Date Night at QT Sydney

Kimba Likes Date Night at QT Sydney - wearing Country Road strapless sheath, Veronika Maine sequin jacket, Leona Edmiston Pins fishnets, Sambag heels, Adorn Collective necklace, Jessica Bratich clutch #styleblogger #datenight

I shared in my newsletter recently about my date night plans.  We had been planning a night out at QT Sydney for quite some time – ever since I was super impressed with my QT experience at the Gold Coast ProBlogger event in 2014.

The perfect opportunity arose when Boyo was invited for a sleepover with his mate.  A 24 hour sleepover. Bring on the date night at QT Sydney!

QT Sydney | accommodation

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Oh, the rooms!  Quirky little details abound.  Like a top hat lamp.  Divine bed linen.  Emu-legged side table.  Sheepskin.  Display cabinet of vintage cocktail glass. There was even a bunny in the bathroom.

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Oh and the bath.  Did I mention The Bath?

QT Sydney | what to do

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If you get sick of hanging out in your divine room, head on down to the fabulous QT Sydney guest lounge.  Decorated with industrial chic cabinets packed with gorgeous goodies to purchase, and groups of comfy chairs and tables.

Where to eat and drink? Take your pick of bars – the Gilt Lounge, Gowings Bar & Grill and Parlour Lane Roasters.

Head down to SpaQ and get spoilt rotten.  I chose to spend my downtime in Pitt St Mall, but the Welshman opted for a retrocute shave at The Barber Shop.

We dined at Gowings Bar & Grill, with pre-dinner cocktails. I decided to roll with the theme and continue the cocktails throughout our meal, whilst the Welshman opted for a bottle of red.

My only reservation with Gowings Bar & Grill was, in fact, the reservations.  As they operate a two sitting system, we opted for the early sitting.  Big mistake.  Huge!  The wait staff were run off their feet busy, polite yet distant, and our food was delivered extremely promptly.  Speed seemed to be the order of service.

We realised this was due to the 500 OAPs who were also dining – before they headed next door to the State Theatre to see the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.  There’s nothing quite like a sexy dinner date with your husband – and an 80 year old who wants to have a chat.

Still a gorgeous dinner date, though!  Once the theatre patrons had departed and the second sitting dinner guests started arriving, the whole vibe changed.  Now that’s more like it!

QT Sydney | what I wore

qt 1Kimba Likes Date Night at QT Sydney - wearing Country Road strapless sheath, Veronika Maine sequin jacket, Leona Edmiston Pins fishnets, Sambag heels, Adorn Collective necklace, Jessica Bratich clutch #styleblogger #datenightKimba Likes Date Night at QT Sydney - wearing Country Road strapless sheath, Veronika Maine sequin jacket, Leona Edmiston Pins fishnets, Sambag heels, Adorn Collective necklace, Jessica Bratich clutch #styleblogger #datenightKimba Likes Date Night at QT Sydney - wearing Country Road strapless sheath, Veronika Maine sequin jacket, Leona Edmiston Pins fishnets, Sambag heels, Adorn Collective necklace, Jessica Bratich clutch #styleblogger #datenight

I’d had my makeup done earlier in the day – thanks to Mecca Cosmetica Beauty Loop benefits.  I wore NARS Lip Pencil in Damned and Ellis Faas Skin Veil foundation, along with NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in silvery-pinky tones.

Kimba Likes Date Night at QT Sydney - makeup by Mecca Cosmetica Balmain using NARS, Ellis Faas and Mecca Cosmetica #datenight

I treated myself to a new frock – a gorgeous black strapless column dress from Country Road, which I found in their Birkenhead Point outlet store for $49.95.  That’s a sweet $200 discount.  I teamed it with a vintage-from-my-closet Veronika Maine sequin waterfall jacket, Leona Edmiston Pins fishnets and Sambag heels in plum patent.

I accessorised with Adorn Collective statement necklace from Styling You Shop, Mimco pave crystal dome studs and Jessica Bratich clutch.  I added a little arm party action with my Usual Suspects Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti Open Heart bangle and Honeydew & Violet Organic Halo bangle, plus a sweet little Forever 21 cuff I picked up in my shopping foray.

The dress was so perfectly boned that it sat better without my strapless bra on underneath.  I know right.  I couldn’t believe it either.

Kimba Likes Date Night at QT Sydney - wearing Country Road strapless sheath, Veronika Maine sequin jacket, Leona Edmiston Pins fishnets, Sambag heels, Adorn Collective necklace, Jessica Bratich clutch #styleblogger #datenight

Have you visited QT Sydney? What did you wear for your last date night?  How awesome are the lovely friends who took my kid for 24 hours?

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  • Style it Project | grey tee | Kimba Likes - 6 October 2015 - 10.00 am

    […] our QT Sydney date night, we had a leisurely room service breakfast and visited the Archibald Exhibition at the Art Gallery […]ReplyCancel

  • Talitha Haynes - 1 October 2015 - 12.03 am

    You look pretty… love the dressReplyCancel

  • Sydney Fashion Hunter - 30 September 2015 - 8.05 pm

    Love everything here … especially the make up!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 1 October 2015 - 6.56 pm

      Cheers! I always love getting my makeup done. It’s a chance to see what someone else would do instead of my usual every day looks.ReplyCancel

  • Kalyani | Klassy Style Files - 30 September 2015 - 5.08 pm

    Your creativity with outfits is amazing! Love all the accessories, would love to check out QT! xReplyCancel

  • Beth - 30 September 2015 - 1.44 pm

    As a fellow busty gal, I am intrigued and impressed by any dress that will allow you to go bra-less! Lovely look all over.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 1 October 2015 - 6.57 pm

      I know right?! I almost fell over. If I’d known that, I would have considered paying the extra $200!ReplyCancel

  • Flat bum mum - 30 September 2015 - 11.02 am

    That dress is absolutely stunning! Even better to get it at such a great price. I am totally shocked that you could wear it without the strapless bra!!! WOW! Go Country Road. Glad you had some time away from home life. Looks like a gorgeous hotel. Bron xReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 1 October 2015 - 6.58 pm

      It was really perfectly boned to be supportive and flattering. I know – I’m still in shock!ReplyCancel

  • Bev | Iris May Style - 30 September 2015 - 10.16 am

    Never stayed at a QT but its on my list of must-do’s!
    Firstly, you look utterly fabulous, love the sequins and yes, how amazing are your mates having boyo! But the bunny in the bathroom just made it more me though xxReplyCancel

  • Em @ The Illusive Femme - 30 September 2015 - 9.23 am

    Your dress is so glam lovely! The perfect one for a mini break away. ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid - 30 September 2015 - 7.42 am

    You look totally gorgeous! Perfect makeup! And I love your sparkley jacket!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 1 October 2015 - 7.00 pm

      Why thank you! Such a treat to have my makeup done. I’ve had this jacket for years – it has survived many many culls. It doesn’t get worn often but when it is needed, it always makes the perfect piece.ReplyCancel

  • Zoe from A Quirky Bird - 30 September 2015 - 6.36 am

    That dress was a steal and I love the sparkles. It looks like you had a fun date night. xxReplyCancel

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