Belle Escapes works with lifestyle business partners to offer some of the best retreat packages on the Central Coast.
With all the luxury of a five-star hotel and the intimacy of a private home, you can organise in-house services like massage, facials, group yoga sessions, grazing boards, breakfast hampers and juice cleanses. Or you can also just sit back, relax and unwind.
On top of this, you could have your own private chef to cook you a fresh, in-season meal specialising in local organic produce. Central Coast chef Dimitris Aronis and his team at Private Chef Catering tailored menus to suit their clients, making the experience more than just a meal, they bring theatre and fun to the occasion.
Enjoy three courses of a menu that you have tailored to suit your palette, whether it is freshly shucked rock oysters, a flavour-packed wild mushroom risotto, maybe a slow-roasted melt-in-your-mouth lamb rack or a fried sage and parmesan gnocchi.
After an indulgent feast, simply crash out in your comfy bed listening to the sound of the ocean as you drift into a new state of relaxation. You have arrived in paradise.
Private chef, Dimitris Aronis is a man who has loved quality food for a long time. Working in the hospitality industry since high school, he now owns Private Chef Catering, a Central Coast business offering private dining experiences for groups that want to entertain at home or on holidays.
With popular menus that serve up beautiful, seasonal organic produce, his team create fresh plates that are a hit with clients. Think Beetroot Carpaccio with shaved baby radish, labneh, blood orange, quinoa, walnut vinaigrette and micro beetroot leaf.
“People get so excited to be cooked for and we love making it a real experience for them. We actually got really busy after the first wave of COVID-19. People want our private chef service because it’s safe and different. Whilst international travel remains restricted, a private chef is the perfect way to spoil yourself, in the safety of your own home,” Dimitris explains.
After spending the last 20 years presenting live shopping on Australian TV, Carla King-Turner runs her holiday house retreats, as well as her own interactive beauty website and directory – Mooi + U Beauty.
The original Greenhouse Retreat is located on the Brisbane Waters in Green Point. Pearl Beach is the newest location. Offering beautifully styled holiday houses that are matched to the surrounding environment, the properties are peppered with many little self-care and wellness touches.
Carla believes that wellness is not just one thing but many. Good food, self-care, movement and laughter, it is also the connections and time we spend with our closest. The Greenhouse is a place to retreat, unwind, reconnect and take time to practise self-care.
“We want to share with our guests and followers our space, our ideas and products brands and treatments which will encourage this approach to wellness, long after they leave our retreats.”
To book one of Carla’s properties or Dimitris’ chef service, contact the team at Belle Escapes on 02 4360 1717.