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The Big Q // Family Hangs

Summertime means hitting the foreshores and points along our beautiful Queensland coast. The Gold Coast is brimming with great places to hang with your family these summer holidays. Try on these day-trip ideas for size, brought to you by Gold Coast residents with all the best local intel… DAVID BROOK, THE RUBY APARTMENTS CEO: “The Beachfront, the Broadwater, South Straddie. Isn’t that why we live here to en ...

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Loves // See-Ya Suitcase

The See-Ya suitcase can be wheeled to and from airport gates, stations or around the garden by small folk. Not just for travel, the See-Ya is the perfect place to store treasures and toys, and nothing looks sweeter than one of these trunks in a bedroom or playroom. RRP $99 www.olliella.com.au ...

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Pack Your Pet Pals

Stayz has recently released research on Aussies and our habits around holidaying with pets. Did you know, 71 per cent of us pet owners will take our beloved pet/s on holidays with us – and we’re not just bringing dogs and cats with us - fish, ferrets, guinea pigs, rats, snails, birds and reptiles come on holidays with us too! Further responses from the research revealed: * More than one in three Aussies wil ...

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Combatting Christmas Stress

Christmas. It’s meant to be a time filled with laughter, family memories and magical moments – right? Well, not really. We chatted to Dr Tania McMahon from Benchmark Psychology about Christmas stress, and how to combat it. It turns out, they don’t call it the ‘silly season’ for nothing. Between good food, family gatherings, presents and so. much. celebrating. there’s a lot to love about Christmas time. But ...

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Make Way for Magnoli

With civil works having just commenced at Magnoli Apartments, Palm Beach’s newest address looks set to deliver a vibrant landmark to the iconic suburb. The latest development by the multi award-winning Sunland Group, Magnoli Apartments will be characterised by two elegant mid-rise towers, cascading gardens spilling from one balcony to the next and a large landscaped park complete with on-site dining, which ...

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Set the Perfect Table

Are you hosting your family for Christmas this year, or throwing a holiday dinner party for your nearest and dearest? Make your table ‘wow’ your guests this year with these tips from Alicent Wong, founder of home.cook.love – Australia’s first online marketplace for everything kitchen, table and serveware. Keep it minimal Don't go too crazy and load your table up with an extravagant amount of décor – keep it ...

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Why we Love the Library

The library is just one of those places that doesn’t lose its magic – children these days still love a visit to their local library as much as they did decades ago. Last year, Gold Coast parents and children made more than 86,000 visits to Gold Coast City Libraries’ early literacy programs, Storytime, Toddler Time and Baby Rhyme Time. Lifestyle and Community Committee chair Hermann Vorster says these progra ...

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Gift Goals // Metallic

- Penelope Hope metallic purse in grey and gold (available in various patterns and colours), $32, www.penelopehope.com - Albert & Moo Lissa metallic shopper bag, $54, www.albertandmoo.com - Ian Snow Ltd black metallic dot glass votive, $11, www.iansnow.com - Ziiro Eclipse watch in metallic rose gold, $289, www.gyrofish.com.au - Custom metallic gold leather monogram clutch, price on request, www.etsy.com ...

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Gift Goals // Spots & Stripes

Ourlieu painted stripe clutch, $49.95, www.ourlieu.com The Foggy Dog upcycled denim leash bag in railroad stripe, $29, www.styledog.com.au Hunt Homewares Benny alpaca blanket in grey stripe, $299, www.hunthomewares.com.au Bohemia white cotton scribble stripe blanket in pink, $264, www.bohemiadesign.com iDecorate stripe cushion, $1620, www.idecorateshop.com Zanui stripe round Turkish towel in dusty blue, $46 ...

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Gift Goals // Rainbow

Red: Penelope Hope Pina Colada red mix ‘trip’ wash bags, $99, www.penelopehope.com Natural History Museum small red knitted triceratops soft toy with a rattle, $18, www.nhmshop.co.uk The French Bedroom Co Noble red fragranced room diffuser, $72.57, www.thefrenchbedroomcompany.co.uk MontgomeryFest red telephone box watercolour art print, $36, www.montgomeryfest.com Bridgeman Summer Red Devil 53cm ceramic BBQ ...

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