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

Soumah

Italy is at the top of my bucket list and is yet to be discovered by my pasta obsessed taste buds and view driven eyes.  I long to experience the Italian way of life and journey along the Amalfi coast stopping in each town to appreciate their traditions and taste their wares.  So to be … More Soumah

Coonara Springs

Have you noticed that if you don’t polish your silver it becomes tarnished and dull?  Like a piece of silverware Coonara Springs had become a little tarnished, a little dull:  The garden overgrown and the building tired and worn.  It looked as though years of serving the locals had taken its toll and it was … More Coonara Springs

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

De Bortoli Wines

With my blog hitting the one year mark this month and my parents taking the trip of a lifetime to Europe, it is only fitting that I took the drive to De Bortoli last week.  You should all know by now from reading my first blog piece (What Am I Doing and Why Am I … More De Bortoli Wines

Levantine Hill

  Can I tell you a secret? Yarra Valley Life is a bit of a stalker!!! It’s true! You see it’s been a year almost to the day since I discovered the intriguing Levantine Hill Estate on social media.  It’s been a year since I vowed to go and try their tasting menu – because … More Levantine Hill

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