Credit cards at the ready – Amazon Australia is set to launch!
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Credit cards at the ready – Amazon Australia is set to launch!

Friends, we don’t mean to alarm you but today is a pretty monumental one in terms of Australia’s retail landscape. Things are about to change forever because today, Thursday November 23, marks the soft launch of online shopping giant Amazon in Australia. After months of secrecy and setting up, the (virtual) doors will finally be flung open for our boundless purchasing pleasure. more

Deck the laneways – your indie Christmas gift guide
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Deck the laneways – your indie Christmas gift guide

If you’re not overly thrilled with the prospect of trudging through a mega-mall while battling hordes of aggressive mums in mini-vans to get your Christmas shopping done, we have an alternative prospect that might tickle your fancy. Fortitude Valley’s Winn Lane and Bakery Lane are both teeming with awesome gifts for everyone on your list – from pimped-out pampering to rad new threads, A Very Laneway Christmas will provide a gift shopping experience that’s less drama and more good times. We’ve composed a little gift guide to assist with your laneway wandering – time to tick some names off! more

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Can’t slow down – Fast Times brings a slice of true skate culture to The City
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Can’t slow down – Fast Times brings a slice of true skate culture to The City

Any skating die-hard would no doubt be familiar with Fast Times, the Melbourne-based skate shop that has been a go-to for the best gear since 2008. From the hardware to the threads, this cult favourite is a destination for both the skating community and appreciators of the lifestyle alike, creating a dedicated following all around the country. Well you don’t have to trek down south or be restricted to the online shopping experience any longer – Fast Times has opened its first bricks-and-mortar Brisbane store right in the heart of The City and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. more

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Ladies of land and water – Her Line expands upon its signature swim range with Resort 2018
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Ladies of land and water – Her Line expands upon its signature swim range with Resort 2018

Isn’t it just a true delight when a label that you thought you couldn’t love any more gets better somehow? Back in 2014, an Australian brand called Her captured our hearts with its stunning swimwear and has kept us interested with every collection since. It comes as no surprise that the label’s decision to expand its offering to clothing left us absolutely giddy with excitement. When the newly minted Her Line dropped its debut womenswear collection in the form of Resort 2018, it definitely didn’t disappoint. more

Anyone for tee? The world-first creative social experience popping up in Brisbane
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Anyone for tee? The world-first creative social experience popping up in Brisbane

Falling for a good friend is not an uncommon scenario, but actually getting beyond the ‘just mates’ territory and into the romantic relationship of your dreams is a little trickier. So many of us have fallen victim to nerves, poor timing or just not being able to read someone else’s signals – it’s a classic case, right? Well, this very situation has become the catalyst for a new breed of social activity that has popped up in Brisbane, especially designed to minimise awkwardness and promote getting hands-on. Unleash your inner tastemaker at Only T, Queensland's newest creative social experience and the world's first tee shirt brewhouse. more

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The Weekend Series: five summer essentials to upgrade your camping to glamping
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The Weekend Series: five summer essentials to upgrade your camping to glamping

Camping certainly isn’t for everyone – when you’re an adult, hanging out in a sweaty plastic dome with no electricity or hot water kind of loses its appeal. Sure, the scenery is nice, but at what cost? Our base level of comfort? No thank you sir. The simple solution here is to level up – we’re talking glamping. Much like its inferior sibling, glamping is all about appreciating your natural surroundings but with the added benefit of being able to actually sleep at night because you’re not rolling around on a half-deflated air mattress marinating in a week’s worth of your own filth. We’ve searched for five key items that will turn your next camping trip into a glamping extravaganza. more

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Let's get loud – Magpie Goose is the social enterprise putting fun back into fashion
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Let’s get loud – Magpie Goose is the social enterprise putting fun back into fashion

Way up in the top end of Australia, there is a native bird that has a bit of a reputation. Perched at the apex of its tree, munching on fermented mangoes and squawking away is the magpie goose, a creature that personifies the attitude of not actually giving a damn what anyone else thinks. This majestic little thing just does precisely what it wants, which is what makes it the perfect namesake for a clothing label that is loud, proud and unapologetic. Meet Magpie Goose, the fashion social enterprise that’s kicking ass and making noise. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in November
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in November

Folks, November has rolled around faster than a one-legged man in a kicking competition. Soon enough you’ll be hearing carols in the supermarket and fighting over who gets to bring the potato bake to Christmas lunch – ‘tis the festive season! We’re feeling pretty jovial about entering the end-of-year sprint, so in the spirit of giving we thought we’d share a few things from around the globe that have been tickling our metaphorical pickles lately. From cloud eggs to dog booze and some adorable retro revivals, here’s what we’re vibing on this month. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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One must accept reality as it stands now, in this moment, and then work to change it for the better ... ~ Paul Pritchard more
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Brooklyn Beauty Bar is ready to tame your tresses with its new menu of hair services
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Brooklyn Beauty Bar is ready to tame your tresses with its new menu of hair services

Whether you’re prepping for a big event or simply just want to treat yo’self, it’s very rare that you will find everything you need in the one place – the struggle of having a nail tech in New Farm when your tanner is in Taringa is real. For those in the know, Brooklyn Beauty Bar has long been the only spot that even comes close to rounding up the most crucial beauty services and delivering them with the highest standard of quality. Well, dear readers, prepare to jump for joy – the cult beauty destination’s James Street digs has added hair to its resume! more

The Weekend Series: scare yourself silly with our top five spooky Brisbane experiences
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The Weekend Series: scare yourself silly with our top five spooky Brisbane experiences

Fear is a funny old thing, isn’t it? More accurately, the way that each of us responds to fear is pretty bloody fascinating. Some people love the hair-raising, stomach-dropping feeling of being totally scared out of their minds and others will do pretty much anything to avoid it. Although everyone is afraid of different things (clowns, taxes, commitment etc), there are certain archetypes that just generally rub the entire human population the wrong way. In honour of Halloween, we thought we’d see how spooky our city could get. We’ve hunted down five of the creepiest, nastiest and downright bone-chilling experiences you can have on both Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Game? more

#PostYourYes – why you should be having a postbox party this weekend
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#PostYourYes – why you should be having a postbox party this weekend

The Weekend Edition doesn’t usually voice its opinion when it comes to politics. However, we believe marriage equality is something worth making some noise about. As far as we are concerned, love is love and everyone deserves basic human rights. We now have the opportunity to make our voice heard and vote yes to marriage equality in Australia – but time is fast running out. more

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All white, all right – the must-have pieces for your Le Dîner en Blanc outfit
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All white, all right – the must-have pieces for your Le Dîner en Blanc outfit

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re getting dangerously close to Le Dîner en Blanc time. If you were lucky enough to get tickets to the sophisticated soiree, you’ll no doubt be aware that one of the most exciting (albeit challenging) aspects is the outfit selection. How hard can it be to hustle an all-white ensemble? Turns out it can be really darn tricky – but worry not! We’ve done our research and handpicked some of the best spots in Brisbane to sort you out from head to toe, as well as highlighting some killer pieces to make your outfit look white-hot. more

From online to real time – wellness empire FitazFK opens its first bricks and mortar movement gym
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From online to real time – wellness empire FitazFK opens its first bricks and mortar movement gym

Often when tragedy strikes, we are hit with a fight or flight reflex – do you cave in upon yourself or do you harness every fibre of strength you have to keep going? Nobody could fault Aaron McAllister for putting the breaks on his passion project to build a gym after the sudden and tragic passing of his wife Yasmin, but instead of abandoning their shared vision he stepped up to finish the job. The FitazFK movement gym has just opened its doors in Kangaroo Point as Aaron’s concrete legacy to a lifetime of love and memories, expanding an online fitness empire into the real world. more

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Unleash your inner badass at Zero Latency, Brisbane’s first free-roam virtual reality experience
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Unleash your inner badass at Zero Latency, Brisbane’s first free-roam virtual reality experience

Are you the sort of person who watches The Walking Dead and thinks that you would absolutely be a top gun at nailing zombies? Or if you’ve ever tried to enjoy an adventure set in space and couldn’t help but wonder how you would fare on an intergalactic space mission? Well now is your chance to prove your chops, pals – Zero Latency has landed at Newstead, setting up shop as Brisbane first ever free-roam virtual reality experience. more

Marx our words – James Street RESORT takes a philosophical approach for its fourth instalment
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Marx our words – James Street RESORT takes a philosophical approach for its fourth instalment

Once purely the domain of broody men with beards and uni students struggling to pick an elective, the study of philosophy is really having a moment right now. After all, the world is in a bit of a state at the moment so some critical thinking definitely wouldn’t go astray. Applying philosophical principles to everyday things also gives us a chance to see things from a new perspective, which is exactly what beloved lifestyle bonanza James Street RESORT is doing this year. The event returns from October 27–29 to stimulate our senses with a mind-bending take on all things fashion, art, design, opinion and lifestyle. more

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Treat yo'self – splurge your hard-earned cash at Brisbane City's high-end stores
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Treat yo’self – splurge your hard-earned cash at Brisbane City’s high-end stores

Look, it would be great if we lived in the sort of rap fantasy world where we could drape ourselves head to toe in LV without batting an eyelid or maxing out our credit cards. For most of us, getting kitted out in those fancy labels and iconic monograms seems like a pipe dream … but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. A totally achievable way to level up your sartorial game is to invest in one killer luxury piece that goes the distance, which is what high-end labels tend to specialise in. We’ve combed through some of Brisbane City’s most luxe fashion houses to find lust-worthy items that will anchor any wardrobe. more

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The Weekend Series: five fitness ideas so fun you’ll forget you’re exercising
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The Weekend Series: five fitness ideas so fun you’ll forget you’re exercising

We know, we know – exercise is a pain. But if you want that rockin’ bod you’re going to have to get off your tuchus and start getting active at some point. Much like studying, we’ve heard that the best way to put in some solid hours is if you can make it fun. With that in mind, we’ve scouted around and found some activities that are so fun that it won’t even feel as if you’re exercising. Get ready to climb, dance and drink (yep, you heard us) those lethargic blues away – fitness just got exciting. more

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Standing out from the crowd – shop local at Brisbane City’s best boutiques
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Standing out from the crowd – shop local at Brisbane City’s best boutiques

The benefits of shirking bigger chains in favour of shopping local are pretty much endless. Not only do you get to support the little guy but you also end up cultivating a way more unique sense of style. Most of us are suckers for some chain store basics – hey, we’re only human – but it’s those high-quality pieces and distinctive finds from independent shops that really hold a special place in our hearts (and wardrobes). We’ve handpicked some of Brisbane City’s best, coolest and most interesting boutiques for you to fall in love with. more

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Embrace the feminine mystique with the latest drop from YCL Jewels
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Embrace the feminine mystique with the latest drop from YCL Jewels

Goddesses from powerful mythologies are always a great source of inspiration for us ladies – after all, what’s more empowering than feeling like you have the strength to run the world? One of the most fascinating women from the history books is Freyja, the Norse goddess associated with love, sex, beauty and gold just to name a few things. This powerful creature was the inspiration behind the latest drop from YCL Jewels, drawing upon distinctly feminine characteristics laced with heady amounts of pure power. more