As locals well know, Queensland’s capital has shed its “big country town” status to grow into a glamorous, cosmopolitan city, complete with a world-class arts scene that brings culture vultures flocking from Sydney and Melbourne. Bursting with sophisticated boutique hotels, it enjoys a thriving foodie scene, delivers chic pampering and boasts a bustling arts precinct. Bye-bye, Brisvegas; hello, Brisbroadway.
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The GALLERY OF MODERN ART (GOMA) is the glamour-girl of the South Bank cultural hub, attracting artists of global renown; qagoma.qld.gov.au. A recent refurb of HOTEL & SUITES, which dates back to the 1880s, offers a luxu
AESOPSOP razor, $105, aesop.comesop.p com MON PURSE wash bag, $149, monpurse.com by Luke Mccarthy, $39.99, hardiegrantgift.com.au
Refuel at LOST BOYS cafe in Fortitude Valley, where food is organic, carbon-neutral – and delectable; lostboys fortitudevalley.com.
Select your signature scent at LIBERTINE PARFUMERIE, a Parisian apothecary setting; libertineparfumerie.com.au.
QUEENSLAND PERFORMING program ranges from
to the Australian Chamber Orchestra; qpac.com.au.
JASMINE MINE & WILL pyjamas, yjamas, $155, jasmineandwill.comeandwill.com
RUARK AUDIO digital radio, $449, synergyaudio.com
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