LOCATION: Australia

Transform Your Charcuterie Board With This (Fancy) Cheese Lovers Recipe
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27237
VENUE:
By The Sea
LOCATION:
Stoneleigh
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
How To
Beach Gathering
Stoneleigh, Australia
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

The turn of the seasons is almost upon us and best celebrated together, perhaps with an Endless Summer party for those not ready to say goodbye or a Welcome Party for those celebrating fall’s rebirth. Whichever your choice, a transitional gathering is key for the season. The setting? Take it to the water’s edge with an open fire and create your feast.

Australian WILD Chef and traveler, Sarah Glover, is inspiring these thoughts with her very own waterfront feast that you can find amongst her other culinary adventures in her soon-to-be released cookbook. She gave us an exclusive, inside look into her intimate beachside banquet along with two heavenly recipe sneak peeks. The first is her Chargrilled Cheeses with Endive and Wild Honeycomb Platter - not only capable of inducing instant mouth-watering, it looks positively divine once done up. The second is The Hung Pork with Lemon Leaves and Blistered Grapes cooked while hanging over an open flame complete with a healthy splash pinot noir. Who's hungry?  

Photography by Luisa Brimble

 

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Australia's New Urban Hotel Will Have You Living Like a Local
Scout
REPORT
No. 27157
VENUE:
Alex Hotel
LOCATION:
Perth
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Trending Topic
Urban Living
Perth
REPORTER: Scout



We have all heard the saying, “Do as the locals do.” The creators of Alex Hotel had this exact notion in mind; a modern destination created by locals for travelers. If you are headed down under to enjoy Perth, Australia's urban landscape, Alex Hotel will place you in the heart of the city. Did we mention their emphasis on communal spaces? Their Mezzanine Lounge and Roof Terrace makes checking into this colorful warehouse-style destination all the more appealing. 

We have just the question to ask you: “When in Perth?”

Photography by Alex Hotel

 

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A Tipi Woodland Wedding At A Historic Chapel Venue In New South Wales
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26880
VENUE:
St Josephs Guest House
LOCATION:
Lower Macdonald, New South Wales
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Church / Chapel / Temple
Traditionally Historical
Historic Chapel in the Hills
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

St. Joseph's Guesthouse is like an old dream that stays with you. An intimate Australian chapel, wonderfully strengthened by history and dynamically surrounded by a grassy landscape, the forest gem enthralls couples and guests alike. It practically sings from the hilltop. Sneakily tucked in the Lower MacDonald Valley, the restored five-bedroom family-owned stone getaway invites you with a charm that seems to transcend centuries, a vibrant relic that welcomes the art of conversation over grand feast. But there’s a plunge pool and deck with a barbecue, so imagine Game of Thrones with a bed and breakfast twist.

 

St Joesph's Guesthouse

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History Lesson: How This Talented Designer Turned An Old Barn Into A Dream Venue
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26861
VENUE:
The Estate Trentham
LOCATION:
Trentham
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Quaint Cottage
Beautiful Gardens
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

There are those among us who possess the uncanny ability to see dusty, perhaps wilted structures as future style stars and the old bones of historic homes as bohemian beauties to-be. However it takes more than a keen eye to breathe new life into old barns and historic homes. Lynda Gardener and Mark Smith are two such people that possess the talent and magic to carefully craft spectacularly breathtaking spaces. We were already clued into their beautiful bespoke style as they own  The Estate Trentham White House Daylesford and White Room Fitzroy. The three properties that are so lovely, that upon first glance it seems as if they are inspirational images styled for a home decor magazine. One would not imagine that these houses are actually available for the public to experience. 

We were fortunate enough to speak with Lynda, who's interior design is unmatched in the way she is able to tell a story through style. The Estate Trentham, caught our eye in particular as it's not just an accommodation for getaways but includes a beautiful, onsite events barn for intimate gatherings and a lush, private garden for outdoor dining.

 

Lynda Gardener's The Estate by Trentham

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Birthday Bucket List: Host A Rooftop Glamping Party
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26873
VENUE:
St. Jerome's The Hotel
LOCATION:
Melbourne, Australia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Birthday Bucket List
Rooftop Glamping
Curated Camp Chic
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

Adventurous glamazons have embraced the glamping trend in Great Outdoors gathering spots around the globe and we couldn’t be giddier ‘bout it. This week’s #birthdaybucketlist comes to you courtesy of the ultimate hen party hotspot Down Under, gorgeous new ‘glamp-site’ St. Jerome’s The Hotel, which is decidedly less “out-in-the-woods” and more uniquely “up-on-the-roof.”  St. Jerome’s The Hotel is uniquely situated on the rooftop of Melbourne Central in the middle of the city, and comprised of 20 spacious world-class canvas bell tents outfitted with all the trimmings of a luxury hotel perfect for all your soiree #squadgoals. So gather up your girls for a #birthdaybucket list glamping adventure – urban jungle-style, one part “into the wild” and two parts “rooftop garden party!” 

Wake Up to Breakfast In Your Own Beautiful Bell Tent

Wake up at your own lesuirely pace - limbs tangled luxuriously in premium linen sheets. Each beautiufl bell tent is deliciously decked out with a pillow top bed with premium linen, throws and robes, split system air conditioning, and a complimentary stocked esky (cutest word ever for "mini fridge) with local craft beer and water as well as a a Samsung Tablet loaded with Stan for your movie viewing pleasure. Oh, did we forget to mention the gourmet breakfast boxes delivered directly to your door each morning of your stay?

 

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