Post Tagged with: "BRISBANE"

Bicycle Revolution | West End, Brisbane

Bicycle Revolution | West End, Brisbane

Brisbane is infamous for its hilly terrain. In fact, many of its suburbs are perched on slopes so brutally steep, a short uphill walk will build enough lactic acid in your glutes to burn right through your shorts. With a reputation like that, a lot of people stay away from biking around town, but really, there’s no reason to be afraid.

McIlwraith Croquet Club | Auchenflower, Brisbane

McIlwraith Croquet Club | Auchenflower, Brisbane

Forget Wii. Grab your parasol and step through the historic white gates of McIlwraith Croquet Club. Once considered a game for ‘oldies’, croquet is making a comeback in much the same way as lawn bowls. And why wouldn’t it? Nothing beats an afternoon on the grassy expanse, either playing with friends or sitting under a flower-garlanded shelter watching your wiley challengers.

Decked Cafe & Bar | Paddington, Brisbane

Decked Cafe & Bar | Paddington, Brisbane

When I was a little girl, dawn was marked by the rattle and clink of the milko’s crate as he delivered a bottle or two of icy cold milk to the doorstep. The memory recently rose, like cream, to the surface of my mind as I sipped on an exceptionally good strawberry milkshake at Decked Café & Bar.

Threads & More | Sherwood, Brisbane

Threads & More | Sherwood, Brisbane

Knit one, purl one, cast off. If you have even the faintest idea what those words mean, then you already possess the passport to a veritable Valhalla of creativity that’s known as Threads & More.

The Hideaway | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

The Hideaway | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Cosy and cheerful, with an unpretentious vintage vibe, you’d be forgiven for mistaking the Hideaway for a preserved ’70s beach shack. Potted plants look on from shelves on the avocado-green and lemon walls. There’s Scrabble on hand, and plenty of light reading, while the comfy couches are the friendly kind, there to embrace you.