The Food Project: Mashawi Moroccan & Middle Eastern

There’s no need for any preamble here, so I’m just going to come out and say it – Mashawi Moroccan & Middle Eastern is, hands down, one of my favourite Perth restaurants.

In a gorgeous space with high ceilings and a great big wooden feature wall, in a prime spot on Mt Lawyley’s Beaufort Street, with very attentive staff, a large menu and SO MANY absolutely delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes, there really is a lot to love here.

Mashawi is a friendly and unpretentious spot – high ceilings, large windows looking out over Beaufort Street, bright decorative touches including recurrent pomegranate motifs. The tables are a little on the small side (especially when you want to try as much from the menu as possible) but the place regularly gets booked out, resulting in a lively and eclectic atmosphere.

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5 easy ways to reduce your use of plastic

The other day, I got chatting to a woman who was taking part in Plastic Free July  – a challenge that asks you to refuse single-use plastic for the month. I have to be honest, up until that conversation I really didn’t realise how much we rely on plastic. After I spoke to her I started trying to make more conscious decisions instead of blindly reaching for the plastic wrap or tossing plastic packaging into the recycling bin.

It’s not easy, that’s for sure. Cherry tomatoes – they come in a plastic container. My favourite skincare – plastic tubes and bottles. Chocolate – wrapped in plastic. But just being aware of how much plastic we use every day is the first step to making smarter choices and looking for alternatives.

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The Eisteddfod review + Coma Land giveaway

Thanks to Black Swan State Theatre Company, I have a double pass to giveaway to their latest production, Coma Land, on Thursday 20 July 8:00pm in the Studio Underground of the State Theatre Centre. More details on how to win below!

The Eisteddfod

Descend into the Studio Underground at the State Centre Theatre of WA and enter the bizarre, darkly funny and confronting world of Melbourne playwright Lally Katz’s The Eisteddfod.

After brother and sister Gerture and Abalone are left orphaned following a ‘pruning accident’, the pair retreat into their own world, agoraphobic, starved of human interaction and clinging to each other with both hope and resentment.

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The Eisteddfod at the State Theatre Centre + WIN TICKETS

When I was in high school, I dreamed of becoming an actor. I loved the spectacle of it, the ability to be another character, to step outside of my introvert self and explore the endless possibilities acting offered. I took drama classes at school and did OK – my teacher’s wouldn’t have said I was destined to be a star but I wasn’t terrible either. I even thought about going to WAAPA, but somewhere along the line I realised I liked the stories more than the acting and got into writing instead.

But there is something still so undeniably exciting about theatre, whether it’s a world class or an amateur production, it just ignites that sense of possibility within me. That’s why I am so excited to be running a competition to give away a double pass to see The Esiteddfod at the State Theatre Centre to share the magic of performance. Keep reading for more details on how to enter!

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20 awesome things to do in Perth this winter

As the days get shorter and the nights colder, it can be tempting to hide away and hibernate through the winter months. Of course sometimes a night in binging on Netflix is just what you need, but don’t let the cold and rain stop you from exploring Perth this winter – there’s still plenty to see, eat and do!

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So You Think You’re Charlie Smith review

How much of what we see on reality television is actually real? We all know that there’s more to ‘reality’ than what we see on the screen, but we still need to question whether situations are contrived, if outcomes have been manipulated, and how the raw footage has been edited to create entertainment.

These issues are under the spotlight in the theatrical work So You Think You’re Charlie Smith.

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The Food Project: Eat the Street Walking Tours

A few weeks ago, I was invited along to experience all that Eat The Street has to offer with an awesome bloggers brunch – if you follow me on Instagram, you would’ve seen all the amazing food we got to eat, but I wanted to share a few more details about the day.

Eat The Street offer unique walking tours of Perth that give you the opportunity to eat some of the city’s best food at a range of impressive locations. Forget boring, stuffy tours crammed with irrelevant historical facts and generic touristy venues, these tours are laid back, fun, and most importantly, put a huge emphasis on amazing food.

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