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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

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The Weekend Series: from waffle pizzas to champagne popsicles – five things we are vibing on in November
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The Weekend Series: from waffle pizzas to champagne popsicles – five things we are vibing on in November

As we move from the final days of October to the first few of November, a new wave of inspiration hits us like a revitalising summer breeze. Summer approaches and the days becoming increasingly warmer – we need something cool to take the edge off the heat. If boozy popsicles, hilarious food-centric YouTube channels and waffle pizzas sound pretty cool to you, then you are going to love what we’ve found for you to vibe on this month. more

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The Weekend Series: five last-minute Halloween costume ideas
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The Weekend Series: five last-minute Halloween costume ideas

Halloween is all about celebrating things that are scary, and one of the scariest things ever is showing up to a Halloween costume party without a good outfit. If you shiver with fear at the thought of being ‘that person’ that doesn’t commit to the theme or if you’ve left your outfit organisation to the last minute (or a little from column A, a little from column B), here are some easy to execute ideas for last-minute costumes that won't have you looking like a fool – unless that’s part of your costume, then kudos to you. more

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The Weekend Series: how to throw a memorable springtime party
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The Weekend Series: how to throw a memorable springtime party

How about this gorgeous weather we are having? Honestly, it doesn’t get much better than Brisbane in the springtime. Before the season of summer barbecues commences, we thought it might be nice to get around the concept of spring soirees and backyard bashes. If you haven’t the faintest idea of how to throw a springtime party, allow us to give you some tips on themes that will have people talking fondly of your soiree until spring rolls around again next year. more