❤️💕 Valentine’s Weekend in Brisbane! 💕❤️

Valentine’s weekend is coming up, with the special day happening on Tuesday, 14th of February. A lot of people will be celebrating across the weekend, so here are some of my suggestions for you guys to try! 🙂 And don’t worry if you’re single – these activities are just as perfect to enjoy with friends as well. ❤ ❤ #FriendshipIsJustAsImportant!


🚲 Cycle around Brisbane:

The Brisbane City Council bike hire is a really convenient and affordable way to see our beautiful city from a different point of view. Membership is only $3 per month for students, and you can even use your GoCards to rent them! Why not ride along the riverside at sunset?  To sign up, click here.


🌿 Nature Lovers:

Hiking is another great idea if you like to do things differently. Brisbane is surrounded by beautiful rain forests and reserves that are perfect to explore with your loves. Take a look at our previous BLOG post about the best walking paths in Brisbane.

We also host some of the best waterfalls in Australia as well! One of my personal favourites is Curtis Falls down in the Gold Coast hinterlands. You can even cool off in the rock pools there after your walk! Take a look at other suggestions here.


💪 Adrenaline Lovers:

Do you need a little extra convincing to take your breath away this Valentine’s Day? Then this is sure to do it for you. The Story Bridge is one of three bridges IN THE WORLD that you can climb! You’ll have to get in quick to secure your spots, as this is a popular time to book. Tickets start from $99, and you can even get photos to remember the occasion. Check pricing info and availability on their website.

This is also bound to get the heart pumping – skydiving!!! There are several skydiving hot spots around Brisbane, so take a look at the website and choose one for yourself! Make sure to get plenty of photos!!


🍕 Dinner & Chill:

Brisbane riverside is filled with romantic and luxurious restaurants! Stretching from Eagle Street Pier through to South Bank, you’re bound to find something that fits your style and budget. Here’s a list of restaurants if you’re looking for something a little fancier. Or if you’re like me and just want to spend quality time, why not take a picnic blanket, some snacks and soak in the environment down by the South Bank esplanade? How lovely!


Night Lights:

This one you’ll need a car for, because there is no public transport available in the evenings. Or you could Uber! If you haven’t been to Mt Coot-Tha yet, now is the perfect time to take that special someone for a view to remember. See our beautiful city encased in its night lights from the top of the look-out. It’s truly breathtaking. Make sure to take a blanket or wear a coat as it can get windy up there!
Another suggestion to do after dark is to ride the Brisbane Wheel in South Bank. They also offer VIP styled booths, so you and your guest can spend some time in private. ❤ Price lists can be found on their website.


🐤 Stay on a Farm:

THIS is something I want to try! This website has a list of farms around Brisbane that offer Bed & Breakfast or private rentals for weekends and special occasions. Experience the best of the Aussie outback, while watching the stars in the arms of your love. Some of the farm stay locations even offer daytime activities such as helping milk the cows, feeding chickens and even horseback riding through the mountain ranges. Of course, this activity requires a car to get to and from the location, so be sure to research this as well!


😍 Movies with a twist:

It’s one thing to go to the movie cinema, but why not take it to the next level by attending an outdoor cinema?! The Moonlight Cinemas are located in New Farm Park, and is the perfect way to spend an evening under the stars while watching your favourite flicks. Tickets are $14 (with a student card), and movies show daily. Book your tickets online here, or download the schedule here.

❤ Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!! ❤

A real life fairy tale at Lexis Brisbane! <3

We had some old friends come to visit Lexis Brisbane yesterday! Please meet the ever-so-adorable Masataka and Yuumi from Japan!

Masataka and Yuumi were students here at Lexis (formerly known as Shane Global Village) 4 and a half years ago. To them, SGV felt more like home rather than a school, and as they spent quite a bit of time here they thought it would be a nice surprise to drop in and see how everyone was going! How lovely!


Some of the teachers/staff they got to know are still here at Lexis today. Everyone had a lot of fun catching up and reminiscing about the good old days – even our Student Support staff member Robyn got in on the fun reinacting an old photo! 😀

Masataka and Yuumi didn’t know each other prior to coming to Australia, but when they first met at SGV they hit it off straight away! 🙂 Over the years, they became very close and recently they made things official by getting married. They thought it would make sense to come back to Brisbane to get married as this is where their hearts first met – awwww! ❤ Unfortunately the local church in the city was closed for construction, so they decided to have their wedding ceremony down on the beach of the beautiful Gold Coast.

🙂 Congratulations to you both!! 🙂

We LOVE seeing successful stories come out of Lexis, and this story just shows that even true love can be found in the most random of places! We also love hearing from and seeing all of our students – recent and old; so please come and visit us again if life ever brings you back to our beautiful Brisbane. ❤

Thanks for visiting Masataka and Yuumi! All the best for your future together! 🙂

Looooove is in the air!

This morning at Lexis Brisbane, Cupid delivered all of your lovely Valentine’s Day cards. She made her way to all of the classrooms to personally deliver these special little gifts. Even the teachers got some love too!

There were some really sweet messages and some very creative poems – good work guys! Zoe and Tara were especially impressed! 🙂 🙂

You still have time to write a card to a special someone. Just put it in Cupid’s Postbox (up at Reception) before Option Class and your goods will be delivered before the end of class!


There are also some cards that don’t have names on them, so Cupid was unable to send them. 😦 See Tara at Reception if you think one of these cards is yours and we can send it again.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone! And for those love-birds out there: have a bright and beautiful Valentine’s Day this Sunday!