5 Things To Do in Brisbane In August


01 August, 2015

Winn Lane Fashion and Record Market: 1 August at Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley
If you're in Brisbane and reading this know that you only have a small window of time to make it to the Winn Lane Fashion and Record Market that's on today. TODAY! UNTIL 2PM! GET MOVING! There will be record pop ups from A Love Supreme and Phase 4, a cafe pop up from Alphabet Cafe, as well as your regular Winn Lane tenants.

Royal Queensland Show (Ekka): 7-16 August at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds
The Ekka is a Brisbane institution. While the grounds are undergoing major changes, some things never change. Like the taste of the strawberry sundaes, the dizzying commotion of Sideshow Alley, painstakingly deciding which show bags to buy (always the Bertie Beetle bag). The only downside is the ticket prices. I miss the days where I used to get in for free (being a band nerd in high school had some perks, okay?)

PITPASS exhibition by Savannah Van der Niet: 8-16 August at Jet Black Cat Music, West End
Savannah Van der Niet is a Brisbane-based photographer who works predominantly in the field of 35mm film. She has been an official photographer for Splendour in the Grass and Laneway festivals so chances are you might already be familiar with her work. PITPASS encompasses live photography and previously unreleased press shots and and festival photos.

Mater Breast Ever Brunch: 21 August
What's better than brunching? Brunching for a cause, that's what. Get together a bunch of friends or workmates and hold a brunch to raise funds for Mater's Chicks in Pink charity. While the main date is advertised as being the 21st of August, you can pick any day in August instead to hold your brunch.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane: 23-28 August at various locations
MBFF Brisbane celebrates it's 10th anniversary this year. Events range from your standard group runway shows to high teas and Q&A sessions. My picks would be the Fleet Fashion Boutique, which will stock the works of QUT students and alumni, and the NEXT Hotel Next Gen group show.

JORD Wood Watch


30 July, 2015

JORD watch
If there's one accessory that I can't *live without* it's a watch. I wear them on a daily basis and I have a few that I keep on rotation. Now I've added one of these beautiful wood watches into the mix courtesy of JORD. I'm a big fan of natural timber finishes (mostly on furniture but I guess I can add accessories to that list now too) and I couldn't go past this maple timepiece. I was a bit worried about a wood watch being on the clunky side but the Ely design is quite classic and understated. It's perfect for adding a touch of warmth to an outfit and I'm loving teaming it with chunky knit sweaters for winter. I've paired it here with some other handy (boom-tish) favourites including Kester Black nude nail polish and Aesop's Resurrection Aromatique hand balm. The eye clutch is by Falconwright, who I was sad to find out had shut up shop earlier this year.

DIY Quartz Topped Container


27 July, 2015

Quartz Topped Container
I'm a collector, and I'm pretty sure it's in my DNA to collect minerals or anything that comes from the earth. My grandma had a massive collection of shells and coral, my dad collected rocks (because geology), and I collect all of the shells/coral/crystal things. In most cases they just end up gathering dust on a shelf so I thought I could come up with some other way to put them on display. The end result was this easy quartz-topped container. Perfect for storing an assortment of objects, or maybe even more crystals.

Miss Bee Providore


18 July, 2015

Miss Bee Providore
It has been almost a year since my trip to Indonesia but I never finished putting up my travel photos. So I thought I should finally get around to that. Better late than never, right? Since my trip mostly consisted of finding all of the cute cafes and eating all of the things, a lot of my photos are of such discoveries. One of my favourite places was Miss Bee Providore in Bandung, Indonesia. I mean, just look at that cute yellow coffee machine. Doesn't it instantly cheer you up? There are two parts to Miss Bee - the glass house which houses part of the cafe and a more traditional looking building which has cafe seating and a small shop selling homewares and foods like nut butters (which are hard to come by in Indonesia). The food here is a mix of Asian and Western cuisine and from memory I had a pretty tasty burger and zucchini fries. The coffee and fresh juices here were good too. Also, as soon as I left I realised I had my camera set to a high ISO so all my photos are a bit blergh ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

Stripes & Suede


15 July, 2015

Stripes are a staple in my wardrobe but they're mostly limited to t-shirts and jumpers. However, I've finally added a striped dress into the mix, care of boohoo.com, and it's already on high rotation in my wardrobe. I've teamed it here with a super soft suedette jacket which I think is a neat alternative to the ubiquitous denim jacket. A slouchy grey backpack (my backpack collection is steadily growing), wide-brimmed straw hat and my ever faithful Roshe Runs make for a casual weekend-ready look.