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June at Dendy for Grownups and Littlies

posted by Emmy O'Neill June 12, 2017 0 comments
Grown up fun at Dendy Portside

You know those mornings when you wake up, vague memories of the night before, way too many drinks and the late night pizza (or maccas dash) on the way home? That ‘rough night’ we all try to forget, where we were just letting our hair down and having fun out with fiends? Yeah that night. Well… Rough Night is the new #LMAO R-rated comedy about just that… a group of girls having a weekend renion-turned rough night… which may or may not include killing a stripper (by accident of course). Continue Reading


May at the Movies

posted by Emmy O'Neill May 18, 2017 0 comments

Finally some rainy-put-on-your-winter-jacket weather for us Brisbane locals. Ok maybe not your winter jacket, but a light spray jacket and some ankle boots. May is also the perfect time of year to head inside and see the latest blockbuster at Dendy Portside.

This May at the movies, Dendy Portside are showing such variety; including the hilarious comedy Snatched starring Goldie Hawn & Amy Schumer; which actually had us inappropriately giggling out loud in the office. If #LOL comedies aren’t your thing; Dendy Portside have it all… horrors, war dramas, action and science fiction all showing this month. Next week sees the release of the highly anticipated Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales along with heartwarming Brit film, The Sense of Ending.

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April at Dendy Portside

posted by Emmy O'Neill April 13, 2017 0 comments

As the summer air cools down and we get all snug wrapping ourselves up in our layers of knits… what better opportunity to snuggle up with a loved one (or by yourself with a big snuggle style blanket) and see a movie at Dendy Portside. This April the Dendy Portside are featuring a movie for everyone. Whether you’re into comedies, romance, sci-fi, horror, thriller or animation, Dendy Portside has a movie for you.


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Brisbane Powerhouse

posted by Emmy O'Neill March 2, 2017 0 comments

Brisbane Powerhouse boasts on point programming & glorious river views at one of our cities most iconic locations. One of Brisbane’s go-to venues; the Brisbane Powerhouse is not just for the ‘arty’ types but caters to a diverse range of audiences. This coming season MARCH – APRIL is no exception with an inclusive and exciting program. There is a wide variety for audiences to choose from; including Dance, Theatre, Comedy, Film, Music & Circus. Something for everyone on this season at 119 Lamington Street, New Farm.

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Coming Soon: Fish Lane Festival

posted by Cass Catsoulis April 21, 2016 0 comments

All of ya Brisbanites with ya pumped up dancin’ kick’s, better dance, better eat faster than you can drink… For the first time ever, Fish Lane invites you to get involved in live music, epic local eat’s and quality drinks. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Fish Lane Festival!

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Hotel Review : NEXT Hotel Brisbane

posted by Chloe Clark February 15, 2015 0 comments

When invited to spend a night at NEXT Hotel Brisbane and dine at Lennons Restaurant & Bar I jumped at the chance to sus out this new Brisbane hot spot. What I didn’t expect was the NEXT level service and style that the swish new Hotel has created.

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With the motto “Designed to make your time count”, NEXT Hotel does just that and more with their re-engineered space, technology and service designed for the time-crunched modern business traveller, but also equally impressive for tourists or those on a mini-break in their own city.

Let me break down just some of the stand out things about NEXT Hotel.


“Enjoy our amenities before check-in and even after check-out” are not words you hear from many Hotels. Designed to work for you, and for you to work, the spaces on offer at NEXT Hotel for guests to enjoy include the Club Lounge, The Pantry, Gym & Pool, Shower pods, and my personal favourite, Sleep Pods. All available for you to use if you are waiting to check in or have some time to kill before your flight after check out, accompanied by complimentary wi-fi, naturally.

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And while we’re talking about spaces, it doesn’t get fresher than Lennons Restaurant & Bar where you can watch the chefs prepare your order on the spot whether it’s a breakfast meeting, power lunch or social dinner.

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What if I told you, you could download a NEXT Hotel app to gain absolute power over your stay? Well that is exactly what you can do, and by power I mean you can control the gadgets in your room including lights, music, and air conditioning. Use it to book room service, check in, check out and wait for it… use it as your room key! Yep, just open the app, hold it up to your door, and you’re in! If you don’t have a smart phone, you can do all of the above on the Samsung Galaxy S4 waiting in your room that is yours for the stay. You can take it out with you for the day, and use it to have room service waiting for you or have the room chilled to your desired temperature.


Wi-fi and expensive mini bar items; two things that often get you with extra costs when booking a hotel room. Not a problem when staying at NEXT Hotel as wi-fi is complimentary and so are 4 mini bar items, daily!

So you might have caught on by now that everything at NEXT Hotels revolves around you and your schedule, making it the perfect place to stay for a business trip, or simply for a staycation in your own city!

Info & Booking

NEXT Hotel Brisbane

72 Queen Street, Brisbane

Queensland 4000, Australia

+61 7 3222 3222

[email protected]




RAWards : Indie Art Awards ‘Visionary’

posted by Tanya Morrissey February 3, 2015 0 comments

The dark room lit with neon lights created the perfect atmosphere for exploring. An intoxicating mix of talent on display. Creativity and soul seeping from every corner. The Met in Fortitude Valley played host to Raw presents Visionary and it definitely did not disappoint.

RAW: natural born artists is an international arts organisation. They personally select independent creative in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.

With so many talented artists displaying their works it was a visionary feast for the eyes. Floating from one exhibition to the next was heaven. The chatter singing through the air as people debated over their favourites. There were I have to admit a few artists that demanded more of my attention and ones I will definitely be keeping track of in the future.

 Larissa Lea Art – Artist

Larissa Lea

Larissa Lea

I found myself standing in front of one particular painting for nearly 5 minutes – I may have looked crazy. I was completely transfixed by the colours and the way they merged into one another. I do not pretend to understand art but something in this particular piece reached out to me.

Lauren Shelley – Photographer

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Her photographs have the power to transport you into the moment the picture was taken. They manage to capture a beautiful sense of tranquillity and peace. I left determined to get back into surfing just to experience for a minute the feelings her pictures evoked.

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These pictures being airbrushed seem to capture a different side of the icons she painted – she made them seem softer and more relatable almost. I was most drawn to the black and white images – which coincidently where the artists favourite too.

Cocktail in hand overlooking the venue from the balcony was the perfect way to end the night. I was not aware of all the hidden talent in Brisbane and thoroughly enjoyed experiencing it thanks to RAW.


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The Cycles of Summer – Event

posted by Danielle Lewis January 26, 2015 0 comments

This post has been written by Kristen from The Cycles of Summer

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Vintage-loving ladies you are invited to join our journey for the First Cycle of Summer.

Together we will cycle between the trees, around the river and by the cityscapes.

When: Sunday 1st of February

Location: New Farm Park

Time: Meet at 3pm for picnic. Cycle commences at 4pm!

vintage bike cos A little about us:

A boy and girl met and fell in like, in the city of Brisbane. The girl loved and appreciated all things vintage and longed to experience the world by bicycle. The boy surprised the girl by lovingly restoring a retro cruiser for her. The boy named the bicycle Juliette. The girl and Juliette take scenic routes around their beautiful city.

Our website The Cycles of Summer was created to share the discoveries and insights you can experience when riding a bicycle. It was also created with the hope of developing a small community of Vintage Betties who ride bicycle. Together we will meet, cycle and picnic together in our beautiful city.

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Be a stylish Betty….

Wear a vintage frock to our event and have the chance to win a sweet little gift for being voted the most stylish Betty.

Life is a picnic…

Picnics perfectly compliment bicycle rides. Bring your picnic rug and a sweet or savoury treat to share. We will provide light refreshments. Pack your basket full of your favourite treats and be ready to enjoy this special experience. Our picnic will provide the opportunity to get to know each other.



Images captured by Cassandra Eggert from Ivy and Pine Photography

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Wearing a sweet vintage dress on a sunny day with a breeze is delightful. In that moment everything in life feels wonderful!

But when planning your outfit for a ride there are some things be mindful of – the length or your dress, the suitability of your under garments and shoes, and how comfortable you’ll be. A 1950’s summer dress usually has all the elements for stylish and comfortable riding. High wasted shorts with lacy tops or jumpsuits are also great options. As always, helmets are a must.

The Cycles of Summer: A blog for Vintage Betties, sun seekers and their bicycles

The Cycles of Summer is a blog for people who want to meet up with over pedal pushers for relaxing rides. We’re not interested in speed or lycra – we like to take our time, have a chat and enjoy the scenery. Our hope is that we will soon have a small community of ladies that regularly invite each other to cycle to markets, ride along coastlines, plan trips to GoMA, plan routes incorporating vintage shops and cafes, picnic together in parks, go on sunset cruises and cycles under the stars.

This blog is a great platform to connect with other Vintage Betties and share your thoughts on vintage culture, threads and bicycles.


We look forward to meeting and cycling with you on Sunday 1st of February. It will be the start of a wonderful journey.

If you live in Brisbane, have a retro styled bike and enjoy wearing vintage dress, then join our journey. It will be one full of sunshine!

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Active Threads to Inspire

posted by Teagan West January 16, 2015 1 Comment

It’s mid-January (gasp!), so it’s time to evaluate your New Year resolutions and see if you’re on track…

I bet there’s a whole army of you promising to focus on your health, fitness and general wellbeing – whether it be eating a more balanced diet, using that gym membership, meditating for internal wellbeing, exercising daily or having more ‘me’ time. We all know how hard it is come January to start bringing those goals to fruition on the 1st, and it’s even harder 2 weeks in.

So how are you going, so far? Are you giving it your all and reaping the benefits, or are you struggling to get motivated and up-and-at-‘em? Whatever the case, a little bit of motivation (in the form of retail therapy of course) cannot go astray.

I know I’m very guilty of finding motivation to exercise in the form of buying new active gear. It’s a way of starting fresh and being inspired by active threads that support you and get you in the mood for a good sweat. From my own experience, it works a treat (plus it’s a justified shopping trip!). Here’s some of the best activewear in Oz that’ll inspire you to reach your health and fitness goals in 2015. Sweat it out in style babes.


Modern and stylish yoga attire inspired by the colourful leggings adorning Brazil’s active crowd. The Hatha range is designed on the Sunshine Coast and made ethically in Rio de Janeiro from high performance fabrics which offer flexibility and UV protection and are breathable, soft, lightweight and definitely no see through.



THE hub for all things activewear, Stylerunner is an online retailer specialising in the best, most stylish activewear from Australia and beyond. Made up of an inspiring curated selection of active attire from major brands including adidas, FELLA, First Base, lululemon athletica, Lorna Jane, Nike, Onzie, Puma, Running Bare and many more, it’s no wonder Stylerunner has jumped to the top of the flock.



Street fashion label Finders Keepers has just launched a new activewear range that combines the brands style aesthetic with high performance activewear. At the moment there’s only two prints – floral and blue tartan – however it’s enough to whet the appetite for what is sure to come next (think leopard, pinstripe and more).


Lorna Jane

There’s no denying Lorna Jane Clarkson is queen of cool-girl activerwear, so jump on board the MNB bandwagon and stock up on neon brights, slogan tees, short shorts and all the active accessories you will ever need. The Move, Nourish, Believe blog running alongside the LJ brand is also a fabulous source of active living inspiration.



Vie Active is a luxury active-wear brand with a Bondi-cool attitude created for the way we live our busy lives. Quality and integrity is key and the collection of fun patterns will get you up and moving in no time.



Founded by Australian fashion designer Jodi Meares, The Upside was designed to allow people to move freely throughout the lives they create as we focus more on a healthy lifestyle. The classic muscle tank is the cool-girl piece for every active wardrobe and there’s a host of fashion-forward prints and shapes to take you from your sweat session to the rest of your day.



Prints galore minus the OTT neon. The abi & joseph brand can be summed up in four words – performance, style, perfection, quality. It’s a range that inspires the modern woman to live an active, healthy lifestyle, and has an emphasis on cool threads for yoga and pilates workouts. abiandjoseph-active-bt

So what are you waiting for – shop some new threads and get your heart pumping and your body singing.

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Brisbane’s guide to NYE

posted by Georgia Terry December 30, 2014 0 comments

The wrapping paper from Christmas day has barely settled and already it’s time to start thinking about the next big item on the agenda – that being New Year’s Eve. Ahh New Year’s Eve. There are two types of people in this world, those who LOVE it and those who are less enthusiastic about it. If you fall into the latter category don’t fret!  Here are a few of Brisbane’s NYE happenings that will have you saying hooroo to 2014 and hola to the New Year in plenty of style.

Saint Tropez

If you are looking for something with a little more class, Soliel Pool Bar’s Saint Tropez Event would be right up your ally. Right in the heart of Southbank, this roof top bar will offer prime views of the This six hour package including drinks, canapés, as well as roving entertainers, will have you ringing in the New Year under the stars. But with tickets at $250 a pop, this soiree might have you welcoming the New Year a bit poorer than anticipated. All worth it I’m sure!

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What: Soliel Pool Bar’s Saint Tropez
Where: Cnr Grey St & Glenelg St, South Brisbane
Price: $249

Hunter’s And Gatherer’s Ball

Hunting out a bit of fun to herald the New Year? Then you should absolutely check out The Woolly Mammoth’s Hunters and Gatherers’ Ball. Don’t forget this one’s a dress up so don your faux fur and loin cloths for a fabulous night.*

N.B: there will be prizes for the best dressed, so my advice: go all out.

What: Woolly Mammoth’s Hunter’s and Gatherer’s Ball
Where: 633 Ann St, Fortitude Valley
Price: $75

The Gresham

If you’re not into braving the Southbank crowds and would prefer to sit back and with a Whiskey in hand and casually welcome in 2015, The Gresham is certainly you’re port of call this NYE. From 4pm you can ensconce yourself at the Bar for a more relaxed New Year’s Eve. And just a tip, their Cocktails are AMAZING

What: The Gresham
Where: 308 Queen Street
Price: Free Entrance + drinks

Fireworks at Southbank

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So this is probably one of the more traditional things you can do on New Year’s Eve. But that doesn’t mean it won’t mean a great night out. If you are willing to brave the crowds and ring in the New Years surrounded by people (A LOT of people) then this is the spot to be. Great for families, you will be ensured a fabulous fireworks display and ring in 2015 with spectacular flair. And the best part? It’s absolutely free!

What: Southbank Fireworks display
Where:  Southbank Parklands
Price: Free + BYO food and beverages.