How to make the most of the Margaret River Gourmet Escape

I love the Margaret River Gourmet Escape, and we try to attend every year. Not only is it interesting to see celebrity chefs in action, but the gourmet village is a great place to taste a huge array … [Read more...]

Top Margaret River Wineries – Watershed

It was a hot summer day in the Christmas holidays, and a day of little agenda when we could do as we wish, go where we fancied. Bliss. We drove to Bunker Bay for a walk on the beach before our … [Read more...]

Live an Idyllic lifestyle in Dalyellup, Western Australia

So you want to 'live the life' in Western Australia but you're not quite sure where to start looking? North, South, East, West? The state is huge, about 10 times the size of the UK, and even if … [Read more...]

Foodie things to do in Margaret River. The Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Today I’m feeling like a slug. And the reason for that is that I’ve just been lucky enough to attend the Margaret River Gourmet Escape, a three day food and wine extravaganza held in and around … [Read more...]

Perth Weekend Getaways – Cape Lodge, Margaret River

When you've had enough of city life and it's time to escape for the weekend to cooler 'down south' climes your thoughts might turn towards the Margaret River region. Ahh, the beaches, the … [Read more...]

The Cape to Cape road trip in South West Australia

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang. Let's Go - Road Trip Australia - LoVe Drives - The South West Cruising between the two capes of the south west region of Australia on a sunny summer's day, I … [Read more...]

5 Luxury Getaways in Western Australia

Love a bit of Luxury? I know I do, and if there's a chance to take off for a weekend for spa treatments, fine wine and wonderful food then I'm your gal! So I thought today I'd pick 5 of our … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to do in Margaret River and the surrounding region

We’ve just returned from a weekend of discovery down south that included a stay in a fairytale cottage in the forest, a Shakespeare production  outside by the vines at Voyager Estate, and a very … [Read more...]

Take a Walk on the Art Side around Margaret River … and beyond

As much as I love food, wine and having a good time, sometimes it’s necessary to rein in my philistine and bolster my culture vulture which often skulks in the sidelines. On those occasions there’s … [Read more...]

Top 10 Places in Western Australia by The WA Tastemaster

Western Australia is an extraordinary State, and who better to let us into a few insider secrets than a very special Guest Poster today, Rich Keam, who has one of the best jobs in the world. Yes … [Read more...]

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape

I'd been looking forward to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape ever since the first adverts came out. First of all I love Leeuwin Estate (so beautiful) and secondly despite my widening girth, I … [Read more...]

Pure luxury at Empire Retreat. “Beaches and Breweries” Part 2.

Getting away from it all is something we love to do, and although I do love being in the bush, you have to remember (ahem, Dave) that I'm a girl, so I'm also quite keen on the idea of not being too … [Read more...]

Episode1. Beaches and Breweries. Duckstein Brewery Margaret River

You’d be mistaken if you think that Margaret River is all about wine. Of course it is in one sense but there’s a growing boutique beer brewing industry that is not only close-knit but also creative, … [Read more...]

Top 10 things to do on a rainy day in South West Australia

Winter's set in, summer clothes are  packed away, and the winter woollies are being pulled out of cupboards along with Ugg boots and slippers. Yep, it's officially winter in South West Australia, a … [Read more...]

12 Reasons you should travel around Western Australia

Trying to limit myself to find just 12 reasons for you to travel around Western Australia, was an exercise in containment. This amazing State is so huge and varied that you could pack your bags for a … [Read more...]

Sensational Luxury Accommodation in Margaret River Region

Yesterday I wrote about Budget Accommodation in Margaret River, so to balance the scales, today I'm writing about luxury. Not any kind of luxury mind you, but movie star luxury, the sort of high … [Read more...]

Budget Accommodation in Margaret River, South West Australia

"But Western Australia is SO expensive" a member of my family complained after a couple of days whilst here on a two week visit from the UK. I nodded in agreement. It is, and especially coming from … [Read more...]

Australia Day in Margaret River

It's late afternoon and a cooling breeze is rustling through the tall peppy and gum trees around Riverglen. A kookaburra is cackling and two green parrots are peeping at me from a branch as they inch … [Read more...]

Margaret River Wineries, Shakespeare and a little farm cottage tucked deep in the woods.

Margaret River Wineries offer much more than just wine. "Thank God it's Friday," I said as I picked He Himself up from work last week. "Me too," he replied as we put on our sunnies and headed … [Read more...]

Four fabulous things to do in Margaret River and the surrounding region.

Four Reasons in one day. Forest, beaches, sensational wine and scrumptious new generation Aussie food. Definitely four reasons to visit Margaret River for a day. Great things to do in Margaret … [Read more...]