Postcard from Surfers Paradise, QLD

10.21am, Staghorn a Avenue, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Morning folks, and for a fleeting moment, I’m in Surfers Paradise, a couple of blocks back from the ocean, at the absolutely fabulous QT Gold Coast hotel. 

QT Gold Coast call it “nostalgic surfer chic meets Miami catwalk cool” in their advert……and they’re not far off the mark at all! I like it. It’s a bit more South Beach than Miami with all the retro art  deco going on, but definitely with a touch of Australian beach laid back life in there as well. This is going to be my home away from home whenever we’re here to do events… our Rare & Fine dinner last night  at Carmody’s restaurant in the Southport Sharks club complex – home of the Gold Coast Suns (Australian Rules) footbal club.

But before I get to that…..just a couple of pics for the QT Gold Coast…. 

Mini bar items include the instant beach ball in a can 


And ‘thongs in a bag’….essential for trundling about the beach and esplanade

And the night light!! Pity this wasn’t a mini bar item……it would have been going home with me!


Even the hair dryer is a happening thing

Oh oh, time is getting away from me. I have to make the 11am check out, and I’m being picked up at 11.30am to get to our next event – Rare & Fine diner in Kingscliffe, on the northern New South Wales coast. I’ll continue this downstairs.


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