Jay & I are down in the lovely state of Victoria in the official ‘spa country’ for a four day sojourn in relaxation…

Jay & Melly

Yesterday we had lunch at a little micro-brewery called Holgate in the town of Woodend.

Holgate Brewery

We then checked into our amazing hotel at Hepburn by 8 Hotels before soaking for two hours in the mineral springs of Hepburn Bathhouse. The spa couches are seriously life changing.

Our amazing room; Hepburn by 8 Hotels
Hepburn by 8 Hotels
Hepburn Bathhouse
Hepburn Bathhouse

Today we slept in (thanks to the full blackout blinds!) and then went for an epic bush walk.

Hepburn Springs Reserve (see the wallaby!)
Top of the peak

Then we went for brunch and drank Daylesford’s best coffee at Bocconcini Cafe & Providore

Bocconcini Cafe

We spent the afternoon exploring the countryside;

Passing Clouds winery & Nillo the dog
Redbeard Sourdough Bakery
My kind of family!
The Chocolate Mill

And then we retired back to our stylish temporary abode to eat (non-paleo) treats in the spa with the fanciest of champagne…

Bit of Bolli...don't mind if I do!

I’m feeling very relaxed & spoilt!

Hope you are all having a fabulous week but before I sign off a special shout out to my friend Neen who had a birthday today!

Mwah ♥

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Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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  1. Thanks for the special birthday shout out 🙂

    it looks like you kids had a great time. I love Daylesford and Woodend – Donna has taken me to both. I think Woodend has been voted as the town with the second best vanilla slice in Victoria. I’ve tried it twice now and I can definitely vouch for it!

    The place you stayed looks schnazzy! If I ever go back to Daylesford, I’m staying at Hepburn by 8 Hotels for sure! And we too will drink Bolli in the bath – as all holidaymakers in their right mind should!

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