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... ENJOY A
Where do top-knot hipsters,
Lycra-wearing cyclists, kale-
loving vegans, and devotees
of Perth’s hospo scene go?
Beaufort Street. Its rustic cafes,
chilled-out bars, street food
joints and art spaces make the
strip perfect for a Saturday Foodi walking tour. The
Beaufort Street Brunch Tour makes four stops, all
completely different and all offering something
indulgent. Rochelle Adonis is stop number one,
offering high-tea with the best macarons you will
ever taste. Really, ever. Stop number two: Elmar’s.
You haven’t lived until you’ve tried the German
smallgoods store’s famous bratwursts that sizzle
away in a large fry pan on the sidewalk. Next
stop? Five Bar for a cheeky drink and a rest for
your feet and your bellies. And finally, Scents
of Taste, which doesn’t look like much from the
outside, but its French pastries make the perfect
end to a gluttonous Saturday.
Need to know
• Wear elastic pants – you will be eating a lot.
• Come one, come all! This tour suits those
individual wandering souls as well as groups.
• If you’re vego or gluten-free, make sure you let
them know beforehand.
• Visit foodi.com.au/beaufort-street-brunch-tour/
for dates and booking.
7... GET IN TOUCH WITH
THE OTHER SIDE?
Ever wanted to wine and dine with
someone from the past? Spiritual
enlightenment is the main course served at
Psychic Dinners WA, presenting guests the
chance to get in touch with the other side.
Our advice: don’t be too quick to judge.
Each attendee gets to experience a reading
from three out of the 29 ‘spiritual coaches’
who specialise in clairvoyance, tarot-card
reading, channelling, palmistry and more.
The spiritual guides will take you to private
areas throughout the evening and deliver answers to your life
questions. Each attendee will have a different set of readers,
making every experience a unique one. If you’re
a crier, don’t forget the tissues.
Need to know
• It’s not for the cynical! Don’t go if you have zero belief in
• Bring a notepad and a pen, or a tape recorder – you will
want to remember what the psychics say.
• Participating restaurants include The Pagoda, The Indian
Ocean Brewery and White Salt, starting from $115pp.
• Visit psychicdinners.com.au for upcoming events and
...WAL K 100KM?
Your initial thought here might simply be
“why?”, instead of “why not?” – and look, we
get you. Trudging for miles through the bush
for 48 hours straight may sound more like
a sadistic punishment than it does a rewarding
and challenging experience – but trust us, if you give it
a go, you’ll understand why more than 64,000 Aussies
have taken the challenge. The Trailwalker endurance race
is part of a global fundraising effort to support Oxfam’s
work with people living in extreme poverty – it’s raised
a whopping $200 million since its inception – and it means
you’ll be making a change far more meaningful than just
dropping a few dollars in a donation jar. You sign up as
a team of four – it’s a bonding experience, like school
camp, only slightly more intense – and share a unique
training period together, before heading out into the
beautiful West Australian bushland to complete the walk.
It’s an exhilarating, rewarding, affirming experience, and
for a good cause, too.
Need to know
• You’ve gotta train – and we’re not just talking about
a couple of Crossfit classes the week before the walk.
Oxfam recommends a 14-week training program for
newbies, including long walks, practice on hills, learning
the trails, and testing team dynamics (read: you won’t be
able to leave someone behind during the walk, so find
out now if your team’s not gelling!).
6 • You’ll need food and water, obviously, but we’re
talking things like Powerade, hydration tablets, big
carby meals (yay!) and bags of scroggin – both for
training and the actual walk.
• Don’t panic if that sounds too intense – this year,
they’re introducing a 50km option in addition to
last year’s 100km trip.
• It’s a continuous walk – yep, you’re walking through
the night. Oxfam recommends doing some practice
walks in the dark – you’ll need a head lamp, warm
clothes and thick socks, and you’ll have to pay
close attention to where you’re going. Don’t be
disheartened that the night walking seems to take
so much longer than the day – we hear there’s free
coffee at the checkpoints to spur you on!
• There’s no other way to put it – you’re going to
get blisters. We reckon you should choose old
sneakers over hiking boots, but it’s a hotly contested
question among Trailwalker veterans. Whichever
your preference, make sure you have a couple of
old pairs (not new!) worn at different points, to put
pressure on different parts of your feet. Pack more
socks than you’ll need – trust us, you’ll pat yourself
on the back for that one – and make sure to carry
a stock of Band Aids.
• Finally – the Trailwalker golden rule. Don’t try
anything new on the day! Sticking with your training
and prep routines will put you in the best position
possible to finish the walk.
for more information and to register
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