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Homegrown sounds best – The Vernons

Homegrown sounds best – The Vernons

The best way to describe The Vernons? If The Black Keys and The Rubens had a love child; if The Beautiful Girls ate a blues rock sandwich; if Jack White and Wolfmother exploded together with curly hair and buttons ups, that would be The Vernons. More simple, The Vernons’ sound is indie-rock...

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Pink vibes and folk music – this Fri 19 – Sun 21 June

Pink vibes and folk music – this Fri 19 – Sun 21 June

What do you get when you cross the colour pink with a couple of Hispanic parents? Yeah, you gave it a go. This weekend, I am talking about two distinct but equally satisfying evening events in Surfers Paradise, both which make you feel good on the inside. The answer here is the...

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Three Flavours in One – Drama, Grunge and Luxury in One Night. Friday 12 June

Three Flavours in One – Drama, Grunge and Luxury in One Night. Friday 12 June

What do we love about Rainbow Paddlepops? What do we crave in a Monte Carlo biscuit? What is it about a peanut-butter-jam sandwich that will stir your slumber and have you raid the house in search of a bite? Three flavours in one, my friends. And we love them in our...

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Holy, Long Weekend



After a week of work mixed with study and exams and finalising essays last minute and exercising and working again and sleeping and waking to the sound of haste, do you think people around here are looking forward to their weekends? Well, is the Pope a Catholic? Then imagine the excitement...

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Beauty is only skin deep, but pampering goes to the bone – Evening Beauty Spas in Surfers Paradise

Beauty is only skin deep, but pampering goes to the bone – Evening Beauty Spas in Surfers Paradise

Ladies, we’re getting the vibe you want to talk about indulgence, pampering and having an expert beauty and skincare therapist coo over your nails and make your skin all shiny. Or maybe we’re getting that vibe from the lads. Either way, for those of us who work full-time or on weekends, it...

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Getting artsy – This weekend at the Arts Centre Gold Coast



Hold up, hold up. Before you tie your heels and gel your hair up, have you given much thought to how you look in a beret? As the city’s cultural hotspot, the Arts Centre Gold Coast is never short of entertainment, film and all things artsy, and this weekend is no...

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Just a little bit fancy, once in a while – Fine dining in Paradise

Just a little bit fancy, once in a while – Fine dining in Paradise

Don’t you think it’s time for a little fine dining? Surely among the flaming spectrum of late night kebabs and beachside burgers, as well as alleyways packed with aromatic Asian noodle bars, you have quenched your craving for a quick bite to eat before the party. After years of hunting the optimum...

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The only place to be this weekend (8-10 May) – Surfers Paradise LIVE

The only place to be this weekend (8-10 May) – Surfers Paradise LIVE

To follow on from last week’s post, and as a reminder to those who still haven’t picked up their pen and scratched out their former plans for this coming weekend, we would like to encapsulate the brilliance of 8 – 10 May in three words. Surfers Paradise LIVE. This weekend, the Surfers...

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FREE and LIVE music! Yes, you heard us! Surfers Paradise LIVE

FREE and LIVE music! Yes, you heard us! Surfers Paradise LIVE

This regional city of world-class entertainment is used to offering spectacular shows with a local edge. And you can expect no different next weekend from Surfers Paradise LIVE, the city’s first beachside contemporary music festival featuring Sneaky Sound System as the headline! Yes, you heard us. And it’s free. Yes, you...

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Transit Anew – Brooklyn Depot at The 4217

Transit Anew – Brooklyn Depot at The 4217

Stepping way beyond the boundaries of a beachside postcode, The 4217 has transformed the old Surfers Paradise Transit Centre into an urban oasis of gastronomy and art, integrating contemporary design with the traditional pleasure of community. I don’t know if you've noticed, but it seems as if Surfers Paradise has dusted...

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