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Wine Tasting at Longview Vineyard in Macclesfield, South Australia #wine #food #travel #australia
A Complete Review of Longview Vineyard in Macclesfield, SA

This weekend we enjoyed a stay at Longview Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. After a few really full-on months at work while also juggling home renovations, we needed a bit of grown-ups time out where we could just relax, laze about, and chat about anything uninterrupted. Longview Vineyard was the absolute perfect escape. We actually had a long weekend booked…

A Day Out and Long Lunch at Sidewood Estate, Hahndorf, South Australia
A Beautiful Autumn Long Lunch At Sidewood Estate, Hahndorf

Last weekend I was lucky enough to head out to a long lunch at Sidewood Estate, a gorgeous winery in the Adelaide Hills. The Adelaide Hills wine region is spectacular – I adore exploring through the Hills whenever possible. What I love about the Adelaide Hills as a wine region in particular is it’s diversity through all seasons. In Spring…

Luna 10 Bar | Crowne Plaza Adelaide | South Australia
A Complete Review of Adelaide’s Crowne Plaza Hotel

Last weekend we used our second Great State Voucher (Mr. Winter and I both scored one each) to stay at the brand new Crowne Plaza. Two parents-only getaways in a month, incredible! (Keep your eyes peeled for our review of the also-brand-new Indigo Hotel, which will be up in a few days). Mr. Winter surprised me by taking a half-day…

A Complete Review of the Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide

The Mayfair is a jewel in the crown of Adelaide’s revitalised hotel scene. It’s been open for a little while now, but it’s still much-hyped. Each year for our wedding anniversary, Mr. Winter and I have a grown-ups weekend just for the two of us. Most years, we do a local stay somewhere in South Australia; sometimes we do an…

Vivonne Bay | Kangaroo Island | Best Beaches #kangarooisland #southaustralia
How To Spend Three Days On Kangaroo Island

This might be a post about Kangaroo Island, but I start all posts about grown-up getaways by making the same point: it’s really important to have adults-only time sometimes. Usually such posts have maintained this point in the context of marital relationships, but the idea applies to friendships too. For me, having strong female friendships is an incredibly important aspect…

Date Night at the Adelaide Fringe Festival #adelaidefringe #adelaide #southaustralia
A Kid-Free Date Night At The Adelaide Fringe Festival

If you’ve been reading posts on this website frequently, you’ll know that one of my core parenting beliefs is that it’s incredibly important for parents to put their relationship with each other first and to make time to be with each other without the kids. If you’re not familiar with me or my stance on this, the basic premise is…

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