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Need a ride? Uber is trialling world-first Uber Rent right here in Brisbane
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Need a ride? Uber is trialling world-first Uber Rent right here in Brisbane

One of the best things about city living is not having to own a car and keep on top of rego, maintenance and insurance of said car. The downside to not having your own set of wheels is that sometimes simple things like a trip to Ikea can be problematic because flat-pack furniture and public transport is definitely a no-go. Well, fellow city dwellers, we have some excellent news, in a world first, the renowned ride-sharing service Uber is trialling Uber Rent – a new feature that allows users to rent a car directly through the app.  more

Go with the flow with Juuni – the new subscription service for organic period products
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Go with the flow with Juuni – the new subscription service for organic period products

Us gals know the age-old story – every month when Aunt Flo pays a visit, you find yourself embarking on a treasure hunt around the house, running in your PJs down to the corner store or asking strangers in public bathrooms if they have any "spares". Well, prepare yourself to be caught empty handed no more. Meet Juuni, a new subscription box full to the brim with organic period essentials that's delivered to your doorstep every month, helping to make shark week slightly less terrifying. more

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Make the most of Queensland's easing restrictions and frolic with alpacas through the vineyards
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Make the most of Queensland’s easing restrictions and frolic with alpacas through the vineyards

As a result of coronavirus, we've been confined to our homes and suburbs for longer than we'd care to think about but as of June 1, Queensland is open to Queenslanders! Yes, friends, we can officially bust out of isolation and explore this great state and what better way to do that than with a picnic with a couple of cheeky alpacas? That was rhetorical, obviously, because there is literally no better way to celebrate the easing restrictions. more

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Penthouse dining, private screenings and personal concerts – here are the once-in-a-lifetime experiences to book in Brisbane
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Penthouse dining, private screenings and personal concerts – here are the once-in-a-lifetime experiences to book in Brisbane

One of the positive consequences of the coronavirus restrictions is how imaginative and creative Brisbane's hospitality and entertainment industries have been. Restaurants have pivoted to takeaway, bars have transformed into bottle-o's and some very generous people have lent a helping hand to those in need. There has also been a bounty of some very special experiences that have come together during the pandemic, and we can't wait to book ourselves in. From sky-high dining in penthouse suites and picnics with alpacas to private concerts and pasta-making classes with award-winning chefs, here are some once-in-a-lifetime experiences happening in and around Brisbane. more

Let's get physical – Koala and Retrosweat team up for an '80s-themed Australian workout series
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Let’s get physical – Koala and Retrosweat team up for an ’80s-themed Australian workout series

Since we have been spending more time at home, a lot of us have been testing out (and sometimes failing) a plethora of different at-home workout routines. If we're being frank, most of the time it's more like they are testing us. Helping to put the fun back in living-room sweat sessions, Aussie online furniture brand Koala has teamed up with Retrosweat — the 1980s freestyle aerobic workout gurus — to bring you an at-home aerobics program filled to the brim with '80s Australiana nostalgia, aptly called The Great Australian Workout. Dig out your leg warmers, empty a can of hairspray onto your mane and snap on some fluro wrist bands, because we are going time travelling for this retro exercise routine. more

Get comfy! Foxtel's new streaming service Binge is luring you into a vortex of HBO hits
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Get comfy! Foxtel’s new streaming service Binge is luring you into a vortex of HBO hits

Yes, it’s another streaming service. Though, much like plants, puppies and biscuits, should there be a limit to how many we can enjoy? In the wise words of Cady Heron – the limit does not exist. So, with that in mind, let’s get to know Binge – a new streaming platform from Foxtel. It's armed with a library of smash-hit shows, iconic movies, cult classics and docos from the likes of HBO, Warner Bros and BBC, and it's here to make you want to kick back and, well, binge. more

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Work that couch groove – the best new streaming shows to see you through winter
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Work that couch groove – the best new streaming shows to see you through winter

We're not going to beat around the bush here – it's cold outside and there's a global pandemic going on, so that's more than enough reason for us to get cosy, crack a red, order food from our favourite restaurant(s) and settle in for a solid session of TV time. Sounds pretty excellent doesn't it? The only problem with that plan is that with so many different streaming services available, just finding something good to watch can be half the battle. Plus, iso means we're reallllyyyy churning through those series faster than ever before. Well friends, good news. There are a bunch of new streaming shows and movies on their way to your screens very soon – and we've picked the best ones for you. more

Sexy sourdoughs and banging baguettes – Trojan's 69-page bread cookbook reminds couples to get busy
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Sexy sourdoughs and banging baguettes – Trojan’s 69-page bread cookbook reminds couples to get busy

In the last few months, couples living in the same space have spent more time together than ever before — and they have been baking bread together like there's no tomorrow. Whether it's sourdough, babka or bread of the banana variety, quarantine baking surpassed every other indoor activity in terms of popularity, including bedroom antics. To help you and your partner spice up your self-iso sex life, the clever clogs over at Trojan decided to release an e-cookbook called Rising Time, which boasts 69 pages worth of sensual bread recipes to help get you going. As the age-old saying goes – if you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen ... and take things into the bedroom. more


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Good Vibes Guaranteed: Volume 09 May 26
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Good Vibes Guaranteed: Volume 09 May 26

It's been a long, tough iso journey so far and while restrictions are easing for us here in Australia, the pandemic is far from over. This past week has seen some pretty scary and heartbreaking milestones for the rest of the world and it's easy (and expected) for that news to get you down. While it's important to keep informed about the world around us, it's equally important to make sure we are looking after ourselves. To counterbalance the devastating news and give you a much-needed boost of joy, The Weekend Edition is here to inject some positive energy into your news feed. This week's instalment of Good Vibes Guaranteed is loaded with news to brighten your day, from ABBA saving 2020 to NASA's first space launch in a decade. Enjoy! more

Watch Taika Waititi and his famous friends read a Roald Dahl classic
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Watch Taika Waititi and his famous friends read a Roald Dahl classic

What's better than a classic tale to soothe you into a restful slumber? Storytime with your favourite celebs, of course! To help raise money for charity, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi is reading cherished children's book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Taking this fairytale reading to the next level, he's summoned help from some very famous faces including Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Chris Hemsworth and acting icon Meryl Streep. more

Iso bored – five ways to keep the kids entertained this weekend
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Iso bored – five ways to keep the kids entertained this weekend

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many of us are starting to run out of ideas for how to keep the kids entertained while we continue to spend more time at home. To help keep your little ones busy (and from bouncing off the walls), Brisbane City Council is helping our community stay connected while we stay at home with its digital neighbourhood, which is full to the brim with kid-friendly activities. As you've probably got your hands full, we've rounded up the top boredom-busting activities that will keep your youngsters occupied this weekend whilst practising social distancing. From top-secret backyard missions to family-friendly recipes, computer coding and more – here's what will put a smile on your little one's dial. more

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Lace up and learn – RollerFit launches an online roller-skating program for absolute beginners
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Lace up and learn – RollerFit launches an online roller-skating program for absolute beginners

If you're into gyms, group training or team sports, then we feel for you, because this global pandemic would have truly tested your over-active self. Luckily for the fit folk, plenty of sports have seamlessly transitioned to the virtual world with activities like live-streamed yoga, online group training and digital dance classes just a few clicks away to keep us all active and sweaty. Roller skating is also having a big moment right now, with heaps of guys and gals lacing up across the country – and do you know how they are mastering the skills? You guessed it – online. more

Treat your fur baby to their own personal teepee and dashing duds
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Treat your fur baby to their own personal teepee and dashing duds

Hey all you cool cats and kittens! Regardless of whether you identify as a dog person, a cat person or any other kind of pet person – we have a PSA coming your way. Big W has upped the ante on pet products and dropped a delightful range of bedding and apparel that will make your pupper pal feel every bit the king/queen they are. more

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Forget working from home when you can work in luxury at QT Gold Coast
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Forget working from home when you can work in luxury at QT Gold Coast

At the start of this whole covid crisis, the thought of working from home was great – no commute, snacks all day and the freedom to wear (or not wear) whatever you damn well please (providing you didn't have any annoying Zoom meetings scheduled). But as the weeks roll on, the sheen of WFH (working from home, in case you missed it), has well and truly worn off. The snacks are gone, it's too cold not to wear pants and the temptation to watch a few eps of Judge Judy during work time is proving impossible to resist. If you need a little break from your own iso-office/home jail, QT Gold Coast invites you to WFH – work from hotel, that is. more

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Spice up your iso (sex) life and spin the Wheel of Foreplay
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Spice up your iso (sex) life and spin the Wheel of Foreplay

Let's talk about sex. Whether you've been isolating with a lover, close pals or you've been nailing solo self-isolation life, we all have one thing in common right now – extra time, and a lot of it. With this bulk free time, some of us have chosen to hit the kitchen to master miscellaneous recipes, while others have opted to 'hang out' a little more in bed (awww yeah). Though, it really doesn't matter if you're an avid baker or a love maker, there's always room for a little more spice – and Wheel of Foreplay is here to help. more

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Good Vibes Guaranteed: Volume 08 May 19
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Good Vibes Guaranteed: Volume 08 May 19

One of the best things you can do for your lockdown sanity is to take in a healthy mixture of news on a day-to-day basis. It's hard to ignore all the panic-inducing news blasts bouncing around our feeds relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but it's important to ensure that you digest some lighthearted headlines as a beneficial counterbalance. While we are keeping tabs on all the important announcements you need to hear regarding ongoing current affairs, we're also making sure that there is a healthy amount of positivity getting coverage as well! This week's instalment of Good Vibes Guaranteed is loaded with news that will make you smile, from culturally savvy penguins and huge recycling breakthroughs to hilarious celeb team-ups and Snoop Dogg being, well, the living legend that he is. Enjoy! more

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Run through Bulgarian vineyards and make sangria with drag queens in Portugal via Airbnb's new Online Experiences platform
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Run through Bulgarian vineyards and make sangria with drag queens in Portugal via Airbnb’s new Online Experiences platform

While we've all been gifted with a little taste of freedom (who would have thought having a 150-km travel radius would be so thrilling), we're all still coming to terms with the fact that overseas travel is off the cards until, well, who knows? Though, what if we told you that you could still sip sake with a Japanese sommelier, shake your bon bon at a Puerto Rican salsa class, or tour a Bulgarian vineyard, all without leaving your home? more