Healesville Hotel

When I heard that my last assignment with Yarra Ranges Tourism would be the Healesville Hotel I found myself awaiting my visit with anticipation and excitement.  I had heard through social media that the historic hotel had landed itself with a hat from the Good Food Guide recently and looked forward to experiencing the acclaimed … More Healesville Hotel

Cherry Tree

Steeped in history, Healesville has cemented itself as a must visit when wandering the Yarra Valley.  It is evident that this sleepy town was once a hub for socialites and revellers.  In the 1920’s the guesthouses were booked out and the flappers were out in force.  The Cherry Tree has referenced this party era that … More Cherry Tree

Bom Gosto

Tucked down a side street, off the main drag, is a funky little café called Bom Gosto.  It is safe to say the coffee scene has exploded in Lilydale and this is one of many destinations to choose from when foraging for a coffee stop or lunch.   It has fast become a local favourite for … More Bom Gosto

Medhurst Wines

  Can I share a little secret with you?  Often there is no plan when it comes to Yarra Valley Life blog days.  I simply drop my son off at kinder and drive in the general direction of the Yarra Valley.  Medhurst Wineries was discovered in such a way.  I was curious to find out … More Medhurst Wines

Essenza Yarra Valley

Melbourne’s coffee scene is so well established it is making an impact on the cafes opening their doors in the outer suburbs, where traditionally the funk, charisma and overall ‘city vibe’ is not important.  Eessenza Yarra Valley has been leading the way in a new wave of stylish coffee houses popping up in Healesville over … More Essenza Yarra Valley

Alchemy Yarra Valley

NO LONGER TRADING. The new kid on the block when it comes to dining out in Healesville is one of intrigue.  Based on appearances you would not be alone in thinking that Alchemy was exclusively a gorgeous woman’s boutique.  However, if you venture past the shop front and up the lane way adjacent you will … More Alchemy Yarra Valley

Alowyn Gardens

As a child one of my favourite movies was the whimsical Secret Garden.  I just loved the idea of having my very own garden hidden away from the world, where I could just be and enjoy the beauty that surrounded me.  I feel like I have found the imaginings of my childhood in Alowyn Gardens.  … More Alowyn Gardens

Oaks on Melba

You only have to look at Oaks on Melba’s Instagram and Face Book accounts to understand why this was my next stop on my journey through the Yarra Valley. Just the smell of freshly baked treats will have this foodie following her nose to the source and devouring every last crumb, so to have them … More Oaks on Melba