Alright, winter is well and truly here. But that doesn’t mean Melbourne has stopped offering up the goods. Jack Daniel’s is celebrating their 150th anniversary with a whisky pop-up, and the Nutella food truck will be sure to keep you busy and fighting the cold in style!
Jack Daniel’s Barrel House
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel’s distillery has never looked so mighty fine. The pop-up whisky barrel house will be gracing Southbank, and shining against Melbourne’s city skyline. This one is for every whisky lover. And with a bunch of perfectly crafted drinks to tickle your fancy, cocktail lovers can come along too! There’ll be live music, and best of all – San Antone by Bludso’s BBQ will offer a hearty Texan spread. Ribs and whisky…does it get any better? We think not. Suss out their Facebook page for live updates about this.
Nutella Road Trip
We have prayed to the Nutella gods and they have (finally) heard us. The Nutella road trip is coming to Melbs! But the absolute best part? It’s free! Their drool-worthy menu includes a Nutella crepe stack with crispy bacon, as well as pikelets with smashed 'nana and Nutella. Yep, we’re frothing. We’re guessing you are too? Head down to St Kilda between 8.30am and 11.30am to snag a Nutella covered freebie. Their Facebook will provide you with more temptation.
Beauty Garden At Eastland
Calling all beauty babes! Eastland has opened its new Beauty Garden and its WELL worth a look. Renowned artist Rebecca Louise Law has used over 150,000 preserved native flowers to create a stunning canopy. (Helloooo epic insta opportunity!) Sitting pretty under the canopy is Eastland’s bevy of new beauty brands. Everything from international big hitters, to locally owned and made brands, to ultra luxe spa gurus and healthy presto juices, Eastland has become our one-stop go to for all things healthy and beauty. Head along this weekend - allow a few hours, the rest of the shopping is next-level as well!
Ghost Tours At Como
This ghost tour at Como is the perfect place to get spooky on a Thursday night. Built in 1847, the Como House and Garden showcases some of the best Italianate architecture in Melbourne. But what goes on behind closed doors? Many stories have been told about infamous ghosts who haunt the manor. If you’re feeling you need a bit of liquid courtage to get through the night, don’t stress, there’ll be glasses of wine and bubbly on hand. Check out the deets here.
Ghost Tours At Labassa
Had a taste of one ghost tour and now can’t get enough? While many know the Labassa Manor as being a great place to have afternoon tea…this mansion has a much spookier story once night falls. Once a month this winter, Labassa will let all adventurous wonderers get in touch with their supernatural sides. Legend says 700 people have called Labassa home and refused to leave – will you be one of the few that spots them? Prepare yourself mentally here.
The Dressmaker 1950s Pop-Up Bar
After its swinging success in May, The Dressmaker pop-up bar is back for more 1950s glamour and fun. This is the perfect way to dance those winter blues away while getting dressed up in circle skirts! Your ticket will even include late night access to the The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition, so you can see if your stylish taste equates to some of fashion’s best. Still not tempted? Check out their Facebook event to see how many other busy bees are keen.
Hank Marvin Market and The Creators Market Join Forces
Didn’t have a chance to make it down last week? That’s alright, the Hank Marvin and Creators Market mashup is back yet again! This is the perfect place to channel your love for street food and creative bits and bobs. Come load up on kimchi fries from Gorilla Grill, or some finger lickin’ toasted sandwiches from Toasta. Finish off by scavenging the markets for a creative goodie.
Persian Cooking Class At The South Melbourne Market
The South Melbourne Market is being taken by a Persian themed foodie storm! These cooking classes are running all winter, and this week you can learn how to make some Persian culinary gems. The class is vegetarian friendly, so it can meet every herbivore’s needs. Stuffed eggplants and Persian date desserts are the perfect comfort food for this chilly Melbourne weekend…. we’re already drooling! You don’t want to miss out on these Middle Eastern treats, so reserve a spot here.
Intercontinental's Graffiti Classes
Okay. You have now well and truly sunk into the winter slump. And we know just the thing to cheer you up. Book a room at the Intercontinental for a day of pampering and best of all…complimentary graffiti classes! You can unleash your inner Banksy in the Intercontinental’s very own secret laneway. This will be the first of three classes held, where you can go wild with the stencils and spray cans to leave your mark in Melbourne’ street art scene! More info here.
Paint It Up At Pancake Parlour
Did someone say pancakes? And….painting?!? Paint It Up is hosting a painting masterclass. They’ll also have you covered for all your boozy drinks, so you can really unleash your artistic confidence. Not only will you take home your masterpiece at the end of the class, but you can gobble on some hotcakes too. Painting is hard work, after all! Buy tickets here.
The Brunny Bazaar
Everyone’s two favourite things are colliding at the Brunny Bazaar. Shopping and dranks. You can’t even use the winter chill as an excuse, because there’ll be mulled wine and cider to warm you up. If you’re feeling hungover, there’ll be $10 bloody Mary’s on offer to cure that too. From vintage clothing to creative homewares, Brunswick is the place to find a hidden gem this weekend!
Image credit: Whats On City of Sydney