Thursday, 27 July 2017

The KitKat Chocolatory Store

There comes a time in a chocoholics's life where they feel like they got a chance to see what heaven looks like. My turn was on the weekend! 

So as a formal event quickly approaches, the need to get an outfit, hair and make up booked for the day is something of the utmost importance - or so I thought it was. 

Getting off the train at Melbourne Central to make my way to Emporium, I was amazed by the view. 
There, in front of me, located on the Ground Floor were the words "Kit Kat Chocolatory" in big writing across a red wall. Could it be? Have my prayers been answered?

"Yeah" said Ashley "You can make your own KitKat bar"

At that moment, my heart started racing, my palm got all sweaty yet I kept a straight face. This excitement burning with a cold flame was trying to be contained. I had to try it. I HAD TO.

Walking into the shop felt like I was 6 again... IT WAS SELF SERVICE. Okay so basically, you get to choose the type of chocolate and get a choice of 3 toppings to put on your chocolate bar. 
Coolest thing!

So as I said earlier, you get to choose your toppings but also get to design your package AND name your break! We went for pretzels, mini marshmallows and raspberries, in the lady with the blue background and "Kashley's Rather Dashing Break" as the name and VOILA!


The creation takes roughly 1-3 hours depending on how busy they are at the time and an SMS is sent to your phone when the order is ready! Need to go somewhere and can't wait? No worries! The chocolate is held for 3 days so you can pick up whenever!

Shop 156, First Floor, Melbourne Central
Corner La Trobe & Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Opening Times:
Monday - Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday - Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

We shared a bar as it's quite big but my half of the chocolate bar didn't even make it home. IT WAS SO GOOOOOOOOOD OMG!

Definitely recommending this as a place to go in Melbourne! LOVE!

Lots of love,
Karine xx

***This is not a sponsored post, I genuinely like the place***

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Queen's birthday weekend part 2

While still at the Dandenongs, we HAD to go to Sky High, a restaurant at the top of the mountain.

SkyHigh Mt Dandenong is a short drive (just under an hour) from Melbourne City. It has beautiful views that Mount Dandenong has to offer.

This place is gated and opens:
9am to 10pm, Monday to Thursday
9am to 10:30pm Fridays
8am to 11pm Saturdays
8am to 10p Sundays.
Entrance to SkyHigh is $6 per car or $10 for a minibus/ larger vehicle.

We got there first thing after check out. At that point, I had only one cup of coffee so I was buzzing for some food and more coffee!

The coolest thing about this place is that there's so much more than just views, it's a place for the whole family with activities and attractions! Giant Chair, Maze, Secret Garden, English Garden, wishing tree & well all surrounded a beautiful restaurant that served amazing food!

I actually had such a blast visiting all the cool things around the place that I felt like a big child! Climbing trees, making wishes and visiting gardens made me feel like I was back in Mauritius playing in the backyard and exploring!

My favourite thing of all would have to have been the maze! Believe it or not, I had never been in a maze before and I was that keen on trying it out that I looked like a 12 year old running around getting all my stamps!

Overall, this has been such a great and relaxing experience! I was so surprised of how cool it was up there and how much there was to do other than just look at trees, rocks and mountains.

This is definitely a spot that I would add to my list of places to take friends and family to! Great fun for all ages!

Facilities available include wheelchair access, picnic and public barbeque area!

If you do have a day off and not sure where to take the kids, I definitely recommend SkyHigh! You won't regret it!

Have fun for less!

Til next time,

Karine xx

***This is not a sponsored post, I genuinely like the place***