I can very easily forget how draining winter can be. I can still remember the days when I was excited for the gray season. I’ll wear a beanie everyday, I thought. I’ll wear my boots with all my different Happy Socks! I’ll switch it up between turtle necks and scarfs, I’ll layer up, and maybe my hair will stay straight for once!
I regret even thinking that now. Especially because half my Instagram feed is of friends from home in the US in their bathing suits complaining about how hot it is. I dream of summer dresses, riding my bike, the beach, a corona, painting my nails bright orange, being in the mood to wear color, and actually running around the botanical gardens like I say I will.
One of the only thing that is keeping me going is that Melbourne has so many great events going on during winter. I really can’t help but want to go to everything! My favorite (and literally closest to home) is Cake Wines Pop-Up Bar in Fitzroy!
Cake Wine came down from Sydney and set up shop in a romantic little spot down an alley way in Fitzroy for the month of August. With only 3 more weekends of events planned I urge you to follow them on Facebook straight away and plan a night out. Bring some friends (or me), buy a bottle of wine (the shiraz is splendid), and order the delicious and filling cheese plate. The venue is homey, warm and comfortable; it really feels like you’re at a friends home and, being the wonderful friend that she is, she’s gone above and beyond to make the night enjoyable for you.
Cake Wines is working with workshops by Dumbo Feather, mixing it up bands (Alpine! tonight!) and DJs, film screenings, and The School of Life’s seminar How to Have Better Conversations.
Unfortunately, you can’t buy bottles of Cake to take home with you. I tried. But you can quickly pop by The Evelyn next door where they happily supply the label. Buy in bulk, why don’t ya! It’s the weekend after all.