This week, Kane and I headed down south to the Mornington Peninsula for a day out with Rolls-Royce to experience the Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge.
Upon arrival, we were greeted with welcome refreshments and got introduced to the Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge which retails at $895,000! The Wraith is the fastest and most powerful model by Rolls-Royce, powered by a 6.6-litre V12 engine. The car features an ultra-sleek exterior distinctive of Rolls-Royce and a spacious four-seat cabin inside, detailed with luxe wood and metal accents. A fun fact – there is only one of these models in this specific hue of purple exists in the whole of Australia!
DRIVING AROUND THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA
We were lucky enough to be handed the keys to the Wraith, opened the doors (which open backwards due to the rear hinged design), hopped in the car and took a scenic drive through the picturesque Mornington Peninsula to our next stop – the Rain Room. The journey was so insanely smooth and quiet, we literally felt like we were cruising on a cloud. This thing was luxury in a car.
RAIN ROOM SENSORY EXPERIENCE
Next, we got to visit the world famous Rain Room by Random International for the ultimate sensory experience. The Rain Room has showcased in cities such as London, New York and Los Angeles and finally landed at the Jackalope Pavilion in Melbourne for its Southern Hemisphere debut this year. I swapped out my high heels for more appropriate (and super comfortable!) Crocs slippers, and we made our way through the room where a downpour of rain continuously falls from above you – but the catch is, you don’t get wet! This is due to the motion sensors in the installation which detect human body movements – insanely cool stuff. This was such a unique immersive experience, and I would highly recommend for anyone to check it out while its near you!
DINNER AT DOOT DOOT DOOT RESTAURANT
In the evening, we headed to Jackalope’s fine dining restaurant, Doot Doot Doot. The first thing you notice upon entering is the breathtaking lighting installation that hangs from the ceiling. Created by local Melbourne designer Jan Look, the chandelier is made up of 10,000 individual globes to resemble champagne bubbles which took almost two weeks to put together. It felt fitting to treat ourselves to a nice glass of bubbly whilst underneath the bubbles! For dinner, we tried the five-course degustation menu which was an absolute delight. So much thought and creativity went into every ingredient in each individual dish. The impressive food was matched by even more impressive service. We are so satisfied by the end, and it was exactly the winding down that we needed after a jam-packed day.
STAYING AT THE JACKALOPE
We stayed overnight at the Jackalope Hotel which is a luxury 5-star boutique hotel in the Mornington Peninsula. With only 46 suites available, there is an intimate and secluded vibe that you won’t find in other larger hotels. What we loved most about about this hotel is their emphasis on unique art and creative designs. Jackalope is home to an impressive art collection which is displayed throughout the entirety of the space, from custom-designed furniture to futuristic lighting installations.
The suites are extremely contemporary in design, decked out with ultra-modern and monochromatic decor. Inside the room, there was black tiling, sleek black furniture including a beautiful Japanese deep soak bathtub! It was seriously sophisticated. Our room even had a small balcony which overlooked the stunning landscape.
Outside the hotel, you find a luxurious poolside space which features an thirty metre-long infinity pool and modern-luxe exterior design. This is beautifully contrasted against the lush vineyard landscape of the surrounding Willow Creek Estate. If you’re lucky enough to get a suite with a view of the vineyard, make sure you set your alarm a little earlier to catch the stunning sunrise over the horizon from the comfort of your bed.
Jackalope Hotel. 166 Balnarring Rd, Merricks North VIC 3926
Jacket – Viktoria and Woods
Hat – Lack of Color
Pants – Kookai
Belt – Alice McCall
Shoes – Dior
Bag – YSL