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The Benefits of a Social Media Detox

Time to Switch Off

The Benefits of a Social Media Detox

Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. We wake up and check our phones, commute on the train and scroll through our feeds, enjoy some lunch and upload an image of it. The list is endless. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with being reliant on social media, however it can be a major distraction. It’s also a perfect way to procrastinate…take it from me.

GC Word on the Street #159

A Week of Sweet Dreams

GC Word on the Street #159

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells... Don't freak out, but it's like one week left until Christmas! It's the most wonderful time of the year, and with plenty of entertainment happening all around the Coast, we have plenty of ways to fill up our time in the days leading up to Christmas. From naughty to nice, we have something for everybody... So grab your wallet, your boyfie or your gal pals, and come party with us!

A Safari Fit For a (Lion) King

Want to be Here? Better Mufasa

A Safari Fit For a (Lion) King

Let’s take a journey. We’re going to do this together, almost like a mindfulness exercise. Strap yourself in and prepare for the time of your life. I’m not ‘lion! We’re off to Africa. Maasai Mara to be exact.

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Just Livin' Our Best Lives

GC Word on the Street #158

With the mercury rising and the drinks calling, we're always looking for ways to slow down, stay cool and enjoy everything that summer has to offer. We're counting down the days until Christmas holiday's, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy our afternoons right now - And with plenty of great shows, smooth sips and drool-worthy dishes popping up, we've got the scoop on all the best places to head to this week!

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Sip & Celebrate Summer In Style!

GC Word on the Street #157

Three cheers, Summer is finally here! We've still got a few more weeks before work is out and the parties start, but that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun now. We're sipping at new rooftop bars, singing our hearts out at Christmas Carols and slurping all of the Ramen we can get our hands on... And we can't wait to see what the rest of December has in store.

GC Word on the Street #156

Get Ready For Summer

GC Word on the Street #156

Well hello Summer! The days of brunching with friends, sipping cocktails on the roof and laying on the beach are finally here, and we can't wait to see what goods the Gold Coast has in store. From fresh menu's to fresh summer threads, there's plenty of things to keep us busy all summer long.

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All Of The Hot New Places Opening This Month

GC Word on the Street #155

This week, we're looking after the foodies. We've got cute coffee shops, chic restaurants and some seriously cool late-night bars - And they're all ready and waiting for you to drop in and join them! There's plenty of coffee and plenty of cocktails to keep you going all night long, so why not grab some heels and head on out for some fun!

Sanctuary Film Festival

Prepare For A Weekend Of Food, Movies & Good Times

Sanctuary Film Festival

Ever dreamed of taking the weekend off, grabbing your boyfie and your best friends and spending the entire time eating popcorn, drinking your favourite drinks and chilling out watching movies? If you're a film buff, an aspiring film-maker or just a lover of good times, chances are you'll love Sanctuary Cove's annual Film Festival - And there's no shortage of reasons why.

GC Word on the Street #154

Wine, Dine & Have A Dang Good Time

GC Word on the Street #154

One of the fantastic things about living on the Gold Coast is that life is never boring. With beautiful beaches, incredible restaurants, quirky bars and plenty of events, we've always got something to do, somewhere to be! With new restaurants opening, Timezone officially returning and the Sanctuary Cove Film Fest coming back for another year running, we have plenty to look forward to!

Where To Sip Rum This Summer

Get Your Drink On At Baskk's Hot New Rum Bar

Where To Sip Rum This Summer

With Summer right around the corner, we're always looking for more places to sit back, relax and enjoy a drink after a long day or week. Offering beach-side views and a spectacular drinks menu, Baskk at Kirra Point has been one of our favourite places ever since they opened almost two years ago - And now with their brand new Rum Bar, they've just become a whole lot cooler!

GC Word on the Street #153

Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

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We feel like something sweet this week. We’re dreaming of desserts, doughnuts, and dreamy afternoons on the deck... So luckily for us, the Coast is serving up the goods! Grab your gal pals, your boy-fie and your fam - We’ve got some eating to do!

Gold Coast Melbourne Cup Guide

Your Guide To Celebrating The Races In Style (Plus Where To Go To Boycott Them)

Gold Coast Melbourne Cup Guide

It's that time of year again... It's time for the Melbourne Cup! The race that stops the nation will be hitting our big screens in just a couple of weeks, and plenty of our favourite restaurant's, bar's and cafe's are pulling out all of the stops to make our race day celebrations truly spectacular. Whether you pull in a win or you need to drown your sorrows, we've sourced ten of the hottest spots to hit up this Melbourne Cup!

GC Word on the Street #152

Sippin' Our Way To Sunday

GC Word on the Street #152

Does the Coast ever stop pulling out ways to impress us? No, not really. We love finding new ways to break up the monotony of work, and with plenty of cafe's, restaurant's, bar's and events at every street corner, we're never short of things to do, dishes to eat and drinks to enjoy. From Halloween Parties to healthy brunch spaces, we know all of the best places to hit up this week!

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Enjoy The Finer Things In Life

GC Word on the Street #151

We like splurging a little sometimes. Whether it's going on a brunch date with the girls or dressing up for a night of partying, we're always looking for excuses to grab some heels, put on a red lipstick and head on out to have fun. The Coast is bringing out it's best (as always), and you won't want to miss out... So grab the phone, message the ladies and let's go!

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Surf, Seafood & Spring Fashion!

GC Word on the Street #150

Looking for a way to spice up your week a little? Well, haven't we got the solution for you. From brand new brunch spaces to exciting new entertainment, the Gold Coast is forever providing us with plenty of ways to spice up hump day and kick the mid-week blues to the curb. All you need is some gal pals and your wallet!