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GC WORD ON THE STREET #160

SUMMER-LOVING, HAPPENED SO FAST…

GC WORD ON THE STREET #160

Endless pineapple purple skies, chilled cheeky bevvy’s and adventurous nights… ahhh everything we love about the summertime! Sadly, it’s nearing the end of Summer but don’t be disheartened… that doesn’t mean it’s also the end of what the vibrant Gold Coast has to offer! This week we’re showing you all things new and fun on the GC, in hopes to help your transition from care-free summer days be a little less gloomy, keeping you looking forward to so much more light and life!

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BYRON BAY LUNA WINE STORE | NEW OPENING

There’s nothing like a sneaky glass of wine (… or two) to get you through the working week, am I right? Well, what if we told you, sipping on a glass of wine no longer needs to be a guilty pleasure? Our answer? Natural wine! What, where, and how you ask? Well thanks to wine connoisseurs Russ Berry, James Audas and Tom Sheer, a new sustainably-sourced wine store will open in the heart of Byron Bay on March 2nd. Devoted to sustainable farming and minimal intervention wine-making, Luna Wine Store is sure to be a staple for conscious wine lovers who want to indulge in a glass or more while doing so healthily! Open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am-8pm, head on down with your pals and be ready to elevate your drinking experience and broaden your selection of wine as far as the Luna-moon and back.

HOTA OUT LOUD FESTIVAL | POP & PLAY EVENT

No need to dwell on saying goodbye to a big Summer day out filled with music, food, gaming and a whole lotta fun as HOTA is hosting its very first infusion of eGames and Asian-pop culture event on the Gold Coast. If you’re a gamer, you’ll want to put on your game-face and challenge others at a round of Nintendo games including Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. Engage and be inspired by elite esport teams and personalities or get down and dancing to a fantastic music program featuring the most colourful artists in the Asian and K-Pop music industry. A variety of workshops will be on show and there will be a yummy selection of food trucks and drinks for all the foodies out there! Oh and did we mention this Pop & Play event is entirely free for all? We can’t think of a better way to beat those Summer blues (and Sunday blues) other than spending it at the Outdoor Stage at Home of the Arts on Sunday the 15th of March! If this fuels your interests, learn more here.

GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL

Calling all film lovers! Whether you want to snuggle up with your significant other or gather up your best girl-gang, you’re in for a total summer-nights twist on your traditional movie experience. Commencing in the month of April from Wednesday the 15th to Sunday the 26th, a series of incredible pop-up outdoor cinemas will be around the Gold Coast for this annual and iconic cultural experience. From teenage cult-classics and rom-coms in the likes of Meangirls and Clueless to the outrageously belly-laugh inducing comedy The Hangover, you’ll be set for a memorable night under the stars. You'll be able to sip on a tropical drink and sit poolside at QT Gold Coast, snack on your fave comfort food while scrunching your toes between the sand on Surfers Paradise Beach or cruise along the Broadwater all while enjoying these fan-favourite films. But wait, there's more. It’s not only films but also more than 100 panels, parties and special events across Coomera to Coolangatta will be on show. This is a festival unlike any other that you won’t want to miss! Check out all the different locations for several free and ticketed events now to support the 18th year celebration of Gold Coast's Film Festival!

BYRON BAY SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2020

The place to be on the 24th, 25th and 26th of July is at good ol’ Splendour! Byron Bay’s most exhilarating festival is here yet again with a killer line-up for 2020. Those of you who are annual Splendy-goers know better than to leave booking your tickets ‘til the last minute. So if you are one of the lucky ones who snagged a ticket before they were all gone, get your festival outfits in line, your groove on and be ready for a three-day long adventure! If you didn’t get to snatch a ticket of your own, there’s still hope! Be sure to join the waiting list or go on a little hunt for reseller tickets. Check out the major artists lined-up and more info about the festival right here.

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Stephanie-jane Felias

Stephanie-jane Felias

Steph craves nothing more than the finer things in life – all things artistry, beauty, luxury and comfort. She is the true embodiment of big Taurus energy. Ruled by the love planet Venus, she finds pleasure in anything that excites her senses - succulent food, lavish aesthetics, rnb music and sweet scents. She doesn’t even need Netflix to chill as she reflects her earthy nature by enjoying serenity and is content in the comfort of her home. She loooves to let her hair down, have a good time and channels her inner-Beyoncé whenever she needs!