German, Gourmet & Gold Coast Fashion Week!
October is one of our favourite months of the year. Not only is it warm enough to go outside again, but every other restaurant is gearing up for Halloween and Oktoberfest! Beer and Bratwurst are around every corner, while the more fashion-forward of us are hitting the shops to check out all of the newest trends for the Melbourne Cup and Gold Coast Fashion Week! Of course, shopping is hard (and hungry) work - So why not hit up Crafted Festival next weekend before you go?
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!
French Finery & Flashback Friday!
Calling all baby boomers and 90's babies... Grab your neon tights, your boot-cut jeans and denim jackets, it's time to take it back to your gen! Grab your gal pals and celebrate #ThrowbackThursday this month with all your favourite 90's hits at Top Golf, or take it back even further and celebrate the best of the 80's at Melba's On The Park! Hosting their first "We Are 80s" #FlashbackFriday event, Melba's will be pumping all of your favourite hits for one hectic night... So grab your friends and come on in!
Fine Wining & Vegan Dining
Grab your heels, put on some lipstick and head for the door - The finer things of life are coming to the Coast, and if you're willing to spend you're in for a treat. Palazzo Versace is opening it's doors for guests to indulge in gourmet Italian Cuisine during it's Gourmet Italian Food & Wine Festival, treating guests to several evenings of French Champagne and fine Italian feasting. Looking for something more budget friendly (we mean free)? Pull out your white clothes and head down to the Home of the Arts for their annual GLOW light show!
Food, Festivities & Finn Poke!
Can't wait for the weekend? Neither can we. There's nothing better than cracking open a bottle of your finest vino to celebrate Saturday, and that's exactly what Sanctuary Cove is doing, celebration the finer things in life this weekend with their Winter Wine Festival! Celebrate all the finest drops with your friends, or head to the beach and stop by Finn Poke's hot new Burleigh restaurant. Can you hear the weekend calling? We sure can...
Food, Fun & Theatre!
I hate to break it to you, but it's already July! We've had six months of food, culture, events and fun, but it's not over yet. There's new Mexican restaurants, exciting new live shows and even Christmas in July! Grab your friends and your jacket and slide down the rabbit hole... You never know what you'll discover!
Free Food, Fine Whiskey & Sake Feasts
With a plate of food in one hand and a glass of your favourite drink in the other, life looks pretty good. We're spoiled for choice when it comes to places to eat on the Coast, and some of our favourites are about to make the choice a whole lot sweeter, offering Whiskey tastings, Sake feasts and free food, filling our calendars and our bellies. Whether you're a foodie or just enjoy the finer things in life, there's something for everyone. So don't worry... Get hoppy!
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!
Sip, Surf, Celebrate!
Sip, surf or socialise - There's plenty going on on the Coast this weekend, and you don't want to miss it. With Cuban festivals, sweet surf sessions and romantic rendezvous ready to entertain you all weekend, you'll be running around from dusk to dawn if you want to fit in everything the Gold Coast has in store. Grab your partner and head down to Burleigh Brewing Co for a romantic evening out, or grab a mate and go to Byron for a sick weekend in the surf. If you want to stay a little more local, check out Dreamworlds first Park After Dark for 2018!
Creativity, Culture and Celebrations!
Celebrate all things creative and culture, in a huge explosion of everything food, festive and fun. Get inspired by the creative visionary of 40 of the Coasts up-and-coming talents in Raw's explosive Envision showcase, or pack your stretchy pants and head on down to Southport for a tasty celebration of all things Asian with Australia Fair Metro's Luna New Year celebration. Cultured or creative, there's something for everyone.
Nine Asian Restaurants You Have To Visit This Chinese New Year
If you're looking for an excuse to go out for Chinese food this weekend, we've got the answer - It's Chinese New Year! Chinese culture is full of vibrant colours, incredible entertainment, and our personal favourite, delicious dumplings. Besides watching dragon dances and listening to Chinese music we'll be eating our weight in Asian food this weekend, and with plenty of incredible Asian restaurants to choose from, we're sure you will be too!
The Hottest New Hotel On Main Beach
Standing proudly above the crowd on Beach Road in the centre of Surfers Paradise, The Island Boutique Hotel certainly lives up to its name. Recently renovated with a brand new facelift, this hotel has more style than Victoria Beckham and more glam than Kim Kardashian.
Best of Eat, Sip, Stay, Treat & Play
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..
Explore, relax, discover, play
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.
Something for everyone
Just when the year was starting to feel a bit blah, we’re reminded that the Easter long weekend is just around the corner. How fabulous! To make the most of this quarter-year treat, take our advice and treat yourself to the perfect Easter escape. Go on, you know you deserve it…