See, Eat, Do: 5 Things to do in Perth This Week

I love that there’s always something to look forward to in Perth. When I first started blogging five years ago, the ‘Perth is boring’ sentiment was running strong. Thankfully these days that sentiment is starting to change. There is so much diversity in this little city of ours that there is always SOMETHING on – you just need to know where to look! This week, with an exhibition dedicated to one of Perth’s favourite actors, night markets, a food and wine festival, a chance to get up close with elephants, and an overnight event to get you in the mood for Halloween, you’re in the right place!

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See, Eat, Do: 5 Things to do in Perth This Week

The clouds are clearing, the days are warming up, and Perth is really bringing its best with a whole bunch of awesome things on the radar as we head into summer. From a beer degustation and kustom culture celebration, to theatre, a moving historical exhibition and the city’s most stylish market, I’ve got the lowdown on the best things to see, eat and do in Perth this week.

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Perth’s best desserts

Hands up if you’ve ever had leftover cake for breakfast? If you have a snack draw at work, filled with chocolate? If you regularly save a tiny bit of room for dessert when you go out? Sugar fiends rejoice, as a fellow lover of all things sweet and indulgent, I’m here to guide you through some of the best treats our city has to offer. So come on over and join me sweet tooths – it’s time for a sugar high!

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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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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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