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 →

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 →

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