Brisbane must-see events October

James Street RESORT

RESORT is back for its third installment from October 12 to 15. Take a hike through this year’s urban vacation as we travel headfirst into nature’s own utopia – the James Street National Park. This event celebrates James Street as a creative hub for fashion, lifestyle, art and design influenced by Queensland’s subtropical climate. Each beautiful store has individual offers running on the UP-LATE night (Thursday 13th) including generous discounts, champagne, live music, goodie bags and in-store designer visits. 

BN GIRLS Exhibition & Book Launch

Over the past 12 months, Birsbane babes Dani Marano and Hannah Roche have styled and photographed a series of 27 portraits celebrating creative women throughout Brisbane. Together they have produced a portrait book which features the talented beauties below:

  • Phoebe Paradise
  • Niqui Toldi
  • Patience Hodgson
  • Emily Devers
  • Savannah Van Der Niet
  • Vlada Edirippulige
  • Rachel Burke
  • Mairi Mackinnon
  • Erin Lightfoot
  • Eliza Rogers
  • Jessie Webb
  • Trina Massey
  • Yaseera Moosa
  • Jaala Alex
  • 100% / Chloe Baxter, Grace Stevenson, Lena Molnar
  • Bridie Gillman
  • Bianca Mavrick
  • Wendy Ma
  • Kylie Newton
  • Naomi Blacklock
  • Kitty Danger
  • FOREVR / Sam George-Allen, Kate Mackenzie
  • Elisa Jane Carmichael
  • Jolie Chatfield
  • Laura Patterson
  • Mariam Arcilla
  • Swasthi Iyengar

They are celebrating the release of BNE GIRLS portrait book on the 21st of October at Junky Comics in West End (7-9pm) followed by celebratory drinks at The End bar.  

Valley Fiesta

Valley Fiesta, Brisbane’s free, all-ages festival for music, arts and food, will be held in Fortitude Valley over the weekend of the 28-30 October 2016. Brought to you by Brisbane City Council and now in its 20th year, Valley Fiesta will showcase all of the favourite music events that everyone knows it for.

This years Fiesta will be bigger than ever with more than 50 performers across three main stages, laneway parties, art displays, street parties, world music, food and band competitions.Acts include the likes of:

The Vines, KLP, UV Boi, Harts, Hey Geronimo, These Guy, Jess Kent and many more. 

Summer Ready Detox

With summer looming we are puling all the stops to ensure that summer body is looking better than ever. Along with regular exercise we have a few (delicious) secrets to help us on our way. Brewing your own infused waters and teas has many benefits from digestion to fat burning and immune defense properties – did we mention that there are also delicious!

Make yourself a large jug and sip on it throughout your day for a healthier alternative to regular juice/coffee/energy drinks.

Here are a few super easy recipes to get you started. 

Slimming tea fusion

2 x cups of chilled green tea

2 x cups of filtered water

1 x small handful of fresh mint leaves

1 x fresh lime sliced

2 x cups of Ice

 

Blood sugar & digestion

1 x kiwi fruit peeled and sliced

1 x handful of strawberries slices

½ x cucumber sliced

1 x small handful fresh mint leaves

4 x cups of filtered water

2 x cups of ice

 

Immune defense

1 x lime sliced

1 x lemon sliced

1 x orange sliced

1 x spring of rosemary

4 x cups of water

2 x cups of ice 

Calm your Cravings: Brisbane's Best Sweet Treats for the Young and Carefree

Nodo Donuts – These guy’s products have been lovingly prepared with nothing but good intentions, a focus on health and the best possible, naturally gluten free ingredients so you can spoil yourself guilt free. Who said    

Location: 1 Ella Street, Newstead

     
  
 
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   Chester Street Bakery  – Voted Brisbane’s best place for desert! If you’ve got a tea party organised or a birthday coming up, then this is the place to come if you want to impress or surprise your guests! They’re SO good!   Location:  32A Chester Street, Newstead

 

Chester Street Bakery – Voted Brisbane’s best place for desert! If you’ve got a tea party organised or a birthday coming up, then this is the place to come if you want to impress or surprise your guests! They’re SO good!

Location: 32A Chester Street, Newstead

     
  
 
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     Secrete Trees Coffee -  This is a hidden gem, tucked away in the backstreets of Robertson, serving sweet treats, excellent espresso and out of the ordinary specialty drinks. Their specialty drink is fairy floss suspended over a cup of long black whilst dissolving into your cup! Their milkshakes are also served with a fairy floss top in flavours like lime, caramel, strawberry or vanilla raspberry. YUM!!   Location : 7/17 Barrett St, Robertson

 

Secrete Trees Coffee - This is a hidden gem, tucked away in the backstreets of Robertson, serving sweet treats, excellent espresso and out of the ordinary specialty drinks. Their specialty drink is fairy floss suspended over a cup of long black whilst dissolving into your cup! Their milkshakes are also served with a fairy floss top in flavours like lime, caramel, strawberry or vanilla raspberry. YUM!!

Location: 7/17 Barrett St, Robertson

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     Flourish Superfood Café:  Decked out in a shipping container this amazing   little place will fill you up with the best Acai Bowl in Brisbane! Nestled up James Street, serving nourishing eats like acai bowls, smoothies, juices and raw treats this has to be your go-to for a quick and easy healthy option on the go.    Location:  76 James St, Fortitude Valley

Flourish Superfood Café: Decked out in a shipping container this amazing little place will fill you up with the best Acai Bowl in Brisbane! Nestled up James Street, serving nourishing eats like acai bowls, smoothies, juices and raw treats this has to be your go-to for a quick and easy healthy option on the go. 

Location: 76 James St, Fortitude Valley

Creating the perfect food platter

Seriously delicious (and totally instagrammable) platters are the coolest things right now and we have all the juicy secrets to becoming the ultimate platter queen. This is a great idea to bring some fun to any afternoon event whether it is a cute picnic with your closest girlfriends to bringing some life to your work functions. The trick is to get as creative as possible don't stick to just the basic cheese and crackers add some flowers and feathers to the board, decorate it like crazy! We guarantee you this will be a whole lot of delicious fun!

Shopping List:

  • Cheese cheese cheese- find a variety of cheeses that not only taste different but also don't look alike!!
  • Delicious colourful dips
  • Crackers
  • Fruits- Strawberries, grapes, figs, blueberries and passion fruit
  • Nuts- we go nuts for cashews and almonds!
  • Anything yummy and colourful!

Time to decorate:

  • Locate a huge wooden board to place all your goodies onto.
  • Make it look as organic as possible! This will help you achieve that earthy fresh look that all great platters have.
  • Throw those plastic containers away and find some cute and colourful bowls to hold all your goodies in.
  • Pick some fresh flowers from the garden to decorate, find a gorgeous blanket to place your platter on and get those phones of ready to Instagram!