It’s been a while since my last Week in Pictures post, especially one featuring somewhere in Australia.

So I’m kind of excited!

Last weekend I was lucky enough to fly up to the Gold Coast and spend some very special time with my beautiful friend and coaching buddy, Kate Caddle.

On our hit list of things to do was to visit Halcyon House, a recently renovated and exquisite beachside hotel. This luxury hotel is perfectly positioned on one of Australia’s best surf breaks and prettiest coastlines at Cabarita Beach in Northern New South Wales.


After starting our Sunday off with a sneaky glass of Prosecco, we feasted on picture perfect raw and preserved vegetables with fresh ricotta and nut butter, green rice fried prawns with chilli and ginger pickle salad, radicchio with orange, fennel and walnut, zucchini with lemon, parmesan and fried squid and a king prawn sandwich with potato crisps!

(Kate’s awesome husband also joined us for lunch….so we didn’t eat all of the above!).

For dessert we devoured stone fruit tart with caramelised white chocolate and nectarine, icy sorbet with homemade sherbet and a fresh coconut filled with seasonal fruit and macadamia ice cream!

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From the carefully curated antique treasures and intriguing art collection to the plethora of blue and white striped cushioned sun beds, chairs and crisp white umbrellas, it’s easy to get swept away in the tranquil vibe of Halcyon House.


It was such a fabulous lunch and enjoyable weekend and I’m counting my lucky stars that I got to catch up with Kate, as well as a heap of other awesome peeps whilst I’ve been back home!

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