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Besides the cold weather where we decide to hibernate in our homes where our activities change and regroup with either a good book or a cup of tea while the baking occurs ready to jump up any second to attend to that noisy buzzer.. at last the banana bread is ready!
Looking around the domain that will be your space during the colder months you may realise it is looking a little drab; here are some easy ways to enjoy your winter transition.
Bring on the homely WINTER fashion!
BOLD statements are in with fierce colours, floral accent and vintage banter.
Seamlessly add your colour Emerald, Sapphire, Burnt orange and Aubergine are simply timeless with easy accessories like Artwork, Rugs, Cushions and Bedding – go even bolder with some new wall paint.
Check out the Mixed Metal feels of Simple Industrial Warmth. When you think of the word “industrial” if would be fair to think, this is cold and dreary – have no fear warmth is here – it’s all in the accessories to dress up your home.
Drab is the one who sticks with one – mix up that Copper, gold and black – shine it up in your home, accessorise with:
Perth references for where to shop to obtain your RETRO Winter Look
Good Sammys – Cnr Whitfords Ave & Endeavour Rd Hillarys
So Last Century – 745 Beaufort St Mt Lawley
1st June 2018 – Sprinklers off! – Water corporation - Fines apply
Winter time is perfect to know what maintenance is required at your property
Contact Bek if you would like a referred contact to help out with roof and gutter leaks
Winter Solstice - Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm
The solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice a year – Winter and Summer
24th August 2018 – Daffodil Day
20th August 2018 - RSPCA Cupcake Day – Fight animal cruelty with cupcakes <watch this space>
Plastic Free July! - Accept the Challenge by visiting http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/
Via Instagram - Lee Jones Suburban is giving away 10 TOTE bags – Free delivery *Western Australia Only, 1 entry per person*
What’s the catch? Follow us - Upload a picture of your favourite place – ie park, beach, restaurant or café - tag me in (@leejonessuburban) Use the hash tags #choosetorefuse & #leejonessuburban –
School Holidays – 30 June 2018 to 15 July 2018
Movies at the Beach – Date night!
Upcoming event courtesy of Sorrento Quay Boardwalk – Hillarys Boat Harbour are presenting a FREE movie at 7pm on 1st June 2018
Movie: Ten Things I Hate About You
BYO blankets, low chairs or beanbags
WA Day Festival 2018 – 3 & 4 June – Elizabeth quay
15-17 June 2018 - Every 15-17 June 2018 - Every Woman Expo
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre - Free Entry, ticket available via – www.everywomanexpo.com.au or Facebook –
Red Hot Winter Ball – Cause: Heart Awareness – Heart Foundation
Is life a litte boring? Need a Hobby? BE LIKE DAD, look at this link – please remember to take your kids to look like an adult!
https://www.experienceperth.com/event/2018-model-railway-exhibition - June long weekend – Claremont Showgrounds
Saturday, 7 July 2018 - Mulberry on Swan 34 Hamersley Road Caversham Western Australia 6055
Check out the event on Facebook --https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.swanvalley.com.au%2FBusiness-Directory%2FThe-Abbey-at-Chesters-Heafod-Glen-Winery%2FPerth-Homeless-Support-Group-Quiz-Night
Creating a Winter Smile
Own a thermomix –Banana Bread will be a winter go to in our home!
Freeze it, toast it, butter it
Want a thermomix of your own?
Host a party - Call Miranda Paton 0423 629 280
Here is an easy recipe;
Resurgence of the Card Games - Top 5 picks
2. Five Crowns
3. Would you rather/you gotta be kidding
4. Sneaky Cards
5. Loaded Questions Junior
- Golden Tumeric
With the warm weather already upon us, it is time to embrace summer styling and bring your dream Pinterest board to life. In an era where it seems imperative to keep up with the Jones’ (or more realistically, the Kardashians), 2018 brings a timely change to the adage of “Out with the old, in with the new”. No longer does everything need to be a matched set, individual pieces of retro inspiration that tell a story are now the feature of our living spaces.
Earthy tones will take reign from glossy bright whites to ground us, making our homes sanctuaries into which we welcome friends and families. From rich Tuscan influences, Sienna and Terracotta set the colour palette for this summer. Paired back with darker raw timbers, natural stone and brass fittings these timeless hues will transcend all seasons.
Do not be wary of texture. These natural tones lean themselves to a more organic fibrous feel. Therefore imperfections in the finish of your timber are essential to capturing the distinctive appearance of your zone. Matte marble or granite add authenticity to the natural concept. To infuse your personal touch, accents of Black Forest green or warm blues in various textiles will work to finish the look.
This colour scheme works back to a variety of prints. From watercolour to Aztec, and geometric among others, these tones can work effortlessly with existing furnishings in your home. There is no need to max the credit card to achieve the look of the season. There is something for every budget and house, big or small. Finishes such as cupboard handles, a canvas, indoor plant or floor rug can bring a neutral palette to life.
1) Stev Antique Brass Kitchen Mixer with Water Filtering/ $161.99/ www.homary.com
2) Brass Drawer/ Cupboard Handles/ From $9.08 ea/ www.etsy.com/au
3) Deer Hunter Canvas/ $359.00/ www.templeandwebster.com.au
4) Plain Cushion (Orange or dark grey)/ $8.00/ www.target.com.au
5) Gurli Throw/ $14.99/ www.ikea.com.au
6) Vilborg Curtains (green)/ $69.00 pr/ www.ikea.com.au
7) Stone Bowl 14.5cm/ $19.00/ www.royaldesign.com.au
Elizabeth Nest of Tables (Walnut) / $249.00/ www.brosa.com.au
For those with wanderlust, visit www.bibbulmuntrack.com.au to plan a safe, independent journey. Whiteman Park in Caversham is home to Caversham Wildlife Park and the Motor Museum (entry fees apply), the family will be entertained all day. If you are feeling active, cycle or walk the bridges of Perth (approximately 10km), taking in the views of the City, South Perth and Crown, before finishing at Elizabeth Quay. To end your day, enjoy our native flora at sunset before enjoying a movie at Kings Park’s Moonlight Cinemas (Tickets $17, catering available, www.moonlight.com.au/perth).
Leave the keys at home to experience the hidden cultural gems, bars and eateries, down laneways of Perth, Mount Lawley and Northbridge a few choice tours hosted by Eat The Street (approx $75 p/ person, ww.eatthestreet.com.au).
Bring the family down to Mandoon Estate (www.mandoonestate.com.au) on the weekend with a picnic blanket to enjoy a wine tasting and casual meal on the banks of the Swan River.
It is time for a quokka selfie! Join our beloved native on the glorious Rottnest Island, cycle, snorkel or relax on one of the stunning beaches. Return day ferry passes start from $68 p/ person (www.getyourguide.com/rottnestisland).
Just past the Swan Valley, take in extraordinary views of the Avon and Swan Valleys in a hot air balloon with award-winning Windward Balloon adventures (prices from $300 p/ person, www.ballooning.net.au).
Love Picture Perfect? Enjoy a scenic flight to breath in parts of the Perth Coast and City from the air (price $249 p/person, www.adrenaline.com.au/perth/helicopter-rides/tour-city-20min-flight-hillarys-boat-harbour)
1. Save 10% of your income into a special ‘Holiday’ savings account & leave it alone until it’s time to pay for your holiday
2. Do your research! Look on the internet for special deals www.expedia.com.au for Airfares/accommodation combination deals.
Check www.iwantthatflight.com.au for discounted flight
3. Speak with travel agents and see what deals they have. They often have access to special deals not available to the general public & if something goes wrong i.e flights cancelled or accommodation double booked they will have 24/7 hotline to get you out of a sticky situation while overseas. If you book everything yourself you will need to sort everything out yourself
4. Be prepared to not travel at peak times. Travel during ‘shoulder periods’ ie 1 month before and after the peak months can save you hundreds if not thousands
5. Pay for everything with a major credit card & you will get free travel insurance. Be sure to check first for full conditions
Remember: Take certified copies of your passport and carry in a different bag to the original. If you lose your original or it’s stolen you will have a certified copy which will make things much easier to sort out - save time & money