Thursday, June 30, 2011

Casual Sunday Lunches at Biota

Would you like to experience the ultimate Sunday feast? Whether you are with your family, your friends or flying solo, Biota Dining is offering a 'Sunday Roast' menu of dishes including suckling pig, roasted free-range hen, local lamb and organic beef straight from Russell Crowe’s farm. 

Dine at Biota on Sunday and receive a sweet treat for every child while adults can enjoy the local wine (carafe $15) or the draught beer, Little Creatures Pale Ale ($5). 

Unwind and kick back to the smooth sounds of our Sydney jazz performers while keeping warm by the fireplace - work your way through the menu. To make a booking email

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Harper's Mansion, Berrima


Harper's Mansion is a National Trust property in Berrima. The house is a fine example of a colonial Georgian residence and is furnished in period style. Set in two acres of strolling gardens of cool climate heritage plants overlooking the historic village of Berrima and features one of the largest hedge mazes in Australia, which can be hired for events and weddings .

The house was built by James and Mary Harper just after Berrima was gazetted in 1831 and presents an inspiring story of a proud early Australian family. The ownership of the property by the Catholic Church is remembered in the Chapel, upstairs in the house. The garden includes a large produce garden and heritage rose beds.

Harper's Mansion is open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 10:30am till 4:00pm.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Southdown Cottages

The three delightful self contained cottages at Southdown Cottages are set in acres of beautiful gardens in Burradoo all within walking distance to Bowral. 

Southdown Cottage
The Cottage, adjacent to the majestic original homestead, was built in 1864 as a caretaker's residence for the then large property. In more recent years the cottage accommodation has been extended and refurbished as a fully self-contained English Story Book style cottage. 
The unique interior has been professionally decorated in country cottage style and offers a very special ambience for up to 4 guests. 

Upstairs there is a queen bedroom with ensuite and Juliet balcony overlooking the rose and cottage gardens. Downstairs is a double single bed bunk room with ensuite, fully equipped kitchenette and living area. Relax in the parklike 6 acres of gardens, where the seasons offer lavish displays of colour and where there are plenty of nooks and crannies where you can sit, relax, and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Southdown Stable
Nearly one and a half centuries after the stable had been built it has been lovingly converted into a very cosy and attractive self-contained cottage for guests. Decorated and appointed in a 1920s decor, Southdown Stable invites you to unwind into the slower pace of times now past. 

Southdown Stable has a queen bedroom with separate bathroom, and a sitting/dining/kitchen area with a very special ambience. A wood fire, natural gas heating and reverse cycle airconditioning, and all the necessary modern facilities blend with the artefacts and domestic utilities of the period to make for a most memorable accommodation stay.

Devon Cottage
Private self-contained accommodation with a uniquely decorated interior in a sylvan setting of trees, hedges, parterres and garden rooms. A romantic hideaway for 2 and only a few minutes from Bowral's many restaurants, cafes and boutiques. The rustic interior has been professionally decorated. The original slab and tin walls are complemented by an eclectic collection of country style Victorian furniture and bric a brac. 

Upstairs there is a large bedroom/lounge with queen size bed and windows overlooking the rose and cottage gardens and duck pond. Downstairs has cosy living area with lounge, dining corner and a wood fire (in winter). An old fashioned kitchen provides all cooking facilities and a period bathroom has a deep hipbath. A basket breakfast is provided for a few days' stay.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mini Favour Wedding Vase

A mini vase with contemporary styling available in five colours, white, blue, lavender, glacier blue, and lime. Put them on each plate as a gift, or fill them with flowers and add them to your centre piece, or place a tag around them as place cards.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Antique Shops in the Southern Highlands

You are sure to find that special something in one of the many Antique Stores scattered throughout the Southern Highlands. 

Country antiques and interesting kitchen collectables abound in antique shops in Mittagong, while those in Bowral have wonderful ornaments to adorn your home. 

Fine English Victorian and Georgian furniture can be found in shops in Berrima, along with fascinating collections of porcelain, silver, glass, lace, linen and rare books. 

In Moss Vale one can find oriental antiques, paintings and old books, while at Exeter, Bundanoon, Robertson and Fitzroy Falls you can browse through a huge variety of treasures and old wares.

A Touch Of Brass 14 Jellore St, Berrima
All Time Treasures 84 Hoddle St, Robertson
Antiques On Consignment 117 Old Hume Hwy, Braemar
Bowral Antiques 18 Jellore St, Berrima
Colourscapes Design & Interiors Shop 3, Old Post Office Corner, 19 Old Hume Highway, Berrima
Japanache Unit 2/6-8 Cavendish St, Mittagong
Mittagong Antiques Centre 85 - 87 Main St, Mittagong
Poores Antiques and Collectables 582 Argyle St, Moss Vale
Peppergreen Trading Co Pty Ltd The Market Place, Berrima
Dirty Janes Emporium & Antique Market Shop 5, 391 Bong Bong Street, Bowral
Au Rubis 7 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Christmas in July at Links House

Links House are having Christmas in July for two weekends on July 8-10 and 22-24. Offer is limited and subject to availability so please call to confirm, call 02 4861 1977 to book.

Package Includes
- Two nights accommodation
- A la carte breakfast both mornings
- Traditional Christmas dinner on Saturday in Vida Restaurant starting with mulled wine and canapes in the sitting room.
- Prices start from $580 twin share for the weekend

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Stay at Gibraltar Hotel


The Gibraltar Hotel is a luxury four and a half star hotel for a reason. All the rooms are over-sized and the beds are huge, so large that we have to get the linen specially made! Every room is stylish, modern and features original artwork from local Southern Highlands artists. Some of our rooms feature views across the Golf Course and Mt Gibraltar, others feature spa baths or over-sized freestanding baths and some even have their own Juliet balcony.

Each room features:
- Eco friendly climate control and under-floor heating in the bathroom
- 42 inch LCD Television
- iPod dock, digital phone and Wireless connectivity
- Enormous walk in showers with two shower roses (one rainwater and one handheld)
- Plush bathrobes and luxury bathroom amenities
- Mini fridge with tea and coffee making facilities
- Key card access and security

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cube Favour Boxes From Weddingstar

Fill these boxes with the favour of your choice and use them to create a clever favour display. Stack them high or place them in the shape of your monogram or a word that has meaning to you. Add personalisable wraps for colour and character.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Vineyard Cottage


The Vineyard Cottage is an idyllic and peaceful getaway, on-site at Bluemetal Vineyard in the Southern Highlands. It overlooks the vineyard and has distant views of the Southern Tablelands and Blue Mountains. The accommodation offers three stylish double bedrooms (sleeping up to 6 people), complete with cosy combustion wood fireplace and two large decks. The cottage feels like it is a million miles from anywhere but is only 4kms to restaurants and cafés, beautiful shops, galleries and much more.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

B Studio Wedding Invitations

This striking black and white wedding stationery from B Studio Wedding Invitations is perfect for a glamorous wedding celebration

Friday, June 10, 2011

Antique Key Bottle Opener

This Antique Key Bottle Opener from Weddingstar is not only a practical favour but it is a great addition to any classic or vintage style wedding. Even the packaging of this unique favour carries on the antique theme. Give this key to your guests - they won't leave this charming favour behind!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Highland Weddings

There is nothing more romantic and memorable than the experience of a wedding that runs perfectly to plan… and that is where a wedding planner can help.

Highland Weddings can look after all the little details so you can simply enjoy your day. You may choose to have an initial meeting with your planner to get you on the right track with the best local providers… or to work more closely with them for guidance and assistance at each step of the planning process. Or you may prefer to simply leave all the details to them and they will create the wedding you have always dreamed of.

Highland Weddings is the perfect start to your perfect day so visit Highland Weddings for more information and their perfect planning packages.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Head designer of Ka-Bloom, Georgia Davies and her talented team are all trained and experienced florists with a flair for design. They specialise in design ideas and themes for all events with emphasis on the use of flowers as a decorative element. Look at some of the gorgeous floral creations…

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Wine Romance Stationey From Weddingstar

There are plenty of vineyards in the Southern Highlands and they are a romantic location and the perfect venue for weddings, so why not invite your guests with this gorgeous invitation from Weddingstar.

Monday, June 6, 2011

New to Bowral… Biota Dining

Biota Dining is a unique and exciting restaurant that is new to the Southern Highlands. Biota is a dining experience supporting both local farmers and growers, focusing on seasonal botanicals in all aspects of its menus and environment. There is an onsite glasshouse with seeds and shoots, a vegetable and herb garden with over 50 varieties of seasonal botanicals.

Biota is a dining experience supporting both local farmers and growers, focusing on artisan produce incorporating seasonal botanicals in all aspects of its menus and environment. Biota’s food is produce and technique driven, they focus on local products from the surrounding area, foraging as well as propagating have become a large part of our gastronomic journey.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Kate & Pete's Gorgeous Wedding

We just love the weddings captured by Evoke Images and this one is just gorgeous! Kate and Pete were married at Gabby's in Berry. We love the images captured at Seven Mile Beach…

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Long Weekend at Centennial Vineyards

Over the upcoming June long weekend, Centennial Vineyards are holding their annual Duck and Pinot tasting. This year, they are matching their amazingly perfumed Woodside 2009 Pinot Noir with an equally amazing duck and mushroom pie! 

Using the finest Thirlmere duck and the freshest Mittagong Tunnel mushrooms, local pastry chef Stephen Crooks of Phatt Duck Catering will whip up a batch of bite-sized pies to complement their Pinot.

A tasting plate of duck and mushroom pie, risotto ball and slice of frittata, with a flight of three wines for only $10 will be available on Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend, from 11am until 1pm, in our Cellar Door.

Over the entire weekend we'll be showcasing the finest local produce. Julia Donn from Hunt and Gather fine foods will join us in Cellar Door on Monday 13th, offering tastings from her range of sauces, condiments and fruit butters.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Eridge Lodge

Eridge Lodge is one of Australia’s loveliest gate lodges, nestled in country gardens just minutes from  Bowral and can sleep three couples or up to 10 guests. With spacious dining and living areas this house is ideal for your wedding accomodation or for you and your wedding party to get ready.