May Festivals and Things to Do!

We’re rollin’ now! We’re so deep into 2019 that we’re entering the darker/colder months of the year! But no matter, there are so many things to see and do in Ol’ Sydney Town to help us through the shorter and colder days. Here are my top pics for Festivals & things to do for the month of May!

Mothers’ Day Perfume Walk- 12 May

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Road. Sydney

Pamper your mum (or any special woman in your life) with this unique opportunity to spend Mothers’ Day afternoon (2pm – 5pm) in the Botanic Gardens! The time will be spent understanding the mystique and mist behind perfumes, whilst exploring the most fragrant flowers found in the gardens. The session will be run by world famous perfume consultant Katherine Du Peloux Menage, before taken on a guided walk of the grounds led by Mary Threlfall (once worked for fashion and fragrance houses). The experience includes afternoon tea on the Foundations & Friends terrace. Cost: $50 pp for Foundation & Friends members, $60 pp for non-members.

For more information and to book tickets, click HERE!

Mould- A Cheese Festival- 24- 25 May

Carriage Works, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh  

Are you a fan of fermented milk?! Then the return of Mould- a Cheese Festival might peak your interest?! 4pm-8pm Friday (and 2 4 hour sessions on the Saturday) Australia’s best Artisan Cheese producers will be showing their wares with over 50 cheeses on offer covering the entire Cheesy spectrum! Tickets will include access to all cheese tasting stands, cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, and a bar will be stocked with wine, whisky, beer, ciders and sake for purchase. Cost: $48.62 pp.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE!

Vivid Sydney- 24 May – 15 Jun

Sydney & surrounds

A 23 day festival of lights (72 events), music (139 events), and ideas (77 events), to say it’ll be an illuminating time in Sydney in May-June is an understatement! See Sydney’s urban spaces in a different light! Treat your ears to contemporary music performances at the Opera house, other large venues, and small bars! And challenge your mind at Asia Pacific’s annual celebration of innovation, creativity and creative communities! Something for every part of your being! Cost: events are both FREE and paid.

For more information and to check-out the Vivid Sydney event guide, click HERE!

A Taste of NZ- May

Ground Level, Radisson Blue Plaza Hotel, 27 O’Connell Street, Sydney

Have you ever wondered what New Zealand cuisine is? And if you’d might like it? Now you can find out for yourself, without even needing to hop onto a plane to cross the ditch! In May (all days, 5pm – 10.30pm) you can try a NZ inspired menu, paired with New Zealand wines! It might just change your opinion in who has the freshest produce in the Southern Hemisphere! Cost: Various.

For more information and to book a table, click HERE!

Make A Tablet Case/Small Clutch Workshop- May

190 James Street, Redfern

Do you have it all?! The usual stuff from retailers no longer interest you?! Or you might be all about experiences than about stuff?! However this workshop might be the thing for you! Make your own one-of-a-kind tablet sleeve or clutch handbag from premium grade Italian leathers and a choice of different thread colours! In the 4 hour workshop Victoria White will guide your class in how to cut your own leather, marking out and chisel punching out your stitching holes, setting hardware, waxing your threads, burnishing your edges, and hand stitching your leather using traditional leather saddle stitch! Class sizes are between 1-6 people. Cost: $280 pp, a little bit steep but you’d happily spend that on a designer clutch, but now you’re the designer and you’re hand making a piece which only pleases you!

For more information and to book, click HERE!   

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