Ultimate Blue Mountains day trip

You have one day to check out the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney. What are you going to do? There are plenty of options at your disposal but here’s some of the best stuff you may not have heard about. Regardless of whether you drive (it takes about 2 hours to get to […]

Lilianfels and Darley’s

Lilianfels is fance-ay. It has toile wallpaper and tasteful black and white lino cut prints on the walls and delightful staff that are all polish and no spit. The grounds have hedges and fountains and all the things that indicate ‘quality and prestige’ to people who drive high-end 4WDs. But here’s the thing: the rooms […]

Yulefest at The Carrington: Best. Weekend. Ever.

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There is something exciting about a girl’s weekend – the delicious promise of wine, shopping and maniacal laughter. A little while back, I was lucky enough to win a night at The Carrington for Yulefest so I decided to take two of my lady friends on a fake Christmas adventure. Arriving at the hotel, you […]

Songs for the road

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Every trip I have ever been on comes with a soundtrack. This all started with the annual drive to South West Rocks. My Dad always played tapes of the Johns – Williamson and Farnham. I know all the lyrics to ‘Hey True Blue’ and ‘You’re the Voice’, a handy skill if ever there was one. Mum, on the other […]