Entwined in the Valley has fast become one of the most anticipated events on Perth’s gastronomic calendar. Aimed at showcasing the extensive offerings in the Swan Valley, Entwined has a real food and drink focus, but this year a great range of community events have been added to the calendar to encourage everyone to get out and about and explore the region that sits on our doorstep.
Beau Est Mien, which translates to ‘beautiful is mine’, is a Northbridge-based printmaking studio that offers limited edition printed artworks, stationery, and homewares. They also run a seasonal program of printmaking workshops, which will be wrapping up this Winter so that the business can move on to exciting new projects.
Earlier in the year, the team made their way a few blocks down William Street to a new studio space at Paper Mountain. Lydia caught up with Alina, the General Manager, to talk a bit about what they’re up to and where they’re going.
The beautiful hand-lettering of The Articulate has been on our radar for quite sometime as we yearn to be as perfect with a pen as she. Born in Jakarta and moving to Perth 14 years ago, Anastasia Kezia is the woman behind the paper and today we chat to her about her business and the city she now calls home. Tash will be sharing tips and tricks at an upcoming workshop with the City of South Perth, too!
A celebration of all things gastronomic are at the centre of the City of Perth’s annual Eat Drink Perth, running from 16 March to 23 April. There will be markets, degustation dinners, cocktail masterclasses, special menus and more throughout the city and surrounds. We’ve picked out the events we are most looking forward to, so read on with your diary at the ready!
You’re invited to Streetside – a street festival celebrating the vibrancy and uniqueness of Northbridge. Presented by OnWilliam, Streetside will see a whole range of activities from 11am with something for everyone. You can expect live painting, exhibitions, food trucks, pop-up shops, street stalls, workshops, shopping and more throughout the day.
Okay guys, it’s time you started thinking about Christmas shopping. Yes, really! We are only three and a half weeks out from Christmas day. But don’t stress – this week we are bringing you our CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDES.
With four guides being published this week – Gifts for the Fellas, Gifts for the Ladies, Gifts for Kids and $20 and Under Gifts – we can help you tick everyone off your to-buy-for list. What’s more, all the amazing products featured are from local, Perth retailers or designers.
Today we kick things off with a collection of goodies that are perfect for the fellas in your life. Your best mate, your dad, your main squeeze, your brother, your nephew, that office intern you don’t know too well but you need a good pressie for. And hey, these rad products are not just for men really, it’s just that sometimes dudes are so hard to buy for, that they need a category of their own. So enjoy these gifts from some of our favourite shops and be sure to come back tomorrow for more gifty goodness.
1. Get Down at RTRFM’s Boston Boogie!
This Saturday 17 October, RTRFM’s Boston Boogie! promises a night of rollicking rock ‘n’ roll, old-school garage, ‘60s psych and smooth soul sounds. With live sets from Perth soul quintet Boom! Bap! Pow!, ‘60s psych-garage gurus The High Learys and retro rockin’ newcomers Catzilla, plus DJ Charlie Bucket and Soulsides DJs Super J versus Microgroove and Safari versus Foxman on the decks ‘til late, this is one party you won’t want to miss.
We don’t want you to miss it either! So we’re giving away a double pass to one of you.
1. Learn to Knit with Craft Bound!
Craft Bound host all manner of craft workshops in North Perth, and they are giving away two spots in their upcoming Introduction to Knitting workshop happening on 28 June!
Today’s creative has been on our radar for a while, so we’re thrilled to have finally teed up an interview that you can enjoy today. Rebecca Fogarty is the leatherworking talent behind Hammered Leatherworks – a local business that not only produces beautiful, ready-made bags, wallets and belts, but also sells DIY kits for you to get crafty and make your own. How fun!
1. WIN Fringe Tickets to Gillian Cosgriff is Whelmed
Gillian Cosgriff took Fringe World by storm last year with her show, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, winning The West Australian Arts Editor Award along with a Green Room Award for her original songs. The show went on to tour nationally to rave reviews. Now she returns to Perth with her new show Whelmed (absolutely a real word), which is all about keeping it together.
She’ll be performing from 8-9pm at PICA on 10-14, 16-17 & 19-21 February, and you can head here for tickets.