Sassy, Stylish, Seasonal
New year, new nest! The holidays may be over, but now that you don’t have to worry about what’s new and happening in our vibrant city. Luckily, everything you need for a turbocharged new year is compiled in this easy to love Word on the Street. It’s our belated gift to you!
Meet Susan Jackson
The Good Guide is here to celebrate local is lovely. What makes a place so unique is her people. Local is lovely and we get behind the cool local online giftporium 'I saw this & thought of you' to meet Susan Jackson. Find out what she's passionate about, what's next and where her fav digs are in Brisbane. Be inspired...
May the force be with you
Local is lovely, and we have a treasure trove of local goodness to uncover this week. Christmas is coming and it is so important to support local artisans, business, venues… choose local and it’s the gift that keeps on giving. From fashion, food, fun and fraternising… we’ve got your local gold. On other news, unless you are living under a rock… the new Star Wars is here… no spoilers, just go see it NOW. May the force be with you and yours this festive season.
Just say YES YES YES!
Why hello there good looking… fancy a good time? We do… let’s have some FUN. Tis the season after all. In love with this vibrant city that keeps seducing our senses all year long. Stop it. No don’t. Is it possible to have too much of a good time? We’ll take Mae West’s advice: “Too much of a good thing is wonderful”. Just say YES YES YES! See where it takes you…
Time to get hoppy!
It’s knock-off’o’clock. Time to wine down, and get hoppy. Get the low down on what’s happening in this fine river city. From new restaurants to the circus in town, film festivals, live theatre, music festivals and where you should meet friends this summer. Celebrate special milestones of local business and get amongst the fun. Let’s get our drink on!
Make your home the talk of the town!
Abode and Bod is just a short flight from the city centre in Wilston making it one of the coolest locations to take your flock for a bit of splurging in the north of Brisbane. This is the haven for gifts during christmas and birthday seasons alike. Buy gifts for your girlfriends, partners or mates and earn their eternal love and pick up a card for them while you're at it, or just treat yourself. You deserve it, Darling. There's nothing you can't find in this fun and eclectic boutique. You'll thank yourself for giving it a look. You're welcome!!
Fresh, Festive, Fiesty, Freaky & Fun
There’s so much happening at the moment, it’s almost overwhelming. I feel my waistline expanding just thinking about it. Festivals, food, music, arts, fashion, home, lifestyle - whatever you dig - there’s something on for you. Get you diary out (aka iCal) and plan so you don’t miss ANYTHING! #YouGotThis
Celebrating 20 years!
Fortitude Valley will be bursting with incredible entertainment and events this weekend, when Valley Fiesta returns with a huge lineup to mark the festival’s 20th year.
Presented by Brisbane City Council, Valley Fiesta, an all ages event from 28th – 30th October will host more than 50 live music acts, with a showcase of arts, food and cultural experiences bringing to life the laneways and streets surrounding Brunswick Street Mall and Chinatown.
Festivals, Flirting & Fun
September continues and so do the awesome events and openings in Brisbane, some of them in places we’ve always known about but never really had the time to check out. That could change this week, with the two openings of a new café and bar, an after dark experience and trip back in time with a famous playwright. Did we mention how thirsty we are getting with the weather hotting up? Thankfully Oktoberfest is coming to quench our thirsts. Getting ready to embrace our inner German!
Festivals, Flirting and Fireworks!
The start of September means the start of Spring which means the start of warm sunny days in Brisbane that ooze with events and culture. This September, the sunny city has lots in store with Brisbane Festival events, Riverfire, and a classic story revamped!
10 Art Galleries To Visit
If you’re anything like me, the aesthetically pleasing designs in life get your heart and mind working in admiration or on overdrive. You know the feeling… when you walk around shopping and then an insatiable lust overwhelms you that forces you to buy THAT THING. In the art world though, there’s something about a stunning photograph, a mind-blowing sculpture or an installation that makes you stop and think.
Just because you might not know much about art, you can still appreciate the passion and hard work that shines through in an artists’ piece of work. Here at The Good Guide, we have the low down on Brisbane’s art galleries that house creative awesomeness.
Memorabilia and Decor for Everyone
Old Memory Lane is somewhere almost anyone can find at least one thing they love. An excellent location for that “Hard-to-buy-for” person, or a simple browse through this weird and wonderful emporium of interesting wares.
Fabulous First-Rate Florists
Forget the hubbub of Winter and browse the local and best florists in Brisbane to enrich your own days or let someone else know you care. You never need a special reason.
What’s hot, happening and new!
With June drawing to a close, the mid-year hump is packing all the action into it’s last week. Witness the dawn of a foodie revolution, browse the latest exhibition showcasing fab Queensland talent, or experience the luxury of a four-course meal with one of Brisbane’s best views. This month was a tough act to follow, but July is looking promising thanks to a brand new film festival, an ode to the Aussie BBQ and the return of the perfect weekend market!
What’s hot, happening and new!
Every week it seems that there is something new, quirky and cool popping up in our beloved Brissy. This June it’s all about releasing our teenage nostalgia, finding a little slice of Paris in Southbank, ice skating in the middle of Brisbane’s King Gerge Square, foodie deals and escaping to an underground world of illusionist and magicians!