In Praise of Beautiful Umbria

    By Melissa Parke This time last year my husband Warwick and I started an extraordinary tour in Umbria, Italy. The tour is organised each year by Antonella...
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Film: Stan and Ollie

For two decades from the late 1920s to the 1940s Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were hugely successful as the world’s most famous slapstick comedy duo.  Hefty, bumbling Ollie...
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Frolicking in Frisco

    The Bay Area looked a picture as our plane slid smoothly into San Fran on a fine February afternoon. I’d made the same glide path many times as a stripling LA-based...
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Perth in the 60s: A Happier Time?

Author Marcella Polain If you were a youngster in Perth in the 60s, how was it for you? Perth writer Marcella Polain was there, and she has bitter-sweet memories of the time. In...
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Theatre: Our Town

Our Town has hit our town, and it feels a lot like most towns. Thornton Wilder’s avant-garde 1938 play relates how, in a seemingly humdrum and uneventful world, we often overlook...
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Take This Waltz

Take This Waltz

    This is the second full length film written and directed by Sarah Polley after her considerable success with “Away From Her” a film about a woman with Alzeimer’s disease starring Julie Christie. Take This Waltz was well shot on location in Louisbourg,... read more
Here’s Lucy! Zara Bryson

Here’s Lucy! Zara Bryson

      Zara Bryson Pop-Up Project       I recently went to the Flash Sale at the Zara Bryson Pop-up Project store at One40William, Perth.     While feasting on strawberries and cream, raspberry twists and other treats, we were... read more
Big Day Out for Bali Orphans

Big Day Out for Bali Orphans

  Watching five little girls merrily drawing pictures on Kuta Beach, you wouldn’t dream that this fun activity is something they rarely get to do. But the kids, from a struggling orphanage out of Denpasar, hardly ever see the ocean or play with crayons. Thanks to... read more
Deni’s Devilish Kale Chips

Deni’s Devilish Kale Chips

  Deni Hines, soon to hit Perth for her The Very Best of Dusty Springfield,  Live In Concert tour, shares the recipe for her favourite snack with us. Deni’s Devilish Kale Chips are “very yummy and very good for you,” this sexy songbird enthuses.   Ingredients 1... read more
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