Beauty
The Weekend Series: relax to the max – treat yourself at these roadtrip-worthy day spas
Gentlefolk

The Weekend Series: relax to the max – treat yourself at these roadtrip-worthy day spas

Let’s just all agree that this year has been a pretty wild ride, which has probably (definitely) taken a toll on your soul and left your skin looking and feeling a little bit ordinary. The importance of carving out time for self care during times of increased stress cannot be understated – it’s not only good for your physical wellbeing but it’s imperative to keep your emotional and mental health in check. Sure, there are an abundance of day spas and salons within close proximity to your house but sometimes the very act of getting in the car and driving out of town for the day can be relaxing in itself. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some excellent day spas in Southeast Queensland and beyond so you can truly make a day (or night) of it – massages, facials, treatments, coffee, and most importantly, time to yourself – sounds pretty darn great to us! more

Bars
The round-up: what's open this Ekka public holiday
Food & Drink

The round-up: what’s open this Ekka public holiday

It's hard to comprehend the Ekka – a staple of Brisbane's winter calendar – not taking place like usual, but it's safe to say that 2020 hasn't been a typical year. Although the beloved Royal Queensland Show might not be going ahead as we know it, we’re still getting a day off! That's right – the traditional Ekka public holiday has been moved to Friday August 14, which means we have a long weekend ahead of us. Many of Brisbane's eateries are opening their doors on the day, so if you've been cooped up inside for too long and are hankering for some quintessential cafe fare, top-tier restaurant dining or even a tipple or two, have a look at our list of what's operating this Friday! more

Community
Real snow, baby yoga and picturesque picnics – South Bank Parklands has transformed into a fun-filled winter wonderland
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Real snow, baby yoga and picturesque picnics – South Bank Parklands has transformed into a fun-filled winter wonderland

Panoramic city views, lots of space to play and some of Brisbane's best dining destinations – South Bank Parklands is Brisbane's haven for family-friendly fun. The riverfront locale is going all out this month, with more than a few entertaining events to keep you occupied. With a magical snow-covered playground, yoga for bubs and tantalising takeaway eats, South Bank Parklands is the picture-perfect place to spend some quality time with family and friends this winter. more

Restaurants
Get a taste of central Mexico at Teneriffe newcomer La Patrona Mexican Cuisine
Food & Drink

Get a taste of central Mexico at Teneriffe newcomer La Patrona Mexican Cuisine

Anyone who has spent time in Mexico knows that its food scene is incredibly diverse. In fact, the catch-all term of 'Mexican cuisine' largely fails to communicate the complexity of the country's regional styles. From the seafood-based cuisine of Baja California to the African, Caribbean and Middle Eastern-influenced flavours found along the Yucatán Peninsula, the country's culinary diversity is a far cry from what we know of Mexican cuisine in Brisbane. Thankfully, that's slowly changing. The last couple of years have seen an influx of region-specific Mexican concepts arriving to our dining scene, and the latest eatery to make its mark is La Patrona Mexican Cuisine. Opening to the public on Tuesday August 11, La Patrona will shine a light on the flavours of Mexico's Bajío region – dishes that you're unlikely to find anywhere else in the city. Here's what you can expect ... more

Event Highlights

Food
Treasury Special Offers

Treasury Special Offers

Community
75th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific

75th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific

Markets
Jan Powers Powerhouse Farmers Markets

Jan Powers Powerhouse Farmers Markets

Music
Gigs & Picnics

Gigs & Picnics

Festival
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

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Community
City Hall tours

City Hall tours

Food
Igloos in the Valley

Igloos in the Valley

Exhibitions
Megan Seres – Catherine, Ellen, Florence, Jane

Megan Seres – Catherine, Ellen, Florence, Jane

Community
Moreton Bay Region Youth Art Award 2020

Moreton Bay Region Youth Art Award 2020

Food
Food Trucks of the World Lunch

Food Trucks of the World Lunch

Food
Alejandro Cancino x Grown vegan degustation

Alejandro Cancino x Grown vegan degustation

Exhibitions
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Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home

Exhibitions
War on our shores

War on our shores

Theatre
Away

Away

Exhibitions
Goodnight, sleep tight

Goodnight, sleep tight

Restaurants
Roman cuisine comes to The Valley with new late-night eatery Eterna
Food & Drink

Roman cuisine comes to The Valley with new late-night eatery Eterna

As the old proverb goes, "When in Rome, do as the Roman's do". But what, exactly, do Romans do? They don't go to the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica or the Trevi Fountain – such landmarks are typically reserved for tourists. They don't ascend the Spanish Steps either, unless it's part of their daily commute. So, what do Romans do? The answer is deceptively simple – they eat. Among all of Italy's regional cuisines, Roman fare is some of the most unheralded – especially here in Brisbane. But that's about to change. Eterna – a newly open eatery located in the heart of Fortitude Valley is debuting with a menu filled with enticing Roman-inspired street food – think rustic and uncomplicated fare served in an intimate late-night setting. more

Don't be silly, wrap sustainably with plastic-free Great Wrap
Gentlefolk

Don’t be silly, wrap sustainably with plastic-free Great Wrap

The use (or should we say misuse) of single-use plastics in the home is an issue we are tackling product by product. One nasty but need-to-have tool that we have yet to find a working sustainable alternative for is cling wrap. Of course, there has been a few biodegradable cling wraps that have hit the market, but these are usually made from regular plastic with an organic additive blended in. This means it disintegrates much quicker, but sadly it still breaks down into microplastics that then flow into our ecosystems and never disappear. In other words, these products are no bueno. Thankfully a new and improved product has arrived – introducing Great Wrap, and like its namesake infers, it is a great alternative for the environment. more

Cafes
Awesome abundance – Plentiful Cafe brings good food and good vibes to Graceville
Food & Drink

Awesome abundance – Plentiful Cafe brings good food and good vibes to Graceville

South-west of the Brisbane CBD in the laid-back suburb of Graceville sits a gorgeous cafe that has managed to fly under the radar's of the city's brunch-hunting multitudes. Although locals would prefer to keep this on-trend eatery their little secret, this newcomer is too good not to share. Plentiful Cafe opened quietly in March, enduring the pandemic lockdown and emerging out the other side as a contender for the title of 2020's best new cafe. Boasting a menu of elevated brunch classics designed to inspire beatific contentedness, an air of casual cool balanced by professional attentiveness and an overall sense of genuine bonhomie, there are a bevy of reasons as to why Plentiful is worth marking on your must-try list. more

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