Editor’s Note: Brisbane Ambassador Tanya Williams scours her favourite city to discover and present her ‘Lust Have It’ list – a guide to living a pampered lifestyle for the modern day uber busy Brisbane woman. Enjoy! Robelen x
One of the definitions of Lust is “an overwhelming desire or craving”. I am all about beautiful things and I love to pampered, spoiled and enjoy anything decadent and unique (although my credit card doesn’t always share the same opinion). I know so many other fabulous woman who share my love of beautiful things so I wanted to share just a few of my personal Lust Have Its in Brisbane. I encourage you to experience them yourself.
I have never met a woman that doesn’t love beautiful jewellery and some of the finest gems can be found in the trendy Brisbane suburb of Bulimba. Bodman Jewellery Design is more than just a jewellery store. Their passion for stunning, high quality jewellery and bespoke design is matched only by the quality customer service they provide. Best of all, you can sit down with award winning jeweller Paul Bodman to design a unique, dream piece of handcrafted & personalized jewellery using diamonds, gems, semi precious stones or whatever your heart lusts over. I personally know Paul and Cathryn and the passion they have for what they do is obvious in every dream piece that you will love forever (like these stunning diamond Claudia earings) www.bodmanjewellerydesign.com.au
This has to be one of the best kept secrets in Brisbane. It literally has surprises around every corner and I love that. From the ‘cuddle’ pole, to the complimentary perfume and magazines in reception, chandeliers resting next to Moet, retro with modern. It is cool with a capital C.
One of the coolest places to hang out at Hotel Urban are the Poolside Pavilions. Your pavilion package comes with its own themed room, reserved poolside cabanna, pool & bar package and guaranteed fun with your friends or partner. It is perfect for a midweek getaway (just because) or a weekend with the girls. Being so close to the city with breathtaking views makes it one of my new fave spots in Brisbane www.hotelurban.com.au
I have only recently discovered the Gloss Bar and I have to say I am so excited by it. They provide hair, makeup, tanning and styling for bridal, red carpet and other events in your home. (or just because you want to feel special). They will travel FREE to you within a 30km and make you totally glam, 7 days a week. And they only use quality make up brands like MAC, Nars, Bobbi Brown and Napoleon. One of my faves is their decadent lip gloss. It smells amazing and is the perfect accessory for your handbag to make you pout perfect. What girl wouldn’t love having your own make up team come to you to make you look amazing for a special night. Very A class celebrity and very VIP!! www.glossbar.com.au
Imagine having another you to get all those thing on your ‘to do’ list done. It’s possible with Hectic Helpers. Owner Kay Marco, lifestyle manager extraordinaire, is one of those rare people that not only like’s going to Ikea (yes she will do that for you) but is super organized and can do all those ‘too hard or never have time to do’ jobs around the house, organize an event and cut through complex problems in a single bound. Hectic Helpers will get things done before you realize you need them done. They provide an extra hand so as busy women, we can do it all (with a little bit of help). It should be on every busy Brisbane woman’s Lust Have It list. www.hectichelpers.com.au
Stay tuned for more of my Lust Have Its in Brisbane.