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PUT A RING ON IT

By Benjamen Judd   Or a necklace. Or a bracelet. Just as long as it is from our new favourite jewellery designers, Recreational Studios by Emma Swann. A selection of fine jewellery for both men and women, Recreational Studio works with repurposed silver to create imaginative pieces that challenge traditional jewellery norms. A mixture of […]

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CRUCIAL LEATHER GOODS

By Benjamen Judd   Merry Christmas peoples! Happy Holidays! Super Kwanzaa! Now is the time that we think of the best ways to celebrate with others in order to make sure that we, in return, don’t get shit gifts. Let’s be honest – we all give to receive. Take that as you will. To help […]

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DECK THE HALLS

By Benjamen Judd   Who doesn’t love to sit around and sing carols at Christmas time? Okay, for transparency’s sake we will admit that we have the maturity of a seven year old and whenever we sing them we can only sing the dirty ones but hey! At least it’s celebrating the Christmas Spirit. So […]

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TO MARKET TO CHRISTMAS TO UNDER OUR TREE

By Benjamen Judd   We are literally counting down the days until it is Christmas because we are pretty certain that we are going to be showered with gifts. And why? Because we are working super hard to make sure that everyone who knows and loves us will be attending the Christmas night markets at […]

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Gold Coast library events

The Gold Coast library offers the perfect place for families holidaying on the coast when a little rain spoils your day. From classes on computing to baby rhyming fun times with passionate and caring librarians and volunteers we think that this is something out-of-towners can get a jump on as well during the peak pestering […]

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Valenzo bling on the Gold Coast

Leading contemporary jewellery designer Nick Uebergang specializes in creating exquisite custom designed pieces for discerning tastes. Inspired by the great eras of design Nick has spent over 15 years in the jewellery industry and has worked with some of the worlds most regarded and creative jewellery masters in the world. Let Nick take your vision […]

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Comedy at the Loft

Are people always telling you how funny you are? Why not test your wit and try your hand at a little Stand-up comedy? The Loft on Chevron Island host an open mic comedy night the 1st Tuesday of every month where local amateurs can hone their skills in hopes to one day become microphone assassins […]

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December show tunes

Daft Punk – Instant Crush featuring Julian Casablancas Lorde – Team Lady Gaga – Art Pop Vance Joy – Play With Fire Flume and Chet Faker – Drop the game

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Honey-glazed, spit-roasted suckling pig

INGREDIENTS 1 (12- to 18-pound) whole suckling pig 15 quarts water 6 1/2 cups kosher salt 1/2 cup pepper ground pepper corns 4 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil, for basting 1 whole pineapple 2 whole oranges 1 lime 1 grapefruit 1 Half Garlic clover Half handful Bay Leaves 1 apple 1tbsp Thyme […]

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GOLD COAST ART PRIZE

By Benjamen Judd   The annual Gold Coast Art Prize and all it’s cultural glory is about to launch this coming Saturday, December 7 and this year is looking bigger than all that have come before. Now in its 45th year, the popular Gold Coast Art Prize provides an opportunity to showcase excellent contemporary art […]

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Sunday nights on Burleigh Heads

For all those looking for something to do on their lazy Sunday afternoon, look no further than Burleigh Heads. After a swim or surf in the waves, Sunday at Burleigh is the perfect way to cool down with the locals and say goodbye to another weekend. Located right in the centre of Justin’s Park, it is a […]

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Merry Indie Xmas

New York culture hub ANIMAL parodies the “indie Christmas cover” with spot-on results. The Christmas carol cover has become a predictable holiday treat, and not just from DMX. That’s why the fake album Merry Indie X-Mas — apart from the pitch-perfect stylistic homages — rings so true. Guitarist Adam Horn, of Brooklyn’s Bear Ceuse, created these covers, parodying the trademarks […]

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A BIRD IN THE HAND IS BEST IF IT’S FROM TOKYO

By Benjamen Judd   To celebrate the release of their latest album, March Fires, our favourite boys from the mining state Birds of Tokyo are coming to the Cooly this November 30 to rock the pants of your skinny legs. Since their inception back in 2004-2005ish, Birds of Tokyo have regularly dominated the airwaves with […]

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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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