Friday, July 6, 2012

An Awesome Anniversary

Chocolates and flowers-the way to a girl's heart!

Yesterday afternoon, I received an e-mail from Zack, cordially inviting me out for a romantic evening to celebrate our fourth anniversary. I met him downtown last night, where he greeted me with red roses. We went to the Lui Bar at the top of the Rialto Tower (55 floors high). The view of Melbourne was incredible! It's not quite as high as the Eureka Skydeck, but you don't have to pay to get this view, although the price of drinks is "dear" (Australian for expensive).

They had the coolest pop-up menu with a story behind each drink. I had the Koala Stinger, which was a creme de menthe drink with infused eucalyptus. Zack had a honey scotch drink that came with a cool ice ball in the glass. He pulled out another surprise-a box of chocolates, and we enjoyed a few of those with our drinks while admiring the view. It was an awesome place; I'd like to take visitors and friends there for sure.

Our delicious drinks.
He should be on that show Mad Men!
After drinks, we headed to an adorable French restaurant a few blocks away. It's called Bistro Vue, and it really felt like we were sitting in a little restaurant in Paris (at least how I imagine it). Zack had scoped out the place the day before and reserved us the best table, a plush corner booth, and we shared a bottle of French wine while an accordion player played familiar tunes. We had a delicious dinner (I had steak), followed by my favorite dessert of creme brulee. Then our waitress brought us a surprise "Happy Anniversary" plate with two little donut treats! 

It was an awesome, romantic night (thanks Zack!), and a great way to celebrate four years of marriage. We don't know what we'll be doing or where we'll be next year at this time, but we're happy for nights like this in Australia right now. Happy anniversary to us!


  1. What a lovely evening! Thanks, Zack, for taking such good care of Aubree.

  2. Happy anniversary to you both! :)

  3. Wow an awesome anniversary indeed. Us Brits also use "dear" for expensive too! The bar and the restaurant look amazing, it's our 5th anniversary in September, I might be stealing Zack's idea! We are so spoilt here though for amazing places to go, truly something for everyone. I was saying to Gareth today, if we went back to the UK now, we would really miss the diversity and variety of all that Melbourne offers. It's true what they say, Melbourne is like an onion, you keep peeling back the layers and finding more!

    You both look very happy, I enjoy your blog immensely and proving fabulous for top tips! Enjoy Christmas in July.

    We are going to the Bastille Day celebrations at South Melbourne Market on 14th, maybe see you there? :-)

    1. Feel free to steal his idea-it was a great night! We'll miss the Bastille Day celebration; we leave for Thailand on Saturday!