Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Yarra Valley

We have just arrived home from the most wonderful week away in Melbourne and the Yarra Valley. It was a very good friend's wedding, the perfect excuse to eat, drink and shop ourselves silly. The ceremony was in a Heidleberg, a suburb of Melbourne - and the reception was held at the Healesville Hotel in the Yarra Valley. Divine! While much of the valley suffered in last year's tragic bushfires, Healesville itself is untouched, and such a wonderful little paradise of culture, wine and fantastic food.

This is the house we shared with our friends Drew & Amanda, called the Healesville Garden Retreat. Completely gorgeous. It was huge, six bedrooms all up, and a perfect base to check out all the Yarra Valley has to offer. Situated in a quiet little tree lined street, only one block back from all the action of the main drag.

Lounge room


One of the bedrooms (there were six)

The bedroom Des and I stayed in. Check out that view.

The Healesville Hotel, where the reception was held.

The main room of the hotel, where all the guests were seated.

In the accommodation part of the hotel

The Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander cafe and bakery, where we all met for lunch
on the last day of our stay. Completely divine.

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