Ten Activities To Save For A Rainy Day
Welcome to Australian Summer - When it's either scorching hot or pouring rain. Luckily on our end of the Coast we're generally blessed with long days full of sunshine, but when the Heaven's open and it starts pouring we're often at a loss for things to do - And when it pours for more than a day, we tend to get a little stir-crazy. We may not be able to go on long hikes or work on perfecting our Summer tans, but that doesn't mean that we can't still have a little fun on the Coast with these ten wet weather boredom busting activities!
German, Gourmet & Gold Coast Fashion Week!
October is one of our favourite months of the year. Not only is it warm enough to go outside again, but every other restaurant is gearing up for Halloween and Oktoberfest! Beer and Bratwurst are around every corner, while the more fashion-forward of us are hitting the shops to check out all of the newest trends for the Melbourne Cup and Gold Coast Fashion Week! Of course, shopping is hard (and hungry) work - So why not hit up Crafted Festival next weekend before you go?
7 Sweet Spots to Sip This Spring
Ah, Summer. The days of swimming, sun bathing and sipping cocktails as we watch the sunset. The Coast is full of places to sip and stay, and with plenty of talented bar-tenders around there's no shortage of cool and creative cocktails to sip on your Sunday off. Head to your local restaurant, or find the nearest rooftop bar to sit and watch the sunset from. Cocktails in the warm Spring sun? Um, yes please.
Clubs, Carnivals & Craft Beer!
Can you smell the food trucks yet? We certainly can... Because the Broadwater Parklands will be full of them next weekend! If you're a fan of food you'll want to make your way down to Southport, but if you're a fan of booze you'll want to keep your eye on Kurrawa Park, because there's a Crafted Beer Festival going on down there soon too! Pick between Burgers, Bao, BBQ meats and Booze with two fabulous weekends of feasting, then make your way down to Surfers for the biggest 80's Club Reunion on the Coast, hitting off in neon style!
Pooches, Performances & Parties!
Well, we've done it. We've survived Winter! The cold is officially over, which means we can throw off our comfy blankets and re-emerge into the world ready whatever the Coast has in store. Celebrate (almost) the end of the working week at The Island and Longboards, or treat yourself to a cheeky session with Infamous The Show. Sanctuary Cove is also hosting their annual Paws and Pizzazz event this weekend, so if you're looking to cuddle some cute creatures this weekend, we know exactly where to find them...
Whisky, Weddings & Whiskers!
Pet's are family too, right? Sanctuary Cove is bringing back their annual Paw and Pizzazz day for another year running, with plenty of paw-some events for you and your furry friend. Sip puppy-cchino's from the comfort of local cafe's or paw-fect new tricks with their obedience classes. Don't have a pet? Grab your mates and sip craft Whisky from the comfort of Granddad Jack's couch, or learn all the tips and tricks behind wedding planning with NightQuarter's exclusive Wedding masterclasses! Can you hear the weekend calling?
Fine Wining & Vegan Dining
Grab your heels, put on some lipstick and head for the door - The finer things of life are coming to the Coast, and if you're willing to spend you're in for a treat. Palazzo Versace is opening it's doors for guests to indulge in gourmet Italian Cuisine during it's Gourmet Italian Food & Wine Festival, treating guests to several evenings of French Champagne and fine Italian feasting. Looking for something more budget friendly (we mean free)? Pull out your white clothes and head down to the Home of the Arts for their annual GLOW light show!
7 Ways To Spend Your Next Girls Night
We all need our gal pals sometimes. They're our sisters, our best friends and our soul mates all rolled into one, and life wouldn't be the same without them. Whether it's getting them to check for something in our teeth, confirming that that dress doesn't make us look fat, getting rescued from an awkward date or calling them at all hours when we get dumped, our gal pals are there for everything. So when girls night comes around, there's nothing better than putting on some lippy, grabbing a pair of heels and heading out! Whether you enjoy a quiet night at home or a night of crazy indulgence, everything is always a million times better with our friends.
Writing, Workshops & Weddings!
'Tis the season to get married! The days are a little bit brighter, the nights a little bit warmer and the weeks a little bit better. While wedding season arrives and the Coast's annual Wedding Expo comes back to save everyone from Bridezilla, creatives from all over the Coast are meeting in Byron for the annual Writers Festival. Pour your creative ideas out by the beach, and hear from some of Australia's most successful Authors. Not your thing? Crack open a cold one at NightQuarter instead in their Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Fest!
Savour This Seasons Finest Drops At Sanctuary Cove
Winter is coming and with it, returns the Gold Coast’s sip-tastic Winter Wine Festival at Sanctuary Cove! Kicking off at 11am on Saturday July 28th and running right throughout the weekend, foodies and wine lovers alike are invited to indulge in the finer things in life, sampling a special selection of the latest release wines from Australia and around the world!
Cheers To The Weekend!
Sunsets on the beach or Sunday's on the roof? When you're on the Coast, why not do both? Sometimes there's nothing better than stopping, slowing down and taking some time out, and where better to do that than at The Byron in Byron Bay? If you want something a little closer to home, fly over to Southport's newest rooftop bar - But if you're just after a good feast, Carl Jr's newest burger bar is the way to go!
6 Sweet Sunday Sessions To Help Prolong Your Weekend
There's nothing more Aussie than grabbing a couple of mates and a couple of beers before spending the afternoon listening to live music on one of the nearest Coastal rooftop bars. We love our weekends, and we love it even more when they last as long as possible, so why not say goodbye to the weekend in style and head down to your nearest #SundaySesh? To make it even easier for you, we've made a list of six of the best places to hang this Sunday arvo, so why not grab a friend and a beer and ride out the weekend in style!
Free Food, Fine Whiskey & Sake Feasts
With a plate of food in one hand and a glass of your favourite drink in the other, life looks pretty good. We're spoiled for choice when it comes to places to eat on the Coast, and some of our favourites are about to make the choice a whole lot sweeter, offering Whiskey tastings, Sake feasts and free food, filling our calendars and our bellies. Whether you're a foodie or just enjoy the finer things in life, there's something for everyone. So don't worry... Get hoppy!
7 Things You Have To Do This Winter
Well, Winter is here. Say goodbye to the long days and short nights, the warm weather and bright, sunny skies. We're lucky enough that we only really experience cold weather for a few weeks out of the whole three months (thanks Gold Coast!), but unless you plan on being a recluse for the entire season it's a good idea to seek out some Winter alternatives to keep you occupied.
Boozy Blowdry's and Burgers Galore!
Does your Friday night consist of boozy blow dries or big burgers? Surfers Paradise is welcoming in two incredible new bars over the next few weeks, with Blow Bar Lane opening just last week and the famous Milky Lane Burger Bar set to grace our front doors soon! Get the girls together for an evening of pampering, or tackle one of Milky Lane's epic new Burgers. Looking for ideas for your next night out? We've got you covered.