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Shopping, wine and a good time: five ways to escape the rain this weekend

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The weather forecast is looking wet, but that doesn’t mean it needs to dampen your weekend.

Here are some fun suggestions to keep you busy and booked!

Have a drop at a local wine bar

When it comes to bars, Canberrans are spoilt for choice – from speakeasies to sports bars, beer gardens to bougie cocktail bars. And for those who prefer bars that put wine at the forefront of their offering, there are plenty to choose from.

Here are over a dozen of our favourites, perfect for a cosy drink.

Attend an Antiques Roadshow-style appraisal event

Ever watched an episode of Antiques Roadshow and then eyed up that strange family heirloom in the corner of your living room thinking ‘That looks kind of similar’? Well grab your treasures, because this weekend is your chance to live your very own Antiques Roadshow dream.

Whether you’ve inherited something strange and fantastic, are downsizing your collectables or found something special in an op-shop that you know must be worth something, on Saturday 11 May, ALLBIDS is holding a free Appraisal Day in their Fyshwick showroom, where you’ll be able to have a no obligation one-on-one chat with an ALLBIDS expert to appraise your treasures and finally find out what they’re really worth. And in this cost-of-living crisis, surely a little extra cash doesn’t hurt!

Saturday 11 May from 12 pm to 2 pm | ALLBIDS, 7 Wiluna Street, Fyshwick | More information here

Visit an independent bookshop

Here at HerCanberra, we love browsing through the shelves of a great independent bookshop almost as much as reading the books themselves. While bigger chains like Harry HartogDymocks and QBD offer an incredible range of books right across the country, there’s something special about browsing small local businesses, especially on a rainy day.

Here are some of our top suggestions. Happy browsing!

Shop until you drop

Think you need to make a trip to Sydney or Melbourne for your fashion fix? Think again. Whether your updating your winter wardrobe or just want to get out of the house for a touch of window shopping, Canberra is home to an abundance of boutiques and fashion stores that are home to some amazing investment pieces (if you know where to look).

Locally owned and operate, here are eight must-visit destinations for a much deserved shopping trip.

Book your next holiday

Okay, it doesn’t get you out of the house but is there anything better than booking your next holiday? For those dreaming of tropical climes (who isn’t?) , four hours is now all it takes to fly (direct!) from Canberra Airport to Fiji this winter, where blue skies, warm waters and romantic resorts await. Sigh.

From beachcomber to bougie, we’ve rounded up three ideas for your Fiji long weekend getaway to suit your travelling style. Here’s everything you need to know.

Feature image of 11e Cave by Lean Timms, courtesy of VisitCanberra.

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