I’m always banging on to hubby about stepping out of our comfort zone, to explore parts of Perth we haven’t yet seen. We only ever stick to the places we know, so I’m making it my mission to experience new things as often as possible. Plus it’s important for me to get out of the house and spend time with my new family (let’s face it, being cooped up indoors with a 6 month old 24/7 means you end up craving quality adult interaction and strong quality coffee ahaha).
Yesterday Alaska and I dressed up in matchy dresses and we ventured to the other side of the river for a cute family outing. I really don’t know why we don’t go to this side of Perth more often, it’s so beautiful and full of character. So many amazing places to shop, eat and play. A 20 minute drive from our house and we ended up in Leederville.
We ate a delicious and reasonably priced brunch at Cranked and then tried out the crazy new donuts at MOP (not to reasonably priced. I mean $6 for a donut seems outrageous to me, but we still bought them and devoured them ahaha).
We strolled along Oxford Street doing some serious window shopping. There’s an adorable baby gift store which I could have done some damage in, a retro vinyl store for the vintage lovers with a cute store at the very back, there’s some other trendy boutiques scattered around with high end products that hubby wouldn’t let me buy. But it’s the abundance of hip cafes that caught my eye, absolutely bursting at the seams with people from all walks of life. I could have easily pulled up a chair and sat all day just people watching.
We then drove to Hyde Park which was only a few minutes from Leederville. We found parking down an ally way and strolled down to the park. There’s a impressive little French bakery La Papillion Patisseriee and a tiniest of tiny coffee house Chu Cafe along the William Street side of the park. That’s about it around the area so if you’re coming for coffee before you chill out on the grass, then these are your go to places.
We got our hot drinks and walked across to the park. Threw down our picnic rug and set up home for a few hours. We admired the gorgeous autumn tones in the leaves and watched people come and go. There’s a cute play ground for kids on the other side where Mums and their prams were flocking to and a giant lake in the middle where all kinds of beautiful birds were splashing about in.
It was really nice to shut ourselves off from everything and just sit under the trees for a few hours, to chat about all kinds of things and to watch our daughter roll about between our feet. If you only wanted to come to the park-for the price of two coffees and free parking, it really is a gorgeous and inexpensive quality day out. Hey, you could totally bring your own food and flask and make it a freebie!
Two people stopped us to gush over Alaska and my twinning outfits by Two Darlings. They really are divine and if I could twin with my girl I’ll do it every day! The dresses are lined so perfect for winter, layered with leggings and boots. Scroll down for a 20% OFF discount code as well as 15% off Alaska’s shoes by Fawn & Finch.
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Kyree wears: Linen burgundy dress HERE (20% OFF codeword MISSKYREELOVES) || Black Leggings HERE || Winter boots Hobbs last season shop similar HERE & HERE & HERE || Brimmed Hat last season Cotton On shop similar HERE & HERE & HERE & HERE
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