In case you’ve missed it, the newlywed couple of the moment Pippa Middleton and James Matthews were in Sydney for a hot minute, and while they were only here for what felt like mere hours, we’ve put together what we would have had the loved-up couple do if we oversaw the itinerary.
Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
It’s the scene of many Sydney proposals, so there aren’t many more places that are more romantic than Mrs Macquarie’s chair. This hand carved sandstone chair not only looks out onto panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, but it also has connections to the famous couple’s homeland. Mrs Macquarie was the wife of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. Folklore has it that she used to sit on the rock and watch for ships from Great Britain sailing into the harbour. She was known to visit the area and sit enjoying the panoramic views of the harbour. So, what better place to have visited?
Vivid (It’s not a place we know)
While Vivid isn’t a place, it’s a must catch this time of year. This also would have been perfect for the famous couple, because they were staying in the heart of the festivities. The pair were reportedly staying in the 18k a night penthouse at the Park Hyatt Sydney. So being just a short stroll from the main attractions of Vivid makes it a must see. Also, after all that wedding preparation if we were them we’d be heading straight to the dessert festival Milk N’ Sugar happening at the overseas passenger terminal. Because the shred has to end sometime, right?
During their whirl wind tour of Sydney, the pair did manage to catch a sea plane to the exclusive Sydney restaurant the Cottage Point Inn. However, we would have another recommendation for them. If they still had the keys to the sea plane, we think the newly-weds should have popped up to Jonah’s at Whale Beach. What better place to take in the panoramic views of the area, and try some fantastic food. This way they could have also gotten out of the city to see another perspective of the sea side state.
Another one of the most popular places for couples in Sydney is, of course, the Hunter Valley, and we can see why. Wine, rolling hills and did we mention wine? The Hunter Valley is only two and a half hours out of Sydney, and once you’re there, you’re surrounded by some of Australia’s best wineries and eateries. So if we were looking to avoid the paparazzi’s prying eyes, that’s where would have headed.
So, make like a (sort of) Royal and get romantic today.
Where would you have sent Mrs Middleton when she was in Sydney?