Hello everyone, finally, this is the last post on my recent trip to Perth with the family. It has been wonderful, filled with good food (again) and quality time. Staying in apartments and driving around are two brand new experiences for me – seems like a great idea to do so, shall include them in my future vacations.
Traveling with little niece is something new to us too – we were all tuned into “a little girl’s timing”. We get up earlier then usual, have three meals a day and sleep at 9pm with a possible nap in between. Places we have visited are all child friendly. My sister even planned the trip in October so it’s not too cold for the little girl. Traveling with children really takes a lot of planning and consideration and I am really proud that my sister managed this trip so smoothly.
Squeezed in some “adult’s time” for shopping while Vincent, my brother-in-law took care of little niece. Visited Harbour Town Outlet Shopping where you can find brands like Typo, Oakley, Kate Hill, Esprit Kids, Pumpkin Patch, Levis, Cotton On, Adidas and Nike. It’s a big 2 storey open planned mall with a wide variety of restaurants and café on the ground floor.
Garden City is a shopping haven – absolutely spectacular. In there, you can find MYER, David Jones, Inglot, Crabtree & Evelyn, LUSH, Mecca Cosmetica, Napoleon Perdis and Priceline. Garden City practically houses everything I need under one roof.
The huge 1 storey building is easy to navigate and shop from one store to another. I love it.
Hay Street is a long street that stretches from Perth City to Subiaco and along Hay Street, you can find major departmental stores like MYER and David Jones. Stand alone stores like LUSH and Mecca Cosmetica are around the area as well.
For this trip, I realised Mecca Cosmetica is a separate entity in Perth – brands like NARS, Ellis Faas to name a few are not found in MYER. In Sydney and Melbourne, Mecca Cosmetica can be found in MYER directly. And I think Giorgio Armani and Tom Ford are only available at David Jones on Hay Street, you can’t find the brands in David Jones, Garden City.
For those who wondered if I picked up some Tom Ford, sadly no. Tom Ford’s full range of makeup will only be available in Sydney and Melbourne from this month onwards.
This is our apartment in Perth – may be able to consider as a house I suppose. Very good location on Lansdowne Road, less than a minute walk away from grocery stores and take away restaurants along George Street.
It’s a two bedroom apartment that comes with a working kitchen, a bath room, a living room with a small TV, a laundry area and a very spacious back yard – doll house included for the little girl. It feels like we are staying in someone else’s house with belongings of the owner still around.
Bottom line, I like the intimacy and interaction staying in a rented apartment but I prefer the cleanliness and services at a hotel.
This post pretty much concludes my recent Perth adventures. In case you have missed them, here is a list with links;-
Checking Into Fremantle [here]
E-Shed Markets & A Delicious Mexican Meal [here]
Doing Time Tour At Fremantle Prison [here]
Kailis’ Fish Market Café [here]
Road Trip Down South & Lunch At Duckstein Brewery [here]
Sunflowers Animals Farm & Farmstay [here]
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse [here]
Along Margaret River & Busselton [here]
Discover An Ancient Wonderland [here]
Natural Olive Oil Soap Factory & The Margaret River Chocolate Company [here]
The Woodpecker’s Woodfired Pizzeria & Toto Vietnamese Restaurant [here]
Hope this series of posts have been helpful and that you have enjoyed the pictures.
Thank you for reading.