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The Weekend Series: Don your reading glasses and devour these must-read books
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The Weekend Series: Don your reading glasses and devour these must-read books

Look, we get it – finding time to sit town and devour a good book can be difficult. We all readily admit that we feel better after a good page-turner, so why don’t we make it a regular habit? The trick is finding a book that you know will be good before you start, but you should never judge a book by its cover. We’ve done the hard yards to find five books from Australian (or Australian-based) writers that will stimulate, enlighten and entertain. more

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YCL Jewels opens a dreamy Currumbin showroom
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YCL Jewels opens a dreamy Currumbin showroom

Gold Coast-based jewellery label YCL Jewels has opened a flagship showroom in Currumbin. If you're a fan of YCL's feminine aesthetic and handcrafted quality (we are), then you'll be pleased to know you can now get all touchy feely with its limited-run collections. more

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Maiden Voyage – Deadly Ponies launches its first-ever unisex travel collection
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Maiden Voyage – Deadly Ponies launches its first-ever unisex travel collection

Let’s be honest – when we’re considering travel gear, style and practicality are two of the highest priorities. There are so many daggy suitcases and off-putting duffels floating around, and you don’t want to be the one gingerly fishing your tattered old backpack out of the carry-on compartment of your next flight – you’re better than that. The style mavericks over at Deadly Ponies have been busy cooking up something cool that will make your next trip a whole lot more chic – and it’s all gender-neutral. more

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The Weekend Series: be a baller on a budget with these free and cheap activities
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The Weekend Series: be a baller on a budget with these free and cheap activities

Sometimes, adulting is damn hard. Between the constant barrage of bills, living expenses and our penchant for eating and drinking, it’s easy to get caught short. If you’re keen to conserve cash without resorting to binge-watching Netflix (not that there's anything wrong with that), we’ve round-up a few free and cheap weekend activities to keep you entertained without blowing the budget. Enjoy! more

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

We’ve just crossed the half-way point of 2018 and it seems like the cracking pace is set to continue for another six months. We’ve only just become accustomed to writing 2018 down when penning the day’s date, so maybe it’s a good opportunity to stop and smell the roses. There’s a bunch of exciting things happening around the world that we’re really digging, from a new trend in recycled grain and forthcoming bushland galleries, 2018 is giving us the goods. Here’s a quick list of everything we are vibing this month. more

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Drape yourself in conscious threads from Ricepaper The Label
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Drape yourself in conscious threads from Ricepaper The Label

Okay, so we've all officially ditched single-use bags, are armed with reusable coffee cups and now sip from stainless steel straws. What next? It's time to look long and hard at our wardrobes. Luckily brands like Ricepaper The Label (you know, the ones that genuinely give a damn) are here to help us remain sustainable, mindful and ethically conscious when it comes to fashionable threads. more

Sweat more and stress less at Byron Bay's Nimbus & Co
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Sweat more and stress less at Byron Bay’s Nimbus & Co

It's smack-bang in the middle of winter, so let's talk about body-warming activities – though (for once) we're not talking about eating piping-hot ramen noodles or sipping indulgent hot chocolates. We're talking about infrared saunas. More specifically Byron Bay's steamy new facility, Nimbus & Co. more

Get ready – Queensland’s plastic shopping bag ban goes into effect from July 1
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Get ready – Queensland’s plastic shopping bag ban goes into effect from July 1

Folks, the time has finally come – our mate and yours Mother Nature is breathing a little sigh of relief because from July 1, plastic shopping bags will be banned in Queensland. This is an absolutely monumental step forward – as our state uses around one billion single-use plastic shopping bags every year, that’s a heck of a lot less stress on the environment and landfill. Here is a quick run-down of what to expect when we ditch the bags for good. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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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
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The Weekend Series: Netflix and chill – five shows perfect for binging this winter
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The Weekend Series: Netflix and chill – five shows perfect for binging this winter

Brisbane has been struck with a cold spell that is sending everyone indoors and to the cosy sanctuary of our couches. If you, like us, can’t handle the cold, then Netflix is clearly your new best friend. Should you be on the hunt for shows to watch while rugged up, we’ve got a few suggestions for you. Heat up some popcorn, fill your thermos with a bone-warming concoction of your choice and turn up the volume – binge season is here. more

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Thirst-inducing activities so fun that you’ll forget you are working out
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Thirst-inducing activities so fun that you’ll forget you are working out

Winter has officially arrived, which means that the temptation to go into hibernation (read: glued to Netflix with a bevy of snacks) is increasing at an alarming rate. Hold it right there, pals – staying active doesn’t have to be a chore. Sometimes a change of pace, scenery or style can be just the shake-up that your routine needs. In partnership with our pals at Water3, we’ve picked out some awesome activities that will have you working up a sweat and having some serious fun. more

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Undress yourself with dreamy handmade intimates from Kate Ford
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Undress yourself with dreamy handmade intimates from Kate Ford

Ladies, when was the last time you put some sass into your lingerie collection? If it's been a while, then consider this a gentle nudge to direct some love and attention to your delicates. The new 2018 collection from Kate Ford will capture those with an appreciation for uniqueness and handmade quality, with each and every piece worthy of a spot in your dresser. more

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Body art – lather yourself in Kleins Perfumery's Rennie Ellis series
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Body art – lather yourself in Kleins Perfumery’s Rennie Ellis series

From a young age we're taught to not judge a book by its cover. When it comes to the new Kleins Perfumery range, then please throw that thinking out the door because you should definitely be judging the new range by its cover. The Melbourne-born fragrance and beauty company has released a new Rennie Ellis series, with the products beautifully wrapped in packaging featuring works by the renowned late photographer. more

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Group fitness ideas that will give you a serious(ly fun) workout
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Group fitness ideas that will give you a serious(ly fun) workout

When it comes to exercise, some people prefer to just hit the gym with their headphones in and go it alone. For the rest of us, motivation often comes in the form of dragging our friends along for the ride. Getting active with your pals is a fantastic excuse to hang out guilt-free, not to mention a great incentive to treat yourself afterwards – swings and roundabouts, right? We’ve teamed up with our mates at Water3 to give you some group workout inspo that’s a little more exciting than your standard backyard cricket game. more

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Milk & Moss turns handwoven blankets into works of art
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Milk & Moss turns handwoven blankets into works of art

Whether it gets rolled out for hinterland picnics or during endless days at the beach, a great-quality rug or blanket is an item that generally stays with you forever. Those with a thirst for adventure and an appreciation for ethical manufacturing and handmade quality will love the latest Mexican-inspired range from Milk & Moss. more

Baggu makes the plastic-free movement easy with sassy shopping bags
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Baggu makes the plastic-free movement easy with sassy shopping bags

In case you've been living under a rock (come out, it's nice up here) then you'll be acutely aware that from July 1, plastic shopping bags will be banned in Queensland. Yep, it's a huge high-five for the environment and we're pretty delighted that this movement is finally coming into play. If you're not already on the reusable-bag wagon or you want to add some sass to your less-than-appealing stash of hessian bags, then take a look at the vibrant collection from Baggu. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on this June
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on this June

Life comes at you fast – one minute you’re writing your New Year’s resolutions on the back of a napkin at a party, the next minute you realise you’ve made it halfway through the year living on a diet of mostly pasta and regret. Or perhaps you’ve been kicking goals, and for that we congratulate you. No matter which boat you’re in, we’re here to celebrate the fact that there is plenty of rad stuff happening around the world that you might not even know about – from ramen-topped ice-cream to Crayola make-up, here are five things we’re vibing on this June. more

Futuristic hydration – EQUA uses smart technology to get you drinking water
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Futuristic hydration – EQUA uses smart technology to get you drinking water

Staying hydrated is a daily battle. We all start the morning with the best intentions of keeping our body's water content at optimum levels, but more often than not we get distracted by work, funny dog memes and general daily hustle that we just flat-out forget to fill up our bottles and drink. Luckily a genius water bottle called EQUA is here to help us keep hydrated with the help of a little thing called technology.  more

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La Luna weaves the natural environment into the world of intimates
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La Luna weaves the natural environment into the world of intimates

Like it or not, this is a fast-paced world we live in. We're all very aware of how humanity's appetite for quantity over quality has impacted the fashion industry, but brands like Byron Bay's La Luna give us hope, with its collection of handmade botanically dyed intimates aiming to slow us down and reconnect us all with the natural environment. Yep, your underwear could change the world. more