The Gypsy Cottage

The Gypsy Cottage

Tucked away in the hinterland west of the Gold Coast and Brisbane is a quaint little village by the name of Rosewood. Although the village is full of yesteryear charm it was our stay at the nearby Gypsy Cottage that had me excited.  I had seen the most gorgeous images of the cottage, and I knew we Continue reading

Novotel Coffs Harbour – Family Resort

Novotel Coffs Harbour – Family Resort

Just an hour's flight from the bustling Sydney lies a family and couple's retreat. Surrounded by elements of nature - mountains, beach, forest, we had the pleasure of experiencing one serene, unperturbed night at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort. Spending a few days in Coffs Harbour Continue reading

Rae’s On Watego’s – Byron Bay Nostalgia

Rae’s On Watego’s – Byron Bay Nostalgia

During our recent trip to Australia, I had the pleasure of enjoying some of the East Coast's most gorgeous luxury resorts and restaurants.  Our trip had been planned to highlight some of the more interesting luxury options for readers wanting a gourmet getaway. In Byron Bay, we were checking into an Continue reading

The Villas of Byron Bay – THE place to stay!

The Villas of Byron Bay – THE place to stay!

Staying in a five star property which exudes luxury brings with it an instant sense of calm. It's like taking a long breath out, a sigh... ahh! The Villas of Byron is just such a property. The villas are completely private and surrounded by a 9ft high rendered wall. A carved wooden door acts Continue reading

Designer Bling for High Rolling Jupiters Casino!

Designer Bling for High Rolling Jupiters Casino!

As temperatures cool in the southern states, Queensland gets just a little bit hotter with the $345 million refurbishment of Jupiters Casino. The new look Jupiter's is sure to entice everyone!  The pure opulence and romance will lure Newly Weds, "Babymooners" and Romantics. High roller's can Continue reading

3 Easy Pizza Doughs from Scratch

3 Easy Pizza Doughs from Scratch

We have been making our own pizza's for such a long time now.  Maybe it's because I am a control freak when it comes to my food. I want the perfect pizza, perfect flavours, MY choice of ingredients and definitely my own cheese to topping ratios I like. When pizza's are homemade they also seem less Continue reading

Mercure Harbourside Cairns

Mercure Harbourside Cairns

Good morning readers and welcome to the glorious view from our suite at the Mercure Harbourside Cairns. It is another beautiful day in tropical North Queensland.  From our balcony we can see jogger making use of the Cairns Esplanade for their early morning exercise regime, couples walking the dog, Continue reading

Shangri-La Hotel Cairns Marina

Shangri-La Hotel Cairns Marina

Whenever I'm daydreaming about taking a holiday it's always to tropical destination. As Mr GG and I flew into Cairns admiring the gorgeous ocean dotted with islands and reef, I had already slipped into holiday mode.  I was looking forward to checking into the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel Cairns, and Continue reading

Chateau Elan – Hunter Valley

Chateau Elan – Hunter Valley

As we meandered our way through the Vintage Estate, in Pokolbin, we passed by the most perfectly manicure lawn and gardens. Mr GG and I were on our way to Chateau Elan, a prestigious 5 star, luxury property in the Hunter Valley.  The tranquility of the tree lined golf course hugging the road, and Continue reading

Peppers Convent – Hunter Valley

Peppers Convent – Hunter Valley

Peppers Convent in the Hunter Valley is an easy 2 hour drive from Sydney and makes a beautiful base to explore the local vineyards. As the name suggests, the building started life as a convent, and housed the Brigidine nuns. The convent was built in 1909 and at that time it was located in Continue reading

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