Let the Good Times Roll
We hear music in the distance, a linger of laughter and the sweet scent of good food. The holiday season is rolling around and it’s getting hot in here! Pick up your friends, ‘cause we are going on the ride of a lifetime filled with dancing, unimaginable fun and endless laughter. Who’s in?
A September to Remember
A new season dawns and colours burst from every angle. In the food we eat, the entertainment we enjoy and the scenery surrounding us. Take this month and make the most of every colourful and magical event, remembering these moments for time to come.
Bright Lights, Big Nights
Wing your eyeliner, and strap on a heel, for the nights just get better as light disappears. From food to festivals, may you rock out and roll round the sites on offer. The lights are bright and neon, bringing everything to life.
Eat. Beach. Drinks. Repeat.
There’s nothing like stepping onto the sand, into the warm summer sunlight and breathing in the salty air. Take a break with the best ice-cream, sip on a sweet drink (or two) and soak up the sunrays as you lounge by the sound of the ocean. Summer is still here, and we are making the most of it!
Stay In. Unplug. Restore.
The world has literally stopped and shifted. Use this time of the global pandemic to prioritise your life, your health and well-being. We may never get this opportunity again. So now's the time to rest, reset and relax - the perfect time for a staycation! Here are our tips on how to slow down and appreciate the beauty of life at home!
Rural and Resplendent
After the recent devastating bushfires, there’s a perception that the whole Scenic Rim region burnt down – when in reality only 1% of the area was affected. Because of this, there has been a plethora of cancellations, and the region is hurting through no fault of its own. Here's some of the best places to stay in this beautiful area, if you're looking to indulge in a gorgeous getaway. Additionally, if you'd like to donate to your local fire brigade and/or wildlife rescue effort, you can do so here and here.
More than wine. One-stop cellar-brations!
Escape the city and head to Sirromet Winery - the one stop cellar-bration filled with fine wine, fresh award-winning fare, chic glamping, edgy events, straight-off-the-vine sassy soirees and amazing views.
Stay with the stars, five stars that is!!
In desperate need for a holiday but can’t seem to find time (or funds) for a luxurious getaway? That’s not a problem anymore! Brisbane is booming with new, boujee, luxury hotels perfect for your next #staycation.
Land of the Rising Sun
Japan is a must in anyone’s bucket list of travel. There is nothing quite like Japanese culture, from their ancient historic traditions of samurais and geishas to their futuristic modern peculiarities of high tech robotics and high-end fashion. Japan is a surprising combination of peace and chaos, old and new and has just the right amount of quirkiness to make it an addicting place to visit. It's a country that will have you coming back for more. Here are a few places that are essential when visiting the Land of the Rising Sun.
On Friday, 27 October at 5pm
A jawdropping explosion of colour, culture, rhythm and showstoppers. Queensland – ready yourself for CIRQUE AFRICA, a kaleidoscopic, high performance show that celebrates the colour and culture of Africa, starring 22 performers from six African countries. It’s the show that won five stars at the Adelaide Fringe Festival this year, is acclaimed as the greatest performance experience from Africa and it will call the Roundhouse Theatre in Brisbane home for two thrilling weeks from October 24 to November 4!
Want to win a family pass for the show on Friday, 27 October at 5pm (4x tickets total)? Of course you do... read on...
Music turns interstellar on Mount Samson
The Red Deer Festival is gearing up to be it’s biggest show yet, with hundreds of tickets sold on launch day and many more tallying up as opening draws near. Since it first debuted in 2010, the founders have made a reputation of going against the music festival grain. Forgo your previous notions of high strung staff, overpriced beverages and No Frisbees Allowed. Instead, Red Deer Festival is Rooted in a tradition of late nights by the fire, hunkering into some food truck tucker, all the while dancing to the sounds of local acts. Plus, it’s BYO. Homemade Margaritas, anyone?
Kooza Comes to Brisbane
DARE-DAZZLING, dramatic, DEATH-DEFYING, heart-stopping, utterly brilliant …. KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil is in town for 2016. The name KOOZA is inspired by the Sanskrit word “koza,” which means “box,” “chest” or “treasure,” and was chosen because one of the underlying concepts of the production is the idea of a “circus in a box.”
Ticket for the Brisbane season of KOOZA are at Cirque du Soleil Kooza website or by phone on toll free 1800 036 685. Showing at Skygate (next to Brisbane Airport DFO) from Nov 24 2016 until Jan 8 2017.
With the weather warming up, our taste buds are begging for the taste of summer – fish & chips! The fish, battered or crumbed to perfection, and chips, the correct ratio of crunchiness and saltiness achieved – no wonder our tastebuds are watering just thinking about it. You can’t go wrong with this warm weather staple on a Friday night or weekend lunch, so without further ado, here are our favourite fish & chip stops in Brisbane.