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The Weekend Series: five non-music-related activities to upgrade your Splendour in the Grass experience
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The Weekend Series: five non-music-related activities to upgrade your Splendour in the Grass experience

Yeah yeah, we know you’re all about the music. But hear us out. The fine folks at Splendour in the Grass have been perfecting their extra-curricular offerings each year, adding an impressive compilation of escapes for when you need a break from your intensely ‘festive’ mates or the beats of the Tipi Forest. Whether you want to get crafty, hang out with Dr Karl, have a good belly laugh, smash some organic doughnuts or flee the festival altogether, we’ve got you covered. more

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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing in July
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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing in July

You might have noticed we’re suckers for snappy sustainability initiatives, and this month we’ve found a couple of great options to help reduce your single-use plastic waste. From self-cleaning and purifying water bottles to genuinely natural drinking straws, we’ve also discovered some added motivation for protecting the planet – and it comes in the form of an underwater hotel in the Great Barrier Reef. Check out these ingenuities and more, as we share the top five things we’re loving this month. more

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The Weekend Series: five ethical underwear brands to wrap around your birthday suit
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The Weekend Series: five ethical underwear brands to wrap around your birthday suit

Whether you're a bit of an exhibitionist when it comes to your undergarments, or you like to keep them simple and out of sight, there's no doubt that comfort, style, sustainability and ethics play a key role in many of our purchase decisions. Fortunately, many Aussie brands are now taking heed and committing to transparency in the manufacturing process, fairer work practices and use of organic materials. We round up five of our favourites. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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I am hoping the industry starts concentrating on quality over quantity, supporting fair working conditions and paying their workers a living wage ... ~ Kim Bailey more
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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing in June
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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing in June

We've taken the first tentative steps into winter, the election is done and dusted, Game of Thrones has officially ended – and you have nothing left to small-talk about at the water cooler. Don't fret, folks, because we've scoured the globe to bring you some of the most interesting things happening in all reaches, from regional Australia to Ibiza. This month we present to you a glass-walled hotel room free of charge, a vegan interpretation of the classic IKEA meatballs, a brand-new Star Wars theme park, a life-changing food waste app and plans to launch NASA rockets from the Northern Territory. Yep, consider all awkward silences and lengthy elevator rides taken care of. more

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Vintage glamour meets modern chic – Aster + Lilou opens its West End boutique
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Vintage glamour meets modern chic – Aster + Lilou opens its West End boutique

As our tastes in clothing shift towards favouring ethical and sustainable manufacturers, retailers are starting to catch on in greater numbers. Aster + Lilou is a local label has been leading the charge for some time already, popping up around town to hawk a selection of gorgeous garments featuring a mix of new and vintage pieces. Last week saw the outfit open up its first bricks-and-mortar boutique in West End, establishing a tasteful hub browse a curated collection of one-off designs and accessories. more

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The Weekend Series: five eco initiatives sparking positive change around the globe
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The Weekend Series: five eco initiatives sparking positive change around the globe

Every single container thrown in the recycling bin, food waste popped in the compost and package-free bulk-buy purchase adds up to collectively make a huge difference to our environment. We’ve been blown away by some innovative new strategies sprouting across the globe over the past few months, from seaweed-based hydration capsules at the London Marathon to Qantas launching the world’s first zero-waste flight. Check out some of the best below. more