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Dunkle Authentic Lipstick Giveaway

posted by Alice Duffield February 21, 2015 5 Comments

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Dear Lipstick Lovers,

I have some good news for you. Dunkle Authentic will solve all your lipsticky woes. Say goodbye to your lips drying out too quickly. You can thank the cold-pressed olive oil and mango butter for that. Say goodbye to quick fading colour. You can thank the vitamin e and castor oil for that one.

Seriously guys, these lipsticks actually have REAL ingredients made by a REAL human person! AND Dunkle Authentic’s products are vegan and never tested on animals, just in case I hadn’t sold you already.

Molly Dunkle (founder) is possibly one of the most adorable people you will ever meet which somehow sells her gorgeous product even more. She is the daughter of an environmental chemist and has been making lip balms since she was a little lass of 12 years old. Molly is a make-up artist so knows the value of a long lasting make up that sits well and doesn’t feel like wiping mud all over your face.

Lucky for you guys Molly has donated 2 lipsticks for a giveaway for our Brisbane readers. Up for grabs is Oahu and Gaga’s Island worth a total of $90! Yes please!! All you have to do is follow Brisbane Threads and Dunkle Authentic on social media or for extra entries you can comment below on this post or on our insta post (giveaway app below).

Good luck and may your coloured lips be lush and long-lasting.


Alice x

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Dunkle Authentic LIPSTICK Giveaway!

Brisbane ThreadsFood

Love is in the Air: Best Bets for Valentine’s Day

posted by Georgia Terry February 13, 2015 0 comments

Roses are red, violets are blue. It’s Valentine’s Day, what should you do? Love is all around us – couples and hopeful singles alike – and here at BT we have some great plans that will have you lovestruck, regardless of your relationship status or lack thereof.


Love Bites

This Valentine’s Day eve get the party started early with one of the sauciest events around.  Kicking off at 7pm at Laruche in the Valley, this certainly will get the lovin’ well and truly started. There’s a match making game for the singletons and lots of fun entertainment to boot.

Valentine’s Day at The Hilton

Fellas if you’re looking to impress your leading lady then this one should be up for consideration. Indulge in a four-course dinner including a glass of Veuve Clicquot to set the romance alight. While it may be on the costly side ($135 pp) there’s no better way to show your love than with a glass of sparkling in the heart of the city.

The Fox

Dandy’s Roof Top Bar: If you’re flying solo this Valentine’s Day, put down that cask of cheap wine, throw out that two dollar box of chocolates, put on your dancing shoes and get down to The Fox pronto! Whether you gather up a group of pals or decide to hit the town lone-wolf-style, Dandy’s roof top bar will be livening things up! If you’re really feeling like a party there will be a two-hour cocktail package available.*

* N.B couples can also attend.

 Fish Lane Bistro: If you’re looking for something a little less party and a little more charming, Fish Lane Bistro have you covered. With a four-course menu coming up at $60 a head (or $90 if you match wine) you’re sure to reignite that spark at a fairly reasonable price – not to mention the delicious food you can indulge in.

brisbane valentines daySpring Wine and Food

If you are in the market for fine food in a setting that will have you thinking you’ve been transported to a winery on the country side, then this is your Valentine’s Day spot. At $85 per person, you can enjoy four-courses as well as a glass sparkling wine. This event will be sure to have you whispering sweet nothings into your loved one’s ear until the cows come home.

Riverbar and kitchen

Cupid’s Garden Party: Who doesn’t love a good garden party, especially if it’s thrown by Cupid. Kicking it off a 8pm you can dance and drink well into the night. With the glistening river at your side and delicious cocktails. It’s the perfect place to fall in love. Who knows you may even get struck by cupid’s arrow.*

* If you are feeling amorous and are keen to show it, there’s a prize for best dressed.

So this Valentine’s Day do St Valentine proud and make sure you celebrate in style.

Brisbane ThreadsFashion

Custom Made Shoes – Yes Please (part Brogues)

posted by Alice Duffield February 9, 2015 1 Comment

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 Buying beautiful quality leather shoesies gives me a sweet sweet high that lasts for miles longer than any actual drug (I imagine). My experience with Shoes of Prey was no exception – although designing your own possibly makes that shoe-high last that much longer.

I went with silver brogues this time, a delicious pair featuring metallic snake skin and yellow leather laces. It was a hard decision (these babies and five other designs sat in my cart for weeks) but one that I stand by.

I feel so conflicted about the concept of custom made shoes. On the one hand – UM, THIS IS ALL MY FASHION DREAMS COME TRUE. On the other hand – this is an ABSOLUTE nightmare for a gal who isn’t so great at making decisions. But eventually I got there.

I wanted a statement pair of comfortable flats that I could wear with jeans and a tee throughout my upcoming overseas travels. So I went with silver. Brogues are the best because they can be worn with boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, dresses and skirts and everything in between.

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My experience with the customer service side of Shoes of Prey was nothing short of outstanding. Once I submitted my order I was told they would be four weeks in production and a few days shipping. Easy. A little less than three weeks later my tootsies were already boasting silvery, leathery deliciousness. I received emails throughout the production process with little updates like ‘Your leather is now being cut’, ‘Your shoes are now getting sewn’, and whatever else the case may have been.

Oh! AND THE PACKAGING. SO beautiful. Seriously. Every little detail thought of and so many little extras included. Pretty dang happy really.

shoes of prey

shoes of prey

Head on over. If nothing else, it’s super fun just to design your own shoes. You’ll probably be really surprised at the affordability too for such an awesome service. Stay tuned this week for Teagan’s delicious sandals from my new favourite online home – Shoes of Prey.

* While these shoes WERE gifted, this isn’t even a paid / sponsored post. We just seriously love these guys.

Brisbane ThreadsFood

From Crop to Cup : The Di Bella Experience

posted by Georgia Terry February 6, 2015 0 comments

As you take the first sip of your morning latte I bet you didn’t realise the beans you’re drinking are meticulously sorted, separating the cream of the coffee crop from the screws, bolts and bullets – literally. Or did you think that the coffee you’re swilling was sourced from exotic places around the world? There’s a lot of work that goes into one humble (yet delicious) cup of Java. And thanks to Di Bella Coffee I now know a bit more.

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image source : di bella

As a self-confessed caffeine addict I was tha-rilled to join Brisbane’s best food bloggers to get a peek at the inner workings of the Di Bella Coffee Warehouse. Teaming up with Eat Brisbane and paleo pundits The Primal Pantry, this local coffee roaster put on an event that was more than a pleasure to attend. Golden shots of liquid goodness (coffee), a delicious two course paleo meal – including Maple Glazed Lamb (YUM!) – it was all Brisbane’s insta-snap-happy foodies could’ve wished for.

primal pantry paleo cafe

primal pantry paleo cafe

The stellar part of the night was seeing Di Bella’s “Crop to Cup” ethos play out. From the traditional espresso methods to the alternative brewing techniques – like the Chemex filter brew (which was super cool!), each cup I tried was made expertly with a delicious coffee blend.

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A fine cup of Joe and fabulous food – who could ask for a better way to spend a Wednesday night.

Brisbane Threads

Meet Teagan!

posted by Danielle Lewis November 17, 2014 1 Comment

Meet Teagan

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 town? 

I love Brisbane because it’s a hip and happening city, yet not as crazy as Melbourne and Sydney. We’ve got everything they do, except the traffic and the cold.  I also love our thriving foodie scene and community spirit.

Where would we find you on a typical Sunday morning?

You’ll find me having a very late breakfast before catching up on life (TV shows and writing included) at home.

Best urban brunch?

DeedotCoffee house at Mt Gravatt – the eggs benny and fresh juice is my go-to combo.

Best cheap-eat?

One of my man and I’s favourite cheap treats is takeaway from Elios Osteria at Carina – the usual is two dishes and a deliciously cheesy calzone, which comes to about $35. Not bad for our favourite Italian pasta while still donning the PJ’s!

What are you doing when you’re not gallivanting around Brisbane for BT?

When I’m not out and about trying something new and conducting ‘research’ (read: eating) for BT I’m hitting the keyboard at home, catching up on my to-read book and magazine pile and planning my next overseas escapade.

Which Bris-biz has your heart right now?

As a collective, the businesses that make up the Eat Street Markets have my heart well-and-truly. Self imposed food coma come at me.

Where would we find you threads shopping?

I’m a huge market shopper and I love finding something unique, so half of my wardrobe is vintage or gems I’ve stumbled across while exploring Brisbane’s market scene. The other half is a mish-mash of brand names I’ve picked up along the way. Unconsciously, all of my shoes are Jo Mercer.

Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast?

Sunshine Coast!

Coffee or tea?

Neither! I’m a hot chocolate in the winter, juice in summer kinda gal.

Cake or cheese platter?

Only recently have I become a huge fan of a good cheese platter, especially when accompanied with wine. Although my friends will say I’ve got the biggest sweet tooth that hasn’t yet matured.