Wellbeing
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

Gifts
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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

Gifts
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

Accessories
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

Beauty
Turn your back on bacne with Plendi's Outback Mud Mask
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Turn your back on bacne with Plendi’s Outback Mud Mask

We love summer for the warmer weather but we also hate the season for some of the gross, sweaty effects of humidity. A key one being body acne, which can appear on the back, chest, butt, legs, and bikini line. If you're keen to summer-proof your skin, say hello to Plendi's multipurpose masking treatment helping you say buh-bye to body acne and folliculitis – the Outback Mud Mask. more

Wellbeing
TotalFusion's mammoth health and wellness precinct is opening soon in Newstead
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TotalFusion’s mammoth health and wellness precinct is opening soon in Newstead

When it comes to health and wellness, the crew at TotalFusion certainly know a thing or two. Come November the team will unveil an exciting endeavour in the form of a brand-new 9,100-sqm health mecca, which is being touted as the Southern Hemisphere. This holistic haven will offer everything from plunge pools and thermal baths to a kids creche and doggy daycare. Oh, and did we mention a snow room? Keep reading for all of the details ... more

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Pavement Whispers: a Northshore warehouse will soon house Superordinary – a Brisbane-first arts space and cultural hub
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Pavement Whispers: a Northshore warehouse will soon house Superordinary – a Brisbane-first arts space and cultural hub

Next month, a 1700-sqm industrial warehouse in Northshore will officially become home to Superordinary – a multi-arts space dedicated to furthering local artistic endeavour. Encompassing artist studios, gallery spaces, live-music capabilities and an on-site kitchen and bar, Superordinary will host everything from exhibitions and gigs to festivals and pop-ups from guest chefs. Here's what you need to know ... more

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Getting your Christmas list ticked off early? Cookit gift boxes will impress the culinary whiz in your life
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Getting your Christmas list ticked off early? Cookit gift boxes will impress the culinary whiz in your life

Look, it's time to face the cold, hard truth – Christmas is going to be here before we know it. If you're eager to get a head-start on your festive shopping, we've sniffed out a new present idea and they're called Cookit gift boxes. These vibrant packages are filled with a coffee-table-ready cookbook and some seriously cute kitchen essentials that will put a smile on the dial of the Nigella, Jamie or Gordon in your life. more

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Mates Rates is the new platform offering a cheeky discount on Australian-owned and operated brands
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Mates Rates is the new platform offering a cheeky discount on Australian-owned and operated brands

Cozzie Livs is making a lot of things hard at the moment, one being conscious consumerism. We try our best to shop sustainably but with price increases on just about everything (feeding your family for under $10 is well and truly a thing of the past), it's proving more difficult than ever to shop in a way that makes a positive social, environmental or economic impact. Enter Mates Rates, an online membership platform connecting consumers with a curation of Australian-owned and operated brands – and offering conscious consumers an enticing discount. more

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Catch flights not feelings – Virgin Australia is selling flights around Queensland from $59
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Catch flights not feelings – Virgin Australia is selling flights around Queensland from $59

We’re in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis, which means a lot of us have had to sacrifice many things we love so we can, you know, afford to live. If the idea of a holiday is completely out of the budget, then you'll be happy to learn that Virgin Australia has recently released some pocket-pleasing sales on flights around Queensland if you’re travelling between October 2023 and June 2024. If you’re keen for a budget-friendly holiday, keep reading for all of the details … more

Clothing
Magpie Goose, an Aboriginal-owned and ethically-made clothing brand, opens its flagship store in Bowen Hills
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Magpie Goose, an Aboriginal-owned and ethically-made clothing brand, opens its flagship store in Bowen Hills

Meanjin is home to a number of streets that are well-known for their sipping, snacking and shopping repertoire. Bowen Hill's food, fashion, art and entertainment precinct King Street is one of them, offering a number of top-notch eateries, residential developments and retail spaces. The newest addition to grace the lifestyle strip is bringing ethically-made, art-inspired wear that tells a story and makes a statement. Introducing Magpie Goose, an Aboriginal-owned clothing brand that is taking its beloved online offering to the streets with its first bricks-and-mortar store. more

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Iconic US-born cinema Angelika Film Centre opens a state-of-the-art theatre at South City Square
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Iconic US-born cinema Angelika Film Centre opens a state-of-the-art theatre at South City Square

After a barnstorming run that saw the precinct establish itself as a dining hub on the rise, South City Square is now proving it's got some cultural chops to boot. South City Square has officially welcomed Angelika Film Centre, a New York-born cinema concept known for championing arthouse, independent and international films. With eight auditoriums (each luxuriously appointed) and a cocktail bar perfect for pre- and post-film analysis, Angelika Film Centre is set to give the megaplexes a run for their money. more

Accessories
Édito, a new boutique showcasing elegant European labels, opens on James Street
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Édito, a new boutique showcasing elegant European labels, opens on James Street

While James Street is already home to a killer cadre of fashion boutiques, further along the glitzy strip – up towards New Farm – sits a treasure trove that's stocking some of Europe's most sought-after labels. Édito is stocking a finely curated range of timeless, colourful and playful pieces for your body and your home. Next time you're shopping up a storm on James Street, wander up a little further for some absolute gems. more

Beauty
Reset and recharge – here are the best places to work on your wellness in The City
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Reset and recharge – here are the best places to work on your wellness in The City

Whether it's relaxing to the max with an indulgent massage, sweating it out in infrared saunas or immersing ourselves in ice baths, many of us are diving deep in to our health journey and working on our wellness like never before. With the endless amount of spas, gyms and wellness centres popping up at what feels like a weekly rate, it's hard to know where to go to ensure you're in safe (or firm) hands. To narrow it down for you, we've rounded-up some of the best day spas, wellness centres and gyms in The City, so you know exactly where to go for a dose of much-needed R&R. Keep reading for all of the dreamy details ... more

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Save up to 40 percent off luxury stays at Crystalbrook Collection hotels
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Save up to 40 percent off luxury stays at Crystalbrook Collection hotels

It’s usually around August when the wheels start to fall off, our routines are a lot harder to stick to and we crave a little respite from life's daily challenges. To help save us from overload burnout, Crystalbrook Collection is having one massive sale with 40 percent off stays if you book before Monday August 28. Here are all of the juicy details ... more