Excuse my absence over the past week. We have been away on a trip to Melbourne to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.
It was such a fantastic luxury to go away without the kids for 3 whole nights. Even though we manage plenty of nights out, we rarely go away for any length of time.
As it was a fairly big milestone, we splurged on a posh hotel, recommended by Heidi, from Adelaide Villa:
The Lyall Hotel, South Yarra.
It was a fabulous hotel, and as it was our anniversary, they upgraded our room to a huge super deluxe suite, which was almost as big as our house!
(Thanks so much for recommending this place Heidi - we LOVED it!)
There's a spa in the hotel, so I booked a full body exfoliation/wrap and a facial for the afternoon of our arrival. I don't have much experience with spa treatments, in fact this was my first trip to a spa, but it was utterly heavenly. 3 hours of total relaxation and divine scents. My skin felt ridiculously soft afterwards.
After my body resurfacing, J and I tarted ourselves up and had an aperitif outside the hotel.
Then on to dinner at a local Italian Restaurant, Caffe e Cucina, also recommended by Heidi.
Delicious food in a very welcoming and unpretentious venue.
We had a lot of food and wine, then schlepped back to our hotel via the scenic route:
The blurry and slightly yellow pic sums up how I felt the following morning!!!
Altogether a great night out and start to our long weekend.
.......more to come later