Tag Hobart

15 Apr

Totally Instagramable

One of our staff sent this image of Woodbridge to me this week. He had caught the soft Autumn even light just perfectly. At this time of year, the light is different, and combined with the Autumn colour of the foliage, offers some truly magical moments to be captured. Our guests love capturing the moments […]

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4 Apr

Wine Experience

As the land starts to take on its distinctive colour, the Autumn harvests start. Of course the grapes for the next wine vintage are a big part of this in our valley, and we visited one of our favourite local suppliers down the road to see them in action. This lovely vineyard, high on the […]

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23 Mar

Devil is in the detail

When I first went to the Palace of the Lost City, in Sun City, South Africa, many years ago, I was blown away by the thought given to every detail in the creation of this fantasy hotel. Apart from the obvious big wow factors and overkill with which this extravagant creation bombards your senses, I […]

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18 Mar

Refurbishment

Our new colour scheme for the bedrooms is coming together nicely, and most of the elements are now in place or under way. We have combined shades of aubergine with yellows and bronzes to compliment the tones of the original blackwood and Tasmanian oak floors. Further ‘warmth’ is being introduced to the bedroom furniture through elements […]

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10 Mar

Tasmania by Helicopter

Guest recently arrived at Woodbridge after flying all the way from Western Australia by helicopter. We joked that they must have just been hankering for a quick getaway break! They very kindly asked John if he and I would be free to fly around the state with them, acting as their guide. It was a […]

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13 Feb

Tasmanian Weather

It doesn’t matter what the weather, Woodbridge is a stunner. We have had weeks of record breaking heat, and she has sparkled in the sun. We had bushfires 2 weeks ago, and she looked unbelievably amazing in the red sunsets caused by the smoke. This weekend, thankfully, the rains came, and she looks mysterious and […]

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5 Feb

Luxury Hospitality

When I stay at a basic hotel, all I really want is a clean bed and a hot shower. But when I stay at a luxury or boutique hotel, I want to feel ‘cherished’. John and I can list off the special hotels that have left a true hospitality impression on us, and they are […]

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20 Jan

Georgian Architecture

I tend to be a minimalist at heart, and the definition of elegance as “less is more” has always rung true for me. So it is no surprise that I prefer the simplicity of Gerogian architecture and design to the fussiness of the Victorian era. Georgian architecture is all about subtle colour and symmetry, and […]

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19 Jan

Deliciously dining

Nothing smells quite as good as fresh baking. I can remember a top Real Esate agent once telling me that he always had fresh coffee brewing and cakes or bread baking when ever he had a ‘home open’. And that is what I am smelling now, fresh chocolate fondants in the oven ready for dinner at […]

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17 Jan

Kayaking with Platypus

Last night was a delightful balmy summer’s evening, just right for travelling down the Derwent River in search of Platypus. I was a bit apprehensive as I am not very fit, I am not very agile, and I am no spring chicken! And …. I have gammy knees which means I need help getting down […]

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