After living and breathing fashion in Melbourne and Sydney, Nadia Rosa returned home to Perth to establish the headquarters for her co-partnered agency Co-Creative, hybrid businesses’ Maison Damore candles and e-commerce site, Isabeau. A rising star on Instagram, X-FILES enlisted the communications consultant and influencer for a modern guide to Perth.
When is the best time or season to visit Perth?
Nothing beats a summer in Perth. December to April is a great time to visit the city and enjoy the coast. You definitely want to be here during the warmer months.
What are the best hotels or stays in Perth?
COMO Treasury - a Contemporary Luxury Hotel in Perth's Historic Heart.
The Alex Hotel - a boutique hotel with thoughtfully crafted bedrooms in the centre of Perth.
CROWN - first opened in 1985, Crown Perth is Western Australia's premier resort with world-class convention services.
The Westin - an upscale hotel in the CBD with panoramic views of the city.
Tribe Hotel - offers a contemporary boutique design with a perfect location.
What are your top dining recommendations for breakfast / coffee?
Mary Street Bakery - with an inventive breakfast menu, artisan breads and delicious baked goods.
Someday Coffee Co - offers a diverse spread, ranging from granola and Buddha bowls, to burgers, carrot hummus and avocado toast.
Oh Coffee - a petite espresso bar combining coffee and fashion.
... and your top dining recommendations for lunch / dinner?
Petition - Como Treasury - in the historic Treasury building, Petition focuses on building relationships with producers with a passion for delivering quality produce.
Long Chim - Como Treasury - Long Chim means to come and taste and their menus propose just that, a balanced and generous selection of the best dishes we can cook.
Il Lido Italian - are passionate about pasta, wine, coffee, cheese, desserts and almost everything Italian in between.
Garum - The Westin - focuses on both ancient techniques and modern roman classics in a modern and relaxed environment.
Bread In Common - set in a lofty warehouse, Bread In Common offers seasonal menus and artisanal breads.
Canteen - Cottesloe - a Neapolitan style pizzeria at the picturesque location of Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia.
Lulu La Delizia - is a small eatery and wine bar specialising in the premium fresh pasta.
Where are your favourite precincts or locations to frequent and why?
Rottnest Island - we are blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches.
Yallingup, Dunsborough & Margaret River - amazing beaches and incredible wineries. The most magical place to visit to get away, relax and indulge in some good food and wine.
Perth has exquisite swimming spots and beaches, where are you favourites?
Cottesloe - just a short journey from the Perth CBD.
Mettam’s Pool - Trigg
Rottnest - The Basin - Dedicate a day trip to this destination and meet a Quokka.
Smiths Beach - Yallingup
Injidup Beach - Yallingup
Are there any hidden gems that typify Perth?
Our beaches. Injidup in Yallingup is a perfect example of this.
Can you recommend any destinations for a day trip that compliment a visit to Perth?
Rottnest Island is a MUST.
Are there any cultural events or experiences that Perth uniquely offers?
We have a unique range of pop-up bars that flood into Perth's CBD for the summer. They are forever expanding and proving us with good food, music and new and exciting spaces to enjoy a casual drink with friends.
Where are the best skin, beauty and wellness locations?
Assure Cosmetic Centre is my go to for a facial. I absolutely love it here. I go monthly and get skin rejuvenation treatment (Chemical Peel and LED treatment).
Your ideal day looks like…
When I have the time, my ideal day starts with a walk along the coast, and a swim or Pilates. Coffee is a must to prep for the day ahead.
I’ll then attend to emails, meetings, Isabeau orders. Some days I’ll be on location shooting or preparing to shoot.
Images via: @destinationperth and Nadia Rosa.