Gourmet Traveller Magazine
Editorial feature in Gourmet Traveller Magazine February 2018
With the Commonwealth Games on the horizon, FIONA DONNELLY checks the state of play at the Gold Coast’s best drinking and dining destinations and finds they’re kicking goals.
Pop your complimentary bottle of vintage sparkling wine (sometimes Krug) and toast a decision well made. If the beautifully detailed interiors of this two-bedroom apartment in a retro brick beachfront block remind you of boutique Halcyon House, just across the New South Wales border, it’s because they were both designed by Anna Spiro. Contrasting linens adorn just about everything, from padded bedheads and walls to one-off pieces of furniture. Textures underfoot are sisal and custom tiles, and finishes elsewhere are plush: marbletopped washstands, Fragonard soaps, Moss River linen, goose-down pillows. A full-sized kitchen is equipped with Riedel glasses, Villeroy & Boch dinnerware and a coffee machine. Call ahead and the drinks trolley can be filled with your favourites before check-in. Watch the surf from the balcony, trot 100 steps to the beach or stroll to the heart of Burleigh Heads. Stay tuned for a second apartment opening late this year.
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