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Valentine’s Day in Brisbane

posted by Emmy O'Neill February 6, 2017 0 comments

With Valentine’s Day less than eight sleeps away now is the perfect time to drop some oh-so-subtle hints to your oh-so-special someone. And don’t stress if you are single… grab a friend and head out anyway! Whether you’re into V-Day or not it is still a perfect excuse to go out mid-week and celebrate. Any excuse to eat great food or see a movie… #amiright? Casual dinner, romantic table for two, picnic in the park, theatre show or a night at the movies; Brisbane is serving all the goods! Here are some of our Valentine’s Day in Brisbane favourites. Oh and remember you can celebrate V-Day all week long if you want to squeeze in some more special moments.

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Where To Buy Flowers In Brisbane

posted by Bec Sully February 13, 2016 0 comments

As the week draws to a close, it’s now getting down to crunch time – Valentine’s Day is just one day away and its time to get serious. Whether you’re surprising your partner or treating the Galentines, if you’re after a single rose or a thousand peonies, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best places to buy flowers in Brisbane this Valentine’s Day:

Poppy Rose Flowers – One of our favourite boutique delivery services in Brisbane, Poppy Rose Flowers are changing the way flowers are delivered, with a gorgeous selected available each day, carefully wrapped in hessian.

The Little Flower Company – Nestled in the heart of West End, this gem sets up a delightful roadside flower market each Saturday morning. So go there right now!

Flour & Bloom – For Valentine’s Day and every other day of the year, Flour and Bloom specialise in Flower Crown Workshops, so it’s the perfect solution for you and your pal pals. Gather the ladies and get creative this February!

Poco Posy  – Bec from Poco Posy ditched her corporate job to pursue her love of flora, creating fresh bloom service that delivers all over Brisbane for just $30 a pop.

The Florist’s Daughter –“Flower-bombing your loved ones” is The Florist’s Daughters specialty – they’re even delivering on Valentine’s Sunday which is a HUGE bonus!

Wilde Flora – The team at Wilde Flora pride themselves on ‘floral poetry’ with an environmentally friendly twist. Plus, they do workshops, event styling, botanical sculptures, bespoke products and bridal bouquets.

Phoebe Stephens Flowers – Based on James Street in Fortitude Valley, Phoebe’s store is the perfect pit stop before Valentines’ Day lunch with your sweetheart. Bonus, you can get a special little gift from one of gorgeous retailers on James Street while you’re in the area.

The Flower Hit – One for the Northsiders, The Flower Hit deliver bouquets direct to your door or workplace, starting from just $39. Everyday a new bouquet is available, but only until they run out of flowers!

Bouquet Boutique – Creative Director Geraldine Hore is not just a florist, she’s also a design expert and educator – so you know she’s going to deliver the goods when you need them!

In Bloom Flower Co – These beauties deliver across Brisbane and the Gold Cost. Delivery cuts off at 6am though, so make sure you get in quick!

Brisbane Flower Markets – Fancy making your own bouquet for a special someone? The original and the best, Brisbane Flower Markets are a household name for a reason, so don’t be surprised when you arrive to find wall-to-wall flowers in every colour, shape and size.

French Flowers – BT Founder Danielle Lewis has a huge crush on French Flowers in the CBD, so if she loves them, they must be brilliant!

Mel’s Little House Of Flowers – Family run business on the southside of Brisbane, Mel’s busily making bouquets in her studio for your special occasion. Give her a shout and she will have your dream bouquet ready for delivery in no time.

So, get out there and pick up a bunch of beautiful blooms for your lover, your Mum or your girlfriends this Valentine’s Day, or make it even more special and buy flowers in Brisbane just because. Now that will really melt her heart!

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Daily Outfit Inspo – Roses are Red

posted by Teagan West February 14, 2015 0 comments

Happy Valentines Day Lovers!

How cute is the new Translucid collection by Cameo the Label – the perfect Valentines Day getup whether you’re spending the day with your other half, flirting up a storm on a double date, dancing to “Single Ladies” with the girls, over-indulging in chocolate watching sappy romantic comedies or simply going about your day like normal (valentine who?). Whatever your romantic situation, there’s always a reason to wear cute florals by Cameo.

I’m especially loving the Chicago Pantsuit, Quarters Top and the Quarters Skirt. What’s your favourite red floral number from the new collection?

40.-V-day-Pictured: Top, Shorts and Jumpsuit from Cameo the Label’s Translucid Collection, Cameron by Verali Online via The Iconic, K is for Kani Red Rose Crown via Etsy.

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Lingerie for Valentines Day

posted by Teagan West January 20, 2015 0 comments

Valentines Day is right around the corner, so I’ve taken it upon myself to do a little research for you in preparation for the day of ultimate romance and clichés. Whether you’re spending February 14 with the love of your life, a charming fling or dining out the girls in celebration of independent women everywhere, there’s no reason you can’t spoil yourself and add another piece of lingerie to your collection in the process. For the sake of Valentines Day of course.

Here’s our top picks from the latest Bras N Things collection. There’s everything from mysterious black and show stopping red to seductive sheer, delicate lace, innocent pinks and flirty florals. You’ll look and feel fabulous this Valentines Day thanks to Bras N Things.

The Cosette Babydoll | $69.99 | A touch of playful innocence

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Isadore Black Bra | $59.99 | Intricate lace detailing to set the mood

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Isadore White Bra and String | $59.99/$24.99 | A lingerie staple teamed best with a natural glow

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Tabitha Bra & Brazilian | $49.99/$22.99 | Baby pink and lace are the epitome of femininity

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Memento Bra & Mini V | $59.99/$24.99 | Perfect for a woman on a mission

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Memento Suspender | $34.99 | Red hot and highly seductive

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Rose Quartz Bra & Brazilian Brief | $49.99/$24.99 |You can’t go wrong with flirty florals

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This post was written in collaboration with Bras N Things.

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Valentine’s Day : Our Guide For Your Loved Up Night In Brisbane

posted by Carmel February 10, 2014 2 Comments

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Valentine’s day is literally just around the corner, ah l’amour, so I thought I’d share some date night ideas for you and your special someone… And some tips for my fellow singles. Be warned, it’s about to get romantic…

For the loved up bunch, take your honey out for a special night to set their heart a flutter, don’t worry if you’re busy on Valentine’s night (what? Seriously, take the night off), most of these places are offering specials for the whole weekend.

Alfred & Constance’s

Alfred & Constance’s new mid-summer menu is perfect for those whose stomach is the way to their heart! From the succulent seafood starters, the delicious mains and the special sweet treats, by the time you make it to the bar for a nightcap your special someone will be putty in your hands.

Chester Street Bakery & Bar

Known for their delicious comfort food and baked goods made in-house, enjoy a warm, intimate evening at this neighbour bakery and bar, or pick up some sweet treats for a special evening in on the way home. Chester Street will be selling shortbread hearts, meringues and chocolate brownie hearts!

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Malt Dining

Secretive and sexy, treat your special someone to an evening at Malt.  You can opt for al a carte, a set menu or a more casual offering, with the Attic Bar offering tapas or a wine degustation in the cellar. Top it all off with one of their fine whiskys on the way out and you’ll set for the night.

Your Favourite Hotel

Get really romantic and book a room for the night, or the weekend.  Novotel Brisbane, Emporium Hotel (who have just taken out the Best Luxury Accommodation title at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards for the second year running!) and Marriott Brisbane all have fantastic Valentine’s Day restaurant specials, make a night of it and the romance doesn’t have to stop when the meal does.

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For those of us still waiting for Cupid to turn his bow our way, get yourself out and about and see where the arrows land!

Tinder Parties

So I’ve heard mixed things about Tinder but a lot of people use it and if nothing else, it’s funny and you might make a new friend.  Limes Hotel is holding the “Official” Tinder party in their rooftop bar, very sexy in the city, and the Fox Hotel on the other side of town is holding a I Love Tinder party (not quite so official) in their rooftop bar.  Twice the rooftop, twice the fun?

Bitter Suite

Bitter Suite is holding a sweet singles cocktail party at their New Farm digs, come with a lover or a friend for a night of canapes and libations.

Laruche

Holding it’s annual singles party, Love Bites, Laruche is offering a night of candy, drinks, photo booths and fun with special guest GG Magree. Dust off your dancing shoes and get involved!

It’s the day to show some love to the people around you, whether significant others or just your BFF show them you care and make the most of your Valentine’s.  If these events aren’t for you be sure to check out our events page for some more going’s on in Brisbane.

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10 Valentine’s Day Lingerie Picks

posted by Danielle Lewis February 7, 2014 1 Comment

Tweet: “Lingerie is not about seducing men, it’s about embracing womanhood.” -Dita von Teese @brisbanethreads http://ctt.ec/4JS2R+

Whether you are wearing lingerie for him or yourself, you want to feel beautiful, sexy and dare-i-say comfortable. There is nothing sexier than a confident woman, and if your definition of confidence doesn’t involve lace strung up an awkward spot; then don’t fear, we have hand picked 10 Brisbane destinations for lingerie to suit everyone.
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1. Agent Provocateur – David Jones, Queensplaza Brisbane CBD

A new addition to the Queensplaza shopping destination in 2013, Agent Provocateur is a melting pot of sensational lingerie for any glamazon (or any of us trying to be one!). The only choice is whether to be romantic or seductive!

 

2. Pleasure State (MYER – any location)

I love Pleasure State Corsets, in face I have been known to wear them as outer-wear on occasion. Such a sexy look under a blazer or with great-fitting jeans. He won’t take his eyes off you all night!

 

3. Cotton On Body – Any Westfield

Oh lord give me comfort! This is me to a ‘T’. And I happen to think that a fresh brozned tan and white-cotton panties is as sexy as it comes!

 

4. Honey Birdette – Westfield Chermside

I love HB as they are a little bit naughty, without being tacky. Perfect for some Valentine’s Day sizzle!

 

5. Oroton – Westfield Carindale

Oroton have the most gorgeous lingerie! They also have pretty amazing sales as well, so it’s worth signing up to their email list to find out first!

 

6. Bendon Outlet – Brisbane

If you are craving a new look on, but on a tight budget, capitalise on the Bendon Outlet store in Brisbane! Fantastic new styles at great prices! Plus, if Jennifer Hawkins says it’s ok, then it must be a winner!
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7. Nico Underwear – Brisbane Based online.

This fabulous Brisbane Designer specialises in organic eco-friendly fabrics, that happen to feel so soft and sexy on your body!

 

8. Arianne on Edward – Brisbane CBD

Arianne on Edward has been in the CBD since the dawn of Brisbane-time. Featuring a fantastic array of specialty lingerie labels, there is something for every taste imaginable!

 

9. Boudoir Chic – Paddington

Known for their specialty wedding lingerie, Boudoir Chic are based in Paddington and have built an impeccable reputation for their quality selection of products, inviting boutique and caring, discreet stylists who are dedicated to finding your the best fitting lingerie to look and feel your best on any occasion.

 

10. Grace & Paris – Brisbane Online

This gorgeous Brisbane based online retailer features both international and Australian lingerie brands. And with the mission statement “Grace is our motivation, Paris our inspiration” – you are sure to be in good hands.

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Valentine’s Day with Lacorvin

posted by Teagan West February 5, 2014 0 comments

The day is almost here! Valentine’s Day is 10 days away and counting down quickly. But fear not sweet gentlemen, because Lacorvin have all your bases covered if your just follow our lead (especially if you made your way here via a not-so-subtle lady-hint). Plus the online boutique makes it super easy for you to make a quick purchase – none of the fuss and all of the brownie-points!

 

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Exclusive for Valentines Day, Lacorvin have released a new “hearts” collection of Killari jewellery that is unique in design and individually handcrafted by artisans in Peru using the finest silver. Each piece of perfection is made with the Lacorvin ethos in tow, to support local artisans, source luxurious raw materials from around the globe and use the most ethical and sustainable methods available to ensure the quality of each piece upheld.

The “hearts” collection is made up of three exquisite pieces; the heart ring, a pair of solid heart earrings and the big mesh heart necklace, all of which are handcrafted with 950 sterling silver and are guaranteed to make your Valentine swoon come February 14.

 

The solid heart earrings – for the young lovebirds ($39)

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The new stud design of the solid heart earrings is a classic jewellery box staple and a versatile everyday accessory for the sweetheart in your life.

The heart ring – for the long-time wedded lovers ($99)

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The heart ring is beautifully handcrafted and features a fully adjustable slim band that will fit any finger. Its unique heart shape is one of a kind, and would no doubt glisten on the hand of your Valentine long after February 14.

 

The big mesh heart necklace – for the unassuming Valentine ($139)

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The gorgeous pendant of this heart-shaped necklace is wrapped in pure silver thread, resulting in a dimensional form with a uniquely woven centre.  This necklace is sure to have that jaw-to-ground effect on your Valentine.

So, scrap the cliché roses this Valentine’s Day and head over to Lacorvin for a gift that will last a lifetime. Tip: the “heart” collection works wonders coupled with a romantic dinner for two. You can thank us later!

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Last minute Valentine’s Day ideas!

posted by Danielle Lewis February 13, 2013 1 Comment

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A cookie for your Valentine? (Mrs Fields)

If you missed the spattering of love red hearts that seem to have covered the city in the last couple of weeks… and you are looking for some last minute suggestions to get yourself out of hot water with your Valentine… then this list should have you covered! There is something for everyone, from the budget conscious to the adventurous; if it’s not on this list then it’s not worth doing!

 

For those on a budget…

Nothing beats a picnic if you are broke. Grab a table cloth or a few beach towels. A six-pack of beer or a bottle of wine. Your iPhone speaker/dock for your favourite tunes. And a pack of chips or something to nibble on. My boyfriend and I have done this the last two Valentine’s Days and I am always surprised at how much I enjoy it. I don’t get to just sit and ‘do nothing’ very often so it is a fantastic excuse to relax and enjoy each other’s company. This is also a fantastic compromise to deal with those ‘Anti-Valentine’s Day’ types!

 

For those trying to impress…

If you are cashed up and want to WOW your Valentine’s date then a luxe experience in one our city’s finest hotels is our pick. (And whilst I thoroughly enjoy my yearly picnic… I would be lying if I said I wouldn’t  be swept of my feet by one of these special offers instead!)

Stamford Plaza Romance and Seduction Package.

Imagine escorting your date into a room scattered with rose petals, with soft music playing, a bottle of French champagne chilling and a selection of chocolate dipped strawberries waiting for your indulgence. You won’t want to leave the room! Click here for more details.

Valentine’s Day Enchanted Evening Package.

If the only red you want your loved one seeing this Valentine’s Day is that of rose petals then treat them to the ultimate experience at the Emporium Hotel. A romantic turndown service with rose petals, a bottle of Mumm Champagne and a limited edition candle to take home… sure to set hearts a flutter! Book here.

 

For the nostalgic…

Regatta Hotel Veranda Dinner

If memories of loved up Sunday afternoons in the beer garden take you back to a time more simple… then the Regatta Hotel Veranda Dinner is for you. With almost 140 years of first dates, first kisses, marriage proposals, weddings and anniversaries all happening across the iron-lace verandas of the hotel, Valentine’s Day 2013 is set to be another beautifully romantic evening for those couples looking for something special. More info here.

 

For the foodies…

Vintaged.

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, that being said I am a sucker for a delicious meal myself. Vintaged offer an exclusive Valentine’s Day menu with pork belly, spanner crab and a grain fed Black Angus Sirloin…followed by a white and dark chocolate mousse and a selection of macaroons… You may be too full for a Valentine’s Day kiss… but you’ll certainly be satisfied. More here.

 

For something more casual…

Limes Hotel.

For an evening under the stars, you can’t beat Brisbane’s number one rooftop destination, Limes Hotel. Details here.

Dendy Cinema.

There’s no better way to eliminate awkwardness by going to a movie… and Dendy Portside has you covered with the guise of a romantic flick and delicious dinner for two. Book here.

 

For the adventurous…

Riverlife.

If fun and adventure are your thing then an evening full of laughs and activity are in order. Riverlife Brisbane offer a instructed night kayak along the iconic Brisbane river followed by a selection of canapés and drinks by the city lights. Book here.

 

For the singles…

Max Brenner.

Grab your girlfriends and indulge in an evening or sweet treats and dreaming at Max Brenner, Southbank. Check them out here.

Chalk Hotel Back to Love Party

Ditch the couples and get into some serious dancing this Valentine’s Day, with a complimentary drink on arrival and fun flirty games throughout the evening! Get tickets here.
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Rose petals for a DIY romantic evening from French Flowers!