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The Weekend Series: sneaking around – five sets of kicks to take you into summer
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The Weekend Series: sneaking around – five sets of kicks to take you into summer

Real talk – when it comes to the realm of shoes, sneakers are just an all-around winner. They look cool, they’re comfortable to wear and there are so many variations that even if you’re not a certified sneakerhead, you’re bound to find a style you like. Not only that, but the best brands have got the game of combining function and aesthetics down to an art. There are so many hot sneaker drops happening that it’s hard to keep up, but we’ve picked five of our favourites that we simply couldn’t resist. more

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Drop everything – Harbour Town's annual three-day mega sale is happening this weekend
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Drop everything – Harbour Town’s annual three-day mega sale is happening this weekend

Attention all bargain-loving fashion-forward folk of the Gold Coast – clear your schedule and your wardrobes because Harbour Town's annual three-day Get Outlet Sale is here and it is one pre-Christmas shopping bash that you do not want to miss. If you're often faced with the fact that your designer tastes don't match your budget, or you're keen to smash out your entire Christmas-shopping list in one hit (go you!), then this weekend – Friday November 16 to Sunday November 18 – is your time to shine. There are some wild deals happening across the mammoth centre-wide sale, so we took the liberty of hand selecting a few of our favourite bargains to give you a taste of what's on offer. Purses at the ready! more

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Summer lovin’ – five must-have homewares to take you into the new season
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Summer lovin’ – five must-have homewares to take you into the new season

As summer rapidly approaches, our winter throws are going back into storage and we’re dusting the cobwebs off our outdoor settings. A change of seasons is the perfect time to inject some new life into your home setting, adding thoughtful touches that make the most of our stunning climate whilst also giving off rich visuals and vibes. If you’re ready to bring some sunshine into your life, we’ve teamed up with Sanctuary Cove to provide some home decorating inspo in the form of five must-have summer items. more

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Gold Coast fashion label Isabelle Quinn unveils its latest collection and a dreamy new Mermaid Beach studio
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Gold Coast fashion label Isabelle Quinn unveils its latest collection and a dreamy new Mermaid Beach studio

Known for creating forward, wearable pieces for the unconventional, graceful and carefree modern girl, boutique women's label Isabelle Quinn has certainly paved its way over the past few years to become a well-known name in the wonderful world of fashion. It's been a busy spring for the Gold Coast-born label, launching its new Scarlet collection as well as opening the doors to a new studio and showroom space. more

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

Just like that November has arrived and we’re all looking at our calendars, bewildered that 2018 has flown by this quickly. What we all need right now is a distraction, and we’ve got just the thing. This month we’re vibing on some killer happenings around the world, from craft-beer airlines to Pringles-flavoured ramen – enough to chew on while you plan this summer’s festivities! more

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Get your skin summer ready with lush goods from Bali Body
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Get your skin summer ready with lush goods from Bali Body

When it comes to keeping your skin looking fab in summertime, it’s all about preparation. The winter months often leave us looking less than desirable, what with all of the flakiness and the faded tans of sunny days past. Now that the sun is out and our hemlines are getting shorter, it’s time to step up and get ready for beach season, baby! Cult online retailer Bali Body has just dropped its new range of skin saviours, just in time to get you glowing for summer. more

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Nurture your skin at Byron Bay's newest beauty space, Little Company
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Nurture your skin at Byron Bay’s newest beauty space, Little Company

In between work, family, social calendars and general 'adulting', it can be hard to keep on top of one of our body's most precious assets – our skin. The bustling Byron Bay Industrial Estate recently welcomed its newest resident, Little Company – a dreamy studio offering a range of natural and sustainable beauty treatments designed to keep your pretty face healthy. more


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The Weekend Series: five ways to pimp out your picnic
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The Weekend Series: five ways to pimp out your picnic

Folks, the warmer months are well and truly upon us and the days are getting gloriously long – it’s picnic season, y’all! Our enviable climate and abundance of stunning natural spots make our state perfect for outdoor soirees, so why not make your next get-together one that your friends will rave about? If you’re keen to move beyond the realm of barbecue chooks, coleslaw and a few paper plates (no shade, these things are still fabulous), we’ve put together some nifty tricks to take your picnic game to the next level. more

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The Weekend Series: treat yo' self to some pampering at these luxe roadtrip worthy day spas
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The Weekend Series: treat yo’ self to some pampering at these luxe roadtrip worthy day spas

If the weeks and months of the year to date have taken their toll on your soul and your skin, there’s nothing to do but recuperate and replenish. Trust us, self-care is an essential practice, which means a visit to a day spa is almost akin to visiting the doctor. While there are plenty of top-notch pampering spots in close proximity to our homes, we’re in love with the idea of abandoning the city in favour of a day spa that’s beyond the reaches of the city. Clear your schedule – this weekend is all about massages, facials, treatments, soaks, exfoliations and, most importantly, you. more

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Crack a tinnie and toast to iconic beer brand Victoria Bitter’s debut merch drop
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Crack a tinnie and toast to iconic beer brand Victoria Bitter’s debut merch drop

Australia may have a famously diverse craft-beer scene, but we’re the first to admit that sometimes keeping it simple is best. Whether you’ve been slaving away in the office or on the worksite, that 2:00 pm-on-a-Friday feeling deserves a big cold beer – and the best cold beer is Vic. Okay, while best in this instance is a fairly subjective call to make, it’s hard to argue the raw appeal and cult status of Victoria Bitter. If you’ve got a soft spot for this particular brand of frothie, we have news that is bound to excite you – you can now cop official VB merchandise that is actually pretty cool. more

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Beloved eco store Biome launches its first in-house skincare range
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Beloved eco store Biome launches its first in-house skincare range

When it comes to the wonderful world of skincare, often we are bombarded with a huge number of supposedly essential products that add up to create a 37-step routine. Fair enough if that’s your jam, but for those of us who prefer to keep it simple, the search for a core range of products to keep us in check can seem very daunting. If you’ve been looking for a natural, low-maintenance routine to get into, the search is over – beloved eco store Biome has just launched its own in-house skincare range, and you’d best believe it’s the real deal. more

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Go-To Skincare drops Zincredible –  its long-awaited SPF moisturiser
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Go-To Skincare drops Zincredible –  its long-awaited SPF moisturiser

Let us hit you with some hard facts. One – the sun's rays are tremendously harsh and too much exposure can do long-term damage to your biggest organ, your precious skin. But you already knew that, right? Two – Zoë Foster Blake is a generation-defining queen. After more than four-and-a-half years of testing, trials and development, Zoë's skincare company Go-To has just dropped its most anticipated product to date – Zincredible. more

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

Folks, we are barrelling forward into the home stretch of the year – next thing you know we’ll be singing carols and tearing our hair out trying to find the perfect gift for our weird cousin we got in the Secret Santa family draw! For now, allow us to pump the brakes and take stock on all of the cool stuff we’ve seen floating around the internet in the past month. From rent-a-pools to hazelnut M&M’s, here is everything we’ve been vibing on this October. more

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Be bold and break a sweat in ethical activewear from Queensland’s own d+k
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Be bold and break a sweat in ethical activewear from Queensland’s own d+k

When it comes to a trend, activewear is one we will gladly endorse – what’s not to love about functional clothes that promote a healthy lifestyle? Unfortunately a rise in popularity usually comes with an oversaturated market – which means sifting through a bunch of poorly made products made in dingy factories with an absurdly high mark-up. If you’ve been chasing a brand that covers the bases of looking great, staying ethically sound and keeping you comfortable, your search is over – d+k is the homegrown activewear phenomenon that you need to get around. more

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Sleep sustainably with zero-waste pyjamas from The Very Good Sleep
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Sleep sustainably with zero-waste pyjamas from The Very Good Sleep

The founder of The Very Good Bra – a revolutionary undergarment crafted from sustainably farmed eucalyptus trees – has now launched a collection of sustainable zero-waste pyjamas. Under the brand The Very Good Sleep (makes sense) the pyjamas offer a completely waste-free alternative for all of the environmentally conscious sleepers and power nappers out there. more

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For your eyes only – Ohh Baby Baby releases its flagship collection
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For your eyes only – Ohh Baby Baby releases its flagship collection

Now that the weather is warmer, we all tend to spend a lot more time outdoors, so it's always around this time of year that we're prompted to replenish our collection of sunglasses. If you're on the hunt for something a little different this season and don't want to spend an arm and a leg doing so, get your eyes on newly launched Melbourne-based brand, Ohh Baby Baby. more

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The period-proof undies that will give you total peace of mind
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The period-proof undies that will give you total peace of mind

There’s no skirting around it – periods suck hard. As well as the myriad of physical and emotional pain that they tend to bring, they also come with the added paranoia of leakage. Nothing ruins your vibe quite like worrying that you’re walking around with a patch of blood on your pants, and up until recent times it’s just been a constant gamble. One brand working to change this is Thinx, coming in hot with a two-fold mission of empowering customers and creating sustainable alternative period products – all while breaking taboos around something that about half the world’s population experiences. more

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Dapper doggos – Mimco to launch a series of leather dog collars
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Dapper doggos – Mimco to launch a series of leather dog collars

Mimco is renowned for its handbags and leather accessories, so it’s only natural that it made the leap into the wonderful world of puppy accessories. The soon-to-be-launched fashionable dog collars will give your pooch a little touch of sass, coming in a series of colourways (pink, tan, black and red) to really bring out his/her eyes. The collars are adjustable, feature rose and yellow-gold buckles and an engravable Mimco charm. If you’re the kind of person that values your puppy’s wardrobe as much as your own (we should be friends), then make sure you get your paws on these. The new Mimco dog collars will be launching this October – you can register your interest here. Image credit: Mimco more