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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. THREE LO­CALS WEIGH IN ON WHAT THEY LOVE ABOUT OUR CITY

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DAMIEN HOL LE Y Main Beach What’s your best break­fast tip?

Spen­de­love Cafe at the Ferry Rd Mar­kets dur­ing the week and Manolas Bros at Isle of Capri on week­ends. Both have great cof­fee and the ser­vice is al­ways great. Fun­nily enough, I go for the healthy choice break­fast on the week­ends.

We’ve got some top lo­cal mar­kets ... what’s on your shop­ping list?

Ferry Rd Mar­kets in Southport. They have the best range of fresh pro­duce, a great fish­mon­ger and awe­some bak­ery.

Where do you go for a work­out?

Most morn­ings I leave my place and head along the es­planade into Surfers Par­adise for a long walk. You just can­not beat the sun­rises over the ocean. Best way to start the day!

Your favourite place to see live mu­sic?

I haven’t been to a gig for a while. I spent a lot of my youth at the Play­room watch­ing great bands. What a shame we don’t have that in­sti­tu­tion any­more.

Where do you take vis­i­tors when you want to show off the Gold Coast?

The beaches are a must. The Fish House at Burleigh or Omeros Bros at Ma­rina Mi­rage for a long lunch over­look­ing the wa­ter.

KYRA CRAFT Cur­rumbin Wa­ters What’s the best thing about spring on the Gold Coast?

The ocean gets a lit­tle warmer, so we’re back in the wa­ter. The days are get­ting longer, the beach isn’t too busy and the whale watch­ing is awe­some.

Which cafe has the friendli­est staff?

Neigh­bour­hood at Cur­rumbin ticks all the boxes – friendly staff, great cof­fee, yummy food and a fun play area for the kids.

The best place to cel­e­brate a spe­cial oc­ca­sion?

Lunch at Mavis’s Kitchen near Mt Warn­ing – it’s so peace­ful out there. For din­ner, Jimmy Wah’s in Burleigh is fun, with great food and de­li­cious cock­tails. How­ever, noth­ing beats a glass of wine while watch­ing the ocean at Cur­rumbin Al­ley.

What does your per­fect Gold Coast week­end plan look like?

PBC Farm­ers Mar­kets on a Saturday morning for cof­fee and a go­zleme. Sev­eral trips to the beach are a must, in­clud­ing a trip to the Palm Beach dog beach with our pooch. Catch­ing up with fam­ily and friends for a bar­be­cue with a bon­fire. And a Sun­day drive down to Brunswick Heads to grab a “Yami” falafel pocket for lunch.

STE­VIE Z Surfers Par­adise What’s your best break­fast tip?

Stair­well Cof­fee Surfers Par­adise. Cof­fee is the first meal of the day and they have some amaz­ing jaf­fles and bagels. If I feel like leav­ing Surfers I’ll head to So­cial Brew in Burleigh.

We’ve got some top lo­cal mar­kets ... what’s on your shop­ping list?

Sun­day morning farm­ers’ mar­kets at the Arts Cen­tre for a truck­load of kale and other green veg­gies. Re­ally depends on my mood for the week, but I’ll buy a lot of dif­fer­ent veg­gies for prep­ping with chick­peas.

Where do you go for a work­out?

I go to hot yoga nearly ev­ery day at Fire Shaper in Bun­dall.

Your favourite place to see live mu­sic?

This is one thing I feel the GC needs more of. I work with a lot of bands, so I see some great tal­ent come through to Broad­beach Tav­ern on a Sun­day night. That would have to be my favourite as it’s all fam­ily.

Where do you take vis­i­tors when you want to show off the Gold Coast?

I have a se­cret cove beach past By­ron Bay. Last time I went we were the only peo­ple there.

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