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Elevate your gifting game with Good Day People
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Elevate your gifting game with Good Day People

Let's be real for a moment, not all gift baskets or hampers are created equal. In fact, the very notion of it probably conjures images of the same cello-clad wicker basket loaded with shortbread, coffee sachets and chocolate-coated nuts/sultanas that make their way onto department store shelves sometime in mid-September. And look, we're not here to throw shade because those standardised hampers serve an excellent purpose for the token corporate/distant relative/co-worker gifts but if you're looking to step up your gifting game, take a peek at Good Day People. more

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New beginnings – popular Burleigh cafe Stones Throw announces a new southern location
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New beginnings – popular Burleigh cafe Stones Throw announces a new southern location

We've got good news and bad news. Do you want the bad news first? Okay. Popular Burleigh Heads caffeine dispensary and cafe Stones Throw will be closing its doors at the end of September, with a proposed development and looming light-rail works forcing it out of the space. We'll counter that with the good – the owners have announced an exciting new location a little further south and will soon be opening the doors to Stones Throw 2.0. more

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Mylk Bar Sweets is an online lolly shop for vegan candy and hello sugar high!
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Mylk Bar Sweets is an online lolly shop for vegan candy and hello sugar high!

Do you remember the sheer unbridled joy you felt as a kid when you were let loose in the lolly shop with your pocket money? Nerds or Hubba Bubba? Gobstoppers? Or maybe something of the chocolate variety – the choice was (is) pretty overwhelming. If you make the decision to go vegan, suddenly, you discover that many (most) of the sweet treats that grace the confectionary aisle of your local supermarket are riddled with sneaky ingredients that are in fact derived from animals or insects. The good news is that there's an alternative – plant-based folk, say hello to Mylk Bar Sweets – it's an online lolly shop dedicated to completely vegan sweets! more

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Settle in for sips, snacks and dessert cocktails at new Broadbeach arrival Coda Bar and Dining
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Settle in for sips, snacks and dessert cocktails at new Broadbeach arrival Coda Bar and Dining

Right now, more than ever, we're all appreciating how special it is to dine out with pals – sipping cocktails, enjoying good wine and sharing plate after plate of delicious eats. This week, Broadbeach welcomed a fun new dining spot where you can do just that. Allow us to introduce Coda Bar and Dining – an exciting second venue from the team from neighbouring Italian carb haven Don't Gnocc It. more

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The round-up: sashimi to sukiyaki – where to find the best Japanese eats on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: sashimi to sukiyaki – where to find the best Japanese eats on the Gold Coast

From high-end dining spaces serving intricate sashimi dishes to bustling yakitori bars and hidden gems pumping out mouthwatering karaage in the backstreets of the 'burbs, us Gold Coast folk are pretty spoilt when it comes to Japanese eats. In honour of one of our all-time favourite cuisines, we put together a handy list (in no particular order) of must-try Japanese restaurants and eateries on the coast. Kanpai! more

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Unicorns, glitter and crazy shakes – get your sugar fix from new sweets haven Kylie's Cupcakery
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Unicorns, glitter and crazy shakes – get your sugar fix from new sweets haven Kylie’s Cupcakery

If you're an appreciator of a quality frosted cupcake, then allow us to swing you a hot tip – a new backstreet sugar haven dispensing eye-popping, glitter-dusted cupcakes in all of the colours of the rainbow has opened its doors. We're told it sells out within hours each day, so if you know what's good for you (butter, sugar and flour), you'll gather your fellow sweets seekers and make a beeline for Kylie's Cupcakery. more


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Venture south for margaritas, tacos and empanadas at modern-Mexican cantina Lolita's in Casuarina
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Venture south for margaritas, tacos and empanadas at modern-Mexican cantina Lolita’s in Casuarina

Modern Mexican restaurant Lolita's in Casuarina was due to swing its doors open to keen taco lovers and margarita sippers just days before lockdown. While it wasn't the start Lolita's owners PLB Group (also behind popular southern dining spots Osteria, Taverna, Bombay Cricketers Club and Baked at Ancora) had planned for, the anticipated new pastel-hued cantina is now officially open to dine-in customers, finally allowing the south-of-the-border beauty to showcase her bold and authentic menu of contemporary Mexican eats.  more

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New fried-chicken kitchen Cluccboi brings lip-smacking American bites to your door
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New fried-chicken kitchen Cluccboi brings lip-smacking American bites to your door

Few things come close to the satisfying act of biting into a piece of fried chicken. Experiencing the crunch of the crispy, perfectly seasoned outer before hitting the succulent, juicy centre is just so damn addictive – and regardless of the consequences, you just can’t say no. It's too irresistible. You don’t care what your friends say. You just keep going back for more. Enter aptly named delivery-only concept Cluccboi – a new fried-chicken ‘ghost kitchen’ that’s aiming to seduce your tastebuds by delivering indulgent comfort food (aka cluccin’ good fried eats) straight to your door. more

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Get a spoonful of nostalgia with a side of health courtesy of crum.
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Get a spoonful of nostalgia with a side of health courtesy of crum.

Remember sneaking into the pantry as a kid with a tablespoon (because teaspoons were for suckers) and eating Milo straight out of the tin? Who knows if it was the fear of getting caught or the immediate sugar rush but either way, it tasted so damn good. Inspired by these universal childhood memories, Heidi Briggs set out to recreate the experience just sans the guilt. The result is crum. more

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Never run out of coffee again with a subscription from Barker St
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Never run out of coffee again with a subscription from Barker St

If you're a committed coffee consumer like us, it's highly likely that you too know the pain of firing up your coffee machine for that sweet, delicious energy hit you so desperately need only to discover you're fresh out of beans. It's enough to ruin your day, but the good news is, Barker St is here to save you from caffeine withdrawals with a dedicated online marketplace and subscription service. more

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Invest in your culinary skills with the Home Comforts recipe book by the world's 50 best chefs
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Invest in your culinary skills with the Home Comforts recipe book by the world’s 50 best chefs

In the immortal words of Miley, it came into our lives like a wrecking ball and granted she may not have been referencing a global pandemic in her 2013 banger – COVID-19 has hit us all, hard. Hospitality was and continues to be one of the industries hardest hit and even now, as restrictions begin to lift in Queensland, it's a rocky (and long) road to recovery. Sadly, not all have faired as well and venues around the world face an uncertain future. If you are keen to lend a little hand whilst also investing in your culinary prowess, order a digital copy of Home Comforts: simple lockdown recipes from the world's best chef's and bartenders and leave banana bread to the amateurs. more

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Taste Groovin the Moo with a tin of Cattleyard Brewing Co.
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Taste Groovin the Moo with a tin of Cattleyard Brewing Co.

If you've been to a Groovin the Moo festival back when mass gatherings weren't banned, singing wasn't outlawed and Footloose was just a movie, you've probably cracked a tin or two of Cattleyard Brewing Co. as you partied in the paddock. Sadly, since COVID-19 has cancelled fun, the Cattleyard Brewing Co. team were forced to rethink their operations and the silver lining, fellow beer fiends, is that now you can now enjoy a frothy at home and relive the glory days. more

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No Ekka, no worries – get a jam-packed Bertie Beetle showbag delivered to your door
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No Ekka, no worries – get a jam-packed Bertie Beetle showbag delivered to your door

First formulated in the early 1960s to make use of the leftover honeycomb crumbs from the production lines of Violet Crumble, Bertie Beetle has cemented its status as a crowd-pleasing confectionary staple and showbag favourite. So we can celebrate more than 50 years of the little chocolate bugs, online retailer Showbag Shop are flying retro-style Bertie Beetles showbags straight to our door. more

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Oh boba – Gelatissimo is releasing a bubble-tea gelato
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Oh boba – Gelatissimo is releasing a bubble-tea gelato

We simply can't deny it – our love for the addictive Taiwanese beverage known as boba is unmatched. The creamy, chewy refreshment is our go-to sip for when we need something that is sure to hit the sweet spot – and boy, does it do just that. Inspired by the bubble-tea phenomenon that has taken over the world, the frozen dessert connoisseurs at Gelatissimo have whipped up yet another innovative gelato flavour – Brown Sugar Bubble Milk Tea. more

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Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
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Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location

El Camino Cantina, the vibrant, neon-lit Tex-Mex eatery and bar known for dishing up oversized nachos oozing with cheese and pouring big-as-your-head frozen margaritas (which you're encouraged to sip while wearing a multi-coloured sombrero), will officially open its first-ever Gold Coast venue today, Wednesday July 22. The eye-popping new arrival, gleaming with neon lights and fluorescent signage, cuts a colourful figure along Town Centre's The Promenade dining precinct. While our pals in Brisbane and Byron Bay are already well acquainted with El Camino's Texan-meets-Mexican atmosphere and fiery, crowd-pleasing fare, it's finally time for us Gold Coast folk to get a taste of the action. more

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Devour sourdough pizzas and mortadella hoagies at Casuarina's new neighbourhood hang Jordy's
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Devour sourdough pizzas and mortadella hoagies at Casuarina’s new neighbourhood hang Jordy’s

Bubbling sourdough pizzas brimming with local produce, plates of pork, peppers and pickles, punchy salads and hoagie sandwiches lovingly layered with fine slices of mortadella. There's a lot of comfort and joy to be found on the menu at Casuarina's new neighbourhood eatery, Jordy's – a fun new restaurant venture from the talented team behind nearby cafe Tucker. more

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Sunny sips – the Stone & Wood team is shaking things up with sparkling new creation Sunly Seltzer
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Sunny sips – the Stone & Wood team is shaking things up with sparkling new creation Sunly Seltzer

Although we are in the midst of winter's chilliest weeks, we can still daydream of summer days spent taking relaxing ocean dips, sun-baking on the sand and Sunday pub sessions. So we can start living our best summer lives right now, the beer-making brainiacs behind Stone & Wood have launched a refreshing sparkling sip that is sure to satisfy. The best part? This refreshing imbibe is gluten free, vegan and boasts only three grams of sugar. Say hello to Sunly Seltzer – your new (and heathier) boozy buddy to take on all of your sun-filled adventures. more

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