Business trip: Perth

Population: 2.02 million in Greater Perth
Airport: 20 minutes from the CBD
Public Transport: Bus, train and taxi. The CBD can be easily walked.
Hotel: The Alex Hotel, Northbridge
Client Dinner: Shadow Wine Bar
After Work Drink: Petition Wine Bar
Lunch Meeting: Small Print
Coffee: Telegram Coffee; Low Down
Just Outside The City: Bread in Common, Fremantle
Beach: Cottesloe
Run: Hyde Park or Kings Park
Weekend breakfast: Mary Street Bakery


Hotel: Alex Hotel
Set in an angular, modern building, this fashionable boutique hotel in the Northbridge neighbourhood is a 6-minute walk from Perth railway and underground stations, and 3 minutes' walk from the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

The colourful, contemporary rooms feature free Wi-Fi and smart TVs. Upgraded rooms add private balconies.

Free continental breakfast is served in a bright dining room. There's also a patio and a warm library lounge, as well as a restaurant serving European cuisine. Other amenities include an espresso bar and a rooftop terrace.


Client Dinner: Shadow Wine Bar
Tucked in next to The Alex Hotel, fine dining restaurant, Shadow Wine Bar in Northbridge offers classic Euro dining and a moreish wine list. Shadow Wine Bar has a stunning full food menu and a bar menu that's the ideal accompaniment to your wine of choice, dripping with charcuterie, cheese, and other plonk-friendly favourites. - The Urban List


Lunch Meeting:
Small Print is a quality focused specialty coffee house, bakery, and café. Our purpose is to source the best coffee beans from around the world. Our offer also includes house baked pastries, artisan breads, baguettes, muffins and sandwiches, as well as house-made pies, pasties and sausage rolls. A new addition is our Small Print Breakfast, served from 7am – 10am.
- Photo via Trip Advisor


Weekend breakfast: Mary Street Bakery
An initiative from the guys behind some of Perth’s best eateries is this welcoming and much wanted bakehouse that is perched on the corner of Beaufort and Mary Streets in Highgate.


Beach: Cottesloe

Cottesloe Beach is one of the most popular of all Western Australia's city beaches. It is located midway between the Perth central business district and the port of Fremantle in Perth's western suburbs, only 15 minutes from the city centre.

Cottesloe Beach, located in Perth's western suburbs, is a one and a half kilometre stretch of golden sand which extends north from Mudurup Rocks to the southern rocks of Swanbourne Beach. It's one of the city's favourite beaches for swimming, snorkelling, surfing and watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean.

Crystal clear waters and consistent waves make it a popular spot for swimmers, body boarders and surfers.