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Lutwyche welcomes new Mediterranean-inspired wellness studio Contro Wellness
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Lutwyche welcomes new Mediterranean-inspired wellness studio Contro Wellness

The northern suburb of Lutwyche marks the latest Brisbane enclave to receive a world-class wellness centre. Contro Wellness opened its doors last week, ushering in the north side’s wellness-minded populace with a curated treatment menu of soaks, saunas and plunges. This new R&R retreat is dedicated to the sacred art of solitude with only private sessions available. Keep reading to find out more … more

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Wellness sanctuary The Bathhouse is bringing a new world of luxury to Albion
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Wellness sanctuary The Bathhouse is bringing a new world of luxury to Albion

The creekside suburb of Albion is continuing its rise to a high-end hotspot thanks to its new addition – The Bathhouse. Nestled in Albion Fine Trades and neighboured by the likes of Botanica, Jocelyn’s Provisions and Raw Power Yoga, The Bathhouse is a new architecturally designed wellness sanctuary. Slated for a June opening, it will be pampering its patrons with a decadent range of wellness treatments and experiences in a designer setting. Here’s what we know … more

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A hidden sports court is now open in the heart of Brisbane City
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A hidden sports court is now open in the heart of Brisbane City

Hidden in the heart of Brisbane City, in an underutilised and unappreciated underpass beneath Roma and Turbot street, a shiny new sports court has emerged. The HL Court is available to all athletically minded denizens – be they workers, students or visitors – to enjoy a spot of outdoor recreation or relaxation. more

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Here’s what to gift this Mother's Day according to the tastemakers on all things art and culture, Powerhouse Store
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Here’s what to gift this Mother’s Day according to the tastemakers on all things art and culture, Powerhouse Store

It’s no easy feat to find a gift worthy of our maternal figures in time for Mother’s Day. Fortunately, Brisbane Powerhouse Store (P.S.) has curated the mother of all gift guides – featuring plenty of considered keepsakes that your mum will love. Here’s what to gift this Mother’s Day from P.S.'s diverse range of exclusive designers, premium materials and small-batch collections. more

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Merivale Studios, a new artist residency and exhibition space, opens in South Brisbane
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Merivale Studios, a new artist residency and exhibition space, opens in South Brisbane

While Brisbane isn't short on incredible galleries, it's the city's artist-run initiatives and community spaces that form the backbone of Brisbane artistic endeavour. Merivale Studios, a new artist-led residency and exhibition space, is giving mid-career and established creatives a place to further their artistic practice in secure and supportive surrounds. More than a dozen of Brisbane's best painters, illustrators, muralists, designers and working artists are now based at the South Brisbane venue, which is set to become an active hub of creative expression. more

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Luxe luggage brand July unveils its brand-new James Street flagship store
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Luxe luggage brand July unveils its brand-new James Street flagship store

Has it been a while since you travelled overseas? Need a new overnight back for a quick trip interstate? Has your luggage seen better days? If you answered yes to any of those questions, get acquainted with July. Over the weekend, the luggage brand – famed for its thoughtfully designed travel accessories – officially opened its first Brisbane store to the public. The boutique is stocking the brand's coveted range of trunks, carry-ons, weekenders, backpacks, totes and accessories – all of which are worth booking a holiday just to use. more


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Unleash your inner viking at MANIAX's new hatchet-heaving haunt in The City
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Unleash your inner viking at MANIAX’s new hatchet-heaving haunt in The City

Limber up your throwing arm – one of Brisbane's leading immersive entertainment concepts has expanded to the inner city. Just before the end of 2023, MANIAX Axe Throwing opened its second Brisbane venue (and third in Queensland), transforming a subterranean space off Adelaide Street into a tomahawk-tossing emporium. In addition to plenty of axe-throwing lanes, MANIAX Brisbane City also comes with its own viking-inspired bar and restaurant offering. Take a peek inside ... more

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Sweat in style – IKEA announces first ever fitness collection
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Sweat in style – IKEA announces first ever fitness collection

One of the world's most beloved distributors of affordable Scandinavian-designed furniture is stepping away from flat packs and into the fitness realm with a brand-new fitness and workout range. Hitting Australian shores on January 1, 2024, the Dajlien (Swedish word for daily) collection is all about making exercise easy, accessible and stylish. more

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Sky-high dining, spectacular shows and quirky gifts – Brisbane Powerhouse has your festive shopping sorted
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Sky-high dining, spectacular shows and quirky gifts – Brisbane Powerhouse has your festive shopping sorted

It's December, folks. That means we've got less than a month to finish our festive shopping, get everything wrapped up and placed neatly under the Christmas tree before Santa starts making his rounds on December 25. If you're at a loss on what to get someone special in your life, let us bring your attention to Brisbane Powerhouse. Offering something for the fashion, food, arts or music lover in your life, this Brisbane Powerhouse gift guide is sure to provide the perfect pressie for your loved one. more

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Pavement Whispers: a Northshore warehouse will soon house Superordinary – a Brisbane-first arts space and cultural hub
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Pavement Whispers: a Northshore warehouse will soon house Superordinary – a Brisbane-first arts space and cultural hub

Next month, a 1700-sqm industrial warehouse in Northshore will officially become home to Superordinary – a multi-arts space dedicated to furthering local artistic endeavour. Encompassing artist studios, gallery spaces, live-music capabilities and an on-site kitchen and bar, Superordinary will host everything from exhibitions and gigs to festivals and pop-ups from guest chefs. Here's what you need to know ... more

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Iconic US-born cinema Angelika Film Centre opens a state-of-the-art theatre at South City Square
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Iconic US-born cinema Angelika Film Centre opens a state-of-the-art theatre at South City Square

After a barnstorming run that saw the precinct establish itself as a dining hub on the rise, South City Square is now proving it's got some cultural chops to boot. South City Square has officially welcomed Angelika Film Centre, a New York-born cinema concept known for championing arthouse, independent and international films. With eight auditoriums (each luxuriously appointed) and a cocktail bar perfect for pre- and post-film analysis, Angelika Film Centre is set to give the megaplexes a run for their money. more

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Reset and recharge – here are the best places to work on your wellness in The City
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Reset and recharge – here are the best places to work on your wellness in The City

Whether it's relaxing to the max with an indulgent massage, sweating it out in infrared saunas or immersing ourselves in ice baths, many of us are diving deep in to our health journey and working on our wellness like never before. With the endless amount of spas, gyms and wellness centres popping up at what feels like a weekly rate, it's hard to know where to go to ensure you're in safe (or firm) hands. To narrow it down for you, we've rounded-up some of the best day spas, wellness centres and gyms in The City, so you know exactly where to go for a dose of much-needed R&R. Keep reading for all of the dreamy details ... more

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Save up to 40 percent off luxury stays at Crystalbrook Collection hotels
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Save up to 40 percent off luxury stays at Crystalbrook Collection hotels

It’s usually around August when the wheels start to fall off, our routines are a lot harder to stick to and we crave a little respite from life's daily challenges. To help save us from overload burnout, Crystalbrook Collection is having one massive sale with 40 percent off stays if you book before Monday August 28. Here are all of the juicy details ... more

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SOL Elements, a breathtaking elemental bathhouse, is opening in Tamborine Mountain next year
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SOL Elements, a breathtaking elemental bathhouse, is opening in Tamborine Mountain next year

2023 is the year of self-care, and we're looking to carry this theme into 2024 and beyond. It's divine timing then that a new wellness destination has been announced for Tamborine Mountain next year. An elemental bathhouse nestled within the tropical rainforest, SOL Elements will feature a bounty of blissful facilities and treatments, from a Himalayan salt cave to detoxifying saunas. more

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Cruise through a day in the life of radio host and former Olympian Susie O'Neill
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Cruise through a day in the life of radio host and former Olympian Susie O’Neill

We all know Susie O'Neill from hearing her voice through our radios every morning, but those who were born before the year 2000 will know the Nova 106.9 radio host as former Olympian Madame Butterfly. Despite dominating the pool in the 1990s and early 2000s, a day in Susie's life now involves more above-ground activities, however she still finds time to go for a dip most days. Together with our official site partner Westside BMW, we followed Susie around on a busy day in her life, hitting all of her usual hot-spots in the BMW iX. more

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Dive, snorkel and swim through this new underwater sculpture trail
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Dive, snorkel and swim through this new underwater sculpture trail

We may think of a day at the museum as a relaxing couple of hours spent strolling through galleries, but what if we told you that there's a unique Queensland museum that requires you to dig a little deeper? Underneath the ocean, to be specific. This Ariel-approved gallery is called the Museum of Underwater Art, and it recently gained a new exhibition, which melds real-life figures with big-blue artefacts. more