More than 100 local creative set up shop in the bustling Stanley Street Plaza on weekends, creating a vibrant atmosphere. Embracing artisan culture, the market is a haven of unique goods – from eclectic and effortlessly cool fashions, to handmade jewelry, art and stylish homewares. As one walks around these markets, work from local photographers, discerning crafts, collectables and vintage fashion can be discovered. After strolling around the markets, guests can soak up a spot of live music strummed by local musicians, or retire to a nearby cafe or watering hole to watch the world continue to bustle on by. A popular choice of Brisbane CBD Accommodation that could be considered is Oaks Mews. Oaks Mews is located on a central location for tourists to enjoy dining, shopping and socializing. This is an iconic hotel in Australia, and has been in business since many years. This elegant and sophisticated hotel provides impressive services to their guests and offers a wide variety of scrumptious dining options within the hotel.

The Collective markets are always busy, but never crowded. Take the opportunity to wander the walkways of stallholders and you’ll find an eclectic mix of fashion, homewares, crafts, jewelry, collectibles, photography works, vintage wares and naturopathic goods. This market is a little different from others as there is a strong emphasis on high quality goods whilst still keeping to those great bargain prices you expect from a market. There’s nothing quite like discovering something that has been handmade and has a beautiful story attached to it. By shopping at The Collective Markets, not only will you discover such treasures, but you’ll also be showing your support for local creative entrepreneurs, emerging designers and vintage collectors. After a morning or evening strolling around in the marketplace, guests can relax and enjoy a glass of wine or coffee over a delicious meal. Hired musicians and buskers abound throughout Southbank, either on the sidewalk or in one of the many cafes or pubs in the Precinct.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Shazzana Hamid is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary. Disguised as Lavinia Woolf she writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.