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Rainy Day Bucket List

Fun and creative activities to do when it rains

Rainy Day Bucket List

We all know that feeling of waking up to rain. Whether it’s the 'what-a-nice-day-to-stay-in-bed' feeling or the 'I-want-to-do-something-but-don’t-know-what' feeling. We’ve all been there. Here are some things to keep you occupied on those rainy days.

Let’s Go Beach Hopping

A Guide to the Best GC & NNSW Beaches

Let’s Go Beach Hopping

Summer is here! Dig out your straw hat, beach towel, and thongs, and head to one of our favourite beach spots. Starting at Miami, and venturing all the way down to Kingscliff, you will not run out of options this summer season. Let’s take a road trip!

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.

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A Week of Sweet Dreams

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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.

Summer Body Lovin'

How to Make a Healthy Diet Work in Summer

Summer Body Lovin'

It’s that time again as summer continues. It’s all hot days at the beach, parties and the general hotness that is the GC heat. With all the festivities around this time, it’s always hard fitting all that food and wine into your usual healthy lifestyle. Staying hydrated and swapping small things in your diet only being the start.

Cool and Creative Gift Ideas

It's the thought that counts

Cool and Creative Gift Ideas

With the festivities right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to get everybody. It’s always a hard time, we know, thinking of all the people on your gift list and wondering ‘what am I going to get them?’. We all go through it, gifts are hard. Here are some cool gift ideas that are a little bit different than usual but could very well be the best gift yet.

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Just Livin' Our Best Lives

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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!

Arche Company

Get Ready To Shop In Cooly's Hot New Boutique

Arche Company

We're pretty well-known for our fashion here on the Gold Coast. We're all about the neutral colours, the flowy fabrics, the gold accent pieces and the sun-kissed look that always seems to hang around in Summer. When it comes to shopping for our next staple pieces, we always love to support the small, Gold Coast businesses that know our fashion scene better than anyone else - So where better else to go than the newly-opened Arche.

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Sip & Celebrate Summer In Style!

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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.

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Get Ready For Summer

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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.

The Doughnut Affair

Celebrating One Month Of Boozy Doughnuts & Quality Coffee

The Doughnut Affair

Have you ever dreamed of spending the afternoon with your bestie, sipping drinks and eating doughnuts after a day at the beach? Well, we certainly have, and thanks to the stunning new Doughnut Affair down in Mermaid Beach, you finally can!

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.