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TRENT FRASER CEO Choice Ho­tels The com­pany will open two ho­tels in Bris­bane next year. choice­ho­tels.com.au See: Bris­bane Pow­er­house, New Farm This con­tem­po­rary in­dus­trial build­ing is home to a va­ri­ety of cul­tural events ; bris­banepow­er­house.org. Stay: Qual­ity Ho­tel The Inch­colm, Wick­ham Ter­race, Bris­bane Although I’m bi­ased, there’s a thrill see­ing his­toric fea­tures such as the orig­i­nal 1930s cage lift that whisks you to your room; choice­ho­tels.com.au/AU234. Dine: Break­fast Creek Ho­tel, Kings­ford Smith Drive, Break­fast Creek A Bris­bane tra­di­tion since 1889, this five-bar, French Re­nais­sance-style venue prom­ises a good steak, fine wine and an ice-cold beer; break­fastcreekho­tel.com. Stoke­house, Si­don Street, South Bank This pop­u­lar Mel­bourne in­sti­tu­tion is the new jewel in Bris­bane’s food scene and has a stun­ning deck over­look­ing the Bris­bane River; stoke­house­bris­bane.com.au. Late: Gallery of Mod­ern Art, Queens­land Art Gallery Ex­pe­ri­ence GOMAon Fri­day evenings in a re­laxed so­cial at­mos­phere; qagoma.qld.gov.au. Out­door: Pad­dle & Prawns, River­life, Kan­ga­roo Point Kayak Bris­bane River at sun­set on a Fri­day be­fore re­tir­ing to the River­life mar­quee for fresh king prawns and re­fresh­ments; river­life.com.au. Shop: Young De­signer Mar­kets, South Bank A treasure trove of trendy gifts and trin­kets cour­tesy of an eclec­tic mix of up-and-com­ing local de­sign­ers (first Sun­day each month); south­bankmar­ket.com.au/ ydm.html. In­dulge: Lo­gan Road, Wooloongabba This precinct is the hottest place to browse an­tiques stores, art gal­leries, home­wares em­po­ri­ums, cafes and retro shops; precinkt.com. In­spire: Bris­bane by Matthew Con­don (New South Pub­lish­ing) A per­fect blend of the au­thor’s per­sonal recol­lec­tions of the city, with slices of his­tory. Bar­gain: Melsa steam train, Toor­bul Street, Bri­bie Is­land Head an hour north of Bris­bane for mem­o­rable train rides for kids on the third of Sun­day each month; our­bri­bie.com.au

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