Community
Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend
Event News

Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend

Spring is so close we can taste it! Expect sunshine and clear skies for the weekend ahead – perfect for events like the Hellenika Long Lunch and Paws at the Park! We've done the hard work for you – here's what's on across the Gold Coast this weekend. Enjoy, friends! more

Gifts
The round-up: how to nail Father's Day this year
Gentleman

The round-up: how to nail Father’s Day this year

Just in case you haven't checked your diary beyond this week – it's Father's Day on Sunday September 1. This is your time to shine as the favourite child and shower him with gifts of all kinds. Though, we reckon your dad deserves a little more than just socks and a few new t-shirts, so we put together a handy guide on how to nail Father's Day this year. There's everything from gentlemen's high teas to local foodie events, car shows, beer subscriptions and more. more

Food News
The round-up: pizza to pappardelle – we've uncovered some of the Gold Coast's best Italian restaurants
Food & Drink

The round-up: pizza to pappardelle – we’ve uncovered some of the Gold Coast’s best Italian restaurants

From fresh-made pappardelle and deliciously crisp hand-stretched pizzas, to glorious negronis and sweet cannoli – we've sure got a lot to thank the Italians for. Here on the Gold Coast, there's certainly no shortage of great Italian restaurants, be it longstanding eateries serving time-honoured favourites, or modern-day dining spots that combine innovation with tradition. To point you in the right direction, we've put together a handy list of some of the Gold Coast's best Italian restaurants, all for your eating pleasure. more

Food
Prost to steins and schnitzels at Oktoberfest on the Coast
Event News

Prost to steins and schnitzels at Oktoberfest on the Coast

With beers bigger than your head, salty snacks that err on the side of massive and more swine than you can poke a pork knuckle at, it's no surprise the annual Oktoberfest event is one of Australia’s favourite borrowed traditions. But this year, Gold Coasters needn't venture abroad, we can get a taste of the festivities with our very own Oktoberfest celebration presented by Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in Germany. Prost to that, friends. more

Event Highlights

Food
Hyde Paradiso Mixology Masterclass

Hyde Paradiso Mixology Masterclass

Food
Truffle Month at The Star

Truffle Month at The Star

Community
Fridays on the Lawn at HOTA

Fridays on the Lawn at HOTA

Food
All You Can Eat Pizza at Aviary Rooftop Bar

All You Can Eat Pizza at Aviary Rooftop Bar

Food
Father's Day Man Tea

Father’s Day Man Tea

Festival
Crafted Beer and Cider Festival

Crafted Beer and Cider Festival

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

Exhibitions
Goompi Dreaming at Gallery One

Goompi Dreaming at Gallery One

Food
High Cheese Experience at Pearls Bar

High Cheese Experience at Pearls Bar

Free
The James Street Preachers at The Scottish Prince

The James Street Preachers at The Scottish Prince

Community
Dragalicious at The Avenue

Dragalicious at The Avenue

Music
Coast to Country at Southport Sharks

Coast to Country at Southport Sharks

Exhibitions
Gillie and Marc The Celebrity Animal Sculpture Exhibition

Gillie and Marc The Celebrity Animal Sculpture Exhibition

Food
Mario's 30th Birthday Banquet

Mario’s 30th Birthday Banquet

Exhibitions
Optimism Exhibition at Level Up Studio + Gallery

Optimism Exhibition at Level Up Studio + Gallery

Kids
The Gruffalo Trail at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

The Gruffalo Trail at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Food
Gin and Jazz on the Rooftop

Gin and Jazz on the Rooftop

WIN
Win a Shop & Stay experience at Mantra at Sharks
WIN

Win a Shop & Stay experience at Mantra at Sharks

If you’re the kind of shopper that gets a thrill out of scoring discounts on designer threads, you probably already know your way around Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Boasting luxe labels like Kate Spade, Armani, Coach, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and Sass & Bide (to name a few!) the outlet shopping centre is the perfect place to play out your shopping montage fantasies with your pals as you pick out some killer new outfits.  Love to literally shop ‘til you drop? We’ve teamed up with Mantra at Sharks and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre to treat one lucky reader and a friend to the ultimate shop and stay experience! You’ll kick off the day with an exclusive appointment with a personal stylist at Harbour Town (where you’ll get your own gift bag full of goodies!) before putting your new-found style inspo to work with a day of pounding the pavement on the… more

Bars
The round-up: the Gold Coast's ten best bars, as voted by you!
Food & Drink

The round-up: the Gold Coast’s ten best bars, as voted by you!

The 2019 Gold Coast EAT/drink Awards drummed up a record-breaking number of votes from locals. While the winners and runner-up venues from each category have been named, we're now revealing the top-ten places in each category. We put the call out for the city's best sipping spots – and the people have spoken! From beach bars to rooftops and hidden cocktail caves, here are the ten best bars on the Gold Coast, as voted by locals. more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Edwina Johnson
I loved the magic world of imagination ... ~ Edwina Johnson more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored ... ~ Sir David Attenborough