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!
Pete Murray & Benny Owen's Exclusive Wellness Retreat
Pete Murray and Benny Owen are excited to present their unprecedented joint venture Music and Movement Escapes, a four night exclusive wellness retreat, with a unique focus on fitness, wellbeing and the joys of music. The first retreat (which includes a beach front gig on Valentine’s Day) will take place from Monday February 12 to Friday February 16, 2018, and will be held at the enviable 5 star Byron Bay resort, Elements of Byron Resort and Spa.
NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD EATERY & BAR
On 21 December 2017, Tristan and Kassia Grier (Harvest Newrybar, Sparrow Coffee), Dan Wyllie (Flinders Lane NYC, Saxon + Parole NYC), and Chef Francisco Smoje (Francisco's Table) launch Barrio eatery and bar at Habitat in Byron Bay's Industrial Estate. Barrio meaning "neighbourhood" in Spanish is designed to feel like a home from home, bringing together the local community in a relaxed environment for all-day dining.
FOR A GREATER PURPOSE WITH St VdP
They say it's better to give than receive... give Vinnies any unwanted gifts and get not only a warm fuzzy feeling in return but a little somethin' somethin' that you will love - a cool experience! *wink wink
Sounds good? Read on my friends....
ONLINE gifting website Gift It Now has partnered with St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland (Vinnies) to give Gold Coast locals the opportunity to regift unwanted Christmas presents to those less fortunate with the launch of its ‘Gift Exchange’ program.
Locals are encouraged to get involved with Gift It Now’s Gift Exchange by visiting Vinnies shops at Burleigh, Nerang, Arundel, Tugun and Palm Beach with their unwanted or un-needed Christmas haul from Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 14.
Sips, Shows and Celebrations
Well, it's that time of year again. Happy New Year! From sipping and celebrating with friends to partying the night away, The first few weeks of January are all about celebration. Enjoy your final days of freedom with A Night at the musical, or shake off the week with Cabana Bar's Tropical Tiki Tastes. Bring on the weekend!
Drinks, Dining, Dinosaurs!
Christmas is here! For most of us, the next week is going to involve far too much food, far too much alcohol, and far too much festive fun! This week is all about spending time with friends and family, and whether that means staying in or eating out, there's plenty to do and see. For the adults, there's plenty of food and wine ready for the tasting, but if you're still looking for the perfect Christmas gift, why not book tickets to Erth's Dinosaur Zoo?
For The Artists
This week is all about art. From Film Festivals to Photography and with a new art studio popping up right in the centre of Surfers, this week's flavour is creativity. Whether you're a film buff, a photography critic or just wanting to dabble in art, there's something going on for you - But if you're just looking for good food, Steampunk and Hennessy Lounge Bar are the places for you!
Christmas, Creations, Chocolate!
From Christmas stalls and creations to Chocolate shops, the Coast is getting ready to celebrate the craziest time of the year, and we're not holding back - Bring on the celebrations! With Christmas kicking off at NightQuarter and a brand new Nutella store opening up in Surfers (chocolate lovers beware!), there's plenty for everyone to do. So get shopping!
Fine Food, Photography, Finess
It's been wet this week. Very wet. And we all know that when it's wet, nobody likes to go out. But despite the rain and generally unpleasant weather, the Coast has powered on, opening up a delicious new range of cafes and bars that are sure to get your out of your PJ's! And once you're dressed, fed and out of the house, why not feed your creative side with one of the Coasts many creative workshops!
Gold Coast Nightlife
The Gold Coast is all about its nightlife, and with new bars opening up all over the coast, you’re sure to find somewhere to party! From dark and dangerous to fun and fluorescent, the Gold Coast’s variety is endless. Not into bars and clubs? Laugh your heart out at the Arts Centre or stuff yourself silly at a Street Party!
Skills, Sounds, Sessions!
The coast is packed with spaces for socialisation, training and creative expression. Every hobby and interest is covered, from skateboarding to life drawing, and even spiritual healing. Not your thing? Hop down to a local gig for some sound healing instead.
Beauty, Brickworks, Business!
Another week of events and new happenings will get you through. Flow and Thrive business workshop ensures you squeeze productivity from the weekend like juice from a lemon. Score yourself a spot in the mosh of mind-altering music at night. Get all the business out of your body by partying like a rock star.
Slam, Street Food, Salutations!
Free yoga classes are increasingly rare, but we’ve tracked one down for you. A focus on mindfulness forces you to draw inward as your body is pushed to the limits on the outside. Channel this for a live poetry reading, or reward yourself with Asian street food and botanical cocktails down at the Bazaar. We won’t judge.
Eco, Espresso, Entertainment!
The hottest combination of vintage, Rock n Roll and chilled out vibes. Spend your nights moshing, your mornings sloshing coffee and your afternoons washing out in the shade. A rustic rug and a good tree can become your best friends as you recharge down at your local market.
Salt, sand, swell!
The coast is kicking off another week of weird and wonderful events, from soda-making to live skating. Pack your car with all your wackiest mates and drift down to see some local talent. They might just teach you something new. Show ‘em how to party.