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 […]

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 […]

5 to try: Bookshops

I’m one of those people who still enjoys reading and dragging around physical books rather than an e-reader and bookshops have been a haven for me since I was a child. Here’s 5 to try ranging from local institutions to a couple of relative newcomers.

30+ ideas for Christmas Shopping locally

Here’s 30+ ideas for shopping locally in the suburbs surrounding and nearby Beaufort Street this Christmas – go local!

Clothes for a cause

When you buy a new or used designer label from Designer 2 in Maylands you can rest assured your money is going to a good cause, with all proceeds funding the work of Citizen Advocacy Eastern Suburbs.

How to spend a lazy day in Maylands

If you find yourself with a spare few hours, think about spending it in Maylands. There’s a myriad of funky independent retailers and quality cafes to lose yourself in, all within 100m or so from the train station. Here’s my guide to them.

Mrs. S a deserved Maylands favourite

Mrs S. in Maylands is a long time favourite of locals and visitors alike. With a fabulous selection of freshly baked cakes and treats as well as great all day breakfast and lunch options it’s deservedly popular. Visit mid-week if you want to avoid waiting for a table.