ST. ALi Italian Film Festival
She’s one of Italy’s most famous actors, so it seems fitting that Sophia Loren will grace the big screen for the closing night of the ST. ALi Italian Film Festival. The 1963 film Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow has been picked to finish the festival, which runs from September 22 until October 16, with more than 30 films, ranging from classic to contemporary, at Palace Cinemas, Raine Square, Luna Leederville, Luna on SX and Windsor Cinema.
We love it when we find a new kitchen must-have — and we love it even more when we discover it’s locally made. Krunchilli is a blend of oats, chilli and garlic that adds a textural heat to whatever it touches (we’ve used it on everything from eggs to pasta to toasted sandwiches) and it is made in WA. It has gained a following after being launched at Araluen Chilli Festival in 2019. Pick some up at your local supermarket or order online.
Rusty x Canteen Trigg
There’s no doubt the pandemic shook the fashion industry to its core, but what came of it? The era of ‘power collaborations’ — Gucci x Adidas, Balmain x Barbie and Disney x Givenchy to name a few— demonstrating just how favourable it can be to team up with the talented folk around us.
Closer to home, two West Australian businesses synonymous with our State’s glorious coastline — Canteen Trigg and surf brand Rusty, have followed suit to create a custom collection of apparel and merchandise. Available to purchase exclusively online, the collaboration marks a meaningful full circle moment for Kailis Hospitality Group director George Kailis, who was a Rusty pro surfer in the 90s.
“It’s great to be working with Rusty again. Rusty was one of my surfing first sponsors at the age of 13. As a team rider I was basically dressed head to toe in Rusty for the next six years! It’s great walking into Canteen and seeing all of our crew in Rusty x Canteen merch,” he says.
“Collaborating with a local surf wear company like Rusty was a very natural thing for the Canteen brand which already embraces the surf culture that exists at Trigg Point.”
Idjwi island fundraiser
Annie Sparrow is a local legend — the Perth-raised paediatrician turned human rights advocate works to improve conditions for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Now she is raising money for a place close to her heart: Idjwi island in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where a baby born today has a low prospect of reaching their 30th birthday, less than half the life expectancy of people on the mainland. Dr Sparrow did regular child health clinics in Idjwi before COVID forced a three-year hiatus, and will travel there again in September. She’ll take vital medicines for malaria, infections and parasites, among other things, for 1000 children, which cost $US16,000.
Spring has officially sprung, and wandering among flowering fruit trees is one of the best ways to enjoy it. S&R Orchard in Walliston begins its annual three-week Blossom Festival on September 5, with tractor rides, an animal farm, ferris wheel, bouncy castle and food vans. Raeburn Orchards in Roleystone is open to the public, and The Orchard Perth in the Chittering Valley has tractor and fruit-picking tours, a cafe and a playground. If you feel like more of a drive, head to Petteet Park outside York, which has canola fields they are happy for you to frolic in (don’t enter any paddocks along the way without the owner’s permission).
Rainfall Distillery gin
Public service announcement to gin lovers: try this gin, infused with karri-smoked port, in your next cocktail and thank us later. The delicious drop is from Pemberton’s Rainfall Distillery, which also produces a gin infused with Southern Forest cherries that will level-up your next negroni.
Oroton Colt Collectible
Meet this season’s new IT bag; the Oroton Colt Collectible small baguette. Because if you ask us, the combination of handwoven macramé, smooth leather and brass detailing, is a match made in heaven and makes for a perfect spring staple. Head into Karrinyup Shopping Centre to see its beauty in the flesh.
Bar Before Time at Boola Bardip
Bar Before Time is WA Museum Boola Bardip’s current up-late event series. Visit on Friday 5pm – 8pm for late night access to the Dinosaurs of Patagonia exhibition featuring a bar and live DJ’s. Enjoy curated tunes from popular local performer Jamilla while sipping on a “Dino Sour” cocktail under some of the largest dinosaur skeletons discovered on earth!
There’s nothing we love more than being stylish and sustainable at the same time, which is why the Adidas Originals eco-sustainable watch collection has caught our attention. The Project One watch is not only made of recycled ocean plastic and bio-based resin, but is powered by sunlight instead of a battery. Thinking ahead, it would make a terrific Christmas gift for your eco-conscious loved one.
WA Ballet’s latest production brings alive Bach’s iconic score, Goldberg Variations, combining music by WA Symphony Orchestra with world-class dance. The ballet follows the journey of an insomnia-stricken man as he moves through his dreams and grapples with madness, as well as moments of lucidity and peaceful stillness. Choreographed by Natalie Weir and complete with 18th century inspired costumes, the season runs from September 9 to 24.
WIN a double pass to Entwined in the Valley getaway
This is your chance to eat, sip, and play your way through the Swan Valley when Entwined in the Valley returns from October 7-9. This weekend of delicious experiences offers brunches, lunches, dinners, masterclasses and markets and other experiences. STM is offering one lucky reader an Entwined weekend getaway that includes a five-course degustation dinner, overnight accommodation, a $100 Swan Valley Gift Card, a chocolate making class and wine tastings.
HOW TO ENTER: For your chance to win, visit thewest.com.au/win and enter the code word: SWAN. Entries close midday on Friday, September 16. Entries selected at random that afternoon. Winners notified by email. See terms and conditions online.