AB Bishop On Going Native & Win Her New Book!

With our forests burning in wildfires across Australia, our own backyard gardens have never felt more precious. Slabs of welcome greenery in an increasingly over-cooked world....
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Craig Foster’s Fight for Hakeem

  What I admire greatly about Craig Foster is that he is so very understated. I met the man at a FECCA conference in Hobart recently, and as is obligatory these days when in...
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Film: Two Powerful Stories of Secrecy and Cover-Ups

Two new films, The Report and Official Secrets, are chilling reminders of the scurrilous deeds governments can get up to when trying to hide their actions from the people they...
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A Culinary Odyssey in Roma

    A tray of creamy pink icing studded pastries is being held my way– by a strapping Roman chap who looks like he’s just glided off a catwalk. “Mangia!” he commands....
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Turkish Recipe: Veal Meatballs with White Beans & Tahini Salad

    This hearty and delicious Turkish recipe is selected from the wonderful cookbook Adventures in Turkish Eating – Anatolia (Murdoch Books). Authors Somer...
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Poppy Lissiman Blooming

Poppy Lissiman Blooming

  I recently caught up with hot new local designer Poppy Lissiman, to hear what we can expect from her Spring/Summer collection,. Her new store, Poppy Lissiman Addition, has  rapidly become a style mecca in Claremont and beyond, with its eye- catching designs.... read more
Master Menu from Two Top Chefs

Master Menu from Two Top Chefs

  The culinary equation is simple. Unleash two of the world’s best chefs in the same kitchen and you’re going to want to come to dinner. Or maybe you could call this the Tony & Ashton Show… The Starfish was lucky enough to be a guest at Yallingup’s Cape Lodge... read more
Bibliophile

Bibliophile

  Geraldine’s Hot New Picks: the top five books selected by Geraldine Blake, buyer at the Swanbourne Bookcaffe. Geraldine’s first pick for June is Hilary Mantel’s new historical novel, Bring Up The Bodies (Harper Collins), the eagerly-awaited sequel to Booker... read more
Pupperazzi!

Pupperazzi!

    Pooch Spot! Doogle of the Week Names: Bruce (Left) and Gizmo Breed: Bruce, Western Terrier-Maltese Cross; Gizmo, Shith Tzu-Maltese Cross Spotted at: Mt Claremont Markets Owners: Bruce, Barbara; Gizmo, Jarrod   Pooch Spot! Doogle of the Week Names:... read more
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