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Do good and donate unwanted stuff to Good Stuff Market's virtual op-shop
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Do good and donate unwanted stuff to Good Stuff Market’s virtual op-shop

All of this extra time at home has yielded some unexpected outcomes. For some, it's a newfound interest in baking whilst for others, isolation has meant time to tackle all of those annoying tasks you've been meaning to do – like clearing out the junk cupboard! You know the one – that cupboard where you put all of the things that don't have a place. The only problem is figuring out what to do with it all, especially since the vast majority of op-shops are closed for donations for the foreseeable future. Say hello to Good Stuff Market – it's the virtual op-shop 2020 needs right now.  more

Gifts
The round-up: social distancing-suitable gifts for Mother's Day
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The round-up: social distancing-suitable gifts for Mother’s Day

We love our mums. Lord knows we could use a few mum hugs right now, but in the interests of flattening the curve we are abstaining from human interaction. That doesn't mean we can't celebrate Mother's Day, though! In case isolation has made you forget what day it is, Mother's Day is on Sunday May 10 (as of publication that's less than two weeks away), so it's time to start thinking of some out-of-the-box gifts that'll communicate your love from a distance. We've broken our ideas down into some handy categories that you can use to find the perfect gift while staying indoors. more

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Stronger together – local makers converge at Fortitude Valley's Forge Forward
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Stronger together – local makers converge at Fortitude Valley’s Forge Forward

There's a movement brewing in the heart of The Valley, one that is championing local endeavour and uniting makers under a banner of mutual support and empowerment. This wellspring of energy can be found on Ann Street, where more and more shop spaces are becoming occupied by co-working studios, multidisciplinary hubs and boutique retail. Forge Forward is the newest name in the game – a forward-thinking incubator of upcoming, emerging and established retail and art that is all about growth, guidance and creativity. more

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Shop for a good cause – a list of labels that are donating to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal
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Shop for a good cause – a list of labels that are donating to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal

The ongoing catastrophic Australian bushfires have left us all feeling helpless, but the overwhelming number of generous individuals and businesses stepping up to support the victims and our firefighters – whether it be by donating funds, spreading awareness, volunteer efforts or fundraising – is nothing short of an amazing feat. Through tough times such as these, our Aussie spirit of kindness and generosity never ceases to prevail. Here is a list of homegrown brands and labels that are donating part (or all) of their sales profits to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal and related charities. more

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Enjoy room-ready plants straight to your door with The Plant People
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Enjoy room-ready plants straight to your door with The Plant People

Plant murder – it's a crime that many of us have unwittingly committed with either too much love or not nearly enough. But, in our defence, household varieties can be notoriously tricky creatures. Whilst some thrive on neglect, others are needier than your overly obsessed ex and even the slightest deviation can result in imminent death. It's a tough gig this plant parent thing but lucky for you, The Plant People are here to help. more

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Five meaningful (and eco-friendly) gifts for the toddlers in your life
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Five meaningful (and eco-friendly) gifts for the toddlers in your life

For tiny humans, toddlers sure take up a lot of room in your heart and home. As they grow, so too does the stuff. It multiplies with every holiday or occasion that passes and before long, the room that was once your living room resembles a kindergarten with a sea of brightly coloured plastic all vying for your little one's attention. If you're keen to cap the tyranny of toys and would prefer to invest in quality pieces that will help them grow, play and learn (and won't end up in landfill), we've round up five meaningful and eco-friendly gifts for the little people in your life. more

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Lose the gift card – let hampers help you out this Christmas
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Lose the gift card – let hampers help you out this Christmas

Christmas – a season of merriment and joy for some, sheer panic for others. The primary cause of this panic? Gifting. Specifically, gifting for those hard-to-buy-for types. What do you buy for the dad who has everything? How do you please the mother-in-law with impossibly high standards and an unhealthy attachment to her shih tzu? Some people are near impossible to shop for and, unlike crop circles and bigfoot, there aren’t any Reddit threads devoted to solving these mysteries. Here’s where The Hamper Emporium steps in. more

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The only item you'll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie
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The only item you’ll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie

Queenslanders are familiar with a few strategic provisions when the weather warms up and the festive season rolls around. A fridge stocked with cold beverages, fresh seafood and backyard cricket coincide with regular trips to the beach, an activity that demands vital sun safety measures in our corner of the stratosphere. Luckily, the Cancer Council Queensland have all your Ultra Violet woes covered this summer, bringing back a new edition of the Ugly Xmas Rashie. 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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Creativity under one roof – Open House unites fashion, art and social enterprise in West End
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Creativity under one roof – Open House unites fashion, art and social enterprise in West End

The long-vacant space at 73 Vulture Street isn’t empty anymore! A brand-new creative collective has taken over the tenancy, bringing sustainable fashion from local makers, Aboriginal art and engaging workshops together for one multipurpose venue. Open House is providing an opportunity for artisans and artists alike to connect with a discerning consumer base, and share their wares with a wider audience. more

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Exit through the gift shop – The Calile unveils its Museum of Small Things
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Exit through the gift shop – The Calile unveils its Museum of Small Things

Every good hotel has a lobby shop – but as is custom with most of its practises, The Calile isn’t content with being just like ‘every good hotel’. Instead of the standard souvenirs, the urban resort has unveiled Museum of Small Things (affectionately dubbed M.O.S.T for short) – an impeccably curated collection of local pieces that go above and beyond your typical gifting fare. more

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Get up close with Jess Blak’s covetable jewellery at new Winn Lane boutique
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Get up close with Jess Blak’s covetable jewellery at new Winn Lane boutique

The wares crafted by local artisan Jess Blak have enamoured many thanks to each piece’s irregular charm and stark beauty. After building up steam online, the talented jeweller has unveiled a brand-new shop in Winn Lane – displaying her minimalist pieces amidst a cosy, mood-lit nook. Fans of Jess Blak’s unique collection or those looking to update their style with something eye catching would do well to step inside. more

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The Weekend Series: avoid the festive frenzy with these last-minute Christmas gift ideas
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The Weekend Series: avoid the festive frenzy with these last-minute Christmas gift ideas

At this time of publication, there is less than two weeks until Christmas. We don’t want to set off any alarms, but if you haven’t sorted out your festive season gifts yet then time is running out. Don’t panic – we wouldn’t drop this time bomb on you without a way to disarm it before it blows up in your face. To help you out at this stressful time of the year, we’ve put together a handy little list of gifts you can get right now for him, for her, for the little ones, for your furry pals and for small-scale gifting. more

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Celebrate movers, shakers and indie makers with A Very Laneway Christmas gift guide
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Celebrate movers, shakers and indie makers with A Very Laneway Christmas gift guide

It might have earned a rep as the most wonderful time of the year, but the lead-up to Christmas can feel like an absolute mission – especially the shopping part. If you’ve been putting off your annual gifting pilgrimage for fear of scrambling crowds, trolley rage and spruikers, fear not! Fortitude Valley’s dreamy trio of laneways – California Lane, Bakery Lane and Winn Lane – are all loaded with local businesses that can provide a unique gifting experience. From your hard-to-buy-for mates to the most fashionable in your flock, our A Very Laneway Christmas gift guide has something for everyone. more

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The Christmas round-up: gifts for her
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The Christmas round-up: gifts for her

The sleigh bells are ringing, the Secret Santa ballots have been drawn and the hints have been dropped – it’s Christmas time, baby! If you’re struggling to tick some ladies off your nice list, allow us to help you out. No matter what kind of gal you’re buying for, our curated gift guide has something to suit – from foodies to fitness freaks and everyone in between. more

Clothing
Superstore – Apartment and Violent Green join fashion forces
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Superstore – Apartment and Violent Green join fashion forces

Ever since their genesis as tucked-away tenants of Elizabeth Arcade, Apartment and Violent Green have both been pushing the boundaries of Brisbane fashion, sourcing sought-after labels from across the globe. Now, two of the city’s best boutiques are officially joining forces for one incredible superstore. Apartment and Violent Green will be opening a new joint location in the heart of Queen Street Mall on Friday November 2, combining tastes and aesthetics for what will assuredly become base camp for Brisbane’s stylish set. more

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Christie Nicolaides unveils first bricks-and-mortar flagship in Brisbane City
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Christie Nicolaides unveils first bricks-and-mortar flagship in Brisbane City

One of Brisbane’s most coveted jewellery brands has opened its first physical store this week, revealing a stunning space that matches up the with the extravagance of the brand’s earrings, bracelets, neckpieces and crowns. Christie Nicolaides’ store is delivering a hands-on experience to fans of the jeweller’s wares and allowing them to get up close and personal with the artisan-crafted pieces for the first time. more

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The wellness box delivering doses of the best in Australian skincare
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The wellness box delivering doses of the best in Australian skincare

As the market for skincare increases, so too do the amount of unfortunate duds that end up cluttering our bathroom shelves. Between harmful sulphates and micro-beaded concoctions, it can be a tough slog finding products that are kind to both your skin and the planet. Enter mass + muster, the gift box service sending out sustainably produced skincare from the best brands in the country – big and small. more