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Latest News from La Maison Pacifique – September 2015

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As Australia (and our Northern Rivers Region) brings itself out of a cool winter into a warmer spring and summer we are so excited to be welcoming so many people to our beautiful La Maison Pacifique in the coming months.   There are so many things to do including a walk to our beachfront to watch the whales go by (until November), to a longer northern walk to Salt Village to sample Fins’ Restaurant pop-up Greek Kitchen (or just fish and chips or a gelato on the beach). Sincere congratulations to Steven Snow and his team at Fins for their 20th One Hat in a row from the Good Food Guide!

Consider a shorter walk from La Maison Pacifique south to Cabarita Beach and breakfast at Cafe Mod Barista, possibly morning tea with the home-made delights of Kartel Expresso Bar or maybe dinner at Paper Daisy at Halcyon House..  On Wednesday nights, Osteria (further north in Casuarina) has a soup kitchen meal and Thursday nights they have Themed dinners.

Venture into Kingscliff and catch a movie at the boutique Cinemax Theatre or on a Friday night between 5-7pm, consider a sip and bite at the wonderful Emmanuel’s Wine Shop on Marine Parade.  Consider dinner at the locally awarded Kathmandu Kitchen or our favourite cafe, Mockingbird Cafe (any time of day).  How do you choose?

There is so much to tell you this month and highlights include:

…and just because I loved it so much, you just have to watch this epic Maid of Honour Toast Medley.  Best ever! (I defy anyone not to smile after watching this one!) 🙂  Classic.

1. A Big Spring and Summer ahead

We are so excited!  We are almost fully booked from now until 23 January 2016!  Whilst this is fantastic news for us (and even better for all our valued guests who have managed to secure a booking), we are SO sorry if you have missed out on the dates you wanted.

To help you with this, we would like to give you a quick update on what is available over the next few months.  Please be mindful that most of these dates are midweek, but that gives you a chance to take advantage of our mid-week special!

2. How well does our garden grow?

As long term subscribers know, the owners of La Maison Pacifique “The Peaceful House” have an ongoing commitment to preserving and enhancing the local environment in which we are located.  This takes many forms and probably most significantly, is able to be experienced by our guests through our bush tucker and herb gardens.  Of course, it is enhanced by our 31 solar panels, ceiling fans and many opening windows (to catch the sea breeze).

3. Best Airline Safety Videos

best safety videosA new genre of film making has arrived, with a few airlines – spearheaded by Air New Zealand – creating new, fun and often hilarious safety videos which are a true inspiration (certainly over those dry, boring safety videos of the past).

To celebrate the viral release of the latest “Men in Black” Air New Zealand safety video, I have put together a list of the most recent ones they have done – all of which have put a smile on my dial.  So here. goes – grab your self a cuppa and watch for your viewing pleasure.

4. Top Tips to help you fall asleep on a plane

Oh my goodness!  Do you also suffer from the unbearable truth that you just can’t sleep on a plane?  Do you envy those who are able to drop off at a moment’s notice (or even just as the doors shut), ready to slumber through the whole flight – even if it is for just an hour?  Well, I know many people who just can’t seem to get any shut eye at all and spend whole journeys just willing their body to relax and sleep.

5. Top Apps for saving money when you travel

Do you go into a flat spin when, on holiday, you have no idea as to whether your smart phone or tablet is linked into the local free local wifi or you are using your expensive (and often limited) data roaming capacity?  After some research, we have come up with some fantastic apps (well, we found a great article by Donna Ferguson from The Times (London)Ten of the best apps for saving cash when you travel – and have recreated it below with our own comments (of course!)…)  Note, as mentioned, this is London/UK centric but there are certainly some great tips here.

6. Top Tips for Happy Guests on your Wedding Day

With careful planning, a bridal couple will have a fabulous wedding day surrounded by their wonderful friends and family, but how do you ensure that all your guests have the same experience?

7. Introducing our Local Wedding Celebrants

Apart from being confident in the knowledge that we have the best wedding accommodation available for bridal groups :-), we do like to share the love by introducing our friends and guests to other local businesses and people in our region.

8. Send us your photos!

We have recently received some guest photos and are so excited!  We love to see people having fun at the beautiful La Maison Pacifique, so if you do stay, don’t forget to post them on our facebook page, via twitter or on instagram.  We will “like” them and are keen to share them with the world (re-post etc).  (Thanks again Anna and Nathan for this lovely photo of your special day..)

9. Want to know where we are listed?

We know that all our wonderful subscribers realise that we are a legitimate business and totally committed to our guests.  As part of this, we ensure we are listed on as many appropriate sites as possible and we continually review our subscriptions to maximise our exposure.  If you would like to see where we are listed on other sites, visit for the latest information.

10. Welcome to all our new subscribers

Welcome to all our new subscribers (who have enquired with us recently – including the many who signed up – and received their Jaabay candle – at the recent Salt Village Wedding Open Day) and thank you to all our regular subscribers  – we do hope that you continue to enjoy our newsletters each month.  Thanks to our returning guests – and don’t forget to tell us about your stay – we love your feedback (and it is important to us!)  We look forward to welcoming you all to our property soon – and don’t forget to book early2015/16 is shaping up to be another bumper year!

Wow, another great newsletter packed with some fantastic information ready for your next holiday!

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….Have we convinced you yet that your Casuarina NSW holiday could be your best ever at any time of the year?  All you have to do now is book your beach holiday!  Northern Rivers area NSW (including Kingscliff, Casuarina, Pottsville and Cabarita Beach) is the perfect spot – and its location is ideal – 1/2 way between the Gold Coast and Byron BayPatrolled beaches line the coast.  We even have CarlaLisa, Pete and Spida’s top tips on things to do in Kingscliff! You can even book a picnic or high tea with Teaspoon High Tea Events.   Check out our blog and news, location and attractions and what’s on and markets for more great tips and things to do on your Northern Rivers holidays!

Happy holidays – dream about what is possible; believe you can do it; make the most of your leave; plan, book and enjoy your holiday; then dream about where you will go next!  It is your turn!

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Until next time – enjoy your day wherever you are from La Maison Pacifique “The Peaceful House” and your boutique designer luxury holiday home vacation rental in Casuarina, New South Wales, Australia – half way between the Gold Coast QLD and Byron Bay NSW, Australia.

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