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Ovolo The Valley brings quirk, colour and creature comforts to the party precinct
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Ovolo The Valley brings quirk, colour and creature comforts to the party precinct

When we caught wind that a brand-spankin’-new Ovolo Hotels project was popping up in Fortitude Valley, we could scarcely contain our excitement. The award-winning boutique designer hotel company has finally unveiled its latest project, and you’d best believe it lives up to the hype. Ovolo The Valley has opened its doors as of Wednesday November 28, bringing a slice of quirk, colour and unparalleled comfort to the bustling cultural precinct. more

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More than a rebrand – Palace James St brings some serious luxe to the cinema experience
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More than a rebrand – Palace James St brings some serious luxe to the cinema experience

Hailed as one of Brisbane’s premier movie meccas, Palace Centro always had a reputation for being a little bit fancy. Well folks, we’ve got news for you – the heralded cinema complex has undergone a name change and copped a very impressive facelift to match. That’s not all – the newly minted Palace James Street is set to take your cinema experience to a whole new level with its opulent in-house premium service. more

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West Village’s stunning Bromley Room is reborn in a permanent location
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West Village’s stunning Bromley Room is reborn in a permanent location

When West Village announced the closure of its ephemeral arts and functions space The Bromley Room earlier this year, we couldn’t be too sad. First of all, we were warned that this first incarnation of celebrated artist David Bromley’s resident studio space was never meant to be permanent. Secondly, we were promised that David’s work would be scoring its own forever home within the walls of West Village at a later date – and that time has finally come. Allow us to introduce to you Bromley Room #2, West End’s brand-new home of all things arty. more

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Five-star urban retreat The Westin opens its doors in Brisbane City
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Five-star urban retreat The Westin opens its doors in Brisbane City

The Brisbane City hotel and hospitality landscape is about to get itself a brand-new player in the form of The Westin, a luxe new fixture from the world-renowned team at Marriott International. The hotel marks The Westin brand’s debut in Queensland, and you’d better believe it’s pulling out all the stops to impress. If the likes of next-level dining, a focus on wellness and pure resort-luxe vibes are up your alley, you might want to start planning your next staycation … more

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Cult online retailer Mast Furniture opens its flagship showroom
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Cult online retailer Mast Furniture opens its flagship showroom

When it comes to keeping things timeless, often simplicity is the key. This is something that the brains behind cult retailer Mast Furniture understand very well – the brand’s focus on creating pieces that will be treasured for years to come has earned it a loyal and growing following. Up until now Mast has been an online operation, but the team is about to open the brand’s very first showroom – giving people a chance to fall in love with the goods in person before making a purchase. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Rachel Burke
It’s been so amazing to send my tinsel creations all over the world and have people integrate them into their performances, celebrations, or just daily life ... ~ Rachel Burke more
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The former Athletes Village is set to transform into a buzzing build-to-rent residential community
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The former Athletes Village is set to transform into a buzzing build-to-rent residential community

In the wake of huge event, it’s easy to forget about all of the purpose-built infrastructure that was created and what will become of it. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games saw a prime piece of real estate in Southport transformed into the Athletes Village, but what is happening to the space now? Something pretty darn exciting, it turns out – in an Australian first, the site will become home to a revolutionary long-term-rental residential community called Smith Collective. more

Architecture
Queensland Theatre lifts the curtain on brand-new performance space Bille Brown Theatre
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Queensland Theatre lifts the curtain on brand-new performance space Bille Brown Theatre

When it comes to names that foster the true spirit of homegrown creatives, Queensland Theatre is right up there with the best. As Australia’s third-largest theatre company, it makes sense that its productions should have a home that is worthy of both their greatness and cultural significance. After a careful incubation period, Queensland Theatre is proud to lift the curtain on its brand-new performance space that is all its own – welcome to the Bille Brown Theatre. more

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Illuminate your dark side with cruelty free Nocturna candles
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Illuminate your dark side with cruelty free Nocturna candles

Let’s be honest – there’s something pretty damn seductive about the dark side. From the chic aesthetic to the mysterious aura that surrounds darkness, it is often its contrast to the light that makes it even more beautiful – it’s all about balance, right? Brisbane-based brand Nocturna has channelled this energy into its range of stunning luxury candles, using the beauty of nature and the mystery of night as its muse. more

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Anticipated luxury hotel The Calile opens on James Street
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Anticipated luxury hotel The Calile opens on James Street

Ever since the first details of The Calile emerged, we’ve been daydreaming of enjoying its Hollywood-style extravagances – afternoons lounging by the pool, exquisite food and unbeatable comfort. As of today, Thursday September 27, The Calile is officially open for business. This new James Street icon is reportedly set to redefine lavishness, with a design aesthetic that positions The Calile as a veritable oasis in the heart of Brisbane’s bustling inner suburbs. more

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A multi-hectare development is set to revitalise Albion
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A multi-hectare development is set to revitalise Albion

There are some very exciting wheels turning in relation to the upgrades at Albion Station. Following an agreement signed by the Queensland Government and Geon Property back in March this year, the developers have proposed a massive four-hectare, ten-stage transit-oriented development project that will include not only the train station but also some key surrounding areas. more

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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