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GC Word on the Street #92

Fine Wining & Vegan Dining

GC Word on the Street #92

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!

Vanitas Gourmet Italian Food & Wine Festival | Palazzo Versace Gold Coast

Celebrate the finer things in life this month at Vanitas Gourmet Italian Food & Wine Festival! Running from August to November at Palazzo Versace, the festival will be celebrating the finest Italian wine and food, collaborating with Stoneharn Black Perigord Truffles to bring you a truly decadent feast. If you're a fan of Italian (or a fan of food in general), Vanitas will be hosting several exclusive dinners over the course of the festival, allowing guests to indulge in bespoke menus and specially paired French champagne and wine. Choose from A Night With Truffles, the Vanitas Prestige Champagne Dinner or Vanitas' First Birthday Cocktail Party, or truly indulge and book yourself in for the full experience with the Vanitas Connoisseur experience.

Gold Coast Colour Run | August 19th @ Broadwater Parklands

Grab your friends and your oldest white t-shirt - The Gold Coast Colour Run is back next weekend! Lovingly dubbed the happiest 5km on the Planet, cover yourself in paint as you crash your way through colour zones and fly off in a cloud of foam, running (or walking) along the Broadwater in everyone's favourite 5km. Everything is better in a team, so grab your friends and grab your family to register as a team for the event, then duck over to The Great Lawn for one of the brightest, most incredible post-run parties you'll ever experience!

GLOW Light Festival | August 9-11 @ Home of the Arts

There's swinging acrobats, neon art and Insta-worthy Angel Wings.... What more could you want from Home of the Arts' annual GLOW Fest?! Running for yet another year, GLOW is coming back bigger and better than ever, with live performances and plenty of new light shows to blow your mind and transform your Insta feed. Running for three nights this week, experience the audiovisual laser masterpiece of Robin Fox and pose in front of neon wings before making your way around the lake to experience the rest of the show. If you want to be a part of the show, stand out with neon face paint, or simply wear all white and watch as your outfit becomes part of the show under the black lights!

New Vegan Restaurant | No Bones @ Byron Bay

There's nothing we love more than checking out new cafe's and restaurants, so we were super excited when a new Vegan restaurant opened up in Byron Bay! Appropriately named 'No Bones', this new plant-based restaurant is entirely vegan,-friendly, bringing out a totally mouth-watering new menu to celebrate all things green! Grab some friends and share Chicken Tacos, Duck Pancakes or their home made ravioli, or spend the evening with a plate of House Made Gnocchi and one of their signature cocktails!

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.