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
I'm not the world's greatest junk food fan but after 30 hours travel, navigating customs and trawling through airline food, a Quarter Pounder from the closest Maccas was the best!
Great service at the drive through and a hot fresh burger. Excellent!
The Marriott has been renovated fairly recently and the makeover looks great. Citrique is great for a meal in the lobby, there's Sake bar and other options for in house dining.
Otherwise, lounge out by the lagoon and order a drink.
Great choice for weddings and corporate functions.
A great Gold Coast hotel.
Minimal charges for parking apply.
Sublime carries beautiful homewares and if you're looking for something a bit different for a gift you're sure to find it here.
Great window displays. Really caught my eye with the lovely soaps and teapots.
Great location on the Brissy River and convenient if working in Eagle Street.
A little pricey, but clean and good options for a quick drink and snack or sit down meal.
Popular with the local corporate crowd and can get really busy!
Like to have a browse through Adairs when new Manchester is required. Staff are always on hand to help find what you need. Good basics to the really luxe options in sheets and quilt covers.
Great options to accessorise also.
Good brasserie style feed here at the THBC. The fish was lovely and pizza great.
Sandwiches and prawn cocktails also available.
Reasonable prices and basic wines.
Lots of seating but parking can be at a premium on site.
Always good for a quick latte or a snack when waiting for a flight.
This is the best cafe in the airport and a latte is usually on my hit list before a flight to avoid the percolated mud often served onboard.
Quick friendly service and really good coffee.
Have tried this Sushi restaurant for lunch a couple of times.
Nice and fresh but pricey. Small little corner shop at the Reedy Creek village so easy to grab something relatively healthy for lunch after the groceries (and a tripe to BWS!)
Living in The Observatory, this is my local and seeing we have to pass by every day, great for dropping in to Woollies to pick up the daily essentials.
Zarraffas is a great addition and the BWS comes a close second.
Good amenities including a Doctor for the locals and sushi and Goldsteins for the kids.
Lots of parking but can get a little awkward at busy times.
If you want Death by Cheesecake, this is the place for you.
My hubby is a bit of a cheesecake nut, but if we buy it, we have to eat it, and the calories are killer! My aunt also often stops by here and turns up with the Oreo cheesecake which is usually devoured by the family in moments at our catch-ups. Avoid like the plague if trying to lose weight!!
If you love the comfort of a hot (award-winning) pie on a winter's day - definitely drop by Robina TC Goldsteins to warm you up on your shopping rounds.
The steak and bacon is always a winner with my crew. I like lounging with a latte.
There's also cakes and pastries if you want to sit and take a load off and enjoy a cuppa.
Often really busy so can be hard to get a table.
Always good to drop by here if you need a top up and some groceries.
There's a drive-though Zarraffas close by and a Woollies so good for the basics when you're heading north on the motorway. And love being able to use my Caltex cards when I visit.
Friendly service in-store.
Have dined both in-store and used the drive through here.
Like the option of sometimes picking up a cold cooked chook from the fridge with a coleslaw for dinner, but can't go past the old Hawaiian pack with the fried pineapple for lunch now and then.
An older store, but usually pretty clean and easy parking.
Just outside the Treetops Shopping Centre and located just off Reedy Creek Road, this is one of my local Maccas.
Parking is usually good, drive-through pretty quick and there's a playground for the kids if you want to eat in-store.
Getting back onto Classic Way and out via Executive Drive can be a bit of a nightmare in peak traffic time, but hook into your hot chippies and you'll be right!
A convenient location for Burleigh locals when heading north, just behind the Treetops shopping centre. As I have a Caltex card, I'm often trying to spot the local stations and this one is easy and has been fairly recently overhauled.
Easy layout store with all the basics if you're low on milk and bread (or chocolate) and petrol.
I love most cuisines but yum cha isn't one of my favourite styles of food. Having said that, this restaurant is always packed, so maybe it's me.
The spring rolls were lovely and all the foods are hot and fresh, with constant service - unless you want something particular, and then no one can be found!
Not a bad option for lunch...
This is a great little cafe on the highway at Mermaid and really popular!
Dropped in for a cuppa on the go but would like to head back for a feed.
All outdoor seating under umbrellas.
Nice diner feel! Will be back! And good coffee.
Another beautiful shop by Charlotte at Skeleton Leaf. Alway innovative bouquets and arrangements.
Bought a lovely small bunch recently in a glass jar with double tulips for a new arrival - they loved it!
And I especially love receiving a large bunch of flowers from here too!