Ideal Second Date Spots

Second dates are often more dreaded than the first. They’re that awkward stage where neither of you are sure if you’re into it or not, and quite often they can be pretty stressful to plan. Thankfully you can take a little pressure off the planning and focus on the date, because I’ve come up with some of the best second date ideas around Perth.


Bar Hopping

If alcohol brings out your confidence, why not bar hop around the CBD with your date. It’s full of watering holes like Frisk, Sneaky Tony’s, The Flour Factory, The Standard and plenty more, all sure to make your second date one to remember.

Perth CBD


Clarences

This little neighbourhood bar located in the heart of Mt Lawley is great way to spend a second date. Beside the fact that they’ve got a different special on pretty much every night of the week, it’s always busy, so you can avoid any awkward silent pauses.

566 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley


Varsity Bar 

While some of us may try, eating burgers with grace and poise just isn’t a thing. Get your hands around a juicy beef burger, chicken wings and loaded fries and bond over the mess you make when eating one of Varsity’s American style burgers. If you’re both into sports than you’ll love this bar even more.

Broadway Fair, 88 Broadway, Crawley


Adventure Golf

If you’re one of the few individuals that can get through a game of mini golf without losing your $#!* trying to get a tiny ball into an even tinier hole, then mini golf is the perfect second date spot. Loser buys drinks at The Reveley post-tournament.

Eastern Promenade, 901 Riverside Dr, Perth


Ten-Pin Bowling

Although bowling shoes aren’t always the most flattering, ten-pin bowling is easily the most fun you’ll have on a second date while looking completely ridiculous at the same time. And with it’s laid back vibes, Rosemeount Bowl is the perfect place to show your real athletic side.

464 Fitzgerald St, North Perth


Cosy Cafes

Why not get to know each other over a cup of hot coffee. There’s plenty of cafes now offering up chill vibes with a side of comfort, so you can avoid any awkward second date silence. To find the full list of the best cosy cafes in Perth click here.

 

 

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Hole-In-The-Wall Coffee Spots

It’s no secret that Perth’s small coffee scene has been heating up over the last few years. It seems like walking up to a window and ordering your flat white to go is the direction takeaway coffee is heading. So here’s where you can find these hole-in-the-wall coffee spots around town.


Standing Room Only

If the name wasn’t obvious enough, this coffee joint is not one you can hang around at. Hidden in Piccadilly Arcade, grab your morning brew to-go from the friendly folk here.

7/700 Hay St, Perth


Boo Espresso

You may have caught a glimpse of this hidden gem if you’ve ever ventured down Fitzgerald Street. But for those of you too focused on driving, this takeaway coffee window named Boo has the liquid gold we call coffee. And if you don’t feel like going there alone, take your furry pal with you and grab them a puppacino.

49 Stuart St


Cleaver St Coffee Shop

A local favourite for the folk around Leedy, this little coffee spot serves up some serious juice. But they’re only open until mid-day, so make sure you head in for an early cup. And If you happen to stop past on a Saturday morning they’ve got a coffee bagel special that will knock your socks off.

50 Cleaver St, West Perth


Howdy Coffee

The guys at Howdy know how to make a strong cup of coffee. And with Five Senses beans, you can expect only the best brew from this joint. But the real winner here is in fact the gigantic vente sized cup. It’s known to cure even the worst of Monday-itis.

11 King William Street, Bayswater


Ristretto Walkup Coffee Wall

Rocking up to work on a Monday morning is already hard enough, but thankfully the guys at Ristretoo understand how hard the daily grind can be. And with three CBD locations, getting a decent cup of coffee is even easier. But this little coffee wall is a must visit before work. Behind their coffee window the team are roasting their own coffee beans and baking brekky muffins.

53 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge


Blink Coffee Bar

Literally Blink and you’ll miss this little spot of joy. Blink Coffee Bar are all about making every cup of coffee the best it can be, so when you ask for an extra hot latte, you’ll get an extra hot latte. And of course they’ve got the sweet additions like muffins and slices to make your daily coffee that much more enjoyable.

19A High Street, Fremantle

 

 

The Best Online Stores In Australia

Online shopping has evolved immensely over time. After being associated with “unsafe” sites and credit card scams, the internet sensation has come a long way. It’s now considered a hobby to sit around in your pyjamas and make impulsive purchase decisions, buying that dress you really don’t need, or another pair of shoes to add to your collection. There really is no denying that the digital age has changed the way we find and purchase items. Here are some of the best online stores in Australia. Get clicking.


Mr & Mrs Smith

A staple store amongst the Manly fashion scene, Mr & Mrs Smith have recently taken their unique concept lifestyle store online, offering a mix of local labels as well as emerging designers. The store combines functionality with design and fashion, catering for men, woman and smaller persons. Mr & Mrs Smith offers a wide range of brands such as Current Elliot, Bensimon, Bassike, Status Anxiety, Superga and Petite Grand just to name a few. You definately won’t have any trouble filling up your shopping cart!


Etsy

There’s no denying that Etsy is queen of online boutiques, hosting over one million online handcraft and vintage stores from all over the world. Etsy offers an online community marketplace where you can shop for crafty, vintage, handmade and unique items. It’s safe to say you can buy almost anything on Etsy these days. With almost 900,000 active shops, Etsy is a becoming a breeding ground for Australian small businesses who are selling their wares all over the globe. But even at the best of times Etsy’s treasure trove can be daunting, so I recommend taking a look at the Etsy Design Award Nominees, showcasing those designers that stand out a little more than the rest.


Sorry Thanks I Love You

Sorry Thanks I Love You is an online store that aims to reignite the culture of gift giving (that is of course if you manage to proceed to the checkout without adding in a few extra’s for yourself). The founders of this online boutique have lived and worked together in Paris, New York, Melbourne and Sydney, and have sourced luxury gifts from all over the globe, so whatever you stumble upon is sure to be unique. You can find almost anything here, from handmade accessories, to homewares, gourmet foods, craft beers and even fresh flowers. And if you’re shopping for a gift, you can take a personalized shopping quiz based on the person in mind to help you find the perfect present.


Better Read Than Dead

Better Read Than Dead is an online bookstore that will make you feel as if you’re the most knowledgeable book worm on the planet. This online bookstore is home to so many books; it would be impossible not to find the perfect read. Browse through categories of books, or recommendations and reviews from members, and if you’re still stuck on what to read, try the book title search or go for one of the top 10 bestsellers. Happy reading!!


Hunting For George

Hunting for George has been making homes awesome since 2010. Founded by Melbourne-based sisters Jo Harris and Lucy Glade-Write, the duo aimed to create an inspiring shopping destination that now features their own signature collection of lifestyle products for your home. With a mix of hand-picked local and international pieces, the pair place a large importance on quality and originality. Whether you’re after a rug, pot planters or a new wooden pastel coloured stool, their online store will make you feel as if you took your best friend out for a homewares shopping date.

Perth’s Best Flower Delivery Services

Floral deliveries on any kind of day can go a seriously long way. Whether it’s a bunch of birthday blooms or an appreciation arrangement, there really is no better gift than a few pretty flowers all dressed up. But sometimes life can just be so darn crazy that we don’t always have time to source the perfect posies. But thankfully we’ve got the low-down on who’s delivering Perth’s best blooms so all you have to do is select your favourite bunch. Happy clicking!


The Flower Run

Every morning the guys at The Flower Run source the best flowers for your bouquet. Once arranged, they’re nicely wrapped up in either kraft brown wrap, or a glass jar, and then delivered to your chosen postcode that same day. Their small bunches start at around $30 while their big bunches are around $60. And if you need blooms on the regular, they’ve even got monthly subscriptions, so your desk at the office always looks pretty.


Floral State

At Floral State you’ll get only the freshest seasonal blooms presented in their cute posy jars, making the perfect gift for any occasion. And if you want to opt for something a little fancier, they also offer medium and large bouquets or jar arrangements, as well as gift boxes aplenty. Planning a wedding or event? Check out their bridal blooms, they’ve got packages to suit every budget and occasion. We won’t be surprised if you sign up for a subscription with these guys, fresh flowers every month, who wouldn’t want that?


Little Posy Co

If it’s fresh flowers you want, it’s fresh flowers you will get. Little Posy Co offer up bouquets for each week day at a low $30, meaning you can have fresh flowers every damn week if you really wanted to. The owner of this boutique florist uploads a snap of the daily blooms so you can get a sneak peak preview of the arrangement before you click and commit. Although, we do recommend you get clicking pretty quickly, because these blooms go bye-bye real fast.


Natural Art Flowers

The team at Natural Art Flowers really appreciate the natural beauty of the flower, using it as a base for their designs, so you can expect innately stylish floral arrangements that are refined and unique. Trust us when we say these pretty posies will leave one heck of an impression. Whether you’re after same day delivery, something for an event or blooms for your big day, you’ll find only the best here.


Flower Bros

This floral boutique all began when two guys who knew absolutely nothing about flowers were frustrated by how painful ordering flowers online was. Their arrangements are designed by only the finest florists and are styled to your taste, so you can make sure that special person gets the most special bunch. The business operates in both Perth and Sydney, so you really have no excuses when it comes to making someone’s day.