Word On The Street #121
When in Brisbane..
Whether you love sipping on coffee or booze or, coffee mixed into booze, we've got the perfect hit just for you. Let your taste buds run wild this week as we try new menus, cocktails and heck, we'll even give Cuban cigars a crack. Boring is not a word Brisbane is familiar with. If you don't want to be a (boring) Betty this August, jump on the FUN train with us. First stop.. an espresso martini fest!
Espresso Martini Festival | 14 + 15 Aug
It's that time of year again where it's totally acceptable to espresso yo'self to strangers and over-caffeinate on a Tuesday night. That's right, we're talking about South Brisbane's Espresso Martini Festival. Cue the heart palpitations and get ready to fall in love all over again with the infamous espresso martini, while you sip your way around a selection of creative concoctions by Fish Lane favourite’s Hello Please and Ol’ School, accompanied by a selection of Vietnamese street eats and seafood surprises. Taking place on Tuesday 14 August from 5:30pm-10pm, the festival will boast creative pop up bars, shared lounge spaces, and industrial styling from event experts Brandition. To save you from bouncing off the walls, the festival will also offer a range of 4 Pines beer, Save our Souls wine and a range of soft drinks. Tickets are $45 per person (plus booking fee) and include an espresso martini on arrival to get your engine firing.
The Palace Supper Club | Cigars & Supper
Unwind with a whisky, your favourite Cuban and talk (cigar) shop with like minded people at The Palace Supper Club's 'Cigars & Supper' event. Held next Thursday, August 16, this exclusive and informative night will include a seductive three course meal and beverage package, along with guest speakers talking all things cigar. Kick back on luxurious sofas out on the terrace and get your smoke on (not a bad way to spend a Thursday night, eh?). Tickets are very limited so be sure to get yours ASAP.
The Diva's Wardrobe | Baedeker
Round up the girl gang, throw back an extra large coffee and get ready to shop til you drop cause The Diva's Wardrobe is back baby. Stroll down to Baedeker this Sunday, August 12 and rummage through new and pre-loved designer fashion at bargain prices! Choose from hundreds of designer brands like: sass & bide, Ralph Lauren, Ellery, Camilla, Aje, Zimmermann, Maurie & Eve, IRO, Missoni, Isabel Marant, Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Bless’ed are the Meek, Romance Was Born, Stevie May and many more. There's over 10,000 new and pre-loved designer clothes, shoes and accessories at fabulous prices from Brisbane's top fashion insiders. Why not experience The Diva's Wardrobe as a VIP with early entry from 10am and bubbles on arrival. Retail therapy is the best kind of therapy, right?
The Oxford Garden | Bulimba
Re-branding alert! Bulimba's iconic watering hole, Barcadia, has had a face lift and name change - say hello to The Oxford Garden. The sparkly new bar will be the perfect place to entertain your friends, along with making new ones. Word on the street is doors open this week sometime, so stay tuned!
Karakorum: A Medieval Musical Journey | Narrated by David Wenham
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra will transport Brisbane audiences to a mystical realm in Karakorum: A Medieval Musical Journey, the debut Queensland performance of French ‘medieval world folk’ ensemble La Camera delle Lacrime, featuring narration by legendary Australian actor David Wenham, for one-night only on 7 August (TONIGHT) in QPAC’s Concert Hall. With it's powerful mix of Western renaissance music, Christian psalms, Mongolian melodies, Buddhist hymns and Sufi chants, Karakorum will have you hooked not only musically, but also spiritually.
About the Author
Coffee addict, blogger and full-time foodie, Christie Smith is an amateur photographer, lover of wine and social butterfly. Her creativity came at a young age but really started to bloom whilst living abroad.
Desperately trying to escape the chilly conditions of London, Christie found herself seeking refuge in many unique, bars and cafes hidden throughout 'foggy town'. As the camera roll started to fill, so did her desire to share her experiences with the world, thus leading to blogging. Christie is never one to decline happy hour invitations, brunch dates or Saturday morning market-hopping with the girls!