When you get an email inviting you to a private screening of the much anticipated movie “The Help” at Hoyts Cinema in Moore Park followed by a scrumptious High Tea at The Winery with Sarah Oakes and Sarah Wilson… you go. It was a lovely way to spend a Sunday in my opinion, especially as I got to sit with one of my favourite ladies, Chantelle from FatMumSlim.
The movie really should have been sponsored by Kleenex because I cried pretty much the entire time. The Help is based on the book of the same name which I’m also told is brilliant. The cast was stellar, the emotions were real and I want to watch it again. Hardly a Margaret & David review but I give it four stars. Got an hour or so to yourself? Then go and see it.
After the movie we took the coach to The Winery. I’d never been there before but it was absolutely beautiful. I wanted to wander around and just photograph everything, all the little details and surprises. Chantelle took this photo of me and I love everything about it.
Not only did I get to hang out with Chantelle but also Corrie from Retro Mummytoo! We sipped champagne and discussed the current blogging climate. I felt so grown up and pleased that finally… finally I have found my niche in life, I’ve found a way to make all my passions combine and can now call it my career. Talking with others who are doing the same, I can’t put into words how nice it is to do it in person and not just online.
Everything is better with bubbles!
We nibbled on quiche and gourmet tomato & cheese rolls.
Beautiful cheeses were served with crisp bread, grapes,
prosciutto and the yummiest sweet chutney I’ve ever had.
Custard & Strawberry tartlets, jam filled lamingtons,
marshmallows and chocolate dipping sauce.
The high tea was hosted by Sunday Life, you know, the cool section out of the Sunday paper.
Sarah Oakes, the editor of Sunday Life, who is an amazing woman having accomplished so much in her field opened the event but unfortunately I wasn’t able to make my way over to say hello before she left. Sarah Wilson (wearing the uber cute orange ensemble) is really nice and absolutely stunning. She directed the crowd through an open discussion about “The Help” which touched on topics such as racism, childcare, politics, history, feminism and fashion. It was a little heavy for a Sunday afternoon but everyone shared their personal stories and seemed to be enjoying themselves.
“Me” Taken by Chantelle
“Me” Taken by… me!
Now I’m going to show you what you really want to see, the furniture and all the little details!
Believe me when I tell you… I’m going back to The Winery!
Before I knew it, it was time to head home. Chantelle and I wandered about and looked into a few retro stores and stopped by the Benefit Paddington Boutique for a bit of a play. Then it was time for me to head on back to the station to catch my train for the long ride home… but not without one last extremely posed outfit photo!
I have 3x Double Passes to see “The Help” as well as three copies of the book to giveaway! To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post answering this question: “What is your favourite thing to do on a Sunday?”
Please Note: Open to Australian Residents Only. Be sure your email address is included or easy enough for me to find. Entries close Friday 9th September. Three (3) winners in total will be chosen, each receiving 1x Double Pass & a Book which will be shipped from Nuffnang Australia. Tickets are valid at numerous cinema complexes across Australia. Please read here for the full terms & conditions.
Disclaimer: I was paid for my time and skill to write this post in my own way, using my own voice as a reflection of my experience. I was also a guest at the private screening of The Help and High Tea, expenses were covered by the post sponsors. The Lace Back Tunic was a gift from City Chic which I saved for just the right occasion.