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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 –

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Thanksgiving – GC style!

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Here on the beautiful Gold Coast, we much to be thankful for also and since we’ve already adopted Halloween, why not Thanksgiving? For the […]

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Mummy Tree Christmas Markets

The Mummy Tree Christmas Markets are a little bit different to what you may expect…the market is not a second hand market or just a baby market, nor is it 100% handmade. The Mummy Tree Market is a boutique family market, providing quality, unique products and services which are not mass produced or easily found […]

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By Benjamen Judd   Yay for summer! One of our favourite things to do here on the sunny heaven that is the Gold Coast during the best season of the year is spending evenings meandering along The Esplanade in the heat enjoying some of the best local foods and designs that the region has to […]



By Benjamen Judd   We dare anyone to say that they were not completely overwhelmed and uplifted by the sheer glorificous (that IS a word!) exuberance depicted in the Bacchanalian party scenes in Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby. Say what you like about the rest of the film, casting or whatever (personally, we loved it […]


The Grand from 14th November

The Arts Centre Gold Coast The Space November 14 – November 23, 2013 When a mysterious young woman arrives at The Grand Hotel seeking shelter one dark night, she is taken in by proprietor Matilda and trained in the art of fine hotel service. But Eugenia soon learns that here, comfort means much more than […]



GC Indie Film and TV Network has nowconcluded five years and what a journey!  So far we have had some amazing guests and over the years these Indie Nightshave successfully built networks and connected many people in the filmindustry.   November 20th is a special night, as we are now going to be based in theParadise […]

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Tweed Foodie Fest from 27th November

Tweed Foodie Fest was inspired after the 2011 inaugural “Foodie Friday” dinner party, which surprised organisers and attracted over 800 people.  The festival has since grown to a five day celebration of local food and food culture, with events and activities across the Tweed region. Agriculture and tourism are key building blocks of the Tweed […]

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