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Meet Angela Fabian

Queen of Soul

Meet Angela Fabian

The Good Guide is here to celebrate local is lovely. What makes a place so unique is her people. We get backstage with Brisbane's Queen of Soul, the one and only Angela Fabian to hear what makes her tick, what's she's passionate about and more. Angela has just released her album, Arms Opened Wide, check it out here...

GC WORD ON THE STREET #16

Inventive, Inspiring, Incredible!

GC WORD ON THE STREET #16

As the year starts to wind down, Word on the Street winds up bigger and better than ever, delivering stunning combinations that you never thought were possible. Served in a special, steaming bowl, Word on the Street is your sweet, tasty treat, and we might even give you the recipe, if you promise to share.

GC's Hippest Happy Hours

Round The Clock Fun

GC's Hippest Happy Hours

Every hour is a happy hour when you’re on the Gold Coast. We’re living in paradise, after all. But there’s always room for improvement. How, you ask? Well, cheap eats, delicious drinks, and wings so good they’ll have you chicken-dancing with joy, are just a few ways to make your happy hour even happier. Better yet, you’ll never have to sacrifice price for tastiness, as these hot happy hours are filled with delectable delights. Set your alarm, you’ve only got an hour to make the most of it!

GC WORD ON THE STREET #15

Daring, Dynamic, Delightful!

GC WORD ON THE STREET #15

Word on the Street is on the brink of overflowing this week, so take a big sip before it spills onto that beautiful new dress. Taste that? It’s our extra-special secret ingredient. Like any good magician, we’ll never reveal our secret, so you’ll just have to start exploring and find out for yourself. Don’t worry, the chase is just as good as the catch!

Six Spooky Gold Coast Halloween Parties

Haunted Hangouts!

Six Spooky Gold Coast Halloween Parties

It’s almost that time of year again. Halloween. The one day you can unleash your inner monster in a socially-acceptable setting. In 2016, Halloween on the Gold Coast will be bigger and scarier than ever, as the streets swarm with ghouls, ghosts, gremlins, and people who look like they’re dressed-up, but actually just dress like that all the time (you know who you are!). But don’t be spooked, whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun, or saucy adult’s only parties (who’s that mysterious lady in the banana suit?), the Gold Coast is all treat and no trick.

GC WORD ON THE STREET #14

Sweet, Spectacular, Spontaneous!

GC WORD ON THE STREET #14

Flying high can be tiring work. Whenever you need to take a break, Word on the Street will always be here to lower you onto a bed of plush parties and delicious desserts, designed specifically to re-energise your weary wings. Don’t worry, once you’ve recharged your batteries, you’ll soar higher than ever before!

WORD ON THE STREET #13

Cute, Creative, Contagious!

WORD ON THE STREET #13

Word on the Street flies everywhere, from frosty mountain peaks to the bottom of the ocean. No stone is left unturned. On the journey, we gather the best events and entertainment, hangouts and hideaways, to deliver directly to you. Time to soar!

GC WORD ON THE STREET #12

Fresh, Feisty, Festive!

GC WORD ON THE STREET #12

Word on the Street doesn’t need a dictionary to know the word; we’re all about street smarts. We have birds whispering all over the city, pointing out groovy music and powerful plays. Before they fly south again, here’s the bird’s word.

Gold Coast Melbourne Cup Guide

Off to the Races!

Gold Coast Melbourne Cup Guide

The Gold Coast may never sleep, but on November 1st even our vibrant city will collectively rest to focus on the race that stops the nation. The Melbourne Cup is more than just a horserace, it’s equally about spectacle, glamour, and companionship (even when that companion is your slightly too tipsy workmate, cheering for the horse she bet against)

Gold Coast Oktoberfest Guide

Best of the (Brat)Wurst

Gold Coast Oktoberfest Guide

Like everything else, the Gold Coast does Oktoberfest in style. In fact, there’s no better place to enjoy Oktoberfest than on the Gold Coast (except maybe Munich, we hear theirs is pretty good). So, if you can’t be in Germany, but still want an authentic Oktoberfest experience, check out the best the Gold Coast has to offer!

GC WORD ON THE STREET #11

Tasty, Tantalising, Terrific!

GC WORD ON THE STREET #11

Word up! This week’s Word on the Street puts the art back in party, and the sun back in Sunday, uncovering the Gold Coast’s top trends and hottest hangouts. Careful, it’s still hot (or is that just you?).

Gold Coast Fine Dining

Sophisticated Fare

Gold Coast Fine Dining

Come with us now to the world of fine dining. Where the wine list is as long as your arm and your chair is tucked beneath you, just so. Where waiters will gently place a blanket-sized napkin on your lap and listen attentively while you place your order, as if your mere words are music to their ears. You'll be treated like royalty and eat food fit for a king. Yes friends, it's time to get a little fancy, and indulge in some tip top nosh with the best of Gold Coast's fine dining.

Gold Coast Live Music Venues

For Lovers of Live Music

Gold Coast Live Music Venues

Oh, live music soothes the soul doesn’t it? To see a set from the very creators of your all-time favourite tunes is just the best ever. You may sit back with your eyes closed and drink in every note and nuance, letting a composition take you on a musical journey. You might jump around like a maniac in a sweaty mosh pit, screaming lyrics into the faces of your similarly psyched-up friends. You can let your limbs loose and float on the edges of a crowd, dancing in the nature of a festival-loving hippy. Whatever your jam, these Gold Coast venues will provide you with your live music mix. See you front left, friends!

WORD ON THE STREET #10 | GC

Festive, Frivolous, Fluorescent!

WORD ON THE STREET #10 | GC

This week’s Word is delivered in a steaming, ceramic bowl, packed with nutritious art, zesty music, flavoursome festivals, and a mysterious secret ingredient that will leave you begging for more.

20 Sober Saturday Activities

Bucket list for alcohol-free fun

20 Sober Saturday Activities

We champion anyone who can go a whole weekend without a glass of something bubbly. That's why we have made a bucket list for all those who are strong in will power. We salute you.