Welcome to your second week back into the real world (and for those of you who are only returning to work today—we don’t even want to look at you). To keep those summer vibes coming in realllll strong, there’s really only one thing to do: treat Mondays like the weekend. You know it’s true.
This week is all about kicking your coffee habit to the curb (LOL jokes, just the coffee CUP habit), ladies’ nights at your local pub and setting yourself up for success in 2018. Sounds pretty damn good, no?
Here is everything worth doing in Sydney this week.
Monday 15 January
Free Frank Green Coffee Cup
We won’t patronise you by urging you to cut the coffee addiction this year—it’s literally our favourite time of day. But this week, Westfield Sydney and Frank Green (aka the makers of cute and functional AF reusable coffee cups) have joined forces and they’re slinging the damn things for free. It’ll even be filled with sweet, delicious, and equally free coffee. In exchange, you’ll just have to make a pledge to change your coffee drinking habits for the better and help make a positive environmental switch. Basically, just pinky swear that you’ll bring your Frank Green cup to your local café errryday. More details here.
When: Monday 15 – Friday 19 January, 7.30am – 10.30am
Where: Westfield Sydney
Tuesday 16 January
Ice Cream, You Scream
As part of The Lady Hampshire’s women’s only ‘See You Next Tuesday’ (ahem) series, they’re teaming up with Gelato Messina for an ice-cream filled evening of fun. And the best part is, the ice-cream is FREE. Still not convinced? They’ll have bevs from Sparkke Change Beverage Company, a completely women-run operation, as well as the indie punk band Scabz to supply the beats for the night. So grab your girls and head down to the only place to be this Tuesday. Sorry gents, you’ll have to miss this one out. More details here.
When: Tuesday 16 January, 6pm-10pm
Where: The Lady Hampshire, Camperdown
Wednesday 17 January
New year, new you, right? Well, Jordanna Levin is here to help you cleanse yourself of everything 2017. Whether you’ve already set your new moon intentions or you don’t even know your own star sign, this class will help you rid yourself of all the stale energy and bad vibes in your life. It’s the only way to kick off your new year, trust us. Book your spot here.
When: Wednesday 17 January, 7pm-9:30pm
Where: Heart Space Manor, Bondi Junction
Cost: $43.29 – $53.84
Refresh & Restart: Designing A Healthy Life
To help you with your New Year's resolution of living that health life, we’re here to tell you about a workshop that’s all about clean eating, exercise and balanced living. And it’s all brought to you by naturopath, Jennifer Ward. She takes a fresh look at how you can live your best life without the fear of facing your Instagram discover page’s #bodygoals pics. Seriously, that page is terrifying. Learn cooking tips, practical ways to remain sane, and generally how to kick off your new year right. More details here.
When: Wednesday 17 January, 7pm-9pm
Where: The Indigo Project, Surry Hills
CHISWICK Gin on the Grass
The incred team over at CHISWICK just made summer even better with their evening garden series. They’ve teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to create a pop-up gin bar on their lush lawn and it’ll be sticking around all summer. The eats are obviously going to be incredible, and canapes are complimentary, so you’ll have no problems sticking that new year budget. Our hot tip? Grab yourself a Summer Collins, made with Bombay Sapphire Gin (duh), lemon, passionfruit, kaffir lime and Fever-Tree soda. Gather the troops and set yourselves up for an evening of laughs, dranks and live acoustic tunes this hump day.
When: Wednesdays between 10 January - 7 February (excluding 14 February), 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: CHISWICK Woollahra
Cost: Free entry
Meanwhile, there are pools in the middle of Hyde Park right now.
Gelato Messina | Image credit: Ariana Gillrie