One thing I like about my boss is that she LOVES our end of year celebration, to the point where the whole thing is top secret and we don't find out what we are doing until we get to event.
This year she surprised us by taking us all on the newly opened Melbourne Star, a giant Ferris wheel like Londons Eye that allows you to look over the entire city whilst "safely" being enclosed in air conditioned domes. I say "safely" as it is common to refer to the Melbourne Star as the Melbourne Death Star as it has been closed a few time due to safety concerns (the last time was a week before we rode it). Needless to say some of the girls were a bit nervous but all in all it was a lovely ride.
Next to the Star they had set up a little theme park for the children.
Looking a bit nervous as the doors are sealed shut.
A map to guide us on what to look at.
Near the top looking over South Melbourne.
"I can see my house from here!"
Chameleon Brooch: Shag
Gold Seamed Stockings: Dames of Distinction
Since it was too humid in Darwin to dress up over Christmas, I took the opportunity to dress festive for the celebration. My mother got me the Grace dress for my chrissie present and after wearing it for New Years I fell in love with it and had to wear it again. It went perfectly with my new gold seamed stockings I picked up whilst shopping for a Kris Kringle gift for my boss.
My lovely new clock I received as my KK present. It will go perfectly with the rest of my Alice in Wonderland themed kitchen knick knacks. I love how is kind of looks like ginger bread.
As we exited through gift the gift shop we spotted this giant lego model.
Complete with men fixing the damn thing. Nice to see they have a sense of humour.
Next we all jumped into a cab and went to the Langham (or as I like to call it, the happiest place on Earth) for a few drinks and lunch.
For those who have never been to the Langham restaurant, I cannot recommend it enough. It's pretty much a fancy buffet with various chefs planted around the place who will cook you anything you like. There's also a seafood bar, cheese counter and desert wall. Did I mention there's also a chocolate fountain? Yep, a chocolate fountain.
The room is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows that overlook Flinders st Station and the Yarra. Very beautiful.
As I was too busy consuming my body weight in Peking duck and prawns so I neglected to take any photos of the food but I did manage one of my desert before I demolished it.
Before we left we noticed that the Christmas decorations were still up so I took the opportunity to pose with the tree that matched my outfit perfectly. Feel free ignore my glazed over expression, I was about 5 minutes away from falling into a deep food coma.
Well that's all from me folks.
Until next time.
Your friendly neighbourhood Red Velvet Rosie