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Popular Melbourne fish and chippery Hunky Dory opens in Palm Beach
Food & Drink

Popular Melbourne fish and chippery Hunky Dory opens in Palm Beach

When fish-and-chip eatery Hunky Dory first opened in Melbourne in 2004, its intention was to offer healthier, Greek Islands-inspired seafood options alongside classic fish and chips, while shifting away from the traditional 'takeaway food' model to encourage locals to dine in with a glass of wine or beer. Clearly it's a concept that resonated with southern folk – there are now 14 locations dotted across Melbourne and greater Victoria. Now, it's our turn. more

Property
Karaoke stages, waterfalls and Turkish bathhouses – five baller Queensland pads that you can call yours
Design

Karaoke stages, waterfalls and Turkish bathhouses – five baller Queensland pads that you can call yours

We’ve all fantasised of living in a huge mansion with enough rooms to get lost in. In reality, however, our budgets are a little (lot) more modest – though it doesn’t hurt to dream. With a little help from a certain search engine, we can have a sneak peek at extravagant addresses that just scream luxury. We're not talking your standard six-bedroom, five-bathroom mansions here – we're talking straight-up 80s-drug-dealer yes-I-have-my-own-helicopter ridiculousness – and there are SEVERAL (well, at least five) of these mansions currently on the market in Queensland. So if you've got a spare $8 (or $45) million lying around, time to get out the cheque book and live your Tony Montana dreams. If not, it might be time to arrange that sugar daddy. more

Food News
Treat yo'self to handmade sweets and treats from Gold Coast chocolateria Little Cocoa
Food & Drink

Treat yo’self to handmade sweets and treats from Gold Coast chocolateria Little Cocoa

Much like coffee and wine, choosing higher-quality small-batch chocolate really does make a difference. If your sweet tooth is a little more refined – meaning that $1 choccie block on special at the servo just won't cut it – then it's high time you got acquainted with Little Cocoa, a Gold Coast-based online chocolateria bringing the treats of your dreams to your door. more

Food News
Get a box of cheesy goodness delivered to your door thanks to Mould Cheese Collective
Food & Drink

Get a box of cheesy goodness delivered to your door thanks to Mould Cheese Collective

Okay, we'll come right out and say it – we love cheese. In fact, we spend a disproportionate amount of our days thinking about, talking about and eating cheese. Whether it's a bitey blue, a creamy camembert or a gooey goat's cheese – it's all gouda (sorry, couldn't resist). If you too possess a deep love for cheesy goodness, we're willing to go out on a limb and suggest you might also appreciate the Mould Cheese Collective – a monthly delivery of happiness to your door.  more

Get your contraceptive pill delivered to your door with new subscription service Kin
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Get your contraceptive pill delivered to your door with new subscription service Kin

If you’re a gal that pops The Pill on the daily, you probably know there’s nothing more inconvenient than trying to make a last-minute doctors appointment to refill a script. Luckily for us, there’s a new kid on the block when it comes to supplies and its name is Kin. Australia’s first subscription Pill service, Kin sends your contraceptive pill top-ups straight to your door by allowing you to ditch the in-person doctor’s visit for a 100 percent online, text-based consult. This means no more rushed appointments, last-minute trips to the chemist, or the dreaded moment you realise you’ve run out and you need a new prescription (d’oh!). Kin is here to help make this pill an easier one to swallow. more

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Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

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Gold Coast Racecourse Market

Gold Coast Racecourse Market

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Currumbin Community Markets

Currumbin Community Markets

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The Village Markets Burleigh Heads

The Village Markets Burleigh Heads

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Dogs on the Green

Dogs on the Green

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Green Republic Indoor Plant Pop-up Sale

Green Republic Indoor Plant Pop-up Sale

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The Burleigh Markets

The Burleigh Markets

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Marina Mirage Farmer's Markets

Marina Mirage Farmer’s Markets

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BBQ Bazaar Night Market

BBQ Bazaar Night Market

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Miami Marketta

Miami Marketta

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The Sanctuary Markets

The Sanctuary Markets

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Bundall Farmers' Markets

Bundall Farmers’ Markets

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Margis at Mr.

Margis at Mr.

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Mudgeeraba Country Markets

Mudgeeraba Country Markets

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Make up for lost time and missed celebrations with The Star's 2020 RE-DO packages
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Make up for lost time and missed celebrations with The Star’s 2020 RE-DO packages

2020 has been pretty weird so far. Toilet paper became a hot commodity, 'han-san' and 'sanny' became a thing, panic buying caused actual brawls in supermarkets, restaurants were forced to closed and for reasons that are not abundantly clear, banana bread rose to its peak popularity since its inception. In amongst all of the COVID-19 chaos, people were forced to cancel celebrations left, right and centre, which means, dear friends, we have a lot of catching up to do! Thankfully, restrictions have begun to ease in Queensland and The Star Gold Coast is giving you the chance to make up for lost time and re-do all of those missed milestones, but better. more

The Grocer
Sip responsibly and hangover-free with zero-alcohol gin from Banks & Burbidge
Food & Drink

Sip responsibly and hangover-free with zero-alcohol gin from Banks & Burbidge

There are a plethora of reasons why you might be keen to give booze the boot – two-day hangovers, general health, financial gains, saving yourself from post-party remorse, you're designated driver, just to name a few. Regardless of your 'why', up until fairly recently, non-alcoholic alternatives have, well, kind of sucked. Thankfully, as Bob Dylan once mused, the times they are a 'changin and non-drinkers are no longer relegated to sipping sugary soft-drinks or bland beverages as there are some excellent alcohol-free alternatives popping up. One such option is Banks & Burbidge's alcohol-free gin, which looks and tastes like the real deal minus the drama. more

Property
Luxe $70-million Rainbow Bay project Flow Residences hits the market
Design

Luxe $70-million Rainbow Bay project Flow Residences hits the market

Whether you've got a cool $1.175-million to spare or you're just here for the design inspo, Coolangatta's newly launched Flow Residences will surely catch your discerning eye. The dreamy 22-apartment residents-only project, featuring sweeping views over Rainbow Bay and the iconic Snapper Rocks surf break, has just hit the market. Take a peek inside ... more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. ~ Helen Keller