Okay. Not quite a week. Just 5 days. But with the amount I fitted in, it felt like a week!
I went over for work (mainly for a Dairy conference) and extended for the weekend.
I managed to catch up with most of my friends there – dinners, lunches & coffees plus a little partying!
I couldn’t wait to get out to Albert Lake where my hotel was but with a heavy schedule & terribly cliché Melbourne weather, I only made it on the final day for a quick stop on my way back from lunch.
I attended an awards gala with only a few hours notice – thank good Nikita came to the party with a dress for me to borrow.
I won’t lie, I spent most of my time eating dumplings. Dumplings at Hutong, dumplings at Dumpling Table, dumplings at Shanghai dumplings and dumplings at Juicy Dumplings. Dumplings, dumplings, dumplings. Yum!
I visited Mr Miyagi in Windsor for dinner and drinks with friends which I will write about soon – it was damn good! Great atmosphere & food. Fun times. The same night we had drinks at The Woods of Windsor – an intimate bar with knowledgeable bartenders and the best playlist I’ve heard in a long time! 50’s Rock N roll on Pandora they told me.
Friday night we started at Royal Saxon then on to Le Bon Ton and Grace & Laundry in Fitzroy.
My lovely friend Sammy treated me to a facial & microdermabrasion, we had a double room and laughed the whole way through – especially at our rubber masks!
Lisa & I rediscovered the streets, stopping at random festivals and exploring Hosier Lane.
Saturday night we went to a new bar for me, Terminus in Abbotsford. It was good to begin but it became quickly too packed upstairs.