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Joined 15 March 2011 St Kilda, VIC

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  • Saltus Luxury Accommodation - Hepburn Springs

    Holiday Resorts Hepburn Springs, VIC
    I did enjoy the views from the windows of the surrounding area and the fabulous bathtub and gas fireplace. I think the views are possibly some of the best of the area and I love the large windows. I didn't like the dcor- there is horrible pea green carpet everywhere with ugly grey sofas. The furnishings don't do it justice at all and completely lack warmth. It feels sterile. It's also pretty expensive so I would recommend booking the spa package as the room alone will set you back around $400 per night.
  • Rubens @ Hepburn

    Restaurants Hepburn Springs, VIC
    Rubens is always busy for a good reason; the food is great and the atmosphere congenial. Service is prompt and friendly and its a short walk to accommodation if you're staying overnight. Staff is friendly and quick to recognise return customers with a smile.
  • Mount Macedon Hotel

    Restaurants Mount Macedon, VIC
    Pleasant stop for a drink or snack if you are in the local area. The menu was unexciting and definitely could use some updating and there is very little for vegetarians to choose from. It's a cosy hotel with an old world feel that is warm and welcoming, especially on a cold day.

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  • Woolworths took one of the best supermarkets in Australia, and turned it into one of the worst. Although they have kept many of the staff from the previous supermarket, they have removed all of the interesting, gourmet produce by small, niche, quality producers and replaced it with Woolworths brand stuff. So in the past, there would be excellent, interesting breads from artisan bread makers, sour dough, etc. Now there is Woolworths brand 'gourmet' bread. It says 'sour dough' on it, but when you read the ingredients, there is yeast! Anyone that knows anything about sourdough bread, knows that it is made from sourdough culture and contains no yeast. Just because Woolworths says something is 'gourmet' doesn't mean it is.
    So because it is a small supermarket, with not much space, they have had to reduce the brand choice you would normally get in a Woolworths. So when you go to get jam (for example) there is just two jams and one of them is Woolworths brand.
    So it doesn't give you the choice of a normal Woolworths, it just gives you rubbish to choose from. You know, cartons of 12 ridiculous cupcakes. Or some monster box of lamingtons. Not something I would ever want to buy.
    The old supermarket before this used to actually offer breads that were on a par with Baker D Chirico across the road. Proper artisan products. Now it is filled with Woolworths brand rubbish. The only thing it is good for is picking up something like yogurt that you need for a recipe and forgot to get when you went shopping at your regular supermarket, which would never be this one.
    It is no good. I am very, very disappointed. I used to rave about the old IGA and the interesting things they had. It was a supermarket you could be proud of. I would go interstate and only occasionally see a supermarket as good, one at Surry HIlls in Sydney. Otherwise, there were none as good. Now, it is the worst of the worst. To go from the best to the worst! Such horror.
    Woolworths should have thought more about what they were doing and realised where they are. This isn't some regional town where they can force their 'Woolworths' stuff on us. This is St Kilda!!! St Kilda deserves better than this. Massive Fail.
    • This review is spot-on! You now have to try order those wonderful niche products at the online website and often they are out of stock. By the way, the organic range offers no certification that I can see of its organic provenance.
  • As I had driven a long way, I thought it would be a nice way to end the day to have my hair done. The staff seemed to understand my instructions just fine. Then the staff completely ignored them. My hair was a complete mess and I had to go elsewhere to try to rectify some of it- not easy.
    • Unless you will pay for hair extensions or a wig, you can't rectify such a dreadful cut. I will simply have to wait for it to grow.