Last Friday night was hands down my best tgif ever.
I’m still down in my hometown for workshops and work, so was invited to come along and have tapas and drinks overlooking the beautiful Clarence River in NSW with some friends and colleagues from home.
The amazing Zoe Elliot performed some ridiculously good music for us while we chatted and drank, munching and laughing.
The sangria was cold, the red was award winning [official 2014 Max Crus trophy winner was definitely enjoyed cheekily on the eve of the announcement day], and the tapas were toasty as the summer sun slowly set.
Amongst the gathering at our table were local Journalists, a well known and established artist, a Web Designer come restaurant owner, and two photographers [one of course being me].
Zoe’s voice was just brilliant, and we all freaked out a little over her choices when she played a few of covers. It was a great ease in to the evening with her acoustic solo set turning slightly more upbeat with her band accompanying her for the rest.
I was really too busy enjoying myself to take many photos, but I did manage to snap a few between bevies and bites.
A special site to the traveling band, and a somewhat comforting repetition for the rest filled the sky as the final colours of the night dyed a vibrant backdrop for the hundreds of bats taking traveling flight over the Clarence Valley.
Due to the whole beer, champagne, red wine, red wine, sangria, red wine, red wine, red wine, water, red wine, red wine, whiskey thing that went down the night before, sleeping somewhere that involved walking rather than driving was an excellent [and only] choice.
A major upside to this plan was the ability to party on in the AM and enjoy breakfast out. We headed back to Limonata at Number One Duke St in need of a serious morning pick me up.
My choice – freshly squeezed OJ, a small double shot soy latte and fluffy Canadian pancakes, minus the bacon.
I always have my pancakes with a sweet syrup and a salty side. Hash browns are the best fit in my opinion, but egg cuts in for a close second, unless there is an option to have both haha !
You can find info on Zoe Elliot’s upcoming gigs on her Facebook page here, and if you’re ever in the Clarence Valley make sure you check out what’s happening and everything there is to see.