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Glen Erin awarded 2017 Gold List Star Ratings Australia’s

Glen Erin awarded 2017 Gold List Star Ratings Australia’s

Glen Erin at Lancefield has been listed on Star Ratings Australia’s Gold List of Australian Accommodation for the Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges area, making it one of the best accommodation providers in the country. The Gold List of Australian Accommodation compiles reviews of Star Rated properties from hundreds of websites including Expedia, Facebook, booking.com and Google to find the best accommodation as rated by travellers. It includes six categories of accommodation: hotels, hosted accommodation, self-catering, motels,...

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Celebrating Christmas away from home

Celebrating Christmas away from home

Whether it’s camping with the family at a favourite spot, renting a holiday house with friends, or sneaking away on a romantic retreat, more and more of us are choosing to spend the Christmas and New Year period away from home. For many people, the decision to plan a Christmas getaway might stem from a desire to escape the chaos of the city at this time of year, or to avoid the inevitable stresses that come with organising a Christmas event at home.  Others may want to reconnect with far-flung friends and family members at a more central...

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Food and wine; a perfect match

Food and wine; a perfect match

It is a truth universally acknowledged that discovering the perfect glass of wine to match your meal is one of life’s greatest dining pleasures. When you get it right, a successful food and wine pairing can greatly enhance the flavours and enjoyment of both the food and the wine on the table. Whether you’re dining out with a loved one, hosting a dinner party, or finalising the menu for upcoming events or wedding receptions, a little bit of food and wine know-how can go a long way. The Basics: Food and wine pairing is as much about personal...

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Plan a special weekend getaway

Plan a special weekend getaway

You don’t need a huge amount of annual leave owing to you to be able to take a break. All you need is a regular weekend. With a bit of advance planning you can have the perfect mini-break that will leave you feeling refreshed and recharged. When booking a special weekend getaway, follow these tips for a memorable break. Planning Plan ahead to work out the best accommodation for the weekend. Seeing as your time is more limited than a lengthy holiday, make sure you are close to the action so you don’t spend all of your time travelling to...

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How to get the most out of a conference

How to get the most out of a conference

Attending conferences can be a great move for you career. But if you’re simply turning up to listen, you could be missing out on a huge opportunity. Follow these easy steps to make the most out of the next event you attend at one of the great conference centres in Victoria, and see how your career flourishes: Ask yourself – what do you want out of this? When you are invited to attend a conference you might send your RSVP and then not really give it much more thought until the day. What you should really be doing though, is taking this...

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Planning a garden wedding in Victoria

Planning a garden wedding in Victoria

There is something so magical about a garden wedding in Victoria. The sounds of nature, the flowers and the fairy lights all combine to create a wedding wonderland. But for something that looks so simple and natural, planning a garden wedding actually takes a lot of preparation. You need to take a lot of things into account such as bathrooms, electricity supply, permits, and shelter from the elements if needed. That is why it can make a lot of sense to choose from existing garden wedding venues in Victoria that have already organised all of...

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Celebrating a silver anniversary

Celebrating a silver anniversary

A silver wedding anniversary is a big milestone as it celebrates 25 years of marriage. Other momentous ones are; Golden anniversary – for 50 years and Diamond anniversary – for 60 years. Reaching 25 years of marriages is a very special milestone for most people, and one that should be marked with some kind of formal celebration. If you are planning your own silver anniversary, or one on behalf of someone else, here are some ideas for things you might like to do: Renew your vows What better way to celebrate your wedding anniversary...

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Planning a trip to the Macedon Ranges

Planning a trip to the Macedon Ranges

When you reach the Macedon Ranges you will have a hard time believing you are just one hour out of Melbourne. The beautiful region can feel like a whole different world, with rolling hills and valleys dotted with spectacular places to eat and drink. The entire region is filled with beautiful landscapes that will please the eye. There are native forests to be explored, waterfalls, mineral springs and of course the natural and unique features; Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon. Mount Macedon is an extinct volcano that stands 1010m from sea level,...

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Conference etiquette

Conference etiquette

There is a lot to be gained from attending a conference, and it’s not just knowledge from the information that is being shared. There is also a wealth of networking opportunities; the chance to talk to bosses or managers in a more causal setting, meeting new peers, mentors or potential clients and in some cases you might be able to get up and speak to an audience. There is even the chance to travel to a new area to attend, and with the beautiful conference venues in Victoria you won’t be disappointed with the location. However, you can...

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A guide to cool climate wines

A guide to cool climate wines

The next time you are visiting the Grange Restaurant or cellar door at Glen Erin ask us about the many factors that give a wine its tastes and aromas. You might be surprised that it varies from the type of grape grown, to the soil they are grown in, to the location of the vineyard. Climate is one of the factors that plays a huge role in how all kinds of fruit grows, including grapes. In a hot climate with direct, strong sunlight, fruit will grow faster and ripen more quickly. The sun helps create more sugar in the fruit, making it sweeter to...

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