Self Love Movement grows in Brisbane

Self Love Movement event

ASHLEE STENNER Alana Arvantis is a self love guru. Joyful and dedicated, she works to spread the message of self love, acceptance and empowerment to women across the nation. As founder of the Self Love Movement, Ms Arvantis has cultivated a … [Read more...]

Healthy habits key to weight-loss

JORDAN QUINN A Gold Coast-based weight-loss program aims to revolutionise the health and fitness industry by not focusing on diets and training, but through building new mental habits. Launched in August, Sum Sanos - ‘I am Healthy’ in Latin - is … [Read more...]

Video rental stores face final curtain

MADDISON MANGAN Before there were online streaming services, such as Netflix and Stan, the only way people could enjoy films from home was by visiting your local video store. With online streaming now ubiquitous, videos stores have suffered – but … [Read more...]

The price of a pretty face

JORDI WOOD There's a good living in good looks, or is there? Gold Coast’s Insta-famous discuss the reality of investing in social media and what they earn from online fame. From fitness to modelling to travel -- young, beautiful Instagram … [Read more...]

Pottery coffee cups target sustainability

Renton Bishopric with his ceramic coffee cups

GRACE HOLGATE With single use plastic bags out of circulation, it seems like only a matter of time before disposable coffee cups become the next target on the road to environmental sustainability. And with good reason. Each year an … [Read more...]

Dog owners connect at Paws and Pizzazz

BY BRIANNA MORRIS-GRANT Paws and Pizzazz has brought Gold Coast dog owners together for a second year. Hundreds of residents and their furry friends gathered at Sanctuary Cove's Marine Village last weekend to enjoy puppaccinos, designer collars … [Read more...]

Green living a hit for Botanical Bazaar

BY BRIANNA MORRIS-GRANT Gold Coasters will embrace their green side as Botanical Bazaar touches down in Nerang for a fourth year. More than 100 stalls, art exhibits and family activities will be available at the garden festival, which showcases … [Read more...]

Volunteers build networks during festival season

Brisbane Festival volunteer coordinator Zac Reimers

ASHLEE STENNER No one knows the importance of networking more than volunteer veteran turned Brisbane Festival volunteer organiser, Zac Reimers.  Mr Reimers spent six years volunteering in various music and guest-orientated positions at the … [Read more...]

Specialist markets help designers develop their labels

Melon & Goliath stall

JASON NYKIEL In a world where cheap, mass produced products are so readily available, getting a foot in the door as a new designer of hand made goods can be tough. But fledgling businesses like children’s fashion designers Melon & Goliath are … [Read more...]

Jetstar to boost tourism with direct flights to Uluru

Uluru

DANICA STREADER An additional 28,000 travellers are expected to visit the Northern Territory each year in the wake of Jetstar Airways’ inaugural direct flight from Brisbane to Uluru on August 3. The new service will fly directly from Brisbane … [Read more...]