Shop in Style Tour


My first ever famil!

I could pretend that I am oh-so-cultured... but I'm not. I had no clue what a famil was until someone explained it to me, a famil is short for familiarisation. That's exactly what Tourism Queensland organised for myself and selected bloggers to really see Brisbane as part of our Problogger Conference experience.

Myself, Katherine & Gayel took part in a Shop in Style Escape tour of Brisbane hosted by Amanda where we visited local hotspots & 'hidden gems.' And of course, ate... a lot.

Let's start off with the food...

Monty's Chocolates

In the words of Anastacia Steele... Oohhhh myyyy! If you did get that reference, shame on you!

This was 50 shades of delicious. As much as I try to do the whole "I'm a petite girl, it's too much" act. Whatever, it was worth it.

Queensland Famil - Shop In Style Tour - Brisbane - Monty's Chocolates (1)
The hot chocolate was so thick, that the spoon stands up all by itself... not only was it a neat party trick but probably the most indulgent and best tasting hot chocolate ever.

Queensland Famil - Shop In Style Tour - Brisbane - Monty's Chocolates (2)

Della Mano

Infamous for their brownies, we were served a platter of 6 varieties of brownies and a truffle.

Queensland Famil - Shop In Style Tour - Brisbane - Dello Mano - Brownies
I manged to squeeze in (another) hot chocolate, which tasted even better in between bites of their original brownie.

Queensland Famil - Shop In Style Tour - Brisbane - Dello Mano - Hot Chocolate
And we also fit in some lunch... (I finished the entire plate!)

Queensland Famil - Shop In Style Tour - Brisbane - Dello Mano - Lunch


The Happiness Place


Not on the official tour itintery but definitely my favourite shopping destination we found was The Happiness Place. Even though the name is a bit on the cheesy side, when I walked in. I was wow'd.

My amateur photography does not do this place justice at all.

Queensland Famil - Shop In Style Tour - Brisbane - Happiness Hut (1)
Queensland Famil - Shop In Style Tour - Brisbane - Happiness Hut (2)
Queensland Famil - Shop In Style Tour - Brisbane - Happiness Hut (3)

The TARDIS


Spotting a 'random' TARDIS in what looks to be a backyard in Brisbane?

My inner goddess completely freaked out!

For some reason I'm really rolling with the 50 Shades references for this post, sorry (not sorry!).

Queensland Famil - Shop In Style Tour - Brisbane - Dr Who Tardis

Libertine

Featuring sophisticated and chic fragrances you most likely never heard of for the mere mainstream consumer (me!), this was really an education. We spritzed over a dozen fragrances, with the key words of "sex" and "babymaker" used to describe certain fragrances... oh my.

Queensland Famil - Shop In Style Tour - Brisbane - Libertine Parfumerie (2)
Queensland Famil - Shop In Style Tour - Brisbane - Libertine Parfumerie


The Conclusion


Whenever I go to a new place where I don't know a local, it's always tough as you have no clue where to go other than the touristy locations. This is a great idea for those who really have no clue where to go, and plus you have the luxury of your guide driving you around!





2 comments:

LittleMissSCB said...

Oh my gosh the food! haha... I'm totes craving sweets now =)

I like the idea of a personalised guided tour. Are the tours expensive?

The Ladida said...

The food was amazing! Check out the website for the pricing :)

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