We're living by the 'treat yourself' mantra as of late, and we think you should too (trust us, it's fun) and what better way to treat yourself than with a girls weekend!
As the official accommodation sponsor for Cartier: The Exhibition, exclusive to the National Gallery of Australia, showing from March 30 - July 22, we've designed the ultimate girls weekend package, and the perfect itinerary to match! We've rounded up a night's worth of our favourite things to do, all within walking distance of Avenue Hotel, from a
Our Girls Weekend package looks like this...
To book in your Girls Weekend accommodation, click here and scroll to select the 'Cartier: Girls Weekend' package.
This time, we're taking on the role of that friend in the group who proposes an itinerary for your trip. Our ultimate girl's weekend looks a little like this...
Now that you've settled into your room, it's shopping time. Hit Lonsdale Street for some of the best boutique shopping Canberra has to offer! Because although you may have packed multiple outfit options (hello, it is a girls weekend after all!), who doesn't need another?
Head into the Ori building, starting off at Rebel Muse where you'll find some of Australia's best clothing designers from Acler, to Dion Lee, to Romance Was Born. All the beautiful things,
If you're after some vintage finds, step inside Designer Op Shop, on Lonsdale Street, where you'll find everything from vintage Gucci, Chanel & Dior, to jewellery, homewares, furniture and more.
A must, whilst in Braddon, is a look into Moxom & Whitney, where you'll be transported into pure floral heaven. We promise you, not a single gerbera or carnation in sight. Think terrariums (unlike any you've seen before, trust us), 'unconventional' bunches of blooms and staff that are sure to put a smile on your dial...
I think we'd all agree that shopping is tiring, right? It's practically a sport (well
Now that you've ticked shopping off your list (because what girls weekend is complete without it?), and your hair has been styled to perfection, we'd say it's time for another drink, and a bite to eat, to get the night started. Who'd argue with that? Once you've chosen which of your outfits you'll don for the night, head down to Marble & Grain and enjoy your complimentary Watermelon Martinis & Deli Board. Venison terrine,
Just a few minutes walk away lays
Feeling up to trying out another Braddon watering hole? Head to Tipsy Bull, grab a seat in their gin garden, and opt for their signature deconstructed G&T, with your choice of over 65 gins and different tonics, with your choice of flavour enhancers! We can assure you, you'll be settling in for the night.
Start your day off right with a full buffet breakfast at Marble & Grain! Whether you're feeling like you'll need a big breakfast to make up for a big night, or are after something light, all bases are covered!
Head to The National Gallery of Australia, for what is sure to be the highlight of your weekend. Let's break it down for you. 7716 diamonds, 1246 emeralds, 301 sapphires and 249 precious stones. Total combined carat weight? 3500.
On display will be an array of jewellery, timepieces and precious objects produced between 1900 and 1975, capturing fascinating changes in taste and design in the context of global social, political and economic trends. Through the displays of the world's most exquisite jewels, this exhibition explores the Maison Cartier's glittering history.
The Queen's 'Halo' Tiara, as worn by Kate Middleton at her wedding to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Grace of Monaco's 10.48ct diamond engagement ring, Dame Elizabeth Taylor's diamond and ruby necklace, are just a few of the magnificent pieces on display.
What a way to finish your weekend. We're pretty sure you'll be dreaming of diamonds for the next little while... but who's complaining?