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Artichoke Restaurant

Indulge Your Tastebuds At This Spectacular Waterfront Space

Artichoke Restaurant

Have you ever dreamed of spending your afternoon sipping champagne by the water, indulging in mouth-watering dishes by world-class chefs? We're all about indulging in the finer things in life, and at the stunning Artichoke Restaurant, you really can.

GC Word on the Street #148

Boujie, Boozy & Boutique.

GC Word on the Street #148

We're feeling a little bit extra this week. We're dreaming of long beach days, shopping sprees and easy nights... And luckily for us the Coast is delivering all of the above. From fresh menu's to brand new boutique's, we'll help make all of your boujie (and boozy!) dreams come true...

10 Creative Date Ideas

Dating adventures for a bit more spice

10 Creative Date Ideas

The whole ‘dinner and a movie’ routine is all good and well. We all love a good movie, but sometimes change is a good thing. There’s so much more out there that can be spice things up from the monotony of everyday life. So, grab the bae, the SO, the Mister or the Missus and start a new adventure every time date night (or day) comes around.

SoHo Girl

Get Your Perfect Boutique Spring Wardrobe

SoHo Girl

Well, it's official - Spring is here! The Gold Coast fashion scene is always evolving, and with the Spring weather finally coming around, it's time to freshen up your Summer wardrobe. Unless you want to be caught out wearing the same clothes as everyone else, you better go boutique - And there's no better place to go than SoHo Girl.

GC Word on the Street #147

Spring Sips & SWELL Sculpture Fest!

GC Word on the Street #147

Cheers! Spring is finally here! The warm Spring days have finally arrived and we're loving having the opportunity to throw on some shorts and enjoy all of the beautiful food, fashion and entertainment that the Gold Coast has on offer. We're welcoming mouth-watering new menu's, plenty of edgy entertainment and more mid-week delights than you can get your hands on - And we can't wait to see what the rest of Spring has in store.

The Amazon Fires

What You Need to Know and What You Can Do to Help

The Amazon Fires

By now, the whole world knows about the crisis that has erupted in Brazil. The Amazon, although known to have fires in the past, has been on fire for the past three weeks and the government is doing nothing to stop it. For those that live under a rock, or want to know more about the situation, we give you a quick run down below of what’s been happening, why it’s so important and how you can make a valuable contribution.

GC Word on the Street #146

Cheese, Wine & Party Time!

GC Word on the Street #146

Well good morning Gold Coast! The weather is warming up, Spring has finally sprung and we can't wait to get out and about and enjoy all of the fabulous things that the Coast has to offer. From Cheese Parties to Beer Festivals. there's plenty of exciting things going on this weekend... So grab some heels and come party with us!

Spoil Dad This Father's Day

7 Sweet Spots To Take Dad This Weekend

Spoil Dad This Father's Day

Don't look now - Father's Day is just a couple of days away! We love our Dad's and everything they've done for us (cheers for killing that spider), so we think it's well and truly deserved that we take some time out to celebrate them too. Whether your Dad is a casual lunch kind of guy or you want to truly treat him, we've got a couple of ideas to help you win favourite child status.

GC Word on the Street #145

Get Your Stretchy Pants On!

GC Word on the Street #145

Hey Gold Coast - Don't look now, but we've only got one week of Winter left! We've enjoyed the last three months of indulging - But who said it has to stop now? We've got plenty of delicious new eateries opening up and plenty of new menu's to keep you entertained, so why not throw on those stretchy pants one more time and head on out... You know you want to!

Prime Time Fun Time

Places to be on the GC.

Prime Time Fun Time

In need of some weekend fun or after-hours drinks? The Gold Coast is host to some swanky new places and events that might just do the trick. So, grab your mates, dates and pick the place in the land of sand, sea, sun and fun.

GC Word on the Street #144

Beer Gardens & Good Times

GC Word on the Street #144

Well hello there party people! Looking for somewhere to eat, drink and celebrate this weekend? Well luckily for you we've got all the answers. From new menu's to entirely new venues (and even a super cool festival in between), you'll find plenty of ways to spice up your week.

The Hottest Festivals You Can't Miss

The Ultimate Festival Guide for SEQ & NNSW

The Hottest Festivals You Can't Miss

Festival season is upon us and that means it is time to splash our cash on the best events coming to town. Get your glitter and accessories sorted, funky outfits laid out and amazing Airbnb’s booked because there are a lot of incredible festivals coming to South-East Queensland and Northern New South Wales this Summer and Spring!

Spoil Your Dad This Father's Day

The Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for GC & NNSW

Spoil Your Dad This Father's Day

Get in the good books this Father’s Day by reading our guide to the best gifts, experiences, cafes and restaurants that you can give your dad this year. Let’s be real, we all want to be the favourite!

Grab Your Crew and Head to Outback QLD

Kick up your boots at the Cunnamulla Fella Festival

Grab Your Crew and Head to Outback QLD

It’s the Year of Outback Queensland and that means there is no excuse not to head west with your mates to experience a true-blue Aussie rodeo. For one week at the end of August (pre-event activities start on the 24th August and the main event runs from the 30th August to 1st September), cowboys and bull riders, shearers and stockmen, foodies, travellers, music lovers and visitors alike will flock to Cunnamulla Fella Festival to get into the outback Queensland spirit. Here are our top ten suggestions for getting the most out of the Cunnamulla Fella Festival.

GC Word on the Street #143

Eat, Play & Par-TAY!

GC Word on the Street #143

Hey party people! Looking for a way to mix up your week a little bit? Well, we've got a treat for you - From fresh feasts, sizzling new shows and more cocktails than you can manage, the Coast is turning up the heat this week, and you're invited!