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R& COLLECTIVE | Local Leather

The edgy must-have accessory

R& COLLECTIVE | Local Leather

There’s something that takes my breath away about hand-made leather goods. Maybe it’s due to the knowledge that the maker has been intimately involved with the creative process, or maybe it’s partly due to my inability to sew; either way there is no denying the longevity of a quality-made product. This is what makes Brisbane leather accessories label R& Collective a breath of fresh air in a somewhat disposable fashion industry.

Brisbane's Riverfire Guide | 2014

Part I

Brisbane's Riverfire Guide | 2014

Brisbane city is set to explode on Saturday September 27 as Riverfire takes centre stage in what can only be described as a ‘pyrotechnic extravaganza’ to celebrate the end of Brisbane Festival. As always, this year promises to be bigger and better than ever, so you’ll definitely want a good vantage point and a good spread to help you take in all of the action.

Shouk Cafe | Dinner is served

The new dinner menu is aromatic, colourful and unique.

Shouk Cafe | Dinner is served

Shouk café’s new dinner menu is aromatic, colourful and unique. Its Middle Eastern flare truly sets the standard in modern day dining. Tucked away on Collingwood Street in Paddington, the atmosphere is homely yet refreshing, with tones of blue, white, dark wood and Middle Eastern hints. From the front, Shouk looks small, but drift on through to their closed-in balcony (intimate) and you’ll be all Shouk up by the ambience of the open dining area.

The Beer Incider Experience | Beer Me Up!

Barreling into Albion between the 20th-21st of September 2014

The Beer Incider Experience | Beer Me Up!

The thing about us Australians is that we love our beer. It’s a stereotype, but one we certainly don’t mind enforcing, because beer is a thing that is synonymous with having a good time with your mates. A good beer is a perfect companion when getting together with the family and friends, be it at the bar, over the BBQ in the backyard, or around a campfire.

Hot and happening at The Barracks

Formerly a jail and now an urban metropolis, The Barracks has something for everyone

Hot and happening at The Barracks

Formerly a jail and now an urban metropolis, The Barracks has something for everyone. Check out the list below to find out what’s hot, what’s happening and where to be at the Barracks.

The Foraging Quail

The Fanciest Fowl Around

The Foraging Quail

One of the things you'll notice about this restaurant is the fabulous vegetarian degustation menu. Vegetarians everywhere will be rejoicing over the great selection of dishes for them to feast on, from Witches Chase triple cream brie to kohlrabi, kale, turnip, Thai eggplant and olives.

The Ponycat | All Day Breakfast

Coffee for the Mythically Minded

The Ponycat | All Day Breakfast

This hip Brisbane café happily combines coffee, breakfast and lunch all into one magical place that’s filled to the brim with creativity and fun. The whole café has a very artsy feel to it, from the mural painted by Asa Boardman, to the tables decorated with magazine pages and the menu written in chalk along one wall. You will enjoy every moment spent at The Ponycat either chowing down on the good food or savouring the excellent coffee.

French Flowers | Beautiful Blooms

Blommin' beautiful bunches of buds

French Flowers | Beautiful Blooms

For a classy gift that you can give your loved one, there’s only one place you need to go to. French Flowers, run by Bart Hassam and Will Morgan, is a shop that is inspired by the beautiful flower shops of France. When you walk in you will be overcome by the sweet perfume from the abundance of colourful flowers and feel like you’ve just walked into the meadow of your dreams.

Elixir Coffee | Every Cup is Perfection

A well-made brew

Elixir Coffee | Every Cup is Perfection

Every coffee connoisseur knows that coffee isn’t just a drink, it’s a way of life and Elixir Coffee respects that to the highest degree. They want your every cup to be perfection and there’s no doubt in our minds that every cup is perfection. With love in every bean, you’ll be craving this coffee morning, afternoon and evening. That’s nothing to be ashamed about either!

E'cco Bistro | Inspire

20 Years Young

E'cco Bistro | Inspire

E'cco Bistro continues to amaze and inspire. Owned by Philip Johnson, every dish that comes out of the kitchen is a work of delicious art. The service is five star and the wine list extensive. A regular must in your culinary adventures. 20 years is a long time in the Bistro business, but they’ve done it with modesty, style, and a deliciously evolving menu.