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 1: Buying Secondhand

In a world where many aspects of our lives, and especially the holiday season, are increasingly commercialised, focused on consumption and the importance of buying rather than the importance of giving, I think it is more important than ever to consider what, where, and how we are buying things for the people that we love... 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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