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GC Word on the Street #131

Live Your Best Billionaire Lifestyle!

GC Word on the Street #131

Ever dreamed of what life would be like if you were a billionaire? Yeah - Us too. Sipping cocktails by the sunset, indulging in fresh seafood and enjoying life on a 100 foot luxury superyacht all sounds pretty dang good to us, but it's a life that generally only belongs to the rich and famous... And now, it belongs to us too! From sipping craft cocktails to lounging on the worlds finest watercraft, we've got all the secrets to living your best billionaire lifestyle... Without breaking the budget!

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show | May 23rd to 26th

In case you've been living under a rock the last few years, every year Sanctuary Cove hosts the biggest Marine Show in the southern hemisphere (yes, we said it) - And it's back this weekend! Known around Australia, the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is by far one of the coolest events in the Sanctuary Cove calendar, bringing in an incredible range of marine craft for a jam-packed weekend of million-dollar brilliance. Kicking off this Thursday at 9am, live your best billionaire lifestyle on board 100 foot super-yachts, superior speedboats and stylish jet-skis, before heading off the explore all of the incredible food and roving entertainment that the weekend has to offer. The biggest marine show that the southern hemisphere has ever seen, grab your gal pals, your family, your partner, your pets (or all of the above) and get some tickets ASAP - We'll see you there soon!

Ida's Kitchen | Southport

It's not often that we get to write about the going's-on in the Northern Gold Coast, so we were super excited when we heard that Southport was getting its very own adorable little cafe, Ida's Kitchen! Hidden away beside Snap Fitness on Olsen Avenue (opposite Southport Sharks), Ida's Kitchen is bringing Melbourne cafe's to the Gold Coast, with a bright, welcoming atmosphere complete with a hanging wall plants and wooden furnishings for your ultimate new brunch space. Open from 6am every day for coffee and 6:30am for food, you can devour dishes like Homemade Banana Bread, Salted Caramel Acai, Eggs Bene or their unique (but delicious) Kimchi Waffle, all washed down with freshly roasted coffee or a delicious fresh juice. Stocking an incredible array of fresh-baked pastries including Strawberry Tarts, Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins, Lemon Tarts and more, you'll find plenty of fresh-made pastries to satisfy your sweet tooth - And they're all made fresh by the French Pastry Chef behind Bam Bam Bakehouse, so you know you're getting something ah-MAZING!

2-4-1 Friday Drinks | Baskk at Kirra Point

We absolutely love Baskk, and there's two reasons why: Firstly, they've got some seriously stunning beachfront views, and secondly they do two-for-one drinks every Friday! Offering their drinks special every Friday from 4-6pm (hello Friday afternoon drinks), grab your gal pals and indulge in craft beer, wine or a cocktail or two, with a seriously impressive 52 cocktails on the menu as well as the option to make your own for the perfect sip. With stunning sunset views and the perfect drink for basically everyone, we can't think of anywhere better to kick off our weekend... So grab a drink, and we'll meet you at Baskk!

New Menu | Paper Daisy

Have you ever dreamed of sipping boutique cocktails by the beach while indulging on fresh seafood? Well, you don't need to travel to the islands to do it anymore - Because Paper Daisy in Cabarita has recently released a brand new menu, and it's any seafood lovers absolute dream. Created by chef Jason Barratt - Originally from Rae's on Wategos in Byron Bay - The boutique new menu features a stunning selection of chicken, seafood, beef and vegetarian dishes, as well as five stunning desserts perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon. Priding themselves on using the freshest and finest quality ingredients, Paper Daisy's new menu is any seafood lovers dream... And with food that good, we never want to wake up!

Autumn Time Eats | Varsity Lakes Foreshore Parklands

Looking for somewhere to take the kids and pets this weekend? Well, Varsity Lakes has you covered... They're Autumn Time Eats Sunday Markets are back! Running every Sunday afternoon from 4pm during the month of May, grab your friends, family and furry friend and head down to the Foreshore Parklands for an afternoon of food, entertainment and fun, with all of your favourite food trucks and plenty of activities for the perfect Sunday afternoon out. Right on Lake Orr, if you hang around long enough you'll get to enjoy spectacular waterfront sunsets as well - So why not bring a picnic blanket and stay awhile!

About the Author

Aimee Higgins

Aimee Higgins

I'm a creative at heart - I love reading, I love writing and I love my social media! I spend the majority of my time sipping coffee and finding the next best cafe, but when I get a second off chances are I'll be brunching at my local or running off to whatever event is on that night! During Summer you can find me sipping coffee and tanning down by Burleigh Beach, and in Winter I'll be skiing the slopes of Perisher or buried under a mountain of blankets with chocolate and a good book.