The countdown to the holidays is on, and it’s well and truly time to get into the Christmas spirit. Whether that means taking your pup for a photoshoot with Santa and browsing a fabulous twilight Christmas artisan market, or just enjoying the summer vibes, there’s plenty to see, eat and do this week!
Are you a Perth local, did you move here with your family, or are you winging it here on your own? I’d love to know more about my readers! I’m a born and bred Perthite, but both of my parents are English and moved here with their families when they were young. I’m so glad they all decided to settle in WA and that I get to call Perth home. There’s so much happening this week with summer cranking and the Christmas holidays on the way that it was hard to limit this to just five things. But here are my favourites – a doggone good time with Perth pugs, an evening enjoying French food in the Swan Valley, the kick off of my favourite open air cinemas, and enough handmade Christmas gift ideas to take care of everyone on your list.
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If you see my workspace, you’ll know straight away I’m an organised chaos kind of person. While I am slowly doing my best to declutter and start letting go of unimportant material possessions, I am insanely far from being a minimalist or having a Pinterest worthy space (and side note: I’m totally OK with that). Just like life itself, my desk and my mind can get a little messy at times. None of this stops me from banging out work to a deadline or remembering important things, but I do have to work at staying organised so that I have more time to focus on being creative and kicking butt at all the things I chose to do.
Can you believe there’s only one more weekend left in November? The weeks are going by so fast, I hope you’re making the most of them – that’s part of the reason I share these posts, because whether you’re looking for a date night idea or something to do while catching up with friends, there’s always a way to make memories in Perth.
Do you ever add something to a list that you’ve already done, just so you can cross it off? In this case it’s a good thing, because it means even though we’re only a couple of weeks into summer, I’ve already made a good start on my bucket list.
So, if you’re stuck for things to do in Perth this summer (or need some inspiration regardless of where you are in the world) take a look below! Make sure you comment and let me know once you’ve started ticking things off.
The Sou’West Vintage Fest has got to be one of the most colourful, chilled, entertaining days in WA’s south west. Aiming to bring together a community of vintage lovers to celebrate all things retro, the full-day event held every year in November is jam packed with good, ole fashioned fun. This year’s theme was beach party so the place was awash with bright leis, Hawaiian shirts and old-school surfboards. With plenty of family-friendly activities during the day and turning up the heat at night, it’s quickly become one of my favourite events and something I look forward to every year.
It’s that crazy time of year – I bet your calendar is getting booked up, but make sure you fit some of these fun things in among the family events and work lunches. It’s only fitting as we head towards Christmas that there’s tonnes of eating and drinking to be done, but I’ve also lined up some incredible markets, a moving play about friendship and vampires, a chance to get among all things cruelty-free, and a summer street party.