Calling all writing groups and writers

The fourth annual Brisbane Writers’ Group Convention is on again on Sunday 31 July from 9am to 1pm and if you’re a word enthusiast, then you won’t want to miss it. The convention aims to connect individuals and writing groups together face-to-face. […]

A letter to my pre-Kokoda self

It is a wet, rainy, Sunday afternoon in Brisbane as I write this. Tomorrow I am off on one of the biggest adventures of my life, with my husband and son beside me, along with my best friend from school, her husband […]

The Sailor by Carole Horne

Carole HorneAs a writer, news reporter, documentary maker and lifestyle television producer, Carole’s professional raison d’etre for more than 30 years has been uncovering Brisbane’s secrets (both dodgy and delightful). Happily, the latter are in far greater supply! Carole lives in Brisbane’s […]

Six ways for solo travellers to meet people

I’m predominantly a solo traveller. Or I used to be. I can’t count how many times I’ve being asked “Are you going by yourself?” with a look of surprise when I tell people about my next trip. Technically yes—I’m catching a flight […]

Childcare – cogs of the working wheel

With the federal election just around the corner, it’s refreshing to see some of the major parties finally shining some light on the very pressing issue of childcare. As a mum looking to eventually return to work full-time, the current childcare situation […]

Mark Cupples: the business of being slim

The weight loss industry is big business. Chances are if you’ve spent money joining a program to lose weight, you’ve probably tried a couple of other methods too. You’ve probably eaten low fat, no fat, gluten free, dairy free, paleo, high protein, […]

An interview with Killer Queen, Casey Donovan

While waiting to speak with Casey Donovan—singer, actress, author and champion of Indigenous causes—I do the maths. It has been 12 years since as a 16-year-old, she took out the coveted Australian Idol title, beating one of Australia’s other favourite performers, Anthony […]

Mitoki: get carried away

Driving southward over the Story Bridge, you are very likely to notice the khaki green Il Mundo Hotel to your left. This high visibility hotel is the home of Mitoki – a Japanese tapas restaurant. Highlights: Deep fried lotus root chips Agedashi […]

We’re opening the door to the men

Yes, by popular demand, we’ve now got a special “HE Brisbane” tab at the top of our home page where we’ll feature stories by  men and/or about the men in our world. The section has already been kicked off with some great […]

In the pink!

This past week we’ve put the pink on for Mater Chicks in Pink; we’ve put our pinkies out while we sipped tea at the She High Tea and we were in the pink at the Country Music Muster chatting to James Blundell. […]

Normalness and the power of imperfection

The Odd Bunch, it says on the pack. But what they are, in fact, (along with clever marketing) is the anomalies of the carrot industry, bagged up and sold cheap: the equal opportunity of the vegetable world – ensuring even the bumpiest, […]

She High Tea photo gallery

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$700 raised to buy mastectomy bras

Eighty amazing women at the inaugural She High Tea raised $700 to buy six mastectomy bras at $105 a bra, and during the week our columnist Ruth Greening, presented the cheque to Mater Chicks in Pink’s Claire Hughes (pictured above). We were […]

The Watercolourist: enjoy the garden

Author: Beatrice Masini / Reviewer: Kelly Lyonns Synopsis: (Pan Macmillan 2016) Nineteenth-century Italy. A young woman arrives at a beautiful villa in the countryside outside Milan. Bianca, a gifted young watercolourist, has been commissioned to illustrate the plants in the magnificent grounds […]

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