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Destination unknown – add some mystery to your next getaway with Wonderlust Escapes
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Destination unknown – add some mystery to your next getaway with Wonderlust Escapes

If there's one thing that is on everyone's Christmas wish-list this year, it's travel (truly, we will go anywhere). With borders reopening and airplanes soaring into the sky more regularly, now is the time to escape for a little vacay. If you want to add a bit of mystery into your next holiday (or just can't be bothered planning all of the minute details), then you'll be happy to hear that there is a new travel service that can take care of planning your trip – Wonderlust Escapes. Dust the cobwebs off your suitcase, and get ready to go on an adventure! more

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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace to support our rural mates this Christmas
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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace to support our rural mates this Christmas

This big old slab of sun-cracked earth may stretch us out into the far corners of the continent, but it doesn’t mean we’re disconnected. Aussies have copped our fair share of struggles of late, but we’ve proven time and time again that we’re ready to lend a hand when the going gets tough. As the 2020 gifting season approaches, give twice this Christmas by choosing to Buy From The Bush. more

Celebrate the silly season in style at Brisbane Powerhouse's Christmas party-ready event spaces
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Celebrate the silly season in style at Brisbane Powerhouse’s Christmas party-ready event spaces

End-of-year festivities are just around the corner and it's safe to say we are looking forward to celebrating the silly season (as well as the end of possibly the longest year ever). Christmas shindigs, New Year's celebrations and office functions are filling up the calendar pretty quickly, and if you're in charge of organising one of these festivities, it can be both a fun and super-daunting task. To help you out, we've found several spaces that are perfect for your end-of-year bash. The common thread? They are all located inside one of Brisbane's most iconic destinations – Brisbane Powerhouse. more

Watch girl power in all of its glory on new female-focused streaming platform Femflix
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Watch girl power in all of its glory on new female-focused streaming platform Femflix

Scrolling endlessly through streaming platforms has become somewhat of a pastime for many of us, and it seems more difficult with each passing day to find a movie that truly captivates our attention. New streaming platform Femflix is trying to change this, by putting the focus on thought-provoking productions. The platform's library is brimming with award-winning films with one thing in common – they all celebrate female-centric storytelling. more

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The Iconic is holding a Halloween sale with a whopping 30-percent off (almost) everything
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The Iconic is holding a Halloween sale with a whopping 30-percent off (almost) everything

It’s been a rough year and do you know what helps with a rough year? Some good old-fashioned retail therapy. Whether you want to get a jump-start on your Christmas shopping or you're just craving that sweet dopamine hit you get from adding multiple items to your cart, there has never been a better time to flex those index fingers. Luxe online retailer The Iconic is celebrating Halloween by gifting us all with 30-percent off almost everything on its site, starting now. You know what to do! more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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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
This forward-thinking micropublisher is spotlighting Brisbane venues with its Take away book series
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This forward-thinking micropublisher is spotlighting Brisbane venues with its Take away book series

The minefield that is 2020 has been a difficult year for every industry to navigate, with the hospitality sector taking a particularly hard hit. Helping the industry to turn a new page is Somekind, a crowdfunded and community-focused micropublisher that has developed a food and drink book series that supports businesses during COVID. Following several successful chapters in other states, Somekind's Take away series has now launched two new editions in Brisbane, spotlighting a duo of dynamite dining and drinking destinations. more

Get ready to indulge in a little retail therapy – H&M has finally launched its online store in Australia
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Get ready to indulge in a little retail therapy – H&M has finally launched its online store in Australia

Spring has well and truly sprung, with summer following close behind on its heels. This change of season means it's time to treat yourself to a shopping spree and give your wardrobe a well-deserved update. So you can elevate your aesthetic without even leaving the house, global fashion retailer H&M has launched its highly anticipated online store in Australia! From today, Tuesday October 20, you can hop online and fill your cart with all of the gems you've been eyeing on your recent trips to the shopping centre. Convenience unlocked. more

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Netflix, but make it fancy – Palace Home Cinema is bringing you fine films on demand
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Netflix, but make it fancy – Palace Home Cinema is bringing you fine films on demand

As grateful as we are to streaming services for helping us through the cataclysmic void that 2020 has been, we’ve really been missing the thrill of catching fresh new film releases. One particular movie mecca that true cinephiles have been very keen to return to in the post-COVID world is Palace Cinemas, a beloved beacon of premium indie films and limited-release flicks that you really can’t catch anywhere else in Australia. Well, the clever team at Palace has come up with a brand-new business model that allows movie buffs to get their fix of the latest releases without leaving the house – enter Palace Home Cinema. more

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The round-up: holiday in your home city with these luxe Brisbane staycations
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The round-up: holiday in your home city with these luxe Brisbane staycations

If you're in need of a mini-break from the mundanity of everyday life but don't want to drive to Woop Woop to getaway, Brisbane boasts a huge selection of boujee hotels that are perfect for your next weekend escape. So you can have a holiday without travelling too far, we have sourced the best places to staycay in our beautiful backyard. All you have to do is pack your bags and get ready to relax and rejuvenate in the city! more

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Casuarina comes to Colwill Place as Nikkou Store opens its first Brisbane boutique
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Casuarina comes to Colwill Place as Nikkou Store opens its first Brisbane boutique

Emerging retail precinct Colwill Place is starting to come alive, with the first wave of retailers opening their doors for the first time. One of the most anticipated arrivals is Casuarina-born slow-fashion boutique Nikkou Store, which is bringing some of its sun-kissed style north with its first Brisbane location. If your wardrobe needs a summer-appropriate sprucing, then look no further than this newly open repository of covetable wares. more

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Pawdicures and doggy dinners – treat your fur baby to a luxe sleepover at QT Hotels & Resorts
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Pawdicures and doggy dinners – treat your fur baby to a luxe sleepover at QT Hotels & Resorts

One of the hardest things about pet ownership is that you can't just pack a bag on a whim and escape for the weekend. Logistics of feeding and dog-sitting aside, you know deep down that you are powerless to resist the look – you know the one, the 'please don't leave me' look. If you've put weekends away on the back burner because you can't bear to leave your little mate behind, we have some news that may pique your interest – QT has gone to the dogs (literally) with the introduction of Pup Yeah! fur-friendly stays at its hotels across Australia and New Zealand.  more

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The Borrowed Nursery plants a new Brisbane location at Colwill Place
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The Borrowed Nursery plants a new Brisbane location at Colwill Place

While all eyes have been drawn to the work currently being undertaken restoring prominently positioned retail strip Colwill Place in Windsor, the revitalised hub's first tenant has already quietly opened behind it. Beloved Gold Coast-born plant, pot and gift store The Borrowed Nursery has just sprouted a second locale in an old mechanic shed at behind the precinct, establishing a must-visit treasure trove of locally grown plants, bespoke ceramic vessels and artisan-crafted gifts. Oh, and the space doubles as a venue for hire! Here's what you need to know about this charming newcomer ... more

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Step up your picnic spread with a little help from The Somewhere Co.
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Step up your picnic spread with a little help from The Somewhere Co.

If the swooping birds haven’t given it away, it’s officially spring, which means one thing – picnics! Rolling out a rug and whiling away the afternoon with a plethora of cheese and a cheeky pet-nat is undoubtedly one of our favourite past times. But somewhere along the line, someone made the executive decision that all picnic rugs had to be plaid. Well, to that The Somewhere Co. say nay. The brand is here to save you from the status quo with a stunning range of pretty picnic rugs, cooler bags and miscellaneous goodies. more

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Hoap for health and the planet one wash at a time
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Hoap for health and the planet one wash at a time

Since COVID-19 reared its ugly head, an estimated 20 million plastic sanitiser bottles have made their way to landfills or our oceans. Whilst it's of paramount importance to keep those mitts clean and germ-free, the increased reliance on single-use plastics is not particularly great news for the environment. Thankfully, there's hope – or should we say Hoap – it's hand hygiene, reimagined.  more

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Warrior playgrounds, frisbee golf and sun-soaked picnic spots – the best parks to explore in Brisbane
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Warrior playgrounds, frisbee golf and sun-soaked picnic spots – the best parks to explore in Brisbane

Sometimes it's good to get out and about for some fresh air – and there's no better place to do this than at a park! Brisbane is home to more than 2100 parks – all with unique locations, facilities and gardens. If you've been itching to explore some of Brisbane's natural surrounds, we've put together a round-up of Brisbane's best parks – from New Farm to The City, South Bank and beyond. more