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Zara Beauty is coming and here's what we know so far
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Zara Beauty is coming and here’s what we know so far

If you've ever spotted a super-chic outfit on someone and stopped to ask them where they got it from, there's a very good chance they said "Zara". The beloved retailer is known for dressing fashion-forward folk in stylish gear from head to toe, but soon it'll be painting faces too with a line of beauty products that will have others asking, "Where did you get your lipstick from?". more

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Stock up on new undies with the Overies for Ovaries initiative
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Stock up on new undies with the Overies for Ovaries initiative

Not-for-profit organisation Ovarian Cancer Australia has teamed up with the crew behind online wellness program Keep it Cleaner – Steph Claire Smith, Laura Henshaw and Danny Kennedy – as well as some iconic Aussie brands to raise funds for ovarian cancer through the sale of teal undies. This is your official reminder (and the perfect excuse) to overhaul your undies draw. more

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Ahoy, captain! GoBoat sets sail with its electric picnic boat hire pop-up in Kangaroo Point
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Ahoy, captain! GoBoat sets sail with its electric picnic boat hire pop-up in Kangaroo Point

Have you ever daydreamed about what it would be like to cruise along the Brown Snake on your own private boat while sipping on bubbles and grazing on a charcuterie board? Your dreams are about to become a reality friends, as electric-boat rental company GoBoat has finally hit the local waterways – setting up a pop-up dock at Kangaroo Point. Pop on some Rod Stewart and wear your best nautical outfit, because we are going sailing. more

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Celebrate the beauty and ethos of Japanese arts and craft with this book dedicated to Utuswa
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Celebrate the beauty and ethos of Japanese arts and craft with this book dedicated to Utuswa

Long revered for its quality and beauty, Japanese craft remains an important part of Japanese life. ‘Utsuwa’, meaning ‘for everyday use’, embodies the ethos of hand-making in Japan, where handcrafted wares are created to be as practical as they are beautiful. Brisbane sisters Kylie and Tiffany Johnson share a deep love for Japanese craft, and it's this avid appreciation for the arts that drove them to write a book about them – Utuswa – Japanese objects for everyday use. Taking readers behind the scenes of galleries and studios in Japan, this charming book is the perfect coffee table addition. more

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Heart-warming tales and thrilling page-turners – the Brisbane Writers Festival authors who should be on your radar
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Heart-warming tales and thrilling page-turners – the Brisbane Writers Festival authors who should be on your radar

Our city's seminal literary event celebrating the written word, Brisbane Writers Festival, is returning to State Library of Queensland this year with an exciting hybrid program of more than 100 live and virtual events from May 7–9. Most importantly, this exciting event provides us with a bucket list of authors to discover and books to leaf through. So you know what to add to your bookshelf, we have rounded up a few noteworthy additions authored by literary luminaries who are about to descend on Brisbane for the festival. Here are some reading suggestions that will surely bewitch your brain ... more

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Treat your pores to Alivio's brand-new hemp-based skincare range
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Treat your pores to Alivio’s brand-new hemp-based skincare range

Hemp seed oil seems to be all the rage lately. Why? It's rich in antioxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and encourages skin growth and new cell generation. Basically, it will help your skin look as smooth as a baby's bottom. If this is your (weirdly specific) goal, then we suggest checking out Alivio, a brand-new skincare range that's making use of hemp seed oil's huge list of benefits. more

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Say goodbye to wasteful wardrobes and rent sustainable styles from SPELL
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Say goodbye to wasteful wardrobes and rent sustainable styles from SPELL

With more and more events on the cards, it seems like we are going through all of our outfits quicker than you can say "fast fashion". Usually we are guilty of buying a new dress for every birthday bash, anniversary party and even the occasional Sunday session but in this economy? Absolutely not. Enter SPELL's new partnership with dress-rental service GlamCorner, which will take your wardrobe to the next level without leaving you penniless. more

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Queensland's first dedicated gin caravan is now taking bookings so get ready to hit the road, Jack
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Queensland’s first dedicated gin caravan is now taking bookings so get ready to hit the road, Jack

With our limited travel options nowadays, it seems like we are all hitting the road in search of a cure for our travel bug. If you count yourself as one of these so-called adventure-seekers, then we know of one super-cute way of travelling that also allows you to enjoy the finer things in life. The spirit slingers at The Botanist Gin and caravan, campervan and motorhome rental platform Camplify have teamed up to launch Queensland's first dedicated gin caravan, offering cocktail lovers the ultimate gin-infused accommodation experience. We'll cheers to that. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Dr. Chris Gillies
There are lots of examples of how society can change behaviours and improve livelihoods, so the tools already exist for how we minimise the impact of these issues and improve ocean health ... ~ Dr. Chris Gillies more
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Pavement Whispers: The Tivoli team announces a revitalisation of Woolloongabba's Princess Theatre
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Pavement Whispers: The Tivoli team announces a revitalisation of Woolloongabba’s Princess Theatre

It's been a tough time for the local live-music industry, but the scene is set to bounce back stronger than ever following the announcement that the team behind storied Fortitude Valley venue The Tivoli has taken over Queensland’s oldest-standing theatre the Princess. The coming months will see the 133-year-old landmark restored to its former glory as a destination for live music and the arts – read on to hear what's planned! more

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Tognini’s little-sister salon Hey Hair arrives at Colwill Place
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Tognini’s little-sister salon Hey Hair arrives at Colwill Place

If you've been in Brisbane long enough, there's a high chance you and your mane have been acquainted with award-winning James Street hair salon Tognini’s. A major player in the hairdressing industry, Tognini’s is expanding its operations and welcoming a new little sister into the fold. Recently arriving in Windsor-based retail hub Colwill Place, Hey Hair is quite the family affair ... more

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Oh captain, my captain – rent a superyacht through boat rental platform Flotespace
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Oh captain, my captain – rent a superyacht through boat rental platform Flotespace

Summer days may have drifted away but that doesn't mean we can't take advantage of everything our sunny state has to offer by getting out on the big blue. However, not all of us are lucky enough to have a boat or even have friends with boats – though this shouldn't stop you from overwater exploring. Enter Flotespace, a new boat rental platform that will have you saying "I'm the captain now". more

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Artists Miimi + Jiinda have dropped a new colour-soaked collection at Adairs
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Artists Miimi + Jiinda have dropped a new colour-soaked collection at Adairs

When homewares and furnishings retailer Adairs first collaborated with Indigenous Australian artists Miimi + Jiinda on a homewares range last September, the collection was snapped up from store shelves quicker than TP in March 2020. Thankfully, the original collection was just the beginning of Miimi + Jiinda's journey with Adairs and now we're being treated to a brand-new range of goodies. more

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Long-weekend bingeing – grab the popcorn and watch these Netflix picks
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Long-weekend bingeing – grab the popcorn and watch these Netflix picks

The Easter long weekend is here and, thanks to forecasted rain and cancelled plans due to an impending lockdown extension, most of us will be spending a lot of time indoors over the next few days. Perfect conditions for a couch session, if you ask us! Luckily for us, Netflix has just released a bunch of exciting new content, just in time. From wholesome family viewing to female-forward flicks, here are a few Netflix gems that are worth binging. more

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Barely dairy – cult-status vegan brand Milk Makeup has finally landed in Australia at Sephora
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Barely dairy – cult-status vegan brand Milk Makeup has finally landed in Australia at Sephora

Those who consider themselves a part of the make-up-loving community are probably well aware of the power that vegan beauty brand Milk Makeup holds – and that's probably why it's almost impossible to snag in Australia. Well, that's all about to change, friends. Be prepared for your credit card to get a workout because Milk Makeup has just dropped its line in Sephora stores across the nation. more

Sail away – all aboard Amaroo for a luxurious private charter
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Sail away – all aboard Amaroo for a luxurious private charter

Sipping champagne aboard a luxury yacht is the kind of life experience that is traditionally reserved for a fortunate few (read: rich people and Insta-celebs). Thankfully, Amaroo’s luxury skippered yacht charters are here to give you a little taste of the high life with its incredible half- and full-day voyages. The stunning Hanse 575 can accomodate ten people in total, so go ahead and rally your mates and set sail, captain. more

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Hop on a hump and have sunset cocktails with camels at Summer Land Farm
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Hop on a hump and have sunset cocktails with camels at Summer Land Farm

Referred to as 'ships of the desert', camels are the long-eyelashed companion that we make friends with on the occasional show day or beach holiday. Unbeknownst to us – until now, that is – there's a whole farm full of these intelligent beauties just a short excursion from the city. It's called Summer Land Farm and it makes for one fun-filled day trip. more

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Peloton is bringing its bougie workout bikes to Australia so get ready to ride like the wind, Bullseye
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Peloton is bringing its bougie workout bikes to Australia so get ready to ride like the wind, Bullseye

When it comes to workouts, we will try just about anything. Sunset pilates in the park, hot (read: sweaty) yoga classes and even cycling classes where the room resembles more of a nightclub than a gym. Those who enjoy hopping on a spin bike have probably heard of American fitness company Peloton, which has a cult-following of riders (4.4 million of them, to be exact) that prefer to get their gym fix without leaving the house. In exciting news for fitness fanatics, the cycle-centric workout platform has just announced that it's making its way to our shores this year. Goodbye, savings, hellloooo abs! more

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Who run the world? Celebrate International Women’s Day with five kick-ass Queensland gals
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Who run the world? Celebrate International Women’s Day with five kick-ass Queensland gals

Whether it’s via the Spice Girls or Malala Yousafzai, female empowerment comes in many forms. In every corner of every industry, ladies are slowly but surely getting louder, increasing in numbers and bringing radical change to the way the world is run. While we still have a long way to go in the fight for equality across many facets of society, history has shown time and time again that when women are offered a seat at the table, stuff gets done – so it’s important to give gals the mic and amplify their messages. To celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday March 8, we thought we’d introduce you to five amazing Queensland ladies who are putting in the work across their respective fields to make our state a great place to be. Raise your glasses to progress and equality, fam! more