Becoming an Eco-Warrior has never been easier
If bringing your own bags to the shops has you feeling like an eco-warrior, then here are some ways you can take that enthusiasm one step further and support local groups who are doing their bit to save this beautiful chunk of the world for you and for me and for all our children.
The end of an era.
We're sure you've heard on the grapevine, single-use plastic bags are slowly (but surely) being phased out of local supermarkets around the country. ABOUT TIME we say. Woolworths revealed it would begin discontinuing the use of plastic bags in supermarkets, Big W and BWS stores, with a total ban in place by June 30. The move sparked Coles to agree to do the same less than two hours later and they're now set to have the affect in place by July 1.
Fashion, Flair, Food & Fun
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre has meticulously curated all the brands and products for a shopping experience like no other, featuring 22 of Brisbane’s best independent artists and designers. Running from 7-10 June is the Style & Design Market. Get ready for a showcase of works from Brisbane’s most talented locals for four days of pure fashion, flair, food and fun!
Everybody Wants to Save the World
Recycling. We all talk about it, we all try to do it, but we all overlook it far too easily.
It's cool to be kind
This week we're all about goodwill and giving back! We get so caught up in our day to day lives and can easily forget about the world around us in which so desperately seeks our attention. Whether you reduce, reuse or recycle or, you've actually quit your day job to take on full time environmentalism, every little bit counts and we think your contribution is amazing! There are a number of ways to save a life, the planet and even your sanity and we've listed a few upcoming events that'll help you do so..
Shop Local This Festive Season
Stress less this festive season. If you're anything like us, you put your Christmas shopping off until the very last minute. Your stress levels hit an all time high and you feel like your hair is turning grey. 'Tis the season to be jolly they say? We say, 'tis the season to double up on those anxiety meds. Despite the fact that Christmas can be stressful AF, we do actually wave the festive flag. Once you get past the gift shopping part there's nothing but love to give, joy to feel and good food to eat. We've done the hoop jumping for you this year and came up with a rather cracking, Chrissy gift guide (because no one likes a Christmas Grinch)...
Natures Hair Stylists
Flowers and beauty go hand in hand, every flower is beautiful in its own way, just like every hairstyle is unique in its design. But just like flowers, sometimes hair needs some tender loving care. The lovely ladies at Olive Eco Hair are the gardeners for your locks. It doesn’t take a green thumb to make your hair grow but you might need one to make it shine.
James St Homewares Pop-Up
When Brisbane duo Al Barras and Kitty Danger couldn’t find themselves a coffee table that didn’t involve a long drive and eating meatballs, replica rip offs or designer price tags they decided to take things into their own hands, literally.
YES, Enviro House Services Now a Thing!
Ever wanted someone to come into your house, whip out some eco-friendly cleaning products and go to town leaving it both sparkly and chemical free? Well, now you can have exactly that thanks to Brisbane trail blazers, Joey and Rowena Jongejan of Family Clean.
Home is where one starts from
Melbourne-based furniture designers and manufacturers, Jardan have landed in Fortitude Valley on the beautifully fashionable James Street precinct for their first retail showroom in Brisbane!
A one-stop, gift-giving heaven
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!
PIGEON PROFILES | THE LOCALS | HIGH FLYERS
This dynamic duo traded everything for the good life... to bring you fresh produce and the ultimate pet pavilion just 15 minutes from the CBD in beautiful Brookfield. Everything under one roof, and served with passion... these two will have you hatching hens, planting lush edible gardens, buying local seasonal produce and looking after your best furry friend in style. Local is lovely...
There's no place like home!
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.
Luxurious, plush, fresh and bright!
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.
Is There Anything They Can't Do?
You can get all of this goodness from bruise balm to salt scrub at Rare Earth Oils. They are a not for profit organisation which utilises Australia’s best and gives back in order to make Australia even better.