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New Years Eve 2017 covered! Here’s ten things happening in Brisbane

posted by Karlicca Culalic December 18, 2017 0 comments

Let’s talk New Years. What are you doing, where are you going, who are you going with…what are you wearing? (Oh god, what am I wearing). These are all questions I’ve been asked within the last few days I have no idea the answers to. Except maybe what I’m wearing – a gal always sort of secretly knows… all this, and I haven’t even wrapped my Christmas presents yet. Oh dear.

If you’re like me (stuck), you could be just an instant away from the turn-around moment. Here’s a roundup of a few Brisbane NYE events and there’s a high chance you are very much likely to adore! Bring in the New Year in true BT style. Fabulously, that is.

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NYE Style with the Repeat Offender

posted by Teagan West December 27, 2014 2 Comments

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and we all know that New Year’s Eve must start with the perfect outfit!

So whether you’re gearing up for a girls’ night out, a laidback house party or something in between, it’s important to consider the location and the dress code to start the new year with a bang.

Personal Stylist and Founder of Repeat Offender, Elisha Casagrande takes us through her top tips on how to style the perfect outfit to put an end to the dreaded what-to-wear dilemma on the biggest party night of the year!

Pool Party

Once you’ve jumped out of the pool, switch to a lace bra to keep your outfit looking feminine.  Wear a classic button up shirt as a cover up or pair it with some shorts to slip in and out of as your jumping in and out of the pool!

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White Party
Texture keeps an all-white outfit exciting and a hint of skin through the crochet is sexy but flattering! Look for unique design details like a textured hemline to elevate a white on white look.

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House Party
Comfort is key for a New Year’s Eve house party. Take a casual yet edgy approach to ensure you’re in for the long haul. Wedge sneakers are the ultimate comfort for a night on your feet but also give you that extra height to create a more flattering shape for the legs and bottom.

Change up the look once the dancing starts by taking off the jeans for a cute mini!

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Nightclub/ Bar Party
When wearing neutrals, add an accent shade like a metallic gold to create a more polished look.  A statement necklace with a sweet-heart neckline draw attention toward the upper body & face, away from common problem areas below the waist.

When wearing a shorter style, look for vertical design details such as zips or panels on the bustier to lengthen the body and create a slimming effect.

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Dinner Party
A denim jacket adds a casual but chic element to a formal occasion. Add some rose gold, an understated shade that works perfectly with every skin-tone.

When choosing accessories, match them to a colour in the print to keep your look polished.

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Follow Elisha on Facebook and Instagram, or head on over to the home of Repeat Offender at www.repeatoffender.com.au for some savvy style inspo.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Style.

posted by Danielle Lewis December 27, 2013 0 comments

Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar

They say the way you spend New Year’s Eve is an indication of how you’ll spend the next year. In that case, why not start the new year in style at Emporium Hotel’s Ultimate New Year’s Eve; the event that’s sure to inject a little luxury into your life and the year ahead.

For only $39 per person when pre-purchased or $45 on the night, tickets include a glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival, canapés and the musical stylings of Jasper, live in the Bar.

For those in search of a more VIP affair with friends, a reserved table might be just the answer; tickets are only $109 per person*. Party the night away with; reserved seating your own personal waiter, welcome glass of Mumm Champagne, a premium four hour beverage package, two hours of canapés and a cheese platter to complete the night. New Year’s Eve fireworks will be displayed on the big screen.

 

Date: 31 December 2013

General Admission ticket pre-sale: $39 pp or $45pp on the night

General Admission ticket includes: Glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival, canapés from 8pm to 10pm and live music from Jasper

VIP Table Bookings: Pre-sale only, $109pp* (group minimum of six, maximum of 12) *conditions apply

VIP ticket includes: Reserved seating area with personal waiter, welcome glass of Mumm Champagne, a premium four hour beverage package, canapés from 8pm to 10pm and a cheese platter plus live music from Jasper

Bookings: Call 07 3253 6999 or email [email protected]

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5 last minute New Years Eve ideas in Brisbane!

posted by Carmel December 26, 2013 2 Comments

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Farewell december, 2013 is coming to a close and it’s been a long year for a lot of us.  So much has happened that it’s appropriate there’s SO much on in Brisbane to ring in the new year.

I’m excited, and if you haven’t booked your NYE adventure here’s some of my favourite offerings, which we of course encourage you to enjoy responsibly.  And probably to book quickly, because time is very literally running out…

Laruche

Fly Air Laruche direct to Barcelona for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience! Air Laruche will be redefining luxury air travel with a FIVE hour all-inclusive food, drinks and entertainment package to transport you from Brisbane to Barcelona on Flight 2014.

Location: 680 Ann St, Fortitude Valley

Cost: $120 + BF

Our drink tip: Yacht Club Spritzer

Alfred & Constance

A&C is throwing Brisbane’s BIGGEST HOUSE PARTY! 4 bars, 3 levels, 2 Stages, 1 EPIC NIGHT! GET TIKI’D all night long.. everyone’s welcome!

Location: 132 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley

Cost: Free before 9PM/ From $10 after

Our drink tip: A+C Pimms Jug

Cloudland

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanted garden as Cloudland transforms into a captivating and fascinating world of wonder and amazement. Cloudland has commissioned some of the most extraordinary and curious entertainers for the event including human statues, stilt walkers, fantasy characters and acrobatic forest creatures. The event will also feature a games room with croquet, badminton and boules readily available for all guests.

Location: 641 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Cost: $140

Our drink tip: Something sparkling, of course!

Brewski

It’s Brewski’s first ever lock-in. You want to have an awesome New Years Eve drinking awseome new beers and we want to keep the riff-raff out. So for $25 you get your first schooner of tap beer and pizza all night – and you’ll be one of only 100 people in the bar. Grab some friends and have a great New Beers Eve.

Location: 22 Caxton Street, Petrie Terrace

Cost: $25

Our drink tipDainton Family Brewery – Golden Ale

South Bank

A traditional family affair, get your friends or family or family-friends together to watch some fireworks and ring in the New Year with Brisbane.

And don’t forget the much needed day of recovery, this year provided by our friends at Stokehouse Q from 12pm, bookings essential.

Location: Little Stanley Street, South Bank

Cost: Free!

Our drink tip: We didn’t tell you to BYO!

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NYE: Where to go and what to wear!

posted by Danielle Lewis December 21, 2012 0 comments

With only 10 more sleeps until the big event (New Year’s that is) there’s the last minute scramble to secure your ticket to the hottest event (or at least one’s your friends want to go to..) and the perfect outfit. To fast track the process, we’ve compiled a list of the Top 4 parties in Brisbane and the accessories that will have heads turning! Now to decide which to pick!

Cuba! at Laruche

Adorne Tropical Statement Earrings ($26.95) and Tusks Tribal Necklace ($59.00) – in store

We all know the Cubans are a vibrant bunch so it’s all about bright colours and standing out for Laruche’s CUBA! NYE event. Adorne has a huge range of statement pieces that not only look great, but are affordable as well, so you and your amigos will be ready to jump on AIR LARUCHE and head straight to Cuba! Kicking off at 7pm, guests will be treated to a 5 hour gourmet food and beverage package, including gourmet canapés, premium spirits, wine, sparkling, beer and of course …Cuban-inspired cocktails! Some of the best local and international DJs will keep the Cuban flavour flowing with prizes for the best dressed Cuban also on offer.

Tickets $130.00 | Book here. 
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Miami Vice at Bacchus

KILLARI Wall Cuff ($189.00) and KILLARI Ice Cube Ring ($109.00) – available www.killari.com.au

Miami Vice is all about clean, sexy and sophistication so the key is to keep it simple with some beautiful silver pieces. KILLARI Sterling Silver Jewellery is handcrafted using the finest Peruvian silver, by artisans in Peru. Join this exquisitely presented Miami Vice style NYE celebration in the ultra-stylish surrounds of Bacchus at Southbank and you’ll enjoy free flowing Louis Roederer NV Champagne all night long, together with premium spirits, wines, beers and cocktails. Smooth, sexy and totally luxurious, this 6-hour poolside soiree includes world class entertainment, a generous canapés menu and there’s even Bacchus signature secret delights!

Tickets – $199.00 | Book here.
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Riverside Extravangaza at Byblos – Kookai Stella Cuff ($40.00) and Moroccan Fan Ring ($30.00) – in store

Some big, bold and glittering gold pieces like a statement cuff and cocktail ring will get anyone in the mood for some riverside antics! Kookai has some great affordable pieces that will complete any NYE party dress and ensure you are ready for a spectacular Riverside Extravaganza at Byblos! From 8pm, guests will enjoy a truly superb canapés menu and premium drinks package, including cocktails and spirits plus live entertainment and DJs. This is a night for Brisbane’s glamorous party set.  Party until 1am with fireworks lighting up the night sky at both 9pm and midnight.

Tickets – $199.00 | Bookings visit www.byblosbar.com.au or call 07 3286 2223.
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2012…Shaken Not Stirred at 5ifth Element

Hardy Brothers Sterling Silver Square Onyx Earrings ($998.00) and Sterling Silver Cufflinks ($228.00) – in store

We all know a true Bond girl would never be seen in anything but beautiful diamonds, and Bond himself wouldn’t be anywhere near as suave without his cuff links. Thankfully, Hardy Brothers Brisbane have an incredible range for both men and women, so if you’ve ever fancied yourself as a bit of a Bond or Bond girl, then 5ifth Element at Southbank is where you need to be this NYE! Complete with Bond-style entertainment, 5.5 hour drinks and canapé package (including 4 types of Martinis!), and two fireworks shows – you’ll feel every bit the British Secret Service agent. You’ll be uttering the infamous “Martini…shaken not stirred” line in no time…  All the action begins at 7.30pm – 1am.

Tickets $150.00 | Email [email protected] or call 07 3846 5584 to book.
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NYE 2012: Cloudland

posted by Danielle Lewis December 4, 2012 0 comments

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