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Paspaley Pearls Have Arrived In Brisbane

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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...]

Living In Silk

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A 62-year-old model, a new collection of fabulous frocks and a host of women set to celebrate a milestone in elegant style. Living Silk hosted the event yesterday for the second most important women at the wedding – the mothers of the bride and groom. Living Silk, a dress boutique in Paddington, held a catwalk event at their store to showcase wedding day looks that are suitable for the occasion … [Read more...]

Anti-Smoking Campaign to Make-Under QLD Women

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P4 communications agency in conjunction with Queensland Health is launching the second phase of its smoking campaign “If You Smoke, Your Future’s Not Pretty” to target young female smokers. The focus of the campaign is to spread that message that smoking is not only bad for your health, but also has a huge impact on your physical appearance, particularly premature aging. "If You Smoke, Your … [Read more...]

What’s on: October 17-19

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Have no plans this weekend, but looking to make some? Here are our top picks of what’s hot in Brisbane this weekend (if you're a foodie you'll be in heaven over the next three days!). MS Moonlight Walk - South Bank - Friday Brisbane’s annual riverside walk is back for another year to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis. Participate in the 5km or 10km walk/run tonight and carry an MS lantern … [Read more...]

Forever 21 is Here!

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Cult US fashion label Forever 21 opened its doors this morning in Brisbane (finally!) for the first time in Australia. The new store, located in Queen Street Mall under Brisbane’s new NEXT hotel, spans 1900 square metres over two levels of the latest fashions in womenswear, menswear, plus size, kids and active clothing. Each section of the store is dedicated to a different style, from … [Read more...]

Westfield Garden City is Back!

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Southsiders rejoice! Westfield Garden City at Mt Gravatt is back and it’s bigger and better than ever! Our local shopping mall has undergone a $400 million makeover and oh boy, you can tell. The redevelopment welcomes an additional 1400 car spaces, 100 new specialty retailers, a resort-style dining precinct, a fresh food market and a host of new restaurants to sink your teeth into. Department … [Read more...]

3 Spring-Themed Meals for You

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Spring foods are all about showcasing fresh and in-season foods that can be enjoyed in the great outdoors. This is the season for alfresco dining and to fire up the barbeque with flavoursome and lighter menu options, providing a welcome change from the heavier comfort foods of winter that has just been and gone. From easy-to-make lunchtime meals, to meals showcasing a diverse range of flavours, … [Read more...]

Celebrate Oktoberfest this Weekend

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Prost! (Pronounced prawst)  There’s only one word you need to know when celebrating Oktoberfest in true German style, and that’s Prost – the German equivalent to Cheers! It’s also the only word you’ll need this weekend when you head to Brisbane’s Oktoberfest. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday Brisbane Showgrounds (previously RNA Showgrounds) will again be transformed into an authentic German … [Read more...]

Fortitude Valley Markets – Re-launch

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The Fortitude Valley markets have been a Brisbane institution since they first hit the streets back in 1992. Now with the refurbishment of the Brunswick Street Mall, the markets too have received a facelift and officially re-launch this Saturday the 11th of October  from 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-3pm. The markets will run weekly, flowing through Liquorice Lane to the Chinatown Mall. Like always, the … [Read more...]