Life After Lockdown Begins

As restrictions in Australia begin to ease, eateries, parklands and entertainment venues are starting to reopen. It’s time to slide off those slippers and treat yourself to a new pair of shoes for all the world to see.


When a Greek restaurant is recommended by a Greek, there is no doubt it will be good! Golfo from our Melbourne store will be visiting Yassas at Southgate who reopens for lunch and dinner on 1 June. The vibe is casual yet cool, so your shoes should be too. Our suggestion is ALEXA by Beautifeel.    

With its spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and exquisite food, O Bar and Dining has been sorely missed by Fotini from our Sydney store. Fortunately, they’re reopening the doors on 11 June. A smart casual dress applies but comfort is key. In either green leopard of red, a pair of MONTEY by Mascaro will tick both boxes.

Blink and you may miss it. Located down an unassuming laneway at 283 Elizabeth Street is Corbett and Claude. For Simone from our Brisbane store, it’s home to arguably some of Brisbane’s best woodfired pizza and it’s currently open for bookings for up to 10 people. Ensure you’re wearing your finest Italian shoes, such as TADEN by Thierry Rabotin, to honour the finest Italian food.


The Botanical Gardens in Melbourne have reopened. The gardens are an inner-city oasis, easily accessible via tram routes 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 (get off at stop 19 - Shrine of Remembrance/St Kilda Rd). TREVA by Hugo Sheppard Footwear is an orthotic-friendly sneaker that will offer sturdiness and comfort while exploring this picturesque part of Melbourne.

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney are also open, with several dining options also offering takeaway. Make a day of exploring the gardens in WARLOW by Waldlaufer, a stretch leather sneaker for our wide-fitting customers.

Just across the river from our Brisbane store sits South Bank with hectares of lush parklands and world-class river views. It’s the ideal spot to enjoy a picnic and mild, dry winters mean Brisbane-ites can get away with wearing styles like CADIE by Christian Dietz.  


Café Vicolino in Centre Place is a favourite coffee spot for Gary from our Melbourne store. Located in the middle of a funky laneway and offering vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options, it’s quintessentially Melbourne. Take care over the cobblestones by wearing BIBETTE by Vito Pastore. 

Pablo & Rusty’s is our Sydney Store Manager Daniel’s go-to for a delicious cup of takeaway joe. They also offer other dine-out options including housemade granola, perfect for breakfast at home while some cafes remain closed. BARTLETT by Vito Pastore is a contemporary take on the classic espadrille, a stylish shoe for shopping trips to the city.  

Just a hop, skip and a jump from our Brisbane store, Marchetti in Tattersalls Arcade is open serving takeaway coffee and Italian pastries. For ease of moving around the city Marcella suggests trying BANDON by Vito Pastore. She’s a vibrant espadrille that, thanks to Brisbane’s mild winters, is guaranteed to be worn year-round.