Break with Tradition

Something old, something new and something blue – a gourmet groundswell meets the easy, breezy charm of bygone beach holidays in this Gold Coast hotspot – writes Chantay Logan.

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Summer Getaways

Best of the Gold Coast

Stay-can or short road trip, these drive destinations make the most of sun-soaked days and balmy nights, writes Chantay Logan.

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Good Weekend 52 Weekends Away bon Sol

The best weekends away in Queensland feature in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Weekend issue, noted bon Sol as one of the top places for readers to visit.

Sheriden Rhodes October 25, 2019 — 9.52am

“Gunning for the great outdoors? A romantic getaway? Or perhaps a rural retreat with the family? Whatever you desire, there’s a big, beautiful country out there waiting to welcome you.

Whether you are looking for quirky artistic gems, relaxing wilderness retreats or island oases, the Sunshine State has it all.

THE LOCATION A two-bedroom apartment in the middle of one of the Gold Coast’s most happening ’hoods. It’s across the road from a sweep of pandanus-fringed beach, 15 minutes’ drive from Coolangatta Airport.

THE PLACE Pass through a shared entrance in a 1960s residential block of six apartments to find Pandanus, your designer stay with custom interiors by designer Anna Spiro, the clever creative behind Halcyon House.

THE EXPERIENCE The Bang & Olufsen sound system, Moss River linen and vintage cocktail trolley (stocked to order at extra cost) will have you dreaming of staying forever. Pop the cork off the welcoming bottle of Krug and soak it up from the balcony overlooking the waterfront esplanade. A second apartment, Hibiscus, will open in 2020.

DON’T MISS Order Bon Sol’s “beach club” set with kitsch umbrellas, lounges and an esky filled with drinks ($150). Heading out for dinner? Try Restaurant Labart, the mod-Oz diner from chef Alex Munoz (formerly of Sydney’s Monopole and Cirrus Dining).

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delicious

Delicious

The beautiful new Gold Coast accommodation you’ll refuse to leave.

If you’re familiar with luxury boutique hotel Halcyon House or pretty Brisbane Bar Mr Percival’s, you’ll have become familiar with the work of designer Anna Spiro. Now, the creative has spun her magic on a stunning new stay on the Gold Coast, by the name of Bon Sol. And we’re ready to move in.

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Nine Honey Travel

The Gold Coast luxe list: Lavish experiences outside the ‘Glitter Strip’

The Gold Coast was founded on luxury – it’s where its name actually comes from (it was just a nickname that stuck). But where luxury on the Gold Coast was once a little nouveau riche, now there’s an effortless style about luxuriating here. 

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Concrete Playground

Seven Getaways from Brisbane Perfect for a Winter Escape with Your Crew

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it may be winter, but that doesn’t mean you should spend the next few months hibernating on the couch. Boost your group’s moral by booking into a nearby winter getaway that’ll let you and all of your mates brave out the winter chill together all while exploring some incredible sights. 

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Gourmand & Gourmet

Keen to squeeze in a beachy getaway before the summer masses descend on the stunning beaches of Burleigh Heads? 

Located on the Burleigh beachfront, bon Sol’s beaut spaces are designed by interiors expert Anna Spiro (who’s responsible for that wallpaper at Mr Percival’s), and perfectly presented to have you feeling an Amalfi, Santorini, or Hamptons-level holiday a mere 90-minute drive from Brissie.

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Glamour gets a makeover

The ostentation of the glitter strip is old news – there’s a cultural revolution going on in these parts, writes Craig Tansley.

At 8am I receive a text advising that my private sun lounger and umbrella has been set up on the beach. And that a bottle of Krug is chilled and waiting for me beside the lounger (a vintage bottle of champagne had been waiting for me on arrival yesterday, but I preferred the idea of sipping it with my toes in the sand).
That’s Krug, not Moe¨t, the drink of choice for moneyed folk in these parts since gluttony got groovy in the ’80s. A luxury limousine certainly won’t be delivering me to the beach here in Burleigh Heads either, from a sky-scraping hotel in Surfers Paradise –mandatory luxury etiquette on the Gold Coast for decades.

For this right here, right now is an entirely different Gold Coast to the one you all knew. There’s a cultural revolution taking place in these parts, in case you hadn’t heard, in a place that never really cared that much for culture.

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Gourmet Traveller Magazine

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.

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Bon Sol

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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