Welcome to your wellness journey at Elements of Byron
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Welcome to your wellness journey at Elements of Byron

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, finding moments of tranquillity and rejuvenation can seem like a faraway dream. Luckily, Elements of Byron Resort & Spa is a wellness haven close enough to home that can turn that dream of a relaxing escape into a reality. more

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Heinemann Australia Gold Coast Domestic Airport
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Get that first-class traveller feel with Gold Coast Airport’s multimillion-dollar transformation

If you were to tell us 20 years ago that the Gold Coast Airport would be the sixth busiest airport in Australia in 2024, we wouldn’t have believed you. But as our fine city continues to grow and more and more people are flocking to our sunny shores, it makes sense that our airport is flourishing. To mirror the natural beauty of the coast, Gold Coast Airport is undergoing a significant glow-up, welcoming delectable food offerings, thirst-quenching bars and the crown jewel – the domestic airport’s new world-class luxury shopping experience, Heinemann Australia. more

Lucy Folk and ARTCLUB check-in at The Calile for a three-month pop-up residency
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Lucy Folk and ARTCLUB check-in at The Calile for a three-month pop-up residency

Leading Australian fashion creatives Lucy Folk and Heidi Middleton are Brisbane-bound to launch a collaborative pop-up concept store at The Calile Hotel. Lucy Folk's eponymous brand and Heidi Middleton's boundary-pushing fashion venture ARTCLUB will join forces for an exciting three-month residency – marking the first time either brand has had a physical presence in Brisbane. more

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Slow down and unwind at these luxe Gold Coast day spas and bathhouses
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Slow down and unwind at these luxe Gold Coast day spas and bathhouses

It's good to be busy in life (go you!) but not all of us excel when it comes to knowing when to stop, drop and unwind. One of the best ways to really switch off is to escape to a day spa and say goodbye to your phone, clothes and worries for a few hours of absolute bliss. In the spirit of slowing down, here are some of the best day spas on the Gold Coast and in Byron Bay that are worth checking out. more

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No time, no worries – last-minute Christmas gift ideas (that don’t seem last minute)
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No time, no worries – last-minute Christmas gift ideas (that don’t seem last minute)

There are two kinds of people when it comes to Christmas shopping. You’ve got your smug early shoppers, with their carefully thought-out lists who, in the week leading into Christmas, already have their presents bought, wrapped and sitting pretty under the tree. And then we have the other kind who, given you opened this article, is most likely you. Fear not last-minute shopper, for your gift giving can still be very personal and thoughtful – even if you bought it two days before Christmas. We’re here to help with our list of last-minute Christmas ideas that don’t seem last minute. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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Sweat in style – IKEA announces first ever fitness collection
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Sweat in style – IKEA announces first ever fitness collection

One of the world's most beloved distributors of affordable Scandinavian-designed furniture is stepping away from flat packs and into the fitness realm with a brand-new fitness and workout range. Hitting Australian shores on January 1, 2024, the Dajlien (Swedish word for daily) collection is all about making exercise easy, accessible and stylish. more

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Turn your back on bacne with Plendi's Outback Mud Mask
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Turn your back on bacne with Plendi’s Outback Mud Mask

We love summer for the warmer weather but we also hate the season for some of the gross, sweaty effects of humidity. A key one being body acne, which can appear on the back, chest, butt, legs, and bikini line. If you're keen to summer-proof your skin, say hello to Plendi's multipurpose masking treatment helping you say buh-bye to body acne and folliculitis – the Outback Mud Mask. more

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Burn, baby, burn – Peaches Pilates has opened a studio in Burleigh Heads
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Burn, baby, burn – Peaches Pilates has opened a studio in Burleigh Heads

Low-impact but high-intensity, pilates classes leave you feeling stronger, longer and leaner – and let's be real, pretty sweaty. But damn, do you feel good after! We're always on the lookout for a new pilates class to try out, so when we heard that iconic Bondi Beach-born wellness brand Peaches Pilates was finally coming to the coast, we were already halfway out the door with our grip socks and water bottles. Here are all of the booty-toning details ... more

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Getting your Christmas list ticked off early? Cookit gift boxes will impress the culinary whiz in your life
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Getting your Christmas list ticked off early? Cookit gift boxes will impress the culinary whiz in your life

Look, it's time to face the cold, hard truth – Christmas is going to be here before we know it. If you're eager to get a head-start on your festive shopping, we've sniffed out a new present idea and they're called Cookit gift boxes. These vibrant packages are filled with a coffee-table-ready cookbook and some seriously cute kitchen essentials that will put a smile on the dial of the Nigella, Jamie or Gordon in your life. more

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Mates Rates is the new platform offering a cheeky discount on Australian-owned and operated brands
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Mates Rates is the new platform offering a cheeky discount on Australian-owned and operated brands

Cozzie Livs is making a lot of things hard at the moment, one being conscious consumerism. We try our best to shop sustainably but with price increases on just about everything (feeding your family for under $10 is well and truly a thing of the past), it's proving more difficult than ever to shop in a way that makes a positive social, environmental or economic impact. Enter Mates Rates, an online membership platform connecting consumers with a curation of Australian-owned and operated brands – and offering conscious consumers an enticing discount. more

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Kirra Beach's European-style bathhouse and studio gym Native State has opened
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Kirra Beach’s European-style bathhouse and studio gym Native State has opened

Whether it's sweating it out in infrared saunas, immersing ourselves in ice baths or practising yin yoga, a lot of us are taking extra steps towards working on our wellness. That's why the arrival of Kirra Beach's new European-style bathhouse and studio gym, Native State, has come at just the right time. Promising an unparalleled wellness experience, Native State hopes to help people reach their full physical and mental potential through the use of world-class facilities, hydrothermal therapies and daily fitness classes. more

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Catch flights not feelings – Virgin Australia is selling flights around Queensland from $59
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Catch flights not feelings – Virgin Australia is selling flights around Queensland from $59

We’re in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis, which means a lot of us have had to sacrifice many things we love so we can, you know, afford to live. If the idea of a holiday is completely out of the budget, then you'll be happy to learn that Virgin Australia has recently released some pocket-pleasing sales on flights around Queensland if you’re travelling between October 2023 and June 2024. If you’re keen for a budget-friendly holiday, keep reading for all of the details … more

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Save up to 40 percent off luxury stays at Crystalbrook Collection hotels
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Save up to 40 percent off luxury stays at Crystalbrook Collection hotels

It’s usually around August when the wheels start to fall off, our routines are a lot harder to stick to and we crave a little respite from life's daily challenges. To help save us from overload burnout, Crystalbrook Collection is having one massive sale with 40 percent off stays if you book before Monday August 28. Here are all of the juicy details ... more

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SOL Elements, a breathtaking elemental bathhouse, is opening in Tamborine Mountain next year
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SOL Elements, a breathtaking elemental bathhouse, is opening in Tamborine Mountain next year

2023 is the year of self-care, and we're looking to carry this theme into 2024 and beyond. It's divine timing then that a new wellness destination has been announced for Tamborine Mountain next year. An elemental bathhouse nestled within the tropical rainforest, SOL Elements will feature a bounty of blissful facilities and treatments, from a Himalayan salt cave to detoxifying saunas. more

Viva (Bris) Vegas – get hitched at Brisbane’s first ever Vegas-inspired micro-wedding venue
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Viva (Bris) Vegas – get hitched at Brisbane’s first ever Vegas-inspired micro-wedding venue

We all know weddings are expensive, and in the current economy forking out tens of thousands of dollars on the big day is unlikely given life’s other priorities. If you’re looking for the ultimate reason to not have to invite Tom, Dick and Harry to your wedding, then this exciting new wedding venue may just be your answer. Introducing Wham Bam Thankyou Sam – Brisbane’s first ever micro-wedding venue, offering modern-day romantics an intimate, stress-free and super-fun wedding day. more