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DISCOVER THE MAGIC MYER PARADE & PANTOMINE GIFT GUIDE FESTIVE FOOD & DRINK EVENT CALENDAR


From Queensland’s largest selection of gifts and fashion and awardwinning festive food and drink, to Australia’s most extensive FREE festive entertainment program, The City truly is the place to discover the magic of Christmas. Our exciting Christmas calendar kicks off with the Lighting of the Christmas Tree on 30 November and continues right through until C h r i s t m a s E ve . B u r s t i n g w i t h seasonal cheer, we welcome back our Christmas Music Showcase and Street Corner Carollers, our hugely popular all singing, all dancing Myer Christmas Parade & Pantomime from 14 December and the not-to-be-missed IGA Lord Mayor’s Carols in The City at the iconic Riverstage on 8 December. The City is also home to the best places in Brisbane – some 200 bars and eateries in fact – to enjoy preChristmas festivities and Christmas Day dining.

We ’ ve h i g h l i g h te d a d e l i c i o u s selection on pages 13 and 14. And last but not least, with over 1,000 stores to choose from (and more hours to shop!), The City is the best place in Queensland to find unique Christmas gifts and Brisbane’s best party outfits. We offer the complete shopping spectrum – all your favourite national brands, the State’s flagship Myer and David Jones department stores, plus international designers you won’t find anywhere else in Queensland. Check out our gift guide on pages 9, 10, 11 and 12 for great ideas and inspiration. Got that festive feeling yet? If not, then please read on… you’ll soon be feeling jolly! Christmas in The City is proudly sponsored by


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FASHION Party Styling Street Style

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CITY FOLK Meet Mitchell Ogilvie

GIFT GUIDE Unique Gifts BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market

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OFFERS + COMPS

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POST CHRISTMAS New Year’s Eve

Christmas Gift Giveaway

Sales

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FOOD + DRINK

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THE ESSENTIALS Directory

Christmas Lunches

Map

Get Prepped

Parking + Transport

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MYER CHRISTMAS

PARADE & PANTOMIME

A huge hit last year, the Myer Christmas Parade & Pantomime returns to The City from 14 to 23 December. A must-do Christmas event for the whole family, the Parade will kick off, led by our Little Drummer Boy, at the Edward St end of the Queen St Mall from 6.30pm each night and travel through the Mall to King George Square where an exciting all-singing, all-dancing Pantomime will be staged. It’s all the ingredients for a magical Christmas experience. Proudly sponsored by

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Lighting of the Brisbane City Christmas Tree: Gather in King George Square at 6.45pm on Friday 30 November for the annual tradition of the lighting of the Brisbane City Christmas Tree. Join Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Santa and a host of special guests, including Damien Leith, as they bring to life Australia’s largest solar-powered Christmas Tree. And the fun doesn’t end there, the tree will shine its bright lights every night until Christmas Eve, so make sure you pop by to catch a glimpse and get a family snap. Myer Brisbane City Christmas Windows & Santaland: Bring the family into The City to marvel at the magical Myer Brisbane City Christmas Windows, Myer’s gift to The City every year and in 2012 celebrating its 57th year. On display right through until 6 January, the theme of the windows each year is a tightly guarded secret, making it even more exciting! Check out the windows and then head upstairs and experience Santaland – a fun interactive playground where kids can ride a locomotive train, visit Santa, have their photo taken and send a letter to the North Pole. Photos with Santa at David Jones: It has become somewhat of a Christmas tradition in itself – getting your littlies photographed with Santa as he takes up residence at David Jones’ Queensland flagship store at QueensPlaza. The merry man in red will appear in store daily right up until Christmas Eve. Every child who has a photo taken with Santa will receive a Christmas crown. Purchase a Santa happy snap and you’ll also receive a special gift too. Littlies can also jump online at davidjones.com.au/Christmas, tell Santa in 25 words or less what they would like for Christmas, and go in the draw to win one of five children’s hampers! Christmas Decorations & Windows: Take a walk down the Queen Street Mall at night this festive season and you’ll be delighted by our beautiful decorations. Think Christmas trees, shimmering angels and snowflakes in blue and white. They’ve been designed by local artisans, making them even more special. And don’t forget the many shopping centres, stores and buildings in The City that get into the festive spirit by showcasing magical displays. Standouts include Treasury Casino and Hotel and The City’s newest world-class shopping centre Wintergarden. bnecity.com.au


music to your ears IGA Lord Mayor’s Carols in The City This premier Christmas event held at the City Botanic Gardens’ Riverstage on Saturday 8 December is one o f Brisbane’s oldest Christmas traditions. H e a d l i n e artists this year include Troy CassarDaley, Paulini, Debra Byrne, Colin Buchanan and New Empire. Whatever you plan to do this Christmas, don’t miss this night of inspiration and entertainment for the whole family. And make s u re you p ac k you r picnic rug!

Street Corner Carollers Get your morning off to a cheery start with your favourite Christmas carols. Whe t h e r it ’s Silent Night or Jingle Bell Rock, our Street Corner Carollers will bring music to your ears. Taking place at various street corners throughout Brisbane City at 8am, 8.30am and 9am weekdays from 30 November to 24 December.

24 December. From Swing Central (think Christmas with the Rat Pack), to outstanding choirs such as the Australian Girls Choir. Enjoy this free entertainment on your lunch breaks, as you head home from work, or on the weekends as you do your Christmas shopping.

Christmas Music Showcase The Queen St Mall comes alive (even more!) thanks to the Christmas M u s i c S h owc a s e a t lunchtime and afternoons at the centre of the mall from 30 N ove m b e r to

IGA Lord Mayor’s Carols in The City Christmas Music Showcase Street Corner Carollers


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world by night Head to King George Square on Friday 21 December from 7.30pm-10pm for this annual showcase event. Featuring exciting new local artists, a stable of old favourites a nd s o m e ve r y s p e c i a l international guests to entertain you with music from across the globe. When you tire of dancing under the stars, check out an array of crafts and CDs for that last minute Christmas gift with a world flavour.

A HOP, SKIP AND JUMP AWAY Entertainment options are seemingly endless this Christmas with The City’s close neighbours – The Valley and South Bank – also hosting some special events to keep you in the festive mood. Brunswick St Mall Night Market Head down to Fortitude Va l l ey o n F r i d a y 2 1 December to enjoy some twilight shopping at the Christmas night markets.

World by Night Sugarplums & Possum Chums – A South Bank Christmas

You will find something to suit all tastes from men’s and women’s fashion, jewellery, vintage fashions and accessories, a r t , b o o k s , re c o rd s , homewares and much more. A fun alternative for unique or last minute Christmas gifts. Markets run from 5-9pm in the Brunswick St Mall. Free Movie Nights – Chinatown Mall Pull up a chair under the grand awning in Chinatown Mall each We d n e s d ay n i g h t i n December and January to be transported back to the 80’s and 90’s with a series of free movies everyone will

love. Held in association with local Chinatown Mall restaurateurs, enjoy special dining offers as yo u watc h s o m e of the classics - think Ghostbusters, ET, Home Alone and Labyrinth. Sugarplums & Possum Chums – A South Bank Christmas South Bank will spring to life 13 to 24 December with a magical program to delight young and old. Bring the family along for the Holly Jolly Cinema and Sandcastle, the Mistletoe and Melodies Lawn Party and the Yuletide Story Garden – presented in partnership with State Library of Queensland. bnecity.com.au


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Live in The City: Wintergarden 5.30pm – 8.30pm, Wintergarden (cont. every Fri 5.30pm – 8pm & Sat – Sun 12.30pm – 3pm throughout Nov) Live in The City: Rockabilly 4.30pm – 7.30pm, Queen St Mall, (cont. 10 & 11 Nov, 11.30am – 2.30pm)

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3pm – 4pm, City Botanic Gardens

11am – late, Riverstage, City Botanic Gardens

Competition 9am – 3.30pm, Queen St Mall Stage David Jones Christmas Concert 9am & 10am, Visitor Information Centre Stage, Queen St Mall

Santa Launch 12pm – 1pm, Queen St Mall Stage

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Parade 7.30pm – 10pm, Treasury Casino & Hotel Live in The City: Jazz QLD Weekend 4.30pm – 7.30pm, Queen St Mall, (cont. 24 & 25 Nov, 11.30am – 2.30pm)

Games Night 5pm – 9pm, King George Square, (cont. 20 Dec 5pm – 9pm)

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Fun Run 7am, City Botanic Gardens

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VIP Shopping Night 5pm – 9pm, QueensPlaza

Myer Windows & Santaland Launch 5.45pm, The Myer Centre, Queen St Mall

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Manouche 4.30pm – 7.30pm Queen St Mall, (cont. 17 & 18 Nov, 11.30am – 2.30pm)

Corner Carollers Mon – Fri, 8am, 8.30am & 9am weekdays, throughout The City, (until 24 Dec) Christmas Music Showcase Mon – Fri, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm, Sat – Sun, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, Intersection Queen St Mall & Albert St, (until 24 Dec) Lighting of the Brisbane City Christmas Tree 6.45pm, King George Square

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Suitcase Rummage 12pm – 5pm, Reddacliff Place

Celebrating a Musical Christmas 7.30pm, St John’s Cathedral, 373 Ann St

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Brisbane Heat Appearance 12pm – 1pm, Queen St Mall Stage Meet Dr Karl Kruszelnicki 6.30pm – 8pm, Brisbane Square Library IGA Lord Mayor’s Carols in The City Gates open 5.30pm for a 7.15pm start, Riverstage, City Botanic Gardens

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Sing it Yourself Messiah 7pm, Albert Street Uniting Church, cnr Ann & Albert St Chanukah in The City 5pm – 8pm, Reddacliff Place

Parade & Pantomime From 6.30pm, commences Edward St end of Queen Street Mall, finishes at King George Square (until 23 Dec)

Twilight Market 5pm – 9pm, King George Square

Carols by Twilight 6pm, Old Government House, 2 George St

Meet Matthew Condon 6pm – 7pm, Brisbane Square Library

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Classes for Juniors 12.30pm – 3pm, Vintaged Bar + Grill, Brisbane Hilton Twilight International Organ Series 6pm – 7.15pm, St John’s Cathedral, 373 Ann St

Workshop Brisbane Square Library, 266 George St (cont. 17, 18, 19 & 20 Dec)

19 Super Critical Mass 5pm – 6pm, King George Square

20 Tiny Warriors 9.30am – 10.30am, City Botanic Gardens

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Henderson 1pm – 2pm, Brisbane Square Library

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Up Late 5pm – 10pm, Queen St Mall (until Sun 23 Dec, 5pm – 10pm)

Bearded Gypsy Band 7pm – 9.30pm, Queen St Mall Stage (cont. 22 & 23 Dec, 12pm – 2.30pm)

World By Night 7.30pm – 10pm, King George Square

Bleeding Heart City Markets First Friday of each month, 10am – 4pm, Bleeding Heart, 166 Ann St

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Children’s High Tea Daily from 1 Dec, 11am – 4pm, Vintaged Bar + Grill, Hilton Brisbane

Jan Power’s Farmers Markets Wednesdays (except Wed 26 Dec), 9am – 6pm, Reddacliff Place

Riverside Markets Walking Tours at The Pier Mon – Sat, 11am & 1pm, Sundays, 7am – 3pm, Waterfront Place, Eagle St City Botanic Gardens

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Gifts for your loved ones. Or yourself. From Tiffany & Co. to Target, and everything in between, The City is the best place in Queensland to find your Christmas gifts. With over 1,000 stores to choose from, including the State’s flagship department stores and the largest collection of luxury retailers, get ready to spread the love Santa style. Here’s to the gift of giving…

Sophie giraffe toy, Seed, Wintergarden

Bowl, Dinosaur Designs, Wintergarden

Bracelet, Adorne, The Myer Centre

Clutch, Sass & Bide, QueensPlaza

Children’s towel, Biome, Adelaide St

For more unique gift ideas visit bnecity.com.au


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Finish off the perfect gift with perfect wrapping and cards. Try Card & Caboodle, QueensPlaza, Kenny’s Cardiology, The Myer Centre, Big W, MacArthur Central, Myer, The Myer Centre, David Jones, QueensPlaza, Kikki. K, QueensPlaza, Target, The Myer Centre and Typo, Broadway on the Mall. 11 Typo, Broadway on the Mall

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Bracelet, Pandora, Brisbane Arcade Missoni pillow, Olive Home, Wintergarden Backgammon set, Oroton, MacArthur Central Key ring, Tiffany & Co., QueensPlaza 10

Pixie, Nespresso, QueensPlaza

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BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market Held at King George Square on Friday 14 December, these lantern-lit markets offer a home-grown experience like no other event of its kind in Australia. The markets are a celebration of handmade art, craft and design supporting local artisans – and it’s a great place to pick up unique Christmas gifts. bnecity.com.au


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MORE GIFT IDEAS Christmas shopping can be a daunting task. What do you get for the person in your life that seems to have everything? A trip to The City’s a good start. Let’s get your shopping list kick-started.

For him: How about a cool art-based printed tee from Brisbane’s only T-Bar store at Broadway on the Mall? For her: A signature Cartier pen or pretty stationery set from The Pen Shoppe in Brisbane Arcade. For him: A classic jacket or easy summer shorts from local label Pistols at Dawn’s flagship store at Wintergarden. For her: All gals love a bit of bling and what better place to head than Michael Hill’s new flagship store at QueensPlaza? Diamonds are forever after all. Michael Hill, QueensPlaza Pistols at Dawn, Wintergarden

A leather bag or cuff from Queensland’s only Longchamp boutique, recently opened at Tattersall’s Arcade. For her: An Alfred Hitchcock ‘mystery jigsaw’ from The Myer Centre’s Mind Games store. Perfect for lazy summer afternoons.

For further inspiration, and to find out about the special promotions being run by our Brisbane City retail centres over the Christmas period, visit bnecity.com.au


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OFFERS + COMPS

CHRISTMAS gift giveaway Once again The City is feeling generous! So just like last year we are giving away a different gift each weekday from 3 to 21 December. That’s 15 gifts hand-picked from some of our best stores in The City! We will be giving away everything from perfume and art, to handbags and tea. And the prizes will increase in value each day until we give away our grand prize worth more than $5,000! It will make your Christmas shopping in The City even easier. Head to facebook.com/brisbanecity to enter.

FREE SUNDAY PARKING* FREE PARKING AT THE MYER CENTRE To celebrate the Myer Christmas Parade & Pantomime receive FREE PARKING at The Myer Centre Car Park on week days when you spend $20 in-centre. Travel in the comfort of your own car and park just a few minutes’ walk from all the Christmas celebrations. Simply enter the car park after 4pm. Parking tickets and receipts must be validated at the Customer Service Desk prior to 8.30pm. Only available week days from Friday 14 December to Friday 21 December 2012. Terms and conditions apply. See myercentreshopping.com.au for details.

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If you’re doing your Christmas shopping in The City, it seems only fair that you should get a present too! Our gift to you this Christmas is that every Sunday before Christmas in December, you’ll get five hours free parking. Simply spend $50 or more anywhere in T h e C i t y. Va l i d a t T h e M ye r Ce n t re C a r Pa r k , Secure Parking MacArthur Central, Secure Pa r k in g Wintergarden and King George Square Car Park. *To receive offer, parking tickets/tokens and receipts MUST be authorised at the validation point in each centre during trading hours. Free parking only available on 2, 9, 16, 23 of December at nominated car parks. Subject to space and availability. See bnecity.com.au for more information and terms and conditions.

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THE SOIREE SEASON Pre-Christmas festivities are in full swing in The City well before Christmas has even arrived! Why not get in on the action with your friends and colleagues at one of The City’s latest and greatest bars and bistros.

OUR PICKS Jellyfish Mr & Mrs G Bistro One Eleven Public Super Whatnot Motion Bar & Grill Jan Power’s City Farmers Markets

Relaxed laneway tapas and cocktails @ Brew, Burnett Lane Fresh seafood riverside @ Jellyfish, Riparian Plaza Drinks with a view @ Mr & Mrs G, Eagle St Pier Award-winning Inventive share menus @ Public, George St Simple food - Philip Johnson style @ Bistro One Eleven, Eagle St Craft beer & eclectic wines with a laneway twist @ Super Whatnot, Burnett Lane Top-shelf spirits and opulent decor @ The Kitty, Treasury Casino & Hotel Epicurean food in rustic surrounds @ The Survey Co., Burnett Lane

For more festive food and wine offerings visit bnecity.com.au


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GET PREPPED Turkey, bon bons, decorations, lights, the tree... the list of items to prepare for Christmas Day could run for miles! But never fear, The City is home to a huge selection of stores that will help you on your way to becoming the master of Christmas Day.

Food & Drink:

Chocolate to Die For, Adelaide St Coles, The Myer Centre and QueensPlaza IGA, Elizabeth St Jan Power’s City Farmers Markets (every Wednesday at Reddacliff Place) Poppy Cakes, Adelaide St Shingle Inn, Brisbane Square, MacArthur Central and The Myer Centre Spoon, Albert St Spring Deli, Mary St Stamford Plaza, Edward St Woolworths, MacArthur Central

Decorations:

Big W, MacArthur Central Country Road, Queen St Mall David Jones, QueensPlaza Myer, The Myer Centre Target, The Myer Centre bnecity.com.au

CHRISTMAS DAY DINING Hotel Orient. Enjoy a Christmas feast with a three course set menu encompassing all of the festive trimmings, from roast turkey to Christmas pudding. Kitchen, Treasury Casino & Hotel. Enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival followed by a three course luncheon. Plus there will be roving carollers and a visit from Santa. Kookaburra River Queens. This Brisbane icon is serving up a three course seafood and carvery buffet lunch as you cruise along the river. Mercure Brisbane. Featuring a Hollywood theme, this Christmas party will embrace the glamour and grace of Hollywood’s golden years. Motion Bar & Grill, Brisbane Marriott. Enjoy buffet breakfast, a five course set luncheon or dinner with entertainment plus an appearance from Santa. Royal on the Park. Don’t miss this festive feast with all the traditional trimmings, live entertainment and a premium beverage package. Sebel King George Square. Have your Christmas day celebrations taken care of with a range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Sofitel Brisbane Central. Celebrate the festive season with a ‘Magnifique’ Christmas breakfast, lunch or dinner at Thyme2 and Prive249 Restaurants. Stamford Plaza Brisbane. Enjoy an impressive selection of your Christmas favourites including a variety of hot and cold dishes, traditional roasts, fresh seafood, a divine dessert selection and much more. Treasury Casino & Hotel. Dine at Kitchen and enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival followed by a superb three course luncheon. Plus, there will be roving carollers and a visit from Santa. Vintaged Bar + Grill, Hilton Brisbane. Celebrate Christmas with a vintaged twist, offering five course dining selection for lunch and three course dining selection for dinner.


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BEACH BEAUTY

Sun lovers rejoice, summer has arrived! So when the temperature rises you know what to do. Slip, slop, slap. Here are our tips for how to slip, slop, slap ‘The City’ Style…

STEP 1 Be sun smart. Find a sunscreen suited to your skin then be sure to apply every day (it’s the key to keeping your skin looking young too!). Try Jurlique’s SPF 30+ sun lotion – this Brisbane City store has recently had a facelift of its own.

STEP 2 Minimal makeup. Try Mecca Maxima’s ‘In a Good Light’ SPF 30+ tinted facial sunscreen the only Mecca Maxima in Queensland.

STEP 3 Body quench. Start from the inside by drinking plenty of H2O. Then give your skin the extra boost it needs with Radiance C Antioxidant Defence Mist from Ella Baché, who have two locations in The City.

STEP 4 Accessorise. Be fashion forward AND sun smart with this stylish harlequin hat from Mimco’s Queensland flagship store and Alexander Wang sunglasses from Optiko in the heritage Tattersall’s Arcade.

Sun Lotion, Jurlique, Wintergarden Sun hat, Mimco, QueensPlaza Tinted facial sunscreen, Mecca Maxima, Wintergarden Bronzer, Issada, Edward St Alexander Wang Sunglasses, Optiko, Tattersall’s Arcade Radiance Mist, Ella Baché, Post Office Square & The Myer Centre


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PARTY STYLING Looking for a new summer wardrobe to see you from Christmas parties to New Year’s Eve? Look no further than The City. Why? Because it’s home to the largest collection of summer fashion in Queensland. There’s over 250 fashion boutiques to be exact! Here are just some of the key party looks for the season – think print, lace, cool LA colour and loafers.

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STREET finds

Alana, spotted on Albert St. Eat Red & Grill Korean Restaurant, Charlotte St / Drink Beach House Bar & Grill, The Myer Centre / Coffee Brother Espresso, Margaret St / Shop Verge, Elizabeth Arcade

Three piece relaxed lace suit, Carla Zampatti, QueensPlaza Droplet tee & crossroads skirt, Gorman, QueensPlaza, Adelaide St Havana dress & bloom shorts, Sheike, Wintergarden Charcoal Sharkskin Slim Silhouette Suit, Rhodes & Beckett, MacArthur Central

Steven, spotted in Queen St Mall.

Stripe tee & turnup chino pant, Ben Sherman, Wintergarden

Eat Grill’d, Wintergarden / Drink Super Whatnot, Burnett Lane / Coffee Neat, Edward St / Shop General Pants Co., Albert St

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You can’t help but like Mitchell Ogilvie. Be it his charming demeanour, his impeccable sense of style, or the fact that his only Christmas wish is to spend time with his family. Brisbane born and bred, Mitch has built his career on a passion to provide the best service, and the highest quality international menswear to Brisbane gentlemen. After 30 years in the retail industry, he continues to believe in the importance of customer care – ensuring every member of his team pays equal attention to the school boys purchasing ties for their formal, as they do the top spending clients of Mitchell Ogilvie. You’ve always chosen to do business on Edward St, why is that?

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MITCHELL’S City picks : Coffee La Dolce Vita, Edward St / Eat Sono, Tattersall’s Arcade / Drink One Eleven Bistro, Eagle St / Shop Mitchell Ogilvie, Edward St

Edward Street has always been the heart of The City for me. My father had a millinery business in Rowes Arcade and I remember coming to join him at work from the age of 3. When I was about 20 I decided to open a store specialising in high-end menswear and found a vacancy at 243 Edward Street. We were there for 19 years before we outgrew the space, moving down the road to the Cane Growers building. Twelve months ago, we had the opportunity to offer an even wider selection of business and casual wear and seized the chance,


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MITCHELL OGILVIE

I enjoy the buzz that builds when the streets are full of shoppers & carollers. moving to our new, twolevel Mitchell Ogilvie store at 168 Edward Street. We’re incredibly happy here, and our clients are always telling us how much they enjoy the new space! Do you think being in The City makes a difference? F o r m e , i t ’s a l w a y s important to be where our customers are. The majority of our clients work in the CBD, and since they’re often too busy to drop in we make the effort to bring options to them – be it a full casual wardrobe, a selection of shoes or a single business suit. Recently Edward Street has really cemented itself as the place to go for high-end fashion. How have the recent players (like Hermès, Gucci and Louis Vuitton) affected business?

Good businesses attract good customers. It’s great to see Edward Street being established as a shopping destination of international standing. What do you enjoy about Christmas in The City? It’s a magical time of year; a time for giving and thinking about others. I enjoy the buzz that builds when the streets are full of shoppers and corner carollers, and always love seeing the younger generation come in, eagerly hunting down the perfect gift for Dad. bnecity.com.au

Mitchell’s luxe Christmas wish list Jacob Cohen limited edition jeans, $895

Vilebrequin board shorts, $200

Paul Smith bag, $595


New Year’s Eve

The City is jam-packed with exciting things to do this New Year’s Eve. Rather than ringing in 2012 alone at home, waving a single sparkler and popping champagne for one, The City offers some of the coolest and largest New Year meeting spots around town. From themed parties to black-tie events, make this New Year’s Eve one to remember in The City. Hop on board the Kookaburra River Queen for a New Year’s Eve party cruise, head to The Villager for the 1920’s Anti-Prohibition party or party into the night at new bar The Kitty. Or pop across the river to South Bank where you can welcome in the New Year with their fireworks display at 8.30pm and again at midnight.

THE CITY ON Sale

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There are sales galore in The City from Boxing Day to the end of January. Offering unbeatable bargains at every turn with Queensland’s largest range of international designers, independent labels and leading brands in fashion, beauty, homewares and electronics – all on sale!


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POST CHRISTMAS

Live in The City: Take a break from shopping up a storm and enjoy the sweet sounds of our Live in The City artists this Summer. The largest, longest-running, free-to-the-public live music program of its kind in Australia, Live in The City provides a performance platform for Brisbane’s most talented musicians across a range of genres from Alternate Country to Blues. The quality, diversity and extensity of this program is unmatched elsewhere in the country. Catch local and visiting artists at the Queen St Mall Stage and across The City every Wednesday to Sunday throughout the month of January. Family Fun: These school holidays pop into The City for loads of family entertainment. Make a day of it at Strike Bowling at Wintergarden with $8 bowling or $10 laser skirmish, get some culture at the Museum of Brisbane on Ann St or catch the latest flicks at Event Cinemas at The Myer Centre. See the Boxing Day releases Wreck-it-Ralph or The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, both perfect for the entire family. For more outdoor fun head to the City Botanic Gardens and take a walking tour, available Monday to Saturday at 11am and 1pm or hop on board the parkland explorer and enjoy a journey through the lush subtropical landscape of Roma St Parkland.

For more school holiday entertainment ideas visit bnecity.com.au


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Adorne Ben Sherman Brisbane Arcade Carla Zampatti David Jones General Pants Co. Gorman Longchamp Michael Hill Mitchell Ogilvie Myer Brisbane City Optiko Oroton Pandora Pistols at Dawn Rhodes & Beckett Sass & Bide Seed Sheike Target Verge

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ELIZABETH ST

TURBOT ST

E TC

BROADWAY ON THE MALL

KING GEORGE SQUARE

14

EDWARD ST

TATTERSALL’S ARCADE

WINTERGARDEN

MARY ST

E AM TC AM

A

EXCHANGE HOTEL

QUEENSPLAZA

M

RO

FELIX ST

MACARTHUR CENTRAL

WICKH

KH

WIC

BRISBANE TRANSIT CENTRE

ROMA STREET STATION

Parking

POST OFFICE SQUARE

WICKHAM PARK

ROMA STREET PARKLAND

AM

T

EAGLE ST PIER

EDWARD ST

OLD WINDMILL OBSERVATORY

BRISBANE PRIVATE HOSPITAL

IL

IN

ALICE ST

ANZAC SQUARE

CENTRAL STATION

12

18

Ferry

PO

T

ALBERT ST

13

RO

DS

9

11

A

RE

8

10

CREEK ST

G

O

RIPARIAN PLAZA

QUEEN ST

ANN ST

T

TS RD

HA

ICH

LE

N

T

7

Train KA

LE S EAG

6


the city

INFO

THE ESSENTIALS PARKING OFFERS Yo u c a n f i n d a c a r p a r k i n The City that’s easy on the hip pocket. Take advantage of our FREE PARKING OFFERS (*see page 12). Plus here are some great parking offers available anytime: P a r k a f t e r 4 p m a n y d ay a t Wintergarden, MacArthur Central, Festival Towers or 140 Elizabeth Street and parking is just $10. Park on weekends at The Myer Centre and spend $50 and parking is just $5. Park on weekends at MacArthur Central and spend $40 at Woolworths or $65 at Big W and receive one hour free parking or two hours parking for just $5. For full details and more parking offers visit bnecity.com.au

TRANSPORT TransLink makes travel in and out of The City easy. There are 17 high frequency bus services, 10 train lines, plus CityCats and City Ferries, providing quick and relaxing journeys. To plan your journey visit translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30 anytime.

christmas trading hours Below are the extended trading hours in The City over the festive season. Please use as a guide only. We recommend contacting individual shopping centres and stores to confirm trading hours if you are making a special trip into The City. Tues 18 Dec - Thurs 20 Dec: 8am - 9pm Fri 21 Dec: 8am - midnight Sat 22 Dec - Sun 23 Dec: 8am - 6pm Mon 24 Dec: 8am - 9pm Tues 25 Dec: Closed Wed 26 Dec: 9am - 6pm Thurs 27 Dec - Fri 28 Dec: 8am - 9pm Sat 29 Dec: 8am - 5.30pm Sun 30 Dec: 9am - 6pm Mon 31 Dec: 9am - 6pm Tues 1 Jan: 10am – 4pm


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