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The Weekend Series: treat yo’self – five boutique hotels for a swanky staycation Brisbane and the Gold Coast
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The Weekend Series: treat yo’self – five boutique hotels for a swanky staycation Brisbane and the Gold Coast

If you’ve been working yourself to the bone lately, thoughts have probably drifted towards the prospect of taking a holiday. Unfortunately for most of us, taking an extended amount of time off isn’t possible at this point in time, but that doesn’t mean a vacation must elude us. We are all for the idea of staycations – cheeky weekend sojourns to the fanciest hotel in town. You don’t have to travel far to live it up – both Brisbane and the Gold Coast boast a collection of gorgeous hotels where you can live like a baller for a weekend. We’ve collated a quick list of five excellent boutique hotels in Brisbane and the Gold Coast that make for a perfect staycation spot when you need to recharge your batteries. more

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Cosmetic giant Sephora announces the location of its first Brisbane store
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Cosmetic giant Sephora announces the location of its first Brisbane store

The news we have been waiting for has arrived – now all that’s left is to start compiling a shopping list longer than our arms. Sephora is set to open its eighth Australian store – the first in Brisbane – on Thursday April 6. We can reveal that the iconic black and white doors will open at Westfield Chermside alongside a host of fabulous fashion retailers. more

The future is female: five Queensland women killin’ it in the food industry
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The future is female: five Queensland women killin’ it in the food industry

A master of soul once famously stated that it’s a man’s world, but I think we can all agree that this rhetoric is more than a little outdated. Although we still have a ways to go in the fight for equality, it’s a very exciting time to be a woman in Queensland. Fellow females are speaking up on a range of issues, as well as stepping up to kick ass in industries that are typically male-dominated spaces. The food and hospitality sector is notorious for being a boys club, but the landscape is (slowly but surely) evolving to become more inclusive. In honour of International Women’s Day on Wednesday March 8, we thought we’d give a little shout-out to some badass Queensland ladies who are doing amazing things in our favourite industry – food. more


The Locals Next week: a Brisbane local

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Burger cookbooks to dessert deep-dish pizzas – five things we are vibing on in March
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Burger cookbooks to dessert deep-dish pizzas – five things we are vibing on in March

Hallelujah – autumn is here! Although Brisbane’s seasonal changes are as mild as a dove, we are still celebrating the arrival of the colder months. Oh, autumn (and winter) – how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We love thee to the breadth and circumference of our bone-warming pizzas. We love thee to the depth of our mugs of hot chocolate. We love thee to the density of our doona nooks. We love thee, like, a lot. If you couldn’t tell, the end of summer is our biggest vibe this month, but we’ve got a few more things that are driving our lust-o-meter to dangerous new levels. more

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Paw-ternity leave, bee habitats and Donald Glover lands royal role – five feel-good stories you might have missed
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Paw-ternity leave, bee habitats and Donald Glover lands royal role – five feel-good stories you might have missed

Look alive, people! The weekend is almost here! If this week has been a slog, then you might need a little bit of a pick-me-up to see you across the finish line. We’ve got just the thing to keep you moving – happy news stories! It’s been a great week for feel-good happenings – we’ve got stories of paw-ternity leave for new puppy parents, Donalg Glover kicks another career goal, Michael Bolton makes us melt into our morning coffee and Nazeem Hussain shares a personal story that is well worth listening to. more

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Yevu Clothing unveils its latest collection of socially responsible and striking garments
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Yevu Clothing unveils its latest collection of socially responsible and striking garments

Blending fashion with social enterprise, Yevu Clothing is a label that empowers disadvantaged artisanal manufacturers in Ghana by creating full time jobs and sustainable income for seamstresses, tailors, and textile manufacturers. Yevu Clothing has just unveiled a new range of contemporary garments inspired by vibrant West African textiles that are must-haves for any lover of colour. more

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The Weekly High Five: risky fashion, making it rain and selfish cakes
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The Weekly High Five: risky fashion, making it rain and selfish cakes

In regards to goals, someone much wiser than I once said, “It ain’t about how fast I get there, it ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side – it’s the climb.” Even if your feelings towards inspirational songs performed by former child stars aren’t exactly positive, you’ve got to admit that the girl has got a point – the journey towards achieving something is just as crucial as the end game. Make your journey a fulfilling one with The Weekly High Five – tiny feel-good resolutions you can count on one hand and tick off for instant endorphins. more

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Strut around in some fetch new Mean Girls-themed socks by Foot Cardigan
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Strut around in some fetch new Mean Girls-themed socks by Foot Cardigan

Okay, we know – we never did make ‘fetch’ happen, but it wasn’t for lack of trying! Our inner Gretchen Weiners screamed for joy when we heard news of Foot Cardigan’s new sock range taking inspiration direct from the best teen movie of the past 20 years. These aren’t regular socks – they’re cool socks. Grab a few pairs for when you are on the go, Glen Coco. more

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Calvin Klein Swim arrives in Australia in time for the end of summer
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Calvin Klein Swim arrives in Australia in time for the end of summer

If you haven’t heard the name Calvin Klein before, then I’d like to commend the rock you live under for having excellent soundproofing. One of the biggest names in fashion is finally giving us Aussies the chance to strut around the beach in some of its iconic swimwear. Calvin Klein Swim has launched exclusively at David Jones, offering some provocative and modern silhouettes in time for the final weeks of summer. more

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Monster French toast and cookie dough cafes – five things we are vibing on in February
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Monster French toast and cookie dough cafes – five things we are vibing on in February

The first month of 2017 is done and dusted and now it is officially too late to wish someone a happy new year. While we’ve still got our eyes on the great year ahead, it’s also time to take stock on some of the cool things that have happened at home and abroad. We are getting super stoked on some very vibe-worthy happenings, including a female-only ride sharing service, a new home for Australian film and gargantuan, cookie dough cafes and carb-loaded French toast hybrids. more

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The Weekend Series: house porn – you know you want to look
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The Weekend Series: house porn – you know you want to look

With all the talk of declining housing affordability and how we’d be able to own the house of our dreams if we just stopped eating smashed avocado, this story might be like rubbing salt on open wound. While we are inclined to agree, we choose to sprinkle like salt bae and deal with our increasing house envy the only way we know how – by spending hours looking at some of the world’s most beautiful homes. There are thousands of architecturally stunning homes all over the world, but we’ve picked five of our most lust-worthy properties that have us contemplating entering the lottery every week. more