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Page Background 5 Brisbane Airport News Tigerair’s bold new fares bonanza; BNE launches new online hub; independent premium lounge opens, and more 7 Brisbane Insider The art of flowers and plants; vegan fashion; walk in the footsteps of tastemakers, and more 10 Inside Amy Schumer She’s the new queen of comedy and she’s headed our way


12 Hot Buys Gift yourself or someone special one of these stylish treats for the holiday season 14 Sweet smell of success A natural beauty brand from Mt Tamborine is a hit overseas


16 Real Shanghai A local’s guide to a different side of the city 19 Win tickets to Shanghai Enter our competition to win airfares to Shanghai 20 Crazy stays Planes, cranes and automobiles are just some of the more fascinating places to stay around the world 22 Getaways kids will love From a beachside holiday park to a zoofari, these destinations are fun for all ages 24 Escape extra Winter festivals in Canada, heli tours in Far North Queensland, glamping in India, and more


28 Fast food with a healthy flavour Food blogger Kerry Heaney finds out how the eat-and-go menu has changed 29 What’s new Bar hopping, hotel dining gets a makeover and food is the new lure for shoppers 30 Perfect picnics Let someone else provide the gourmet goodies and you just pick the spot for a perfect summer picnic


32 Songs from the home front A unique project turns stories from soldier’s wives into songs for an emotional performance; a wonderland of comedy, music, theatre, film and more 35 Events calendar Find out what’s happening around the city


36 Santa Claus He takes us outside the workshop to reveal a few of his favourite things


39 Day in the life People at Brisbane Airport


38 Helpful information for visitors to Brisbane Airport 40 Destination map 43 Brisbane metro map


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hen we caught up with

Santa Claus in a rare break

from his workshop (p36) he

delighted in telling us what he loves

about Christmas and holidays. Like

most grown-ups he recalled fondly

the holidays he had in his childhood

– by the beach as it turns out, not in

the icy North Pole – playing with his

mates in the mangroves and creeks

from sunrise until sunset, fishing and

swimming. He said that where he used

to play is now part of the urban sprawl

but holidays like that do still exist ... see

our Getaways Kids Will Love (p22)