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Five reasons to try Bendy Breakfast Yoga Perth in 2016

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. Advertisements

Like It Local Perth: La Sorella Soy Candles

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!

#FeelsLikeHome – Qantas Instameet

It’s not every day you’re invited to experience Fremantle through a photographers eyes. Jarrad Seng is a bit of a famous dude (quokka selfie anyone?), and when a shout out came about for photography fans to spend the day with him (plus other Insta Famous peeps) and take to the high seas of the Swan River I couldn’t say no.

Christmas shopping made easy at Beau Est Mien, Northbridge {+ giveaway}

I don’t know about you guys, but this year I’ll be shopping local for all my Christmas gifts. Besides supporting local talent, shopping local helps boost the WA economy, plus we are bursting at the seams with the well made products and wonderful creatives in our pretty little state. This blog has introduced me to so many fabulous labels from candles to cacti to colourful art that’ll certainly brighten up ones home and life.

Like It Local Perth: ERIC&EDWIN

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!  …

DISCOVER PERTH ART: Ashleigh Perrella

The latest Perth artist to take over kitsch gallery and goodie store Beau Est Mien in Northbridge is floral fanatic Ashleigh Perrella. I was kindly offered an invite to her recent exhibition, and was so pleased to see all different walks of life popping in to check out her super cute floral illustrations and giftware. Featuring an electric, fruity colour palette in bright oranges and pinks, the detailed range of sweet offerings included inspiration cards, gift tags and beautifully framed illustrations in her signature style. When I asked Ashley why she illustrates flowers, the answer was simple. “Flowers are just so beautiful, and there is so much opportunity for creativity and expression. I also just love colour, and drawing flowers allows for endless use of colour”. I’ll agree with her on that one, colour makes me happy too!      Ashleigh describes her art as vibrant, fresh, whimsical and feminine​, and draws inspiration from flowers, floral arrangements and floral designers. “Floral design is an artform and I absolutely love finding inspiring imagery that will be the …

EVENT: Bird On A Wire High Tea for ChildWise

I don’t know if you know much about Perth’s Colosoul Group, but you will now. The local arts initiative is made up of volunteers from all over WA and is well known for supporting the Perth youth creative community. Social responsibility, cultural and community development are at the core of the Colosoul Group’s values, building and generating energy, awareness and resources towards improving the community.

Like It Local Perth: Ali J Art

I don’t know about you but time management and balance truly isn’t my forte. But for Alicia Rogerson aka Ali J, a local Perth illustrator, art isn’t her only priority. Being a busy wife and mum of two takes the lead in her life, but she manages to make time in her jam packed schedule for her creative side – and isn’t she a superstar with colour? Besides the obvious reason of loving the creative process, Ali uses art as a form of therapy and personal expression. Every piece comes from the heart, and her true feelings are depicted on canvas and paper. I love the idea of creative therapy, as there is no better way to empty your mind than doing something you love.   When I first discovered Ali’s work I was drawn in by the friendly faces and beautiful colour schemes. But when I actually sat down studied her illustrations I knew there was so much more to the pieces than the pretty ladies in bright outfits. (Note: I have to admit …

DISCOVER PERTH SHOPPING: Times Square Claremont

If you’re looking for somewhere new to discover on your next shopping adventure, Times Square Claremont on Avion Way is the way to go. Nestled in the heart of Claremont, the street is lined by beautiful trees and cobblestones, with future plans to further enhance the strip. TSC kindly invited a bunch of bloggers to #comefindusTSC, a morning of indulging in a tasty morning tea by Cookie Dough Biscuits featuring tasty chocolate brownies and of course cookies, followed by a mini tour of their unique shopping experience.             My advice for discovering our own little Times Square? Browse the elegant and feminine gowns at Ae’lkemi, then pop by Cult Status and Wellington Store for something a little more street, followed by a cookie or three at Cookie Dough, and top off the arvo with some fresh blooms by Hannah Etherington Flowers. If you’re feeling flexible Twisting Fish Yoga is ready and waiting, and if you’re needing a massage post yoga the Bayview MediSpa can help you out. You can waste an entire morning on …