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The Weekend Series: five fitness ideas so fun you’ll forget you’re exercising
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The Weekend Series: five fitness ideas so fun you’ll forget you’re exercising

We know, we know – exercise is a pain. But if you want that rockin’ bod you’re going to have to get off your tuchus and start getting active at some point. Much like studying, we’ve heard that the best way to put in some solid hours is if you can make it fun. With that in mind, we’ve scouted around and found some activities that are so fun that it won’t even feel as if you’re exercising. Get ready to climb, dance and drink (yep, you heard us) those lethargic blues away – fitness just got exciting. more

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Standing out from the crowd – shop local at Brisbane City’s best boutiques
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Standing out from the crowd – shop local at Brisbane City’s best boutiques

The benefits of shirking bigger chains in favour of shopping local are pretty much endless. Not only do you get to support the little guy but you also end up cultivating a way more unique sense of style. Most of us are suckers for some chain store basics – hey, we’re only human – but it’s those high-quality pieces and distinctive finds from independent shops that really hold a special place in our hearts (and wardrobes). We’ve handpicked some of Brisbane City’s best, coolest and most interesting boutiques for you to fall in love with. more

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Embrace the feminine mystique with the latest drop from YCL Jewels
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Embrace the feminine mystique with the latest drop from YCL Jewels

Goddesses from powerful mythologies are always a great source of inspiration for us ladies – after all, what’s more empowering than feeling like you have the strength to run the world? One of the most fascinating women from the history books is Freyja, the Norse goddess associated with love, sex, beauty and gold just to name a few things. This powerful creature was the inspiration behind the latest drop from YCL Jewels, drawing upon distinctly feminine characteristics laced with heady amounts of pure power. more

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Experience the magic of cinema at the new Elizabeth Picture Theatre
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Experience the magic of cinema at the new Elizabeth Picture Theatre

There’s nothing like kicking back with a bucket of popcorn in one hand and a choc-top ice-cream in the other, catching the latest blockbuster on the big screen. Even in the age of streaming and binge-watching content, we still love the experience of going to the movie theatre, and it seems like the cinema business is still booming as evidenced by the arrival of the Elizabeth Picture Theatre. The brains behind The Yatala Drive-In and New Farm Cinemas have converted the Old Irish Club on Elizabeth Street into a charming picture house, which is opening to the public today, Thursday October 5! Expect an intimate movie-going experience that eschews the crowded nature of Brisbane's megaplexes. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in October
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in October

It’s been a wild couple of weeks where the weather is concerned. One day it’s scorching hot outside, and then the next day its absolutely bucketing down with rain. Either way, we’ve had no choice but to take shelter indoors until the weather becomes more amenable. With nothing to do with our time but surf the web, we’ve stumbled across five amazing things happening around the world that we think you’ll really dig. If you like the sound of LEGO House, Nicolas Cage confectionery, bubble tea soft serve and blue burgers, then you’ll get a kick out of our finds. more

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Drape yourself in liveable luxury from New Zealand native Maggie Marilyn
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Drape yourself in liveable luxury from New Zealand native Maggie Marilyn

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned underdog story, and by golly have we got a doozy for you. Our protagonist is a style-conscious and sartorially savvy teen living in a tiny town who dreams of breaking into the fashion business. After doing the hard yards of a fine arts degree and crafting a signature aesthetic, she heads to Sydney Fashion Week to show off her wares and captures the attention of a big-time fashion buyer from a major international company. Her label was snapped up on the spot. This isn’t a dream – this is the reality of Maggie Marilyn, and when you see her clothes the story becomes very easy to believe. more

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Rack city – SWOP opens a new home for pre-loved style and eclectic cool
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Rack city – SWOP opens a new home for pre-loved style and eclectic cool

West End's SWOP Clothing Exchange has been one of Brisbane’s best locations for vintage discoveries for years, and for good reason! This emporium for trendy thrift finds is a reliable source for savvy shoppers thanks to its constantly evolving range of gear, which is why were pretty darn excited to announce that SWOP has opened a new location in the heart of The City. We’re talking a sizeable range of garments from dreamy denim to fabulous frocks and everything in between – SWOP is a new one-stop shop for inner-city style seekers. more


The Locals Next week: A Brisbane Local

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The Weekend Series: five shows to binge-watch in October
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The Weekend Series: five shows to binge-watch in October

A scorching summer fast approaches, which means that it will be prime Netflix and chill weather. By that we mean, turn up the air conditioning and stay indoors binge-watching the latest and greatest shows. As we move further into the second half of 2017, we get closer to the arrival of some fantastic new shows and follow up seasons to our faves. We’ve put together a quick list of shows coming to or recently released on streaming services. Mark your calendars and stock up on snacks – it’s going to be a blockbuster summer. more

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ESSEN offers timeless quality shoes that you'll fall head over heels for
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ESSEN offers timeless quality shoes that you’ll fall head over heels for

Look, us ladies have all fallen into the trap of uncomfortable shoes at one time or another. Oftentimes we equate ‘sensible’ to ‘ugly’, the image of the Homypeds and Kumpfs that our primary school librarians wore seared deep into our collective subconscious. Sometimes you’ve got to sacrifice a little bit of relief in the name of aesthetics, right? The tyranny is over! We’ve found a label that manages the seemingly impossible fusion of practical and beautiful footwear – it’s time to introduce your soles to ESSEN. more

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The Weekend Series: Bitcoin, blockchain and bamboozlement – making sense of cryptocurrency
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The Weekend Series: Bitcoin, blockchain and bamboozlement – making sense of cryptocurrency

You’ve heard the buzz, read about it online and seen its logos pop up at shops and eateries, but what do you really know about Bitcoin? If you are like us, you are as clueless as a camel at the North Pole. Cryptocurrency has been increasing in prominence since being invented in 2009, but to us laypeople it hasn’t exactly become easier to understand. That being said, quite a few people are making a big deal out of this new technology, so we decided it would be a good idea to figure out what the heck it’s all about and see if we can break it down in a handy, easy-to-digest format. more

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alice McCALL and Furla lead Westfield Chermside’s premium fashion offering
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alice McCALL and Furla lead Westfield Chermside’s premium fashion offering

If you’ve opened up your wardrobe recently and almost cringed at the selection of garments within, don’t worry – we get it. There are few feelings better than adding a handful of new items to your outfit selection, and Westfield Chermside is shaping up to be the spot to do just that. This year has seen Westfield Chermside put its best foot forward in the fashion stakes, adding a whole new shopping precinct and following it up with a string of premium openings. If you want to shake up your look, we’ve listed some of the top spots to shop. more

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Put your best face forward – Mecca Maxima’s largest-ever store is now open at Wintergarden
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Put your best face forward – Mecca Maxima’s largest-ever store is now open at Wintergarden

Calling all beauty junkies of Brisbane – we don’t mean to alarm you, but something extremely significant has happened. If you live for your lashes, know how to contour like a pro and have a serious jones for skincare, you’re probably already aware of a little old store called Mecca Maxima. Here comes the news you may want to sit down for – our fair city has officially become home to the biggest Mecca Maxima in the whole darn country! Mecca Maxima Wintergarden is open for business, bringing lovers of all things beauty a mind-boggling selection of premium products to play with. more

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Ditch the flowers in favour of a sweet succulent from The Succy Bunch
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Ditch the flowers in favour of a sweet succulent from The Succy Bunch

Look, giving your loved one a bunch of flowers will never go out of style, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an unoriginal idea. Sometimes you need a gift that with a bit more excitement, something with pizazz, and something different. The Succy Bunch is a charming gift service specialising in succulents in cacti, delivered directly to your door. Forget the florists, The Succy Bunch will help you pick the perfect gift that won’t suck. more

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The round-up: heatwave schmeatwave – how to cool down when Brisbane turns up the temperature
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The round-up: heatwave schmeatwave – how to cool down when Brisbane turns up the temperature

In case you haven’t heard, the Bureau of Meteorology is saying that a heatwave is imminent. Okay, what’s new? The sun blasts Brisbane all year round, so this isn’t exactly a groundbreaking revelation. We acknowledge that temperatures of 35 degrees or more are extreme, but Queenslanders are a resilient bunch – we know how to beat the heat. If you absolutely refuse to let the big yellow ball in the sky keep you indoors, we’ve compiled a cool list of ways to stay frosty while the pavement melts. more

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Deadly Ponies teams up with My Little Pony for a colourful and charming collab
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Deadly Ponies teams up with My Little Pony for a colourful and charming collab

If you're an 80s baby, then we can almost guarantee that you owned a string of My Little Pony figurines and spent hours upon hours in your bedroom brushing and plaiting their brightly coloured little mains. When we heard that New Zealand's luxury accessories label Deadly Ponies had teamed up with Hasbro's iconic My Little Pony brand, our hearts well and truly fluttered. These timeless designs are bringing some of our best childhood memories back to life. more

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Hello spring! Let Harbour Town add some sass to your wardrobe for a less-than-sassy price
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Hello spring! Let Harbour Town add some sass to your wardrobe for a less-than-sassy price

It's official - spring has sprung! It's that time of year, you know how it is – as the days get longer, the dresses get shorter. Now, if you've neatly packaged up your jeans, leather jackets and boots from the winter that was and broke out into an anxious sweat when you realised that your spring wardrobe is a little less than desirable, then don't fret. There is light at the end of the tunnel ... and the best part is you won't need to sell a kidney to get what you want (hurrah). Harbour Town is helping you replenish your wardrobe with some killer savings that will surely add some extra spring to your step. We like you guys (a lot) so we thought we'd step in and pick out some of the must-haves to give you a little taste of this ripper new-season sale. It's time to treat yo'self before you have to start saving for Christmas like a responsible adult. more

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Japanese mainstay visvim’s latest collection brings us a dose of Americana cool
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Japanese mainstay visvim’s latest collection brings us a dose of Americana cool

Trends come and go, but true style is forever. Sure, it’s fun to experiment here and there, but often the pieces that we gravitate towards are the ones that follow two rules – they are made well and designed thoughtfully. Iconic Japanese brand visvim is a testament to this, creating collection after collection filled with items that are both swoon-worthy but totally practical. The brand’s latest drop holds up to its reputation, featuring a signature style laced with touches of Americana cool. more

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ALIX YANG strikes a perfect balance with stunning statement jewels
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ALIX YANG strikes a perfect balance with stunning statement jewels

It’s a tale as old as time – you’ve constructed an outfit and have pretty much nailed it. The fit is right, the colour scheme is on point and you’re seriously feeling it, but you can’t help but take one last look and notice that it needs a little something extra to take it to the next level. ALIX YANG hears your woes – if you’re looking for the missing piece to your sartorial puzzle that's sure to make a statement, she’s more than got your back. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in September
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in September

Spring has sprung and we are thriving, pals. The air is crisp, the skies are blue as heck and the vibe is impeccably high. Speaking of vibes, there’s a whole bunch of delightful stuff we’ve found kicking around the internet that is only further elevating our already sky-high moods. September brings dedicated peanut butter dessert bars, baller Game of Thrones sneaker collabs, Eataly’s massive new theme park and more. more