Beating those Winter Blues

I am walking the children to school on a frosty winters morning in Greytown. My toes are cold, my nose is cold, I can't feel my fingers, I wish I were still in bed. Then my nine-year-old son announces in a loud happy tone, "I love winter. I think it's my favourite season!" I instantly cheer up and ask him what he loves about winter.

"Frost is beautiful, and it looks like a fairyland, we are allowed hot chocolate nearly every day, I can wear my gloves, and when I breathe, I look like a dragon."

Instant happiness! That's a nine-year-olds list of beating the winter blues, here are our top six things to warm you up this winter in Greytown Village:

Hot Schocolate

Everything you need to create the BEST hot chocolate ever in one package. Just add milk and tender loving care. This package contains 600gms of Schoc's blend of 60% dark chocolate, cinnamon quills, cloves, and chilli powder. The pack also includes Murray's secret, well almost secret recipe. There are no starches or thickening agents in this recipe just pure chocolate. One package makes 20 cups.

An insider Schoc tip: When making for 4, use 3 cups of milk and one of cream, for a sublime Hot Schocolate experience

Purchase in-store or online.

Pizza by an open fire

Cuckoo Pizza offers the best hand rolled stoned baked pizzas in town. But if you want to ensure a table by the open fire, make sure to book. Or if you're going to snuggle in at home, ring ahead for a pickup. Pizza for everyone, including gluten-free bases and dairy free cheese available on request.


A whole lot of goodness in a bowl! The Offering has two warming soup flavours for you to choose from daily.

Situated at the northern end of the boutique shopping area in Greytown, The Offering has a sizeable casual space where you can enjoy delicious food and coffee, wine or beer with family & friends.

Morning coffee and a French Pastry

The French Baker can make you one of the best morning coffees in town, topped with one of their decadent French pastries, and it will start your day off right.

Alluminus Beauty Therapy Infrared Sauna

Infrared Sauna is great for relaxation, detoxification, and a great way of relieving stress and warming you right to the core. Their Sauna uses infrared light in the panels as a heat source; infrared has many health benefits such as:

  • Collagen stimulation and production

  • Increased circulation and repair

  • Speeds healing of wounds and injury

  • Skin rejuvenation

  • Reduces inflammation and pain

  • Weight loss

  • Hair regrowth

Call on 06 304 9660 for more information or a booking.

Alluminus Beauty Therapy
Designer Gallery

Stay warm with Cashmere

Designer Clothing Gallery is pleased to introduce you to their new brand of Cashmere.

Cocoa Cashmere owns their farms and factory in Mongolia so they can control all aspects of the production process to ensure high quality and full traceability.