How to make the most of autumn in Elsternwick Village

How to make the most of autumn in Elsternwick Village

Autumn in Elsternwick Village is a sensory delight: from the cool air that tickles our noses, to the aroma of fallen leaves that crunch beneath our feet, to the sights of the reds and oranges of our tree-lined streets.

Autumn is also the time when Elsternwick Village comes to life, with fashion stores brimming with new season looks, chefs proudly serving new menus featuring the freshest autumn produce, and an abundance of fun activities to delight and inspire.

Here’s our top picks of things to do in autumn in Elsternwick Village.

Enjoy new season menus

The cooler weather brings with it a new haul of seasonal produce – and in autumn, that means comfort food.

The chefs of Elsternwick Village are renowned for taking new season produce and creating masterpieces of style and flavour.

Treat yourself to a delightful and nourishing meal of fresh seasonal produce – try 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar for a hearty pasta; head to Farang Farang for Thai street food chock full of fresh autumn greens; or pull up a seat at Dawn Eatery, where the chefs fuse the best of Japanese and Korean flavours with the freshest Australian vegetables to produce soul-warming plates.

For a sweet treat on a warm autumn afternoon, pay a visit to Be Bowld and indulge in one of their delicious smoothie or acai bowls. Or stop in at Glazed Gluten Free Patisserie and choose from one of their delectable selection of cakes – we hear their signature Krembo is unmatched!

It’s those chilly autumn nights, though, when the cosy restaurants of Elsternwick Village lure us in for a warming soup or hearty feed.

There’s no place that does comfort food like Budapest – think stuffed capsicum, eye fillet steaks or their famous schnitzels; get your fill of Korean BBQ at Damso BarBQ; or head to Copycat, where style is as front of mind as the quality of their meals.

Prepare your home for cosy season

During the cooler months we spend more time at home, curled up on the couch with a book, snuggling under a blanket while we watch our latest favourite show that’s just dropped, or in the kitchen cooking up a storm – and now is the time to make sure our homes are autumn-ready!

Start with your walls and work your way down. Frame your precious memories and art properly with the help of Four Corners Picture Framing, and to get the lighting just right, check out the options at Da Voluce Lighting Studio.

Feeling cosy is all about the touch, so make sure your textures are giving the best feels with new linen, cushions and blankets from Linen House.

Finally, for the kitchen, you’ll need to be autumn cooking ready, so stock up on appliances, pots, pans and all the other items you need from Dalgarno’s of Elsternwick.

Adopt autumn fashion

Those in the fashion know are telling us that autumn 2024 fashion is all about opulence and old-world glamour, and everything you need to update your wardrobe is in Elsternwick Village.

Wrap garments (dresses, coats and tops) form the new season silhouette; soft opulent textures are the feel; and statement pieces complete the look.

Perugia is perfectly on-trend, showing classic pieces with an up-to-the-minute twist, and is great for jackets and work wear. Tsalta is the place to go for statement pieces. Urban Soul captures all the latest trends and is staffed by fashionistas just busting to help you develop an autumn look that’s totally on-trend and individually you.

Uncover a new hobby

Now that long days at the beach are behind us and we’re all feeling holiday-refreshed, it’s time to bring fun and inspiration into our lives – and the best way to do that is to try out a new hobby!

Artistic expression is a great way to relieve stress and to bolster your creativity. In Elsternwick Village, art is a way of life. Why not take a pottery class at Céramiques or get started on that masterpiece at UpVibes Paint & Sip Studio or Sossy and Canvas.

Calm your mind and invite inspiration and creativity in by enrolling in classes at Yoga Tree in Elsternwick Village, or open your mind to the new experiences that live within the pages of the new books, available at Avenue Bookstore.

Plan a cosy catch up

Make the most of the last warm evenings by getting a group together at one of Elsternwick Village’s gorgeous al fresco restaurants and bars.

Soak up the Indochine vibes at Bang Bang; enjoy a relaxed meal or drink while listing to live music at Goat House; or for something a little more intimate, head to Upstairs Cellar.

As the nights get cooler, it’s time to move indoors. Snuggle up and enjoy the latest new release or your favourite classic in the opulent surrounds at Classic Cinemas. Afterwards, head down to Antique Bar for the traditional post-flick cocktail (it’s a thing!), or skip the flick and just settle into a cosy corner with a few friends and explore the gentle art of conversation.

Elsternwick Village comes alive in autumn, and with so many autumn activities you’ll find plenty to warm your soul.

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