Food
Love is in the air at this decadent Valentine's Day dinner at Carmody's
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Love is in the air at this decadent Valentine’s Day dinner at Carmody’s

It's a cold hard fact that the way to a person's heart is through their stomach, so there's no better way to show your affection for a loved one than treating them to a fanciful feast. With Valentine's Day on the horizon (yes, we are already nearing February), Carmody's at Southport Sharks has decided to take the fuss out of the love fest and invite couples out of their love nest and into the restaurant for one truly romantic meal. more

Local
Happy homegrown travels – five hidden Queensland tourism gems to discover
Destination

Happy homegrown travels – five hidden Queensland tourism gems to discover

When Queenslanders were first instructed to stay inside earlier this year, it didn’t take us long to pine for the freedom of adventure. Travelling adventures like campfires with loved ones, treks through lush rainforests and taking a dip in faraway lakes – the backyard experiences we almost took for granted became things we yearned for. Those tense months are now (thankfully) in our rear-view mirror and, though the reverberations of the ongoing pandemic continue to ripple around the country, the option of exploring our own backyard is open to us. Whether you’re wanting to take a summer getaway to the coast or prefer to retreat inland, Queensland has so much to offer. To inspire some wanderlust and help give you some ideas as to where on the map you should drop your pin, we’ve rounded up five hidden Queensland tourism gems for you to discover, from disappearing lakes and… more

Exhibitions
Relive one of the greatest eras of music at the nostalgia-inducing exhibition Cut Copy
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Relive one of the greatest eras of music at the nostalgia-inducing exhibition Cut Copy

From cultivating a punk scene that welcomed The Go-Betweens and The Leftovers to birthing these blokes and fostering a whole new generation of musically gifted talent, it's more than fair to say that Brisbane has had a major impact on Australia's music industry. A pivotal moment for our city's music scene happened between the 70s and 80s, where in suburban halls, corner pubs and bustling clubs, local bands and little-known artists thrived. State Library of Queensland's newest exhibition, Cut Copy, offers a snapshot of this transformative decade dipped in subculture, when artists took a DIY approach to not only music-making, but also music promotion. more

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Embrace wellness at Mermaid Beach's dreamy new Soak Bathhouse
Gentlefolk

Embrace wellness at Mermaid Beach’s dreamy new Soak Bathhouse

Hands up if you are guilty of glorifying 'busy' and often find yourself frantically rushing here, there and everywhere. We see you, frazzled friends (heck, we are you). If you are keen to free yourself from the burden of busy and make 2021 the year you slow down, reconnect and value wellness, there's a dreamy new communal bathhouse in Mermaid Beach that you need to know about. It's called Soak Bathhouse and it's here to help you hit the reset button. more

Coffee
Get specialty sips on-the-go at Sparrow Coffee Co's new coffee dispensary in West Burleigh
Food & Drink

Get specialty sips on-the-go at Sparrow Coffee Co’s new coffee dispensary in West Burleigh

If you regularly plan your trips around where you can stop to get coffee (we see you, friend), we have some news that might just pique your interest. Bangalow and Byron Bay's much-loved caffeine dispensary Sparrow Coffee Co has spread its wings to open a fourth location right here on the Gold Coast – hooray! Tucked away from plain sight between The Wellness Boutique and Elevation Fitness in West Burleigh, the new takeaway nook is here to fuel your morning with quality sips on the fly.  more

Event Highlights

Exhibitions
Reflections at Dust Temple

Reflections at Dust Temple

Food
Miami Marketta

Miami Marketta

Community
Floating Bar on Broadwater

Floating Bar on Broadwater

Exhibitions
Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel

Comedy
Friends! The Musical Parody

Friends! The Musical Parody

Music
Byron Bay Bluesfest

Byron Bay Bluesfest

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

Food
$35 local breakfast offer at Citrique

$35 local breakfast offer at Citrique

Community
Midweek Marketta

Midweek Marketta

Community
Queensland Theatre of Puppets presents Fairy Tales Live

Queensland Theatre of Puppets presents Fairy Tales Live

Food
Australia Day at Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar and Diner Broadbeach

Australia Day at Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar and Diner Broadbeach

Food
Bundall Farmers' Markets

Bundall Farmers’ Markets

Market
Markets in the Meadow

Markets in the Meadow

Food
Margis at Mr.

Margis at Mr.

Festival
Kidchella at Oracle Boulevard

Kidchella at Oracle Boulevard

Local
Get in touch with nature (but keep it fancy) with Starry Nights glamping accommodation
Destination

Get in touch with nature (but keep it fancy) with Starry Nights glamping accommodation

In a year where most of us have spent more time glued to our screens than ever before, the need to get back to nature has never been more pertinent. As much as going bush seems like a good idea in theory, there are some people (us amongst them) who just don’t get down with the more gritty aspects of going off the grid – such as mozzies, stuffy tents and using a strategically placed hole in the ground as a loo. If you’ve been longing for a glamping escape, we’ve found just the spot – say hello to Starry Nights, the Sunshine Coast’s luxe new digs that offer the perfect balance between nature and nurture. more

Food News
The round-up: where to get your Vietnamese fix on the Gold Coast
Food & Drink

The round-up: where to get your Vietnamese fix on the Gold Coast

If you love your Vietnamese food and go to great lengths to seek out the best banh mi, banh xeo, piping-hot pho, rice-paper rolls and vermicelli salads, then first of all – we should be friends. Secondly, get your eyes (and mouths) over this handy list of some of the Gold Coast's best Vietnamese eateries. From modern dining spots to unassuming takeaway hubs, here's a handful that are well worth checking out. more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Winson Law
... I believe you don’t have to use complicated techniques, but it’s the combination of flavours that make a dish stand out ... ~ Winson Law more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson