Recently had a terrific weekend in Brisbane - it is really rocking! Stayed at The Emporium which is a great place to stay as it is surrounded by terrific restaurants, shops and nightlife. First time I had stayed out of the CBD and I loved it - completely changed my perspective of the city.
Currently the Valentino exhibition is on at Gallery of Modern Art and it is a standout - the only time it has left Paris, worth a visit alone.
Airfares are cheap and I would definitely recommend a weekend sojourn1