Brisbane Interior Designer : CG Design Studio

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Recently I sat down to chat with Chris from CG Design Studio, one of Brisbane's newest interior design firms. Not only does Chris have an impeccable eye for styling and design but he's not afraid to get his hands dirty. He is slowly renovating his home room by room, but his 'in-progress' looks very different to your average reno. Chris and his partner Justin are slowly turning their home into a … [Read more...]

Pride – I Saw A Movie About Solidarity On My Own And Enjoyed It

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I described Pride to my partner as one of Britain’s best offers in reality-centred, feel-good entertainment, like if you crossed Billy Elliot with The Full Monty. This made her laugh because apparently that’s just how the marketing collateral described the film. Great minds, hey? It’s the true story of an unlikely friendship between the residents of a small Welsh mining town and a group of gay … [Read more...]

What To Pack For An Island Escape


Summer is here! Well technically it's still only Spring, but this last week has definitely felt like Summer and I don't know about you, but I've been dreaming up a summer island getaway for many months now. I've mentally packed my lightweight luggage and am set to jet off to the soft sand and crystal blue ocean of Hawaii, Fiji, The Maldives, Thailand, Bali, Vanuatu… anywhere with 'island escape' … [Read more...]

The Best Melbourne Cup Soiree’s in Brisbane


Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. Spring racing season is well and truly upon us and the main event is just a week away. So what are your plans come Melbourne Cup Day? Celebrate with a podium finish (whether or not your horse places) at one of these fab venues hosting a Melbourne Cup function, or check in to local and get frocked up! Here’s our pick for the punters and … [Read more...]

Topshop’s New Collaborations


Lots of denim, ribbed knitwear, silk georgette and taffeta, leather, faux fur and jersey. Pops of bright colour, accessories, triangle-shaped bralettes, mule shoes, midi-skirts and lots of layering – the new Marques Almeida X Topshop collection is here and it’s looking 90’s cool! The 68-piece collection is full of fabric led separates and basics that create a youthful, raw and effortless approach … [Read more...]

Catwalk to Compassion


This Friday, a fabulous fashion event to raise awareness for hygiene and education in Africa’s third world is being held at Cloudland. Appropriately titled Catwalk to Compassion, the event features collections from Teal and Tala, Denim and Co, Sport Lé Moda and Calibre in an exclusive runway show alongside a great selection of prizes and raffles. Hosted by Brisbane nutritionist and Paradise 4 … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY : Let’s Play True or False Detective

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Set in the sprawling backwaters of Louisiana, True Detective is the story of detectives Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) as they struggle over 17 years to bring a serial killer to justice. True Detective really stands out amidst the current slew of over the top, gruesome police procedurals (I'm looking at you, Hannibal). It's an intense drama that builds … [Read more...]

BT’s Guide to Outdoor Entertaining in Style

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The weather is well and truly fining up and it's time to get outdoors and soak up that warm breeze, the sound of crickets and the smell of all the BBQs happening down the street. Regardless of whether you have a big Queenslander-style verandah or a small patch of grass, you can still entertain in style. We've simplified the make-over process down to three simple steps. Read on for our guide to … [Read more...]

Paspaley Pearls Have Arrived In Brisbane


On Thursday night, Paspaley celebrated the opening of its first Queensland store and showcased the new ‘Touchstone’ collection at a beautiful launch night at Stokehouse. The riverside restaurant was transformed into a New York-style loft space by event guru David Grant for the occasion, where over a million dollars worth of magnificent Australian south Sea pearl jewellery was on nestled among … [Read more...]

What’s On This Weekend – October 24-26


G20 celebrations are set to light up the city and James St is a must for lovers of art and fashion. There’s so much going on in Brisbane this weekend, and the best part is, most events are on all weekend! Colour me Brisbane – Around Brisbane (QPAC, South Bank, King George Square) - Friday, Saturday and Sunday In the lead up to the G20 Summit in November, Brisbane’s most iconic buildings and … [Read more...]

Top Tips for Maternity Styling

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Are you currently growing a human baby and struggling with what to wear to cover your bump and still feel like your usual glamorous womanly self? Want to start feeling a little more Blake Lively throughout your pregnancy? Lucky for you fashion industries are finally catering more to expectant mothers – for comfort and style. I chatted to a few of my recently pregnant, stylish friends and here are … [Read more...]

There’s A New “Jen” On The Block


There’s a new girl on the Brisbane hotel scene, and I think it’s safe to say she’s looking pretty hot. Hotel Jen, a 4-star hotel franchise located in the Asia Pacific, has arrived in Brisbane and will its doors soon as Australia’s first of a new ‘Jenre’ of hotels by Shangri-La International Hotel Management. Worldwide, it’s second behind the recently unveiled Hotel Jen Singapore. The Brisbane … [Read more...]

Bird’s Nest is Best


Irasshaimase. As soon as a silhouette appears in the doorway of South Brisbane’s Bird’s Nest Yakitori and Bar, “Irasshaimase” is hummed from the other side of the threshold. It’s a traditional Japanese greeting of welcome echoed by the chefs and wait staff as people enter the inviting, dimly lit yakitori bar. It's only the beginning, but you can tell the staff are friendly, their welcome is warm … [Read more...]

Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show Review

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It was a hard task, attending the Good Food and Wine Show! We had to drink wine and coffee liquor, and eat cheese, peanut butter off the spoon, macarons and countless other wonderful treats. We also got to meet some new local vendors before their products hit the public. Sigh. Have a gander of our images to see why you need to get there next year! If you went along to the show and want to keep … [Read more...]

Get Ready – An Urban Vacation Is Coming


“The pool baskets have been cleaned, the tennis courts have been prepped, and the cocktails have been shaken, so it’s time to feast your eyes on the RESORT official program!” The inaugural event series “RESORT” is on in James Street, Fortitude Valley this weekend, and my gosh it looks exciting! The teaser trailer alone had me intrigued from the moment it popped up on my Instagram feed some weeks … [Read more...]