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100 Hampton Road

No matter how many times you were taught as a child not to judge a book by its cover, I’d be willing to bet you still slip up from time ...

PUBLIC Urban Art Walks. Photography: Matt Biocich

Public Urban Artwalks

I can’t remember what I was doing in the second week of April this year, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t painting a gigantic mural on the side of a ...

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Bill’s Bar and Bites

If you can remember Wednesday nights out at the ‘Seedy Leedy’, chances are you don’t want to return in a hurry. Well, good news – it’s safe to come out. ...

Uncovering everything that's great about Perth

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Fringe World: Top Picks

This year’s Fringe World program is intimidatingly thick, and the lists of ...
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Heston Breakfast at Gourmet Escape

Despite being in its toddler years, the Margaret River Gourmet Escape is ...
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Venus in Fur

Here’s a piece of dinner-party trivia for you: the term “masochism” came ...
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Those Who Fall in Love…

Leaving Thursday night’s performance of Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors ...
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Life in Perth list

Read Renee’s article on life in Perth and curious to know more? ...
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Open House Perth 2014

Perth is my hometown. I’ve grown up here. I’ve learned to drive ...

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Bloggers Dinner at the Naked Fig

Trust us, the Naked Fig has way more going for them than their cheeky branding and beachside location. We dined there the other night and had one of the tastiest feeds we’ve had in a while – lamb ‘lollies’ coated in hoi sin and sesame? Roasted salmon with potato gratin? Gnocchi topped with candied walnuts? […]

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C Restaurant

“We’re living the high life,” smirked my date. He wasn’t kidding, and not just because of the gourmet four-course menu, the artfully arranged plates, or our waiter who tended on us with the gentle devotion of a baby Labrador. We were literally up high – a whopping thirty-three stories above ground level, with dizzying 360-degree […]

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The School of Life

Sure, you might have learned your times tables, where the hell to put the apostrophe and the ‘s’ and how many H’s bond to the O, but how many of us can actually say we were schooled on how to take on life itself? You know, like how to master the art of relationships, make […]

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The Last Great Hunt

It was fitting, really, that during our chat last week, I ran some future-career plans past Adriane Daff. Though she’s been working as an actress for a fair while, she too has only recently taken a step into the big-ol’ world of an adult career, by forming with some friends a proper, grown-up theatre production […]

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A Chat with Adriane Daff

Adriane Daff is explaining to me, in a break between rehearsals for her new show, how a fan turns on during the performance without anyone touching it. “Anthony Watts, who has made a lot of gadgets and purpose-built tech elements for us, made an attachment that tells the computer how to turn things on, according […]

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Amok Island at 100 Hampton Road

“I like the idea that seahorses are beautiful creatures but they are hidden; they do not stand out and are easily overlooked,” says artist Amok Island, when I ask him why he chose the subject of his latest mural. “You have to do some effort to find them and see their beauty.” That effort is […]

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Queen and Adam Lambert

My friends always tease me for having the same taste in music as most fifty-year-olds. When I express my excitement that Paul Kelly is touring or that John Farnham is doing his very, very, very, very, very last show I can hear them thinking uncomfortably, “She has the same taste in music as my mum”. […]

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Colours of Cuba

In the mood for a Caribbean holiday, but not a long-haul flight? Crown’s Colours of Cuba has got you covered. My partner and I were certainly sold on Wednesday night. The Caribbean love affair kicked off with a sampling of the colours and flavours of Cuba at The Atrium. Lime, garlic and cumin dominated the flavour fiesta. Think suckling […]

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Winter Arts Season: Perth Poetry Festival Interview

Liana Joy Christensen is speaking to me from Lala Land. No – that’s not a comment on the stereotype of the spacey, eccentric poet – it’s what she calls her studio. “I have weird names for things,” she explains, in a charmingly matter-of-fact way that is at odds with the way I’d assumed a poet […]

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Winter Arts Season: August Picks

Like the Cambodian tuk tuk David the American prematurely jumped out of, the Winter Arts Season keeps rolling on. Though I’m not in Perth for its final month (forgive my inaccessible simile, but I’m very proud of the fact that I was able to stay in that car), I’m still able to appreciate it from […]

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