Cafes, Creations & Comedy Fests!
Can you believe it - We're halfway through February already! The New Year excitement has worn off, Valentine's Day has passed and we've settled into the day-to-day activities of life. Sometimes it can be hard to make it past Wednesday without a cocktail or two (or three), but don't worry - With a little help from a new Coomera cafe, a Comedy Festival and some seriously creative art, your week will be a whole lot more interesting in no time! Grab your gal pals, we're going out!
11 Places To Woo Your Love This Valentine's Day
We all know the saying - The way to a person's heart is through their stomach. We like to think that Valentine's Day is all about showering your loved one with gifts and eating way too much delicious food, and with restaurants all over the Gold Coast turning up the heat for Valentine's night, there's no shortage of spaces to choose from! So, we've made it easy for you - Introducing eleven of the best places to woo your love this Valentine's Day!
Bavarian, Whip Bowls & Broadway!
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble... Boy, do we have a treat for you! The food kind, as well as a surprise! Click your heels and come with us for a magical evening in the Land of Oz, or grab your gal pals and head down to Caffe Republic for their perfect Summer cure. Need some extra cash? The Bavarian in Broadbeach has you covered too!
Sips, Shopping & Secrets!
We've got some secrets to tell you this week... And I can guarantee you'll love them. From hidden spaces to secret shops we've got the scoop on all of the best things coming to the Gold Coast - And we can't wait to spill the beans on everything!
Feasts, Festivities & Royal Fashion Faves!
Well, it's official - It's 2019! Over the past 365 days we've celebrated diversity at the Commonwealth Games, eaten our way around the Gold Coast, enjoyed theatrical talent at the Home of the Arts and spent way too much time at the beach soaking up the sun. We said goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 with a bang, and now it's time to step into the new year and all of the magic that it will bring. 2019 already has shows, food, fashion and culture in spades - And we can't wait to see what else this year will bring!
We’ve all been there. Waking up at midday, bleary eyed, a jackhammer pounding in your head, sweating, even though the air-con has frozen the Doritos you left out overnight. All sure-fire signs of a hangover. And you had how many tequila shots last night? Seriously? Don’t you remember what happened last time. Oh, I suppose not. Well, fear not, it may feel like you’re dying, but there are plenty of hangover remedies: from mountains of greasy food, to sweating it out on a run (if you can even move), to a classic hair of the dog. Luckily, the Gold Coast has a bit of everything to cure your hangover blues. Just remember to put your sunnies on, it’s bright outside.
Sanctuary Cove's Newest Waterfront Dining Destination
When it comes to places to eat on the Gold Coast, we're totally spoiled. No matter where you look there's a new cafe or restaurant popping up around the corner, with enough mouth-watering food and delicious coffee for us to eat somewhere different every day of the year! Making a name for itself in the northern Gold Coast due to it's mouth-watering food and waterfront views, Ioesco Restaurant in The Marine Village is one of our favourite places to go to eat - and now you can eat there breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Eat Your Heart Out In Harbourtown's New Foodie Precinct!
Move over Westfield, Robina and Pacific Fair - The Coast's hottest new foodie hub is about to open, and we can't wait to get in! On-track to open mid-December, the new Harbour Town Eating Precinct named 'Harbour Town Eats' is bringing a fresh and exciting new feel to everyone's favourite retail precinct, with plenty of exciting new cafe's and restaurants perfect for those brunch dates or evenings out with friends.
Movies, Music & Summer Menu's!
If your schedule isn't already packed with Christmas shopping, family events and work functions, you'll want to make some room for this weeks events. Seriously. With Christmas right around the corner (hello carols and Christmas decorations!), the Coast is turning it up, with plenty of super exciting events coming up to entertain everyone this school holidays! Head down to Marie Anita's and taste test their brand new Summer menu with your gal pals, or dress up and enjoy the finer things in life with the Sanctuary Cove Film Fest or HOTA's latest musical performance! There's plenty to eat and plenty to do... But what will you do first?
Beauty, Booze & Brunch!
What's better than a weekend of boozy brunches and beauty tips? Well - nothing, really. This sunny weather is perfect for a weekday brunch with the gals at the freshly opened Esco in Sanctuary Cove, but if you're more of a night owl and need to forget about your working week NightQuarter's Cocktail Festival is the place to go! And if you're looking to refresh your make-up and beauty in time for Summer? Look no further than the women's Beauty and Lifestyle Expo!
Five Cooking Classes Perfect For Unleashing Your Inner Chef
Cooking. Some of us were born to cook, and some of us are allergic to the kitchen and could probably set fire to the stove top given half the chance. It's a skill that not everyone is born with, but cooking classes are popping up all over the Coast and are opening their hearts and kitchens to teach us all the secrets behind cooking totally drool-worthy dishes in our own homes. Whether it's Vegan and Vegetarian food or Pizza and Pasta feasts, you'll find a cooking class to suit all of your foodie desires - And with the weather less than perfect, is there any better time to cuddle up to a big plate of Pizza than now?
Crust, Cinemas & Fast Cars!
We've got 99 problems, but boredom ain't one of them. Now that Winter has come and gone the Coast is full of things for the kids, the cats and the neighbours to do, with car shows, Openair Cinemas and Chinese theatre popping up right in time for the holidays. Grab your kids and take them to movies under the stars or hire a babysitter and treat yourself to a day out, then finish it off with Pizza at the Coast's newest gourmet Pizza Bar! Whether you're a car lover, a movie critic or just looking for a good stuffed crust, we've got you covered - And trust us, you won't be disappointed!
Clubs, Carnivals & Craft Beer!
Can you smell the food trucks yet? We certainly can... Because the Broadwater Parklands will be full of them next weekend! If you're a fan of food you'll want to make your way down to Southport, but if you're a fan of booze you'll want to keep your eye on Kurrawa Park, because there's a Crafted Beer Festival going on down there soon too! Pick between Burgers, Bao, BBQ meats and Booze with two fabulous weekends of feasting, then make your way down to Surfers for the biggest 80's Club Reunion on the Coast, hitting off in neon style!
Five Fab Ways To Spend This Father's Day
Father's. We love them. They help us ride a bike, fix our cars and teach us to never give up. Father's Day is right around the corner (as in, this Sunday!), and if you haven't figured out what you're doing for it yet, you might want to get in quick. Stumped for ideas? We've got all the answers!
7 Ways To Spend Your Next Girls Night
We all need our gal pals sometimes. They're our sisters, our best friends and our soul mates all rolled into one, and life wouldn't be the same without them. Whether it's getting them to check for something in our teeth, confirming that that dress doesn't make us look fat, getting rescued from an awkward date or calling them at all hours when we get dumped, our gal pals are there for everything. So when girls night comes around, there's nothing better than putting on some lippy, grabbing a pair of heels and heading out! Whether you enjoy a quiet night at home or a night of crazy indulgence, everything is always a million times better with our friends.