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WELCOME editor’s letter
blame pillow menus. Choice used to
be rare in a hotel room, but now the
feather-latex-mohair conundrum is
commonplace. In the world’s fancier
establishments you’re more likely to
encounter a ‘sleep concierge’ (warm milk
and a rose petal bath with your magnetic
mattress topper?) than a workable light
switch. Tanning butlers, golf concierges
and juice consultants have crept into an
industry desperate to attract loyal patrons.
Now the very term ‘concierge’ has
escaped the hotel lobby and entered the
home. Your ‘personal concierge’ can
plan your next party, finalise your travel
arrangements, pick up your dry cleaning
and organise the installation of your new
fridge – all on the one invoice. It’s a relatively
new phenomenon that’s gaining ground in
Western Australia as cash-rich, time-poor
people seek help to manage their lives.
This new wave in specialty services – and
the economic forces behind it – inspired
our feature, Nouveau Niche. We look at how
smart operators in the beleaguered retail
and service industries are going the extra
mile to attract customers. Innovation is
alive and well – read all about it on page 94.
As always, it’s people doing extraordinary
things that inspire us. This issue we profile
a handful of West Australians who make our
community more vibrant and hopeful.
Plus, we celebrate locals making it big on
the world stage. There’s the talented alumni
of Perth’s academy of performing arts (see
our feature on WAAPA page 90) and global
roamers Gemma Ward and Emma Booth,
who both came home to perform.
Models and designers get the spotlight,
too, and we also showcase the latest
must-have fashion labels for men and
women. Our gorgeous fashion spread is
shot in the urban cool of Mt Lawley.
Finally, we’re delighted that uber-foodie
Jane Cornes has joined us as Scoop’s
contributing food and wine editor. It’s
part of our dedication to being WA’s most
comprehensive and reliable guide to
matters epicurean. As proof, Jane gets a bit
weird on page 208 – all in the name of great
flavour. We hope you’ll find plenty of it in
this autumn edition of Scoop.
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I recently visited from Sydney and was
fortunate enough to stumble across a
copy of Scoop. I thoroughly enjoyed the
food & wine section – it’s a breath of fresh
air in the food print media, particularly the
breadth of articles and topics covered.
I was particularly inspired by your piece on
sugar (How Sweet It Is, by Jane Cor nes. Scoop Issue
54.) I’d be hard-pressed to find a food issue
that was as carefully analysed, creatively written
and compelling to read on the east coast!
I’m an avid reader of food media and like
to feel that I’ve learnt something as both a
reader and a writer from the pieces I read. That
certainly happened with Scoop’s food & wine
coverage. I look forward to keeping up to date
with WA’s food scene and broader food issues
through the magazine.
Rachel Lebihan, Master of Gastr onomy Student ,
Food Writer & Editor
The drug delusion
In your story about drugs (Inside WA’s Dr ug
Scene, by Rick Mur phy. Scoop Issue 54), there
was a line that sums up the whole problem.
“There is a bold difference between what
the mind can perceive and what the brain
can tolerate.” That says it all. The problem
is not the drugs, but our inability to see
what’s happening to our brains as a result
of too much chemical damag e.
A typical drug user will see only the g ood
side. Feeling high. Loss of stress. Worries
disappear. But the last thing a user sees is
his or her paranoia and depression. If you
could see the bad side first, you’d stop. But
of course we are easily self-deluded, and
that’s the real problem with drugs. They keep
up the delusion that everything’s okay. Until it
isn’t. Congratulations on a g ood story.
Nicole L. Willagee.
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