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Around City Of Perth

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.

5 thoughts on “Around City Of Perth

  1. Hi Joey

    I stumbled on your site while surfing. I have a 20 months old boy and am thinking of bringing him along for a short trip in Dec. It was interesting to read about your family’s trip to Perth and has given me some ideas just where to go. Do you mind sharing how old is your niece and how were her meals settled during the trip? Did your sister cook for her or can she eat restaurant food? Thanks!

    • Hi Trophee,
      Thank you for popping by and commenting =)
      My little niece is 18 months. The weather in Fremantle & Margaret River was a little cold for her, she caught a cold and was having a flu.
      But I reckon the weather will be just nice in December if not a little warm.
      My sister booked apartments with a working kitchen whereby she can prepare some porridge, soup and rice for the little one – and do the laundry (I know kids have lots of clothes to wash).
      Having said that, the little one enjoys wedges and noodles from the restaurants – nothing too salty and sweet I suppose.
      My sister also brought along some snacks and bread wherever we go – milk is a must.

      P/s you might want to consider bringing a stroller or carrier because carrying with hands can be very tiring especially if you are planning to visit the cave, a carrier comes in so handy!!

      Hope I helped, let me know if you need more information =)

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