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

The month of March feels a little lost in no man’s land: the excitement of the new year is long forgotten and the sweet bingeing of Easter is yet to begin. But fear not, dear friends, for we have once again dutifully scoured the globe to bring you a taste of the best things happening this month. Think major moves in the war on plastic, Australia’s biggest ocean park and a new hashtag challenge. more

Accessories
Veja sneakers combine transparency with style to create conscious footwear
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Veja sneakers combine transparency with style to create conscious footwear

It may not be the first thing you think of, but the sneaker industry is actually rife with waste. High demand, mass production and loads of unsustainable rubber that refuses to break down make for a pretty toxic cocktail, don’t you think? Luckily, the ethical sneaker movement is really taking off – and you need only look to Veja as an example. The European sneaker brand is taking over the style scene with its conscious footwear, offering a range of sustainable and vegan alternatives for the market. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s best barbers
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best barbers

The boutique barber business is booming with the advent of beard culture, the return of rockabilly and the mania of Movember. Stylish gentlemen are hitting the streets with sleek styles, carefully coiffed cuts and formidable facial hair. In our post-metrosexual society, men are finding it easier to bridge the divide between rugged manliness and clean-cut class. Male grooming is now a big thing, and barbers are more relevant than ever. The new crop of style-savvy scissor-smiths is a far cry from your father’s short-back-and-side specialist, and we’ve rounded up some of the big names in Brisbane’s barber scene. more

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The Weekend Series: five binge-worthy shows to queue up this month
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The Weekend Series: five binge-worthy shows to queue up this month

With the hubbub surrounding this year’s Oscar season, it’s easy to forget that some incredible television exists. We’re not talking about Married at First Sight (but we’re also not knocking that perfectly addictive drama-fest) – we’re talking about the five must-watch television shows of 2019. We’ve curated a list of episodical entertainment that is available to binge now, or will be soon. Superheroes, angels and demons, prison escapes, and dark comedies – what’s not to like? more

Clothing
Feel the love – Theo the Label brings an affordable spin to the ethical fashion market
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Feel the love – Theo the Label brings an affordable spin to the ethical fashion market

More and more consumers are wising up to the fact that the fast fashion industry is problematic, which is a great realisation – but we still haven’t quite reached the stage where ethical threads are the norm. The fact that this market is still young comes with some challenges – there isn’t as much choice, the costs are quite high and a lot of styles tend to cross over without much variation. In her own journey towards more sustainable habits, Esther Kirwan recognised these shortcomings and founded Theo the Label – a project to reflect her own ethics blended with creative freedom. more

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Find true love – go on a blind date with a book this Valentine’s Day
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Find true love – go on a blind date with a book this Valentine’s Day

Folks, Valentine’s Day is upon us and romance is well and truly in the air. Whether you’re flying solo or all coupled up, one enduring and undying love that we can all agree upon is that of literature. Regardless of your relationship status, the thrill of discovering a great new read is one of life’s greatest pleasures – so Penguin Random House Australia has decided to celebrate this notion by setting you up on a blind date with a book this Thursday February 14. more


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

Folks, we’ve made it to February. Christmas is disappearing in the rear-view mirror and 2019 is now in full swing. It’s good to take a breath every once in a while to soak in what’s happening around you – you never know what can pass you by. Every month we put together a handy hit list of happenings from around the world that we think you’d be interested in. Cutting-edge inventions, wacky food experiments, pop-culture movements – it’s all fair game. This month, we’ve assembled a mixed bag for you to enjoy, from Dr. Mario's mobile app to ketchup caviar. more

Clothing
Wearable mindfulness – the brand educating us on the importance of self care
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Wearable mindfulness – the brand educating us on the importance of self care

Let’s face it – we’re living in a pretty bloody accelerated age. Thanks to always being on the go – both personally and professionally – a lot of us are suffering from serious burnout. One of the biggest contributing factors to this vicious cycle of overextending ourselves is a lack of self care – taking the time to stop, recharge and engage in practices that get us back on track (whatever that might be for you). A Melbourne-based brand has spearheaded a wearable activism project that reminds us of both the essence and importance of self care – because sometimes, you’ve gotta do you. more

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Hello from Hollywood – get a celebrity to record (nearly) anything you want
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Hello from Hollywood – get a celebrity to record (nearly) anything you want

Have you ever wished you could receive a personalised birthday message from Flavor Flav, get roasted by Tommy Chong or snag some words of encouragement from Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart? Most likely you haven’t, but what if we told you it was possible? Cameo is a service that is giving us mere mortals the chance to receive personalised video shoutouts from all kinds of celebs. Athletes, actors, comedians and even YouTube stars are signing on, reducing the gap between us and the stars. more

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Deck out your doggo with handmade collars and leashes from Wolf Pack Leather
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Deck out your doggo with handmade collars and leashes from Wolf Pack Leather

If you’re hunting for a personalised present for your pooch that's going to last a lifetime, get your eyes on Wolf Pack Leather. The boutique label, which was born from humble beginnings in Byron Bay, has become renowned for its hand-made quality and refined aesthetic, offering unique leather accessories for your furry friend that can be custom designed and sized to ensure the perfect fit. more

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The Weekend Series: five of the best waterproof speakers perfect for summertime hangs
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The Weekend Series: five of the best waterproof speakers perfect for summertime hangs

If you’re sick of the sound of your skin audibly cracking in the summer sun, you might want to try drowning it out with some tunes blasted by a top-notch speaker. That being said, if you are dead set on soaking up the rays poolside or at the beach, you’re going to need a speaker that can survive a spill in the sand or a splash in the water. Thankfully waterproof technology has come a long way – most of the best Bluetooth speakers on the market come equipped with phenomenal waterproof technology. If you’re in the market for a speaker to take with you on your next beach trip, we’ve assembled a list of five options worth investigating. more

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Exit through the gift shop – The Calile unveils its Museum of Small Things
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Exit through the gift shop – The Calile unveils its Museum of Small Things

Every good hotel has a lobby shop – but as is custom with most of its practises, The Calile isn’t content with being just like ‘every good hotel’. Instead of the standard souvenirs, the urban resort has unveiled Museum of Small Things (affectionately dubbed M.O.S.T for short) – an impeccably curated collection of local pieces that go above and beyond your typical gifting fare. more

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Match your best furry mate with threads and accessories from Brisbane’s own Pablo & Co.
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Match your best furry mate with threads and accessories from Brisbane’s own Pablo & Co.

Let’s be honest – the only thing more pure and perfect than dogs is dogs wearing tiny outfits that were specifically made for them. If you want to add another layer to this perfection sundae, have you considered wearing an outfit that matches your dog’s? For those who have entertained this notion, we’ve found the solution – say hello to Pablo & Co., purveyors of fine apparel for both the two- and four-legged persuasion. more

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Genkstasy leads the non-binary fashion revolution with bright, bold and feel-good threads
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Genkstasy leads the non-binary fashion revolution with bright, bold and feel-good threads

The strict gendering of clothing can be a pretty serious drag – after all, it’s 2019 and people should be free to wear whatever the heck they want. While unisex clothing is a step in the right direction when it comes to inclusion, the legends at Genkstasy are doing you one better – welcome to the non-binary clothing revolution! This Brisbane-based brand is blazing a trail in the fashion industry, filling a gaping hole in the market for inclusive casual-cool streetwear that doesn’t conform. more

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

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you all feasted and frolicked to your heart’s content, because now it’s back to the daily grind. We’re committed to making sure 2019 is the best year it can be, which means we’re all about sharing the love when it comes to cool finds from around the world. Monthly vibes are back with a vengeance, and we’re kicking off the New Year with some quirky news to get into. This month, sink your teeth into hot cross bun ice-cream, gobble handfuls of Vegemite shapes and glimpse the future of automated snack delivery. more

Clothing
Room to grow – beloved boutique Contra unveils its spacious new digs
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Room to grow – beloved boutique Contra unveils its spacious new digs

Since its inception in 2016, Contra has been kitting out Brisbane folk in some of the coolest and most cutting-edge threads around. The boutique has garnered a reputation for curating an amazing selection of contemporary casual brands, operating out of an intimate Adelaide Street space in the CBD. Both locals and visitors have embraced the store with open arms – so much so that it has outgrown its flagship space and moved into some much roomier digs on Charlotte Street. more

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Get in quick – an official Ugly Xmas Rashie pop-up has landed in The City
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Get in quick – an official Ugly Xmas Rashie pop-up has landed in The City

You know it and love it – the Cancer Council’s annual Ugly Xmas Rashie drop has been blowing up the internet since it first came about. After all, what’s not to love? The kitschy design combined with legit sun safety properties makes this the perfect Christmas gift, not to mention the proceeds of sales go to charity. If you’ve been hanging out to get your hands on this year’s design, now is your chance – an Ugly Xmas Rashie pop-up shop has landed right in the middle of the CBD! more