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June 21, 2015

Watch out Melbourne, there’s another city chasing your culture and foodie crown!

For those of you lucky enough to live in, or have visited Perth, you may have noticed that there is something of a social revolution happening right now. Community events with a conscience, ‘pop up’ concepts, laneway activation and food truck movements… These are just a few of the new social trends we are seeing explode onto the Perth food, artisan and designers scene, making the city stand out as a force to be reckoned with.

At the forefront of some of these concepts are dynamic event and design duo Katie and Erica from DY.o Events, who are singlehandedly revolutionising the way we consume both corporate, private and community events in WA. The rest of Australia: sit up and take notice!


"We love creating social change through well designed events."

This is the mantra Katie and Erica live and breathe by and is evidenced in their impressive portfolio of projects. "We believe in working with our clients to bring social change, through well designed and thoughtful events." They believe passionately in giving something back to the community by providing authentic and worthwhile experiences. Wow, that’s quite something! We at LENZO are intrigued to find out more.

Take for example the Feed Box Market in Scarborough, a market designed to nourish all aspects of our lives. Utilising a relatively unused area of one of Perth’s most iconic beaches, this market has created one of the city’s most unique spaces. People flock to the popular market to mingle with local designers and artists, sample local produce, and enjoy live music and activities for children. A market that truly delivers something for everyone within the community. DY.o are in the first season of this hugely popular event on the Perth calendar. Similar community focused events include ‘Chasing the Sun’, a feel good summer activation at Scarborough Beach, The Yellow Door, a luxury boutique pop up dining experience plus many more. Check out theirwebsite for upcoming events in 2015.

The Yellow Door_Alex Myer

But it isn’t just community events the dynamic duo are involved with. Name an event you want to celebrate in style, be it birthdays, weddings or christenings, and DY.o Events can make your vision a reality. ‘"We are a one stop shop from designing your invites to creating the most amazing space, then of course delivering an awesome event. We don’t even mind cleaning up afterwards!"

So who are these twin sisters who are leading this revolution of social activations and trends in Perth?

Katie has spent four years at the helm of Subi Farmers Market, voted Perth Best Farmers Market in 2012, and prior worked within the Events Industry and the Marketing and Communications Industry. Erica spent the last ten years as a Commercial Interior Designer, and the last two years in the events industry.

Together they decided to create DY.o as there was a demand for this winning combination of design and real event experience.

That’s quite an impressive resume between you girls!


DY.o Events are also making huge changes in the Corporate event world, sprinkling a little of their creative magic onto what can sometimes be considered a somewhat difficult and grey aspect of the events industry. Gone are the days of the Corporates struggling with venues, permits and catering. ‘Pops Boxx’ is a unique offering from DY.o Events that takes care of everything, plus a little bit more.

"The name Pops Boxx comes from our grandfather who was a big influence on our lives, taking us on picnics to the local park. We called him Pops and the ‘boxx’ was what we would put all our delicious food in. And so Pops Boxx was born."

Pops Boxx is a full service gourmet outdoor picnic experience, with menus designed around exactly what the client wants. Want an artisan gelato made to order? Or watch the chef cook in front of you on site? These are just a couple of the bespoke initiatives available through the Pops Boxx corporate packages.

Community events with a social conscience, tick. Corporate entertaining with a vibrant twist, tick. Weddings, birthdays, engagements, anniversaries tick tick tick tick. You name it, DY.o Events have done, or will do it for you. Oh and did we mention there is also a floristry arm to the business, adding yet another string to their multi talented bow? Katie ran her own floristry business for 4 years and so ‘Bud & Vessel’ was added to the DY.o Event portfolio, offering bespoke floral solutions for any event.

Want to know more? Then have achat to the ladies directly based on the event you have in mind. DY.o events does not have set packages or prices. "Each job is unique and has a different scope of works, which means we have to meet you and have a chat in order to be able to provide a quote for your event or party that meets your needs!"

We Are Impressed!

Love LENZO x


Written by LENZO Contributor, Charlotte Drew / Images supplied by DY.o Events