Robina Town Centre Opens Pop-Up Sundeck


RTC Sundeck 3As shoppers enjoy the summer weather on the Gold Coast, Robina Town Centre has what it takes to give them a break. The center has launched the ultimate chill-out zone, its brand new pop-up Sundeck on The Promenade.

How does this sound for a hot, sunny day? A cool haven complete with sun lounges, colourful umbrellas and cushions, comfy bean bags, plenty of shade and live music from some of Queensland’s best acoustic musicians.

The center is going for a laid back, summer vibe. The Sundeck is perfectly positioned to take advantage of cooling breezes across the lake. Shoppers can enjoy an icy drink from one of the Promenade’s restaurants, or a snack while they relax.

Shoppers can also share their fun in the sun on Instragram with the tag #lounginatrobina to enter a draw for designer sunglasses.

Marketing Manager of Robina Town Centre Anna Colville-Smith said the specially designed chill-out zone was the perfect addition to a day out at Robina Town Centre with family and friends.

“We want to provide shoppers of all ages with a one-stop destination where they can sample a variety of music, entertainment and cuisine in the one stylish and comfortable location. After a morning of exploring the shops in air-conditioned comfort, we are inviting shoppers to grab lunch and a cool beverage from a favourite Robina Town Centre eatery before kicking back and enjoying an afternoon of free entertainment,” she said.


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Park Royal Brings in Tastes off the Truck


Summer is coming to an end, and with it the days of outdoor concerts and parking lot festivals. That hasn’t stopped Park Royal from sneaking in one more summery event before fall descends.

Taste of the Trucks on the North Shore brought a number of food trucks in from the nearby downtown area. The trucks were chosen carefully to offer the best. There’s Ze Bite, a french restaurant that offers traditional dishes like chicken basquaise and beef bourguinon. Le Tigre Cuisine serves modern Asian cuisine, contemporary interpretations of classic Chinese dishes. Finally, RimFoodBaht brought out authentic Thai food on the go.

Cupcake Vineyards offered a complementary wine bar for diners, with musical accompaniment from Noah Nine. Who says you need a fancy dining room to have an elegant evening, eh?

It’s only been a little more than a year since Vancouver started allowing food trucks beyond the classic hot dog vendors, so it’s still something of an experiment. But with centers and shoppers climbing aboard, it’s likely to be a great success.


Written by Nissa on September 19, 2012 – 5:12 pm -
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Shops at Don Mills Keeps Summer Going


With back-to-school season fully engaged, it’s easy to forget we’re still in the midst of summer. And summer shouldn’t only be about planning for fall.

Shops at Don Mills is all about summer fun right through August. That means music, dancing and more. Every Monday and Wednesday it’s time to dance, with Latin Salsa dance lessons in the outdoor Town Square. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to yoga—free yoga classes in the cool of the evening.

Then there’s the music. Every second Saturday the center is featuring live music with all the passion of summer. From Quebecois quartets to Trinidadian percussionists, shoppers will enjoy sounds from around the world.

Then there’s the miniature train, taking shoppers on tours of the property and collecting proceeds for the Toronto Firefighters’ Toy Drive.

Summer may be running down, but that’s no reason not to enjoy the outdoor fun for a few weeks more. Back to school can’t wait, but a little summertime doesn’t hurt.


Written by Nissa on August 1, 2012 – 6:00 pm -
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High Voltage Summer Fashion at Bayside Shopping Centre


With summer is on its last legs in the northern hemisphere, Australian centers are getting ready to launch their spring and summer fashion lines. Bayside Shopping Centre is getting ready for sunny days ahead with its In Season campaign, featuring High Voltage Fashion.

Shoppers that are ready for summer can take part in three weeks of great fashion events. At the News Ltd. Fashion Workshop, shoppers can check out a showcase of this summer’s brand new styles curated by Australia’s top fashion editors. Jackie Shaw and Carlie Oats will share their tips and tricks for flawless spring-summer styling and help shoppers make the transition from drab winter clothing to the colors of summer. Then, armed with plans for a new summer wardrobe, shoppers can drop off their pre-loved accessories at the Great Accessory Trade-in. The accessories will be donated to Fitted For Work, a charity that helps disadvantaged women dress for work, and those who donate will receive a $10 Bayside Shopping Centre Gift Card.

Of course, there’s no such thing as a fashion event without gifts, giveaways and prizes. For every $200 shoppers spend on fashion and beauty products, they’ll get a chance to win a High Voltage Summer Wardrobe valued at $4,900. They’ll also receive a special gift picked out for each week of the event, including High Voltage sunglasses, a High Voltage Diva necklace, and the High Voltage Summer Sounds CD, an exclusive DJ Set by Ruby Rose.

Finally, the campaign will culminate with an Iced Tea Fashion Party. For $10, shoppers can attend a summer fashion show, be treated to a cocktail and stop by the bar, which will be laid out with sumptuous food by Ed Dixon Food Design.


Written by Nissa on August 31, 2011 – 6:06 pm -
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Two Rivers Has Potter Mania


Anyone feeling a little Potter Mania with a month to go until the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2? Don’t be ashamed – this movie is going to end a 10 year saga that’s been a huge part of lives around the world. It’s exciting!

Two Rivers Shopping Centre
is getting in on the fun with its summer celebration. On Saturday, July 16, shoppers will have a chance to meet Harry Potter and Hogrid look-a-likes and check out a Blue Ford Anglia that’s just like the one the Weasley family owns. They can have fun with fair ground rides and visit stalls selling all sorts of Harry Potter themed products. A face painter will be on hand to give little Potter fans their own glitter lightning “scars.”

For the bravest shoppers, Every Flavour jelly beans will be given out in return for a small donation to Shopmobility, and the Sorting Hat lucky dip will give them a chance to win prize from Gryffindor and Slytherin houses.

This event falls in the midst of the center’s summer fashion event, so that will get tied in too. School children from the local area will parading their designs for a new Harry Potter cloak on the catwalk, hoping to win tickets to see the new film with their classmates as well as a cash prize for their school’s art department.


Written by Nissa on June 15, 2011 – 4:04 pm -
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