Let’s be real: being a grown-up is hard. Working, paying rent, feeding yourself… all that adulting gets you down, so we think you’re due a bit of well-earned indulgence. That’s why we’ve tracked down the finest places in Perth to give yourself a proper treat. Have fun!
Beauty on a budget
So, who’s up for some award-winning beauty therapy to get things rolling? Artistic Visions is one of Perth’s leading salons, offering a host of expert hair, nail, makeup, eyelash and body services. The place itself is beautifully styled and wonderfully inviting, and the staff are just fantastic. If you need a quick pick-me-up on your lunchbreak, you should definitely give the $20 express manicure a try. Even a new coat of polish can do wonders to lift your mood.
“Katie was amazing, so friendly and professional. She really saved the day. For anyone who loves their hair, I can’t reccomend this place enough, well worth it and i’m not going anywhere else. Thanks again Katie x” – hairgos
Spoil yourself with a spa
You can’t do pampering without a good spa, and Vanilla Face & Body is one of the very best in town. It’s a tranquil, gorgeously plush temple of goodness, with an array of massages, facials and body treatments to keep you busy. Their package deals provide up to seven hours of bliss, with the Vanilla VIP Experience including specialised treatments with top therapists, lunch, and bubbly to boot. We guarantee you’ll feel more relaxed than you have in years. So why not make a day of it? Tuesday, to be precise, as they do a special 20% off deal then.
Fancy foodie treats
We wanted to include some fine dining, and dining doesn’t get much finer than at the swanky Friends Restaurant. This is top-notch Aussie cuisine at its best, served in the form of a degustation menu with eight impressive courses. With dishes like confit duck leg and apple crumble with black truffle ice cream, this is a real treat for your taste buds. The wine list is absolutely enormous, and the views over Swan River are simply stunning. Whether you splurge alone or bring along a friend, you’re guaranteed a great meal – bon appetit!
“A real 5-star dining experience, they offer over 850 wines to choose from. Save room for a cappuccino soufflé.” – taniaet
Nourish the soul
Sometimes, you just have to get out of the city if you truly want to kick back and forget life’s little stresses. Eden Light Retreat is about a 40-minute drive from Perth, and this secluded bushland paradise has everything you need to recharge your batteries. Think yoga, massages, fancy villas, saunas, spa treatments and various natural therapies, all at the hands of caring, experienced pros. No matter whether you’re trying to detox, or you just need some time away from all the hustle and bustle to get back to nature, Eden Light is the place for you.
Splurge on a staycation
If you want all the benefits of going on holiday without actually leaving Perth, we’d like to direct your attention towards the brand-new Alex Hotel. It’s 100% boutique luxury, as you’ll realise the second you catch sight of the striking black-and-white exterior. The décor is eclectically modern and thoroughly unique, and make sure you stop by the roof terrace, cafe, restaurant and wine bar.