The winds of change..
Brisbane is like a fine bottle of wine; over time the quality improves, and each sip is greatly appreciated. Our city is continually evolving and maturing, producing breathtaking venues that never cease to amaze us. If it's not an entirely new concept, it's a renovation or re-brand. Let's just say, if Bris were a TV series it would either be Packed to the Rafters or Keeping Up With The Kardashians - wouldn't you agree? No month is the same in this town and we wouldn't have it any other way!
Your unmissable events guide
It's that time of the year again as Brisbane Festival transforms the city over three dazzling weeks in September with a fully-loaded program of incredible dance, music, theatre, fun and much more!
A tribute to a legend
You may know the name, you may know the voice, but there are many things you may not know about this iconic woman, who climbed the higher mountains in her day and age to make a difference to her people.
Here are some interesting facts about the great Aretha Franklin.
The stylish essential 2018 home accessory has arrived....
A highly mysterious creature, the Flüffelbuster lives high in secluded mountaintops. Feeding exclusively on a diet of volcanic glitter ash and purified rock water, once a year under a full moon, they drop their fur in a magical process called Flüffelisation. Even though Spring is rapidly approaching and the process of packing away our winter clothes has started, the need for the perfect, comfy blanket is one thing that will never tire. Exclusively from Amigos de Hoy, the essential 2018 home accessory has arrived.
The saucy new menu has arrived [HOT HOT HOT]
Brewhouse has done it again! Not only are they serving up some of Queensland’s best brews, they’ve got a new menu too! Whether you’re dining alone or together, the new menu is sure to satisfy.
Soak it up
Everywhere you go, this city is bursting with talent. There's the local musos, chefs, artists and designers of every kind, you've got emergency service personal, builders, hairdressers, writers, barista's (low-key lifesavers) and the list goes on and on. We have an appreciation for those who do, what we can't. This week's Word On The Street is full of flavour & life. From enjoying tasty new bites created by hardworking chefs to being completely in awe of some of the city's most talented performers. Take the time to really enjoy the present, those feelings of satisfaction won't stick around for long so relish in the moment (no matter how big or small)!
Your guide to fun, frivolity, flavour and festivities
The Ekka is fast approaching and with it, you have a decision to make. How to spend your public holiday - will it be an eventful night so you'll use your holiday to recover? Or, are you an early bird looking for a bite to eat before hitting the fairground?
We Aussies love our public holidays, and however you want to spend it, we’ve grabbed the best Brisbane has to offer during the Ekka, and it’s right here for you to decide.
An olde-worlde setting with nouveau brunch
Housed in Paddington’s former apothecary, this local institution serves up inventive, sustainably sourced dishes that are a far cry from your run-of-the-mill eggs on toast.
Rest, Relax, Reglam!
When was the last time you got some R&R? Some real me-time? Some high-quality pampering that you deserve? We’re way past halfway into the year and it sure has been a whirlwind! With the chilly weather and the days getting shorter, our schedules are heating up and become more fast-paced than ever – exhausting, much?! It’s time to take a break and lucky for you, we’ve got a list of the best places to get the rest and relaxation you deserve!
Fireworks, Frivolity and Fun
Now that our warm weather is starting to return (does Queensland actually even get Winter?) and Splendour in the Grass is sadly over (I’m not sobbing, you are), we have no doubt that your festival lovin’ heart is aching for more. There is no need to go into meltdown quite yet because Brisbane is bursting at the seams with festivals that are quite honestly, unmissable!
When in Brisbane..
Whether you love sipping on coffee or booze or, coffee mixed into booze, we've got the perfect hit just for you. Let your taste buds run wild this week as we try new menus, cocktails and heck, we'll even give Cuban cigars a crack. Boring is not a word Brisbane is familiar with. If you don't want to be a (boring) Betty this August, jump on the FUN train with us. First stop.. an espresso martini fest!
Underground but not out of sight
The sway of the crowd, the bass bouncing off the walls and into your bones, the smell of beer, the sweat, the passion. Welcome to Brisbane’s Underground Music Scene. Welcome to Sonic Masala Fest.
Let me tell you the story of how one drunken night lead to what’s become a safe haven for the underground punk rock scene of Brisbane.
Inspiring Tax Time Splurge Ideas
Tax time... Spend time!
Woohoo.. It’s tax return time and we don’t mind getting some moolah back at all, thanks tax man! Now that we are extra rich, what to do with all the spare cash? Here are some suggestions to inspire...
Is outfit hiring the future of fashion?
As clothing diversity increases, the use of clothing pieces for more than one occasion decreases, which poses the question of whether hiring outfits is the new norm for fashion.
Schooner or later, you'll wish you were beer
Get hopped up for an incider’s look into Southeast Queensland’s best breweries! Pitcher all that malty goodness bubbling in silver metal cauldrons across the state, brewed to pourfection – we bet you’re already grinning beer to beer. Smirk smirk... you’re in for a beery punny ride. But oh, just before we get started, you might want to download Untappd, a useful tracking app for beer fanatics. It’ll help you keep tabs on what’s on tap at your favourite pubs and breweries.