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By Niall Roeder… The Gold Coast is an iconic slice of Australia. It cannot be argued. Bronzed bodies, beach bums and bikini-clad meter maids spring to mind when thinking about the sandy ...
By Niall Roeder… Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation, the spectacle that has us popping midweek magnums, is galloping towards us. ...
By Niall Roeder… Christmas is a time to be thankful… It’s also a time for eating like a pig, drinking like a (sensible) fish and merrymaking with friends and family. We’re throwing Chrissie cocktail parties and extravagant Christmas banquets this silly season. Whether you’d rather go to a flowing shindig at Stingray or a long […]
By Niall Roeder… Brace your belly and liver, the silly season and Christmas approaches. And whether you’ve been naughty, nice, lazy or an absolute legend, we look forward to sharing the festive season with you. We’re putting on pre-Xmas drinks at our Baja California-esque Stingray Lounge and Qtea for those after a slightly sophisticated and […]
By Niall Roeder… There’s no denying it, we are a nation of coffee lovers. We’ve well and truly incorporated a daily grind into our daily grind. Cappuccinos, lattes, short blacks, flat whites, orange-mocha-frappuccinos, we love it all. It’s the everyday, beneficial drug of choice for a big majority of people over 20 years old. We […]
By Niall Roeder… The 19Karen Contemporary Artspace is serving up a September to remember, with three exciting solo exhibitions set to go down. Jessica Watts, Ben Sheers and Petra Reece will have their goods hanging on the walls at the easy-to-find gallery (19 Karen Ave) through the best part of spring. Debutante – Jessica Watts Oils […]
By Niall Roeder John Olsen has had his fingers in a lot of art-pies over the years. He’s a painter influenced by the likes of Hayter and Dubuffet, a champion of Australian landscapes, the owner of a very individual style characterised by quizzical lines and loose brushwork, a master water-colourist, an Archibald winner and has […]
Looking fresh-faced all winter long takes work. The spaQ crew recently got together to talk men’s skin care tips and here are our top four! Hydration is essential It is important to moisturise male skin all year round but even more so in the winter. The cold, dry air attacks our face causing the skin to […]
By Niall Roeder Bright, vintage frames. Purple and blue tints. Smart and fun. This is Carla Colour’s debut range of unisex eyewear, in a nutshell. Carla Robertson, the television producer turned mother of twins turned sunglass designer is the brains behind the creative lens outfit. It’s hard to find out many details on the slightly […]
By Niall Roeder Where do you find suspension bridges upon waterfalls, adventurous boardwalks through dense rainforests and striking mountaintop views over vast, green hinterlands? Far North Queensland? Probably. Gold Coast? Yep. The Gondwana Rainforests are only an hour from QT Gold Coast and if your mind isn’t already blown from that realisation, it will be once […]
By Niall Roeder Jai Vasicek is a young, Byron Bay-based artist and shop owner. Decorative crucifixes, embellished tiles, painted pillows and mixed media canvases litter his creative repertoire. Trying to put one’s finger on his style is a challenge and much like his art, he is one intriguing fellow. Vasicek had an curious youth; it […]
By Niall Roeder How many 19 year olds do you know that have their own art studio? Since leaving school, Marcela Regalado has opened a workplace in the creative commune, Miami Marketta. It goes by the name of Sketches By Marcela. So now you know one. Regalado hails from El Salvador. She moved to Australia […]
By Niall Roeder They say change is as good as a holiday. Sometimes we need to get out of the office and get into a difference space. Head space AND workspace that is. Somewhere to clear the mind, refresh the senses and refocus. QT HQ is exactly that. It is your office away from the […]
By Niall Roeder Self-confessed wanderer, Ella Fence hails from the Gold Coast. She’s an Ennio Morricone enthusiast and much like the great man’s emotive music, Ella’s brand of cinematic folk takes the listener on a journey. Over the last few years she’s recorded her debut release, Wanderlust EP, at Brighton Electric (home to The Cure, […]
By Niall Roeder We are bursting at the seams with pride to announce that, thanks to you, we have received much sought-after TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence for the following properties: QT Sydney QT Canberra QT Gold Coast QT Falls Creek Gowings Bar and Grill Bazaar Gold Coast Bazaar Port Douglas Now in its fifth year, […]