Top ten reasons to connect to your winter senses this season

Acreage Tasmania, Kingsway. Image by Melanie Kate Photography.

Acreage Tasmania, Kingsway. Image by Melanie Kate Photography.

1. COOL WINTER FASHION

Chunky accessories like knitted scarves, beanies, gloves, not to mention an excuse to get out your favourite winter coat, that looks great with your new boots! Rugging up is part of the fun. Visit The Sheeps Back for some warm and woolly winter fashion.

2. COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF COFFEE

Let’s be honest, real coffee junkies visit their local barista’s all year round, but it’s more of a frequent event in the cooler months. There is nothing better than holding a warm cup of caffeine to get you through the day and keep you warm. So make your way along George St, where you will find a variety of cafes serving up steamy cups of joy.

Saint John Craft Beer, St John St. Image by Melanie Kate Photography.

Saint John Craft Beer, St John St. Image by Melanie Kate Photography.

3. YOU CAN GROW A BEARD WITHOUT JUDGEMENT

If you’re lucky enough to be able to grow one, winter is the time where no one will dare to judge you for it! Well, most of the time anyway. The Kingsway Barbershop can keep your beard looking fresh all season long.

4. COMFORT FOOD

The three P’s, pizza, popcorn and pasta are a regular occurrence in the cooler weather because it’s just as good as a big hug, that’s why it’s called comfort food! Don’t feel like making it yourself? Winter might give you the opportunity to try that restaurant you having been dying to go to for months but just haven’t had time. Make the most of it and enjoy a delicious wood fired pizza from The Metz Cafe Bar or some creamy pasta from La Cantina Restaurant.

5. WINTER BLOOMS

Winter also means the blooming of some beautiful flowers, such as the winter jasmine, pansy, viola and plenty of other types. Rain, hail and shine these little suckers are tough and can stand through most weather conditions. Take some home for yourself from Murphy Bloom and The Tamar Valley Rose Shop.

6. WINTER EVENTS

Berlin, Paris, Denmark, these guys may experience some of the coldest weather but wow, they know how to throw a party! Too many people think that hibernating is the thing to do in winter, but why would you do that when there are Events to keep you entertained? So grab your coat and gloves, and join us for Winter Solstice and Beats, Brews & Barbecues. (Cough cough, and mulled cider and wine are a thing)!

Henry’s Bar & Restaurant, Cameron Street. Image by Melanie Kate Photography.

Henry’s Bar & Restaurant, Cameron Street. Image by Melanie Kate Photography.

7. FIREPLACES

A crackle and pop and you know that it’s winter, portraying the warmth of a good hug, a fire can not only brighten a room but lift the spirits of Winter blues. A good fireplace is the pinnacle of a good winter and you can cosy up next to one with a drink or fancy meal at Henry’s Bar & Restaurant.

8. WINTER SPORTS

We all know that AFL is a favourite topic when it comes to winter sport, but other sport that appears more vividly in the cooler months is netball and soccer. There is something fun about rugging up as much as you can and watching teams battle it out for the win. If there is mud, then it’s a bonus!

Go the TASSIE HAWKS!

9. MORE DRAMATIC SUNSETS

In the Tasmanian winter, bright sunsets are more common because of the extra drizzle of rain that makes a presence. This is because of the clean air, and the height that the sun sets. Grab a blanket and perch yourself and some friends somewhere to view the beauty of the natural world, we hear Cinco Passiones have a pretty special evening view.

10. WATCHING A GOOD MOVIE

There is nothing better than being chilled out, relaxed and engrossed in a good film. A side of buttered popcorn? Yes please! Check out what’s on at Village Cinemas.

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