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My WeekendNotes - 77
Spotlight
Venturing out to the Emporium Hotel is always a treat. It's lush, opulent surrounds not only set the benchmark for bout... [more]
01/06/2017 - 30/06/2017
Christmas in Brisbane – is there anything that could top that? Maybe free Christmas events in Brisbane? My young fam... [more]
09/12/2016 - 18/12/2016
Have you ever wanted to try yoga but not known where to start? Or afraid that everyone already knows the difference bet... [more]
I have to confess, before taking on this project, I didn't know a lot about reformer Pilates. Sure, I had done some mat... [more]
The newest burger chain to open its doors in Brisbane is Ribs and Burgers. Located opposite the Gabba in the new and ver... [more]
There is something particular wonderful about French cinema. The subtly, the eloquence and the all-round essence of 'Fr... [more]
11/03/2016 - 03/04/2016
"Wine is bottled poetry". If Robert Louis Stevenson is right, Friday evening at Gem Appelle Designs will see the poetry... [more]
29/01/2016
I was invited by the wonderful people at Hands On Brisbane to come along to one of their well-patronised workshops. In ... [more]
30/08/2015
This play is gripping, engaging and is uncomfortably applicable to today, as it unwinds around its 4 central characters ... [more]
21/05/2015 - 23/05/2015
Who knew there could be so much to learn about coffee? Not me, that was for certain. As a long-time lover of coffee, I n... [more]
So just what is Ruckus Slam I hear you ask? For the uninitiated (like myself) it's kind of like an open mike night for o... [more]
27/05/2015
Stretch Yoga has definitely found its niche. Based in Albert St in the heart of the CBD, this small, funky studio caters... [more]
XBody EMS training is a fitness system that has recently been launched in Australia. I was invited along by personal tra... [more]
Boggo Road Gaol was one of Australia's most notorious prisons with an incredibly interesting, if somewhat macabre, histo... [more]
There is no denying it, Sven Swenson's new offering of Dangerfield Park is a confronting piece of theatre. It is confro... [more]
21/10/2014 - 05/11/2014
Choya may not yet be a household name in Australia, but this year sees them celebrating their 100th anniversary. Choya ... [more]
If the string of awards are anything to go by, Golden Buddha is clearly one of Brisbane's best Thai restaurants. Open 7... [more]
Puddin' & Pie is one of those places that I have visited recently and wondered why on earth I hadn't visited before. Th... [more]
Sabre, Mirage, Caribou, Sioux, Boston Bomber, the iconic F111's – what do these things all have in common? They are air... [more]
With a long string of awards, The Golden Buddha has long been held as one of Brisbane's best Thai restaurants. But they ... [more]
What is better than a huge, well-equipped, new playground suitable to children of all ages and abilities? Why, it is a ... [more]
Sing like no one is listening, dance like no one is watching... or so the saying goes. Dance? In public? In front of rea... [more]
It's hard to find that type of Italian restaurant you used to frequent with your family as a child. You know the one – ... [more]
What is an 'Hero'? The answer, according to my online dictionary is - someone with distinguished courage or abilities, ... [more]
13/10/2013
Our Haus has more school holiday fun planned for the Spring holidays with Pizza Making Parties running over the 2 weeks ... [more]
24/09/2012 - 05/10/2012
I have been fortunate enough in my life to see some amazing productions at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. Peeri... [more]
26/09/2012 - 03/10/2012
Neal Macrossan Playground is a little playground tucked away opposite Suncorp Stadium in Milton. Commonly known in our ... [more]
There's a great new little cafe in Hawthorne called Bungalow 4171. 'Little' is the operative word - the only catch is du... [more]
The Everton Park Hotel is not just another club. Sure it has the bistro meals with the obligatory Chicken Parmigiana se... [more]
Our Haus is a cafe for everyone - especially during the school holidays when they run specialist kids programs. Imagine ... [more]
25/06/2012 - 06/07/2012
Café L'Arte is under new ownership. Phil Lancaster has bought the Hawthorne café and is planning its rejuvenation. Watch... [more]
As a mother to three little ones - two of whom can't yet crawl or walk, I am often in search of two important things in ... [more]
Sometimes it is nice to treat yourself. Really treat yourself. And that is exactly what you'll be doing when you visit 1... [more]
Westfield Carindale Stage 1 Development Calling all shop-a-holics. It's here. Westfield's Carindale Stage 1 Develo... [more]
I first found Urban Harmony when I was searching for the perfect present for a friend's new baby. I wanted something bou... [more]
It's raining. Again. The kids are starting to climb the walls and you are contemplating doing away with a small child ... [more]
 
The 29th Alliance Francais Film Festival opened in Brisbane again on the 8th March with the magnifique, C'est La Vie. It... [more]
08/03/2018 - 04/04/2018
Best known for his award-winning writing on West Wing, Aaron Sorkin turns his hand to directing for his debut feature, M... [more]
The movie, Chicken Run, is mildly absurd and very funny. The film, released in 2000, focuses on a group of chickens head... [more]
11/11/2017
Be inspired to be the best you can be! The Fitness Show 2017 is on this weekend at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibiti... [more]
21/10/2017 - 22/10/2017
It's more than likely even if you haven't heard of David 'Avocado' Wolfe, that you've seen one of his memes. His is the... [more]
16/03/2017 - 18/03/2017
Enjoy an evening out listening to a variety of wonderful music while helping to support an amazing charity. World cla... [more]
25/02/2017
Term 3 is done and the Spring holidays are here! Take advantage of Brisbane's perfect climate at this time of year and ... [more]
What do soccer, ballet and beach craft have in common? They are just some of the activities planned for Southbank's Lit... [more]
04/02/2016 - 24/03/2016
What is the only thing better than watching a brilliant Australian film? Watching a brilliant Australian film for the w... [more]
28/11/2015
As you can probably glean from my previous article, I am already a big fan of Stretch Yoga, and their Albert St Studio i... [more]
10/09/2015
Here in Brisbane, we are so lucky to attract some amazing artists and performances, and now we are privy to one of the b... [more]
10/09/2015 - 11/09/2015
A beautiful Brisbane spring morning, craft beers, boutique wines and gourmet food accompanied by some chilled tunes - wh... [more]
05/09/2015
If you like coffee, you need to acquaint yourself with the guys at Bean Brewding. They hold monthly tours that educate,... [more]
20/06/2015
Indimex is turning 1 May and for the whole month of May, celebrations are well and truly under-way. You could be ... [more]
01/05/2015 - 31/05/2015
Mummy's Wish is such a wonderful organisation, it's almost criminal not to go to this year's fundraiser ball. On May 9, ... [more]
09/05/2015
Academy Award winning Scottish director, Kevin MacDonald delivers again with his latest thriller. Black Sea is a perfec... [more]
School is about to start again for the year which means that Ginger Sport's regular weekly soccer program is about to ki... [more]
Apart from glamour, what do the costumes of Fred Astaire, Julie Andrews, Grace Kelly and Marlon Brando have in common? T... [more]
22/11/2014 - 26/05/2015
Delightfully weird and amusingly terrifying is the best way I can think to describe Kevin Smith's new film, Tusk, after ... [more]
The Bird's Nest Restaurant is a small yakitori restaurant and bar nestled on Melbourne St on the South Brisbane/West End... [more]
Have you ever found a jewel under your very own feet? Or more aptly, a small, green jewel in your own backyard? That w... [more]
King Country has something for everyone. The name itself gives little away and belies a hidden host of wonders. It has ... [more]
What is better than helping to save and better the lives of people in Brisbane? Perhaps helping to fund the clinical re... [more]
21/07/2013
Sundays are always a bit special at the Glen Hotel and Mother's Day is even more special than most, when the Glen Hotel ... [more]
12/05/2013
It's always a treat when you find a place that caters as well for children as it does the adults. The Deck at the Glen H... [more]
Glindeman Park is a surprisingly good park for kids of all ages. I say surprising because it is nestled alongside two m... [more]
I had an unexpectedly good find the other day. I was looking for a family-friendly restaurant for lunch with my family ... [more]
Attention chocolate lovers and purveyors of all things sweet, this is an important announcement - Max Brenner's Chocola... [more]
I'm sure you know many beauty myths that have been dispelled - things like you don't need to wear sunscreen on a cloudy ... [more]
If you saw me today, you might notice something different about me - fresher looking, less tired around the eyes, skin m... [more]
Boulangerie. Patisserie. Two delicious sounding words to describe delicious tasting breads and pastries. Cream on Cav... [more]
Attention all coffee drinkers - I've found it now. The easiest, most painless, and certainly most convenient way to gra... [more]
I walked in to Stephanie's Urban Spa a jangle of nerves - thoughts of shopping lists, chemist visits, other chores to be... [more]
When the cold weather hits, there is little better than a nice, warm bowl of hearty soup. Whether you want to have a li... [more]
There are a few things that I think can differentiate a good cafe from a truly great one. For me that not only includes... [more]
Mark it in your diaries. Saturday May 12th - the Corso Street Party is back for its second year. The street party... [more]
Being a new mum is hard - sleepless nights, an endless stream of dirty nappies, feeding, spending an hour putting li... [more]
Everyone talks about their favourite films, but what are the worst films you've seen? You know, the sort of film you fi... [more]
We all know the famous parks around Brisbane - New Farm, the Rocket Ship park at Carindale Recreational Reserve, Southba... [more]
When is a cafe not just a cafe? When it's also a children's boutique shop - or plant nursery and florist - or carwash -... [more]
It is hard to imagine anything quite as whimsical as flying a kite. Since the delightful idleness of the ditty in "Mary... [more]