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HOT GIVEAWAY: Enrich Brisbane

Towards the end of this month, Brisbane will play host (for the first time in fact) to a festival of sorts, celebrating food, wine, coffee, the outdoors and lifestyle in general.   Enrich Brisbane is an innovative, interactive showcase that steps outside the boundaries of your typical ‘food and wine’ expo by incorporating a whole lifestyle […]

HOT – Urban Bloom Floral Delivery Service

Here’s something a little different – no coffees, vialis 40mg no cakes, no booze or burgers.  Instead, it’s a review on a local, home grown subscription based floral delivery service.  Urban Bloom is bringing sexy back to homes and boardrooms alike in the Brisbane city and surrounding suburban areas; from small arrangements as a beautiful […]

HOT – Jan Powers Farmers Markets – Logan Rd, Stones Corner.

Jan Powers has taken a leap of faith and brought her farmers markets to the quirky Logan Rd strip in Stones Corner – otherwise home to a few hit ‘n miss cafes and clothing shops alike, store plenty of empty run down stores and a mish-mash of people from all walks of life. Stones Corner […]

HOT – Beautiful Noise (Brisbane Festival 2011) – Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

If you haven’t noticed, check Brisbane’s putting on a bit of show at the moment!  Kicked off with RiverFire last weekend and now in full swing with nightly laser shows, cultural events, music, dancing, drinking….the list goes on.  One of the many performances on the agenda for Brisbane Festival 2011 is Beautiful Noise, playing at the purpose […]

HOT – Surrealism Up Late – Gallery of Modern Art, South Brisbane.

Squishy eye balls, phallic imagery, animalistic tendencies….just a few of the key words and imagery that come to mind when I recall my evening at the Surrealism:  The Poetry of Dreams exhibition, currently on show at the Gallery of Modern Art. Thanks to Brisbane Marketing, I was given the opportunity to explore and grow the […]

HOT – Stone and Metal – Shop 3/60 James St (Cnr Arthur St), Fortitude Valley

From June 2nd to 9th, sildenafil James St businesses will kick things up a notch in with a cool, new local project which sees the showcasing of contemporary art within the design and retail stores that reside on the funky strip. One of the participating retailers is the ultra cool and seriously original Stone and […]

HOT: The French Corner – 240 Enogerra Rd, Newmarket

When it comes to interior decorating, ask I haven’t got a creative bone in my body and am useless at visualising how colours palettes of walls, floors, furniture etc can be harmonious.  One thing I know however, is that MM and I are in need of a kick-arse, bold, make-a-statement mirror for the dining room […]

HOT: Little Jane St – 5C Winn St, Fortitude Valley

Little Jane St is brainchild of the lovely Alarna Zinn. Having spent the last few years selling her gorgeous paper wares through her online store as well as third-party stores around the country, price shoppers can now get their hands on Alarna’s lovely products at her very own Brisbane store.   Alarna has packed a […]

HOT: CycleStyle – Stylish clothing and accessories for the urban cyclist

I have never written an advertorial on the blog, but in this instance I am going to make an exception. Why? Because CycleStyle is my business :–) That’s right – while you’ve all been reading about my eating, drinking and shopping exploits, I’ve been establishing a little business on the side and I think it’s […]

HOT: Ron Mueck, Gallery of Modern Art, Southbank

Ron Mueck is a Melbourne-born London-based sculptor who first made a name for himself on the international art scene through the notorious Sensation exhibition of young British artists held by Charles Saatchi in 1997 (which also included the now-famous works of Damien Hurst and Tracy Emin). Mueck also represented Australia at the 2001 Venice Biennale. […]

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