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Kmart's online exclusives range has landed and goodbye paycheck, hello homewares
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Kmart’s online exclusives range has landed and goodbye paycheck, hello homewares

It's undeniable to both ourselves and our bank accounts that our love for Kmart is eternal. Feeling down? Take a trip to your local store and you'll walk out with things you don't need, but also an improved overall wellbeing. Feeling great already? Step into Kmart and you'll somehow walk out feeling better ... and probably with a new throw, some PJs and a lamp. It's a mood-boosting, serotonin-giving shopping experience and yes, as you can you tell, we are kind of addicted. It's our duty, fellow Kmart enthusiasts, to inform you that the much-loved retailer has just unveiled an exclusive online range. We knew we memorised our credit card digits for a reason. more

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Escape to Eden – the renowned five-star health retreat reopens in Currumbin Valley
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Escape to Eden – the renowned five-star health retreat reopens in Currumbin Valley

Did you know that on average, we spend almost four hours every day on our phones? From the moment we open our eyes to the moment we sleep – we are connected. Even now, you are reading this on a device. Eden is the digital detox you didn't know you needed, but definitely do. The boutique retreat, nestled in the heart of Currumbin Valley's majestic hinterland, has reopened for bookings after an eight-month long hiatus for renovations. Whilst it might look shiny and new, the prized health retreat is actually Australia's longest running and is here to help you disconnect from your screen and reconnect with a calmer, more productive version of yourself.  more

Make chores fun and eco-friendly with Zilch's fully compostable kitchen range
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Make chores fun and eco-friendly with Zilch’s fully compostable kitchen range

In July last year we introduced you, dear readers, to Zilch – an online marketplace committed to turning your daily routine into a plastic-free one. If you've been wanting to change to a more waste-free channel during your everyday programming and make some eco-friendly choices (it takes zilch effort, by the way), you'll be over the moon to hear that Zilch has just extended its range to include kitchen essentials. You'll be ticking off chores faster than Mary Poppins in no time. more

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Embrace wellness at Mermaid Beach's dreamy new Soak Bathhouse
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Embrace wellness at Mermaid Beach’s dreamy new Soak Bathhouse

Hands up if you are guilty of glorifying 'busy' and often find yourself frantically rushing here, there and everywhere. We see you, frazzled friends (heck, we are you). If you are keen to free yourself from the burden of busy and make 2021 the year you slow down, reconnect and value wellness, there's a dreamy new communal bathhouse in Mermaid Beach that you need to know about. It's called Soak Bathhouse and it's here to help you hit the reset button. more

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Support independent local music with a dig in the crates at Southport's new Vinnies Record Store
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Support independent local music with a dig in the crates at Southport’s new Vinnies Record Store

There's something inherently satisfying about settling into a chair with a wine in hand and listening to a record from start to finish. The unmistakable crackle of the vinyl, the mild inconvenience of having to get up to change sides, the sense that time is merely a construct – it becomes an experience in itself rather than just background noise. If you too possess an appreciation for the ritual, Vinnies Dive Bar in Southport has unveiled a new privately-owned space that is dedicated exclusively to wax. It's called Vinnies Record Store (fitting) and it officially opened its doors on Tuesday December 8. more

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The Damn Good Store is here to level up your gifting game and do good in the hood
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The Damn Good Store is here to level up your gifting game and do good in the hood

Buying the perfect gift for your friend/mother/other can be a laborious, but also rewarding, endeavour. Get it right and you’ll be earning praise for years to come, but get it wrong and you’ll probably still be hearing about it for years to come – just not quite for the same reasons. If the thought of enduring yet another endless search has you breaking out in a cold sweat, you need The Damn Good Store in your life. The quaint retail space is here to help you level up your gifting game, doing a little good in the process by encouraging small changes that have a big impact. 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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Destination unknown – add some mystery to your next getaway with Wonderlust Escapes
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Destination unknown – add some mystery to your next getaway with Wonderlust Escapes

If there's one thing that is on everyone's Christmas wish-list this year, it's travel (truly, we will go anywhere). With borders reopening and airplanes soaring into the sky more regularly, now is the time to escape for a little vacay. If you want to add a bit of mystery into your next holiday (or just can't be bothered planning all of the minute details), then you'll be happy to hear that there is a new travel service that can take care of planning your trip – Wonderlust Escapes. Dust the cobwebs off your suitcase, and get ready to go on an adventure! more

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The round-up: poolside sips to hinterland hideaways – the best Gold Coast staycations for a local escape
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The round-up: poolside sips to hinterland hideaways – the best Gold Coast staycations for a local escape

Every now and then (let's be honest, this happens a few times a year) we all need to stop, get away and press reset. International and interstate travel is up in the air, so you know what that means? Staycay, baby! That's right, it's time to explore your own backyard. From sparkling beaches to tropical resorts and dreamy hinterland hideaways, there is plenty of goodness right on our doorstep so you can rejuvenate and soak up those holiday vibes without leaving town. Here are a few of our favourite Gold Coast staycation spots so you can relax to the max. more

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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace so we can support our rural mates this Christmas
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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace so we can support our rural mates this Christmas

This big old slab of sun-cracked earth may stretch us out into the far corners of the continent, but it doesn’t mean we’re disconnected. Aussies have copped our fair share of struggles of late, but we’ve proven time and time again that we’re ready to lend a hand when the going gets tough. As the 2020 gifting season approaches, give twice this Christmas by choosing to Buy From The Bush. more

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Netflix, but make it fancy – Palace Home Cinema is bringing you fine films on demand
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Netflix, but make it fancy – Palace Home Cinema is bringing you fine films on demand

As grateful as we are to streaming services for helping us through the cataclysmic void that 2020 has been, we’ve really been missing the thrill of catching fresh new film releases. One particular movie mecca that true cinephiles have been very keen to return to in the post-COVID world is Palace Cinemas, a beloved beacon of premium indie films and limited-release flicks that you really can’t catch anywhere else in Australia. Well, the clever team at Palace has come up with a brand-new business model that allows movie buffs to get their fix of the latest releases without leaving the house – enter Palace Home Cinema. more

Get ready to indulge in a little retail therapy – H&M has finally launched its online store in Australia
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Get ready to indulge in a little retail therapy – H&M has finally launched its online store in Australia

Spring has well and truly sprung, with summer following close behind on its heels. This change of season means it's time to treat yourself to a shopping spree and give your wardrobe a well-deserved update. So you can elevate your aesthetic without even leaving the house, global fashion retailer H&M has launched its highly anticipated online store in Australia! From today, Tuesday October 20, you can hop online and fill your cart with all of the gems you've been eyeing on your recent trips to the shopping centre. Convenience unlocked. more

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Pawdicures and doggy dinners – treat your fur baby to a luxe sleepover at QT Hotels & Resorts
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Pawdicures and doggy dinners – treat your fur baby to a luxe sleepover at QT Hotels & Resorts

One of the hardest things about pet ownership is that you can't just pack a bag on a whim and escape for the weekend. Logistics of feeding and dog-sitting aside, you know deep down that you are powerless to resist the look – you know the one, the 'please don't leave me' look. If you've put weekends away on the back burner because you can't bear to leave your little mate behind, we have some news that may pique your interest – QT has gone to the dogs (literally) with the introduction of Pup Yeah! fur-friendly stays at its hotels across Australia and New Zealand.  more

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The Borrowed Nursery plants a new Brisbane location at Colwill Place
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The Borrowed Nursery plants a new Brisbane location at Colwill Place

While all eyes have been drawn to the work currently being undertaken restoring prominently positioned retail strip Colwill Place in Windsor, the revitalised hub’s first tenant has already quietly opened behind it. Beloved Gold Coast-born plant, pot and gift store The Borrowed Nursery has just sprouted a second locale in an old mechanic shed at behind the precinct, establishing a must-visit treasure trove of locally grown plants, bespoke ceramic vessels and artisan-crafted gifts. Oh, and the space doubles as a venue for hire! Here’s what you need to know about this charming newcomer … more

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Step up your picnic game with a little help from The Somewhere Co.
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Step up your picnic game with a little help from The Somewhere Co.

If the swooping birds haven't given it away, it's officially spring, which means one thing – picnics! Rolling out a rug and whiling away the afternoon with a plethora of cheese and a cheeky pet-nat is undoubtedly one of our favourite past times. But somewhere along the line, someone made the executive decision that all picnic rugs had to be plaid. Well, to that The Somewhere Co. say nay. The brand is here to save you from the status quo with a stunning range of pretty picnic rugs, cooler bags and miscellaneous goodies. more

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Need an escape? Gather around the fire pit at the new O’Reilly’s hinterland campground
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Need an escape? Gather around the fire pit at the new O’Reilly’s hinterland campground

The idea throwing some clothes in a bag and escaping the city for a few days in the mountains sounds pretty great right about now. Fresh air, freedom and reconnecting with nature – what's not to love? Unless you are a seasoned camper and have a full suite of gear ready to go when you are, it can quickly turn from a budget-friendly getaway or family holiday into something far more costly and overwhelming. Well, fellow nature lovers, there's now a brand-new campground at O'Reilly's that is perfect for seasoned campers as well as total novices. The benefits of camping minus the hassle? We're in! more