When you hear ‘Glenelg’, your mind probably floods with memories of balmy summer nights and hot days spent on the foreshore: splashing around in azure blue water and grabbing an ice cream with friends, or a cocktail at the Moseley after a dinner-date.
During the warmer months, Jetty Road is awash with activity and atmosphere; but it might surprise you to know that it’s even dreamier in wintertime. I recently spent a day on Glenelg’s main strip and now I can’t stop talking about how brilliant it was! Here’s a little itinerary I pulled together, to try with your lover or your mates or someone else you adore:
11am: The Moseley Igloos. I’m sure you’ve seen these on Facebook or Instagram, and they are even more incredible in real life! They’re bohemian-styled, warm little nooks that let you look out over the Square in style. Sit down, order a coffee (or one of their bougie gourmet hot chocolates) and enjoy the heater. You’ll feel even snugglier if it’s raining a bit!
11:30am: After a long peruse of the menu, order a couple of things to share; it’s the only way! We had the oven-baked brie (RIDICULOUS) & the antipasto platter; the chocolate fondue looked incredible too, so make sure you leave space for dessert.
1pm: With full bellies and happy hearts, start your stroll up Jetty Road away from the beach. Our picks are Carnegie Establishment– for great service and gorgeous clothes, Lightbox Gift + Home – for more artwork and local treasures than I can mention! – and Denim + Cloth: impossibly cool. Then of course for all your boho needs who can go past Wanderlust Soul.
2:30pm: Wander into Dymocks, love my books, find a new favourite or three.
3pm: Time to leave, arms heavy with shopping bags and a smile on your face. Winter looks good here – and feels even better x