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

Community
Free Food & Movie Night in the Park

Free Food & Movie Night in the Park

Community
AusPet 2018

AusPet 2018

Theatre
Fright Nights at Movie World

Fright Nights at Movie World

Dance
Rumba Caliente at Stingray Lounge

Rumba Caliente at Stingray Lounge

Food
Melbourne Cup at The Island

Melbourne Cup at The Island

Food
Melbourne Cup at Southport Sharks

Melbourne Cup at Southport Sharks

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

Food
Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market

Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market

Food
Bundall Farmers' Markets

Bundall Farmers’ Markets

Community
Pacific Pines Picnic

Pacific Pines Picnic

Sport
Tour de Valley

Tour de Valley

Community
Pups on SUPS 2018

Pups on SUPS 2018

Festival
Oktoberfest Bash at The Bavarian Broadbeach

Oktoberfest Bash at The Bavarian Broadbeach

Food
Man Tea at QT Gold Coast

Man Tea at QT Gold Coast

Community
Surfers Paradise Fest-Evil

Surfers Paradise Fest-Evil

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. is opening this Saturday October 19 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

Food News
Gold Coast icon Hellenika brings its modern Greek hospitality to The Calile in Brisbane
Food & Drink

Gold Coast icon Hellenika brings its modern Greek hospitality to The Calile in Brisbane

We have a feeling that, this summer, you’re going to be spending a lot of sunny Saturdays sharing saganaki and spritzes by the pool. The Calile Hotel’s highly anticipated flagship restaurant Hellenika opened its doors on Friday October 12, serving authentic Greek fare with a heavy dose of urban-resort vibes on the side. Gold Coast restaurateur Simon Gloftis has brought his award-winning restaurant to Brisbane, sharing his time-honoured family recipes in a distinctly modern setting. 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