Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

A busy week of “Grandmum Le Chic ” duties has left little time for blogging (our daughter, La Chic Maman, has also been away at a wedding this weekend!). However there has been just a hint of spring although it’s still cool for the time of year. Following on with my #justanotherdayinwa theme (see here …

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Am just taking a quick detour from our European travels to post a bit closer to home this week. A couple of months ago Tourism WA launched a new advertising campaign with the catchphrase “# Just another day in WA”! The idea being that people could share their own personal experiences on social media using …

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Le Chic En Rose is soon to be the “En The Road” again! We’re heading off this week for a month in Europe mainly to the UK to catch up with family including our younger daughter, Mlle, in London. However we’ve also booked trips to Menaggio on Lake Como and a long weekend in Berlin. …

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Following on from our lovely walk round Elizabeth Quay, thoughts turned to lunch. As I said in last week’s post (see here), the quay is still a work in progress and apart from a couple of pop up kiosks there isn’t much in the way of refreshments there yet. Fortunately the adjacent Barrack Street Jetty …

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Elizabeth Quay is a new development in the heart of Perth by the Swan River, built with the intention of bringing the Esplanade area to life. Although blessed with a gorgeous setting on the river and popular with recreational cyclists, walkers and joggers, the area round the river front has been in many respects an …

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Yallingup is the pretty coastal settlement that we’ve used as our base for our last couple of trips down to the South West Cape Region of WA.  As you will have gathered from last week’s post (Yallingup Part 1) it is a beautiful, unspoilt and relatively remote part of the world. You certainly need a …

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On our last couple of trips down to the South West Cape Region, we’ve stayed in the pretty settlement of Yallingup. Perched on the hillside with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, it has a small local population (just over 1000) swelled during holiday seasons by visitors drawn to the surfing beaches and regional attractions …

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With its plethora of wineries and rolling green pastures you might sometimes be forgiven for thinking you were in France when visiting the South Western tip of Western Australia. Of course, the tall Karri and Jarrah trees, not to mention the red soil, are a bit of a giveaway but in fact there is a …

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Continuing my little culinary tour of Western Australia’s south west region (with more than a homage to wine see here and here), I’m sharing another delightful spot that we discovered many years ago. Hidden way down at the end of a long straight driveway flanked on both sides by rows of vines, you happen upon …

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Last week I wrote about yet another delicious lunch we had at one of our favourite South West places, Cullen Winery (see here). Keen to see the beautiful gardens we headed outside and discovered a new treasure – a self-guided tour of their Biodynamic Garden. It is a fairly new addition opened in 2013 though …

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