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All in the details – Mr P. makes a debut into footwear and accessories
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All in the details – Mr P. makes a debut into footwear and accessories

We’re not going to lie – we were pretty damn thrilled when online fashion powerhouse MR PORTER took the plunge and launched its own in-house label Mr P. back in November last year. The brand has already made us swoon with its range of easy pieces with smart tailoring and enduring style, but the love affair is set to continue – Mr. P is expanding further with a first foray into shoes and accessories. more

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See and be seen in new-season optical from Sunday Somewhere
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See and be seen in new-season optical from Sunday Somewhere

If your eyesight has seen you succumb to wearing glasses on the daily, then you might as well make sure you are putting the sassiest optical specs you can find on your pretty face. The team at Sunday Somewhere has released its latest optical collection, inspired by the brand's unmistakable ethos of living every day like it's Sunday. more

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The Calile welcomes its first wave of boutique retail openings

The scaffolding has come down and the signage is illuminated – it’s not long now until James Street welcomes The Calile to its midst officially. Ahead of the luxury hotel’s opening, the building’s ground-floor retail portion has come to life. Several high-end boutiques and Queensland firsts are welcoming hordes of shoppers this week, with many more to come. more

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The Weekend Series: put your best face forward with these five cruelty-free skincare brands
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The Weekend Series: put your best face forward with these five cruelty-free skincare brands

Real talk – skincare is amazing. The rise in self-care culture is frankly something we can very much get behind, especially when it promotes showing one of your most vital and hard done-by organs some love. One of the best ways you can show your skin that you appreciate it is by using the least harsh products possible – we’re talking natural, organic and cruelty-free. Not only is it good for you, but the environment wins too. Double happiness! To get you started, we’ve compiled five of our favourite natural skincare brands into a squeaky-clean list – so go forth and live your best life. more

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

Whether or not you are lamenting the end of the cold weather season or are embracing the springtime sunshine, you’ve got to admit September is one of the best months to be in Brisbane. While you might get caught up taking advantage of everything happing in Brisbane over the next few weeks, don’t forget to cast an eye out beyond our borders. There’s plenty of quirky happenings that are getting us excited, from news of Snoop Dogg’s very own cookbook, DJ Khaled's We The Best Home furniture line, Star Wars cantina bars and turtlenecks for pups. more

Top marks – the Mercedes-Benz A-Class brings luxe to your everyday life
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Top marks – the Mercedes-Benz A-Class brings luxe to your everyday life

Let’s be honest – we spend a lot of time with our cars, so it makes sense that we become more than a little bit attached to them. Up until now, our relationship with our vehicles has always been a bit one-sided – sure, they get us where we need to go, but it’s hard for a car to love you back. Well, something has just happened to change the game – Mercedes-Benz has just dropped the latest incarnation of its iconic A-Class, and you’d better believe this is a car that will have you feeling like you’re living your best life. more

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Sweet feet – Allbirds offers up sustainable shoes made from sugar
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Sweet feet – Allbirds offers up sustainable shoes made from sugar

When you think about sustainable and recycled materials, there are probably a few token things that come to mind – but we’re willing to bet sugarcane isn’t one of them. One company has figured out a way to harness the natural power of the ‘cane to create fabulous footwear, following on from its success in the sustainable shoe field. Ladies and gents, your feet will never be sweeter than in a pair of Allbirds’ Sugar Zeffers. more

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Everything’s coming up ASOS with this vibrant The Simpsons collab
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Everything’s coming up ASOS with this vibrant The Simpsons collab

Real talk – if you didn’t park yourself in front of Channel 10 at 6:00 pm every weeknight to watch the antics of animated yellow legends The Simpsons, you either have no soul or were raised by very conservative parents. All barbs aside, the world’s favourite dysfunctional yellow family is a veritable pop-culture juggernaut capable of inducing some serious nostalgia pangs – and now online retail giant ASOS is giving you the chance to wear your heart on your sleeve. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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I am hoping the industry starts concentrating on quality over quantity, supporting fair working conditions and paying their workers a living wage ... ~ Kim Bailey more
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Brisbane-based Rinseu brings global street style with a local flavour
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Brisbane-based Rinseu brings global street style with a local flavour

When it comes to apparel, our country certainly isn’t lacking in the surf and skate department – our outdoor lifestyle means that a whole bunch of talented minds have tapped that market to keep us well dressed. Australia’s streetwear scene is still pretty niche – but someone new has arrived on the scene to give us a much-needed injection of style. Brisbane’s own Jahl Herapath has just launched Rinseu, a unisex label dripping with cool. more

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Lumber Punks brings the adrenaline-fuelled sport of axe throwing to Brisbane
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Lumber Punks brings the adrenaline-fuelled sport of axe throwing to Brisbane

There was a time when the words ‘axe throwing’ may have filled your heart with terror. Fast-forward to now and you’ll find that hurling a wood-chopping device through the air at a target is actually pretty damn fun when done in the right (read: safe) environment – think of it as a more hardcore version of darts. If this idea is getting you all kinds of excited, we have great news for you – Gold Coast flagship Lumber Punks Axe Throwing is setting up shop in West End, giving you all the tools to toss at timber to your heart’s content. more

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

As we move into the latter half of the year, it’s important to take stock of things that might have passed you by. It doesn’t always have to be big things – we’re happy appreciating the little things. We’re talking interesting snack foods worth trying, impressive feats of architecture, handy robot helpers and nostalgic trips down memory lane. If these things in particular sound interesting to you, then you might like to check out this month’s vibe-worthy happenings. more

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Ethical, affordable, comfy and cute – Mighty Good Undies ticks all of the boxes
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Ethical, affordable, comfy and cute – Mighty Good Undies ticks all of the boxes

Back in the day, the words ‘fairtrade’ and ‘ethical’ seemed totally inaccessible for a lot of people. For some of us, these sorts of labels are still associated with a high cost – yeah, it’s a nice idea, but what about the price? One place that you can start making a change without forking out the big bucks is with your jocks, thanks to the kind-hearted geniuses at Mighty Good Undies. This Australian brand was born from the belief that you don’t have to trade ethics for affordability – you just have to pay attention, do your research and make the effort. more

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Sydney luxe leather brand Von-Röutte drops its debut sneaker collection
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Sydney luxe leather brand Von-Röutte drops its debut sneaker collection

Folks, there is a reason the phrase “Keep it simple, stupid!” is so popular – when it comes to design, oftentimes less is more. This ethos is the core of Sydney-based brand Von-Röutte, a luxe fashion label that has its focus rooted in principles of modernism. The brand’s sleek, chic leather bags have won the hearts of many due to a marriage of function and aesthetics, and now Von-Röutte has decided to follow this style path into the realm of footwear. more

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Newstead’s The Refinery crafts memorable moments and gorgeous gatherings
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Newstead’s The Refinery crafts memorable moments and gorgeous gatherings

Anyone in the midst of piecing together the perfect ceremony for their upcoming nuptials will agree that finding the right venue is a particularly stressful task. Before you can pop champagne and play Jagged Edge at full volume, you’ve got to secure a suitable space – that’s where The Refinery comes in. This new multi-purpose space comes from the team behind Rogue Bistro and looks to be perfect to celebrate a loving union. more

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Good greens – a kokedama and indoor plant pop-up has landed in Winn Lane
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Good greens – a kokedama and indoor plant pop-up has landed in Winn Lane

Some time in the past couple of years, horticulture went from being a bit of a hobby for some people to a full-blown phenomenon – and quite frankly, we’re thrilled that it’s cool to love plants. Before the indoor plant trend started blowing up, a Brisbane lady by the name of Phoebe Hearsch was trying to figure out a way to spend more time at home with her two pooches, Max and Mort. Fast-forward four years and Phoebe is a one-woman show running her own kokedama and indoor plants business named after her beloved pups, servicing our fine city with little slices of lush on the regular. more

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The Weekend Series: five page-turner books you should be reading right now
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The Weekend Series: five page-turner books you should be reading right now

Look, we get it – finding time to sit town and devour a good book can be difficult. We all readily admit that we feel better after a good page-turner, so why don’t we make it a regular habit? The trick is finding a book that you know will be good before you start, but you should never judge a book by its cover. We’ve done the hard yards to find five books from Australian (or Australian-based) writers that will stimulate, enlighten and entertain. more