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Jamie’s Italian: A recipe for success!

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Located in the historic Rowes Arcade in Edward Street is Brisbane’s newest hotspot for all Italian lovers, Jamie’s Italian. Celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, is known worldwide for serving up simple, fresh and classic dishes in his restaurants, television shows and cookbooks – and there are no exceptions here in his Brisbane restaurant. Caution: the following sequence may cause unexpected … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Guide : For The Gals in Your Life

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We’re four weeks out from Christmas (gasp) so we’re here to lend you a helping hand when it comes to ticking things off your ‘presents to buy’ list. I’ve got endless inspiration for gift-giving to the ladies in your life – the sporty chic, homely gal, fashion dolly, boho babe, trendsetting sista, bling-loving diva, stylish fashionista, girly girl, brand-name dame, active woman and social … [Read more...]

Gasp! : Who Knew the Resources Sector Could be Funny?

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Ben Elton has been on my “I need to check him out properly” list for years. I’ve got about four of his books on the bookshelf that I picked up from beachside second hand stores but I’ve never actually gotten around to reading them. So naturally, I jumped at the chance to see Elton’s Gasp! when the review opportunity came across the Brisbane Threads desk. Gasp! is actually a rewritten version of … [Read more...]

BT on the Road – Hunter Valley Pt. 1

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Recently I was lucky enough to have a few days off work down in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting but by no means disappointing! While we did make the mistake of starting our holiday on a Monday, not realising that the HV’s weekend is a Monday/Tuesday, we ate scrummy smelly cheeses, tasted locally brewed beers and sampled wines that we couldn’t … [Read more...]

Picnic Essentials for the Weekend

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The weekend is almost here! And to celebrate, we've put together the ultimate picnic must-have checklist to ensure you've got everything you need for the most stylish picnic of them all. First up, you need a carry-all picnic basket and bright picnic rug. We're loving this superb basket bag by The Market Basket Co. for its stylish shape and sturdy functionality. When paired with this … [Read more...]

Craft Beer Appreciation at Woolly Mammoth Alehouse

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A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend a Feasting Table & Craft Beer Appreciation Class at the Woolly Mammoth Alehouse. Hosted by awarded beer writer and educator Matt Kirkegaard, I was more than impressed with his knowledge, the bar’s atmosphere, the fit-out, the food and the seemingly endless variety of craft beer. I was so impressed that I’ve taken a few friends there since, boasting … [Read more...]

Burberry Opens in Brisbane!

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 High-end British fashion brand Burberry is set to open its doors in Queens Plaza tonight, making it the first store in Queensland and the sixth in Australia. Fronting Edward St, Burberry will neighbor Herringbone and Max Mara, and will join the list of luxury retail brands to set up shop in Brisbane including Chanel and Prada. Burberry is known for their trademark tartan print and trench … [Read more...]

Luminiere : Lighting the way on Skin Care

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Do you: Love a bit of indulgence? Have to find the perfect Christmas present for mum? Need a bit of stress relief? Well, this one is definitely for you. Sharing a space with Toni and Guy in the city, this little find is easy to miss if you are not looking for it. But let me assure you, if you are searching for pampering of the highest order, Luminiere should be your go to … [Read more...]

Meet Teagan!

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Over the coming weeks I'm going to take you behind the scenes to meet our talented Brisbane Threads team of contributors. First up we have Teagan. You will see Teagan's name pop up a lot - she does the majority of writing around here at the moment. She is a talented lady who loves the Brisbane food and fashion scene. Enjoy getting to know her a little! What do you love most about this beautiful … [Read more...]

Summer Beauty Tips for all you Hairy Apes

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Summer is well and truly here in Brisbane and it's time to get rid of those scales, ape legs and winter feet. Here are my tips for getting ready for summer with simple beautifying techniques and products. I'm the absolute laziest beauty expert. I like to keep it simple and as natural as possible, so this my fuss-free approach to stripping off those summer layers without utter … [Read more...]

Global Flavours in the CBD

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Brisbane is a hub of cultural activity at the moment as the city prepares itself for the arrival of the world’s leaders ahead of the G2 Summit. Everything spectacular about Brisbane is on show, including its fabulous restaurant and dining scene that we can’t get enough of. So to celebrate, a collective of the CBD’s best and most diverse restaurants are participating in Global Flavours, a culinary … [Read more...]

Bali Travel Post: Inspo for a Summer Vacay

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Tourism is Bali’s major industry, so there's no surprise the island paradise does holidaying dang well! Every corner from Kerobokan to Uluwatu, Nusa Dua to Ubud caters for the eager traveller, apprehensive at first and in love with the culture and lifestyle immediately after arrival. From to-die-for cuisine and jaw-dropping beaches to countless spa retreats and shopping havens, many are unsure … [Read more...]

MOZI store opens in James Street

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With Christmas sneaking up on us far too quickly, the season of gift-giving is here, and if you’re like me, you’re not prepared in the slightest! But don’t panic, I’ve found a delightful solution to the ‘what do I get (insert name)’ dilemma – MOZI. MOZI is a unique homewares and lifestyle brand inspired by owner-sisters Olivia and Camilla Tipler’s creative 80’s childhood full of adoring pets, … [Read more...]

Optiko James Street

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Optiko on James St New Farm isn’t your average opto chain. You won’t find your run-of-the-mill common brands that are mass produced for every optometrist in Australia. At Optiko every piece is one of a kind and hand crafted. Here, you will get your hands on labels such as Cutler & Gross, Oscar Magnusson, Cartier, Thom Browne and more. When I told a couple of friends that I was going to … [Read more...]

Add Some Sparkle with Closet Chronicles

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For years, women in the workforce have been led to believe that corporate attire should be predictable and lackluster, the simple pencil skirt and blouse combo with little colour and sparkle. But alas, there’s someone here to shake it up! Closet Chronicles is a new online contemporary jewellery boutique striving to answer the pertinent question – how do you master business chic? Focused on … [Read more...]