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The Christmas gift guide: what to buy the ones who have everything this year
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The Christmas gift guide: what to buy the ones who have everything this year

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Christmas brings festive fun, holidays, some seriously good food and of course – presents! If you'd rather not be stuck at your local shopping centre on Christmas eve scrambling for last-minute gifts, then we have a few ideas on what you can get your loved ones, mates and colleagues – no matter what they are into. more

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The GoodsTube helps hard-hit regional businesses this Christmas with Goodsmas gift hampers
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The GoodsTube helps hard-hit regional businesses this Christmas with Goodsmas gift hampers

When it comes to gift giving at Christmas, it can sometimes seem like the list is endless. There's family, friends and corporate chums to think about – plus you might even be in charge of your work’s presents to other businesses. Remove the headaches and give festive corporate gifts with a conscience this year courtesy of gift-hamper company The GoodsTube. The crew is getting into the Christmas spirit by sending much-needed support directly to Australian regions that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 thanks to its Goodmas initiative. 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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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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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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Artists Miimi + Jiinda have dropped a new colour-soaked collection at Adairs
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Artists Miimi + Jiinda have dropped a new colour-soaked collection at Adairs

When homewares and furnishings retailer Adairs first collaborated with Indigenous Australian artists Miimi + Jiinda on a homewares range last September, the collection was snapped up from store shelves quicker than TP in March 2020. Thankfully, the original collection was just the beginning of Miimi + Jiinda's journey with Adairs and now we're being treated to a brand-new range of goodies. 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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Learn the untold stories of influential Brisbane women in artist Judy Watson's new book
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Learn the untold stories of influential Brisbane women in artist Judy Watson’s new book

With International Women's Day coming up, we have been searching for female-focused books to add to our reading list. It's just our luck that we stumbled upon a brand-new title that's set to to be released on the day that celebrates all things female – women of brisbane. A collaboration between acclaimed multi-media artist Judy Watson and Museum of Brisbane, this limited edition book spotlights the unheard stories of resilience and determination from more than 180 local females. Here's why this new arrival is worthy of a spot in your home library ... more

Accessories
Gucci brings its luxe charm to QueensPlaza
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Gucci brings its luxe charm to QueensPlaza

With summer nearly over, we think it's time for a wardrobe refresh. If you're looking to add some luxe pieces to your collection, then we suggest taking a stroll through the city and stopping in at QueensPlaza. Home to boutique brands like Burberry, Bulgari, Chanel, Dior, Fendi and Louis Vuitton, the shopping destination has just added another jewel to its crown – luxury fashion house Gucci. Here's a peek inside QueensPlaza's new cabinet of curiosities ... more

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Kmart's online exclusives range has landed and goodbye paycheck, hello homewares
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Kmart’s online exclusives range has landed and goodbye paycheck, hello homewares

It's undeniable to both ourselves and our bank accounts that our love for Kmart is eternal. Feeling down? Take a trip to your local store and you'll walk out with things you don't need, but also an improved overall wellbeing. Feeling great already? Step into Kmart and you'll somehow walk out feeling better ... and probably with a new throw, some PJs and a lamp. It's a mood-boosting, serotonin-giving shopping experience and yes, as you can you tell, we are kind of addicted. It's our duty, fellow Kmart enthusiasts, to inform you that the much-loved retailer has just unveiled an exclusive online range. We knew we memorised our credit card digits for a reason. more

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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace to support our rural mates this Christmas
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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace to support our rural mates this Christmas

This big old slab of sun-cracked earth may stretch us out into the far corners of the continent, but it doesn’t mean we’re disconnected. Aussies have copped our fair share of struggles of late, but we’ve proven time and time again that we’re ready to lend a hand when the going gets tough. As the 2020 gifting season approaches, give twice this Christmas by choosing to Buy From The Bush. more

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Casuarina comes to Colwill Place as Nikkou Store opens its first Brisbane boutique
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Casuarina comes to Colwill Place as Nikkou Store opens its first Brisbane boutique

Emerging retail precinct Colwill Place is starting to come alive, with the first wave of retailers opening their doors for the first time. One of the most anticipated arrivals is Casuarina-born slow-fashion boutique Nikkou Store, which is bringing some of its sun-kissed style north with its first Brisbane location. If your wardrobe needs a summer-appropriate sprucing, then look no further than this newly open repository of covetable wares. more

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The Borrowed Nursery plants a new Brisbane location at Colwill Place
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The Borrowed Nursery plants a new Brisbane location at Colwill Place

While all eyes have been drawn to the work currently being undertaken restoring prominently positioned retail strip Colwill Place in Windsor, the revitalised hub's first tenant has already quietly opened behind it. Beloved Gold Coast-born plant, pot and gift store The Borrowed Nursery has just sprouted a second locale in an old mechanic shed at behind the precinct, establishing a must-visit treasure trove of locally grown plants, bespoke ceramic vessels and artisan-crafted gifts. Oh, and the space doubles as a venue for hire! Here's what you need to know about this charming newcomer ... more

Beauty
Add some eco-conscious beauty staples to your self-care routine courtesy of Peggy Sue
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Add some eco-conscious beauty staples to your self-care routine courtesy of Peggy Sue

Self-care has been a major theme this year. Slowing down, taking the time to listen to our needs and indulging in the little things has kept us somewhat sane in the past few months. This also relates to our skincare routine – whether you have a ten-step regimen that you undertake morning and night, or your routine consists of brushing your teeth and a splash of water on your face, taking some me-time is important now more than ever. That's where sustainable-skincare makers Peggy Sue steps in. The Australian owned-and-operated brand sells a luscious range of eco-friendly self-care products, so you can take time to look after you and the world at large. more