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GC Word on the Street #106

Beauty, Booze & Brunch!

GC Word on the Street #106

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!

New Italian Breakfast Hotspot | Esco

Ioesco in Sanctuary Cove is a serious favourite of ours, so we were super excited when we heard that they were expanding with their little sister Esco! Recently opening, Esco is every brunching person's dream, open for breakfast and light lunch and overlooking the stunning Sanctuary Cove Marina (hello waterfront breakfast!). Offering mouthwatering Italian and Mediterranean dishes throughout breakfast and lunch, alongside delicious coffee and an indulgent drinks menu, Esco is set to be the hottest brunch spot in the Northern Gold Coast! Dine on everyone's favourite Cinque Classic Eggs Benedict, Feta & Chive Scramble, Muesli or Avo on Rye, or branch out into something more unique and try their Asian Style Omelette, Lambs Fry & Bacon or their Special Baked Bean Combo. Not sure what to try? We recommend their Breakfast Gnocchi as pictured above - Cooked fresh with spinach, poached eggs and plenty of bacon, it's totally to die for! Oh - And don't forget your coffee!

Sugar & Spice Cocktail Festival | November 17th @ NightQuarter

Your weekend dreams are about to come true - NightQuarter is hosting a Sugar & Spice Cocktail Festival this Saturday night! Kicking off at 4pm and running right until 10, you'll be able to spend the hot Summer afternoon sipping cool, quirky cocktails, with all of your favourite liquor brands hitting the shelves of NightQuarter's pop-up bars. Enjoy Ink Gin, Hendricks Gin, Sailor Jerry or Cointreau, and take a wander through the many pop-up bars, enjoying more botanical flavours, seasonal sips and curated cocktails than you could ever imagine! Sip, sip, hooray!

Beauty & Lifestyle Expo | Nov 17 & 18 @ Carrara Sports Centre

Sometimes there's nothing we need more than a weekend away from life - And what better weekend to do that than this weekend during the Women's Beauty & Lifestyle Expo! Grab your gal pals and head down the Carrara Sports Centre for a serious weekend of R&R, with plenty of health workshops as well as more beauty, fashion and make up vendors than you can poke a stick at! Discover new beauty tips or rediscover old loves - No matter what stage of life you're in and no matter what beauty habits you've got, the Beauty and Lifestyle Expo will cover it!

Ultimate Outlet Sale | November 16th - 18th @ HarbourTown

Empty your car, grab your running shoes and get your credit card ready - HarbourTown's Get Outlet Ultimate Sale is this weekend! Running for one weekend only, plenty of major retailers will be offering incredible discounts on stock right in time for Christmas, with plenty of the big brands knocking up to 40% off their stock! Grab your shopping trolley and get around to BONDS, Seed, Adidas, UGG, Bendon and Nike, who are all knocking 40% - 50% off of everything in store (yes, I said EVERYTHING), then head over to Seafolly for nothing over $40 and nothing on sale over $15 at Cotton On! If you want some freebies (and really, who doesn't), Victoria's Secret is also running a buy 3, get 3 free campaign all weekend - So basically your Christmas shopping is sorted! But make sure you get in early!

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.