Now that the cold weather is starting to creep in to Melbourne its time to start thinking of ways to be social and keep warm at the same time!
Gone are the lazy sunny days where we can grab some drinks and head to the beach or get together in the afternoon sun.
My best friend Cara and I swapped our mini skirts for pjs and our high heels for slippers tonight for a cosy girls night in to come up with all of the cool things we want to do this winter!
So thanks to Cara for co-writing this blog and we hope you enjoy our ideas to warm up these winter evenings!
Cooking IS sexy….
A great way to bond with friends and lovers is over a delicious home cooked meal. Most of the fun happens in the kitchen and even the grocery run can make for some funny moments!
A healthy meal that is great to share is home made pizzas with pita bread bases and your favourite toppings. So easy and quick to make so you can spend more time enjoying the important things! Bring on the dinner parties!
Melbourne is full of quirky little tea houses (My favourite is Quali-T on Chapel st) that are a cute, cosy and healthy alternative to heading out in the cold for drinks. So much love to be shared over a cup of green tea and as dorky as it sounds it’s interesting to see how many different types of tea there are to try!
Last season I had the pleasure of helping my best friend Jade learn to snowboard for the first time; it was one of the most fun and hilarious times we have ever had! But I must say she was very brave and by the end of the day had the basics mastered.
Even if this isn’t your cup of tea it is still a great trip and there are many other activities to do as well as enjoying being amongst the most magical scenery you could imagine.
There are lots of good mountains in Victoria you can try. The closest is Mt Baw Baw, which is good for a day trip if you don’t want a long drive. Although further away, Mt Buller, Falls Creek and Mt Hotham always have the most beautiful snow! So grab some mates or your family and start making some magical and hilarious memories.
Dessert is the new foreplay…..
What hotter way to end an evening than being indulgent and feeling naughty over a sinful chocolate cake or a warming sticky date pudding? Either head to a restaurant to enjoy a quiet bite or have fun creating your own at home… A delicious ending to any perfect night.
Vintage Date Nights
Everyone knows about the good old faithful cinema date nights, but for a twist how about trying the drive in movies? There are two drive in cinemas in Victoria, one in Coburg and the other in Dromana. Great for a bit of old school fun! It’s a nice excuse to get out of the city as well.
To me winter means red wine weather! Most Victorian new release wines come out in June so it’s a great time to take some mates and explore Victoria’s wine regions. There is nothing like enjoying a glass of wine by a fireplace with gourmet food while overlooking some of the most scenic views Victoria has to offer. Some of the regions are Bellarine Peninsula, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and the King Valley.
Thanks so much Cara for the fun and laughter while we came up with this blog! Everybody should be as lucky to have a best friend like you! I hope you guys try out some of our ideas if you haven’t already. Complaining about the cold weather on Facebook won’t make it go away, so stay positive and embrace it by trying something different and fun!