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Plum Pretty Sugar Resort Collection

by | Honeymoon Style, Honeymoons


Ms Chinoiserie

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A fun twist on honeymoon wear for you today. We all know and love lounge wear brand Plum Pretty Sugar for their gorgeous getting ready robes and beautiful pyjamas, but today’s shoot shows just how easy it is to take those pieces with you in your honeymoon suitcase. Tropical travels? I’m ready!

The beautiful Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys played host to the team as they put each piece through it’s tropical honeymoon paces. The shoot showcasing the variety that Plum Pretty Sugar offers. Fun, flirty jumpsuits, swim suit cover ups, skirts, dresses and sweet Summer kimono style pieces. There’s even matching tote and cosmetic bags to get you on your jet-setting way.

The most endearing part of Plum Pretty Sugar and their designs has always been the prints, and the patterns, which seem just as appropriate for getting ready on your wedding day as they do for lounging around on a tropical holiday. Pair tropical print, lightweight pants with a soft singlet, a kimono style robe with denim shorts, a fun play suit with a wide brim hair or all of it over your bathing suit!

Plum Pretty Sugar pieces are available via their website.

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Images via Plum Pretty Sugar

The Blackman – Art Series Escape

by | Honeymoons, Reviews, Where To Stay


Chloe van der Werf

Melbourne! My favourite city in Australia. Although I don’t get to frequent it as much as I’d like, every time I do visit The Blackman Art Series Hotel is where you’ll find me staying. This ever so zany and inspiring boutique hotel is the perfect honeymoon destination or wedding night stay for you quirky couples. You’ll find The Blackman only a short drive or tram ride out of the city, along tree-lined St. Kilda Road and you can’t miss it, with a piece of Charles Blackman’s art enveloping the bottom half of the building.

Upon entering this hotel you know it will be like no other you have experienced before, with the towering main wall behind the reception covered in pieces of art from Blackman himself. I recommend keeping an eye out for the cheeky glass bunnies that are hidden throughout the hotel. Boasting 209 spacious rooms all with private balconies, designer furnishings and a vibrant colour scheme, you are spoilt for choice with nine room types, my pick being the Bay Executive Suite!  But if you really want to splurge, you can’t go wrong with the 95 square metre Garden or Reading Penthouses (including a personal butler!)

Whichever suite you choose you will enjoy a cloud-like king bed with art series signature bedding (you can actually buy a signature mattress during your stay!), a personal art library and all the mod cons you would expect to find in a hotel of this calibre. But for me the artwork and quirky, fun colour scheme is a real standout! Charles Blackman’s style is absolutely mesmerising. When booking, ask for a room on the higher floors so you can take full advantage of either the city or bay views.

Once you have finished admiring the hotel and artwork you can hop on a tram (the tram stop is a few short metres from the hotel) and head into the ever exciting Melbourne City or perhaps St. Kilda – or maybe a spot of shopping and of course dining on Chapel Street. Or you could hire a European style bike and cycle your way around Melbourne with its many dedicated cycling tracks. Why not pack a champagne picnic and enjoy it in one of the many stunning parks the city has on offer?

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Images via The Blackman Art Series Hotel 

My top picks for sweet, (literally) city spots are Roule Galette for a morning coffee and crepe. It’s tucked away in Flinders Lane and is quaint, cosy and oh so romantic! And if your sweet tooth lingers be sure to make a visit to Hopetoun Tea Rooms for afternoon tea, you will have to stand in line most days and wait for a table, but trust me the wait is well worth it. If you have never been to Melbourne but love city getaways The Blackman Art Series Hotel will not disappoint!


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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Certainly one of the hippest hotels in Melbourne – a very cool escape for honeymoon romance!

French Chic – Spicers Clovelly Estate

by | Honeymoons, Location Australia, Reviews


Chloe van der Werf

I can’t wait to introduce you to the stunning, elegant and oh so French Spicers Clovelly Estate. Located in the breathtaking mountains on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, where you’ll find sweeping views of the coast line, Glasshouse Mountains and Brisbane City on a crisp, clear day.

This French inspired Estate will wow and woo you as you make your way between the grand figs, sprawling jacarandas and orchard of gardenias and magnolias that surround the beautiful French-provincial main guest house and property. You are absolutely spoilt for choice too with the selection of four ever-so elegant accommodation options for your stay. All situated on the Estate for absolute privacy and sweeping country views, my pick is the contemporary European luxury spa suite, with separate lounge area, marble bathroom, King bed, Appelles skincare products and heated floors and towel racks (bliss!).

Spicers Clovelly offers guests a range of packages to suit different budgets and length of stay. I’m personally sold on the two night romantic getaway package. You will arrive to champagne and chocolates, followed by a five-course degustation dinner at Clovelly’s own award-winning Long Apron Restaurant (one night only), a one hour massage or facial for two at Spa Anise, a picnic hamper (plenty of pretty picnic locations nearby) and gourmet a la carte breakfast daily. You’ll never want to leave!

If you find yourselves wanting to venture off the Estate and immerse yourself in Hinterland culture there is plenty to explore, taste and do in the area. One of my favourite spots, and just a stones throw from Clovelly Estate, is Montville. The main street is perfect for a bite to eat or some light shopping. For those wanting to be at one with nature, Mapleton Falls National Park has several walks that weave through the local fauna and flora  – or for the avid and keen adventurer, take on one or many of the Glasshouse Mountains hikes. If lounging is more your style (I get that, you are on your honeymoon after all!) jump in the car and take a 40 minute drive to one of the many pristine beaches the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

Images via Spicers Clovelly Estate

Spicers Clovelly Estate is not only a stunning honeymoon location but an elegant and unique setting to say your ‘I do’s’ to that special someone. For information on their delightful wedding packages visit Spicers Clovelly weddings where you can view their wedding brochure.

The French say, ‘joie de vivre’ which translates to a feeling that life isn’t just good, it’s something to be embraced and enjoyed every day. A feeling you’ll be sure to experience during your stay at Spicers Clovelly Estate. So why not immerse yourselves in the elegance and style of Europe for your honeymoon without having to travel very far at all!

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: What a wonderful oasis of calm; absolute luxury on the Sunshine Coast – and such a perfect spot for honeymoon romance!

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