Friday’s Favourites: Qualia Review

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I thought I would change things up a bit this week and share some weekly inspiration of a different kind, Mother Nature at her finest.

Last weekend, Mr Gallerie B and I had a two night stay at Qualia on Hamilton Island for a bit of R and R. The Qualia resort is framed by the surrounding landscape of Australian Eucalypts and views of the Coral Sea and Whitsundays. The very private space consists of 60 individual pavilions.

Friday's Favourites: Qualia Review Gallerie B blog.

Inside the resort, Qualia feels like a sanctuary. No children are allowed and it is not hard to feel the stresses disappear almost instantly. I was immediately struck by how quiet it was.

This is the beautiful view from the foyer. The water colour is an incredible turquoise.

Friday's Favourites: Qualia Review Gallerie B blog

The surrounding views provide the backdrop for the resort’s eating and recreation spaces. Even on an overcast day, it was still magnificent.

Friday's Favourites: Qualia Review Gallerie B blog

Friday's Favourites: Qualia Review Gallerie B blog

Many hours were spent poolside. On the Sunday, I had a front row seat watching the event management team construct a spectacular open marquee, for an intimate wedding for 14 guests that night.

Friday's Favourites: Qualia Review Gallerie B blog

I tried to get a close up of the amazing floral arrangements that were suspended from the roof. Beautiful soft pink and white roses and orchids with four glass chandeliers suspended amongst them.

Friday's Favourites: Qualia Review Gallerie B blogIt just so happened that our dinner that night was in the adjacent restaurant. It looked like a fairytale.

Friday's Favourites: Qualia Review Gallerie B blog

More spectacular floral displays were brought in to line the perimeter of the infinity pool.

Friday's Favourites: Qualia Review Gallerie B blog

The cake was suspended on a clear platform that was built over the pool. (I know, I am starting to sound stalkerish but it was so amazing!).  These photos were taken before the guests arrived too!

Friday's Favourites: Qualia Review Gallerie B blog

No detail was spared. More flowers…..

Friday's Favourites: Qualia Review Gallerie B blog

And the surprise entertainment for the guests, a ballerina floating on the pool performing within a bubble. As you do!

Friday's Favourites: Qualia Review Gallerie B blog

Our sunset cruise around the island was an activity offered by the resort. This was definitely a highlight.

Friday's Favourites: Qualia Review Gallerie B blog

The batteries were re-charged even after only two days. It is always a treat to have Mother Nature provide such a feast for the senses.

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Belinda XO

 

 

 

 

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