We Love Perth was born out of a desire to share all that is wonderful about our city. Tired of hearing that Perth was dull, two Sandgroper girls teamed up to show both locals and tourists how good we have it in Perth. Find out about all the great places we like to hang out through our directory, which you can search via maps of different areas or by selecting what you would like to do. Explore all the great events that are going on about town in our calendar. Finally, head to the blog to read interviews with locals doing exciting things, look at upcoming events, and discover cool local businesses.
We hope you will love Perth as much as we do!
MEET THE TEAM
Kira Rikkers – Owner and Editor. Always having been a firm believer in Perth’s potential, Kira returned from living in Japan and Paris in 2007 to witness and champion the city’s growth. Not content to sit on the sidelines, she has since been directly involved in TEDxPerth, Beaufort Street Network, FuturePerth and Open House Perth. She is a strong supporter of independent stores, arts organisations and small businesses. Kira loves being asked for dining recommendations. Her home precinct is Northbridge and the smaller the hidden gem, the more likely it is you will find her there.
Claire Trolio – Co-Founder, former Editor and current Contributor. Claire is a Perth native who staunchly loves her city. In 2006, she and her sister Isabelle opened a clothing and gift store, where she takes great delight in being part of a community, with like-minded businesses and friendly locals. She can often be found road tripping in her little car and exploring the beautiful landscapes out of town: north, south and east of the state capital. She still finds it remarkable how diverse and stunning the countryside is. Claire is excited about Perth’s recent evolution with the emergence of more and more independent stores, small bars, artist collectives and galleries, and thinks it’s a pretty tops place to be.
Tabetha Beggs – Writer and reviewer. Tabetha is a mix of all things creative; performer, writer, singer and philosopher. She is the Chairwoman of the historic Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre, a board member of writingWA, a board member of Helena Valley Primary School, the founder and creative mind behind Perth’s Little Black Dress Productions and one of the spearheads of new writing collaboration, Writers United WA. She is a marketing and communications professional who has worked across the tourism, arts, retail and events industries. Tabetha is a dedicated advocate of the Perth arts and literary scene and spends much of her time promoting, reviewing and writing about it. She lives in the foothills with her young family and is currently writing her first novel.
Lydia Bradshaw – Contributor. Lydia is a Master of Administration graduate with a background in art history, communications and anthropology. She undertook a curatorial internship at Carriageworks in 2014 and has since worked for Perth International Arts Festival and Art Gallery of Western Australia in various roles. Her writing contributions have been published through Biennale of Sydney, Framework Magazine and PICA Spark_Lab 2017. Currently, Lydia is managing front of house at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, and is a research assistant for Museum of Everything, London.
The Designer – Jarrod, of DesignFuller, is our excellent designer. Brilliant to work with and always patient with the multitude of changes and indecisiveness he had to face during the design process, Jarrod was able to realise the We Love Perth dream and put it into a visually pleasing, final product. We really love his maps, and blog sign (go on, hover over it, you know you want to!)
The Web Guy – Joe, of spoon5, works as a freelance web programmer and designer, on top of a full time job in the same field, and his fatherly duties. A really nice guy and a pleasure to work with, Joe is the one who made our maps work, and gives us ongoing (and much needed) tech support.
Gemma Correll – Approached a year and a half prior to the website being launched, with a plea for a logo for our site, Gemma took it in her stride and developed the loveliest little logo one could wish for. Our favourite illustrator hails from the UK, but currently resides in Berlin with her husband and Mr Pickles, her pug. She has also created some of our ace posters. You can read more about her pug and her illustration work on her website www.gemmacorrell.com.
WE LOVE PERTH’S POSITION STATEMENT
We started this project in the hope that Perth locals, as well as visitors, would be able to discover the amazing things that the city has on offer. We Love Perth aims to promote all of the places we love and admire in Perth. We do not contain any negative content on this site, and cannot take any responsibility for the contents of third party sites that we link to. We will, however, endeavour not to link to any websites that may offend.
If you send us tickets or products, we thank you for your generosity, but please understand this doesn’t guarantee inclusion. We include business listings, events and feature articles that are based on our positive recommendations only. Sometimes we will have attended a show, read a book, listened to a CD or similar with complimentary review tickets or goods, but this has no impact on whether or not we choose to include a review. We only publish our honest opinions and will only include a review if it is positive. Our honesty and positivity is integral to the site.
We are developing our advertising and partnership opportunities, and we can not thank our advertisers enough for the ongoing support they provide! If you would like to request more information about advertising, email email@example.com for a media kit.
Please note that the opinions expressed on this site belong to a few select people in Perth, and that there are many more places out there! These are the ones we currently enjoy and hope you can use them as a starting point to explore this lovely place.
All images used on our website are either taken by us or have been submitted to us for the specific purpose that they are being used for. Please do not take and use any of our images without our permission. Thank you.
If you are a business that is featured on the site and are keen to update some of your information or submit a new photo for use, please contact us (email firstname.lastname@example.org). All the information published here is to the best of our knowledge, so please let us know if we need to update our site should details change post publication.
We wish to hear your opinions and value reader comments on our blog, but please be aware that we will not approve any comments that are rude or offensive in nature, that constitute personal attacks, are discriminatory or that constitute spam.
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AS SEEN ON…
The Design Files: a gorgeous Eastern states blog related to all things design! Check out our Guest Blog done over one week in August 2011, for a mini-guide to Perth. Links as follows: Breakfast Spots; Bookshops; Attractions; Art & Design Stores; Afternoon Tea.
Design*Sponge: a prominent, international design website, we have contributed a tailored Perth city guide to the Places section. If you’re going on an overseas adventure, then this is a must-visit for a local’s guide to the best eateries, bars and stores in a variety of cities all over the world.
Frankie Magazine: Yep. You know you’ve made it when you’ve been featured in Frankie! Well, we reckon anyway. Check out founders Claire and Jelena having a cup of tea, a piece of cake and chatting about how We Love Perth got off the ground.
Sunday Times: As part of a Sunday Times “After Dark” feature on Perth (15 April 2012), we were asked to contribute our favourite spots!
Tiger Airways in-flight magazine: You can find us sharing tidbits on Perth for Tiger Airways. Keep an eye out when flying off on your next adventure.
Sheila Magazine: An article on Perth’s best gourmet hot dogs was featured in the June issue of Sheila Magazine, a free street press mag.
Sheila Magazine: In the July issue we talked about the best places to enjoy a tipple in winter.