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

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

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

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Ever wanted to escape for a romantic Gourmet Getaway.  A "no fuss" mini break with wine, pampering and lots of rest a relaxation. I have just the location! The Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is a short 2 1/2 hour drive from Sydney and is situated on the Hunter Valley wine trail. Winding our Continue reading

Coolangatta Estate Vineyard & Guest Accommodation

Coolangatta Estate Vineyard & Guest Accommodation

Coolangatta Estate Winery - Berry NSW Stepping back in time we arrive at Coolangatta Estate Vineyard on the South Coast of NSW. This historic site was first established by Alexander Berry in the 1800’s after he received a land grant from the crown. Whilst the town 10 minutes to the west bares Continue reading

Lavanda B & B

Lavanda B & B

The moment I laid eyes on this quaint property I knew I had found my tranquil country retreat. Lavanda is a historic Victorian homestead set in the New England Region of NSW. It is situated on a one hectare property in Tamworth, just five minutes drive from the town centre. The name Continue reading

Rydges Hotel Port Macquarie

Rydges Hotel Port Macquarie

1 Hay Street Port Macquarie NSW 2444 We are regular visitors to the Port Macquarie area as we enjoy the beach location, and relaxed holiday feel the town offers. I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Rydges Hotel when I attended the “Six Degrees of Degustation” charity dinner, which Continue reading

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