SOPHIE GUIDOLIN Author and fitness model
Which suburb do you call home? Burleigh. We own a gym locally (Hold Your Own in Burleigh Heads) so our work, home, shops and school are all very close! We never travel more than 10 minutes and that’s why it’s great! What makes that suburb the best on the GC? Its laid-back beachside vibes, fitness community and bustling nightlife in summer. It’s easy to find a healthy, delicious meal, juice or quick bite and is like stepping into an outdoor gym of constant activity! Fave Gold Coast casual dining location? What’s on the menu? I’m a brunch girl, so give me the Paddock mushroom burger, or a Bam Bam Bakehouse special and I am yours! You’re planning a fun, local night out with your mates? Which three locations top your list and why? I am all about socialising with food, so my Top 3 would be Justin Lane, The Collective in Palm Beach or Miami Marketta. Best local spot for family hangs and why? That’s a hard one. We love the fact that we have theme park passes, and with four kids it is easy entertainment that they all love. We are very much into the movies or a bowling session too – although that’s not very ‘Gold Coast’ given our incredible beaches! Between September and March you will find us at the surf club for Nippers every weekend. Fave Gold Coast shopping destination? Pacific Fair is great based on the abundance of shops it now has on offer. Complete this sentence: Only a Gold Coast local knows... Burleigh Hill on a Sunday is the place to be!