How To Get A Flawless Fake Tan

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When it comes to self tanning - especially if you are tanning for a special occasion- you want to make sure you nail it. Fake tan often gets a pretty bad rap, although this is usually because it is not being applied and maintained correctly. Last week Beginning Boutique hosted 'How To Get The Perfect Tan', an event for Brisbane customers to get together and learn how to achieve the perfect … [Read more...]

Get Christmas Beautiful – 5 Home Remedies That REALLY Work

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Everyone rushes to the beauty Salon to get ready for Christmas but this year I suggest a trip to your kitchen! I have put together some of my top tips for looking beautiful this festive season at little to no cost. Get your Christmas glow on Avocado face mask Mix ½ avocado, ½ cup of plain yogurt and ¼ cup of honey until completely blended. Apply this all over the face and leave for … [Read more...]

NEXT time, try Lennons Restaurant & Bar


There’s no denying we love good food. So when we come across Brisbane’s best restaurants (and there’s plenty of them), we love to shout it from the rooftops. Consider Lennons Restaurant & Bar shouted! Last week I joined a bunch of bloggers for dinner at Lennons Restaurant & Bar in Brisbane’s NEXT Hotel (Level 2) and demolished three courses of gourmet comfort food that rivaled the … [Read more...]

Le Creuset Store Opening in Brisbane

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On November 24, I paid a visit to the new premium cookware store, Le Creuset on our 5th Avenue equivalent, Elizabeth St. The brand originated from France in 1925, and is a global leader when it comes to premium cookware. Translating into ‘The Melting Pot’ in English, Le Creuset is exactly that; a melting pot of exciting colours and products. Famous for their cast iron range, Le Creuset has ranges … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Guide: For Your Mother Dearest

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Need some gift-spriation for the number 1 gal in your life? Christmas is just around the corner and if you don’t want to brave the shops, all of these gift ideas can be delivered straight to your door! I have given all of these gifts to my mum at some point in time, so I know they are going to go down a treat. Happy shopping! Go-To Skincare We've raved about it before, but Go-To … [Read more...]

BT on the road : Hunter Valley part 2


Welcome to the second and final post on our recent road trip to the Hunter Valley. Here you will be able to check out some of the stops on the way that we felt were worth the mention and a visit! If you missed out on our first post about the Hunter Valley, check it out here. First stop – Brunswick Heads For brunch – Footbridge Footbridge is about 200m from the gorgeous clear blue river at … [Read more...]

Orange Sky Laundry: New Horizon for the Homeless

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Brisbane’s homeless population is one of our city’s best-hidden secrets. According to statistics from the Lord Mayor’s office, there are 2070 people identified as homeless dotted all over the city; people in safe-houses, rehabilitation centres and shelters. Approximately 300 of these people sleep rough in parks, laneways, abandoned buildings and car parks each night. Orange Sky Laundry (OSL) is … [Read more...]

24 Hours at the Brisbane Marriott


Last weekend I jumped at an invitation to spend 24 hours at the Brisbane Marriott to bask in the hotel’s delightful services, devour food and relax in a luxurious room overlooking the Brisbane River. I was uber impressed with the service and welcoming nature of all of the staff I encountered, and the facilities were nothing but the best. And don't get me started on the Motion Bar & Grill! I … [Read more...]

Top 10 Venues for a Cheeky Sunday Session


We all know the saying “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.” So go forth and spend your Sunday wisely – we’ve got you sorted when it comes to a couple of cheeky Sunday bevs and a good feed with your best pals in tow. Blackbird Bar and Grill Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane Blackbird Bar and Grill is possibly ‘the’ riverside hotspot every day of the week, Sunday included. … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Guide : For the Special Guy in Your Life

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I usually hate men’s gift guides. They’re either full of gimmicky rubbish (can we please give up on whiskey stones already?) or super cool, super expensive stuff that I could only justify putting on my own gift list if I found out that Richard Branson is actually my uncle. There’s no middle ground – nothing that I actually want that my friends and family could actually afford. That’s why I’m … [Read more...]

Brisbane’s Top Suburbs for the Hippest of Investors

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Brisbane is well and truly starting to compete with Australia’s bigger, more trendy cities in food, fashion and culture. But don’t think that you’ve got to be based in the Fortitude Valley, West End or New Farm to experience the culture and class. Even some of our older suburbs are starting to look hip and happening. If you’re looking for a new place to base your digs, here are Brisbane … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Guide : For Dad

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It’s less than a month until Christmas – yes that is right, not even four weeks! – and the silly season is well and truly upon us. And with that comes gift giving and part of that includes buying a present for dear old Dad. If you are anything like me, finding something for Dad can be challenging if not a bit painful. We do our best to avoid giving the old reliable yet somewhat clichéd socks and … [Read more...]

Surviving the Heat – Top Five Summer Cocktail Recipes


This is the best and most festive time of year. You basically have an excuse to drink cocktails anytime from 11am in my books. Hell, have a champagne cocktail for breakfast if you so desire! I recently came across Noble Spirits line of fair trade spirits. Today I've used their fair trade quinoa vodka and the goji liqueur. These are both such beautiful quality spirits that I had to share - and I … [Read more...]

Frock Paper Scissors Issue 9


Last week, the new issue of Frock Paper Scissors was launched in front of a fashion-savvy crowd full of anticipation, pride, excitement and relief. Frock Paper Scissors is a free magazine filled to the brim with beautiful photographs, inspiring words, creative layouts and mood-changing attitude. It is 77 pages of super cool threads and thought-provoking features, bound into a beautiful … [Read more...]

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...]