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Craig David in the house!

This month the world got to see the view from one of our windows as singer Craig David gave a shout out to the miracles of god.

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The art of being kind this April

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ~Plato I used to have a horrible boss. I worked as a trainer in a big corporation. I can remember him coming into one of my training sessions and telling me off about something in front of my whole group. He talked to me […]

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Moroccan style lamb shanks

What more can we say but Oh-My-Yum. Paste • ½ teaspoon saffron threads • 4 teaspoons fennel seeds • 3 whole star anise • 15 cardamom pods • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin seeds • 1 ½ cinnamon quills • 1 ½ teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns • 3 large red chillies, deseeded and roughly chopped • 12 […]

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QT Fashion Showcase

Tuesday 23rd April 2013 To celebrate QT Fashion Week & Awards Gold Coast, spaQ will host an exclusive Fashion Showcase. Champagne, beauty and fashion all rolled into one evening. Enjoy a variety of spaQ mini treatments, a boutique designer showcase and a fashion consulting session with Elisasi’s Elizabeth McMahon.   A bit about Elasasi: Raising Self Esteem through Self […]

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A mothers love @spaQ

Catch up on some mother-daughter time at spaQ this Mother’s Day. For just $65 per person, you can both relax and unwind with your choice of either a 30 minute Petite Hand Pamper or Twinkle Toes Pedicure. Make the most of the day as you chill out in spaQ’s designer oasis with the latest mags and delicious herbal teas. We’ll […]

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QT Fashion Week Designer Lunch

Friday 26th April 2013 Rub shoulders with fashions who’s-who including Nicola Finetti and Lisa Brown at the QT Fashion Week Designer Lunch. Indulge in delicious cuisine from all over the world at Bazaar, the Gold Coast’s famous interactive marketplace at QT Gold Coast. Marvel as a panel of QT Fashion Week designers uncover everything fashion whilst you enjoy an […]

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Spotlight on Natasha!

Over the 8 years that I have been in the spa industry my passion for it keeps on growing. I have had the opportunity to work in some of the most exquisite day spas, one in particular lead me to spaQ. As a Senior Therapist and Trainer at Uspa’s very own spa Immersion in Melbourne, […]

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Keep Calm and give spaQ!

We know that there are people in your life who make every day worthwhile. Loved ones who are friends who feel like family, or family who feel like friends. They give love, support kindness, and most importantly their time. They listen, they love, and they deserve to be both celebrated and spoilt. spaQ wants to […]

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Soothing sounds of April

This month we are all about chilling out. Here are some tunes to get you in the mood to do sweet nothing. Bon Iver – Skinny love Zero 7 – Destiny Nitin Sawhney – Sunset Coldplay – Strawberry Swing Jack Johnson – Better Together  

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Yum, rum!

Here are a coupe of our faves. Some boozey treatments go beyond the wine rack and feature the likes of Bourbon, Rum and even Tequila.  Take a look at these innovative concoctions Location: Vail, Colorado This spa has created a whole menu of services featuring beer, which is said to have an array of skin […]

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spaQ tip for April!

Researchers studied the sleeping habits of 210 people and found that women who didn’t get enough sleep were ‘more hostile and angry’ in the mornings compared to men who got the same amount of time in bed. The research found that women suffer more mentally and physically if they don’t get a good night’s sleep […]

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Special Two Night Stand

2 night stand extended for 2013!

Due to popular demand QT Gold Coast have now extended the Two Night Stand package for 2013. Priced from just $225* per person, the package includes luxury designer accommodation, daily marketplace breakfast for two adults and one dinner for two at Bazaar, the hotels signature restaurant. The perfect combination for a cheeky weekend away! *Subject […]

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Bike Taxidermy

Bicycle taxidermy

one’s wood-filled study. Or it’s weird and creepy, with the sad beady eyes of animals that have been conquered or have passed away always looking on. But in a less frightful, more inventive approach to taxidermy, which is also a good show of recycling, comes bicycle taxidermy. With examples of these repurposed works adorning the […]

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I’m with you!

We’re still high on BDO chilli P here at QT and we’d like to make special mention of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers latest album ‘I’m With You’. Their tenth studio album, ‘I’m With You’ is the bands first album with feature guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, following the departure of John Frusciante in 2009. The album […]

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Ten ways to spend a rainy day on the Gold Coast (lifesaver!)

When the ‘Sunshine State’ turns into the ‘Saturated State’, how does one spend their days? Well, on the contrary to popular belief, a world of fun does exist beyond the Gold Coast’s beach culture. Here are our top 10 tips for a rainy day on the GC: 1. Indoor Rock Climbing Whether you’re a novice […]

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