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Planning a trip to the Macedon Ranges

»Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Accommodation | Comments Off on 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, making it the highest peak of the ranges. Hanging Rock is an unusual formation that is also famous for being the setting for the novel (and then movie) Picnic at Hanging Rock. Aside from the stunning natural landscape, it is...

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Conference etiquette

»Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Conferences | Comments Off on 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 also mess up at a conference and become the subject of discussion for all of the wrong reasons. No one wants to be ‘that person’, so brush up on your etiquette before heading off to the conference venue so that you can be...

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A guide to cool climate wines

»Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 in Restaurant & Cellar Door | Comments Off on 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 taste. In a cold climate, where the sun is not as strong and may not shine for many hours throughout the day, the fruit grows slowly and the sugar content is also slowed down considerably. This is why a lot of ‘summer...

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The benefits of hiring a wedding co-ordinator

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 in Weddings | Comments Off on The benefits of hiring a wedding co-ordinator

The benefits of hiring a wedding co-ordinator

Hiring a wedding co-ordinator may sound like a huge extravagance; another cost to add to what is already fast becoming an expensive day. But if done right, a wedding co-ordinator can actually save you money. Not only that, but the right wedding co-ordinator will also save you time and stress – two very important things to keep under control when it comes to the big day! So how exactly does a wedding co-ordinator save you time, money and stress? We tell you how: Money: It seems like an odd concept, spending money in order to save it, but that is exactly what will happen if you hire the right wedding planner in Melbourne, or any place that you are having your wedding. First off they will stick to your wedding budget – truly. Staying within budget can be hard for...

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Five Things to Consider When Planning an Away Wedding

»Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Weddings | Comments Off on Five Things to Consider When Planning an Away Wedding

Five Things to Consider When Planning an Away Wedding

Planning a wedding is so much fun, and planning one that is away from where you live can be even more exciting. You get the double bonus of celebrating your special day, as well as having a mini holiday with your closest family and friends! But it does take a little more thought and co-ordination to plan an ‘away’ wedding, so it helps to have an all inclusive wedding package to help make things run smoothly. Here are some other things to consider to get you started: Accommodation If you’d like to hold your wedding somewhere away from where you live, you’ll need to take accommodation into consideration – for you and your guests. Usually you can choose a venue that can cater for the wedding as well as the accommodation which can make things a lot easier....

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