ITEM: Dinner for two (a two-course dinner: either entre & main, or main & dessert, with a glass of wine) followed by Bed & Breakfast (delicious self-serve).
DETAILS: The award winning Hughenden (circa 1870) is a gracious historic hotel at the gateway to the antiques and art galleries of Woollahra, in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.
Associated with Australia’s first philosopher, The Hughenden experienced many changes from grand residence to Masonic Hall to Ladies College. In 1993, The Hughenden commenced a programme of extensive restoration, redeveloping it into a beautiful boutique hotel.
Today, The Hughenden, known as Sydney’s premier Art and Literary Hotel, features marble fireplaces, the original grand staircase, Victorian dining rooms, art exhibitions and literary events.
There is a beautiful old bar, arts and antiques and a baby grand in the lounge area. On Thursday nights Courtney Severini sings and plays. There’s a Reading Room with an exhibition of original book illustrations.
Visitors are welcome to experience the warmth, charm and personal service offered by The Hughenden. With 36 Heritage Rooms, 8 self contained Terrace Suites, Pet Friendly Accommodation, Restaurant, Lounge Bar, Meeting, Event and Wedding facilities, The Hughenden has unique offerings for all to experience and enjoy. See their website for further details.
Co-Regional Adviser of SCBWI Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Australia and New Zealand
Chair of the Sydney Writers and Illustrators Network
On the board of the NSW Writers Centre holding the youth portfolio
Director of the Kids and Young Adult Writers Festival, NSW Writers Centre
Patron of Monkey BAA Theatre for Young People
Ambassador for Room to Read
…and somehow she finds time to work at The Hughenden, too.
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