The MINT News Review #3

Last week saw ASOS announce their next venture into homewares while Daydream Island Resort announced their newest eco-warrior and ambassador, Lincoln Lewis.


ASOS have already dominated the online clothing game are now releasing a living range. Split into three collections for the first venture into homewares, ASOS is exploring three distinct trends; Eclectic Luxe, Cool Minimal, and Global Traveller. Prices start at a $20.


Queensland actor Lincoln Lewis is named the first Daydream Island ambassador

Brisbane actor, Lincoln Lewis, is the first official Daydream Island ambassador, exploring the experiences on offer and promoting ocean conservation when the island reopens in April – having been rebuilt after the devastating Cyclone Debbie in 2017.



New Night Market to Open in Brisbane’s South

Brisbane Market Place is building on the popularity of its Saturday and Sunday morning markets, launching a Friday night market mid-February. The venue is undergoing a significant refurbishment, with the final installation set to feature more than 40 food stalls, festoon lighting, licensed bars, dedicated seating hubs and a stage for live music and other entertainment.

The Brisbane Night Market will trade every Friday from 4pm to 10pm with a $2.50 entry fee. The first event is scheduled for February 15.



Where to celebrate the Lunar New Year

This year The Chen is offering all guests who stay during February a chance to win a vibrant artwork by the hotel’s namesake, Zhong Chen, featuring this year’s honorary animal: the pig. They’ll also receive a room discount and view performances by dragon dancers at Golden Lily yum-cha restaurant. For more information, visit The Chen’s website.



Sydney Now Has an On-Demand Ferry Service

Captain Cook Cruises has announced the launch of Sydney’s first on-demand ferry service. Operating between Elizabeth Bay, Garden Island and Circular Quay, passengers can “hail” small ferries using a new app called Ahoy. The app finds the nearest ferry, requests it and tracks its journey and arrival time.

The same cost as a regular ferry journey in Sydney, you can even pay using your Opal card, as well as with cash, credit card or the Captain Cook Cruises app. The inner-eastern suburbs on-demand ferry service will run from Monday to Friday and passengers will board the cruise company’s 12-metre “tubby-class” boats, which can carry up to 60 people.



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