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Food and wine; a perfect match

»Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Restaurant & Cellar Door | Comments Off on 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 taste and experimentation as anything else, and it is important to remember that there are no clear right and wrongs when it comes to matching food and wine. There are, however, certain qualities and flavours that do bring...

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Plan a special weekend getaway

»Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Accommodation | Comments Off on 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 the attractions. For example, if you really want to visit the infamous Hanging Rock, make sure you book accommodation near Hanging Rock, Victoria, and not too far away so that you don’t have to drive for hours just to visit...

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How to get the most out of a conference

»Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Conferences | Comments Off on 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 opportunity to think about your career and where you are going with it. Make some time to write down your professional goals (or look them over if you already have some), and see if attending this conference is a way of helping...

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Planning a garden wedding in Victoria

»Posted by on Aug 27, 2016 in Weddings | Comments Off on 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 this, rather than choosing a spot that has never been used for a wedding before. Better yet, if you choose a place that has a beautiful garden as well as a reception venue attached you won’t have to worry about hiring tables,...

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Celebrating a silver anniversary

»Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in Function & Events, Weddings | Comments Off on 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 and 25 years with your soul mate than by going back to where it all began – the wedding day. It can be as big as you want, with family and friends invited to celebrate with you, or small and intimate with just yourself and...

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