Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Byron Bay....

Not that we really spent any time in Byron, apart from a quick walk through a couple of the shops and one visit to Watego's Beach.  We actually spent most of our time in the pool or lounging about near it.... was hard to motivate yourself to do much else, it is possibly the most impressive pool I have ever seen at a private house.

Then around the other side of the house we had this view.  It was a struggle to leave.

The house is on a working cattle farm, complete with a miniature pony called Gypsy, who was an angel with all the children...

One evening Gypsy had to be "exercised" as she had made a glutton of herself that day.  Crimes included raiding the chicken seed and also the veggie patch. The show she put on was a performance that none of us will forget.  Thank you Gypsy for being such a character!  

The girls came to visit us everyday and were equally as charming. 

We did manage to drag ourselves out of the house a few times.  Bangalow was fabulous and well worth a visit.  Loved exploring all the little shops,  favourites were Bangalow Lounge and brauerbirds.  

Food highlights included Cafe Marius (Lennox Head), probably the best coffee we found in the area and outstanding food.  I can't stop thinking about the breakfast chimigchanga!  Delicious!

... and an absolute must is a meal at Harvest.  A divine restaurant in Newrybar, about 20k out of Byron.   Amazing food, atmosphere and service. Afterwards pop into the deli next door to pick up some fresh bread and cheese.  You won't regret it.  I adored our meal there and the people watching is A1 as well.

It was a fantastic holiday!  Thank you so much to D and V and their families who made fairly epic journeys to come and celebrate my birthday with me.  Truly special friends that I feel very lucky to have, thank you girls! 


  1. Oh wow what a fabulous birthday party. Loved your post. Oh the vintage must have been fun.

  2. Wow looked totally amazing Emma!!! That pool is so divine. Perfect way to spend your birthday. Oh and when did H get so big? He is getting more handsome by the day. That face....heavenly...


    PS: Did you get my text back to you? Let's do it....we are long overdue for a catch up!xx

  3. wow what a gorgeous spot! & the pool is amazing.
    probably good to be out of town in school holidays.

  4. I love the hinterlands in behind Byron.
    That house looks like an amazing place...I could certainly spend a day or two by that pool!

    Glad that you had a good holiday...and birthday!

  5. Thanks for sharing your special holiday snaps with us Emma - what a gorgeous part of the world and a wonderful way to celebrate your Birthday!! Mel x

  6. Emma what a stunning place to stay, it sounds like a great place to stay for both the adults and children too, what a cute pony. I really liked Byron Bay when we visited a couple of years ago but it was just for the day, I think we'll need to go and stay for a little longer and explore. Thanks for the tips too:) xx

  7. Happy 30th Birthday Emma!!!
    What a great trip!
    Tania xx

  8. that pool is fabulous- no wonder you were loathe to leave it!

  9. Wow what a great place to stay. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

  10. My goodness, what a house! And what a superb holiday you look like you all had, suspect you may not have wanted to return home, even to your lovely house! Some gorgeous photos of your boys too. mel x

  11. What a lovely place to celebrate your birthday! Gorgeous photos!



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