5 to try: Gift Shops Part 2

Part 2 of our focus on local gift stores sees us still on Beaufort Street but also to its East. Have fun browsing! Ware Shop 3/665 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley Open 10am to 5:30pm Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm Sat 10am to 2pm Sun One of Beaufort Street’s longest lasting retail outlets because it’s one […]

5 to try: Gift Shops Part 1

There’s no need to hit up a national retail chain or shop online for Christmas gifts (or any gift for that matter!) when we’ve got so many fantastic local gift shops to browse through and support. In fact, there’s so many that it’s too hard to pick just 5, so this is another two parter with gift shops East […]

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: Dog Parks

What’s not to love about enjoying the great outdoors with your fur babies? Here are five places to hang out and have a play with your favourite four legged legend. Riverside Gardens, Bayswater End of Milne Street, Bayswater There’s the Swan River, playground, BBQ’s, plenty of wide open spaces for your pooch to run off leash, a walk/cycle path […]

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 […]