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Hire a hot tub and screen movies in your backyard with help from Tubflix
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Hire a hot tub and screen movies in your backyard with help from Tubflix

After a particularly dry spell of theatrical releases in 2020, we are welcoming the return of the cinema experience in 2021. How we watch our movies has slightly changed though, with many of us preferring to stream films from the comfort of the couch or even going through our old DVD collections to rewatch classics of times past. If you're looking to spice up your viewing escapades, we have stumbled upon an entirely new film experience called Tubflix. Far from your average movie outing, this hot-tub cinema gets delivered straight to your backyard. more

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Elastic fantastic – be kind to your hair, skin and nails with be. collagen supplement
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Elastic fantastic – be kind to your hair, skin and nails with be. collagen supplement

We hope you're sitting down, folks, as we are about to give you a quick lesson on an all-important structural protein – collagen. For those not in the know, collagen is the protein in our bodies that forms the building blocks of bones, skin, muscles and just about everything in between. As we get older our stocks of natural collagen plummet, meaning more wrinkles and weaker muscles (ah, the joys of ageing). That's where new collagen supplement be. comes in. One spoonful of this stuff a day is said to increase your strength and your overall wellbeing. more

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Discover Casuarina's brand-new soothing space Kalm Springs
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Discover Casuarina’s brand-new soothing space Kalm Springs

There’s no denying that we may only be just over half way through the year, but we’re already in need of a little bit of rest and rejuvenation. Going off-grid for a relaxing holiday may not be possible for all of us (apparently there’s this place called ‘work’ we need to go daily), we do have a solution – rest your tired eyes at the delight that is Casuarina's Kalm Springs. Whether you’re in need of a little bit of skin loving, some ‘me time’ in the form of a magnesium float, or a sweat sesh in the infrared sauna, this is just the place. more

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Take an evening joyride through Donny's drive-through in Macca’s and Peter Alexander's new PJs collection
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Take an evening joyride through Donny’s drive-through in Macca’s and Peter Alexander’s new PJs collection

Have you heard the word? Macca's is celebrating 50 years in Australia and it seems with each passing day there's a new treat in store for us. The latest gift is a retro-inspired pyjama collection made in collaboration with none other than Peter Alexander. This means next time you're thinking of hopping in the car and heading to Macca's for a late-night snack, you can put on your best Ron Dons duds. more

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Murder mysteries, rib-tickling rom coms and mischievous villains – the best tv shows to binge in lockdown
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Murder mysteries, rib-tickling rom coms and mischievous villains – the best tv shows to binge in lockdown

Well, well, well. Another lockdown, another opportunity to kick up our feet and binge some sweet, sweet content. The forecasted dreary weather coupled with stay-at-home restrictions are perfect conditions for a solid sofa session, if you ask us! Thankfully, our favourite streaming services have just released a heap of exciting new shows. From romantic comedies that will transport you to cities afar to edge-of-your-seat thrillers with Oscar winners, here are a few streaming gems that are worth binging during lockdown. more

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Plastic not-so-fantastic – ways to help you reduce your plastic reliance this July
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Plastic not-so-fantastic – ways to help you reduce your plastic reliance this July

Plastic has emerged as one of the greatest man-made environmental disasters of our time. Synthetic pliable polymers made from petrol have transformed the way we live – it's cheap to produce and long-lasting. Unfortunately for planet Earth, it is those very attributes that have cursed the eco-system as nearly every single piece of plastic ever created still exists in some form today. It has infiltrated every aspect of modern life – from the devices we are using to bring you this article to the cars we drive, the bottles that house our shampoos and cleaning products to the cling film that is keeping your lunch fresh in the fridge – it's all plastic and it will outlive you by a few hundred years. In a perfect world we would all pledge to go plastic-free for good, however, the reality is that it may not be possible to do all at once. Anne Marie Bonneau aka The Zero Waste Chef said it… more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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As he paddled off into the line-up, I stood up – and surfing changed my life ... ~ James McMillan more
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Unleash your inner artist at Burleigh's saucy new paint and sip studio, Paint Juicy
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Unleash your inner artist at Burleigh’s saucy new paint and sip studio, Paint Juicy

Pablo Picasso once mused that every child is an artist. We'd like to think that there's a little bit of childlike enthusiasm and unbridled artistic talent hiding inside each and every grown-up too – yes, even you. Especially you. If your inner creative needs a little coaxing out of hibernation, Paint Juicy is here to help. Based in Burleigh Heads, Paint Juicy is a paint and sip studio, but not as you know it.  more

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Calling all gamers – Journey of Something is now offering an annual subscription
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Calling all gamers – Journey of Something is now offering an annual subscription

Puzzles made a huge comeback in 2020, with lockdowns aplenty and more or less very little to do. It was a good year for Aussie puzzle company Journey of Something, with its unique puzzles and games becoming a centrepiece on coffee tables across the country. Now the brand is stepping up its game, so to say, with a new quarterly subscription service that allows eager players to get their hands on any two puzzles, kits or games every three months. You'll never be bored again. more

The round-up: Where to find the Gold Coast's best eco-friendly shops
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The round-up: Where to find the Gold Coast’s best eco-friendly shops

We only have one planet, there are plenty of choices that we can make to treat the Earth a little bit more kindly. Living on the Gold Coast, we are lucky to have some inspiring options on offer created by some pretty amazing people! Whether you're after eco-friendly products for your home or body, children or a gift, we've done the hard work for you and rounded up some of the best sustainable stores that the coast has to offer. more

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Step into White Bohemian's dreamy new Palm Beach space
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Step into White Bohemian’s dreamy new Palm Beach space

Escaping to a tropical destination, spending all day on a white-sand beach and then rolling in to a breezy waterfront bar – all while being clad in laid-back dresses and summery basics – is kind of a dream right now. While we may not be able to whip out our passports, the recently renovated White Bohemian store in Palm Beach offers up a little slice of island-inspired paradise all without leaving the coast. more

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Frank Green has dropped a super-cute range of Lion King-themed reusable cups and bottles
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Frank Green has dropped a super-cute range of Lion King-themed reusable cups and bottles

Whether you sang along in the theatres in 1994 when the animated version was released, or you were soothed by the dulcet tones of Beyoncé when she voiced Nala in 2019, we can all agree that The Lion King is the cat's pyjamas. So you can walk around with a slice of the beloved Disney film, sustainability-savvy Australian brand Frank Green has dropped an adorable range of Lion King-themed reusable cups and bottles and they've arrived just in time for World Environment Day (Saturday June 5). more

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Plastic not so fantastic – Australia to phase out a bunch of single-use plastic items by 2025
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Plastic not so fantastic – Australia to phase out a bunch of single-use plastic items by 2025

Contrary to what Aqua says, life in plastic is not so fantastic. In fact, single-use plastics suck. After just one go, they end up in landfill or even worse ... the ocean. Thankfully, the war on waste is ramping up, friends, and Australia is starting to do its bit at cleaning up its mess. This includes a decision to ban a bevy of single-use plastic items by 2025. Can we get a "hell yeah!"? more

Spruce up your home with a piece from Maison Maison’s luxe new location
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Spruce up your home with a piece from Maison Maison’s luxe new location

If you're a local with a penchant for homewares, there's every chance you've already fallen in love with Maison Maison Burleigh Heads. Well, friends, even if you haven't discovered Maison Maison just yet – you're in for a treat. The much-loved locale for exotic imported goods has just opened in a second location at The Brickworks in Southport. more