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Step up your race-day style with four chic fashion trends to nail this summer
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Step up your race-day style with four chic fashion trends to nail this summer

If you thought the racing season finished with the Melbourne Cup, think again. In fact, it's just getting started! This summer, the Aquis Park Gold Coast Turf Club is rolling out a series of high-fashion events at its ultra-exclusive pop-up The Beach Club by Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial. The theme for the luxe experience is French Riviera so whilst spring racing is all about pastels and florals, summer is all about chic Mediterranean vibes like you've just stepped off a plane from Côte d'Azur. Here are four trends to nail the summer racing theme, for guys and girls. more

Accessories
Honest luxury – Public Figure pioneers Australia's first sustainable shopping platform
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Honest luxury – Public Figure pioneers Australia’s first sustainable shopping platform

If you are one of the many Australians who have pledged to be a little more conscious when it comes to the labels you support but don't necessarily have the time for endless scrolling and researching, we have some good, nay, great news! Public Figure is an online shopping destination for sustainable luxury that brings together some of the world's best conscious labels, all in one place. more

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It's showtime! Red Hill Cinemas opens to the public
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It’s showtime! Red Hill Cinemas opens to the public

The film industry is in the midst of a love affair with reboots and sequels – head to the movies lately and you’ll certainly spot a trailer for the newest iteration of Charlie’s Angels, Bad Boys, or Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Call us pessimists, but we don’t have the highest hopes for these flicks. Nevertheless, there is one cinematic reinvention we can get behind – Red Hill Cinemas. The latest addition to the Five Star Cinemas portfolio pays tribute to the venue’s rich entertainment history while offering all of the mod cons you’d expect from a premium theatre experience. more

Beauty
Ditch the plastic and lather up with a bar of Shampoo With A Purpose
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Ditch the plastic and lather up with a bar of Shampoo With A Purpose

We all know that plastic isn't so fantastic, but in Australia 5.3 million consumers – that is 27.1-percent of the population – purchase single-use plastic bottles on a weekly basis. Most of which, let's be honest, are destined for landfill, where it can take between 20 and 1000 years to degrade. If that makes you feel all of the things, you're not alone – but together we can make small changes that have a big impact. One of the easiest changes we can make is to switch to a shampoo bar from Shampoo With A Purpose once your current supply runs dry. more

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Home is where the heart is – spots to tie the knot in Brisbane
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Home is where the heart is – spots to tie the knot in Brisbane

Look, we hate to admit it but Brisbane is often overlooked. For what, you ask? A lot. If we’re not missing a tour stop by an international musician, we’re losing out to Melbourne for the title of Australia’s most liveable city. We think enough is enough and there’s one element of Brisbane that refuses to be ignored – it’s wedding venues. Brisbane is home to some ideal settings for your big day so, before your eyes wander interstate or abroad, look around – you might just fall for a local. more

Accessories
Put your best foot forward in a pair of Nelson Made’s sustainable shoes
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Put your best foot forward in a pair of Nelson Made’s sustainable shoes

Like most movements that originally set out to challenge the fashion system – punk, normcore, dadcore – sustainability has been turned into a trend itself. We’ve even invented a word for it – greenwashing. With big brands making big promises and adding leaves to their logos, it can be tricky to know who to trust. The answer? Turn to the experts. Designers like Jamie Nelson whose years of experience as a footwear designer in the fashion industry prompted her to start Nelson Made, the sustainable shoe brand that stands by its statements. more

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Unplug to unwind – QT Hotels & Resorts launch Power Down
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Unplug to unwind – QT Hotels & Resorts launch Power Down

Just like our smartphones, tablets, laptops and fitbits, we all need to recharge to function correctly. Unfortunately, our favourite devices are often the cause of our exhaustion – even in our designated down-time we struggle to put down the tech. With the growing popularity of smart home devices like Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa it’s starting to feel like there is no total escape. This is where the concept of Power Down originated, QT Hotels & Resorts’ new digital detox package. The holiday makers are offering to take charge of your devices while you enjoy a detoxing hotel escape – a rare chance to disconnect from tech and reconnect with yourself. more


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Beauty
You beauty! Five simple ways to get healthy, glowing skin
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You beauty! Five simple ways to get healthy, glowing skin

It’s important to love the skin you’re in, but it can be difficult when that skin is dealing with cystic acne or hyperpigmentation. Sometimes we need a little extra help getting to the L-word stage with our complexions. Unfortunately, in the search for that help, we can quickly find ourselves buried in advice about ten-step skincare routines and bone-broth diets. It’s enough to bring on a breakout – not ideal. In an effort to save you all of that trouble, we’ve put together a few simple tips to help you get healthy, glowing skin. more

Clothing
Mr Simple and Victoria Bitter team up on some froth-worthy threads
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Mr Simple and Victoria Bitter team up on some froth-worthy threads

Hovering high on the list of things we hold near and dear in this nation is beer – and our lucky country has plenty of home-grown drops to appreciate! While every individual has a favourite brew they are enamoured with, you can't argue one of our most popular and iconic lagers is Victoria Bitter – and do we have some exciting news involving our brewing buddies south of the border to share with you ... more

Accessories
KitKat and The Daily Edited collaborate on a sweet new collection
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KitKat and The Daily Edited collaborate on a sweet new collection

The fashion industry loves a collaboration. Supreme x Louis Vuitton? Iconic. Uniqlo x Sesame Street? Adorable. There’s nothing better than when two great brands get together – except when one of those brands is edible. Introducing KitKat x The Daily Edited – the newest collaboration to capture our attention. The confectionary powerhouse and cult accessories label have combined forces to create a collection of chocolates and accessories that are good enough to eat. more

Gifts
Lose the gift card – let hampers help you out this Christmas
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Lose the gift card – let hampers help you out this Christmas

Christmas – a season of merriment and joy for some, sheer panic for others. The primary cause of this panic? Gifting. Specifically, gifting for those hard-to-buy-for types. What do you buy for the dad who has everything? How do you please the mother-in-law with impossibly high standards and an unhealthy attachment to her shih tzu? Some people are near impossible to shop for and, unlike crop circles and bigfoot, there aren’t any Reddit threads devoted to solving these mysteries. Here’s where The Hamper Emporium steps in. more

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Five ways you can support bushfire relief efforts
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Five ways you can support bushfire relief efforts

If you’ve watched the news, been online or even stepped out in the Brisbane air in the past week, you’re probably well aware of the bushfire crisis currently affecting parts of regional Queensland and New South Wales. One thing that is very apparent is that the affected communities need our support – but where should you start? If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we’re here to help. We’ve found five charities that you can support that are focusing their resources on bushfire relief. more

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Stroll down virtual market stalls with The Finders Keepers new online marketplace
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Stroll down virtual market stalls with The Finders Keepers new online marketplace

There's a certain satisfaction that comes with a local market find – ditching the retail racks and mass-produced items to stroll the stalls in search of something with that handcrafted touch. If you love that feeling, then you're likely fans of Australia's leading design and art marketplace, The Finders Keepers Markets, and wish they popped up more than twice a year. Well, dear readers, your wish may have just come true ... more

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Creativity and craft beer come together for The Art Series at Newstead Brewing Co.
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Creativity and craft beer come together for The Art Series at Newstead Brewing Co.

You may have already spent many an afternoon or night on the terrace of Milton’s Newstead Brewing Co., waxing lyrical about inspiration and creativity after knocking back a few of their iconic brews. The team are well-versed in supporting all things local and lovable in our fair city, which is why it's no surprise they are about to launch another enticing initiative this November. more

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The only item you'll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie
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The only item you’ll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie

Queenslanders are familiar with a few strategic provisions when the weather warms up and the festive season rolls around. A fridge stocked with cold beverages, fresh seafood and backyard cricket coincide with regular trips to the beach, an activity that demands vital sun safety measures in our corner of the stratosphere. Luckily, the Cancer Council Queensland have all your Ultra Violet woes covered this summer, bringing back a new edition of the Ugly Xmas Rashie. more