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

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  • Tat House Asian Restaurant
    Restaurants    Burleigh Waters, QLD

    Stopped in for a quick meal here one evening with the family and the serving sizes are generous, with reasonable prices.
    We started with prawn chips and spring rolls and followed up with sweet & sour pork and lamb curry in coconut milk with Thai fried rice for the main.
    All was really tasty and we struggled to finish the meal between three.
    Not bad to score a family evening out for around $50.
    They also do takeaway.

  • Ribs and Rumps
    Restaurants    Parramatta, NSW

    Was a Ribs & Rumps virgin til dining here, but still not sure I can claim being a true diner seeing I chose the salmon over the ribs...
    Great family restaurant interior.
    Couch covers along the wall are pretty grubby but other seating fine.
    Good menu for the carnivore and reasonable prices.

  • Jash Living
    Clothing Retailers    Robina, QLD

    Lovely store and newer addition to RTC. Homewares, clothing and great options for any home.
    There's vases, paintings, motivational posters, clothes, cushions, crockery and lots of things to make a house more homey.
    Great displays and friendly sales staff.

  • Waxit Robina
    Hair Removal    Robina, QLD

    Have been here a couple of times for brow wax and tint and found the girls friendly, helpful and professional.
    Have been happy with the results.
    Convenient when in the Town Centre to stop by.
    Forgot to pack my makeup tho for a touch up afterwards.... Eek, bit red!

  • Salsa's Fresh Mex Grill
    Restaurants    Robina, QLD

    I'm sure when I first visited here years ago there were red plastic baskets and spray cheese but having not seen anything like that when wandering by lately, thought I'd give them another try.
    The meals were nice, reasonably priced with a limited menu but adequate options.
    I enjoyed the mucho protein basket and hubby the 14 hour beef.
    Good option when you don't feel like cooking.

  • Caltex
    Petrol & Service Stations    Loganholme, QLD

    This is a convenient stop just off the highway by the Logan Hyperdome.
    Sometimes I need fuel when heading south from Brisbane here, and other times a late night stop for a drink.
    It's quick and easy to get on and off the Motorway.
    Open til midnight weekdays.

  • Maharani Indian Restaurant & Takeaway
    Restaurants    Boondall, QLD

    This is a daggy little restaurant we visited in Boondall prior to a concert at BEC.
    Service was fairly quick and friendly and the air con was on and blasting inside.
    The food was nice and seemed tasty. The garlic naan starter was good too.
    We enjoyed the saffron rice with lamb saag and chicken madras, and request for dairy free easily granted.
    Within a few hours tho I'd developed a raging thirst and headache, which usually indicates added MSG (and was not brought on by Rod Stewart.)
    Also, if you judge a place on its amenities, I can only suggest you stay away from these. (Let's just call them a low hygiene option.)
    Might try and book at Stars onsite next time before a concert.

  • Mebar Restaurant
    Restaurants    Rutherford, NSW

    This restaurant is a new addition in the old conference facility at the Mercure at Rutherford. Decided to dine in-house here instead of at the Bradford like I usually do and the salmon main was great. There's a set 'dinner and dessert' for a fixed cost if you like, or order from the menu.
    Can also bill back to your room if needed.
    The cheesecake was nice but far too rich for me to finish!
    Great addition to the Mercure.

  • Olio Cafe & Bar
    Restaurants    South Brisbane, QLD

    Great little restaurant / cafe in an area of South Brisbane where you're spoilt for choice.
    My lamb shank main was fabulous and there was even a gluten free option for dessert.
    We were abandoned a little for service after our mains were served and it took a while to track down a waiter's attention for a refill, but otherwise a nice experience. Great for pre or post theatre meals or drinks.

  • Bistro On3
    Restaurants    Broadbeach, QLD

    Have now eaten a few times at the Bistro on 3 and the food is great quality and well presented. Last time I opted for an entre and main and you could choose a wine buffet and serve whatever took your fancy to add to dinner.
    The scallops and pork belly were a great starter and the pork chop for main was still juicy and not overdone. My friend enjoyed the souffl starter and pie main.
    Great tastes. Will be back!
    And I always make the most of the Accor Advantage Plus card when I can too with dining discounts available here.

  • Cocoon Bar
    Pubs & Bars    Melbourne, VIC

    A nice bar on the first floor of the Grand Mercure in Swanston Street with a couple of large TV screens, booths, tables and chairs and bar seating.
    Comfy to sit back and watch the cricket when I was in town and enjoy a glass or two of red. Walking distance to everywhere in the CBD and right outside the tram stops if you don't want to drive.

  • Soul Cafe
    Cafes    Melbourne, VIC

    Not a bad little stop in the City for a cuppa. Right downstairs from the Grand Mercure and there's free wifi courtesy of the Commonwealth Bank next door.
    I enjoyed a soy chai before heading back to the airport one morning, but the pastries and food on display all looked nice and fresh too.

  • The Swanston Hotel Melbourne, Grand Mercure
    Hotels    Melbourne, VIC

    Friendly staff on check in and check out, but a fairly average stay.
    The hotel is in the heart of the CBD and walking distance to everywhere you need, but fairly average rooms.
    It's an older hotel and in parts, quite shabby, especially walls and carpets.
    For those who like the pokies, there's gaming, plus the Cocoon bar on level 1.
    Soul Cafe downstairs is easy to access for a cuppa.
    My room was right above the tram stop so can get a little noisy if you're not used to the constant noises.

  • Madame Brussels
    Pubs & Bars    Melbourne, VIC

    Booked in advance for an afternoon garden party as a charity fundraiser and rang to confirm 2x to be told on arrival there was no booking and they wouldn't do the afternoon tea on a weekday for me.
    Unfortunately, many had cancelled at the last minute so the few who made it settled in and enjoyed sandwiches and sausage rolls anyway.
    Great decor, cute setting.
    Probably better for late night drinks.

  • Blackstone Bar & Lounge
    Pubs & Bars    Coolangatta, QLD

    Great place to stop for a hot brekky or a glass of wine before heading off on a flight (depending on your flight time!)
    Located near gate 5 with stool tables or booth style seats and tables its a comfy area to while away the time at the GC airport.

  • Bras N Things
    Lingerie Retailers    Robina Town Centre, QLD

    Like to shop here when replacing lingerie sets as there's often good deals.
    Staff are great at helping with sizing and tho not everything is a winner - and some bras are outright hilarious when on, I can usually find something that suits!
    Also sleepwear and lounge wear options available.

  • Boost Juice: Robina
    Takeaways    Robina, QLD

    My daughter can't wander past here without begging for a mango smoothie!
    There's all the great Boost options, including the wheatgrass shot which I'll often take in winter for a bit of boosted immunity!
    My son is a fan of the strawberry smoothies but look out for Brain Freeze!

  • Bikini Island
    Clothing Retailers    Robina Town Centre, QLD

    I haven't been able to rock a bikini in years, but love the tankini - and my daughter is still a fan of a bikini. Being a little harder to fit can be a pain, but the staff are really helpful and great at finding what suits best.
    Also best to wait for the specials as it can be pretty pricey!

  • Bakers Delight
    Bakeries    Robina, QLD

    A lot of long term staff at this store down by the original Coles and Woolworths, so must be well managed.
    Hard to walk past the smell of beautiful fresh bread baked on site and the kids always beg for the cheesymite scrolls. Yum!

  • American Nails
    Nail Salon    Robina Town Centre, QLD

    Have been back a couple of times to their new store at Robina, and I wont be back. One woman did my infill so badly that when another staff member saw it was so embarrassed they offered to fix it on the spot.... An hour and a half later, I was sooo ready to leave! There's a better experience and friendlier staff at the Glamour Nails store.

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