We miss Melbourne. We miss rooftop bars and underground music venues. We miss eating food surrounded by friends and family, and we miss chatting to people in nightclub bathrooms. We miss walking along the Princes Bridge towards the arts precinct, giddy with excitement. We miss the MCG, Flinders Street Station and the Botanic Gardens.
It’s really easy to just chuck two middle fingers up to the world right now. This is obviously not how we expected to start a new decade. It’s also not how we wanted to be spending the next six weeks. But if there’s any fight left in you Melbourne, we’re asking you to remember why we’re doing this (again) – it’s so we can do all those things again, and soon.
Seeing as we’re going to be spending even more time online over the next few weeks, we decided to launch a new weekly segment. It’s called Postcards from Iso, and it's where we’ll be sharing stories, photos, silly fun facts and brilliant inspiration for the remainder of lockdown. And we want you to help us create it.
Want to tell us a story? Share a recipe? A cocktail you ordered from your favourite Melbourne bar? Maybe you saw something cool on your walk around your neighbourhood? Maybe you made a homemade version of Casper the Friendly Ghost and you think someone should see it. Maybe you made a silly TikTok video or a meme about Brett Sutton. Whatever the medium, whatever the message, we want to see it. We want to see what’s keeping you busy right now, what you’re doing to pass the time, and what’s making you smile.
So send us your stuff! Nothing is too silly (just as long as it’s PG-rated). We’ll be sharing some of our favourites every week so that you can enjoy them, too. At the end of lockdown, we’re going to pick our favourite submission, and they’ll score a super-cool Melbourne prize pack, which features a $1,000 Cargo Crew voucher and a $200 voucher for Arbory Bar & Eatery for you to use when we’re back drinking by the Yarra again.
You can submit your stuff via the button below.