February 17, 2023
How to make the most of autumn in Elsternwick Village
Autumn is one of the best loved seasons in Elsternwick Village.
Trees turn magnificent shades of red, orange and yellow; our favourite feel-good dishes begin to appear on the menus of our cafes and restaurants; and shop windows come alive with new season fashion and decorating offerings.
Gone are the days of the blistering heat of summer, and the cold snap of winter is yet to return. Autumn is simply the best of all seasons.
If you’re looking for things to do in autumn, there’s no better place to be than Elsternwick Village. Here’s our top picks for enjoying the season.
Embrace autumn fashion
Autumn 2023 fashion is set to be big, and by that we mean everything!
You’ll need at least a couple of wide-legged pants and Sussan has you covered with fabulous wide-leg jeans for the weekend, and more structured wide-leg trousers for work and weekday events.
Jackets are oversized and unstructured and we’re in love with the range at Perugia, that don’t just tick all the big trend boxes, but are crafted with a quality that will last years.
This autumn’s colours are… autumnal! Think burnt oranges, deep blues, and every shade of magenta, and you’ll find them all at Energie Spirit.
Looking for more autumn fashion ideas? See the full list of fashion stores in Elsternwick Village here.
Enjoy new season menus at local cafes
The cafes in Elsternwick Village are renowned for their exciting menus and the excellent seasonal produce in their dishes – and with the change of season comes great new menus.
Pumpkin may be the A-list celebrity of autumn produce, but right now the talented chefs of Elsternwick Village are hitting the markets and letting their imaginations run wild with other mouth-watering favourites including leeks, corn, capsicum and pak choy – along with our favourite, warming, nourishing dishes.
Goat House Cafe Bar Restaurant is doing incredible things with new autumn produce; Mothers Instinct is the place to enjoy a gourmet breakfast; and Moon 88 Cafe & Restaurant serves up art and food on the one plate.
For more autumn menu inspiration, see the full list of cafes in Elsternwick Village here.
Prepare your home for cosy season
Spring might be all about cleaning, but in Elsternwick Village, autumn is about getting cosy!
Autumn sees the return of our much-loved pastime – warm and cosy evenings snuggled up at home. Is your house ready?
Set the scene with a new lighting concept from Da Voluce Lighting Studio, then add all the cosy essentials. We’re talking about new cushions, blankets and throw rugs from Linen House Outlet.
Remember, cosy and comfort go beyond the sofa! Stock up on appliances and kitchenware that will enable you to cook up an autumnal feast at Mercantile Home or Dalgarno’s of Elsternwick.
Adopt a new hobby
New seasons have us thinking about revitalising our lives and the best way to add energy and inspiration into our everyday is by trying something new in Elsternwick Village!
Explore that creativity you just know exists in your soul by taking a pottery class at Céramiques, or creating a canvas you can proudly display in your home at UpVibes Paint & Sip Studio.
Tap into your inner green thumb and give your garden a face lift by chatting to the folk at Crabtree & Weeks, who will set you up with everything you need for a lush and vibrant autumn garden.
If your health and fitness regime need a charge-up, switch gears and try something new by enrolling in classes at Yoga Tree in Elsternwick Village.
Every booklover will tell you that new experiences lie in the pages of every new book, and the possibilities are endless with the range of titles available at Avenue Books.
Organise a cosy catch up
Make the most of the gorgeous long evenings, catching up with friends and family at one of Elsternwick Village’s fabulous al-fresco bars and restaurants.
Indochine-inspired Bang Bang has ambiance in abundance, and Upstairs Cellar has a wine list worth making your way through, in a casual and elegant environment.
The iconic Classic Cinemas is warm, welcoming and hosts a great range of movies, from new releases to the classics you want to enjoy time and time again.
After seeing a movie, find a cosy corner at the plush and inviting Antique Bar, the perfect location for a chat over cocktails.
Elsternwick village comes alive in autumn, and with so many autumn activities you’ll find plenty of new season inspiration and contentment in Elsternwick Village.