Despite the tough—but necessary—stage four restrictions, there are still ways to make the most of the week ahead without resorting to rebuilding that 2000 piece puzzle for the third time.If you're looking to ease up your Monday or spice up your Tuesday, check out five things you can do from home this week.
Little Mandarin | Mat Pilates Class
Thanks to the countless hours spent on your desk, your back is now screaming for a good stretch. The good news is Little Mandarin studio, in partnership with Burwood-based shopping centre, Burwood Brickworks, is hosting a weekly series of free online Yoga, Meditation, and Pilates classes throughout the month of August. Every Thursday at 10am, zen and destress your muscles with the on-hour online Mat Pilates class. Register here and get your long-overdue stretch sorted for the week.
The Inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA)
Mark your calendar because NIFA is launching online this week. Staged by the not-for-profit Darwin Aboriginal Art Foundation (DAAF), prepare yourself to celebrate the collections and designs from Australia’s leading First Nations designers and artists. With 33 nominees and six award categories, join the live screening of the inaugural night on SBS NITV’s social media channels. Tune in this Wednesday 6 August at 6pm and visit their website for more information.
Five Senses Coffee | At-Home Barista Class
Release your barista inner-self with an online class by Five Senses Coffee. You can now learn how to brew cafe-quality espresso fresh from your kitchen. From basic preparations to the foundation of art latte, this one-on-one session will ease your quarantine woes. The class clocks at $99 for a 90-minute personalized session, every Wednesday and Thursday. Get your coffee machine ready and book a spot here.
Moon Dog & Friends Winter Treats Box
Just when we feel like we need a little pick-me-up for this August, the Moon Dog brewing has launched their Winter Treats Box Following the great success of the original Pub in a Box, this ultimate winter box features some of Moon Dog’s favourite neighbours including 3 Ravens Brewery, Birdsnake Chocolates, and Coffee Supreme. Bundling at $85, fill your booze corner with Moon Dog’s Mack Daddy Dark Ale, Cake Hole, Embers Red IPA, and many more. Available for purchase via online or at Moon Dog “OG” in Abbotsford and Moon Dog World in Preston’s contactless drive-throughs.
Harlow Puppy Pals
Richmond’s Harlow has been hard at work adding a rooftop to the venue while the doors have been shut, and they’re about to paint a big ol’ mural of three Melbourne pooches up top. To go into the running to have your furry friend immortalised on the walls of Harlow’s rooftop, just share a snap of Fido on IG by Saturday 10 August with the hashtag #puppypalsofharlow—don’t forget to tag @harlowbar.
The three winning pups and their owners will score free doggy treats at Harlow for life, a custom Harlow hoodie for your furry friend and $100 app credit to spend at the venue when it reopens.
Check out everything else happening at home over on our Things To Do section.
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