Spotlight Australia | Brisbane

It was an early morning when we left Christchurch. Upon landing in Brisbane, we headed to our hotel. The rooms were not ready as it was before 10am. After brunch, we went back in hopes of checking in and freshening up, but since that didn't happen, we got ready in the restrooms in the lobby and made our way to the Capalaba store. It was a full house - with some familiar faces and plenty of new ones. spotlight_Brisbane_spotlight_Brisbanespotlight_Brisbane1spotlight_Brisbane2spotlight_Brisbane3spotlight_Brisbane4spotlight_Brisbane5One of the funniest things happened at the end  when we asked someone to choose a winner for a big prize, and she ended up drawing her own name. Her dad even caught the priceless moment. Too precious.winnerThen we headed to the Indooroopilly store and met with a couple of the awesome staff members before settling into the appearance. spotlight_Brisbane6spotlight_Brisbane7spotlight_Brisbane9spotlight_Brisbane9aspotlight_Brisbane9bThe next day we headed up to the Gold Coast to the Kawana Waters store.SPT_BNE SPT_BNE1 SPT_BNE2 SPT_BNE3 SPT_BNE5Loved seeing some of the same ladies who came last year to a different location. Once again we were off to another location with just enough time to get lunch at KFC. Yes, in fact, Kentucky Fried Chicken.SPT_BNE6 SPT_BNE7 SPT_BNE8 SPT_BNE8a SPT_BNE8b SPT_BNE9 SPT_BNE10 SPT_BNE11 SPT_BNE11aAli brought her awesome Project Life album and it was a delight to flip through. You can see her wrap up post of the visit on her blog. SPT_BNE12This may have been the only photo Eva and I got together. She was an amazing traveling buddy (and driver!) the entire time and kept this pregnant girl on track and schedule. And she definitely made sure I didn't go hungry. Did I mention that a small lunch at KFC cost $29 for the 2 of us? Apparently fast food isn't quite as cheap down under as it is in the States. We ended our Brisbane adventure with a fantastic meal at cru bar + cellar. And we made a mental note to ourselves to carve out some free time on the next visit to wander the neighborhood a bit. Not too bad for 48 hours - thanks so much to everyone who came out!