Sing, Sip & Shop!
We know exactly where we're going this weekend - I'll give you a hint, it involves Rosé and Gin! Granddad Jack's Craft Distillery is opening their doors for exclusive Distillery Tours every weekend this year, and Cabana Bar & Lounge is kicking off Summer with a Frosé that's totally to die for, meaning your weekend plans are basically sorted! Need to get your Christmas shopping done first? The Village Markets in Burleigh Heads have that covered too... So kick back, relax and enjoy!
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?
Explore A Christmas Wonderland At The Marine Village!
Can you year Santa calling? It's time for carols by candlelight, festivities and fun, and everyone's favourite shopping precinct on the Northern Gold Coast is stepping up, pulling out all of the stops for one incredible week of merry-making with their incredible Christmas Carnival!
Movies, Markets & Masterclasses!
Haven't figured out what you're doing yet this weekend? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Get comfortable at Burleigh Brewing Co for their next evening of Movies Under The Stars - complete with popcorn and comfy chairs - Or unleash your inner chef with Masterchef favourite Georgia Barnes during a teaching session at The Kitchens Robina! Don't feel like cooking anything? Head down to Burleigh Heads for a serious night of eating at their BBQ Bazaar Night Markets!
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!
Fashion, Festivals & Fridays!
So are you a foodie, a fashionista or just here for a good time? The Coast has plenty of events on this week for basically everyone, throwing open its doors for foodies and fashionistas alike to enjoy everything that the Coast has to offer. If you're into the fashion scene, you'll want to get your shop on at The Marine Village this weekend (hint hint: They've got some awesome sales on), but if you're less into fashion and more into food then there's plenty for you as well, with a French Festival and a Friday Night Feast happening that's totally incredible!
Pets, Parties & Paradise!
Grab your gal pals - It's party time! There's nothing better than finishing off the working week with drinking, dancing and plenty of good times, and we know just the place to go. The only question is - Do you prefer Latin Dancing or fire juggling?
Sip, Shop & Play!
We're totally spoiled for choice when it comes to food and fashion on the Coast. Turn left and there's boutique retailers, turn right and there's dozens of delicious cafe's and restaurants! We've got something for the foodies, something for the fashionista's and something for those just wanting a quiet night in - The only question is, will you turn left or right?
Champagne, Sens Coffee & Secret Dinners!
Sometimes all you need to do in life is treat yo'self. Whether that's a pamper day, a brunch date with your gal pals or a night indulging in bubbles, we could all use a little TLC sometimes. If you're well over-due for a gals brunch, the new Sens Coffee Co in Broadbeach has your caffeine needs covered - But if you're after an evening out (and you can afford to splash out a bit), why not check out Byron's Champagne Dinner or the ever-mysterious Diner en Blanc?
Arts, Entertainment and Shopping!
Just in case you weren't aware yet - There's some seriously cool stuff going down on the Coast this week! We've got events from Coomera to Cooly, with the revival of Buskers by the Creek back for yet another year and the grand opening of Coomera Westfield this Thursday. Grab your gal pals and shop to your hearts content with a huge range of sales in just about every store in Westfield, or head down to Cooly Tavern for two days of art, music and entertainment in Australia's biggest busking Festival! Not a fan of art and music? Don't worry, Westfield has plenty of food too!
Top 10 Spots For Lunch This Melbourne Cup
It's the race that stops the nation, and it's time to celebrate! 2018 Melbourne Cup is right around the corner and restaurants, bars and hotels all around the Coast are throwing open their doors and preparing their kitchen's to host the biggest parties of the year. Kicking off in just a month, it's time to pull out your fanciest frock and book your tickets to some of the biggest parties in town - And we know exactly where you should go.
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!
Food, Fire & Fu Manchu!
New season, new you! Now that we can actually get out of bed before 9am without freezing, going out with your gal pals for brunch isn't such a bad idea. Cafe's and restaurants right around the Coast are breaking out their Spring menu's, with Waffles and Pancakes being swapped for Acai Bowls and Avo on Toast as we shake off the Winter blues and move back into the days of blue skies. There's nothing better than a day out with your gal pals - So why not hit up a cafe for their new Spring menu then head to NightQuarter for a show afterwards?
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!