Inside the Gold Coast’s most exclusive entertaining hot spots

first_img22 River Crescent, Broadbeach Waters is on the market for $2.69 million.FROM Caribbean-style pool settings to private rooftops and Monte Carlo-inspired cinema rooms, we’ve picked five Gold Coast homes on the market that will entertain you beyond the Christmas and New Year holiday season.According to Eddie Wardale from Kollosche Prestige Agents, a property should have three key elements to be classed as an “entertainer”. The heated pool and tiled spa is on a private beach.Million dollar views come with matching price tags, and 1/7 Boodera Rd in Palm Beach is no exception. The new home was custom built with the latest technology but it’s all about the “360 degree views, sea breezes, screened roof structure, glass balustrade, engineered long life timber decking, light and power for the night time use,” – a perfect spot to celebrate New Year’s Eve. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago22-24 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters is ideal for private soirees or kids’ parties.At almost $10 million, 22-24 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters has a unique point of difference. Sound-proofed, 7-seat home cinema? Check. Indoor pool? Check. State-of-the-art entertainer’s kitchen? Check. Various living wings? Check. But this grand residential property also features a Poinciana tree shielded by a high wall takes pride of place in the middle of manicured lawn, and is “ideal for large-scale entertaining or a safe children’s play area”.The home was designed for Mr Matsushita — the family behind the Panasonic Electronics empire. The residence features a booth-style dining room. 85 Gibraltar Drive, Isle of Capri has carpet sourced from Monte Carlo in the cinema room.Are you not entertained? You will be if you dim the lights and put on a classic favourite in the supersized cinema room with plush carpet sourced from a Monte Carlo casino at 85 Gibraltar Drive, Isle of Capri.Downstairs, a booth-style dining room complements a customised kitchen, complete with a servery window, built-in coffee machine and butler’s pantry.“You’ll adore the flow from the vast lounge room out to the alfresco terrace, where an undercover area awaits,” the listing reads.The heated pool and tiled spa are set against a private sandy beach and there’s a built-in outdoor kitchen. 1/7 Boodera Rd, Palm Beach is on the market for $1.29 million. TOP HOMES 85 Gibraltar Drive, Isle of Capri — price not available35 Southern Cross Drive Surfers Paradise — $3.9 — $4.2 million22-24 Admiralty Drive Paradise Waters — $9.95 million1/7 Boodera Road, Palm Beach — $1.29 million22 River Crescent Broadbeach Waters — $2.69 million The kitchen is central and overlooks the river and pool setting.“Obviously people want the unique rooms like the media rooms, but the big ones are generous decking and the size of the pool,” Mr Wardale said.Mr Wardale said a good vantage point is also a plus.“When Mum or Dad can be in the kitchen and be able to watch over the pool, that is ideal.”A five-bedroom, three-bathroom family home at Broadbeach Waters meets the brief — 22 River Crescent, on the market for $2.69 million, features a dedicated media room, and the sleek kitchen overlooks the outdoor entertaining area. “You’ve got a spa right next to the pool, an expansive deck, and it all looks over the best part of 180 degree water views which makes it very special,” Mr Wardale said. “It’s definitely up there with the top entertainers on the market on the Gold Coast.” 35 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise also makes the list. It’s on the market for $3.9 — $4.2 million. It has a “supersized” media room.last_img read more

Wahoo’s likely to be replaced by new Mexican restaurant

first_imgNow that Wahoo’s Fish Taco is slated to move to the new Ronald Tutor Campus Center, USC Hospitality is on the hunt for a restaurant to take its place in Café 84.Hospitality announced last Monday that Wahoo’s, one of the most popular restaurants in Café 84, will move to the new campus center in August. Kris Klinger, director of USC Hospitality, said Wahoo’s will likely be replaced by a Mexican restaurant.Wahoo · The popular restaurant Wahoo’s Fish Taco will be moving from Café 84 to the Ronald Tutor Campus Center when it opens in August. Its replacement will most likely be a Mexican restaurant. – Youli Zheng | Daily Trojan“At this point, we’re still working with the new restaurant, and I can’t say for certain because we have no signed contract yet,” Klinger said. “But we’re careful to choose dining options that we feel will resonate well with the students. Student surveys showed first a need for a Greek option, which we gave them, and a Mexican option, which we’re working on now.”Café 84 was remodeled at the beginning of the spring semester, when Daphne’s Greek Café and Wasabi Sushi were brought in to give students a wider variety of options and easier access to international cuisine.Klinger could not say which restaurants in particular are being considered for Wahoo’s soon-to-be vacant spot, but he said Hospitality is aiming to introduce a Mexican option to Café 84. Mexican, Klinger said, was one of the most requested types of food.Klinger said Hospitality chose to move Wahoo’s because of its popularity.“It was agreed at the time [between USC Hospitality and the executives of Wahoo’s] that Wahoo’s should be relocated to the new campus center once it was finished. When [the campus center] opens, it will be a premier location on campus,” Klinger said. “Wahoo’s has always been very popular — Pete Carroll and the football team were always big fans of Wahoo’s — and we feel it should be in the most central location.”Students said they are glad to see Wahoo’s move to the center of campus.“It makes sense to put Wahoo’s in the new student center,” said Michele Malkasian, a junior majoring in communication. “There will probably be a lot of traffic going through there, so it will be more readily available to students. People will be there a lot more than Café 84.”Chris Rayon, a freshman majoring in philosophy, agreed.“Café 84 is pretty far away from a lot of the dorms,” he said. “It will be nice to have Wahoo’s in the middle of campus where we’re around it more often.”last_img read more

Sanjaya isn’t idle after ‘Idol’

first_img Ten years after they kissed on the “Ellen” show, Ellen DeGeneres and Laura Dern reunited Monday on DeGeneres’ syndicated talk show to reflect back on the smooch and its aftermath. DeGeneres, 49, made pop-culture history in 1997 by coming out of the closet in real life while her sitcom character did likewise. In her character’s coming-out episode, Dern shared a smooch with the comedian during a guest stint on the ABC series as a lesbian love interest. Dern, 40, recounted Monday how she couldn’t get an acting job for more than a year afterward. “There was certainly backlash, I guess, (that) we all felt from it,” she told DeGeneres, who said she was sorry and “had no idea” that Dern was snubbed in Hollywood. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He wants to be a triple threat: singer, actor and model. “Like, I really – what I want to do is experience the whole entertainment business because, I mean, I’m not just a musician, I’m an entertainer,” Malakar said. Fresh off “American Idol,” the lanky teen/media It Boy is in demand. Another stop on his post-show publicity tour was David Letterman’s “Late Show” on CBS, where Malakar read the “Top Ten” list Monday night. – Associated Press DeGeneres, Dern recount smooch Sanjaya Malakar is so famous, he can’t walk anywhere without getting noticed. “It’s really weird. I mean, I’m just Sanjaya from Seattle,” the 17-year-old “American Idol” cast-off said Monday on “Live With Regis and Kelly.” “It’s paparazzi (who) get at you,” he said, “and fans come up and try to give you hugs and get autographs. I would love to just be able to hug everyone and give autographs and take pictures, but you can’t.” Malakar was voted off the Fox talent competition last week after a long and unlikely run in which he outlasted better singers and captivated millions of TV viewers with his goofy charm and ever-changing hairdos. last_img read more