Perth’s Araluen Botanic Park has a fine history of bedding in new festival phenomena.
Back in the early naughties I remember working at the state’s first ever Chilli Festival.
Organisers had cottoned on to Perth’s growing love of all things spicy, tapping into the zeitgeist and growing the event to what is now one of the year’s most flocked-to food festivals.
Its little wonder then, that equally big things are expected for the latest food trend to be “festival-ised” at Araluen – the Avocado. Read More
1. Cider is the new Wine.
Now, don't misunderstand me, wine is still awesome, but Dads are digging cider tasting these days too. And with more than a few boutique cider houses popping up throughout Roleystone in the Perth hills, you can take dad on cider tour this father's day. Read More
If this weekend is looking a little same-same then read this blog for a little “fun-spiration”. Read More
In just weeks, fashion fans, garden groupies and a guest-list brimming with local dignitaries will get a taste of Springtime for the Love is in the Air Spring into Armadale Fashion Show. Read More
Anyone who knows me or has listened to me on radio will know that for years now I’ve banged on and on about being from Perth’s picturesque hills region. Read More
It amazes me that in my near-30 year career of obsessing over musicals, that last night was the first time I'd seen Mama Mia on stage.
This is the one affectionately referred to by fans as "the ABBA Musical" (or the movie musical that Pierce Brosnan would rather forget). But the super-group's own Beni & Bjorn didn't write the story of the band, instead this fun-fest is set in the Greek Islands and surprisingly perfectly: is populated only with songs recorded & released by ABBA. Read More
I was recently asked to appear as a guest on Matt Hanham's podcast "Amplify Your Business".
Amplify your Business is a great series about making use of Digital Media to grow your business online - and in real life for that matter!
I met with Matt and we both agreed there's a conversation to be had not just about what people like me from a "traditional" media background can bring to digital broadcasters, but also the reverse. Read More
Now, please don’t get me wrong, I’m sure your mum just loved the pasta craft you made for her in pre-primary. You know the kind: cardboard cut in the shape of a heart, with pieces of dry macaroni glued to it and finished with a coat of gold spray-paint. Lovely. And it doubles as a Christmas tree decoration. But let’s face it, there’s not much more Mum can use that craft for than staring at and celebrating your developmental milestones.
To save you from a last-minute spend-a-thon the week of Mother’s Day, or from being an adult who spends their time gluing pasta to old cereal boxes, I’ve called in all the people, businesses and products I love best, to build a list of truly pampering, truly thoughtful – and most importantly ACTUALLY useful gifts that I’m certain any mum would love to get her hands on.
And guess what?! I’ve even managed to score some super special offers for you to get maximum value for Mum in the lead up to Mother’s Day. Excited? You should be 😉 Read More