Welcome to Sunshine & Gin!

We are two Brisbane girls who love life. We’ve been friends for over 15 years and share a mutual passion for food, travel, fashion, sunshine and of course – gin! This blog is a place for us to share our thoughts on the things we love and what’s going on in our lives and our hometown of Brisbane. It’s also a way for us to stay in contact with friends and family all over the world and to share our lives with them, despite the distance. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy sharing it with you.

Where else can you find us?

Sunshine & Gin have one of the top rated profiles on Urbanspoon Brisbane and are a Top Contributor to Tripadvisor.

If you want to keep up to date with our blog but aren’t a wordpress user, you can follow us on Facebook. Also the official Sunshine & Gin Instagram account.

You can follow each of us on Twitter – Kirst and Birgit – or Instagram – Kirst and Birgit.

How do I contact Sunshine & Gin?

Please feel free to email us at sunshineandgin (at) gmail.com if you have any questions about our blog, recommendations for places to go or would like to contact us about invitations, reviews or working with us in any way. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Alternatively, please use the contact us form below:

A little bit more about us

Kirst – Kirst works in marketing and is a wanderer at heart. A few of her favourite things include eating out with friends, drinking tea, hitting the gym, hanging with her husband-to-be and of course going on adventures both near and far. She’s also a bit of an Instagram addict. Next Destination: Israel, Switzerland, and Thailand.

Birgit – Birgit works in the arts and loves it but would like more time off to see the world. She believes the best way to explore any new place is to walk and walk. She is so known for her love of good food and wine, a speech at her wedding spent several minutes listing her favourite foods. She believes that life is made up of simple pleasures. Next Destination: UK, Germany and Montenegro.



4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi!

    I was just having a look through your posts and your adventures seem amazing! But I just wanted to know how can you afford it all? 🙂 Oh and have you ever been to London or plan to go there?

    Sharni 🙂

    • Hi Sharni,

      Thanks for your comment! We both work full-time and really just try to save as much as we can to fund our travels. It’s hard work sometimes but it’s certainly got us to quite a lot of places! We both naturally tend to forgo spending a lot on clothes etc to give us more money to spend on adventures 🙂 Perhaps we’ll put together a post of tips and trick for saving money to travel with and travelling on the cheap.

      I was actually in London just last month and will be posting a blog on it in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

  2. Hi,

    I’ve added a new feature so you can publish your blog posts on Urbanspoon yourself without having to wait for us to do it! Here’s how it works:

    – Make sure you’re signed into Urbanspoon.
    – Go to your Urbanspoon blog page (not your user profile): https://www.urbanspoon.com/br/337/12447/Brisbane/sunshine-and-gin.html
    – Click “Edit blog settings”.
    – In the Pending Posts section, click “Edit and publish my pending posts”.
    – Then, enter the “snippet” text, verify the date and URL, and press Publish.

    Please make sure that:
    – The URL should be the permalink to the blog post (not the blog home page, a category page, a post preview, or a service like feedproxy).
    – The snippet should be 2-3 sentences (quoted from your blog post) that gives an idea of what’s in the post.
    – The snippet should NOT include bylines, dates, address info, captions, tags, HTML code, etc.

    Note: there may be a delay of 1-2 hours after you post on your blog until our system detects the post.

    We’ll give you one week to do it yourself, then it’ll go into our queue to publish.

    Thank you for all of your contributions, and let me know if you have any questions.

    Best regards,



    • Hi Greg,

      thank you for letting us know. We’ll certainly start self-posting on urbanspoon. Now we just need to get out somewhere new and try it.

      Thanks again,

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