Today was extremely busy. It’s amazing how much work can pile up even though you only technically were away from the office for 1 day! Every now and again I would drift off and think of the fantastic time I had on the weekend.
Day 1 did not start off as planned though. April’s plane was delayed and then it was cancelled. Due to Sydney experiencing fog on friday morning, it threw out the whole countries timetables ending up with the cancellation of her flight as it wouldn’t be able to land in Sydney before the curfew 😦 cue devastation.
I arrived at the hotel at 11pm, on my own and was greeted by a very happy face. Not quite expected from a night concierge but at least he made what was going to be a lonely evening a bit brighter. I checked in, went up to my room, had a shower and went to bed.
The next morning I got up and got ready at my own pace before driving to the airport to pick up a very tired but excited April. From the moment she set foot in the car, our endless chatting started and we made our way to Bondi Junction for a bit of a shop. After this we made our way back to the hotel for a freshen up before heading out to dinner. We walked along Darling Harbour and decided on Korean BBQ which has now become a favourite for April. Always been a favourite for me! After dinner we went to The Lindt Cafe before arriving “home” for bed with plenty of talking in to the night.
Sunday we made our to Woollarah to visit the Donna Hay Store. For such a little shop we still managed to stay in there for quite a while before making our way down the main street as coffee was on my mind. walking the streets reminded me how much I miss the suburbs with the corner store and cafes galore. As well as being able to take your dog out for breakfast. We walked past a shop and then behind that shop a sign caught my eye. Tucked down a small alley was Bills.
I absolutely love going out for breakfast and I love Bills breakfasts. Here we dined on Ricotta Hotcakes with Honeycomb Butter and Maple Syrup and Corn Fritters. Yum! After breakfast we continued down the street strolling past beautiful terrace homes and looking through furniture shops.
That night we had dinner with a very special friend and enjoyed a spectacular Japanese meal at Azuma Kushiyaki. The night was filled with plenty of food, wine, chit-chat and laughter. Unfortunately it had to end though. We said out goodbyes and made our way back to the hotel where we greeted by our gorgeous concierge who had a “present” for us.
Everyone who I have spoken to who has had the pleasure of staying where we stayed always mentions how wonderful the soap is. It is a lemon verbena soap but it actually smells just as strong as lemongrass. We were not only given VIP service everyday but we were also given 2 handfuls of the soap 🙂 a big tick in our eyes!!!
Monday we said our goodbyes to the hotel and had a late breakfast at San Churro. A must for me seeing we don’t have one where I live. A quick shop was followed and then we made our way to the airport.
We relaxed, we shopped, we dined and most of all we enjoyed each others company. We had “girl time” and that’s all that matters.
Thank you, April, for such an awesome weekend. We must do it again soon!