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Spotlight On: Lilly + Lime

posted by Emmy O'Neill November 16, 2017 0 comments

As someone who has got more than her fair share of curves post children I am thrilled to have discovered Lilly + Lime! Swimwear that is stylish and supportive… yes please. Now I will be honest it has taken me, oh I don’t know 32 years to feel comfortable in my own skin. Ok maybe not 32 years… but I am going to say a good 20 years. I am finally ready to embrace ze curves that ‘make me me’ and make me fabulous if I do say so myself. I am so stoked to have some Lilly + Lime in my life. Today we’re chatting with Emma & Amy co-founders of Lilly + Lime; about all things swimwear, curves, embracing your body and a few cheeky Friday afternoon topics.

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Picnic Essentials for the Weekend

posted by Teagan West November 21, 2014 1 Comment


The weekend is almost here! And to celebrate, we’ve put together the ultimate picnic must-have checklist to ensure you’ve got everything you need for the most stylish picnic of them all.

First up, you need a carry-all picnic basket and bright picnic rug. We’re loving this superb basket bag by The Market Basket Co. for its stylish shape and sturdy functionality. When paired with this gelato-coloured picnic rug by MOZI, the foundations of a good picnic are set.

As Brisbabes we know the power of the Queensland sun is unrelenting (yes even in Spring), so this wide brim hat, sunglasses and natural sunscreen combo is essential. I’m swooning over the Lack of Color range of fedoras and wide brim felt hats!

To top it all off, you need some tasty drinks (cider or sangria is our go-to) and a great food spread (fruit, sweets, baked goods, dips), mason jars and fabulous plates, a polaroid to capture everything and a selection of magazines to flick through when siesta time lolls around. Sweet wheels are an added bonus!


Not sure where to go? Head to one of our top 27 picnic spots and lookouts in Brisbane once you’ve packed your bag of goodies. Kangaroo Point, Roma Street Parklands, City Botanic Gardens, New Farm Park, the Wynnum/Manly Foreshore, Bulimba…. you name it, we’ve thought of picnic-ing there!

Pictured:  Rekorderlig cider, Natural Instinct natural sunscreenMissoni for Target set of 4 side plates, Lack of Color Montanna Mirage, The Marketeer Double basket by the Market Basket Co., Thierry Lasry sunglasses from Optiko, Fuji Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera, MOZI picnic rug – gelato collection, Renegade Collective Magazine, Vogue Magazine, 99 Bikes Pedal Uptown bike and biome Ball mason jars with Handle.


Rekorderlig Cider bottles the Australian Summer!

posted by Danielle Lewis September 7, 2014 1 Comment

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This post is long overdue, but I actually think perfect timing considering how nicely the weather has warmed up and now that Spring is upon us! We received a gorgeous picnic basket filled with goodies from our friends at Rekorderlig , set for us to taste their newest flavour ‘Pomegranate’. This delicious addition to the Rekorderlig family has been created specifically with the Australian palate in mind.

This distinctly unique flavour of crisp pear cider, beautifully blended with pomegranate, has a delicious summer fruit fragrance & is a perfect way to liven up your taste buds. Our serving tip is over ice with a wedge of lime for a delicious fresh summer taste. What I love the most is that it’s no fuss… the flavour speaks for itself, no need for mixers, shaking, stirring or bartending skills of any kind!

Pomegranate now features on many restaurant and cocktail bar menus, appealing to both the savoury and sweet palate. We spoke to Rekorderlig’s Marketing Manager, Nikki Langford who said, “We’re really excited to be launching Pomegranate Cider, the latest addition to our portfolio. Always looking to push the boundaries and create innovative flavours for every season, we believe that pomegranate is perfect for the summer”.

We agree, this picnic-perfect taste is pot on for Summer!

Rekorderlig Cider is crafted at the cider’s family owned fourth generation brewery in Vimmerby, Sweden, where it has been made since its first creation. Their full innovative flavour range includes, much-loved Strawberry-Lime, Apple-Guava, Passionfruit, juicy Wild Berries, crisp Pear, tropical Mango-Raspberry, Orange-Ginger, traditional Swedish-style Apple, Apple & Blackcurrant and now Pomegranate.

I think I just found my Summer beverage! xxx

P.S. If you are after some beverage inspiration… check out their Instagram feed!!

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High Tea @ Spring

posted by Teagan West May 8, 2014 0 comments


I know it seems like I say this a lot but Spring Food & Wine, located on Felix Street in a quiet corner of the CBD, is THE best. The Brisbane Threads team came together for High Tea today for a devouring of yummy food and a 7-way sugar high disguised as an official team meeting. And let me tell you, it was a delight!

Spring ticks all the boxes, both in the High Tea field and as an all-day café/restaurant. Spring is definitely deserving of the capitals in THE best, and here’s just 10 reasons why…


1. Because High Tea (needs no explaining)

2. The food is seriously incredible – think mini quiches, fresh finger sandwiches with organic egg, honey roast ham or Tasmanian smoked salmon, the most scrumptious scones with vanilla cream and chocolate eclairs


3. I’m no coffee or tea drinker, but the cute teacups and mugs made me wish I were. However I know the coffee and tea was good because my fellow High Tea companions enjoyed their beverages with much delight beyond the visual aesthetic of the cups

4. There are beautiful wooden tables, fresh blooms, cushion-covered benches, cute stools and did I mention the teacups?

5. Macarons (need I say more)

6. On a side note – they do cooking classes. Hello macaron master class!

7. The High Tea and regular menu showcases local, seasonal produce which is brought from the farm to the city

8. Goodie bags are available if your struggling to fit everything in but can’t bare the thought of leaving anything behind


9. The staff are charming, welcome you with a smile without fail, and are more than happy to answer your every beck and call

10. Spring does catering, so if you’re like me and loved the High Tea you can chat all things events, weddings and catering with them


And if I haven’t convinced yet, let me tell you that within an hour of walking out of the Spring doors I had organised another High Tea visit with some girlfriends. You know you want to!

Get to Spring pronto and stay tuned to Brisbane Threads, because we’ll be singing their praises some more if I have anything to do with it.



Spring is open from Monday-Friday 7am until late and Saturday 8am until late. On Sunday’s they are closed unless it is a special occasion – they’re open Mother’s Day!

To make a reservation call 3229 0460



Ask a Stylist: Buy. Keep. Store

posted by Danielle Lewis September 5, 2012 0 comments

Laura Stead

With Spring/Summer approaching, our wardrobes are getting a little out of hand… new pieces are coming in.. the old ones are being shoved to the back and deciding what we can mix with our new pieces is sending us batty! Time to bring in the experts!

Have you met Laura Stead? She is one of the gorgeous Westfield Chermside stylists who’s life purpose is to make your wardrobe and this season’s fashion make sense!

We posed the question to Laura: What SS pieces should we be buying, what pieces should we hold on to for Spring and what can be stored away once Winter is gone?

Here is a little insight from the stylist herself…

Top 5 pieces from SS12 trends shoppers should look for:

  1. Western-inspired piece – denim goes back with everything in your wardrobe, and will go from staple to trend next season thanks to Western. Personally my favourite is the denim shirt!
  2. A floral statement – blooming bouquets will be everywhere for spring summer, and are perfect for the warmer weather! Pencil skirts, tailored blazers and button-downs will be the most popular
  3. Sporty luxe trousers – stylish, comfortable and perfect for updating your basics and block-coloured blazers
  4. A fabulous retro ladylike dress – ladylike is back for another season and will be here to stay! Invest with a gorgeous dress and be ready for the racing season too!
  5. Stacked on tribal jewellery – bangles and oversized necklaces pick up on the boho trend we love every spring summer and are the most inexpensive way to experiment with new trends

Top 3 pieces shoppers should keep from AW12 for SS12

  1. Coloured jeans – are here to stay for another season! For SS12, you’ll be able to choose between neon brights and pastels, for all personal styles. Everyone should own a pair because you can wear them as a statement with all of the basics in your wardrobe, or use to mix with other trends like colour blocking.
  1. Peplums – were made famous in AW12 for their figure-fixing structure, ability to dress up and down and clevel frill that hides our tummy. They’ll be back in SS12 in the form of tops, skirts and dresses in neutral and block colours and the most popular prints.
  2. Metallic accessories – if you’re looking for a quick and stylish way to experiment with trends, metallic accessories is the way to go! Take baby steps with a sequin clutch or glittery heels before working your way up the ranks to sparkly blazers and skirts.

Items that should be stored – how should they be stored?

  1. Statement coat – AW12 was all about the statement winter coat, but of course we won’t be needing it for spring summer! If you invested in a classic coat, or something more “out-there” that just screams your personal style, be sure to store it away until next winter! Take it for a dry-clean, before storing it safely in a suit bag hanging in your closet.
  2. Chunky knits – were one of the biggest trends, namely because they are effortlessly stylish, and comfortable for busy fashionistas! Needless to say, something this handy will always come back in style! Store in clean, dry Space Bags or other vacuum bags to hide from dust over the next few months.
  3. 1960’s – was our favourite era this winter, in particular swing coats, woollen dresses and opaque stockings. As we move through to spring summer, it’s likely we’ll be steering more towards the 70’s and its boho vibe, but next year we will be seeing the cosy fabrics and tailored shapes of the swinging sixties once again.
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