Meet Rachel Thaiday

19 Sep 2019

We’re obsessed with Brisbane beauty Rachel Thaiday. She is a mother of two gorgeous girls, Ellsie Valentina and Gracie Willow and wife to the infamous cheeky retired Broncos footballer, Sam Thaiday. She loves writing about her main loves - travel, fitness, food, fashion and her vibrant family life and sharing her favourite recommendations under the hashtag #recommendedbyrachelthaiday.

Never one to turn down a social occasion, Rachel uses any excuse to catch up with friends whether it be Pilates or Prosecco. Her favourite thing about Brisbane is the guaranteed sunny weather, making it the perfect destination for shopping Brisbane City or kicking back with some girlfriends for tapas at Next Hotel.

Rachel's love of both international and local designers, together with her strong passion for Brisbane, made her the perfect fit as The Myer Centre's newest Shop BNE City ambassador.

Q: What do you love about Brisbane City?
A: Brisbane City for me is always vibrant and full of life. It is my go to for all things shopping with everything in the one place. The best part is it’s open air and we are lucky to have the most amazing weather.

Q: Where is your favourite place to shop and why?
Myer is always my go to shopping spot. I live a busy lifestyle juggling work life, Mum life and everything in between. I love the idea of going to one place and getting everything I need. Call me the queen of convenience.

Q: What are the top five things in your handbag this summer?

  1. Sunglasses
  2. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
  3. Water bottle - hydration is key
  4. Resistance Band - You never know when you need it for a work out!
  5. Joco To-Go Reusable Coffee Cup

Q: What are your summer beauty tips?
Minimal is best for Summer. I like to glow from the inside out, so drinking lots of water is one of my favourite tips. I like a great BB Cream that is high in SPF. Plus, a gorgeous shimmer/highlighter powder, the one I am using is Laura Mercier from Mecca in Myer.

Q: Where is your favourite place to eat/drink in the City?
At the moment my fave place to eat and drink is the W Hotel; cocktails at sunset around the pool and dinner at my new fave Personne Restaurant.

Q: If you were going on a Summer holiday to Europe where would you go and what essentials would you pack?
My destination of choice would be Santorini. There is something breath taking about the place and nothing beats the sunsets in Oia. Essentials for Greece would be my one piece bathing suit in snow leopard, it’s the perfect pool to bar essential with my Nobody denim shorts on top, with a beautiful large hat, minimal clothing and a good SPF. I would be very happy with that!

Q: Tell us what you’re most looking forward to at Shop BNE City in September?
I am most looking forward to a night out shopping with the girls. The fashion shows will be amazing to see and of course a well-earned glass of bubbles.

See our favourite fashion finds with Rachel Thaiday!


Dress Myer- Talulah | Shoes Myer- Karl Lagerfeld | Earrings & Cuff Myer- Christie Nicolaides 


Swimsuit Myer- Seafolly | Skirt Myer- Collection | Shoes Myer- Siren | Sunglasses Myer- Chanel | Scarf Myer- Gregory Ladner


Dress Myer- We are Kindred | Shoes Myer- Windsor Smith | Bag Myer- Seafolly 


Dress Myer- Finders Keepers | Shoes Myer- Miss Shop | Earrings Myer- Christie Nicholaides | Bag Piper

Discover Spring Summer fashion from QueensPlaza and Wintergarden.