Rest, Relax, Reglam!
When was the last time you got some R&R? Some real me-time? Some high-quality pampering that you deserve? We’re way past halfway into the year and it sure has been a whirlwind! With the chilly weather and the days getting shorter, our schedules are heating up and become more fast-paced than ever – exhausting, much?! It’s time to take a break and lucky for you, we’ve got a list of the best places to get the rest and relaxation you deserve!
It must be love..
It's true what they say; love comes in all shapes and forms. Our greatest love is food (obviously) but, we also love being preened & pampered, we love giving our support to a good cause, we love music, socialising and trying new things and, most of all, we love LOVE. Whether your heart beats faster for another human or, a delicious bubbly beverage gives you the warm and fuzzies, we bet you'll find something lovely to do with someone you love in Brisbane over the next few weeks. Why not get the blood pumping at these exciting events...
Hats, Fascinators, Bridal Wear...
Everyone's favourite F word, fashion. Travelling stylist and headwear designer, Helena Maalouf, lives and breathes fashion.
Get Pampered Right
What’s better than getting pampered at a beauty salon? Getting pampered with champagne and gin of course.
Mondays are the new Saturdays
Do you tend to suffer from the Sunday blues or Monday-itis? Well, we've found these temporary illnesses can easily be cured, and that's by pretending those days don't exist. Whether you work in the hospitality industry and weekends are imaginary or you work the average 9 - 5, there's so much happening around the clock in Brisbane, you never have to miss out on anything. Perhaps a sneaky Sunday banquet is just what the doctor ordered, or maybe a 2 for 1 pizza deal is the antidote you're looking for. Whether you find chilling out with a drink the ultimate relaxation or prefer kicking back at the movies, we've come up with a few ways to start your week right. Monday's are the new Saturday's after all..
All you need is LOVE (& presents)
Wondering what to get that special someone this Valentine’s Day? Here’s gift ideas and unique experiences to show someone you care this V Day. Make your heart (& theirs) beat faster or miss a beat. Be inspired! #JustHaveFun #MakeEverydayValentinesDay
Love is in the air
Roses are red, violets are blue, this Valentine’s Day is just for you (and bae) *wink wink
Single and ready to mingle? Or coupled up and feeling the love? Whatever box you tick, we give you a Valentines Guide Nicholas Sparks would be proud of. Whether you want to indulge your sweetheart on February 14, KISS (keep it simple) or go solo and let Cupid work his magic … Here at The Good Guide we want to you to have a fabulous V Day whatever your style. Here is the best of the best, which will be sure to impress!
*Valentine’s Day boycotters you haven’t been forgotten. We’ve got a little somethin' somethin' in here for you as well!
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)...
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Whether you have an appreciation for amazing art, raw talent, fine foods, modern beauty or good-looking cocktails, we've got something for you in this weeks Word On The Street. Every now and then we need to slow it down, breathe, take in our surroundings and live in the moment - that moment may include being completely captivated by unique paintings or it may involve an intimate dinner with your closest pals - whatever it is, don't forget to tune in to those good feelings. Here are a few places you can go to ignite your senses this week..
What a time to be alive
Uptown, downtown, turn the beat around town, there's no stopping to the sound of the Brisbane City beat. This week we're hip hopping and beat bopping to the arrival of new live music venues, picture perfect bars, pop-ups and of course, the return of our favourite folky festival. Silly season is well under way with lively events popping up here, there and everywhere from now until the new year.
13 Kick-Ass Ways To Spend This Years Tax Refund
Those four little words get our blood pumping - End Of Financial Year (aka tax return time). Our thoughts race as we try to decide what to spend our refunds on. Holiday? Bills? Giant inflatable swan? The list of possibilities is endless..
Long Hair Don't Care
Some say a hairstyle can make or break your look. Those who do, clearly aren't cursed with the 'bad hair day' gene. If you're one of those people who's hair wont grow past your shoulders, breaks off into the wind every time there's a light gust or is flatter then an A4 sheet of paper - hair extensions could be just the thing for you. Studio Ash Hair are experts in hair care and specialise in ‘Great Lengths’ extensions. Aside from turning you into Rapunzel, hair extensions do so much more for you, and your locks.
Love is in the air, hair and everywhere | Brisbane Edition
Wondering what to get that special someone? Could that special someone be you? Single, taken or just ready to mingle? Here’s gift ideas, unique experiences, free and creative ways to show someone you care and healthy options. Make your heart beat faster or miss a beat. It’s a choose your own adventure style Valentine’s day…. be inspired! #JustHaveFun #MakeEverydayValentinesDay #LoveIs
9 Top Trends by Studio Ash Hair
Wondering what to do with your luscious locks this Summer? Time for a change? Want to know this seasons hottest trends? Well, we get the low down from one of Brisbane’s best and most respected stalons, the one and only Phillip Lagoinha and Tracey Dunne from Studio Ash Hair.
Meet Phillip Lagoinha
The Good Guide is here to celebrate local is lovely. What makes a place so unique is her people. We get behind Teneriffe’s iconic salon Studio Ash Hair, and meet the stylish and very fabulous Phillip Lagoinha to see what drives him, his favourite Brisbane places and what his life philosophy is.