Get ready for picnic weather – our top 5 spots

It’s picnic weather Brisbane! We adore the moment when the weather turns from hot and sticky to slightly overcast and a little rain comes through to cool everything down and the gardens become alive again – hello lush green grass and sweet smelling roses. But where to from here? We’ve listed a few of our…

Seasonal Flavours Winter Edition this weekend

We love early market days in the winter when the line for coffee and croissants are a little competitive, cute Insta worthy dogs are sporting puffy jackets and the boyfriend keeps you ultra warm with cuddles. Next up for us is the Milton Farmers Markets who are holding their Seasonal Flavours Winter Edition this Sunday.…

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5 goodies to freeze this weekend

Loving these 30 degrees days in Brissie right now? We’ll get you prepped for a summer like weekend with our top five goodies to pop in the freezer. 1. Watermelon cubes make for an epic treat when you’re after an ice cold sugar hit! Have kiwi fruit laying around? Use an ice block mould and…

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New vantage point for Brisbane Riverfire

480 Queen Street is encouraging Brisbane to join them for riverfire this year. A public park area on level 4, The Parkland, is the perfect place to take the family and spy a fab view of the fireworks. The Parkland provides views of the Brisbane River, Story Bridge and on to St. John’s Cathedral. The…

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Eat and stay where the hip kids play at QT Gold Coast

Get the party started with QT Gold Coast’s ultra funky King Suits, and glamorous bar and restaurant by the ocean.   The beach pop inspired QT Gold Coast highlights the colour and funk of Surfers Paradise with a Californian vibe from pinup pics in the lifts and beach-bod themed high tea’s to 70s air hostess…

The Port | Sydney

Brisbane Weekender brings you the simple guide to enjoying Darling Harbour’s most picturesque sundowner. Step 1. Arrive at The Port- a beautiful rustic and beach style lounge in the heart of Sydney’s iconic riverside. Their outdoor seating is optimum for sinkable leisurely lounging, waterfront views and people gazing. Step 2. Closely study their cocktail menu.…

A fresh Beer for summer at Burleigh Brewing Co

Burleigh Brewing Co’s new tropical pale ale, appropriately named Twisted Palm, made its debut this week at Johnny Ringo’s.  The Pale Ale reminds one of summer nights relaxing on the deck of an old breezy Queenslander with good friends and even better music. With hints of orange, mango, and papaya it goes down easily making…

The Taste of Mexico launch night at Zambrero

It was a night of celebration at Zambrero for the launch of the new black rice tortilla, part of the power burrito range. This ‘superfoods’ tortilla that Zambrero have released as part of their new menu was healthy, got the taste buds excited, and filled the belly. The official Brisbane launch party at Buranda brought…

Schnitzels by the river at Hofer and Frei

Hofer & Frei, German for schnitzel and espresso, have opened their doors in the Brisbane CBD and boy does it deliver (literally and figuratively)!  The cafe has food for all moods and appetites, whether its cheat day, or you don’t give a schnitz.  Offering a delightful spread, you can feast on big and beautiful thick…

5 must have recipes for tropical Summer juices

1. Coconut Juice Coconuts are on trend, and what better way to show off the flavour then in a groovy juice recipe. Ingredients:  1 cucumber  1 cup of spinach  1 avocado  ½ coconut milk  1 tablespoon of virgin organic coconut oil  Juice of lime or lemon 2. Pink Paradise…

Guilt-free desserts in Brisbane

We all have a sweet tooth, and sometimes temptation takes over. Have no fear, Brisbane Weekender has found the top six guilt-free desserts across this fabulous city!  Southside Pure Simplicity at Mt Gravatt have an array of yummy treats that are guaranteed to not leave you feeling guilty about gobbling down more than one! They…