101 guide to beating the winter blues

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101 guide to beating the winter blues

If it’s a cold winters day and you feel yourself coming down with a case of the winter blues, there is no need to fear because we have some great ways for you to start enjoying winter rather than dreading it.

Treat yourself

Show a bit of self-love and spoil yourself with a facial, massage or anything that you don’t normally do for yourself. It will help you to get out of the house and you will leave feeling refreshed and revitalised. Even if it’s an art or cooking class, there is no time like the present to start doing the things you have always wanted to try.

My Place Massage and Foot Spa is the perfect destination to treat your mind, body and soul. New to the centre, and conveniently located near Target, this will be your new favourite place! Or treat yourself to a new manicure or a relaxing pedicure from Hollywood Nails, Diamond Nails, Central Beauty or Odyssey Nails.

Plan a dinner party

Don’t love leaving the warmth of your comfy home during winter but still want to spend the night with your friends? Not a problem, just invite them over for a dinner party. No need for an occasion, just make your own and enjoy the night without stepping a foot outside. Go all out with a theme to set the tone for the night or go for a more simple and relaxed setting, a great way to catch up with everyone.

Be the ultimate host and transform your dining table this winter into a stylish entertaining hub with a few thoughtful and functional pieces from Schick Homeware or stop by Kmart for the latest on-trend homewares. Then impress your guests with delicious food from around the world at Sir James' Global Food Store and pick up your fresh seafood from Fish Hook, both located beside Woolworths.

At home entertainment

If you have the day off but don’t want to face the cold, it’s time to make your own fun at home. Here are 5 ideas to help turn your miserable cold day inside into one of the best:

  • Start a board game or video game tournament
  • Grab the blankets and pillows and have a movie marathon or start a new TV or podcast series
  • Play card games
  • Try to finish a ridiculously big puzzle
  • Get cooking! Even hold a mini cooking competition.

From the classics like Monopoly and Operation to newer games and puzzles, Target and Kmart have all your indoor board game fun sorted. For the latest video games, you can't go past EB Games and JB HiFi. Let the games tournaments begin!

Learn a new hobby

If you find yourself spending a lot of time indoors when it’s cold, use it as an opportunity to learn a new hobby or develop an existing skill. Open that cookbook that you always wanted to try, learn a new craft or even set yourself a goal to read books more often. There is only so much time you can spend snuggled up in your blankets, so make the most of your time.

Step into a world of endless craft and hobby possibilities, for every age, at Lo Costa and Kmart this winter. Or curl up with a new book from Best Books 4 Less.

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