6 Must-Try Hikes This Spring
We all love the sparkling beaches and bright city lights, but travel just a little away from the bustling city streets and you'll discover a whole other world, of vibrant colour and rushing waterfalls just outside our front doors. The Coast and the Hinterland are full of lush rainforests, colourful creatures and rushing waterfalls, and with the cold finally creeping away there's no better time to grab your friends, some walking shoes and go explore everything that our gorgeous Hinterland has to offer.
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.
Build A Bangin' Bod Right In Time For Summer
We all know the saying - Summer bodies were made in Winter. With the temperature hitting single digits and the sun going down around 5, it's much easier to think about curling up in bed than it is to get up and get sweaty. If we want to have banging Summer bods when Christmas rolls around, we'll have to put in the work... But the least we can do is make it fun!
Serums, Sweets & Sounds
What do sweets, singing and skin care all have in common? We love all three! Oh My, Waffle has come out with an exclusive new Hot Chocolate this week to ward of the winter weather, and Home of the Arts is treating us to the sweet sounds of Belladiva with an exclusive one-day Opera concert! Don't feel like heading out? Treat yo'self to a pamper day at home!
Southern BBQ's, Sweatathlons and Splendour 2018!
The Easter holidays may be over, but we're still being totally spoiled with choice when it comes to things to do. We've got Southern BBQ's, we've got Sweatathlons, and we've got the official lineup for Splendour 2018! (Cue cheering). Foodies, health nuts and festival-goers unite... This week is for you guys!
5 Tips For Maintaining Motivation In 2018
So how are those new years goals going? It's February already, and I'm sure most of us are struggling to keep working out, saving money or eating better. I mean, let's be real - 'new year, new year' only lasts a few weeks before we all slip back into our old ways, and we promise ourselves that we'll do better next year. I'm sure many of us have goals that we've been trying to do for the last five years but have never managed to actually finish. You've promised yourself that this year is the year that you'll do it - But how do we get the motivation to eat better, work out more and save more all year long?
Pete Murray & Benny Owen's Exclusive Wellness Retreat
Pete Murray and Benny Owen are excited to present their unprecedented joint venture Music and Movement Escapes, a four night exclusive wellness retreat, with a unique focus on fitness, wellbeing and the joys of music. The first retreat (which includes a beach front gig on Valentine’s Day) will take place from Monday February 12 to Friday February 16, 2018, and will be held at the enviable 5 star Byron Bay resort, Elements of Byron Resort and Spa.
Fitness, Fun and Free Ice Cream!
Things are heating up on the Gold Coast, and this week we're all about cooling down and chilling out. From busking battles to sunset yoga, the Coast is coming alive with all things music, arts and entertainment. We'll be dressing up and heading out, but if you can't handle the heat, never fear - Robina has free ice cream!
The best food and fashion that the Brickworks has to offer
The weather's getting warmer, the days are getting longer and Gold Coast festivals are back in full swing. From food and fashion to health and beauty, the Coast is alive and buzzing with a variety of festivals and events to welcome in Spring. Hosted every year in early September (this year it was on the 10th), the Brickwork's Inside Out event was certainly no exception - Showcasing the best of the Brickworks' food, fashion, health and beauty, it certainly wasn't a day to miss!
Skills, Sounds, Sessions!
The coast is packed with spaces for socialisation, training and creative expression. Every hobby and interest is covered, from skateboarding to life drawing, and even spiritual healing. Not your thing? Hop down to a local gig for some sound healing instead.
Slam, Street Food, Salutations!
Free yoga classes are increasingly rare, but we’ve tracked one down for you. A focus on mindfulness forces you to draw inward as your body is pushed to the limits on the outside. Channel this for a live poetry reading, or reward yourself with Asian street food and botanical cocktails down at the Bazaar. We won’t judge.
Salt, sand, swell!
The coast is kicking off another week of weird and wonderful events, from soda-making to live skating. Pack your car with all your wackiest mates and drift down to see some local talent. They might just teach you something new. Show ‘em how to party.
Chords, creativity, connection!
Winter is a time of reflection, and the Gold Coast has brought you a magic mix of music and inspiration. Jam it out at Elsewhere and Miami Marketta, or wind it down with art and essential oil workshops. If you need a lazy one, lay yourself out in the sun underneath The Green Marquee’s big fig tree.
Free Surf, Art & Fitness Pop-Ups with Julian Wilson + World Team
In the lead in to the WSL Championship Tour kicking off at Snapper Rocks, Hurley is bringing a ‘Surfer’s Paradise’ to Coolangatta next week – launching an interactive surf coaching, art and fitness pop-up at the Tweed Heads Greenmount SLSC, with a range of free activities and some of the biggest names in surf on-hand to inspire and educate.
With reigning world champion John John Florence along with Filipe Toledo, Julian Wilson, Kolohe Andino, Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson and Adrian ‘Ace’ Buchan all in Snapper to compete, some of the Hurley surfers will drop in on the Tweed Heads Greenmount SLSC throughout a jam-packed eight-day program of free surf, art and fitness activations from Friday March 10 to Saturday March 18.