Category: PERTH

Jewish International Film Festival is on across Australia this October

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This year, the Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) returns to Australian screens from 23 October – 6 December, presenting a diverse array of enchanting and enlightening tales from Jewish cinema worldwide. Boasting 55 Australian premiere films from 19 countries, the Festival programme includes 30 feature films, 20 documentaries, two series, and six short films, alongside a suite of live events across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, and the Gold Coast. According to Artistic Director Eddie Tamir, the 2023 JIFF reflects the timeless resilience and adaptability of the Jewish spirit, offering a remarkable line-up of films from the deepest roots of Yiddish culture to Australian stories and boundary-pushing tales. He described the Festival as an immersive journey that reflects on the past and acts as a beacon for the future. The Festival begins with the Australian Premiere of ‘Matchmaking,’ Israel’s biggest blockbuster of 2023. This romantic comedy, directed by the mastermind behind ‘Magic Men’, has won the Audience Award at the Miami Jewish Film Festival and takes audiences on a journey with Moti Bernstein, an Ashkenazi ideal who defies tradition for Nechama, a Mizrahi beauty. As for Australian stories, JIFF 2023 invites audiences to delve deep into history and emotion. ‘Revenge: Our Dad the Nazi Killer’ thrusts viewers into the post-WWII era, where three brothers uncover their father’s suspected revenge spree against Nazis. The closing night film, ‘The Jewish Nazi?’, follows the astounding journey of Alex Kurzem, made “Hitler’s youngest soldier” by a Latvian Nazi battalion after the massacre of his Belarusian family. The Festival’s… Read More

Perth: is it really a good place to live?

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As the capital city of Western Australia, Perth is a melting pot of cultures, boasting a warm climate, stunning beaches, and a laid-back lifestyle. But, is it really a good place to live? In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the factors that contribute to Perth’s livability. Climate Perth enjoys a Mediterranean climate, which means it gets plenty of sunshine throughout the year. Winters are mild, with temperatures rarely dropping below 10°C, while summers can be scorching, with temperatures reaching up to 40°C. The dry and warm climate makes it an ideal place for outdoor activities such as swimming, cycling, and hiking. It’s also super close for a flight to basically any Asian destination, too. Think Cebu in the Philippines! Cost of Living Compared to other major Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, the cost of living in Perth is relatively lower. Housing prices are more affordable, and the cost of groceries and services is also reasonable. However, it’s worth noting that Perth has a higher average weekly income than most other Australian cities, so locals can afford a higher standard of living. Employment Opportunities Perth is home to a diverse range of industries, including mining, construction, healthcare, and hospitality. The city boasts a low unemployment rate, making it one of the best places in Australia to find work. Additionally, Perth has a thriving startup and technology scene, with several co-working spaces and innovation hubs popping up in recent years. Education Perth is home to world-class universities, including the… Read More

Move to Perth, Australia: pros and cons

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Moving to Perth, Australia, is a big decision, and it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement. After all, change is exciting! But before you pack your bags for Perth, Australia, you should know a few things about the city. By the time you finish reading this article, you’ll know whether or not Perth is the right place for you. This article will cover everything from the cost of living and weather conditions to how to find jobs! Things to consider before moving You’ll need a suitcase (or two!), as well! Our favourite at the moment is American Tourister Pros Perth is a great city to live in. It has good weather, a strong economy and plenty of exciting things to do and see. The food is also excellent here, with restaurants offering a wide range of cuisines from around the world. There are many reasons why it is popular for people to move here: If you want your suitcase to look unique, and make it easy to distinguish from other suitcases. Then you can consider custom stickers cheap at this time. You can customise stickers with your name plus any pattern, or choose to customise some stickers of different shapes. In this process, custom stickers not only play a perfect decorative role but also reflect the importance you attach to this suitcase. It can be customised, no matter what you want to decorate with it. Custom stickers are not only very cheap but also very practical, hurry up and try them. Cons Takeaway:… Read More

What to do in Perth this Mother’s Day

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It’s Mother’s Day in Australia soon and if you’re not getting her gift – like any gift ideas from our Mother’s Day gift guide for 2021 – then lunch is where it’s at. And if you’re in Perth; we’ve got your sorted. Here are three picks of where to take her. The Ritz-Carlton, Perth: Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Delight mum this Mother’s Day with a special Afternoon Tea celebration at Hearth Restaurant on Sunday 9 May. Savour in a 3-course culinary journey of the finest WA produce. Experience the Chilled Western Australian Seafood Station, featuring freshly shucked Albany rock oysters, scallop ceviche and Exmouth king prawns, before moving on to dessert at the Chocolate Fountain Station. See the full menu here. Details: Date and time: 12pm – 4pm, Sunday 9 May (two hour seating times) Venue: Hearth Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth Package: Adults are $198 per person and children (3-17 years) are $98 per person, with $2 from every ticket being donated to Breast Cancer Care WA Bookings: Essential via email to W Brisbane: The Mother of All High Teas Celebrate this Mother’s Day in true W Style with ‘The Mother Of All High Teas’ atW Brisbane’s Living Room Bar. Indulge in three tiers of Aussie inspired sweet and savory treats, from Fraser Island Crab sandwiches, Marble Score 8+ Meat Pies, Buttermilk Panna Cota, and L’Artisan Mountain Man cheese. Be sure that mum will be spoilt with a class of Veuve Clicquot Champagne on arrival, and a fabulous W gift to take home.  Details: Date and time: Sunday 9 May 2021… Read More

An experience with a difference – surviving the zombie apocalypse at Zero Latency

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Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Experiences are always fun but if you’re looking for something a little different from the standard cheese-making session, then look no further, because you probably haven’t experienced anything like Zero Latency.  Zero Latency VR Sydney has just opened its doors and it’s the perfect time to gift your zombie-killing mates an experience they won’t forget. It’s a free-roam, virtual reality experience that takes place in a 200 square metre arena (about the size of a tennis court). There are no annoying cables or wires and you can play with up to groups of eight friends. After a thorough briefing from the friendly staff, you’ll then strap on your backpack, pop on your earphones, VR goggles, grab your gun, and then attempt to survive a reality TV show set in the zombie apocalypse in Undead Arena. If zombies aren’t your thing, your team can have a crack at escaping a stranded space station taken over by robots in Singularity. Both are guaranteed to elicit screams of excitement, fun, and fear! You’ll be drawn into a world where all that matters is survival – and it’s serious fun and a great way to escape the real world for a little while.  As you roam the arena killing zombies or robots, you’ll be guided to elevators, moving platforms and spaces where enemy robots or zombies appear out of nowhere, so you’ll want to have a team that watches each other’s backs.  More games will become available over time, including Far Cry VR which… Read More

Jump into bed with 300 strangers – there’s a new kind of date night in Perth

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150 beds. 300 couples. A lot of curious hands. A lot of quality movies. This is a date night in Perth when Mov’in Bed is in town, Perth’s outdoor movie experience with beds instead of bean bags and couches and a couple’s ideal night out at its core. They’re doing something different this year, though, with a thematic Hollywood diner served straight to your bed. Expect 50s American classics and have a bit in the James Dean, our home made crispy bacon burger or try our fresh Cesar Salad aka the Grace Kelly. Desserts have not been forgotten with the Gary Cooper, a unique Nutella milkshake and the John Travolta, our huge west coast banana split. And for the healthy ones & veggo’s we’ve got our portobello mushroom burger, the Jimmy Hendrix. Not mentioning a curated selection of wines, beers, champagnes, ciders and soft drinks. So, for romance, food and a flick, this is it in Perth. See the full list of what’s on, here.

All about Negroni Week and the 100th birthday of the Negroni

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Not only is it Negroni Week from 24-30 June, but we’re also celebrating the 100th birthday of the cocktail, so if every you were going to get on board, now’s the time. It’s the one period of the year where bars, restaurants and retailers around the world, dedicate themselves to celebrating the red cocktail, with Campari at the heart, over the common goal of raising money for charitable initiatives. And this year is even more special, as 2019 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Negroni: #N100. The week of celebration’s been around since 2013 with around 100 participating bars in Australia with a total of $585,000 for charitable causes in 2018 being raised around the world. On 24th June, festivities will commence in Florence, the birthplace of the Negroni, triggering a series of charity events due to take place around the world to honour Count Camillo Negroni, the man who inspired the cocktail. International bartenders will gather from around the world to prepare their interpretations and twists on The Negroni in Florence. Australian bars will be pumping out contemporary interpretations of the Negroni created by Australian artists like Jamie Preisz (winner of the 2018 Archibald Packing Room Prize and 2018 People’s Choice Prospect Portrait Prize). His Negroni masterpiece “Gliding Bloom Drift” will go into a sweepstake prize draw with all proceeds being donated to the organisation. Here’s a list of bars to go that are joining in the party. Sydney: maybe sammy, big poppas, bulletin place, burrow bar, continental cbd, door knock, earl’s juke… Read More

QT Perth is doing something a little less conventional with its opening

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QT Perth is open, only a stone’s throw from the winding Swan River in Western Australia. It’s a new 18-storey hotel with 184 guest rooms, a signature bar and grill restaurant concept called Santini, a rooftop bar, café and seven conference rooms. The QT is synonymous with stylish travel, functional design and contemporary establishment, so it’s no surprise that the new hotel is perfect for modern explorers. The first hotel for the chain on the west coast, it merge industrial glamour with a contemporary, urban-cool aesthetic. Complete with all the tongue-in-cheek charm guests have come to expect from QT will be in full flight with bold-yet-welcoming guest rooms and cutting-edge bar and dining offerings. It’s food stop, Santini Grill has adopted Robert Marchetti as its creative director and executive chef Nic Wood. Together, the pair will bring a Mediterranean flare to the city using the very best in local produce. Located right on the doorstep of the Murray Street Mall with less than a minute walk to Perth’s shopping hub, QT Perth will become the modern explorer’s gateway to the Perth CBD. Celebrating individuality, QT Perth will encourage guests to feel liberated in a world less conventional. Check out QT Perth at their website.

Why the west of Australia is best

Perth skyline from a park

For many, visiting Australia means travelling to its East Coast. Along the way, you’ll be able to visit cosmopolitan cities like Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, as well as visit some gorgeous beaches like Byron Bay. There’s also plenty to do if you want to get away from city life and head out into the East Coast’s beautiful rural spots as well. It’s fair to say that there is no wonder why Australia’s East Coast is such a hit with tourists But that isn’t all that Australia has to offer. In fact, the stunning West Coast is also a fantastic destination for travellers and tourists, with some even arguing that it is the best of the country’s coasts. Is West really best? Read on to make up your mind… The City of Perth It’s not just Eastern Australia that has the cool cosmopolitan cities. The West Coast has Perth, which is just as hip and has plenty to do! Make sure you head into the city centre so that you can visit King’s Park. This large urban park always has something going on, and you can wander around its various sculptures or cool off with a delicious gelato. You’ll also find a couple of bars in the park, each of which has trendy rooftop terraces. Great whale and shark watching opportunities Have you always wanted to see whales and sharks in their natural habitat? Well, if so, the West Coast is the place to be! In fact, you will be able to go one better as… Read More

Hoyts takes LUX to new heights with a menu by Manu

Hoyts Lux Manu Feildel sliders

It’s one thing to watch favourite Frenchman Manu Feildel’s innovative cooking skills and judging on television, and it’s another to experience his creations yourself. So what happens when you combine his culinary style with the most comfortable and cutting edge sound and visual cinematic experience? HOYTS LUX has crafted the perfect collaboration to take your cinematic experience to the next premium level with colourful, flavoursome dishes inspired by Manu’s French heritage. As the latest 2018 Brand Ambassador, Manu shares, “My current passion is to bring restaurant quality food to a casual dining experience and what better way to do this than as part of the HOYTS LUX cinema experience”. We couldn’t agree more, because once you’ve sat in LUX and tasted the new gourmet food and wine menu, you’ll never want to watch a movie without the French twist! A mutual favourite is duck bao: a trio of steamed buns filled with crispy confit duck, house made shiitake, cucumber pickle, ginger mayo and a smoky hoisin sauce. Other starter options include Southern Style Fried Chicken (best we’ve ever tasted!) and classic Mac ‘n’ Cheese Balls. Menu options also include slider trios, nam duck and grilled chicken salads for the health conscious, and for the hungry, beef bourguigon pies, encased in short crust pastry and topped with creamy potato purée and rosemary leaves. We highly recommend you don’t leave out satisfying your sweet tooth; the delectable trio of éclairs, French lemon cheesecake smash and chocolate & hazelnut Malteser sundaes with a French wine will complete the… Read More