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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

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Maiden Voyage – Deadly Ponies launches its first-ever unisex travel collection
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Maiden Voyage – Deadly Ponies launches its first-ever unisex travel collection

Let’s be honest – when we’re considering travel gear, style and practicality are two of the highest priorities. There are so many daggy suitcases and off-putting duffels floating around, and you don’t want to be the one gingerly fishing your tattered old backpack out of the carry-on compartment of your next flight – you’re better than that. The style mavericks over at Deadly Ponies have been busy cooking up something cool that will make your next trip a whole lot more chic – and it’s all gender-neutral. more

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From glistening gems to Japanese treasures – discover the best of Adelaide Street shopping

When embarking on a shopping spree, it's only natural for your mind to immediately wander to the heart of Brisbane City. We don't blame you – it truly is the retail centre of town. When you know where to look, you can discover a treasure trove of boutique gems tucked away on one of the city's key promenades – Adelaide Street. If you've got some money burning a hole in your pocket and want to avoid the crowds of the mall, we've put together a quick hit-list of places perfect for a splurge. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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Science impacts nearly every aspect of modern life, from agriculture, environment, and medicine to communications, exploration and, hopefully, a sense of responsibility, wonder and awe ... ~ Jennifer Wiseman more
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in July
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in July

We’ve just crossed the half-way point of 2018 and it seems like the cracking pace is set to continue for another six months. We’ve only just become accustomed to writing 2018 down when penning the day’s date, so maybe it’s a good opportunity to stop and smell the roses. There’s a bunch of exciting things happening around the world that we’re really digging, from a new trend in recycled grain and forthcoming bushland galleries, 2018 is giving us the goods. Here’s a quick list of everything we are vibing this month. more

Get ready – Queensland’s plastic shopping bag ban goes into effect from July 1
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Get ready – Queensland’s plastic shopping bag ban goes into effect from July 1

Folks, the time has finally come – our mate and yours, Mother Nature is breathing a little sigh of relief because from July 1, plastic shopping bags will be banned in Queensland. This is an absolutely monumental step forward – as our state uses around one billion single-use plastic shopping bags every year, that’s a heck of a lot less stress on the environment and landfill. Here is a quick run-down of what to expect when we ditch the bags for good. more

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Welcome to The Inner Circle, the exclusive dating app focused on quality over quantity
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Welcome to The Inner Circle, the exclusive dating app focused on quality over quantity

We believe Pat Benatar said it best when she exclaimed that love is a battlefield, but these words have become even more relevant in the age of online dating. Between dodgy folk who have clearly lied about their age, to the multitude of charmers who claim to have been educated at the School of Hard Knocks (with a masters from the University of Life), it can be difficult to find someone decent. Perhaps it’s time you tightened up your search … and the internationally successful dating app The Inner Circle is here to help you do it. more

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The Weekend Series: Netflix and chill – five shows perfect for binging this winter
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The Weekend Series: Netflix and chill – five shows perfect for binging this winter

Brisbane has been struck with a cold spell that is sending everyone indoors and to the cosy sanctuary of our couches. If you, like us, can’t handle the cold, then Netflix is clearly your new best friend. Should you be on the hunt for shows to watch while rugged up, we’ve got a few suggestions for you. Heat up some popcorn, fill your thermos with a bone-warming concoction of your choice and turn up the volume – binge season is here. more

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Thirst-inducing activities so fun that you’ll forget you are working out
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Thirst-inducing activities so fun that you’ll forget you are working out

Winter has officially arrived, which means that the temptation to go into hibernation (read: glued to Netflix with a bevy of snacks) is increasing at an alarming rate. Hold it right there, pals – staying active doesn’t have to be a chore. Sometimes a change of pace, scenery or style can be just the shake-up that your routine needs. In partnership with our pals at Water3, we’ve picked out some awesome activities that will have you working up a sweat and having some serious fun. more

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The winter fashion edit – men’s style staples in the colder months
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The winter fashion edit – men’s style staples in the colder months

In case you hadn’t noticed, Brisbane is actually kind of cold at the moment. As a city famous for its mild winters, this may come as a shock to you – but it’s not a time to panic. This cool change provides a perfect opportunity to get a bit creative with your wardrobe – we’re talking coats, hats, layering and all the other fun stuff that our sweltering climate usually prevents. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Wintergarden to put together five smokin’ hot looks that will elevate your winter wardrobe for seasons to come. With pieces from R.M. Williams, Aquila, Rodd & Gunn, M.J. Bale, Oxford and Peter Jackson all in the mix, you’re going to be feeling super fly. more

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Group fitness ideas that will give you a serious(ly fun) workout
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Group fitness ideas that will give you a serious(ly fun) workout

When it comes to exercise, some people prefer to just hit the gym with their headphones in and go it alone. For the rest of us, motivation often comes in the form of dragging our friends along for the ride. Getting active with your pals is a fantastic excuse to hang out guilt-free, not to mention a great incentive to treat yourself afterwards – swings and roundabouts, right? We’ve teamed up with our mates at Water3 to give you some group workout inspo that’s a little more exciting than your standard backyard cricket game. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on this June
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on this June

Life comes at you fast – one minute you’re writing your New Year’s resolutions on the back of a napkin at a party, the next minute you realise you’ve made it halfway through the year living on a diet of mostly pasta and regret. Or perhaps you’ve been kicking goals, and for that we congratulate you. No matter which boat you’re in, we’re here to celebrate the fact that there is plenty of rad stuff happening around the world that you might not even know about – from ramen-topped ice-cream to Crayola make-up, here are five things we’re vibing on this June. more

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Let's get loud – meet socially responsible streetwear label IDEY KOKO
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Let’s get loud – meet socially responsible streetwear label IDEY KOKO

It’s hard to deny the appeal of a bold African print, but a lot of the time Western folk will fail to recognise the significance of the culture it comes from. These aren’t just clothes – each design tells a story, with many commemorating events, culture and art references. It seems like a cheap shot when big corporations appropriate these designs for massive profits without giving anything back to the country of origin, so how do you embrace the culture while helping the people behind it? IDEY KOKO is a Sydney-via-Ghana-based streetwear label bringing the fun, flavour and beauty of African prints to a brand-new market with the utmost respect, served with a serious side of social responsibility. more

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Hydration stations – Water3 has popped up to provide a sustainable drinking water alternative
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Hydration stations – Water3 has popped up to provide a sustainable drinking water alternative

Whether you’re a water-bottle diehard or guilty of buying a bit too much pre-packaged H2O, one of the biggest hurdles we face when trying to ethically stay hydrated is access to water that’s actually drinkable. We live in an imperfect world where questionable park bubblers or suspicious-looking taps are our only real options when it comes to refilling our water bottles when we’re out and about. That is, they were our only options – enter Water3, a brand-new player in the responsible hydration game. This social enterprise has popped up with a clean and convenient solution to our bottled water addiction, providing both spring water and reusable bottles at water refill stations around South East Queensland. more

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Camp among the vines at Sanctuary by Sirromet’s luxury winery experience
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Camp among the vines at Sanctuary by Sirromet’s luxury winery experience

Forget roughing it – this winter we’re all about glamping. You’ll be tempted to ditch the erect-it-yourself tents and half inflated matresses once you get a glimpse of what Sirromet has on offer come June 1. Set amongst beautiful bushland, Sanctuary by Sirromet is a unique accommodation experience offering Queensland’s very first vineyard glamping experience. more