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22nd December 2015

Festive Laneway Fiesta! – Fossick Handmade

Cultural Strategist Kate Fielding gives us a wrap up of Fossick Handmade’s Summer Fiesta.

Fossick Handmade's Laneway Summer Fiesta

Take a measure of vintage elegance, mix it with a generous splash of contemporary zing, shake it up to some 1940s crooners and you’ll get a taste of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s own take on the nationwide phenomenon of new wave makers, crafters and artists. If you caught Marcus Westbury’s excellent Bespoke TV series this year, you’ll know that Fossick Handmade is part of huge retail movement that values excellent design, contemporary handmade goods and small local business.

Earlier this month the decor at Fossick took on a fiesta flavour for their end of year party. If you’ve gone along to one of Fossick’s events or crafternoon teas, you know that the ladies put on a cracker show. Fairy lights and bunting transformed the building’s laneway into a gorgeous place to gather with friends, whilst inside guests bought up Christmas presents and, one of my favourite Australian traditions, gifts for teachers.

My office is in the same building as Fossick, and I see what an important role Fossick plays in connecting new and old residents with each other to share in making, creating and selling. Come say hi next time you are in, and make sure you ask Carly in Fossick about what events are coming up in 2016!

Eliza Plum soaps, made locally using essential oils.

Eliza Plum soaps, made locally using essential oils.

Zippy purses by Mint Willow Studio.

Zippy purses by Mint Willow Studio.

Greeting cards by Mallee Girl Designs

Greeting cards by Mallee Girl Designs

Jewellery by Anna Chandler Designs and Button, Bow, Stitch & Sew

Jewellery by Anna Chandler Designs and Button, Bow, Stitch & Sew


Kate Fielding builds creative platforms for intercultural conversations. She is a cultural strategist, a writer of narrative non-fiction and an advocate for social change hairdressing. Kate is a 2014-2016 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow and loves living in remote Australia, fireworks and being able to find relevant information really really fast.


14th December 2015

The Kalgoorlie-Boulder-Centric Christmas Gift Guide

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  • In no way is this Christmas Gifts Guide the usual hard sell and catalogue of gift ideas. You have been warned. We’re going to list Kalgoorlie Boulder’s most unique gifts and experiences – the ideas, innovation, ingenuity and practicality will have you sold.

    Anytime you visit a business displayed in this slideshow you can pick up a pocket-sized copy of the We♥KB Map from their counter. There’s so much more to love about Kalgoorlie Boulder, we encourage you to use the map or view our online showcase.

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    You know what kids? It’s not always about getting presents on Christmas. Trade in that toy aeroplane for a ride on a real one! Savour the experience of a Super Pit Scenic Flight on film (or SD Card) and remember the #BestChristmasEver – forever.

    Outram Street, Kalgoorlie T: 08 9022 1100

    G.A.S operates 7 days a week. They offer not only scenic tours with views of Kalgoorlie Boulder and the Super Pit but also conduct charters to salt lakes in the North, Perth to the West and as far as Melbourne to the East. They also operate a Flight School! How’s that for a gift for Dad?

    Hangar 116, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport, Kalgoorlie T: 08 9093 2116
  • Ever wondered what Pinterest would feel like in a virtual reality scenario? Where you can touch, feel and smell the pins? Welcome to Fossick. Gallery, Retail and Craft & Business Workshop venue this place has got it all. From exquisite contemporary art created by local artists to handmade jewellery & clothing and locally made preserves and chocolates (!). You’ll not only find the perfect gift for the one you love but it’s gift wrapped for you too.

    93 Egan St, Kalgoorlie T: 08 9022 3472
  • If you’re spending your Summer by the water, Kalgirly, Kalgoorlie Boulder’s only independently owned swimsuit and lingerie boutique have got you covered! Gift vouchers available to buy before the big day and spent at leisure.

    Swimwear and lingerie for sizes 6 to 30.

    314 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie T: 08 9091 6165
  • No matter what your Kalgoorlie Boulder man does for a living he’s itching with Gold Fever. Sate that desire with a nugget of gold sourced from licensed dealer Natural Gold Nuggets and Jewellery on Hannan Street. You can have the nugget made into a statement bespoke piece of jewellery  and whilst in-store browse the display of meteorites and mineral specimens from all over the world.

    150 Hannan Street Kalgoorlie T: 08 9021 5555
  • Vintage Cars and Outback Wine & Port. It’s a broad target market. Binduli Wines have got it covered.

    Schedule a cellar door appointment and viticulturist and car enthusiasts Geoff Paynter and wife Kathryn might even show you their collection. Purchase red and white wine and port at the cellar door. As is or displayed in a quality wooden box. There’s even a bottle with a gold nugget suspended in it!

    374 Piccadilly Street, Kalgoorlie T: 0427 693 908
  • House the growing wine collection in a unique wine bottle rack designed and handcrafted by local artist Kim Gent from Chunky Timber Co.. Kim is committed to only using reclaimed timber sourced from the Goldfields of Western Australia and rescues an empty wine barrel to create furniture from time to time. Chunky Timber Co on Hannan Street is a retail store and gallery.

    40 Oroya Street, Boulder T: 0417 980 728
  • Floral arrangements and Gift Hampers are available from InBloom Floral Design and Gifts which are a member of Interflora. You can rely on their quality, service and care. Order online, over the phone and in-store and brighten the day of a loved one. InBloom deliver to hospitals and nursing homes too.

    290 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie T: 08 9021 2777
  • A favourite for gifts for men. Bar signs and wall hangings abound at Simply Gorgeous Home & Giftware.

    Grab a coffee and some homemade cake whilst you shop. Maybe get that man some homemade fudge – it’s delectable!

    67 Burt St, Boulder T: 08 9093 2027
  • Got one of those people in your life? The ones who have got everything? Look no further than Love your Home. It’s more than a shop, it’s a lifestyle! And you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift instore.

    Trendy hangout located in Hannan’s Boulevard. Gifts for Men, Women and Children. Large range of bedding and quirky homewares.

    Shop 7, 89 Graeme St Kalgoorlie T: 08 9091 7235

11th December 2015

Santa is coming to Hannan’s Boulevard!


The Hannan’s Boulevard Shopping Centre houses our most northern retail centre in Kalgoorlie Boulder and is our only mall type shopping centre. Great for acclimatizing poor Santa as he visits us here in the Goldfields!

He’s not the only one that would benefit from a visit to the Boulevard.

Housing some of Kalgoorlie Boulder’s best hair and beauty salons, gifts and homewares and a kid friendly cafe the centre is complimented by a large supermarket chain grocery and liquor store, a post office and chemist.

Santa will be visiting Hannan’s Boulevard from Saturday the 11th and following tradition you can take your own camera for photos of your children with Santa against a decorated backdrop.

Santa appearance dates and times:

Saturday the 11th of December: 11am-12pm
Monday the 21st of December: 11am-2pm
Tuesday the 22nd of December: 11am-2pm
Wednesday the 23rd of December: 11am-2pm

Hope to see you there!

Gift & Homewares Kalgoorlie Boulder | Love Your Home | Shop 7 89 Graeme St Kalgoorlie

Love Your Home

Kid Friendly Cafe Kalgoorlie Boulder | Bliss Cafe | Shop 6 89 Graeme St Kalgoorlie Boulder

Bliss Cafe

Beauty Salon, Massage and Facials Kalgoorlie Boulder | Lush Body and Soul | Shop 10 89 Graeme St Kalgoorlie Boulder

Lush Body & Soul

Hairdresser Kalgoorlie Boulder | Gravity Hair Boutique Shop 17 89 Graeme St Kalgoorlie Boulder

Gravity Hair Boutique

4th December 2015

Festive Eats – Kalgoorlie Boulder Restaurants, Bars and Takeaway

Don’t eat alone this festive season, grab friends and family and enjoy a meal out at one of Kalgoorlie Boulder’s best Food & Drink venues or grab some takeaways for entertaining at home.

Blog post about Festive Eats | Kalgoorlie Boulder best restaurants, bars and takeaways

Whatever your budget and whatever your taste, our pick of Kalgoorlie Boulder restaurants, bars, takeaways and wineries provide scrumptious meals, quality service and they’ll do the washing up!

Click on the venue title for directions and contact details.


Restaurants, Cocktail and Lounge


Fresh, flavourful, authentic cuisine. Ask for their takeaway menu.

Paddy’s Eat & Drink

Casual atmosphere, quality meals

Prime West Grill

The Goldfields Premier Dining Destination

Carriages Restaurant

A la carte dining and an extensive Western Australian wines list

Katherine Station

Great food and friendly service

Lot 35

Purveyors of fine food, wines, ales and spirits


Cafe and Takeaway

Bliss Cafe

Warm and friendly environment, great coffee and an extensive changing menu.


Relish your coffee

Eagle Expresso

Drive thru or dine in coffee, service station and lunchbar

Zach-Harry’s Place

Great burgers and fabulous fish


Something special

Binduli Wines

Kalgoorlie Boulder’s own outback winery!

O’Connor Fresh Supa IGA

Continental deli and international foods

Have you dined at any of these Kalgoorlie Boulder restaurants lately? Share with us your experience below and don’t forget, when uploading to Social Media use the hashtag #welovekb

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4th December 2015

Chrissy Party Fashion – Top 5 spots for Celebratory Frocks & Accessories

Shut the laptop. Put down the phone. We’ve got your festive frocks covered!

Hit your local high street as Kalgoorlie Boulder Fashion retailers switch up from Spring Racing to end of year Christmas and New Years fashion!

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Showcasing the latest greatest in Men and Women’s streetwear.

Noble The Society

Clothing for the cool kids at heart!

Live Footage

A fashion destination for lovers of shoes and bags.

Sassy Sues

Part retail, part antiques and vintage clothing museum!

Rag Co Kal

Saving the planet one garment at a time.

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