Katie Pie

Fashion & Beauty

60 seconds to makeup removal

Let’s remove that makeup! This is my very first request video! Message me anytime via Facebook or Instagram to request a video on any makeup product, tutorial or insider info. Watch now for my top makeup removers for everyday use! Products featured: Clinique rinse-off foaming cleanser, OmVeda Ayurvedic Skin Hair and Body Care cream soap. Come back next week for another #60secondstocute video!

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Phoebe Lee

Latest

Seven spots to cool down with a cocktail in Brisbane

From the frozen and fruity to the shaken and stirred, Brisbane is lousy with brilliant bars and talented bartenders keen to please with signature cocktails and one-off creations. Here are just a few of the best places to settle in and enjoy a cocktail in Brisbane. Alfred & Constance 130 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley With three bars to choose from, Alfred & Constance seems an obvious choice for a soothing afternoon cocktail or…

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Hannah Klose

Fashion & Beauty

Brisbane’s top ten op shops on the northside

If you’re after a new look for the new year, try thrifting your 2017 wardrobe on Brisbane’s northside. Hannah Klose has done all the legwork for you, finding the top ten op shops for sourcing your secondhand style. Neighbours Aid Lawnton Address: 9/690 Gympie Rd, Lawnton Trading hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm and Saturday 9:00am -4:00pm It’s over half an hour from the CBD, but it's definitely worth going the extra mile for a…

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Elizabeth Best

Fashion & Beauty

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the nail polish collection of our dreams

OPI really know how to nail a holiday collection. The glamour. The style. The Audrey. Breakfast at Tiffany's is quite simply timeless and now you can wear it on your fingernails. That’s right, OPI, the company behind so many creative collections of colour have really nailed it (yep, I went there) when it comes to this year’s theme. Celebrating 55 years of the movie that celebrates elegance itself, the lineup of polishes features…

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Johanna Osborne

Suburb News

Paddington’s top 10 hidden gems

There must be something about the name ‘Paddington’ that appears to evoke wonder and joy the world over. Paddington in London has prestigious connotations; Paddington in Sydney is totally one of the it-places to live and hang out; Paddington Bear, well, everyone loves him; and then of course there’s Paddington in Brisbane. They all have one thing in common — people seem to adore them! Of course, dearest to my heart is our…

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Chris Nixon

Motoring News & Reviews

At last, the “affordable” Lamborghini is coming

Here’s great news if that luscious Lamborghini Huracán you’ve longed for is just a tiny bit outside your budget: there’s a cheaper one coming. The Huracán LP580-2 recently raced into town briefly for its debut at Lamborghini Brisbane in the Valley, during a national preview tour. At $378,900 plus on-roads the LP580-2 still isn’t “cheap”, but it’s certainly more affordable than the awesome flagship of the Lambo range, the…

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Tanya Hall

Latest

Pure food at Putia

Named after an old Sicilian word meaning a little shop selling food, wine and household items, Putia in Banyo has single-handedly modernised the café scene in this historic Brisbane suburb. Opened by celebrity chef Dominique Rizzo, Putia makes the most of home-grown seasonal produce with its range of thoughtfully crafted dishes. From the breakfast menu, we tried the grilled halloumi with Moroccan spiced carrot hummus, poached egg on…

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Lord Mayor Graham Quirk

Brisbane Extra

New parking signs make parking easier across Brisbane

Last year, I established a group called the Parking Taskforce, designed to research practical ways to make on-street parking more accessible across Brisbane. After months of research, the Parking Taskforce - under the Chairmanship of Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner - handed down 55 recommendations about ways we can improve parking in Brisbane. Council is now in the process of implementing all of these recommendations, including one…

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Emily Jade

Parenting

Why do the mothers always die?

Emily Jade loves Disney movies, but as a mother, she’s got one little problem with them. It's Friday night. For the first time in forever, Gerard and I are home having a quiet dinner together. Millie is with us, but we have popped her in the lounge with the babysitter — the TV. I’d fed her an early tea in the hope we could have just one fuss-free adult meal for the week. She was content watching the new Cinderella. I’d just…

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Greg Cary

Brisbane Extra

Winners and losers

The famous American football coach, Vince Lombardi, is credited with saying “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing”. He denied saying those exact words but his sentiment becomes clear when you remember he also said “If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?” Like so many cliches, it gains acceptance by regular repetition but that doesn't make it any less wrong. Winning isn't…

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Laura Brodnik

Brisbane Extra

Bikie turns RSPCA chaplain

Cameron Auld tells his surprising story of redemption. We all find our calling in different ways. Cameron Auld found his after being shot in the head with a sawn-off Remington .22 while sitting in his lounge room. The reformed bikie is now a chaplain who works within the Queensland prison system and with the RSPCA. "I was a member of a motorcycle club, many, many years ago," he says. "In 1980 I was involved in a war between two…

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Julie Thomson

Parenting

The care factor

Fostering children takes every ounce of love, energy and patience you can give — and more. It’s not for the faint-hearted. Until six years ago, I had not known anyone closely involved in foster care – neither on the caring nor the “cared for’’ side. In many years as a journalist, I had seen all manner of life, including deeply dysfunctional families and homes in crisis, but at arm’s length. Then I became a Pyjama Angel, a voluntee…

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Annastacia Palaszczuk

Brisbane Extra

New training facility for the Broncos announced ahead of NRL final

Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk talks Riverfire, the all Queensland NRL final and school holidays. All Queensland NRL Grand Final Given Wayne Bennett’s record, it shouldn't come as surprise that the Brisbane Broncos are once again heading into a grand final. As someone who grew up in the Brisbane area, I have cheered the Broncos on for many years. While the Broncos’ record of never losing a grand final they have played in…

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Kerry Heaney

Latest

First Class: Putia Pure Food Kitchen Pantry

She’s a chef, a tour guide and a television star, but it’s Brisbane’s newest cooking school, Putia Pure Food Kitchen Pantry, that has Banyo local Dominique Rizzo really excited. Casual and friendly with food you can eat every day of the week, Putia Pure Food Kitchen at Banyo has a ready following amongst locals, but it’s the newly opened cooking school that has host/owner Dominique Rizzo even more excited. I asked Dominique about the in…

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Premier Campbell Newman

Brisbane's Voice

Queensland’s bright future is getting brighter

"We are seeing real progress in health and education, more jobs in a stronger economy, better roads and less crime"

Queensland will become the lead economy in Australia in 2015. Our state, Queensland, is a great place to live and work, with a bright future. With more uncertainty facing the rest of Australia and the world, we need to make sure…

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Laura Stead-Churchill

Fashion & Beauty

Spring trends to try

This warm weather and the first days of spring are the perfect motivation to try something new with your style. Spring 2014 brings a wealth of new trends to try. Some so wearable you'll wonder what you ever wore before, and some that are worth the effort to make them work for you. Here are my top three new style picks for the season: Culottes [caption id="attachment_161080" align="alignnone" width="169"] Veronika Maine culottes…

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