Venue Preview Evening at The Naked Fig

I was thrilled to receive an invitation for a hosted bloggers dinner at The Naked Fig Restaurant one Friday evening. The creative and fun invitation arrived by post in the form of a carefully packaged bottle of vincotto and went a little like this – ‘join us for the feast, you damn sexy beast, and, here’s a kitten!’ Uber cool I thought! The Naked Fig is situated on the serene Swanbourne Beach, 12kms from Perth’s ...

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Whisk Creamery, Subiaco

Following a visit for a bit of Christmas shopping at the Dymocks Subiaco one day members secret sale, we stopped in at the nearby Whisk Creamery for a brief coffee. Coffee is synonymous in Subiaco, finding a good espresso never seems to be an arduous task. Cafes are peppered along Rokeby Road from the train station all the way to the west end where you’ll find the likes of Juanita’s, Kookery ...

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Koko Black Salon, Claremont

Kick starting the weekend a little earlier we visited the Claremont Koko Black Salon. On a Friday morning, a normally hectic Claremont Quarter Shopping Centre was blissfully peaceful  with the exception of the retail staff preparing the stores for the morning rush. Koko Black had just opened its doors for the day and we were the first ones in, taking our seats on a lounge in the corner. The chocolate cafe always brings ...

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Coffee at Clancy’s Fish Bar at City Beach

Adjoining Clancy's Fish Bar and also apart of the Clancy's name is a small beach shack cafe over looking one of Perth's pristine beaches, City Beach. You'll notice some construction going on where the City of Perth Surf Lifesaving Club used to be, it was bulldozed earlier this year to make way for a a new development that'll include a contemporary Surf Lifesaving Club, eateries and restaurants, landscaped lawn areas and the connection of the ...

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Tips for a Road Trip to Albany

We recently traveled to Albany for a couple of days in the Porongurup range. To reach Albany the options are -  fly, drive or public transport (TransWA). Driving is probably the most most common method as to explore the area you do need a car. It is almost a 5 hour drive south of Perth, Albany Highway from Perth will indeed take you all the way to Albany! We encountered quite a ...

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Jus Burgers in Subiaco

Before heading off to the premiere of Woody Allen’s new movie Magic in Moonlight we took the opportunity to stop in at the Subiaco Jus Burgers for the traditional premovie meal. Burgers! Good news for burger lovers, Jus Burgers has recently revamped the menu. All of the classic favourites such as the wagyu and cheeseburger have remained. Sliders (smaller sized burgers) and diner style burgers such as pulled pork are new and offer more variety. ...

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Takeaway Friday night – Cambridge Forum

Friday night I am at home eating takeaway on the couch, after a long week I am happily eating my noodles, dipping the dumplings in soy sauce. Rewind 30 minutes and I was at the Cambridge Forum food court ordering a feast to take home. Cambridge Forum is an indoor food court located next to the Wembley hotel, about a 20 minute drive from Perth CBD and a 5 minute drive from Subiaco. There ...

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3 in 1 Market @ Showgrounds + Lake Espresso

The 3 in 1 markets is open all weekend long at the Claremont Showgrounds. If you are a regular reader on the blog you'll notice we have been going to a few vintage and secondhand stores around Perth. We are wanting to tone down the Ikea look we have happening in the apartment.  Two weekends ago we bought a painters ladder and a brass blowtorch that we have plans to convert it ...

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Bushwalking in the city + Coffee stop

One of the best things about our lovely state of Western Australia is the natural surroundings found in and around our suburbs. A mere 10kms away from Perth's CBD is 437 hectares of undeveloped bush land known as Bold Park. One section of the reserve is a network of trails, great for all levels of exercise and if you time it right the reward afterwards is a beautiful view of ...

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Aussie Morning Tea in Shenton Park

This morning spared us a little time between preparing the apartment for new airbnb guests and greeting them on arrival, earlier on we had rushed out the door without a sip of espresso or even a bite of breakfast and now we were a couple of hungry souls needing a swift refuel pit stop. We called in at Lawley’s Bakery located in the lovely tree lined suburb of Shenton Park, a ...

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