Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Girls Weekend

Last weekend three friends and I packed up and headed to Melbourne for a little girls weekend away. We were excited to eat out, do some shopping, enjoy some giggles and relax, we all have young children so the idea of hoping on the plane alone and not having to take toys, books, snacks and the works was even amazing.

We had planned to leave Launceston about noon but the weather in Melbourne had other ideas, and unfortunately there was a thick fog that caused our flight to be delayed by about 3 hours. (Which is a killer when the flight itself is only an hour)

After what seemed like forever at the airport, we were so excited to finally get in the air and to get the weekend started.

Once we finally arrive at the hotel and freshened up (mad because we had lost precious shopping time!), we headed out to The Atlantic at The Crown Casino for dinner and drinks, Donovan Cooke, a well known chef (who has appeared on Master chef and worked under Marco Pierre White) is the head chef here, and it was a treat to see him working in the kitchen. I ordered the king salmon, which was to die for.

The next morning, after a little FaceTime session with these cuties back home, we headed out, in the rain, to The Timeout Cafe in federation square for an amazing breakfast,

and some pretty fancy Virgin Mary's.

Then it was time to head to H&M and do some serious shopping.

We also headed to some DFO's as it was a rainy day, so this was the perfect option for shopping and keeping out of the miserable weather.

I love Melbourne and it's amazing art work, it is such an easy city to get around and as we stayed at The Victoria Hotel in Little Collins street, we were right in the middle of all the action, and walked everywhere we needed to be.

Saturday night we dressed up and headed out for some cocktails, we knew we wanted to head to Mamastias Mexican restaurant, and that they usually had a long line out the door, so we headed there first and they said they could give us a table at 9.45pm, a little different to my 6.00pm dinner time at home, but perfect for fitting some cocktails and giggles in first.

I'm a huge Mexican lover, and Mamasitas was by far the best Mexican food I've ever had, if you plan on going there, the corn is a must, along with everything else on the menu, the menu has many smaller items, designed to share and have a taste among the table, which we did and it was amazing.

Over all we had a fantastic couple of days, The Victoria hotel had a Jacuzzi we made good use of, and we all found some fantastic goodies in all the sales, not to mention all the amazing food.

We were all so excited to see our children and partners on our return, but I must admit, it was nice to have no nappies, bottles, or tantrums to deal with for just a few days.



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