BBQs, Buffets & Booze!
Do we even really need an excuse to eat way too much food and crack open a cold one? Not really, but we've got one anyway - Australia Day is this weekend! A lot of us will be spending Australia Day down at the beach, but if you want to enjoy the day without having to cook, clean and organise everything (um, who wouldn't?), we've found five of the best Australia Day parties to help you party all evening long! Get hoppy!
Eat, Drink & Party!
Did someone say good food, craft beer and another music festival!? Whether you're a foodie, a movie buff or just here for a good time, 2019 is serving up the foods for everyone, with fresh restaurants, movies under the stars and music festivals ready to fill up our every waking moment. Grab a date for an evening at the newly re-done Oyster Bar & Grill, or grab your mates and crack open a cold one at Burleigh Brewing Co with Movies Under The Stars! Oh, and if you're a music festival kind of person, we've got the scoop on who is playing at Drop Festival in April - And it's pretty damn exciting!
New Year, New Food
Welcome 2019! We're already two weeks into the New Year, and if you're anything like us, chances are you've probably already broken your New Years resolution to get fit, eat healthier and get out more. Still keeping it going? Don't worry, we've found so many delicious new dishes to eat on the Gold Coast this week that your diet isn't going to last much longer... Also, did we mention the Coast has a new buffet as well? We'll see you there!
Our Fave Spaces To Sip, Stay & Play In 2018
2018. It was the year of the Commonwealth Games, of going new places and trying all of the new places popping up on every corner. With so much to do, so much to see and so much to eat we were never short of things to do, so we thought we'd compile a list of all of our favourites from 2018. Whether it was watching a show, enjoying art or sipping champagne, we had a fabulous time last year!
Coffee, Cinemas & Kindness!
We hate to break it to you, but Christmas is officially one week away! If you're anything like us and you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, take a deep breath, ready your wallet and head out to the shops for some serious retail therapy. This week is sure to be pretty crazy, but if you have finished your Christmas shopping (and you've got a little change left over), why not head out to dinner at Burleigh's hottest new foodie space or grab the kids and relax with an evening of movies under the stars in Surfers Paradise? There's also a brand new coffee space opening in Marina Mirage soon - So don't worry, we've got your caffeine fix covered too! Let's go!
Sips, Seafood & Shows!
Well hello there, welcome back! Are you looking for a new place to hang out with mates, a new place to eat, or something to keep you occupied over the Christmas period? We'll we've got just the thing for you! Sip in style at the newly re-opened The Broadbeach, or grab a bib and tuck into some seafood at Marina Mirage's new Pop-Up Restaurant. Looking for an after dinner show? Head to Australian Outback Spectacular or The Star Gold Coast! Between fresh bars, pop-up restaurants and plenty of brand new shows, this week we've got it all!
Sing, Sip & Shop!
We know exactly where we're going this weekend - I'll give you a hint, it involves Rosé and Gin! Granddad Jack's Craft Distillery is opening their doors for exclusive Distillery Tours every weekend this year, and Cabana Bar & Lounge is kicking off Summer with a Frosé that's totally to die for, meaning your weekend plans are basically sorted! Need to get your Christmas shopping done first? The Village Markets in Burleigh Heads have that covered too... So kick back, relax and enjoy!
Top 10 Carols To Attend This Christmas!
Ah Christmas, how we love you. It's the month for spending time with family, eating way too much junk food and shamelessly singing your heart out to all of your favourite Christmas carols. With Christmas just weeks away Carol's events are popping up in just about every park on the Gold Coast, with enough food, fireworks and christmas carols to fill every weekend right up until the big man climbs down the chimney! There's nothing we like more this time of year than packing our camping chairs and heading out to an evening of caroling, so we've found ten of the best Carols events on the Coast to get to this year - Just make sure you're singing along!
Movies, Music & Summer Menu's!
If your schedule isn't already packed with Christmas shopping, family events and work functions, you'll want to make some room for this weeks events. Seriously. With Christmas right around the corner (hello carols and Christmas decorations!), the Coast is turning it up, with plenty of super exciting events coming up to entertain everyone this school holidays! Head down to Marie Anita's and taste test their brand new Summer menu with your gal pals, or dress up and enjoy the finer things in life with the Sanctuary Cove Film Fest or HOTA's latest musical performance! There's plenty to eat and plenty to do... But what will you do first?
Explore A Christmas Wonderland At The Marine Village!
Can you year Santa calling? It's time for carols by candlelight, festivities and fun, and everyone's favourite shopping precinct on the Northern Gold Coast is stepping up, pulling out all of the stops for one incredible week of merry-making with their incredible Christmas Carnival!
Fashion, Festivals & Fridays!
So are you a foodie, a fashionista or just here for a good time? The Coast has plenty of events on this week for basically everyone, throwing open its doors for foodies and fashionistas alike to enjoy everything that the Coast has to offer. If you're into the fashion scene, you'll want to get your shop on at The Marine Village this weekend (hint hint: They've got some awesome sales on), but if you're less into fashion and more into food then there's plenty for you as well, with a French Festival and a Friday Night Feast happening that's totally incredible!
Seven Spooky Halloween Activities To Help You Get Your Freak On
It's that time of year again... It's Halloween! Soon boys and ghouls of all ages will be flooding the streets to go trick-or-treating, but just because you've outgrown door-knocking in a costume doesn't mean you can't celebrate the scariest night of the year! From spooky to stylish, we've found some of the coolest Halloween events going down on the Coast to help you celebrate Halloween this year - And creepy costumes are required!
Sip, Shop & Play!
We're totally spoiled for choice when it comes to food and fashion on the Coast. Turn left and there's boutique retailers, turn right and there's dozens of delicious cafe's and restaurants! We've got something for the foodies, something for the fashionista's and something for those just wanting a quiet night in - The only question is, will you turn left or right?
Champagne, Sens Coffee & Secret Dinners!
Sometimes all you need to do in life is treat yo'self. Whether that's a pamper day, a brunch date with your gal pals or a night indulging in bubbles, we could all use a little TLC sometimes. If you're well over-due for a gals brunch, the new Sens Coffee Co in Broadbeach has your caffeine needs covered - But if you're after an evening out (and you can afford to splash out a bit), why not check out Byron's Champagne Dinner or the ever-mysterious Diner en Blanc?
Top 10 Spots For Lunch This Melbourne Cup
It's the race that stops the nation, and it's time to celebrate! 2018 Melbourne Cup is right around the corner and restaurants, bars and hotels all around the Coast are throwing open their doors and preparing their kitchen's to host the biggest parties of the year. Kicking off in just a month, it's time to pull out your fanciest frock and book your tickets to some of the biggest parties in town - And we know exactly where you should go.