Clothing
Burberry showcases modernised creative vision at its new QueensPlaza store
Gentlefolk

Burberry showcases modernised creative vision at its new QueensPlaza store

Burberry has been a stalwart on the global fashion scene since a very young Thomas Burberry created the company back in 1856 with the view that clothing should be designed to protect people from the British weather. A few years later, in 1879, Thomas invented gabardine – a breathable, weatherproof material and hard-wearing fabric that revolutionised rainwear. The resulting trench coat spurred a fashion empire that remains one of the world's most iconic and recognised fashion houses, Burberry. After almost six years in its original QueensPlaza space, Burberry has opened a striking new boutique in the mall, the first in Australia to encapsulate chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci’s new creative vision.  more

Play
Grow your own produce (and a green thumb) with airgarden
Gentlefolk

Grow your own produce (and a green thumb) with airgarden

If you jumped on the gardening bandwagon during the last few months, you likely learned the saying that 'it ain't all sunshine and roses' rings very true. With the knowledge that growing your own greenery isn’t as easy as it looks, brother and sister team Tom and Prue Bauer decided to take matters into their own hands. Inspired by horticulturist-approved technology, the pair nurtured and grew a leaf-covered solution – airgarden – an easy-to-use aeroponic garden that will help prospective fresh-produce growers to sprout up to 150 fruits and vegetables in less than one square metre of space. more

Beauty
Make your morning routine plastic-free with Zilch's self-care box
Gentlefolk

Make your morning routine plastic-free with Zilch’s self-care box

Last week, we compiled five (hopefully) helpful ways to reduce the amount of plastic in your life. If you missed it, you can take a peek here and look, we don't want to rehash all of the grim details but the sad truth is that almost every piece of plastic ever created still exists in some form today. By 2050, reports indicate that the oceans could have more plastic than fish – let that sink in for a moment. Given its widespread use in literally every facet of life, reducing your plastic consumption can feel pretty overwhelming at the start – a feeling that Rachel Sebastian knows all too well. In fact, it was this exact sense of unease that motivated her to create Zilch – an online marketplace committed to turning your daily routine into a plastic-free one. more

Wellbeing
Give your dog a taste of the good life with botanical shampoo bars and calming pet-friendly candles
Gentlefolk

Give your dog a taste of the good life with botanical shampoo bars and calming pet-friendly candles

If your four-legged friend is a little on the nose or your pupper pal sadly suffers from skin sensitivities, Cider & Basil is here to help. The pet-centric lifestyle brand was founded by Henrietta Lau in 2016 after her own dog, a 56 kg Maremma named Cider broke out in full-body welts after a bath with a pet-shop bought dog shampoo. The reaction was so severe that Henrietta took matters into her own hands and set out to create an all-natural, cleansing dog wash that not only smells delightful but is kind to irritated skin. more

Play
Go crate digging at Paddington's new record emporium Dutch Vinyl
Gentlefolk

Go crate digging at Paddington’s new record emporium Dutch Vinyl

Any music lover or audiophile will tell you that there's no sweeter feeling than lightly dropping the needle on a brand-new record. Although the act of buying a physical release might seem like an outdated way of digesting tunes to some, vinyl records have continued to increase in popularity and so too have record stores. Last weekend Paddington welcomed a brand new music house called Dutch Vinyl, a Melbourne-born business that has expanded north, bringing with it a curated collection of new and old records and an atmosphere that makes flipping through wax an immeasurably enjoyable experience. more

Get your contraceptive pill delivered to your door with new subscription service Kin
Gentlewoman

Get your contraceptive pill delivered to your door with new subscription service Kin

If you're a gal that pops The Pill on the daily, you probably know there's nothing more inconvenient than trying to make a last-minute doctors appointment to refill a script. Luckily for us, there's a new kid on the block when it comes to supplies and its name is Kin. Australia's first subscription Pill service, Kin sends your contraceptive pill top-ups straight to your door by allowing you to ditch the in-person doctor's visit for a 100 percent online, text-based consult. This means no more rushed appointments, last-minute trips to the chemist, or the dreaded moment you realise you've run out and you need a new prescription (d'oh!). Kin is here to help make this pill an easier one to swallow. more

Plastic not-so-fantastic – five ways to help you reduce your reliance this July
Gentlefolk

Plastic not-so-fantastic – five ways to help you reduce your reliance this July

Plastic has emerged as one of the greatest man-made environmental disasters of our time. Synthetic pliable polymers made from petrol have transformed the way we live – it's cheap to produce and long-lasting. Unfortunately for planet Earth, it is those very attributes that have cursed the eco-system as nearly every single piece of plastic ever created still exists in some form today. It has infiltrated every aspect of modern life – from the devices we are using to bring you this article to the cars we drive, the bottles that house our shampoos and cleaning products to the cling film that is keeping your lunch fresh in the fridge – it's all plastic and it will outlive you by a few hundred years. In a perfect world we would all pledge to go plastic-free for good, however, the reality is that it may not be possible to do all at once. Anne Marie Bonneau aka The Zero Waste Chef said it… more


Giddy up – a whole Wild West town is for sale in New Zealand for a cool $11 million
Gentlefolk

Giddy up – a whole Wild West town is for sale in New Zealand for a cool $11 million

Look, we are all craving an escape right now and waiting for this dreamed-up Trans-Tasman bubble is like waiting for rain in a drought – all we can do is cross our fingers and toes. So, entering our lives with perfect timing is this advertisement for a gloriously OTT Wild West-themed town in New Zealand. The best part? It can all be yours for just $11-million dollarydoos. If you're keen to live in your own Westworld (without all of the killer cowboy robots, of course) then read on ... more

Accessories
Ditch single-use sanitary items in favour of TOM Organic's eco-friendly and reusable period products
Gentlewoman

Ditch single-use sanitary items in favour of TOM Organic’s eco-friendly and reusable period products

Periods! Okay, now that we've given the gents who accidentally clicked on this story enough time to backtrack hastily, let's talk. Monthly visits from Aunt Flo are largely unavoidable and up until now, it's meant schlepping to the chemist or supermarket to replenish supplies of pads and/or tampons that are ultimately destined for landfill (because we all know flushing is bad). Here's the thing, according to The Fashion Advocate, the average Australian woman uses up to 12,000 disposable pads, liners and tampons in her lifetime, which is a lot considering there are around 12.6-million females in Australia. Thankfully, there's an eco-friendly alternative. Ladies, say hello to TOM Organic's reusable period cup and underwear. more

Seven powerful page-turners by Indigenous authors to add to your reading list
Gentlefolk

Seven powerful page-turners by Indigenous authors to add to your reading list

Over the last few weeks we've shone a light on some beautiful beauty brands and clothing labels that are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and operated, or in support of local Indigenous communities in Australia (you can check them out here and here if you missed them) as well as some incredible artists, designers and jewellery makers (check them out here). This week, we're turning our attention to literature penned by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors (and illustrators) – from novels to non-fiction, poetry to compilations and even a little something for the wee ones. While this list has barely even begun to scratch the surface of Indigenous literary talent in this country, here are seven sensational and powerful page-turners to get you started. more

Play
In need of a city escape? Unwind with a luxe daycay at The Calile Hotel
Gentlefolk

In need of a city escape? Unwind with a luxe daycay at The Calile Hotel

Coming into the second half of 2020, it's more than justifiable to say that we all deserve a little holiday. Whether it's time spent sun-baking by the pool, sipping on mimosas or just taking a good ol' nap, a relaxing getaway works wonders for your wellbeing. If a small break to boost happiness is what you've been dreaming of then we have got some good news for you. Reopening its doors earlier this week, The Calile Hotel has got your city staycay plans covered with its newly launched A Day With Calile package – eight hours of total luxury spent at the dreamy Fortitude Valley gem. more

Beyoncé is here to save 2020 with a new The Lion King-inspired visual album
Gentlefolk

Beyoncé is here to save 2020 with a new The Lion King-inspired visual album

It turns out Beyoncé has been quite busy this year. Between raising her kids – Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir – with Jay Z, maintaining an empire, and just being an absolute baller, it's been revealed that she's about to launch a new visual album into the stratosphere. Excited? So are we. Read on fellow Beyhives, because we have got the tea on this grand production, or rather, the lemonade. more

Play
The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week
Gentlefolk

The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team’s top picks for the week

What a year, huh? Today is the last day of June and we feel like we can't believe half the year is over already, but we're also surprised it's not December. Ah 2020, the shortest, longest year of our lives. A lot has happened already this year (and continues to be happening) and it's pretty easy to become overwhelmed with the constant influx of news and information. The Weekend Edition has been with you every step of the way and we're not going anywhere – we're here to guide you through our new normal as well. One thing is for certain – 2020 has been a time to pause and reflect. We are embracing this time of reflection and using it to discover and engage with new things – and we're taking you on that journey with us. Each week we're sharing with you the books, music, TV shows, podcasts, food and more that The Weekend Edition team is enjoying and learning from, to take them from… more

Play
Go forth and break stuff at Brisbane's first smash room aptly named Rage Cage
Gentlefolk

Go forth and break stuff at Brisbane’s first smash room aptly named Rage Cage

Here's the thing about being human – sometimes it sucks. Anger doesn't discriminate, which means that from time to time, we all feel rage bubbling away under the surface and suddenly Limp Bizkit's 'Break Stuff' seems profound and prophetic. The problem, however, is that society tends to frown upon indiscriminate vandalism and we can't just go around breaking things every time we feel angry ... or can we? Brisbane, say hello to Rage Cage. more

Awe-inspiring Aboriginal artists and designers to discover – plus how to make an ethical purchase
Gentlefolk

Awe-inspiring Aboriginal artists and designers to discover – plus how to make an ethical purchase

Over the last couple of weeks we've brought you some seriously amazing beauty brands and clothing labels that are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and operated, or in support of local Indigenous communities in Australia (you can check them out here and here if you missed them) so that you can continue to transform intentions into actions and show your support for #BlackLivesMatter. This week, we're shining a light on some awe-inspiring artists and jewellery makers but before we delve in, when it comes to buying Indigenous art there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Firstly, in many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, art sales are one of the main sources of income so it's imperative to buy ethically and authentically. In doing so, you are not only protecting your own investment but showing respect and ensuring the artists are paid fairly. The Indigenous… more

Beauty
Add some eco-conscious beauty staples to your self-care routine courtesy of Peggy Sue
Gentlewoman

Add some eco-conscious beauty staples to your self-care routine courtesy of Peggy Sue

Self-care has been a major theme this year. Slowing down, taking the time to listen to our needs and indulging in the little things has kept us somewhat sane in the past few months. This also relates to our skincare routine – whether you have a ten-step regimen that you undertake morning and night, or your routine consists of brushing your teeth and a splash of water on your face, taking some me-time is important now more than ever. That's where sustainable-skincare makers Peggy Sue steps in. The Australian owned-and-operated brand sells a luscious range of eco-friendly self-care products, so you can take time to look after you and the world at large. more

Never run out of toot paper again with eco-friendly toilet-paper brand How We Roll Co.
Gentlefolk

Never run out of toot paper again with eco-friendly toilet-paper brand How We Roll Co.

Look, we all want to put the TP crisis of 2020 behind us. Stress-induced stockpiling at the supermarket or being left without a supply was possibly the most hectic part of the pandemic. Fortunately, we will never have to go through that panic-buying hassle again thanks to How We Roll Co., an eco-friendly company that delivers bulk boxes of recyclable toilet paper straight to your door. Now you can fold or scrunch to your heart's content. more

Accessories
Sport some eye-catching earrings with conscience from By Indeko
Gentlewoman

Sport some eye-catching earrings with conscience from By Indeko

Have you ever noticed how a pair of statement earrings generate endless compliments from strangers? It's true! If your earlobes are feeling a little bit boring or you're keen to put our hypothesis to test, allow us to introduce you to By Indeko – a socially conscious company that provides employment opportunities to people living with a disability. They also happen to make really excellent earrings. more

Accessories
Ruff stuff – get canine crafty with a DIY bowtie dog-collar kit
Gentlefolk

Ruff stuff – get canine crafty with a DIY bowtie dog-collar kit

If you're a dedicated dog parent with a passion for fashion, then it's safe to say your four-legged friend probably has a winter wardrobe that rivals Mariah's. Furry coats, waterproof jackets and chunky knits all make an appearance in the colder season, but sometimes this can leave your dog resembling a small lumberjack rather than the très chic look you were going for. That's when you need to get your paws on some canine-approved accessories. Enter dog-accessory label Moo+Twig, which is slinging fully customised bowtie dog-collar kits so you can channel your inner designer. Your pampered pooch will be strutting its stuff in the dog park in no time. more