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After an active and very entertaining
morning, it is time to have a break and
enhance your feeling of inner and outer
wellbeing at the Well Retreat Day Spa.
Be stimulated and purified with body
treatments, massages, beauty therapies and
elegant makeovers. You can choose from
traditional ser vices such as facials, waxing,
spray tanning, manicures and pedicures.
The spa can also accommodate up to 10
people for a private spa party -- includes
a spa bath experience, spa treatments and
beauty care of your choice, food, drinks
and tea tasting rituals in an indoor and
outdoor setting. It is the perfect time to
truly relax and forget all your troubles.
Well Retreat Day Spa:
Entice your tastebuds
In Canberra, Saturday nights are often
spent on the town and there really is
nothing as fun as dining out and having
a few drinks with your girls. The perfect
place for a scrumptious meal is Mecca
Bah in Manuka. This cosy Moroccan
eating-house offers a contemporary
twist on a delicious cuisine style and the
restaurant itself is a feast for the senses.
The best way to enjoy Mecca Bah is to
choose from the tantalizing selection
of mezze dishes including sweet potato
felafels, Kataifi pastries or Lebanese
sausages with spicy chickpeas. Then try
a delicious lamb tagine with preserved
lemon and green olives, or flathead fillets
wrapped in vine leaves from the grill.
Mecca Bah: 6260 6700, www.meccabah.com
Sing the night away
No night out is complete without a
healthy dose of embarrassment and the
only way to humiliate yourself in style is
through the highly skilled artform that is
karaoke. Test your talents at PJ O'Reillys'
karaoke night. If you need a bit of Dutch
courage before you face the crowd, you're
in luck with two-for-one cocktails sure to
settle the nerves. This warm and friendly
meeting place is a favourite with locals and
visitors alike who come together to enjoy
the atmosphere and, on Saturday nights,
the always entertaining and sometimes
undignified spectacle that is karaoke.
PJ O'Reillys: 6230 4752, www.pjoreillys.com.au
Browse market stalls
Canberra's award-winning indoor Sunday
market, Old Bus Depot Markets, showcases
the talent and creativity of regional arts and
crafts people. Explore the many stalls within
this fabulous old industrial building and try
for yourself some of the many handcrafted
items, gourmet food, and regional wines.
July 11 will see 'Creative Fibre' flood the
markets with knitted garments, hand dye
fabrics, felt accessories or home wares.
On August 15 you cannot miss the final
'Portobello Road' theme event for 2010
where keen shoppers can look for that
unique collectable, antiques, crystal and
china and jewellery.
Old Bus Depot Markets: www.obdm.com.au
Ladies who lunch
After a weekend full of shopping, activities,
food and wine, it is time to sit back, relax
and take a moment to appreciate the time
spent together and spoil yourselves. The
ideal way to do this is to indulge in the
most decadent of treats -- high tea at the
Hyatt Hotel. Relax in the heritage listed Tea
Lounge and enjoy a generous afternoon tea
served daily from 2.30pm. This is the perfect
way to end a wonderful weekend spent with
your closest friends.
Hyatt Hotel: 6269 8815 for bookings
TREAT: Make your weekend a decadent
one with fine food and great company.
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