Food News
Two-hatted Wasabi chef Zeb Gilbert teams up with Harvest Newrybar for a one-off dining experience
Food & Drink

Two-hatted Wasabi chef Zeb Gilbert teams up with Harvest Newrybar for a one-off dining experience

If the results from the recent Good Food Guide 2019 Awards caught your attention, then you'll want to save this date – Wednesday November 28 – because Zeb Gilbert of recently two-hatted Noosa establishment Wasabi Restaurant & Bar is heading to the kitchen of Harvest in Newrybar, which was awarded one hat at this year's awards, for an exclusive culinary collaboration. Oh, and you're invited. more

Beauty
The Weekend Series: treat yo' self to some pampering at these luxe roadtrip worthy day spas
Gentlefolk

The Weekend Series: treat yo’ self to some pampering at these luxe roadtrip worthy day spas

If the weeks and months of the year to date have taken their toll on your soul and your skin, there’s nothing to do but recuperate and replenish. Trust us, self-care is an essential practice, which means a visit to a day spa is almost akin to visiting the doctor. While there are plenty of top-notch pampering spots in close proximity to our homes, we’re in love with the idea of abandoning the city in favour of a day spa that’s beyond the reaches of the city. Clear your schedule – this weekend is all about massages, facials, treatments, soaks, exfoliations and, most importantly, you. more

Property
The former Athletes Village is set to transform into a buzzing build-to-rent residential community
Design

The former Athletes Village is set to transform into a buzzing build-to-rent residential community

In the wake of huge event, it’s easy to forget about all of the purpose-built infrastructure that was created and what will become of it. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games saw a prime piece of real estate in Southport transformed into the Athletes Village, but what is happening to the space now? Something pretty darn exciting, it turns out – in an Australian first, the site will become home to a revolutionary long-term-rental residential community called Smith Collective. more

Clothing
Crack a tinnie and toast to iconic beer brand Victoria Bitter’s debut merch drop
Gentlefolk

Crack a tinnie and toast to iconic beer brand Victoria Bitter’s debut merch drop

Australia may have a famously diverse craft-beer scene, but we’re the first to admit that sometimes keeping it simple is best. Whether you’ve been slaving away in the office or on the worksite, that 2:00 pm-on-a-Friday feeling deserves a big cold beer – and the best cold beer is Vic. Okay, while best in this instance is a fairly subjective call to make, it’s hard to argue the raw appeal and cult status of Victoria Bitter. If you’ve got a soft spot for this particular brand of frothie, we have news that is bound to excite you – you can now cop official VB merchandise that is actually pretty cool. more

Art
The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award showcases the best of the best a HOTA
Event News

The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award showcases the best of the best a HOTA

The exhibition to showcase the finalists in the coveted Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018 will officially launch at HOTA this weekend. The winner of the prestigious award, considered one of the most important accolades for contemporary Australian photographic practice, will be announced at the exhibition's launch on Friday October 19. You've got until November 25 to experience this visual feast. more

Event Highlights

Dance
Rumba Caliente at Stingray Lounge

Rumba Caliente at Stingray Lounge

Community
Smith Collective – Friday Night Bites

Smith Collective – Friday Night Bites

Comedy
Bill Bailey at The Star

Bill Bailey at The Star

Community
Smith Collective – Family Fun Day

Smith Collective – Family Fun Day

Community
seagulls Brick Event

seagulls Brick Event

Food
Melbourne Cup at Aviary Rooftop Bar

Melbourne Cup at Aviary Rooftop Bar

Events: What's on at the Gold Coast this week. Start planning your weekend

Community
Community Connect Workshops

Community Connect Workshops

Festival
Oktoberfest Bash at The Bavarian Broadbeach

Oktoberfest Bash at The Bavarian Broadbeach

Exhibitions
Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018

Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018

Exhibitions
Breathing in trees: Nicola Moss

Breathing in trees: Nicola Moss

Food
Halloween at Oyster Bar at Sheraton Grand Mirage

Halloween at Oyster Bar at Sheraton Grand Mirage

Community
Halloween Family Night at Sharks

Halloween Family Night at Sharks

Theatre
The Merchants of Bollywood

The Merchants of Bollywood

Food
Halloween at Citrique

Halloween at Citrique

Community
Drag Queen Bingo

Drag Queen Bingo

WIN
You Betty believe it – win one of three $100 vouchers for Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co.
WIN

You Betty believe it – win one of three $100 vouchers for Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co.

Queensland’s much-loved burger institution Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. opened on Saturday October 20 at Westfield Coomera! If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing Betty’s mouth-watering menu just yet, expect simple-yet-delicious burgers (from juicy Angus beef with lashings of special sauce, to crispy chicken and even pork belly), as well as ice-cold shakes and signature ‘concrete’ frozen custards. The opening of the Gold Coast’s newest Betty’s Burgers is certainly cause for celebration – so we’re giving three of our lucky readers the chance to get their mitts around $100 worth of Betty’s goodness. That’s right, a $100 voucher to spend at the Betty’s Burgers of your choice including Westfield Coomera! Hellooo burger coma! The Weekend Edition is giving you the chance to win one of three $100 vouchers for… more

Architecture
Gold Coast Open House gives you the keys to the city
Design

Gold Coast Open House gives you the keys to the city

As locals, we don't often stop and take in our surroundings and appreciate just how far this fabulous city has come. So, consider Gold Coast Open House your chance to slow down, enjoy and revel in the evolution of architecture on the Gold Coast by getting a tour of some of the city's most iconic spaces. The event, held on Saturday October 27, will see 39 properties – which are normally closed to the public – opened up for just one day. more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Cindy Jensen
I would love to see busking permitted on every street corner, on every tram stop, in front of every building ... ~ Cindy Jensen more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time ... ~ Thomas Merton