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

  • Kangaroo Valley Fudge House & Ice Creamery

    Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Kangaroo Valley, NSW
    This little place is stuffed so full of sugary treats the kids will be bouncing off walls for weeks!
    The fudge is super sweet, but I quite liked the creme brle option.
    There's bags and bags of lollies and chocolates inc. old faves like musk sticks.
    Also sparkly slippers, toys, baby outfits, ice-cream, tea towels and souvenirs.
    Worth stopping for a browse when wandering Kangaroo Valley.
  • Friendly Inn Hotel

    Pubs & Bars Kangaroo Valley, NSW
    Stopped in for a late lunch on Anzac Day.
    My friend ordered the steak and I got the Italian parmy.
    Both were good, and the chips were great!
    There were heaps of tables set up in the paddock out the back and it was pretty busy.
    Only downside was no baby change area for my friend who had a bub.
    And the two-up out the back was lots of fun.
    Great country pub with friendly staff and a good feel.
  • My Sweet Memory

    Cafes Sydney, NSW
    Great little cafe on George Street offering cuppas, tasty treats and stationery.
    The decor is very cool and the brownies, muffins and coffees are good too.
    Definitely worth adding to your favourite cafes .
  • MaddBeauty MUA

    Makeup Artists Burleigh Heads, QLD
    I've used MaddBeauty a few times for makeup when heading out to an event and am always happy with the results.
    Maddy is young, but knows her stuff and has great attention to detail.
    Highly recommended!
  • Charlie Chan's Bar And Bottle Shop

    Pubs & Bars Sydney, NSW
    Well priced drinks and comfortable seats in the Chinatown end of CBD.
    The menus looked really comprehensive for the restaurant, but we didn't get to stay for a feed.
    Also picked up a bottle of wine at the bottle shop.
    Very small space so limited offering, but you'll find something to wet your whistle.
  • Virgin Australia Lounge

    Cafes Melbourne, VIC
    I enjoy the wait in the Virgin Lounge in Melbourne.
    It's a huge area, probably the biggest Virgin lounge in Australia, with food on offer, a well stocked bar and barista service for coffees.
    When operating, they also have an express security check into the gate areas to save heading through general security which can be a bit of a timesaver.
  • Secure Parking

    Parking Sydney, NSW
    Good priced city parking.
    Savings of up to 60% for evening parking booked online.
    Close enough to walk to a lot of what Sydney CBD has to offer.
    Parking attendants couldn't speak much English or answer our questions but car was safe for the visit.
  • Umami

    Pubs & Bars Sydney, NSW
    Authentic Japanese, where even the local Japanese eat.
    A few dishes with a local twist, like the soft shell crab karaage (which was great!)
    Also, the gyoza were fried not steamed.
    Service a little slow and very limited wine list but if you miss the Japanese food from your travels, you'll find it here.
    Very small space and limited seating but worth the visit.
  • Hungry Jacks

    Takeaways Brisbane, QLD
    A convenient place to locate friends and meet up when in the Queen Street Mall.
    Store is really busy but service very quick and efficient.
    No seating downstairs but if you're happy to head upstairs there's plenty available.
    Usual HJ's burger and fries offerings.
  • Jimmy's On The Mall

    Takeaways Brisbane, QLD
    Dropped in for a cuppa and a client meeting recently and was directed to the bar/cafe end of Jimmy's as we wouldn't be eating. Great idea to separate the two areas.
    There's nostly high stools and bar tables available in the cafe end, which is find.
    Upstairs and downstairs options and easy to watch the endless stream of traffic pass by in Mall.
    Will have to pop back for a feed sometime.
    And my cuppa was fine.
  • Price Attack

    Hairdressers Robina, QLD
    I dropped in to Price Attack to find some new Hair Clips as my daughter is always running off with mine and noted that there's a couple of large stands in the store dedicated to navy and burgandy hair accessories, possibly for the local schools, which is a great idea.
    The store is well laid out and it was easy to find the larger hair clips I was after, but at $8-$10 a clip, I wasn't buying.
    No offer of service from staff and I didn't have a hair treatment so can't comment on the service.
  • Eagle St News Agency

    Newsagents Brisbane, QLD
    Great newsagent when in the CBD to find a mag or paper to browse over a break or when waiting for clients.
    Good size store with a nice selection along with cards, stationery, pens and the usual news agency offers.
  • Greater Building Society

    Building Societies Robina, QLD
    Renee and the team at the Greater, Robina are a dedicated bunch who love to help the locals.
    Fresh new branch opened in Robina with friendly staff.
    Worth comparing for home loans and banking if you want to give The Big 4 the flick!
  • Eagle St Pharmacy

    Chemists Brisbane, QLD
    This is a very small pharmacy opposite the Riverside Centre but great to drop in for immediate supplies, like a bandaid for blistered heels or panadol for that headache.
    Convenient location and all the basics covered.
  • Riverside 123

    Cafes Brisbane, QLD
    Great cafe at the base of the Riverside Centre in Eagle Street.
    Very busy serving the needs of the in-house corporate communities but quick service nonetheless.
    Good coffee, takeaway cups only, and snacks also available for brekky and lunch, with gluten free options offered too.
    Seating around too if you need to catch up with clients, friends or colleagues.
  • Squires Loft Robina

    Restaurants Robina, QLD
    Still come back to Squires Loft when hankering for a great steak- I find the 200g eye fillet with baked sweet potato more than does the trick!
    Friendly staff, good service and fantastic steaks! Can't go wrong!
  • Hairhouse Warehouse

    Hairdressers Robina, QLD
    Dropped in to pick up a new hairbrush seeing my daughter constantly pinches mine an found lots of choices.
    Also a comb for the shower which I'd been looking for for a while.
    I didn't get a cut or colour, just the accessories.
    Seemed to be lots of girls standing around without much to do when I was there, with no offers of assistance.
  • First Avenue

    Takeaways Robina Town Centre, QLD
    Have stopped by a few times for a pick-me-up cuppa and/or a snack from First Avenue.
    Good service.
    You pay at the counter up front and order is delivered to your table.
    Often enjoy a soy chai latte and share a carrot cake.
  • Ming Mei Asian Supermarket

    Specialty Food Robina Town Centre, QLD
    Great to stop by here for your specialist Asian groceries. There's bulk noodles, rice and teas, along with all the sauces you could possibly need.
    My kids fell in love with some spicy chips in Japan and they stock these too.
    Cute tea pots, cups & saucers and green tea whisks too.
    A bit pricey but a good range.
  • Zing pop culture

    Toys & Computer Games Retailers Robina Town Centre, Qld
    Fantastic gift ideas here, for kids and grown ups.
    Pop culture to teddy bears, key chains & mugs all covered at this store.
    Definitely worth a look when trying to find that special something.