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Hamptons Style

Style Your Life With Hamptons

Hamptons Style

Have you ever wanted to have a totally Insta-worthy home? Living on the beautiful Gold Coast gives us serious Coastal vibes, and soft blues, whites and wooden accents are all the rage for Coastal homes, creating a beautiful, relaxed feel that perfectly mimics our Gold Coast lifestyle. Located in The Marine Village, Hamptons Style stocks everything you'll need to make your home feel exactly like an island paradise!

B L E A C H * F E S T I V A L 2018

SET TO CAPTURE HEARTS, MINDS AND IMAGINATIONS

B L E A C H * F E S T I V A L  2018

The Gold Coast’s premier arts and cultural festival, Bleach* Festival is returning for an 18-day city-wide celebration spanning major musical concerts, large contemporary dance productions, giant outdoor spectacles,travelling shows on kayaks and even an epic beach sleepover.

The expansive program of 140 genre-defying events and activities includes 10 world premieres, one Australian premiere and two Queensland premieres; with the majority, completely free to the public.

8 Reasons to Ditch Plastic

The Cost of Single-Use

8 Reasons to Ditch Plastic

We’ve been taught to reduce, reuse and recycle from a young age, but a fourth worth has been added to the recycling mantra, and it’s been floating around for a while now – refuse. Plastic is a convenience material, but it won’t be so convenient when we run out of places to hide it.

Ten 4 Ten

Ten Places To Eat For $10 and Under

Ten 4 Ten

Everyone wants to live the high life, but when you’ve lived all weekend and you only have $10 left, you have to be a little creative. Well, rather than eat half of your friends food or conveniently forget your wallet during an outing, we’ve put together a list of ten restaurants on the Gold Coast with food for $10 or under – So you can still go out without breaking your wallet!

Simple Dates that Trump Five Stars

Effortless Ways to Win Them Over

Simple Dates that Trump Five Stars

One of the greatest things about simple dates is that you go into them without expectations. You don’t imagine a quiet restaurant where you and your date stare across a candelit table, only to meet a crammed shoebox where you can’t catch the waitor’s eye, yet somehow can’t avoid the eye contact of a stranger at a table nearby.

A 'Surfer's Paradise' in Coolangatta March 10-18

Free Surf, Art & Fitness Pop-Ups with Julian Wilson + World Team

A 'Surfer's Paradise' in Coolangatta March 10-18

In the lead in to the WSL Championship Tour kicking off at Snapper Rocks, Hurley is bringing a ‘Surfer’s Paradise’ to Coolangatta next week – launching an interactive surf coaching, art and fitness pop-up at the Tweed Heads Greenmount SLSC, with a range of free activities and some of the biggest names in surf on-hand to inspire and educate.

With reigning world champion John John Florence along with Filipe Toledo, Julian Wilson, Kolohe Andino, Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson and Adrian ‘Ace’ Buchan all in Snapper to compete, some of the Hurley surfers will drop in on the Tweed Heads Greenmount SLSC throughout a jam-packed eight-day program of free surf, art and fitness activations from Friday March 10 to Saturday March 18.

Gold Coast History

Eleven Fascinating Facts

Gold Coast History

Most of us can barely remember what happened yesterday. Or if we ate breakfast this morning. Or the last book we finished (picture books don’t count). So how are we meant to keep track of things that happened hundreds of years ago? It’s difficult, we know. Nearly impossible. That’s why we’re here to fill you in on local history. Don’t worry, it’s not just boring dates and facts (apologies for the traumatic grade 8 history class flashbacks). The past may be in the past, but this is the stuff that made the Gold Coast the unique, vibrant city it is today. So strap in, and discover a whole new appreciation for your nest.

6 Secluded Gold Coast Spots

Paradise outside Surfers Paradise

6 Secluded Gold Coast Spots

The Gold Coast is defined by its stunning beaches: glistening gold sand, crashing waves, and crisp crowds, basking in the scenery. Whether it’s Broadbeach, Palm Beach, or Surfer’s Paradise, the clue is in the name: we’re a bit obsessed with our beaches. Sometimes, braving Burleigh Beach during tourist season is worth it – when something’s that popular, it has to be good (even if it’s only to get a glimpse of some hot beach bods). But, other times you need a quiet, relaxing spot, where you can go 10 seconds without someone blocking your sun (no one owns the sun, but this bit is definitely yours), seeing an unfortunate tan line, or having a tennis ball crash into your face from a game of beach cricket (always keep your eye on the ball!). With so many beaches and water holes, there are plenty of picturesque, secluded spots to enjoy!

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.

Mermaid Beach Lovin'

Best of Eat, Sip, Stay, Treat & Play

Mermaid Beach Lovin'

Mermaid Beach is the most happening suburb on the coast at the moment! There are new venues opening weekly and with a mix of the Southern Gold Coasts chill vibes and Northern Gold Coasts modern-buzzing side, it holds a unique character.All this topped off of course by the whimsical name, what isn't there to love? If you need more convincing though keep reading..

Sunday Fun Days

The Perfect Sunday Guide

Sunday Fun Days

We here at The Good Guide know the mixed feelings that Sundays can induce and have organised you a perfect Sunday Fun Day. An exploration of what the South of the Coast has to offer, we’ve balanced the naughty with the nice, the healthy with the indulgent, to ensure you make the most out of your last day of freedom (until next weekend, anyway).

Long Weekend Inspiration

Explore, relax, discover, play

Long Weekend Inspiration

Not having to set that early morning alarm will always be one of the greatest feelings in the world. Long weekends are made for late nights and lavish days, so be sure to not waste your next long weekend with these relaxing ideas.