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

We did it fam – we made it to the end of the year. It might have been a blur, but we all deserve a pat on the back for making it through. Before we can get into the Christmas spirit, there are some orders of business that must be attended to. We’re talking about our final vibes round-up of the year, of course. We couldn’t let 2018 fade out without celebrating some of the incredible things we’ve noticed recently, from dog-friendly beer, the future of recyclable coffee cups and innovative luggage solutions. So here it is, folks – everything we’ve been vibing on over the past month. more

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Dior and more – QueensPlaza unveils the fruits of its opulent new makeover
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Dior and more – QueensPlaza unveils the fruits of its opulent new makeover

Standing proud since 2005 as a beacon for designer fashion-seekers, the beloved QueensPlaza has always been known for its taste-making selection of the most prestigious names from both Australia and abroad. The shopping mecca is about to cement its status as the CBD’s preeminent destination for luxury retail with the unveiling the first stage of its hotly anticipated multi-million dollar upgrade. Prepare yourself for top-tier brands, breathtaking fit-outs and a truly grand atmosphere. more

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Sent from above – Australia’s first-ever Heavenly Spa opens in The City
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Sent from above – Australia’s first-ever Heavenly Spa opens in The City

The opening of Brisbane City’s five-star wonderland The Westin Brisbane whipped us all into a bit of a frenzy last month – after all, the hotel is the very first of its kind in Queensland. Along with its ridiculously luxe accommodation, The Westin also brought with it a host of other firsts for us to enjoy. The hotel’s Heavenly Spa by Westin Brisbane is a dreamy oasis that is dedicated to wellness, offering up a divine range of treatments that will make you feel like you’ve been touched by an angel. more

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Summer lovin' – your date-night outfit inspo sorted
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Summer lovin’ – your date-night outfit inspo sorted

Now that summer is well and truly upon us, our calendars are filling up with social engagements faster than your favourite bartender can whip up a mimosa. Having a go-to outfit to get you through a long season of socialising is crucial, and with the right accessories you can stretch your wardrobe basics even further. We’ve pounded the pavement at Westfield Chermside to hustle some seriously lush inspo for your next date night – you’re welcome in advance. more

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Celebrate movers, shakers and indie makers with A Very Laneway Christmas gift guide
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Celebrate movers, shakers and indie makers with A Very Laneway Christmas gift guide

It might have earned a rep as the most wonderful time of the year, but the lead-up to Christmas can feel like an absolute mission – especially the shopping part. If you’ve been putting off your annual gifting pilgrimage for fear of scrambling crowds, trolley rage and spruikers, fear not! Fortitude Valley’s dreamy trio of laneways – California Lane, Bakery Lane and Winn Lane – are all loaded with local businesses that can provide a unique gifting experience. From your hard-to-buy-for mates to the most fashionable in your flock, our A Very Laneway Christmas gift guide has something for everyone. more

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The Christmas round-up: gifts for her
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The Christmas round-up: gifts for her

The sleigh bells are ringing, the Secret Santa ballots have been drawn and the hints have been dropped – it’s Christmas time, baby! If you’re struggling to tick some ladies off your nice list, allow us to help you out. No matter what kind of gal you’re buying for, our curated gift guide has something to suit – from foodies to fitness freaks and everyone in between. more

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London-based fashion retailer COS opens its Brisbane flagship
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London-based fashion retailer COS opens its Brisbane flagship

Fashion-forward folk of Brisbane flipped out back in March when we first dropped the news that beloved London-based retailer COS would be coming to the sunshine state. In the months since, we’ve been waiting with bated breath to see what the fashion powerhouse would be bringing with its first Queensland offering. All will be revealed this Friday November 16 when COS opens the doors to its brand-new retail space. more


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The Weekend Series: sneaking around – five sets of kicks to take you into summer
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The Weekend Series: sneaking around – five sets of kicks to take you into summer

Real talk – when it comes to the realm of shoes, sneakers are just an all-around winner. They look cool, they’re comfortable to wear and there are so many variations that even if you’re not a certified sneakerhead, you’re bound to find a style you like. Not only that, but the best brands have got the game of combining function and aesthetics down to an art. There are so many hot sneaker drops happening that it’s hard to keep up, but we’ve picked five of our favourites that we simply couldn’t resist. more

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Racquet Film brings old-school cool and traditional methods to New Farm
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Racquet Film brings old-school cool and traditional methods to New Farm

Folks, film ain’t dead – in fact, there is a dedicated community of individuals who are committed to keeping this charming industry alive. While the dreamy qualities of film photography may seem like a distant memory to some, a new generation of creatives are paving the way for an analogue resurgence. Sam and Chloe from Racquet Studio and Racquet Film are leading the charge with an amazing nook in the heart of New Farm that encompasses a lab, showroom, gallery and store. more

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Drop everything – Harbour Town's annual three-day mega sale is happening this weekend
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Drop everything – Harbour Town’s annual three-day mega sale is happening this weekend

Attention all bargain-loving fashion-forward folk of the Gold Coast – clear your schedule and your wardrobes because Harbour Town's annual three-day Get Outlet Sale is here and it is one pre-Christmas shopping bash that you do not want to miss. If you're often faced with the fact that your designer tastes don't match your budget, or you're keen to smash out your entire Christmas-shopping list in one hit (go you!), then this weekend – Friday November 16 to Sunday November 18 – is your time to shine. There are some wild deals happening across the mammoth centre-wide sale, so we took the liberty of hand selecting a few of our favourite bargains to give you a taste of what's on offer. Purses at the ready! more

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She's a Maniax on the floor – check out the sharpest craze to hit Newstead
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She’s a Maniax on the floor – check out the sharpest craze to hit Newstead

Finding cool new activities that don’t suck can be a bit of a mission. While we’re certainly not ones to rag on tenpin bowling or karaoke, sometimes we crave to step outside the box and go buck wild with it. Whether you’re looking to relieve a little tension, chasing some date night inspo or need a killer place to hold a work event, we’ve found a hot new spot that can sort you out across the board – get ready to sling some metal at Maniax Axe Throwing. more

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

Just like that November has arrived and we’re all looking at our calendars, bewildered that 2018 has flown by this quickly. What we all need right now is a distraction, and we’ve got just the thing. This month we’re vibing on some killer happenings around the world, from craft-beer airlines to Pringles-flavoured ramen – enough to chew on while you plan this summer’s festivities! more

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Superstore – Apartment and Violent Green join fashion forces
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Superstore – Apartment and Violent Green join fashion forces

Ever since their genesis as tucked-away tenants of Elizabeth Arcade, Apartment and Violent Green have both been pushing the boundaries of Brisbane fashion, sourcing sought-after labels from across the globe. Now, two of the city’s best boutiques are officially joining forces for one incredible superstore. Apartment and Violent Green will be opening a new joint location in the heart of Queen Street Mall on Friday November 2, combining tastes and aesthetics for what will assuredly become base camp for Brisbane’s stylish set. more

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Get your skin summer ready with lush goods from Bali Body
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Get your skin summer ready with lush goods from Bali Body

When it comes to keeping your skin looking fab in summertime, it’s all about preparation. The winter months often leave us looking less than desirable, what with all of the flakiness and the faded tans of sunny days past. Now that the sun is out and our hemlines are getting shorter, it’s time to step up and get ready for beach season, baby! Cult online retailer Bali Body has just dropped its new range of skin saviours, just in time to get you glowing for summer. more

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Christie Nicolaides unveils first bricks-and-mortar flagship in Brisbane City
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Christie Nicolaides unveils first bricks-and-mortar flagship in Brisbane City

One of Brisbane’s most coveted jewellery brands has opened its first physical store this week, revealing a stunning space that matches up the with the extravagance of the brand’s earrings, bracelets, neckpieces and crowns. Christie Nicolaides’ store is delivering a hands-on experience to fans of the jeweller’s wares and allowing them to get up close and personal with the artisan-crafted pieces for the first time. more

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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