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01 Jan, 1970
Bassike Resort SS 14/15

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website One of our favourite local labels, Bassike, has released a preview of their Summer 14/15 Resort range and it’s as aesthetically clean and fantastic as you can imagine. Known for their minimalist design and focus on construction, shape and quality fabrics, Bassike’s Resort SS 14/15 range takes these elements […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Need For Mood Lighting

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website For anyone who has stayed with us, or even just had a few casual tipples in our bar, you’ll probably already know that lighting is a big thing here. Too much, and everyone looks like they’ve stepped out of their local beauty salon for the deceased. Too little and […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Perfect Summer Scent – Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle’s Eau de Magnolia

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website Spring is the perfect season to shake up you personal style and what better way than by picking out a brand new fragrance for the warmer months. And boy do we found a particularly stunning one! The latest release to come from Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle, Eau de […]

01 Jan, 1970
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04 Nov, 2014
Stingray Melbourne Cup

Saddle-Up and celebrate Melbourne Cup in style at QT Gold Coast’s famed Stingray Lounge. Set on the stunning outdoor Calypso Terrace, complete with astro turf and racing’s finest, indulge in live food stations, substantial canapés and a two hour beverage package. There will be prizes for Best Dressed, sweeps, a live DJ and all the […]

01 Jan, 1970
Verner’s SS14/15 Eat Cake Is Delicious

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website Spring brings with it any number of things, some good such as night jasmine, lambs and other cute things. Some not so good like constant sneezing and damned pollen everywhere. And then there are great things, like Melbourne label Verner’s latest SS14/15 collection, Eat Cake. Continuing on from the […]

01 Jan, 1970
Feit Footwear For Summer

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website As much as we love fashion and all of its follies we do carry certain reservations about the impact it has on our environment. Between the damage caused through mass production and the sheer amount of discarded clothing that seems to be inevitably developing, fashion is like a fancy […]

01 Jan, 1970
Ramos Gin Fizz: a new technique for a classic recipe.

The first time I had a Ramos Gin Fizz I was at the Velvet Tango Room in Cleveland, a bar that takes great care and pride in preparing classic drinks very well. The drink was served in tall glass with a long spoon and had a surprisingly delicious citrus scented foam. I remember the foamy part taking up more […]

01 Jan, 1970
07 Oct - 24 Oct, 2014
Mumm Oaks Day Promotion

Terms and Conditions Promotion Period: commences 10AM 22/9/14 & ends 4PM 19/10/14. Entry is open to Aus residents aged 18yr+. Entrants must, during the Promotional Period, purchase a bottle or glass of G.H.Mumm champagne from a participating QT hotel and complete an entry form and describe in 25 words or less what your favourite champagne […]

01 Jan, 1970
Ramos Gin Fizz: new take on an old fave!

The first time I had a Ramos Gin Fizz I was at the Velvet Tango Room in Cleveland, a bar that takes great care and pride in preparing classic drinks very well. The drink was served in tall glass with a long spoon and had a surprisingly delicious citrus scented foam. I remember the foamy […]

12 Oct, 2014
Miami Marketta Brings you The Cat Empire

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationBuy Tickets Big sounds from big bands by big boys – that’s the only way we can think of describing the fanfare that will be The Cat Empire as they play Rabbit and Cocoon on Sunday, October 12. A local and international favourite on the festival music scene, The Cat Empire […]

30 Sep, 2014
Missy Higgins Latest Tour, Oz, Is Coming to the Gold Coast

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationBuy Tickets You may have heard, singer-songwriter extraordinaire and all-round awesome chick Missy Higgins has announced an extensive Australia wide tour starting this month. Thankfully (for her) she is coming to our sunny beaches to perform at The Arts Centre on Tuesday, September 30. We refuse to be held responsible for […]

20 Sep - 21 Sep, 2014
Gold Coast Folk Music Festival

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website Lovers, surfers, hippies and non-denominational bodies – if you find yourself thinking what to do this weekend fear not. We’ve found it. The annual Gold Coast Folk Music Festival is taking over the region this weekend, September 20-21, and we’re all attending because it’s going to be fabulous. Taking […]

01 Jan, 1970
Reko Rennie X Colab Eyewear

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website Spring is here, which means that summer is only around the corner. So what better way to celebrate the return of beaches and weekend BBQs than treating yourself to the latest collaboration eyewear from Sydney-based label Colab’s and Melbourne-based artist Reko Rennie. Known for their adventurous mash-ups with various […]

01 Jan, 1970
Gorman Spring 14 Now Available

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website Smell that? That tantalizingly freshness in the air followed by a hint of salt water and suntan lotion? That’s the smell of Spring hitting the Gold Coast. And what better way to get ready than by ticking off your new season wardrobe with items from the Gorman 2014 Spring […]

01 Jan, 1970
QT Hotels and Resorts success at 2014 Hotel Management Awards.

By Sas Lyon With a record 3000+ entries, and a glamorous night held at the Sydney Town Hall, the 2014 Hotel Management Awards were always going to be an exceptional event in the accommodation industry calendar. They did not disappoint and held us their captive audience from the grandeur of the Awards to the late […]

04 Nov, 2014
Melbourne Cup @ Bazaar

Saddle-Up and celebrate Melbourne Cup in style at Bazaar Restaurant! Guests will be treated to a glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival plus the famed culinary delights of the marketplace and a three hour beverage package. There will be prizes for the best dressed Stallions and Mares and all the racing action on the big […]

01 Jan, 1970
Banana, peanut butter, and caramel dessert recipe

Layer 1: Peanut butter powder 50g peanut butter 50g – 100g Malto powder Add peanut butter and malto powder to a food processor and blitz till you get the required consistency; it may need more Malto powder. *Malto powder is from the el bulli textura range there are other brands available from the internet like […]

01 Jan, 1970
Bazaar Baby Potato Rosti Recipe

You need: 2 medium-sized waxy potatoes (this will get you 4 x baby potato rosti) 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp Duck fat (Butter can substitute) Frying pan Grater 5cm ring mould/s How to make: Parboil the potatoes in salted water until just tender, but not soft. Allow to cool, and chill for at least a […]

01 Jan, 1970
Our Gift Guide To Father’s Day

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website Father’s Day is fast approaching and, if you’re anything like us, you’ve probably left your gift buying to the very last minute. So, in the spirit of good natured-ness and making your life a little easier, we’ve compiled a top five gift-list taken from the best present ideas in […]

01 Jan, 1970
05 Oct, 2014
NRL Grand Final @ Stingray Lounge

Kick off your boots this NRL Grand Final Long Weekend at Stingray Lounge! Come and celebrate in style at this years South American Fiesta themed Grand Final day. With live South American street food and cold beers, ladies jugs day and margaritas all afternoon, you’ll be living it up in a completely unique and vibrant […]

12 Sep, 2014
Boy and Bear at Arts Centre Gold Coast

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationBuy Tickets Sydney-based folk group, Boy and Bear, are coming to the Arts Centre Gold Coast Friday, September 12 and we’re making sure that you don’t miss out on of the best nights of your life. Since their forming back in 2009, Boy and Bear have established themselves as one of […]

01 Jan, 1970
Mocha Salt Swimwear for Summer

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website As spring comes around with its promise of warmer weather so does the urge to update the wardrobe. And what better way to do it than investing in a new pair of boardshorts that appropriately suit the well dressed modern gentleman. On average men’s swimwear leaves a lot to […]

12 Sep - 21 Sep, 2014
Swell Sculpture Festival 2014

Experience a wondrous display of over 50 sculptures built by local, national and international artists at the 12th annual Swell Sculpture Festival along Currumbin Beach 12 – 21 September, 2014. The free exhibition is open all hours with a selection of sculptures revealing a new verve as they are lit up under the southern sky. […]

31 Dec, 2014
Stingray NYE 2014 Exclusive

Situated in the uber-cool Stingray Lounge, this is the coast’s hottest NYE party. Welcome to the first release of bringing the New Year in true Stingray Style. Featuring an all star DJ LINE UP! Ticket prices, start time, package & spectacular venue photo’s released in early October. STAY TUNED! This is the NYE event you […]

01 Dec - 30 Dec, 2014
Christmas Parties at QT

A Christmas party at QT Gold Coast is top of the staff wishlist this year! Staff parties can be a lot of fun – maybe too much fun sometimes! That is unless you’ve been given the arduous fabulous duty of planning the annual office shindig. Not to worry though, because we’ve done the hard work […]

14 Sep, 2014
Sticky Fingers at Miami Marketta

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationBuy Tickets So the name might be reminiscent of those awkward early teen years but the music from Sydney-based band, Sticky Fingers, is totally mature. Totally. And they will be bringing their really adult performance to Miami Marketta on September 14. The band’s origins began on the streets of Newtown, where […]

01 Jan, 1970
August lobby tunes

Klingande – Jubel (Original Mix) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XYmLhn3qJ6YVelvet Revolver – Money(Pink Floyd cover) https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=RDoVNc8H4uTYs&v=oVNc8H4uTYsJoan Baptista Humet – Cantor Callejero https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zKMF28Kjh9wM83 ‘Midnight City’ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dX3k_QDnzHESam Smith – Stay With Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB-5XG-DbAA&list=RDpB-5XG-DbAA

01 Jan, 1970
Yamagen Mixed Barbeque Teppanyaki

Serving size: Serves 4 Cuisine type: Japanese Cooking time: Less than 60 minutes Course: Dinner Cooking method: grill, barbecue Season: All year round INGREDIENTS 4 large uncooked prawns (200g) 2 cloves garlic, crushed 60ml (¼ cup) japanese soy sauce 1 small red chilli, seeded, chopped finely 350g chicken breast fillet, skin on, cut into 5cm […]

31 Oct, 2014
Stingray Halloween Party

Come be a Ghostess with the Mostess and dress up in your favourite Fright Night costume! Featuring Black-Devil-Martini & Liquified-Ghost-Cocktails Devilish Delights including Holy Tacos & Devilish Finger Hot Dogs WHEN: Friday 31st October, 6pm til late WHERE: Stingray Lounge BOOKINGS: Call us on (07) 5584 1200 or email us at reservations_goldcoast@qthotels.com.au to secure your spot  

12 Sep - 21 Aug, 2014
Exclusive Swell Sculpture Festival Package At QT Gold Coast

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Visit Website The ever amazing Swell Sculpture Festival is about to be upon us and QT Gold Coast have put together a fantastic getaway package so you can make the most of it! Taking over our beautiful coastline for ten days, The Swell Sculpture Festival will be turning the dunes […]

29 Aug, 2014
Busby Marou at the Soundlounge

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Buy Tickets For those with a penchant for the more toe-tappin’ style of music we have good news. The lads of Busby Marou have announced a national tour and are bringing their sweet twanging of the guitar to The Soundlounge in Currumbin on Friday, August 29. Originating in the Far […]

15 Aug - 17 Aug, 2014
Broadbeach Jazz Festival Is Returning

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website Is there anything better than being able to kick back and listen to live music on the shores of Australia’s most beautiful coastline? If you said no, then you’ll be excited to know that the Broadbeach Jazz Festival is upon us once again and will be taking over the […]

01 Jan, 1970
We Love Culture Kings, And Why You Should Too

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website You may have noticed that we are a rather obsessive bunch when it comes to fashion – we loves it. And one of our favourite venues where we go to scratch our street wear itch is inside the thumping walls of Culture Kings down in Southport. Culture Kings has […]

19 Jul - 31 Aug, 2014
Saltwater Country at Gold Coast Arts Centre

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website We are incredibly excited to share the latest exhibition now showing until August 31 at the Gold Coast Arts Centre, Saltwater Country. A collection of work from sixteen contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from various parts of Queensland, Saltwater Country looks at the at both the modern […]

01 Jan, 1970
A flawlessly fabulous Issada make-up giveaway

Next month heralds the arrival of Issada make-up at our second spaQ outpost – spaQ Gold Coast.  Merging spaQ’s flawlessly chic Surfer’s Paradise style with cult, boutique make-up brand Issada means that looking good and feeling great has never been so good. Celebrating the start of a flawlessly gorgeous new partnership, courtesy of our friends […]

01 Jan, 1970
Take a little piece of spaQ home with you

A bright and juicy little cherry on top of our guest experiences, spaQ’s specially blended LaGaia tea served in our calm and tranquil relaxation room really is a delightful end to a treatment. So much more than a nice cuppa too – LaGaia teas are rehydrating and immune boosting, positively bursting with nature’s powerful nutrients.  […]

07 Sep, 2014
Fathers Day @ Bazaar

Show your dad you REALLY love him this Fathers day by treating him to a super-manly Fathers day lunch at Bazaar Interactive Marketplace. With matched craft beers and cider and all the tasty trimmings Dad deserves, there’s no better way to say ‘Thanks for putting up with me!’. COST Lunch – $59 per person including […]

01 Jan, 1970
Bulcock Street Markets

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website Weekend markets are the lifeblood of any city. They bring the community together, invigorate neighbourhood economies and open up the city at ground level. One of our favourite weekend spots to visit is the quirky and kooky Bulcock Street Markets in Caloundra. Held every Sunday from 8-12, the Bulcock […]

01 Jan, 1970
We Love Our Timberlands

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website In case you missed it, the desert boot is done. Done. And good riddance, too. They’ve had a good run for the past three years but it’s time for something new. Enter…Timberland’s Classic 6-inch boot. In actual fact, this is a re-entry. The humble work boot was a huge […]

18 Oct, 2014
Pink Gala Ball

Join Clairiti Group and Success Women’s Network AT QT Gold Coast for a dazzling night of entertainment at the PINK GALA BALL on Saturday 18th October. Set in the spectacular QT Ballroom, guests are invited to enjoy a three course dinner, drinks and dazzling entertainment in aid of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. For further information […]

01 Nov, 2014
Day of the Dead Festival

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and in Stingray Lounge! “Dia de los Muertos” come be enthralled as you celebrate in true Stingray style with live sugar skull face painting, Mexican inspired street foods and beverages to match. WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 2014 WHERE: Stingray Lounge, […]

26 Jul, 2014
National Tequila Day

Come celebrate National Tequila Day at Stingray Lounge. We house over 52 tequilas and good times to match! Celebrate with signature tequila – Resposado Orange Cinnamon & Sugar Shot which our lovely bar staff have masterfully created. WHEN: Saturday, 26th July from 6pm – late WHERE: Stingray Lounge, QT Gold Coast ENTERTAINMENT: DJ from 7pm – […]

19 Jul - 20 Jul, 2014
Sunshine Coast Beach Bash

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Visit Website As much as we encourage anyone who comes to visit us on the Gold Coast to relax as hard as possible, getting outside and amongst it is equally as fun. And amongst it you can at the annual Sunshine Coast Beach Bash on Saturday, July 19 to Sunday […]

26 Jul, 2014
Jesse Morris Band at the Acoustics Club

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website While the rest of the country settles in for a nice freezing few months of weekend television watching, we’ll happily stick to having a life that involves good food and good drinks all set to the dulcet tones of very very good music such as the talented Jesse Morris […]

23 Jul, 2014
National Hot Dog Day

Warm your buns and join us for the 2014 National Hot Dog Day at Stingray Lounge Gold Coast. We’ll be getting into it from 5:00pm til late with our famous Hot Dogs for only $6! We’ll also be serving up $6 Draught & Craft Beers & $6 Ciders to wash these delicious numbers down. TIME: […]

01 Jan, 1970
A Day on the Green At the Croquet Club

Book AccommodationVisit Website We don’t know about you but the image of Winona Ryder’s head being hit by a croquet ball in the iconic, and life-lesson filled, film Heathers is one that is seared in our memory. And has fuelled our love for the game ever since which is why we are planning on spending […]

19 Jul, 2014
Miss Burlesque Gold Coast 2014

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website If you enjoy a heady mix of the titillating, the acrobatic and some dance thrown in for good measure, then you should think about heading down to the Arts Centre Gold Coast on Saturday, July 19 to witness the glory that is Miss Burlesque Gold Coast 2014. In the […]

12 Jul, 2014
Black Screen at the Gold Coast Arts Centre

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website If you find yourself wrapped up in our warm beachy embrace this coming July, you should consider spending a day at the Gold Coast Arts Centre to see a collection of some of the best short films you’ll experience this year. For one day only on Saturday, July 12, […]

04 Jul, 2014
Dan Sultan at Soundlounge

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationBuy Tickets If you’re after good music and a performer who is not too bad on the eyes either, make sure you keep Friday July 4 free because the one and only Dan Sultan is bringing his unique mix of soul, country and rock and roll to the stage at the […]

09 Jul, 2014
State of Origin Game #3 @ Stingray Lounge

Join us for the 2014 State of Origin at Stingray Lounge Gold Coast. Watch the game live from our 8 large plasma screens. We’ll be getting into it from 6:30pm til late with our famous Hot Dogs for $6 and $6 Draught, Craft & Cider Beers. Plus there’ll be $10 wood fired oven pizzas to […]

01 Jan, 1970
Recipe: Black Bean Fajitas Dip

We’re swooning over this delicious recipe for Black Bean Fajitas Dip courtesy of Calorie King, so we thought we’d share it with you so you can impress your friends with the healthy nibble accompaniment next time you’re required to bring a plate: INGREDIENTS: 4 8-inch reduced-fat wholewheat tortillas 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch […]

01 Jan, 1970
Micah Gianneli X QT Gold Coast

Blogger babe and style icon Micah Gianneli recently joined us for QT Fashion Week and Awards and was kind enough to share with us a review of our hotel which includes some super cute and quirky photo shoots around the hotel that you won’t want to miss! Check out the video below, and visit Micah’s blog for […]

11 Jul - 20 Jun, 2014
Viva Surfers Paradise

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website Never let it be said that we let some healthy competition get in the way of a good time (jokes – they’re no competition, we’re awesome) our neighbor the Grand Chancellor Hotel, are hosting their annual Elvis Festival, Viva Surfers Paradise, from July 11 until July 20. Yes, expect […]

20 Jun - 22 Jun, 2014
Broadbeach Country Music Festival

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website The Gold Coast can often feel like one big long festival – as soon as one wraps up, another is beginning. It feels like we’ve just got home from the sounds of sweet sweet blues at the annual Blues on Broadbeach and now it’s time for that other annual […]

04 Jul, 2014
Gold Coast networking Breakfast

Book Accommodation RSVP TO EVENT As proud Gold Coasters, we already know there is real substance behind our regions sparkling exterior. With our long history of surf culture, entrepreneurial spirit, thriving art scene and restaurants and bars that rival the southern states, there is a reason that the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s fastest […]

01 Jan, 1970
Recipe: Bazaar Whole Suckling Pig

Winter is a time when friends and families come together and enjoy great food, great company and maybe some cheeky warming drinks as well. In the spirit of Winter, we’d love to share with you our very special and very secret (shhh!) Bazaar Whole Suckling Pig recipe for your next get-together. It’s also great for […]

01 Jan, 1970
Bazaar wins ‘Best Hotel Breakfast’ in 2014 Gourmet Traveller Awards

Everybody knows the best way to start your day is with a great breakfast, and our very own Bazaar has taken out Gourmet Traveller’s top spot for best hotel breakfast in the 2014 awards. The awards, hosted by Catriona Rowntree and attended by Australia’s pre-eminent hoteliers and travel industry experts recognised the cornerstone experiences of […]

01 Jan, 1970
Recipe: Maid in Cuba Cocktail

As the cooler months start rolling in, we’re looking for ways to keep Summer alive inside us, we think we found our ticket with the “Maid In Cuba” cocktail which combines cooling mint and cucumber with warming rum! As was said by Henry David Thoreau - “One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in […]

25 Jul - 27 Jul, 2014
Last Chance for Splendour In the Grass

By Benjamen Judd This is your last chance to get your hands on tickets for the 2014 Splendour In the Grass down in the Byron Parklands this July, 25-27! Although all presale tickets were sold out on the first day, Moshtix have confirmed another 2500 tickets will be up for grabs this coming Thursday, June […]

20 Jun - 29 Jun, 2014
Jesus Christ Superstar To Rock the Arts Centre

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Buy Tickets Say what you like about the man, but Andrew Lloyd Webber sure knows how to make a hit. And one such hit, the one and only Jesus Christ Superstar, is coming to the Sunshine Coast to play at the Arts Centre Gold Coast from Friday June 20 until […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Art of SJ Lingerie

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Official Website Our annual QT Fashion Week and Awards is once again just a memory – and what a memory it was! We were truly blessed to meet and spend time with some of the most talented young designers that have huge futures ahead of them. And speaking of huge […]

04 Jul, 2014
Dan Sultan @ Soundlounge

Book Accommodation Buy Tickets by Monique Clark Gold Coast fans of Dan Sultan will be ecstatic to know that the Melbourne ‘country soul rock ‘n’ roll’ man of the moment will be hailing our golden shores on July 4 to tour his latest album released on April 4 ‘Blackbird’. The new album has been described as […]

01 Jan, 1970
Recipe: Build your own Braised Beef Brisket Taco

Every Tuesday as Stingray Lounge  there’s a celebration. A celebration one can only define as ‘Festival de los Tacos’ (Yes, we’re referring to our legendary Taco Tuesdays). But if you find yourself craving Stingray’s delicious taco’s some other night of the week when you’re at home entertaining guests, lovers or friends – then bookmark this page […]

01 Jan, 1970
Recipe: Negroni Cocktail

This is a drink that could not be simpler to make – equal parts Gin, Martini Rosso and Campari and away you go – however, the taste you achieve is quite complex. Most drinkers prefer negronis on the rocks with an orange slice; the citrus oils really enhance the components of the drink. Ingredients: 1 part Bulldog  Gin 1 […]

30 May - 09 Jun, 2014
Retro Rocks at Cooly Rocks On

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Buy Tickets Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to grease that hair and dust off your tightest pencil skirt – Cooly Rocks On is about to hit the region and the only rule is no squares will be allowed. Kicking off on Friday, May 30 and lasting eleven full days of […]

17 Jul, 2014
Christmas in July @ Bazaar

Get Festive this Christmas in July and come celebrate at Bazaar Marketplace with an arrival Mulled Wine to warm you up and an American inspired Full Interactive Marketplace Experience! After all, it is the halfway point to Christmas. WHEN: Thursday, 17th July TIME: From 5:30pm WHERE: Market Bazaar, 7 staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise (Located at the QT Gold […]

01 Jan, 1970
Recipe: Citrus Glazed Salmon

From the Chef’s at Bazaar Restaurant comes this super simple, delicious and healthy recipe! Ingredients: Whole Salmon or Fillets Brown sugar Lemon Zest Grapefruit Kosher Salt Black pepper Method: Makes 4-6 servings. Position a rack in the oven 3 inches from the broiler. Line a half sheet pan with aluminum foil and place the salmon […]

01 Jan, 1970
Fashion, High Tea, And QT

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Buy Tickets The QT Fashion Week and Awards is about to start in full force and what would it be without a chance to see up close some of the hottest talents about to take the country by storm? We are inviting all friends of fashion, friends of QT and […]

01 Jan, 1970
Why The Village Markets Are A Must

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Official Website Every city has their secret markets where they go to get their treasure hunt fix and we here at the Gold Coast are no different. In fact, we probably do it better because, well, look at us and look where live! We’ve been to a lot of markets […]

01 Jan, 1970
Sweet Sweet Music With Blues On Broadbeach

Buy Tickets May 22 – 25 Various Venues, Broadbeach By Benjamen Judd Music if a huge part of what makes the Gold Coast such an amazing place to visit, with some of the best venues playing host to some equally amazing talent on a regular basis. But it’s the festivals that we love the best, and […]

01 Jan, 1970
QT Fashion Awards Week Is Approaching

Official Website May 29 – June 1 By Benjamen Judd It is literally just days until we begin a week of glitz, glamour, fashion and tonnes of sequins and we can barely hold our excitement in. Yes, the QT Fashion Week & Awards is about to return and we are literally dying (read in Rachel […]

01 Jan, 1970
Recipe: Raspberry & Beetroot Salad

Thanks to the beautiful ladies of spaQ, we’ve got a delicious and easy-to-make recipe for the salad everyone’s addicted to at spaQ! With raspberries, feta, roast beetroot and rocket – we’re getting hungry just thinking about it! INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch baby or small beetroots washed, trimmed & halved. 4 whole garlic cloves, peeled 2 tablespoons […]

01 Jan, 1970
Indie artists listen up: $50k Scholarship up for grabs

by Monique Clark We’re all about getting behind Australian artists – especially when it comes to music – and thanks to Pacific International Music there’s a killer prize up for grabs for one very talented independent Australian band or solo artist. A plethora of local music businesses are getting behind the search and the incredible […]

01 Jan, 1970
A Little Night Opera On the Beach

By Benjamen Judd Buy Tickets We’ve often heard that the opera is not for everyone. To which we reply – rubbish. Opera is for everyone. But we do admit that it can get a little stuffy in that concert hall and obviously someone else feels the same because their taking it to the beach instead! […]

11 May, 2014
Mothers Day @ Bazaar

Mother’s Day Lunch and Dinner with a touch of extravagance –Spoil your Mother on her special day and enjoy our Bazaar Interactive Marketplace where your plate is your passport. All Mother’s will receive a spaQ gift and a glass of Mumm champagne on arrival. What better way to spoil the Queen of your family. FEATURING: […]

01 Jan, 1970
Rüfüs To Perform At the Coolangatta Hotel

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Buy Tickets Sydney-based dance band extraordinaire, Rüfüs, are coming to the Gold Coast on Friday, May 9. BAM (drops mic). Seriously though, if you are unaware of Rüfüs that’s really unfortunate because they are, in our humble and honest opinion (an opinion that also knows what’s best for you) one […]

01 Jan, 1970
Put The Good Mousse In, Client Liaison Are Coming

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Buy Tickets So we happen to have heard a rumour that the awesomeness that is Client Liaison are going to be heading up north and performing at one of our favourite bars, Elsewhere, on May 2. Luckily, this rumour turned out to be true because we would have gone full […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Delta Riggs Are Coming

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Buy Tickets Like a reincarnated conceptual version of Oasis, the Beatles and even a little bit of Supergrass for good measure, The Delta Riggs are quickly becoming our band of the month. Lucky for us they are about to kick off their national tour, Supersonic Casualties, which includes a lovely […]

01 Jan, 1970
Voice Over Matter At The Arts Centre

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Official Website There is a particularly fascinating exhibition currently showing at The Arts Centre Gold Coast that, if you find yourself needing a fix of something cultural (and even if you don’t). Voice Over Matter by Brisbane-based artists Gabriella Szanlewska and Brent Wilson explores the contention that ‘those with freedom […]

01 Jan, 1970
His Merry Men Bring the Merriment

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Official Website We do enjoy a good ensemble be it either in the shape of a comfortable sofa or the sounds of a ten-piece band that brings the happiness in the form of funk and Latin fusion. Yes, we are talking about His Merry Men who have confirmed a night […]

01 Jan, 1970
Ingrid Verner Is Bringing the Winter Magic

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Official Website You can feel the seasonal change in the air happening. Summer is gradually pulling away and we are about to enter the Gold Coast’s version of winter, or what we like to call an extended spring. And while the temperature may never drop to the same inhumane levels […]

01 Jan, 1970
In To The Clouds With Cloud Control

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Official Website Our favourite bunch of folk rockers are coming! That’s right, Cloud Control, those elves of the South, have announced a fresh batch of tours that will see them bringing their particular kind of magic in a number of venues along the Gold Coast starting this Sunday, April 13. […]

01 Jan, 1970
Recipe: Raspberry and mascarpone tart

A little treat using seasonal fruit from Bondi chef Rob Marchetti. Degree of difficulty:Medium Ingredients Sweet Pastry 200g butter 180g icing sugar 1 vanilla bean 2 eggs 330g flour 50g almond meal Mascarpone cream 2 egg yolks 40g sugar 15g flour 180ml milk 1/4 vanilla pod 2 egg whites 2 Tbl sugar 330ml cream 330g mascarpone Raspberry and rose […]

01 Jan, 1970
Recipe of the Month for April – Watermelon and Cucumber Caipirinha

Wrap your lips around this delish dish! What do I need? 45ml Germana Cachaca 30ml Watermelon Juice 2 slices of Cucumber 30ml Sugar 30ml Lime How do I make it? Lightly muddle the cucumber in the bottom of a glass. Add sugar, lime, cachaca, and watermelon juice. Stir in glass, and garnish with cucumber slice.

01 Jan, 1970
Designer inspiration at QT Gold Coast

While you are with us, take some time to look at the inspirational Eames inspired designer pieces on display. Such connected, colourful chaos required precision planning. Learn a little about this era in design here: Charles Eames Charles Eames, Jr (June 17, 1907 – August 21, 1978) was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Charles was […]

01 Jan, 1970
ARTISTIC VOYEUR: WHIMSY MILIEU

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Official Website We’ve made no secret of the fact that we are complete magpies when it comes to accessories but we are happy to acknowledge that it’s not all shiny things that make us lose our minds. Source of all things fun that it is, sometimes even we get surprised […]

01 Jan, 1970
BEACHFRONT MARKETS

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Our fair beach-bound city is host to some of the greatest markets in the nation and we are always happy to give guests a heads up if they happen to be staying with us at the same time. Hence the heads up we are giving you right now that the […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

26 Mar, 2014
Stingray’s 3rd Birthday Afterparty

AHOY my lovelies! Come on board and celebrate in true Stingray Style the official Stingray Cruise Lines 3rd Birthday After Party! HEADLINE ON BOARD ACT FEATURING A POTBELLEEZ DJ SET. WHEN: Wednesday, 26th March, 2014 WHERE: Stingray Lounge, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise (Located at the QT Gold Coast Hotel) TIME: Entry from 8:30pm til late […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

17 Mar, 2014
St. Patricks Day @ Stingray Lounge

Come in and Shake your Shamrocks this St Patrick’s Day! FEATURING: See the unveiling of the Green Stingray Cocktail waitress dresses, Guinness giveaways and Irish Margaritas handcrafted by our talented team WHEN: Monday, 17th March, 2014 WHERE: Stingray Lounge, 7 staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise (Located at the QT Gold Coast Hotel) TIME: 12pm til late. […]

01 Jan, 1970
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! […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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. […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Mar, 2014
Vintage Glamour Workshops

Do you long for a bit of 1940s glamour, 50’s cheesecake or retro style? Miss Chrissy and her Team can help you. Let the Lindy Charm School for Girls Show you how to achieve these looks yourself. On Saturday 1st March 2014 from 10am, The Penthouse will be transformed into a Glamour Studio ready for […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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. […]

01 Jan, 1970
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    

01 Jan, 1970
Sebastian Di Mauro: Surf ‘N’ Turf

Over summer, highly acclaimed Brisbane artist Sebastian Di Mauro will showcase a playful sculptural installation of artificial plastic grass and colourful neoprene – the rubbery stuff that wet suits are made of. His exhibition, Surf ‘n’ Turf taps into some of the aspirations of the suburban Australian dream, and acknowledges that a large percentage of the population […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
Mini Burger & Margarita Mondays

You won’t go hungry, thirsty OR broke here, bring all your friends and have a delicious dinner and drink courtesy of Mini burger and Margarita Mondays. Come wrap your lips around a mouth-watering home-made mini burger and wash it down with one of our famous sugar or salt rimmed margaritas at Stingray Lounge. $4 mini […]

01 Jan, 1970
Taco Tuesdays

Each and every Tuesday from 5-10pm swing by Stingray Lounge to enjoy scrumptious tacos for just $3!

15 May - 25 Dec, 2014
Burger & Cocktail jug Thursdays

Looking for a late week pick me up? Burger and Cocktail Jug Thursdays has a new home! Come wrap your lips around a mouth-watering home-made burger and wash it down with one of our famous cocktail jugs. WHEN: Every Thursday, 6pm – late WHERE: Stingray Lounge, QT Gold Coast ENTERTAINMENT: DJ from 6pm – late […]

01 Jan, 1970
Island Life @ Stingray Lounge

Friday after work drinks have a new home! Come experience Island Life for the full Island Life Party experience with Live Island Beats, Jamaican Street Foods & Tiki Cocktails served by our eye-catching crew. It’s an opportunity to wind down after a hard week at the desk or in the office and get your party […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

09 Mar - 08 Mar, 2015
Sunday Roast @ Bazaar

Every Sunday for Lunch and Dinner throughout winter enjoy scrumptious roasts masterfully garnished and baked by our expert chefs. Delicious Roasts will be on rotation weekly so come enjoy a Sunday Roast as well as the full Interactive Marketplace with a touch of extravagance. WHEN: Sunday Lunch from 12pm – 3pm $59 (includes a glass […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 – […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
Our people – Ash Hession

NAME: Ash Hession COUNTRY OF BIRTH: Australia EDUCATION: Diploma of Events FAVOURITE STINGRAY DRINK: Strawberry Caprioska gets me berry berry happy! FAVOURITE BAZAAR MEAL: Wood fired Pizzas never fail to deliver that awesome smokey pizza base taste WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB: I love how much fun we have behind the bar, I love […]

01 Jan, 1970
New recipe! Lamb, mint and macadamia sausage rolls. Yum.

A perfect entree to celebrate Australia Day - lamb, mint and macadamia sausage rolls. Enjoy! Makes 12 Ingredients 500g lamb sausage mince or remove the meat from lamb sausages 1/2 brown onion, grated 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 zucchini, grated 1 carrot, peeled and grated 1 stick celery, finely chopped 1/2 cup fresh mint 1 tablespoon […]

01 Jan, 1970
Get involved in the biggest beach volleyball festival in the Southern Hemisphere!

Entering its 14th season, SLAM Festival is hitting the road again touring the best beaches in Australia.  A mix of amateur social beach volleyball and music on the beach, SLAM Festival is the perfect day out with your mates! This year it will be stopping off in Surfers Paradise Saturday, February 1st.   Visit the […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Village Markets

The Village Markets (TVM), are the original and best boutique creative market on the Gold Coast, showcasing up to 100 fashion, arts and creative stalls as well as live local music and delicious gourmet food. Founded in October 2008, the aim of TVM is to create a platform for talented emerging designers, creatives, and vintage collectors to showcase their wares, as […]

01 Jan, 1970
Delish recipe! Rabbit Cacciatore from Bazaar.

  2 rabbits (about 2kg), jointed into 8 pieces* 125 ml (½ cup) marsala or port 125 ml (½ cup) olive oil 12 garlic cloves, unpeeled 2 large onions, finely chopped 2 sprigs each of sage, rosemary and thyme 2 bay leaves 2 green bird’s-eye chillies, finely chopped 400 g can chopped tomatoes 150 g […]

01 Jan, 1970
Big Day Out, Gold Coast Review

Happy to bring together the excitable Hives, spellbinding Arcade Fire and relaxed Pearl Jam veterans, BDO has come of age   Big Day Out has aged. But whether it was going stale or ageing gracefully has been unclear to fans. The festival has battled within an increasingly dense market of festivals around Australia that jostle […]

01 Jan, 1970
Gold Coast Food & Wine expo

With over 100 Exhibitors our events will have all the ingredients to tantalize your taste buds. From Gourmet food to exquisite wines there will be something for everyone to indulge. Sit back and enjoy learning from our celebrity chefs or cruise the shows and discover the latest sensational ideas that will make your next dinner party […]

01 Jan, 1970
Surfing with dolphins

It’s not every day a pod of dolphins joins you for a surf, but that’s exactly what happened to these lucky two surfers at Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta. The pair were surfing at around 1pm when the dolphins appeared, seemingly not bothered by the men as they swam under their boards. Only on the Gold Coast…. […]

01 Jan, 1970
Our People! Ashleigh Sebire

STAFF PROFILE: Ashleigh Sebire – Breakfast server   So you worked in Bazaar restaurants breakfast service over the weekend; see any rockstars from Big Day Out?   No. Well maybe. I saw lots of people with tattoos!   What’s you favorite Bazaar breakfast dish   Anhs omelets, she does the best omelets….   What does […]

01 Jan, 1970
Delish recipe for you!

Tomato Macarons For the cookies: The almond mixture: • 150g powdered almonds • 150g powdered sugar • 55g egg whites • 15g red food coloring For the meringue: 150g granulated sugar 40g water 55g egg whites 1. Sift together the powdered almonds with powdered sugar. Add the 55g egg whites and food colouring, but do […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Aperol Sunset Sessions

The Aperol Sunset Sessions have kicked off. This Thursday 23rd January at Stingray Lounge . Come and enjoy an Aperol spritz with us as the sun goes down!  

01 Jan, 1970
WHAT’S NEW WITH NEUW

By Benjamen Judd   If there is one thing that can send even the most mild mannered person over the edge it’s shopping for the perfect fit in a pair of jeans. Not only is the process of trying them on only to find out your body isn’t built like a store mannequin completely gutting […]

01 Jan, 1970
Dreamworld rated in top 5 of the world’s best theme parks

Turns out you can visit one of the world’s best theme parks without leaving the Gold Coast. Online travel company Adioso has rated Dreamworld No.4 in a list of the world’s best theme parks, beating some of the planet’s most ­famous attractions. Dutch venue Efteling Park tops the list, with Dreamworld slotting in just behind […]

01 Jan, 1970
Stingray Rum Punch by Ben Partridge

30 ml light rum 30 ml dark rum 15 ml triple sec 30 ml freshly squeezed lime juice 15 ml sugar syrup 10 ml orgeat Equal parts pineapple juice & orange juice to taste Slice of pineapple & pineapple leaf for garnish Method: shaken & strained long

01 Jan, 1970
Leila Maria and ‘Alegria, Alegria’

Brazilian born and Gold Coast based designer, Leila Maria, is flaunting her latest collection titled ‘Alegria, Alegria’. Perfect for the Gold Coast’s sultry summer climate yet glamorous enough to take from the beach to the bar, Leila’s signature style features soft and floaty designs with eye-catching hues to suit all. Source – http://www.fashiongc.com.au/favourite-stores/

01 Jan, 1970
Flickerfest 2014

Flickerfest, The 23rd International Short Film Festival is returning to The Art Centre Gold Coast in 2014. The festival will take place in a newly unveiled Arts Theatre Cinema featuring state of the art digital projection and surround sound – the only way to experience Australia’s only Academy® accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival. […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Face of Fashion Week at QT Gold Coast

QT Fashion Week & Awards Gold Coast is on our doorstep again and what would it be without a face? Last year the stunning Georgia Ansell took out the prestigious title and we can’t wait to see what the Gold Coast uncovers in 2014. Join us on Wednesday 29th January at QT Gold Coast’s Stingray […]

01 Jan, 1970
Hot Yoga is so hot right now!

Looking to burn off some of those holiday KG’s without burning a hole in your pocket? Head down to the merry-go-round beside Broad beach mall Saturdays at 7:30 am for a free 1 hour Flare Yoga session put on by the friendly folks at Fire Shaper. The hour long sweat fest is described as “a […]

01 Jan, 1970
Our people – Tom Cromwell

STAFF PROFILE – Tom Cromwell – QT Barista extraordinaire Happy New Years Tom! How did you spend your NYE? Oh dude, this one was actually really chill in comparison to last year; I was in time square hanging out, it was awesome… But ah, ya, real chilled out this year. Did you make any New […]

01 Jan, 1970
Chicago style hot dog from Stingray Lounge. Delish!

Grilled hot dog with pickled sport peppers, American mustard, tomato and celery salt Soft white bun Grilled all-beef hot dog Mayonnaise Sweet gherkin relish American mustard Pickled jalapenos Dill pickle spear Raw white onion Sliced tomato Celery salt

01 Jan, 1970
Currumbin Rock Pools.

The rock pools in Currumbin are the perfect way to chill off during the stifling summer on the Gold Coast.  Natural rock slides, a rope swing, and no park rangers nagging at you for doing something a little dangerous.  It’s a magical place to kick back with friends, reconnect with nature, and escape from the […]

01 Jan, 1970
Gold Coast surfer Stephanie Gilmore suits up for Vogue fashion shoot.

Gold Coast native Stephanie Gilmore, 25, who has been the women’s professional surfing champion five times, looked like she was one step away from a Playboy Bunny when she suited up on Friday at Bondi Beach. Under instructions from photographers, Gilmore teamed long, black silk gloves with a series of striking one-pieces. Gilmore, who has […]

01 Jan, 1970
Kallan Burns daily double win at Magic Millions

Snappy stallion Kallan Burns won the top fashion prize for the second week running – in the same outfit. The faux pas shocked the fashion elite and left many pondering if Mr Burns chose to push the envelope or decided to stick to his lucky outfit. But Mr Burns, a staffer at Gold Coast Suns […]

01 Jan, 1970
Random Acts of Dance

Behind the shining lights and the glitzy costumes lie brave souls willing to push limits. To navigate through doubts and insecurities so they can share what makes them complete. Random Acts of Dance is a collection of dance works created by local choreographer Ben Veitch and performed by some of Gold Coast’s finest dancers. You […]

01 Jan, 1970
Surfing champion Mick Fanning back from holiday to save Kirra from cruise ship terminal

Gold Coast’s current world surfing champion Mick Fanning has jumped straight off a plane from his Thailand holiday to push the campaign to save his “favourite wave in the world” from a cruise ship terminal. Leda Holdings plans to build $2 billion cruise ship port, Ocean Terminal Project, near Kirra Beach at the southern end […]

01 Jan, 1970
Sno-Cones & Hot Dogs on Calypso Terrace

Come check out QT Gold Coasts newest edition, Calypso Terrace Saturdays from 12PM and indulge in some Chicago style hot dogs along with sno-cones that will freeze your brain, not your bank account!

01 Jan, 1970
Our people – Chris Barnes

Christopher Barnes – Manager of Audio Visual & Digital Design Mr. Barns, how long have you been with QT Gold Coast Hotel? About and a half years now And you have changed roles once or twice during that time if I am not mistaken? Yes, I was hired in September 2012 as a Night Audit […]

01 Jan, 1970
Our people – Aaron Jones.

NAME: Aaron Jones COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: London, England EDUCATION: St Mary University – Health & Sport Science Title: Head Bar Tender Favourite Stingray Drink: Mexican Butterfly (In relation to our Mexican Theme, this Margaritas balance of mint & elderflower combines with Tequila very well). Favourite Bazaar Meal: Moroccan Pumpkin Salad What you love about your […]

01 Jan, 1970
Our people – Jarryd Goundrey.

Name: Jarryd Goundrey Title: Apprentice Chef Country of Birth: Australia Education: Lynwood High School, Perth Favourite Stingray Drink: Maple Treacle (tastes like a pancake) Favourite Bazaar Meal: The Pork Belly from the live Asian Station What I love about my job: Firstly the cool surroundings are very refreshing particularly in a kitchen environment as I get to come out and activate the […]

01 Jan, 1970
Our people- Andre Horpazack Retamero

Name: Andre Horpazack Retamero Title: Dinner Host in Bazaar Country of Birth: Brazil (Baby) Education: Degree in Industrial Design Favourite Stingray Drink: Spicy Mexican Bloody Mary Favourite Bazaar Meal: Tamarind and lemon grass beef ribs What I love about my job: The amazing varieties of food stations, the aromas of spices, the friendly faces I meet, my work colleagues, learning and developing […]

01 Jan, 1970
Our people- Ben Partridge

Name: Ben Partridge Title: Stingray Venue Manager & Bar Operations.   Country of Birth: Australia   Education: John Paul College Coffs Harbour. I grew up in a Pub – very educational.   Favourite Stingray Drink: It has to be tequila of course – Cabo Wabo Reposado straight up. Interesting fact- Cabo Wabo Tequila is owned […]

01 Jan, 1970
Our people – Greg Benney!

NAME: Greg Benney BORN:  South Africa EDUCATION: I have studied a broad range of areas including: Business Management, Advanced Pastry, NVQ 1234 POSITION: Head Chef FAVOURITE STINGRAY COCKTAIL: I’m more of a crafty beer and cider man! Give me an apple cider any day after a long day at work. FAVOURITE BAZAAR MEAL: The new […]

01 Jan, 1970
Popcorn cup cocktail at Stingray Lounge.

Popcorn Cup A lengthy serve of popcorn infused Bacardi Gold is charged with a Cola Spritz in a martini glass. Finished with a side of salted caramel popcorn.

01 Jan, 1970
Fruity Lamb tagine from Bazaar Marketplace.

Fruity lamb tagine Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 500g lean diced lamb 1 large onion, roughly chopped 2 large carrots, quartered lengthways and cut into chunks 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tbsp ras-el-hanout spice mix (see tip, below) 400g can chopped tomatoes 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 200g dried apricots 600ml chicken stock […]

01 Jan, 1970
Moroccan Carrot Salad recipe from Bazaar Marketplace. Too yum!

MOROCCAN CARROT SALAD 250g pearl barley 3 teaspoons coriander seeds dry roasted 3 teaspoons cumin seeds dry roasted 5 medium size carrots, peeled and sliced into 3mm thick rounds 150g pine nuts toasted 130g golden raisins soaked in warm water then drained 10 dried dates, pitted and chopped 1 lemons juice only 2 oranges juice […]

01 Jan, 1970
Prawn taco recipe from Bazaar Marketplace.

PRAWN TACO PRAWN MARINADE 1 fresh habanero chilli – seeds removed 4 garlic cloves Roots of 1 bunch coriander 150ml olive oil, plus 2 tbs extra 1kg green prawns, peeled and de-veined Method: Blend habanero, garlic, coriander and 150ml olive oil until smooth. Toss with prawns. Cover and chill overnight. ALMOND SALSA  3 large dried […]

01 Jan, 1970
Madrid Layover cocktail from Stingray Lounge.

MADRID LAYOVER Tanqueray No. Ten Gin, Lustau Los Arcos, Amontillado, lemon juice, simple syrup, strawberries

01 Jan, 1970
Popular cocktail for summer in Stingray Lounge!

STINGERS ORIGINALA QT twist on a Margarita. Freshly pressed lime juice, agave nectar & El Jimador served in a salt  aked retro jar.    

01 Jan, 1970
New Bazaar recipe! Achiote grilled yellowfin tuna steak with lime and mango salsa fresco.

Achiote paste marinated tuna 4 very fresh tuna steaks, about 2 inches-thick 2 tablespoons organic achiote paste 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, toasted 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper 1 scant teaspoon sea salt 100ml fresh orange juice 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1/4 […]

01 Jan, 1970
Vegetarian Dim Sum recipe from Bazaar Marketplace.

For a vegetarian dim sum treat, try these delicious Steamed Dumplings made with a shiitake mushroom-tofu filling. Wonton wrappers work for this recipe, but if you can find round dumpling wraps (frozen at Asian/Chinese food stores), your dumplings will be even more delicious. The filling is quickly made in a food processor, then just wrap […]

01 Jan, 1970
Pea Salad recipe from Bazaar Marketplace. Yum!

PEA SALAD 3kg green peas, blanched 5 tablespoons dried chilli flakes 4 cups powdered parmesan 2 cups Persian Fetta/or ricotta 2 cups pecorino grated 200ml lemon juice 1 white onion finely chopped 1 bunch mint leaves, finely chopped 1 cup sherry vinegar 2 cups olive oil Sea salt and cracked black pepper   Method: In […]

01 Jan, 1970
Salsa Verde at Bazaar Marketplace.

SALSA VERDE 2 cloves garlic ½ cup capers rinsed ½ cup cornichons rinsed 6 anchovy fillets 1 bunch flat leaf parsley 1 bunch basil leaf 1 bunch mint leaf 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 50ml sherry vinegar 125ml olive oil Sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste   Method: Finely mince the garlic, capers, gherkins, […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Bazaar beetroot salad. Yum!

BEETROOT SALAD 3kg small beetroots 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar 5 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons sea salt 5 sprigs thyme 12 bunches asparagus 2 handfuls baby spinach Salsa verde 400g Goats’ cheese 6 cups roughly torn sour dough lightly baked with olive oil, picked tyhme and shaved garlic   Method: In a […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Tradición drink recipe.

Award winning Brisbane bar Operator Marco Nunes, named as a Finalist in the Australian BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition, launches campaign for his drink, Tradición Award winning Brisbanebartender/owner/operator Marco Nunes, former owner of the award winning Canvas bar and operator of newly opened Papa Jack’s in Fortitude Valley, has made the final cut in the Australian […]

01 Jan, 1970
Our people – Matthew McLachlan

NAME: Matt McLachlan TITLE: F&B COUNTRY OF BIRTH: Hong Kong EDUCATION: Bachelor of International Hotel Management FAVOURITE STINGRAY DRINK: Stingers Margarita! I love this as it has a great sourness that wets the palette FAVOURITE BAZAAR MEAL: Beetroot Salad – This combines a small handful of beetroot with salsa verde which is gently stirred in […]

01 Jan, 1970
Kimchi recipe from Bazaar Marketplace. So yum!

KIMCHI 1 large Chinese cabbage, outside leaves discarded 200g table salt 1/2 Spanish onion, peeled and roughly chopped 1 large knob ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 6 garlic cloves, peeled 1 nashi pear, peeled and roughly chopped 100g chilli bean paste 2 tbsp fish sauce 2 tbsp caster sugar 1 tsp sesame oil   Method: […]

01 Jan, 1970
Paleo Granola recipe from Bazaar Marketplace

Paleo Granola   Ingredients: – 1 cup raw almonds – 1 cup raw cashews – 1/4 cup raw pepitas/pumpkin seeds – 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds (no shell) – 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes – 1/4 cup coconut oil – 1/2 cup raw honey – 1 tsp. vanilla extract – 1 tsp. sea salt – […]

01 Jan, 1970
Pimms Punch recipe from Stingray Lounge. Delish!

PIMMS PUNCH   10 x lemons (sliced) 10 x lemons (squeezed and strained juice) 8 x limes (squeezed and strained) 5 x cucumbers (skinned) 5 x oranges (sliced) 4 x limes (sliced) 5 x punnets strawberries 1 x small bucket ice cubes 6 x bottles 700ml PIMMS 9 x litres lemonade 2 x bottles martini […]

01 Jan, 1970
Stingray Cocktail of the week!

Floral Fizz Toasted lavender & rose petals blended with fresh citrus, orange blossom and Italian Sparkling wine.

01 Jan, 1970
Delish cookie recipe from Bazaar Gold Coast

Tomato Macarons For the cookies: The almond mixture: 150g powdered almonds 150g powdered sugar 55g egg whites 15g red food coloring For the meringue: 150g granulated sugar 40g water 55g egg whites 1. Sift together the powdered almonds with powdered sugar. Add the 55g egg whites and food colouring, but do not stir them together. […]

14 Feb, 2014
Valentines Day @ Bazaar

Dine your HEART out and join us for a night of love – head down to Bazaar Marketplace this V-Day and share everything sweet and yummy with the one you love! FEATURING: Our Famous Valentines inspired Qpids Crush Cocktail! WHEN: Valentine’s Day, 14th February from 5:30pm til late. WHERE: Market Bazaar, 7 staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise […]

31 Jan, 2014
Chinese New Year on The Calypso Deck

Come celebrate Chinese New Year at our pop up street markets on our new deck! Let our chefs take you on an oriental odyssey through the major food regions of China! Yum cha dumplings & Peking duck pancakes are on the list to name just a few! WHEN: Friday, January 31st from 5:00pm WHERE: Stingray […]

01 Jan, 1970
HOT AIR FOR A NEW YEAR

By Benjamen Judd   Happy New Year to our lovely collective friends, guests, random readers, fellow internet nerds and general community. And no, we’re not a bit late. We’re wishing a happy Chinese New Year of which the celebrating begins today. As part of the Chinese New Year Celebrations, this year the Gold Coast City […]

01 Jan, 1970
Win tickets to see DJ Avicii this Australia Day long weekend.

Win tickets to see DJ Avicii in Sydney or Melbourne! AVICII’s huge #TRUETOUR is about to hit our shores!!  To celebrate, Future Music and Frontier Touring are giving away one double pass to the show in Melbourne and Sydney. Featuring amazing outdoor venues, massive concert production and an epic fireworks display, don’t miss out on THE party […]

29 Jan, 2014
Face of QT Fashion Week & Awards Gold Coast

QT Fashion Week & Awards Gold Coast is on our doorstep again and what would it be without a face? Last year the stunning Georgia Ansell took out the prestigious title and we can’t wait to see what the Gold Coast uncovers in 2014. Join us on Wednesday 29th January at QT Gold Coast’s Stingray […]

14 Feb, 2014
Valentine’s Day @ Stingray Lounge

It doesn’t matter if you’re riding solo or head over heels in love – head down to Stingray Lounge this V-Day and mingle with your loved ones – or maybe someone new? Either way we’ll be serving up Valentine’s Day inspired Aphrodisiac Agavero Tequila Cocktails all night. WHEN: Valentine’s Day, 14th February from 5:30pm til […]

26 Jan, 2014
Australia Day @ Stingray Lounge

Join us in Stingray Lounge and on the NEW Calypso Deck for your Australia Day Celebrations where we’ll BBQing all day long! Round up the troops – there’s no better places to be on Australia Day. WHEN: Australia Day, 26th January from 12pm WHERE: Stingray Lounge, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise (Located at the QT Gold Coast Hotel)

31 Jan, 2014
Chinese New Year @ Bazaar

Join us on an exotic journey throughout the major food regions in China! Bazaar Marketplace will be pulling out all the stops to serve up some incredible oriental cuisine that will leave you happy, healthy and ready to take on the New Year! WHEN: January 31st from 5:30pm WHERE: Bazaar Interactive Marketplace, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers […]

01 Jan, 1970
BIG DAY OUT ON THE GOLD COAST 2014

By Benjamen Judd   Summer events in Australia don’t get much bigger or better than the annual hedonistic gathering of music and dance that is Big Day Out. Coming to the Gold Coast this coming Sunday, January 19, this year is proving to not only bigger and better than ever but also a sharp reminder […]

01 Jan, 1970
SARAH GODFREY HIRED AS LFL AUSTRALIA SIDELINE REPORTER.

Sarah Godfrey is not just a pretty face. She has been putting in the hard yards for many years in the corporate circuit with a wealth of known brands, businesses and corporations. Everything from presenting, to the catwalk, fashion, hosting and modelling. Sarah also played a cameo on Farmer wants a wife and is now […]

01 Jan, 1970
Swim safe on holidays

At the beach and in the water Sun Safety and Protective Clothing Always wear a broad-brimmed hat and a shirt with collar and sleeves, apply broad-spectrum SPF 30+ (or higher) sunscreen and wear sunglasses. Avoid the sun between 10am and 3pm (including cloudy days). Drink water to avoid dehydration. Ensure you wear appropriate footwear such […]

01 Jan, 1970
Top ten shout outs for 2013

Here are our favourite online shout outs from from 2013! Thanks for the love. Justin Bieber Graffiti’s Hotel Wall – Sydney Morning Herald Justin Bieber Graffiti’s Cartoon on QT Gold Coast – Glamour Magazine QT Gold Coast Review – Voyager Magazine QT Gold Coast Launches Calypso Terrace – CIM Magazine Confessions of a Hotel Bartender […]

01 Jan, 1970
ART ACTIVITIES INSPIRED BY GOLD COAST ART PRIZE 2013

January 13 – January 24, 2014 FREE drop-in program of art making activities that have been inspired by works in the Gold Coast Art Prize 2013 exhibition. Activities are suitable for 4 – 12 years. Younger children welcome. Parental supervision required. No RSVP required. Presented as part of The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s Summer Series in conjunction with the Gold […]

01 Jan, 1970
Open Country – Indigenous Art Collection

Gallery 2 Gold Coast Arts Centre December 21, 2013 – February 2, 2014 This exhibition celebrates the Gallery’s growing collection of Australian indigenous art that began in earnest when the Gallery opened in 1986.  One of the first exhibitions held was by indigenous ceramic artist Thancoupie signalling the importance of indigenous art for both the […]

01 Jan, 1970
Wagyu Bresaola

Ingredients: 1 Wagyu Tenderloin (note: choose the best quality that you can afford. The better quality the tenderloin, the better quality bresaola) Red wine (note: you will need enough to be able to submerge the beef – we use approx 7 litres, but again, choose the best that you can afford in a suitable quantity) […]

01 Jan, 1970
Your January soundtrack 2014

Nancy Sinatra – These boots are made for walking Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang Nancy Sinatra – You only live twice Nancy Sinatra – How does that grab you? Nancy Sinatra – Sugar Town  

01 Jan, 1970
GIDDY UP

By Benjamen Judd 2014 is already looking like a jam-packed year of event goodness and it’s only January 1st! This coming Tuesday, January 7 the excitement of the Jeep Magic Millions racing carnival thunders onto Surfers Paradise Beach with the Jeep Magic Millions Barrier Draw. A silk-lined, on-sand marquee will be erected at the Hanlan […]

01 Jan, 1970
BEACH, LIFE, LOVE

By Benjamen Judd   We would like to take a moment to say that we welcome 2014 with open arms and empty wallets so if we see you out at Beachlife this weekend we would love for you to shout us a drink. This coming weekend, January 4 and 5, the Gold Coast’s most famous […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
Sydney Festival 2014

Thursday 9 January to Sunday 26 January 2014 – Book your perfect place to stay right here right now! Exuberant, exciting and forever effervescent – the best time to experience Sydney is in January, when the city is in full celebratory mode. Sydney Festival presents the biggest and best of the world’s performing and visual […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

31 Dec, 2013
New Years Eve @ Bazaar

Bring in the New Year with class at Bazaar Marketplace. For those of us who’d prefer to satisfy our culinary senses on the biggest night of year, we’ll be serving up the best of Bazaar’s delicious offerings! WHEN: From 5:30pm, 31st December 2013 WHERE: Bazaar Marketplace, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise PRICE: $89 – Includes […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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!

01 Jan, 1970
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

01 Jan, 1970
Bespoke sweets from our Chef

Caramelised Banana Dulce de Leche Cake INGREDIENTS 6 x sheets of banana bread Caramelised banana cream (Recipe 1 below) Hazelnut chocolate crunch recipe (Recipe 2 below) Duche leche tins or ganache Vanilla crème Chantilly (Recipe 3 below) Vanilla glaze METHOD Layer banana bread, banana cream and dulce de leche in a cake tin. Top off […]

01 Jan, 1970
No lights, no lycra, no fear

No Lights No Lycra boasts everything your average dance class does not. NLNL is a non-competitive dance space where participants are invited to burst out of the confines of modest dancing and unleash their wildest, dorky and most uncoordinated moves all in the name of self-expression. Spawned in 2009 by Melbourne dance students Alice Glenn […]

01 Jan, 1970
Big Day Out Band Competition

Big Day Out and headspace, Australia’s national youth mental health foundation, have announced the 2014 headspace Big Day Out national band competition. The competition gives local bands aged 15 years+ from every Australian state and territory the opportunity to win one of four spots on the headspace stage at each Big Day Out festival in 2014. […]

01 Jan, 1970
Tis the season for….. Lights! Really Bright Lights!

The 2013 Gold Coast Christmas Lights Competition is now open and calling for entrants. The City is encouraging all residents, business operators and not for profit organisations to ‘light up’ and submit an entry. To check out the displays, simply download the entrants and winners list from the link below, set your GPS and head […]

01 Jan, 1970
THE REVEAL: Designs for a new Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.

As the Gold Coast prepares to host the world at the 2018 Commonwealth games, 3 internationally selected teams were shortlisted to present their plans for our own cultural precinct. Final proposals have been submitted and the winner will be featured at an exhibition of entries at the Arts Centre Gold Coast where the team’s visions […]

01 Jan, 1970
Bazaars Tips out for the boys

Well Movember is well under way and although my prepubescent face has yet to get the memo, our team down at Bazaar sure has. Nearly all of the gents, both chefs & floors staff have pulled together in the venue to support men’s health this year with almost $340 already raised in the first week. […]

01 Jan, 1970
Strip-off and cool down at spaQ

spaQ are offering a cool alternative from the steamy Gold Coast days with the return of the popular ‘Turn Up the Heat’ promotion. As the heat soars over 25 degrees, you will receive the days top temperature discounted offyour treatment! So, if today hits 30 degrees, you receive a $30 discount! Offer valid Monday through […]

01 Jan, 1970
Swinging’s in vogue

Firstly, have you been to Swinging Safari on the Gold Coast? If the answer is no, listen up. Put down your phone, get up from your couch / desk and go. An unassuming banquet of hipsters awaits – ok, that just sounds creepy. What we mean to say is, Swing Safari is an icon of […]

01 Jan, 1970
Kids parties made perfect with Strawberry fundaes

Princesses, pirates and pop stars – it’s just one day on the life of a party planner! Gold Coast’s very own Party Queen, Natalie Boyd, is the creative spirit behind Strawberryfundaes…and the parties aren’t just for kids! Nat also appears in many curious costumes for corporate events. Source – http://bit.ly/17KLjYL

01 Jan, 1970
Children of the 60s

Gold Coast designer Tara Fletcher wanted to create more than just another “fashion label” and moreso see the inception of a fashion destination come to life. A label that would see a cult following from festival goers to beautiful boho goddesses adorned in floral prints, colour and 60’s and 70’s eclectic style. Love St had […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Face behind 19 Karen

Tucked away in Mermaid Beach is a hidden gem of artist proportions – 19 Karen. A gorgeous little gallery which is attracting droves of followers. The women behind it all is Terri Lew. Terri is committed to her vision of 19 Karen as a gallery that nurtures emerging contemporary artists giving them the opportunity to grow and […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Vernons

One of Gold Coast’s favourite homegrown bands, The Vernons are a Blues Rock n Roll Band, sculpting their sound from belligerent nights out, hungover days in, and their parents old vinyl records.   We think they’re worth checking out but don’t jus take our word for it – here’s what the town have to say […]

01 Jan, 1970
Surfers Paradise Turns 80?

She might look glitzy and golden but this ol’ girl is turning 80! Surfers Paradise is set to celebrate its 80th birthday with a host of festivities on the Surfers Paradise Foreshore on Sunday 1st December. Originally called Elston, Surfers Paradise was renamed by founder Jim Cavill to better reflect the suburbs amazing beach culture. […]

01 Jan, 1970
Thanksgiving – GC style!

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Here on the beautiful Gold Coast, we much to be thankful for also and since we’ve already adopted Halloween, why not Thanksgiving? For the […]

01 Jan, 1970
Mummy Tree Christmas Markets

The Mummy Tree Christmas Markets are a little bit different to what you may expect…the market is not a second hand market or just a baby market, nor is it 100% handmade. The Mummy Tree Market is a boutique family market, providing quality, unique products and services which are not mass produced or easily found […]

01 Jan, 1970
SURF ‘N’ TURF AND SHOPPING

By Benjamen Judd   Yay for summer! One of our favourite things to do here on the sunny heaven that is the Gold Coast during the best season of the year is spending evenings meandering along The Esplanade in the heat enjoying some of the best local foods and designs that the region has to […]

18 Nov - 31 Jan, 2014
$10 Lunch @ Stingray Lounge

Fancy some lunch without any fuss? $10 Lunches have landed at Stingray Lounge. Available Monday to Friday, get your fix this Summer! Download Menu

01 Jan, 1970
TIME TO SWING IN STYLE

By Benjamen Judd   We dare anyone to say that they were not completely overwhelmed and uplifted by the sheer glorificous (that IS a word!) exuberance depicted in the Bacchanalian party scenes in Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby. Say what you like about the rest of the film, casting or whatever (personally, we loved it […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Grand from 14th November

The Arts Centre Gold Coast The Space November 14 – November 23, 2013 When a mysterious young woman arrives at The Grand Hotel seeking shelter one dark night, she is taken in by proprietor Matilda and trained in the art of fine hotel service. But Eugenia soon learns that here, comfort means much more than […]

01 Jan, 1970
GOLD COAST INDIE FILM & TV NETWORK 20th November

GC Indie Film and TV Network has nowconcluded five years and what a journey!  So far we have had some amazing guests and over the years these Indie Nightshave successfully built networks and connected many people in the filmindustry.   November 20th is a special night, as we are now going to be based in theParadise […]

01 Jan, 1970
Tweed Foodie Fest from 27th November

Tweed Foodie Fest was inspired after the 2011 inaugural “Foodie Friday” dinner party, which surprised organisers and attracted over 800 people.  The festival has since grown to a five day celebration of local food and food culture, with events and activities across the Tweed region. Agriculture and tourism are key building blocks of the Tweed […]

01 Jan, 1970
Gatorade QLD Triathlon competition 17th November

Here is all the info you need to know!   QTS Swim course The Robina swim course for QTS competitors is a 400m U shaped course at event 3 (750m at Event 5 in January). Swimmers head 140m to the first swim buoy. Then head 60m to the next swim buoy, and turn left again. […]

01 Jan, 1970
Yellowood Music Festival 16th November

Set amongst one of the last bastions of real country living between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Yellowood Music Festival is the latest installment from the team at Cotton Productions. With the backdrop of the cane fields the festival will be held on November 16th in the old rodeo arena of the 125-year-old Gem Hotel. The festival is a pristine setting for […]

01 Jan, 1970
Gold Coast Brick Event, 9th and 10th November 2013

Brick Events Pty Ltd is private company whose main propose is to organise, conduct and manage exhibitions made up of Lego creations in the regional centres of Queensland and northern New South Wales. The company is teaming up with Bricks n Fun, Brisbane’s #1 Lego Speciality Shop and the Friends of Bricks n Fun group, […]

01 Jan, 1970
Experience cinema at The Arts Centre Gold Coast

The Arts Centre Gold Coast has a cinema space dedicated to arts and indy films. The space is gorgeous and it is a really cool take on the modern cinema experience. Check out what is currently showing here.

01 Jan, 1970
LIMINAL: QUEENSLAND COLLEGE OF ART GOLD COAST GRADUATE EXHIBITION

Gallery 1November 2 – December 1, 2013 The Gold Coast campus of Queensland College of Art at Griffith University has gained a reputation for nurturing local creative talent. This year’s Graduating Fine Art and Honours artists embrace their position on the threshold of embarking on their careers as professional artists through their exhibition Liminal. Through sculpture, […]

01 Jan, 1970
We Love a Launch

By Benjamen Judd Our favourite local art space, 19 Karen Contemporary, has announced a new selection of works from esteemed Australian contemporary artists Esther Erlich, Johnny Romeo, Michaela Kloeckner and Richard Denny. A quaternity of solo shows that will occupy the space at the same time, the curators at 19Karen have succeeded in creating a […]

09 Nov, 2013
2nd Annual Australian TV & Film Industry Gala Ball

Join us at the 2nd Annual Australian Entertainment Motion Picture and Television Gala Ball as we roll out the red carpet and bring together some of Australia’s most celebrated film and television celebrities and industry professionals for a night of fun and glamour. The Australian Entertainment Industry will celebrate and raise awareness and funds for […]

01 Jan, 1970
Recipe of the month for October.

KUKU PAKA Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of cooking oil/butter 1 onion, finely sliced 2 Green peppers, chopped 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced Half Teaspoon of ground ginger 1 teaspoon curry powder 4 or 5 whole cloves 1 teaspoon of salt 1 whole chicken, cut into quarters or smaller 1 cup water 4 potatoes, cleaned and […]

01 Jan, 1970
Jess keen to help regain bikini record!

DRESSED in a hot pink, polka-dot bikini, Jessica Young can’t keep it on the QT anymore. The 20-year-old QT Hotel waitress has signed up for the Gold Coast Bikini Parade and has roped in some of her colleagues to try to break the world record on Surfers Paradise beach next month. The Coast held the […]

01 Jan, 1970
SPRING SCORCHER LEAVING YOU PARCHED?

On the Gold Coast our weather has taken a huge turn to the scorching and if you’re anything like us, you’re finding yourself getting thirstier and thirstier as the mercury rises. At spaQ we’re always on the look-out for new ways to keep hydrated and our fabulous spaQ Manager Suzanne Dodds spotted this treasure trove […]

01 Jan, 1970
Relax with spaQ soothing tunes this October.

Keep calm & enjoy spaQ’s picks for the ultimate October relaxation tunes. Lorde – Royals Josh Pyke – Warm in Winter Ben Howard – Call me maybe Natalie Merchant – San Andreas Fault Rudimental – Ready or not

01 Jan, 1970
Gold Coast Farmers Market

Situated at Miami, on the Gold Coast, Australia, “ the Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market” is the area’s first and only truly Organic Growers Market, selling the best quality, tastiest, most nutritious produce available to you. Every Sunday from 06:00 AM to 11:30 AM, this totally unique Market provides an extensive and complete range of […]

01 Jan, 1970
FABULOUS THINGS: TOWARDS A NEW ART MUSEUM

Gallery 2 October 12 – November 17, 2013 As a prelude to the exhibition of designs for a new Gold Coast Cultural Precinct that will be unveiled in November, we present some of the key works and strengths of the Gold Coast City Gallery collection. These works have been collected over the past 40 years […]

19 Nov, 2013
The Ten Tenors @ The Arts Centre

Following the sell-out tour in May 2013, The Ten Tenors will return in November for an encore performance of the Mum’s the Word Tour, in celebration of all Australian mums. This show has all of the most requested songs the boys have ever performed, as well as the most requested songs they haven’t! Audience favourites include Hallelujah, Close To […]

28 Nov, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving @ Bazaar

Come and indulge in all things USA this thanksgiving at Bazaar International Marketplace. Your plate is your passport with access to your favourite Market Bazaar food with an American Twist! Our executive Chef Luke Stepsys will be serving up some delicious dishes, gather the family and start a new Tradition! Price: $69 per person Bookings: […]

31 Dec, 2013
New Years Eve @ Stingray – GLAMOUR DISCO

Bring in the New Year in style at Stingray Lounge.  Be treated to a 2 hour drinks and canapés package and party with us until the early hours of the New Year for only $89 person! Get your glamour on and get dressed to impress with our Disco themed party! Don’t be the one that […]

01 Jan, 1970
Blue Jasmine

Check out this flick at the Arts Centre Gold Coast!   Genre: Drama / Comedy Cast: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale and Peter Sarsgaard. Written and Director: Woody Alllen Official Website: visit official website Synopsis: A life crisis causes a woman to head to San Francisco, where she reconnects with her sister.   Review.  […]

01 Jan, 1970
AFTER DARK: PECHA KUCHA – 5 IMAGES, 5 MINUTES

Gallery 1Thursday, September 26, 2013 Join us AFTER DARK for a ‘Pecha Kucha’ style event – 5 images, 5 minutes. Selected artists exhibiting in The Border Art Prize 2013 exhibition will give short presentations about their practice – no more than five minutes in length, no more than five images. Bring friends and colleagues for a snappy, inspiring evening of […]

01 Jan, 1970
Energies 2013

allery 2September 7 – October 6, 2013 Energies is a must-see exhibition, showcasing works of art by talented secondary school students from across the Gold Coast. The selected works include widely varying artistic media from painting to video installation across a diverse range of themes and subject matter. This annual event promises to capture a snapshot […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Border Art Prize 2013

Gallery 1 September 21 – October 27, 2013 This annual prize celebrates the diversity and abundance of artists in southeast Queensland and northeast NSW. The prize is shared between Tweed River Art Gallery and Gold Coast City Art Gallery and is held at these venues in alternate years. The total prize pool for 2013 is […]

31 Oct - 31 Oct, 2013
Halloween Party @ Stingray

Come be a Ghostess with the Mostess  and dress up in your favourite Fright Night costume! Featuring Black-Devil-Martini & Liquified-Ghost-Cocktails Devilish Delights including Holy Tacos & Devilish Finger Hot Dogs WHEN? Thursday 31st October 6pm – 10pm WHERE? Stingray Lounge BOOKINGS: Give us a call on 07 5584 1200 or email us

01 Jan, 1970
Crispy Salmon

How do I cook perfect crispy skinned salmon? taste.com.au says; Step 1: Place the salmon, skin-side up, on a chopping board and sprinkle with sea salt flakes. This helps crisp the skin. Step 2: Heat a little oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook salmon, skin-side down, for 4-5 minutes depending on thickness. […]

01 Jan, 1970
BOY AND BEAR AND BEERS AND US

Since forming in 2009, Boy & Bear have become one of Australia’s best loved indie bands. Actually, they’re probably responsible for our renewed love affair with indie music after being lured to the dark side by Taylor Swift back in 2010. (there was lots of breaking up that year, don’t judge us). And, with their […]

05 Nov, 2013
Melbourne Cup @ Stingray Lounge

Stingray Lounge is the only place to be this year for the Melbourne Cup! Dress to impress and get down to the trendiest venue on the Gold Coast. Price: $49 including Canapes and Sparkling Wine on arrival Time: From 11am, Tuesday 5th November Bookings: Call us on 07 5584 1200 Big Screen TVs to watch […]

05 Nov, 2013
Melbourne Cup @ Bazaar

Ladies, grab your Fascinators. Gentlemen, dust off your best suit. This year, Bazaar Interactive Marketplace will be hosting one of the most deliciously fabulous parties on the Gold Coast. Enjoy a scrumptious feast with our Interactive Marketplace experience, where you can enjoy a steak cooked in front of your very eyes, or some of the […]

15 Sep, 2013
Mexican Independance Day @ Stingray Lounge

Stingray Lounge will show you how to celebrate ‘a lo mero’ Mexican Independence Day the traditional way. Asi que estas esperando? $10 Taco & Margaritas Live food stations Live DJ Day of the Dead Face Painting Prizes for best dressed – pack your sombreros & round up your mates From 1pm til late Pack your […]

25 Dec, 2013
Christmas Dinner @ Bazaar Interactive Marketplace

Christmas is hard work! We hear you! So that’s why we’ve taken all the labour out of Chrissy for you with a delectable dinner at our acclaimed Bazaar Interactive Marketplace. Indulge in a range of Christmassy foods including cooked to order steaks, market fresh seafood and themed desserts. Bookings are strongly recommended! Get your place […]

25 Dec, 2013
Christmas in the QT Ballroom

Get stylishly-festive this Christmas at QT Gold Coast! Let QT take care of all the hard work for you this year by cooking up a menagerie of festive treats, delightful desserts, lovely live music, a visit from THE Santas Claus and more… Where? QT Gold Coast’s Grand Ballroom When? 12pm – 3pm, Christmas Day Price? […]

01 Sep, 2013
Fathers Day @ Bazaar

Show your dad you REALLY love him this Fathers day by treating him to a super-manly Fathers day lunch at Bazaar Interactive Marketplace. With matched beer and all the tasty trimmings Dad deserves, there’s no better way to say ‘Thanks for putting up with me!’. Price: Lunch $59pp including a craft beer Dinner $69pp for […]

01 Jan, 1970

Extra Info: 130 mins in Genre: Drama Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland. Official Website: visit official website Synopsis: Mud is an adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios—he killed a man in Texas and vengeful […]

01 Jan, 1970
MEETING PLACE: THE ASIAN CENTURY

Gallery 1August 17 – September 15, 2013 Organised by Australian Creative Exchange, this exhibition instigates a dialogue between artists from China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia. Spurred by former Australian PM Julia Gillard’s paper on The Asian Century which seeks to foster relationships with our Asian neighbours, and encouraged by the Gallery’s [Bundall] location which […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Ducks Ass

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck%27s_Ass + http://www.ehow.com/how_7301159_do-1950s-hair.html#page=1 The duck’s ass is a haircut style that was popular during the 1950s. It is also called the duck’s tail or simply D.A.The D.A. quickly became a stereotypical feature of rebels and nonconformists, and gained popularity especially after the rise of rock ‘n roll legend Elvis Presley, who sported the same look. […]

01 Jan, 1970
QT Recipe

MANGO HABANERO DRUNKEN PRAWNS Prawns: 6 prawns 400 mL tequila Sauce: 2 Mangoes 6 Green Habanero Chillies 10 grams of Coriander 20 mL of Lime juice Pinch of Salt 1 tablespoon of Brown Sugar 20 grams of Mint 20 grams of diced Spanish Onion 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder To Serve: Indian Pappadums   Marinate […]

01 Jan, 1970
DAVE GROOM EXHIBITION AT THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST

Foyer GalleryAugust 17 – September 15, 2013 Fourth generation of the Gold Coast Hinterland region, artist Dave Groom lives and works in a studio he built that borders Lamington National Park, observing and absorbing the subtle shifts in colour and form as time passes. Drawing inspiration from his surrounding landscape, Groom works in the manner […]

01 Jan, 1970
WUNDERKAMMER – A CIRCA PRODUCTION

Arts TheatreAugust 9 – August 10, 2013 Fresh from standing ovations in Montreal, Barcelona, Lyon and New York, Circa arrives to The Arts Centre Gold Coast with its seductive and thrilling creation Wunderkammer. Wunderkammer means chamber of wonders and Circa’s show wows audiences with an intoxicating brew of circus laced with burlesque, wit and astonishing skills. In this exquisite […]

01 Jan, 1970
TEALE JAKUBENKO – GOOD TIMES START RIGHT NOW EP LAUNCH

The BasementSaturday, August 10, 2013 Inspiring original singer-songwriter and musician Teale Jakubenko is renowned for his distinctive style modern pop/rock, mixed with a soulful edge. It is Teale’s supreme vocal ability that captivates the audience and enables him to effortlessly express himself through his unique sound. After his successful run on reality TV show Australian […]

01 Jan, 1970
GOLD COAST QUILTERS GUILD EXHIBITION 2013

Gallery 2August 10 – September 1, 2013 Treasured for their practicability to keep one warm in the colder months, quilts both conjure memories and evoke admiration for their craftsmanship. Showcasing the best of Gold Coast Quilters Guild, this biennial exhibition explores not only the materials and techniques that form these exquisitely made quilts but also […]

01 Jan, 1970
GOLD COAST JAZZ AND BLUES – THE BILLIE, ELLA AND LOUIS SHOW

Paradise ShowroomFriday, August 9, 2013 This month’s Gold Coast Jazz and Blues performance is The Billie, Ella and Louis Show. The Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club present Australian jazz artists and international acts each month. It’s a fun night out for lovers of grand music and good company. http://www.goldcoastjazzclub.com/ DATE: Friday  9 August TIME: 7.30pm – 10.30pm (Bar and […]

01 Jan, 1970
Don’t miss a second of your relaxation time!

Arriving late might be fashionable elsewhere but we know you won’t want to miss a minute of your treatment time at spaQ.  That’s why at the moment we recommend adding another 15 minutes to your travel time due to the road works around the Gold Coast area.    To ensure your journey to spaQ  is […]

01 Jan, 1970
SHOOSH AND LISTEN TO ILUKA

By Benjamen Judd Music has had an influx of Joni Mitchell-esque sirens recently. Maybe it has something to do with that whole nostalgia for pre-technology dominated times thing but it also may be that, at the end of the day, Joni Mitchell and her ilk actually made some pretty damned good music. Something that Sydney-based […]

01 Jan, 1970
KAREN WALKER RESORT 2014

  By Benjamen Judd We have repeatedly said that we love winter. And we do. Because we like the cold. But what we also love is the anticipation of the pending summer, and part of that process of pending is the gradual release of our favourite labels summer and resort wear. Such as Karen Walker. […]

01 Jan, 1970
WUNDERKAMMER

By Benjamen Judd The Arts Centre on the Gold Coast is about to host something truly amazing. Fresh from a world-wind tour through Europe and America, Circa is set to arrive here on our golden shores with their latest installment – Wunderkammer! Wunderkammer means chamber of wonders and Circa’s show wows audiences with an intoxicating […]

01 Jan, 1970
A MORNING WITH … THE ANDREWS SISTERS – A TRIBUTE

Paradise ShowroomTuesday, August 6, 2013 Be transported back to the swinging 30s and 40s with the sublime harmonies and toe tapping rhythms of the Andrews Sisters. Enjoy tunes such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Rum and Coca Cola,Bei Mir Bist Du Shon and Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree. Lead singer Sarah Collyer is an accomplished performer with performance credits throughout Australia. […]

01 Jan, 1970
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Arts Centre Gold Coast

PERFORMANCE TIMES Wed Jul 17 at 7:30pm Thu Jul 18 at 11:00am Book Tickets Two sets of identical twins are separated at birth when they’re rescued from a shipwreck. And when they end up in the same shifty, transitory port-town of Ephesus fully grown, we join them on their bizarre journey of reconciliation. As they […]

01 Jan, 1970
A BIRD IN THE WARDROBE

By Benjamen Judd   So, one of our favourite local labels has released their Autumn Winter range. And it’s looking good if we don’t say so ourselves.   LifewithBird – who incidentally just celebrated ten years in the game by releasing a banging spring summer collection – has turned to the dark side for the […]

01 Jan, 1970
Threads and Style

By Kobi Facto We’re just loving Threads & Style this month. Gorgeous fashion that won’t break the bank and best of all, you don’t have to leave the house to make a purchase. Ah, the luxuries of modern life. Threads & Style is an online shopping and styling website spearheaded by fabulous Gold Coast local, […]

01 Jan, 1970
Merchant & Mills

The ability to sew on a button or hem pants are skills that were once commonplace, but have become somewhat lost with younger generations. English draper Merchant & Mills is doing its best to keep such waning artistry alive with its Selected Notions Box Set. The embossed sewing box comes with removable inserts that accommodate […]

01 Jan, 1970
Leather and lace and gold – oh my!

Fashion icons Jennifer Hawkins and Kris Smith took to the runway to launch Myer’s Autumn Winter Fashion at the heritage listed Mural Hall, Myer Melbourne.   Unmissable highlights for the new season include leather, lace detailing, a return to gold and 60’s styling.   Jennifer Hawkins wowed the 350-strong crowd in a series of slinky, […]

01 Jan, 1970
Raving for Raw

Okay, maybe it seems a little crazy, but the raw food movement seems to be gaining steam (not literally, of course). Whether or not you agree or think it’s all a little bit hippy, it’s proponents do have some science on their side. Health afficionados believe it’s better to eat ‘live’ food (vegetables) because heating […]

01 Jan, 1970
Make Magic Happen – Your fab downloadable planner

Free stuff rocks! Thanks to gorgeous Gold Coast blogger Rachel MacDonald you can now ‘rock your like daily’ with this cute downloadable planner. Like a lot of us, Rachel is a huge list maker and would be nothing without her to-do list, so she’s combined all the things we love keeping tabs on, on one […]

01 Jan, 1970
OUR HOUSE

By Benjamen Judd   We love a solid success story. Especially when it comes to the creative industries where often it’s a matter of who you know (or screwed) as opposed to what talents you have.   Brisbane-based independent label, House of Cards, is one such success that resulted from honed skills, creative ingenuity, and […]

01 Jan, 1970
LETS GET STAMPY

By Benjamen Judd   LETS GET STAMPY   Wooden, crafty, and colourful? You better believe we love the shit out of it. Stampel is the name given to the gorgeous range of wooden objects that are designed and hand-carved by Andrea Shaw.   Stampel is a Swedish word (no wonder we love it) for Stamp, […]

01 Jan, 1970
01 Jan, 1970
A BITTER RING

By Benjamen Judd If you have ever seen Karl Lagerfeld get ready you would have noticed that he is unable to leave the house without selecting a ring or three for every finger, a necklace, some bracelets, a cuff, some earrings, and several other trinkets for body-parts left unseen.   We like his style. However, […]

01 Jan, 1970
01 Jan, 1970
TOBY JONES

By Benjamen Judd It is not often that we come across a jewellery range that is not only visually engaging and pleasing to look at but is also completely original. So when we discovered Toby Jones and his latest collection to say we were in a small state of bliss would be an understatement. After […]

01 Jan, 1970
ONE HELLE OF A WOMAN

By Benjamen Judd What do biology, horticulture, medical research and tiny crochet marine life have in common? One woman, and thy name be Helle. Situated in the stunning backdrop of NSW’s Northern Coast, Helle Jorgensen is the creator of some truly wonderful little bits of craft. She calls her creations a study of materials and […]

01 Jan, 1970
Migaloo slips past the Gold Coast as Whale season kicks off

MIGALOO, the world-famous white humpback whale, has reportedly slipped past the Gold Coast on his annual migration to the Great Barrier Reef. The 14m-long albino male, previously the only documented white humpback whale on the planet, is a star feature of the 12,000km journey This time he is again joined by another, as yet unnamed, […]

01 Jan, 1970
Chipotle Corn Soup from Bazaar Marketplace

Source – Bazaar Chef Trent Syndenham This delicious soup is a new addition this week to Bazaar Gold Coast. Let me tell you one bowl is not enough. It’s addictive! So here is the recipe thanks to our chef Trent Sydenham for you to impress your friends at home.   Ingredients to make 5 litres […]

01 Jan, 1970
War Horse Comes to Brisbane this July

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s smash hit production War Horse is coming to Brisbane. War Horse tells the story of Joey, the beloved horse of a boy called Albert, who is sold to the cavalry at the outbreak of World War I and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate […]

01 Jan, 1970
Josh Pyke playing Friday, August 30th at The SoundLounge Gold Coast

Get your tickets here! Josh Pyke is one of Australia’s premier singer/songwriters. Known for his ability to weave intelligent lyrics with warm melodies and quirky song structures, Pyke is a modern-day storyteller whose unique and evocative use of both words and music places him in a league of his own. Pyke’s breakthrough single was Middle of the Hill, […]

01 Jan, 1970
Cloud Control playing on Thursday,August 22nd @ The Coolie

Get tickets here! All growing up in the Blue Mountains, the four future members of Cloud Control met at the rehearsals for the Pirates of the Penzance, where a series of random events[citation needed] led them to the green room. They started talking to each other and decided to enter their first “Battle of the Bands”.[1] The band subsequently won, […]

01 Jan, 1970
Vance Joy – Sat Aug 31 – The Zoo Brisbane

Liberation Music are proud to announce that Vance Joy’s much loved song, ‘Riptide’ has been certified GOLD by ARIA (Australian Record Industry Assoc.) ‘Riptide’ is taken from the Melbourne artist’s debut EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing. Since its release earlier this year, ‘Riptide’ has worked its way into our hearts, winning more and […]

01 Jan, 1970
Jupiters Casino launches new show Lumi Air

Source- http://www.lumiair.com.au/ While the dark of night embraces you, the light of LumiAir awakens you… Bright with colour, strong with a cast of 40 international and Australian cirque performers and alive with brilliant costumes, stunning scenery and state of the art production…this is LumiAir – A Cirque Extraordinaire! Featuring a fantasy storyline and a captivating […]

01 Jan, 1970
WE GET DOWN TO GET YUK(SEK)

By Benjamen Judd We’re no strangers to a disco. Or a rave. Or a plain old hoedown. We are pretty much fond of anything that gets our feets moving and hips swaying and drinks in our hand in fact. Doubly so if the music is good and knowing French electronic artist, Yuksek, who is confirmed […]

01 Jan, 1970
MADAM METAL

By Benjamen Judd One of our favourite films growing up (and still now as an adult) was Flashdance. The whole steelworker-by-day, self-taught dance star at night thing (a thing, might we add, that was in a bar that didn’t require the girls to get their rack out) gave us the inspiration to grow up and […]

01 Jan, 1970
A TOUCH OF FROST

By Benjamen Judd This week we are going a little afield in our search for random things that we want to own. We ended up in South Australia (figuratively, not literally) where we came across the amazing ceramic work done by the equally amazing Susan Frost. Susan began her work in clay way back when […]

01 Jan, 1970
Keep calm & enjoy spaQ’s picks for the ultimate July relaxation tunes.

Keep calm & enjoy spaQ’s picks for the ultimate July relaxation tunes. Moby- Why does my heart feel so bad Kruder and Dorfmeister- Black Baby Quiet Vllage- Victoria’s secret Lisa Mitchell- Love letter Ed Sheeran- Kiss me  

01 Jan, 1970
Champagne with your tea, Sweetie?

This month we celebrate the power and versatility of La Gaia’s specialty range of teas made exclusively for spaQ. For the perfect cup of La Gaia iced tea add one teaspoon of tea to a tea pot with 250ml of near boiling water.  Leave to steep for between four to six minutes and cool in […]

01 Jan, 1970
spaQ staff spotlight on Freya

Staff in the spotlight:  Hello to Freya   I have worked as a therapist for more than six years, always striving for every guest to experience that warm, fuzzy feeling of pure bliss. It is impossible for me to choose a favourite spaQ experience because every minute spent here is nothing short of delicious. I […]

01 Jan, 1970
Ready to relax

Spa Etiquette and preparation tips To help you get the most out of your spaQ experience we have some sure-fire tips to help make the experience memorable for all the right reasons.   It is super hard to relax if your mind is still abuzz so our number one tip is to arrive early.  This […]

01 Jan, 1970
Recipe of the month!

Prawn and Pork Dumpling 10 wonton wrappers Groundnut oil to grease 2 tablespoons light soy sauce For the filling 125g minced pork 125g raw tiger prawns, shelled, deveined and roughly chopped 1 large spring onion, finely chopped 1 medium red chili finely chopped 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce […]

01 Jan, 1970
LEARNING FROM SURFERS PARADISE: A REPHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT 1973-2013

At Gallery 2, The Arts Centre Gold Coast from June 22 – August 4, 2013 John Gollings Learning From Surfers Paradise: A Rephotography Project 1973-2013 Inspired by the architectural bombshell that was Venturi and Scott Brown’s text Learning from Las Vegas, John Gollings came to Surfers Paradise in 1973 with the intention to extensively photograph the […]

01 Jan, 1970
KENJI URANISHI: SANCTUARY

In the Darkroom at The Arts Centre Gold Coast from June 22 – August 4, 2013 I am interested in and influenced by architecture and nature, and how people interact with both. KENJI URANISHI Japanese-born ceramic artist Kenji Uranishi relocated to Brisbane in 2004. From his tiny studio, porcelain structures reminiscent of the built environment […]

01 Jan, 1970
BALLET REVOLUCIÓN

Arts TheatreJuly 3 – July 6, 2013  The Arts Centre Gold Coast, The Ballet Revolucion Company and ATA Allstar Artists presents; DIRECT FROM CUBA and from taking Europe by storm, BALLET REVOLUCIÓN  is coming to The Arts Centre Gold Coast for an exclusive season from Wednesday 3 to Saturday 6 July 2013. After its acclaimed premiere tour throughout Australia […]

01 Jan, 1970
WE BE GOLD DIGGING

By Benjamen Judd Australian dance-pop group Gold Fields are coming to Surfers and we are busting out some fluro and our best dancing kicks to celebrate. Formed in Ballarat back in 2010, Gold Fields are made up of vocalist Mark Robert Fuller, guitarist Vin Andanar, keyboardist Rob Clifton, bassist Luke Peldys, and drummer Ryan D’Sylva […]

01 Jan, 1970
BUCHANAN AT THE COOLY

By Benjamen Judd Melbourne rock band, Buchanan, are coming to the Gold Coast this July and will be tearing up a new one at the Coolangatta Hotel. Since forming in 2009, Buchanan have become a Triple J staple and have toured with the likes of Gypsy and the Cat, Kimbra and Georgia Fair. Now, after […]

01 Jan, 1970
How to get a Mo like Leo

Men desperate for a full moustache are heading to Turkey to undergo facial hair transplants. The procedure is a booming industry for plastic surgeons thanks to the increase of celebrities sporting a ‘stache. The operation, called follicle hair extraction, entails doctors removing follicles of hair from other parts of the body and implanting on the […]

01 Jan, 1970
Book paintings.

We’re not quite sure if you’d call what artist Ekaterina Panikanova creates painting, collage or installation, but there’s no questioning the fact that it’s exploding with awesomeness. The Russian lass has found a new use for crumbly old books and documents aside from sitting dustily on the mantelpiece making us feel smart: she arranges them […]

01 Jan, 1970
Neighborly Love at spaQ

Gold coast locals will be spoilt in luxurious style with spaQ. Experience the neighbourly love at spaQ and you’ll not only receive extra special offers and spa access, you will also be showered with bonus rewards. Now you can get your groove back and keep it going all year round! 20% OFF all spaQ treatments […]

01 Jan, 1970
19Karen Stockroom sale

For the months of June and July 19Karen art gallery on the Gold Coast offers 10-15% off their stockroom artworks. These works have formed part of exhibitions held in the gallery over the past year and show some of the finest Australian modern artistry talent on offer. To check out the details head here.

01 Jan, 1970
COMEDY IN THE BASEMENT – SAM MCCOOL

The BasementFriday, June 21, 2013 Comedy in The Basement ft Sam McCool If you agree that in comedy, everyone’s fair game, then Sam McCool’s the comic to catch. Watching Sam has been described as like watching a Schizophrenic on SBS or the UN on Speed! CELEBRATING? Are you organising an 18th, 21st Bucks or Hens? Comedy in […]

01 Jan, 1970
ACO VIRTUAL After Dark

Enlightening and enriching experiences Thursdays 6.00pm-8.00pm during ACO VIRTUAL Innovation in Contemporary Cultural Practice series: Art, Music and Technology Join a selected panel of artists, musicians and technologists as they discuss the interrelationship between art and music, and profile the new opportunities that digital platforms and technologies can bring for artists, cultural institutions and audiences. Speakers […]

01 Jan, 1970
MARKETTA MADNESS

The Miami Marketta has established itself as one of the Gold Coast’s most awesome little community markets, arts and live music events since it was launched back in 2011. A once-a-month event, the Marketta provides local designers and eateries a chance to get their goods out and in the publics hands and the next one […]

01 Jan, 1970
State of Origin

Check out this Wednesday the 5th of Junes instalment of the NSW vs QLD State of Origin League match from 6.30pm ’til late at Stingray Lounge Gold Coast! For $10 you can pick up a Dos Equis XX beer and a hot dog, grab a wood fired oven pizza for $7, and be treated to […]

16 Jun - 29 Jun, 2014
Fiesta del Stingray Sundays

Fiesta Del Stingray Sundays is the Gold Coast’s newest and most unique Sunday session! Taking place at Stingray Lounge every Sunday from 1pm. Live South American food stations will tantalise your culinary senses.  Mexican corn on the cobs, big juicy tacos and a killer hot dog cart.   Piñatas, fiesta fun, DJ’s and much more!  Do […]

01 Jan, 1970
Collection Focus: Sight and sound

Foyer Gallery May 27 – June 17, 2013 Her visual dynamics combine the primitive throb of the jungle drums with the sophisticated broken rhythms of modern jazz. Art critic Michael Richards on the work of Irene Amos Rarely do artists live in isolation. Often while creating works of art, they listen to music: classical, jazz, […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Morning Show!

Did you see us on The Morning Show today? We are super excited that you have chosen to book this extra special offer to stay at our property! Make sure to use the promo code from the show so you can access these awesome rates. So excited to see you!

01 Jan, 1970
Uno de 50 + Numero 3

In the late 1990s, a group of creative designers decided to establish a jewellery and accessories business that would set itself apart, a new brand that would break away from existing trends and impose its own philosophy and personality.. The project was based on a Utopian idea: to make only 50 units of each design, so […]

01 Jan, 1970
THERESE DESQUEYROUX

In the 1920’s, in the French region of Landes, near Bordeaux, marriages are arranged to merge land parcels and unite neighbouring families. Thus, young and free-spirited Thérèse Larroque becomes Mrs. Bernard Desqueyroux. Married life in provincial France does not agree with Thérèse, however, who quickly finds herself stifled by the tedium of her surroundings (while her […]

01 Jan, 1970
Smalltown

Gallery 2 May 11 – June 16, 2013 Smalltown The wild landscapes of Australia are routinely described as desolate and forbidding… [yet] for all the talk of hostility and harshness, there is nothing so bleak and forbidding in country Australia as the places humans have built there… Tim Winton, 2009 Smalltown is a dialogue between photographer […]

01 Jan, 1970
Do you need a D&M?

Our Thermal Massage is deep as well as meaningful and designed to soothe sore muscles and ease away aches and pains on a profound level. Using the warming properties of red pepper balanced with cooling essential oils to reduce inflammation, your therapist works way down to the deeper band of muscle tissue, delving into the […]

01 Jan, 1970
Bronze me up baby!

Don’t despair… Summer might be behind us but we’ve got a healthy solution to keeping you bronzed through the winter months.  Book a 60 minute treatments and receive a 99% organic spray tan! Simply quote “Bronze-me-up” when booking your treatment of 60 minutes.  Enjoy your fabulous glow within just one hour…perfect! www.spa-q.com.au/goldcoast  

01 Jan, 1970
ITS MY PARTY (AND I’LL DIE IF I WANT TO)

Arts TheatreSaturday, May 25, 2013 The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents As part of The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s 2013 Subscription Season Henri Szeps in It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To) By Elizabeth Coleman RON: Good evening. At 10.23pm on January 24, my doctor gave me three months to live. By my […]

01 Jan, 1970
The space

The SpaceMay 23 – June 1, 2013 The Arts Centre and Mixtape Theatre Collective present Escape from the Breakup Forest By Steve Pirie Boy Meets Girl Girl Leaves Boy Boy Meets Puppet A comedy about getting over yourself. When Josh’s first love Emma calls it quits, his world shrinks to an existence of floor-based cereal […]

01 Jan, 1970
Chilli Apple Pear Pearl Perch

  Chilli Jam:                            20 x Red Chillies 2 x Brown Onions 3 x Cinnamon Quills 2 x Star Anise 200g x Brown Sugar 200g x Caster Sugar 1 x Litre Water   Method: Slice chilliies in 2-3 cm pieces lengthways including seeds, slice onions, bring both sugars and water to the boil and reduce to […]

01 Jan, 1970
Spotlight on our Ellen

I have been in the spa industry for 7 years now and have always wanted to work in the beauty industry since I was 5 years old. After studying Remedial Massage I realised this is where my true talents lie. I have been lucky enough to have worked at a wide range of Spas across […]

01 Jan, 1970
spaQ at QT Falls Creek

From the coast to the slopes, spaQ has arrived at QT Falls Creek just in time for the ski season.  A pre-ski massage improves circulation, increases tendon and muscle elasticity which help to reduce the chances of injuries on the slopes. Likewise a massage post ski-workout helps to break-down the build up of lactic acid […]

01 Jan, 1970
Why being a social butterfly is a great thing!

These are just a few of the reasons why you should prioritize your family and pals 1 You’ll be less likely to get sick.        In one well-known study, folks with more diverse social connections were less susceptible to colds than those who were socially isolated. 2 You may sleep better. Being lonely […]

01 Jan, 1970
Staff spotlight on Andre Horpazack Retamero

Name: Andre Horpazack Retamero Title: Dinner Host in Bazaar Country of Birth: Brazil (Baby) Education: Degree in Industrial Design Favourite Stingray Drink: Spicy Mexican Bloody Mary Favourite Bazaar Meal: Tamarind and lemon grass beef ribs What I love about my job: The amazing varieties of food stations, the aromas of spices, the friendly faces I meet, my work colleagues, learning and developing […]

01 Jan, 1970
Meet the Klims

One of our fave Aussie power couples, Michael and Lindy Klim were at QT Gold Coast for a spot of relaxation and we got this gorgeous snap of Lindy. How gorgeous is she?!

01 Jan, 1970
Fashion Week babes.

Now that Fashion week and awards has come to a close, we pay homage to the babes who braved the runway.   Pic courtesy of tyrenewaithmua via Instagram — at QT Gold Coast.

01 Jan, 1970
SECRETS FROM THE SOUTH

By  Benjamen Judd We are fond of a cult label. Particularly those mercurial ones that are not afraid to evolve into bigger and better things. Such as Sydney-based label the-designers-formerly-known-as Secret Squirrel. Who are now the designers known as Secret South.   The move to change their name reflects the evolving style and ethos of […]

01 Jan, 1970
MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND THE JUGGERNAUTS

By Benjamen Judd The Midnight Juggernauts are one of those bands that we have managed to keep up with despite our own impending ageing crisis. And we like that we have been able to do so, because it makes us feel like we’re still edgy like that.   Anyway, this month the Midnight Juggernauts are […]

01 Jan, 1970
A WALK DOWN LEONARD ST.

By Benjamen Judd Many an intrepid Antipodean who has spent some time travelling the globe has commented on the way Melbourne resembles the European aesthetic. In particular, the grey, grey city of London. So it comes as no surprise to find that Melbourne-based designer, Amanda McCarthy, modelled and named her clothing line after a thriving […]

01 Jan, 1970
Mad Men Inspired

If, like us, beer has just failed to hit the spot since entering the world of Mad Men, Stingray’s Nicholas James has the perfect ‘Old-Fashioned’ recipe just for you. Ingredients – A double measure (60ml) of American Whiskey, Usually a luxury bourbon like maker’s mark. One white sugar cube soaked in 2-3 dashes of Angostura […]

01 Jan, 1970
Polo by the Sea – Saturday 1st June

From the producers of the acclaimed ‘Polo in the City’ series comes ‘Polo by the Sea’, to be staged for the very first time on the Gold Coast’s picturesque Doug Jennings Park on Saturday 1st June 2013. Do it in style with luxury designer accommodation at QT Gold Coast, two glasses of Veuve on arrival, […]

01 Jan, 1970
Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby It’s Cold Outside The seasons are a’ changin’! Escape the winter chill at spaQ with this super steamy Winter offer* – 20% off treatments of 30 minutes or more 10% off Uspa products Complimentary use of spaQ’s Hammam inspired steam room Complimentary DIY Wheat Grass hair treatment Herbal tea and the latest glossy magazines […]

01 Jan, 1970
SHADES OF BLUE

By Benjamen Judd To quote one of our favourite movies of all time, Empire Records, music is the glue that holds the world together. It’s the one art form that can unite people from all walks of life, can soothe the savage beast and inspire the hearts of men and so on and so on. […]

01 Jan, 1970
HEART OF GLASS

By Benjamen Judd Port Douglas is truly one of Australia’s most beautiful areas to visit. Even better to live, if you ask us. Warm oceans, deep tropical forests and endless sunshine can relax even the hardest of workers…we should know, because we work super hard to make sure that it stays this way.   Not […]

01 Jan, 1970
12 May, 2013
Mothers Day at Bazaar

Make Mum feel extra special this Mothers day at Bazaar Interactive Marketplace where you’ll be able to dine on a selection of international cuisine to suit all palates! Every booking receives a $20 spaQ gift voucher and a glass of Moet & Chandon. BOOK NOW by calling us 07 5584 1200 or email reservations_goldcoast@qthotels.com.au WHEN: […]

01 Jan, 1970
Rosetta Santucci at Gallery One

Gallery One presents the works of Rosetta Santucci. Here are some words about the artist: Having spent over a decade experimenting with applications like jewellery and textile design, it was a natural progression for me to start painting. My background in costume for film and television and a passion for textiles – primarily tribal and […]

01 Jan, 1970
Dan Withey at 19KAREN

The work of Adelaide’s Dan Withey combines detailed colour and illustration with his strong stance against globalisation and consumerism. His earthy works make reference to Native Americans and their way of life that represents complete freedom; something, he says, our society has lost.  Withey is one emerging artist to watch. With 17 successful solo shows up his sleeves, Dan’s […]

01 Jan, 1970
Evangelion

April 17 – May 5, 2013 The Arts Centre to host Evangelion Art Exhibition as part of 2013 QPOW! Gallery hours Mon  – Fri: 10.00am – 5.00pm Sat , Sun and public holidays: 11.00am – 5.00pm Calling all anime lovers! Queensland Pop Culture Week exploded on the Gold Coast in April 2013. QPOW! is an initiative of the Gold Coast […]

01 Jan, 1970
2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Gallery 1 and Foyer Gallery Now in its 13th year, The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is considered one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. This highly anticipated award, with a total $30,000 in prizes and acquisitions, is a highlight of Gold Coast City Gallery’s exhibition program. From […]

01 Jan, 1970
Fun at Dreamworld

At Dreamworld, adventure can be discovered at every turn with endless fun for both the young and young at heart and millions of memories to be made from the moment you walk through the gates. White-knuckle thrill seekers will get their fix of heart-racing speed, impossible doom drops and intense G-forces on any one of […]

23 Apr, 2013
spaQ Fashion Showcase

Champagne, beauty and fashion all rolled into one evening at the swish spaQ located at QT Gold Coast. Enjoy a various spaQ mini treatments, a boutique fashion viewing and much more. Tickets are limited. When: Tuesday 23rd April 2012 Where: Sunset Lounge & spaQ, QT Gold Coast – 6pm to 8pm Tickets: $60 per person […]

01 May - 31 May, 2013
Mothers Day at spaQ

The ideal way to enjoy a Mother/Daughter  catch up! Come along with mum and relax  in the surrounds of spaQ. We’ve got some fabulous specials for Mum (and you!) to indulge in this May starting from just $65pp! You can view all of our Package details here. To book, please call spaQ on 07 5584 1108 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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.

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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, […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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  

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

22 Apr - 28 Apr, 2013
QT Fashion Week & Awards

QT Fashion Week & Awards provides designers an intimate platform to showcase their current collections to the ‘Who’s Who’ of style.

01 Jun, 2013
Polo by the Sea Afterparty

Polo by the Sea Afterparty, Saturday 1st June from 5.30pm The official afterparty for the Coast’s first Polo by The Sea event will be held at Stingray Lounge Bar. Simply present your polo pass to gain VIP access. http://polobythesea.com.au

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
Independent Season

The Art Centre Gold Coast presents the Independent Season (aka IT IS). It’s time to lose yourself in The Space, explore new worlds and discover emerging artists with the inaugural 2013 Independent Season. With four featured Independent Theatre productions and three Work In Progress initiatives each show will be your one way ticket to the dark side. Be […]

01 Jan, 1970
Gothic Glamour

The aroma is overpowering but deeply sensuous – like being hit in the face with a velvet pillow stuffed with rose petals. Surely the scent of every flower imaginable is here, infused with the heady essence of darker, musky fragrances my untrained nose refuses to identify. That’s my first impression upon entering Damask Perfumery – […]

01 Jan, 1970
The best little vintage van

You know we just love all things retro and now look what we’ve found! If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like inside a real-life doll’s house, particularly a delightfully mobile one, then this is it. After a long hunt for the perfect caravan and an even longer renovation, The Best Little Vintage Van in Vegas […]

01 Jan, 1970
One way street party

Gold Coast hipsters vote with their feet for the One Way Street Party, a laneway-style art and music festival that snapshots the city’s emerging cultural scene. At One Way, indie bands, live art projects and street markets ladened with one-off vintage fashions swirl against a canvas of back-street bitumen. Artists have their say in One […]

01 Jan, 1970
The eyes have it!

For gorgeous smooth skin around the eye area like Angelina Jolie use Uspa Eye Contour Elixir. A concentrated blend, designed to reduce puffiness, darkness and dryness and firm skin around your eyes.

01 Jan, 1970
Tunes to hop to.

Life is busy, and we know that your down time can be very limited. Here are some tunes that we listen to when get time to relax. We find that they help us get into relaxation mode really quickly, and hope that they do the same for you! If you love the song, you can […]

01 Jan, 1970
Bec is the best!

Originally from New Zealand, Australia has been my home for the last 3 years. I LOVE it! I often think about how lucky I am as I cruise along the beach on my bike to a job I love so much.   Skincare is my biggest passion, I love to learn about ingredients and how […]

01 Jan, 1970
Sunless tan!

No more relying on the sun to shine to feel perfectly sun-kissed… Our organic spray tan comes in three natural shades and processes in just 1 hour.   We like to think of ourselves as sunless tanning experts so here’s what we recommend: 1.       Call us and get in quick before your pasty […]

01 Apr - 31 Mar, 2013
Threads & Style

We’re just loving Threads & Style this month. Gorgeous fashion that won’t break the bank and best of all, you don’t have to leave the house to make a purchase. Ah, the luxuries of modern life. Threads & Style is an online shopping and styling website spearheaded by fabulous Gold Coast local, Claire Boulton. After […]

01 Jan, 1970
spaQ Port Douglas

So there is a little secret we have been absolutely dying to tell you. One that is big news in the spa world, and one that has kept us very busy the last few months. Hopping into Easter, cute as a button, will be a new spaQ installation – spaQ Port Douglas! Nestled into the […]

01 Jan, 1970
COLD AND ICE ARE SO HOT RIGHT NOW

Traditionally spas have been all about hot: saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, hot rock massages, to name a few. “Hot” is the spa world’s age-old weapon to make people relax, sweat, detoxify and draw blood to the surface.  But now spas are bravely stepping out into the cold. Cold/ice therapies reduce pain and inflammation in muscles […]

29 Mar - 24 Apr, 2013
Endless Easter at Bazaar

Bazaar is getting an Easter Makeover this year… Experience everything Chocolate in our Bazaar Wonderland! For bookings or enquiries call 07 5584 1200 or email reservations_goldcoast@qthotels.com.au  

01 Jan, 1970
All about Roy

Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, his paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City and, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, and others. He became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art better than any […]

29 Mar, 2013
Good Friday at Stingray Lounge

Join us this Good Friday for Taco’s in Stingray. Whether you’re taking a break from beef and chicken or not, we’ve got delicious Seafood Taco’s to feed your appetite! Crisp Tempura Snapper with Lychee Drunken Prawn with Mango Habanero Salt and Pepper fried Soft Shell Crab with pico de gallo And our secret Taco… shhh….. […]

17 Mar, 2013
St. Patrick’s Day

Join us in Stingray Lounge this St. Patrick’s day for loads of Irish Shenanigans. Bring the crew and enjoy Steak & Guiness Taco’s, Irish Margaritas and be the first to see the unveiling of our all new Stingray Lounge Waitress outfits! See you there!

01 Jan, 1970
Everyone, deserves music. Sweet music.

This Easter, we have put together a collection of family friendly favourites to get your collective toes tapping. Remix: Nick Bertke – Alice in Wonderland   listen here Update: Crazy Penis – There’s a better place  listen here Cartoon: Elmo – I’m Elmo, and I know it  listen here Superstars: Patti Smith and Johnny Depp – Mermaid […]

01 Jan, 1970
Easter at Bazaar

Friday 29 March – Sunday 21 April If like us, you believe the guiltless pleasures of Easter are too short lived – then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Bazaar we’ll be sporting the best Easter treats for over three weeks. Creating a growing buzz since its opening in late 2010, Bazaar re-creates […]

01 Jan, 1970
Easter at Yamagen

Sushi, sashimi, Teppanyaki and more – enjoy the best of Japanese cuisine at Yamagen restaurant! From traditional to contemporary, Yamagen’s very own Sushi Master prepares a wide variety of fresh sushi daily using only the finest ingredients. From hand formed to rolled, or pressed to plated sushi dishes with seafood, vegetables and rice there is […]

01 Jan, 1970
Recipe of the month

Say hello to Autumn with this delicious whole snapper with ginger, spring onion and sesame oil recipe direct to you from Bazaar Interactive Marketplace. Ingredients • 1 x 850g whole snapper, gutted and scaled • 2 tablespoons shao hsing wine or dry sherry • 2 tablespoons ginger julienne • 2 x chinese cabbage leaf • […]

01 Jan, 1970
Easter Family Fun Race Day

Head to the Gold Coast Turf Club this Easter Saturday for a day of awesome family fun! There are plenty of activities for little and big kids. Sat, 30th March 2013 Gates open at 10.00am KIDS FREE | ADULTS $15 FREE kids activities from 11am – 3pm Giant Slip & Slide Pony Rides & Petting […]

01 Jan, 1970
Do you blog?

QT Gold Coast home of 2013 Pro Bloggers 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 […]

01 Jan, 1970
WHERE RABBITS AND COCOONS DWELL

Plan ahead for the next instalment of the Miama Markette, being held at Rabbit and Cocoon on Friday the 12th of April! We are incredibly happy that it’s the start of autumn. It’s like a perfect mix of gin and vermouth that makes for a great martini. We also like the fact that March is […]

01 Jun, 2013
Polo by the Sea

From the producers of the acclaimed ‘Polo in the City’ series comes ‘Polo by the Sea’, to be staged for the very first time on the Gold Coast’s picturesque Doug Jennings Park on Saturday 1st June 2013. Do it in style with luxury desiger accomodation at QT Gold Coast, Veuve Clicquot, valet parking and two […]

01 Jan, 1970
CAST YOUR EYES THIS WAY

By Benjamen Judd You make the decision not to wear sunglasses in Sydney at your own peril. They serve multiple purposes, not in the least to help prevent you getting unnecessary crows feet from constantly squinting in the Australian sun. They also make sure that no-one can tell you’re not listening to them when they talk […]

01 Jan, 1970
Who framed Bambi?

By Benjamen Judd We have a soft spot for cute things. They make spaces more fun and they tend to lighten the mood of a room up and we’re also incredibly juvenile at heart so anything even slightly whimsical makes us happy. The Bambi frame came from a collaboration between designer Fukutoshi Ueno and Australian […]

01 Jan, 1970
Wall heads

By Benjamen Judd What do a hippo, a giraffe, a walrus and an egret have in common? Their heads could be hanging from your wall in the very near future. Before you go all Bridgette Bardot and call PETA on our butts, we don’t actually mean real animal heads. We mean some super cool papier-mache […]

01 Jan, 1970
SHIRTS FOR DAYS

By Benjamen Judd Powerhouse of manhood and luxury taste, Tom Ford, recently released of ‘musts’ for men that included everything from being good at a particular sport, a signature cologne and saving up for perfect teefs. We’re not dissing this list, far from it, but we will take some of his advice with a grain […]

01 Jan, 1970
JORDAN ASKILL DESIGNS

By Benjamen Judd Jordan’s CV reads like a dream. Or nightmare, if you are a competing designer. Before launching his own avant garde range of jewellery, Jordan worked at the infamous Sydney-based Kusbi, during which time he also launched his own ready to wear line. Following that, Jordan then took his already impeccable skills off […]

01 Jan, 1970
Comfort outdoors

By Benjamen Judd You may not feel like it right now (what idiot decided that 45 degrees was an appropriate temperature?) but in a month or two when it finally feels like we’re no longer living on Mercury, there is nothing better than some ice-cold mojitos in the backyard. Or the balcony. Or the rooftop. […]

01 Jan, 1970
Beau in the woods

By Benjamen Judd If you live in the Brisbane area you may already be keenly aware of the stylistic presence that is Kylie Ellis. Kylie owns the incredibly well-dressed boutique, Chasing Bow, which has been a haven for the fashionably aware for more than three years now. For those who didn’t know about Kylie or […]

01 Jan, 1970
Bring on the hens!

Your hens night should be fabulous, so have it at QT! spaQ Lashes& Lacquer It’s a gals prerogative to feel fabulous and spaQ has you covered.For the perfect pick-me-up, gather the girls for some Lashes & Lacquer. The package includes • Eye Lash Tint • Your choice of vibrant polish on either your fingers or toes spaQ Girls Gossip Package […]

12 Feb - 25 Feb, 2013
spaQ Sweethearts Package

Indulge this Valentine’s day with the spaQ Sweethearts Package. 120 minutes of bliss for just $225 per person Bookings essential! Call us on 07 5584 1108 to make a booking now.

14 Feb, 2013
Valentine’s Day at Stingray Lounge

Don’t be a loner this V-Day… Come down to Stingray Lounge and join us for a single’s party to remember! You might even find a new squeeze… An Interactive, Real-Time Facebook Page will be on all the Stingray TV’s where you can send messages to anyone who catches your eye! So join us for margaritas, […]

10 Feb, 2013
Chinese New Year at Bazaar

Experience China this February at Bazaar Interactive Marketplace. Your plate is your passport this Chinese New Year, as you will explore the major food regions of China. From Szechuan to Hunan let your palate experience unique Asian flavors. PRICE: $69 per person For bookings, please contact us on 07 5584 1200 or email reservations at […]

01 Jan, 1970
Cactus Massage!

Mexicos exotic specialty is a Hakali Cactus massage- Yes that’s right, a cactus massage! Your probably thinking, a cactus body treatment sounds far from relaxing and perhaps a little bit painful, but the needles are removed before the paddles (the “leaf” part of the nopal cactus — the same part that you would eat in […]

01 Jan, 1970
Treatment of the week!

Regenerative Pure C Facial (60 mins / $130) Ideal for brightening and repairing prematurely ageing skin. Uspa utilises potent antioxidant vitamin C to re- establish the defences in the skin that protect against environmental damage. Gently refining the skin with therapeutic botanicals of fruit enzymes provides instant radiance and increased collagen support for improved skin […]

01 Jan, 1970
Spotlight on Shannah!

Staff spotlight on Shannah! Shannah Fairfull – F&B Bazaar Best thing about your job: I enjoy the diversity of my role as I love Hospitality and Tourism as well as the people you meet. The best thing about working at Bazaar is it has a fun, friendly warmth to it. I also love the transformation […]

01 Jan, 1970
Sweethearts at spaQ

This Valentine’s Day, spoil yourselves with a couples treat at spaQ. Take some time out together and have some much needed down time. spaQ Sweethearts package - 120 minutes of bliss including: Ritual Foot Bath with Wild Thyme foot scrub 1hr full body massage 45 minute essential focus facial including scalp massage Complimentary romance gift to […]

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OPI finds new home at spaQ!

OPI nail polish is now being used at spaQ. OPI nail polish is one of the most durable and longest lasting nail polishes available. We love that it is long lasting and there is a fantastic array of colors to compliment your mood and special effects like shatter and glitter to make a statement. You […]

01 Jan, 1970
spaQ tip of the month for February!

Love your life and be in the moment- don’t let stressed out self talk hijack the moment. Take a breath and notice what you’re doing and thinking ‘WHY NOT JUST LIVE IN THE MOMENT, ESPECIALLY IF IT HAS A GOOD BEAT’- Goldie Hawn

01 Jan, 1970
Turn up the heat at spaQ!

As the heat soars over 25 degrees you will receive the days top temperature discounted off your treatment. Wow… so if its 29 degrees today that means you get $29 off any spaQ treatment of one hour or more. Call spaQ on 0755841108 and quote ‘I’m hot’ to secure this offer. Valid Monday-Thursday only. Conditions […]

01 Jan, 1970
Team Spotlight on Suzy Dodd

Suzy Dodd, QT Gold Coasts’ SpaQ Manager shares a little about herself with us: I was born to work in the Beauty and Spa industry and at the young age of 15 I began my first job as a receptionist in my local beauty salon. This lead me to gaining a Diploma in Beauty Therapy. Now […]

01 Jan, 1970
spaQ review!

We know we are delivering great products, but there’s nothing like hearing it from a guest! Guest – Gemma Leigh Godwin What did you have? 1 hour freshly picked- $130 What did you think? I had such a beautiful time at spaQ. I spent some time in the steam room and had a 1 hour […]

01 Jan, 1970
Uspa Concept Facial

Uspa Concept Facial is a complexion–curing combination of holistic touch and highly active plant extracts. After an assessment of what your skin needs right now your facial specialist will select techniques and products to deliver best results. You will enjoy a welcoming back massage, a deep cleanse, exfoliation, masks, cell therapy and a therapeutic face […]

01 Jan, 1970
spaQ loves Uspa!

Organic Damask Rose Escape the heat with a quick spritz of Uspa Organic Damask Rose! What’s in it? Organic Rose Water - assists in soothing and toning capillaries, reducing inflammation and redness, with a warm, slightly spicy and immensely rich red rose aroma. Organic Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) - used in India for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine for […]

01 Jan, 1970
See you at AIME!

QT Hotels and Resorts will be heading to the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME)  in Melbourne from Monday 25 February – Wednesday 27 February. Find QT Gold Coast at booth #1922 and QT Port Douglas at booth #2414. We hope to see you there!

01 Jan, 1970
We’re riding solo!

You could be living a QT kind of life with your very own vintage beach bike. Simply request, confirm and ride! Request a proposal for your next meeting or event at QT Gold Coast or QT Port Douglas between 01 February – 31 August 2013 and we’ll send you a sassy bike bell. Confirm your […]

01 Jan, 1970
Alice in QT Land

In conjunction with Gold Coast Tourism and the annual PCO Conference held on the Gold Coast in late November 2012, QT Gold Coast hosted an ‘Alice in QT Land’ themed progressive dinner. Showcasing ways to creatively enhance your next meeting, conference or event, we began on the hotels rooftop venue ‘Baywatch’. Guests were greeted by […]

01 Jan, 1970
Jay Clipp spinning at Stingray

When we heard Jay Clipp was going to be on the Gold Coast, we knew that he had to play at Stingray Lounge. That boy did not disappoint! Here is his impressive bio: Jay*Clipp started his music career as a true-to-the-streets rapper, and earned his coveted name—Jay Clipp—because he was known for unloading lyrics with […]

01 Jan, 1970
Danny Green fighting fit

World Champion boxer Danny Green recently got his relax on at QT Gold Coast while in town for a press conference. Look how cute he is on our signature QT robe! If you don’t know much about the great man, here is his bio: The Green Machine’s reputation as a knockout puncher was established during […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Surfer and the Mermaid

The Surfer and the Mermaid 28 February – 2 March 2013 The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Bleach* present The Surfer and the Mermaid. Following the success of its sell out premiere at the Bleach Festival in 2012 and its critically acclaimed 26 performance season at the Bondi Pavilion in Sydney. The Arts Centre Gold […]

01 Jan, 1970
Taco Tuesdays at Stingray!

Did somebody say Chilli Peppers? Come on down between 5-10pm and get yourself some of our famous tacos! Taco Tuesday is on and still only $3 each.

01 Jan, 1970
Songs to swoon over

It’s the month of love, and whether you are having a Liz Lemon ‘bring me some ham’ moment, or are picking out diamond rings (for yourself *vintage art deco rings – ebay* as you daydream over how he is going to propose), Valentines Day is always something. It can be a soppy something, a naughty […]

01 Jan, 1970
Staff Spotlight on Zak Nalder!

Staff Spotlight on Zak Nalder! Title: F&B Bazaar Employment Likes: Anything and everything Hospitality. I really enjoy hosting and communicating the mosaic cuisines Bazaar has to offer to our valued customers. I do have a little fascination for wine also. Music: Pop/ Rock and Chilled. Anything from Jack Johnson, Michael Jackson, Grinspoon to Café Del […]

01 Jan, 1970
spaQ special for Valentines Day!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, spaQ has released this limited time only ‘Sweethearts Package’. A perfect gift or experience to share, the Sweethearts Package is 120 minutes of pure relaxation which includes – 1hr full body massage 45 minute essential focus facial including scalp massage Ritual Foot Bath with Wild Thyme foot scrub Complimentary […]

01 Jan, 1970
Get Smart meets Bond with a new GPS shoe.

Great for finding your way home after a long night at the local bar, these GPS shoes will point you in the right direction. London-based Dominic Wilcox has developed prototype shoes that utilize GPS location to guide a person to their next destination. Developed with the help of Northampton shoe maker Stamp Shoes and a technology expert named Becky […]

01 Jan, 1970
Bryan Adam Exposes Celebs in his new Photography Book

Bryan Adams may be best known forever as the singer behind 1984′s coming-of-age rock classic “Summer of ’69.” For over a decade, though, when he hasn’t been rocking out, Adams has been pulling double-duty as a photographer, capturing stunning shots of musicians, actors and models for a slew of high-profile publications. Now some of his […]

01 Jan, 1970
The 10 most annoying concert behaviours

In the wake of Big Day Out, it has to be noted… Going to rock concerts has always meant dealing with a bunch of unruly people, many of them very drunk – but it seems like lately things have been worse than ever. Attention spans are at an all-time low, and the ubiquity of smartphones has […]

01 Jan, 1970
Curious Treasures

If Alice in Wonderland taught us anything, it is that an unassuming rabbit hole can be home to some of the most curious treasures. Inspired by Alice’s adventures, a group of Brisbane designers created the online boutique, Cotton Tail Rabbit. By stocking a range of craft, fashio9n, design and second hand products, the creators hope […]

01 Jan, 1970
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie at QT Gold Coast!

If for some reason, you sadly cannot join us for our Australia Day ‘Beats, Burgers and Bikini’s’ at Stingray lounge bar, then we’ll forgive you (on this one occasion). In fact, we’ll even give you a quick and easy recipe for the perfect share plate to take to your Aussie Day Bash – The Fair […]

01 Jan, 1970
Fairytale romance at QT!

The year’s most loved-up date is just around the corner and it’s during these splendid summer months that many blokes feel compelled to pop the big question. They say, “the proposal defines the man”…but before you breakout in a cold sweat, we’re here to help! Checkout The Heart Bandits who specialise in helping lads to […]

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14 Feb, 2013
Valentines Day @ Bazaar

Treat your other half like royalty this Valentines Day and join us in Bazaar Interactive Marketplace for a night of love with a range of delicious cuisines from all over the globe and desserts themed around Valentine’s Day. Our very special cocktail “Qpids Crush” will also be available to warm your heart. Price: $69 per […]

27 Jan, 2013
Australia Day Long Weekend at Stingray Lounge

This Australia Day long weekend, get down to Stingray Lounge on Sunday and join us on the deck for BURGERS, BIKINIS AND BEATS from midday til late! With loads of delicious food and cocktails to boot, there’s no better way to spend Australia Day Sunday

01 Jan, 1970
Childrens Creative art workshop

Finish the Christmas school holidays with a bang and head on down to Miami’s Rabbit + Cocoon cultural precinct for five fun-packed days of performing and visual arts for children. Workshops are facilitated by a team of highly creative and very experienced teachers and guest artists (all hold teaching qualifications and/or Blue Cards), and held […]

01 Jan, 1970
Johnny Romeo goes POP

Johnny Romeo is an internationally acclaimed Australian pop painter whose energetic appropriation of comic book aesthetics and pop culture is capturing attention worldwide. With GQ Magazine describing his art as ‘part punk, part pop’, he draws inspiration from neo-Expressionism, rock’n’roll, graffiti art and Pop art. Johnny Romeo’s work critiques the madness of a modern world […]

01 Jan, 1970
Naked City Guide

Naked City Guide was created in 2009 by a trio of creatives who couldn’t understand why Gold Coast culture was still a blind spot on the national radar. Following the overwhelming response from the book, they’ve put Naked online. Naked is a guide to Gold Coast venues that chalk up the fondest memories and the […]

01 Jan, 1970
In Situ

The opportunity to see an exotic animal in a zoo or circus is, for some people, an exciting and joyous activity. For others, the experience is burdened by the thought of animals in captivity, and the fact that the creatures have often been transplanted from their natural habitats to urban enclosures where their basic instincts […]

01 Jan, 1970
The Surfer and the Mermaid

The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Bleach* present The Surfer and the Mermaid. Following the success of its sell out premiere at the Bleach Festival in 2012 and its critically acclaimed 26 performance season at the Bondi Pavilion in Sydney. The Arts Centre Gold Coast in partnership with Connecting Southern Gold Coast and the Bleach […]

01 Jan, 1970
BUXXXER, BY KOKORO

By Benjamen Judd The QT team are far from shy. In fact, we like to think we live by the words of Mae West – “the best way to behave, is to misbehave.” So with that in mind, proceed to read at your own peril… Italian design and creative group, Kokoro, have released a range […]

01 Jan, 1970
Witu Goodness.

By Benjamen Judd Witu Goodness Neoprene is underrated. It’s the material of the future! Well, maybe not the future as it has been around for ages. But all the cool people use it – divers, photographers, equestrian mega-stars and hydroponic gardeners (yes, we know what that means). And now, Melbourne designers Elise Wilken and Natalie […]

01 Jan, 1970
Dinosaur Gelato

By Benjamen Judd It’s no secret that everyone in the QT office likes ice cream. And by likes we mean we would sell our mothers for it. And by sell, we mean we would literally sell our mothers for a bowl of ice cream. And we also think dinosaurs are cool. So we became happier […]

01 Jan, 1970
Rebecca Valance

By Benjamen Judd Before starting up her own label, Rebecca Vallance was a fashion publicist for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Snoop Dog and Megan Gale. She even worked at fashion powerhouses, Prada, Gucci and Burberry. Splitting her time between Malta, Sydney and London, Rebecca’s approach to fashion is to go against the trend grain […]

01 Jan, 1970
We love Lanie Lane

This rockabilly princess is an absolute favourite of the QT Gold Coast crew. When she stays with us she is as fun as she is charming, and leaves us absolutely starstruck! She also has some serious musical chops, and a back catalogue that is fast becoming one of Australia’s most enviable with collaborations with the […]

01 Jan, 1970
Alice in QT Land

When QT Gold Coast decides to entertain, they really turn up the charm! Why wouldn’t you plan your next event in this wonderland of designer decadence?!

01 Jan, 1970
Willy-they or Wonka-they?

Our ‘Willy Wonker’ ice-cream station is the newest addition to the Bazaar Market Place. Retro ice cream flavours like Rocky Road, Salted Caramel or Banana split are given the full Bazaar treatment, transformed into amazing creations right before your very eyes, using sweet sensations like pop rocks, skittles, timtams and bubblegum foam to create the […]

01 Jan, 1970
Flume – Musical Wizardry.

Flume has taken out #1 place on our top Lobby Tunes this month, we can’t stop listening to his debut self-titled album, but another few songs we’ve got on repeat can be found below.   1. On Top feat. T Shirt – Flume 2. Miracle – The Temper Trap 3. My Boo – Ghost Town […]

01 Jan, 1970
Bubblegum macaroon recipe

Macaroon shells: 300g almond meal 255g pure icing sugar 115g egg whites(A) 5g table salt Pink food colouring 270g fine caster sugar 75ml cold water 60g egg white(B)   Bubblegum Filling: 125ml cream 40g fine caster sugar(A) 4g pectin 6g fine caster sugar (B) 250g white chocolate 40g unsalted butter, died ½ packet pink Hubba Bubba […]

01 Jan, 1970
01 Jan, 1970
Paradise Magazine

  QT Gold Coast features in this months Paradise Magazine. What a gorgeous shoot!

01 Jan, 1970
01 Jan, 1970
We’re F!nk-ing

By Benjamen Judd F!nk is a bit of an institution within the design world. Not only are they stocked in international art institutes such as MoMA in New York and the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra – the label is behind some of the most famous household items of the past decade. The iconic […]

01 Jan, 1970
Kate and Douglas + Bec

By Benjamen Judd If you’ve taken yourself out on a lovely stroll up Oxford Street to Paddington, you may have noticed the Kate Sylvester store. The New Zealand designer has been enticing shoppers in with her range of elegant yet simple clothes for women for over a year now. You may have also noticed that […]

01 Jan, 1970
From Finland, With Colour.

By Benjamen Judd Former U.S. First Lady and style legend, Jackie Kennedy, was allegedly a huge fan of Finnish fashion and homewares label, Marimekko. They were famous for their bold prints and incredibly bright colours even back in 1951, when the brand first launched. Why are we talking about them? Because they are finally opening […]

01 Jan, 1970
It’s always a pleasure learning about new

By Benjamen Judd It’s always a pleasure learning about new Australian designers, especially when we were wearing their label already without even realising it. A recent shopping spree online saw some of the guys here boasting about their new favourite t-shirt and shorts for summer. Synchronicity prevailing, they were all talking about the same label […]

01 Jan, 1970
Wax Heads

By Benjamen Judd If someone gave us some candleholders as a birthday gift, we’d probably just re-gift that stuff right back. But if they were candleholders in the shape of a doll’s head we’d not only keep them, but also offer whoever gave it to us our last piece of chocolate. And that, in case […]

01 Jan, 1970
Stingray Social Snaps

Our favourite snaps from this weekend at Stingray.

01 Jan, 1970
Meow, Meow

By Benjamen Judd Have you ever looked at something so cute it made your skin crawl? Adorable little rabbits and baby deer looking up at you, looking completely sweet and innocent…and then you realise that behind them lies a heap of skulls and corpses. That’s the world of Meow Girl. Macabre. But super sweet and […]

01 Jan, 1970
Goot Things Come To Those Who Wait

By Benjamen Judd Josh Goot – he of the jersey masterpieces – has finally opened his doors to his new Paddington store just in time to release it to house the latest spring/summer collection. Located in the growing fashion bubble on the corners of Glenmore Road and Oxford Streets (right near the Ksubi and Acne […]

01 Jan, 1970
Everingham and Watson Now Online

By Benjamen Judd It’s always good news when one of your favourite boutique stores for bits and pieces opens up an online component. Particularly when that store normally operates as a pop-up store around Brisbane. Which is what Everingham and Watson were and now have done. Owners, Susie Everingham and Liz Watson, had already made […]

01 Jan, 1970
To Ellery and Back

By Benjamen Judd A quick survey around the QT office and we are quite shocked at the difference in ratios between Sydney born-and-bred-ers and those who moved to Sydney from ‘Elsewhere’. Every city has its own personal charm but Sydney really does have a magic all of its own that seems to attract people of […]

01 Jan, 1970
Tea With the Mister

By Benjamen Judd We consider ourselves quite the lucky bunch here in the QT offices. It’s not often you get a group of people working together who all share the same dorky sense of humour – like watching videos of baby animals sneezing, bad grammar in menus and sarcastic cartoons. However, like all offices, no […]

01 Jan, 1970
Pinterest is king.

By Sas Rowlands.   If you are like the rest of the world and are getting sick of facebook but can’t bring yourself to delete your page, Pinterest may be a great way to share out your online hours and dilute your FB stalking time. Pinterest is a cool site built on the premise of […]

01 Jan, 1970
spaQ Goldie Signatures

We had a blast creating these signature experiences. Each of these carefully crafted combos is like a string of precious jewels; a harmonious series of treatments sequenced for a monumental bliss boost with serious therapeutic kudos. SKIN RESCUE (120 mins / $255) ritual Foot Bath + Warm Oil Back massage + signature Aloe wrap + […]

01 Jan, 1970
01 Jan, 1970
Toe Tans

By Benjamen Judd   Summer is coming quicker than you can say pass the coconut oil. This means short shorts (that’s ok) singlets (that’s ok too) and everyone wearing that iconic Australiana footwear which we call thongs and the rest of the world calls flip-flops. Now – we don’t have a problem with these coloured […]

07 Oct - 07 Jul, 2013
Soul Sundays

The Summer Sunday Session is back! Introducing Soul Sundays – your new weekend hangout spot as the weather warms up and crowd cools down. The celebrations kick off every Sunday with live music commencing at 3pm in Stingray Lounge. Resident DJ Josh G will be taking care of the decks and there will be $7 […]

01 Jan, 1970
Ksubi or not to Ksubi

Ksubi or not Ksubi A lot of us remember the Sydney-based brand, Ksubi, back when it was still called Tsubi; when it was sold in only a handful of shops scattered throughout Darlinghurst and Paddington – some of us go as far back as when they were still selling stock out of the trunk of […]

01 Jan, 1970
Manly Designs

By Benjamen Judd Dads all over Australia have just celebrated Father’s Day and we can only imagine all the good things they got when they woke up. Like socks. And underwear. Some ‘fancy’ beer. If this was the list of things that your dad got, we hope you kept the receipts because we have gone […]

01 Jan, 1970
SMAX of something cool.

We at QT love a good home grown success story. We also love chicks with a great sense of style. We also love small businesses making good, so when we came across SMAX Design in Brisbane, and the two ladies who have created and curated this new company, we felt compelled to tell you about […]

01 Jan, 1970
Adore magazine blog share.

We love Adore Home Magazine, and wanted to share this awesome post from their blog. I’m so smitten with this adorable home office belonging to Kelle Howard of Habitat and Beyond blog. She’s a truly talented gal and her blog is personally one of my faves to read on a daily basis. We also actually featured Kelle’s home […]

01 Jan, 1970
Cloth, But Not Only That.

By Benjamen Judd Alright. This entry is a little indulgent but that’s ok. Whilst technically not designers themselves, the people at Cloth on William Street in Darlinghurst are some of the most creative bunch we have met in a long time. Some of us were lucky enough to head down to the launch of their […]

30 Sep, 2012
Queen’s Birthday/NRL Grand Final @ Stingray

Come and celebrate Her Royal Majesty’s birthday this long weekend @ Stingray Lounge! With $7 wood fired pizzas, patron margaritas and $10 Dos Equis XX Beer and Hot dogs, you have no excuse not to come enjoy the long weekend sun. Not to mention the NRL Grand Final Kick-Off! See you there!

01 Nov - 31 Dec, 2012
Christmas Parties at QT Gold Coast

QT Gold Coast offers all the style and luxury you desire with a touch of quirk. Put it together with bars to be seen at, restaurants you just have to eat at and modern accommodation featuring dazzling ocean views and you’ll start to get a taste of life QT style. This Christmas, we’re opening our […]

01 Jan, 1970
Real World Culinary Sessions

In conjunction with Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, we are currently running a 3 week training course at QT Gold Coast designed to give students a basic introductory into cookery. Under Executive Chef Luke Stepsys guidance, students are taught the cookery basics before assisting the QT team in the daily preparation of foods for both […]

01 Jan, 1970
WILLI THEY OR WONKA THEY?

Our ‘Willy Wonka’  ice-cream station is the newest addition to the Bazaar Market Place. Retro ice cream flavours like Rocky Road, Salted Caramel, or Banana split are given the full Bazaar treatment being transformed into amazing creations right before your very eyes. Using sweet sensations like pop rocks, skittles, timtams and bubblegum foam to create […]

01 Jan, 1970
Zoom!

by Sas Rowlands. Take a spectacular scenic flight and discover the wonders of the Gold Coast from the sky. Enjoy the thrill of taking off from the glistening broadwater and soaring high above the ‘Glitter Strip’, over the high rises and along the fabulous beaches. Experience the white sands of Stradbroke Island and the opulence […]

01 Jan, 1970
Chronicles of Moody

By Benjamen Judd. Props where they’re due, Gareth Moody has a great name. It’s like an antidote to annoying salespeople, painful zealots or anyone else who attempts to try and win you over with an overly formal introduction. “Hello, Mr. Moody…” If he were a character from Mr. Men, he would be the one dressed […]

01 Jan, 1970
Turn the Tide

By Benjamen Judd. We recently had a meeting in the offices of our graphical designer friend about some pretty things we wanted made up for the hotel. What we were really impressed with was the table we were all sitting at. Turns out, it was designed by a man named George who is from Melbourne […]

01 Jan, 1970
There Once Was Some Clay From Kanimbla

By Benjamen Judd. Sometimes, when researching and finding out about new designers and artists, we get a little envious. Particularly those who just packed up and shipped themselves off to the countryside to live a life of creativity, simplicity and the sounds of birds over cups of warm tea. Like Helen Hay. Helen studied ceramics […]

01 Jan, 1970
For Gorman

By Benjamen Judd. Since it first raised its lovely, well-made head in the charming Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy back in 1999, Gorman has been developing a dedicated cult following all over Australia. Now, thirteen years on, the home-grown brand has turned into a national fashion empire. And the beautiful thing we think is – not […]

01 Sep - 30 Sep, 2012
Stingray Winter Lunch Special!

“We’ve Gone Mad” with a $12.50 lunch special. Mexican inspired dishes including our famous Pork Belly TACO and the new STINGRAY STINGER. No you’re not seeing things, that’s right we did say $12.50 including a basic beer or glass of wine. How Much?: $12.50 Where?: Stingray Lounge Download the Menu Here (Extended through September!)

01 Jan, 1970
A La Carte in the Park

Held at Lionel Perry Park in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this year A La Carte in the park was one of the most anticipated events on the food lover’s gold coast calendar of events! Starring culinary experiences and interactive zones, STINGRAY lounge shared some tantalising treats that left your taste buds wanting more. Our […]

28 Aug - 30 Sep, 2012
Yamagen – Sunset Early Bird Special

OUR LITTLE HIDDEN TREASURE! Just when you thought we couldn’t offer you more, BOOM! $35 set menu between 5:30-7:00pm Tuesday- Saturday. Japanese Salad Sashimi (7pcs) Teppan Sirloin or Chicken (180gams) Fried Rice Miso Soup BOOKINGS: 07 5584 1200 or reservations_goldcoast@qthotels.com.au

01 Jan, 1970
Cassette’s are better.

By Benjamen Judd. Sydney based brand The Cassette Society classes itself as a paradox…a mix of strength and frivolity; confident and quirky. Obviously, we here at QT relate to all of these and have thus embraced the brand as one of our own. With a keen sense of what is working right now at street […]

01 Jan, 1970
Untitled (Illuminated Tree)

By Sharne Wolff A member of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi nations of Australia, and an artist based in Sydney, Jonathan Jones work has ranged across various platforms while he explores Indigenous tradition and relationships. He is particularly well known for his use of light. The artist’s new exhibition untitled (illuminated tree) is comprised of just […]

01 Jan, 1970
Say This Ten Times Quickly.

Sydneysiders are fond of a bag. Be it a satchel, a backpack, a tote, a carry-all or even just one those supermarket environmentally friendly bags. We just need something to put all our stuff in. What all that stuff is, we have no idea. We here at QT are just as guilty of everyone else […]

01 Jan, 1970
2020

By Carrie Miller 2020 has returned to Damien Minton Gallery after a successful run last year. This exhibition, which is hosted by the gallery in its annex space, is based on a unique curatorial model: a series of ten, single night exhibitions running side by side. The show also reflects the trend towards hybridised models […]

01 Jan, 1970
What is Ma?

Design is about finding a balance. There’s a Japanese word for the place in between – “ma”. It’s the interval of time between two things. It’s the point in the swing of a pendulum when the object switches from an upswing to a downswing. It’s the pause just between. It’s the moment just before something […]

02 Sep, 2012
Fathers Day at Bazaar 2012

Treat Dad this Fathers Day at Bazaar Interactive Marketplace. With an extensive range of foods from all around the globe, Dad will be pleased! Enjoy Market Fresh Seafood, a selection of slow roasted meats, lots of sides, made to order goodies and lots of treats for after. Price: $55 per person (Includes a Vale Ale […]

06 Nov, 2012
Melbourne Cup at Stingray 2012

Come celebrate Melbourne Cup with us at Stingray Lounge! Our Resident DJ taking over the decks from 2.30pm 8 Plasma screen TVs for your viewing pleasure Sweeps and Best dressed prizes And FREE WIFI available for your personal betting accounts! Bookings: Call 07 5584 1200 or reservations_goldcoast@qthotels.com.au

31 Dec, 2012
NYE Dinner at Bazaar 2012

Overload your culinary senses to celebrate the New Year, Bazaar Marketplace dining at its best. Time: 2 sittings – 5.30pm until 7.30pm and 8.15pm until late Price: $79pp ticket to bazaar 5.30pm – 7.30 sitting only, glass bubbly on arrival $150 ticket to Bazaar marketplace between 5.30pm and 7.30pm free entry into the Stingray NYE […]

01 Jan, 1970
25 Dec, 2012
Christmas Lunch at QT Gold Coast

Get Festive this Christmas at QT Gold Coast! Located in the Grand Ballroom, treat yourself and your family to a menu by Executive Chef Luke Stepsys who promises it’s his best to date! A delicious feast featuring Fresh local market Seafood, Glazed Leg Ham, Roasted Turkey Breast, Slow roasted Black Angus Sirloin and of course […]

06 Nov, 2012
Melbourne Cup at Bazaar 2012

What better way to spend Melbourne Cup day than by coming down to Bazaar and indulging in all things yummy! Bazaar Interactive Marketplace lunch including a welcome glass of bubbly Free wifi available for your betting accounts – bring your ipad or Laptop to connect to your own online betting account for the most luxurious […]

22 Nov - 22 Nov, 2012
Thanksgiving 2012

This Thanksgiving, why not indulge in all your favourite Bazaar food with an American Twist! Our new executive Chef Luke Stepsys will be serving up some delicious dishes, gather the family and start a new Tradition! Price: $69 per person Bookings: 07 5584 1200 or reservations_goldcoast@qthotels.com.au

25 Dec - 25 Dec, 2012
Christmas Lunch in Bazaar 2012

Bazaar Marketplace is open for lunch for the first time for xmas day lunch and chef Luke Stepsys is promising his best menu to date! An interactive market feast fit for Kings and Queens at Xmas. This is a strictly ticketed event $195 pp Includes xmas lunch with all the festive trimmings: international wines and […]

01 Jan, 1970
01 Jan, 1970
Lotsa laughs!

LOOK OUT WORLD ! I’M FUNNY. The funnest way to work off a big lunch in Stingray (OK, maybe second funnest) is to take your belly down to the Gold Coast Comedy Club and get it laughing it’s little self right back to thin again. Perhaps you fancy yourself a Jerry S or Chris R […]

01 Jan, 1970
Old Skool

ALLANS MUSIC + BILLY HYDE This music store in Southport is a local institution. It has survived buyouts, the digital age, and the rowdy Southport locals and continues to be on of the places for the serious musician, or appreciator of music, to visit on the coast. There is a humongous range of instruments, a […]

01 Jan, 1970
Hats off to Ben Capp

After studying at Melbourne’s Photography Studies College, Ben headed to London to start his professional career. During a four-year stint abroad, he was fortunate enough to assist many leading photographers including Sean Gleason, Sandro Sodano, Ben Ingham, Willy Vanderperre and Tom Van Heel.  His work focused heavily on fashion advertising and editorial portraits for major […]

01 Jan, 1970
Toni and Guy, Broadbeach. Hair saviours.

There are good days, there are bad days, and then there are days when you wake up after having gone to the hairdresser the day before and don’t recongnise yourself in the bathroom mirror. Yesterday was one of those days. After a particularly horrendous trip to another hairdresser, I googled ‘Toni and Guy’ (because when […]

01 Jan, 1970
I want some Lil John with my cornflakes!

It’s always really fun to rub shoulders with famous folk. Especially when they are larger than life rappers like Lil John. This kind of entertainment is like nothing we generate in Australia. All the grillz, gold plated canes, and some of the most fun speech patterns I have ever heard made for a very entertainment […]

01 Jan, 1970
Bring back summer. Please.

It’s beginning to look at lot like Autumn here on the coast, with even a few days of cardigan weather popping their ugly little heads up. We can’t believe it (and we know we shouldn’t whinge because our friends down south get it much worse than we do). We’ve been mourning the loss of the […]

01 Jan, 1970
Roger Sanchez. We love you.

Sometimes in life, you get to do something really cool at work. Something that you might not have dreamed would be a part of your chosen career. Getting to interview megalicious DJ Roger Sanchez at our Stingray Lounge while he sipped a cappuccino and munched on chicken tacos is one such moment in my life. […]

01 Jan, 1970
Samantha Wills is a homegrown superstar

From the Coastal town of Port Macquarie, Samantha Wills is a bonafide success story. Raised on the beaches of Australia’s East Coast, Samantha Wills moved to Sydney and established her self-titled accessories company when she was just 21 years old. Six years on and the label enjoys the loyal support of glamorous customers the world […]

01 Jan, 1970
Best in show.

Have you even seen the artist roster coming up at the Arts Centre on the Gold Coast!? Irish funny man Ross Noble, Sesame Street presenting Elmo’s World Tour, and St Hilda’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’. Not only is it a beautiful fresh venue, with a multitude of different spaces that keep even the keenest arts […]

01 Jan, 1970
Broken Lock is our new must have.

Broken Lock is an independent locally owned and operated, handmade jewellery brand exploding onto the scene in Melbourne. Based loosely around nautical/pin up artwork and inspired by the traditional tattoo aesthetic, we love the way these pieces hang from our bodies. In a small studio in Melbourne, the works are put together from scratch. Each […]

01 Jan, 1970
CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE EASTER EGG RECIPE

It’s Easter time, and with that comes the need for some serious chocolate indulgence. Here’s a recipe to get you started!   You will need 4 plastic trays each containing 11 Easter-egg moulds for this recipe. 2 x 180g pkts white chocolate, coarsely chopped 2 x 200g pkts milk chocolate, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup (125ml) […]

01 Jan, 1970
Uspa I love you.

It’s been a long time between drinks from the fountain of youth for this little spaQ reviewer, so needless to say that when I found out I had a spare 90 minutes to spend in spaQ this week I was over the moon. I booked in for the Uspa Concept Facial, that includes a facial, […]

01 Jan, 1970
Pop Princess Kate Alexa

She is showbiz royalty. She is a babe. She is a delight to spend time with, and she has a gorgeous muso boyfriend (Wayne Pitt from the band ‘Fangs’). Usually Kate Alexa would have us wearing big ‘ole green-eyed-monster  glasses and hoping that she would at least have oddly shaped feet or something (she doesn’t […]

01 Jan, 1970
Rufus Green

QT Life guest blogger Julia, from The Cubic Collective, talks about one of their fave Aussie Designers, Rufus Green… Local Gold Coast store, Cubic Collective, is home to an array of Australian brands. One of our most coveted brands is Rufus Green.  Although available in boutiques around Australia and New Zealand, Cubic Collective is one of the only boutiques […]

01 Jan, 1970
Look out world…I’m funny!

The funnest way to work off a big lunch in Stingray (OK, maybe second funnest) is to take your belly down to the Gold Coast Comedy Club and get it laughing it’s little self right back to thin again. Perhaps you fancy yourself a Jerry S or Chris R in the making, and think that […]

01 Jan, 1970
Kina Grannis is best-in-show.

If you are wondering what a lucky break mixed with tenacity and a dash of talent look like, then take a squizz at YouTubes latest prodigy, Kina Grannis. She began singing at the age of four in her bedroom to her teddies, and her career officially launched some 15 years later with her first professional clip […]

01 Jan, 1970
Bangin. Every night. Elsewhere.

This hip bar is best described by its own mission statement, so I’ll leave it to the experts; To support the arts and entertainment, providing the professionals from these industries with a suitable venue. To create an intimate, stylish venue that appeals to the mature drinker. To be a culture-rich, music-savvy venue for patrons of […]

01 Jan, 1970
Bumbles deliciousness.

Nestled in the heart of Budds Beach (only a 5 minute walk from the heart of Surfers Paradise) bumbles cafe is many things to many people. For residents of the Gold Coast, bumbles is the café where they religiously come each morning: grab the morning paper, nod to the barista signalling “the usual”, and plant […]

01 Jan, 1970
A hint of class (and crab) at Omeros Brothers.

Omeros Bros is a multi-award winning seafood restaurant which combines an enviable mix of simple dining in a casual, laidback setting. Sitting on Marina Mirage’s boardwalk go and enjoy the Gold Coast’s most iconic seafood restaurant, which not only offers stunning food but also waterfront dining at its best. Omeros Bros restaurant offers diners a […]

01 Jan, 1970
Tiger Moth Joy Rides…up,up, and away!

Oh my golly goodness wrapped up in a Hermes scarf and donning the signature leather helmet of the pilots of yesteryear. Yes – this is a dramatic experience. Yes – you will feel like you should be battening down the hatches (I don’t think I know what that even means). Yes – it reminded me […]

01 Jan, 1970
Robert Gordons milkjugs bring all the boys to the yard.

Thirty years ago, Robert ‘Andy’ Gordon walked into a ten by eight foot tin shed, picked up a lump of clay and turned his potters wheel. The Pack Track Pottery was born. But the story and inspiration for Robert Gordon dates long before 1979 and a rickety home made studio. Andy’s mother, the renowned Australian […]

01 Jan, 1970
19 Karen is a contemporary artspace.

When 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace first opened it’s doors (2008), it was to provide an innovative platform for contemporary art by largely unseen Australian & international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited. Many of these artists are now represented and exhibiting by commercial galleries interstate and overseas. It can be said that […]

01 Jan, 1970
Anna’s Cafe at Ashmore Garden World

Another off the track recommendation, this gorgeous café is nestled within the walls of a beautifully stocked and maintained green house. You sit, munching on delicious banana pancakes and a perfect soy latte (or whatever takes your fancy as the menu is extensive). It’s only 20 minutes drive from QT, and really lets you escape […]

01 Jan, 1970
Ross Noble = funny guy.

Arts Theatre, The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Saturday, April 14, 2012 Ross Noble brings a brand new tour, Nonsensory Overload, to Australia following the success of last year’s UK 160 date THINGS tour.… Nonsensory Overload is Noble back fresh from his travels, not to mention his own TV show, doing what he does best; spinning […]

01 Jan, 1970
One tough Unit.

Unit is the brainchild of Paul Everest. Paul was given two talents in life: the love of ‘art’ and the love of ‘riding’. Living on the Gold Coast, Australia, in 2002 he looked for a way where he could combine his skills into one distinct entity … enter ‘Unit’. Today, Unit is supported by some […]

01 Jan, 1970
Platinum Nightclub is very GC.

With resident DJ’s The Stafford Brothers at the helm on their visits back to the coast, Platinum really has all bases covered when it comes to post midnight partying.  Since opening its doors in 2004, Platinum Nightclub has become an unrivalled symbol on the Australian club scene – and known worldwide as a recognisable club […]

01 Jan, 1970
01 Jan, 1970
Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Churning out a flavorful variety of portable ice cream, yogurt and sorbet snacks from their NYC shop, popbar has us hooked on a warmer sweet. The newest addition to the brand’s all-natural, kosher-certified lineup (including vegan sorbet varieties) is Hot Chocolate on a Stick, a treat as simple and sweet as the name implies. To […]

01 Jan, 1970
Karla Spetic is hot and bold.

It’s Gold Coast Fashion Week, and the darlings of the local sewing scene are flinging gorgeous young things down the catwalk and debuting their latest collections. We’ve been following Karla Spectic for a little while, and we were anxious (yes we were that emotional about it) to see if her newest collection would live up […]

01 Jan, 1970
Japanese Rockabilly. It’s a thing baby.

So I’ve got a major thing for the Japanese Rockabilly movement. It was really brought to my attention when I saw the film clip for the Peter Bjorn and John song, ‘Nothing to worry about’. It took me back to the days of watching Danny Zuko shake that leather clad bod as he got up […]

01 Jan, 1970
It feels like chocolate mousse!

With only an hour (again) up my sleeve, I raced into spaQ. I hadn’t had a chance to check out the treatment list (again) so I arrived with what must now be a regular phrase heard at this spa, “I have an hour, make me relax please!”. The reception staff member, Suzie, picks the 30min […]

01 Jan, 1970
Snap happy.

We all know that getting the best shot of ourselves that we possibly can (while our partying on as Saturday night) can be nigh impossible. Mostly we end up looking at the social pages and screeching to our friends over the phone “How could you let me get that messy?!”, and “Why didn’t you at […]

01 Jan, 1970
Have you Lanie Lane’d lately?

So it’s obvious that she is beautiful. Having just been USA side to work with Jack White of The White Stripes fame, she must have serious chops as well. We take a lot of notice of who is on the rise and when we had the chance to have Lanie with us at our property […]

01 Jan, 1970
Coffee and kelp help to contour.

When you are approached by a beautiful stranger seeking to use you as a guinea pig (of sorts) for the range of treatments at a new five star spa, you would be forgiven for thinking that the person is a nut and that you should high tail it out of there as quick as your […]

01 Jan, 1970
A leg up for the little ones.

When we heard about the site pledgemyproject.com
through the webvine, we thought ‘that sounds really cool’

01 Jan, 1970
Leather and spice and all things nice.

  All you need to do is look at rock sensations like Lanie Lane and The Kings of Leon to see how popular the country fashion movement has become in the last five years. I’m not talking RM Williams and those silly hats. I’m talking leather, studs, and sexy boots. Red lips. High fashion statement […]

01 Jan, 1970
Young Adults should be kept in cages

Charlize Theron is a hot mess in this ‘Mean Girls’ for adults.

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Black Coffee Lyrics

Cool, calm, and collected coffee and cocktails on the Coast.

01 Jan, 1970
Beautiful bulbs of glass

QT just adores to see old inventions be shown in a new light, so when we came across these designs from Bocci we were instantly switched on. Bocci is a contemporary design and manufacturing house based in Vancouver, Canada, with a satellite company based in Berlin, Germany.  When you look at their designs, you see […]

01 Jan, 1970
Bogan babe from Logan

Catherine McNeil is a Logan bred bogan babe.

01 Jan, 1970
Inked up

On the 13th, 14th and 15th of January at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre the most prevalent form of mass culture art of the 2000′s is going to present in a big way. It comes in the form of SurfNInk. Artists like Nikko Hurtado, who specialises in tattoos such as the one seen […]

01 Jan, 1970
Kings of Leon Gold Coast 2011 review.

Kings of Leon Wednesday 9th November – Gold Coast Convention Centre – Presented by Frontier Touring It’s not often that you get your sex lit on fire by bonafide rock gods on the Gold Coast, so when Kings of Leon took the stage for their highly anticipated concert on a balmy Wednesday night, you could […]

01 Jan, 1970
The sweetest melancholy

In one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2012, ‘Melancholia’ takes us through the devastating depths of depression and the inability of us, as a race, to see the good in what we have, versus the pain in what we do not have. The basic plot borders on sci-fi and leaves you wondering what […]

01 Jan, 1970
Kanye’s way or the highway

Kanye is the creme de la creme. You can catch him in Australia in just a few weeks!

01 Jan, 1970
It’s a Big Day Out

The Big Day Out 2012 is gearing up once again for a HUGE year with an epic lineup of popular acts from around the globe. Are you going?

01 Jan, 1970
All we are saying

Young photographers with a view to change the world. Are you camera savvy? This could be the big break you’ve been waiting for.

01 Jan, 1970
Jennifer Steinkamp in QT’s Orbit

“Jennifer Steinkamp installations frequently induce a level of immersion that is unusual”. When you view the arresting installation in the lobby of QT Gold Coast and you become immersed in the light and shadow of ‘Orbit’.

01 Jan, 1970
Janet Hine has the QT look

This charming and fabulously frank costume designer is the zing in the tail of the QT staff costumes, so every time you get a wink from a doe eyed blonde behind a pair of think rimmed spectacles while you are at our place, you can thank Janet for introducing the geek chic look into the hotel. The look that makes you feel like you are a naughty school kid again.

01 Jan, 1970
Home grown superstar

From the Coastal town of Port Macquarie, Samantha Wills is a bonafide success story.

01 Jan, 1970
The BnE boys are an absolute delight

From their beginnings years ago in the Aussie hip hop scene, to them consolidating their place in Australias music history books as one of the most successful Australian acts of all time, these boys have always been all class- all the way.

01 Jan, 1970
Irwins

SPOTTED! The Irwins swung by for a visit this month, we got this incredibly cute snap of the trio!

01 Jan, 1970
Ladies, start your engines with a sexy WRXy

We all know that the GC is fond of fast cars, and even gives it’s roadways up to the cause for the 600 each October. We also know that for entertainment that’s going to hit the spot of the QT cutie, the roar of a V8 will make us purr like a kitten.

11 Feb - 26 Dec, 2011
Bleach Surfing the Fringe

The GC serves up plenty of lip, and the Bleach Surfing the Fringe Festival brings the iconic local surfing culture to the shore by celebrating the artistic expression of surfing, inspired by the outdoor lifestyle of the Gold Coast and the internationally recognised surf beaches.

01 Jan, 1970
Ethically divine at the Blue Caravan

Blue Caravan is undoubtedly one of the best breakthrough Australian sites of 2011.

01 Jan, 1970
My Sister Pat

If there was ever a site built for QT life, mysisterpat.com.au is it. With 1950’s inspired and original swimwear and wardrobe essentials, you will morph into gidget the instant you receive your little parcel of style in the mail.

01 Jan, 1970
Lisa Brown is a babe

Getting her gear on the international catwalks has not been a problem for this GC designer. She has a keen understanding of the female form, and seems to be able to wrap women up in yards of silk and have them emerge like beautiful, bronzed butterflies,

01 Jan, 1970
GC BlahBlah fashion and fun blog

Two GC based fashionsitas and socialites have taken the task on of getting down to the nitty gritty of what’s available on the coast to those who are interested in scratching below the surface, under the tan and to the bare bones of the areas artistic and design communities.

01 Jan, 1970
The Secret Garden of Mt Tambourine

Set on five lush acres of Queensland finest forest, the magical world of Marks and Gardner Art Gallery is one that will take your breath away.

01 Jan, 1970
19 Karen is the modern artscape on the Gold Coast.

19 Karen is a springboard for exceptionally talented emerging artists helping them to launch their careers

01 Jan, 1970
Mesha Sendyk: A higher level of consciousness at the Anthea Polson Gallery

The Anthea Polson Art Gallery sits snugly within the Marina Mirage complex. It’s stark white walls form the perfect canvas for modern international and local artworks that are chosen to help the viewer subvert their reality through the introduction of unfamiliar objects and images.

01 Jan, 1970
Get your Style on at the Australian Institute of Creative Design

GC based uber college, the Australian Institute of Creative Design (AICD) is the place to brush up on all things babelicious for both personal and professional gain.

01 Jan, 1970
Red Velvet Cake

I love this recipe because you can really put your own spin on it! Make a cake or cupcakes and top it off with whatever you like to suit the occasion.

01 Jan, 1970
Launch of Hot Sauce Sundays

A slick Sunday session on the Gold Coast has arrived. Close to 300 guests attended the official launch of Hot Sauce Sundays at Stingray Lounge.

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Emre Guven Photography

Emre Guven is an incredibly talented Fashion Photographer hailing from Turkey. His work has appeared in Elle, Bazaar, Marie Clare and Arena among others. His style is defined by bold colours and clean lines. We Love it!

12 May, 2012
Art on Art

Held at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Gallery 1. The art world is a rich storehouse of stories and imagery for artists to reflect upon. This exhibition presents artists making artwork about art, the history, the politics, the fashions and the controversies.

20 Dec, 2011
Sexualising the City

Held at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Foyer Gallery. Within the popular imagination there is a direct link between the image of the sexualized body and the city image of the Gold Coast.

01 Jan, 1970
Trent Mitchell – Chasing the Curve

Trent Mitchell’s first solo book – Chasing the Curve: a Portrait of the Sea – is a collection of his finest personal work to date, presented in a beautiful hardback format.

01 Jan, 1970
Flight Facilities – Foreign Language (feat. Jess)

The long awaited 2nd single from Flight Facilities!
FF have taken over the disco world with their most recent single ‘Foreign Language (feat. Jess)’. If ever there was a tune perfect for a 70s Roller Disco, this is it!

01 Jan, 1970
The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love

Indie Rockers ‘The Rapture’ have been keeping quiet for the past 5 years, but finally they’ve released their new album ‘The Grace of Your Love’

01 Jan, 1970
Pouring a Rainbow

We absolutely love Art here @ QT and we recently stumbled upon this incredible artist named Holton Rower.

01 Jan, 1970
Colour Blocking and Neon

Colour blocking is starting to sprout up everywhere and with the likes of Erin Heatherton showing us how its done, it’s easy to say Neon never looked so good!  

01 Jan, 1970
Liquid to Light

Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim.

01 Jan, 1970
Paper Castle by Wataru Itou

Wataru Itou, a gifted art student from Tokyo, spent 4 years of his life building this incredible paper castle. They called it Umi, it has lights and glows in the dark. Amazing!

01 Jan, 1970
A Very Imaginative Art Installation

Small People by Jerry Niemi

01 Jan, 1970
Emerging Aussie Photography Nirimi Hakanson!

All you photographers out there, a word up on one of the most prodigious emerging photographers in Australia.

01 Jan, 1970
Skateboard Sculptures

Meet Japanese Sculptor Hiroshi. His multicolored and meticulously sculpted art pieces simply astound with lifelike affinity, so in whichever way it’s even possible to mistake them for being real!

01 Jan, 1970
Surreal Facade

This incredible Facade in Paris translates surreal expression into real life. Tell us what you think about it below or on Facebook.

01 Jan, 1970
The Room that Swallows

Japanese Artist Yosuke Goda creates incredible intricate rooms that appear to be living and give the illusion of being swallowed.

01 Jan, 1970
Ceiling of Glass

Jill Greenberg delves underwater to create these mystifying portraits titled “Glass Ceiling”  

01 Jan, 1970
Lamp Forest

These dream-like installations are assembled, and then photographed by Norwegian artist Rune Guneriussen. Just imagine being out for a walk in Norway’s countryside, turning a corner and discovering a magical forest of lamps, a tangle of chairs, or a river of books.

01 Jan, 1970
Contortionist Art

London-based photographer Bertil Nilsson has brought out the beauty in this unusual talent. He captures dancers as well as contortionists in unbelievably interesting poses.

01 Jan, 1970
Rainbow of Ants

Scientist Mohamed Babu from Mysore, India captured beautiful photos of these translucent ants eating a specially colored liquid sugar.

01 Jan, 1970
Painting with Light

In a phenomenon taking over the world, creative minds attach small LED lights to the top of “Roomba” Vacuum cleaners

01 Jan, 1970
Mondo Curio Symmetry

Paul Cook‘s primeval images are a study of the inherent beauty of sacred geometry.

01 Jan, 1970
Knitted Food

Enjoy Knitted Food by Philadelphia-based artist Ed Bing Lee. Evolving into knitting for 25 years, Bing Lee uses the usual macrame to create objects that look like food. Yummy!

01 Jan, 1970
Katsuyo Aoki

Japanese Artist Katsuyo Aoki creates this awe-inspiring porcelain sculptures. Here’s a few for you to gawk at.

01 Jan, 1970
Clark Goolsby Collages

Loving the vintage feel of these post-modern mixed media collages by Clark Goolsby.

01 Jan, 1970
Magic Mountains

In his newest series “Magic Mountains” German hyperrealist painter Marco Reichert revives the references to classical landscape paintings but again based in his own constructed world.

01 Jan, 1970
Flower Power

These stunning mixed media portraits by Scottish artist Jim Lambie combine edgy photography with soft floral paint textures to create these stunning images oozing a whimsical hippy feel. Jim makes sure to capture the models gaze even through the brightly colored flowers which makes for a very interesting editorial!

11 Dec - 18 Dec, 2011
Broadbeach art and craft markets

Just a Short Walk from QT, enjoy over 150 stalls of locally made crafts, fresh produce, preserves, cookies and cakes there is something for everyone.

01 Jan, 1970
Chasing the Sun editorial from Cosmopolitan December 2011

Summer is just around the corner…

07 Dec - 30 Dec, 2011
Surfers Paradise Beach Front Markets

Enjoy the best shopping the Gold Coast has to offer with the Surfers Paradise Beach Front Markets. Explore over 100 Market Stalls featuring locally produced Jewellery, Craft, Arts, Photography, Home Wares, Food and more.

04 Dec - 28 Jul, 2013
Bazaar Lunch

No body likes getting up early on Sundays! Well have a sleep in and join us in Bazaar for our weekly Sunday Brunch! From 11am – 2:30PM every Sunday, it’s the perfect way to unwind after a big weekend.

01 Dec - 31 Dec, 2011
Infinity … A mind blowing experience

Just a five minute walk from QT Gold Coast, this wonderland of lasers and day-glo has you giggling and shrieking in equal measures as you feel your way through a labyrinth of light shows and wonderful special effects.

01 Dec - 27 Jul, 2012
Hot Sauce Sundays

Introducing ‘Hot Sauce Sundays’ at Stingray Lounge! An eclectic mix of Live Music, Funky DJs, Unique Cocktails and a mix of people all out to wind down on Sunday after a big weekend! Every Sunday from 12pm, be there.

01 Jan, 1970
ManiaMania – The Third Mind

ManiaMania has done it again. We’re so impressed by their most recent photo shoot, they’ve perfectly emulated a whimsical and mystical imaginary place and it’s definitely somewhere we want to be!

01 Jan, 1970

Download daytime menu | Download nighttime menu OPENING HOURS Every day 12pm – 12am BOOKINGS 61 7 5584 1200 DRESS CODE Friday & Saturday nights: Dress to impress. Other times: Casual attire Stingray mixes industrial chic with splashes of pop art to create a Californian oasis on the Gold Coast. Settle in to admire ocean views or be […]

01 Jan, 1970

Download wine menu OPENING HOURS 6:30am – 10:30am; Dinner 6:00pm – 9:30pm BOOKINGS 61 7 5584 1200 PRICING Adults $65. Children under twelve $18. Children under 4 eat free BAZAAR – An Interactive Marketplace Creating a growing buzz since its opening in late 2010, Bazaar re-creates a traditional marketplace with a twenty-first century twist. Step […]

01 Jan, 1970

Download: Menu | Summer menu | Take away menu | Cafe Brulot menu OPENING HOURS Tuesday – Saturday 5:30pm – 9:30pm. Mondays – closed. TEPPANYAKI Seats 36 SUSHI BAR Seats 16 A LA CARTE Seats 40 BOOKINGS 07 5584 1200 Is it cooking or is it performance art? You decide as you savour the mouthwatering flavours of fresh meats prepared by our expert chefs on […]

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Experience the best of Gold Coast chic in our 297 guest rooms. Sleek designer bathrooms, custom design features and a relaxed beachside feel await you at our accommodation in Surfers Paradise. QT King Ocean ViewQT Ocean Twin ViewQT King Mountain ViewQT Mountain Twin ViewQT King Suite

01 Jan, 1970
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We bring imagination, savvy and experience to your next Gold Coast conference, wedding or event, plus all the facilities you expect and more – chic designer finishes, unforgettable food and drink experiences, space for up to 750 guests and a friendly events team.

01 Jan, 1970

If food, wine, music, design, fashion and art are your thing, QT Gold Coast is the place for you. Walk in to our Surfers Paradise accommodation and be welcomed by an inspiring open-spaced setting with beautiful artist-crafted features and bold custom lighting. Our 297 designer Gold Coast guest rooms offer splendid views of the coast’s […]

01 Jan, 1970

If you can imagine it, our QT Gold Coast restaurants can dish it up. Discover good times, great parties and non-stop action, from the eclectic cuisine in our international marketplace Bazaar Restaurant to the relaxed California Baja lounge vibe of our Stingray Lounge.

01 Jan, 1970

OPENING HOURS Open daily from 10am BOOKINGS 61 7 5584 1108 Just like your mind, your body isn’t static. At spaQ we get that, and so we decided to do things a little differently ourselves to fit in with your individual groove. As well as packing our menu with some serious therapeutic punch, we made room for […]

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White chocolate and cranberry macaroons

This weekend I’ll be demonstrating 2 of my favorite recipes with a Christmas Twist at the ‘Chefs of Surfers Paradise’.

25 Dec, 2011
Christmas lunch @ Bazaar

QT’s very first official Christmas! We’ll be serving up a very Christmassy version of our OTT menu! Our brilliant team of Chefs will be serving many North American Christmas classics as well as many Australian Christmas classics.

01 Jan, 1970
Warm spanner crabmeat with sea urchin butter sauce

With the Tastes of the Gold Coast Festival not far behind us, we thought now would be the perfect time to share with you some of our own recipes, tips, tricks and stories, and what better way to start than by sharing the recipe.

01 Jan, 1970
Justice – Civilization

This song marks the return of the rock-infused disco sound we all fell in love with.

01 Jan, 1970
Lyyke Li – I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)

Follow Rivers has been one of the standout tracks from 25-year old Swede Lykke Li’s new album, Wounded Rhymes.

01 Jan, 1970
Carly Waito Geometric Paintings

Toronto based Artists Carly Waito is inspired by the natural world, and as a result has produced these incredible hyper-realist paintings of various minerals and crystals. We find them utterly fascinating and beautiful, a sure way to brighten up any modern space.

01 Jan, 1970
Wildfox Couture – Resort 2011

Welcome to Summer! Wildfox new line and gorgeous photoshoot to boot is brilliant!

01 Jan, 1970
Christopher Kane SS2012

Something draws us to the eccentric use of colours and textures Christopher Kane has chosen for his upcoming Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

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Hotel & rooms

If food, wine, music, design, fashion and art are your thing, QT Gold Coast is the place for you. Walk in to our Surfers Paradise accommodation and be welcomed by an inspiring open-spaced setting with beautiful artist-crafted features and bold custom lighting. Our 297 spacious guest rooms featuring free WiFi with ocean or mountain and river views […]

Every Tuesday
Taco Tuesdays

Each and every Tuesday from 5-10pm swing by Stingray Lounge to enjoy scrumptious tacos for just $3!

Every Friday
Island Life @ Stingray Lounge

Friday after work drinks have a new home! Come experience Island Life for the full Island Life Party experience with Live Island Beats, Jamaican Street Foods & Tiki Cocktails served by our eye-catching crew. It’s an opportunity to wind down after a hard week at the desk or in the office and get your party […]

Every Sunday
Sunday Roast @ Bazaar

Every Sunday for Lunch and Dinner throughout winter enjoy scrumptious roasts masterfully garnished and baked by our expert chefs. Delicious Roasts will be on rotation weekly so come enjoy a Sunday Roast as well as the full Interactive Marketplace with a touch of extravagance. WHEN: Sunday Lunch from 12pm – 3pm $59 (includes a glass […]

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