8 New Winter Menu's To Wrap Your Mitts Around
Let's be honest with each other. Sure, we all love our Acai Bowls and Avo on Toast in the Summer, but isn't it high time we pulled out the stretchy pants and piled on the pancakes? There's nothing better than a cup of coffee and a hot breakfast in Winter, and with the weather turning cold all of our favourite restaurants and cafe's are pulling out the pans and frying up some hot, tasty goodness for us to wrap our frozen fingers around. Now we have to go and taste it all!
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!
The Spirit Of Churaki
You may only know him from that incredible bass line in Blister in the Sun, but the Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie is so much more. On the days when he’s not pairing up with some of the best in Australian music, like his band The Break, full of members of Midnight Oil, Ritchie has lent his time as musical director to a new show on the Gold Coast called The Spirit of Churaki. Churaki was an Aboriginal man, and the first ever LifeSaver, performing daring rescues on the Gold Coast’s southern beaches in the 1900’s. His mostly forgotten story is being brought to life, with Ritchie forming the music with the help of a whole lot of others. We caught up with Brian to hear about the project and learn more about him.
Feasts, Concerts & Fireworks!
I hate to break it to you... But it's almost June already! The second half of the year is coming round pretty quickly, and if you haven't spent most of your time checking out the cool new cafe's, exhibitions and concerts that we've been throwing all year, now's your time to start. Head to HOTA or get down to Broadbeach, or if you're looking to finish your weekend with a bang (literally), get down to Surfers for SeaFire!
5 Hot Chocolates Worthy Of Getting Out Of Bed For
In the words of John Snow... Winter is coming. It finally got below twenty degrees this week, and with the temperature dropping it's the perfect time to wrap your hands around a mug of hot chocolate. But don't just go for any hot chocolate... To make coming out in the cold truly work your time, you'll want only the best.
Play, Paint, Create!
Unleash your arty side... We're celebrating all things creative, and Blues on Broadbeach is back to kick it all off! Start your weekend off at the Coast's biggest free music festival (yes, I said free!), then make your way to the Home of the Arts to experience their newest Art Exhibition, showcasing all the best of the Coast. Get inspired by the sights and sounds of the Coast, then grab your girlfriends and unleash your creative talent in The Craft Parlour's latest pillow painting session. Looking for something different this weekend? The Gold Coast has it all!
The Perfect Gifts For Mum This Mother's Day
So, have you got your present for Mum sorted yet? Oh, you totally forgot it was Mother's Day this Sunday? Instead of stressing and running to the shops to pick up chocolate and bath bombs (which I'm sure she'd love), try getting her something a little bit different this Mother's Day. Not sure what to get? We've got you covered!
Boozy Blowdry's and Burgers Galore!
Does your Friday night consist of boozy blow dries or big burgers? Surfers Paradise is welcoming in two incredible new bars over the next few weeks, with Blow Bar Lane opening just last week and the famous Milky Lane Burger Bar set to grace our front doors soon! Get the girls together for an evening of pampering, or tackle one of Milky Lane's epic new Burgers. Looking for ideas for your next night out? We've got you covered.
Food, Music & Markets!
We've got food, we've got awards and we've got markets. If you're in the foodie scene, you're in luck - Cheeseburger Gyoza have just hit the streets of Broadbeach, and Harbourtown is expanding it's foodie scene! Pack your stretchy pants and be ready to empty your wallet - There's so much good food set to hit the Gold Coast we don't know where to go first! But if you're in the music scene? Better buy some tickets quick... The Gold Coast Music Awards are this week!
Bars, Art & Culture
Still haven't got your music fix? The Coast is serving up the goods this week, with even more music festivals and brand new rooftop bars open to fulfill all of your Friday night desires! Grab a jacket, grab a friend and head on out - We've got all the action, and you don't want to miss out!
Plan Your Perfect Mother's Day Out
We love Mums. They can be cool, crazy, or sometimes a little bit weird, but at the end of the day we don't know what we'd do without them (and we wouldn't exist without them). They're our role models and biggest fans, our rocks and our shoulder to cry on. They're pretty important - And they deserve to be celebrated. So we've planned the perfect Mother's Day out - With brunch dates, pamper sessions and plenty of love all mixed in, your Mum will be feeling the love this Mother's Day. But don't forget, Mum's the word!
Your Winter Wardrobe Essentials In 2018
If you've been out to the shops recently, you would have noticed that the short-shorts and crop tops that usually occupy the shelves of most clothing retailers have been swapped out for skinny jeans and jackets. Winter may still be a few months away but retailers are in full seasonal swing, and if you want to make the most of this seasons fashion trends, you better get in quick.
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!
Music, Masterclasses & Rooftop Markets!
If you haven't caught on yet, the Coast is in the middle of its biggest party ever. We've got sporting feats in every major sporting center, concerts running on every Beach and roving entertainment right up and down the Coast! There's dance-off's, masterclasses and rooftop markets, and enough music and entertainment to fill every corner of the Coast. We've got 99 problems, but this week boredom isn't one of them.
All The Best Places To Eat Pre- And Post-Events
12 days. 18 sports and 7 para-sports. Hundreds of hours of entertainment. That's hungry work.
We're a bit over halfway through the games, and if you haven't worked up an appetite running all over the Coast then I'm sure you will soon. Finding somewhere good to eat in an unfamiliar location is a daunting task to say the least, so we've done the work for you - Now all you have to do is pick a dish!