The Weekend Series: five summer essentials to upgrade your camping to glamping
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The Weekend Series: five summer essentials to upgrade your camping to glamping

Camping certainly isn’t for everyone – when you’re an adult, hanging out in a sweaty plastic dome with no electricity or hot water kind of loses its appeal. Sure, the scenery is nice, but at what cost? Our base level of comfort? No thank you, sir. The simple solution here is to level up – we’re talking glamping. Much like its inferior sibling, glamping is all about appreciating your natural surroundings but with the added benefit of being able to actually sleep at night because you’re not rolling around on a half-deflated air mattress marinating in a week’s worth of your own filth. We’ve searched for five key items that will turn your next camping trip into a glamping extravaganza. more

Clothing
Stay California-cool this summer in fresh threads from MATE The Label
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Stay California-cool this summer in fresh threads from MATE The Label

You know when you find a t-shirt or singlet that you not only love but the quality and fit makes you feel like it could last you a lifetime? Yeah, it's always a stellar feeling when you add pieces like that to your wardrobe. If the impending arrival of summer has you frantically trying to pull together some new casual essentials that will last you season after season, then take five to get to know the thoughtfully designed collection from MATE The Label. more

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

Folks, November has rolled around faster than a one-legged man in a kicking competition. Soon enough you’ll be hearing carols in the supermarket and fighting over who gets to bring the potato bake to Christmas lunch – ‘tis the festive season! We’re feeling pretty jovial about entering the end-of-year sprint, so in the spirit of giving we thought we’d share a few things from around the globe that have been tickling our metaphorical pickles lately. From cloud eggs to dog booze and some adorable retro revivals, here’s what we’re vibing on this month. more

Clothing
Support homelessness in thoughtful threads from HoMie
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Support homelessness in thoughtful threads from HoMie

Clothing – it's a basic necessity in life, right up there alongside food, water and shelter. More often than not, we buy clothing purely for its fashion appeal – and that's something we take for granted. Homelessness is a huge issue in Australia and there's a group of guys that are tackling it head on in the form of apparel brand HoMie. more

Accessories
Embrace the power of flowers with Hazel and Herb
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Embrace the power of flowers with Hazel and Herb

Whether it be by the seaside or deep in the hinterland, the Gold Coast is full of lush greenery and unique botanicals. If you come across something extra special, it's easy to whip out your iPhone and snap the beauty. Though, wouldn't it be nice to have something a little more tangible than just an Instagram post? Mount Tamborine designer and jeweller River Hazel thinks so. more

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The Weekend Series: scare yourself silly with our top five spooky Gold Coast experiences
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The Weekend Series: scare yourself silly with our top five spooky Gold Coast experiences

Fear is a funny old thing, isn’t it? More accurately, the way that each of us responds to fear is pretty bloody fascinating. Some people love the hair-raising, stomach-dropping feeling of being totally scared out of their minds and others will do pretty much anything to avoid it. Although everyone is afraid of different things (clowns, taxes, commitment etc), there are certain archetypes that just generally rub the entire human population the wrong way. In honour of Halloween, we thought we’d see how spooky our city could get. We’ve hunted down five of the creepiest, nastiest and downright bone-chilling experiences you can have on both Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Game? more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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People these days have some level of awareness about ingredients in beauty products and they are really interested in learning more ... ~ Erin Norden more
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The Weekend Series: five fitness ideas so fun you’ll forget you’re exercising
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The Weekend Series: five fitness ideas so fun you’ll forget you’re exercising

We know, we know – exercise is a pain. But if you want that rockin’ bod you’re going to have to get off your tuchus and start getting active at some point. Much like studying, we’ve heard that the best way to put in some solid hours is if you can make it fun. With that in mind, we’ve scouted around and found some activities that are so fun that it won’t even feel as if you’re exercising. Get ready to climb, dance and drink (yep, you heard us) those lethargic blues away – fitness just got fun. more

Accessories
Embrace the feminine mystique with the latest drop from YCL Jewels
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Embrace the feminine mystique with the latest drop from YCL Jewels

Goddesses from powerful mythologies are always a great source of inspiration for us ladies – after all, what’s more empowering than feeling like you have the strength to run the world? One of the most fascinating women from the history books is Freyja, the Norse goddess associated with love, sex, beauty and gold just to name a few things. This powerful creature was the inspiration behind the latest drop from YCL Jewels, drawing upon distinctly feminine characteristics laced with heady amounts of pure power. more

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

It’s been a wild couple of weeks where the weather is concerned. One day it’s scorching hot outside, and then the next day its absolutely bucketing down with rain. Either way, we’ve had no choice but to take shelter indoors until the weather becomes more amenable. With nothing to do with our time but surf the web, we’ve stumbled across five amazing things happening around the world that we think you’ll really dig. If you like the sound of LEGO House, Nicolas Cage confectionery, bubble tea soft serve and blue burgers, then you’ll get a kick out of our finds. more

Beauty
Clean Beauty Market brings cruelty-free vibes to Nobby Beach
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Clean Beauty Market brings cruelty-free vibes to Nobby Beach

We live in a pretty great era – everyone is becoming more health conscious, sipping green juices on the daily, eating sustainable food, exercising ... you get the gist. Though, how often do we think about what we put on our faces? Do you actually know what's in your foundation, eyeliner or eyeshadow? If the thought has crossed your mind, but you assumed that 'natural' makeups could never cut the mustard, then Erin Norden will make you think again. She's the brains behind the Clean Beauty Market, the Gold Coast's first all-natural, non-toxic and cruelty-free makeup emporium, which opens in Nobby Beach this Friday September 29. more

Accessories
ESSEN offers timeless quality shoes that you'll fall head over heels for
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ESSEN offers timeless quality shoes that you’ll fall head over heels for

Look, us ladies have all fallen into the trap of uncomfortable shoes at one time or another. Oftentimes we equate ‘sensible’ to ‘ugly’, the image of the Homypeds and Kumpfs that our primary school librarians wore seared deep into our collective subconscious. Sometimes you’ve got to sacrifice a little bit of relief in the name of aesthetics, right? The tyranny is over! We’ve found a label that manages the seemingly impossible fusion of practical and beautiful footwear – it’s time to introduce your soles to ESSEN. more

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The Weekend Series: five shows to binge-watch in October
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The Weekend Series: five shows to binge-watch in October

A scorching summer fast approaches, which means that it will be prime Netflix and chill weather. By that we mean, turn up the air conditioning and stay indoors binge-watching the latest and greatest shows. As we move further into the second half of 2017, we get closer to the arrival of some fantastic new shows and follow up seasons to our faves. We’ve put together a quick list of shows coming to or recently released on streaming services. Mark your calendars and stock up on snacks – it’s going to be a blockbuster summer. more

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The Weekend Series: Bitcoin, blockchain and bamboozlement – making sense of cryptocurrency
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The Weekend Series: Bitcoin, blockchain and bamboozlement – making sense of cryptocurrency

You’ve heard the buzz, read about it online and seen its logos pop up at shops and eateries, but what do you really know about Bitcoin? If you are like us, you are as clueless as a camel at the North Pole. Cryptocurrency has been increasing in prominence since being invented in 2009, but to us laypeople it hasn’t exactly become easier to understand. That being said, quite a few people are making a big deal out of this new technology, so we decided it would be a good idea to figure out what the heck it’s all about and see if we can break it down in a handy, easy-to-digest format. more

Swimwear
Tackle the ocean with femininity and style in surfsuits from Lore of the Sea
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Tackle the ocean with femininity and style in surfsuits from Lore of the Sea

Let's face it – femininity and functionality can be hard to nail when it comes to female surfwear. Actually, that pretty much applies to all female fashion. Like, sure we all want to look fabulous when we're out there in the middle of all the action, but at some point the need for functionality and practicality will inevitably surface. If you're surfer or an active ocean woman, then let us introduce you to women's surfwear brand Lore of the Sea. more

Gifts
Spread the love one gift box at a time with Pop-Up Kindness
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Spread the love one gift box at a time with Pop-Up Kindness

Have you ever given a gift to someone 'just because'? We all know that a little bit of unnecessary kindness can go a long way (and make the giver feel bloody great, too). Delivery service Pop-Up Kindness is embracing the concept of random acts of kindness, with curated and DIY gift packs that can be delivered daily to that special friend, buddy or colleague for no other reason than to make them smile. more