All posts filed under: Perth

Beauty Review: Custom Lipsticks @The Lip Lab Perth

Ever since I walked pass Lip Lab in Freo, I’ve been itching for a go at customising my very own lipstick shades. However, I did also want someone to go with who would be equally enthusiastic about the experience. Fortunately for me, I had just met Tammy, my fellow lipstick enthusiast. Spurred on by Safiya’s Bite Lip Lab experience, we booked our appointments and excitedly headed down to the Lip Lab in Perth city. Prior to visiting the Lib Lab, I went through numerous reviews trying to find out if the lipsticks were worth the splurge because let’s be practical, beyond the experience, I wanted to know that I would still use my custom shades and enjoy them. However much to my disappointment, there wasn’t a peep about it. So I made it my mission to do some “fieldwork” and report back to all the wonderful people on the interwebs. 😉 I guess you could say, “I did it for the blog”. Haha. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that we were as …

Food Review: Gordon St Garage

Gordon St Garage was the place where I had my first proper Perth cuppa and so you can imagine that it holds a special place in my heart. However over the past few years, apart from occasional quick stops to get some takeaway coffees before heading to Watertown, I’ve not stepped foot in here to try the food. So on this hot summery day, and with the spur of the moment decision, it was finally time to head back to the first gorgeous place that I fell in love with in Perth. Admittedly, it was daunting at first… Staring at that menu and trying to figure out what to eat. (I usually do a bit of research of the place I’m heading to before I go.) But after that initial setback, I finally selected my meal and waited in anticipation. I ordered the BBQ Salmon with quinoa, fennel and orange salad. When it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised at dish that sat before me. The presentation was definitely different from what I had in mind. …

Food Review: The Modern Eatery (Mount Lawley)

Their sister branch in Freo has long been one of my favourite Japanese places. So when I was invited to visit their Mount Lawley outlet, I was ecstatic. The Modern Eatery specialises in Aburi sushi, where the top of the fish is lightly cooked with a blow torch whilst the rest of it remains raw. Their decor consist of a sleek and minimalist style that holds the whole place together. Now all my friends can attest to this, I’m not the type of girl who goes to a restaurant and orders a salad. So if I said that I really liked the salad, I REALLY liked the salad. The sesame dressing and the mix of vegetables blends really well. It was super refreshing and perfect for the hot day. But my favourite part of the salad was the tiny little sweet potato fries at the top! It’s so yummy that I’m even considering ordering this salad the next time I come back. Oops. It is a pretty sizable portion and I recommend that you share this among 2-4 people if you want …

Cafe Review: The General Sherman

Saturday mornings are the best time to go out and explore new cafes… And after many failed attempts, I finally had the chance to visit The General Sherman. Located right opposite Fiona Stanley Hospital is a cute little cafe, perfect for a little me-time as it’s quiet on the weekends. The decor in the cafe has an industrial meets organic kind of vibe. With all the natural light shining in from the full-panel windows that is surrounding the cafe to the rustic pieces, I couldn’t help but love the brunch feels that I was getting. In addition to that, I love the fact that they had a kitchen, which basically means that I’m free from the fridge food choices! Yay! After much deliberation, I finally decided on an iced coffee($5) and the Pulled Pork Benedict ($19) as I felt that it was a unique dish that you wouldn’t usually find other cafe menus. And I’m glad to say that it did not disappoint!!    Needless to say, I polished off every bit of my yummy brunch, from …

Cafe Review: Red Cherries Coffee Bar

Some cafes are worth braving the rain for.. And Red Cherries Coffee Bar is one of them. Tucked in the back section of The Piazza at Freo, this one is a slight toughie to find, but when you do, it’s a hidden gem. The decor is the main thing that drew me to the place. Decked with beautiful murals, old school pieces, and good vibes, I instantly fell in love with the cafe. It’s has the perfect chill environment to catch up with friends or even a book date. On top of the cozy interior, it certainly didn’t hurt that the staff were friendly and unafraid to strike up a conversation. These are definitely plus points in making this visit a pleasant and memorable one. While the choice of food is limited to what’s in stock at the fridge, there are choices of soups to help customers brave the winter cold. As the sister store of Black Cherries Espresso from the Fremantle Markets, the coffee lives up to expectations and did not disappoint. I especially …

Food Review: Lot Twenty

Our plan for this Saturday was simple: Go to the Fresh Prints event at Northbridge Piazza and then get something to eat. As we didn’t have a plan on what to eat, we ended up walking around aimlessly for a long while and sweating profusely before finally settling on having an early dinner at Lot Twenty. Lot Twenty is one of those places that we’ll walk pass and say we’ll go there soon but never did – until now that is. This place has a really chill ambiance with the artsy decor and The Black Adder as a soundtrack for the toilets. It exuded so much coolness that I instantly fell in love with the place.   While Lot Twenty is known for their yummy cocktails, I opted for one of their house made sodas, Lemon Lime & Bitters, and Preet got a Rockmelon and Rose soda spiked with Gin. My drink was refreshing and went really well with the food we ordered. Preet’s drink was equally delicious although the rockmelon wasn’t a favourite for her but it had …

Food Review : MAX + SONS COFFEE

It’s always risky for me to go to Perth city, not because of safety reasons, but mainly because I have no self control when it comes to shopping. The abundance of boutiques and trendy clothes for affordable pricing available at the city is insane! If I lived anywhere nearer to the city, I would go broke! Thankfully, it takes a slight effort to head to the city, so the laziness is not a bad thing after all, hey! I did some damage to my wallet while shopping for winter necessities and when that was done, I took  a stroll down Williams Street while feeling like a million bucks with new clothes… (but oh, the irony!) After that day, I promised myself that I will only go shopping next season. All that shopping made me hungry and thirsty for something yummy.  I wasn’t looking for anything huge to devour, but a sandwich or a kebab didn’t sound too bad. I was aimlessly walking down Williams street and debating on whether I should go home and eat (to save cost) or …