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Favourite shop

CRYS­TAL RE­FLEC­TIONS Have your for­tune read, buy gem­stone jew­ellery or joss sticks. Gothic drag­ons and cas­tles are also avail­able. A fairy fig­urine and her wolf sit on my book­shelf. crys­tal­re­flec­tions.com.au

Favourite gallery

THE ART SPACE COL­LEC­TIVE Exhibitions by lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional artists as well as life-draw­ing classes, kokedama lessons or macramé in a friendly, com­mu­nity en­vi­ron­ment. theartspacecol­lec­tive.com

Favourite bar

CLANCY’S FISH BAR Only me­tres from the wa­ters’ edge, watch the sun­set from the al­fresco area or through the huge win­dows with a large glass of crisp, cold semil­lon. clan­cys­fish­pub.com.au

Favourite restau­rant

MIA CUCINA Gen­er­ous por­tions of de­li­cious food. In­ti­mate and re­laxed, ev­ery­thing on the menu is cooked to per­fec­tion. mi­acuci­nawa.com.au

Favourite mar­ket

Wan­der the mar­kets for clothes, food, art, soaps and crafts, buy fresh pro­duce and then rest your legs in the bar and lis­ten to lo­cal tal­ent. fre­mantle­mar­kets.com.au

Favourite ho­tel

THE FLY­ING SCOTS­MAN Live jazz, acous­tic sets, com­edy, quiz nights and a cock­tail bar. the­fly­ingscotto.com

Way to spend an hour

COTTES­LOE OR CITY BEACH Read­ing my book and eat­ing an ice-cream in a shady spot on ei­ther of these beaches is bliss.

Place to see by night

EL­IZ­A­BETH QUAY Night noo­dle mar­kets, pop-up bars and mini golf are en­hanced by the coloured foun­tains sur­round­ing the Bell Tower.

Best view

WEM­B­LEY GOLF COURSE Mini golf and a great restau­rant, plus the city views from the driv­ing range is magic. wem­b­ley­golf.com.au

The one thing you must see

Perth as it just wakes up. It truly is a beau­ti­ful city.

TANIA CON­NOLLY writes about amaz­ing peo­ple for Off­spring, In­side Foot­ball, Pa­per Sea, and Tiger Tales mag­a­zines. When she’s not do­ing that, you’ll find her in a café by the ocean. tani­a­con­nol­ly­writer.word­press.com

Rot­tnest is­land is 1 a pop­u­lar hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion and home to the na­tive quokka. 2 Sun­set drinks at Clancy’s. 3 Fre­man­tle Mar­kets – a great spot to pot­ter for a morn­ing. 4 Fancy ice-cream at Hil­larys Boat Har­bour

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