Lifestyle on the Sunshine Coast

Georgia Beard lifts the curtain on the local blind manufacturer furnishing windows to enhance our home comforts while meeting the demands of life in the subtropics. The climate is capricious on the Sunshine Coast. Hidden in the mountainous hinterland, my Maleny home welcomes molten sunsets from

Jennifer Swaine discovers how some tasty innovations to local flavours are literally taking flight and creating new business opportunities. The Sunshine Coast has earned the reputation as the ‘Entrepreneurial Capital of Australia’, with over 43,600 businesses across both the Noosa and Sunshine Coast regions, and when

Georgia Beard navigates oceans of entertainment at this year’s Mooloolaba Foreshore Festival, a marker for the region’s bright future on the horizon. Picnic blankets stretching out under pandanus trees, cabanas and volleyball nets scattered across the sand and seaside paths teeming from Alexandra Headland to the

As Sunshine Coast Open House prepares to lay out the welcome mat on award-winning designs, Deb Caruso peeks behind the doors of what’s on offer. Recently I had the pleasure of being a Judge on the Australian Institute of Architects’ Sunshine Coast Regional Awards Jury, spending

It’s not that often that you get to meet a family-owned and run business that has been on the Sunshine Coast for 70 years! Deb Caruso taps into the values, wisdom and heritage that has kept NCP in business for seven decades. From humble beginnings as

It’s not every day that a City Centre is built from the ground up. Deb Caruso discovers what’s at the heart of the emerging Maroochydore City Centre. Almost a decade ago, Sunshine Coast Council announced plans for a City Centre to be built on a patch

Coffee is grinding, flavour and fragrance fills the air, instruments are being tuned, there is a hustle before the bustle when the gates swing open and the world gets a taste of the iconic Original Eumundi Markets. Carlie Wacker explores our local and iconic markets. In

Alison Smith discovers a genius solution to growing, harvesting and enjoying homegrown goodness. My grandma was a gardener, my mum is a gardener and so far my daughter seems to be a gardener, but somehow the green thumb gene skipped me. I’ve tried many times. Each

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Get ready for a festive double feature at @eumundimarkets !

Friday 8 December - Christmas Night Market from 4-8pm! Immerse yourself in the holiday magic with dazzling lights, festive treats, and a FREE climbing wall for the kiddos!

Then, on Saturday 9 December at 9am, join for a Saturday Market day like no other! Join the Christmas Card Workshop – a merry morning of creativity, crafts, and spreading holiday cheer!

Mark your calendars for a weekend of joy and jolly vibes!

Get ready to jingle all the way at the 59th Annual Peregian Beach Carols – the Coast`s OG carolling extravaganza on Wednesday 20 December.

This year, the dynamic trio of @peregianfamilyandfriends , @thevillageperegianbeach and @peregiansurfclub are teaming up to make your holiday season merry and bright in Peregian Park!

What`s on the festive menu?
- Live beats and carol classics by local bands, solo stars, and dynamic duos
- Foodie delights and artisan stalls to snag those last-minute Christmas goodies
- Kid-friendly fun, including face painting for the little elves
- A special sky-diving Santa soaring onto the beach (around 6pm, weather ready!)
- And hold onto your reindeer hats for a surprise grand finale at 8pm!

To unwrap all this awesomeness, just throw in a jolly $15 per family – covering EVERYTHING, from tunes to the main man himself, Santa!

Let`s make it a Peregian party to remember – see you there! (link in bio for tickets)

Sleigh bells are ringing! Have you booked your spot yet?

Join us @coolumbeer on Thursday, 7 December, as the @coolum_business_and_tourism community jingle and mingle to celebrate the merriest time of the year!

Let`s wrap up the year with a dash of holiday cheer and join your Coolum Business and Tourism community for an unforgettable evening, marking the official start of the silly season!

Secure your ticket now for a holly, jolly time by clicking the link in our bio!

Date: Thursday, 7 December, 2023
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Coolum Beer Co. | Unit 1, 2 Junction Drive, Coolum Beach QLD 4573

Tickets: Members $35.00 | Non-Members $45.00


Join the ultimate canine and craft brew rendezvous @4pinesmooloolaba on Sunday, 3 December, from 3pm to 6pm!

It`s a fur-tastic fiesta with live tunes and `pawesome` prizes for you and your four-legged friends!

Join us in celebrating the triumph of @sculptureontheedgesc 2023 at Arts Connect Inc`s sensational Closing Party on December 10th!

It`s a night of pure fun, networking with fellow artists, and grooving to the beats of unforgettable music and will be MC`d by our Hello Sunshine Podcaster John "JC" Caruso.

Get ready for the Drawing of the Raffle, where the excitement builds with every ticket!

Prizes to be announced:

Artist’s Choice Peer Award: $1000 sponsored by Tina Cooper Glass Gallery
People’s Choice Award: $1000 sponsored by Montville Chamber of Commerce & Hammond Optometry @montvillechamber @hammondoptometry
Voter’s Prize for People’s Choice: Accommodation package sponsored by Lovestone Cottages @lovestonecottagesmontville

Save the date for a night of celebration, creativity, and the thrill of winning amazing prizes!
(Visit the link in bio to secure your tickets today!)