Living Your Best Life in Lockdown
Strap in Melbourne, we’ve got some epic suggestions to help you get through this snap lockdown! From workouts to date nights, here are 12 ways to live your best lockdown life.
Eat Like Royalty with the Best Takeaway Vegan Food
Supporting small businesses has never been more important! Eat like a king or queen this lockdown by ordering delivery from your favourite local cafe or restaurant. Token Toasties are doing wild lockdown deals over the next 5 days (check their IG to find out the daily deal), Conscious Cravings Co is open from 9am‑2pm with a special takeaway menu, and Master Jack Cafe is open 8:30‑2pm to pick up a quick bowl or wrap. We can’t wait to see what you order!
Send Your Friends A Surprise From Crumbs
Lockdown can be a pretty challenging and isolating time for some. Show those you love that you care and are thinking about them by sending them a care package or some delicious vegan treats. We recommend ordering some baked sourdough goods from Crumbs Bakehouse. They’ve got donuts, muffins, croissants, and all things bread. Everything is organic and vegan and can be delivered to your door (or picked up). PS: Don’t forget to send yourself some too!
Make Cocktails at Home with Hazel Jacksons
Who said cocktails couldn’t be a hobby? Experience the products of Melbourne bars at home by ordering a beautifully crafted cocktail kit from Hazel Jacksons. Get mocktails, gin & tonics, watermelon margaritas, cosmopolitans, the list goes on… Delivery is free during lockdown and the kit will be delivered to your door along with instructions on how to create your masterpiece. All you need to do is find yourself a glass and let the cocktail kit do the rest!
Exercise with Our Momager Emily’s IG Workouts
Put your stretchy pants on because it’s time to work up a sweat. Our World Vegan Guides’ momager and qualified PT Emily Wolter is running two live IG workouts on Saturday at 9am and Tuesday at 7am. No equipment needed ‑ just bring yourself, some big energy, and a towel (because you’ll be working up a sweat). We love EM and we know you will too!
Clay At Home with Its Claytime
It’s o’CLAY, lockdown won’t be forever. Whilst you’re stuck at home, why not make use of your time and get creative. Order one of Clay Time’s Clay At Home Kits and make your own mug, bowl, or vase from the comfort of your couch. They’ve got lots of tutorials and ideas to help you get inspired. Go seize the clay!
Support a Small Business and Get Food Delivered
If you’re anything like us, then lunch and dinner time are the best times of the day. Make your next meal magical by ordering one of The Green Chef’s ready-made meals. Choose from options such as crumbed za’atar cauliflower and BBQ jackfruit, all made with seasonal ingredients and packed in sustainable boxes.
Send Some Snail Mail
There’s nothing quite like receiving a handwritten note in the mail. Surprise your friends with some snail mail by writing them a beautiful heartfelt note. Let them know you’re thinking about them and looking forward to the days when you can be reunited. If you’re feeling inspired, you can even sign up to The Letterbox Project where you can volunteer to write notes for those in need of connection. The littlest things really do make a world of difference.
Listen to our Founder Renee’s Podcast
Comfort can sometimes be found in just listening to another person’s voice. That’s why listening to a podcast is the perfect lockdown cure. Tune in to our founder Renee Buckinham’s new podcast Do You Even Influence and binge on the latest 10 episodes where she chats to some of the biggest and best talent in the influencer industry. New episodes drop every Tuesday so mark your calendars!
Have a Date from Home
Just because we’re in lockdown, doesn’t mean you can’t have a special meal with those you love. Spice up your weekend by organising a virtual or backyard date with your loved one. Pick up some food and drinks from the legends Good Love to enjoy, such as buckwheat berry pancakes or sticky bao buns. They’re open on Saturday and Sunday from 9am‑3pm and would love your support!
Attend a Virtual Cooking Class with Drool
Stop scrolling, start drooling… The legends Drool are all about connecting people through food experiences. Meet, learn from, and be inspired by the community as you take part in an interactive virtual cooking class. There are vegan pizza masterclasses, carbonara nights, and even Sri Lankan street food classes. All you need is the ingredients, and they’ll take care of the rest… Bon appétit
Bake for Friends and Family
These COVID times are definitely history in the baking. Make use of those extra hours at home by getting your hands a lil’ dirty. Why not bake yourself a batch of Rainbow Nourishments jam donut cinnamon scrolls? The ultimate combo of two all-time favourite desserts. You can even drop a few of these lockdown treats to your neighbours and friends (if you don’t eat them all yourself).
Join a Virtual Cross Stitching Class
Become a master of the stitch with Craft Club’s Craft At Home kits. Via Class Bento, you can sign up for a virtual Cross Club workshop that will empower anyone from craft newbies to frequent embroiderers to hand stitch a masterpiece they can be proud of! You’ll be sent all the materials so all that’s left for you to do is unleash your