5 to try: Op Shops

A haven for students and switched on fashionista’s, Op Shops, thanks also to our realisation of the need to re-cycle,  are having a come back. My husband is so fond of Op Shops he hasn’t bought a new shirt in years. Here’s 5 to try: Street Friends WA Op Shop & Vintage 872 Beaufort Street, Inglewood Open […]

5 to try: Small Bars Part 2

In Part 2 of our spotlight on great local small bars we’re going West of Beaufort Street. Again, we’re struggling between bar & restaurant, small or less small, but if wine and/or cocktails get equal focus we’ve erred on the side of including it! Like last week, if I’ve left off your feel free to give them a shout out […]

5 to try: Small Bars Part 1

There are so many great small bars in our ‘hood that it’s too hard to pick just 5, so this is a two parter broken into small bars East of and including Beaufort Street as Part 1. It’s also a struggle deciding what’s small and what’s not, so I’m well aware that I may have […]

5 to try: Plants

With indoor plants back in fashion in a big way and Spring blooms appearing in our gardens it seems natural to focus on plants this week. Here’s 5 local indoor plant and garden centres to try: Mia Flora Garden Centre 905A Beaufort Street, Inglewood Open 9am to 5pm daily This well known garden centre stocks […]

5 to try: Mid Century & Vintage Wares

Who doesn’t love a bit of mid century furniture and vintage wares in their home? Here’s five of our favourite places to spend a few hours browsing for some fabulous finds. So Last Century 754 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley Open 10am to 4pm Thursday to Sunday Conveniently nestled next to Secondeli near Second Ave on […]

5 to try: Butchers

With the weather warming up (and the prospect of having to wear bathers drawing nearer) I’m beginning to cut back on the roasted veg and slow cooked comfort foods and start on the salads and BBQ. And stuff buying meat from Coles & Woolies, here are five fabulous local butcher’s to support instead – shop local! Paddock + Farm 1088 […]

5 to try: Bakeries

  What’s not to love about a bakery? Especially when you walk in to the warm, toasty smells of fresh baked breads, pies, cakes and pastries. Here are 5 of our local faves: The Pearl of Highgate 189 Lincoln Street, Highgate Open Tues to Fri 7am to 4pm Sat & Sun 7am to 1pm Closed Mondays […]

What’s on in the ‘hood this weekend

Here’s our weekly shout out to some of the local events & happenings coming up this week/weekend. Saturday 1 September: Beer lovers might enjoy the FREE All About Malt Training Day starting at 9:00am being hosted by Brewmart Brewing Supplies at 32 Railway Parade in Bayswater. Details on their FB Page. And sweet lovers can check out all the sugar […]

5 to try: Fathers Day gift ideas

If you still haven’t bought the father figure in your life something for Fathers Day here are 5 ideas for gifts that will go down much better than socks & jocks and support local small business owners at the same time. Winner! Ox-Blu 192 Whatley Crescent, Maylands Newly opened menswear store in Maylands. Perfect choice if […]