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May 27, 2012

We went for a spontaneous drive on a rainy Saturday. We thought we’d take a bit of a practice run in the loan car and get warmed up for some road trip adventures.  It was SO wet. We trawled the vintage shops in Daylesford, ate pies from the Bakery and looked at the rain on the lake.  Ari bought a book about Greek myths. I bought a couple of cute things I’ll show you later. We drank coffee and looked at geese. It was totally NICE. Even though it was rainy. It didn’t matter, ya know? We made the best of it!
We’re going to go back when it’s not so damp and do all the things we missed… but it was SO nice to get away, nonetheless.  
Why don’t you tell me the best things to do in the Daylesford area (if you’ve been there) and we’ll try and do them in a week or two!

xx Pip

  • nia May 29, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    Daylesford should be so beautiful place… I wished to visit there too. But I am so far 🙂 The first two pictures fascinated me, Thank you, have a nice day, with my love, nia

  • pip lincolne May 28, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    It's a painting we saw at The Mill Market in Daylesford (the one on the main street!) xx

  • Jess the Reader May 28, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    I don't know Daylesford at all, but in a spooky coincidence, Katie and Reuben from House of Humble were just there, and wrote a great post about it!

    Here it is: http://www.houseofhumble.com/2012/05/daylesford/

    I hope that helps Pip, and would love to hear what you get up to.

  • bee May 28, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Hi Pip! I would definitely recommend a visit the gorgeous Lark shop and the Mill Markets for an AMAZING selection of vintage treasures 😀

  • Anonymous May 28, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    the first pic at the beginning of this article ? where did it come
    from?? its beautiful!!

  • Carolyn May 28, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Oh Pip, Daylesford is our (little) second home. We have an on-site caravan, and try to get up there as often as we can. My little boys can run riot, and then strap on their good manners as we go into town.

    How good is the drive from Woodend to Daylesford? I can feel the stress falling away as soon as we start driving through the lovely Vic countryside.

    My top 5 things to do in Daylesford? (a) the Sunday market – a great mix of vintage treasures and yummy things to eat (b) Threadneedle – the crafting store tucked in near Coles supermarket. Merrilyn and David's store is a delight to browse in, and they are wonderfully encouraging to a (newbie) crafter like me. (c) Sweet Decadence at Locantro on Vincent St – can't beat this combination of coffee shop and handmade chocolates. Try and nab a seat by the fire! (d) Grace Notes cafe (also on Vincent St). My favourite meal ever in Daylesford came from here – and considering how many great meals I've had there, the bar was set high. (e) The MS op shop, tucked in the street behind The Rex complex (I'm not sure of the street name.) This little op shop is a cluttered, unorganised delight. It is an absolute jumbly delight.

    And some great side trips that you can make: Trentham (Red Beard bakery is a delight), Blackwood (esp the pub!) Clunes (which seems to be developing a lovely foodie culture too.)

    carolyn xox

  • sue May 28, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    well the antique stores are fun and you have been to the Bakery … Last time I was there the Indian take-away was awesome! There is a great shop that sells beautiful yarns but the name escapes me I'm afraid. (I'm in SA so there is a bit of a time lapse between visits!), Further up the roads you can have a spa in Hepburn Springs (public) and the choccie factory out towards Mt Franklin is great. Oh and I forgot the Convent for art. Nice neck of the woods huh?

  • Anonymous May 27, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Here I go again…my fave place Daylesford, or better still nearby Muskvale.
    Anyhow, Farmers Arms for dinner, Harvest Cafe for supplies and yummy sweets and coffee a little off main drag, a drive up Wombat Hill to the gardens esp if freezing cold, pack a thermos and some bikkies, a walk thru Lavendar Farm for flour less orange cake and a cup of tea (say no the lavender infused anything edible) . Try an coincide with the farmers markets esp, Red Beard Bakery current buns mmm, also it is worth a divert to St Earth, they have a gorgeous garden area and basic cafe to enjoy.

  • a. May 27, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    I haven't been to Daylesford before but I've heard it's heaven.
    Sorry I can't help you out looking for your to-do list in Daylesford!


  • Anonymous May 27, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Harvest cafe is nice and a little outta the main drag, yummy sweets with a coffee.
    Farmers Arms for dinner.
    Lavender farm for a stroll and cuppa.
    If you can time it, the markets are gret look out for the Red Beard bakery goodies, esp current buns