Gifts
The Christmas round-up: gifts for fur children and actual children
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The Christmas round-up: gifts for fur children and actual children

They’re small, they’re cute and they can be immeasurably frustrating, but we really can’t imagine our lives without them. Yes, we’re talking about both our children and our pets. Let’s face it – our fuzzy little companions are just as much a part of the family as their human counterparts, so they deserve all of the treats as well! Whether you are buying for your own precious bundles of joy or someone in the extended family, we have gifts for every kind of kid – even the really hairy and four-legged ones that have to sleep outside. more

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Homecoming queens – online fashion empire Sabo Skirt opens its first bricks-and-mortar store
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Homecoming queens – online fashion empire Sabo Skirt opens its first bricks-and-mortar store

As much as we adore the sheer convenience of online shopping, sometimes we truly crave the in-store experience – feeling fabrics, trying things on and gleefully exiting a shop with a bag swinging from your arm is something else entirely. Thessy and Yiota Kouzoukas are well aware of this – the sister-in-law duo, online shopping mavens, Instagram stars and founders of cult fashion phenomenon Sabo Skirt are ready to give the people what they crave. The girls have taken the next huge step forward for their fashion empire, opening the first bricks-and-mortar location for the Sabo Skirt label at Westfield Chermside. more

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Special delivery! Cult bun-slinger Ben’s Burgers now has merch
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Special delivery! Cult bun-slinger Ben’s Burgers now has merch

The burger craze may well have swept Brisbane and still be going strong, but there is one bun that stands head and shoulders above the rest – we’re talking Ben’s Burgers, baby. Operating on the basis of no substitutions or alterations (only additions), the clean-cut menu at Ben’s boasts a concise collection of burgers that proves you really don’t need to mess with perfection. Oh, and the special sauce? Oof. Now you can wear your heart (and buns) on your sleeve – Ben’s Burgers merch has arrived. more

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

The heat is rising, the holidays are approaching and our attention spans are waning more than ever – it’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas, huh? The year has positively flown by and a whole bunch of stuff both good and bad has gone down in 2017, but we can always rely on the depths of the internet to remind us that there are still some things worth getting excited about. From the same sex marriage bill passing to Beyoncé-themed Christmas gear, here are five things we are vibing on in December. more

Gifts
The Christmas round-up: gifts for him
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The Christmas round-up: gifts for him

Dudes have a reputation of being kind of stoic when it comes to gifts, which can make them painfully hard to buy for. Just tell us what you want, ya dingus! In the event that he hasn’t dropped any hints about what he hopes to find in his stocking this year, we’ve rounded up some killer Christmas gift options for every kind of guy. Happy shopping! more

Gifts
The Christmas round-up: gifts for her
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The Christmas round-up: gifts for her

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and by that we mean it’s the time when you start Christmas shopping and realise that there are a bunch of people you need to buy for that you actually don’t know as well as you thought. What do? If a special lady in your life has been playing coy about what she hopes to find under the tree this year, fear not – we’ve rounded up a rad selection of gifts for every type of gal. more

Help is on its way – say hello to pay-as-you-go roadside assistance from gotU
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Help is on its way – say hello to pay-as-you-go roadside assistance from gotU

Real talk – how many cards do you carry in your wallet that you don’t actually use? How many times have you signed up to a service to access a one-off deal and then swiftly forgotten about it only to cop a ‘membership’ fee a year later because you forgot to unsubscribe? We do this sort of stuff all the time with the little things (hello, multiple streaming services), but it really does add up. One of the biggest things taking a chunk out of our hard-earned income is roadside assistance, but the game has totally changed with gotU. more

Protect yo'self in the Cancer Council's 2017 Ugly Christmas Rashie
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Protect yo’self in the Cancer Council’s 2017 Ugly Christmas Rashie

Christmas in Queensland generally consists of eating, drinking and finding the best way to stay cool – you know, hitting the beach, swimming in creeks or wading in an inflatable kiddie pool full of beer. Now, a lot of this festive fun is had in the harsh sun, so if you've been scratching your head for a Christmas gift that is practical and flat-out cool, then pop a Cancer Council's 2017 Ugly Christmas Rashie under the tree.  more


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Credit cards at the ready – Amazon Australia is set to launch!
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Credit cards at the ready – Amazon Australia is set to launch!

Friends, we don’t mean to alarm you but today is a pretty monumental one in terms of Australia’s retail landscape. Things are about to change forever because today, Thursday November 23, marks the soft launch of online shopping giant Amazon in Australia. After months of secrecy and setting up, the (virtual) doors will finally be flung open for our boundless purchasing pleasure. more

Deck the laneways – your indie Christmas gift guide
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Deck the laneways – your indie Christmas gift guide

If the thought of battling crowds, prams and trolleys while attempting your Christmas shopping has you feeling less than inspired, we have an alternative prospect that might tickle your fancy. Fortitude Valley’s Winn Lane and Bakery Lane are both teeming with awesome gifts for everyone on your list – from pimped-out pampering to rad new threads, A Very Laneway Christmas will provide a gift shopping experience that’s less drama and more good times. We’ve composed a little gift guide to assist with your laneway wandering – time to tick some names off! more

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Can’t slow down – Fast Times brings a slice of true skate culture to The City
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Can’t slow down – Fast Times brings a slice of true skate culture to The City

Any skating die-hard would no doubt be familiar with Fast Times, the Melbourne-based skate shop that has been a go-to for the best gear since 2008. From the hardware to the threads, this cult favourite is a destination for both the skating community and appreciators of the lifestyle alike, creating a dedicated following all around the country. Well you don’t have to trek down south or be restricted to the online shopping experience any longer – Fast Times has opened its first bricks-and-mortar Brisbane store right in the heart of The City and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. more

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Ladies of land and water – Her Line expands upon its signature swim range with Resort 2018
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Ladies of land and water – Her Line expands upon its signature swim range with Resort 2018

Isn’t it just a true delight when a label that you thought you couldn’t love any more gets better somehow? Back in 2014, an Australian brand called Her captured our hearts with its stunning swimwear and has kept us interested with every collection since. It comes as no surprise that the label’s decision to expand its offering to clothing left us absolutely giddy with excitement. When the newly minted Her Line dropped its debut womenswear collection in the form of Resort 2018, it definitely didn’t disappoint. more

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Online men’s style mecca MR PORTER drops its in-house label – get acquainted with MR P.
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Online men’s style mecca MR PORTER drops its in-house label – get acquainted with MR P.

Any dude with a solid sense of style and a penchant for online shopping would be well aware of MR PORTER, the digital playground full of curated collections of the best designer brands on the planet. Well, this online style mecca wasn’t content with just providing gents worldwide easy access to the finest labels going – it wanted to create its very own. Fellas, it’s time to introduce yourselves to MR P. more

Anyone for tee? The world-first creative social experience popping up in Brisbane
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Anyone for tee? The world-first creative social experience popping up in Brisbane

Falling for a good friend is not an uncommon scenario, but actually getting beyond the ‘just mates’ territory and into the romantic relationship of your dreams is a little trickier. So many of us have fallen victim to nerves, poor timing or just not being able to read someone else’s signals – it’s a classic case, right? Well, this very situation has become the catalyst for a new breed of social activity that has popped up in Brisbane, especially designed to minimise awkwardness and promote getting hands-on. Unleash your inner tastemaker at Only T, Queensland's newest creative social experience and the world's first tee shirt brewhouse. more

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The Weekend Series: five summer essentials to upgrade your camping to glamping
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The Weekend Series: five summer essentials to upgrade your camping to glamping

Camping certainly isn’t for everyone – when you’re an adult, hanging out in a sweaty plastic dome with no electricity or hot water kind of loses its appeal. Sure, the scenery is nice, but at what cost? Our base level of comfort? No thank you sir. The simple solution here is to level up – we’re talking glamping. Much like its inferior sibling, glamping is all about appreciating your natural surroundings but with the added benefit of being able to actually sleep at night because you’re not rolling around on a half-deflated air mattress marinating in a week’s worth of your own filth. We’ve searched for five key items that will turn your next camping trip into a glamping extravaganza. more

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We love this city – Brisbane’s own Apartment and Parliament unite for a killer collab
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We love this city – Brisbane’s own Apartment and Parliament unite for a killer collab

When it comes to Brisbane’s street culture, there are certain names that stand head and shoulders above the rest as true kingpins and innovators. Two such institutions have come together to gift us with a truly city-centric collaboration and we couldn’t be more thrilled. OG purveyors of street style Apartment have linked up with good pals and local legends Parliament Skate Shop, dropping the first taste of what plans to be a regular project. more

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Let's get loud – Magpie Goose is the social enterprise putting fun back into fashion
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Let’s get loud – Magpie Goose is the social enterprise putting fun back into fashion

Way up in the top end of Australia, there is a native bird that has a bit of a reputation. Perched at the apex of its tree, munching on fermented mangoes and squawking away is the magpie goose, a creature that personifies the attitude of not actually giving a damn what anyone else thinks. This majestic little thing just does precisely what it wants, which is what makes it the perfect namesake for a clothing label that is loud, proud and unapologetic. Meet Magpie Goose, the fashion social enterprise that’s kicking ass and making noise. more

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

Folks, November has rolled around faster than a one-legged man in a kicking competition. Soon enough you’ll be hearing carols in the supermarket and fighting over who gets to bring the potato bake to Christmas lunch – ‘tis the festive season! We’re feeling pretty jovial about entering the end-of-year sprint, so in the spirit of giving we thought we’d share a few things from around the globe that have been tickling our metaphorical pickles lately. From cloud eggs to dog booze and some adorable retro revivals, here’s what we’re vibing on this month. more

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Brooklyn Beauty Bar is ready to tame your tresses with its new menu of hair services
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Brooklyn Beauty Bar is ready to tame your tresses with its new menu of hair services

Whether you’re prepping for a big event or simply just want to treat yo’self, it’s very rare that you will find everything you need in the one place – the struggle of having a nail tech in New Farm when your tanner is in Taringa is real. For those in the know, Brooklyn Beauty Bar has long been the only spot that even comes close to rounding up the most crucial beauty services and delivering them with the highest standard of quality. Well, dear readers, prepare to jump for joy – the cult beauty destination’s James Street digs has added hair to its resume! more

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Siblings of style – Calexico Man unveils its dapper new digs
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Siblings of style – Calexico Man unveils its dapper new digs

Any Brisbane gal who doesn’t mind a bit of luxe retail therapy would no doubt be familiar with Calexico – the Fortitude Valley fashion mainstay has been saving our wardrobes with its signature edit of designer threads since 2010. Not one to rest on its effortlessly cool laurels, the Calexico brand is expanding its empire to include an offering that caters to the opposite sex. Opening up right across the road from its female-focused sibling, Calexico Man has arrived on James Street as a premier destination for all things menswear. more