Rain Forrest Walk + Shannon Bennett’s Piggery Cafe

The Spring weather has been absolutely glorious so we decided to take a drive down to The Dandenongs for a “kid friendly” rainforest walk, followed by lunch at Shannon Bennett’s newest eatery – The Piggery Cafe

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Our Annual Family Lunch + GIVEAWAY!

Every year, around this time, our extended family get together for our Annual Family Lunch. Last year Tiger was a just new born baby and Cherry had to go home for her afternoon nap, so we were super excited for this year’s party!

Plus, read on for an awesome children’s fashion GIVEAWAY!

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WIN a $100 Andy and Evan Voucher from Fashion Deli!Fashion Deli GIVEAWAY www.cherryandme.com

To enter the draw:
1. FOLLOW @Cherry_and_me on INSTAGRAM
2. FOLLOW @Fashion_deli on INSTAGRAM
3. REGRAM our giveaway Instagram photo
4. HASHTAG #CherryandmeGiveaway

Entries close 12/11/14
The winner will be selected at random and notified privately. If the winner does not respond within 4 days, a second winner will be chosen. $100 gift voucher for Andy and Evan products to be used in store or online at Fashion Deli – fashiondeli.com.au
Fashion Deli 424 Toorak Road,  TOORAK, VIC 3142 Australia

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Cherry’s Crafty Cards + 3D Cards GIVEAWAY!

Last week we celebrated Rosh Hashana, (Jewish New Year), and my father’s birthday and this week I thought I’d share Cherry’s Crafty Card making session.

It’s tradition to dip apple in honey on Rosh Hashana to symbolise the start of a sweet new year, so we sliced apples in half to make apple prints for our cards.

There’s also an excellent crafty giveaway too! Read on for entry details.

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This week we’ve teamed up with 3dcards.com.au for an excellent GIVEAWAY!

WIN THIS COLLECTION OF 3D CARDS!

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To enter the draw, simply:
1. Head to our Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/Cherryandmeblog
2. Click the “LIKE” button
3. Leave a “COMMENT” under our 3D Cards GIVEAWAY
4. Then click “SHARE”

Entries close 05/11/14. Open to Australian residents only.
The winner will be selected at random and notified privately. If the winner does not respond within 4 days, a second winner will be chosen. Good luck!

Click here to learn more about the artworks featured in our dining room and the rest of our home.

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Happy Jewish New Year!

This week we celebrated Jewish New Year, also known as “Rosh Hashana”, which literally translates to “Head of the Year”.  It happened to also be my dad’s birthday, so mum hosted an intimate dinner in her beautiful home, followed by desserts and dancing to my grandmothers music on the old heirloom piano.

Rosh Hashana www.cherryandme.comMum in front of her self portrait hanging in the corridor of her Artdeco home – Click here to see more of mum’s paintings

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Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and sweet new year!

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Tassie Trip Part 3 – Road Trip!

So here we are, part 3 of our Romantic Weekend Getaway to Tasmania. We hadn’t yet made plans for Sunday and were eager to explore more of what Tassie had to offer. The fabulous staff at our hotel, The Henry Jones, recommended we hire a car for the day and take a tour of the Huon Valley. They booked us a car and handed over a detailed map complete with their personal favourite hot spots to check out.

Hobart Road Trip www.cherryandme.com Let the Tassie Road Trip begin!

Hobart Road Trip www.cherryandme.comBut first we needed to fuel up at one of Hobart’s more scrumptious bakeries, Jackman & McRoss, for a morning coffee and ccroissant

Hobart Road Trip www.cherryandme.comHobart has the most gorgeous colonial buildings!

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Hobart Road Trip www.cherryandme.com Then we hit the road to the Huon Valley

Hobart Road Trip www.cherryandme.comOur fist stop – Willie Smiths Cider House

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Hobart Road Trip www.cherryandme.com Hobart Road Trip www.cherryandme.com Hobart Road Trip www.cherryandme.com Hobart Road Trip www.cherryandme.comLater that afternoon, we were all ‘cidered out’ and stopped at Peppermint Bay Winery for a relaxing cup of tea with a senic view of the bay

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Hobart Road Trip www.cherryandme.comAnd lastly, but certainly not least, the concierge planned dinner reservations for us at Garagistes

Hobart is absolutely gorgeous and such a quick plane trip from Melbourne Airport. What a terrific romantic weekend getaway for my birthday! I’m a lucky lady indeed!

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Tassie Trip Part 2 – The Henry Jones Art Hotel

So last week I shared photos of our Romantic Weekend Getaway to Tasmania and our incredible day out at MONA. This week I want to show you where we stayed…

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.com Several friends recommended we stay here, and after our weekend away, I would recommend it too!  The perfect accommodation for a couples retreat to Hobart and MONA.

Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.comThe hotel building used to be the original IXL Jam Factory and the architects have celebrated its rich history by “preserving” (excuse the pun) as many original features as possible

Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.comThe corridors are lined with paintings, prints, photography and sculptures from local artists and are all for sale. (Paintings above by Mary Scott)

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Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.comJacob Leary – Dreams of Day, 2013 Giclee Print, Edition of 3, 80 x 100cm

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The next few images are artworks by Tasmanian artist Martin Walch, who photographed the abandoned jam factory’s eery interiors before the big hotel conversion. His stereophotographic installation is permanently displayed in the hotel in the Jones & Co. Foyer. The viewer can peer through wall mounted goggles and see the backlit images in what feels like 3D.

XL Development Project – Phase 1, 2003
10 Stereoscopes. Plastic, aluminium, 35mm film, lighting circuit 1200 x 400 x 350mm

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Tune in next week for Part III of our Weekend Getaway Trip to Tasmania – Road Trip!!

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