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Punk-rock tunes and terrifying monsters – the best series to watch this month
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Punk-rock tunes and terrifying monsters – the best series to watch this month

The chilly, wet weather has put a halt on all of our outdoor plans, and will most likely see a lot of us spend our free time indoors. If you're keen to snuggle up on the couch and binge your way through a new TV series, then we have some good news for you – we have rounded up some of the best series gracing our screens this month. Whether you're into superhero stories, nightmare-inducing horror or delightful rom-coms, we have got a streaming gem for you. more

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Stream your own personal cinematic soundtrack as you stroll though Brisbane with help from the City Symphony app
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Stream your own personal cinematic soundtrack as you stroll though Brisbane with help from the City Symphony app

Whether we're heel-and-toe racing to work, meandering our way to a brunch date or going for our daily workout walk, a stroll isn't the same without a soundtrack. Popping your headphones in to listen to some of your favourite tunes before running out the door is a therapeutic ritual. The folks at QMF understand the importance of listening to good music, and have created a new app to help you to do just this. City Symphony allows users to stream a specially curated soundtrack while they stroll through Brisbane's iconic streets and landmarks. Want to discover a romantic audio wonderland? Tune in for more details ... more

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Get active – here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane
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Get active – here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane

While the cooler weather might keep us indoors as much as possible, that shouldn’t take a toll on our fitness regime. So you can limber up and train in the comforts of the indoors – while enjoying yourself, we might add – we've found some of the funnest places in Brisbane to work out – from gyms that resemble beat-blaring nightclubs to some super-exciting bun-burning classes. Here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane, so you can make like Fergie and "be up in the gym just working on my fitness". more

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Avalon Florals adds a bit of colour to Brunswick Street with its vivid bouquets and gifts
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Avalon Florals adds a bit of colour to Brunswick Street with its vivid bouquets and gifts

Much like how a cluster of flowers in an eye-catching vase can do wonders for brightening up any space, a similarly fetching florist can enliven a dull streetscape. On Monday June 7, an overlooked stretch of Brunswick Street on the fringe of Fortitude Valley scored a new resident in the form of Avalon Florals – an alluring repository of brilliant bouquets and home-enriching wares. more

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Rocking records and slow fashion – shop to your heart's content at Brisbane City's most unique boutiques
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Rocking records and slow fashion – shop to your heart’s content at Brisbane City’s most unique boutiques

Brisbane City offers a treasure trove of hidden shopping gems – from pen shops nestled inside heritage-listed arcades and subterranean skate shops to stylish streetwear boutiques and iconic record stores. We have rounded up five of Brisbane City’s most unique boutiques for next time you find yourself wandering around The City with some time to kill and cash to spare. It’s time to indulge in a bit of retail therapy … more

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Lavish function space Waters Edge Weddings and Events at Portside set to open this April
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Lavish function space Waters Edge Weddings and Events at Portside set to open this April

Hamilton's Portside Wharf is set to welcome a fresh-faced function venue known as Waters Edge Weddings and Events to the lifestyle and dining precinct this April. The project, which is the brainchild of renowned hospitality group The Fresh Collective, is shaping up to be a dreamy spot for sophisticated soirees, weddings or big birthday bashes. Before the wedding bells start ringing, here are all of the decadent details ... more

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Sharpen your styling skillset at workshop hub The School of Everything
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Sharpen your styling skillset at workshop hub The School of Everything

There's a lot of things school teaches you. History, mathematics and grammar – all of the essential skills needed to get us to adulthood. But once our studies are completed, where do we turn to to brush up on some of the more obscure subjects, like how to assemble a perfect grazing table or nailing the art of gift wrapping? The School of Everything is a new masterclass hub where guests can learn some new and interesting skills – here's what's on offer ... more

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Feel like a VIP with help from Edward Street Brisbane's personal shopping service
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Feel like a VIP with help from Edward Street Brisbane’s personal shopping service

We all know that retail therapy gives you a good ol' dose of dopamine, but sometimes shopping can be a little taxing, especially if you're looking for something specific. Navigating different stores, brands and styles is a mission, and that's why sometimes you need a helping hand. Enter Edward Street Brisbane's personal shopping service, a luxurious experience tailored to your style needs and desires. And as a treat, you can join an upcoming experience for FREE on May 21 with Brisbane Stylist Kerrie Carrucci … more


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Australia's newest non-binary skincare range TheySkin has officially launched
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Australia’s newest non-binary skincare range TheySkin has officially launched

Skincare can be a confusing space to navigate at the best of times, but that confusion can be compounded when approaching it from outside traditional gender stereotypes. TheySkin has been conceived as a way to remove the complications from skincare, with a newly launched range of items designed for non-binary and trans individuals that are vegan, cruelty free and made from all-Australian ingredients. more

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Treat a mate, date or client to a basket of goodies with help from Australian Gourmet Gifts
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Treat a mate, date or client to a basket of goodies with help from Australian Gourmet Gifts

With birthdays, anniversaries, house warmings, baby showers, corporate events and more festivities popping up like Whac-A-Moles, it's seems like we're always out shopping for gifts. To save you a bunch of time and effort, enlist the help of Australian Gourmet Gifts, which boasts a bounty of luxe yet affordable gift hampers that can be delivered fast. Whether you're gifting on behalf of your boss or you're looking to treat your loved one to a celebratory present, here are a few hampers worth putting in your basket ... more

Say ‘I do' at The Valley's 1920s heritage-listed wedding venue, Loyal Hope
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Say ‘I do’ at The Valley’s 1920s heritage-listed wedding venue, Loyal Hope

Weddings have been few and far between the last couple of years, with lockdowns, restrictions and border closures wreaking havoc on loved-up couple's plans to tie the knot. This year, we're filled with much more hope that betrothed duos will be able to get hitched without a, uh, hitch – and what better place to do this then in our beautiful city, Brisbane! One venue that's set to see many newlyweds walk down the aisle is Loyal Hope, a hidden gem in the heart of Fortitude Valley offering a charming space and stellar services for your big day. more

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Spoil your beloved with help from Edward Street Brisbane’s opulent Valentine's Day gift guide
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Spoil your beloved with help from Edward Street Brisbane’s opulent Valentine’s Day gift guide

Attention lovebirds – Valentine's Day is just around the corner! For the hopeless romantics seeking something a bit more lavish than a bouquet of roses, The City's stylish shopping precinct Edward Street Brisbane is full of Cupid-approved gifts. To help you pick out the perfect present for your special someone, the luxury goods street has even curated its own V-Day gift guide that is sure to suit all desires – here are some of our top picks ... more

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Full steam ahead – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine launches on the Sunshine Coast
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Full steam ahead – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine launches on the Sunshine Coast

Whether it was The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou or just a general passion for the deep sea that first piqued our interest, you're not alone in your desire to jump aboard a submarine. If you harbour an affection for oceanic adventures, you’ll love this next piece of news – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine has launched on the Sunshine Coast! more

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Baby-shower gift sorted – shop a super-cute curated selection of bub-friendly goodies at online store Metro Baby
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Baby-shower gift sorted – shop a super-cute curated selection of bub-friendly goodies at online store Metro Baby

Is it just us, or are the storks working overtime at the moment? It seems lately that there has been quite the baby boom going on and our calendars are filled with showers, gender-reveal parties and first birthdays. Each celebration calls for a new tot-friendly gift and if you're on the hunt for that perfect present, we think it's worth taking a look at one-stop online baby shop Metro Baby. Need some inspo first? Here are a few gift ideas that are as practical as they are adorable ... more

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Cannibalistic high schoolers and the return of Carrie Bradshaw  – what to watch in isolation this summer
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Cannibalistic high schoolers and the return of Carrie Bradshaw – what to watch in isolation this summer

When we dreamt of summer 2022, we conjured up images of long days spent soaking up the sun at the beach, balmy nights where the only agenda is bar hopping and trips to far-flung places. However, a couple of factors are blocking us on our path to summer happiness and freedom (we're talking about a certain infectious variant and La Niña), so that means a fair chunk of our time is, once again, spent at home. Never fear, dear readers, as we have your back and have compiled a list of must-watch summer television series. Now, all you have to do is grab the snacks, sit back and relax ... more

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Diamonds and grand designs – level up your giving with Edward Street Brisbane's luxe Christmas gift guide
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Diamonds and grand designs – level up your giving with Edward Street Brisbane’s luxe Christmas gift guide

If you're looking for something a little more luxe this Christmas, then stroll no further than Edward Street Brisbane in The City, one of Brisbane's most sophisticated shopping spots. From beloved international brands to celebrated independent boutiques, Edward Street Brisbane is the perfect spot to discover something a little extra special. This Christmas, the inner-city shopping precinct is overflowing with gifts – whether you're searching for a loved one or you're looking to treat yourself (go on, you deserve it!). The precinct has even curated its own luxury gift guide to assist with your Christmas list – here are some of our top picks ... more

Craft the perfect summer cocktail with help from Kitchen Warehouse's crackin' collection of barware
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Craft the perfect summer cocktail with help from Kitchen Warehouse’s crackin’ collection of barware

Imagine this – Christmas festivities are in full swing, you're done with work until the new year and you're relaxing on the deck as the sun sets. What could make your afternoon even better? A cocktail, of course! To help you concoct a truly tantalising tipple, we've rounded up some top-notch cocktail recipes with help from the team at Kitchen Warehouse – which just so happens to boast some seriously chic barware. more