An impromptu visit from J’s cousin H made for an excellent excuse to head out to the Yarra Valley for a day of eating and drinking.
Working all day digging ditches works up an appetite.
J, being a wise man, decided to book us a night away in the midst our bathroom renovation. We were tired of the dust and dirt, and a tad over having tradies in our house (especially on weekends).
Spring sprung early this year in Melbourne, with slightly warmer and longer days arriving a good week before the official start date of September 1.
If you have ever been to Daylesford you will know that it is a bit of a mecca for groups of woman on their girls’ weekend aways.
J and I first discovered Ten Minutes by Tractor back in 2005, when we spent the weekend down the Mornington Peninsula with another friend and did a winery tour in a Rolls Royce!
Kazuki’s at the Raglan is owned and operated by chef Kazuki Tsuya and his wife Saori Tsuya.
Our last night in Daylesford was new year’s eve and we were dining at the Lake House, taking part in their eight course with matching wine degustation dinner.
After a busy Christmas to top off another busy year, J and I booked ourselves into the Lake House at Daylesford for some r’n’r before the madness started all over again in 2013.
BrownKortes (named after business partners Gordon Brown and Martin De Korte) is located on the grounds of Evelyn County Estate around 35 minutes from Melbourne CBD.
Miss SoCal and I recently day tripped to Bendigo to view the Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibition. After admiring the gorgeous gowns we needed lunch and decided to wander away from the gallery area as all the nearby places were very busy.