10 August 2018

HOW TO: spend a public holiday

Brisbanites: we’re all familiar with the hype around the annual Exhibition - for some it’s an exciting time of the year to enjoy some carnival food, rides, fireworks and showbags… others spend the week doing anything to avoid the crowds, the flu and the million dollar showbags. But one (very important) thing we all have in common is a day off work, whether you actually attended the Ekka or not.  

 Avoid the Ekka (and the flu) with this list of fun activities paired with the perfect outfits:

Attend the Mekka Races: Get a group of friends together, dress up to the nines and have a fun day out at Doomben Racecourse! General Admission Tickets start from $30. Girls day! Pair this statement lace number with your favourite headpiece and simple nude heels. SHOP THE LOOK

Have a drink at the Five Flavours Beer & Cider Festival. For one day only, Riverlife are aiming to #MakeEkkaWednesdayGreatAgain with food, drinks and riverside vibes! Tickets are $39.90. This is the perfect day-drinking outfit – comfortable AND stylish (of course). SHOP THE LOOK

Dance down the Brisbane River: SEADECK are hosting an Ekka Day Special this year – boats, booze and boogying, what more could you want!? Tickets are $54.42. Board the ship in this leopard print number, the perfect day-to-night outfit. SHOP THE LOOK

Tick off the latest foodie spots! The new X-CARGO, with its unique shipping container style offers an open-air space to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Their beer garden is also a great place to have a drink (or five) with music and rooftop terraces that offer views over the Valley… not to mention, it’s very #grammable. The Beyond Me Blazer is a classic playsuit, style it buttoned up, or open with a lace bralette or crop underneath! SHOP THE LOOK

Drive-In Movies: Sit back, relax and enjoy a flick in the comfort of your own car! Yatala Drive In Movies is showing some of the latest movies and it’s super fun to stock your boot up with pillows, blankets and snacks for a cute night out! Tickets are $15 per person. Look effortlessly chic in the latest in Levi’s and Superga. SHOP THE LOOK

Ellie xx