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FIBRO COAST AT THE ARTS CENTRE

By Benjamen Judd There are many iconic images that people associate with the Gold Coast – the beaches, the people, Meter Maids, a vibrant night life that can compare to any of the major capital cities and of course our high rises. The architecture of the Gold Coast is now as much a part of […]

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SURF ‘N’ TURF AT THE ARTS CENTRE

BY BENJAMEN JUDD Book Accommodation Official Website If there is one thing the Gold Coast is known for (besides us) is its unbeatable beaches and surfing culture. With many of the top events held here annually,  surfing is as much a culture as it is a lifestyle and sport and it is no surprise that […]

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MOVIES IN THE PARKLAND

By Benjamen Judd If there is one thing that we here at the QT love even more than shopping, eating, sleeping, sleep-eating and sleep-shopping it is being able to do all of the above while outdoors and watching a movie on the big screen with a bunch of our closest mates. And it’s for free! […]

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SNEAK PREVIEW OF GCMAG’S SIXTH BIRTHDAY EDITION

  GCMAG and our amazing team were out in full force yesterday as we shot the cover for the sixth anniversary  and 21st issue  of this  internationally growing magazine. With a lot of hairspray, a few strokes of the makeup brush and a hit of coffee the day was off to a fantastic start at […]

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RECIPE: SAFFRON AND SEAFOOD SOUP WITH SALTED PORK LEG, PARSLEY AND ABORIO RICE

INGREDIENTS: 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 celery, finely chopped 2 -3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 glass white wine 1 bay leaf 350 g Pollock 2 lbs of bone in pork leg, with skin. Thais use the front legs, not the hams, for this dish. […]

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BETTER THAN FICTION

By Benjamen Judd   Local band (and by local we mean from our neighbouring sister city, Brisbane, but we all know that they wished they came from our gold-paved streets) My Fiction have confirmed a night at the Loft on our favourite inland island, Chevron Island, on Saturday March 15. And it’s about damned time […]

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TAKE A BREAK WITH THE HOLIDAYS

by Benjamen Judd It is a well known fact that the Gold Coast is one of the best holiday destinations in Australia…whatever the other ones are we aren’t too sure because they are so far behind us they don’t even register. But we’re sure they’re fun too. Just not as fun as us. And they […]

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BLEACH* IS THE WORD

By Benjamen Judd No word of a lie not a single person here in the QT has not once or twice experimented with being a bottle blonde. And while the end results were questionable on most (some of us it actually suited) we learnt that bleach was better left to cleaning toilets and major festivals. […]

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QT Gold Coast summer sounds.

DMA’s – Delete Lanie Lane – Gold On The Ceiling Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis – Cruisin’  Pink Floyd – Breathe Bruno Mars - Marry You    

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Sand Safari

More than 250 tonnes of sand will be transported to the glitter strip for the event, which will be held from 8th of February to the 2nd of March. In addition to the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships, locals and tourists will be able to enjoy a Gold Coast wide Sand Trail, check out a 20 tonne feature […]

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Fin and Ivy

Based on the Gold Coast of Australia the Fin and Ivy creative studio designs and sources unique lifestyle products inspired by world travel and luxury living with a vintage touch. The studios name sake is after the founder, Sam Suttie’s, two daughters Finley and Ivy.   “Bringing up two little girls has made me realise […]

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ASTON SHUFFLE AT ELSEWHERE

By Benjamen Judd   Canberra house duo, The Aston Shuffle, are coming to the Gold Coast this coming Valentines Day so prepare to get your love on along with your dancing shoes. They will be playing at the iconic Elsewhere Bar down on Cavill Avenue, only a short skip and jump from the hotel. Which […]

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RAW COMEDY FESTIVAL HEATS (UP)

By Benjamen Judd   We respect the courage it takes to be a stand-up comedian. Especially in a country like Australia where everyone is a smart-arse who uses sarcasm like it’s a second language. So to those taking part in this years Raw Comedy Festival at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast we say – […]

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SUMMER SLAM ON THE GOLD COAST

By Benjamen Judd   Honestly, how the volleyball scene in Top Gun didn’t get that film nominated for a hundred Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs and all of the awards is beyond us. It was cinematically perfect, and probable one the rare times that Tom Cruise actually method acted…hint hint. Either way, it left such an […]

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TOUR OF THE WOLF

By Benjamen Judd   There is nothing worse than waiting and knowing that the newly reformed Wolfmother is set to release an album any day now is killing us slowly in the extreme. But at least we know for sure that we will be able to catch them live at the Cooly on next month […]

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