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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

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Murder mysteries, rib-tickling rom coms and mischievous villains – the best tv shows to binge in lockdown
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Murder mysteries, rib-tickling rom coms and mischievous villains – 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. The forecasted dreary weather coupled with stay-at-home restrictions are perfect conditions for a solid sofa session, if you ask us! Thankfully, our favourite streaming services have just released a heap of exciting new shows. From romantic comedies that will transport you to cities afar to edge-of-your-seat thrillers with Oscar winners, here are a few streaming gems that are worth binging during lockdown. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Dr. Chris Gillies
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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Calling all gamers – Journey of Something is now offering an annual subscription
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Calling all gamers – Journey of Something is now offering an annual subscription

Puzzles made a huge comeback in 2020, with lockdowns aplenty and more or less very little to do. It was a good year for Aussie puzzle company Journey of Something, with its unique puzzles and games becoming a centrepiece on coffee tables across the country. Now the brand is stepping up its game, so to say, with a new quarterly subscription service that allows eager players to get their hands on any two puzzles, kits or games every three months. You'll never be bored again. more

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Beam and Neuron Mobility are the new scooters and bikes in town
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Beam and Neuron Mobility are the new scooters and bikes in town

Whether you simply cannot stomach the surging Uber prices, enjoy feeling the wind in your face or you just want to take a walk – or ride, rather – on the wild side, e-scooters offer a convenient and cost-effective mode of transportation. Our streets are set to see an influx of new rides as Beam and Neuron Mobility brings its scooters and bikes to town. more

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Frank Green has dropped a super-cute range of Lion King-themed reusable cups and bottles
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Frank Green has dropped a super-cute range of Lion King-themed reusable cups and bottles

Whether you sang along in the theatres in 1994 when the animated version was released, or you were soothed by the dulcet tones of Beyoncé when she voiced Nala in 2019, we can all agree that The Lion King is the cat's pyjamas. So you can walk around with a slice of the beloved Disney film, sustainability-savvy Australian brand Frank Green has dropped an adorable range of Lion King-themed reusable cups and bottles and they've arrived just in time for World Environment Day (Saturday June 5). more

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Zara Beauty is coming and here's what we know so far
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Zara Beauty is coming and here’s what we know so far

If you've ever spotted a super-chic outfit on someone and stopped to ask them where they got it from, there's a very good chance they said "Zara". The beloved retailer is known for dressing fashion-forward folk in stylish gear from head to toe, but soon it'll be painting faces too with a line of beauty products that will have others asking, "Where did you get your lipstick from?". more

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Stock up on new undies with the Overies for Ovaries initiative
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Stock up on new undies with the Overies for Ovaries initiative

Not-for-profit organisation Ovarian Cancer Australia has teamed up with the crew behind online wellness program Keep it Cleaner – Steph Claire Smith, Laura Henshaw and Danny Kennedy – as well as some iconic Aussie brands to raise funds for ovarian cancer through the sale of teal undies. This is your official reminder (and the perfect excuse) to overhaul your undies draw. more

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Ahoy, captain! GoBoat sets sail with its electric picnic boat hire pop-up in Kangaroo Point
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Ahoy, captain! GoBoat sets sail with its electric picnic boat hire pop-up in Kangaroo Point

Have you ever daydreamed about what it would be like to cruise along the Brown Snake on your own private boat while sipping on bubbles and grazing on a charcuterie board? Your dreams are about to become a reality friends, as electric-boat rental company GoBoat has finally hit the local waterways – setting up a pop-up dock at Kangaroo Point. Pop on some Rod Stewart and wear your best nautical outfit, because we are going sailing. more

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Celebrate the beauty and ethos of Japanese arts and craft with this book dedicated to Utuswa
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Celebrate the beauty and ethos of Japanese arts and craft with this book dedicated to Utuswa

Long revered for its quality and beauty, Japanese craft remains an important part of Japanese life. ‘Utsuwa’, meaning ‘for everyday use’, embodies the ethos of hand-making in Japan, where handcrafted wares are created to be as practical as they are beautiful. Brisbane sisters Kylie and Tiffany Johnson share a deep love for Japanese craft, and it's this avid appreciation for the arts that drove them to write a book about them – Utuswa – Japanese objects for everyday use. Taking readers behind the scenes of galleries and studios in Japan, this charming book is the perfect coffee table addition. more

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Heart-warming tales and thrilling page-turners – the Brisbane Writers Festival authors who should be on your radar
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Heart-warming tales and thrilling page-turners – the Brisbane Writers Festival authors who should be on your radar

Our city's seminal literary event celebrating the written word, Brisbane Writers Festival, is returning to State Library of Queensland this year with an exciting hybrid program of more than 100 live and virtual events from May 7–9. Most importantly, this exciting event provides us with a bucket list of authors to discover and books to leaf through. So you know what to add to your bookshelf, we have rounded up a few noteworthy additions authored by literary luminaries who are about to descend on Brisbane for the festival. Here are some reading suggestions that will surely bewitch your brain ... more

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Treat your pores to Alivio's brand-new hemp-based skincare range
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Treat your pores to Alivio’s brand-new hemp-based skincare range

Hemp seed oil seems to be all the rage lately. Why? It's rich in antioxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and encourages skin growth and new cell generation. Basically, it will help your skin look as smooth as a baby's bottom. If this is your (weirdly specific) goal, then we suggest checking out Alivio, a brand-new skincare range that's making use of hemp seed oil's huge list of benefits. more