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The Weekend Series: Where to go chasing waterfalls this summer
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The Weekend Series: Where to go chasing waterfalls this summer

In the words of Hans Moleman, “You’re certainly doing your job today, Mr Sun!” We’ve only just entered summer and there’s already some gnarly heatwaves on the cards. Instead of getting soupy at your local public pool (no thank you), we’ve rounded up the best swimming holes and waterfalls within roadtrip distance to help you cool off the natural way. more

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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing on in January
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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing on in January

It’s a new year, which means 12 months of exciting discoveries to look forward to. From innovative food and drink to eye-catching design, we are in store for one heck of a year. To kick things off, we’ve scoured the web for some of the funkiest happenings that we think you’ll really love. From news of McDonald’s going vegan and Sailor Moon theme parks, to robots that help you sleep and gorgeous eco lodges. more

The Weekend Series: five awesome charities to throw some last-minute support behind this Christmas
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The Weekend Series: five awesome charities to throw some last-minute support behind this Christmas

In the madness and mayhem that is the festive season, it’s easy to lose sight of what Christmas is all about – the spirit of giving! Gifting our nearest and dearest with rad presents feels mighty good, but nothing warms our hearts more than helping out those in need. If you’ve got anything to spare, donating to charity is an awesome thing to do in the festive period – not to mention that donations are tax deductible. Literally any donation that you make this Christmas is a positive step, but we’ve picked five of our favourites that you may not have heard of. more

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Last-minute love – let Harbour Town sort out your Christmas gifting woes
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Last-minute love – let Harbour Town sort out your Christmas gifting woes

There are two kinds of people in this world – there's those thoughtful folk who purchase (and wrap) Christmas presents well in advance, and then there’s the rest of us utter fools who take a shockingly cavalier ‘smash it out the day before’ attitude. Look, we know ourselves and we know our style of shopping – you just need to know the right spot to get it all done in one hit. Enter Harbour Town, the outlet-shopping haven packed with rad brands at wallet-friendly prices. The best part? You don’t have to wait until Boxing Day sales to pounce on some serious bargains. If you still have some names left to tick off your nice list, we've rounded up some of the best deals going down in the precinct at the moment. more

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The Weekend Series: How to stretch out your annual leave in 2018
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The Weekend Series: How to stretch out your annual leave in 2018

Daydreaming of a holiday while stuck in the office? Pack your bags and get ready to trade your nine-to-five for sunnier landscapes – for more than just the weekend! Maintaining your work-life balance and finding the right time of year to take your annual leave can be stressful and sometimes scary. The solution: taking your annual leave around public holidays to maximise your well-deserved break. Whether you want take a road-trip to sunny Byron, a luxurious getaway to the Maldives or just couch surf until your heart’s desire, we’ve got the guide to make your holidays last a little longer. more

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Special delivery! Cult bun-slinger Ben’s Burgers now has merch
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Special delivery! Cult bun-slinger Ben’s Burgers now has merch

The burger craze may well have swept Brisbane and still be going strong, but there is one bun that stands head and shoulders above the rest – we’re talking Ben’s Burgers, baby. Operating on the basis of no substitutions or alterations (only additions), the clean-cut menu at Ben’s boasts a concise collection of burgers that proves you really don’t need to mess with perfection. Oh, and the special sauce? Oof. Now you can wear your heart (and buns) on your sleeve – Ben’s Burgers merch has arrived. more


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The Christmas round-up: gifts for fur children and actual children
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The Christmas round-up: gifts for fur children and actual children

They’re small, they’re cute and they can be immeasurably frustrating, but we really can’t imagine our lives without them. Yes, we’re talking about both our children and our pets. Let’s face it – our fuzzy little companions are just as much a part of the family as their human counterparts, so they deserve all of the treats as well! Whether you are buying for your own precious bundles of joy or someone in the extended family, we have gifts for every kind of kid – even the really hairy and four-legged ones that have to sleep outside. more

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

The heat is rising, the holidays are approaching and our attention spans are waning more than ever – it’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas, huh? The year has positively flown by and a whole bunch of stuff both good and bad has gone down in 2017, but we can always rely on the depths of the internet to remind us that there are still some things worth getting excited about. From the same sex marriage bill passing to Beyoncé-themed Christmas gear, here are five things we are vibing on in December. more

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The Christmas round-up: gifts for her
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The Christmas round-up: gifts for her

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and by that we mean it’s the time when you start Christmas shopping and realise that there are a bunch of people you need to buy for that you actually don’t know as well as you thought. What do? If a special lady in your life has been playing coy about what she hopes to find under the tree this year, fear not – we’ve rounded up a rad selection of gifts for every type of gal. more

Help is on its way – say hello to pay-as-you-go roadside assistance from gotU
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Help is on its way – say hello to pay-as-you-go roadside assistance from gotU

Real talk – how many cards do you carry in your wallet that you don’t actually use? How many times have you signed up to a service to access a one-off deal and then swiftly forgotten about it only to cop a ‘membership’ fee a year later because you forgot to unsubscribe? We do this sort of stuff all the time with the little things (hello, multiple streaming services), but it really does add up. One of the biggest things taking a chunk out of our hard-earned income is roadside assistance, but the game has totally changed with gotU. more

Protect yo'self in the Cancer Council's 2017 Ugly Christmas Rashie
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Protect yo’self in the Cancer Council’s 2017 Ugly Christmas Rashie

Christmas in Queensland generally consists of eating, drinking and finding the best way to stay cool – you know, hitting the beach, swimming in creeks or wading in an inflatable kiddie pool full of beer. Now, a lot of this festive fun is had in the harsh sun, so if you've been scratching your head for a Christmas gift that is practical and flat-out cool, then pop a Cancer Council's 2017 Ugly Christmas Rashie under the tree.  more

Credit cards at the ready – Amazon Australia is set to launch!
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Credit cards at the ready – Amazon Australia is set to launch!

Friends, we don’t mean to alarm you but today is a pretty monumental one in terms of Australia’s retail landscape. Things are about to change forever because today, Thursday November 23, marks the soft launch of online shopping giant Amazon in Australia. After months of secrecy and setting up, the (virtual) doors will finally be flung open for our boundless purchasing pleasure. more

Deck the laneways – your indie Christmas gift guide
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Deck the laneways – your indie Christmas gift guide

If the thought of battling crowds, prams and trolleys while attempting your Christmas shopping has you feeling less than inspired, we have an alternative prospect that might tickle your fancy. Fortitude Valley’s Winn Lane and Bakery Lane are both teeming with awesome gifts for everyone on your list – from pimped-out pampering to rad new threads, A Very Laneway Christmas will provide a gift shopping experience that’s less drama and more good times. We’ve composed a little gift guide to assist with your laneway wandering – time to tick some names off! more

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Can’t slow down – Fast Times brings a slice of true skate culture to The City
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Can’t slow down – Fast Times brings a slice of true skate culture to The City

Any skating die-hard would no doubt be familiar with Fast Times, the Melbourne-based skate shop that has been a go-to for the best gear since 2008. From the hardware to the threads, this cult favourite is a destination for both the skating community and appreciators of the lifestyle alike, creating a dedicated following all around the country. Well you don’t have to trek down south or be restricted to the online shopping experience any longer – Fast Times has opened its first bricks-and-mortar Brisbane store right in the heart of The City and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. more

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Online men’s style mecca MR PORTER drops its in-house label – get acquainted with MR P.
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Online men’s style mecca MR PORTER drops its in-house label – get acquainted with MR P.

Any dude with a solid sense of style and a penchant for online shopping would be well aware of MR PORTER, the digital playground full of curated collections of the best designer brands on the planet. Well, this online style mecca wasn’t content with just providing gents worldwide easy access to the finest labels going – it wanted to create its very own. Fellas, it’s time to introduce yourselves to MR P. more

Anyone for tee? The world-first creative social experience popping up in Brisbane
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Anyone for tee? The world-first creative social experience popping up in Brisbane

Falling for a good friend is not an uncommon scenario, but actually getting beyond the ‘just mates’ territory and into the romantic relationship of your dreams is a little trickier. So many of us have fallen victim to nerves, poor timing or just not being able to read someone else’s signals – it’s a classic case, right? Well, this very situation has become the catalyst for a new breed of social activity that has popped up in Brisbane, especially designed to minimise awkwardness and promote getting hands-on. Unleash your inner tastemaker at Only T, Queensland's newest creative social experience and the world's first tee shirt brewhouse. more

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The Weekend Series: five summer essentials to upgrade your camping to glamping
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The Weekend Series: five summer essentials to upgrade your camping to glamping

Camping certainly isn’t for everyone – when you’re an adult, hanging out in a sweaty plastic dome with no electricity or hot water kind of loses its appeal. Sure, the scenery is nice, but at what cost? Our base level of comfort? No thank you sir. The simple solution here is to level up – we’re talking glamping. Much like its inferior sibling, glamping is all about appreciating your natural surroundings but with the added benefit of being able to actually sleep at night because you’re not rolling around on a half-deflated air mattress marinating in a week’s worth of your own filth. We’ve searched for five key items that will turn your next camping trip into a glamping extravaganza. more

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We love this city – Brisbane’s own Apartment and Parliament unite for a killer collab
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We love this city – Brisbane’s own Apartment and Parliament unite for a killer collab

When it comes to Brisbane’s street culture, there are certain names that stand head and shoulders above the rest as true kingpins and innovators. Two such institutions have come together to gift us with a truly city-centric collaboration and we couldn’t be more thrilled. OG purveyors of street style Apartment have linked up with good pals and local legends Parliament Skate Shop, dropping the first taste of what plans to be a regular project. more