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.
Local Artisan | Jacqui Toumbas
It's fashion season, and to keep your energy and sustenance up while you shop we've come across one of Brisbane's tastiest healthy snacks! Mark your calendars from the 7th-10th of June for the Best of Brisbane Style & Design Market! To prepare you for what's to come we've met with Jacqui Toumbas, the creator behind Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen and Miss Bliss Treats, who will be showcasing their delectable treats, and wholefood goodness. Make sure to head over to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre to check out their tantalizing treats
Meet Kellie Power
The Good Guide is here to celebrate local is lovely. What makes a place so unique is her people, and this lovely local lady is blending luxury and style into Brisbane like no other at Salon Blend!
She's passionate, she's creative, and she's the brilliant Beauty Therapist you've been looking for forever. Hello world, it's time to meet the wonderful Kellie Power!
Don't Die, Now
Well it’s Sunday afternoon and you could swear there’s scratch in your throat. No, a tear, a tear that will leave you completely incapable of going to work tomorrow. Is it plague? Not sure, but here’s the cure.
Brisbane & GC Must-See Highlights
6 Continents, 71 Nations, 6,600 athletes and team officials.
It has been almost seven years of waiting, and it is finally here. I hope you’re ready for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.
If you prefer to do things ‘hunger’ games style, consider this your Capitol; festivals in both Brisbane and Gold Coasts hub’s will offer food beyond your wildest dreams.
With only a few days left before the Games officially begin, and an array of exciting and new things to look at across the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, let this small guide of highlights give you an idea of some kickass things to come.
This is going to be epic. Let the games begin…
Always better together
We're well into the month of February (holy crap) which means more and more events are popping up as the year progresses. Foodie feasts, social gatherings, new openings and must-do calendar celebrations - our diaries are filling up quicker then our stomachs at an all-you-can-eat dumpling buffet. This week, we've listed a few things that would make for great date nights, and whether you're with the gals, lads or lovers, we think there's something suitable for every relationship.
New Year, Same Me
Hello 2018, we are ready for you. Our resolution lists have been made and they feature an array of goals including eating anything and everything that comes our way, getting our #fitspo on, enjoying more LOL moments, living life to the fullest and, the list goes on and on. So, it's basically exactly the same as what we had written down last year. You know what they say - if it ain't broke don't fix it, right? New year, same us! We're always hungry, thirsty and feeling adventurous and if there's one thing Brisbane knows how to do, it's to let the good times roll. We've listed a few low-key events to help ease our way into the new year..
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)...
ADULT HIP HOP DANCE CLASSES
Beginner hip hop and street dance classes for adults in a no-mirror, dim lights and judgement-free zone. Get out of your head and into your body this summer with groove classes held every Monday, 630pm at Latvian Hall, Woolloongabba.
How To Be Unstoppably Fit This Summer
Function Well has a holistic approach to fitness through our unique and specialized zones. To help you get in the best shape of your life this Summer we have a new 30 Day Unstoppably Fit 30 Day Intensive online training platform available to anyone, anywhere in the world to experience our 360 degree approach to fitness to have you performing at your peak in and out of the gym.
Brisbane's hottest locations
Spring is almost gone and Summer arriving - it's time to get outside again! We've compiled a list of some fun activities and locations to visit in Brisbane this season!
Balance is the key to everything
One of the hardest things to do in life is learning how to balance, well, our lives. We need to eat, but we also need to exercise, we like staying out late but we also love an early rise. In this weeks Word On The Street we've covered activities that'll keep you going from morning to night. It's all about the three F's - Food, Fun & Fitness.
Your Unique Guide to Father's Day
Rather than sticking to the classic cologne or shaving set option this Fathers Day, we’ve given you a list of fun out-of-the-box ideas that will suit every dad type!
3 Top Retreats to Refill, Restore and Recharge
As we continually get busier in our everyday lives, it's easy to forget to recharge our batteries from the inside out. I have the pleasure of sharing with you, three of my favourite places in Brisbane (and beyond) where I go to get my batteries refilled. Check them out for yourself and you will be kicking goals in all aspects of your life again.
All in a minds workout
Making the pledge to join a gym or fitness group is pretty exciting. Your hopes are high and you're ready to take on the healthy world #fitspo. Our positive attitude towards exercising can be quickly diminished as you begin the actual workout though. Who the bloody hell invented the burpee and why can't I walk anymore? Some of the aches and pains we endure seem to be very unnatural and the amount of internal verbal abuse we've given our trainers, fitness buddies and exercise equipment is outrageous. It's safe to say if you could hear our thoughts we would be deemed the devil. It's a good thing people can't read our minds though, right?