Gorgeous food, lots of laughter and a lovely, lingering dip in the hot springs...indeed these are the makings of the perfect day. Last Sunday I spent the afternoon with six lovely ladies, indulging in a whole manner of girly delights. My beautiful friend, Denita, is getting married very soon, and I am honoured to be one of her bridesmaids. On Sunday De and her bridesmaids met for some Hens Day Fun. From Mt Eliza we headed down to Flinders, enjoying the scenic drive to what is one of the most beautiful corners of the world.
Lunch at Pier Provedore
Once we arrived in Flinders we headed straight to Pier Provedore, somewhere my mum frequents and that I'm always keen to visit. It's such a gem - clean, French Country set-up and keenly stocked with beautiful, quality produce. The baguettes, cakes and pastries are absolutely delicious - with Baker D' Chirico breads on offer you know you're in good company. They also have a wonderful breakfast menu as well as soups, pasta, pies and more.
The coffee (skim latte for me) was fabulous, really really good.
Emma and I ordered the Beef Burgundy Pie. It was just divine, positively the best pie I have ever had. The pastry was flaky and buttery, but not too heavy. The meat was perfection, utterly melt-in-your-mouth and the sauce was beautifully rich. This dish was rustic, delicious, heavenly.
I loved the little garden salad with avocado and a sprinkle of walnuts. I always like a bit of jazz in my salads.
Harriet ordered the Beef Lasagne, which she thoroughly enjoyed.
De ordered Poached Eggs with Spinach and Tomato, on Rye Sourdough. It looked terrific, and De was super happy with her order. Well done to De for stepping out of her comfort zone and not ordering the Muesli! It was tough for her, she's a muesli addict - next time, De ;) Mel ordered the same as De, and Taryn ordered the Frittata. Everyone was really happy with their food, it was all just wonderful.
We had such a lovely time, buzzing with excitement as we ate and chatted all things bridal and travel. De is getting married in New Hampshire, America, in 6 weeks! So it's not long until we're all on a plane heading over to the USA. It seems too good to be true...
Here I am with the radiant De and Harriet.
De bought all her bridesmaids little boxes filled with treats, along with a lovely card and a travel checklist (note to self, tick off the checklist - I leave in only 3 weeks!!) How sweet of her.
In the box was a beautiful lip balm...
...an eye mask, as modelled brilliantly by Harriet...
After our meal we headed off to The Peninsula Hot Springs. I had never been to the springs before, so I was very keen for our visit. We were in the public baths, and although it was very crowded, we had a nice time. Our conversation tended to dominate whichever pool we were in, but we didn't care - how often are you Happy Chatty Hens?
After spending time in the baths, steam room and sauna we felt super cleansed but also really drained! We sat in the cafe, shared some flourless orange cupcakes and toasted De! (I toasted with a fresh carrot, celery and pineapple juice - so fantastically hydrating)
Thanks to Em for organising such a lovely day. We all had a wonderful time, and it was great to see De so happy. Even though she'll be moving over to America for the immediate future, and we'll miss her terribly, we're all so excited for her. And at least I know she'll be back in February for my Wedding...