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Get A Slice Of Italian Heaven

Your Sneak Peek Into Jamie's Brand New Gold Coast Pizzeria

Get A Slice Of Italian Heaven

Sweet dreams are made of cheese, and pasta and pizza - So we thought we were dreaming when Jamie Oliver announced his Australian-first Pizzeria was opening up right here on the Gold Coast!

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All Of The Hot New Places Opening This Month

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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.

Support Our Firefighters

Local Ways To Support Our Firefighters

Support Our Firefighters

Queensland and New South Wales are known around the world for their pristine beaches and stunning National Parks - But right now, they're on fire. With over 100 fires burning between the two states, thousands of men and women are risking their lives and giving up their time to help save those stuck in the worst of the fires. We're facing some of the worst bushfires in Australia's history, and our neighbours need our help - So we've compiled a list of places you can donate time, resources and money to help do your bit to put these fires out.

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Wine, Dine & Have A Dang Good Time

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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!

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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!

Best Milestone Birthday Themes

Your Guide to Party in Style

Best Milestone Birthday Themes

This is for all the divas out there that are about to hit a milestone birthday and want to party in style. We’ve created a list of themed birthday ideas for you so that you don’t have to worry your pretty little mind thinking of them yourself. Whether you’re turning 18, 21, 30, 50, or just love having a theme, scroll down to get this party started.

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!

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Sippin' Our Way To Sunday

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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!

Ten Ways to Compliment Someone Without Calling Them Beautiful

Beauty Comes from Within

Ten Ways to Compliment Someone Without Calling Them Beautiful

How many times have you been complimented on your attractiveness before your intelligence? Your figure before your sense of humour? We propose a different concept; one in which the first compliment you give is not pointed towards looks. In the words of Rupi Kaur, “I want to apologize to all the women I have called pretty before I’ve called them intelligent or brave…from now on I will say things like you are resilient or you are extraordinary, not because I don’t think you’re pretty but because you are so much more than that.”

9 Fab Ideas For Fun With Friends

Those who play together, stay together

9 Fab Ideas For Fun With Friends

The point of hanging with the peeps is to do something that isn’t just scrolling through your phone or being inactive. We’ve all had that conversation. You know the: “what do you want to do?” “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” Sometimes we just need a little prompting for some fun activities to do with friends when the boredom strikes.

Refresh Your Spring Wardrobe

Stunning Gold Coast Boutique's To Hit Up This Summer

Refresh Your Spring Wardrobe

We love the Gold Coast fashion scene. An eclectic mixture of boho, boutique and beachside, our fashion scene is constantly evolving - And as a result, our wardrobes are too. We love supporting local Gold Coast designers, so we've tracked down some of the best local boutiques perfect for filling all of our wardrobes this Summer!

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Surf, Seafood & Spring Fashion!

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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!

Behind Dalozzo Art | Meet Judith Dalozzo

Meet One Of The Gold Coast's Best Artists

Behind Dalozzo Art | Meet Judith Dalozzo

The Gold Coast is full of incredible people. Whether it's artists, photographers, videographers, graphic designers and fashionista's, the Gold Coast creatives help to keep our houses, wardrobes, instagram feeds and lives full of incredible colour. We're huge fans of art, so we decided to get inside the head of one of the Coast's most incredible artists, and see exactly what makes her and her art so amazing!