Say goodbye to the back-to-work blues – we're putting the fun back into your last few days of holiday freedom! This is your go-to guide for fabulous eats and activities that will have you feeling relaxed, recharged, and ready to head back to the work grind.
Get a little retail therapy at the Collective Markets
The best type of therapy is retail therapy, if you're asking for our opinion! The Collective Markets is the perfect spot to get your shopping fix while feeling good about the fact you're supporting small local businesses. You'll find everything from arts, crafts, homewares, collectibles, jewellery, and much more! Plus, if you pride yourself as a bit of a foodie, you're in luck because you can sample incredible treats, organic produce, and homemade fare to your heart's content. Catch all the market day action in Stanley Street Plaza.
Transport yourself to the Mediterranean with Vici’s Amalfi Brunch
Transport yourself to everyone’s favourite Euro location, the Amalfi Coast, with Vici's Amalfi Brunches before heading back to work. I mean, who wouldn't want to escape to the Mediterranean before the work year ramps up (even if it is just figuratively!)? Indulge in a five-course set menu and a two-hour drinks package for $85 every Saturday and Sunday. From marinated Mount zero olives to prosciutto e melone, each bite is a passport stamp to Italy. Cheers to the good life with Bacardi raspberry mojitos, Bacardi Hurricanes, and classic mimosas. Secure your culinary Italian getaway here and get ready to savour la dolce vita!
Relax into the afternoon at Sunday Social
An afternoon at Sunday Social on the Green is the ultimate way to squeeze that little bit more of relaxation in before the work year starts. Treat yourself to the smooth tunes of the best local artists from 2pm. Grab your picnic rug and settle in for the ultimate afternoon, complete with stellar views. Plus, save the hassle of organising and packing your picnic swag by ordering one of the sensational picnic hampers from the luxe restaurant offerings at River Quay!
An enchanting world awaits at the Fairy Tales exhibition
Step into the charming world of once upon a time. From opulent carriages to opulent gowns, twisted woodlands to mystical mirrors, Fairy Tales at GOMA explores centuries of beloved folk stories through art, design, and film. Expect to see well-known visual motifs of woods and trees, mirrors and blood, impossible shoes and clothing for royalty, castles and coaches, and at least one pumpkin. Grab your tickets here.
Flex your knowledge at Southbank Beer Garden’s Trivia Tuesday
What could be better for getting your brain into gear for work than to challenge it with some mental exercise via the infamous Southbank Beer Garden Tuesday trivia night? Kicking off from 7 pm, battle it out with electronic buzzers to see who will be crowned trivia champion. It's not all hard work though! Enjoy the epic trivia meal deal complete with delicious wood-fired pizza and an ice-cold XXXX or house wine for just $20 while you rattle out your answers! Register your team here.