I was very excited. A road trip was in the diary for a few days in September. Oh yeah. And it was a work trip, I guarantee it wasn't boring! I was driving.
My lovely client in the accommodation game in South Australia and I decided to head to New South Wales for a spot of hotel hopping. No not shopping.
Flying into the Gold Coast is always old school cool I reckon. A relatively small airport which allows you to touch the tarmac. Soaking in the sunshine as soon as you land. Love that.
Into the buzzy Avis rent-a-car which I always book. Again old school cool. Remember those old Avis ads? Maybe not. Anyways. Thelma and Louise were set.
First stop for the night was Halcyon House and our stay was second to none. After Insta-stalking the joint for what feels like ten years, we were finally there. It was real. We stayed overnight and honestly, it was brilliant. Okay it's not cheap, but we felt it was worth it. Experience with a capital E. Oh and don't forget to prise yourself away and walk out the front gate to Cabarita Beach. Sunrise Gold.
Next stop was Byron Bay where we stayed at The Atlantic. It's a group of guest houses which took us by surprise. Not a true hotel experience but was interesting to stay in this type of shared accommodation. A good place if you're going with a group of other Thelmas. Oh the loom of big birthdays hey.
Byron is always good for a perve. Girls. Guys. Vans. It has the lot. Sitting at Rae's Wategos for Friday lunch was a big treat. We cheersed ourselves while talking shop. Hotel talk that is. A beautiful view of Little Wategos Beach was the best Friyay I've had for a long while. The sparkly ocean delivered lots of farkly sparkly glitterati. Go. There.
Our last night was spent at The Bower Byron Bay. A renovated motel which has recently been renovated and super styled. A cute spot which gave another entirely different feel for accommodation on offer in this part of Australia.
Okay okay. On our three and a half day roadie we did shop. Of course we bloody did. Who am I kidding. Work shopping. It's a thing you know. Absolutely loved visiting Bangalow, Newrybar and also Brunswick Heads.
I can't wait to return. Mmmmm. Another work trip?... Might take my new Halcyon House beach bag out. Shopping.