Restaurants Manly, NSWThey've had quite a Reno makeover and it's looking great inside. The menu is as good as always and we thought the perfect spot for Sunday lunch as it offered many choices for groups. I had a salad and it was huge and added extra salmon which I liked having the choice of adding some fish or chicken to their salad options.
Takeaways Belrose, NSWEverything I eat here is so good. We had pho recently and it would have to be the best on the beaches and I enjoyed a lovely curry which despite one of the prevailed options was lovely and fresh.
Home Decor Retailers Chatswood, NSWThis has to be my favourite furniture shop. They have an awesome bed, fabric based that is completely on trend and only about $1200 which is heaps cheaper than other stores selling a similar style. Their bedding has so many beautiful options and many of a thicker weave which I love. And beautiful silk cushion covers are very unique.
Department Stores Chatswood, NSWOh my lord they are selling the most amazing little boys trundle bed at the moment. It's a boat and crafted to perfection. It's expensive at $2499 but they do have a sale at the moment of 20% off. It's divine!!!!
Home Decor Retailers Mona Vale, NSWThe new store is just lovely, a huge room with bed and bathroom linens and another with lots of inspiring homewares. Across the road in their old store is the floor rugs. One of the sales staff advised us when we couldn't decide that we were able to buy and return in two days if not suitable. I love this service as it's hard to picture them at home with your decor.
Furniture Stores Balgowlah, NSWWe came looking for a bed and ended up buying an armchair. We were served by a lovely girl called Eboni who was so incredibly helpful. She offered lots of great advice, many styling alternatives and suggestions in a very neutral way. The it we liked was floorstock and low in quantity so she ensured we were advised of what stock existed to make a decision and found one at the best price. We were so thankful for her help!
Department Stores Chatswood, NSWWe bought a lounge on the weekend and we're served by a wonderful woman called Pauline. She was incredibly professional, very knowledgeable and really helped us in our decision without being pushy at all. So with thanks to her we have a great lounge and a perfect sales experience.
Hotels Sydney, NSWLoved my weekend stay at this hotel. The rooms are so well appointed and nothing is left forgotten from slippers to dressing gowns, to a lovely selection of snacks. I love the leather reclining chair in the room to enjoy a seat other than the bed or a desk chair. The doona and pillow cases are divine and so crisply washed. The outdoor pool is a huge pull for staying here I just would like to see the odd waiter walk through to offer drinks as you only ever see them deliver food but I'm not sure how to order. Wonderful hotel!!
Zoos Mosman, NSWWe were very fortunate to attend the 100th birthday celebrations today!! There was so much fanfare when you arrived. Gifts like picnic sheets, stilt walkers, photos and a zoo gift on arrival. We received some lovely pens. The music was great too and the vintage cars to remind us of the history. Loads of visitors and loads of volunteers in what was a really buzzing atmosphere.
Cafes Curl Curl, NSWWe had brekkie in the sun here this morning. Whilst busy we didn't have to wait long for a table. Had the egg and bacon roll which was delicious....and loved it's extra inclusions of aoli and rocket and bbq sauce. So so so good!!
Jewellery & Watch Retailers Warriewood, NSWI came out with a bagful of goodies in their sale today, anklet and plenty of earrings. Even the ones not on sale were great value. They were super busy and managed the customers efficiently whilst still being customer focused on each transaction I thought, giving full attention to each.
Art Galleries Broome, WASo many stunning images of this unique area. Whilst I couldn't afford the large wall hung art I was able to afford a few mangers which are proudly placed on my fridge as well as a souvenir book which contains so so many of the images.
Cafes Broome, WAThis is an unusual little blend of a pizza place come kebab shop with some Egyptian souvenirs also on offer. The service was a bit hot and miss but the pizza wasn't bad. We had a super supreme type of pizza and it was full of toppings. There's even an ice cream fridge full for dessert.
Cafes Broome, WAGreat little cafe in the best location on Town Beach. They do a great coffee on although on the upper price side at $5. However lots of tasty treats, like cheese and bacon or date scones that look freshly homemade.
Department Stores Broome, WAThis is a lovely little giftware and clothing store that had a homemade, eco friendly and crafty feel to it. Some cute little pieces of jewellery and bags as well as women's clothes that were a bit hippie inspired which I love.
Clothing Retailers Broome, WAI love this store. I saw a dress in the window which when trying on I wasn't mad about however the sales assistant found another similar dress which I loved! Then another visit and I'm trying on even more dresses and bought another two. They stock Oscar St which is a new brand I love. Staff are all lovely and friendly and chatty too!!
Car Rental Coolangatta, QLDWhen picking up my car, the cheapest in its classification across the other brands, I was so happy to find they had fitted the children's seat which is very helpful to not have to do after a long flight.
Campgrounds & Caravan Parks Port Hedland, WAArriving here after many dusty caravan parks was like arriving at the Ritz!!!! Everything about it is beyond excellent!!! The sites are grassy, the bathrooms are spotless, and residents/guests are keenly requested by signage to clean the bathrooms after they use them. A truck comes through to water the red dirt road to keep dust to a minimum. There is a well stocked shop and they offer a variety of meals on every day of the week except Thursday. The kitchen is well supplied and clean. Huge clothes line area. And a favourite, a beautiful memorial to Vietnam war vets. I cannot recommend this camping ground highly enough!!
Jewellery & Watch Retailers Broome, WAThis was the first pearl shop I encountered in Broome and was given a very helpful introduction to pearls and how to identify salt and freshwater pearls. They have a lovely selection that's not limited to Broome pearls and clearly identified this.