Giddy up – a whole Wild West town is for sale in New Zealand for a cool $11 million
Gentlefolk

Giddy up – a whole Wild West town is for sale in New Zealand for a cool $11 million

Look, we are all craving an escape right now and waiting for this dreamed-up Trans-Tasman bubble is like waiting for rain in a drought – all we can do is cross our fingers and toes. So, entering our lives with perfect timing is this advertisement for a gloriously OTT Wild West-themed town in New Zealand. The best part? It can all be yours for just $11-million dollarydoos. If you're keen to live in your own Westworld (without all of the killer cowboy robots, of course) then read on ... more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Alanna Sapwell to transform Wasabi into pop-up restaurant Esmay
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Alanna Sapwell to transform Wasabi into pop-up restaurant Esmay

When ARC Dining announced its closure at the start of the year we were crestfallen. While Brisbane locals might not have ARC's superstar chef Alanna Sapwell's cooking out our fingertips, the culinary wiz isn't staying idle. On Wednesday July 15 Alanna will be taking over the kitchen at acclaimed Noosa Heads icon Wasabi Restaurant & Bar for a three-month period to run a pop-up restaurant called Esmay. Here's what we know ... more

Accessories
Ditch single-use sanitary items in favour of TOM Organic's eco-friendly and reusable period products
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Ditch single-use sanitary items in favour of TOM Organic’s eco-friendly and reusable period products

Periods! Okay, now that we've given the gents who accidentally clicked on this story enough time to backtrack hastily, let's talk. Monthly visits from Aunt Flo are largely unavoidable and up until now, it's meant schlepping to the chemist or supermarket to replenish supplies of pads and/or tampons that are ultimately destined for landfill (because we all know flushing is bad). Here's the thing, according to The Fashion Advocate, the average Australian woman uses up to 12,000 disposable pads, liners and tampons in her lifetime, which is a lot considering there are around 12.6-million females in Australia. Thankfully, there's an eco-friendly alternative. Ladies, say hello to TOM Organic's reusable period cup and underwear. more

Community
Beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder – the West End hub teaching you how to attract bees to your garden
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Beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder – the West End hub teaching you how to attract bees to your garden

We all know the importance of bees and their role of preserving the ecological balance – bees basically run the world, or keep it going at least. To continue its World Bee Day celebrations and to lend a helping hand to these honey-making superheroes, West Village continues to add an exciting selection of activities and information to its Village Bees online hub dedicated to all things bees, butterflies and nature. If you want to help out our pollinating mates and the ecosystem they protect (both especially suffering due to the bushfires that occurred earlier this year), then one way you can do this is to invite them into your garden. It takes a village – or West Village to be specific – to learn how to attract these crazy critters to your backyard and the West End hub has got gardener (and certified green thumb) Amelia Valenti on its side, ready to take you under her wing and teach… more

Seven powerful page-turners by Indigenous authors to add to your reading list
Gentlefolk

Seven powerful page-turners by Indigenous authors to add to your reading list

Over the last few weeks we've shone a light on some beautiful beauty brands and clothing labels that are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and operated, or in support of local Indigenous communities in Australia (you can check them out here and here if you missed them) as well as some incredible artists, designers and jewellery makers (check them out here). This week, we're turning our attention to literature penned by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors (and illustrators) – from novels to non-fiction, poetry to compilations and even a little something for the wee ones. While this list has barely even begun to scratch the surface of Indigenous literary talent in this country, here are seven sensational and powerful page-turners to get you started. more

Event Highlights

Food
ChocWeek

ChocWeek

Community
Jan Powers Manly Farmers Markets

Jan Powers Manly Farmers Markets

Festival
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Food
Sweet As – Brisbane Dessert Festival

Sweet As – Brisbane Dessert Festival

Comedy
The Umbilical Brothers: The Distraction

The Umbilical Brothers: The Distraction

Events: What's on in Brisbane this week. Start planning your weekend

Food
ChocWeek

ChocWeek

Community
City Hall tours

City Hall tours

Markets
Brisbane City Markets

Brisbane City Markets

Exhibitions
Megan Seres – Catherine, Ellen, Florence, Jane

Megan Seres – Catherine, Ellen, Florence, Jane

Exhibitions
The Australian Collection

The Australian Collection

Film
Alliance Française French Film Festival

Alliance Française French Film Festival

Food
Alejandro Cancino x Grown vegan degustation

Alejandro Cancino x Grown vegan degustation

Exhibitions
Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home

Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home

Exhibitions
Goodnight, sleep tight

Goodnight, sleep tight

Community
The Hive Mind at West Village

The Hive Mind at West Village

Play
In need of a city escape? Unwind with a luxe daycay at The Calile Hotel
Gentlefolk

In need of a city escape? Unwind with a luxe daycay at The Calile Hotel

Coming into the second half of 2020, it's more than justifiable to say that we all deserve a little holiday. Whether it's time spent sun-baking by the pool, sipping on mimosas or just taking a good ol' nap, a relaxing getaway works wonders for your wellbeing. If a small break to boost happiness is what you've been dreaming of then we have got some good news for you. Reopening its doors earlier this week, The Calile Hotel has got your city staycay plans covered with its newly launched A Day With Calile package – eight hours of total luxury spent at the dreamy Fortitude Valley gem. more

Food
Fall into a dessert coma at seven-day chocolate celebration ChocWeek
Event News

Fall into a dessert coma at seven-day chocolate celebration ChocWeek

Get ready to pull on your stretchy pants – Brisbane's only chocolate festival is back with sweet treats galore. To celebrate World Chocolate Day on Tuesday July 7, Hamilton retail and dining precinct Portside Wharf is hosting its annual week-long decadent dessert extravaganza – ChocWeek – from Monday July 6 to Sunday July 12. The precinct is taking notes from Willy Wonka and is temporarily transforming into a sugary haven, with Portside Wharf's much-loved vendors slinging an assortment of sweet treats. more

Cafes
Fresh catch – Potato Boy and Northside Coffee Brewers arrive on King Street
Food & Drink

Fresh catch – Potato Boy and Northside Coffee Brewers arrive on King Street

If we were to definitively rank our favourite comfort foods, fish and chips would have to slot in somewhere at the top of our lists. The combination of crunchy golden chips and crispy fish is an all-time winning tandem, and when you throw snacks such as potato scallops and calamari into the mix it's hard to refute its status at the top. Those of you that vibe with our fish-and-chip assessment will be stoked to hear that a new source of the battered bounty arrived in Bowen Hills yesterday along with a top-notch coffee spot right next door. Potato Boy and Northside Coffee Brewers is a handy one-two punch for lunch seekers and caffeine sippers – cast a line and see what's good ... more

The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Dr. Chris Gillies
There are lots of examples of how society can change behaviours and improve livelihoods, so the tools already exist for how we minimise the impact of these issues and improve ocean health ... ~ Dr. Chris Gillies more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: words of wisdom

If you can put a better thought into a child's head during their difficult years, then I think you've done something worthwhile ... ~ John Curro AM MBE

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