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GC WORD ON THE STREET #172

Treat Yourself!

GC WORD ON THE STREET #172

From party-goers, fashionistas, theatre-lovers, foodies and stay-cationers, there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy in this week’s Word On The Street! Treat yourself, you deserve it!

GC WORD ON THE STREET #168

New In The Nest

GC WORD ON THE STREET #168

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve delivered anything new in the nest, but things are changing since restrictions have been eased, which means… we’re back to business, baby! Check out all of the good things our GC businesses are doing to transition into this new normal and give us locals a little excitement and joy at the same time!

Six Fun-filled Valentine’s Day Ideas

GC things to do to make your lover swoon

Six Fun-filled Valentine’s Day Ideas

Ahhh, Valentine’s Day. It’s one of those days people (generally single women) either scoff at and rolls their eyes when the flower deliveries start appearing on everyone’s desks at work, or it’s a day where couples can actually show a bit of affection for each other without being seen as soppy idiots. Either way, the Gold Coast is brimming with fun-filled or quirky things to do with your lover (or yourself, if you are one of those eye-rollers) this 14th of February.

10 Creative Date Ideas

Dating adventures for a bit more spice

10 Creative Date Ideas

The whole ‘dinner and a movie’ routine is all good and well. We all love a good movie, but sometimes change is a good thing. There’s so much more out there that can be spice things up from the monotony of everyday life. So, grab the bae, the SO, the Mister or the Missus and start a new adventure every time date night (or day) comes around.

The Amazon Fires

What You Need to Know and What You Can Do to Help

The Amazon Fires

By now, the whole world knows about the crisis that has erupted in Brazil. The Amazon, although known to have fires in the past, has been on fire for the past three weeks and the government is doing nothing to stop it. For those that live under a rock, or want to know more about the situation, we give you a quick run down below of what’s been happening, why it’s so important and how you can make a valuable contribution.

SAFIA's Australian Tour

Showcasing New Album "Story's Start or End"

SAFIA's Australian Tour

The boys from SAFIA are set to be hitting the shores of Byron Bay and Brisbane in the coming weeks with their newly released and much anticipated second album “Story’s Start or End”. They’ll be bringing you the sweetest new sounds from electronic alternative pop music. Having listened to their new album on repeat - I guarantee their music is sure to make you transcend into another dimension in which all you can focus on is the intricate and fine attention to detail that SAFIA are known and loved for.

Sock Sensation

Fashion Faux-Pas or Funny Fashion you can’t live without?

Sock Sensation

Who doesn’t love a good pair of socks? Whether it’s curling up on your couch with your favourite pair of fluffy bed socks or slipping those boring plain socks on under a pair of pants and tucked in your runners. Our favourite thing to do is step out of our comfort zone and live on the wild side of life. Get life to sock a little less and show the world some attitude and fun with these trends.

GC Word on the Street #142

Brunch, Coffee & Good Times!

GC Word on the Street #142

Looking for your next brunch hot spot? Maybe you want to break free of your day-to-day grind and go explore somewhere new? Well, Gold Coast, you're in luck - From cheap eats to decadent degustations, we know exactly where to go for some seriously good food!
PS: Stretchy pants required!

BluesFest 2019 Event Wrap

Boogying, Booze & Blues | Celebrating 30 Years

BluesFest 2019 Event Wrap

This year was BluesFest's 30th anniversary, and boy was it memorable! To summarise: five days, five stages, 88 Artists and 150+ performances. We really hope you didn't miss out on this unforgettable event, but if you did, we're here to fill you in ... and maybe to make you a bit jealous.

ALL ABOARD! THE YOT CLUB SETS SAIL

Everything you need to know about your new favourite nautical venue

ALL ABOARD! THE YOT CLUB SETS SAIL

Living so close to the coast has many perks, but all of these seaside delights pale in comparison to a good old-fashioned boat party; and luckily for us, an epic one is about to drop anchor.

B L E A C H * F E S T I V A L 2018

SET TO CAPTURE HEARTS, MINDS AND IMAGINATIONS

B L E A C H * F E S T I V A L  2018

The Gold Coast’s premier arts and cultural festival, Bleach* Festival is returning for an 18-day city-wide celebration spanning major musical concerts, large contemporary dance productions, giant outdoor spectacles,travelling shows on kayaks and even an epic beach sleepover.

The expansive program of 140 genre-defying events and activities includes 10 world premieres, one Australian premiere and two Queensland premieres; with the majority, completely free to the public.

‘MUSIC AND MOVEMENT ESCAPES’

Pete Murray & Benny Owen's Exclusive Wellness Retreat

‘MUSIC AND MOVEMENT ESCAPES’

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.

REGIFT UNWANTED CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

FOR A GREATER PURPOSE WITH St VdP

REGIFT UNWANTED CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

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.

Gold Coast's Best Milkshakes

Shake it Off!

Gold Coast's Best Milkshakes

Winter is here, the flowers are growing (it's the GC), but still, no sign of boys in your yard. After last year’s disappointing harvest, you’re slightly worried. Will they ever bloom? Well, fear not, the Gold Coast is home to an array of sumptuous, satisfying milkshakes (damn right, they’re better than yours) that suit all tastes. Whether you’re seeking decadent delights, refreshing treats, or just a good old fashioned brain freeze (drinking slowly is for squares) the Gold Coast has you covered. Follow this guide, and your yard is sure to become a veritable hotspot in no time.

SIPFEST 2017

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

SIPFEST 2017

A documentary detailing space travel to Mars, a comedy about a misfit navigating her first day at a new school, and an observation of the subtle intricacies of Surfers Paradise and its laconic residents are among a dozen cinematic masterpieces revealed as finalists in the 2017 Shorts in Paradise Festival (SIPFest).

Presented by the Surfers Paradise Alliance in partnership with the Gold Coast Film Festival, SIPFest is an esteemed event for emerging filmmakers, boasting a total cash prize pool of $8,000 across eight award categories.