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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 [...]

Design
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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Oldskool Chatterbox

Oldskool Chatterbox

Remember these? The hours spent in class deciding your classmates fortune or challenging them to the dreaded ‘truth or dare’. These paper Chatterboxes are one of the simplest origami tricks to master and we’ve included some easy refresher tips so that you can relive the glory days: Materials: 1 sheet of paper Coloured pencils Pen [...]

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Champagne Supanova

Mischeif, magic, mayhem and a little madness are set to wash the streets of the Gold Coast for the annual Supanova Expo. Supanova Pop Culture Expo is where the adoring public comes face to face with Supa-Star celebrtities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds under one big roof. Gathered from and surrounded [...]

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Launch It Beach Festival

Launch It Beach Festival

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April To celebrate the launch of the 2013 Surfers Paradise festival, Hard Rock Rocks will present ‘Launch It Beach Concert’ over two massive nights – and it’s all free!   Get your weekend started on Friday night with a selection of dance and pop with some of Australia’s best contemporary [...]

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The cutest button on the block

Wendy Rice – Executive PA to the General Manager How long have you been at QT Gold Coast:  I have been here since GCI days and saw the whole transformation to QT Gold Coast, it was amazing to be part of that! Best thing about your job:  My role has evolved many times over, I [...]

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Up Late

Up Late

Up Late events welcome visitors to experience Brisbane’s GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Enjoy a range of music performances by leading local, national and international performers in specially-designed lounge and bar spaces, and broaden your interpretation of current exhibitions through informal talks by guest speakers from a range of [...]

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