Enter LaLaLand at this après-ski barWanaka, New Zealand
It’s that time of year when southern hemisphere snow-heads turn their thoughts to powder on New Zealand’s peaks. After a big day barreling down Treble Cone there’s nothing to be done apart from get a good stiff, warming drink. LaLaLand has got you covered. Arrive before the sun goes down and rug up for a seat on the deck overlooking the lake – really the only place to be as the day’s last rays disappear. Then scoot inside where the vibe is cosy, with velvet lounges, antique lamps and books on the shelves. The surroundings are slightly misleading though – these guys do a mean cocktail. Don’t miss the Te Anaka, a salty, citrusy surprise that took its maker James Crinson to the top three in the worldwide Bacardi Legacy Competition.
- Curling up in blanket and getting your lips around one of the venue’s world-class cocktails to watch the sunset
- You don’t have to be a snow bunny to enjoy this place – it’s open all year round
- If fancy cocktails aren’t your thing, you may find the menu a little too out there for your taste