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Step up your picnic spread with a little help from The Somewhere Co.
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Step up your picnic spread with a little help from The Somewhere Co.

If the swooping birds haven’t given it away, it’s officially spring, which means one thing – picnics! Rolling out a rug and whiling away the afternoon with a plethora of cheese and a cheeky pet-nat is undoubtedly one of our favourite past times. But somewhere along the line, someone made the executive decision that all picnic rugs had to be plaid. Well, to that The Somewhere Co. say nay. The brand is here to save you from the status quo with a stunning range of pretty picnic rugs, cooler bags and miscellaneous goodies. more

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Ruff stuff – get canine crafty with a DIY bowtie dog-collar kit
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Ruff stuff – get canine crafty with a DIY bowtie dog-collar kit

If you're a dedicated dog parent with a passion for fashion, then it's safe to say your four-legged friend probably has a winter wardrobe that rivals Mariah's. Furry coats, waterproof jackets and chunky knits all make an appearance in the colder season, but sometimes this can leave your dog resembling a small lumberjack rather than the très chic look you were going for. That's when you need to get your paws on some canine-approved accessories. Enter dog-accessory label Moo+Twig, which is slinging fully customised bowtie dog-collar kits so you can channel your inner designer. Your pampered pooch will be strutting its stuff in the dog park in no time. more

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Stow your stuff in a reusable bag made from plastic bottles
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Stow your stuff in a reusable bag made from plastic bottles

Reusable bags have become a (welcome) part of life but let's be honest, we still have a long way to go in the area of reducing, reusing and recycling to rid our precious planet of harmful plastic. Well, we have some excellent news – yes buddy. is here to ease the burden of carrying your things whilst also doing a little good in the process.  more

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Wear your heart on your sleeve with a Helping Hands bracelet to support Australian bushfire aid efforts
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Wear your heart on your sleeve with a Helping Hands bracelet to support Australian bushfire aid efforts

The fires that raged throughout much of December and January were beyond devastating but even now as the embers begin to die down, the true impact on the land, animals and people is just beginning to be felt. The James Street Initiative is joining forces with Brisbane artisans Blue & Grae to release a limited-edition run of unisex leather bracelets to provide a little helping hand to those people and animals impacted by the Australian bushfire crisis. 100-percent of the proceeds will be donated to charities assisting communities and wildlife in recovery efforts. more

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Stronger together – local makers converge at Fortitude Valley's Forge Forward
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Stronger together – local makers converge at Fortitude Valley’s Forge Forward

There's a movement brewing in the heart of The Valley, one that is championing local endeavour and uniting makers under a banner of mutual support and empowerment. This wellspring of energy can be found on Ann Street, where more and more shop spaces are becoming occupied by co-working studios, multidisciplinary hubs and boutique retail. Forge Forward is the newest name in the game – a forward-thinking incubator of upcoming, emerging and established retail and art that is all about growth, guidance and creativity. 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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Shop for a good cause – a list of labels that are donating to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal
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Shop for a good cause – a list of labels that are donating to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal

The ongoing catastrophic Australian bushfires have left us all feeling helpless, but the overwhelming number of generous individuals and businesses stepping up to support the victims and our firefighters – whether it be by donating funds, spreading awareness, volunteer efforts or fundraising – is nothing short of an amazing feat. Through tough times such as these, our Aussie spirit of kindness and generosity never ceases to prevail. Here is a list of homegrown brands and labels that are donating part (or all) of their sales profits to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal and related charities. more

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Fight the hype – Uniform Standard’s sneakers are built to last
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Fight the hype – Uniform Standard’s sneakers are built to last

If there’s one thing the sneaker industry is known for, it’s hype. It feels like every day a new must-have shoe is being released only to be forgotten when the next big launch comes along. This isn’t exactly helping fashion’s efforts to improve sustainability, an issue close to the hearts of Uniform Standard’s founders. They’re reinventing what is means to be a sneaker brand by creating limited quantities of timeless sneakers that are built to last – it’s a well-clad step in the right direction. more

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Stroll down virtual market stalls with The Finders Keepers new online marketplace
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Stroll down virtual market stalls with The Finders Keepers new online marketplace

There's a certain satisfaction that comes with a local market find – ditching the retail racks and mass-produced items to stroll the stalls in search of something with that handcrafted touch. If you love that feeling, then you're likely fans of Australia's leading design and art marketplace, The Finders Keepers Markets, and wish they popped up more than twice a year. Well, dear readers, your wish may have just come true ... more

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The only item you'll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie
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The only item you’ll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie

Queenslanders are familiar with a few strategic provisions when the weather warms up and the festive season rolls around. A fridge stocked with cold beverages, fresh seafood and backyard cricket coincide with regular trips to the beach, an activity that demands vital sun safety measures in our corner of the stratosphere. Luckily, the Cancer Council Queensland have all your Ultra Violet woes covered this summer, bringing back a new edition of the Ugly Xmas Rashie. more

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Spoil your pupper pal with a luxe lead from Topdog Boutique
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Spoil your pupper pal with a luxe lead from Topdog Boutique

If you go out of your way to pat a pooch, involuntarily let out a high-pitched squeal if a four-legged friend looks at you cutely or happily drop dosh on your (or someone else's) doggo, it's pretty likely you're a dog person. Don't worry, there's no judgement here, we too are proud dog people. If your hound deserves to be spoilt, look no further than Brisbane's Topdog Boutique – it's an online destination for designer and pretty things for your pet pal. more

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Standing out from the crowd – shop local at Brisbane's best boutiques
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Standing out from the crowd – shop local at Brisbane’s best boutiques

The benefits of shirking bigger chains in favour of shopping local are pretty much endless. Not only do you get to support the little guy but you also end up cultivating a way more unique sense of style. Most of us are suckers for some chain store basics – hey, we’re only human – but it’s those high-quality pieces and distinctive finds from independent shops that really hold a special place in our hearts (and wardrobes). We’ve handpicked some of Brisbane's best, coolest and most interesting boutiques for you to fall in love with. more