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The Weekend Series: five ways to make your four-day weekend a true delight
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The Weekend Series: five ways to make your four-day weekend a true delight

It’s not often that we get a long weekend, but over the next month we have three! The Easter long weekend is an extra long one, with public holidays taking place on Friday and Monday, so that leaves a few extra days to fill. While many of us are thinking about catching up on some life admin in between hot cross bun binges, it’s also an ideal time to try fun and exciting things! This is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with yourself and catch up on some of the best things happening right now. Don’t waste four days in a chocolate-induced coma – hop to these five long weekend activities. more

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Spaghetti doughnuts to Coachella's food line-up – five things we are vibing on in April
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Spaghetti doughnuts to Coachella’s food line-up – five things we are vibing on in April

After the downpour we’ve been experiencing lately, we’ve been looking for a bit of sunshine to brighten our moods. When the weather is sour we can always rely on something sweet to come along and remind us of life’s good things – things like food, drink and puppies. While searching for things to add to our mood boards, we have stumbled across some amazing pieces of news that are really moving our dial. This month’s vibes encompass the weird, the adorable and the envy inducing, but it’s all gravy, baby! The sun is shining again. more

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Run wild amongst Westfield Chermside’s new fashion precinct
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Run wild amongst Westfield Chermside’s new fashion precinct

If you are currently standing while reading this, we suggest you sit down before you continue. We’ve been on tenterhooks awaiting the launch of Westfield Chermside’s newest addition, and now the moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived! Westfield Chermside will be welcoming one and all to the official opening of its new fashion precinct, which includes the launch of massive retailers such as Sephora, Zara and H&M as well as dozens of new retailers across fashion, home and lifestyle products. more

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The Out There is Australia’s first binge-worthy series on Instagram

Move over Netflix! If you’ve been looking to disconnect and detox from social media, then this story might not be for you. But if engaging stories about life, death, love and loss tempt you, then read on! The Out There is a brand-new web series that is breaking the mould when it comes to online entertainment – releasing its first season exclusively through Instagram. This independent project is set to change how social media is used as a tool for content distribution and the potency of accessible entertainment. more

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The Weekend Series: treat yo’self – five boutique hotels for a swanky staycation Brisbane and the Gold Coast
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The Weekend Series: treat yo’self – five boutique hotels for a swanky staycation Brisbane and the Gold Coast

If you’ve been working yourself to the bone lately, thoughts have probably drifted towards the prospect of taking a holiday. Unfortunately for most of us, taking an extended amount of time off isn’t possible at this point in time, but that doesn’t mean a vacation must elude us. We are all for the idea of staycations – cheeky weekend sojourns to the fanciest hotel in town. You don’t have to travel far to live it up – both Brisbane and the Gold Coast boast a collection of gorgeous hotels where you can live like a baller for a weekend. We’ve collated a quick list of five excellent boutique hotels in Brisbane and the Gold Coast that make for a perfect staycation spot when you need to recharge your batteries. more

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Burger cookbooks to dessert deep-dish pizzas – five things we are vibing on in March
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Burger cookbooks to dessert deep-dish pizzas – five things we are vibing on in March

Hallelujah – autumn is here! Although Brisbane’s seasonal changes are as mild as a dove, we are still celebrating the arrival of the colder months. Oh, autumn (and winter) – how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We love thee to the breadth and circumference of our bone-warming pizzas. We love thee to the depth of our mugs of hot chocolate. We love thee to the density of our doona nooks. We love thee, like, a lot. If you couldn’t tell, the end of summer is our biggest vibe this month, but we’ve got a few more things that are driving our lust-o-meter to dangerous new levels. more

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Paw-ternity leave, bee habitats and Donald Glover lands royal role – five feel-good stories you might have missed
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Paw-ternity leave, bee habitats and Donald Glover lands royal role – five feel-good stories you might have missed

Look alive, people! The weekend is almost here! If this week has been a slog, then you might need a little bit of a pick-me-up to see you across the finish line. We’ve got just the thing to keep you moving – happy news stories! It’s been a great week for feel-good happenings – we’ve got stories of paw-ternity leave for new puppy parents, Donalg Glover kicks another career goal, Michael Bolton makes us melt into our morning coffee and Nazeem Hussain shares a personal story that is well worth listening to. more


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The Weekly High Five: risky fashion, making it rain and selfish cakes
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The Weekly High Five: risky fashion, making it rain and selfish cakes

In regards to goals, someone much wiser than I once said, “It ain’t about how fast I get there, it ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side – it’s the climb.” Even if your feelings towards inspirational songs performed by former child stars aren’t exactly positive, you’ve got to admit that the girl has got a point – the journey towards achieving something is just as crucial as the end game. Make your journey a fulfilling one with The Weekly High Five – tiny feel-good resolutions you can count on one hand and tick off for instant endorphins. more

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Monster French toast and cookie dough cafes – five things we are vibing on in February
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Monster French toast and cookie dough cafes – five things we are vibing on in February

The first month of 2017 is done and dusted and now it is officially too late to wish someone a happy new year. While we’ve still got our eyes on the great year ahead, it’s also time to take stock on some of the cool things that have happened at home and abroad. We are getting super stoked on some very vibe-worthy happenings, including a female-only ride sharing service, a new home for Australian film and gargantuan, cookie dough cafes and carb-loaded French toast hybrids. more

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The Weekend Series: house porn – you know you want to look
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The Weekend Series: house porn – you know you want to look

With all the talk of declining housing affordability and how we’d be able to own the house of our dreams if we just stopped eating smashed avocado, this story might be like rubbing salt on open wound. While we are inclined to agree, we choose to sprinkle like salt bae and deal with our increasing house envy the only way we know how – by spending hours looking at some of the world’s most beautiful homes. There are thousands of architecturally stunning homes all over the world, but we’ve picked five of our most lust-worthy properties that have us contemplating entering the lottery every week. more

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The Weekend Series: five Netflix Originals to look forward to in 2017
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The Weekend Series: five Netflix Originals to look forward to in 2017

Since the massive success of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, it seems like Netflix has only increased in quality when it comes to its original shows. As more an more people ditch television for streaming services, the demand for such quality material has risen exponentially. Thankfully, Netflix has consistently been up to the task of delivering, as evidenced by 2016’s output (Stranger Things, Master of None, The Crown). Our hopes for 2017 are set extraordinarily high, and we are already salivating at the thought of binge watching some great new content. Here are five shows we are chomping at the bit to watch this year. more

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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 like a furnace all through summer, 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: cheese skirts, a Will & Grace revival and hurling hatchets – five things we are vibing on in January
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The Weekend Series: cheese skirts, a Will & Grace revival and hurling hatchets – five things we are vibing on in January

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new YEAR – and we’re feeling good. Now that the global mess that was 2016 is behind us, we can move forward with clear eyes and full hearts. We’re only a few days in and there’s already so much to get jazzed about! Welcome back to vibes, where we’ve found word of floating people-powered gyms, mind-bending chocolate artists, burgers wearing cheese skirts and even a cheeky Will & Grace reunion. more

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The Weekend Series: pupper don't preach – beat the summer heat at the best dog-friendly beaches
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The Weekend Series: pupper don’t preach – beat the summer heat at the best dog-friendly beaches

As blessed as we are to live in a place abundant with tropical vibes, it’s difficult to feel quite so stoked when you’re sweating so hard that your back resembles a quagmire (we’ve all been there). Imagine feeling that way but also being covered in fur – that’s what our poor pooches are dealing with! Cooling off is as easy as jumping into the nearest large body of water, but knowing where to go with dogs in tow can be tricky. To ease the pain for both you and your fuzzy mates, we’ve rounded up the best dog-friendly beaches within driving distance of Brisbane. more

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The Weekend Series: Domino's reindeer delivery, blooming hot chocolate and the Coachella line-up – five things we are vibing on in December
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The Weekend Series: Domino’s reindeer delivery, blooming hot chocolate and the Coachella line-up – five things we are vibing on in December

Congratulations, we've all made it to the end of the year! This year has certainly been one full of ups and downs and we’ve survived unscathed – we think that deserves a pat on the back. There are a few orders of business to get through before we can call it a year, chief of those being our final round of vibes for 2016. We’ve got a doozy of a list for you this time around, including the likes of socially conscious breweries, Domino’s reindeer-powered pizza delivery, adorable hot chocolates and cereal cafes. more

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The Weekend Series: five things from our childhood that we miss
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The Weekend Series: five things from our childhood that we miss

We don’t want to cause mass hysteria with this piece of news, but it’s too good not to share. We’ve heard a rumour that Pizza Hut might be bringing back its buffet restaurants. Yes, that’s right – a nearly forgotten relic of brighter days could be coming back. The Pizza Hut restaurant was a beloved eatery when we were kids and the rumoured resurrection of one of our cherished childhood haunts got us thinking about other things from our youth that we’d love to see make a comeback. We’ve managed to narrow it down to five, but beware – this one is heavy on the nostalgia. more