Mermaid Beach & Surfers Paradise

photos taken with my Superheadz ultra wide & slim In another month it will be one year that...

photos taken with my Superheadz ultra wide & slim

In another month it will be one year that I moved from Melbourne to the Gold Coast. Honestly it is somewhere I never thought I would live. But in the year I've lived here I've seen another side of this town. It's not all parties and metremaids. I've found cute cafes, opshops, secondhand bookstores, a place to develop my film and vintage markets. I've made new friends and met local bloggers. I love my job here and I love that in summer everyone rides their bike down to the beach and has BBQs in the park. It's also nice to be back living in a smaller town rather than the big city. And the weather and sunshine has been amazing for me! Not just for my state of mind but also for my wardrobe!! I can wear all the dresses and pretty skirts I wanted to in Melbourne but was too cold.

Anyways I thought I'd share some pictures I took with my Superheadz while out exploring my new home. First five are from Mermaid Beach and the rest are from Surfers Paradise.

Hope you are all having a nice weekend. x

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26 comments

  1. Love the beach photos, I am tempted to get a Superheadz myself! I definitely think the weather is a huge plus of living on the Gold Coast, nothing beats being able to wear a pretty summer dress + sandals! x

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  2. aww ive just moved to melbourne from ireland and I am NOT impressed by the weather, was in pacific pines a few weeks ago in QLD and really loved the feel of the place, so chilled out and laid back!
    very jealous your living there!!
    xx

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  3. @Pink Penguin ~ I left all my big jackets behind at my mums and have bought so many pretty new dresses! love that I can wear them her for most of the year.

    @Ash ~ oh Melbourne weather would be horrible right now. Not missing that! QLD is so beautiful this time of year. perfect for an escape from the cold down south.

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  4. Love how u moved to the Gold Coast so nice you are close and we can hang out now and again love having you as a friend x Can't believe it has been a year wow congrats and love how u have portrayed this lovely side of the GOld Coast x

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  5. @Jen ~ me too! I must come visit your new place after the move. You can show me around Brisbane more :) Gold Coast has definitely surprised me, so many times when I visited I didn't get to see the other side of it.

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  6. I remember that post because that's when I started to read your blog & started to discover the big wide world of blogs beyond just the one I read frequently. Does this mean you now consider yourself a 'local'?

    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

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  7. @Kelly ~ kind of, but I also consider Melbourne my home too. I think I'm in between.

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  8. I think your heart will always be where you consider your home to be. As the saying goes ... xo

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  9. By the look of these photos this seems like a nice place to live, specially if it's near the beach. Riding a bike is also a plus I wish I could do that where I live!! :)

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  10. glad gold coast works all well for you and you're loving your job! sydney is so cold these days i'm missing some warm weather, thank goodness i'm on holiday in 2 weeks, can't wait! have a nice weekend!

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  11. Lovely photos! Great to hear that you've settled in really well in GC :)

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  12. beautiful beaches! gonna visit the Gold Coast if i ever get to fly to Aussie :) x

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  13. love, this remides me i gotta start using mt holga again.

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  14. I can't wait to come and explore your little corner of the world!! Ahh not TOO long to go. I'll be loading myself up with a LOT of film.

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  15. I love these photos. And I love the name Mermaid Beach! I'm sure it's not as exciting as the name makes it sound, but I can dream! Hehe.

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  16. love all these photos....they're so dreamy! thanks for sharing these beauties.

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  17. Ah what good timing for this post - I currently live in Melbourne but have been considering a move up north, you've given me more to think about : )

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  18. fun to see your photographs, liss, and little parts of your life.

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  19. Lovely! I'm coming up to the Gold Coast on Monday and keen to explore. Restaurant recommendations? xx!

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  20. @carissa ~ thank you, its fun sharing them!

    @The Sequin Cat ~ hmm depends which suburb you plan to visit. If you're going to Broadbeach you MUST so to Cha Chas Japanese resturant. its my favourite.

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  21. These pictures are beautiful! I recently visited the Gold Coast for the first time and was so excited to be wandering round in a t.shirt - it's so much warmer than freezing cold Melbs! If I'd had more time I would have gone for a swim while I was there too!

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  22. I ended up living at the Goldie for 3 years, after thinking I wasn't the Gold Coast type at all. It gets a bad rap, but it's not all tacky and there are some really cute local places (particularly around Mermaid Beach and Nobby's). Enjoy!

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  23. I live on the Gold Coast now and its okay. But everybody I know is moving out of here. Its always 'im moving out of this shithole'. I think its good for older people but not for 20s-30s people unless you want to raise a family. Because its so small, youre kind of limited in what you can/cant do (limited opportunities)

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  24. These pictures are so beautiful - I'd love to live somewhere like the Gold Coast! In Britain we seem to have skipped summer altogether, and gone straight into fall.

    Laura, heartsofsand

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  25. Ahh just beautiful. Before I moved to London I used to spend heaps of time at Nobbys. It's such a special spot. It's how I imagine the coast would have been in the 70's - all simple living, sun, bikes and books. Thanks for these pics!

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