Brisbane Celebrates Enviable Lifestyle: Dive Into RESORT

23 October 2014

‘Beautiful one day, perfect the next’ – the Sunshine State’s motto is as relevant now as it was in the 1980s. Brisbane’s fashion-forward retail and lifestyle strip, James Street, is so excited for summer it’s hosting an ‘urban vacation’ this weekend under the moniker RESORT.

The event runs from 23-25 October and involves a range guest speakers including global tastemaker, author and digital entrepreneur Leandra Medine (aka Man Repeller), along with futurist and editor of Monocle magazine, Tyler Brûlé. Brisbane locals and out-of-towners can expect art, food, fashion and fun.

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FREE ENTRY EVENTS
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The Story of Acne Studios – the chance to hear from Acne Studios’ Max Veljanovski on the workings of the cult international fashion brand. Calexico Boutique, Thurs Oct 23, 11am.

Resort Breakfast at BV – James Street fashion leaders, Blonde Venus, host a morning of eating, art and shopping. Get your PRESS made chia pudding cup and see the art in store as part of The Subtropic Complex exhibition. As an added bonus, selected items of Karen Walker will be 40% off. Blonde Venus, Sat Oct 25, 10.30am until the chia runs out.

 Be entranced by the subtropics: Alice Lang 'Same' and 'Diff'2013 Mixed media 53.0 x 53.0 cm image courtesy the artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

The Subtropic Complex Brisbane’s own Institute of Modern Art presents a locally curated exhibition in and around James Street for the duration of RESORT. The exhibition explores the cultural sense of climate, delving into Brisbane’s ‘subtropic’ lifestyle, how Brisbane differs from other Australian capitals and its lure for international visitors for both business and pleasure. Windows down, hair out, sandals on.  Exhibition opens at Centro 2, Thurs Oct 25, 5pm-9pm. Curator tour departs Scrumptious Reads Sat Oct 25, 3pm.

 Hear first hand about Future Beauty

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion GoMA offers a behind-the-scenes discussion ahead of the launch of the major exhibition on November 1. Fashion curator Dr Nadia Buick and QAGOMA associate curator, Tarun Nagesh discuss all things Japanese fashion and beauty. The Box, Sat Oct 25, 11am-12pm.

Mexican Street Food Fiesta – Brisbane loves the heat, in all its glorious forms, including its culinary incarnations. Enjoy authentic Mexican street food, drinks and salsa tunes for a Mexican street party on James Street. Gerard’s Laneway, Sat Oct 25, 11am until sold out.

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A TICKETED EVENT not to miss...
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 NYC's Man Repeller comes to BNE

RESORT Trailblazers – Join Leandra Medine (aka Man Repeller), Nicky Zimmermann of Zimmermann, and Susannah George of The Urban List in a discussion hosted by ELLE Australia deputy editor, Damien Woolnough about fashion and the digital age. The Box, Sat Oct 25, 2pm. Tickets via www.jamesst.com.au

Rachel Surgeoner

A self-confessed 'food-tourist', I take hunting for the world's greatest sandwich very seriously, my quest has taken me from Berlin to Hoboken. Stopping off only for vintage shopping, craft beers and Mediterranean sunsets.