What’s made my week?
1. Meeting Jennifer Hawkins. I’d love to tell you that she’s not half as good looking in person as she is in her photos but I’d be telling you a big fat one. She is gorgeous. And she was a very good sport about all the requests she got for photos last Friday (yes, I was one of them) at the Wishlist Spring Carnival Gala. I am just one of the committee members behind this event (the committee is chaired by Travis Schultz from law firm, Schultz Toomey O’Brien) and I’m incredibly proud to report that the 600 people who attended raised $114,000. This money will be used to build a dedicated children’s section in the Emergency Department at Nambour General Hospital (this region’s major public hospital). Jen helped out the fundraising as well, bidding $6600 for a week in a luxury beach house on Sydney’s northern beaches. The lunch started at 12noon and let’s just say I got home less than 12 hours later … just.
2. A night away with my husband for our wedding anniversary. This doesn’t happen often enough. Sans-kids. No schedule. Hotel room. Don’t panic. There won’t be anymore details except to say that if you’ve never stayed at The Emporium in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, then put it on your must-do list. James Street (fabulous dream shopping … Frockshop, Chelsea de Luca, Mimco, Witchery, Francis Leon, sass & bide, Libertine Parfumerie, Bettina Liano and Easton Pearson) is all just a stroll away, as is your pick of places to dine out and drink. We chose budget Chinatown for dinner and cocktails at Cloudland and Zuri, ending with dessert at Freestyle Tout. Think my priorities were in the right order (cheap dinner, expensive cocktails and decadent dessert), weren’t they?
3. Thinking about my dream job … if I wasn’t a) over the hill and b) within cooee of a Westfield shopping centre. You may or may not have heard by now of a great little initiative by Westfield. They’re running a comp where one very lucky person gets to shop for a year and blog about what they buy. Oh, and did I mention they’ll get paid a whopping $100,000 to do so? Pity I’m slightly (ahhemmm) out of the demographic or I’d be putting my entry in pronto. Think you’re more in line with what they’re looking for? Find out more here.
4. Burt’s Bees’ Liptember. Have you puckered up for women’s health yet? All profits from sales of Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Rhubarb purchased at Priceline ($10) this month will go to Liptember’s first beneficiary, the Royal Women’s Hospital (Melbourne).
So, over to you … what’s made your week (and are you surviving the school holidays?)
Oh, and don’t forget to enter the comp to win an escape to The Golden Door …