Karl's jolly holiday

Liz Tse

He's got the summer off and what better way to celebrate than with a luxe trip to Melbourne!

Staying at bestie James Packer's Crown Casino, newly-single Karl Stefanovic is celebrating the silly season in style.

James Packer has been flying Karl around in the Crown Casino's chopper. Source: Diimex.
Karl attended Ann Peacock's Women in Media Christmas Luncheon. Source: Diimex.

On Wednesday, Karl attended Women in Media Christmas Luncheon hosted by James Packer's PR representative Ann Peacock, where he appeared to be the only male, surrounded by a bevy of females.

PR guru Roxy Jacenko was at the exclusive event in Melbourne. Source: Dimex.

A onlooker at the event commented to Be: "There was not much to see, just that Karl dropped by for a hello toward the end of lunch."

Host Ann Peacock was joined by PR queen Roxy Jacenko, Julia Morris and Sunrise's Samantha Armytage.

Karl greeting one of the guests. Source: Diimex.
Karl was the only male at the event. Source: Diimex.

He was photographed wining and dining with a group of around 20 ladies for the occasion.

Karl pictured with Ann Peacock. Source: Diimex.
Karl sharing a laugh with Ann Peacock. Source: Diimex.

Earlier that day Karl, 42, and his mother got the true VIP treatment when they were flown by the Crown Casino's own chopper around vineyards at the Yarra Valley, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Karl has been enjoying his free time since wrapping his host duties for 'Today'' last week.

The TV host hangs with mumsy. Credit: Diimex

He was recently photographed spending time with his food blogger pal Sofia Levin, 27, while she was in Sydney for a friend's wedding.

Karl and Sofia - who lives in Melbourne - had diner together at Sydney's Verde restaurant on Thursday, according to staff members.

The following day, Sofia, spent time with Karl at QT Hotel at Bondi. The duo were seen drinking wine on a balcony, joined by Karl's brother Peter Stefanovic and his fiancee, Today show star Sylvia Jeffreys.

Karl's close friend and food blogger Sofia Levin. Source: Instagram.

Sofia has previously rubbished reports of a romance between her and Karl, insisting there’s “nothing weird” between them.

"We're just friends," the 27-year-old told Woman's Day magazine. "I'm in the middle of planning my wedding!"

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Karl and Cassandra Thorburn. Source: Getty Images.

Karl separated from his wife of 21 years, Cassandra Thorburn, in October.

He is since believed to have moved into his own place in Cremorne, Sydney.

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