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I'm With you 2

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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Rainy Day Tips 2

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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The Man Bike

The man bike

Though highly practical, a wicker basket fastened to the front of a bicycle can err on the side of the feminine. A slightly more discreet yet laddish option is the Bicycle Seat Barrel Bag from Walnut Studiolo. With a design that fuses the aesthetics of an antique steamer trunk with the practicality of a St […]

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Home of Pro Bloggers

QT Gold Coast home of Pre Bloggers 2013!

For the first time ever, the inaugural ProBlogger Training Event is headed out of Melbourne and up to the sunny Gold Coast. Scheduled for Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September, the countries top bloggers are tipped to embark on a weekend of sun, surf and sand…oh, and some serious Blogger Training. While the final schedule […]

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Qtique Must Have

QTique must have!

A gorgeous permanent fixture in each of the hotel guestrooms, the QT’s signature Cockatoo lamps have certainly become one the most popular items at Qtique Gallery Store. Sitting perched on the bedside table, the Cockatoo lamps designed by ‘Have You Met Miss Jones’, come to life at sunset with a soft iridescent glow. Use the […]

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Staff Profile - Chris Barns (1)

Staff spotlight on Chris Barnes!

Chris Barnes – Front Office Supervisor Best thing about your job I do love the people I work with, but I most enjoy the excitement of the things the QT is involved in. More and more we are having conferences, events, and people come through the hotel that are really fun to show what being part of the QT is […]

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The Lumineers

The Lumineers

In the wake of the recent redux of roots music, American outfit The Lumineers has put its own spin on the genre, creating an honest and rustic collection of tunes. In each of the band’s songs, lyrical narratives are organically intertwined with melodies that experiment with the limits of the banjo, cello, mandolin and piano […]

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Retro Dreamer Cecil Beaton

Retro dreamer – Cecil Beaton

“Be daring, be different, be impractical” With the QT Fashion Week and Awards Gold Coast just around the corner we are loving everything fashion, photographic and unique. This week we’re taking a closer look at the iconic Cecil Beaton. There were many feathers to Cecil Beaton’s cap (including careers as an illustrator, painter, Academy Award-winning […]

Design

Runway to real life – how to wear ruffles

Whether delicate or dramatic, statement or subtle, ruffles are the key adornment this season. Seen cascading down dresses at Peter Pilotto, decorating shirts at Chloé and creating a peplum on sporty tops at Hussein Chalayan, it’s a detail that adds modern finesse. While considered a flamboyant detail, ruffles can also be elegant and easy to integrate […]

Fashion
Secrets of the Aussie Body

Secrets of the Aussie body

Saimma Miller has been a naturopath for over 10 years and has recently released a book titled ‘The Aussie Body Diet & Detox Plan’. It’s based around the simple things that we Aussie’s value the most – work-life balance, the great outdoors and fresh produce. “I always ask my clients what they want.  I find […]

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Gold Coast film festival

Gold Coast Film Festival

The Gold Coast Film Festival (GCFF) presented by Pacific Fair Shopping Centre has ‘unmasked’ its 2013 Program showcasing 28 feature films from a diverse selection of local and international filmmakers including a host of award-winning films. Now in its 11th year, the GCFF will be held over 10 days from April 18 – April 28 […]

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Weddig Hat Etiquette

Wedding Hat Etiquette for the Modern Man

To wear a hat, or not to wear a hat? Nowadays men don’t grow up with the same customs as their fathers and grandfathers, and formal hats are no longer commonplace. But they can make great fashion statements for forward-thinking men, as well as working brilliantly with certain themes such as country or vintage. They […]

Fashion
He%27s as mad as a hatter

He’s as mad as a hatter

Stephen Jones is known for eccentricity. Born in Cheshire, England, and a former student of the elite Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Jones burst on to the London fashion scene during its explosion of street style in the late 70s. He has been one of the worlds most radical and prolific milliners […]

Design
If the shoe fits

If the shoe fits

Shoe Obsession, co-authored by Valerie Steele and Colleen Hill, is a fabulously illustrated book that explores western culture’s fascination with extravagant and fashionable shoes. Over the past decade, shoe design has become increasingly central to fashion, with fashion companies paying ever more attention to shoes and other accessories. High-heeled shoes, in particular, have become the fashion […]

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Bring back Baywatch

Bring back Baywatch

We’re feeling a bit nostalgic this week and reminiscing of our favourite childhood TV shows. How could you forget this one – Baywatch? The catchy opening song “I’ll beee thheeeerrre, I’ll be theeere”, the L.A beach scene, the red swimmers, the Hoff, Pam…hours of viewing pleasure. From 1989 to 1999, we were graced with this […]

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