When Sephora opened its first Australian store late last year in Sydney I was a little devastated. I mean, Sydney and not Melbourne?! RUDE! Don’t they know there are just as many beauty obsessed lasses down south? Anyway, what’s that saying “when life gives you lemons”? I took this as a sign to organise a little girls trip/long weekend where we could indulge in a some food and wine and MAKE-UP!
Last Saturday Tez and I ventured up north to the harbour city and were delighted to find out that the annual Sydney gay and lesbian Mardi Gras parade was on that night! Well that was our plans sorted! We checked into the Kirketon in lovely, hip Darlinghurst, which was right around the corner from the parade – score!
Before meeting up with Dave, Piero and friends at the parade we managed to wolf down some yummy burritos and mojitos and “bumped” into these gorgeous lollipop gals on their way to the parade.
The aftermath of the parade the next day
The next day, after a well deserved
drunken sleep in Tez and I ventured out into the city and the purpose of our trip *cue Oprah’s voice* SEPHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORAAAAAAAAAAAAA! We were like a fat kid with a donut – ALL OVER IT!
One of the many yummy breakfasts
The (Beauty) Holy Grail?
As our make-up was looking on-effing-point we had to show it off! We
wandered sashayed down to have dinner at Pizza e Birra in Surry Hills and enjoyed some delicious pasta (and drinkies) and watched the world go by.
On Monday Tez and I had booked in some spa time at Ayurve Spa. Oooh la la it was fabulous. While Tez was having a body scrub and massage I opted for a microdermabrasion and facial. My skin was definitely in need of some TLC and this was exactly what was needed.
After our treatments we were both wiped. All that pampering and relaxation takes a lot out of you and we needed a nap! That evening I didn’t really want to pop make-up on my fresh skin so we opted to have dinner next door to the hotel at Fu Manchu, an amazing Asian restaurant. The food was absolutely divine – the pork belly buns were mouthwateringly stupendous!! I’m still dreaming about them.
A well deserved cider after a hard day getting pampered!
One of the many amazing pieces of graffiti around Darlinghurst
One last dinner at Fu Manchu – AH-mazing Asian cuisine!
On Tuesday it was all over, booooo! After some breakfast in Darlinghurst it was back to the airport and arriverderci Sydney – but not before one last holiday champers at the airport…oh and some pre-flight relaxation.
Now it’s time to book my next weekend away….happy Monday dollfaces!