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

Hobart Road Trip www.cherryandme.com Willie Smiths

Hobart Road Trip www.cherryandme.comOur apple cider tasting paddle

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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)

Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.comPaintings by Penny Burnett

Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.comArtworks by Di Allison

 

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

Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.comJacob Leary (detail)

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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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A Romantic Weekend Getaway – Tasmania MONA – Part I

At last, a weekend away with just me and my husband! Don’t get me wrong, love love LOVE my adorable kidlets more than anything else in the world, but just between you and me, it’s nice to leave it all behind for two nights ;)

The Itinerary:
TASMANIA – Staying at The Henry Jones Art Hotel
Visiting MONA + Road Trippin’ to the Huon Valley! Let the good times roll!

MONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comLet’s get outta here! Tassie here we come!
(PS wouldn’t recommend flying SquishStar if you’re taller than me, which you probably are)

MONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comThe most amazing hotel in Hobart… The Henry Jones Art Hotel. The perfect stay for our romantic arty weekend away

The Henry Jones Art Hotel Tasmania - cherryandme.com Extremely pleased with the service! They pre-booked our tickets to MONA, hired us a car and even made dinner reservations to the trendyiest restaurants in town

The Henry Jones Art Hotel Tasmania - cherryandme.comCan you believe this building used to be the IXL Jam Factory! More about that next week

The Henry Jones Art Hotel Tasmania - cherryandme.comOur room with view of the harbour

MONA Tasmania - cherryandme.com Only a 3 minute walk to the MONA Ferry from the Henry Jones Art Hotel

MONA Tasmania - cherryandme.com The Mona Roma – Our ride to MONA!

MONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comJust grabbing a quick soy late on the boat

MONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comTake a seat

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MONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comWelcome to South Dale Shopping Centre… Things are not as they seem at MONA

MONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comMuseum of Old and New Art

MONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comMONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comMONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comMONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comMONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comThe photos don’t do these incredible installations justice – you have to be there!

MONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comMy favourine room – The White Library

MONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comSo pleased when I found the great wall of 150 vaginas

MONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comA pooing machine… literally!

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MONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comAn of course we did a spot of shopping in the MONA gift shop!

MONA Tasmania - cherryandme.comHometime

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Tune in next week for Part II of our Weekend Getaway Trip to Tasmania

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Exxopolis Luminarium

Cherry, Tiger, Daddy and Me just got home from exploring the BEST EXHIBITION EVER!!! Exxopolis Luminarium, a sculptural labyrinth from the UK, has landed on the rooftop of Melbourne’s Jam Factory as part of Stonnington’s Glow Festival. A must see show for the whole family!

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Tickets are $15+ but kids under 5 are free
Open daily from 12pm – 9pm until August 24th
Level 5, Jam factory Car Park, 500 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria

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Tiger and Cherry love Tiger Tribe + GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate Tiger’s 1st birthday, we’ve teamed up with  Tiger Tribe with two fantastic GIVEAWAYS for two lucky Cherry and Me followers!

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To enter the draw to WIN either of these two Tiger Tribe prize packs:
1. Head to our Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/Cherryandmeblog
2. Click the “LIKE” button
3. Leave a “COMMENT” under our Tiger Tribe GIVEAWAY image and let us know which prize you’d like to WIN (Mr Tiger or Mrs Tiger),
4. Then click “SHARE”

Ms Tiger Prize includes an Ice Cream Box Set + a Princess Party Magna Junior
Mr Tiger Prize includes a Tool Kit Box Set + a Boys In Town Magna Junior

Entries close 30/08/14. Open to Australian residents only. Winner will be notified directly via email or private Facebook message. If the winner does not respond within 7 days, a second winner will be chosen.

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Tiger Tribe www.cherryandme.comAfter we tidied away our new toys, Daddy read Cherry and Tiger a few stories

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