6 Reasons to Visit Brisbane According to O.C.'s Carly Vidal Wallace

Allison Mitchell | February 20, 2018 | Feature Features

Brisbane Fashion Month founder Carly Vidal Wallace gives us her glam guide to beloved Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Enjoy a scenic stroll down the river in beautiful Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

A second-generation textile and manufacturing business owner, new Irvine resident Carly Vidal Wallace is known in her native Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, as the brains and beauty behind Brisbane Fashion Month, a four-week celebration of Queensland’s brightest design stars. Fresh off the event’s anniversary, the jet-setting wife and mom of two is giving us her glamorous guide to Brisbane’s shiniest gems. Listen in.

One of a Kind
“My absolute favorite local designer is Isabella Longinnou. She creates bespoke pieces for her clients and has honestly never made me something that I do not love.”

Wind Down
“From the couples rooms, where you can share a massage with a loved one, to the use of the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, Stephanies Spa Retreat at Sofitel Brisbane Central is one of the best places to pamper in all of Brisbane.”

Fare Game
“Brisbane is spoiled for choice for dining out. From the moment you enter Bacchus South Bank, everything is world-class. From the art deco decor and lavish seating to the expertise of the staff and the detail of the menu.”

Lofty Ideas
“Dating back to 1880, The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites is an exquisitely refurbished art deco space that spares no luxury. Book the two-story Inchcolm Loft—it’s spectacular!”

Crown Jewels
The Queen Street Mall is such a vibrant part of Brisbane. Don’t miss the stunning butterfly facade that adorns the Wintergarden shopping complex.”

Rollin’ on the River
“I love starting date night with a sunset paddle on the river with wine and aperitifs. It remains one of the most memorable outings my husband and I have had.”


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