From Noosa With Love
Nothing in this world is free especially not accommodation in the middle of Summer at one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. However my dad was generous enough to lend us his house for the weekend on one condition…we complete a small list of chores. Such as…
Take the bins out (and in)
Look after the birds…
And regularly feed the resident beast…
Once that was out of the way we finally had time to relax. Cider and mango anyone?
Surely my dad wasn’t going to leave us at his man cave unsupervised…
After a few drinks we made our way to Hastings Street. since the girls had never been before I took it upon myself to be the perfect host. To start cocktails at Bistro C on the water, my favourite seaside hang out.
Followed by Hendrix and fresh cucumber at the newly refurbished Cato’s bar now known as Noosa Beach House. It seems as though every time I come home to Noosa something on Hastings Street has changed which to me is a little sad. In my high school years Youth Culture was the one stop shop for all local gals looking for a fun and flirty weekend dress, don’t get me wrong the reasonably priced boutique is still there however, after nearly a decade the name has been changed to Parallel Culture. Whhhyyyyy? One of Noosa’s signature Italian restaurant’s Ma Mensa has also shut down and been replaced by Miss Moneypenny’s a ‘funky cocktail bar’ eh.
On the way back we stopped at Tea Tree for a quick swim. For those of you who have been to Noosa before or who are planning on travelling here in the future I suggest you explore some of Noosa’s more secluded beaches. Yeah Main Beach is just a stones throw away from the main drag but if you keep walking up the points you’ll find some of the most breathtaking views and swimming hot spots.
And if you do make it all the way to Hells Gates remember to hold onto your hat as things can get pretty windy up there!
The rest of the time was spent chilling out at my place. It was nice not to all be squished up into one tiny little backyard for a change.
I already have some sneaky things planned for next time the Queen’s come and spend some time with me by the sea. Surfing lessons anyone? Taking out the old jet ski’s perhaps?
But for now I have to start preparing for Mr R’s arrival on Friday. Time to snap into city girl mode…hair, nails and bikini line must all be sorted out as well as a reservation at one of Noosa’s finest resorts.
This is undoubtedly the best time I’ve had in Noosa since I was 15 sneaking out to meet boys at the old Beach chalet in Sunrise. Oh some things never change.