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

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

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The Weekend Series: put your best face forward with these five cruelty-free skincare brands
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The Weekend Series: put your best face forward with these five cruelty-free skincare brands

Real talk – skincare is amazing. The rise in self-care culture is frankly something we can very much get behind, especially when it promotes showing one of your most vital and hard done-by organs some love. One of the best ways you can show your skin that you appreciate it is by using the least harsh products possible – we’re talking natural, organic and cruelty-free. Not only is it good for you, but the environment wins too. Double happiness! To get you started, we’ve compiled five of our favourite natural skincare brands into a squeaky-clean list – so go forth and live your best life. more

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

Whether or not you are lamenting the end of the cold weather season or are embracing the springtime sunshine, you’ve got to admit September is one of the best months to be in Brisbane. While you might get caught up taking advantage of everything happing in Brisbane over the next few weeks, don’t forget to cast an eye out beyond our borders. There’s plenty of quirky happenings that are getting us excited, from news of Snoop Dogg’s very own cookbook, DJ Khaled's We The Best Home furniture line, Star Wars cantina bars and turtlenecks for pups. more

Gifts
The wellness box delivering doses of the best in Australian skincare
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The wellness box delivering doses of the best in Australian skincare

As the market for skincare increases, so too do the amount of unfortunate duds that end up cluttering our bathroom shelves. Between harmful sulphates and micro-beaded concoctions, it can be a tough slog finding products that are kind to both your skin and the planet. Enter mass + muster, the gift box service sending out sustainably produced skincare from the best brands in the country – big and small. more

Accessories
Sweet feet – Allbirds offers up sustainable shoes made from sugar
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Sweet feet – Allbirds offers up sustainable shoes made from sugar

When you think about sustainable and recycled materials, there are probably a few token things that come to mind – but we’re willing to bet sugarcane isn’t one of them. One company has figured out a way to harness the natural power of the ‘cane to create fabulous footwear, following on from its success in the sustainable shoe field. Ladies and gents, your feet will never be sweeter than in a pair of Allbirds’ Sugar Zeffers. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Jennifer Wiseman
Science impacts nearly every aspect of modern life, from agriculture, environment, and medicine to communications, exploration and, hopefully, a sense of responsibility, wonder and awe ... ~ Jennifer Wiseman more
Clothing
Rock ethical reclaimed threads from local label Hazel + Folk
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Rock ethical reclaimed threads from local label Hazel + Folk

If you're the kind of gal who was bringing your reusable bags long before you were told to and generally gives a damn about the environment, it probably comes as no surprise that the fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to global waste and pollution with fast-fashion trends the major culprit. No need to shed your threads completely and start Googling local nudist colonies, just take a peek at Hazel + Folk's range of reclaimed and ethical threads. more

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Slow down and unwind at these luxe Gold Coast day spas
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Slow down and unwind at these luxe Gold Coast day spas

It's good to be busy in life (go you!) but not all of us excel when it comes to knowing when to stop, drop and unwind. One of the best ways to really switch off is to escape to a day spa and say goodbye to your phone, clothes and worries for a few hours of absolute bliss. In the spirit of slowing down, here are some of the best day spas on the Gold Coast and in Byron Bay that are worth checking out. more

Clothing
Nine Lives Bazaar brings boho and vintage vibes to Cooly
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Nine Lives Bazaar brings boho and vintage vibes to Cooly

Ladies, if you're a fan of bell-sleeves, bold, colourful prints and palazzo pants in pretty hues, we have some exciting news. Local fashion label Nine Lives Bazaar has just opened the doors to its first bricks-and-mortar space in Coolangatta and its like a colourful time capsule to the 1960s and 70s. more

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

As we move into the latter half of the year, it’s important to take stock of things that might have passed you by. It doesn’t always have to be big things – we’re happy appreciating the little things. We’re talking interesting snack foods worth trying, impressive feats of architecture, handy robot helpers and nostalgic trips down memory lane. If these things in particular sound interesting to you, then you might like to check out this month’s vibe-worthy happenings. more

Accessories
Ethical, affordable, comfy and cute – Mighty Good Undies ticks all of the boxes
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Ethical, affordable, comfy and cute – Mighty Good Undies ticks all of the boxes

Back in the day, the words ‘fairtrade’ and ‘ethical’ seemed totally inaccessible for a lot of people. For some of us, these sorts of labels are still associated with a high cost – yeah, it’s a nice idea, but what about the price? One place that you can start making a change without forking out the big bucks is with your jocks, thanks to the kind-hearted geniuses at Mighty Good Undies. This Australian brand was born from the belief that you don’t have to trade ethics for affordability – you just have to pay attention, do your research and make the effort. more