We’re excited to share with you our latest compilation of our favourite offerings in Melbourne this month. We’re now officially past the shortest day of the year, and we’re heading into that slight lull between Winter & Spring, but that doesn’t mean that there’s a shortage of activities to enjoy across the city. Check out our favourite picks across Food, Film, Fashion & Fun and brighten the winter gloom!
Cappo Sociale, Truffle Degustation
Winter is truffle season, and if you’re in Melbourne — arguably the foodie capital of the country — this black gold is practically inescapable. Fitzroy Italian institution Cappo Sociale has pulled through with the goods to offer a positively divine truffle degustation. For just $75 per person, you’ll be transported through an elegant 4 course degustation accompanied by complimentary house made Limoncello. Featuring premium Manjimup truffles from Western Australia, the team at Cappo Sociale have come up with a truffle extravaganza that is every mushroom-lover’s dream. Make sure you come with an empty stomach because you’ll be feasting on Beef Capraccio, Cured Pink Snapper, Fettuccine Cacio e Pepe, a premium Wagyu steak garnished with shaved fresh truffle, and a Truffle tart. You can book Cappo Sociale’s Truffle Degustation here.
Where the Crawdads Sing
The cult modern classic is finally ready to grace the big screen. Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones from Normal People, prepare to be transported to the marshlands of North Carolina as you grapple with small town secrets, and witness the tragedy of social division set against the stark backdrop of Southern America in the 50s. The novel and film have gained increased media attention after it was revealed that Taylor Swift has written a new single specifically for the film. Beat the rush and sign up for one of the exclusive advanced screenings at Hoyts, otherwise the film is released to the general public on the 21st of July.
Pink is our current obsession. We’re welcoming back the vibrant tones of hot pink and fuchsia as the new it colours brightening up our dark winter days. Pink is the perfect colour to transport you to off to a far away, sunny destination, while also making everyone around you jealous at your glimmer radiance.
The Accessory: St Oddity Crossbody Bag with Street Strap in Fuchsia/Black, $149
Sydney-based label St Oddity is a fun, buzzing label run by a young team impatient with the idea that durability needs to be stagnant. We love their colourful and eclectic takes on classic handbag silhouettes. What’s even better is that all materials used in the production of your St Oddity bag are completely vegan, thus reducing the environmental impact of production. We love their classic crossbody bag with fuchsia accent on the flap. Not only are these sustainable bags gentle on the planet, they also offer fun options for individual customisations so you can be assured knowing that your piece will be completely unique to you. Plus, when you’re feeling like a change, you can always get new hardware instead of buying a whole new bag! Buy the St Oddity Crossbody Bag here.
Shoes: Merry People Bobbi Gumboot in Dusty Pink, $149.95
We absolutely love Aussie brand Merry People and their stylish and contemporary take on classic gumboots. Their ankle-length Bobbi Gumboot is our favourite style and we’re thrilled that they’ve been able to add more colours as their success has grown, including this stunning Dusty Pink. Not only are these cute gumboots guaranteed to add a pop of colour to your winter wardrobe, but they’re completely vegan, waterproof and come complete with a neoprene lining that will keep your feet toasty on even the coolest of days! Shop the range at Merry People here.
The Clothes: Robb & Lulu Open Knit Set in Dragonfruit
Yep, we’re obsessed with our organic cotton open knit and that obsession isn’t about to stop anytime soon. Our women’s organic cotton knit is perfectly balanced between lightweight and heavy, warm and breathable, and is the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe. Dragonfruit is the vibrant latest tone added to our range of organic cotton knit pieces for winter, and we think it’s an amazing pop of colour for any winter wardrobe. Check out our styling tips for the women’s organic cotton open knit set in Dragonfruit here.
The Addison Women’s Open Knit Top in Dragonfruit: $119.95
The Wichita Women’s Open Knit Pant in Dragonfruit: $149.95
Fun: Open House Melbourne
The famous festival of architecture is finally returning to a fully realised in-person event after a Covid-related hiatus for 2 years. Over the final weekend of July (the 30th & 31st) some of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings will be opened up for the public on a first in, best dressed basis. Our top picks include Government House, Blunt’s Boat Shed in Williamstown, the Brew Tower in the Tribeca Building in East Melbourne and the Old Hawthorn Tram Depot. If you’re not in Melbourne on the official weekend, there are also virtual events, and several self-guided walking tours on offer. Maps for the tours are can be downloaded from Monday the 25th of July.