2 May 2023 Welcoming ‘sweater weather’ together at the V&A Waterfront As the leaves change colour and the weather starts to cool, we know autumn has arrived. Embrace the beauty of the seasonal change at the V&A Waterfront with an array of activities, restaurants, shops and attractions that appeal to everyone. Grab your jacket and join us in our neighbourhood this autumn. Things you can do After a visit to Battery Park’s range of activities, be it skating, scootering, basketball and soccer, and grab a hearty meal afterwards at Balmoral or Seven Colours Eatery. Keep the kids happy at Playdate Superpark or the Scratch Patch, or visit the Two Oceans Aquarium where the whole family can soak in the beauty of magnificent sea creatures. Art galleries are also a great option for rainy days, and the V&A Waterfront has a wide choice – Zeitz MOCAA, Southern Guild Gallery, Art@Africa and the Alfred Mall Gallery are just a few. Grab a hot drink There’s nothing better than warming your heart with a hot drink during the cooler months — and, at the V&A Waterfront, you can grab a drink with a view. Bootlegger Coffee Co, Shift Espresso Bar, Starbucks, Vovo Telo, Coco Safar and the cafe at Workshop17 are just some of the spots to visit in our neighbourhood for a heart-warming pick-me-up. The season for shopping Get your winter wardrobe ready with the latest fashion from stores like Country Road, Cape Union Mart, Hannah Lavery, Scotch & Soda, Freedom of Movement and Zara, or grab some gifts from stores like Le Creuset, Exclusive Books, Jo Malone, LUSH and The Body Shop. Wellness first The arrival of the cooler weather often means our health takes a knock — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Stock up on healthy foods and supplements at stores like Faithful to Nature and Wellness Warehouse, where you can also get an array of natural skincare products to protect your skin from the chill. If you’re feeling stressed, take a trip to Goodleaf for locally made CBD products that can aid with anxiety and stress. Classic pharmacies like Table Bay Pharmacy and Clicks are always there for any medication you may need.