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The Weekend Series: five ways to pimp out your picnic
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The Weekend Series: five ways to pimp out your picnic

Folks, the warmer months are well and truly upon us and the days are getting gloriously long – it’s picnic season, y’all! Our enviable climate and abundance of stunning natural spots make our state perfect for outdoor soirees, so why not make your next get-together one that your friends will rave about? If you’re keen to move beyond the realm of barbecue chooks, coleslaw and a few paper plates (no shade, these things are still fabulous), we’ve put together some nifty tricks to take your picnic game to the next level. more

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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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Crack a tinnie and toast to iconic beer brand Victoria Bitter’s debut merch drop
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Crack a tinnie and toast to iconic beer brand Victoria Bitter’s debut merch drop

Australia may have a famously diverse craft-beer scene, but we’re the first to admit that sometimes keeping it simple is best. Whether you’ve been slaving away in the office or on the worksite, that 2:00 pm-on-a-Friday feeling deserves a big cold beer – and the best cold beer is Vic. Okay, while best in this instance is a fairly subjective call to make, it’s hard to argue the raw appeal and cult status of Victoria Bitter. If you’ve got a soft spot for this particular brand of frothie, we have news that is bound to excite you – you can now cop official VB merchandise that is actually pretty cool. more

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Beloved eco store Biome launches its first in-house skincare range
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Beloved eco store Biome launches its first in-house skincare range

When it comes to the wonderful world of skincare, often we are bombarded with a huge number of supposedly essential products that add up to create a 37-step routine. Fair enough if that’s your jam, but for those of us who prefer to keep it simple, the search for a core range of products to keep us in check can seem very daunting. If you’ve been looking for a natural, low-maintenance routine to get into, the search is over – beloved eco store Biome has just launched its own in-house skincare range, and you’d best believe it’s the real deal. 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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Be bold and break a sweat in ethical activewear from Queensland’s own d+k
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Be bold and break a sweat in ethical activewear from Queensland’s own d+k

When it comes to a trend, activewear is one we will gladly endorse – what’s not to love about functional clothes that promote a healthy lifestyle? Unfortunately a rise in popularity usually comes with an oversaturated market – which means sifting through a bunch of poorly made products made in dingy factories with an absurdly high mark-up. If you’ve been chasing a brand that covers the bases of looking great, staying ethically sound and keeping you comfortable, your search is over – d+k is the homegrown activewear phenomenon that you need to get around. more

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Sleep sustainably with zero-waste pyjamas from The Very Good Sleep
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Sleep sustainably with zero-waste pyjamas from The Very Good Sleep

The founder of The Very Good Bra – a revolutionary undergarment crafted from sustainably farmed eucalyptus trees – has now launched a collection of sustainable zero-waste pyjamas. Under the brand The Very Good Sleep (makes sense) the pyjamas offer a completely waste-free alternative for all of the environmentally conscious sleepers and power nappers out there. more


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All in the details – Mr P. makes a debut into footwear and accessories
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All in the details – Mr P. makes a debut into footwear and accessories

We’re not going to lie – we were pretty damn thrilled when online fashion powerhouse MR PORTER took the plunge and launched its own in-house label Mr P. back in November last year. The brand has already made us swoon with its range of easy pieces with smart tailoring and enduring style, but the love affair is set to continue – Mr. P is expanding further with a first foray into shoes and accessories. more

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See and be seen in new-season optical from Sunday Somewhere
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See and be seen in new-season optical from Sunday Somewhere

If your eyesight has seen you succumb to wearing glasses on the daily, then you might as well make sure you are putting the sassiest optical specs you can find on your pretty face. The team at Sunday Somewhere has released its latest optical collection, inspired by the brand's unmistakable ethos of living every day like it's Sunday. more

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The Calile welcomes its first wave of boutique retail openings

The scaffolding has come down and the signage is illuminated – it’s not long now until James Street welcomes The Calile to its midst officially. Ahead of the luxury hotel’s opening, the building’s ground-floor retail portion has come to life. Several high-end boutiques and Queensland firsts are welcoming hordes of shoppers this week, with many more to come. more

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The Weekend Series: put your best face forward with these five cruelty-free skincare brands
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The Weekend Series: put your best face forward with these five cruelty-free skincare brands

Real talk – skincare is amazing. The rise in self-care culture is frankly something we can very much get behind, especially when it promotes showing one of your most vital and hard done-by organs some love. One of the best ways you can show your skin that you appreciate it is by using the least harsh products possible – we’re talking natural, organic and cruelty-free. Not only is it good for you, but the environment wins too. Double happiness! To get you started, we’ve compiled five of our favourite natural skincare brands into a squeaky-clean list – so go forth and live your best life. 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

Top marks – the Mercedes-Benz A-Class brings luxe to your everyday life
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Top marks – the Mercedes-Benz A-Class brings luxe to your everyday life

Let’s be honest – we spend a lot of time with our cars, so it makes sense that we become more than a little bit attached to them. Up until now, our relationship with our vehicles has always been a bit one-sided – sure, they get us where we need to go, but it’s hard for a car to love you back. Well, something has just happened to change the game – Mercedes-Benz has just dropped the latest incarnation of its iconic A-Class, and you’d better believe this is a car that will have you feeling like you’re living your best life. more

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Sweet feet – Allbirds offers up sustainable shoes made from sugar
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Sweet feet – Allbirds offers up sustainable shoes made from sugar

When you think about sustainable and recycled materials, there are probably a few token things that come to mind – but we’re willing to bet sugarcane isn’t one of them. One company has figured out a way to harness the natural power of the ‘cane to create fabulous footwear, following on from its success in the sustainable shoe field. Ladies and gents, your feet will never be sweeter than in a pair of Allbirds’ Sugar Zeffers. more

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Everything’s coming up ASOS with this vibrant The Simpsons collab
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Everything’s coming up ASOS with this vibrant The Simpsons collab

Real talk – if you didn’t park yourself in front of Channel 10 at 6:00 pm every weeknight to watch the antics of animated yellow legends The Simpsons, you either have no soul or were raised by very conservative parents. All barbs aside, the world’s favourite dysfunctional yellow family is a veritable pop-culture juggernaut capable of inducing some serious nostalgia pangs – and now online retail giant ASOS is giving you the chance to wear your heart on your sleeve. more

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Brisbane-based Rinseu brings global street style with a local flavour
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Brisbane-based Rinseu brings global street style with a local flavour

When it comes to apparel, our country certainly isn’t lacking in the surf and skate department – our outdoor lifestyle means that a whole bunch of talented minds have tapped that market to keep us well dressed. Australia’s streetwear scene is still pretty niche – but someone new has arrived on the scene to give us a much-needed injection of style. Brisbane’s own Jahl Herapath has just launched Rinseu, a unisex label dripping with cool. 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