Really I’m getting shipped off to a festival to learn PR. It’s a long weekend and I’m not getting paid, it’s just for the experience. All my expenses are looked after though ad it prevents me from spending. And it’s a festival. And I love festivals.
Centre of Gravity is in Kelowna ‘Canada’s biggest beach party.’ I find this hilarious, because there’s no ocean there. It’s not a beach. It’s a lake. Anyway it’s Monster Energy athletes with a bunch of DJs – Tiesto and Kaskade are headlining.
I’m looking forward to learning some new things professionally and soaking up the backstage vibes.
Spent a lazy Easter Friday at QT Hotel Gold Coast with Alescha.
What a fantastic hotel. It feels almost like a boutique hotel, with all of it’s little quirks but it is a decent size, with two restaurants and a bar.
Cute idea – lemonade in the foyer. Refreshing and super cute in different sized jars with paper twisted yellow & white straws. Just help yourself while you wait to check in or lounge in the retro foyer.
I have to say – the beds are AMAZING. Divine even. We checked in and went straight for a nap. You lie on them and it’s like they suck you into them. I could have happily just slept the weekend away! We even came home early from the bar as we were so looking forward to hopping into them!
Rooms are huge, funky, unique furnishings and you can purchase anything in there. Great idea by them. Even the bathrobes and lamp are for purchase!
Lucky for me, working at Rydges, I received staff discount and REALLY reasonable rates. HUGE thanks to Natalie who helped us out with an upgrade and complimentary bubbly & macaroons too!
We dined at Yamagen for Teppenyaki, Stingray lounge for drinks and a snack and then at Bazaar for buffet breakfast.
Well it wasn’t very Eastery really. I didn’t even get any eggs! I did buy hot crosses buns for Brekky though.
Anyway I’ve been slack as writing this and thought I should really eat on it as it is the weekend again already. Thank God for short weeks! Yeww!!
My Godsister* Alescha came to stay with me – we had a full on time!
Thursday dinner at Sakè, which was amazing. Devoured a bottle of Ume cherry plum wine with our meal which was really different. Took us forever to finish it actually and when Benny joined us and tried to order another bottle we were both arguing with him that we couldn’t do another! After that we headed to Limes hotel – was an awesome night. Lots of cocktails and laughing.
Friday saw Ben jump in my bed at 8am with music blaring. Not impressed sunshine. He got us up and out for brekky at Tuppy’s then head to the Goldy for our stay at QT Hotel – such a funky place! We ate at all the restaurants there – Yamagen for Teppenyaki dinner, Stingray lounge for cocktails and pizza and Bazaar for buffet breakfast.
Lauren joined us for drinks and due to the annoying rules in place for drinking on Easter Friday we retired back to our rooms at the hotel to lie in the amazing beds an some quiet drinks. Maybe not so quiet for Lauren who awoke at midday with a massive hangover. At the same time we were on our way back to Brisbane. Stopped at the mall for Alescha to have a looksie and go shopping + I bought a new suitcase for my impending trips (YAY.)
When we got home I had a quick nap (a sign of a great weekend is a nap each day) and got ready to go out. Ben, Ru & Lisa joined us but Ben dropped us in town and headed home instead of coming out to play. Pretty sure we killed him the first night.
Town was dead, no one in the Valley really we wondered from place to place before making the longer walk to Alfred & Constance, where of course there was a line. Drinks ensued and we danced away on the Tiki bar. Great venue. Alescha wanted to check out Brizzy Clubs so we ended back at the Met which had by now filled up. Fast forward 3 hours and the girls were well and truly tipsy, while I was ready for bed & Lisa had headed home at midnight.
Maccas was full as per usual but you must understand that it is imperative to a hangover and feeling better in the morning!
Sunday we relaxed and missed our Sunday sesh, I was exhausted and Alescha was hung. Movies and me cleaning out my wardrobe were about as far as we got! Ben came over and I did a platter for dinner with a huge bowl of guacamole mmmm.
Alescha flew out Monday arvo 🙁
We headed to the city and Valley for a look and my fave place to eat at the moment – Harajuku Gyoza for lunch before spending some time at DFO and time to say goodbye.
*definition of a God sister – my parents are her God parents.
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