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Go off-grid in your very own tiny holiday house just 2.5-hours out of Brisbane
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Go off-grid in your very own tiny holiday house just 2.5-hours out of Brisbane

We've been stuck in isolation inside our homes for what feels like forever but now, restrictions have eased and Queenslanders are free to travel within Queensland – hurrah! If the thought of trading four walls for rolling green hills and untouched wilderness (with limited-to-no mobile reception) sounds like an excellent idea right about now, In2thewild's tiny holidays offer a refreshing break from civilisation and could be just what the doctor ordered. The company's latest tiny house, Norah, is ideally situated on a property 2.5-hours out of Brisbane and is their first off-grid offering in Queensland. more

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Post-pandemic positivity – Scenic Rim set to flourish thanks to major Hazelwood Estate eco-tourism redevelopment
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Post-pandemic positivity – Scenic Rim set to flourish thanks to major Hazelwood Estate eco-tourism redevelopment

The Gold Coast hinterland and the greater Scenic Rim region are set to receive a post-pandemic boost with a major eco-tourism project to come to life in the rolling hills of Beechmont in 2021. Established polo venue and wagyu-cattle farm Hazelwood Estate, which spans 75 acres of lush hinterland, will undergo a multi-million-dollar expansion to incorporate a new accomodation offering, a luxury day spa and a paddock-to-plate dining establishment. more

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Get deep and a little dirty with Crockd's at-home clay kit
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Get deep and a little dirty with Crockd’s at-home clay kit

Despite being more connected than ever before, loneliness is on the rise. Right now in Australia one million adults are living with depression and over two million with anxiety (according to Beyond Blue). Rather than become statistics themselves, Gold Coast locals Rosa-Clare Willis and Andrew Ford made the decision to get out of their heads and into their hands by dabbling in a little at-home pottery. The result was something unexpected – not only did they connect over a shared (sober) experience but there was a real sense of achievement having created something from nothing and just like that, the idea for Crockd was born. more

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Wynnum Plaza shopping centre set for multi-million dollar upgrade
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Wynnum Plaza shopping centre set for multi-million dollar upgrade

Brisbane's bayside could be set for a major facelift if an application for a multi-million dollar redevelopment of Wynnum Plaza shopping centre is successful. The development application has been submitted by Shayher Group to Brisbane City Council for a large-scale integrated mixed-use development that will comprise new shops, casual-dining precincts, a cinema and eight new apartment buildings.  more

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Rest easy on deliciously soft (and sustainable) bamboo sheets from Ettitude
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Rest easy on deliciously soft (and sustainable) bamboo sheets from Ettitude

Let's talk about sleep deprivation for a moment – it's a very real and merciless form of torture that sadly, many us know all too well. Without a decent night's shut eye, it feels like you are existing in a state of permanent jet lag that no amount of green juice can remedy. If you are currently sipping your third latte for the day or feel like you're in desperate need of a really good sleep, it's time to ditch your current bedding and say hello to the life-changing benefits of CleanBamboo from Ettitude. more

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Lamington Markets set to revitalise Lutwyche Road with integrated mixed-use development
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Lamington Markets set to revitalise Lutwyche Road with integrated mixed-use development

Hold on to your hats Brisbane – this one is going to be big! Ambitious plans have been submitted to council to redevelop the Inner North Busway site on Lutwyche Road into a large-scale transit-oriented mixed-use development and marketplace known as Lamington Markets. The proposed project will incorporate a fresh food hall, a variety of retail spaces such as a hotel/microbrewery, boutique cinema complete with candy bar and event space, urban-farm restaurant, a stand-alone three-storey office building, short-term accommodation, health services and two residential apartment buildings. more

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Sip brilliantly with LARQ's self-cleaning water bottle
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Sip brilliantly with LARQ’s self-cleaning water bottle

Reusable bottles are great – not only are they better for the environment than single-use plastic ones, but if you carry one, you're ten times more likely to drink more water than if you weren't carrying one and are one thousand times more attractive! Okay, we made those last two up but the point remains that reusable bottles are pretty darn great. In fact, the only real downside to reusable bottles is having to remember to actually clean it from time to time. If you've been known to be a bit lax on the old maintenance regime, say hello to LARQ. more

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No more crying over spilt milk – sustainable coffee caddy Stay tray is here to help you carry the weight
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No more crying over spilt milk – sustainable coffee caddy Stay tray is here to help you carry the weight

Whilst most of us have well and truly jumped on the reusable coffee cup and water bottle bandwagon, there's always new eco-friendly products popping up that we had never even given a second thought to when using its one-use, wasteful comparisons. One of these instances is when you've just recited a long, multi-coffee order to your local barista for your co-workers or friends. Whilst you may have brought along multiple reusable coffee cups, they still have to place these in a disposable tray for you to carefully transport back to the office. Enter Stay tray, a reusable drink tray made from made from 100 percent recycled materials and the answer to our eco-friendly pleas. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson
The world is changing so fast, and your time has come. Be clever, frugal and optimistic ... ~ Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson more
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Home and nature collide at West Village's new luxury residence Arcadia North Gallery
Design

Home and nature collide at West Village’s new luxury residence Arcadia North Gallery

For a house or apartment to really feel like a home, it needs to offer a feeling of comfort, security and tranquility. The design of any abode should have this mandate at its core, but Arcadia at West Village may be the first collection of residences that executes that ethos to near perfection. Inspired and shaped by the concept of nature and home seamlessly blending, these limited-release residences look to set a new standard in luxury living, where every home acts as a peaceful inner-city oasis. more

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E tū is turning festival waste into everyday bags
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E tū is turning festival waste into everyday bags

It may be hard to believe but there was once a time when camp gear cost a pretty penny because it was made from rugged materials and built to last. These days, you can pick up a two person tent for as little as $12. The availability of low-cost camping equipment coupled with the rise in summer music festivals has created a perfect storm with a report from Green Music Australia revealing that one in five attendees at Falls Festival, Party in the Paddock and Unify purchased a new tent for the festival and that punters were four times more likely to abandon it if their friend did it too. While it's indeed a bleak scenario, there is a glimmer of hope – Melbourne's E tū is turning the tide on festival waste and transforming discarded tents into everyday bags. more

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Brisbane's next boom areas – five under-the-radar suburbs on the rise
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Brisbane’s next boom areas – five under-the-radar suburbs on the rise

Sure, there’s a lot that can be said about Brisbane’s inner suburbs. Cafes, bars, restaurants – we get it, there’s a lot to do. That being said, often the true gems are located a bit further out from the CBD. Several of Brisbane’s outer suburbs are quickly becoming covetable spots to live and play, with a raft of family-friendly amenities, dining destinations and cultural landmarks bolstering each region’s profile. We’ve compiled a hit list of Brisbane suburbs on the rise – each well worth a visit for a day or a lifetime. more

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Win the war on waste at your place with Zero Co cleaning products
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Win the war on waste at your place with Zero Co cleaning products

Unless you've been living under a gigantic rock for the last decade, it's pretty likely you're across the devastating impact single-use plastic is having on the world, from chocking our oceans to harming plants and wildlife. Something has to change and if you're on board and keen to rid your home of single-use plastic, say hello to Zero Co. The Australian-based start-up is calling on all Aussies to help fund the first production of a range of planet-friendly, plastic-busting household products. more

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Take a peek inside some of Brisbane's iconic spaces during Brisbane Open House
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Take a peek inside some of Brisbane’s iconic spaces during Brisbane Open House

If your work day commences when you step foot in the office, you're pretty lucky. More likely, it begins the second you open your eyes – checking emails and making phone calls on the commute to work in an effort to tick off another couple of things on the never ending to-do list. The trade-off for all of this increased efficiency is that often, we miss the journey completely. Think about it, how many times have you arrived at work with absolutely no recollection of the trip? If you're guilty of it (we all are), Brisbane Open House is the perfect opportunity to stop, observe and appreciate some of the amazing architecture and stunning spaces that make this fine city of ours so unique. more