Shop Local – Stay Connected

As much as we are all trying to stay abreast of what is happening in the world at the moment, it's eve more important to stay connected to the people and things we love, and that make us feel good. Lots of local people and organisations have wonderful online initiatives going (many of them free).... Continue Reading →

Shop Local – Create @ Home

Many of us are now self-isolating at home, possibly with much more time on our hands than usual. Getting creative, whether it is picking up an old hobby again or trying out a new one, can help us to feel more relaxed, productive, and focused. Personally, I've returned to a half-finished crochet project with new... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 10: Christmas Drinks

There’s always plenty of champagne and six packs in our family fridge for Christmas (and usually heaps left over for New Year’s celebrations) but here are some local tipples you might like to bring home to the family this year. Cheers! Newstead Brewing Co 85 Doggett St, Newstead & 67 Castlemaine St, Milton Beginning in... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 9: For the Home

For art you can eat off, drink from, or hang on the walls to admire every day, look no further than the brilliant Brisbane artists below! Bonnie Hislop Shop 5 California Lane, Fortitude Valley A Brisbane-based creative with a focus on ceramics, Bonnie creates functional works of art which are meticulously hand built and painted... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 8: Kids and Furbabies

Locally made gifts and goodies for the children in your family, whether they be two-legged, four-legged, or otherwise! Works at Play A small family business based in Brisbane, Works at Play was started by Early Childhood Teacher and mum of 3 Melissa, who is passionate about children learning through play and started building play furniture... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 6: For the chocoholics

Eating chocolate on Christmas morning has become one of those accidental traditions in our household - check out these locally made chocolate treats for your sweet tooth! Noosa Chocolate Factory My favourite CBD chocolate fix! They have vegan and gluten free options (although sadly the rocky road is no longer vegan) and their products are... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 4: Plants & Green Things

Celebrate an evergreen Aussie Christmas with living gifts that will keep on giving for years to come, for the green thumbs and plant mums in your life. The Succy Bunch A boutique, family-run online succulent store, The Succy Bunch provide next-day gift delivery of cactus and succulent arrangements to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. They... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 3: Jewellery

‘Tis the season where everything sparkles! Check out these local creators of lovely jewellery: Shibuya Moon If you’ve been following me in the past year, you’ll know I’ve amassed quite a collection of beautiful Shibuya Moon creations! Designed and made in Brisbane by designer and illustrator Tiffany Atkin, Shibuya Moon pieces are “inspired by vintage... Continue Reading →

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