Feasts, Festivities & Royal Fashion Faves!
Well, it's official - It's 2019! Over the past 365 days we've celebrated diversity at the Commonwealth Games, eaten our way around the Gold Coast, enjoyed theatrical talent at the Home of the Arts and spent way too much time at the beach soaking up the sun. We said goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 with a bang, and now it's time to step into the new year and all of the magic that it will bring. 2019 already has shows, food, fashion and culture in spades - And we can't wait to see what else this year will bring!
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth This International Chocolate Day
In case you didn't know, it's my favourite day of the year this weekend. What's that? It's international chocolate day this weekend! International chocolate day falls on Saturday this year, which means you have no excuses not to go out and stuff your face full of chocolate-y goodness. Fill your hands, bellies and hearts with Chocolate Balls, Hot Chocolates, Chocolate Waffles and Cakes, and celebrate International Chocolate Day the only way we know how... With food!
8 New Winter Menu's To Wrap Your Mitts Around
Let's be honest with each other. Sure, we all love our Acai Bowls and Avo on Toast in the Summer, but isn't it high time we pulled out the stretchy pants and piled on the pancakes? There's nothing better than a cup of coffee and a hot breakfast in Winter, and with the weather turning cold all of our favourite restaurants and cafe's are pulling out the pans and frying up some hot, tasty goodness for us to wrap our frozen fingers around. Now we have to go and taste it all!
Serums, Sweets & Sounds
What do sweets, singing and skin care all have in common? We love all three! Oh My, Waffle has come out with an exclusive new Hot Chocolate this week to ward of the winter weather, and Home of the Arts is treating us to the sweet sounds of Belladiva with an exclusive one-day Opera concert! Don't feel like heading out? Treat yo'self to a pamper day at home!
5 Hot Chocolates Worthy Of Getting Out Of Bed For
In the words of John Snow... Winter is coming. It finally got below twenty degrees this week, and with the temperature dropping it's the perfect time to wrap your hands around a mug of hot chocolate. But don't just go for any hot chocolate... To make coming out in the cold truly work your time, you'll want only the best.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth This Easter
This is no April Fools... Easter is right around the corner, and everywhere we look there's a new sweet treat to sink our teeth into this long weekend! If copious amounts of Easter chocolate isn't enough to send you into a sugar-induced coma this Easter, the Gold Coast is ready and waiting to fill you with every sugary treat your heart desires. If sweet dreams are made of cream-filled doughnuts and chocolate covered waffles, I'm never waking up.
Fantasy, Food & Festival 2018!
We're stepping out of reality, dining in Gotham City and cracking open Dragon Eggs straight out of Game of Thrones. The opening of Gotham Grill and the reveal of Dragonfly's deluxe new dessert has shrouded the Coast in mystery, with Festival 2018 topping it all off in a month of fantasy, festivals and fun. Exciting new things are coming - The only question is... Where will you go first?
Christmas, Creations, Chocolate!
From Christmas stalls and creations to Chocolate shops, the Coast is getting ready to celebrate the craziest time of the year, and we're not holding back - Bring on the celebrations! With Christmas kicking off at NightQuarter and a brand new Nutella store opening up in Surfers (chocolate lovers beware!), there's plenty for everyone to do. So get shopping!
Fitness, Fun and Free Ice Cream!
Things are heating up on the Gold Coast, and this week we're all about cooling down and chilling out. From busking battles to sunset yoga, the Coast is coming alive with all things music, arts and entertainment. We'll be dressing up and heading out, but if you can't handle the heat, never fear - Robina has free ice cream!
Shake it Off!
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.
Dining Venues, Gifts, Florists & Recipes
We've got you thoroughly covered this Mothers Day: Florists in your area, breakfast-in-bed, venues doing Mum's Day events, adventures or pamper sessions for you both to spend the day doing and even loving gifts you can send if you're on the other side of the country! She'll be feeling the love (bless her cotton socks she deserves it) and this can stay our little secret ;)