There’s a lot more to Swan Valley than wine and good food. With beautiful wide open spaces, fresh country air, and endless opportunities to wander among natural and historical settings, it makes sense that people are escaping the city to find their Zen.
Golden on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside – there’s really nothing better than a fresh, warm handmade scone topped with jam and a good dollop of cream.
In fact, scones are the one recipe I’ve never tried to master, because in my mind they just can’t be beaten by the ones my mum, and my nanna, used to make. One of my favourite memories are of weekends when I came home ravenous after a game of netball, and tucked into a massive serve of freshly made scones with my family. And then there were all the evenings spent at my nanna and grandad’s eating warm pumpkin scones topped with butter for supper.
I’ve gotta say, there truly are few things in the world more delicious than fresh bread.
I am an absolute carb-lover, and could easily eat bread for every meal of the day. Deceptively simple but oh-so-tasty, freshly baked bread has well and truly earned its spot as a favourite in picnic baskets, on cheese boards and topped with lashings of butter at the dinner table.
Say goodbye to stereotypes and celebrate beautiful art at the 2018 Australian Tattoo Expo.
From September 14th to 16th, the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre will host an incredible celebration of art, colour, entertainment and, of course, tattoo culture.
This massive weekend is set to be one of the biggest tattoo events in Australia, with the best local and international artists showcasing their work and zapping new ink on all three days.
There’s no reason to sacrifice taste for health, especially when it comes to the most important meal of the day.
Health Freak Café serves up incredible looking, and tasting, gluten and refined sugar free meals, and one of the things I love most is that they have tonnes of vegetarian and vegan dishes alongside all things keto and paleo.
Sometimes, life can be really damn hard.
This year has already had a lot of tough moments for me, and I know that a lot of people around me have been facing some really difficult, heavy things this year too. So when I came across this list, which I posted on my old blog years ago, I thought it was worth a re-share. (And even more so as August is Grief Awareness month.)
If you’re struggling, feeling stressed, stuck in the sticky vortex of grief, in pain, or looking for ways to help heal, here are some things I’ve found that can make a world of difference. Little things that make you feel lighter and make life a little brighter.
Give one or two of them a go. And be kind to yourself.
It’s no secret that I love the Swan Valley – it’s got great food, delicious wines and stunning vineyards, my favourite cider, lots of incredible small buisnesses and, best of all for me, is only a few minutes down the road (but still only 25 minutes from the city if you’re not quite so close).
In fact, some of my best memories include summer days spent exploring the Valley with my besties, and I’m looking forward to adding some winter Valley memories this year.
That’s why I’m super excited to have partnered with the Swan Valley to showcase some of the very best of what the region has to offer.