Rainy Day - Top Ten

Feb 3, 2012

The Artist
Images 1,2 via Otford Spa, 3 via paperbark Camp 4-6 via Roots & Wings, 7-9 Natalie Hayllar. 

Everyone is Sydney is getting a little cranky with all this rain. Lets not get hung up about it. Being the optimist that I am, a rainy weekend does not have to mean a boring one! (although being curled up on the couch watching a DVD actually sounds quite nice, here is my top ten for a rainy weekend...
  1. Pamper Me - head south to Otford Valley Sanctuary and listen to the rain while you enjoy the tranquil settings and perfect pampering at the day spa.  Nestled in Otford's tranquil valley, on the fringe of the Royal National park and only 5 mins from the beautiful Stanwell Park beach, you will find this 'ladies only' Sanctuary.  Lush surroundings where women can unwind and indulge in some luxury treatments. Sorry guys! Full story coming soon on the blog.
  2. Art Undercover - this rain is the perfect excuse to head to the Art Gallery of NSW and experience fine art first hand at the fabulous Picasso Exhibition. 
  3. Hogwart's Express: for the geeks like me who love a little Hogwarts adventure,  then pack up yourself and/or the kids and head into the Harry Potter Exhibition at the powerhouse museum. A first-hand look inside the famous wizard’s magical world and the iconic props and costumes from the Harry Potter film series.
  4. Silent Movie - The Artist. A rainy day is the perfect excuse to go and see a good film. Hearing great things about this one.
  5. Culinary Delights. Spend some time perusing around the Donna Hay store in Woollahra, pick up a few cup cake sets and head home to bake some delicious cupcakes or macarons. Jones the Grocer nearby is a cosy place for a coffee and some take home treats. Check out Saturdays treats and treasures for weekend inspiration.
  6. Books & Nooks - find a book cafe, grab a book and sit and read in peace. The Book Kitchen is the perfect place to eat read & love on a rainy weekend, surrounded by what I like to call the Devonshire St Trifecta with La Maison and ici et la right next door. 
  7. Luxe Camping  - whos says you cant camp in the rain! You can if you do it in style at the stunning Paperbark Camp -  after a delicious dinner in the tree top dining room, snuggle up with a red wine and some candles in your own private canvas hideaway and be lulled into a restful sleep by the peaceful sounds of the rain on your luxury tent and the bush at night. Dreamy!
  8. Market Me - if Paperbark Camp is not in your budget, then why not find your local indoor food and providore markets. BizzyLizzy has a fabulous list of the best markets in town, and a gorgeous foodie blog as well!
  9. Find your Wings: rain = retail therapy. Berry is a fav place and Roots & Wings is a shopping experience not to be missed. If you cant make it to Berry, you can still 'ooh' and 'ahh' over the gorgeous goods, and luxe Australian designer labels online 
  10. Blog Away - check out the eatreadlove blog roll for some great weekend reading and inspiration on all things food, design and travel. 

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