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Punk-rock tunes and terrifying monsters – the best series to watch this month
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Punk-rock tunes and terrifying monsters – the best series to watch this month

The chilly, wet weather has put a halt on all of our outdoor plans, and will most likely see a lot of us spend our free time indoors. If you're keen to snuggle up on the couch and binge your way through a new TV series, then we have some good news for you – we have rounded up some of the best series gracing our screens this month. Whether you're into superhero stories, nightmare-inducing horror or delightful rom-coms, we have got a streaming gem for you. more

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Stream your own personal cinematic soundtrack as you stroll though Brisbane with help from the City Symphony app
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Stream your own personal cinematic soundtrack as you stroll though Brisbane with help from the City Symphony app

Whether we're heel-and-toe racing to work, meandering our way to a brunch date or going for our daily workout walk, a stroll isn't the same without a soundtrack. Popping your headphones in to listen to some of your favourite tunes before running out the door is a therapeutic ritual. The folks at QMF understand the importance of listening to good music, and have created a new app to help you to do just this. City Symphony allows users to stream a specially curated soundtrack while they stroll through Brisbane's iconic streets and landmarks. Want to discover a romantic audio wonderland? Tune in for more details ... more

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Get active – here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane
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Get active – here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane

While the cooler weather might keep us indoors as much as possible, that shouldn’t take a toll on our fitness regime. So you can limber up and train in the comforts of the indoors – while enjoying yourself, we might add – we've found some of the funnest places in Brisbane to work out – from gyms that resemble beat-blaring nightclubs to some super-exciting bun-burning classes. Here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane, so you can make like Fergie and "be up in the gym just working on my fitness". more

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Lavish function space Waters Edge Weddings and Events at Portside set to open this April
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Lavish function space Waters Edge Weddings and Events at Portside set to open this April

Hamilton's Portside Wharf is set to welcome a fresh-faced function venue known as Waters Edge Weddings and Events to the lifestyle and dining precinct this April. The project, which is the brainchild of renowned hospitality group The Fresh Collective, is shaping up to be a dreamy spot for sophisticated soirees, weddings or big birthday bashes. Before the wedding bells start ringing, here are all of the decadent details ... more

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Sharpen your styling skillset at workshop hub The School of Everything
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Sharpen your styling skillset at workshop hub The School of Everything

There's a lot of things school teaches you. History, mathematics and grammar – all of the essential skills needed to get us to adulthood. But once our studies are completed, where do we turn to to brush up on some of the more obscure subjects, like how to assemble a perfect grazing table or nailing the art of gift wrapping? The School of Everything is a new masterclass hub where guests can learn some new and interesting skills – here's what's on offer ... more

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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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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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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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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

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Long lunches, wine tastings and beer paddles – Kiff & Culture is taking you to Brisbane's best artisan spots
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Long lunches, wine tastings and beer paddles – Kiff & Culture is taking you to Brisbane’s best artisan spots

When it comes to going out on the town, we all have our own bank of tried-and-true spots, and these personal favourites usually go hand in hand with unforgettable memories spent with friends and family over delicious bevvies and bites. If you're keen on adding some new spots into your wining and dining repertoire, then we have an easy solution – Kiff & Culture. Already running food and wine tours out of Byron Bay, the Tweed hinterland and Tamborine Mountain, the tour company has recently launched Brisbane’s first artisan food and drink tour, giving locals a new way to experience the crème de la crème of the city's culinary scene – with a little help from a van. more

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Staycay a little bit more luxuriously with Crystalbrook Vincent's local program
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Staycay a little bit more luxuriously with Crystalbrook Vincent’s local program

With border closures aplenty, there's no better time to bunker down in our beautiful city and explore everything it has to offer. To help you do just this – and in style, might we add – luxe accommodation destination Crystalbrook Vincent has recently launched Crystalbrook Local, a neighbourhood program offering exclusive discounts for residents of the Greater Brisbane area. Keen to stay and play? Read on for all of the juicy deets ... more

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Wizard-like wordsmiths and beloved weather girls – Museum of Brisbane launches its first-ever podcast series, Where I Belong
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Wizard-like wordsmiths and beloved weather girls – Museum of Brisbane launches its first-ever podcast series, Where I Belong

For the last few years, podcasts have quickly become a favourite way to pass the time whilst also learning about something new. Whether they focus on real-life murder mysteries, long-forgotten celebrity dramas or it's just two people having a chat about what's making headlines – podcasts are endlessly entertaining. Enter what will now be our new listening obsession – Museum of Brisbane's brand-new podcast series Where I Belong. more

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Dazzling dramas, rib-tickling rom coms and Hawaiian getaways – the best tv shows to binge in lockdown
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Dazzling dramas, rib-tickling rom coms and Hawaiian getaways – the best tv shows to binge in lockdown

Well, well, well. Another lockdown, another opportunity to kick up our feet and binge some sweet, sweet content. Thankfully, our favourite streaming services have just released a heap of exciting new shows. From dark comedies that will transport you to islands afar to sparkling reboots of old favourites, here are a few streaming gems that are worth binging during lockdown. more

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Hire a hot tub and screen movies in your backyard with help from Tubflix
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Hire a hot tub and screen movies in your backyard with help from Tubflix

After a particularly dry spell of theatrical releases in 2020, we are welcoming the return of the cinema experience in 2021. How we watch our movies has slightly changed though, with many of us preferring to stream films from the comfort of the couch or even going through our old DVD collections to rewatch classics of times past. If you're looking to spice up your viewing escapades, we have stumbled upon an entirely new film experience called Tubflix. Far from your average movie outing, this hot-tub cinema gets delivered straight to your backyard. more

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Massages, rooftop sundowners and luxe digs – make the most of five-star accommodation destination Hotel X with this deal
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Massages, rooftop sundowners and luxe digs – make the most of five-star accommodation destination Hotel X with this deal

With a certain uncertainty looming over our heads still, it seems like a holiday close to home is the best option for those in need of a happiness-boosting break. Dreamy Fortitude Valley accommodation destination Hotel X has got your city staycay plans covered with its newly launched Balance Your Stay and Play package – a lavish escape that will delight the senses. more