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Avalon Florals adds a bit of colour to Brunswick Street with its vivid bouquets and gifts
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Avalon Florals adds a bit of colour to Brunswick Street with its vivid bouquets and gifts

Much like how a cluster of flowers in an eye-catching vase can do wonders for brightening up any space, a similarly fetching florist can enliven a dull streetscape. On Monday June 7, an overlooked stretch of Brunswick Street on the fringe of Fortitude Valley scored a new resident in the form of Avalon Florals – an alluring repository of brilliant bouquets and home-enriching wares. more

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Drops for wine mamas and gems for jewellery lovers – get the perfect gift for Mum with Edward Street Brisbane's Luxury Mother's Day gift guide
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Drops for wine mamas and gems for jewellery lovers – get the perfect gift for Mum with Edward Street Brisbane’s Luxury Mother’s Day gift guide

Mums have a pretty tough but rewarding role. They bring you into this world, raise and help mould you into the human being you are today and fill your life with love, care and let's be real, Sunday roast leftovers. Sunday May 8 is Mother's Day – a whole day dedicated to mums and giving back to the person that birthed you. Helping you to secure the perfect present for your mama bear is The City's stylish shopping precinct Edward Street Brisbane, which has curated its own Mother's Day gift guide that is sure to get you in Mum's good books. Here's five our of favourites ... more

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Rocking records and slow fashion – shop to your heart's content at Brisbane City's most unique boutiques
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Rocking records and slow fashion – shop to your heart’s content at Brisbane City’s most unique boutiques

Brisbane City offers a treasure trove of hidden shopping gems – from pen shops nestled inside heritage-listed arcades and subterranean skate shops to stylish streetwear boutiques and iconic record stores. We have rounded up five of Brisbane City’s most unique boutiques for next time you find yourself wandering around The City with some time to kill and cash to spare. It’s time to indulge in a bit of retail therapy … more

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Treat a mate, date or client to a basket of goodies with help from Australian Gourmet Gifts
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Treat a mate, date or client to a basket of goodies with help from Australian Gourmet Gifts

With birthdays, anniversaries, house warmings, baby showers, corporate events and more festivities popping up like Whac-A-Moles, it's seems like we're always out shopping for gifts. To save you a bunch of time and effort, enlist the help of Australian Gourmet Gifts, which boasts a bounty of luxe yet affordable gift hampers that can be delivered fast. Whether you're gifting on behalf of your boss or you're looking to treat your loved one to a celebratory present, here are a few hampers worth putting in your basket ... more

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Spoil your beloved with help from Edward Street Brisbane’s opulent Valentine's Day gift guide
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Spoil your beloved with help from Edward Street Brisbane’s opulent Valentine’s Day gift guide

Attention lovebirds – Valentine's Day is just around the corner! For the hopeless romantics seeking something a bit more lavish than a bouquet of roses, The City's stylish shopping precinct Edward Street Brisbane is full of Cupid-approved gifts. To help you pick out the perfect present for your special someone, the luxury goods street has even curated its own V-Day gift guide that is sure to suit all desires – here are some of our top picks ... more

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Baby-shower gift sorted – shop a super-cute curated selection of bub-friendly goodies at online store Metro Baby
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Baby-shower gift sorted – shop a super-cute curated selection of bub-friendly goodies at online store Metro Baby

Is it just us, or are the storks working overtime at the moment? It seems lately that there has been quite the baby boom going on and our calendars are filled with showers, gender-reveal parties and first birthdays. Each celebration calls for a new tot-friendly gift and if you're on the hunt for that perfect present, we think it's worth taking a look at one-stop online baby shop Metro Baby. Need some inspo first? Here are a few gift ideas that are as practical as they are adorable ... more

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Diamonds and grand designs – level up your giving with Edward Street Brisbane's luxe Christmas gift guide
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Diamonds and grand designs – level up your giving with Edward Street Brisbane’s luxe Christmas gift guide

If you're looking for something a little more luxe this Christmas, then stroll no further than Edward Street Brisbane in The City, one of Brisbane's most sophisticated shopping spots. From beloved international brands to celebrated independent boutiques, Edward Street Brisbane is the perfect spot to discover something a little extra special. This Christmas, the inner-city shopping precinct is overflowing with gifts – whether you're searching for a loved one or you're looking to treat yourself (go on, you deserve it!). The precinct has even curated its own luxury gift guide to assist with your Christmas list – here are some of our top picks ... more

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Don't know where to start Christmas shopping? Stroll Edward Street Brisbane in search of goodies for your bestie, boo and you
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Don’t know where to start Christmas shopping? Stroll Edward Street Brisbane in search of goodies for your bestie, boo and you

Christmas is next week, folks, and we are starting to get shopper’s anxiety. Quell your worries with a trip to inner-city shopping strip Edward Street Brisbane, which boats a top-tier line-up of luxurious brands that make festive gift giving easy. Whether you are on the hunt for your smartly dressed mate, something mind-blowing for your special someone or you’re looking to pamper yourself with some serene spa treatments, this shopping precinct has you sorted! more


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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

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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

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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