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Bees, blooms and fresh produce – tour The Calile Hotel's Rooftop Garden
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Bees, blooms and fresh produce – tour The Calile Hotel’s Rooftop Garden

Discovering Brisbane gems hidden from plain sight is one of our favourite pastimes – whether it be concealed laneway cafes, secret staircases that lead to bustling bars or usually unnoticed heritage buildings. So when we stumbled upon news of a secret rooftop garden, we just knew we had to share it with you, dear readers. Without further ado, here is a sneak peek in to The Calile Hotel's Rooftop Garden. more

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Lamington Markets approved to bring an indoor-market hall, urban farm and craft brewery to Lutwyche
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Lamington Markets approved to bring an indoor-market hall, urban farm and craft brewery to Lutwyche

Brisbane's inner-north is on a trajectory that's pointed steeply upward. Market Developments – the crew behind anticipated Albion dining and lifestyle hub Craft'd Grounds – has just scored council approval to begin works on Lamington Markets one suburb over in Lutwyche. This ambitious retail precinct aims to bring food, living, commercial and public transport facilities together into one impressive whole, and will boast one of the city's largest indoor-market halls, an urban rooftop garden and restaurant, a craft brewery, boutique cinema, commercial spaces and two towers of residential apartments. Here's what we know ... more

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Enjoy five-star sustainable hospitality at Crystalbrook Vincent
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Enjoy five-star sustainable hospitality at Crystalbrook Vincent

Crystalbrook Collection, one Australia's leading independent hospitality groups, has bolstered its range of hotels with the recent acquisition of Howard Smith Wharves landmark The Fantauzzo. Now known as Crystalbrook Vincent, the 166-room accommodation spot retains the eye-catching charm and creative energy of its namesake, artist Vincent Fantauzzo, while enhancing its focus on sustainability. more

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Sleep with the fishes at Australia's first underwater accommodation in the Whitsundays
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Sleep with the fishes at Australia’s first underwater accommodation in the Whitsundays

After many months spent mostly indoors and our plans to travel both interstate and internationally on the back-burner for now, you could say we've caught a bad case of the travel bug. The good news is that Queensland is open for Queenslanders, making now the perfect time to start exploring our sunny state. We've found a spot to add to your Queensland bucket list – Reefworld, an undersea accommodation in the Whitsundays where you can spend the night sleeping amongst the colourful aquatic garden that is the Great Barrier Reef. This nautical experience gives a whole new meaning to ‘a room with a view’. more

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West Village looks to the future with exciting details on its next retail stage
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West Village looks to the future with exciting details on its next retail stage

When it comes to the growth of Brisbane's cultural and lifestyle destinations, 2019 has undoubtedly been a banner year. That being said, we still can't help but look ahead excitedly towards what's next. West End's ever-growing hub West Village has lots planned for the future, especially judging by the juicy details recently revealed about its next wave of retail arrivals. 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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Hyde and Central style – Brisbane is set to gain its largest public park in 50 years
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Hyde and Central style – Brisbane is set to gain its largest public park in 50 years

Brisbane has steadily built quite the reputation as a green city, and it seems that we’re not stopping with the current abundance of lush inner-city spaces to enjoy our amazing natural environment. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced plans with Brisbane City Council to turn the current site of the Victoria Park Golf Course into a massive public park. Following in the footsteps New York’s Central Park and London’s Hyde Park, the ambitious project will be the largest of its kind that our city has seen in more than 50 years. more

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The Lightspace crew unveils stunning new Art Deco events space Loyal Hope of the Valley
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The Lightspace crew unveils stunning new Art Deco events space Loyal Hope of the Valley

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of attending a function or event at Fortitude Valley’s Lightspace, you’ll know that the team behind the venue is second to none. From the space itself to the running of its operations, this well-oiled fun machine has a sterling reputation in Brisbane. We teased in last week’s Pavement Whispers that the crew has been hard at work on a brand-new space, so we thought we’d give you a closer look at what they’ve been busy creating – collect your jaw from the floor and step inside Loyal Hope of the Valley. more

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Get inspired and surprised by The Design Conference 2019
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Get inspired and surprised by The Design Conference 2019

If genius is considered one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration, then consider your next decade’s quota well and truly taken care of by The Design Conference. Kicking off at Brisbane Powerhouse in May, the event aims to motivate, connect and enlighten creative professionals. more

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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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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