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When we think of a getaway on the Sunshine Coast, there are many attractions in the region worth searching out. From the gleaming sands of Fraser Island to the bountiful Mary Valley and the rolling hills of Maleny and Montville, there’s a diversity of beauty, history and cultural activity happening all over the Sunshine Coast,...
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When a new café pops up on the Gold Coast dining scene there’s a buzz of excitement, especially when it’s from a reputable owner, such as Chloe Watts, former owner of Paddock Bakery. Opening the doors of Tarte Bakery & Café in August 2020, she has every reason to be proud of her masterpiece. In...
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The love of fine pastry is a passion which not only forged love between Sophie and Richard Le Deunff, it has also taken them halfway around the world in a journey that has led to the Gold Coast. Aux Fines Bouche, meaning ‘In good taste’, first opened in Adelaide twelve years ago but, for the...
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Pacific Fair is well on the way to creating an ‘eat or shop’ dilemma. As part of a $670 million redevelopment, high end fashion shops with huge investment fit outs have been opening along the boulevard attracting international shoppers and lots of onlookers. The centre is also well on the way to establishing itself as...
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In a modern version of the Biblical loaves and fishes, Pixel Bakehouse is baking bread to feed hungry unemployed people on the Gold Coast. With thousands of jobs lost recently on the Gold Coast, many people are doing it tough. For some, excluded from government benefits due to citizenship, there’s seemingly no relief apart from...
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Need a lunch that’s made from local organic produce and is completely allergen free? The founders of Australia’s first organic grain-free bakery, Seeds of Life, recently launched an extension of their business, offering plant-based lunches at the new Rainbow Bar servery in their shop at The Kitchens, Robina. Already renowned for their organic, grain and...
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Tallebudgera Creek is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Now it’s even more blessed, with Custard Canteen opening mid-January 2020. Nestled among the pandanus and paperbarks at the front of Tallebudgera’s Leisure Centre, the venue’s red and white striped umbrellas and wooden shingle tiled façade denote a Mediterranean influence. Diners sit on picnic...
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There’s nothing like a drive in the country to clear your head. For me, a journey to Tyalgum feels as though we’ve entered the landscape that inspired FernGully or Avatar. With a lead up of meandering waterways, lush rainforest and towering rockfaces, somehow the greenery clears your head. At dusk, the atmosphere has its own...
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It’s a business founded on love and pastries; the love of the Marchesi family for each other and for baking the French patisserie sold in their Robina café, My French Pastries. Jen and Antonio’s love story began when they were best friends in primary school in France. After 12-year-old Antonio moved to Australia with his...
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There’s nothing sexier than men preparing food. Especially Mediterranean men preparing really good rustic whole food. The ladies know it. They saunter in just before midday, hips swinging slowly, arms extended, looking for him. ‘Where’s Alessandro?’ Young and gorgeous, he crosses the restaurant to meet them, a huge smile lighting his face before being enveloped...