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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


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Dr. Chris Gillies
There are lots of examples of how society can change behaviours and improve livelihoods, so the tools already exist for how we minimise the impact of these issues and improve ocean health ... ~ Dr. Chris Gillies more
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Tame your tresses, spoil your skin and master your make-up at Sanctuary Cove
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Tame your tresses, spoil your skin and master your make-up at Sanctuary Cove

If your skin is dull, dry and in need of some glow – or maybe you’re just desperate for some TLC – head to the beauty haven that is Studio Eclettico. Since opening its doors in May, the hair, nail, lash and brow studio has already gained a cult following of beauty aficionados for good reason. Whether it’s snagging some dreamy highlights with a glass of bubbles in hand, getting your lashes lifted to the heavens or you’re looking to rest and unwind with a relaxing massage, they’ve got you covered. Plus, make-up applications are available for all of those festive parties. Meanwhile, Vault Skin Lab specialises in facials customised to your skin needs that walk the line between modern treatments and tried-and-true treatments. Vault’s facials and massages are available in single sessions or as part of different packages that include luxe add-ons like body… more

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Don't know where to start Christmas shopping? Stroll Edward Street Brisbane in search of goodies for your bestie, boo and you
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Don’t know where to start Christmas shopping? Stroll Edward Street Brisbane in search of goodies for your bestie, boo and you

Christmas is next week, folks, and we are starting to get shopper’s anxiety. Quell your worries with a trip to inner-city shopping strip Edward Street Brisbane, which boats a top-tier line-up of luxurious brands that make festive gift giving easy. Whether you are on the hunt for your smartly dressed mate, something mind-blowing for your special someone or you’re looking to pamper yourself with some serene spa treatments, this shopping precinct has you sorted! more

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The Christmas gift guide: what to buy the ones who have everything this year
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The Christmas gift guide: what to buy the ones who have everything this year

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Christmas brings festive fun, holidays, some seriously good food and of course – presents! If you'd rather not be stuck at your local shopping centre on Christmas eve scrambling for last-minute gifts, then we have a few ideas on what you can get your loved ones, mates and colleagues – no matter what they are into. more

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The ultimate collectors item – it's time to add Levi’s iconic 501 jeans to your denim collection
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The ultimate collectors item – it’s time to add Levi’s iconic 501 jeans to your denim collection

When one thinks of iconic fashion over the years, especially everyday wardrobe staples, the mind automatically wanders to Levi’s 501 jeans. Stylish folk have been rocking the beloved denim since 1873 (yep, they've aged like a fine wine!). Heck, even a young Stanley Tucci did a happy dance in them. And, as we all know, anything that's good enough for the Tuc' is good enough for us. Here's why you should add a pair of these baby blues to your collection ... more

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Laneway snip and shave joint Empire Barbering Co. unveils its speakeasy-inspired lounge and retail space
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Laneway snip and shave joint Empire Barbering Co. unveils its speakeasy-inspired lounge and retail space

For some blokes, getting a short back and sides from the local barber is a simple in-and-out process. For others, their semi-regular trip to the barber means much more than a trim – it's an excuse to luxuriate, refresh and relax. Ashgrove-based Empire Barbering Co. garnered a large client base of gents enamoured with its elevated take on follicle-focused service and now the secretive laneway coiffeur has grown with the addition of Floridita Social Club – a bar-inspired extension for appointment-holding clients to linger before or after their snip over a snifter or sudsy brew. more

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The GoodsTube helps hard-hit regional businesses this Christmas with Goodsmas gift hampers
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The GoodsTube helps hard-hit regional businesses this Christmas with Goodsmas gift hampers

When it comes to gift giving at Christmas, it can sometimes seem like the list is endless. There's family, friends and corporate chums to think about – plus you might even be in charge of your work’s presents to other businesses. Remove the headaches and give festive corporate gifts with a conscience this year courtesy of gift-hamper company The GoodsTube. The crew is getting into the Christmas spirit by sending much-needed support directly to Australian regions that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 thanks to its Goodmas initiative. more

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Cruise between cities with W Brisbane and JW Marriott Gold Coast's luxe accommodation package
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Cruise between cities with W Brisbane and JW Marriott Gold Coast’s luxe accommodation package

Feeling yourself cracking underneath the end-of-year pressure? Craving a couple of days off to soak up some sunshine and cocktails by the pool? Us too, friend. Combining the best of a staycay with a getaway are hotel giants W Brisbane and JW Marriott Gold Coast, which have teamed up for the ultimate travel package – complete with transfers between the two destinations in a Jaguar. Vroom vroom. more

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Explore all of the wonderful places, experiences and events the city has to offer with Brisbane City Council's brand-new Brisbane app
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Explore all of the wonderful places, experiences and events the city has to offer with Brisbane City Council’s brand-new Brisbane app

Our city is brimming with new restaurants, sipping spots and things to do – and now is as nicer time than ever to jump head-first into all of the goodness Brisbane has to offer. To help you discover (or re-discover) all of the superb places, experiences and events the city boasts, Brisbane City Council has developed a brand-new Brisbane app. Here's how this handy tool works ... more

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GoBoat is now setting sail from Breakfast Creek so pack your picnic basket
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GoBoat is now setting sail from Breakfast Creek so pack your picnic basket

If you're a regular stroller of the Riverwalk, you may have spotted a flotilla of shaded grey boats gliding down the water the last few months. These nimble vessels belong to GoBoat, which has been operating from a pop-up dock at Kangaroo Point since April. Now, the electric-boat rental company has found a permanent anchorage at Breakfast Creek, making it easier than ever to hop aboard and enjoy a sun-dappled day out on the water. more