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PERTH CITY SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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t is an exciting time of year for Perth fashion, and an energising one for our City – a global capital abundant with style, culture and culinary sophistication. The New York Times last year ranked Perth in its top ten of places to visit citing its trendy transformation!

The City’s urban landscape will transform even more in the next few years when major development projects such as Elizabeth Quay, Perth City Link and Waterbank, come to completion. With more than 900 specialty shops within Perth City, you are spoiled for choice with everything from international haute couture, to local designer fashion and boutiques. As we discard winter shades, be sure to experience all the latest spring/ summer fashion from retailers in Forrest Place, enex100, Brookfield Place, Carillon City, 140, King Street, Raine Square and Wesley Quarter, as well as all of the specialty shops in the CBD, West End, Northbridge, East Perth and West Perth. For Perth fashionistas, September is a dynamic month, with the City of Perth-sponsored Telstra Perth Fashion Festival bringing a host of new and free events including Windows of the City showcasing local artists’ windows inspired by fashion, and free parades in Forrest Place on September 18 to 19. The City is again participating in Garage Sale Trail on October 24 – a national sustainability event promoting reuse, and a treasure trove for shoppers seeking bargains! Forrest Place will host pop-up op shops on the day, where charities will sell items collected from a sea container in the Murray Street Mall. In November and December, as the City celebrates six weeks of colour and light during the Festival of Christmas, the CBD is the best place for Christmas shopping, and is the state’s leading destination for all your Boxing Day and post-Christmas sale shopping. Enjoy all the latest fashion, trends and features in this season’s edition of Perth City Style, and take delight in the exciting experiences on offer over spring and summer. See you in the City! Lord Mayor 

Lisa-M Scaffidi 

City slickers We've gone to another level to produce the spring/ summer issue of the new look Perth City Style magazine – and not just in terms of the content and stories we're including. The city is thriving from the sky down to the ground, thanks to its rooftop bars, bustling stores and funky basement small bars. Every week it feels like a new venture opens up, so much so that it’s a full-time job keeping up with it all. Thankfully an army of bloggers is on hand to keep us all up to date via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with their take on the coolest new stores, restaurants and bars in town. So for this issue, we've dressed up some of the city's most followed fashion bloggers to strut their stuff on rooftops, mezzanines and basement bars in the latest looks this season. We're also celebrating the city's rich artistic vein with a round-up of all the top shows and events coming to town in the next six months, as well as an interview with Perth Symphony's very fashion-conscious conductor, Jessica Gethin. You'll find our guide to the best of West and East Perth, and also some fabulous ideas for next time you find yourself shopping in our CBD. We're also excited to welcome a new luxury name to the city centre – COMO The Treasury – as the beautiful Treasury Precinct and hotel finally opens its doors. We hope you enjoy the magazine and look forward to seeing you around the city soon.

Beverly Fashion Editor, Perth City Style Magazine COVER SHOT

As fashion and lifestyle trends evolve with the seasons, Perth City is undergoing its own urban makeover, with major developments in retail offerings, quality dining experiences, residential and commercial developments.

Lou wears: Seamed Neat Chambray Shirt Blue, $64 and Dyed Stripe A-Line mini skirt, $70 all @ Topshop, Converse White Leather All Star Dainty Ox trainer, $99.95 @ Hype DC – all Carillon City. Holly wears: Seamed Neat Chambray Shirt in white, $64, White Rip Jamie jeans, $99.95 all @ Topshop, Converse All Star Lux Mid Black Linen, $119.95 @ Hype DC. Image: Shot by Thom.

VISITPERTHCITY.COM | Find stores, restaurants, special offers, events and more on the Perth City website, the ‘go to’ destination for things to do in the City of Perth. Access online guides for shopping, small bars, food and coffee, as well as public transport and parking information. Visit the Perth City Fashion blog for store openings, unique city boutiques, new season trends and Perth Street style; and to experience the best and brightest arts and cultural offerings, head to Perth City Arts.  @Perth City

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4 2 . MAYOR'S WELCOME & FASHION EDITOR’S LETTER 4 . PEOPLE OF PERTH: Meet the face of TPFF 6 . WHAT’S ON: Events, shows and festivals 8 . PROFILE: Jessica Gethin, Perth Symphony's conductor 10 . WOMEN'S BOUTIQUE WEAR 11 . MEN'S BOUTIQUE WEAR

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MANAGING EDITOR Gabi Mills | gabi@premiumpublishers.com.au

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PUBLISHER Aisha Iscel | aisha@premiumpublishers.com.au

13 . POOLSIDE CHIC

FASHION EDITOR Beverly Ligman | beverly@premiumpublishers.com.au

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ART DIRECTOR Cally Browning | cally@barecreative.com.au

15 . FOOTWEAR 16 . IN(STA) STYLE: Perth fashion bloggers model the latest looks around the City 22 . FASHIONABLE FOOD Hot foodie destinations 24 . JEWELLERY & WATCHES

FASHION SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHY S hot by Thom | thomasroyphotography@gmail.com JESSICA GETHIN SHOOT Crib Creative CONTRIBUTORS Amy Mattes-Harris, Vicky Sofield WITH THANKS TO Rayne Embley, Jack Taylor, Holly Mitchell, Louisa Miller, Nicole Jameson and Andre Thillai

25 . BODY & BEAUTY 26 . ACTIVEWEAR & OUTDOORS 27 . KIDS' STUFF 28 . HOMEWARES

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29 . FOOD & DRINK 30 . EAST VS WEST: Where to eat, shop and visit visitperthcity.com

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MEET TIAH ECKHARDT, THE FACE OF THE PERTH FASHION FESTIVAL 2015.  Images PENNY LANE | Stylist LYDIA JANE SAUNDERS Hair CATERINA DI BIASE FOR L'OREAL PROFESSIONEL Makeup CAROL MACKIE FOR MAC COSMETICS

STYLE How does it feel to be the face of

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TPFF 2015? TIAH I’m flattered, especially because when I started out modelling as a teenager my first few shows were for Perth Fashion Festival. STYLE You live in the States these days, but do you have a favourite Perth designer? What do you like about his/ her style? TIAH That would have to be Jaime Lee Major. Her pieces are literally works of art, completely opulent and surreal. She’s world class, a total original. 

Perth/WA style? TIAH I’m not sure, but what I remember from living there was that as the city is quite geographically isolated, Perth people seemed to build their own unique looks, because they're not too influenced by what everyone else is doing.  STYLE What have been your favourite brands that you’ve worked with so far? TIAH Valentino and Armani, they are the real deal, true icons. I also liked

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working with Pat Fields because she’s been such a huge pop culture influence and is such an individual. I enjoy working for the people that make the trends, even when at the time everyone thinks they’re crazy, rather than just the people who regurgitate them. STYLE Whose style do you covet? TIAH Michelle Pfeiffer as Elvira in Scarface and Dominique Swain as Lolita in the ,97 film based on the novel of the same name – I’m more inspired by fictional characters than, say, celebrities. They are the two references I’m always pulled back to when dressing myself too. STYLE Describe your own style in five words. TIAH Ridiculous. Lazy. Camp. Revealing. Scattered.  Visit telstraperthfashionfestival.com.au for the full program of events.


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FOR SIX YEARS, fashion blogger Vicky Sofield has had her finger firmly on the pulse of fashion in the city as the founding editor of popular fashion blog, The Fashion Catalyst. Vicky is also the City of Perth’s official fashion blogger so we took the opportunity to ask her a few questions about Perth style and where she likes to spend her time in the city. Where’s your favourite place to shop in Perth city?  I love the CBD – it’s so easy to shop during my lunch break and after work before heading back home to Kings Park.  What Spring/Summer '15 trend are you most excited by?  Painterly prints and denim – these will both be big, with a feminine twist. Do you have a favourite part of the city for eating and drinking?  I love Northbridge, and if I’m out after dark in the wee, small hours, there’s no better place to stop for a refuel than Darlings Supper Club on Lake Street.  Do you have a go-to store for back to work basics?  I love a variety of stores and frequent Karen Millen, SABA, Witchery, Periscope, Wittner, David Lawrence and Portmans the most. What do you think the must-have colour will be for this season?  I believe in sticking to what colour suits you best so if you apply that to a painterly printed dress or suit then you will be on trend this season. That said, if you’re going for block colours then I love crisp whites, denim blues and flaming crimson reds for SS ‘15. What do you think defines Perth style?  Perth style to me is defined by individuality and innovation.  As Coco Chanel once said: “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” What’s your favourite summer outfit for shopping in the city?  A lovely summer dress with flats or heels and/or my trusty Jeanswest jeans with a structured blouse or striped tee. Follow Vicky at thefashioncatalyst.com

For all the latest fashion, accessory, beauty and lifestyle trends and advice, see the Perth City Fashion Blog. Posts are published every Thursday and every fortnight on Tuesday there is an additional ‘Streets of Perth’ post bringing looks straight from the city streets to the blog. visitperthcity.com/perth-city-fashion

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| what’s on | > GARAGE SALE TRAIL 24 October, Forrest Place Happening in Forrest Place and across Australia, Garage Sale Trail aims to promote re-use and is a treasure trove for shoppers seeking bargains! The City of Perth will host Popup Op Shops, where charities sell items collected from a sea container in the Murray Street Mall. FREE | garagesaletrail.com.au

FILM SEASON @ NORTHBRIDGE PIAZZA Presented by the City of Perth From 1 October, Northbridge Piazza

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THE SPRING/SUMMER MONTHS PROMISE TO BE PACKED WITH EVENTS FOR ALL THE FAMILY IN THE CITY OF PERTH MAKING IT THE DESTINATION OF CHOICE AS THE EVENINGS GET LONGER AND WARMER. 

Perth’s original free outdoor cinema invites you to bring the kids for a matinee, gather with friends, or cuddle up with that special someone under a blanket of stars to enjoy anything from latest releases to a cult classic. Arrive early to nab a beanbag and grab a snack nearby, or BYO picnic (alcohol-free). FREE | visitperthcity.com | 9461 3368

SUNDAY SOUNDS Presented by the City of Perth 27 September, 25 October, 29 November, Northbridge Piazza, 4pm – 7pm Music lovers can experience some of Perth’s best live acts with the return of Sunday Sounds – free music events presented by the City of Perth on the last Sunday of the month. Sit back, relax, and take advantage of the cafes, bars and shops in the Northbridge precinct. FREE | visitperthcity.com | 9461 3368

TWILIGHT HAWKERS MARKET Presented by the City of Perth Fridays from October to April, Forrest Place From October to April, Forrest Place comes to life on Friday nights with the Twilight Hawkers Market – Perth’s original and largest weekly street food market, selling cuisine from all over the world.     FREE | visitperthcity.com | 9461 3368

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FRINGE WORLD

PERTH CITY FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS Presented by the City of Perth 13 November to 24 December The City is the place to be for the festive period, commencing with the spectacular ‘Turning on the Christmas Lights’ event on 13 November. For six weeks Perth City is filled with colour and light making it the fun place to do your Christmas shopping. The magical Christmas nativity in Forrest Place is a much anticipated annual event for families. FREE | visitperthcity.com | 9461 3368

CITY OF PERTH AUSTRALIA DAY SKYWORKS Presented by the City of Perth 26 January Australia’s largest community celebration with events including free concerts, activities and air, water and laser shows around the Swan River. Hundreds of thousands of people gather at vantage points around Perth in the evening to watch the spectacular fireworks display celebrating Australia’s national day. FREE | visitperthcity.com | 9461 3368

Fringe World Festival is the largest annual performance platform in Western Australia and will present a summer smorgasbord of new and familiar entertainment treats.

THE AWESOME INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL FOR BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS

Taking over Perth’s Cultural Centre in the October school holidays, the 2015 AWESOME Festival will be packed with new and exciting acts, including the Channel 7 Circus Tent, the Imagination Playground (free activities for the under fives) and the groovy Guru Dudu, enjoying a Silent Disco Walking Tour of the city. To see the full program visit awesomearts.com

PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL Last year’s Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) was, by any measure, a huge success. Who can forget the magical sight of The Giants roaming about the city streets, or witnessing The Rabbits, which had its sold-out world premiere during the opening weekend of the 2015 Festival. In 2016 PIAF promises to be as thrilling and innovative, with, we’re told, a world-class line-up designed to make the rest of the world sit up and take notice of the most remote capital city on earth. Visit perthfestival.com.au for a full program of events

Perth will be treated to four weeks of entertainment choices in a variety of traditional and non-traditional venues throughout the City of Perth and beyond. Highlights include De Parel Spiegeltent returning to the Urban Orchard in the Perth Cultural Centre as well as the fountain bar that was such a big hit earlier this year. Also returning will be The Pleasure Garden, a free-flowing entertainment playground located in Russell Square and just a short stroll from the Perth Cultural Centre.   Fringe World Festival 2016, from 24 January to 23 February. Visit fringeworld.com.au

HOPMAN CUP 2016 Hopman Cup continues to shine as one of Perth’s finest sporting events, attracting many of the world’s elite and popular players including Serena Williams, Andy Murray and Casey Dellacqua in the past. It’s little wonder the tournament is a favourite in the Perth summer holidays, making the most of the Perth Arena’s premier facilities. Hopman Cup, Perth Arena, 3 to 9 January 2016. To enquire about Hopman Cup Premium Ticketing packages email hopmancuphospitality@ tennis.com.au

PrideFEST 2015 | Celebrating its silver anniversary, Pride WA aims to further develop the spirit of inclusion and diversity within PrideFEST, and continue to grow the festival’s arts and culture content. Events include music, theatre, film and comedy events from 6 to 22 November, Pride Parade on November 21 through the streets of Northbridge followed by the popular Garden Party.  Visit pridewa.com.au for a full program of events. visitperthcity.com

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MEET JESSICA GETHIN - CHIEF CONDUCTOR OF THE PERTH SYMPHONY, WINNER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS 2015 BRIAN STACEY AWARD FOR AUSTRALIA’S EMERGING CONDUCTOR AND ALSO ONE OF SIX INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTORS CHOSEN TO JOIN THE INSTITUTE OF WOMEN CONDUCTORS WITH THE DALLAS OPERA, WHERE SHE'LL BE HEADING IN NOVEMBER TO WORK ON 18 OPERAS. By GABI MILLS | Image CRIB CREATIVE at THE BACKLOT | Dressed by JONTÉ DESIGNS

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orget everything you think you know about conductors. Jessica Gethin, Perth Symphony’s chief conductor has ripped up the rule book. Elegant and innovative, Jess loves to wear cutting edge Perth designer Jonté Pike’s outfits when she takes to the podium, losing herself in the music and converting a whole new generation to the joys of classical performance. “I’m very lucky to have a job that allows me to make music every day and see the world, collaborating with some amazing artists and musicians,” she says. “My home base is Perth, where I live with my husband Patrick and two kids Finn (six) and Olivia (two) and hold the position of Chief Conductor of the Perth Symphony among other guest conducting engagements.” Although music is the dominating artistic pursuit in Jess’s life, there’s no denying that fashion is also a passion. However, for the busy mother of two, the next few months are leaving very little down time. “My whole day is either filled with studying, rehearsing and performing music, or running around with the kids, so sometimes the shower is my only space where I can have some quiet and clarity of mind,” she says. “I tend to plan my day rather than sing. I have been known to attempt Queen of the Night but never beyond the shower walls.” As the daughter of renowned jazz guitarist Ray Walker, it’s perhaps no surprise that Jess’s path lay scattered with musical notes. Her own musical heroes are eclectic, drawn from the classical world as well as more contemporary artists. “As a conductor I’m constantly learning from the greats including Bernstein, Furtwangler and Abbado,” she says. “I love watching Simone Young rehearse, not because she is a female conductor but simply because she knows how to shape the sound and is so articulate and thorough in her rehearsal technique. “I’ve also had many musicians that have inspired me greatly through the different stages of my career. If I had to pick one, I would have to say my dad who has probably taught me the most about what it is to be a musician. Over

the years I’ve seen how respected he is in the industry; he has such musical integrity, a humble attitude and immense talent. All my early lessons came from him." What perhaps sets Jess apart from others in her field is her extraordinarily energetic performances once she’s holding the baton. Hair flying and eyes closed, she takes as much responsibility to deliver an unforgettable evening of musical entertainment as any one of the musicians she conducts would attest. Her own personal playlist, keeping her going during a morning run for instance, is as eclectic as you might expect from someone so well known for taking audiences by surprise. “I’m pretty passionate about educating myself on a whole range of genres and believe good music can simply be good music regardless of its label. So my playlists vary a lot,” she says. “Growing up in a musical family I was exposed to everything from Gregorian Chant to Goldberg Variations, Ella Fitzgerald, Vince Jones and The Yellow Jackets. These days my playlists shuffle from Mefistofele to Amos Lee and Stevie Wonder, from Mahler Symphony 2 to my six-yearold's favourite Ninjago tunes,” she laughs. As she prepares to leave Perth for Texas, the looming task of learning multiple new scores is beginning to dominate her thoughts. “I have to learn 18 new operas for an upcoming trip to Dallas in November so that’s occupying my most recently played list this week.” It’s bound to be an experience she and all those who witness the performances will never forget, something that the 35-year-old will be able to add to an already extraordinary repertoire. Not everything, however, always goes to plan in the mercurial musical arena, she says. “There have been many meaningful musical moments but two awkward incidents come to mind first. One was snapping my baton in half during a Weber Overture; I was about eight months pregnant at the time so not used to having so much in front of me. I was so focused in the moment it actually took a few bars for me to

drop the remaining stump and continue with my hands,” she says. “I bought my principal violist a pint for gracefully catching my baton tip. Another moment I will never forget was at a concert in London many years ago, the audience was applauding and I was about to walk out on to the stage to take a bow when the young stage manager grabbed me by the cuff of my jacket, ripped off some gaffa tape with his teeth and did the best hem fix it job in about three seconds then pushed me back on to stage. That gaffa survived for about four years.” Although her job takes Jess all over the world, Perth will always be her favourite spot to return to. “I love the climate, I love the open spaces, the bush and the sunshine. I love the cultural diversity and most of all I love the beach; it’s where I take time out of my hectic schedule to

recharge either by myself or with my family and friends.” With so much ahead of her, Jess could be forgiven for resting on her laurels, but that's not on the agenda. “As a conductor I am relatively young and at the beginning of my career. I have a little black book on my bedside table with repertoire that I would love to conduct - I’m looking forward to crossing as many of those off the list as I can.” So as she prepares to pack her suitcase and head to the US, you can be sure of one thing. Jess will be representing the city of Perth’s style, introducing her American audiences to the way we do things here on the west coast. “My go-to outfit for meetings and rehearsals is jeans, heels and a good black jacket; I tend to wear a lot of black. I’m passionate about supporting local WA designers for events so I wore a classic Zhivago gown as presenter at the Helpmann Awards and was styled by the fantastic up-andcoming designer Jonté Pike for a photo shoot yesterday. “Classic, strong, feminine; and a really good red lippy.” ⚭ 

IN TUNE Jessica Gethin conducts with verve, above, and left, also loves supporting local fashion.

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BALMY SUMMER EVENINGS CALL FOR PARTY DRESSES AND SLEEK SEPARATES THAT LOOK AND FEEL FABULOUS. WHETHER YOU PREFER PRETTY PASTELS AND FLOATY FLORAL PRINTS OR MODERN LACE TEXTURES AND SEXY SILHOUETTES, THE LOOK IS DECIDEDLY FEMININE AND 100 PER CENT FUN.

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1 ‘Briah’ sleeveless lace dress, $329 @ David Lawrence, Hay Street & enex100. 2 ‘Iman’ sandal, $229 @ David Lawrence, Hay Street & enex100. 3 'Lace Geo' dress, $389 @ MARCS, enex100. 4 ‘Dixie’ top, $139.99 @ Review, Wesley Quarter. 5 ‘Harmony’ skirt, $189.99 @ Review, Wesley Quarter. 6 Victoria, Victoria Beckham shift dress, $1,099 @ David Jones, Perth city. 7 ‘Mixed Square’ stud earrings, $26, Pigeonhole @ Forrest Chase & enex100. 8 ‘Indigo’ jumpsuit with detachable skirt, $239.95 @ Seduce, enex100. 9 Camilla and Marc ‘Surface Arch’ dress $999 @ David Jones, Perth city. 10 Tea dress, $598 @ Anna Thomas, Brookfield Place. 11 Thurley dress, $349.99 @ David Jones, Perth city. 12 Silk tank, $149, and jacquard shorts with belt, $149 @ MARCS, enex100.

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FROM CASUAL AFTERNOONS BY THE BEACH TO SLEEK STYLES FOR THE RACES OR NEW YEAR’S EVE SHENANIGANS, KEEP YOUR LOOK SIMPLE AND STREAMLINED. STRONG COLOURS ARE KEY, IN SUMMERY SHADES OF BLUE, WHITE AND TAN. FOR EVENING, SET THE MOOD WITH DARKER TONES AND A SHARP SILHOUETTE.

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1 'The Original Elvis shirt', $99, 'Johnny' jean, $159 and 'Draper' jacket, $349 @ Marcs, enex100. 2 ‘Delmont’ knit, $199 @ Rodd & Gunn, Hay Street. 2 Neuw Denim ‘Bob’ shirt, $89.95 @ David Jones, Perth city. 4 Tie, $39 @ Pigeonhole, Forrest Chase & enex100 . 5 Fedora, $45 @ Pigeonhole @ Forrest Chase & enex100. 6 Blazer chino short, $69.95 @ David Jones, Perth city. 7 ‘Claud’ blazer, $249 @ Politix, Murray Street. 8 Bow tie, $39.95 @ Pigeonhole, Forrest Chase & enex100. 9 ‘Finley’ suit blazer, $249 @ Politix, Murray Street. 10 ‘Giles’ chino pant, $149 @ Politix, Murray Street. 11 ‘Coy’ cufflinks, $59 @ Politix, Murray Street.

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IT’S TIME FOR SOME COLOUR, ALONG WITH YOUR COMFY JEANS AND T-SHIRTS, SO THINK TROPICAL PRINTS, RICH COLOURS AND NAUTICAL STRIPES. THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITE THINGS.

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1 Green Elliot Item jacket, $459, Peruvian cotton v-neck, $69, Glen chino pant, $129 all @ Saba, Carillon City. 2 Oli felt baseball cap, $35 @ The Butcher Shop, Northbridge. 3 Epic Long Line Striped Tank $20 @ Jay Jays, Watertown & Wellington Street. 4 Drop Crotch Jogger jeans $49.95 @ Jay Jays, Watertown & Wellington Street. 5 Leila shirt dress, $179, Penelope belt, $79 all @Saba, Carillon City. 6 Jeanswest Catherine Printed Playsuit, $69.99 @ 6 Jeanswest Catherine Printed Playsuit, $69.99 @ Jeanswest, Forrest Chase. 7 Converse Chuck Taylor High Tops in Black, $89.95 @ Transit, Murray Street. 8 Miranda Murphy Tropical Leaf Button Up Blouse, $89 @ Ruck Rover, William Street. 9 Men’s Slim Straight Denim Short, $39.95 @ Jay Jays, Watertown & Wellington Street. 10 Jeanswest Antoine Stripe Raglan Tee, $34.99 @ Jeanswest, Forrest Chase. 11 Emily and Fin Isobel Spot Dress, $145 @ Ruck Rover, William Street. 12 Slim BF Jeans, $49.95 @ Jay Jays, Watertown & Wellington Street. 13 Zanerobe Dynamo Chino Military Greens, $129.95 @ Transit, Murray Street.

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LOOKING THE BUSINESS BY THE POOL OR BEACHSIDE IS A MUST IN PERTH WHERE SUMMER IS MORE THAN JUST A SEASON. IT’S AN EVENT.

1 Fortuna Straw Hat, $29.95 @ Jeanswest, Forrest Chase. 2 Le Specs Runaways Sunglasses in black, $59.95 @ David Jones, Perth city. 3 Paper Braid Plain Floppy Hat $49.95 @ Bondi Beach Bag Company, David Jones, Perth city. 4 Emily & Fin Bonnie Hawaiian Dress, $125 @ Ruck Rover, William Street. 5 Jay Jays cut off denim short, $29.95 @ Jay Jays, Murray Street. 6 Dia Fedora Hat, JeansWest $29.95 @ Jeanswest, Forrest Chase. 7 Jets Aspire mesh one piece, $149 @ Four Seasons, Carillon City. 8 Janey Embroidered Playsuit, $99.95 @ Jeanswest, Forrest Chase. 9 Jets Denim Plunging V-neck one piece, $169 @Four Seasons, Carillon City. 10 Jets Moulded Halter Triangle Bralette, $90 and Jets Hipster Pant with gathered side detail, both in Flame, $68 @ Four Seasons, Carillon City. 11 Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunnies in tortoiseshell, $329 @David Jones, Perth city. 12 Simone Pérèle Doris wireless one piece, $120 @ Simone Pérèle, Watertown.

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EVEN THE MOST MINIMALIST WARDROBE NEEDS A SELECTION OF CHIC ACCESSORIES. FOR THE WARMER MONTHS, WE’RE CRUSHING HARD ON EYE-CATCHING SHAPES, IN A PALETTE THAT RANGES FROM BOLD PRIMARY POPS OF COLOUR TO MORE LADYLIKE HUES. LUSH LEATHER AND GLEAMING METALLIC FINISHES SET AN ULTRA-LUXE TONE, WHILE NATURAL TEXTURES AND PRETTY DETAILING KEEP THE LOOK FRESH.

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1 Jac + Jack shawl, $240 @ David Jones, Perth city. 2 Kate Spade New York ‘Avaline’ sunglasses, $220 @ David Jones, Perth city. 3 ‘Black Ribbon’ Panama hat, $69.95 @ Pigeonhole, enex100. 4 Fairley ‘Alexa’ earrings, $97.50 @ David Jones, Perth city. 5 ‘Miss Bamboo’ leather bucket handbag, $2,905 @ Gucci, 826 Hay Street. 6 ‘Capucines’ MM bag, $6,800 @ Louis Vuitton, King Street. 7 Valentino large canvas ‘Camo Butterflies’ backpack, $3,159 @ David Jones, Perth city. 8 Fashion gold hair halo headpiece, $14.99 @ Lovisa, Hay Street. 9 Samantha Wills ‘Dance In The Rain’ bangle, $99 @ David Jones, Perth city. 10 ‘Twist’ MM bag, $4,450 @ Louis Vuitton, King Street. 11 Jonathan Saunders ‘Arwel’ sunglasses, $360 @ David Jones, Perth city. 12 Chloé ‘Darcey Round Between The Fingers’ ring, $299 @ David Jones, Perth city. 13 Longchamp ‘Pénélope’ bag, $1,289 @ Hunt, King Street. 14 ‘Jordan’ bag, $100 @ Pigeonhole, Forrest Chase. 15 Longchamp ‘Le Pliage Néo Fantaisie’ bag, $379 @ Hunt, King Street.

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KEEP YOUR COOL AS TEMPERATURES RISE – WOMEN’S SHOES ARE HOT TO TROT IN CHIC SHADES OF BLACK AND TAN WHILE SPLASHES OF ANIMAL PRINT, GLADIATORS AND A HINT OF METALLIC SPICE THINGS UP. MEANWHILE MEN'S SHOES ARE CLASSY WITH SLEEK SILHOUETTES AND RICH LEATHER TONES. 1

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HERS (top) • 1 Betts for Her ‘Gingerbread’ sandal, $79.95 @ Betts, Hay & Wellington Streets. 2 Nike Sportswear ‘Roshe One Women’s’ sneaker, $119.95 @ HypeDC, Carillon City. 3 Melissa ‘Classic Lady’ platform sandal, $175 @ M Dreams Perth, Piccadilly Arcade. 4 ‘Osana’ heel, $179.95 @ Wittner, Wesley Quarter. 5 ‘Rockpool’ sandal, $59.95, Novo Shoes, Hay Street and Watertown. 6 ‘Vista’ wedge sandal, $69.95 @ Novo Shoes, Hay Street and Watertown. 7 Betts for Her ‘Kylie’ sandal, $79.99 @ Betts, Hay & Wellington Streets. 8 Melissa ‘Good Vibes’ flat, $125 @ M Dreams Perth, Piccadilly Arcade. 9 ‘Demons’ sandal, $149.95 @ Windsor Smith, Hay Street. 10 ‘Davie’ leopard slide, $179.95 @ Hobbs Shoes, Hay Street. 11 ‘Lexie’ high heel sandal, $69.95 @ Novo Shoes, Hay Street and Watertown. 12 ‘Easton’ espadrille, $129.95 @ Wittner, Wesley Quarter. 13 ‘Britta’ heel, $139.95, Windsor Smith @ Hay Street. 14 ‘Kelly’ high heel sandal, $159 @ Hobbs Shoes, Hay Street. HIS (bottom) • 1 ‘Float’ espadrille, $79.97 @ Windsor Smith, Hay Street. 2 ‘Henry’ boot, $189.95 @ Windsor Smith, Hay Street. 3 Nike Sportswear ‘Free Flyknit’ men’s sneaker, $219.95 @ HypeDC, Carillon City. 4 Brando Folco ‘Lows’ boot, $349 @ deBurgh’s Shoes, Carillon City. 5 ‘Wassp’ loafer, $139.95 @ Windsor Smith, Hay Street. 6 Airflex ‘Defiant’ dress shoe, $129.99 @ Betts, Hay & Wellington Streets. 7 ‘Bee’ loafer, $149.95 @ Windsor Smith, Hay Street. 8 Airflex ‘Outlook’ loafer, $119.99 @ Betts, Hay & Wellington Streets.

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WE’VE DRESSED UP SOME OF PERTH’S MOST FOLLOWED FASHION BLOGGERS IN SOME OF OUR CITY’S COOLEST SPACES TO SHARE WHAT THEY LOVE MOST ABOUT THEIR CITY RIGHT NOW. 16 | PERTH CITY style

Words + Styling BEVERLY LIGMAN | Photography SHOT BY THOM | Make-up SAMANTHA ENTICKNAP


VICKY SOFIELD aka The Fashion Catalyst  Where Hay Street Mall.   What do you love about Perth right now? I love the fact that I can shop in my lunch breaks and after work, then again on the weekends – the city really has it all and more when it comes to fashion. Follow @fashioncatalyst and visit thefashioncatalyst.com VICKY WEARS Karen Millen Colourful Print Dress, $375 and Suede and Leather Orange clutch, $195, Karen Millen @ Wesley Quarter, Wittner Black Patent Leather Luscious heel, $169.95 @ Wittner, Wesley Quarter,  9ct Yellow Gold Gaudi Drop earring, $875, 9ct Yellow Gold Gaudi Ring $785 and Vermeil Mesh Cuff Bangle, $450 all @ Jan Logan, Wesley Quarter. Vicky's make-up and hair by Maurice Meade

ANDRE THILLAI aka We Are Not Models  Where Varnish on King, King Street.   What do you love about Perth right now? Since arriving on the West Coast I’ve fallen in love with my fair share of locals. To name a few, I love Varnish on King, Lalla Rookh and Uncle Joe's. Joe is the only guy I trust to take a knife to my throat. He keeps my beard trim, and my hair slick. Follow @wearenotmodels_ and visit wearnotmodels.com ANDRE WEARS Z Zegna Suit, $1850, Z Zegna White shirt, $285, Brioni Pocket Square in yellow, $125, Paul Smith boots, $385 all @ Parker & Co, Trinity Arcade. Jaeger-Le Coultre Master Eight Days Perpetual men’s watch, $28,700 @ Watches of Switzerland, King Street.

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RAYNE EMBLEY Where Queen Street Gym, Queen Street.   What do you love about Perth right now? I feel like I’ve been watching the city transform for the past few years. It’s full of life and energy and the calibre of restaurants and bars is now starting to be compared to hot spots over east. Elizabeth Quay will be ready soon and I can’t wait. Follow @raynembley and visit rayneembley.com.au RAYNE WEARS Stella McCartney Sport AOP Sweater, $40, Stella Sport Tights Leo, $79.99, Stella Sport Bra padded, $49.99, Adidas Supernova Glide runners in black, white and lime, $189.99 all @ Rebel Sport, Raine Square.

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JACK TAYLOR aka Le Garçon Where PICA.   What do you love about Perth right now? Perth is still such a young city and is completely its own; which leaves room for new innovation in retail and food. There’s so many new shops, bars and restaurants opening up all across the city for us to explore and discover. Follow @mr.jacktaylor or visit legarconblog.com JACK WEARS Marcs Jimmy Jogger pant in navy, $119 @ Marcs, enex100, Witchery Man French long sleeve tee, $59.95 @ Witchery, enex100, Fallen Broken Street The Ratatat hat, $99.95 @ Merge, William Street, Marcs Black Austin Overnighter leather bag, $399 @ Marcs, enex100, Pared Eyewear Shake & Bake black sunglasses, $240 @ Merge, William Street, Witchery Man Chester Sneaker, $129.95 @ Witchery, enex100.

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HOLLY & LOU aka The Boyfriend Shirt Where Carillon City's Rooftop. What do you love about Perth right now? We love having world class fashion, amazing food and hidden gems like Bar Lafayette or La Cholita on our doorstep. Follow @theboyfriendshirt or visit the-boyfriend-shirt.com LOU (left) WEARS Paige Ponte Dress in black, $199 and Lauryn Shootie $129 @ SABA. HOLLY (right) WEARS Eva Blazer, $350, Kirra Pant $139 and Mixed Media Tee $99 all SABA, Shu Bar Kiara Heel in Beige, $79.95 @ Hype DC – all Carillon City.

NICOLE aka The Style Trust Where The Flour Factory, Queen Street  What do you love about Perth right now? I love that Perth has a little slice of something for everyone now: high street fashion, dumplings at 4am, cocktails at The Flour Factory, art in the laneways and much more. There are literally endless things to explore – whether you’re from another town or a tourist in your own city. Follow @thestyletrust or visit thestyletrust.net NICOLE WEARS Betty Tran Sofia gown, $2,800 @ Betty Tran, Raine Square, Flamenco Nude Heel, $149.95 @ Hobbs, Hay Street, Anglelic Rose Gold Bangle, $19,845 and Metropolis ring, $10,880, both @ Kailis Australian Pearls, King Street. Nicole’s Hair: Jessica Twamley Hair Artistry.

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| food & drink |

Fashionable food Corridors of flavour

Perhaps one of the most surprising developments in Perth's food scene is the increasing popularity of shopping centre-based eateries, which now bring in diners in droves thanks to the high quality fare on offer. 140 in the heart of William Street is an example of this, with a collection of outlets which delivers on taste, quality and innovation – and then some.  Here’s a round-up of the outlets which regularly feature on Perth foodies’ Instagram accounts: 

arrived from over east here in the heart of the city. Must try: Choose a slow-cooked rack of ribs, caramalised with the 40-year old recipe marinade recipe. Or if you’re in the mood for a burger, these grass-fed, antibiotic and hormone-free wagyu beef patties are served medium – just the way we like them. Ribs & Burgers, Shop 23, 140 William Street, Perth 6000, Monday to Thursday 11am to 9.30pm, Friday to Saturday 11am to 1opm, Sunday 11am to 9.30pm. Call 08 9321 4888. Visit ribsandburgers.com/au/

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Treasury trove After much anticipation, the city’s newest luxury hotel – COMO The Treasury – finally opens its doors this month. Set within a new artisanal precinct called the Cathedral Square Development, the venerable old building, which sat for 20 years unused, has been given an extraordinary new lease of life.  Almost all of the building’s original 19th-century design features have been retained in a meticulous renovation, featuring re-installed dormer windows, rooftop copper trimmings and a stripped facade showing off the original elegant facade.  Guests can pick from 48 elegant Kerry Hill-designed rooms and suites, with handcrafted European furniture, large windows and luxurious bathrooms with freestanding bathtubs.  As you might expect from such a high end property, the food and beverage offering will be second to none. COMO’s reputation for award-winning cuisine around the world will be a big drawcard for visitors, with a fine dining restaurant on the rooftop showcasing contemporary European cuisine and the best of WA’s produce. For casual dining, there’s a ground floor venue, and all the menus are overseen by COMO’s Aussie-born executive chef, Amanda Gale. In addition there’s a spacious lounge bar, gym, heated indoor swimming pool and a COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, offering holistic wellness therapies for those keen to escape the city’s stresses. Visit comohotels.com/thetreasury for bookings.

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What: New York meets Perth thanks to American food visionary Denny Nehme. Crowd-pleasing dude food (think hot dogs, pizza, waffles and sundaes) tick all the boxes in a dinermeets-laneway experience. Must try: Hot corned beef sandwich with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing. East Village, 140 William Street, Monday to Wednesday 7am to 10pm, Thursday to Saturday 7am to late, Sunday 7am to 9pm. Call 08 9322 8105. Visit eastvillageperth.com/restaurant

BAM BAM BOO What: Contemporary Chinese food with a strong focus on three favourites: dumplings, noodles and BBQ duck. Did we mention dumplings? Must try: Set menus include a wasabi prawn set or the Szechuan chicken set, cooked with ‘massive chilli oil’. Otherwise choose the roasted duck on the bone, Cantonese-style. Bam Bam Boo, Shop 25, 140 William Street, Perth 6000, Monday to Thursday 11am to 8.30pm (8pm last orders), Friday to Saturday 11am to 9pm (8.30pm last orders), Sunday 11am to 4.30pm (4pm last orders). Call 08 6388 8900. Visit bambamboofoodchain.com.au

RIBS & BURGERS What: A meat lover’s little hunk of heaven, the successful chain has finally

BROTZEIT What: A slice of Bavaria right here in Perth, Brotzeit brings hearty sausages, schnitzel and strudel to our city – and we aren’t complaining. Must try: Wear elasticated pants and order the porcine special: pork knuckle, best of Brotzeit sausages, honey Bavarian pork ribs or schnitzel and two side dishes of your choice. Brotzeit, German Bier Bar & Restaurant, Shop 6, 140 William Street, Perth, 6000, open Monday to Thursday 11am to 10pm, Friday to Saturday 11am to 11pm, Sunday 11am to 10pm. Call 08 9321 6654. Visit brotzeit.co/outlet/perth

JAMIE’S ITALIAN What: One of the most popular venues in town, Jamie Oliver’s Perth branch is also one of the mega-famous chef ’s most visited globally. Must try: The cured mats plank, artistically draped with prosciutto, wagyu bresaola, finocchio and artisanal mortadella is the perfect way to kick off a meal here, but you’d be


mad to miss out on a bowl of pasta made right here, in situ. Jamie’s Italian, 140 William Street, Perth WA 6000, Monday to Saturday, 11.30am to 10.30pm. Call 08 9363 8600. Visit jamieoliver.com/italian/australia/ restaurants/perth

PERFECT PASTA Right, Jamie's Italian consistently delivers delicious Italian fare while Chicho's Gelato (bottom) offers a little taste of Sicily thanks to its handmade traditional ices.

Mucho gelato

It’s getting warmer so naturally our thoughts turn to ice cream. Fortunately the city offers some of the best gelato and homemade ice cream to ever grace a waffle cone. Here’s the scoop on the city’s coolest ice cream vendors. 

BEN & JERRY’S, NORTHBRIDGE It’s the ice cream which makes a virtue of the fact that there’s less ice cream and more chunks than other brands, but the legion of lovers of Ben & Jerry’s couldn’t be happier. Especially now that branches are opening all over Perth from Northbridge to Joondalup, you’ll be able to get your Chunky Monkey fix whenever the need strikes. Or if you’re feeling extra greedy, how about a BRRR-ito? Rolled fresh for you, you’ll find two scoops of ice cream plus chocolate cookie crumbles, a fudge drizzle, all rolled up in a soft waffle wrap. Ben & Jerry’s, 82 James Street, Northbridge, WA 6003. Visit benandjerry.com.au/scoop-shops

COLD ROCK ICE CREAMERY, NORTHBRIDGE It’s the ice cream parlour with fun thrown in – pick your flavour (low fat, gelato, sorbet, you name it), mix in some lollies, chocolates, fruits or nuts, then watch as the Cold Rock peeps smash it up for you. Then eat. Easy as. Cold Rock, 128 James Street, Northbridge, 6003. Call 08 9227 551

CHOCOLATERIA SAN CHURRO, NORTHBRIDGE Sure, we all love San Churro’s for its Spanish-style donuts – ‘churros’ and hot chocolates to die for, but did you know they also have a decadent range of ice cream too? Dark, milk and white chocolate as well as dulce de leche (Spanish caramel) or vanilla ice cream served up in a cup or waffle set the bar

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high, while the sundaes – tiramisu or the Spanish take on a banana split – make the chances of the diet being stuck to practically zero. Chocolateria San Churro Northbridge, 132 James Street. Visit sanchurro.com for full menu.

GELÁRE, PERTH CBD From its first store in Freo back in 1986, Geláre has become a favourite place to indulge our love of the most delicious ices and waffles in town. Made with no artificial ingredients, everybody’s got their favourite Geláre scoop – try Oregon mint fudge, spiced carrot cake or tropical mango to ring the changes.  Geláre Perth, 160 Murray Street. Open every day from 9am to 6pm. Call 08 9218 8088 or visit gelare.com.au.

You might have seen Chicho Gelato’s jolly yellow and white striped ice cream carts crowned with ‘pozzetti’ (or traditional Italian ornate lids) at the Twilight Hawker’s market and numerous weddings, parties and events around the city, but word on the street is that the husband and wife team behind some of the most delicious gelato we’ve ever tasted will be opening up their own store soon. The pair make their gelato fresh every day, churning WA produce from scratch, using their own house-made pastes and purées – a unique selling point in a world of mass production.  Visit chichogelato.com  

Best of the rest

DARRELL LEA – try adding one of the famous liquorice and confectionery purveyor's candies on top of your next sundae.  Darrell Lea, 649 Hay Street, Perth, 6000. Visit dlea.com.au

BELLA’S CUPCAKE WORLD – Perth’s premier cupcake artist, Bella’s range of custom cupcakes have a flavour combination to suit any mood. Rose, salted caramel, passionfruit cream cheese or jam and custard – they’re all pretty as a picture and delicious with a scoop of ice cream. Bella’s Cupcake World, 69 Barrack Street, Perth 6000. Visit bellascupcakeworld.com

PAJECO – award-winning gelato, you’ll find some innovative flavours from Pajeco’s. How about blue cheese, coconut or chestnut gelato, or if you’re on a health kick, try the Gelato soft, made with fresh, 100% natural yogurt. Pajeco, Perth Cultural Centre, opposite entrance to Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth 6000. Call 08 6188 6012. Visit pajeco.com. ⚭ visitperthcity.com

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1 Bobbi Brown Beach Fragrance, $95 for 50ml @ Myer, Forrest Chase. 2 L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil, $36 for $250ml @ L’Occitane, Carillon City. 3 L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation, $29.95 @ Priceline. 4 Endota Balancing Face Moisturiser, $55 @ Endota Spa, Hay Street. 5 OPI Nail Lacquer in Coca Cola Red, $19.95 @ David Jones, Perth city. 6 Volupte Sheer Candy in No 12, $52 @ Mecca, Hay Street. 7 Milkman King of Wood Beard Oil and Beard Shampoo and Conditioner, $63.95 @ Guys Grooming, Hay Street. 8 Jurlique Nutri-Define Eye Contour Balm, $95 @ Jurlique, Wesley Quarter. 9 Lush Eyes Right Mascara, $19.95 @ Lush, Plaza Arcade. 10 Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Moisture Mist, $25 @ Napoleon Perdis, enex100. 11 Bridget Black Cosmeceuticals Skin Brightening Essence, $59 @ Bridget Black, St Georges Terrace. 12 The Body Shop Bronze Highlighting Dome, $29.95 @ The Body Shop, Hay & Murray Streets.

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| activewear & outdoors |

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1 Run Swiftly Racerback Tank, $59 @ Lululemon Athletica, enex100. 2 Lorna Jane Ridley Bra in Funky Pink, $69.99 @ Lorna Jane, Wesley Quarter. 3 Lorna Jane The Bradshaw Short in Washed Blue, $65.99 @ Lorna Jane, Wesley Quarter. 4 Lorna Jane Fit Chic tank in ink, $49.99 @ Lorna Jane, Wesley Quarter. 5 New 2XU cap Cap, $24.95 @David Jones, Perth city. 6 Nike Free 5.0 trainers, $160.00 @ Nike, 670 Hay Street Mall. 7 Race Rival Crop, $109-$119 @ Lululemon Athletica, enex100. 8 Tight Stuff Tight men’s pants, $99 @ Lululemon Athletica, enex100. 9 Active anti-burst gym ball, $12 @ Target, Perth city. 10 FitBit Charge heartrate & activity wristband, $199.00 @ David Jones, Perth city. 11 All Sport Crop pant, $109-$119, @ Lululemon Athletica, enex100. 12 Active 4kg kettle bell, $10 @ Target, Perth city. 13 Dry Fit Epic Run boy short, $50 @ Nike, 670 Hay Street Mall. 15 Elastika Tank, $40 @ Nike, 670 Hay Street Mall.

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1 Finska Scandinavian outdoor game, $69.95 @ Australian Geographic, Carillon City. 2 Discovery Kids Walkie Talkies, $59.95 @ David Jones, Perth city. 3 WOW the Visual Encyclopedia of Everything, $49.95 @ Australian Geographic, Carillon City. 4 French Bulldog nanoblock, $12 @ Tokyo Underground, Hay Street. 5 Studio Ghibli Totoro figurine, $25 @ Tokyo Underground, Hay Street. 6 Micro Scooter, $199 @ David Jones, Perth city. 7 Little Lion Tee, $12.99 @ Ollie's Place, Watertown. 8 Kimmidoll, $15 @ Tokyo Underground, Hay Street. 9 Cool It! dino, $4.99 @ Scitech Discovery Shop, City West. 10 Speedo Junior Futura Biofuse Brights, $29.95 @ David Jones, Perth city. 11 Mini Melissa Furadinha Mint Pineapple shoes, $75 @ Melissa Shoes, Piccadilly Arcade. 12 Girls Too Cute bodysuit, $12.99 @ Ollie's Place, Watertown. 13 Dr Who mug, from $14.99 @ Scitech Discovery Shop, City West. 14 Skip Hop Owl Zoo four piece lunch kit, $19.95 @ David Jones, Perth city. 15 'Iconic Munchies' wooden puzzle by Make Me Iconic, $30, @ Aspects of Kings Park. 16 Garden party dress, $34.99 @ Ollie's Place, Watertown.

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BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME WITH COLOURFUL TEXTILES, ELEGANTLY DESIGNED KITCHENWARE AND FURNITURE THAT WILL REALLY TURN HEADS.

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1 Iconic Cube soft toy by Make Me Iconic, $30, @ Aspects of Kings Park. 2 Wall light from Lampe Gras Paris, $895, @ Arrival Hall. 3 ID chrome bookends $159.50, @ Esquires of Piccadilly, Shop 4 Piccadilly Arcade. 4 Capri stripe jug, $10, and highball cups, $4 each, @ Target, Perth city. 5 Block table from Normann Copenhagen, $395, @ Arrival Hall. 6 Mid-Century Mini-Desk in Oregano $599, @ West Elm. 7 Hand-blown glass 'Amorphous Drip' vase by Philip Stokes, $490, @ Aspects of Kings Park. 8 Amok Island 'Creatures of the Swan River' hand silkscreened print, $125, @ The Butcher Shop, Northbridge. 9 Set of three blue serving bowls, $8 @ Target, Perth city. 10 Marble & onyx chess set, $199.50, @ Esquires of Piccadilly, Shop 4, Piccadilly Arcade. 11 Kas tweed blue square cushion, $59.95, @ David Jones, Perth city. 12 'Perth' (2nd Edition) by Frances Andrijich, $45, @ Aspects of Kings Park. 13 Oliver Hemming 8cm alarm clock with night light, $109.95, @ T Sharp & Co, 612 Hay Street.

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1 Gold bar individual cake, $8 @ Maison Saint HonorĂŠ, Carillon City. 2 Chocolate croissant, $3.90 @ Jean Pierre Sancho, 111 St Georges Terrace. 3 Glenmorangie Original 10 year old single malt, $89.96 @ David Jones, Perth city. 4 Regular Mexicrinkles, $3.50 @ Salsa's Fresh Mex & Grill, Level 1 Food Court, Carillon City. 5 Nespresso Lattissimatouch, $649 @Nespresso, 255 Murray Street. 6 Ogilvie & Co Smokey Cheese Nibbles, $7.50 @ David Jones, Hay Street. 7 Candyhouse Flying Saucers jar, $9.95 @ David Jones, Hay Street. 8 Roc Candy lollies, from $8.50 per bag @ Roc Candy, Piccadilly Arcade. 9 Twining's Tea Chest, $119.95 @ David Jones, Perth city. 10 Various oils, vinegars and jams from the Margaret River Providore, from $17.95, @ Margaret River Providore, 317 Murray Street.

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Go west

WEST PERTH HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FAVOURITE PLACE TO HANG OUT BUT NOW, WITH SO MANY FANTASTIC PLACES TO SHOOT THE BREEZE, IT’S MORE POPULAR THAN EVER WITH VISITORS AND RESIDENTS ALIKE.  it marks the 50th anniversary of the Western Australian Botanic Garden in Kings Park. To celebrate, take a walk through the WA Botanic Garden during its ‘50 Year Journey’ exhibition all month, view the colourful ‘Bella Umbrellas’ on display outside Aspects of Kings Park, and see the ‘Funky Trunks’ exhibition – where trees in Kings Park are made even more beautiful. There’s also a new star of the park to visit this year – ‘Anniversary Gold’ – a yellow variety of the Kangaroo Paw developed in Kings Park. This sunny beauty will be on display around the festival. Kings Park Festival, Fraser Avenue, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, until September 30, w: kingsparkfestival.com.au

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Do SCITECH ASTRONAUT EXHIBITION  There’s no other job where you can find yourself quite as far above the earth as that of an astronaut. This new exhibition allows visitors to step into their moon boots and experience the incredible world of the space explorer. Scitech, City West Centre, Corner Railway Street and Sutherland Street, November 23 to to April 25 2016, w: Scitech.org.au

FLOWER POWER The Kings Park Festival highlights the attractions of this truly special celebration of nature. With so many plants and wildflowers found nowhere else on Earth, WA is a haven for beauty rich and rare – making it the perfect theme for this year’s Kings Park Festival.  During September, discover WA’s wildflowers, get snap-happy, learn something new about our flora, meet the Aspects artists in residence and mingle with the beloved Adorable Florables. This year is extra special as

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THE BROWN FOX Vibe: Vintage, quirky gastropub with special ‘Tutorial Tuesdays’, when you can learn how to make cocktails, become a whiskey wonder or beer and cider buff. Signature dish: Pulled pork roll, Philly cheese steak sandwich, maple bacon BBQ burger. 72 Outram St, West Perth Tel 08 9425 522 w: thebrownfox. com.au

GORDON STREET GARAGE Vibe: Based in an old auto electrics garage, GSG is a really special spot, serving some of the best coffee in town by Mano a Mano.  Signature dish: Garage margarita pizza or if you’re after something meatier, the lamb shank, polenta, broccolini and gremolata – delicious! 16 Gordon Street, West Perth Tel: 08 9322 8050 w: gsgarage.com.au

AMPHORAS BAR Vibe: Contemporary and European, you’ll find a slice of Spain on a plate here. Grab a stool and enjoy authentic tapas at the bar. Signature dish: Jamon Serrano, vegetable pickle and grain mustard – the perfect foil to a chilled glass of sherry. 1303 Hay Street, West Perth Tel:  08 9226 4666 w: amphorasbar.com.au

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CHOKEBY ROAD Since 1987 Chokeby Road has been creating the most delicious hand-made choccies using traditional Belgian and Swiss recipes. Pick your own gourmet selection or send a gift for a special treat – you’re sure to win friends if you do. 1260 Hay Street, West Perth Tel: 08 9321 1161

TWELVE THIRTY FLORIST Everybody loves receiving flowers, and thanks to the friendly team at Twelve Thirty Florist, the range of creative bunches on offer is sure to brighten anybody’s day. Fill your home with local blooms and gorgeous bouquets of scented flowers whether it’s for a special occasion or just because it's Friday/it's a sunny day/why not. 1230 Hay Street, West Perth Tel: 08 9321 2559 w: twelve30florist.com.au

WATERTOWN BRAND OUTLETS Fill your wardrobe with new togs from Perth’s one-stop shop, Watertown. With the best brands at the best prices, you’ll find labels at prices permanently below the RRP. And while you’re shopping til you drop, enjoy a cuppa or lunch at one of the many friendly dining outlets. 840 Wellington Street, West Perth


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EAST PERTH IS WHERE THE COOL CATS HEAD FOR A FAMILY DAY OUT AT THE INNER CITY FARM, A BIKE RIDE WITH A PICNIC PACKED OR DINNER AT ONE OF THE MANY HIGH-CLASS EATERIES. TAKE YOUR PICK – THE CITY’S EAST END IS FUNKIER THAN DJ MARK RONSON’S SHADES. RED OPIUM Vibe: Modelled on a 1940’s opium den, Red Opium is a brilliant addition to the East Perth eating scene. With chef Jak Sookasem at the helm, expect vibrant Thai ingredients married with fresh Aussie produce. Signature dish: The classic sweet, salty, sour and spicy Thai combos are out in force here – try the Crying Wagyu (if for no other reason than it’s got a cool name) or the Som Tum with soft shell crab, served ‘hot’. 326 Hay Street, East Perth (enter via Hill Street) Tel: 08 9221 8780 w: redopium.com.au

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CO-OP DINING Vibe: Head chef Kiren Mainwaring regularly draws the crowds at Co-Op Dining with wild foraged foods sitting happily alongside WA’s finest produce from passionate, responsible farmers and small family-run suppliers.  Signature dish: There’s a 10-course signature menu ($125 pp) – a real star turn in the city.  2/11 Regal Place, East Perth Tel: 08 9221 0404 w: co-opdining.com.au

HIRE A BIKE Take the slow lane and enjoy the sights and sounds around one of East Perth’s little treasures – Claisebrook Cove. Pack a picnic and choose a spot, just for you. Hire your bike from the Cycle Centre (23/236 Hay Street) from only $20 – the family-owned business will look after all your cycling needs.   Tel: 08 9325 1176 w: cyclecentre.com.au.

BLACKBIRD RESTAURANT Vibe: This quaint lakeside bistro has a strong focus on the heady cuisine of Provence.   Signature dish: It’s got to be that French bistro staple and measure of any good Francophile joint: steak frites, beurre d’anchois and porcini cream.  Suite 4/10 Eastbrook Terrace, East Perth Tel: 08 9225 7880 w: blackbirdrestaurant.com.au

PERTH CITY FARM Perth City Farm is a little jewel of a place, founded in 1994 and firmly established these days as an icon of environmental sustainability. It’s also a very lovely spot to enjoy some (homemade) fare, thanks to the bustling little cafe which serves up home-grown produce, delicious juices and other treats. There’s also an organic market which operates every Saturday from 8am to noon. 1 City Farm Place, East Perth Tel: 08 9325 7229 w: perthcityfarm.org.au

GLOUCESTER PARK Gloucester Park’s historic raceway will play host to one of the richest trotting meets in the world in November when the 30 best pacers in Australasia will gather to race for the top honours, the winner scooping a cool $1.3 million in the Grand Final. Nelson Crescent, East Perth Tel: 08 9323 3555 w: gloucesterpark.com.au

WHIPPER SNAPPER DISTILLERY

Eat, Drink HEIRLOOM, FRASER SUITES, Vibe: With menus put together by My Kitchen Rules’ chef Pete Evans, you can be sure that food is crafted from quality local ingredients, sourced sustainably and put together on the plate with a contemporary flair. Signature dish: Crispy salmon with celeriac remoulade, cauliflower puree and artichoke salsa, and for dessert, baked chocolate mousse, coconut cream and sour cherry.  10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth Tel: 08 9261 0000   w: perth.fraserhospitality.com

Vibe: You might not expect to find an Australian corn whiskey distillery bang in the middle of a quiet East Perth street, but Whipper Snapper is just that. With their first release set for 2016, in the meantime enjoy a coffee or a whiskey tour, or hire the space for your next function.  Signature drink: Crazy Uncle Moonshine is the first release, and promises great things for the distillery's future. 139 Kensington Street, East Perth Tel: 08 9221 2293 w: whippersnapperdistillery.com  

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ARRIVAL HALL Located in a light-filled corner of the old Boans Furniture warehouse in East Perth, Arrival Hall is a joy for coolhunters after something different for their home, especially if you love the minimalistic Scandinavian style.  Saunders Street, East Perth Tel: 0422 756 373 w: arrivalhall.com.au visitperthcity.com

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