Brisbane winters… they’re always mild, with a cold snap that lasts around three weeks – which is just perfect really. Our sub-tropical existence is, quite frankly, liveable! So for those of us who like to get swept away in all things winter, wild and woolly anyhow, Racecourse Road is the place to shop, dine and indulge this season; from winter warming porridge, cable knits, comfy throws and hot toddy’s… it’s time to Rediscover Racecourse Road.

 

Paleo Porridge

Covers off, uggs on, dressed and out the door to Racecourse Road’s newest café. Located in the recently refurbished Eagle Farm Racecourse, The Precinct at St Leger, has the perfect Paleo Porridge to warm your chilly bones. Not only is their porridge delicious, but this dish will sustain you with the wholesome goodness of oats and almond milk, fresh berries and burnt honey. And because everyone likes a bit of pep in their step, grab a coffee to go and that’s your morning made!

The Precinct at St Leger is open from 6.30am-2pm Monday to Friday, 7am-12pm Saturdays and Sundays.

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Layer Upon Layer

With the temperature in the teens to low twenties, it’s now time to revamp the winter wardrobe. Layering knits, ponchos, wraps and light weight jackets are right on trend this season and Joli Boutique has beautiful garments in stock to have you rugged up in style. Visit Lauren and the girls at the top end of Racecourse Road and discover esteemed labels including Gerry Weber, Brax, Betty Barclay and Barbara Lebek, all perfect for a Brisbane Winter.

Joli Boutique is open 9.30am-5pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am-4pm Saturdays. Closed Sundays.

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Navy & Tan – Uncomplicated Luxury

Deep navy and rich tan is the colour palette Style Guru, Natalie Winter, is honing in on this season. The uncomplicated finesse these two colours bring to any room gives and unmistakable air of luxury. Add textures of wood, quilted fabrics, throws and cushions-a-plenty and you have a room that conjures the cosiness of winter warmth. Don’t quite have the magic touch? Get in touch with Natalie for a Stylist consultation and let her bring warm winter vibes into your home.

Natalie Winter is a Stylist, ex-Fashion Designer and ex-Buyer with an eye for design and trends. You can shop Natalie’s seasonal fashion and interior trends on her blog, Society of Now.

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All In A Winter’s Night

The Stable’s Craft Bar & Kitchen is fast becoming known as Racecourse Road’s Watering Hole as they “embrace Racecourse Road’s timeless drinking culture and re-invent our taste in beer”. Housing hipsters, Ascotians, well dressed punters and those from far and wide six days a week, this narrow yet welcoming nook that was once a Butcher’s shop has a delicious seasonal menu and just the tipple to warm you up on a cool winter’s night. Make it a heavy stout, a deep red or get the bar talent to whip you up a Hot Toddy.

The Stable’s Craft Bar & Kitchen is open 12pm till late Tuesday to Sunday, serving weekend breakfast from 7-11am. Also available for cosy, private functions.

the-stables-cocktailImage credit: Broadsheet Brisbane

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