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Lutwyche welcomes new Mediterranean-inspired wellness studio Contro Wellness
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Lutwyche welcomes new Mediterranean-inspired wellness studio Contro Wellness

The northern suburb of Lutwyche marks the latest Brisbane enclave to receive a world-class wellness centre. Contro Wellness opened its doors last week, ushering in the north side’s wellness-minded populace with a curated treatment menu of soaks, saunas and plunges. This new R&R retreat is dedicated to the sacred art of solitude with only private sessions available. Keep reading to find out more … more

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Wellness sanctuary The Bathhouse Albion is bringing a new world of luxury to Brisbane
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Wellness sanctuary The Bathhouse Albion is bringing a new world of luxury to Brisbane

The creekside suburb of Albion is continuing its rise to a high-end hotspot thanks to its new addition – The Bathhouse Albion. Nestled in Albion Fine Trades and neighboured by the likes of Botanica, Jocelyn’s Provisions and Raw Power Yoga, The Bathhouse Albion is a new architecturally designed wellness sanctuary. Slated for a June opening, it will be pampering its patrons with a decadent range of wellness treatments and experiences in a designer setting. Here’s what we know … more

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A hidden sports court is now open in the heart of Brisbane City
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A hidden sports court is now open in the heart of Brisbane City

Hidden in the heart of Brisbane City, in an underutilised and unappreciated underpass beneath Roma and Turbot street, a shiny new sports court has emerged. The HL Court is available to all athletically minded denizens – be they workers, students or visitors – to enjoy a spot of outdoor recreation or relaxation. more

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Merivale Studios, a new artist residency and exhibition space, opens in South Brisbane
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Merivale Studios, a new artist residency and exhibition space, opens in South Brisbane

While Brisbane isn't short on incredible galleries, it's the city's artist-run initiatives and community spaces that form the backbone of Brisbane artistic endeavour. Merivale Studios, a new artist-led residency and exhibition space, is giving mid-career and established creatives a place to further their artistic practice in secure and supportive surrounds. More than a dozen of Brisbane's best painters, illustrators, muralists, designers and working artists are now based at the South Brisbane venue, which is set to become an active hub of creative expression. more

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Luxe luggage brand July unveils its brand-new James Street flagship store
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Luxe luggage brand July unveils its brand-new James Street flagship store

Has it been a while since you travelled overseas? Need a new overnight back for a quick trip interstate? Has your luggage seen better days? If you answered yes to any of those questions, get acquainted with July. Over the weekend, the luggage brand – famed for its thoughtfully designed travel accessories – officially opened its first Brisbane store to the public. The boutique is stocking the brand's coveted range of trunks, carry-ons, weekenders, backpacks, totes and accessories – all of which are worth booking a holiday just to use. more

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Unleash your inner viking at MANIAX's new hatchet-heaving haunt in The City
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Unleash your inner viking at MANIAX’s new hatchet-heaving haunt in The City

Limber up your throwing arm – one of Brisbane's leading immersive entertainment concepts has expanded to the inner city. Just before the end of 2023, MANIAX Axe Throwing opened its second Brisbane venue (and third in Queensland), transforming a subterranean space off Adelaide Street into a tomahawk-tossing emporium. In addition to plenty of axe-throwing lanes, MANIAX Brisbane City also comes with its own viking-inspired bar and restaurant offering. Take a peek inside ... more

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Pavement Whispers: a Northshore warehouse will soon house Superordinary – a Brisbane-first arts space and cultural hub
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Pavement Whispers: a Northshore warehouse will soon house Superordinary – a Brisbane-first arts space and cultural hub

Next month, a 1700-sqm industrial warehouse in Northshore will officially become home to Superordinary – a multi-arts space dedicated to furthering local artistic endeavour. Encompassing artist studios, gallery spaces, live-music capabilities and an on-site kitchen and bar, Superordinary will host everything from exhibitions and gigs to festivals and pop-ups from guest chefs. Here's what you need to know ... more


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Catch flights not feelings – Virgin Australia is selling flights around Queensland from $59
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Catch flights not feelings – Virgin Australia is selling flights around Queensland from $59

We’re in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis, which means a lot of us have had to sacrifice many things we love so we can, you know, afford to live. If the idea of a holiday is completely out of the budget, then you'll be happy to learn that Virgin Australia has recently released some pocket-pleasing sales on flights around Queensland if you’re travelling between October 2023 and June 2024. If you’re keen for a budget-friendly holiday, keep reading for all of the details … more

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Iconic US-born cinema Angelika Film Centre opens a state-of-the-art theatre at South City Square
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Iconic US-born cinema Angelika Film Centre opens a state-of-the-art theatre at South City Square

After a barnstorming run that saw the precinct establish itself as a dining hub on the rise, South City Square is now proving it's got some cultural chops to boot. South City Square has officially welcomed Angelika Film Centre, a New York-born cinema concept known for championing arthouse, independent and international films. With eight auditoriums (each luxuriously appointed) and a cocktail bar perfect for pre- and post-film analysis, Angelika Film Centre is set to give the megaplexes a run for their money. more

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Save up to 40 percent off luxury stays at Crystalbrook Collection hotels
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Save up to 40 percent off luxury stays at Crystalbrook Collection hotels

It’s usually around August when the wheels start to fall off, our routines are a lot harder to stick to and we crave a little respite from life's daily challenges. To help save us from overload burnout, Crystalbrook Collection is having one massive sale with 40 percent off stays if you book before Monday August 28. Here are all of the juicy details ... more

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SOL Elements, a breathtaking elemental bathhouse, is opening in Tamborine Mountain next year
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SOL Elements, a breathtaking elemental bathhouse, is opening in Tamborine Mountain next year

2023 is the year of self-care, and we're looking to carry this theme into 2024 and beyond. It's divine timing then that a new wellness destination has been announced for Tamborine Mountain next year. An elemental bathhouse nestled within the tropical rainforest, SOL Elements will feature a bounty of blissful facilities and treatments, from a Himalayan salt cave to detoxifying saunas. more

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Fill your grocery bag with fruit and veggie-inspired candles from Nonnas Grocer
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Fill your grocery bag with fruit and veggie-inspired candles from Nonnas Grocer

Here at The Weekend Edition, we love our food. If you've been following us for a while you know that food, whatever form it may come in, is kinda our jam. So when an Australian brand creating super-cute, hyper-realistic food-inspired products came to our attention, we instantly fell in love. Introducing Nonnas Grocer – a concept store offering a fruit market-full of fruit and veggie-inspired candles. more

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Dive, snorkel and swim through this new underwater sculpture trail
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Dive, snorkel and swim through this new underwater sculpture trail

We may think of a day at the museum as a relaxing couple of hours spent strolling through galleries, but what if we told you that there's a unique Queensland museum that requires you to dig a little deeper? Underneath the ocean, to be specific. This Ariel-approved gallery is called the Museum of Underwater Art, and it recently gained a new exhibition, which melds real-life figures with big-blue artefacts. more

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Cullinan Rolls-Royce
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Drive in style – Rolls-Royce reveals the bold new Cullinan Inspired by Fashion

No matter who you ask, there is no denying that Rolls-Royce is the epitome of exquisite design. Since the brand's inception more than a century ago, Bespoke Rolls-Royce vehicles have been renowned as objects of desire – a statement piece likened to that of sparkling diamonds or an Hermés Birkin. Cullinan has established itself as the most luxurious, pinnacle SUV in the market. The Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective has taken inspiration from the high fashion it has so long aligned with, reflecting the eclectic tastes and lifestyles of its clientele. more

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Hotel X is hosting a fully-catered yoga retreat so you can namaste your worries away
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Hotel X is hosting a fully-catered yoga retreat so you can namaste your worries away

Sometimes when we're feeling the pressure at work or we're inundated with life's stresses, we like to imagine ourselves in a peaceful sanctuary where relaxation is the only thing that matters. Well, this peaceful sanctuary is actually a lot closer than you think – it's located in the heart of Fortitude Valley at Hotel X. The luxe 146-room hotel, lifestyle and dining destination has just announced its newest – and perhaps most ambitious – package to date, a fully-catered yoga retreat. more

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Function Well unveils its state-of-the-art fitness hub at Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct
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Function Well unveils its state-of-the-art fitness hub at Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct

If you've cruised by the Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct lately and spied a greater amount of sweaty and smiley souls emerging from the waterfront hub, there's a good reason. Function Well, one of Brisbane's leading fitness centres, has just opened a brand-new three-level flagship facility at the precinct. Spread across three floors, fitness enthusiasts of all ability levels are taking advantage of some premium amenities – both constitutional and therapeutic – to achieve their goals. As it turns out, one of our writers was already a member of Function Well, so we roped them into giving us a rundown of the facilities. more

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Play on – Hijinx Hotel is bringing its immersive game room experience to Brisbane
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Play on – Hijinx Hotel is bringing its immersive game room experience to Brisbane

Funlab, the zany squad behind fantastical entertainment concepts such as B. Lucky & Sons, Archie Brothers Cirque Electric and Holey Moley Golf Club, is set to debut its most immersive concept in Brisbane next month. Hijinx Hotel will open at Westfield Chermside on Friday March 31, unveiling an immersive wonderland boasting game rooms, a New-York hotel themed bar and a kitchen dispensing delectable bites. Here's what you can expect ... more

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Make the most of the rest of summer with Pool Buoy's inflatable pools
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Make the most of the rest of summer with Pool Buoy’s inflatable pools

If you've spent a fair amount of time this summer scouting Instagram for cute beach accessories and inflatable pool toys, then you've probably come across Pool Buoy. Not your average kiddie pool slinger, the brand boasts a range of designer inflatable pools that are sure to transport you back to the 60s and 70s. It's the perfect summer accessory – all you have to do is add water! more