Your guide to where to stay, eat, shop and explore in Brisbane, my home town. The city is changing quite quickly so I thought it was about time I updated a weekend guide for Brisbane.
Where to Stay
It will come to no surprise to anyone who follows me on Instagram but The Calile Hotel in my opinion can’t be beat if you’re looking at where to stay in Brisbane. Not only is it located along a great set of shops & cafes on James St (see further down) but it is arguably one of the most beautiful places I have stayed, period.
Everything in this hotel is designed to perfection so when you’re not out exploring or running around with your phone shooting everything like I was, I would recommend lazing by the pool. Get yourself a lounge chair or cabana (yes, a cabana) and order yourself some drinks & nibbles. Enjoy the good Queensland weather.
what should I plan to do while I am here?
You should roll over to the other side of the bridge for two things. Within walking distance from the city there are two art galleries & performing arts centre(QPAC). Since they are so close to each other I would definitely recommend going to both the Gallery of Modern Art & Queensland Art Gallery. Head across to Julius or Gauge for a bite to eat before seeing a performance at QPAC. Currently the BOLSHOI BALLET is in town from 26 June to 7 July performing both Spartacus & Jewels. Spartacus is a story of a leader of slaves uprising against Roman rule. Jewels is a three-act ballet inspired by the stunning gem stones George Balanchine saw in Van Cleef & Arpels New York jewellery store. Find out more here.
Where to grab a coffee
King Arthur Cafe Greenhaus
John Mills Himself
Where To Eat
Greca / Howard Smith Wharves. If you can stay for a long lunch and definitely order the Saganaki cheese
Bens Burgers. Burgers are simple but super tasty.
Botanica. If you’re short on time, pick up a salad & some treats.
Julius. Perfect for some dinner before a show at QPAC.
Gauge. Grab breakfast or lunch before you check out GOMA.
where do I shop?
IN THE CITY
ACROSS THE BRIDGE
This post was created in collaboration with Tourism & Events Queensland
This post was created in collaboration with Tourism & Events Queensland.
With Love, Jasmine x