Last time I was in Adelaide

A few months ago, visiting my relatives. I combined a work trip with a family catch up – perfect.

Next time I will…

…go to McLaren Vale, I have heard such great things about that area.

The must-dos

Wander around Glenelg and spend some time on the beach. I love that area, the huge pine trees and long jetty just has summer fun written all over it. I remember having a New Year’s Eve on the beach when I was a teenager, it was great fun.

I love the Clare Valley. It’s such a beautiful region with great food and wineries and I’ve have spent many weekends at a friend’s property drinking good wine in the backyard with the sheep and going for long walks.