Interiors
Aesop makes a first foray into homewares with its brass oil burner
Design

Aesop makes a first foray into homewares with its brass oil burner

The Aesop brand is one synonymous with style and simplicity. The hair, skin and body expert has been meticulously crafting cult products since 1987, gaining a solid reputation both here at home in Australia and all around the world. Up until now, the brand’s reach has been strictly within the realm of beauty products – but this is all about to change with the launch of its first-ever homewares product. more

Accessories
Image: Terrance Chin
Gentlefolk

The Calile welcomes its first wave of boutique retail openings

The scaffolding has come down and the signage is illuminated – it’s not long now until James Street welcomes The Calile to its midst officially. Ahead of the luxury hotel’s opening, the building’s ground-floor retail portion has come to life. Several high-end boutiques and Queensland firsts are welcoming hordes of shoppers this week, with many more to come. more

Food
That’s a paddlin’ – fill your cup at Beer InCider Experience’s huge fifth instalment
Event News

That’s a paddlin’ – fill your cup at Beer InCider Experience’s huge fifth instalment

If there’s one thing us Australians are known for, it’s a love of beer. While the international stereotype may relegate us to Fosters-swilling bogandom, we know the truth – our country is chock-full of damn good brewers who are passionate about making the best brews around. If you froth over the good stuff, be sure to mark September 21 and 22 in your calendar because the Beer InCider Experience is back at the Brisbane Showgrounds … and its bringing way more than just suds. more

Restaurants
Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room liven up Brisbane City's dining scene
Food & Drink

Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room liven up Brisbane City’s dining scene

If you’ve heard any of the talk around the Ghanem Group’s anticipated restaurant and bar tandem – Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room – you’ve surely got an idea of some of the establishment’s offerings. Dim sum, jazz-inspired cocktails, opulent setting, gorgeous heritage, modern Chinese, seafood, char siu pork, steamed hapuka, bottle service, old-world glamour, new-school hospitality – these aren’t just buzzwords, they’re the real deal. Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room opened last weekend, and the duo is already shaping up to be a landmark arrival. more

Film
Camera ready – Brisbane International Film Festival releases tickets and full program
Event News

Camera ready – Brisbane International Film Festival releases tickets and full program

Cinephiles, your time has come – the dates have dropped and we’ve been given a couple of irresistible samples, but now the Brisbane International Film Festival is well and truly ready to go. A massive program announcement and ticket release have just taken place, so it’s time to start saving those dates and locking in spots at the most coveted events before they sell out. more

Event Highlights

Film
Three Identical Strangers – New Farm Cinemas exclusive

Three Identical Strangers – New Farm Cinemas exclusive

Theatre
I've Been Meaning to Ask You

I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You

Food
Sea to the City – Brisbane’s Bug & Oyster Trail

Sea to the City – Brisbane’s Bug & Oyster Trail

Community
Brisbane Open House

Brisbane Open House

Food
Cheese, Wine and Bubbles at Treasury Brisbane

Cheese, Wine and Bubbles at Treasury Brisbane

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

Music
Borodin Quartet

Borodin Quartet

Community
Dine & Draw at ArtWorld Studio

Dine & Draw at ArtWorld Studio

Exhibitions
House of Mirrors

House of Mirrors

Community
City Hall tours

City Hall tours

Music
Tivoli in the Round – Sarah Blasko

Tivoli in the Round – Sarah Blasko

Theatre
Man With The Iron Neck

Man With The Iron Neck

Theatre
SlapDash Galaxy

SlapDash Galaxy

Theatre
A Coupla Dogs

A Coupla Dogs

Music
Brisbane Festival: The Teskey Brothers

Brisbane Festival: The Teskey Brothers

Food
The free pop-up party series celebrating spring with cocktails and prizes
Event News

The free pop-up party series celebrating spring with cocktails and prizes

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – springtime in Brisbane is pretty much the greatest time of year. As well getting to swan around outdoors in the perfect weather, our cultural calendar really kicks into overdrive (looking at you, Brisbane Festival). As the days get longer and the nights grow balmy, we’ve found the perfect way to celebrate – with Spring Time Drinks. Taking over Treasury Brisbane every Friday in September, this pop-up party series is bringing a little something extra. more

Community
Yasss kweens! King Street celebrates equality with three weeks of festive fun
Event News

Yasss kweens! King Street celebrates equality with three weeks of festive fun

Last year marked a pretty momentous occasion in Australian history – our (frankly useless) government asked us if same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, and because we’re not a pack of animals we voted yes to love. This rainbow-coloured victory is something to be celebrated, which is why the legends at King Street have decided to throw a three-week-long party in conjunction with Brisbane Festival. Love is King will take over the street from September 8–29 bringing fun, feasting and loads of amorous activities with it. more

Beauty
The Weekend Series: put your best face forward with these five cruelty-free skincare brands
Gentlefolk

The Weekend Series: put your best face forward with these five cruelty-free skincare brands

Real talk – skincare is amazing. The rise in self-care culture is frankly something we can very much get behind, especially when it promotes showing one of your most vital and hard done-by organs some love. One of the best ways you can show your skin that you appreciate it is by using the least harsh products possible – we’re talking natural, organic and cruelty-free. Not only is it good for you, but the environment wins too. Double happiness! To get you started, we’ve compiled five of our favourite natural skincare brands into a squeaky-clean list – so go forth and live your best life. more

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Valentino Marcattilii
To stay at the same level until now, you need to treat every guest as the same. The quality of the food needs to be the same, the produce needs to be the best available and the staff need to be trained properly ... ~ Valentino Marcattilii more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: words of wisdom

Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle ... ~ Paulo Coelho

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