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.
I’ll tell you a secret. We never go to the beach at home. As much as I love it, my E is terrified of sharks. And I mean terrified. Funny thing is she’ll sit back and watch Shark Week on Discovery Channel every year, feeding her fear, and I suffer with lack of beach visits. The realities of being in a relationship, haha. But when we arrived in resort town MuiNe on the fourth leg of our Vietnam holiday she couldn’t resist the calm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Score!
From the minute we touched down in Ho Chi Minh I knew we weren’t in Kansas anymore. The air is thick, the roads are insanely busy and the sun beats down. It’s a fast paced, forever moving city, and definitely a culture shock for this lazy day woman. Perth is nothing compared to the insanity of Ho Chi Minh, in fact I couldn’t even compare Sydney or Melbourne to this cray! Don’t get me wrong, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) is full of culture and colour and noise, but this small town girl probably couldn’t handle the 24/7 noise and beep beep-ing for an extended period! But it was an amazing start to our Vietnam adventure.
Fringe is my favourite time of the year. The city is buzzing with activity, something new and exciting is happening on every corner and there is literally something for everyone. From comedy to cabaret, burlesque to boylesque, you need to get into the city ASAP. Trust me, if you don’t visit Fringe World this month I’ll have to smack you. Noodle Palace was the venue of choice for tonight’s Fringe adventure (and my first of the season) for a storm. A Storm In A D Cup.
I can’t tell you how long the Wallpaper Guide To Perth has sat on my bookshelf, but when I initially picked it up online I had plans. Plans to get out and discover my city.
Those moments when you stumble across something that truly inspires you are rare. AL EX is a WA based artist with an eye for bright colour and quirk – so obviously I was hooked immediately.
US lesbian magazine Curve has chosen the perfect cover girl for their annual body issue. Sassy, out and proud songstress Mary Lambert (of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘Same Love’ fame) is the epitome of a real woman.
Sydney based artist Mulga is a bit of a cool dude. He’s got skills, and I don’t just mean painting skills. He’s also a pretty mean poet and illustrator.
The Atomic Bombshells have been described as perfectly polished, sassy and a pure joy to watch, and I was lucky enough to see them in the flesh in their only Perth show for Fringe World Festival 2014.