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GC Word on the Street #120

Beats, Bars & Beauty!

GC Word on the Street #120

The weather may be causing havoc with our hair and our social lives this week, but that doesn't mean we can't get out and have fun sometimes! With a brand new beauty space, a brand new restaurant and plenty of entertainment to go around, we've got the solution to all of your mid-week blues - So don't just stand there, come out and let's go!

PS: Pants are optional!

Cool New Cooly Eatery | Saint Helens

It's always exciting when a new eatery opens their doors, and we were stoked when we heard that our Southern GC friends were getting a fabulous new restaurant down in Cooly! Opening just last week, Saint Helens is the latest and greatest new space to grace the streets of Coolangatta, boasting a cool vibe and delicious food perfectly suited to the Cooly beach lifestyle. Serving up Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder, Sugar Cured Rainbow Trout, Roasted Eggplant, Mac n' Cheese and more, alongside plenty of locally-brewed beers and carefully created cocktails, it's the perfect place to relax after a day down at Kirra Beach with friends - So I guess we'll see you there soon!

Hottest New Beauty Space | The People's Beauty Surfers Paradise

What do you get when you cross a hair salon, a beauty spa, a massage parlour, a nail technician and a spray tanner all under one roof? You get Surfers' most exciting new pamper space - The People's Beauty Salon! Located in Circle on Cavill and opening this week (yes, we said this week!), The People's Salon is taking Surfers Paradise by storm, combining all of the beauty and wellness procedures that someone could ever need under one roof for the ultimate pamper space! Housing nineteen studio rooms full of some of the Coast's best beauticians, therapists and hairdressers, you'll be able to get everything from hair and makeup to cosmetic tattooing done all under one roof, with the ability to book all of your beauty appointments at once, so that you don't even have to make multiple trips! I think we've just found beauty Heaven - Ladies pamper trip, anyone?

The Drop Festival | April 1st @ Coolangatta

Alright music festival people, listen up. We all know some of you basically live for the next music festival in the calendar (and why wouldn't you?), so we're here to let you know about another one coming to the Gold Coast next month - Everyone's favourite Drop Festival! Releasing tickets earlier this year (in case you were living under a rock), The Drop Fest is set to be one of the biggest events in the Cooly calendar, coinciding with the Quicksilver Pro for one absolutely incredible day of music! Running from 3 - 10pm and featuring artists like The Jungle Giants, Client Liaison, Hockey Dad and Angus & Julia Stone, unless you hate music in general we'd seriously suggest you get your tickets and get down to this one. So what are you waiting for!?

Queen of Soul Comes to HOTA | April 3rd

She was the Queen of Soul and a natural woman - So what better way to celebrate the life of Aretha Franklin than with a tribute show full of her top hits! Starring Angela Fabian, for one incredible night you can experience all of Aretha Franklin's hits one last time, with all of her best and most loved songs being performed in a stunning evening of music. Featuring I Say A Little Prayer, Think and Pink Cadillac as well as plenty of others, Fabian's inspirational and soulful voice is promised to bring an evening of music that you won't likely forget - So if you're a fan of Aretha Franklin, you won't want to miss out!

Naked Bike Ride | March 10th @ Byron Bay

Have you ever dreamed of hopping on your bicycle and riding around naked with hundreds of other naked people? Me neither... But apparently it's a thing, and it's happening this weekend! Known as the World Naked Bike Ride (or WNBR for short), the event is all about promoting body-positivity by simply stripping down and going for a ride, with participants encouraged to go 'as bare as they dare' for an exhilarating and hilarious afternoon of riding! Meeting at 1:30pm, you can strip down then dress up in bright body paint before donning a helmet and heading off at 3pm for the ride of your life!

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.