We’re going north! Yes, this time to sunny Brisbane or Brisvegas (if the term applies). *With the Brisbane fetch, we’re also going to showcase what’s happening in the Gold Coast and the broader QLDs region to make the most of what’s on offer.

Follow our growth into Sydney, we thought the natural thing to do would be to keep going and continuing to share the goodness. I’m especially pleased as Lani Pauli, someone who I’ve admired and listened to online for some years is going to lead the city as curator. Lani will be sharing the best events, meetups, community news, jobs and more in each fortnight’s fetch. You can submit items to her via email here and don’t forget to subscribe on http://thefetch.org so it gets delivered straight to your box. Our first green-themed fetch will be sent in mid-November. As part of Lani’s welcome, we put a few questions to her below!

Lovely Lani

How did you end up where you are today?

I studied journalism and PR at university with the belief I’d be a hard-hitting journo but soon discovered I enjoyed PR more and set off to Sydney to make my name. I stayed in Sydney until 2008 before moving back to Brisbane. I’ve always been a bit of a geek and I found with the emergence of “everything digital” it was where I was naturally gravitating. I took the step away from PR in 2011 and now work with The Brio Group. I’m still not sure exactly how I ended up here but I can tell you I love the “mish-mash” my career and interests entail: editor, content strategist, digital strategist, curator and more.

What makes you tick? What makes you ick?

The way our digital lives and analogue (offline) lives are integrating into one. Food (cooking, eating, shopping for, reading about nutrition), travel, coffee, movies and books are probably the other biggest ‘ticks’ in my life. My icks would have to be rude people, negativity and wastefulness.

Why do you love ‘fetchin?

I love the way we can bring together tailored pockets of information about cities, events, fashion, art – really any topic of interest to an individual or group.

What things excite you about our community right now?

Brisbane is still teetering on the edge of its potential. As a city we’ve grown up a lot and we’re working on making our mark but we’re still not quite there. I’m excited by the potential we have as a community to show that Brisbane has the digital goods.

What’s your favourite thing about your city?

There’s plenty I love about Brisbane from the State Library to little community pockets like Bulimba, Paddington and West End. Mostly, I live the “vibe” here. It’s relaxed, friendly but open to opportunity. There’s a chance to make your mark here.

Where can we find you in Brisbane?

You’ll find me trying many of the cafes here as I’m (very) slowly working my way through a list of Brisbane’s Best Breakfasts, seeing a movie at The Barrack’s Palace Cinemas or at various events.

How can we connect with you?

You can tweet me, email me and check out my blog. Follow @thefetchbris and ‘like’ us on Facebook to keep up with what’s happening in Brisbane. Please reach out and introduce yourself, I’d like to meet you in person at a local upcoming event.