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Cruise between cities with W Brisbane and JW Marriott Gold Coast's luxe accommodation package
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Cruise between cities with W Brisbane and JW Marriott Gold Coast’s luxe accommodation package

Feeling yourself cracking underneath the end-of-year pressure? Craving a couple of days off to soak up some sunshine and cocktails by the pool? Us too, friend. Combining the best of a staycay with a getaway are hotel giants W Brisbane and JW Marriott Gold Coast, which have teamed up for the ultimate travel package – complete with transfers between the two destinations in a Jaguar. Vroom vroom. more

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World's first carbon-positive beauty brand Emma Lewisham unveils its new 100-percent circular-designed product range
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World’s first carbon-positive beauty brand Emma Lewisham unveils its new 100-percent circular-designed product range

We love our skincare – so much so that our bathroom cupboards are lined to the edge with cleansers, exfoliators, serums and moisturisers. Sure, these products might make a difference when it comes to how dewy our complexion appears, but what about their effect on the planet? If you're keen on adding some more sustainable products into your skincare routine, let us introduce you to Emma Lewisham, the world's first carbon-positive beauty brand. more

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Explore all of the wonderful places, experiences and events the city has to offer with Brisbane City Council's brand-new Brisbane app
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Explore all of the wonderful places, experiences and events the city has to offer with Brisbane City Council’s brand-new Brisbane app

Our city is brimming with new restaurants, sipping spots and things to do – and now is as nicer time than ever to jump head-first into all of the goodness Brisbane has to offer. To help you discover (or re-discover) all of the superb places, experiences and events the city boasts, Brisbane City Council has developed a brand-new Brisbane app. Here's how this handy tool works ... more

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GoBoat is now setting sail from Breakfast Creek so pack your picnic basket
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GoBoat is now setting sail from Breakfast Creek so pack your picnic basket

If you're a regular stroller of the Riverwalk, you may have spotted a flotilla of shaded grey boats gliding down the water the last few months. These nimble vessels belong to GoBoat, which has been operating from a pop-up dock at Kangaroo Point since April. Now, the electric-boat rental company has found a permanent anchorage at Breakfast Creek, making it easier than ever to hop aboard and enjoy a sun-dappled day out on the water. more

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Nōskin is the new PETA-approved brand slinging high-quality vegan shoes and garments
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Nōskin is the new PETA-approved brand slinging high-quality vegan shoes and garments

Spring has sprung, friends, and you know what that calls for – a wardrobe refresh. A decluttering of the closet is good for the soul and once you've dropped those bags of unwanted clothes to your local op-shop, you may get the urge to replace what has been Marie Kondo'd. To reduce your carbon footprint this time around, it would be wise to shop a bit more sustainably and choose to buy ethical where you can. Helping you to do just that is vegan, PETA-approved clothing brand Nōskin, which is selling everything from Japanese selvedge denim to hemp clothing and leather-alternative shoes. more

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Rent a party-perfect tablescape from The Box/d Society
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Rent a party-perfect tablescape from The Box/d Society

Perhaps one of the more obvious calling cards of becoming a 'proper' adult is when you start to host dinner parties. Food, drinks and good friends usually make for a perfect combination for a dinner party but perhaps the most special ingredient is the table setting. Woefully, this can also be the most time-consuming and difficult aspect to perfect – and that's where The Box/d Society comes in. This fresh-faced company is taking the stress out of party planning with gatho-ready tablescapes delivered straight to your door. more

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Long lunches, wine tastings and beer paddles – Kiff & Culture is taking you to Brisbane's best artisan spots
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Long lunches, wine tastings and beer paddles – Kiff & Culture is taking you to Brisbane’s best artisan spots

When it comes to going out on the town, we all have our own bank of tried-and-true spots, and these personal favourites usually go hand in hand with unforgettable memories spent with friends and family over delicious bevvies and bites. If you're keen on adding some new spots into your wining and dining repertoire, then we have an easy solution – Kiff & Culture. Already running food and wine tours out of Byron Bay, the Tweed hinterland and Tamborine Mountain, the tour company has recently launched Brisbane’s first artisan food and drink tour, giving locals a new way to experience the crème de la crème of the city's culinary scene – with a little help from a van. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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There are lots of examples of how society can change behaviours and improve livelihoods, so the tools already exist for how we minimise the impact of these issues and improve ocean health ... ~ Dr. Chris Gillies more
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Tote-ally sustainable – olve.'s reusable shopping bags are here to keep your food safe from germs
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Tote-ally sustainable – olve.’s reusable shopping bags are here to keep your food safe from germs

With the days of plastic bags (mostly) behind us, our collection of reusable shopping bags seems to be ever-growing. If your tote collection is looking a little flimsy and worse-for-wear, then we've just caught wind of a reusable shopping accessory that is anything but. Designed with careful attention and sustainability in mind, olve. bags are made with antibacterial protection that is woven into the fibres to keep you and your food protected from bad bacteria. more

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Staycay a little bit more luxuriously with Crystalbrook Vincent's local program
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Staycay a little bit more luxuriously with Crystalbrook Vincent’s local program

With border closures aplenty, there's no better time to bunker down in our beautiful city and explore everything it has to offer. To help you do just this – and in style, might we add – luxe accommodation destination Crystalbrook Vincent has recently launched Crystalbrook Local, a neighbourhood program offering exclusive discounts for residents of the Greater Brisbane area. Keen to stay and play? Read on for all of the juicy deets ... more

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Live out your 90s dreams with Flowerbed Nails stickers
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Live out your 90s dreams with Flowerbed Nails stickers

If we could time travel back to the 90s or early 2000s and place some of our favourite things in a time capsule that we could bring back to the future, you would probably find us running to our bedroom to grab our cans of Spice Girls Impulse, butterfly clips, So Fresh CDs and our favourite nail stickers. Well, we no longer need a time machine to get our hot little hands on the latter, as Flowerbed Nails stickers have just entered the scene. more

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Bend and snap – SKIMS is (finally) coming to Australia!
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Bend and snap – SKIMS is (finally) coming to Australia!

Made famous by its co-founder Kim Kardashian West, the cult underwear brand SKIMS is coming to Australia! Can you hear that? That's the sound of women across the country breathing a collective sigh of relief at never having to squish into uncomfortable underwear ever again. The line of 'next-generation' underwear, shapewear and loungewear will be sold exclusively at luxe department store David Jones – but before you jump in the car and make haste to your nearest store – there are some things you need to know ...  more

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Wizard-like wordsmiths and beloved weather girls – Museum of Brisbane launches its first-ever podcast series, Where I Belong
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Wizard-like wordsmiths and beloved weather girls – Museum of Brisbane launches its first-ever podcast series, Where I Belong

For the last few years, podcasts have quickly become a favourite way to pass the time whilst also learning about something new. Whether they focus on real-life murder mysteries, long-forgotten celebrity dramas or it's just two people having a chat about what's making headlines – podcasts are endlessly entertaining. Enter what will now be our new listening obsession – Museum of Brisbane's brand-new podcast series Where I Belong. more

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Level up your skincare routine with MECCA MAX SKIN's brand-new range
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Level up your skincare routine with MECCA MAX SKIN’s brand-new range

If your skincare routine has become more complex than your annual tax return and has more steps than your Fitbit – you need to hear this – there is another way to dewy, glowy skin, and it needn't cost the Earth. Are you sitting down? You may want to because Australia's authority on all things beauty has unveiled a brand-new eight-piece skincare collection called MECCA MAX SKIN and it lands in stores (and online) today, Tuesday August 10.  more

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Dazzling dramas, rib-tickling rom coms and Hawaiian getaways – the best tv shows to binge in lockdown
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Dazzling dramas, rib-tickling rom coms and Hawaiian getaways – the best tv shows to binge in lockdown

Well, well, well. Another lockdown, another opportunity to kick up our feet and binge some sweet, sweet content. Thankfully, our favourite streaming services have just released a heap of exciting new shows. From dark comedies that will transport you to islands afar to sparkling reboots of old favourites, here are a few streaming gems that are worth binging during lockdown. more

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Hire a hot tub and screen movies in your backyard with help from Tubflix
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Hire a hot tub and screen movies in your backyard with help from Tubflix

After a particularly dry spell of theatrical releases in 2020, we are welcoming the return of the cinema experience in 2021. How we watch our movies has slightly changed though, with many of us preferring to stream films from the comfort of the couch or even going through our old DVD collections to rewatch classics of times past. If you're looking to spice up your viewing escapades, we have stumbled upon an entirely new film experience called Tubflix. Far from your average movie outing, this hot-tub cinema gets delivered straight to your backyard. more

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Give the gift of greenery with help from Pot Me Pretty
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Give the gift of greenery with help from Pot Me Pretty

What pro horticulturists have long known, novice gardening enthusiasts are only just discovering – that plant parenting is the bomb! If you want to give the gift of life aka greenery, we reckon you should branch out from regular nurseries and check out Pot Me Pretty, a new online plant delivery service making the gift of giving just that little bit easier. more

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Massages, rooftop sundowners and luxe digs – make the most of five-star accommodation destination Hotel X with this deal
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Massages, rooftop sundowners and luxe digs – make the most of five-star accommodation destination Hotel X with this deal

With a certain uncertainty looming over our heads still, it seems like a holiday close to home is the best option for those in need of a happiness-boosting break. Dreamy Fortitude Valley accommodation destination Hotel X has got your city staycay plans covered with its newly launched Balance Your Stay and Play package – a lavish escape that will delight the senses. more

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Take an evening joyride through Donny's drive-through in Macca’s and Peter Alexander's new PJs collection
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Take an evening joyride through Donny’s drive-through in Macca’s and Peter Alexander’s new PJs collection

Have you heard the word? Macca's is celebrating 50 years in Australia and it seems with each passing day there's a new treat in store for us. The latest gift is a retro-inspired pyjama collection made in collaboration with none other than Peter Alexander. This means next time you're thinking of hopping in the car and heading to Macca's for a late-night snack, you can put on your best Ron Dons duds. more