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The Weekend Series: How to stretch out your annual leave in 2018
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The Weekend Series: How to stretch out your annual leave in 2018

Daydreaming of a holiday while stuck in the office? Pack your bags and get ready to trade your nine-to-five for sunnier landscapes – for more than just the weekend! Maintaining your work-life balance and finding the right time of year to take your annual leave can be stressful and sometimes scary. The solution: taking your annual leave around public holidays to maximise your well-deserved break. Whether you want take a road-trip to sunny Byron, a luxurious getaway to the Maldives or just couch surf until your heart’s desire, we’ve got the guide to make your holidays last a little longer. more

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The Weekend Series: five summer essentials to upgrade your camping to glamping
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The Weekend Series: five summer essentials to upgrade your camping to glamping

Camping certainly isn’t for everyone – when you’re an adult, hanging out in a sweaty plastic dome with no electricity or hot water kind of loses its appeal. Sure, the scenery is nice, but at what cost? Our base level of comfort? No thank you sir. The simple solution here is to level up – we’re talking glamping. Much like its inferior sibling, glamping is all about appreciating your natural surroundings but with the added benefit of being able to actually sleep at night because you’re not rolling around on a half-deflated air mattress marinating in a week’s worth of your own filth. We’ve searched for five key items that will turn your next camping trip into a glamping extravaganza. more

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

Folks, November has rolled around faster than a one-legged man in a kicking competition. Soon enough you’ll be hearing carols in the supermarket and fighting over who gets to bring the potato bake to Christmas lunch – ‘tis the festive season! We’re feeling pretty jovial about entering the end-of-year sprint, so in the spirit of giving we thought we’d share a few things from around the globe that have been tickling our metaphorical pickles lately. From cloud eggs to dog booze and some adorable retro revivals, here’s what we’re vibing on this month. more

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Unleash your inner badass at Zero Latency, Brisbane’s first free-roam virtual reality experience
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Unleash your inner badass at Zero Latency, Brisbane’s first free-roam virtual reality experience

Are you the sort of person who watches The Walking Dead and thinks that you would absolutely be a top gun at nailing zombies? Or if you’ve ever tried to enjoy an adventure set in space and couldn’t help but wonder how you would fare on an intergalactic space mission? Well now is your chance to prove your chops, pals – Zero Latency has landed at Newstead, setting up shop as Brisbane first ever free-roam virtual reality experience. more

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The Weekend Series: five fitness ideas so fun you’ll forget you’re exercising
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The Weekend Series: five fitness ideas so fun you’ll forget you’re exercising

We know, we know – exercise is a pain. But if you want that rockin’ bod you’re going to have to get off your tuchus and start getting active at some point. Much like studying, we’ve heard that the best way to put in some solid hours is if you can make it fun. With that in mind, we’ve scouted around and found some activities that are so fun that it won’t even feel as if you’re exercising. Get ready to climb, dance and drink (yep, you heard us) those lethargic blues away – fitness just got exciting. more

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Experience the magic of cinema at the new Elizabeth Picture Theatre
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Experience the magic of cinema at the new Elizabeth Picture Theatre

There’s nothing like kicking back with a bucket of popcorn in one hand and a choc-top ice-cream in the other, catching the latest blockbuster on the big screen. Even in the age of streaming and binge-watching content, we still love the experience of going to the movie theatre, and it seems like the cinema business is still booming as evidenced by the arrival of the Elizabeth Picture Theatre. The brains behind The Yatala Drive-In and New Farm Cinemas have converted the Old Irish Club on Elizabeth Street into a charming picture house, which is opening to the public today, Thursday October 5! Expect an intimate movie-going experience that eschews the crowded nature of Brisbane's megaplexes. more

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

It’s been a wild couple of weeks where the weather is concerned. One day it’s scorching hot outside, and then the next day its absolutely bucketing down with rain. Either way, we’ve had no choice but to take shelter indoors until the weather becomes more amenable. With nothing to do with our time but surf the web, we’ve stumbled across five amazing things happening around the world that we think you’ll really dig. If you like the sound of LEGO House, Nicolas Cage confectionery, bubble tea soft serve and blue burgers, then you’ll get a kick out of our finds. more

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The Weekend Series: five shows to binge-watch in October
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The Weekend Series: five shows to binge-watch in October

A scorching summer fast approaches, which means that it will be prime Netflix and chill weather. By that we mean, turn up the air conditioning and stay indoors binge-watching the latest and greatest shows. As we move further into the second half of 2017, we get closer to the arrival of some fantastic new shows and follow up seasons to our faves. We’ve put together a quick list of shows coming to or recently released on streaming services. Mark your calendars and stock up on snacks – it’s going to be a blockbuster summer. more


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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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The round-up: heatwave schmeatwave – how to cool down when Brisbane turns up the temperature
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The round-up: heatwave schmeatwave – how to cool down when Brisbane turns up the temperature

In case you haven’t heard, the Bureau of Meteorology is saying that a heatwave is imminent. Okay, what’s new? The sun blasts Brisbane all year round, so this isn’t exactly a groundbreaking revelation. We acknowledge that temperatures of 35 degrees or more are extreme, but Queenslanders are a resilient bunch – we know how to beat the heat. If you absolutely refuse to let the big yellow ball in the sky keep you indoors, we’ve compiled a cool list of ways to stay frosty while the pavement melts. 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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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

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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

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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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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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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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The Weekend Series: the best binge-worthy shows of 2017 (so far)
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The Weekend Series: the best binge-worthy shows of 2017 (so far)

It’s been a pretty stellar year as far as television is concerned. Some of the ‘already greats’ returned for killer new seasons, while some fresh faces drummed up an incredible amount of hype. With the new season of Game of Thrones fast approaching, now is the time to catch up on these shows before you are consumed by the world of dragons, wildlings and white walkers. To make it easier, we’ve picked five of the best binge-watch worthy shows of 2017 so far. more