Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gordon Street Garage

West Perth has joined the big league in terms of ultra cool new eateries.  With a vibe not dissimilar to Gil's Diner in Melbourne, Gordon Street Garage  is a former mechanic's workshop which has been re-invented as a cafe, complete with its own onsite coffee roaster.

It's open from 7.30 am till late,  and already there are queues out the door at lunchtime!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Feeling Festive

Although the days have been hot, we have been having some wonderful balmy summer's evenings in Perth.  Perfect, in fact, for going for a wander around the Perth Cultural Precinct where both the Fringe Festival and the Perth International Arts Festival are in full swing.

This is Perth like you have never seen it - outdoor pop-up bars and a cafe - spiegeltents, live music and a quirky fountain made out of things you would find in a junk yard.  And all of it right smack in the middle of Perth.  It's a Festival fairyland.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Summer Succulents

With the festive season and several family birthdays now well and truly behind me it is time to get organised and get blogging again.

I did two markets in December and my most popular thing was a selection of different cacti which I planted in old teacups that I had been collecting from op-shops and swap meets.

I am doing a night market on 20 February as part of the City of Stirling Summer Arts Festival, and as it has been so hot, I thought the cactus idea would still have appeal.  This time I am using some lovely old milk jugs that I found at a swap meet.