A while back I posted a few photos of my home’s interior with the hashtag #meetmyhouzz not thinking much of it, I received an email from the team at Houzz asking if I would like to feature our home on their website. I did a little panic as our home is a work in progress and so far only the kitchen has progressed but I though, why not, this is real life, most people don’t live in fully renovated houses that appear in designer magazines, and if they do they mustn’t have children or pets haha! So here is my real life 🙂
After our quick visit to Hastings, we kept driving to Philip Island to find the holiday house that I booked via airbnb in Cowes. The house had 3 bedrooms, two toilets and heaps of space, it had everything we needed and more, it was so relaxing. As we drove over the bridge at Philip Island we noticed heaps of custom old cars, we didn’t know but there was an awesome car show on the same weekend we arrive….
Day 1: Relaxing
Day 2: Kustom Nats
At the race track we found hundreds of custom cars, it was so great checking them all out. It was fun watching them drive round the track (not that quickly so they didn’t bottom out). There were also stalls with vintage style dresses etc which were really nice but I refrained! I bought a cute tea towel.
After checking out the cars we drove toward Pyramid Rock and checked out the view.
The main street of Cowes featured a cafe and collectable shop that I wanted to check out. We had brunch here and then wandered the shop which had some really cool stuff
After brunch we headed to A Maze N Things
We had a game of mini golf, walked the maze which was tricky and frustrating for some, but it was an enjoyable afternoon, it filled in a few hours for the kids.
Then dinner by the waters edge where we saw some more cars and the kids had a play at the park.
Another of my favourite coffee shops is the lovely Milkbar Cafe and Giftshop located at 139 St John Street. Decorated with vintage/retro wears, and gives you the feeling of an old time milkbar, you can grab a coffee, lunch or shop in the gift shop at the rear of the store.
Also at the back of the store is a wonderful craft space. In the past Milkbar has run various workshops, sadly I didn’t get to attend any. Now the space is available to book out for any crafty get together.
There is a cupboard filled with toys to entertain any youngsters visiting which is really thoughtful. Milkbar has a cozy, friendly, relaxed vibe and I could sit for hours (which I may have done), drinking their delicious Ritual coffee!
Milkbar is on Facebook