Food News
The round-up: tuk-tuks and tom yum – where to find the Gold Coast's best Thai food
Food & Drink

The round-up: tuk-tuks and tom yum – where to find the Gold Coast’s best Thai food

From punchy tom yum soups and coconut-laden curries to spicy wok-fried delights and glorious noodles, Thai food will always have a place in our hearts. In a true reflection of the cuisine's popularity, the Gold Coast certainly has no shortage of Thai eateries. Loosen those belt buckles, friends – we've put together a handy list of some of the coast's best Thai restaurants to work your way though. more

Art
Back in action – Bleach* Festival to return with new 2020 dates and locations announced
Event News

Back in action – Bleach* Festival to return with new 2020 dates and locations announced

In true 2020 style, most major events across the state are off the cards for the foreseeable future – but in a glimmer of good news for the Gold Coast, iconic arts event Bleach* Festival will be going ahead! Organisers have this week announced a new date and reimagined program for the cultural festival, which will be one of the only major events to go head in the city during the second half of the year. more

Bars
In good spirits – Hennessy treats hard-working hospo heroes to dinner and drinks
Food & Drink

In good spirits – Hennessy treats hard-working hospo heroes to dinner and drinks

A regular fixture on bar shelves around the world, luxe liquor Hennessy has long been a favourite tipple among seasoned swiggers. In 1992, hip-hop icon Tupac even dedicated a whole song to his love of the brown bottle. To help reciprocate the love, Hennessy is extending a helping hand to the bartenders, waiters and restaurateurs that faithfully serve its spirit. The cognac giant has revealed its hospitality recovery initiative, which is set to provide struggling hospo workers with a free dinner and drinks on them. Now, that's sure to go down a treat. more

Seven powerful page-turners by Australian authors to add to your reading list
Gentlefolk

Seven powerful page-turners by Australian authors to add to your reading list

Over the last few weeks we've shone a light on some beautiful beauty brands and clothing labels that are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and operated, or in support of local Indigenous communities in Australia (you can check them out here and here if you missed them) as well as some incredible artists, designers and jewellery makers (check them out here). This week, we're turning our attention to literature penned by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors (and illustrators) – from novels to non-fiction, poetry to compilations and even a little something for the wee ones. While this list has barely even begun to scratch the surface of Indigenous literary talent in this country, here are seven sensational and powerful page-turners to get you started. more

Event Highlights

Food
Christmas in July at D'Arcy Arms

Christmas in July at D’Arcy Arms

Community
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Food
Miami Marketta

Miami Marketta

Market
Gold Coast Racecourse Market

Gold Coast Racecourse Market

Market
Green Republic Indoor Plant Pop-up Sale

Green Republic Indoor Plant Pop-up Sale

Music
Violent Femmes at Miami Marketta

Violent Femmes at Miami Marketta

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

Food
The Burleigh Markets

The Burleigh Markets

Food
Marina Mirage Farmer's Markets

Marina Mirage Farmer’s Markets

Music
Live At The Drive In

Live At The Drive In

Free
The Sanctuary Markets

The Sanctuary Markets

Community
Currumbin Community Markets

Currumbin Community Markets

Food
Bundall Farmers' Markets

Bundall Farmers’ Markets

Community
The Village Markets Burleigh Heads

The Village Markets Burleigh Heads

Food
Margis at Mr.

Margis at Mr.

Accessories
Ditch single-use sanitary items in favour of TOM Organic's eco-friendly and reusable period products
Gentlewoman

Ditch single-use sanitary items in favour of TOM Organic’s eco-friendly and reusable period products

Periods! Okay, now that we've given the gents who accidentally clicked on this story enough time to backtrack hastily, let's talk. Monthly visits from Aunt Flo are largely unavoidable and up until now, it's meant schlepping to the chemist or supermarket to replenish supplies of pads and/or tampons that are ultimately destined for landfill (because we all know flushing is bad). Here's the thing, according to The Fashion Advocate, the average Australian woman uses up to 12,000 disposable pads, liners and tampons in her lifetime, which is a lot considering there are around 12.6-million females in Australia. Thankfully, there's an eco-friendly alternative. Ladies, say hello to TOM Organic's reusable period cup and underwear. more

Beyoncé is here to save 2020 with a new The Lion King-inspired visual album
Gentlefolk

Beyoncé is here to save 2020 with a new The Lion King-inspired visual album

It turns out Beyoncé has been quite busy this year. Between raising her kids – Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir – with Jay Z, maintaining an empire, and just being an absolute baller, it's been revealed that she's about to launch a new visual album into the stratosphere. Excited? So are we. Read on fellow Beyhives, because we have got the tea on this grand production, or rather, the lemonade. more

Hotels
Byron on a budget – The Surf House opens with boutique (and cheap) rooms just metres from the beach
Design

Byron on a budget – The Surf House opens with boutique (and cheap) rooms just metres from the beach

With the border reopening from July 10, we're no longer going to be deprived of our day trips and weekenders in beautiful Byron Bay – so it's time to start planning your next escape. If you're a little strapped for cash but don't want to kick it at the backpackers or camp ground, then the newly opened The Surf House could be right up your alley. Oh, and speaking of champagne tastes on a beer budget – it's also got a rooftop bar. more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Vera Blue
It’s important to be positive and enjoy life’s crazy ride! ~ Vera Blue more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

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