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GC Word on the Street #109

Sing, Sip & Shop!

GC Word on the Street #109

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!

Marina Prior | December 18th @ HOTA

We all know and love Marina Prior for her role in Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins and her continued support of the Carols by Candlelight, so we were super excited when we found out that she was coming to the Gold Coast right in time for Christmas! Performing for one day only at the Home of the Arts, Marina Prior will be stunning us with all of her best songs, combining some of her best-known songs with plenty of Christmas Carols for a magical morning of music! Want to beat the rush and enjoy the morning? Book yourself into HOTA's cafe and foyer bar for some festive food and drinks before the show!

Distillery Tour & Tasting | Granddad Jacks

Looking for something to do over the Christmas holidays that involves booze? We have just the answer for you. Only recently opened, Granddad Jack's Craft Distillery is hosting Distillery Tours & Tastings every weekend this month, opening their hearts and home to show you the secrets behind their specialty crafted gin. Kicking off at 1pm or 3pm, enjoy a Gin & Tonic on arrival and complimentary tastings of their three specialty Gins before you head off behind the scenes, touring through their craft distillery while you learn the history behind Granddad Jack himself! Once you're finished learning the secrets to the trade, pick a space at their bar and enjoy the rest of the afternoon sipping the best that Granddad Jacks has to offer. You know where we'll be...

The Village Markets Christmas Market | December 9 @ Burleigh Heads State School

If you want somewhere a little more creative (and a little more relaxed) to do your Christmas shopping than Target, Kmart or Big W (hello Christmas crowds), then there's no better place to go than Burleigh's famous Village Markets. Stocking a carefully picked supply of clothing, homewares, food, trinkets, art and more, you'll find a treasure at every turn as you wander through the stalls, with plenty of unique pieces for everyone! If all of that Christmas shopping makes you a bit peckish, The Village Market Food Trucks have got you covered, with plenty of treats ready to keep you fed and watered for the whole day!

Frosé on Fleek | Every Sunday @ Cabana Bar & Lounge

What do you get when you cross hot, Summer weather with rosé? You get Frosé afternoons at Cabana Bar & Lounge! Gather your gal pals and make your way down to Cabana from midday on Sunday, where you can enjoy two types of Frozen Rosé and delicious food platters? Enjoy their Rosé Spritz with Rosé Wine, Stawberry Liqueur, Rosewater and Lemonade or their Summer Vacay, with Rosé Wine, Passionfruit Liqueur, Peach Liqueur and blended Passionfruit. If you still have a hand spare (which, let's be real, you probably won't), treat yourself to their Mezze Platter or Three Crispy Bao Buns with Beef Brisket, Korean Slaw and Ink Gin Pickles. Sip Sip Hooray!

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.