Today, my friend Ella and I myself treated ourselves to some of Brisbane’s delights starting with a Suitcase Rummage  at Redacliffe Place; Finders Keepers Markets at the Old Museum; and a quick drink at Fourth Wall.  It must be something about Sunday afternoons but it makes me think it’s not too bad here, after all. 

We wandered over to the Suitcase Rummage in Redacliffe Place, specifically to find the lovely lady, behind Dickybird Designs which are some of the sweetest handmade dresses and tops I’ve ever tried on outdoors in the middle of a crowded public place. Think of fifties, diner style dresses and you’ll get the idea. (Here’s Ella being sweet in a Dickybird dress she ordered a couple of months ago.) Anyway, I’m trying to justify spending money when I am supposed to travel saving but LOOK at this and tell me that it’s not worth skipping Paris for. It is surprisingly affordable and I need a holiday dress so stop judging me, you’re not my real dad. 

Anyway, we did our fair share of rummaging and I ended up with a couple of new skirts and a florally top , for under $20, so it was certainly worth it! We ended up chatting to one of the girls and she said it had been a super successful morning, and it’s only $25 to register, so next month, that’s where we will be, trying to earn back the money that we spent at the Finders Keepers Markets.  

As expected, The Finders Keepers Markets are crazy cool, and super fun. There’s live music, a whole outdoor area to sit and eat, and three showrooms that is like stumbling headlong into an Etsy showroom.  

There were some seriously amazing craft there and it just makes me wish I was talented at life. My absolute favourite stall was Hungry Designs which has delightful artwork like below on pillows, broches, earrings.

  

I was drunk on happiness, and collected about a million cards so I could gradually whittle away my savings at a later date. Ella bought the below  ’Come Fly With Me’ locket with the hot air balloon from Red Revival

For those playing at home, I recommend checking out Hungry Designs, Empire of Bees who gave us a free friendship bracelet, Little LaLa, Record Attempts (for incredible music books made out of old records and recycled paper) and Sirens Swimwear, if you’re on the fancy side of life and can splash out a little (Swimwear pun intended). 

Anyway we topped off our day with a little tipple (God, I love that word) at Fourth Wall, a crafty little place on Ann St with Amy and Bartender Griff (whom I have just decided I am going to call Bartender Griff) because, as Bartender Griff says solemnly and all the time “You have to support small bars”.  

It was quite lovely for a Sunday sesh, and I suggest you check it out unless you want a stern talking to from Bartender Griff.  

Anyway I fell asleep on the couch when I got home so chances of me sleeping tonight are slim to none. You’ll find me swinging between being wildly happy from new purchases and crying because I’ve had to cancel any life plans to afford anything. 

realgents:

Brisbane skyline. viewed from GOMA.
(by Kai Kenman)

“The Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque, at GoMA, presents retrospective and thematic film programs and exhibitions, exploring the important lines of influence between the moving image and other areas of visual culture, and showcasing the work of influential filmmakers and artists. Its mission is to collect, conserve, present and interpret film and screen culture.”
I just saw a movie FOR FREE as part of the Cinema program that GoMA runs. At the moment it’s playing a program curated by stylish babe/movie critc, Margaret Pomeranz, called Contemporary Australia: Women in Film that coincides with the current exhibition and it was FREE and it’s good Australian movies- I just watched 2:37- not the ones that make you cringe. Did I mention it was FREE? 
Ah Brisbane, you’re alright. 

realgents:

Brisbane skyline. viewed from GOMA.

(by Kai Kenman)

The Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque, at GoMA, presents retrospective and thematic film programs and exhibitions, exploring the important lines of influence between the moving image and other areas of visual culture, and showcasing the work of influential filmmakers and artists. Its mission is to collect, conserve, present and interpret film and screen culture.”

I just saw a movie FOR FREE as part of the Cinema program that GoMA runs. At the moment it’s playing a program curated by stylish babe/movie critc, Margaret Pomeranz, called Contemporary Australia: Women in Film that coincides with the current exhibition and it was FREE and it’s good Australian movies- I just watched 2:37- not the ones that make you cringe. Did I mention it was FREE? 

Ah Brisbane, you’re alright. 

Kathleen. In Transit.

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.