So, the novelty of lockdown has well and truly worn off, and you might be needing a bit more intellectual stimulation than what is offered on Netflix, and a break from what is groundhog day at work, and the same track you've been pounding twice a day for the last 4 weeks, which is getting a little monotonous!
As we know, there's a whole world out there on the world wide web, offering so much in the way of online exhibitions, tours, courses and classes, but it's hard to know where to start looking!
So I thought I'd include a few things here that I've been occupying myself with over the last few weeks.
Art Gallery of NSW
Unfortunately I didn't make it to the Art Gallery of NSW to see the amazing Hilma af Klint or Archibald Prize exhibitions before lockdown, so thankfully they have some beautiful virtual tours of these online, and other related online resources for them here.
Hilma af Klint's exhibition is STUNNING - so ahead of her time, and the colours she uses are just so beautiful.
Constance Spry Exhibition
The Garden Museum in London is currently holding a beautiful exhibition, all about Constance Spry and the Fashion for Flowers. This has been guest curated by the lovely British florist Shane Connolly.
They have shared some beautiful interviews and images on their website, and are also holding weekly live talks online with fantastic florists, stylists, artists, and other creatives, all focussing on the spirit of Constance Spry. If you can't tune into the live talks, they send you the link to watch it afterwards! These talks cost around $20 AU.
Willow Crossley Online Floristry Course
For more hands-on flower fun, famous British florist has a great online floristry course on her website. With over 30 flower arranging modules (approx. 10-15 minutes each), it suits, beginners, as well as experienced florists looking to learn something new. And it's only about $250 AUD!
It's no secret that I love The Depot in Bondi, and Guy Turland, who originally started the Depot with his Mum Heather years ago, has a great YouTube channel called Bondi Harvest, where he teaches you how to cook some delicious recipes for all sorts of things. And if you don't want to watch the videos, there are heaps of recipes on his website as well.
And if you don't feel like cooking, The Depot, which has re-opened down the road from the original cafe in North Bondi, has amazing slow cooked lamb, lasagnes, soups and other delicious goodies, ready to go!
My other home away from home, Flow Athletic, has Flow TV - a range of fitness programs, including yoga, pilates, strength, cardio, and mindfullness. I couldn't do with out my Flow Buddies at the moment!!
It's $43 a month - well worth it for hundreds of classes, and you can tune in from home whenever it suits you!