The inaugural RESORT is the most exciting cultural event hitting Brisbane this year. RESORT will take place in the illustrious lifestyle mecca that is James St in the Fortitude Valley and runs from October 23-25. The event acts as a cultural precursor to the G20 and features the best of Brisbane’s creative and entrepreneurial talent. The three-day program is filled with so many exciting events that it can look overwhelming, but IZE has narrowed down the two events you’d be sorry to miss.

James St is staying up late for RESORT After Dark on Friday 24 October, with all your favourite retailers open from 5-9pm. You’ll be treated to live music, exclusive offers and art installations all while indulging your retail needs. However, the cherry on the top of the very scrumptious RESORT weekend is that Leandra Medine (of Man Repeller blogging fame) will be in attendance at the James St. Medine is at the forefront of the fashion blogging industry with her insanely successful Man Repeller, and the recent release of her first book Seeking Love and Finding Overalls. RESORT marks Man Repeller’s first trip to Australia and she is flying to Brisbane especially for this event.

If you’re not already feeling giddy with excitement, RESORT Trailblazers on Saturday 25 October takes things another step further. The event will feature a conversation between Leandra Medine, Nicky Zimmermann of the iconic Australian brand Zimmermann and Susannah George of The Urban List. Tickets can be purchased online but get in quick before it sells out.

RESORT is the ultimate urban vacation. Get penciling in your diary, planning your outfits and get ready for a whirlwind three days. More information on the event can be found here.