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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


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Escape the average with sharp threads from Melbourne's Rarefied
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Escape the average with sharp threads from Melbourne’s Rarefied

When it comes to fashion, some people like to play it safe and coast along. Rarefied is not a label for those people. Born from the ethos of distancing yourself from the lives and concerns of ordinary people, the Melbourne-via-Auckland label has crafted a curated edit of quality threads that will ensure you stand out from the pack. more

Embrace your modern travel desires with Vinta's next-level backpacks
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Embrace your modern travel desires with Vinta’s next-level backpacks

Finding a backpack that ticks all of your boxes can be a really tall order. Usually the practical bags with the features you need tend to be bulky and ugly, while more streamlined designs simply don’t have room for all of your stuff. If you’re the sort of person who totes your backpack everywhere, you’ll want to listen up – after the raging success of its first model, Manhattan's very own Vinta is dropping a brand-new release that will have you covered no matter where you go. more

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AESTHETNIK x Oliver Cabell celebrates handmade sensibilities and minimalist vibes
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AESTHETNIK x Oliver Cabell celebrates handmade sensibilities and minimalist vibes

When you think of sneakers, odds are a few key brands come to mind. If Oliver Cabell isn’t one of them, we are here to educate you on why he should be on the top of your list. The American label’s designs are a testament to the power of craftsmanship and simple styling paired with painstaking attention to detail, not to mention the fact that the shoes are hand-made in an ethical manner. Oliver Cabell’s latest design draws upon the talents of creative powerhouse NIK, resulting in a collaboration that will make you swoon. more

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Save the planet and slip into a zero-waste compostable bra from The Very Good Bra
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Save the planet and slip into a zero-waste compostable bra from The Very Good Bra

It's no surprise that the concept of slow fashion is certainly making its mark in Australia. A huge high-five to those making conscious decisions when it comes to fashion pieces, but here's a curve ball – how often do we all stop and think about what's beneath our clothing? Yes, we're taking about bras, and if you've never given the environmental sustainability of your undergarment a second thought, then The Very Good Bra will surely prompt you to do so. more

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Help our planet (and your wallet) by making the switch to a reusable coffee cup
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Help our planet (and your wallet) by making the switch to a reusable coffee cup

Your morning brew definitely isn’t a crime, but it’s no secret that disposable coffee cups are doing some pretty serious damage to the planet. Australians are up there as being some of the worst offenders, with our absentmindedness sending around one billion takeaway coffee cups to landfill every year. In an effort to jog your memory, Brisbane City Council is offering a great incentive to get you into the habit of choosing to reuse, starting with just one part of your routine – the daily coffee hit. more

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The Weekend Series: five recycling tips to help you help the planet
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The Weekend Series: five recycling tips to help you help the planet

Recycling is a hot topic at the moment and for good reason. There is set to be a huge shift in how recycling in Australia will be processed, following the news that many types of materials will no longer be accepted for recycling in China. We’d like to make recycling an easier, streamlined process. As Captain Planet said,"The power is yours!" With that in mind, here are five tips on how to properly dispose of some tricky items come recycling day. more

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Queensland-first flagships announced for The Calile Hotel's boutique offering
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Queensland-first flagships announced for The Calile Hotel’s boutique offering

Just when you thought James Street couldn’t get any more chic, along comes an announcement that will cement the promenade’s reputation as Brisbane’s high street. Highly anticipated boutique hotel The Calile Hotel has revealed the fashion labels that will be calling its ground-floor retail precinct home, with some of Australia’s most acclaimed outfitters set to open flagship stores this spring. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we’re vibing in May
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The Weekend Series: five things we’re vibing in May

Boom! Quick as a flash we’ve hit May. It’s a pretty surreal feeling, and now we have to put all of those Justin Timberlake memes in storage until next year. We think it’s time to slow down and smell the roses, or in this instance, check out the cool stuff you might have missed in your day-to-day life. If you like the sound of pizza museums, luxury space station hotels and the future of faux meat protein, then read on, dear friend! more

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Same-same but different – the company embracing odd socks
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Same-same but different – the company embracing odd socks

Much like bobby pins and the will to get out of bed on a Monday morning, there seems to exist a special portal somewhere in the universe where all of our odd socks go and never return. We’ve all experienced the annoyance of losing or damaging a sock, rendering its fellow foot partner totally useless. Well, this issue can be a thing of the past (except in the case of your current sock collection, in which case you’re on your own) – SOLOSOCKS™ are changing the game by embracing the odd side of life. more

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The Weekend Series: five of our most-anticipated albums of 2018
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The Weekend Series: five of our most-anticipated albums of 2018

It’s only April and we’ve already been blessed with some terrific music. From Cardi B’s game-changing debut, Unknown Mortal Orchestra adding a thrilling new chapter to their catalogue and MGMT returning to the spotlight with a new record, we've been very lucky so far. The fun isn't over yet – we’ve still got many months to go and many albums to look forward to. We’ve looked into our crystal ball and picked a few records that we think will be all over the airwaves upon release. more

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Travel the silk road with luxury scarves from David Subroto
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Travel the silk road with luxury scarves from David Subroto

When it comes to timeless fashion pieces, it’s hard to top a luxurious silk scarf. These swish squares of fabric are so versatile – you can dress them up, wear them down, use them to add a pop of colour … they are pretty much a sartorial Swiss army knife. If you’ve been hunting for the perfect new addition to your wardrobe that goes a little outside of the box, look no further – David Subroto scarves are the missing piece you seek. more

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The Weekend Series: five binge-worthy food shows you should queue up
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The Weekend Series: five binge-worthy food shows you should queue up

We’re a sucker for a good cooking show, and we’re not ashamed to admit it. From Ready Steady Cook to the Great British Bake Off, the high stakes drama of the kitchen is something we’ll relish the opportunity to view. A new breed of food shows are hitting our screens thanks to the miracle of Netflix, allowing us to feast on food porn of the highest quality. If you have a craving to binge some stellar food-oriented media, you can’t do much better than the crew we’ve assembled here. Don a bib and get comfortable – you’ll be drooling by the end of the first episode. more