A couple of weeks ago, M & I did a night on the town staying at Crown Metropol.
I love trying new hotels and even though I don't live far from the CBD, it's such a treat and still feels like an escape waking up somewhere else (and besides, I don't get room service breakfast at home).
We ate at Rockpool Bar & Grill which was absolutely beautiful and in my opinion, excellent value for money. I didn't take any photos because I was enjoying the mean too much & totally forgot. I had a lovely spanner crab pasta with a chilli prawn oil, and shared sides of a salad with a wonderfully sweet dressing, potatoes and onion rings with M. I chased it down with the most amazing coconut parfait afterwards and some lovely wine. Truly recommend Rockpool, even if you're not a steak eater (M is, M was very impressed).
In the bathroom with M. He was giving me a stupid 'Don't take a fricken photo' face and I kept saying I wanted a memory of our lovely night. I was a Country Road pin up girl that night (CR snakeskin flats, coated jeans, shirt & Topshop blazer). I truly need a hair cut.
As for the Metropol, what can I say... it was OK. We got the room (Deluxe King) as a special on wotif. I'm glad it was on special. It was nice, clean etc, but not impressive. The bed was comfortable and they included some lovely teas, and of course an OK view from the 21st floor, but that's sort of where it ended for us. After staying in Crown Towers last year, I think we were expecting more. If you have the choice, choose Crown Towers (or perhaps don't go the basic room?).
I didn't take a whole heap of photos because I didn't think I'd be blogging about it - but lying at home in bed with my laptop and what appears to be the flu, I thought I'd share.
Have you stayed at The Metropol? Were you more impressed than we were?
I love Geneva's blog (apairandasparediy.com) and always promise myself I'm going to tackle one of her amazing DIY projects (... never do), so I am delighted to see Tony Bianco have collaborated with this super stylish lady. Check it out..
My favourite is definitley the Arla (third and last image). I really think so many blogger collaborations are so hyped up and then such a disappointment, but this one truly impresses. Well done Geneva & TB! (all images Tony Bianco & A Pair and a Spare DIY)