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Five ways you can support bushfire relief efforts
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Five ways you can support bushfire relief efforts

If you’ve watched the news, been online or even stepped out in the Brisbane air in the past week, you’re probably well aware of the bushfire crisis currently affecting parts of regional Queensland and New South Wales. One thing that is very apparent is that the affected communities need our support – but where should you start? If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we’re here to help. We’ve found five charities that you can support that are focusing their resources on bushfire relief. more

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Creativity and craft beer come together for The Art Series at Newstead Brewing Co.
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Creativity and craft beer come together for The Art Series at Newstead Brewing Co.

You may have already spent many an afternoon or night on the terrace of Milton’s Newstead Brewing Co., waxing lyrical about inspiration and creativity after knocking back a few of their iconic brews. The team are well-versed in supporting all things local and lovable in our fair city, which is why it's no surprise they are about to launch another enticing initiative this November. more

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Ahoy, mates! Eco-friendly electric picnic boats by GoBoat to set sail on the Gold Coast this summer
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Ahoy, mates! Eco-friendly electric picnic boats by GoBoat to set sail on the Gold Coast this summer

If you've ever daydreamed about cruising through the waterways on your own private boat while grazing on cheese boards and sipping champagne, only to be abruptly catapulted back to reality when you realise that you don't actually own a boat, let alone have a licence to drive one, then we have news for you. A fleet of eco-friendly electric-powered picnic boats is launching on the Gold Coast this summer – no licence is required, and you can BYO snacks and sips. more

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Camargue and Stephen Mok collab to celebrate Tsumori Chisato’s final collection
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Camargue and Stephen Mok collab to celebrate Tsumori Chisato’s final collection

When it comes to keeping the people of Brisbane looking their best, Camargue has a serious hand in the matter. The beloved independent boutique has been bringing high-end international fashion to our streets since 1978, establishing itself as the place to go for perfectly curated pieces that stand out from the crowd. As the exclusive Queensland stockist for Tsumori Chisato’s iconic eponymous label, it was only fitting that Camargue wanted to see off the brand’s final ever collection in style – with a little help from local innovator Stephen Mok. more

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Summer lovin’ – a lush garden party space is popping up at Brisbane Powerhouse
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Summer lovin’ – a lush garden party space is popping up at Brisbane Powerhouse

We don’t mean to alarm you, but now that we’re in September it is officially Christmas party season. Hey, we don’t make the rules – we’re just here to help you from having a small-scale heart attack when you realise it’s the festive season and you haven’t so much as considered your annual Christmas party. If you’ve been chasing something that’s going to wow your guests, you’ll want to listen up – Brisbane Powerhouse (yep, the cultural icon) is offering a full garden lounge party service alongside its other stunning spaces. Prepare yourself for the ego boost of becoming the office legend … more

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Gold soundz – The Tivoli unveils its new band room and bar What's Golden
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Gold soundz – The Tivoli unveils its new band room and bar What’s Golden

Ask any Brisbane-based live-music fan, and we guarantee they'll have have a story to share about a gig they saw at The Tivoli. Since it was first transformed into The Tivoli Restaurant and Theatre in 1989, the building has housed countless shows, from Slash and PJ Harvey to Nick Cave, The Go-Betweens and Missy Higgins. Everyone has a tale to tell about a performance that blew them away, meaning that of all of Brisbane's cultural landmarks, The Tivoli might boast the most amount of shared history. The Tivoli's current owners – brothers Steve and Dave Sleswick – have sought to enhance The Tivoli's offering for contemporary needs, transforming its entry foyer into the intimate entertainment space What's Golden. The boutique space officially opens this week, and marks a new era in The Tivoli's history – a period where countless more punters will undoubtedly accumulate the next wave of… more


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Let's get loud – Brunswick Street's Fortitude Music Hall opens its doors
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Let’s get loud – Brunswick Street’s Fortitude Music Hall opens its doors

After months of curious postulation, drip-fed gig announcements and a gradual increase in percolating excitement, Brisbane's newest (and Australia's largest) ballroom-cum-theatre-style venue is officially open. The hoarding has been removed and the lights switched on – Fortitude Music Hall is here and it's set to reinvigorate Brisbane's live-music scene. Before the amps were ignited for the venue's inaugural performance, we took a look inside ... more

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

It’s been an eventful spell for left-of-centre food news – and as mighty foodie nerds, we couldn’t be more delighted. From a major beer brewer turning its hand to tea and 'eggs' made primarily from beans, to a hilarious food mockumentary, new food emoji from Apple and miniature sushi rolls stuck to earlobes, we bring you all kinds of weird and wonderful. Read on to check out what we’re vibing this month. more

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A venue within a venue – The Tivoli gets set to debut its intimate new entertainment space
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A venue within a venue – The Tivoli gets set to debut its intimate new entertainment space

Brisbane’s live-music scene is all the richer thanks to beloved venue The Tivoli. The Fortitude Valley mainstay has seen a whole heap of amazing artists come through since its iteration as a live entertainment venue, bringing local legends and international stars to its stage. In news that is bound to bring big smiles to gig-goers, The Tivoli is about to unveil a seriously slick new addition – say hello to What’s Golden, a brand-new entertainment space being built within the hallowed walls of the iconic venue. more

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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 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