Best Scenic picnic spots in Perth

Summer starts next week, can you believe that? Spring was slightly strange this year with some pretty hot days, evening lightning storms and cooler weather. Still, it's been great weather for a picnic and I can't complain. I know I say it all the time, but we really are fortunate in Western Australia to have mostly sunny pleasant weather and large nature spaces peppered in and around the city. In this crazy ...

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Breakfast and Cider in the Perth Hills

The scenery at CORE Cider House is really sensational and it hits you the moment you pull up in the car park. The cidery and restaurant is set on a slope in the Perth hills with picturesque views across its orchard and Australian forest in the background. I have to say half way though our breakfast we spotted a prey bird with a huge wing span circling low through the orchard, it ...

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The Wolf The Bean The Walnut; Vegan eating

Discovering a new place or keen to dive into new foods in Perth, is really easy these days, jump onto the very social, Instagram and instigate a search on Perth. I promise you, you’ll find a trove of options. I was spending the day in the city for work and had been on the lookout for a lunch place that was going to be quick, minus junk food and welcoming for a ...

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Crowd pleasers – Mardi Gras Doughnuts

This post is terribly late! But better late than never, right?  Plus it involves jam doughnuts and definitely worthy of sharing with you all! Last Christmas, we made dessert for both sides of the family. I may have overlooked the commitment of baking from scratch, as we (Derek too) spent almost two days in the kitchen (minus a dishwasher) leading up to what always turns out to be a hectic Christmas every ...

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Dinner at Print Hall Bar

The evening before my birthday, Derek and I decided to go for a pre-birthday celebration. We have been wanting to dine at Print Hall for a long time now, truthfully, since it opened a few years ago! We've had a couple of drinks upstairs at Bob's rooftop bar under the neon West Australian sign, and they always turned into great nights in the city. I wouldn't say the website is confusing, however, ...

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Morning at Deli Chicchi

Tucked away in the western suburbs neighbourhood of Mt Claremont is Deli Chicchi. We took the opportunity to pop in and enjoy a coffee and snack amidst the daily morning bustle, the cafe is a popular haunt for the residents of the area and with the spacious outdoor seating area, it's not hard to see why. Kids bring along their bicycles and scooters, and the family dog is welcome to sit ...

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Food diary in Nozawa Onsen

Aside from mountain snow sports and soaking in the natural hot springs, Nozawa Onsen has a wonderful understated food scene that remains for the most part untouched by the western world and strongly connected to local traditions. It’s a welcome change from the ever growing presence of fast food we experienced in Tokyo city.  In the centre of the village is a hot spring reserved solely for the locals, for boiling ...

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Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatiers at Gendarmenmarkt

Having spent a day largely exploring the confronting history side of Berlin, we stopped by a local chocolatier to indulge in a much sweeter side.  Any Chocolate lover, who happens to be in the city of Berlin should not miss the opportunity to visit the Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatier. Let me repeat this again, should not! Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatiers is located south of unter den Linden in a beautiful and ...

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