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

We did it fam – we made it to the end of the year. It might have been a blur, but we all deserve a pat on the back for making it through. Before we can get into the Christmas spirit, there are some orders of business that must be attended to. We’re talking about our final vibes round-up of the year, of course. We couldn’t let 2018 fade out without celebrating some of the incredible things we’ve noticed recently, from dog-friendly beer, the future of recyclable coffee cups and innovative luggage solutions. So here it is, folks – everything we’ve been vibing on over the past month. more

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Sent from above – Australia’s first-ever Heavenly Spa opens in The City
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Sent from above – Australia’s first-ever Heavenly Spa opens in The City

The opening of Brisbane City’s five-star wonderland The Westin Brisbane whipped us all into a bit of a frenzy last month – after all, the hotel is the very first of its kind in Queensland. Along with its ridiculously luxe accommodation, The Westin also brought with it a host of other firsts for us to enjoy. The hotel’s Heavenly Spa by Westin Brisbane is a dreamy oasis that is dedicated to wellness, offering up a divine range of treatments that will make you feel like you’ve been touched by an angel. more

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Racquet Film brings old-school cool and traditional methods to New Farm
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Racquet Film brings old-school cool and traditional methods to New Farm

Folks, film ain’t dead – in fact, there is a dedicated community of individuals who are committed to keeping this charming industry alive. While the dreamy qualities of film photography may seem like a distant memory to some, a new generation of creatives are paving the way for an analogue resurgence. Sam and Chloe from Racquet Studio and Racquet Film are leading the charge with an amazing nook in the heart of New Farm that encompasses a lab, showroom, gallery and store. more

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She's a Maniax on the floor – check out the sharpest craze to hit Newstead
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She’s a Maniax on the floor – check out the sharpest craze to hit Newstead

Finding cool new activities that don’t suck can be a bit of a mission. While we’re certainly not ones to rag on tenpin bowling or karaoke, sometimes we crave to step outside the box and go buck wild with it. Whether you’re looking to relieve a little tension, chasing some date night inspo or need a killer place to hold a work event, we’ve found a hot new spot that can sort you out across the board – get ready to sling some metal at Maniax Axe Throwing. more

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

Just like that November has arrived and we’re all looking at our calendars, bewildered that 2018 has flown by this quickly. What we all need right now is a distraction, and we’ve got just the thing. This month we’re vibing on some killer happenings around the world, from craft-beer airlines to Pringles-flavoured ramen – enough to chew on while you plan this summer’s festivities! more

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The Weekend Series: five ways to pimp out your picnic
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The Weekend Series: five ways to pimp out your picnic

Folks, the warmer months are well and truly upon us and the days are getting gloriously long – it’s picnic season, y’all! Our enviable climate and abundance of stunning natural spots make our state perfect for outdoor soirees, so why not make your next get-together one that your friends will rave about? If you’re keen to move beyond the realm of barbecue chooks, coleslaw and a few paper plates (no shade, these things are still fabulous), we’ve put together some nifty tricks to take your picnic game to the next level. more

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The Weekend Series: treat yo' self to some pampering at these luxe roadtrip worthy day spas
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The Weekend Series: treat yo’ self to some pampering at these luxe roadtrip worthy day spas

If the weeks and months of the year to date have taken their toll on your soul and your skin, there’s nothing to do but recuperate and replenish. Trust us, self-care is an essential practice, which means a visit to a day spa is almost akin to visiting the doctor. While there are plenty of top-notch pampering spots in close proximity to our homes, we’re in love with the idea of abandoning the city in favour of a day spa that’s beyond the reaches of the city. Clear your schedule – this weekend is all about massages, facials, treatments, soaks, exfoliations and, most importantly, you. more


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Pinot and Picasso – unleash your inner artist at Brisbane’s latest paint-and-sip venue
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Pinot and Picasso – unleash your inner artist at Brisbane’s latest paint-and-sip venue

Real talk – tapping into a brand-new creative pursuit as an adult is kind of daunting. We often put a bunch of pressure on ourselves to be amazing at things straight off the bat, which takes the fun out of the whole experience – especially when it comes to something as subjective as art. If you’ve been looking for a way to explore your creative side in a no-pressure environment (or you’re just looking for a cool new activity), West End’s stunning new paint-and-sip studio Montana Art Project is just the ticket. more

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

Folks, we are barrelling forward into the home stretch of the year – next thing you know we’ll be singing carols and tearing our hair out trying to find the perfect gift for our weird cousin we got in the Secret Santa family draw! For now, allow us to pump the brakes and take stock on all of the cool stuff we’ve seen floating around the internet in the past month. From rent-a-pools to hazelnut M&M’s, here is everything we’ve been vibing on this October. more

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

Whether or not you are lamenting the end of the cold weather season or are embracing the springtime sunshine, you’ve got to admit September is one of the best months to be in Brisbane. While you might get caught up taking advantage of everything happing in Brisbane over the next few weeks, don’t forget to cast an eye out beyond our borders. There’s plenty of quirky happenings that are getting us excited, from news of Snoop Dogg’s very own cookbook, DJ Khaled's We The Best Home furniture line, Star Wars cantina bars and turtlenecks for pups. more

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Lumber Punks brings the adrenaline-fuelled sport of axe throwing to Brisbane
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Lumber Punks brings the adrenaline-fuelled sport of axe throwing to Brisbane

There was a time when the words ‘axe throwing’ may have filled your heart with terror. Fast-forward to now and you’ll find that hurling a wood-chopping device through the air at a target is actually pretty damn fun when done in the right (read: safe) environment – think of it as a more hardcore version of darts. If this idea is getting you all kinds of excited, we have great news for you – Gold Coast flagship Lumber Punks Axe Throwing is setting up shop in West End, giving you all the tools to toss at timber to your heart’s content. 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

As we move into the latter half of the year, it’s important to take stock of things that might have passed you by. It doesn’t always have to be big things – we’re happy appreciating the little things. We’re talking interesting snack foods worth trying, impressive feats of architecture, handy robot helpers and nostalgic trips down memory lane. If these things in particular sound interesting to you, then you might like to check out this month’s vibe-worthy happenings. more

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Newstead’s The Refinery crafts memorable moments and gorgeous gatherings
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Newstead’s The Refinery crafts memorable moments and gorgeous gatherings

Anyone in the midst of piecing together the perfect ceremony for their upcoming nuptials will agree that finding the right venue is a particularly stressful task. Before you can pop champagne and play Jagged Edge at full volume, you’ve got to secure a suitable space – that’s where The Refinery comes in. This new multi-purpose space comes from the team behind Rogue Bistro and looks to be perfect to celebrate a loving union. more

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Good greens – a kokedama and indoor plant pop-up has landed in Winn Lane
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Good greens – a kokedama and indoor plant pop-up has landed in Winn Lane

Some time in the past couple of years, horticulture went from being a bit of a hobby for some people to a full-blown phenomenon – and quite frankly, we’re thrilled that it’s cool to love plants. Before the indoor plant trend started blowing up, a Brisbane lady by the name of Phoebe Hearsch was trying to figure out a way to spend more time at home with her two pooches, Max and Mort. Fast-forward four years and Phoebe is a one-woman show running her own kokedama and indoor plants business named after her beloved pups, servicing our fine city with little slices of lush on the regular. more

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The Weekend Series: five page-turner books you should be reading right now
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The Weekend Series: five page-turner books you should be reading right now

Look, we get it – finding time to sit town and devour a good book can be difficult. We all readily admit that we feel better after a good page-turner, so why don’t we make it a regular habit? The trick is finding a book that you know will be good before you start, but you should never judge a book by its cover. We’ve done the hard yards to find five books from Australian (or Australian-based) writers that will stimulate, enlighten and entertain. more

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

We’ve just crossed the half-way point of 2018 and it seems like the cracking pace is set to continue for another six months. We’ve only just become accustomed to writing 2018 down when penning the day’s date, so maybe it’s a good opportunity to stop and smell the roses. There’s a bunch of exciting things happening around the world that we’re really digging, from a new trend in recycled grain and forthcoming bushland galleries, 2018 is giving us the goods. Here’s a quick list of everything we are vibing this month. more