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Noosa is probably the most famous settlement on the Sunshine Coast. Seen as a blissful summer holiday destination, a lot of the focus centres on Hastings Street, a leafy boulevard where the rich and famous wine, dine and shop. Hastings Street, however, has other significance. It’s symbolic that the street leads to the Noosa National...
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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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The Lucky Squire, the Gold Coast’s own James Squire brewhouse extraordinaire, opened in mid-June after three years of construction, transforming the ‘west wing’ of the Oracle precinct from a bunch of shops to an awesome venue catering for over 400 revellers. A collaboration between the Mantle Group and Lion (who also own The Charming Squire...
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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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Ever feel that you wanted a drink that is ‘tailor made’ to fit? Then Winston Quinn fits the bill. Fortitude Valley is home to this urban distillery with two common themes running through its design: dogs and jeans. Their connection? Owner and distiller, Megan Donsky. You can’t enter Winston Quinn without greeting a wall mural...
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Luke Ridden is a bright star in the world of spirits. Australia’s youngest commercial distiller, co-owning Granddad Jack’s with his father David, Luke is the youngest person in the world to win a gold medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Not only was Granddad Jack’s Barbershop Coffee Liqueur awarded World’s Best Coffee Liqueur,...
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With a vision of starting a funky Cuban-styled bar, chemical engineer Alexander Bell launched Milton Rum with a partner in mid-2019. Distillery by day and rum bar by night (The Malecón Rum Bar), this funky Cuban bar would be right at home in pre-Castro Cuba. We can imagine its leather couches populated with cigar-smoking socialites...
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Did you know that some of Australia’s best coffee is grown right here in our own backyard? The Golden Bean Award for Australian/NZ Grown Coffee (Milk based) for 2019 was awarded to Tamborine Mountain Naturals by Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation. It’s the highest single honour a bean can receive from the largest competition in the...
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One of the joys of travelling through wine regions is having lunch at a winery. Not only can you dine looking out over the vines, but also the food is often exceptional, best enjoyed with a wine from the local area. Such an experience is rare in South-East Queensland, in fact we could count our...
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Not every bottle tells a story, but in every bottle of Panezski’s vodka there are several stories. Owned and distilled by Paul and Vanesa Chapman, Panezski follows the Polish tradition of excellence, their vodka widely recognised as among the best in the world. Poland is home to the award-winning Belvedere rye vodka, the smooth vanilla-scented...