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The round-up: heatwave schmeatwave – how to cool down when Brisbane turns up the temperature

In case you haven’t heard, the Bureau of Meteorology is saying that a heatwave is imminent. Okay, what’s new? The sun blasts Brisbane like a furnace all through summer, so this isn’t exactly a groundbreaking revelation. We acknowledge that temperatures of 35 degrees or more are extreme, but Queenslanders are a resilient bunch – we know how to beat the heat. If you absolutely refuse to let the big yellow ball in the sky keep you indoors, we’ve compiled a cool list of ways to stay frosty while the pavement melts. more

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Baby elephant walks and kitten rescues – five feel-good stories you might have missed
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Baby elephant walks and kitten rescues – five feel-good stories you might have missed

We’re calling it early – 2017 is going to be the year of good things. Well, let’s face it – it can’t get much worse than 2016. We’re choosing to forget that last year happened in favour of unrelenting positivity, and that means reporting on some news stories that will warm your heart and soothe your soul. This week, we’ve found stories that incorporate kitten rescues, baby elephant walks and machines that are bettering the quality of life for many. Shades on everybody – 2017 is looking bright! more

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The Weekend Series: cheese skirts, a Will & Grace revival and hurling hatchets – five things we are vibing on in January
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The Weekend Series: cheese skirts, a Will & Grace revival and hurling hatchets – five things we are vibing on in January

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new YEAR – and we’re feeling good. Now that the global mess that was 2016 is behind us, we can move forward with clear eyes and full hearts. We’re only a few days in and there’s already so much to get jazzed about! Welcome back to vibes, where we’ve found word of floating people-powered gyms, mind-bending chocolate artists, burgers wearing cheese skirts and even a cheeky Will & Grace reunion. more

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Par Femme brings a unique brand of female empowerment to online shopping
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Par Femme brings a unique brand of female empowerment to online shopping

When it comes to female sexuality, the world tends to turn a blind eye and block its ears whilst humming loudly to drown out anything it might hear. There is precious little in the way of safe spaces where women can embrace their femininity on their own terms and by their own standards. Par Femme is breaking the rules of feminine mystique – from fashion to content, this is an online destination designed by women, for women (minus the taboo). more

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Embrace the minimalist style with new-season swimwear from Summer Addiction
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Embrace the minimalist style with new-season swimwear from Summer Addiction

Summer is here. It’s well and truly here, in all its 35-degree glory. It’s only natural at this time of year that the ladies embrace the humble bikini to get them through these sweltering days. There’s a general rule that females should add at least one new bikini to their wardrobe each summer – so if you’re succumbing to this rule (that we kind of made up) then you’d best check out newly launched Gold Coast swimwear label, Summer Addiction. Wearing clothes in summer is totally overrated. more

Treat yourself this Boxing Day – Harrolds Pacific Fair is having a crazy sale
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Treat yourself this Boxing Day – Harrolds Pacific Fair is having a crazy sale

Merry Christmas, folks! By now the buzz of the big day would be starting to settle. If you liked what you got under the tree but didn't love it, or if the numerous hints you dropped fell on deaf ears, then you're in luck. The Boxing Day sales are on, and Pacific Fair's newest luxury boutique, Harrolds, is celebrating with an exclusive 50% off sale. So, if you didn't quite get what you wanted this Christmas, then it's time shake it off, hold your head high and treat yourself. We've even hand-picked five of our favourite pieces from the Harrolds collection to get you in the mood. In saying that, we're always in the mood when it comes to the likes of Balenciaga, Tom Ford, Maison Marginal, Vetements, Lanvin and Francesco Russo ... always. more

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Get equipped for summer at Bronze Snake Shop in Fortitude Valley
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Get equipped for summer at Bronze Snake Shop in Fortitude Valley

Those in the know have long been clamouring for Bronze Snake Shop to expand to sunny Brisbane, and like a Christmas wish come true their prayers were answered on the eve of Santa’s arrival. Bronze Snake Shop has opened the doors to its new boutique just in time for summer holiday shenanigans, stocked to the brim with the entire range of apparel for men and women. more


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Pop bottles and pamper yourself at Petrie Terrace’s new Brooklyn Beauty Bar
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Pop bottles and pamper yourself at Petrie Terrace’s new Brooklyn Beauty Bar

If there are three words that we at The Weekend Edition live by, it’s treat yo’ self! We can’t say no to a good pampering session, and the geniuses at Brooklyn Beauty Bar are going all out to ensure we get the indulgent treatment we deserve. If your last salon experience left you wanting, make like a mixologist and shake things up with a visit to Brooklyn Beauty Bar at The Barracks. more

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The Weekend Series: pupper don't preach – beat the summer heat at the best dog-friendly beaches
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The Weekend Series: pupper don’t preach – beat the summer heat at the best dog-friendly beaches

As blessed as we are to live in a place abundant with tropical vibes, it’s difficult to feel quite so stoked when you’re sweating so hard that your back resembles a quagmire (we’ve all been there). Imagine feeling that way but also being covered in fur – that’s what our poor pooches are dealing with! Cooling off is as easy as jumping into the nearest large body of water, but knowing where to go with dogs in tow can be tricky. To ease the pain for both you and your fuzzy mates, we’ve rounded up the best dog-friendly beaches within driving distance of Brisbane. more

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Feast your eyes on the latest range of finger finery from By Baby
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Feast your eyes on the latest range of finger finery from By Baby

The moment that you get down on one knee and propose is can be one of the most nerve-wracking moments of your life – having a sure-fire winner of a ring will make it much easier. The extremely popular and stylish jewellery brand By Baby has unveiled its very first engagement collection, offering a host of pieces that are perfect for popping the question. more

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The Weekend Series: Domino's reindeer delivery, blooming hot chocolate and the Coachella line-up – five things we are vibing on in December
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The Weekend Series: Domino’s reindeer delivery, blooming hot chocolate and the Coachella line-up – five things we are vibing on in December

Congratulations, we've all made it to the end of the year! This year has certainly been one full of ups and downs and we’ve survived unscathed – we think that deserves a pat on the back. There are a few orders of business to get through before we can call it a year, chief of those being our final round of vibes for 2016. We’ve got a doozy of a list for you this time around, including the likes of socially conscious breweries, Domino’s reindeer-powered pizza delivery, adorable hot chocolates and cereal cafes. more

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The Christmas round-up: gifts for her
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The Christmas round-up: gifts for her

So ladies have a reputation as being notoriously hard to buy for, but here at The Weekend Edition we disagree. It’s pretty much as simple as following the advice of Roxette and listening to your heart, but when that doesn’t work we’ve got your back! No matter what she’s into, you’ll find something for every type of gal in our gift guide. more

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The Weekend Series: five things from our childhood that we miss
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The Weekend Series: five things from our childhood that we miss

We don’t want to cause mass hysteria with this piece of news, but it’s too good not to share. We’ve heard a rumour that Pizza Hut might be bringing back its buffet restaurants. Yes, that’s right – a nearly forgotten relic of brighter days could be coming back. The Pizza Hut restaurant was a beloved eatery when we were kids and the rumoured resurrection of one of our cherished childhood haunts got us thinking about other things from our youth that we’d love to see make a comeback. We’ve managed to narrow it down to five, but beware – this one is heavy on the nostalgia. more

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Lazy Oaf and Disney partner for a collection of cool nostalgia
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Lazy Oaf and Disney partner for a collection of cool nostalgia

It’s hard to gauge Disney’s immense cultural impact, seeing as it has been shaping the childhoods of generations of kids since the 1920s. Even as we approach a century of Mickey Mouse and friends, Disney is still as popular as ever. Lazy Oaf is celebrating the iconic animation house with a limited run of garments made in collaboration with Disney, featuring some classic characters and great styles. more