Now I’ve never been a huge beer fan, but when I was invited to a long table lunch in the sunshine with a bunch of Perth beer fans and bloggers I couldn’t pass it up. Who knew I would leave appreciating, and actually enjoying a cold brew.
A friends birthday is the perfect excuse to gather the troops and discover a new (to us anyway) cafe! Last weekend saw my lovely friend F celebrate another birthday, in style of course, and the first stop on “The Day Of F” was a lovely foodie gathering at Northbridge’s Tarts Cafe. With an extensive menu and reviews to boot it was the perfect spot for celebration.
I love those weekends where you feel like you’ve accomplished something, aka the productive ones. But what I love more are those weekends spent celebrating life with your friends and lovers. The ones where you do exactly what you feel like doing, whether it’s going out and enjoying the good weather, or just lying on the couch catching up on a TV series you’ve been neglecting. I did all of the above this weekend.
You may have noticed I’ve jumped on the juice cleanse bandwagon as of late. I know I know, I’m a bit behind in the times, but I’ve never been one to follow the crowds. I love doing things in my own time and in this case, when it suited my body and health needs.
Weekends are for spending time with your favourite folk, squishing in everything you didn’t have time for during the week. I have a few really close friends, and the particular group I spent the weekend with have been around forever. Well, not forever, but since I moved to the city a good eight years back. We sadly don’t get together as often as I’d like due to conflicting schedules, and well, life, but when we do hang out it reverts back to exactly where we left off last time. And we share one common interest that makes planning a weekend outing simple – we are all brunch obsessed!
I’ve always held a soft spot for Fremantle. I spent a lot of time in the hippy suburb in my uni days. I worked at a couple of different restaurants on the cappuccino strip, I (embarrassing) used to frequent Metro’s Freo most weekends and being a uni bum spent many hours wandering the markets with a coffee in hand. These days I live on the other side of the city, so Freo adventures are very special to me as they are (sadly) far and few between.
It’s only open two days a week. It shares a home with a few other foodie ventures. It’s a concept cafe filled with love and delicious eats. Intrigued? So was I. And that it why I recently had to keep a weekend morning free to visit The Sarapan in Victoria Park.
You could say The Court Hotel and I have a very long, and significant history. Back in my single, and more youthful days I spent at least three nights a week at the iconic club and pub dancing the night away with friends. I’ve met some of my closest people at that place, and E and I shared our first drink together EVER in the beer garden. So many memories.
I’ve certainly got room for a few more darlings in my life. And Northbridge’s Darlings Supper Club will be one of them. The modern asian fusion eatery can be found on Lake Street in the city, and is one of Perth’s newer late night venues boasting sexy cocktails, an extensive decadent menu and a rocking late night experience.