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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...

Woolloongabba Antique Centre

Take a Trip, Old School

Woolloongabba Antique Centre

Antiquing is so fashionable right now. It’s what all the cool kids are doing. But it seems to be something you either love or hate. Until now.

Flower Trap | Floral Flair

Elegantly designed bouquets

Flower Trap | Floral Flair

Sunflowers, tulips, roses, irises, lilies, orchids, gerberas, fronds, gifts, vases, and sculptures are all on display in a feature garden of unimaginably colourful and crisp creations.

Cork & Chroma | Paint & Sip

Keep Calm and Drink Wine

Cork & Chroma | Paint & Sip

There are not many of us that don’t enjoy a glass or four of wine. Be it bubbly and sweet, or heavy and spicy, wine is the perfect company after a long week, and Cork & Chroma have created the great getaway where you don’t have to put down your glass.

Cotswold Furniture | Lifestyle

There's no place like home!

Cotswold Furniture | Lifestyle

Cotswold have been the front-runners in the furniture industry since the early ‘80s. Their superior product knowledge and focus on exemplary customer service has given them an edge in the highly competitive world of Design and Style.

Kova Lifestyle | Summer

Luxurious, plush, fresh and bright!

Kova Lifestyle | Summer

Summer is almost here! Yes, it’s getting warmer and you’re finding yourself in your Denim cut offs more often than you should be.

Woolloongabba Antique Centre | Cool Charm

Take a trip back in time, WAC style.

Woolloongabba Antique Centre | Cool Charm

Antiquing is so fashionable right now. It’s what all the cool kids are doing. But it seems to be something you either love or hate. Until now. If you think antiquing requires digging through a musty shop to find old treasures, or looking at the weirdly colourful home wares from the 1960’s then you would be wrong.

Vieille Branche

A Touch Of Paris In Your Own Backyard

Vieille Branche

There’s no need to go all the way to Normandy to get the perfect dining room chairs, they’re located conveniently in a small pocket of French finery just up in Albion. Sourced straight from the shores of France to this fantastically beautiful and versatile store comes furniture, peculiars, and experiences to inspire elegance. How we love you Vieille Branche

Brisbane Institute of Art | Inner Artist

BiA is a blank canvas waiting for you

Brisbane Institute of Art | Inner Artist

Have you got a creative itch that you just can’t scratch? An urge to paint, draw, sculpt or photograph but feel you don’t have the technical know-how? Need that final push into the intimidating art world? With a range of art courses, from weekend workshops to semester classes, Brisbane institute of Art (BiA) is a blank canvas waiting for you to paint all over it.