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The Birds Blog

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Eat, Shop, Stay & Play In Byron Bay & Surrounds

Your Go - To Guide to NNSW

Eat, Shop, Stay & Play In Byron Bay & Surrounds

If you’re like us and in long overdue interstate travel escape, look no further than our friendly neighbors in northern New South Wales. With the current travel situation and scorching hot climate, we consider ourselves pretty damn lucky to be living down the road from one of the country’s best (not so hidden) gems. NNSW has a magical blend of luxurious locations, creative crowds and breath-taking beaches that we can’t wait for you to experience. We guarantee you’ll be feeling rejuvenated and refreshed whether you stay for a weekend or a whole week.

Word on the Street #212

Bringing Boogie Back

Word on the Street #212

Live music and dance is slowly making a comeback to Queensland – just in time for 2020 to redeem itself this December. Get ready to dance your days and nights away with this lineup of events sliding your way.

Weird, Wonderful and Wacky Christmas Traditions

Ever wondered how different countries celebrate the festive season?

Weird, Wonderful and Wacky Christmas Traditions

We LOVE Christmas. Who doesn’t? It’s loved and celebrated by people all over the globe. Here in Australia we love to chuck some shrimp on the barbie, pull out some backyard cricket or head to the beach all while donning our bon-bon hats. It’s a pretty magical time. Have you ever thought about how people across the globe celebrate it? Is Santa known globally? Can backyard cricket be played in the snow? Here’s some of the weird, wonderful and wacky ways that people all around the world celebrate Christmas. Some of them we would definitely try, others are a little more WTF.

Budget Gifts to Make You the Ultimate Secret Santa Gifter

Bringing Joy to the World - or at least your Bank Account and Giftee

Budget Gifts to Make You the Ultimate Secret Santa Gifter

The holiday season is rolling around once again, and while it is said to be “the most wonderful time of the year”, most of us will be dreading having to suffer through the stress of another secret Santa – whether it’s in the office or with your friends and family. But never fear… your Christmas miracle is here, and we came early. So, even if you got the group grinch, the one who everyone thinks has everything or the person you know NOTHING about, there is something here for everyone. Oh! And don’t worry about spending a fortune, we have the budget covered too. Put down the gift voucher and let’s hit the shops for the perfect present under $50!

TUK TUK Into Brisbane’s Favourite Thai

Go nuts for Tuk Tuk

TUK TUK Into Brisbane’s Favourite Thai

Among Brisbane’s long list of Thai restaurant’s there is one that rises above the rest. It’s fresh, it’s flavoursome, it’s TUK TUK! When it comes to delectable share plates, authentic flavours and Thai-inspired cocktails – Tuk Tuk absolutely nail it.

Word on the Street #211

Dare to be Festive

Word on the Street #211

As the end of 2020 comes into sight, we finally have more events to look forward to. The Christmas season is setting in and we can appreciate time to reflect on the year and how lucky we are in Brisbane. Enjoy this Christmas miracle and immerse yourself in all the upcoming nightlife Brisbane has to offer.

2020 Inspiring Essential Tracks Playlist

Songs that’ll turn you into your boss self

2020 Inspiring Essential Tracks Playlist

It's safe to say this year has been far from what any of us ever expected. So now more than ever we need some boss music to give us a laugh and remind us all that we are pretty damn great and #blessed to live in Australia. Borders are opening up again and we're feeling inspired. That's why we’ve compiled a playlist that’ll make you happy, confident, ready, and excited to tackle any challenge that comes your way in the rest of this mess of a year and belong. Sing aloud, dance around, or keep it simple because you're on a train, either way, these songs will get you through it all.

The Best Deals For Foodies On a Tight-Ass Budget

Brissy's best cheap eats

The Best Deals For Foodies On a Tight-Ass Budget

Don't go through that drive-thru, we've got something much better on offer for you. Cheap doesn't have to mean cheap in quality, not when so many local legend Brissy businesses are offering up some delicious foodie deals for you. We've created a list of the best deals on offer for your Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to sort out all of your cravings.

Christmas Cheer on a Budget

Happy bank account, happy holidays

Christmas Cheer on a Budget

As Christmas is just around the corner (what?!), it’s time to get your tinsel on. But sometimes Christmas tis the season to be worried rather than jolly. With all the stress of presents and relatives, we thought we’d give you some tips on how to keep the Christmas Cheer alive, while staying under budget.

Paw-some Holiday Activities

Furry Friend Fun

Paw-some Holiday Activities

The holidays are all about spending time with family, including our much loved furr babies. Can’t bear to leave them behind? Then don’t! We’ve found the perfect pet friendly holiday activities you can enjoy with the whole family, guaranteed to have tails wagging.

The Must-Have Beauty Items for a Summer Like No Other

Let’s go shopping…

The Must-Have Beauty Items for a Summer Like No Other

Get ready for summer loving with these Australian born and bred beauty musts… But, wait! There’s more, we haven’t just chosen any product willy-nilly, we have brought you only the best in natural and sustainable brands. Good for you and good for the earth. The heat is coming ladies and gentlemen, there’s no denying it, so let’s get ready to look and feel our best.

7 Scent-sational Candles

These will Light Up Your Life

7 Scent-sational Candles

Got gifts to get giving? Candles make the perfect present no matter the person, or the season. Get your senses tingling with these six sensational options for everyone that we love and will be perfect for those last minute gifting moments… or for you, treat yourself bae.

A Memorable Look Back at the 007 Career of Sean Connery

Dedicated to Connery. Sean Connery.

A Memorable Look Back at the 007 Career of Sean Connery

With the unfortunate passing of legendary actor Sean Connery, now’s a good time as any to look back on the film series he helped propel to popularity. From the moment he first introduced himself, we could only sit back and enjoy the show as the man known as "Bond. James Bond." would go on to save the world over and over again for over 50 years, starting with these ones.

Top 20 Best Villains Of All Time

A Good Guide to the Bad Guys we Know and... Love?

Top 20 Best Villains Of All Time

Villains are one of the most important characters in all forms of storytelling. Movies, TV, Video Games, Comics, Anime, Books. You name it, they’re always there, causing mayhem in their own unique and disturbing way, to everyone around them or to one, single individual. Below are some of the best villains in fiction, in my own opinion, of course. Some of you will agree with me. And some of you will call me evil for not including your favourite ones on here. But hey, isn’t that the point of villains in the first place?