How to enjoy summer in Elsternwick Village

How to enjoy summer in Elsternwick Village

The days are getting longer, the air that much warmer, and all through Elsternwick Village, everyone seems that little bit happier.

Summer is upon us, and there has never been a greater enthusiasm for getting out and enjoying life!

You don’t need to plan a fancy vacation or travel far to enjoy everything the warmer months have to offer.

Elsternwick Village has all the summer activities you could wish for to create a relaxing, enjoyable and truly memorable summer.

Here are our tips for the best.

Enjoy an early brekky

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and how you choose to breakfast can set the tone for your whole day.

Do brekky right at any one of Elsternwick Village’s vibrant and cosmopolitan cafes. Why not create a cafe bucket list and work your way through the whole range of breakfasting experiences?

Tip: it’s well worth rising early and watching the sun climb into the sky as Elsternwick Village comes to life.

Discover a new hobby

Hands up who didn’t try their hand at a new hobby during lockdown!

Whether it was multiple attempts at baking sourdough, dusting off an old jigsaw puzzle, or participating in an online ‘Tango for Beginners’ class, most of us discovered firsthand the restorative nature of the hobby.

Now that we’re out and about, Elsternwick Village has everything you need to take that hobby to the next level or simply make your hobby a permanent part of your self-care regime.

Budding green thumbs can get all the right tools and advice at Crabtree & Weeks; book club enthusiasts will find everything they need at Avenue Bookstore; and those who embraced their inner Marie Kondo can continue their journey to peace and serenity with the help of the organising professionals at Dr DeClutter. Ceramiques is a great place to up your artistic game, if getting in touch with your inner artist is more your aspiration.

Indulge a little

It’s been a stressful couple of years for most of us, and if ever there was a time to spoil and reward yourself it’s now.

Splashing out on a new beauty treatment at one of Elsternwick Village’s spas or beauty salons is a great way to start – but why not add that little bit of special to all areas of your life?

Sample an exotic global cuisine at one of Elsternwick Village’s international and award-winning restaurants; try a fabulously decadent cocktail at a quirky bar; or stop and go into that gorgeous homewares store you’ve always admired but never had the time to venture into.

Explore local attractions

There are very few of us who haven’t been dreaming of travel, but did you know that Elsternwick Village is home to some of Melbourne’s most-loved tourist attractions and summer activities?

Putting on your tourist hat and exploring your own backyard gives you a chance to see what we so often take for granted in a fresh new light.

Top of the tourist list has to be the iconic Classic Cinema, with its rich history and striking interiors. Take in a movie and if the night is warm and balmy, enjoy a post-flick drink at the fabulous rooftop bar.

Rippon Lea Estate and its stunning Romanesque mansion is on everyone’s tourist checklist, and is the perfect summer destination, not just for romance and majesty of the stately home, but because of the lush, green 14-acre grounds on which it sits. Pack a picnic filled with goodies from Elsternwick Village’s delis and bakeries and spend the afternoon luxuriating beneath a tree that has stood for hundreds of years.

No matter how you choose to spend your summer days and nights, Elsternwick Village has everything you need to create a summer well spent.

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