Keeping up with the best events, new openings, pop ups, and good things to eat in Perth is no mean feat (and we would know!). To make your life that little bit easier, and because we love a good list, we’ve teamed up with Peroni to bring you What’s Trending: A one-stop guide to everything worth checking out in your city this month, so you won’t miss a thing.
February is here which means romance is in the air. There are a bunch of new Italian joints to check out, fun Valentines events for all to enjoy, not to mention festivals and Fringe shows as far as the eye can see. Here’s everything that’s trending this month in Perth!
#1. Sneaky Laneway Bars
It's no secret that Perth peeps love their laneways and it’s also a fact that beer makes you hungry, so next time beer o’clock rolls around head on over to Wolf Lane for tasty bar snacks with your bevvy. We've got our eyes on the grilled cheese because cheese + beer = the best!
#2. All Of The New Italian Spots Popping Up Everywhere
There must be something European in the water because over the last couple of months some stellar Italian joints have opened up in Perth and we can’t get enough. There’s Wembley’s wood-fired pizza and homemade pasta spot, Monsterella; Spritz Spizzicheria Italiana, aka the perfect place to down an Aperol Spritz and enjoy Italian delights in Mount Hawthorn; and Subiaco’s Lulu La Delizia where we go crazy for the handmade and very inventive pasta dishes.
#3. Getting Loved Up
February is the month of love and Perth’s serving up some red hot events for all to enjoy. If you’re not into the whole Valentine’s Day thing, why not grab the gals (guys welcome too) and head to the Galentine’s Day Dinner hosted by Stranger Danger Dinners. It’s set to be one speccy event, held in the stunning gardens of Lamont’s Bishop’s House with styling by The Butcher, The Baker, The Stylist & Creator. Tickets available here.
#4. Perth’s Very First Glamping Eco-Retreat
If you haven’t yet heard, Rottnest Island is getting a glamping eco retreat this year! Set to open later in the year, Pinky’s Eco Retreat and Beach Club will comprise of 29 luxury eco-tents complete with ensuite, 10 two-bedroom family tents and 35 backpacker tents (if you’re feeling a little tight on the purse strings). There’ll also be a licensed bar, cafe and restaurant so you’ll never have to stray too far from your tent. We cannot wait!
#5. Diner En Blanc Is Back
We were so happy to announce the return of Diner en Blanc in 2017 and tickets go on sale this month so the time to buy your all white attire is now! If you’re anything like us you’re dying to know where the event will be held this year, one thing’s for sure though, it’s going to need to be pretty special to top Elizabeth Quay last year.
#6. Festivals, Festivals Everywhere
February is our most favourite time of the year because along with plenty of sunshine, she brings with her plenty of festival goodness for all to enjoy. From the Fringe World Festival and Perth International Arts Festival to Perth Writer’s Festival and the Summerset Arts Festival, there’s something to keep you busy every night of the week during the shortest month of the year, so get booking. You can sleep when you’re dead!
#7. Cold, Craft Ice Cream
Kuld Creamery is Perth’s latest and greatest craft ice creamery and they’re churning out some pretty delish icy treats that you must cool down with. Previous flavours have included peach cobbler, sweet beet and chai. Get down there stat.
#8. Pimped Up Sushi
One of Perth’s hottest new openings, Fat Maki has the tongues of West Perth’s workers and occupiers wagging. Serving pimped-to-the-max sushi in flavours like bacon cheeseburger, Japanese fried chicken, Korean BBQ beef and more, Fat Maki have also got your steamed bun cravings covered. Check it out, and expect a line!
#9. Hard Core Workouts
For some reason you crazy cats are all about hard core workouts these days and everyone seems to be going mad for F45’s high intensity, circuit style, functional fitness classes. With some programs said to burn up to 1,000 calories, F45 requires maximum effort for maximum reward. Click here to find out how we survived our first class!
#10. Breaking The Bank For Breakfast
The most important meal of the day, it’s no surprise breakfast is one of the trendiest meals of the day at the moment. With everything from avo on crumpets and mac ‘n’ cheese waffles to pimped up cereal and smoothie bowls, there’s something out there to suit every craving. Here are 17 Perth breakfasts you need to eat in 2017.
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Image credit: Louise Coghill at Wolf Lane