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Mr Simple X Victoria Bitter – a collaboration we can all get behind
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Mr Simple X Victoria Bitter – a collaboration we can all get behind

Hovering high on the list of things we hold near and dear in this nation is beer -- and our lucky country has plenty of home-grown drops to appreciate. While every individual has a favourite brew they are enamoured to, you can't argue one of our most popular and iconic lagers is Victoria Bitter -- and do we have some exciting news involving our brewing buddies south of the border to share with you. more

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Bandsome is bringing menswear back to (sustainable) basics
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Bandsome is bringing menswear back to (sustainable) basics

It’s an exciting time for menswear – the once hard-and-fast rules of dapper dressing have been thrown out the window in favour of experimental style. But where do you turn to when your neon bum-bag and platform sneakers inevitably fall out of fashion? To basics. A good tee and a reliable pair of pants are the bread and butter of most men’s wardrobes no matter what they throw on top. Bandsome is a brand that understands this, so it’s dedicating itself to producing the best basics out there in sustainable style. more

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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 Gold Coast 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? We’ve found five charities that you can support that are focusing their resources on bushfire relief. more

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Stroll down virtual market stalls with The Finders Keepers new online marketplace
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Stroll down virtual market stalls with The Finders Keepers new online marketplace

There’s a certain satisfaction that comes with a local market find – ditching the retail racks and mass-produced items to stroll the stalls in search of something with that handcrafted touch. If you love that feeling, then you’re likely fans of Australia’s leading design and art marketplace, The Finders Keepers Markets, and wish they popped up more than twice a year. Well, dear readers, your wish may have just come true … more

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The only item you'll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie
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The only item you’ll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie

Queenslanders are familiar with a few strategic provisions when the weather warms up and the festive season rolls around. A fridge stocked with cold beverages, fresh seafood and backyard cricket coincide with regular trips to the beach, an activity that demands vital sun safety measures in our corner of the stratosphere. Luckily, the Cancer Council Queensland have all your Ultra Violet woes covered this summer, bringing back a new edition of the Ugly Xmas Rashie. more

Stow your stuff in a consciously crafted canvas bag from Celery The Label
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Stow your stuff in a consciously crafted canvas bag from Celery The Label

Truth, not all material is created equally. Fast fashion tends to favour low cost, low quality so while it may save you dosh in the short term, you end up buying twice as much (not to mention the lasting effect it has on the environment). If you're in need of a new carry-all, stow your stuff in a consciously created recycled canvas bag from Celery The Label. more

Picnic with Pickles the Pig or SUP with a pup with Airbnb's animal experiences
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Picnic with Pickles the Pig or SUP with a pup with Airbnb’s animal experiences

If hiking with penguin pals, downing a pint with a pupper or doing a little downward dog with a spot of goat yoga sound like your ideal holiday activities, you're going to love Airbnb's animal experiences. Going beyond the typical tours and classes, Airbnb's responsible animal experiences are designed and led by inspiring locals to immerse each guest in a unique world. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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As he paddled off into the line-up, I stood up – and surfing changed my life ... ~ James McMillan 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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Sport a pair of post-petroleum sneakers from French footwear company VEJA
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Sport a pair of post-petroleum sneakers from French footwear company VEJA

Did you know that the majority of running shoes on the market are made from a material that is 99-percent plastic, specifically, a polymer that is 99-percent petroleum? It doesn't take a scientist to know that doesn't bode particularly well for the future of our planet. The good news is that there's a cleaner alternative. Introducing The Condor, the first post-petroleum running shoe from French footwear company VEJA. more

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Going somewhere? Pack smarter and lighter with Tasi Travels
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Going somewhere? Pack smarter and lighter with Tasi Travels

Whether you're an intrepid traveller with an incurable case of wanderlust or you're just planning a getaway without loads of baggage, Tasi Travels has you covered (literally) with clothing designed for suitcases. The jet-set inspired collection has been consciously created for those times when you need versatile pieces that breathe and roll neatly into a backpack. more

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Spoil your pupper pal with a luxe lead from Topdog Boutique
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Spoil your pupper pal with a luxe lead from Topdog Boutique

If you go out of your way to pat a pooch, involuntarily let out a high-pitched squeal if a four-legged friend looks at you cutely or happily drop dosh on your (or someone else's) doggo, it's pretty likely you're a dog person. Don't worry, there's no judgement here, we too are proud dog people. If your hound deserves to be spoilt, look no further than Brisbane's Topdog Boutique – it's an online destination for designer and pretty things for your pet pal. more

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Pick up a pair of trendy trunks from the Gold Coast's PEAR swim
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Pick up a pair of trendy trunks from the Gold Coast’s PEAR swim

If the last few weeks of 30-plus temps are indicative of the impending season, it's going to be a scorcher! Gents, if your boardies are looking a little Pete Murray (aka they've seen better days) it's time to pick up a pair from Gold Coast label PEAR swim. Inspired by the salty shores of Italy, Turkey and Greece, the nifty new duds will have you all set for summer and beyond. more

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The round-up: how to nail Father's Day this year
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The round-up: how to nail Father’s Day this year

Just in case you haven't checked your diary beyond this week – it's Father's Day on Sunday September 1. This is your time to shine as the favourite child and shower him with gifts of all kinds. Though, we reckon your dad deserves a little more than just socks and a few new t-shirts, so we put together a handy guide on how to nail Father's Day this year. There's everything from gentlemen's high teas to local foodie events, car shows, beer subscriptions and more. more