The Dream Girls


Down stairs at the Maj we encountered the Dream Girls – all decked out in sparkling sequins to go with a totally sparkling show – one more top act at this year’s Fringe World. Pretty in pink they launched into a medley of hits from the ...

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Joy Kitchen


Down in Fremantle we were looking for somewhere for lunch and came across Joy Kitchen in Marine Terrace; I had never been before but noticed on entering a display acknowledging 20 years in operation so from that you can gauge they are certainly ...

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A boy named Cash


As we were leaving a bloke at the next table turned and said “That’s the best 20 bucks I ever spent”, and you had to agree – we had just witnessed another stand out show at the Fringe Festival, Monty Cotton performing his tribute show to the Man in ...

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Cathay Pacific Winestate Wine Show


Last Friday Lady FWO (alter ego of @winesandbooks) and I were guests at the annual Winestate Wine Show at the Hyatt in Perth. Set in the spacious Riverside Ballroom, long tables circled around the room holding some 500 wines all entrants in ...

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A place we have always found serves up good food and drink is Bivouac, one of the first of the small bars in and around William Street, and heading along for lunch this week, our earlier perceptions were once again confirmed. Eschewing the seats ...

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Opened only a week ago in Hay Street, up towards Milligan Street, Malaya is an impressive new entrant into the cuisine of SE Asia. Up a small flight of steps is a large, open, well-lit space with clean, modern lines, and some striking wall murals on ...

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Stage Bar and Kitchen


Stage Bar and Kitchen is part of the recently opened boutique hotel, Peppers, in Wellington Street – just across the road from the Kings Square development. The small dining area and bar adjacent to the reception desk runs along the Shafto Lane side ...

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We went along this week with a couple of Gooseberry Hill friends for lunch at Embers in Railway Road – part of a little shopping centre which includes one of the best liquor stores in Perth for local and WA wine. However Embers is licenced so we ...

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Arirang Korean Barbeque


We dropped in a week or so ago for dinner after an afternoon of wine tasting in town – I hadn’t been before, but was certainly satisfied enough to return again. On entering you definitely pick up the barbeque element – it is quite smoky, with ...

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