Let’s face it: international travel is parked on the tarmac for a while.
But for those missing the Big Apple, there is a way to create a New York-style staycation right here in Brisbane.
Let’s start by channelling a little Audrey. Grab a croissant and coffee and press your nose up against the glass to drool over the diamonds on display at Tiffany & Co in the Queen Street Mall.
After your Breakfast at Tiffany’s moment, it’s off to Brisbane’s Cultural Centre – to discover the priceless masterpieces on loan from NY’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (fondly known as “the Met”) and now on show at Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art.
The line-up reads like a who’s who from the history of art: works by Rembrandt, Renoir, Turner, Monet, Carravaggio – to name a few – are here in Brissy to dazzle the culturally inclined and artistically appreciative until November.
Next – the big lights of Broadway… or, at least, Queensland’s cultural equivalent in the form of QPAC…
The city’s latest, sought-after golden ticket is to the production of Roald Dahl’s, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The much-loved story comes to the stage in September – and features a cast of young local actors sharing the eponymous role.
Time to find the stay in your New York-style StayCation.
The historic Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane had a former life as the Queensland Government Savings Bank… and embraces the building’s original art deco features.
Choose from roomy studios through to 3-bedroom apartments. There’s an accommodation option that’s great for singles, couples or families.
The Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane on George Street is offering a special deal for our viewers – stay three nights, but only pay for two!*
It’s all about location: in a New York minute, you could be shopping in the Queen Street Mall… or strolling through South Bank Parklands.
But if cocktail hour is calling, the journey is a mere wander downstairs.
Right out of a scene from New York’s Mad Men, the Boom Boom Room is Brisbane’s ritziest basement bar. Ask the mixologist to whip up a Manhattan and you’ll be basking in Big Apple heaven before you know it.
*Offer: Stay 3, Pay 2. Stay 3 nights and only pay for 2 nights. You can cancel up to 2pm, one day before you arrive. Terms & Conditions apply. Minimum three-night stay required. Stay Dates: 04/06/20 – 31/07/21 Book By: 31/07/21. Code: WEEKENDER