Recipes
Get a little taste of summer in Sicily with Julia Busuttil Nishimura's coffee granita with whipped cream and brioche
Food & Drink

Get a little taste of summer in Sicily with Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s coffee granita with whipped cream and brioche

Whether it’s for breakfast or a snack, granita and brioche is the epitome of a summer treat. As the granita melts, the cream and coffee merge to make a kind of slush, which is every bit as delicious as it sounds. This must-try recipe from Julia Busuttil Nishimura is featured within the pages of her new book A Year of Simple Family Food and is an ode to summer holidays in Sicily, where there are no rules and granita with whipped cream and brioche becomes a perfectly acceptable breakfast. Tip, you may need to start the brioche the day before you want to eat it so you can let the dough prove overnight in the fridge. more

Accessories
Step up your picnic game with a little help from The Somewhere Co.
Gentlefolk

Step up your picnic game with a little help from The Somewhere Co.

If the swooping birds haven't given it away, it's officially spring, which means one thing – picnics! Rolling out a rug and whiling away the afternoon with a plethora of cheese and a cheeky pet-nat is undoubtedly one of our favourite past times. But somewhere along the line, someone made the executive decision that all picnic rugs had to be plaid. Well, to that The Somewhere Co. say nay. The brand is here to save you from the status quo with a stunning range of pretty picnic rugs, cooler bags and miscellaneous goodies. more

Food News
The round-up: where to find the Gold Coast’s best fish and chips
Food & Drink

The round-up: where to find the Gold Coast’s best fish and chips

Fish and chips – it's one of life's great indulgences. Given our city's coastal location, we're certainly not short on decent fish and chipperies, with plenty of local hangs utilising our amazing local produce to give us some darn tasty sea-based nosh. Roll out the picnic rug, pals – here's where to find some of the Gold Coast's best fish and chips. more

Gifts
The Borrowed Nursery plants a new Brisbane location at Colwill Place
Gentlefolk

The Borrowed Nursery plants a new Brisbane location at Colwill Place

While all eyes have been drawn to the work currently being undertaken restoring prominently positioned retail strip Colwill Place in Windsor, the revitalised hub’s first tenant has already quietly opened behind it. Beloved Gold Coast-born plant, pot and gift store The Borrowed Nursery has just sprouted a second locale in an old mechanic shed at behind the precinct, establishing a must-visit treasure trove of locally grown plants, bespoke ceramic vessels and artisan-crafted gifts. Oh, and the space doubles as a venue for hire! Here’s what you need to know about this charming newcomer … more

Event Highlights

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Margis at Mr.

Margis at Mr.

Free
Neon Paradise at Paradise Centre

Neon Paradise at Paradise Centre

Food
STARCATION at The Star – Your Ultimate Gold Coast Holiday

STARCATION at The Star – Your Ultimate Gold Coast Holiday

Community
Currumbin Community Markets

Currumbin Community Markets

Community
Palm Beach Farmers Market

Palm Beach Farmers Market

Community
Independent Australian Authors Symposium

Independent Australian Authors Symposium

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

Food
Bundall Farmers' Markets

Bundall Farmers’ Markets

Music
Party in the Park at HOTA

Party in the Park at HOTA

Festival
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Market
Tamborine Mountain State School Markets

Tamborine Mountain State School Markets

Kids
Pacific Fairgrounds Carnival

Pacific Fairgrounds Carnival

Community
The Village Markets Burleigh Heads

The Village Markets Burleigh Heads

Community
Camp Quality's Big Walk for Little Kids

Camp Quality’s Big Walk for Little Kids

Exhibitions
Gaia at HOTA

Gaia at HOTA

Market
Mudgeeraba Country Markets

Mudgeeraba Country Markets

Food News
Farm-to-table restaurant Frida's Field arrives in the rolling hills of Byron Bay
Food & Drink

Farm-to-table restaurant Frida’s Field arrives in the rolling hills of Byron Bay

On a working cattle property in the picturesque town of Nashua, on the fringe of Bangalow in the Byron Bay hinterland, sits Northern Rivers' newest dining destination – Frida's Field. The farm-to-table restaurant will officially open on Saturday September 26, serving the property's own sustainably grown ingredients (think wagyu-Angus raised in surrounding paddocks and fresh produce plucked from its on-site gardens and orchards) across Friday dinners and Saturday long lunches. more

Art
Get a little handsy at Crockd's Hot n’ Pottered life sculpting event
Event News

Get a little handsy at Crockd’s Hot n’ Pottered life sculpting event

A wise man (okay, Nelly, it was Nelly) once said 'it's getting hot in here' except this time, you won't be the one taking off all of your clothes. Intrigued? Good! Allow us to elaborate. Local pottery legends Crockd are hosting a cheeky life sculpting event that promises to lure you out of your comfort zone to take part in a collective art experience. It promises to be a real eye-opener, in more ways than one. more

Local
Hidden gems – explore off the beaten track and adventure through Noosa's natural wonders
Destination

Hidden gems – explore off the beaten track and adventure through Noosa’s natural wonders

There’s no better way to cure a case of cabin fever than an adventure to destinations yet visited – and Noosa has an abundance of natural wonders and hidden gems to explore! You can traverse through lush rainforest in national parks, go on heart-pumping hikes across vast sandy dunes, discover native wildlife and more in this dazzling scenic region. We think it's about time you gave into your wanderlust and got back to nature, so here are a few ideas to put on your Noosa bucket list. more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Chris McLeay
... Keep it simple, don’t be afraid to fail and continue to innovate ... ~ Chris McLeay more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

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