Alkemist – The New Locals’ Hotspot in Broadbeach

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…

Stylish Dads And How to Be One

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 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…

Wedding Trends – Top 5 Appearing on the Gold Coast

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.  …

A Caravan Adventure Across the Outback

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. When I retired after decades working in education, I wanted to do something…

Boardies Need a Rethink – Here’s Why

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. 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…

Swell Sculptures to Hit the Beach Again

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…

HOTA – The New Art Mecca to Arrive Soon!

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…

Food! Celeb Chefs at Gold Coast Festival This Weekend

A new food festival kicks off this weekend. Called Sunsets at Sanctuary Cove, it will run from July 27th to the 28th. It will be a celebration of local, national and international food, wine, beer and cider. All the good stuff then. Top chefs Matt Golinski and Tony Percuoco will be hosting live cooking demonstrations….

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