Tax Return x 2017

Top 5 Frivolous Things to Spend with your Tax Return

It’s the end of the financial year, and while we’ve been focused on how to convince businesses to spend their money (EOFY party anyone?!) we thought it’s high time we get real and think about what really matters when it comes to spending those extra pennies…

Rent a super-yacht for a day; nothing says practicality and adult responsibility like a 40ft yacht for you and 20 – 30 of your closest mates, cruising Sydney Harbour with a bottomless glass of rosé in hand.

Treat yo’self to a Glamburger: AKA the world’s most expensive hamburger from Honky Tonk, Chelsea (London); It boasts wagyu beef, NZ venison and served with a Canadian lobster poached in Iranian saffron. Then topped with maple syrup coated streaky bacon, Beluga caviar and a hickory smoked duck egg intricately covered in edible gold leaf. Costing a mere $2,105 it would be rude not to?

RELAX: with a luxurious spa day experience el solo, or with your significant other. Exfoliate the dead skin cells and work related stress away! The Gold and Champagne package at The Langham will set you back a cool $700, but you’ll come out smelling like a beautiful rose.

Get tech-crafty and buy yourself a 3D printer: surprisingly affordable (prices start at $200) with free templates available to download off the internet, fill your house with random stuff and become the ultimate gift giver (T-Rex shower head for all)

Stay fully charged: Buy 4-6 phone chargers and plug one in every room of the house, car and hidden in your work desk and never have to turn on “power saving mode” again.

Alternatively, instead of all that nonsense – book a table to drink and dine in style at The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room – a dozen freshly shucked oysters and a bottle of Piper-Heidsieck is considered a rich mans breakfast, and our version of high tea.

Mother, Mum, Mama

Mum’s the Word!

We shouldn’t need an allocated day of the year to pay tribute to this lady, after all, she’s the main reason you know that eating carrots will make you see in the dark, sitting too close to the TV screen will make your eyes square, and that you should always separate your whites and colours…

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we at The Morrison thought it would be nice to spread the warm fuzzy feels and a couple of our staff have kindly shared their favourite childhood memories of their mums (awww, too cute!)

Charlotte Brandolini (Front of House + Chef)

“I come from a family of 5 kids, so it’s safe to say that we were fighting for mums attention all the time. To her credit, my mum would do her utmost to make sure we all got individual love and time with her. She use to take me with her grocery shopping on Thursday nights – it was this really special thing for just me and her and I absolutely cherished it. We would get hot chocolates afterwards and I felt like such a grown up. It’s really funny to think now how important these nights out where for me.”

Juan Carlos (Kitchen Manager)

“There’s no other way to say it, my Mother raised 3 little beasts. As young children and as teenagers, my little brother (idiot Oscar) and I were the worst, we were two savages always fighting and my Mother would have to suffer through the blood, tears and jealousy! But, she is the greatest lady, with a beautiful, strong character.”

Erin Carroll (Marketing)

“Time & patience – ask anyone who knows her, my mum has these two wonderful qualities for which I consider myself to be very lucky. The youngest of two, I was incredibly spoilt and nurtured as a child – my curiosity and vivaciousness encouraged. From sitting in on 15 years of Irish dancing classes, to helping me hand sew sequins onto dresses for uni projects, my mum has supported me through everything I’ve done. There’s something very calming about her personality that keeps you very grounded and safe.”

This Mother’s Day we’re treating the no.1 lady in your life to lunch or dinner! Simply book a table  at The Morrison for Sunday 14th May and Mum will receive a glass of bubbly and her meal on us!*

*T&C’s: One Mum per table. Bookings essential to receive this promotion.