Eat, Drink & Party!
Boy, have we got a week for you! In case Valentine's Day hasn't made your week busy enough we've just discovered a whole bunch of fab new food and fun spaces that are open and ready to be explored! So grab your wallet and put on some pants (preferably the stretchy kind), because we've got some exploring to do!
Meet The Ladies Behind Wicked The Musical!
We've all heard of the musical 'Wicked'. Hitting Broadway theatres in 2003, 'Wicked' tells the story of the two witches from 'The Wizard of Oz' describing how they first meet in the Land of Oz and their unlikely friendship that forms. Since hitting Broadway, 'Wicked' has been performed over 10,000 times, surpassing 'Phantom Of The Opera' and making it one of the most popular musicals the world has ever seen - And it's coming to the Gold Coast! Starring seasoned performer Samantha Dodemaide and Gold Coast local Emily Monsma, this production of 'Wicked' is set to be truly spectacular - So we've caught up with the stars to give you a taste of what's to come!
Eat, Drink & Party!
Did someone say good food, craft beer and another music festival!? Whether you're a foodie, a movie buff or just here for a good time, 2019 is serving up the foods for everyone, with fresh restaurants, movies under the stars and music festivals ready to fill up our every waking moment. Grab a date for an evening at the newly re-done Oyster Bar & Grill, or grab your mates and crack open a cold one at Burleigh Brewing Co with Movies Under The Stars! Oh, and if you're a music festival kind of person, we've got the scoop on who is playing at Drop Festival in April - And it's pretty damn exciting!
New Year, New Food
Welcome 2019! We're already two weeks into the New Year, and if you're anything like us, chances are you've probably already broken your New Years resolution to get fit, eat healthier and get out more. Still keeping it going? Don't worry, we've found so many delicious new dishes to eat on the Gold Coast this week that your diet isn't going to last much longer... Also, did we mention the Coast has a new buffet as well? We'll see you there!
Feasts, Festivities & Royal Fashion Faves!
Well, it's official - It's 2019! Over the past 365 days we've celebrated diversity at the Commonwealth Games, eaten our way around the Gold Coast, enjoyed theatrical talent at the Home of the Arts and spent way too much time at the beach soaking up the sun. We said goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 with a bang, and now it's time to step into the new year and all of the magic that it will bring. 2019 already has shows, food, fashion and culture in spades - And we can't wait to see what else this year will bring!
How To Throw The Ultimate At-Home Christmas Party
Christmas parties. They can be wild, crazy, hilarious, and down right mad to organise if you don't know how to do it. There's all the decorating, the preparation, the cooking and, of course, the clean up afterwards - So if you've never hosted a big party before, it can all seem a little bit overwhelming. Whether you're a party person or you're just looking to celebrate Christmas with your nearest and dearest friends, hosting a Christmas party is an absolute must, so we've made it easy for you, with ten steps on throwing a totally unforgettable Christmas party for all of your friends!
Coffee, Cinemas & Kindness!
We hate to break it to you, but Christmas is officially one week away! If you're anything like us and you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, take a deep breath, ready your wallet and head out to the shops for some serious retail therapy. This week is sure to be pretty crazy, but if you have finished your Christmas shopping (and you've got a little change left over), why not head out to dinner at Burleigh's hottest new foodie space or grab the kids and relax with an evening of movies under the stars in Surfers Paradise? There's also a brand new coffee space opening in Marina Mirage soon - So don't worry, we've got your caffeine fix covered too! Let's go!
Sips, Seafood & Shows!
Well hello there, welcome back! Are you looking for a new place to hang out with mates, a new place to eat, or something to keep you occupied over the Christmas period? We'll we've got just the thing for you! Sip in style at the newly re-opened The Broadbeach, or grab a bib and tuck into some seafood at Marina Mirage's new Pop-Up Restaurant. Looking for an after dinner show? Head to Australian Outback Spectacular or The Star Gold Coast! Between fresh bars, pop-up restaurants and plenty of brand new shows, this week we've got it all!
Sing, Sip & Shop!
We know exactly where we're going this weekend - I'll give you a hint, it involves Rosé and Gin! Granddad Jack's Craft Distillery is opening their doors for exclusive Distillery Tours every weekend this year, and Cabana Bar & Lounge is kicking off Summer with a Frosé that's totally to die for, meaning your weekend plans are basically sorted! Need to get your Christmas shopping done first? The Village Markets in Burleigh Heads have that covered too... So kick back, relax and enjoy!
Top 10 Carols To Attend This Christmas!
Ah Christmas, how we love you. It's the month for spending time with family, eating way too much junk food and shamelessly singing your heart out to all of your favourite Christmas carols. With Christmas just weeks away Carol's events are popping up in just about every park on the Gold Coast, with enough food, fireworks and christmas carols to fill every weekend right up until the big man climbs down the chimney! There's nothing we like more this time of year than packing our camping chairs and heading out to an evening of caroling, so we've found ten of the best Carols events on the Coast to get to this year - Just make sure you're singing along!
Movies, Music & Summer Menu's!
If your schedule isn't already packed with Christmas shopping, family events and work functions, you'll want to make some room for this weeks events. Seriously. With Christmas right around the corner (hello carols and Christmas decorations!), the Coast is turning it up, with plenty of super exciting events coming up to entertain everyone this school holidays! Head down to Marie Anita's and taste test their brand new Summer menu with your gal pals, or dress up and enjoy the finer things in life with the Sanctuary Cove Film Fest or HOTA's latest musical performance! There's plenty to eat and plenty to do... But what will you do first?
Explore A Christmas Wonderland At The Marine Village!
Can you year Santa calling? It's time for carols by candlelight, festivities and fun, and everyone's favourite shopping precinct on the Northern Gold Coast is stepping up, pulling out all of the stops for one incredible week of merry-making with their incredible Christmas Carnival!
Movies, Markets & Masterclasses!
Haven't figured out what you're doing yet this weekend? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Get comfortable at Burleigh Brewing Co for their next evening of Movies Under The Stars - complete with popcorn and comfy chairs - Or unleash your inner chef with Masterchef favourite Georgia Barnes during a teaching session at The Kitchens Robina! Don't feel like cooking anything? Head down to Burleigh Heads for a serious night of eating at their BBQ Bazaar Night Markets!
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!
Arts, Entertainment and Shopping!
Just in case you weren't aware yet - There's some seriously cool stuff going down on the Coast this week! We've got events from Coomera to Cooly, with the revival of Buskers by the Creek back for yet another year and the grand opening of Coomera Westfield this Thursday. Grab your gal pals and shop to your hearts content with a huge range of sales in just about every store in Westfield, or head down to Cooly Tavern for two days of art, music and entertainment in Australia's biggest busking Festival! Not a fan of art and music? Don't worry, Westfield has plenty of food too!