Amanda Cassar Local Star

True Queenslander - born and bred. I love living and working as a Financial Adviser on the fabulous Gold Coast, in my own business, Wealth Planning Partners. Our team loves assisting people take control of their financial futures, leaving them in charge of their finances, lives, family's protection and legacies.

Joined 19 October 2007 Burleigh Heads, QLD

  • The Charming Squire

    Restaurants South Brisbane, Qld
    Enjoyed a great lunch on a wet Brissy day when heading to the Theatre in the evening.
    Thought we'd spend a day wandering between Southbank and GOMA and settled on the Charming Squire for lunch and a glass of wine.
    I enjoyed my steak and mushroom sauce, chips and salad
    Service was fairly attentive and prices good. Was lots of seating when we'd arrived but it fills up quickly.
  • Campos Coffee

    Cafes Newstead, QLD
    Enjoyed a lovely morning coffee over a work session at Campos.
    There's plenty of parking at the Gasworks and the cafe was easy to find.
    Breakfast on offer was pretty much carbs to take away so not much choice for those preferring protein.
    Having said that, the blueberry danish I had with my soy chai latte was great.
  • The Grace Sydney

    Hotels Sydney, NSW
    Recently enjoyed a lovely two night stay at the Grace Hotel in the heart of town.
    There's a great history wall outlining the importance of the building to the City since it's opening in the 1930's as a Grace Brothers store. Room was spacious and comfortable. there's daily limited free wifi and it's walking distance to lots of bars, restaurants and all the City has to offer.
    Overnight parking was $45 on site.
    Staff were friendly and helpful. Had a lovely stay.
  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

    Department Stores Sydney, NSW
    This building is definitely one of the Grand Old Ladies of Sydney's architecture.
    This stunning set of shops houses a gorgeous tea room and great boutiques and is always worth browsing through when in town.
    I've found lovely opal souvenirs for international friends and love checking in at a couple of my favourite dress shops when I'm in town.
    The tree on display at Xmas time is enormous and spectacular and worth checking out for the amazing lights.
  • Forbes Hotel

    Pubs & Bars Sydney, NSW
    Stayed over the road recently and had a nice feed of calamari & prawns washed down with some house bubbles at The Forbes. It's been a while since I've been here, but a great spot in the heart of town. Would be back.
  • Vapiano

    Restaurants Sydney, NSW
    I'd first tried Vapiano in Dubai and hadn't seen any restaurants in Oz until a recent Sydney visit.
    I enjoyed a red wine, my companion a beer, and we shared a Con Carne Pizza with prawns.
    Same style of service globally with a card provided on arrival and meals and drinks charged on exit depending on which food counter you'd visited.
    Great idea! Tasty feed.
  • Salvage Coffee

    Cafes Artarmon, NSW
    Am so pleased a friend introduced me to this little gem of a cafe!
    Good coffee and amazing food.
    There's indoor and outdoor seating available and having chosen outdoor on a winter's morning, they were happy to oblige and turn the heaters up.
    Not your average feed when the salmon comes with a licorice gel!
    Definitely worth stopping by early as it does get busy!
  • Lazybones

    Clothing Retailers Brunswick Heads, NSW
    Lazybones is a great addition to the Park Street row of shops.
    Although I didn't find anything on this browse, there's a great range of new and vintage gear plus accessories and gifts.
    Definitely add to your list of places to browse on a lazy weekend in Brunswick Heads.
  • Robina 7 Day Doctors

    Medical Centres Robina, QLD
    Have had mixed results here depending on the visit.
    My daughter has had both very long and
    short waiting times.
    Docs were busy but fairly efficient.
    Especially good if you need a GP out of usual operating hours.
    Bill billing a bonus these days.
  • DC Dental

    Dentists Nerang, QLD
    Sadly needed a wisdom tooth removed, but was fortunate that it could be done in the chair.
    Although unpleasant, a fairly straight forward visit with no complications.
    A visit I hope that never needs repeating!
    Professional service.
  • Currumbin Community Special School

    Schools Currumbin Waters, QLD
    It was fantastic to recently attend Harmony Day put on by the Currumbin Community Special School.
    It was a great showcase of cultural foods and activities and a fundraiser for the school too.
    Lots of fun had by students, parents and visitors alike.
    A fabulous environment with dedicated staff looking after these special kids.
  • Sportsgirl

    Clothing Retailers Robina, QLD
    Gotta love a sale! And it's worth waiting for the big 50% off sales at Sportsgirl. Always worth a browse a Robina when some new, good casual gear is needed in the wardrobe.
  • Rydges North Sydney

    Hotels North Sydney, NSW
    Very basic hotel, no concierge service.
    Good bar area in the lobby but I opted to eat elsewhere.
    Upgraded to an upper level room and the views were ok.
    Apparently the hotel is looking at refurbishing in the near future.
    Walking distance to everything available in Miller Street.
  • Zullaz

    Takeaways Burleigh Heads, QLD
    Took 1.5 hours to receive our main course so guess we were forgotten. Found a free black hair in the curry tho. Would have liked a brle for dessert but weren't offered the menu.
    Glad we had a discount voucher as no compensation offered.
  • Treetops Tavern - Treetops Cellars Reedy Creek

    Bottle Shops Reedy Creek, QLD
    Convenient little Bottle shop in Reedy Creek. Only a small shop front so not huge variety but easy for the locals to grab a slab of beer or a bottle of wine when at the Woodlands Plaza shops.
  • Change Alley

    Clothing Retailers Broadbeach, QLD
    If you're looking for something a bit unique, Change Alley in the Oasis may just have what you're looking for. Their first store I ever remember has been in the same position at The Pines Shopping Centre since it opened and there's always something that's a bit different on offer. Definitely worth a browse when in Broadbeach and wandering through the Oasis Shopping Centre.
  • Nespresso Boutique

    Coffee & Tea Suppliers Robina Town Centre, QLD
    I have a built in coffee machine at home and don't need a Nespresso but was considering one for work. I was enticed into the shop by the great layout on the walls of their pods and the colours and shapes that have been practically turned into works of art.
    Everything seems fairly pricey and no service was offered during my browse of the shop.
  • Commonwealth Bank ATM

    ATM Robina, QLD
    When you need money in a hurry and forgot to get it out during your last transaction, any ATM is great, but your own bank ones are even better to save on those hefty fees. Convenient ATM at Robina TC.
  • Mina Mina Art Gallery

    Art Galleries Brunswick Heads, NSW
    Worth a browse when in Brunswick Heads. Most of the art is modern style, aboriginal pieces,and it showcases local artists and areas, but there's also candles and gifts on offer. Worth dropping in for a quick sticky...
  • Meat District Co.

    Restaurants Sydney, NSW
    Met up with a colleague here for sliders and a drink after work one evening and the food was great.
    The upstairs bar has a great view out over King Street Wharf in the day and at night you can watch the cruise boats coming and going. Worth stopping by!