Whether you’d like to start the new year finding your inner zen or finding new ways to challenge your ideas, there’s something for everyone this Summer in Potts Point.

Start the year with tranquillity

The beginning of a new year is the best time to take a moment and recenter yourself before the days start slipping away and the pace of life picks up. Starting from Tuesday 14th January and continuing throughout the rest of the year, the free tai chi class offered at The Rex Centre on MacLeay Street offers a welcoming environment for beginners to learn tai chi in a friendly environment.

Apart from the mental health benefits, the physical health benefits include improved circulation, balance and posture, increased strength and flexibility, and reduced bodily stress.

Take in theatre time with The Life of Us

The start of a new year is also a great time to expand and challenge your perceptions, and what better way is there to do that than through a theatrical experience? The Life Of Us, directed by Neil Gooding, is a modern-day musical written by Ashleigh Taylor and follows the long-distance romance of Charlie and Ellie.

This commentary on love and connection in the technology-charged world of today hits the Hayes Theatre on Thursday 16th January and runs until 2nd February, with tickets available for purchase online.

Wine & Dine with a local at Potts Point

Getting acquainted with the latest trending restaurants and like-minded people is one of the perks of partaking in one of the Wine & Dine walks hosted by The Sydney Connection. These curated culinary adventures take groups of Sydneysiders and visitors alike to restaurants celebrated by the locals for their good food and ambience.

Starting from the 14th January, you can take part in one of these foodie festivals with a 3-course option starting at Bang Tang and 4-course option starting at Dulcie’s. This is a great way to not only find some of the best local-loved restaurants across Sydney, but also to meet other people who share a passion for food and getting to know the local community.

Start the year afresh at the Farmers Market

Every Saturday at the Fitzroy Gardens you can find the freshest selection of produce from farm to table at the Kings Cross Farmers Market. Rain, hail or shine, you’ll find the Certified Organic stalls with fresh fruit and vegetables, along with a local selection of plants, flowers, nuts, oils, gluten-free pastries and freshly-baked cakes.

Visiting the Farmers Market is an excellent way to support local growers and businesses, and start your year with mindfully-sourced produce.

Partake in stories from the past

As part of the Sydney Festival in 2020, acclaimed playwright Alana Valentine in consultation with the Wayside Chapel community and Belvoir St Theatre will invite people to share their stories of love featuring the Wayside Chapel.

By registering for this free event you can connect with other members of the local community and hear the rich legacy of love that has been forged at the Wayside Chapel at Wayside Bride: A Reading on the 21st January.

Join a garden party festival with French flair

Not far from Potts Point, you’ll find Bicentennial Park taken over with French food, music and fun at the So Frenchy So Chic festival on Saturday 18th January.

This culinary and cultural festival will bring French flair to Sydney, showcasing acts including disco queen Corine and French royalty Lou Doillon, along with hand-selected choices of wines and experiences for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite.

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Article by Jason Boon

In a real estate market that is the focus of Australian, and indeed worldwide attention, Jason Boon's results in the Sydney scene make him a highly significant figure within the industry. A long-term specialist in the Potts Point and inner eastern suburbs area, he is uniquely placed to leverage his skills and local knowledge as the area undergoes significant change and diversification. Jason ha…