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The Weekend Series: Bitcoin, blockchain and bamboozlement – making sense of cryptocurrency
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The Weekend Series: Bitcoin, blockchain and bamboozlement – making sense of cryptocurrency

You’ve heard the buzz, read about it online and seen its logos pop up at shops and eateries, but what do you really know about Bitcoin? If you are like us, you are as clueless as a camel at the North Pole. Cryptocurrency has been increasing in prominence since being invented in 2009, but to us laypeople it hasn’t exactly become easier to understand. That being said, quite a few people are making a big deal out of this new technology, so we decided it would be a good idea to figure out what the heck it’s all about and see if we can break it down in a handy, easy-to-digest format. more

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alice McCALL and Furla lead Westfield Chermside’s premium fashion offering
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alice McCALL and Furla lead Westfield Chermside’s premium fashion offering

If you’ve opened up your wardrobe recently and almost cringed at the selection of garments within, don’t worry – we get it. There are few feelings better than adding a handful of new items to your outfit selection, and Westfield Chermside is shaping up to be the spot to do just that. This year has seen Westfield Chermside put its best foot forward in the fashion stakes, adding a whole new shopping precinct and following it up with a string of premium openings. If you want to shake up your look, we’ve listed some of the top spots to shop. more

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Ditch the flowers in favour of a sweet succulent from The Succy Bunch
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Ditch the flowers in favour of a sweet succulent from The Succy Bunch

Look, giving your loved one a bunch of flowers will never go out of style, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an unoriginal idea. Sometimes you need a gift that with a bit more excitement, something with pizazz, and something different. The Succy Bunch is a charming gift service specialising in succulents in cacti, delivered directly to your door. Forget the florists, The Succy Bunch will help you pick the perfect gift that won’t suck. more

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Japanese mainstay visvim’s latest collection brings us a dose of Americana cool
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Japanese mainstay visvim’s latest collection brings us a dose of Americana cool

Trends come and go, but true style is forever. Sure, it’s fun to experiment here and there, but often the pieces that we gravitate towards are the ones that follow two rules – they are made well and designed thoughtfully. Iconic Japanese brand visvim is a testament to this, creating collection after collection filled with items that are both swoon-worthy but totally practical. The brand’s latest drop holds up to its reputation, featuring a signature style laced with touches of Americana cool. more

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

Spring has sprung and we are thriving, pals. The air is crisp, the skies are blue as heck and the vibe is impeccably high. Speaking of vibes, there’s a whole bunch of delightful stuff we’ve found kicking around the internet that is only further elevating our already sky-high moods. September brings dedicated peanut butter dessert bars, baller Game of Thrones sneaker collabs, Eataly’s massive new theme park and more. more

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Put your best foot forward at Westfield’s Fashion Weekend
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Put your best foot forward at Westfield’s Fashion Weekend

Winter is like, so last season. We’re all about spring now and, as such, we need to dress appropriately. Before we know it, it will be racing season and then beach season, so restocking our wardrobe with some brand-new threads is an issue of paramount importance. Westfield is wasting no time capitalising on the seasonal change, hosting a seriously stylish celebration across all of its shopping centres on September 9 and 10. We’re talking killer retail offers, pop-up bars, live entertainment and much more – get ready people, dressing room montages are coming. more

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Wish you were here – Emma Mulholland channels vacay vibes for new label Holiday
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Wish you were here – Emma Mulholland channels vacay vibes for new label Holiday

Who doesn’t love holidays? When we think about the chance to take a break, kick back and max out our relaxing, we get a little bit giddy with excitement. One person who has accurately captured the aesthetic of vacation vibes is Emma Mulholland, the Sydney designer who has taken a departure from her signature style to create a brand-new label. Let Holiday The Label take you someplace dreamy– go on, you’ve earned it. more

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The Weekend Series: spoil your old man with some Father’s Day gifts that don’t suck
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The Weekend Series: spoil your old man with some Father’s Day gifts that don’t suck

We don’t mean to alarm you, but Father’s Day is this weekend. On Sunday September 3, dads all over the country will be showered with gifts of all kinds. If this realisation has caused a moderate amount of alarm, we urge you not to panic. Just because you may or may not have forgotten to get a present this year is no excuse to opt for a cop-out gift. You’ve still got a bit of time to put an order in for something special, and it just so happens we’ve got a handy list of gift ideas that don’t totally blow! At this stage these gifts might arrive a bit late, but trust us – they'll be worth it. No need to thank us, we’re just doing our duty. It’s the dads that deserve your thanks – they helped to give you the gift of life, after all. more


The Locals Next week: A Brisbane Local

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Groovy, baby – Billionaire Boys Club's latest drop goes subtly psychedelic
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Groovy, baby – Billionaire Boys Club’s latest drop goes subtly psychedelic

By all accounts, the 1960s were a pretty wild time – the Vietnam War was raging and the American youth were revolting against the violence around them by advocating for peace. From this counterculture sprang the hippie movement, and with it came a whole new wave of fashion. Free love and flower power were the name of the game, with many followers of the movement wearing their hearts on their sleeves via tangible symbols of tolerance and pacification. It is this time period that has influenced the Billionaire Boys Club’s Fall 2017 drop, infusing touches of the era with its own signature aesthetic. more

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Phoebe Paradise brings a splash of colour to The Valley with new store
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Phoebe Paradise brings a splash of colour to The Valley with new store

If you’ve seen a bunch of fashionable folk strutting around in some loud and vibrant clothing recently, there’s a good chance they’re dressed in Phoebe Paradise. The Brisbane-born label run by the talented artist of the same name has become more and more coveted and acclaimed in recent years, and now Phoebe Paradise has opened a brick-and-mortar space on Ann Street in Fortitude Valley. Inspired by Phoebe’s own eclectic, D.I.Y. aesthetic, this space is set to be much more than just a super-fashionable boutique. more

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Camp Hill Antique Centre and TART Cafe settles in to its brand-new digs
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Camp Hill Antique Centre and TART Cafe settles in to its brand-new digs

Though the closure of the Woolloongabba Antique Centre broke our hearts, we barely had time to mourn before Camp Hill Antique Centre opened and established itself as Brisbane’s new home of eclectic, pre-loved furniture and accessories. In addition to a gargantuan space filled wall to wall with all manner of paraphernalia, Camp Hill Antique Centre is also home to TART Cafe – a fetching mid-century inspired diner that plates up the perfect fare to fuel your imminent shopping spree. more

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The Weekend Series: five must-visit travel destinations you haven't heard of
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The Weekend Series: five must-visit travel destinations you haven’t heard of

When the travel bug bites, no salve or balm will stop the itch. The only way to get rid of it is to pack a bag, jump on a plane get go exploring. While we’d never turn our noses up at a holiday, sometimes the run-of-the-mill travel destinations aren’t enough. We want new experiences, we want to get off the beaten track, we want to go to a paradise of love and joy – a destination unknown. We’ve picked five magical destinations that are not only must-visit locations but also are spots you might not have heard of before. more

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Crowbar unveils its new specialty functions and art space Church
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Crowbar unveils its new specialty functions and art space Church

Celebrating five years of operation in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane’s home of heavy music and good drinks has added a new wrinkle to its offering, opening a unique functions and pop-up exhibition space called Church. Crowbar has transformed a former peep-show room into a blank canvas for artists and creative types, perfect for exhibiting envelope-pushing art. Church promises to cement Crowbar as a powerhouse of weekly revelry worship. more

Face the facts – here's the rad stuff you could afford if you didn't pay bank fees
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Face the facts – here’s the rad stuff you could afford if you didn’t pay bank fees

Being an adult is exceptionally difficult and that is a stone cold fact, son. You might think you’re totally killing it by maintaining strong relationships, holding down a great job, finding time to socialise and going to the gym at least semi-regularly (you go Glen Coco!) but nobody has this whole grown-up thing locked down. Amongst neglected houseplants and awkward post-liking during a deep Facebook lurk, personal finances are some tricky waters to navigate. For example, do you have any idea how much you’re paying in account fees with your bank? Here at The Weekend Edition we sure didn’t, so our friends at BOQ challenged us to take a look at how much we were coughing up and where it could be better spent – on totally baller stuff. 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

In our opinion, August tends to be less appreciated than other months of the year. Perhaps it’s because it’s the last winter month before the delights of spring arrive, or maybe were too busy not ignoring how fast the year has gone that we purposely don’t acknowledge that August exists, but the middle child of the yearly dozen never fails to bring some exciting happenings to the table. This August is packed with coolness, including news of bars serving canned cocktails, cracking new television shows, handy technological accessories and more. See, if you paid attention to August every once in a while, perhaps you’d see all it has to offer. more

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Get ready for the warmer weather with Double Rainbouu
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Get ready for the warmer weather with Double Rainbouu

It won’t be long now before your winter woes will disappear for another year, so it’s high time you started thinking about your warmer weather wardrobe. If you associate summer with colour, then Double Rainbouu is a brand to need to become acquainted with immediately. Self-described as a label for ‘beach babes and pool punks’ Double Rainbouu is an arresting and eye-catching range of garments for those that want to add an edge to their summer attire. more

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The Weekend Series: catch up on all the big announcements from San Diego Comic-Con
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The Weekend Series: catch up on all the big announcements from San Diego Comic-Con

The weekend just gone was a big one for anyone that loves blockbuster movie and television announcements. San Diego Comic-Con is one of the biggest yearly sci-fi and pop-culture conventions in the world, with production studios using the event to make huge announcements on hot properties in the realm of cinema and TV. This year was no different, with new trailers being released for dozens of highly anticipated shows and films. If you were too busy on the weekend to refresh your YouTube homepage, we’ve compiled a list of the must-watch trailers so you aren’t out of the loop when your friends and co-workers start raving with excitement. more

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Wrap yourself up in wearable art from Sydney's Wah Wah
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Wrap yourself up in wearable art from Sydney’s Wah Wah

Whoever said knitted sweaters weren’t punk rock obviously has never seen the stylish beauties crafted and distributed by Wah Wah. The creator of cool and cosy clothes is renowned for teaming up with bands to reimagine album artwork as comfy jumpers. Before winter ends, consider adding a couple of these eye-catching numbers to your wardrobe. more

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Reach new heights at Macgregor’s Sky Climb obstacle hub
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Reach new heights at Macgregor’s Sky Climb obstacle hub

If you’ve ever wanted to touch the sky whilst coming up in the spot looking extra fly, we’ve got just the place for you. No, it’s not a nightclub, and you’re going to have to wear a harness (you can still look fly wearing a harness), but this spot is one of the best places in town to get elevated. Sky Climb is a brand new hub of climbing obstacles from the minds behind Sky Zone and Holey Moley Golf Club – offering fun challenges for climbing beginners and veterans from Friday July 21. more

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Toffee and Jean Jullien collaborate on a stylish range of creative carryalls
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Toffee and Jean Jullien collaborate on a stylish range of creative carryalls

As any frequent flyer can attest that having the right luggage is key to comfortable travelling. If you like to accessorise, you might already be familiar with Toffee Cases and its range of durable accesories, wallets and bags. If you want to upgrade your overnight luggage, the brand's latest collaboration with French artist Jean Jullien might be exactly what you are looking for. more