First, let me begin by saying a BIG SORRY for the absence of my posts! I have had quite the busy few weeks and it has been a challenge trying to find a healthy balance between everything that is going on in my life at the moment - but it is all good things that are happening so I have a big smile on my face!
Okay back to my celebration part, on Sunday Ben and I celebrated one year of wedded bliss and we had a lovely relaxing getaway to Mount Beauty - and it was beautiful! If you're not really keen on the idea, or have never really thought of it as a 'real' holiday, I encourage you to visit Australia for your next trip, our country sure is blessed with some beautiful landscapes!
We stayed at Birches Luxury Chalets where we were treated to stunning views, champagne on arrival, a fire place, copious DVD's and some incredible wild life - some of which I never thought I would encounter in my life. We explored Mount Beauty and its surroundings during our time there and we saw a waterfall in Mt Bogong, ate dinner at Falls Creek and visited Brown Brothers winery on the way home, but I'll get to that later on.
When you're in Mount Beauty you must (and I mean must) visit Mount Beauty Bakery - if you're anything like me and appreciate a good coffee and some delicious baked goods then look no further than here! I had to pop in before we did anything for our day and pick up a muffin, their delicious banana and fruit bread, a danish and a latte. Of course I ate all of the listed items, just pacing myself throughout the day - who wants to be on a diet whilst on holiday? Um not me!
You must also visit flour + water for a delicious pizza experience and Svarmisk - just do it and thank me later okay?
On our way home we stopped in Milawa and enjoyed a delicious feast at Brown Brothers Winery. I don't even know where to start with how amazing this place is, but I'll begin with the location itself. The winery is placed in a picturesque surrounding with beautiful trees, fountains and a rustic feel to the place. The food is incredible and everything on the menu comes with the complimenting wine - in fact the menu was created to suit the wines, not the other way around. The staff are incredibly knowledgable and do not make you feel inadequate if you're not a seasoned wine connoisseur (i.e. me).
If you visit, you must try the salted caramel fudge - don't ask questions as to why, just do it please! And visit the cellar, you can try the wines, learn about the flavours and purchase directly from the cellar, I treated myself to one purchase, when in Rome!
Now I promise I have some exciting things coming up and please, please, please forgive me for my lack of communication, I promise it won't happen again!
Oh and here are some pictures!