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Lutwyche welcomes new Mediterranean-inspired wellness studio Contro Wellness
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Lutwyche welcomes new Mediterranean-inspired wellness studio Contro Wellness

The northern suburb of Lutwyche marks the latest Brisbane enclave to receive a world-class wellness centre. Contro Wellness opened its doors last week, ushering in the north side’s wellness-minded populace with a curated treatment menu of soaks, saunas and plunges. This new R&R retreat is dedicated to the sacred art of solitude with only private sessions available. Keep reading to find out more … more

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Wellness sanctuary The Bathhouse Albion is bringing a new world of luxury to Brisbane
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Wellness sanctuary The Bathhouse Albion is bringing a new world of luxury to Brisbane

The creekside suburb of Albion is continuing its rise to a high-end hotspot thanks to its new addition – The Bathhouse Albion. Nestled in Albion Fine Trades and neighboured by the likes of Botanica, Jocelyn’s Provisions and Raw Power Yoga, The Bathhouse Albion is a new architecturally designed wellness sanctuary. Slated for a June opening, it will be pampering its patrons with a decadent range of wellness treatments and experiences in a designer setting. Here’s what we know … more

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A hidden sports court is now open in the heart of Brisbane City
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A hidden sports court is now open in the heart of Brisbane City

Hidden in the heart of Brisbane City, in an underutilised and unappreciated underpass beneath Roma and Turbot street, a shiny new sports court has emerged. The HL Court is available to all athletically minded denizens – be they workers, students or visitors – to enjoy a spot of outdoor recreation or relaxation. more

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Here’s what to gift this Mother's Day according to the tastemakers on all things art and culture, Powerhouse Store
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Here’s what to gift this Mother’s Day according to the tastemakers on all things art and culture, Powerhouse Store

It’s no easy feat to find a gift worthy of our maternal figures in time for Mother’s Day. Fortunately, Brisbane Powerhouse Store (P.S.) has curated the mother of all gift guides – featuring plenty of considered keepsakes that your mum will love. Here’s what to gift this Mother’s Day from P.S.'s diverse range of exclusive designers, premium materials and small-batch collections. more

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Merivale Studios, a new artist residency and exhibition space, opens in South Brisbane
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Merivale Studios, a new artist residency and exhibition space, opens in South Brisbane

While Brisbane isn't short on incredible galleries, it's the city's artist-run initiatives and community spaces that form the backbone of Brisbane artistic endeavour. Merivale Studios, a new artist-led residency and exhibition space, is giving mid-career and established creatives a place to further their artistic practice in secure and supportive surrounds. More than a dozen of Brisbane's best painters, illustrators, muralists, designers and working artists are now based at the South Brisbane venue, which is set to become an active hub of creative expression. more


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Luxe luggage brand July unveils its brand-new James Street flagship store
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Luxe luggage brand July unveils its brand-new James Street flagship store

Has it been a while since you travelled overseas? Need a new overnight back for a quick trip interstate? Has your luggage seen better days? If you answered yes to any of those questions, get acquainted with July. Over the weekend, the luggage brand – famed for its thoughtfully designed travel accessories – officially opened its first Brisbane store to the public. The boutique is stocking the brand's coveted range of trunks, carry-ons, weekenders, backpacks, totes and accessories – all of which are worth booking a holiday just to use. more

Lucy Folk and ARTCLUB check-in at The Calile for a three-month pop-up residency
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Lucy Folk and ARTCLUB check-in at The Calile for a three-month pop-up residency

Leading Australian fashion creatives Lucy Folk and Heidi Middleton are Brisbane-bound to launch a collaborative pop-up concept store at The Calile Hotel. Lucy Folk's eponymous brand and Heidi Middleton's boundary-pushing fashion venture ARTCLUB will join forces for an exciting three-month residency – marking the first time either brand has had a physical presence in Brisbane. more

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Revel in some R&R at these Brisbane bathhouses and ice bath suites
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Revel in some R&R at these Brisbane bathhouses and ice bath suites

A hot new health trend is here and it's swapping some new gruelling workout regime for a bask in the bath. With a long list of enviable health benefits from stress management to enhanced mood – a soak session in perfectly tempered mineral waters can help you reawaken and reset. Take a deep dive into Brisbane's best spots to soak and cold plunge. more

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Objects of affection – Edward Street Brisbane’s guide to gifting luxury this Valentine’s Day

The most romantic day of the year is just a few sleeps away so it’s time to toast true love with a little something special. This year, take a break from the chocolate boxes and say "be mine" with thoughtful keepsakes. We’ve teamed up with the heart of Brisbane’s shopping district – Edward Street Brisbane – to curate a luxury gift guide so you can spoil your main squeeze this Valentine’s Day. more

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Unleash your inner viking at MANIAX's new hatchet-heaving haunt in The City
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Unleash your inner viking at MANIAX’s new hatchet-heaving haunt in The City

Limber up your throwing arm – one of Brisbane's leading immersive entertainment concepts has expanded to the inner city. Just before the end of 2023, MANIAX Axe Throwing opened its second Brisbane venue (and third in Queensland), transforming a subterranean space off Adelaide Street into a tomahawk-tossing emporium. In addition to plenty of axe-throwing lanes, MANIAX Brisbane City also comes with its own viking-inspired bar and restaurant offering. Take a peek inside ... more

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No time, no worries – last-minute Christmas gift ideas (that don’t seem last minute)
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No time, no worries – last-minute Christmas gift ideas (that don’t seem last minute)

There are two kinds of people when it comes to Christmas shopping. You’ve got your smug early shoppers, with their carefully thought-out lists who, in the week leading into Christmas, already have their presents bought, wrapped and sitting pretty under the tree. And then we have the other kind who, given you opened this article, is most likely you. Fear not last-minute shopper, for your gift giving can still be very personal and thoughtful – even if you bought it two days before Christmas. We’re here to help with our list of last-minute Christmas ideas that don’t seem last minute. more

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Sweat in style – IKEA announces first ever fitness collection
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Sweat in style – IKEA announces first ever fitness collection

One of the world's most beloved distributors of affordable Scandinavian-designed furniture is stepping away from flat packs and into the fitness realm with a brand-new fitness and workout range. Hitting Australian shores on January 1, 2024, the Dajlien (Swedish word for daily) collection is all about making exercise easy, accessible and stylish. more

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Sky-high dining, spectacular shows and quirky gifts – Brisbane Powerhouse has your festive shopping sorted
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Sky-high dining, spectacular shows and quirky gifts – Brisbane Powerhouse has your festive shopping sorted

It's December, folks. That means we've got less than a month to finish our festive shopping, get everything wrapped up and placed neatly under the Christmas tree before Santa starts making his rounds on December 25. If you're at a loss on what to get someone special in your life, let us bring your attention to Brisbane Powerhouse. Offering something for the fashion, food, arts or music lover in your life, this Brisbane Powerhouse gift guide is sure to provide the perfect pressie for your loved one. more

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Give the gift of luxury with this ultimate Christmas gift guide from Edward Street Brisbane
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Give the gift of luxury with this ultimate Christmas gift guide from Edward Street Brisbane

If you're looking for something a little more luxe this Christmas, then stroll no further than Edward Street Brisbane, one of Brisbane City's most sophisticated shopping spots. From beloved international brands to celebrated independent boutiques, Edward Street Brisbane is the perfect place to discover something extra special to tick off your loved ones' wish list. This Christmas, the inner-city shopping destination is overflowing with gifts – whether you're searching for your partner, family, friends or you're looking to treat yourself (go on, you deserve it!). The precinct has even curated its own luxury gift guide to assist with your Christmas gifting – here are some of our top picks ... more