Let's be honest. Sometimes there is nothing harder in life than being happy for somebody else. Like lottery winners. Or extremely successful people who are 27. And then there's that hell on earth that only your closest friends can inflict on you -- the most amazing Bachelorette Party !
I am a soon to be married, engaged 25 year old Indian CITY loving Girl who is caught in the dilemma on the destination of her “MUST BE AMAZING” bachelorette party. Hey I’m not boasting, but if you are me and you have been to 34 countries in this wide world – you have got all the basic “go to” destinations covered. Which brings me to the big question… Where to throw a Bachelorette Party ?? Something Fresh, somewhere all my bachelorettes have not been. Here is a Checklist :
Bachelorette Party !
ü City Life
ü Art / Theatre Scene
ü Cute Cafes
ü Roaring Night Life
ü Touristy / Architectural delights
ü Fine Dine Restaurants / Bars
ü Parks for picnics
ü Live event / Concerts
ü SHOPPING and SPAS
Sticking to my filmy-ness I stuck a world map on the wall.. took my gun and aimed mindlessly to see where destiny takes me. The vacuum on my FOAM-bullet ( just in case you thought I own an actual gun) hung onto the region of Victoria – MELBOURNE… my eyes became wide and my room full of bachelorette’s started dancing with excitement ! We popped a bottle of ‘Diet Coke’ – ( not to forget, 3 months before the wedding every calorie counts.. no Champagne till “The Day” ) and I raised a toast…. “Girls, it's your time to visit Melbourne NOW!” .
Ofcourse my girls and I did not waste much time figuring out the logistics and the financials. We can rule the world with our blackberrys’ you know. One Google search and a couple of clicks through www.visitmelbourne.com/in and we were sorted with fine tuning my Bachelorette Party.
Rhea was quick to add ..Sex and the City is going to have to film a “Partir Deux” featuring us in Melbourne ! All the girls laughed and it was an icing on my ever-growing cake.. Conde Naste describes Melbourne as, “Sophisticated and slick, edgy and rough, Melbourne’s physical and cultural landscape is shaped by a dynamic population, ever-ravenous for a bite of global culture” added Amirah. What more does a girl want than being the center of attention ?? I am going to be the protagonist of my very own Sex an the City, Melbourne THE MOVIE !!!!
My movie starts with us girls walking against the backdrop of Opulent Victorian-era architecture which will offer a stark contrast against the conventional boulevards of Fitzroy with its small café’s eateries and restaurants where we will have lunch. After which we take the tram through the urban frenzy through central Melbourne and neighborhoods’ of different characters. Of course nothing screams more Elizabeth Taylor than us girls bi-cycling through St Kilda and Carlton with the air in our hair and a bounce in our voices.
Under the afternoons sun, ofcourse its goinging to be the best part.. visiting some of the world’s best art, music, cuisine, fashion, performance, design and ideas on the Collins Street, Spring Street and Exhibition Street. Everybody has seen some amazing artists on my blog who originate from Melbourne through Flinders Lane and what a better way than to actually see them in person ?? I’ve also heard that some of the best exhibition of early Australian art on display at the National Gallery of Victoria… nothing like getting a piece or two of Melbourne to feature on my blog, isn’t it ?
The evenings will be perfect for some eye-candy… go bird watching ;) ( if you know what I mean by that ) around the Australian Football League or the Melbourne Cricket Ground . Of course other evenings I want to come back giggling and discussing haute couture while parading back to our hotel with crispy paper bags with perfect ribbons…no bachelorette if complete without a shopping spree…WE LOVE TO SHOP ! After dropping our bags we are going to attend the myriad music festivals that the city offers.
In the nights, oh the nights are going to be glamourous – we are going to put on our best dancing shoes and head to Federation square, Crown Towers Entertainment Complex or simply Eureka 88 for night out in the city and a toast will be due for my impending WEDDING. Of course we will be discussing diamonds, beauty and honeymoon and our lives beyond.
And when we want a change in landscape we are going to go to Philip Island and pose next to the Penguins, drive to 12 Apostles and the great Ocean Road and see the dramatic Victorian coastline and visit the Grampian National park for some rugged mountains and wild flowers.
A day trip to Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges to sample some fine Australian Wine or a quick stop on the way to the Great Ocean Road or the thermal springs at the Mornington Peninsula at a spa will leave us rejuvenated to come back to my honey with sweet memories and inside jokes and a lifetime of it was “The Best Bachelorette Party” in “MELBOURNE” !!!
Ahhh… My girls and I cannot wait … “It's your time to visit Melbourne NOW!” It’s my time to Visit Melbourne NOW ! … It’s everybody’s time to Visit Melbourne now !”
Visit www.visitmelbourne.com/in for more details NOW !
Disclaimer : This post was written for Indiblogger + Tourism of Victoria Blogger Content :) Wish me luck folks.. !