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Hunter Valley | Wine Tasting and Relaxing

I often hear people talking about the Hunter, and how great they think it is, and how you can wine taste all day and practically stroll along drunk from winery to winery with not a care in the world – but it would never interest me much. I’d think “ oh wine, schmine ! Whatever to wine”. If anything, I’d always say I’d only visit for the scenery and rustic culture.

I’m not really a big wine drinker, let alone taster but I must say I did actually enjoy my time up there AND for those who know how much I deteste Wine, You’ll be proud because I actually Bought some !

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I had the pleasure of visiting Hunter Valley on a Mothers and Daughters weekend getaway, all with thanks to my boyfriends sister and the celebration of their Mothers very special 60th Birthday.

I had a fantastic time, it was a great chance to bond and relax. In a Country like this, where we are always so busy working, running errands, and just generally on the go, it is nice to be able to zone out from Work and Everyday Life.

It’s important to try and maintain that balance no matter how delayed a Getaway is.

Scroll on and see my pictures from The Hunter Valley, I have also included the places we visited as a guide for the Hunter if you ever decide to go.

We were there During the first weekend of July, so the weather was quite crisp yet still beautiful enough to enjoy the outdoors and activities that Hunter Valley has to offer.

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Thursday Night | The Night before our Hunter Valley Journey : Before I started Packing for the Hunter, I had only one thing on my mind – HATS !

So I head down to the nearest General Pants store and bought myself Agent Ninety Nine’s Wide Brimmed Hat.

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Followed by that, I stopped at a Little Stall to buy a Beanie. I somehow manage to loose my Beanies all the time.

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Friday Morning | My Future sister-in-law Made these beautiful itinerary cards.

Great Job Kazzie – You’re definitely talented when it comes to all things stationary and Style.

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Group Selfies as we head out for The Hunter.

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Tempus Two Winery | Corner of Broke & McDonalds Roads,Pokolbin NSW 2320

After a few short hours ( It’s really not that far from The Hills/Hornsby Shire), Our first stop was Tempus Two.

where Tempus Two wines are Located there are also a few other stores including an amazing Cheese store if you’re one of those people who LOVES Cheese.

 

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I guess its okay to start early when you’re at the Hunter.

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All Gone !

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McQuigan’s Winery | Corner of Broke & McDonalds Roads,Pokolbin NSW 2320 


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McGuigan Winery was one of my favourite winery’s we visited.

Personally, as I mentioned before I’m not really a big wine Drinker, or Taster, But the very friendly and informative staff here helped me find just the right one for me ! Actually Two !

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 Peterson’s Champagne House and Hunter Valley Chocolate Company | Corner Broke Road and Wine Country Drive

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Peterson’s Champagne house have an amazing Range of Sparkling Rosès, Sweet and Delicious.

It’s Hard to leave without one.

Right next door, you will find Hunter Valley’s Finest Chocolate company.

Divine little Treats, perfect for gifts to take back for your loved ones.

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What better way to end the night : Margarita’s for everyone !

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Dress ups In the Morning
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Hunter Valley Gardens | 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

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Hunter Valley Gardens – Definitely a Must-visit place especially during July and if you have kids. There is plenty to do here with Brilliant Stores.

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And I bought another Hat !

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This particular photo was taken in Storybrooke – a section of the Hunter Valley Gardens.

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Hunter Valley Gardens was so Beautiful and so Relaxing !

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Cafe Enzo | Broke Rd & Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

I didn’t get the chance to take more photos of this beautiful rustic place but Cafe Enzo is definitely the place to eat

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Ballabourneen Wine Co. | 2347 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

 

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Town of Wollombi

And as we head back to Sydney, taking the longer scenic route, we visited the old Town of Wollombi.

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I loved this store – It had a bunch of handmade Nepalese Crafts to die for ! Beautiful bright Colours – amazing Camel embroidered Bags

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The Twin home Store . The interior is tastefully decorated with an affordable collection of Rustic Goods definitely a must if visiting this town

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Have a great Weekend Everyone !

xxx Much love,

Yours Truly

It’s a Chinese Gardens Kind of weekend – Happy two years Boo !

And yet another weekend has almost come to an end !! Can I just say, this year has gone by so quickly, I still can’t believe that it is nearly Christmas !!

Two Weeks ago my boyfriend and I went on an adventure in the very busy Sydney CBD.

We had a very beautiful time together, especially since it was a little celebration for not only my belated birthday but also our two years together.

Scroll on down and see the pictures from the day.

I had such a great time shooting away at the Chinese gardens. It was so green, so peaceful and definitely relaxing.

Now before we get stuck into the adventure, Let’s first look at the outfit shall we !

Since it was one of those “bi-polar” weather days – I literally had to change my outfit 12 times.

That is seriously how many times the weather changed over 2 hours, before Rubick arrived !

It’s okay though, I didn’t stroll out naked, eventually got myself together !

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I have so many clothes in my wardrobe/every nook of the house that there are some pieces I don’t get to wear for at least a year.

I’m not kidding, everything is in queue here… And I don’t think you’d believe me if you heard me screaming “ BUT I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO WEAR”, which usually happens at least once or twice a month give or take the kind of events included. hahaha !

#firstworldproblems!?

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My Tiffany bow around my neck.

Shirt from Glassons – A present from my Boyfriends sister last Christmas.

Prints and Styles like this are usually very popular in commercial/department stores and boutiques during Spring/Summer.

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Pink lips with this outfit ? YES, Why not !

A little trick I have been using lately with my lip colour is just using lip liner.

I first outline my lip, colour it in then dab. When I am about to head out the door, I go over it  once more and put a layer of sticky gloss over it.

This makes it last so much longer – Try it !

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Braided Hair…Don’t Care.

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My lovely Combat boots from Betts.

Love this style to bits as you can roll them up and lace them as I have done above or simply fold them down and wear them as an ankle boot style.

Either way, They are super comfy, especially if we are roaming around on a mission !

Outfit is done – and as you can see I am wearing my very comfy Black essential legging pant.

It never lets me down !

If you’re looking for a good thick Ponte pair of leggings and are new to the blog. Please don’t hesitate to contact me and ask me where to purchase, or just scroll by my blog. I’ve mentioned it in many posts before x

 

 

 

And so our adventure in the city begins…

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We be walking Winking smile

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He absolutely hates car park shots, but hey.. look who’s slightly smiling hahaha

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Random little dungeons in the alleyways of Sydney.

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99 birdcages but no birds…

I love this birdcage scene !

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#HowtobeaTourist … I am totally practicing for my next holiday haha

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Next stop was QVB

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And it wouldn’t be Christmas without all of this.

Christmas decorations, tinsel and bling, Chocolate stalls and mistletoe.

How on Earth does on just casually walk past without wanting to buy anything ! It is seriously such a tease hahaha

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So we kind of got hungry…ended up at Darling Harbours Blue fish Restaurant.

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The food was so good, we devoured it very quickly, and I only got a chance to take a photo of my very delicious, very refreshing watermelon lychee cocktail. Sorry Guys !

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Continuing our Journey towards Tumbalong park.

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The suns out, The water fountains are on – I love that sound.

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Last Stop, Chinese Gardens..

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Secret Little Pathways

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Spot The Difference…

So my feet got a little hot because Little miss Bi-polar-weather decided to get warmer…

A minor detour to Wittner left me the happy owner of these babies haha

White Studded Sandals.

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Mumma Goose and her little ducklings !

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Besties with the Sculptures.

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Bye Bye City – We had a great day.

 

 

When I got home though, The family wanted to have a Mexican Dinner date !

Looks like we weren’t going to call it a night yet !!

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Mad Mex – Just the way we like it !

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It’s Christmas EVERYWHERE.

Mum and Dad are so cute !

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The Best Parents EVA !

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Family is the most important thing,

A bond so unbreakable with people who will always be there for you no matter what.

Sometimes we don’t realise how special the things we have are until they are gone.

Make the most of life together and always be honest about who you are.

Reach out to a loved one this Christmas – New Years is around the corner and so are new beginnings !

 

Well I’m off to prepare for the work week !

 

Lights out Beautiful People

 

xxxx Much Love,

Yours Truly

 

 

RHYversusWORLD