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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing on in January
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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing on in January

It’s a new year, which means 12 months of exciting discoveries to look forward to. From innovative food and drink to eye-catching design, we are in store for one heck of a year. To kick things off, we’ve scoured the web for some of the funkiest happenings that we think you’ll really love. From news of McDonald’s going vegan and Sailor Moon theme parks, to robots that help you sleep and gorgeous eco lodges. more

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Kivari captures comfort and elegance with its dreamy new summer collection
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Kivari captures comfort and elegance with its dreamy new summer collection

How great is that feeling when you find the ultimate go-to statement piece that you wear again, and again ... and again. You dress it up with heels, you dress it down with flats, and you always get comments on it. Well, if the warm weather and new year has you on the hunt for something special to add to your wardrobe, then cast your pretty eyes on the new collection from Kivari.  more

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Baller on a budget – nab some fine and fancy threads at the Harrolds Boxing Day sale
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Baller on a budget – nab some fine and fancy threads at the Harrolds Boxing Day sale

Folks, we made it – Christmas has rolled around and we have unwrapped our gifts, consumed too much ham and endured the standard amount of awkward conversation with distant relatives. If you received a little gift in the form of cash money or if you just love an insanely good deal, we have some news that is bound to excite you. Pacific Fair’s high-end style mecca Harrolds is holding its famous Boxing Day sale again this year, which means you can get your hot little hands on the likes of Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Balmain, Acne Studios, Kenzo and way more with a tidy 50 percent reduction. We’ve hand-picked five of our faves to kickstart your shopping inspo – now all you have to do is set your alarm for December 26. more

The Weekend Series: five awesome charities to throw some last-minute support behind this Christmas
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The Weekend Series: five awesome charities to throw some last-minute support behind this Christmas

In the madness and mayhem that is the festive season, it’s easy to lose sight of what Christmas is all about – the spirit of giving! Gifting our nearest and dearest with rad presents feels mighty good, but nothing warms our hearts more than helping out those in need. If you’ve got anything to spare, donating to charity is an awesome thing to do in the festive period – not to mention that donations are tax deductible. Literally any donation that you make this Christmas is a positive step, but we’ve picked five of our favourites that you may not have heard of. more

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Last-minute love – let Harbour Town sort out your Christmas gifting woes
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Last-minute love – let Harbour Town sort out your Christmas gifting woes

There are two kinds of people in this world – there's those thoughtful folk who purchase (and wrap) Christmas presents well in advance, and then there’s the rest of us utter fools who take a shockingly cavalier ‘smash it out the day before’ attitude. Look, we know ourselves and we know our style of shopping – you just need to know the right spot to get it all done in one hit. Enter Harbour Town, the outlet-shopping haven packed with rad brands at wallet-friendly prices. The best part? You don’t have to wait until Boxing Day sales to pounce on some serious bargains. If you still have some names left to tick off your nice list, we've rounded up some of the best deals going down in the precinct at the moment. more

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The Weekend Series: How to stretch out your annual leave in 2018
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The Weekend Series: How to stretch out your annual leave in 2018

Daydreaming of a holiday while stuck in the office? Pack your bags and get ready to trade your nine-to-five for sunnier landscapes – for more than just the weekend! Maintaining your work-life balance and finding the right time of year to take your annual leave can be stressful and sometimes scary. The solution: taking your annual leave around public holidays to maximise your well-deserved break. Whether you want take a road-trip to sunny Byron, a luxurious getaway to the Maldives or just couch surf until your heart’s desire, we’ve got the guide to make your holidays last a little longer. more

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Curves for days – The Fold caters for larger cup sizes with its chic swimwear
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Curves for days – The Fold caters for larger cup sizes with its chic swimwear

Whether you personally possess a pair or someone close to you does, you would no doubt be aware of the struggles of life as a woman with breasts that go beyond a D cup. Clothes shopping is hard enough as it is, but when it comes to swimwear the task is practically impossible – why is it so damn hard to find something that’s both supportive and nice to look at? Two women who share this frustration are Carly Warson and Stephanie Korn, Melbourne designers and lifelong friends who decided to take matters into their own hands with The Fold. more


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Special delivery! Cult bun-slinger Ben’s Burgers now has merch
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Special delivery! Cult bun-slinger Ben’s Burgers now has merch

The burger craze may well have swept Brisbane and still be going strong, but there is one bun that stands head and shoulders above the rest – we’re talking Ben’s Burgers, baby. Operating on the basis of no substitutions or alterations (only additions), the clean-cut menu at Ben’s boasts a concise collection of burgers that proves you really don’t need to mess with perfection. Oh, and the special sauce? Oof. Now you can wear your heart (and buns) on your sleeve – Ben’s Burgers merch has arrived. more

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The Christmas round-up: gifts for fur children and actual children
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The Christmas round-up: gifts for fur children and actual children

They’re small, they’re cute and they can be immeasurably frustrating, but we really can’t imagine our lives without them. Yes, we’re talking about both our children and our pets. Let’s face it – our fuzzy little companions are just as much a part of the family as their human counterparts, so they deserve all of the treats as well! Whether you are buying for your own precious bundles of joy or someone in the extended family, we have gifts for every kind of kid – even the really hairy and four-legged ones that have to sleep outside. more

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Homecoming queens – online fashion empire Sabo Skirt opens its first bricks-and-mortar store
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Homecoming queens – online fashion empire Sabo Skirt opens its first bricks-and-mortar store

As much as we adore the sheer convenience of online shopping, sometimes we truly crave the in-store experience – feeling fabrics, trying things on and gleefully exiting a shop with a bag swinging from your arm is something else entirely. Thessy and Yiota Kouzoukas are well aware of this – the sister-in-law duo, online shopping mavens, Instagram stars and founders of cult fashion phenomenon Sabo Skirt are ready to give the people what they crave. The girls have taken the next huge step forward for their fashion empire, opening the first bricks-and-mortar location for the Sabo Skirt label at Westfield Chermside. more

The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in December
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in December

The heat is rising, the holidays are approaching and our attention spans are waning more than ever – it’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas, huh? The year has positively flown by and a whole bunch of stuff both good and bad has gone down in 2017, but we can always rely on the depths of the internet to remind us that there are still some things worth getting excited about. From the same sex marriage bill passing to Beyoncé-themed Christmas gear, here are five things we are vibing on in December. more

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

Dudes have a reputation of being kind of stoic when it comes to gifts, which can make them painfully hard to buy for. Just tell us what you want, ya dingus! In the event that he hasn’t dropped any hints about what he hopes to find in his stocking this year, we’ve rounded up some killer Christmas gift options for every kind of guy. Happy shopping! more

Help is on its way – say hello to pay-as-you-go roadside assistance from gotU
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Help is on its way – say hello to pay-as-you-go roadside assistance from gotU

Real talk – how many cards do you carry in your wallet that you don’t actually use? How many times have you signed up to a service to access a one-off deal and then swiftly forgotten about it only to cop a ‘membership’ fee a year later because you forgot to unsubscribe? We do this sort of stuff all the time with the little things (hello, multiple streaming services), but it really does add up. One of the biggest things taking a chunk out of our hard-earned income is roadside assistance, but the game has totally changed with gotU. more

Protect yo'self in the Cancer Council's 2017 Ugly Christmas Rashie
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Protect yo’self in the Cancer Council’s 2017 Ugly Christmas Rashie

Christmas in Queensland generally consists of eating, drinking and finding the best way to stay cool – you know, hitting the beach, swimming in creeks or wading in an inflatable kiddie pool full of beer. Now, a lot of this festive fun is had in the harsh sun, so if you've been scratching your head for a Christmas gift that is practical and flat-out cool, then pop a Cancer Council's 2017 Ugly Christmas Rashie under the tree.  more

Credit cards at the ready – Amazon Australia is set to launch!
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Credit cards at the ready – Amazon Australia is set to launch!

Friends, we don’t mean to alarm you but today is a pretty monumental one in terms of Australia’s retail landscape. Things are about to change forever because today, Thursday November 23, marks the soft launch of online shopping giant Amazon in Australia. After months of secrecy and setting up, the (virtual) doors will finally be flung open for our boundless purchasing pleasure. more

Deck the laneways – your indie Christmas gift guide
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Deck the laneways – your indie Christmas gift guide

If the thought of battling crowds, prams and trolleys while attempting your Christmas shopping has you feeling less than inspired, we have an alternative prospect that might tickle your fancy. Fortitude Valley’s Winn Lane and Bakery Lane are both teeming with awesome gifts for everyone on your list – from pimped-out pampering to rad new threads, A Very Laneway Christmas will provide a gift shopping experience that’s less drama and more good times. We’ve composed a little gift guide to assist with your laneway wandering – time to tick some names off! more

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Can’t slow down – Fast Times brings a slice of true skate culture to The City
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Can’t slow down – Fast Times brings a slice of true skate culture to The City

Any skating die-hard would no doubt be familiar with Fast Times, the Melbourne-based skate shop that has been a go-to for the best gear since 2008. From the hardware to the threads, this cult favourite is a destination for both the skating community and appreciators of the lifestyle alike, creating a dedicated following all around the country. Well you don’t have to trek down south or be restricted to the online shopping experience any longer – Fast Times has opened its first bricks-and-mortar Brisbane store right in the heart of The City and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. more

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Ladies of land and water – Her Line expands upon its signature swim range with Resort 2018
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Ladies of land and water – Her Line expands upon its signature swim range with Resort 2018

Isn’t it just a true delight when a label that you thought you couldn’t love any more gets better somehow? Back in 2014, an Australian brand called Her captured our hearts with its stunning swimwear and has kept us interested with every collection since. It comes as no surprise that the label’s decision to expand its offering to clothing left us absolutely giddy with excitement. When the newly minted Her Line dropped its debut womenswear collection in the form of Resort 2018, it definitely didn’t disappoint. more

Anyone for tee? The world-first creative social experience popping up in Brisbane
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Anyone for tee? The world-first creative social experience popping up in Brisbane

Falling for a good friend is not an uncommon scenario, but actually getting beyond the ‘just mates’ territory and into the romantic relationship of your dreams is a little trickier. So many of us have fallen victim to nerves, poor timing or just not being able to read someone else’s signals – it’s a classic case, right? Well, this very situation has become the catalyst for a new breed of social activity that has popped up in Brisbane, especially designed to minimise awkwardness and promote getting hands-on. Unleash your inner tastemaker at Only T, Queensland's newest creative social experience and the world's first tee shirt brewhouse. more