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The Benefits of a Social Media Detox

Time to Switch Off

The Benefits of a Social Media Detox

Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. We wake up and check our phones, commute on the train and scroll through our feeds, enjoy some lunch and upload an image of it. The list is endless. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with being reliant on social media, however it can be a major distraction. It’s also a perfect way to procrastinate…take it from me.

Arche Company

Get Ready To Shop In Cooly's Hot New Boutique

Arche Company

We're pretty well-known for our fashion here on the Gold Coast. We're all about the neutral colours, the flowy fabrics, the gold accent pieces and the sun-kissed look that always seems to hang around in Summer. When it comes to shopping for our next staple pieces, we always love to support the small, Gold Coast businesses that know our fashion scene better than anyone else - So where better else to go than the newly-opened Arche.

Spoil Your Dad This Father's Day

The Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for GC & NNSW

Spoil Your Dad This Father's Day

Get in the good books this Father’s Day by reading our guide to the best gifts, experiences, cafes and restaurants that you can give your dad this year. Let’s be real, we all want to be the favourite!

GC Word on the Street #133

Shopping, Seafood & Serenity

GC Word on the Street #133

Can you believe it - May is over already? We may be moving into the days of Ugg Boots and fluffy blankets, but that doesn't mean you have to sit at home all Winter! With some brand new food, brand new work-out classes and some serious shopping on the way, we've got all the motivation you need to get exploring the Coast this week!

Be Your Most Fabulous Self

Live Your Best Country Club Lifestyle

Be Your Most Fabulous Self

Have you ever wanted to live the Country Club lifestyle? To have access to yoga classes, kids clubs, a swimming pool, spa, sauna, gym equipment and delicious food all in one easy place? well, let me let you in on a secret - You don't need to be a billionaire to have it all, because the Sanctuary Cove Country Club is right on our doorstep!

Your End Of Summer Must-Do's

5 Things You Must Do Before Summer Ends

Your End Of Summer Must-Do's

Dear Summer - Please don't leave. The days of sunshine and sun tanning may almost be over, but that doesn't mean that we can't enjoy the final few weeks before Winter rolls around once again. Summer is for chasing waterfalls, going out and enjoying the best things about life - And with plenty of beautiful beaches to swim in and just as much incredible hinterland to go and explore, we've still got plenty to keep us occupied before the cooler weather rolls on in! Not totally sure how to spend the final few weeks of warmth? Don't worry - We've got just the thing!

Dance Like Nobody's Watching

Five Places On The GC To Get Yo' Groove On!

Dance Like Nobody's Watching

Ok, but seriously, who doesn't love dancing? We may not be worthy of the dance floor from Dancing With The Stars, but sometimes there's no better therapy than grabbing some friends, putting on your favourite music and simply busting some moves. Whether you've been dancing for years, or you just like to bust out the old sprinkler every once in a while, getting your body moving will always make you feel a bit better - So we've found five places where you can do exactly that!

Hinterland's Hottest Hikes

6 Must-Try Hikes This Spring

Hinterland's Hottest Hikes

We all love the sparkling beaches and bright city lights, but travel just a little away from the bustling city streets and you'll discover a whole other world, of vibrant colour and rushing waterfalls just outside our front doors. The Coast and the Hinterland are full of lush rainforests, colourful creatures and rushing waterfalls, and with the cold finally creeping away there's no better time to grab your friends, some walking shoes and go explore everything that our gorgeous Hinterland has to offer.

Fab Father's Day Activities

Five Fab Ways To Spend This Father's Day

Fab Father's Day Activities

Father's. We love them. They help us ride a bike, fix our cars and teach us to never give up. Father's Day is right around the corner (as in, this Sunday!), and if you haven't figured out what you're doing for it yet, you might want to get in quick. Stumped for ideas? We've got all the answers!

Cure The Winter Blues

7 Things You Have To Do This Winter

Cure The Winter Blues

Well, Winter is here. Say goodbye to the long days and short nights, the warm weather and bright, sunny skies. We're lucky enough that we only really experience cold weather for a few weeks out of the whole three months (thanks Gold Coast!), but unless you plan on being a recluse for the entire season it's a good idea to seek out some Winter alternatives to keep you occupied.

GC Word on the Street #76

Southern BBQ's, Sweatathlons and Splendour 2018!

GC Word on the Street #76

The Easter holidays may be over, but we're still being totally spoiled with choice when it comes to things to do. We've got Southern BBQ's, we've got Sweatathlons, and we've got the official lineup for Splendour 2018! (Cue cheering). Foodies, health nuts and festival-goers unite... This week is for you guys!

7 Best Thrills on the Gold Coast

Fun For The Thrill-Seekers

7 Best Thrills on the Gold Coast

From super fast Jet Boats to super high Roller Coasters, the Gold Coast is full of crazy ways to get your next adrenaline rush. We're addicted to them - And it's no wonder why, we've got Roller Coasters and Theme Parks in every corner of the coast! But sometimes Roller Coasters can get boring. We start looking for something different - Something bigger, something better, something that we haven't done before. We look for new thrills - And we've made the work easy for you. Featuring seven of the Coast's best thrills, we hope to fulfill all of your thrill-seeking desires!

Tick Off Your Summer Bucket List

Five Things To Do Before Summer Ends

Tick Off Your Summer Bucket List

Looking for weekend activity inspo, or daydreaming about what you'll get up to on your next long weekend? The Coast is finally cooling down, and soon we'll be trading jumpsuits for jumpers and rugging up on the couch ready for Winter. If you're in total denial about Autumn arriving and want to make the most of the warm weather, check out our five activities to do before Summer leaves - They're total bucket-list items, and if you haven't done them all already you better get started!

‘MUSIC AND MOVEMENT ESCAPES’

Pete Murray & Benny Owen's Exclusive Wellness Retreat

‘MUSIC AND MOVEMENT ESCAPES’

Pete Murray and Benny Owen are excited to present their unprecedented joint venture Music and Movement Escapes, a four night exclusive wellness retreat, with a unique focus on fitness, wellbeing and the joys of music. The first retreat (which includes a beach front gig on Valentine’s Day) will take place from Monday February 12 to Friday February 16, 2018, and will be held at the enviable 5 star Byron Bay resort, Elements of Byron Resort and Spa.