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The round-up: poolside sips to hinterland hideaways – the best Gold Coast staycations for a local escape
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The round-up: poolside sips to hinterland hideaways – the best Gold Coast staycations for a local escape

Every now and then (let's be honest, this happens a few times a year) we all need to stop, get away and press reset. International and interstate travel is up in the air, so you know what that means? Staycay, baby! That's right, it's time to explore your own backyard. From sparkling beaches to tropical resorts and dreamy hinterland hideaways, there is plenty of goodness right on our doorstep so you can rejuvenate and soak up those holiday vibes without leaving town. Here are a few of our favourite Gold Coast staycation spots so you can relax to the max. more

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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace so we can support our rural mates this Christmas
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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace so we can support our rural mates this Christmas

This big old slab of sun-cracked earth may stretch us out into the far corners of the continent, but it doesn’t mean we’re disconnected. Aussies have copped our fair share of struggles of late, but we’ve proven time and time again that we’re ready to lend a hand when the going gets tough. As the 2020 gifting season approaches, give twice this Christmas by choosing to Buy From The Bush. more

Watch girl power in all of its glory on new female-focused streaming platform Femflix
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Watch girl power in all of its glory on new female-focused streaming platform Femflix

Scrolling endlessly through streaming platforms has become somewhat of a pastime for many of us, and it seems more difficult with each passing day to find a movie that truly captivates our attention. New streaming platform Femflix is trying to change this, by putting the focus on thought-provoking productions. The platform's library is brimming with award-winning films with one thing in common – they all celebrate female-centric storytelling. more

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The Iconic is holding a Halloween sale with a whopping 30-percent off (almost) everything
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The Iconic is holding a Halloween sale with a whopping 30-percent off (almost) everything

It’s been a rough year and do you know what helps with a rough year? Some good old-fashioned retail therapy. Whether you want to get a jump-start on your Christmas shopping or you're just craving that sweet dopamine hit you get from adding multiple items to your cart, there has never been a better time to flex those index fingers. Luxe online retailer The Iconic is celebrating Halloween by gifting us all with 30-percent off almost everything on its site, starting now. You know what to do! more

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Netflix, but make it fancy – Palace Home Cinema is bringing you fine films on demand
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Netflix, but make it fancy – Palace Home Cinema is bringing you fine films on demand

As grateful as we are to streaming services for helping us through the cataclysmic void that 2020 has been, we’ve really been missing the thrill of catching fresh new film releases. One particular movie mecca that true cinephiles have been very keen to return to in the post-COVID world is Palace Cinemas, a beloved beacon of premium indie films and limited-release flicks that you really can’t catch anywhere else in Australia. Well, the clever team at Palace has come up with a brand-new business model that allows movie buffs to get their fix of the latest releases without leaving the house – enter Palace Home Cinema. more

Get ready to indulge in a little retail therapy – H&M has finally launched its online store in Australia
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Get ready to indulge in a little retail therapy – H&M has finally launched its online store in Australia

Spring has well and truly sprung, with summer following close behind on its heels. This change of season means it's time to treat yourself to a shopping spree and give your wardrobe a well-deserved update. So you can elevate your aesthetic without even leaving the house, global fashion retailer H&M has launched its highly anticipated online store in Australia! From today, Tuesday October 20, you can hop online and fill your cart with all of the gems you've been eyeing on your recent trips to the shopping centre. Convenience unlocked. 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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Pawdicures and doggy dinners – treat your fur baby to a luxe sleepover at QT Hotels & Resorts
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Pawdicures and doggy dinners – treat your fur baby to a luxe sleepover at QT Hotels & Resorts

One of the hardest things about pet ownership is that you can't just pack a bag on a whim and escape for the weekend. Logistics of feeding and dog-sitting aside, you know deep down that you are powerless to resist the look – you know the one, the 'please don't leave me' look. If you've put weekends away on the back burner because you can't bear to leave your little mate behind, we have some news that may pique your interest – QT has gone to the dogs (literally) with the introduction of Pup Yeah! fur-friendly stays at its hotels across Australia and New Zealand.  more

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The Borrowed Nursery plants a new Brisbane location at Colwill Place
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The Borrowed Nursery plants a new Brisbane location at Colwill Place

While all eyes have been drawn to the work currently being undertaken restoring prominently positioned retail strip Colwill Place in Windsor, the revitalised hub’s first tenant has already quietly opened behind it. Beloved Gold Coast-born plant, pot and gift store The Borrowed Nursery has just sprouted a second locale in an old mechanic shed at behind the precinct, establishing a must-visit treasure trove of locally grown plants, bespoke ceramic vessels and artisan-crafted gifts. Oh, and the space doubles as a venue for hire! Here’s what you need to know about this charming newcomer … more

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Step up your picnic game with a little help from The Somewhere Co.
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Step up your picnic game with a little help from The Somewhere Co.

If the swooping birds haven't given it away, it's officially spring, which means one thing – picnics! Rolling out a rug and whiling away the afternoon with a plethora of cheese and a cheeky pet-nat is undoubtedly one of our favourite past times. But somewhere along the line, someone made the executive decision that all picnic rugs had to be plaid. Well, to that The Somewhere Co. say nay. The brand is here to save you from the status quo with a stunning range of pretty picnic rugs, cooler bags and miscellaneous goodies. more

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Need an escape? Gather around the fire pit at the new O’Reilly’s hinterland campground
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Need an escape? Gather around the fire pit at the new O’Reilly’s hinterland campground

The idea throwing some clothes in a bag and escaping the city for a few days in the mountains sounds pretty great right about now. Fresh air, freedom and reconnecting with nature – what's not to love? Unless you are a seasoned camper and have a full suite of gear ready to go when you are, it can quickly turn from a budget-friendly getaway or family holiday into something far more costly and overwhelming. Well, fellow nature lovers, there's now a brand-new campground at O'Reilly's that is perfect for seasoned campers as well as total novices. The benefits of camping minus the hassle? We're in! more

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Hoap for health and the planet one wash at a time
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Hoap for health and the planet one wash at a time

Since COVID-19 reared its ugly head, an estimated 20 million plastic sanitiser bottles have made their way to landfills or our oceans. Whilst it's of paramount importance to keep those mitts clean and germ-free, the increased reliance on single-use plastics is not particularly great news for the environment. Thankfully, there's hope – or should we say Hoap – it's hand hygiene, reimagined.  more

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Catch all of the cuteness of Phillip Island's Penguin Parade via the park's live stream
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Catch all of the cuteness of Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade via the park’s live stream

Things are feeling pretty heavy right about now so if you're in need of a little light-hearted awwww moment, we highly suggest you set a reminder for 6:00 pm AEST to tune in to Phillip Island's livestream of its world-famous Penguin Parade. Live Penguin TV officially launched on Tuesday August 25 to a modest audience of 771,000 viewers who simply couldn't get enough of the adorable seabirds. more

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Father's Day gift, sorted – Victoria Bitter has launched its first fragrance
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Father’s Day gift, sorted – Victoria Bitter has launched its first fragrance

Ahh, Father's Day. The annual occasion where we struggle to choose what gift we should present to our paternal figures. Will it be socks? A carton of beer? Maybe some barbecue tongs ... wait, did we buy any of those last year? We've found something original that your dad, grandpa or even your uncle won't have yet – Victoria Bitter's new fragrance. Boasting super-cool packaging and the unbeatable essence of the Super Pride hops used to brew the beer, we won't blame you if you put an extra one in the basket for yourself. more

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Spread the word, not the virus – take one for the team and get a COVID test
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Spread the word, not the virus – take one for the team and get a COVID test

Hands up if you're aching to go travelling overseas again? Desperate to jump on a plane to see your interstate mates? Or how about just going to a music gig where you can actually stand up and listen to live tunes shoulder to shoulder (whoa) with people you don't know? Look, we're all getting a little tired of this COVID-19 business continuing to dampen all of the frivolity and fun we had planned for 2020, so the Gold Coast Primary Health Network has teamed up with us to help spread a pretty simple message to y'all. If you feel you’re coming down with a cold or flu, are a bit short of breath or you're finding that your sense of taste or smell isn't too great – go and get tested. more

Shopping steals and wicked deals – the massive Afterpay Day sale is back
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Shopping steals and wicked deals – the massive Afterpay Day sale is back

Sometimes a spot of shopping is all you need to boost your mood and put a smile on your dial – helllooo dopamine! If you want to indulge in a little bit (or a lot) of retail therapy, then we've got some good news for you! One of the biggest online shopping events – Afterpay Day – is just around the corner. Get those digits ready to click like the wind so you can nab some splurge-worthy deals. more

Go below the surface with acne-fighting skincare range tbh.
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Go below the surface with acne-fighting skincare range tbh.

Whilst a lot of skincare ranges are aesthetically pleasing, sometimes they don’t get to the root of the problem. That’s where tbh. skincare comes in. This science-first skincare line is formulated with a patented technology – XBIO – that effectively kills the acne-causing bacteria that lies within your skin. Stress breakouts sorted. more

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The Weekend Series: relax to the max – treat yourself at these roadtrip-worthy day spas
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The Weekend Series: relax to the max – treat yourself at these roadtrip-worthy day spas

Let’s just all agree that this year has been a pretty wild ride, which has probably (definitely) taken a toll on your soul and left your skin looking and feeling a little bit ordinary. The importance of carving out time for self care during times of increased stress cannot be understated – it’s not only good for your physical wellbeing but it’s imperative to keep your emotional and mental health in check. Sure, there are an abundance of day spas and salons within close proximity to your house but sometimes the very act of getting in the car and driving out of town for the day can be relaxing in itself. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some excellent day spas in Southeast Queensland and beyond so you can truly make a day (or night) of it – massages, facials, treatments, coffee, and most importantly, time to yourself – sounds pretty darn great to us! more

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Discover a whole new world at Australia's first underwater museum
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Discover a whole new world at Australia’s first underwater museum

Life on land is feeling pretty overwhelming right about now so consider this your official invitation to dive deep and live out your mermaid dreams whilst exploring the newest exhibition at Museum of Underwater Art (MoUA). From August 1, Coral Greenhouse is officially open to visitors giving recreational divers and snorkelers the first peek at the colossal installation. Weighing in at more than 58 tonnes, Coral Greenhouse is the first-ever underwater building created by world-famous underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor as a means to open debate about our relationship to our seas and highlight the importance of conserving them. more