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The Weekend Series: five of the best waterproof speakers perfect for summertime hangs
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The Weekend Series: five of the best waterproof speakers perfect for summertime hangs

If you’re sick of the sound of your skin audibly cracking in the summer sun, you might want to try drowning it out with some tunes blasted by a top-notch speaker. That being said, if you are dead set on soaking up the rays poolside or at the beach, you’re going to need a speaker that can survive a spill in the sand or a splash in the water. Thankfully waterproof technology has come a long way – most of the best Bluetooth speakers on the market come equipped with phenomenal waterproof technology. If you’re in the market for a speaker to take with you on your next beach trip, we’ve assembled a list of five options worth investigating. more

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Exit through the gift shop – The Calile unveils its Museum of Small Things
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Exit through the gift shop – The Calile unveils its Museum of Small Things

Every good hotel has a lobby shop – but as is custom with most of its practises, The Calile isn’t content with being just like ‘every good hotel’. Instead of the standard souvenirs, the urban resort has unveiled Museum of Small Things (affectionately dubbed M.O.S.T for short) – an impeccably curated collection of local pieces that go above and beyond your typical gifting fare. more

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Match your best furry mate with threads and accessories from Brisbane’s own Pablo & Co.
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Match your best furry mate with threads and accessories from Brisbane’s own Pablo & Co.

Let’s be honest – the only thing more pure and perfect than dogs is dogs wearing tiny outfits that were specifically made for them. If you want to add another layer to this perfection sundae, have you considered wearing an outfit that matches your dog’s? For those who have entertained this notion, we’ve found the solution – say hello to Pablo & Co., purveyors of fine apparel for both the two- and four-legged persuasion. more

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Get up close with Jess Blak’s covetable jewellery at new Winn Lane boutique
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Get up close with Jess Blak’s covetable jewellery at new Winn Lane boutique

The wares crafted by local artisan Jess Blak have enamoured many thanks to each piece’s irregular charm and stark beauty. After building up steam online, the talented jeweller has unveiled a brand-new shop in Winn Lane – displaying her minimalist pieces amidst a cosy, mood-lit nook. Fans of Jess Blak’s unique collection or those looking to update their style with something eye catching would do well to step inside. more

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Genkstasy leads the non-binary fashion revolution with bright, bold and feel-good threads
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Genkstasy leads the non-binary fashion revolution with bright, bold and feel-good threads

The strict gendering of clothing can be a pretty serious drag – after all, it’s 2019 and people should be free to wear whatever the heck they want. While unisex clothing is a step in the right direction when it comes to inclusion, the legends at Genkstasy are doing you one better – welcome to the non-binary clothing revolution! This Brisbane-based brand is blazing a trail in the fashion industry, filling a gaping hole in the market for inclusive casual-cool streetwear that doesn’t conform. more

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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

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you all feasted and frolicked to your heart’s content, because now it’s back to the daily grind. We’re committed to making sure 2019 is the best year it can be, which means we’re all about sharing the love when it comes to cool finds from around the world. Monthly vibes are back with a vengeance, and we’re kicking off the New Year with some quirky news to get into. This month, sink your teeth into hot cross bun ice-cream, gobble handfuls of Vegemite shapes and glimpse the future of automated snack delivery. more

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Room to grow – beloved boutique Contra unveils its spacious new digs
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Room to grow – beloved boutique Contra unveils its spacious new digs

Since its inception in 2016, Contra has been kitting out Brisbane folk in some of the coolest and most cutting-edge threads around. The boutique has garnered a reputation for curating an amazing selection of contemporary casual brands, operating out of an intimate Adelaide Street space in the CBD. Both locals and visitors have embraced the store with open arms – so much so that it has outgrown its flagship space and moved into some much roomier digs on Charlotte Street. more


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Dive right in – May & Hugo’s ethical swimwear makes a splash
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Dive right in – May & Hugo’s ethical swimwear makes a splash

As one of the warmer states, part of Queensland life is spending ample time in the water, so it makes sense that we are always on the hunt for the ideal togs. If you’ve been searching for swimwear that is both kind to the environment and easy on the eyes, look no further. A dynamite duo has created the perfect summertime staple in the form of May & Hugo, a creative and conscious label based in Sydney (with a heady dose of Spanish flair). more

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Get in quick – an official Ugly Xmas Rashie pop-up has landed in The City
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Get in quick – an official Ugly Xmas Rashie pop-up has landed in The City

You know it and love it – the Cancer Council’s annual Ugly Xmas Rashie drop has been blowing up the internet since it first came about. After all, what’s not to love? The kitschy design combined with legit sun safety properties makes this the perfect Christmas gift, not to mention the proceeds of sales go to charity. If you’ve been hanging out to get your hands on this year’s design, now is your chance – an Ugly Xmas Rashie pop-up shop has landed right in the middle of the CBD! more

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The Weekend Series: avoid the festive frenzy with these last-minute Christmas gift ideas
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The Weekend Series: avoid the festive frenzy with these last-minute Christmas gift ideas

At this time of publication, there is less than two weeks until Christmas. We don’t want to set off any alarms, but if you haven’t sorted out your festive season gifts yet then time is running out. Don’t panic – we wouldn’t drop this time bomb on you without a way to disarm it before it blows up in your face. To help you out at this stressful time of the year, we’ve put together a handy little list of gifts you can get right now for him, for her, for the little ones, for your furry pals and for small-scale gifting. more

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Not-so-carbon footprint – Reebok creates the world’s first plant-based athletic shoe
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Not-so-carbon footprint – Reebok creates the world’s first plant-based athletic shoe

When you think about one industry that could have a serious impact by going plant-based, sneakers are right up there. With more than 20 billion pairs of athletic footwear produced every year, it’s not exactly the most environmentally sound operation. Reebok is taking a step in the right direction with Cotton + Corn, its (and the world’s) first-ever totally plant-based athletic shoe. more

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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

We did it fam – we made it to the end of the year. It might have been a blur, but we all deserve a pat on the back for making it through. Before we can get into the Christmas spirit, there are some orders of business that must be attended to. We’re talking about our final vibes round-up of the year, of course. We couldn’t let 2018 fade out without celebrating some of the incredible things we’ve noticed recently, from dog-friendly beer, the future of recyclable coffee cups and innovative luggage solutions. So here it is, folks – everything we’ve been vibing on over the past month. more

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Dior and more – QueensPlaza unveils the fruits of its opulent new makeover
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Dior and more – QueensPlaza unveils the fruits of its opulent new makeover

Standing proud since 2005 as a beacon for designer fashion-seekers, the beloved QueensPlaza has always been known for its taste-making selection of the most prestigious names from both Australia and abroad. The shopping mecca is about to cement its status as the CBD’s preeminent destination for luxury retail with the unveiling the first stage of its hotly anticipated multi-million dollar upgrade. Prepare yourself for top-tier brands, breathtaking fit-outs and a truly grand atmosphere. more

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Sent from above – Australia’s first-ever Heavenly Spa opens in The City
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Sent from above – Australia’s first-ever Heavenly Spa opens in The City

The opening of Brisbane City’s five-star wonderland The Westin Brisbane whipped us all into a bit of a frenzy last month – after all, the hotel is the very first of its kind in Queensland. Along with its ridiculously luxe accommodation, The Westin also brought with it a host of other firsts for us to enjoy. The hotel’s Heavenly Spa by Westin Brisbane is a dreamy oasis that is dedicated to wellness, offering up a divine range of treatments that will make you feel like you’ve been touched by an angel. more

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Summer lovin' – your date-night outfit inspo sorted
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Summer lovin’ – your date-night outfit inspo sorted

Now that summer is well and truly upon us, our calendars are filling up with social engagements faster than your favourite bartender can whip up a mimosa. Having a go-to outfit to get you through a long season of socialising is crucial, and with the right accessories you can stretch your wardrobe basics even further. We’ve pounded the pavement at Westfield Chermside to hustle some seriously lush inspo for your next date night – you’re welcome in advance. more

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Celebrate movers, shakers and indie makers with A Very Laneway Christmas gift guide
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Celebrate movers, shakers and indie makers with A Very Laneway Christmas gift guide

It might have earned a rep as the most wonderful time of the year, but the lead-up to Christmas can feel like an absolute mission – especially the shopping part. If you’ve been putting off your annual gifting pilgrimage for fear of scrambling crowds, trolley rage and spruikers, fear not! Fortitude Valley’s dreamy trio of laneways – California Lane, Bakery Lane and Winn Lane – are all loaded with local businesses that can provide a unique gifting experience. From your hard-to-buy-for mates to the most fashionable in your flock, our A Very Laneway Christmas gift guide has something for everyone. more

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

The sleigh bells are ringing, the Secret Santa ballots have been drawn and the hints have been dropped – it’s Christmas time, baby! If you’re struggling to tick some ladies off your nice list, allow us to help you out. No matter what kind of gal you’re buying for, our curated gift guide has something to suit – from foodies to fitness freaks and everyone in between. more