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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? […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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”. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]