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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

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Welcome to The Inner Circle, the exclusive dating app focused on quality over quantity
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Welcome to The Inner Circle, the exclusive dating app focused on quality over quantity

We believe Pat Benatar said it best when she exclaimed that love is a battlefield, but these words have become even more relevant in the age of online dating. Between dodgy folk who have clearly lied about their age, to the multitude of charmers who claim to have been educated at the School of Hard Knocks (with a masters from the University of Life), it can be difficult to find someone decent. Perhaps it’s time you tightened up your search … and the internationally successful dating app The Inner Circle is here to help you do it. more

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The Weekend Series: Netflix and chill – five shows perfect for binging this winter
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The Weekend Series: Netflix and chill – five shows perfect for binging this winter

Brisbane has been struck with a cold spell that is sending everyone indoors and to the cosy sanctuary of our couches. If you, like us, can’t handle the cold, then Netflix is clearly your new best friend. Should you be on the hunt for shows to watch while rugged up, we’ve got a few suggestions for you. Heat up some popcorn, fill your thermos with a bone-warming concoction of your choice and turn up the volume – binge season is here. more

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Thirst-inducing activities so fun that you’ll forget you are working out
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Thirst-inducing activities so fun that you’ll forget you are working out

Winter has officially arrived, which means that the temptation to go into hibernation (read: glued to Netflix with a bevy of snacks) is increasing at an alarming rate. Hold it right there, pals – staying active doesn’t have to be a chore. Sometimes a change of pace, scenery or style can be just the shake-up that your routine needs. In partnership with our pals at Water3, we’ve picked out some awesome activities that will have you working up a sweat and having some serious fun. more

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Group fitness ideas that will give you a serious(ly fun) workout
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Group fitness ideas that will give you a serious(ly fun) workout

When it comes to exercise, some people prefer to just hit the gym with their headphones in and go it alone. For the rest of us, motivation often comes in the form of dragging our friends along for the ride. Getting active with your pals is a fantastic excuse to hang out guilt-free, not to mention a great incentive to treat yourself afterwards – swings and roundabouts, right? We’ve teamed up with our mates at Water3 to give you some group workout inspo that’s a little more exciting than your standard backyard cricket game. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on this June
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on this June

Life comes at you fast – one minute you’re writing your New Year’s resolutions on the back of a napkin at a party, the next minute you realise you’ve made it halfway through the year living on a diet of mostly pasta and regret. Or perhaps you’ve been kicking goals, and for that we congratulate you. No matter which boat you’re in, we’re here to celebrate the fact that there is plenty of rad stuff happening around the world that you might not even know about – from ramen-topped ice-cream to Crayola make-up, here are five things we’re vibing on this June. more

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Hydration stations – Water3 has popped up to provide a sustainable drinking water alternative
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Hydration stations – Water3 has popped up to provide a sustainable drinking water alternative

Whether you’re a water-bottle diehard or guilty of buying a bit too much pre-packaged H2O, one of the biggest hurdles we face when trying to ethically stay hydrated is access to water that’s actually drinkable. We live in an imperfect world where questionable park bubblers or suspicious-looking taps are our only real options when it comes to refilling our water bottles when we’re out and about. That is, they were our only options – enter Water3, a brand-new player in the responsible hydration game. This social enterprise has popped up with a clean and convenient solution to our bottled water addiction, providing both spring water and reusable bottles at water refill stations around South East Queensland. more

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Camp among the vines at Sanctuary by Sirromet’s luxury winery experience
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Camp among the vines at Sanctuary by Sirromet’s luxury winery experience

Forget roughing it – this winter we’re all about glamping. You’ll be tempted to ditch the erect-it-yourself tents and half inflated matresses once you get a glimpse of what Sirromet has on offer come June 1. Set amongst beautiful bushland, Sanctuary by Sirromet is a unique accommodation experience offering Queensland’s very first vineyard glamping experience. more