Brisbane

WPP 15 | Brisbane Powerhouse

World Press Photo 15 Exhibition

WPP 15 | Brisbane Powerhouse

As much about the photographers behind the photos as it is the pictures themselves, the World Press Photo exhibition showcases the most exceptional press photos of the year from around the globe in categories ranging from news to sport, nature, contemporary issues and portraiture.

Happiness Place

The English Arrive a Happiness Place

Happiness Place

The Pussycat Dolls said, “When I grow up, I want to be famous”, but when I grow up (i.e. own my own place) I want to have a house full of beautiful things. Happiness Place in Paddington is the only place I’ll go to help me fulfil that wish. Located in an iconic Queenslander, if the store had a theme song, it would be Nat King Cole’s “Under an Orange Coloured Sky.”

Work-Shop Brisbane Launch Party

Unleash Your Inner Awesome

Work-Shop Brisbane Launch Party

Opening their doors to the Brisbane public for the first time, Work-Shop is a creative organization which holds some of the quirkiest, most fascinating, and damn skillful arts classes you’ll ever get to gush about to your extremely jealous friends. Celebrating their launch with a late-night party showcasing the amazing artists gracious enough to share their talents with the community was a great opportunity to see Brisbane’s artistic side.

Outré Pop-Up Gallery

Pop out to see the Pop-Up Gallery

Outré Pop-Up Gallery

They’ve been here, they’ve been there, they’ve been everywhere! Outré Gallery flies from coast to coast, lovingly showing art from both national and international artists, and now they’ve spread their wings in sunny Brisbane for a special pop-up gallery in the jivin’ West End.

Celebrate Kova Lifestyle

A one-stop, gift-giving heaven

Celebrate Kova Lifestyle

You can now find Kova Lifestyle in two locations with the second newly opened store quickly becoming Bulimba’s fresh mecca of lush textures and trendy pieces (and of course the original iconic location in Centro on James St, Fortitude Valley). Embracing an eclectic mix of colours and cultures; this shop is a one-stop, gift-giving heaven!

Woolloongabba Antique Centre | Vintage

Sarah Jane Walsh, the Vintage Queen!

Woolloongabba Antique Centre | Vintage

Woolloongabba Antique Centre is a one of a kind vintage marketplace and cafe where everyone can find what they love, from your 5 year old daughter to your 65 year old grandmother to your 30 year old self. WAC is the pinnacle of vintage bespoke items, which makes owner Sarah Jane Walsh, the vintage queen. Sarah sat down with The Good Guide’s very own Michael Moudakis to talk about everything vintage, darling!

Wallrocks Antiques | Jessica Wallrock

Pigeon Profile | Local High Flyers

Wallrocks Antiques | Jessica Wallrock

The Good Guide is here to celebrate local is lovely. What makes a place so unique is her people. We want get the low down from the maestro's of fine furniture and everything antique, vintage and of old. Style never goes out of fashion and boy do Jessica and Nick know how to source sexy antiques of distinction... oh la la! Love!

Matt Stewart | Totem

Lasting creative gift to Brisbane

Matt Stewart | Totem

With the much celebrated Cirque du Soleil back in town for their new show Totem, Matt Stewart was commissioned to create art works along the pillars (or totems?) of Coronation Drive to celebrate the show, to celebrate Brisbane, and to celebrate the strong ties the two have together.

First Coat Art & Music Festival

Paint the Town | Toowoomba | 16-18 May

First Coat Art & Music Festival

For all you day-trippers, fancy a day on the range? It’s almost time for the First Coat, or as we like to call it; bring out your woolies kids we are going to Toowoomba! First Coat is a new independent annual celebration of arts and music in the the Darling Downs.

Toowoomba is the ideal destination for a day trip in South-East Queensland and First Coat 2015 is the perfect excuse. Toowoomba has got it goin’ on.

Wallrocks Antiques

A provincial state of mind…

Wallrocks Antiques

Whether you’re on a mission to track down something specific or you just have that moment of pure shopping serendipity in an unexpected place, antiquing can be both a pursuit and a surprise.

If you’re under the impression that antiquing means having to rifle through barely-hanging-in-there bits and pieces to find the goods in a dusty old shop then prepare to be amazed. Hello Wallrocks....

QUT Art Museum / Garden Exhibition

Life’s A Garden. Dig it.

QUT Art Museum / Garden Exhibition

As someone who has studied many forms of art throughout the years and who also happens to be easily entertained by pretty things, I’m going to make a recommendation for everyone to visit the Garden Exhibition currently showing at the QUT Art Museum.

The truth about Fiona O'Loughlin

Brisbane Comedy Festival | Brisbane Powerhouse

The truth about Fiona O'Loughlin

The Good Guide chats to comedian Fiona O'Loughlin before performing at this year's Brisbane Comedy Festival. We get the low down about the upcoming show, her passions and what’s next…

O'Loughlin will be bringing her show, The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth.. So Help Me God! to the Brisbane Powerhouse from 4th-8th March.

50 Shades of Love

Valentines Day Guide 2015

50 Shades of Love

An unusual take on romance this Valentine's Day for couples, singles and the unconventional type...

Just because you’ve tied the knot/been together forever doesn't mean that you and your hunny bunny/boo/babe (sickening pet names!) are huge proponents of Valentine's Day and all of the mushy-gushy, red rose B.S. it typically entails.

However, there's no reason happy couples and singles shouldn't find a less nauseating way to celebrate their love. Love for a partner, love for being single and love for friends/that special friend or just love that’s yet to come. <Love is in the air… everywhere I look around... do-do do-do... love actually>

We've rounded up alternative V-Day suggestions for those with a less traditional definition of romance...