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The Weekend Series: totally legit tax hacks to maximise your dollar bills
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The Weekend Series: totally legit tax hacks to maximise your dollar bills

When it comes down to it, you can’t cheat the taxman. You (or someone you know) may be all for fudging a few figures here and there to make your yearly return a little more lush, but keeping it legit is definitely the way to go when it comes to anything financial – you don’t want to end up in a Caleb Nichol a la The OC type situation, after all. If you play your cards right you can maximise your return without any risk of landing yourself in hot water – we’ve rounded up a few tips to help you out before the new financial year rolls around. Make it rain, folks! more

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Welcome back – Arnsdorf launches its return to business with signature timeless style
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Welcome back – Arnsdorf launches its return to business with signature timeless style

Fashion can seem like such a fickle thing – trends come and go, leaving labels to churn out products that hit the brief for what’s hot right now but often missing the mark on longevity. One label that picked up on this cycle and decided to step away was Arnsdorf, a beloved Melbourne-via-New-York-based brand that took a break from the troubled fashion industry to return better than ever with a renewed sense of purpose. Armed with ethical practises and quality products, Arnsdorf is a direct affront to the broken cycle it fled from. more

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Get the designer threads of your dreams for (way) less at Harrolds Pacific Fair’s mid-year sale
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Get the designer threads of your dreams for (way) less at Harrolds Pacific Fair’s mid-year sale

Listen up – EOFY is upon us, which means with a little luck you will soon be rolling in fat stacks of guilt-free cash money thanks to a dude we like to call the taxman. What better time to treat yourself to a fancy-as-heck shopping spree? Quit talking yourself out of buying designer items, friend – the quality is higher, the cost-per-wear speaks for itself and treating yourself feels damn good. Need any more encouragement? Luxury department store Harrolds is holding a jaw-dropping 50% off sale, which means you can get your pretty little paws on the likes of Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Balmain, Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen and more for prices that will make your head spin. We’ve kick-started your shopping inspo by picking five items from the sale that we are lusting over in The Weekend Edition office – race you to Pacific Fair! more

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The Weekend Series: five podcasts you should definitely be listening to
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The Weekend Series: five podcasts you should definitely be listening to

Much like MSG, high fructose corn syrup and checking Instagram every 20 minutes to see what your ex is up to (don’t act like you don’t know), podcasts are seriously addictive. Whether you’re killing time on a morning commute, trying to distract yourself from the searing pain in your quads during a run or just need time to chill out, there’s pretty much a podcast for every occasion. There are heaps of titles out there blowing up internationally that you have probably come across, but we are here to shine a light on some of the best podcasts that you may not have heard of yet. more

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Make like MacGyver – test your wits at Brisbane’s brand new Escape Manor
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Make like MacGyver – test your wits at Brisbane’s brand new Escape Manor

Nothing gets adrenaline levels soaring quite like a good old-fashioned escape challenge. When you’re locked in a room with limited resources, a sinister backstory and a ticking clock, things get hectic. Imaginations run wild as you work closely with those around you to find a way out, piecing together clues and thinking outside of the box to achieve a common goal. Nobody can craft this experience quite like Escape Manor, Brisbane’s latest escape room that is here to take it to the limit. more

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Treat yo' self – Harbour Town is having a three-day mega sale (and you're invited)
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Treat yo’ self – Harbour Town is having a three-day mega sale (and you’re invited)

Fashion-forward peeps of the Gold Coast, brace yourselves – Harbour Town’s gigantic (and aptly named) GET OUTlet Sale is officially kicking off this Friday June 9 until Sunday June 11. If you’ve been saving your hard-earned pennies for the end-of-financial-year sales, now is your time to shine. Harbour Town’s centre-wide sale event features more than 100 outlet stores, with jaw-dropping prices across some of the biggest brands like Michael Kors, Oroton, Seed, and Kate Spade. We know this is a lot to take in, so we’ve selected some of our favourite pieces from the sale to give you some inspo and get you all jazzed – as if you needed an excuse. This, friends, is what dreams are made of. more

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Keep it clean and coastal with ethical threads from OneThing
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Keep it clean and coastal with ethical threads from OneThing

The fast fashion trap is one that almost all of us are guilty of falling victim to at some point – while we might splash out on designer items, the lure of cheap and readily available basics can often be hard to resist. Unfortunately, this throwaway industry is doing some pretty horrible things to our main girl Mother Earth – farmers in parts of China and India predicting the colour of the next fashion season by the colour of their rivers due to run-off from the textile industry. Yikes! Luckily, trading fast for fair is totally doable, and Sydney label OneThing is leading the charge. more

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Marshmallow cafes to virtual-reality cocktails – five things we are vibing on in June
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Marshmallow cafes to virtual-reality cocktails – five things we are vibing on in June

As we approach the middle of the year we start to rug up and brace for the full force of winter. It’s only natural for us to let our beach bods go a little bit as we indulge in comfort food, and boy do we have a few morsels to drool over this month! We can’t get enough of sweet treats and fusion eats, which is why we are crushing on the concept of marshmallow cafes, bouquets of Nutella doughnuts and pho-filled burritos. Sounds outlandish, right? It doesn’t make it any less real, friend. Check out our June vibes and join us in our food fantasy. more


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AÃRK Collective timepieces marry function and aesthetics
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AÃRK Collective timepieces marry function and aesthetics

A good watch can be exceedingly hard to find – often something you find visually appealing will have had no thought put into its insides, or as a reverse argument the super-hardy products just aren’t very pretty. Finding a balance between style and workability is a challenge, but we’ve found just the thing. Nailing the perfect combination of seamless functionality and dreamy aesthetics is AÃRK Collective, a group of Melbourne-based creatives that you are going to want to make time for. more

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The Weekend Series: five visually striking indoor plants for beginners (that aren't succulents)
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The Weekend Series: five visually striking indoor plants for beginners (that aren’t succulents)

If you aren’t enough of a responsible adult yet to care for a pet or child, there is always one option for sating your paternal instincts. A plant doesn’t talk back, nor does it cry at odd hours of the night. If you are keen to start caring for a leafy baby or two, we suggest branching (get it?) out and going with a plant that is a little bit different than your run-of-the-mill succulent. We’ve picked five plants to start with that are not only easy to care for but also fun to look at. more

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Treat your skin to plant-based purity with Saya Skincare
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Treat your skin to plant-based purity with Saya Skincare

Your skin is technically your largest organ, so it makes sense to take darn good care of it. The market is flooded with all manner of products that promise everything from eternal youth to a blemish-free face, but often these bigger brands are packed with gnarly chemicals – not to mention that a lot of cosmetic giants still test on animals (the absolute worst). Saya Skincare is here to save the day, offering a range of certified organic and plant-based products that proves nature really is the ultimate healer. more

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It’s game time – 1UP Arcade powers up in Morningside this weekend
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It’s game time – 1UP Arcade powers up in Morningside this weekend

Anyone that grew up walking distance from an arcade (or corner store with Street Fighter) should take a seat – this isn’t going to be your run-of-the-mill nostalgia trip. 1UP Arcade is bringing arcade gaming back into vogue with a communal space boasting more than 50 machines from Fatal Fury to Rave Racer. If you’ve got an itch to beat some high scores, 1UP Arcade will be pressing start on Saturday May 13.  more

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Ice-cream museums and food delivery robots – five things we are vibing on in May
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Ice-cream museums and food delivery robots – five things we are vibing on in May

The year moves along at a breakneck pace and we suddenly find ourselves at the start of May. Justin Timberlake jokes aside – we’re secretly stoked to have arrived at this part of the year. The weather is cooler and the comfort food is on point as always, and it seems like May is a great month for vibe-worthy happenings. This month we’ve scoured the web for news of ice-cream museums, ramen tacos (trust us – they look delicious), food-delivery robots and rescued food supermarkets. It’s looking like we’ve got a great month ahead, we hope this gives you some inspirational fodder to get you through autumn. more

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Colour your world with bright and bold threads from Jericho Road Clothing
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Colour your world with bright and bold threads from Jericho Road Clothing

Creatively collaborating with your siblings can go one of two ways – magic or tragic. In the case of Jericho Road Clothing, Brisbane-based sisters Chloe and Kate have absolutely nailed the former dynamic. Since 2016, the duo has been cooking up collection after collection filled with bold prints, quirky designs and flattering cuts designed to be worn with confidence. The latest offering is dropping soon, promising to add a brand-new style to the label’s repertoire – and we’re pretty damn excited to see what it is. more

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The Weekend Series: five ways to make your four-day weekend a true delight
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The Weekend Series: five ways to make your four-day weekend a true delight

It’s not often that we get a long weekend, but over the next month we have three! The Easter long weekend is an extra long one, with public holidays taking place on Friday and Monday, so that leaves a few extra days to fill. While many of us are thinking about catching up on some life admin in between hot cross bun binges, it’s also an ideal time to try fun and exciting things! This is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with yourself and catch up on some of the best things happening right now. Don’t waste four days in a chocolate-induced coma – hop to these five long weekend activities. more

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Double up on denim with this new winter edit from Morrison
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Double up on denim with this new winter edit from Morrison

It was touch and go for a few years there, but we think it’s safe to say that there is officially nothing wrong with double denim. Gone are the days where a jean and jacket combo would have you drawing raised eyebrows (we love Justin Timberlake, but he nearly killed the movement in 2001). In 2017 the pairing can actually be a sartorial masterstroke. Morrison has just unveiled a new capsule collection of daring denim, perfect to double up or dress down. more

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Glide all night on Go-To's all-new silk Face Case
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Glide all night on Go-To’s all-new silk Face Case

If you've spent all of your life with your face on a cotton pillowcase, it's time to start living on the edge. You need a silk pillowcase in your life. Let us introduce you to the newbie from skincare company Go-To – the silk Face Case. It's got all the benefits of sleeping on silk, plus it's embroided with the words 'Hi, cute face'. Seriously, take our money. Now. more