Gifts
The Christmas gift guide: what to buy the ones who have everything this year
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The Christmas gift guide: what to buy the ones who have everything this year

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Christmas brings festive fun, holidays, some seriously good food and of course – presents! If you'd rather not be stuck at your local shopping centre on Christmas eve scrambling for last-minute gifts, then we have a few ideas on what you can get your loved ones, mates and colleagues – no matter what they are into. more

Wellbeing
Free gigs and discount gym memberships – how to earn rewards by making healthy choices
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Free gigs and discount gym memberships – how to earn rewards by making healthy choices

Coming into summer, we're trying to get our acts together when it comes to our health, wellbeing and fitness regimes. Sometimes though, with the silly season looming over our heads, it can be a difficult task to stay on track. One company that's helping us keep our commitment to healthier living is GMHBA, an Australian not-for-profit private health insurance and care provider. To do this, GMHBA has recently partnered with AIA Vitality, the globally renowned health and wellbeing program that rewards you for healthy behaviours. Together, the companies are rewarding members for keeping healthy and active with vouchers, discounts and some super savings. Get fit and be gifted with freebies? Now, that's one way to motivate us. more

Clothing
The ultimate collectors item – it's time to add Levi’s iconic 501 jeans to your denim collection
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The ultimate collectors item – it’s time to add Levi’s iconic 501 jeans to your denim collection

When one thinks of iconic fashion over the years, especially everyday wardrobe staples, the mind automatically wanders to Levi’s 501 jeans. Stylish folk have been rocking the beloved denim since 1873 (yep, they've aged like a fine wine!). Heck, even a young Stanley Tucci did a happy dance in them. And, as we all know, anything that's good enough for the Tuc' is good enough for us. Here's why you should add a pair of these baby blues to your collection ... more

Grooming
Laneway snip and shave joint Empire Barbering Co. unveils its speakeasy-inspired lounge and retail space
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Laneway snip and shave joint Empire Barbering Co. unveils its speakeasy-inspired lounge and retail space

For some blokes, getting a short back and sides from the local barber is a simple in-and-out process. For others, their semi-regular trip to the barber means much more than a trim – it's an excuse to luxuriate, refresh and relax. Ashgrove-based Empire Barbering Co. garnered a large client base of gents enamoured with its elevated take on follicle-focused service and now the secretive laneway coiffeur has grown with the addition of Floridita Social Club – a bar-inspired extension for appointment-holding clients to linger before or after their snip over a snifter or sudsy brew. more

Wellbeing
Pavement Whispers: Soak Bathhouse to open a luxe rooftop day spa at West Village
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Pavement Whispers: Soak Bathhouse to open a luxe rooftop day spa at West Village

When we're in need of a dose of R&R, there's nothing better than a good ol' fashioned soak. Wellness seekers will be happy to learn that the creators of the Gold Coast’s much-loved Soak Bathhouse are bringing their urban oasis concept to Brisbane in the form of a luxurious rooftop bathhouse in the heart of West End. Here's a deep-dive on the details of this water-filled wonderland … more

Gifts
The GoodsTube helps hard-hit regional businesses this Christmas with Goodsmas gift hampers
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The GoodsTube helps hard-hit regional businesses this Christmas with Goodsmas gift hampers

When it comes to gift giving at Christmas, it can sometimes seem like the list is endless. There's family, friends and corporate chums to think about – plus you might even be in charge of your work’s presents to other businesses. Remove the headaches and give festive corporate gifts with a conscience this year courtesy of gift-hamper company The GoodsTube. The crew is getting into the Christmas spirit by sending much-needed support directly to Australian regions that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 thanks to its Goodmas initiative. more

Wellbeing
Slap on a snazzy Ken Done bandage – Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is encouraging Australians to roll up their sleeves
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Slap on a snazzy Ken Done bandage – Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is encouraging Australians to roll up their sleeves

Fun fact time – did you know that one in three Australians will need blood or blood products in their lifetime? And, in another alarming truth, a new blood donor is needed every four minutes! These alarming realities are the driving force behind Australian Red Cross Lifeblood, which is encouraging Australians to roll up their sleeves and donate some much-needed juice. The organisation has just launched its True Colours campaign – a fun way of motivating new and existing donors to give blood before November 14 to get their hands on a limited-edition artist-designed bandage and do good at the same time. 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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Cruise between cities with W Brisbane and JW Marriott Gold Coast's luxe accommodation package
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Cruise between cities with W Brisbane and JW Marriott Gold Coast’s luxe accommodation package

Feeling yourself cracking underneath the end-of-year pressure? Craving a couple of days off to soak up some sunshine and cocktails by the pool? Us too, friend. Combining the best of a staycay with a getaway are hotel giants W Brisbane and JW Marriott Gold Coast, which have teamed up for the ultimate travel package – complete with transfers between the two destinations in a Jaguar. Vroom vroom. more

Beauty
World's first carbon-positive beauty brand Emma Lewisham unveils its new 100-percent circular-designed product range
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World’s first carbon-positive beauty brand Emma Lewisham unveils its new 100-percent circular-designed product range

We love our skincare – so much so that our bathroom cupboards are lined to the edge with cleansers, exfoliators, serums and moisturisers. Sure, these products might make a difference when it comes to how dewy our complexion appears, but what about their effect on the planet? If you're keen on adding some more sustainable products into your skincare routine, let us introduce you to Emma Lewisham, the world's first carbon-positive beauty brand. more

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Explore all of the wonderful places, experiences and events the city has to offer with Brisbane City Council's brand-new Brisbane app
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Explore all of the wonderful places, experiences and events the city has to offer with Brisbane City Council’s brand-new Brisbane app

Our city is brimming with new restaurants, sipping spots and things to do – and now is as nicer time than ever to jump head-first into all of the goodness Brisbane has to offer. To help you discover (or re-discover) all of the superb places, experiences and events the city boasts, Brisbane City Council has developed a brand-new Brisbane app. Here's how this handy tool works ... more

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GoBoat is now setting sail from Breakfast Creek so pack your picnic basket
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GoBoat is now setting sail from Breakfast Creek so pack your picnic basket

If you're a regular stroller of the Riverwalk, you may have spotted a flotilla of shaded grey boats gliding down the water the last few months. These nimble vessels belong to GoBoat, which has been operating from a pop-up dock at Kangaroo Point since April. Now, the electric-boat rental company has found a permanent anchorage at Breakfast Creek, making it easier than ever to hop aboard and enjoy a sun-dappled day out on the water. more

These is red bottoms – Christian Louboutin has opened a new boutique on Queen Street
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These is red bottoms – Christian Louboutin has opened a new boutique on Queen Street

For fans of both high heels and the tv series Sex and The City, when footwear-obsessed fashionista Carrie Bradshaw mused "I have this little substance abuse problem. Expensive footwear.”, we empathised with her character on a deep level. If you too love to treat your trotters to a great pair of shoes, then you'll love this next piece of information – Christian Louboutin has opened a brand-new boutique in The City. Praise be. more

Clothing
Nōskin is the new PETA-approved brand slinging high-quality vegan shoes and garments
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Nōskin is the new PETA-approved brand slinging high-quality vegan shoes and garments

Spring has sprung, friends, and you know what that calls for – a wardrobe refresh. A decluttering of the closet is good for the soul and once you've dropped those bags of unwanted clothes to your local op-shop, you may get the urge to replace what has been Marie Kondo'd. To reduce your carbon footprint this time around, it would be wise to shop a bit more sustainably and choose to buy ethical where you can. Helping you to do just that is vegan, PETA-approved clothing brand Nōskin, which is selling everything from Japanese selvedge denim to hemp clothing and leather-alternative shoes. more

Accessories
Rent a party-perfect tablescape from The Box/d Society
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Rent a party-perfect tablescape from The Box/d Society

Perhaps one of the more obvious calling cards of becoming a 'proper' adult is when you start to host dinner parties. Food, drinks and good friends usually make for a perfect combination for a dinner party but perhaps the most special ingredient is the table setting. Woefully, this can also be the most time-consuming and difficult aspect to perfect – and that's where The Box/d Society comes in. This fresh-faced company is taking the stress out of party planning with gatho-ready tablescapes delivered straight to your door. more

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Long lunches, wine tastings and beer paddles – Kiff & Culture is taking you to Brisbane's best artisan spots
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Long lunches, wine tastings and beer paddles – Kiff & Culture is taking you to Brisbane’s best artisan spots

When it comes to going out on the town, we all have our own bank of tried-and-true spots, and these personal favourites usually go hand in hand with unforgettable memories spent with friends and family over delicious bevvies and bites. If you're keen on adding some new spots into your wining and dining repertoire, then we have an easy solution – Kiff & Culture. Already running food and wine tours out of Byron Bay, the Tweed hinterland and Tamborine Mountain, the tour company has recently launched Brisbane’s first artisan food and drink tour, giving locals a new way to experience the crème de la crème of the city's culinary scene – with a little help from a van. more

Accessories
Tote-ally sustainable – olve.'s reusable shopping bags are here to keep your food safe from germs
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Tote-ally sustainable – olve.’s reusable shopping bags are here to keep your food safe from germs

With the days of plastic bags (mostly) behind us, our collection of reusable shopping bags seems to be ever-growing. If your tote collection is looking a little flimsy and worse-for-wear, then we've just caught wind of a reusable shopping accessory that is anything but. Designed with careful attention and sustainability in mind, olve. bags are made with antibacterial protection that is woven into the fibres to keep you and your food protected from bad bacteria. more

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Staycay a little bit more luxuriously with Crystalbrook Vincent's local program
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Staycay a little bit more luxuriously with Crystalbrook Vincent’s local program

With border closures aplenty, there's no better time to bunker down in our beautiful city and explore everything it has to offer. To help you do just this – and in style, might we add – luxe accommodation destination Crystalbrook Vincent has recently launched Crystalbrook Local, a neighbourhood program offering exclusive discounts for residents of the Greater Brisbane area. Keen to stay and play? Read on for all of the juicy deets ... more

Beauty
Live out your 90s dreams with Flowerbed Nails stickers
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Live out your 90s dreams with Flowerbed Nails stickers

If we could time travel back to the 90s or early 2000s and place some of our favourite things in a time capsule that we could bring back to the future, you would probably find us running to our bedroom to grab our cans of Spice Girls Impulse, butterfly clips, So Fresh CDs and our favourite nail stickers. Well, we no longer need a time machine to get our hot little hands on the latter, as Flowerbed Nails stickers have just entered the scene. more