Does anyone remember the movie? I saw it back in the 80’s and thought all of Australia was like that! I actually thought the Gold Coast was the name of Sydney’s beaches. Not that Sydney’s beaches disappoint. So last week I got to go there – isn’t it good-looking!
The view from our hotel room – those distant skyscrapers are in Surfers Paradise
Coolangatta is the town that hosts “Cooly Rocks On‘ – Formerly “Wintersun” – a Nostalgia Fest for Fifties lovers.
It was a busy few days – I attended my company’s Sales Conference in Coolangatta. We had a couple of days in meetings and some nice dinners out – I love not having to cook!
I also managed a little shopping! Coolangatta has a couple of op shops and a great reproduction vintage clothes shop called “That Shop” – where I bought a nice handbag. You can find “That Shop” at 2/33 McLean Street, Coolangatta
Just next door is the 20th Century Antiques And Collectibles. I spent a long time there – feasting my eyes!! I may have bought a couple of items there too!
There is another vintage clothing shop just down the road a bit called “Retrosheila”. Alas it was closed when I went by but it looked like they had a lot of 70’s clothes – fun!
Here are a few photos from my phone so please excuse the poor quality. My early Christmas present – a new camera – is currently stuck in Customs – I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
Mosaic Tiles in a Shopfront
Dinner at the Surf Club
It was a real treat for me to have a few days away, Mark did a great job with the kid’s school run and meals – and they loved the extra time with their Dad. Maybe next year we can all make the festival!