About

Founder Renee Bergere

Ask any non-Western Australian what they think of Perth, and you’ll most likely hear adjectives like boring, quiet or even dead. Ouch. This blog’s mission is to uncover all of what makes Perth, in fact, a great city – including its food, nightlife, culture and natural beauty.

Great About Perth was started by American journalist Renee Bergere. She’s a grammar-loving writer who has written for  The GuardianLonely Planet, Voyeur, Scoop, Go Places, Broadsheet, Traveller, Perth GuideSix Thousand and eHarmony.

The site is now run under the Write Stuff Collective – a local copywriting biz featuring some of Perth’s freshest writers and creatives.

The curiosity of our contributors and editors has led our team to discover amazing places in and around Perth.

Hope you’ll join us in discovering what makes this place so great.

We’d love to hear from you!
Email us: susannah@writestuff.com.au

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15 Comments on “About”

  1. Journey Carver
    February 22, 2010 at 3:00 am #

    What a great blog–always thought Australia would be just as you described

    • reneespeak
      February 22, 2010 at 8:16 am #

      Thanks so much! Hope you get the chance one day to experience Australia for yourself 🙂

  2. March 3, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

    Enjoyed reading your blog. Loved the writers’ festival article. I have something similar but different at http://jocastro.wordpress.com – just in case you’re interested.

    • March 3, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

      Thanks, I’ll check it out 🙂

  3. March 17, 2010 at 5:04 pm #

    Great blog Renee

    You guys Vespa huh? Great aren’t they?

    I’ve only just started with scooters in the past couple of years but love the freedom and relative ease in getting around the city on one.. It’s great fun simply getting from A to B!

    • March 17, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

      Yeah, we looooove cruising Perth in the Vespa – even if it earns us laughs sometimes. One day scooters will be cool 🙂

  4. March 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Really enjoy reading your reviews! Perth ain’t so bad is it? You just need to know where to go.

    • March 7, 2012 at 7:21 am #

      Hi Foodsponge!Thanks for paying me a visit. I definitely agree that it’s all about perspective – if you keep your eyes peeled for what makes this place awesome, you’ll find it 🙂
      I just subscribed to your blog – can’t wait to read more!

  5. March 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Love your work Renee! Really enjoying reading your articles 🙂

    • March 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

      Thanks Brighita. I’ve started following your blog too and it’s great. The Kate Bosworth video you shared yesterday was gooorgeous.

  6. April 18, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    hi renee…thanks so much for following my blog…as you know i focus on design in perth but i would love to let people know about your blog on i me mine..i love your reading your foodie posts…just wish i got out more x danielle

  7. June 25, 2012 at 4:06 am #

    Great Blog Renee
    I lived in Mosman Park until Feb this year and miss it sooooooooo much, you’re blog made me feel like I was back there again – thank you for the happy memories xx

  8. October 24, 2012 at 6:52 am #

    Your blog is my bible.
    Been living in Perth for almost 3 years and it looks like we’re going to stay for while longer. One thing that is NOT boring about Perth is the food. The city offers fantastic variety and quality. Although I hope we have more African and Mediterranean choices. And also I hope one of my fellow Indonesians would step up and open up a high-end Indonesian restaurant so the city knows what it’s been missing so far ;).

    • October 24, 2012 at 8:18 am #

      Thank you so much for your comment Finallywoken! I’m definitely all for a new upscale Indonesian restaurant in the city. Fingers crossed it happens soon!

  9. March 25, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

    Hi Renee, I’m thrilled to have found your blog! I just moved to Perth from Melbourne (where everyone said it would be boring – how wrong they were!) and can’t wait to discover more of the city. Oh and I’m from Europe, so I’ll be totally unbiased 🙂

    Andrea

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