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Fine fillies at Melbourne Cup

The finest of perfect punters spent the day at QT Gold Coast for a serious case of funtimes and fashions on the field. Here are a few of our favourite pics from the day. See you next year!

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What are we listening to?

Our current fave lobby tunes (for this week anyway) are Waiting on the World to change – John Mayer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBIxScJ5rlY   Coldplay – Princess Of China ft. Rihanna http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uw6ZkbsAH8   Alpine – Gasoline http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RklMv6-M3XM   Robbie Williams – Lovelight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjzMNxidD_g   The Cure – The Lovecats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcUza_wWCfA

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Bespoke sweets from our Chef

Caramelised Banana Dulce de Leche Cake INGREDIENTS 6 x sheets of banana bread Caramelised banana cream (Recipe 1 below) Hazelnut chocolate crunch recipe (Recipe 2 below) Duche leche tins or ganache Vanilla crème Chantilly (Recipe 3 below) Vanilla glaze METHOD Layer banana bread, banana cream and dulce de leche in a cake tin. Top off […]

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No lights, no lycra, no fear

No Lights No Lycra boasts everything your average dance class does not. NLNL is a non-competitive dance space where participants are invited to burst out of the confines of modest dancing and unleash their wildest, dorky and most uncoordinated moves all in the name of self-expression. Spawned in 2009 by Melbourne dance students Alice Glenn […]

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Big Day Out Band Competition

Big Day Out and headspace, Australia’s national youth mental health foundation, have announced the 2014 headspace Big Day Out national band competition. The competition gives local bands aged 15 years+ from every Australian state and territory the opportunity to win one of four spots on the headspace stage at each Big Day Out festival in 2014. […]

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Tis the season for….. Lights! Really Bright Lights!

The 2013 Gold Coast Christmas Lights Competition is now open and calling for entrants. The City is encouraging all residents, business operators and not for profit organisations to ‘light up’ and submit an entry. To check out the displays, simply download the entrants and winners list from the link below, set your GPS and head […]

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THE REVEAL: Designs for a new Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.

As the Gold Coast prepares to host the world at the 2018 Commonwealth games, 3 internationally selected teams were shortlisted to present their plans for our own cultural precinct. Final proposals have been submitted and the winner will be featured at an exhibition of entries at the Arts Centre Gold Coast where the team’s visions […]

Design
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Bazaars Tips out for the boys

Well Movember is well under way and although my prepubescent face has yet to get the memo, our team down at Bazaar sure has. Nearly all of the gents, both chefs & floors staff have pulled together in the venue to support men’s health this year with almost $340 already raised in the first week. […]

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Strip-off and cool down at spaQ

spaQ are offering a cool alternative from the steamy Gold Coast days with the return of the popular ‘Turn Up the Heat’ promotion. As the heat soars over 25 degrees, you will receive the days top temperature discounted offyour treatment! So, if today hits 30 degrees, you receive a $30 discount! Offer valid Monday through […]

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Swinging’s in vogue

Firstly, have you been to Swinging Safari on the Gold Coast? If the answer is no, listen up. Put down your phone, get up from your couch / desk and go. An unassuming banquet of hipsters awaits – ok, that just sounds creepy. What we mean to say is, Swing Safari is an icon of […]

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Kids parties made perfect with Strawberry fundaes

Princesses, pirates and pop stars – it’s just one day on the life of a party planner! Gold Coast’s very own Party Queen, Natalie Boyd, is the creative spirit behind Strawberryfundaes…and the parties aren’t just for kids! Nat also appears in many curious costumes for corporate events. Source – http://bit.ly/17KLjYL

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Children of the 60s

Gold Coast designer Tara Fletcher wanted to create more than just another “fashion label” and moreso see the inception of a fashion destination come to life. A label that would see a cult following from festival goers to beautiful boho goddesses adorned in floral prints, colour and 60’s and 70’s eclectic style. Love St had […]

Fashion
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The Face behind 19 Karen

Tucked away in Mermaid Beach is a hidden gem of artist proportions – 19 Karen. A gorgeous little gallery which is attracting droves of followers. The women behind it all is Terri Lew. Terri is committed to her vision of 19 Karen as a gallery that nurtures emerging contemporary artists giving them the opportunity to grow and […]

Art
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The Vernons

One of Gold Coast’s favourite homegrown bands, The Vernons are a Blues Rock n Roll Band, sculpting their sound from belligerent nights out, hungover days in, and their parents old vinyl records.   We think they’re worth checking out but don’t jus take our word for it – here’s what the town have to say […]

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Surfers Paradise Turns 80?

She might look glitzy and golden but this ol’ girl is turning 80! Surfers Paradise is set to celebrate its 80th birthday with a host of festivities on the Surfers Paradise Foreshore on Sunday 1st December. Originally called Elston, Surfers Paradise was renamed by founder Jim Cavill to better reflect the suburbs amazing beach culture. […]

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