Single ladies, rejoice. If you don’t have a honey, or if you’re just more interested in hanging with your girls this Valentine’s season, Hidden City Secrets have got you covered.
This 13th of February, were celebrating Galentine’s day in full force. Creator, founder and CEO, Leslie Knopes (of Parks & Recreation) is our newest inspiration, as she implores us to be ladies celebrating ladies. So, take stock of the brilliant women in your life, celebrate your single-dom and get buzzed with your gal-pals with our 5 Galentines day activities.
249 Lygon St, Brunswick East
Grab the girls and get down-and-dirty with this urban, North-side winery. Group bookings are available so you can enjoy grape stomping, wine pressing and bottling. Then, when it’s all done, relax and enjoy some live music with your very own, hand-made bottle of Shiraz.
Ladies Bath Falls
Mount Buffalo National Park
What’s more ‘strong, independent’ woman than challenging yourself to a hike and then cooling off in a luxurious waterfall named “Ladies Bath Falls?!” Nothing, that’s what.
Located just over 4 hours out of Melbourne, Ladies Bath Falls became a popular detour for women in the late 1890’s on their voyage up to Mount Buffalo. Grab the girls, some runners and enjoy this eucalypt-lined water-hole. Even bring a picnic and spend the day!
1 Flinders Walk, Melbourne
If hiking isn’t your thing, get the girls together for the some sun-drenched luxury at Arbory Afloat. Located on the Yarra River, this pop-up pontoon bar celebrates all things beautiful, including fruit-fueled cocktails, lobster pasta and gelato from the one and only, Pidapipo Gelateria. Get fancy, ladies! You deserve it!
South Melbourne Night Market
Corner Coventry & Cecil Street, South Melbourne
From eco-conscious, locally-produced fashion, to chili margaritas and Sicilian pistachio canola, the South Melbourne market have something for everyone in your group. Plus, going with the girl’s means you can send each person to a different area, grab some great food and meet back up for a truly eclectic picnic experience!
Milk The Cow
157 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
323 Lygon Street, Carlton
Remember that time you tried to go to the best Fromagerie in Melbourne only to be told there’s an hour long wait for a table? Those days are gone, sister. With reservations held only for groups of 6 or more, Milk the Cow is the perfect destination for Galentines day. Plus, over 180 cheeses and the perfectly paired wine for you and your lady loves, need I say more?
By Jessie Castle