Anise

697 Brunswick St, New Farm

Ph: (07) 3358 1558

www.anise.com.au

WHILE being one of the great hidden gems in Brisbane’s food scene, Anise is not your typical French restaurant. With a distinctly Australian feel and terrine dishes often considered the best in Brisbane, the intimate layout of Anise ensures foodies will be sharing not only an incredible meal, but also laughs.

At first, the 17 stool set up around an L-shaped bar can seem a little unnerving, with your neighbour often being total strangers. The affable staff, though, are quick to put anyone at ease and the bar set up along with the cozy surroundings will have you immersed in a welcomed social experience with those around you.

Classic French dishes are a mainstay, such as duck à l’orange, onion tarts and a cheese selection to make any Francophile happy. Anise also changes its wide variety of cuisine according to the seasons.

To live up to the expectations of a truly spectacular offering of French dishes, the wine selection has to be just as impressive and extensive, and Anise does not disappoint there.

The restaurant’s extensive list of wines by the glass are a real standout, along with those who wish to make dangerous friends with whole bottles. And the staff certainly know their stuff.

From the outside along one of Brisbane’s best culinary streets, Anise appears so unassuming and almost blink-and-you’ll-miss-it-able — experiencing the quality of cuisine being served up inside almost feels like its your own little secret.

Luke Reynolds Hairdressing

3/21 Barker St, New Farm

Ph: (07) 3358 6816

lukereynolds.com.au

LOCATED in the heart of New Farm, Luke Reynolds Hairdressing is a high-end, boutique salon offering, among other things, a blissful escape from the world outside.

Offering a selection of premium services for men and women, the experienced and highly-sought after team provide impeccable haircuts, fashion colour and foiling, styling and finishes, treatments, and colour correction. The team led by Creative Director Luke Reynolds has more than 45 years of collective national and international experience in the industry.

Often engaged in high-profile events including the Goldwell KMS National Education Tour, Brisbane Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Luke Reynolds’ stylists also have their work sought after for television shows such as The Voice Australia.

Pampering and professionalism is what lies at the core of Luke Reynolds Hairdressing and clients will not only come for the service, but leave with a refreshed and reinvigorated new look.

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FireWorks Gallery

52A Doggett St, Newstead

Ph: (07) 3216 1250

www.fireworksgallery.com.au

FIREWORKS Gallery is renowned locally for exhibiting and promoting artworks by some of the country’s best contemporary artists.

Nestled in the cultural hub in Newstead, works are sourced locally and nationally and include unique collections, both private and corporate.

With contemporary works from well-known to emerging artists, FireWorks has been a mainstay on the Brisbane art scene since the early 90s. An emphasis placed on displaying Indigenous artwork along with non-Indigenous artists under the one roof has been an ongoing desire of the gallery’s director to represent “cultural collision”, a constantly popular theme.

Facilitating public and private commissions, publishing limited-edition print work, establishing collaborative projects, along with displaying sculpture work make up some of Firework’s other projects.

New Farm Pharmacy

688-690 Brunswick St, New Farm

Ph: (07) 3254 1243

Valley Car Clinic and Service Centre

62 Doggett St, Fortitude Valley

Ph: (07) 3252 2622

www.valleycarclinic.com.au

Prohibition Brisbane

206 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley

(07) 3852 5876

www.prohibitionbrisbane.com.au

Paddington Pups

12 Parkview St, Milton

Ph: (07) 3369 0699

www.paddingtonpups.com.au

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