Life is short, and yet you're on WeekendNotes doing your research and planning your leisure time as best as you can. You're gaining leverage from other people's experiences. This is smart. For many of you, as you're so busy just living life - you need to make the most of every leisure and lifestyle experience you encounter. I have compiled some tips for you, ideally to assist you in making those restaurant and bar experiences in Sydney that little bit more enjoyable.
1. Consider a Makiko
Makiko for even the thickest of tables when eating out
This is more for the ladies, yet male readers take note - this could be a great gift idea for your special lady. Makiko is a godsend. With Makiko, every time I am hanging out at restaurants I get to hang up my bag with a stylish handbag hanger, even on the thickest of tables. That way my bag does not stain or gather any dust or dirt down the bottom. Developed by two smart Melbourne sisters, Makiko has taken off in Sydney. For many of you fellow Sydneysiders who consider your bag to be an investment item, stylish eating out comes with a great way to protect one of your finest investments.
2. Make your Lunch and Dinner Reservations in Advance
It's common sense, I know, but it really is advisable to do so. I know some restaurants in Sydney do not take bookings, and this is beyond your control. If there is somewhere you really want to eat out at, and they don't do reservations, the best you can do is to just wing it.
3. Feel Good
Be happy, put the day's stresses, setbacks and frustrations aside. Sydneysiders generally know how to do this quite well. Its all about the essentials: take care of yourself and dress in something that makes you look and feel spectacular. Enough said. Arriving with great company, with people that uplift you, also feels great.
4. Allow Plenty of Time, Do Not Rush
Your eating out experience is way more enjoyable when you arrive for your booking at least 10 minutes early or on time, but parties are a different scene altogether. For the latter it is absolutely okay to be fashionably late once in a while. I understand that our traffic can be horrendous at the best of times. I mean, you've worked hard for this experience so plan ahead and keep track of time. It pays its dividends.
Some of you don't need to be told this, you will just take this 'sweet' advice on full throttle. Sydney restaurants are home to some of the most amazing, gult-free and flavoursome desserts. Go on, treat yourself once in a while. This is what life is all about.
Great in keeping those handbags clean while eating out