About a year ago we wrote a blog post about fun and unexpected delivery services, which read..
“The delivery services sector is growing so rapidly that you could quite literally hibernate until Spring.”
It’s unbelievable to think that's now what we might actually be in for!
Now felt like a good time to update the article to include some small business delivering things to your door (or virtually, through your screens) that might’ve seemed unnecessary or even unimaginable pre-COVID-19, but now feel essential to get us through these crazy times.
Ben Lucas, Kate Kendall, and their amazing team at Flow Athletic now have over 65+ live stream classes online each week (kids classes are being added to the timetable this week too!), have lent out 80 of their bikes for a virtual spin and are also holding the first ever, world's biggest virtual flow after dark live stream next Thursday night!
Pepe Saya Butter & Crumpets by Merna would be a well known combination by anyone who regularly visited Eveleigh markets. They’ve partnered to deliver you a $35 breakfast box of dreaaams including a six-pack of pillowy sourdough crumpets, Pepe’s butter, crème fraiche, and a regularly changing fruity condiment to keep things interesting. Yum.
The Bookplate in Hornsby have big plans to be around when all this is over, which is why they’ve got Personality-Based book bundles for $50 each. All you need to do is take a short, six-question quiz, and then you’ll get 5-7 books tailored to your personality delivered free, wherever you are in Aus.
Thanks to very recent changes to laws which granted permission for licensed premises to sell alcohol for takeaway and home delivery, PS40 in Sydney’s CBD are delivering cocktails to your door as part of their “PS Sofa” series, a collection of pre-batched cocktails in $25 250ml bottles (2 cocktails in each), which stay fresh in the fridge for a month.
Yep, you read it right! You can even get a zoo experience live-streamed to your laptop. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary near Brisbane is encouraging you to stay indoors and watch adorable koalas on live stream. They currently have 15 live-streams running, eight which are soley focused on their resident koalas.
The music industry has been one of the heaviest hit by this situation, but the Australian music community is doing an amazing job of keeping us entertained at home and raising money to keep their industry alive at the same time via the creation of a socially-distanced, Instagram live music festival called Isol-Aid! For the last two weekends they’ve had nearly 70 artists performing live 20 minute sets from their bathrooms/lounges/wherever, with all money raised headed for Support Act, which supports musicians facing mental health issues or financial hardship. We’ve got a good feeling it’ll be back again this weekend!
For anyone feeling like a nature fix without leaving the couch, you can now take a virtual stroll around Wendy Whiteley's secret garden, thanks to Sydney Living Museums. For those not familiar, this is a winding little garden paradise off the coast of Lavendar Bay, built by Wendy Whiteley over many years on the unused railway land at the foot of her house. Check out the 17 min long video here: The relaxing tunes alone are worth it!
Flowers and green juice - the perfect combination right? In the absence of weddings and events to keep our flowering hands busy, we’ve taken the time to extend the offering of our online store to include Botanica Juice to boost your immune system. We’ve got cartons of 12 x 250ml bottles or 6 x 1L bottles and we can deliver them same day, alongside that bouquet of flowers, a candle, or a comforting book that might make your isolated days a bit more comfortable.
The Floreat Team xx