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A buffet is one of life’s great pleasures. If you haven’t been to the Marriott’s famous seafood buffet, then you cannot even begin to call yourself a foodie. It is hands-down the most delicious buffet on the Coast. Gold Coast Lyfe went to check it out. We all love a buffet. But there is one that does stand head and shoulders above the rest – the seafood buffet in Citrique Restaurant in the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. Every bite is pure quality. Seafood lover? On offer are locally-caught ocean fresh

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Alkemist is a new cafe in Broadbeach. Lyfe – Gold Coast Edition checks it out. Steven Powell’s passion in life is hospitality. Born in London, and from a family of pub owners, he grew up in Melbourne learning the tricks of the trade. It was in the southern states that he found his calling, with a massively successful venue called The Wolf & I. When he happened upon it, in Chapel Street, it was a 150-year-old hotel called The Swan. Powell and a business partner took the rough, no-go pub and

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Stylish Dads - Style expert Candice Faes Pascolutti of Domani+Co at Marina Mirage gives us some great ideas for Father’s Day. Royall Vetiver Noir Eau de Toilette [caption id="attachment_5348" align="aligncenter" width="725"] Stylish Dads love Royall Lyme Bermuda’s Vetiver Noir[/caption] Stylish Dads like to smell good too! And they can, with this fragrance classic. Royall Lyme Bermuda’s Vetiver Noir is crafted with a zesty kick of citrus blends and sophisticated florals. Warm amber then leads into a background of oakmoss and rich woods. The handsome packaging is reminiscent of the Bermuda of old. The

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Wedding trends come and go. Here, we get inside information on the hottest trends at weddings on the Gold Coast. Picturesque wedding venue Ecostudio Fellini is set in the foothills of Springbrook National Park. Their wedding co-ordinators have put together a list of all the really cute trends emerging lately in the world of weddings.   1. Stand-up cocktail-party themed weddings EcoStudio Fellini is receiving a large number of inquiries about cocktail-party themed weddings. A formal sit-down dinner is no longer a necessary part of a wedding these days. In fact, mingling and nibbling

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Caravan travel in Australia has rocketed in popularity. Calling themselves Grey Nomads, adventurous retirees from all over the world are setting a rather fun example by caravanning around the Australian heartland. Jan and her husband Peter joined them. Here is their story. [caption id="attachment_1271" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Taking a caravan with you means you don't have to find a hotel![/caption] When I retired after decades working in education, I wanted to do something significant to celebrate this transition in my life. My husband, Peter, who was retiring at the same time, was of

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Boardies are water repellent and quick-drying. But the chemical that makes them water-repellent is also a major pollutant. So we need to change our thinking on them. [caption id="attachment_4658" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Boardies could be polluting that beautiful sea in front of you[/caption] Boardies and PFAS PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are chemicals used in many products because they repel water and stains. However, a growing number of scientists are expressing concern about these chemicals. The substances persist for a very long time. They seep into our water and soil, and may adversely impact

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DO YOU HAVE a business on the Gold Coast aimed at tourists? Well then you might be interested in this. A recent survey has shown that the stage of life we’re in has a significant impact on the reasons we travel. Are you trying to attract Millennials to the Gold Coast? That’s good, because this group won’t put off travelling, even if they can’t afford it! “Forget what you thought about Millennials travelling on a shoestring,” said Karen Fuller, senior director of global market research at Vrbo. “Our results revealed that

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IS YOUR BEACH swim going to be in clean waters? Soon, you’ll know in a jiffy, thanks to a new kind of robot buoy. The new technology is being developed by researchers in the USA. So how does it work? The buoys are deployed in the water near a beach. Information is gathered by sensors embedded in them. Information can be anything: From how clear the water is, to water temperature, to toxin levels. The water is analysed, and information on water quality is fed back to a land-based server. Buoys to

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Swell Festival: Mark the diary Gold Coasters! One of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful stretches of sand will be transformed into Australia’s most stunning outdoor art gallery. The SWELL Sculpture Festival will arrive at Currumbin Beach on September 13. The festival runs until the September 22. The vast coastal landscape at Currumbin Beach will be an Insta paradise. It's where you can take endless snaps of thought-provoking and sculpturally impressive works. Or, you could just enjoy the art without compulsively taking photos. Either way, you will enjoy yourself, because beautiful art in

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The new HOTA Gallery has begun construction. The plan is that it will open sometime in 2021. Here's  sneak peek! By Nicole Buckler HOTA Concept The concept for the new HOTA Gallery is the result of an international design competition. The design reflects HOTA's role as THE cultural destination for residents and visitors. And, of course, it will be a fantastic base to soak up the arts. HOTA Backstory The Gold Coast City Art Gallery first opened its doors in 1986. It was the first time the City collection could be displayed in a proper

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