May 17, 2022
How to make the most of winter in Elsternwick Village
It’s that moment when the cold air tickles our noses, and we clutch our coffee mugs with both hands as we turn our faces to the sunshine, that we think with a smile… winter is here, and with it all our favourite Elsternwick Village winter activities!
Enjoying Elsternwick Village in the winter is all about cosy activities, feel good food, belly-warming drinks, and things that can be done curled up in front of a fireplace or within the warm, welcoming local businesses.
Here are our top tips for a fabulous winter in Elsternwick Village.
Discover new season fashion
Everyone knows that winter is fashion’s favourite season.
It’s not just the excitement of sampling the latest trends and creating new looks, there’s just so much to choose from: hats, gloves, coats, scarves – and that’s just the accessories!
Head down to Elsternwick Village to update your winter wardrobe with the latest trends from our fashion stores such as Sussan, Fella Hamilton, Urban Soul, and Givoni, and then add some timeless elegance and style with a piece from Recycled Designer Labels.
Curl up with a new book
It might be cold and rainy outside, but indoors by the fire or snuggled up with a cosy rug on an endlessly comfy chair is the perfect weather to hunker down with a good book.
Drop into Avenue Bookstore for that latest bestseller, that biography you have been wanting to jump into, or that detective page-turner all your friends are talking about.
Don’t forget to explore the local op shops for some pre-loved reads. You’ll never know what you might find at a bargain price, or you could make a game of it and choose a completely random book and see where the adventure takes you.
Reading doesn’t have to be a solo experience – why not grab some friends and form your own book club? You’ll get to experience books you may not have otherwise selected, and it’s a great excuse for a monthly catch up at one of Elsternwick Village’s cosy cafes.
Try something new
The cooler months spent indoors are the perfect time to turn your hand at something new.
Tap into your inner Demi Moore by taking a pottery wheel class at Céramiques, or get the girls together for a night of wine and painting (a win-win combination if ever there was one) at UpVibes Paint & Sip Studio.
Got an eye for fashion? Combine the practical with the creative and discover skills that will allow you to tap into your inner fashion designer when you learn to sew at Sew This Pattern.
Of course, the best way to keep warm this winter is to move your body, so shake up your fitness routine by trying out a workout at a new gym or taking in a new yoga or Pilates class. For extra warmth, try out a hot yoga class at Yoga Tree.
Head to a bar
Nothing warms the insides on a cold winter night more than a drink at one of Elsternwick Village’s bars – they’re quirky, eclectic, and stylish.
Cheese and wine aficionados should check out the tastings at Upstairs Cellar, while those searching for a snuggly sofa to sink into while working their way through the cocktails list need look no further than the warm ambiance of Antique Bar.
For something extra special, grab some friends and book a night at Copycat Bar and Restaurant – the place to be for stunning interiors, beautiful food, and sophisticated drinks. Choose from the seasonally inspired menu and extensive wine list, or head straight for the favourites: oysters and pomegranate mignonette, Spring Bay mussels, or leek tarte tatin.
Catch a cosy flick
It’s steeped in history, and sumptuously decorated, making a night at the Classic Cinema not just another night at the movies – but a night to remember.
Whether you’re taking in a black and white Italian cinema classic, or the latest blockbuster from Hollywood, the silver screen is the perfect way to escape the cold this winter.
And don’t forget the snacks. Sure, the Classic Cinema has popcorn, choc-tops, soft drinks and coffee, but did you know, their cinema snacks also include cheese platters, gourmet toasties, and a range of delicious baked goods? In winter, the cinema also offers sangria, mulled wine, a range of warm ciders, as well as a selection of classic cocktails.
Winter is one of the most beautiful seasons at Elsternwick Village, and with an abundance of winter activities, is also one of the best places to shake off those winter blues.