City Guides

Perth
By Nadia Rosa

February 12, 2019

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 – 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.

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 is a petite espresso bar combining coffee and fashion.

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  is set in a lofty warehouse and offers seasonal menus and artisanal breads.

Canteen – Cottesloe is 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).

I’ll visit Crown Spa or Como Treasury Wellness  for a massage.

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.

All images are provided by Nadia Rosa

While you’re here, read our guide to Hawaii as told by Cathy Yin.

The Packing List:

The Store

Headquartered in the iconic St Johns Church in Sydney Australia, Parlour X has been awarded the 2015 Prix De Marie Claire Award for best fashion boutique, a ringing endorsement for this Australian fashion favourite.

add parlour X to Wechat

Scan the QR Code below to add Parlour X.

All prices displayed on parlourx.com are in

AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS (AUD)

TAXES & DUTIES

You are responsible for any and all taxes, duties and customs arising from this sale. Parlour X does not accept any responsibility for customs delays, duties or taxes that may apply in the destination country. As an international customer you will need to check with your local customs in regard to what, if any, duty you may be liable for when the order arrives.

Submit

Brand Index

Shopping bag

Your cart is empty.