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5 Reasons We Love Winter

You get to sit by the fireplace

It may be true that Sydney doesn’t get that cold in winter (or so say Melbournians), but it’s also true that most of our homes don’t have adequate heating, leaving us shuffling around the house with at least five layers on. Plus gloves.

Instead, grab a cheese platter by the fireplace at Felix, or feast on hot smoked king salmon around the fire pits at The Newport. It sure beats standing in front of your open oven!

You don’t have to feel guilty for staying inside

Whether you’re catching up on Game of Thrones under your duvet, watching back to back movies at the cinema, or wandering aimlessly around a gallery for hours on end, when the weather outside is frightful there’s absolutely no reason you shouldn’t be inside.

Zero judgment if you don’t leave bed all weekend, either.

Carbs don’t have the same kilojoules in winter

Okay, obviously that’s a lie, but also? It’s a scientifically proven fact* that eating all your favourite comfort foods will help keep your disposition sunny during the colder months.

Whether you’re partial to a plate of Uccello’s finest pasta or up for sharing a few pizzas at Coogee Pavilion, we say the more carbs the better! Oh, and don’t forget to top it all off with salted caramel chocolate mousse at The Paddington!

*Not really a fact   

You can hit the dark stuff

Summer is all about fruity cocktails, but winter? Winter is an excuse to hit the ever-warming whisky bottle.

J&M, an intimate cocktail bar on the second floor of Angel Hotel, is not only a cosy haven safe from the outside world, it’s a whisky wonderland that houses dozens of world-class varieties perfect for drinking short or in a specially crafted cocktail.

And then there’s the mac and cheese, which, as stated above, doesn’t count as actual carbs. (Yep, we’re sticking to it.)

The sunsets are more spectacular

Or maybe it’s because we catch them less often because of the rain? Either way, there’s something really special about a beautifully pink and orange sunset after a glorious winter day.

Overlooking Manly Wharf, and safely enclosed behind oversized windows, Papi Chulo is the perfect spot to watch the sun dip below the horizon without freezing your tush off. Treat yourself to a couple of cocktails over a late lunch or dinner (there’s $10 burgers on Mondays!) and revel in the awesomeness that is Sydney.