I love creative folk. There is just something about them that makes me smile. Is it their passion? Probably. Is it their eye for the finest of details? Totally. Is it their drive to get themselves out there to share what they love. Absolutely. But first and foremost, they inspire me to grow and see the world in more colour than ever before. Perth may be small, but it’s filled with creative sparks lighting up the scene, and the city. And why not share that light with you guys?
Kids these days freak me out, especially when it comes to technology. E’s two year old niece has understood how an iPhone works since before she was walking, most tweens are more technologically advanced than the next twenty something and there is always some form of new tech on the market (I still don’t understand how an Apple Watch works)! Back in my day (now I sound old) my siblings and I weren’t allowed mobile phones until we were working weekend jobs to pay for our own credit, we had one computer in our house that we had to take turns on if we wanted to play on or browse the dial up Internet, and video game consoles were just that, consoles to play on. No connecting to the Internet to verse strangers, no headsets or chat, just good old fashioned fun. And that is why I was delighted to be invited to check out Perth’s one and only video game museum and gamers hub The Nostaglia Box in Northbridge a few weeks back. As …
WHO | David Spencer | WHAT | The Reason for Flowers exhibition launch party | WHEN | April 7 | WHERE | Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park
I love creative folk. There is just something about them that makes me smile. Is it their passion? Probably. Is it their eye for the finest of details? Totally. Is it their drive to get themselves out there to share what they love. Absolutely. But first and foremost, they inspire me to grow and see the world in more colour than ever before.
If you’ve been hiding under a culture free rock you may have missed the opening weekend of Perth’s premier festival, packed with the weird and wonderful, Fringe World ’16. At Fringe anything goes. Cabaret, theatre, visual arts, comedy, burlesque and much much more, Perth City and beyond sparkles for a month of quirk, with something for everyone. I’m a huge Fringe fan and at the point of publishing this blog post I’ve already attended three Fringe events and have a whole bunch more up my sleeve. It truly is my favourite time of the year.
If you haven’t heard of Yelp please tell me you’ve been hiding for the last few years? Yelp is a worldwide thing. It’s a website and app created to highlight, share and review businesses in your area to promote them, discover new trades, services, stores and eateries and to make life a little bit easier for those looking for info. Plus it’s so much fun!
I never thought I’d see the day when I woke up extremely early on a Saturday morning to exercise. I’m not a huge fan of getting sweaty at the gym and hate “walking” as much as I hate a lot of green vegetables, so when I set my alarm for 5am a few weeks ago I knew I must be crazy. Why so early you ask? Because I randomly lost my mind and enrolled in a yoga class with a friend.
With Christmas less than a month away it is well and truly time to get shopping for your loved ones. There are always so many presents to buy and personally I find it easier asking those I’m gifting for a small list so I don’t end up buying something completely wrong. Shopping for your partner and family is pretty easy, but it is the other people I struggle with, like the secret Santa draw at work – now that is a struggle. And whenever I buy a present for my boss I panic! Oh dear!
With Telstra Perth Fashion Festival only days away, the entire Perth fashion scene is buzzing. Designers are sorting out those last minute dramas, stylists are working their butts off putting together the hottest combinations and bloggers (myself included), fans and fashion freaks are perfecting their outfits and praying the sun comes out. Fashion is on Perth’s brain right now, so I thought this was the perfect time to introduce you to new bespoke Perth designer (who I know will be showing on a catwalk one day in the future) Matthew Avery, the creative director and genius with a sewing machine behind label ERIC&EDWIN. I’ve known Matthew for years (since our university days) and this man has always had a fashion brain. When he wasn’t studying (or we weren’t out on the town) he would be designing and making clothes for all of his friends (and himself) and I envied his creative spirit and drive. Nowadays he’s juggling a full time job and has recently started his label that I know will turn heads. Meet Matthew! …