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The Weekend Series: treat yo' self to some pampering at these luxe roadtrip worthy day spas
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The Weekend Series: treat yo’ self to some pampering at these luxe roadtrip worthy day spas

If the weeks and months of the year to date have taken their toll on your soul and your skin, there’s nothing to do but recuperate and replenish. Trust us, self-care is an essential practice, which means a visit to a day spa is almost akin to visiting the doctor. While there are plenty of top-notch pampering spots in close proximity to our homes, we’re in love with the idea of abandoning the city in favour of a day spa that’s beyond the reaches of the city. Clear your schedule – this weekend is all about massages, facials, treatments, soaks, exfoliations and, most importantly, you. more

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Pinot and Picasso – unleash your inner artist at Brisbane’s latest paint-and-sip venue
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Pinot and Picasso – unleash your inner artist at Brisbane’s latest paint-and-sip venue

Real talk – tapping into a brand-new creative pursuit as an adult is kind of daunting. We often put a bunch of pressure on ourselves to be amazing at things straight off the bat, which takes the fun out of the whole experience – especially when it comes to something as subjective as art. If you’ve been looking for a way to explore your creative side in a no-pressure environment (or you’re just looking for a cool new activity), West End’s stunning new paint-and-sip studio Montana Art Project is just the ticket. more

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Crack a tinnie and toast to iconic beer brand Victoria Bitter’s debut merch drop
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Crack a tinnie and toast to iconic beer brand Victoria Bitter’s debut merch drop

Australia may have a famously diverse craft-beer scene, but we’re the first to admit that sometimes keeping it simple is best. Whether you’ve been slaving away in the office or on the worksite, that 2:00 pm-on-a-Friday feeling deserves a big cold beer – and the best cold beer is Vic. Okay, while best in this instance is a fairly subjective call to make, it’s hard to argue the raw appeal and cult status of Victoria Bitter. If you’ve got a soft spot for this particular brand of frothie, we have news that is bound to excite you – you can now cop official VB merchandise that is actually pretty cool. more

Accessories
New season, new me – six must-have summer items across fashion and beauty
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New season, new me – six must-have summer items across fashion and beauty

As much as the beautiful sunny days, steamy nights and abundance of mangoes are reason enough to love summertime, one of the things we appreciate most about a new season is the chance to update our wardrobes and give our beauty routines a little refresh. A change in weather signifies a change in both our fashion and skincare needs, so we’ve teamed up with the guru stylists at Westfield to pick their brains about must-have products coming into summer. more

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Beloved eco store Biome launches its first in-house skincare range
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Beloved eco store Biome launches its first in-house skincare range

When it comes to the wonderful world of skincare, often we are bombarded with a huge number of supposedly essential products that add up to create a 37-step routine. Fair enough if that’s your jam, but for those of us who prefer to keep it simple, the search for a core range of products to keep us in check can seem very daunting. If you’ve been looking for a natural, low-maintenance routine to get into, the search is over – beloved eco store Biome has just launched its own in-house skincare range, and you’d best believe it’s the real deal. more

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Go-To Skincare drops Zincredible –  its long-awaited SPF moisturiser
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Go-To Skincare drops Zincredible –  its long-awaited SPF moisturiser

Let us hit you with some hard facts. One – the sun's rays are tremendously harsh and too much exposure can do long-term damage to your biggest organ, your precious skin. But you already knew that, right? Two – Zoë Foster Blake is a generation-defining queen. After more than four-and-a-half years of testing, trials and development, Zoë's skincare company Go-To has just dropped its most anticipated product to date – Zincredible. more

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California Lane welcomes its first boutique arrival with Alice Nightingale
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California Lane welcomes its first boutique arrival with Alice Nightingale

Alice Veivers has been adding colour and life to our wardrobes for the better part of a decade as the creative genius behind independent label Alice Nightingale. After existing primarily as an online-based entity, the label has finally opened the doors to its very first bricks-and-mortar boutique in the heart of California Lane – a nook full of eye-catching garments and accessories. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in October
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in October

Folks, we are barrelling forward into the home stretch of the year – next thing you know we’ll be singing carols and tearing our hair out trying to find the perfect gift for our weird cousin we got in the Secret Santa family draw! For now, allow us to pump the brakes and take stock on all of the cool stuff we’ve seen floating around the internet in the past month. From rent-a-pools to hazelnut M&M’s, here is everything we’ve been vibing on this October. more


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Be bold and break a sweat in ethical activewear from Queensland’s own d+k
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Be bold and break a sweat in ethical activewear from Queensland’s own d+k

When it comes to a trend, activewear is one we will gladly endorse – what’s not to love about functional clothes that promote a healthy lifestyle? Unfortunately a rise in popularity usually comes with an oversaturated market – which means sifting through a bunch of poorly made products made in dingy factories with an absurdly high mark-up. If you’ve been chasing a brand that covers the bases of looking great, staying ethically sound and keeping you comfortable, your search is over – d+k is the homegrown activewear phenomenon that you need to get around. more

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Get sliding on artist-designed women's surfboards from Nusa Indah
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Get sliding on artist-designed women’s surfboards from Nusa Indah

Summer is on its way, the water is warming up and it's time to get salty. If you're a lady slider looking to add to your quiver, then get your fine self acquainted with Nusa Indah and its dreamy collection of bespoke surfboards, which are designed to nail the balance between aesthetics, functionality and handcrafted quality.  more

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Sleep sustainably with zero-waste pyjamas from The Very Good Sleep
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Sleep sustainably with zero-waste pyjamas from The Very Good Sleep

The founder of The Very Good Bra – a revolutionary undergarment crafted from sustainably farmed eucalyptus trees – has now launched a collection of sustainable zero-waste pyjamas. Under the brand The Very Good Sleep (makes sense) the pyjamas offer a completely waste-free alternative for all of the environmentally conscious sleepers and power nappers out there. more

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The period-proof undies that will give you total peace of mind
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The period-proof undies that will give you total peace of mind

There’s no skirting around it – periods suck hard. As well as the myriad of physical and emotional pain that they tend to bring, they also come with the added paranoia of leakage. Nothing ruins your vibe quite like worrying that you’re walking around with a patch of blood on your pants, and up until recent times it’s just been a constant gamble. One brand working to change this is Thinx, coming in hot with a two-fold mission of empowering customers and creating sustainable alternative period products – all while breaking taboos around something that about half the world’s population experiences. more

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See and be seen in new-season optical from Sunday Somewhere
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See and be seen in new-season optical from Sunday Somewhere

If your eyesight has seen you succumb to wearing glasses on the daily, then you might as well make sure you are putting the sassiest optical specs you can find on your pretty face. The team at Sunday Somewhere has released its latest optical collection, inspired by the brand's unmistakable ethos of living every day like it's Sunday. more

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The Calile welcomes its first wave of boutique retail openings

The scaffolding has come down and the signage is illuminated – it’s not long now until James Street welcomes The Calile to its midst officially. Ahead of the luxury hotel’s opening, the building’s ground-floor retail portion has come to life. Several high-end boutiques and Queensland firsts are welcoming hordes of shoppers this week, with many more to come. more

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The Weekend Series: put your best face forward with these five cruelty-free skincare brands
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The Weekend Series: put your best face forward with these five cruelty-free skincare brands

Real talk – skincare is amazing. The rise in self-care culture is frankly something we can very much get behind, especially when it promotes showing one of your most vital and hard done-by organs some love. One of the best ways you can show your skin that you appreciate it is by using the least harsh products possible – we’re talking natural, organic and cruelty-free. Not only is it good for you, but the environment wins too. Double happiness! To get you started, we’ve compiled five of our favourite natural skincare brands into a squeaky-clean list – so go forth and live your best life. more

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Dress Up brings a human touch to divine feminine styles
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Dress Up brings a human touch to divine feminine styles

The very concept of dressing up has so many implied connotations, but at the same time it’s a very personal thing. When it comes to women, society and the media in particular have a lot to say about what occasions constitute a fancy dress code. Dress Up is a Melbourne-based label offering simplicity and comfort that is intertwined with an irresistible femininity, with a mission to imbue a sense of occasion into ordinary life … because every day should be Dress Up day, right? more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in September
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in September

Whether or not you are lamenting the end of the cold weather season or are embracing the springtime sunshine, you’ve got to admit September is one of the best months to be in Brisbane. While you might get caught up taking advantage of everything happing in Brisbane over the next few weeks, don’t forget to cast an eye out beyond our borders. There’s plenty of quirky happenings that are getting us excited, from news of Snoop Dogg’s very own cookbook, DJ Khaled's We The Best Home furniture line, Star Wars cantina bars and turtlenecks for pups. more

Top marks – the Mercedes-Benz A-Class brings luxe to your everyday life
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Top marks – the Mercedes-Benz A-Class brings luxe to your everyday life

Let’s be honest – we spend a lot of time with our cars, so it makes sense that we become more than a little bit attached to them. Up until now, our relationship with our vehicles has always been a bit one-sided – sure, they get us where we need to go, but it’s hard for a car to love you back. Well, something has just happened to change the game – Mercedes-Benz has just dropped the latest incarnation of its iconic A-Class, and you’d better believe this is a car that will have you feeling like you’re living your best life. more