The World Is Wild And Everyone Needs To Change, Including Us

By Ranyhyn Laine
17th Mar 2020

editors letter covid 19

To all of our Urban Listers,

How are you going out there? These are strange times so we wanted to take a moment to connect. Because more than ever before, connectivity is everything.

Last weekend, Eat Street shut its doors for the forseeable future. Over the past few days, my inbox has been flooded with cancellations and postponements—the Comedy Festival, Paniyiri, James Street Up Late and I’m sure there will be more to come as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.

While this year has been rife with unprecedented and unique devastation, what we do know is that life in Brisbane will no doubt be a little different in days and weeks to come—but this doesn’t mean living your best life has to be cancelled too. Far from it.

Urban List is your guide to living your best life, connecting you to your city, your passions, your interests, and ultimately, to each other. And we’ll be right here, helping you to do just that now, tomorrow, next week and into the future.

From now, you can expect us to be stacking you up with loads of recommendations on:

  • How To Live Your Best Life In Social Isolation
  • How To Support Your City—The Restaurants, The Arts And Small Businesses—Safely
  • How To Work From Home Like A Boss (Without Losing Your Mind)
  • All Your Post-Corona World Planning (Because There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel)

It’s important to follow official health advice, stay home if you’re unwell, be vigilant with hygiene and stay informed through reliable, balanced news sources but don’t forget to also give yourself a break from heavy headlines and social media if you’re feeling overwhelmed, and most of all, find time to enjoy the things you’ve always enjoyed in Brisbane whenever and however it is safe to still do so.

Our hospitality and creative industries are suffering. They mean the world to us, and we know they mean everything to you. It’s really important right now to show your love for Brisbane and regional Queensland businesses and spend and shop and eat and drink local when you can. These twisted times will be hardest on them and following the bushfire season and drought, they need all the support they can get.

If you’re a business owner with a promotion or a creative concept for life in the COVID-19 world, get in touch with us, because we want to hear about it.

So, wash your hands, get lots of sleep, drink lots of water, exercise, soak up the sunshine and a little or a lot of wine, and, as the Italians have done, bellow your favourite tunes from your balcony or your backyard because, another thing that’s true is—we’re all in this together.

And just as sweet, heavy rain came along to put out all the fires—we will get through this Brisbane, one take-out or homemade beer, wine, burger, bowl of pasta and espresso martini at a time.

Want to chat? Talk us through your best cocktail recipe, your business idea or your work from home wishes? Don’t be a stranger—connect with us. Send me an email, or hit us up on Instagram or Facebook message. Your best life starts here.


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