Standard City Guide: Brisbane
by Tara Bennett·
What do you love about the city?
I love the surrounding suburbs to the city (New Farm, Teneriffe), the old converted warehouses, and the river. Oh and the little Queenslander houses.
Most inspiring stores, spaces, galleries:
- Apartment Store in the city will serve you a collection of heritage streetwear brands
- Showroom will provide you with Australian homewares
- Winn Lane is a secret little laneway, always good for a peruse and some food.
- Queensland Art Gallery for a good bit of culture.
Secret eating/ drinking spots:
New Farm farmers market, which is on a Saturday. It has every type of food and you can sit by the river.
A good cocktail at Sixes and Sevens on James Street or an arvo wine down at WATT (under the Powerhouse) on the water.
Little Loco in New Farm.
Local stores (vintage, interiors, beauty, pharmacy?):
Mary Ryan’s Bookstore in New Farm have an amazing little design section.
What was in your suitcase?
Swimwear (most places have a pool as it gets very hot), a book to read in New Farm Park and your drinking hat –Brisbane loves a good craft beer. Sneakers – you walk so much in Brisbane.
Anything you wished you’d packed but didn’t:
In summer, less clothes. In winter, more. I never get it right.
A good pair of sunglasses.
Being in Sydney it’s a very short flight so any is fine.