Top 5: Love Your Bookshop!

It's Love Your Bookshop Day, so here's a list of my top five indie bookstores (in alphabetical order, because I love them all equally). Avid Reader & Where the Wild Things Are 191 & 193 Boundary Street, West End One of the first Brisbane businesses I fell in love with, Avid Reader is a Brisbane... Continue Reading →

Shop Local: Scenic Rim Farm Box

A group of local producers, supported by the Scenic Rim Regional Council, have launched Scenic Rim Farm Box, a new ‘farm to you’ home delivery business which will deliver the region’s best produce, products, wine and beer to your front door – making it easy to eat local every week. The first boxes are expected... Continue Reading →

Shop Local – Things for your home

In these tough times, most of us are spending a lot (A LOT) more time at home than we normally would, working from home and self-isolating, trying to strike a balance and find a new normal. The Brisbane creatives listed below make beautiful things for your home - I personally enjoy collecting and purchasing things... Continue Reading →

Shop Local – Tea & Coffee

I was surprised to find how much I missed going and sitting at a cafe for a pot of tea or a cup of coffee once we weren't allowed to do so anymore. In addition to supporting your local cafes where you can by buying takeaway, bring the brewing experience of your favourite tea and... Continue Reading →

Shop Local – Fashion, Apparel & Accessories

A few of my favourite brands and creatives making glorious fashion, apparel, and accessories in Brisbane! If you love being able to wear the art you invest in (especially small batch, unique, and one-off pieces), this list might be a good place to start. Shibuya Moon I’ve amassed quite a collection of beautiful Shibuya Moon... Continue Reading →

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 →

Five Faves: Op Shop Hot Spots

I first moved to Brisbane as a student, which meant budget limitations on my spending. I loved (and still) discovering the city's op-shops, rummaging through shelves or on racks to find an unusual outfit, a new book, a statement jewellery piece, or even something new for my apartment. Most of my favourite clothes have been... Continue Reading →

Shop Local: International Women’s Day

International Women's Day is March 8, and so I'd like to take a moment to celebrate all the incredible female-identifying creatives that work in our city. I've made a little list of some of my favourites below - I own pieces from some of them and can only dream of owning pieces from others, for... Continue Reading →

Top 5: Love Your Bookshop!

We’ve compiled a list of our top five indie bookstores (in alphabetical order, because we love them all equally). Let us know if we missed your favourite!AVID READER West End, Boundary St This beautiful store is a Brisbane institution, with regular events with authors, literary salons and opportunities for emerging writers to read their work,... Continue Reading →

WS Workshop

Where? 9 Hynes Street, Fortitude Valley During one of Brisbane's few wintry days of this year, I was drawn into WS Workshop by a warm handshake from manager Lachlan and the enticing smell of WSw001. The unisex fragrance blends cedar, sandalwood and Brazilian rosewood, and is one of the business' "life essentials"- a range of... Continue Reading →

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