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10th November 2020 // TRAVEL
After all the hullabaloo of Covid, and Auckland being put back into lockdown, a trip to Rotorua was much needed.
A town set on its namesake lake, Rotorua is renowned for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. Also known for its eggy smell that you really do get used to. A quick 2-and-a-half-hour drive and we made it. Before checking in we opted to channel our inner adrenalin junkie at skyline Rotorua. We jumped on board one of the eight-seater Gondola cabins and took in the spectacular views of Lake Rotorua, the city, and the steaming geothermal landscapes.
Racing season with Modes
3rd November 2020 // FASHION
Racing season has started, and Jarden Melbourne Cup Week is the first to kick off. We are lucky in NZ to be able to go to the races but in Melbourne the horses will race with only the trainers and jockeys as spectators.
Following this we roll into spring racing, Barfoot and Thompson Twilight racing, Sky City Boxing Day racing and Sky City New Year’s Day Racing, NZ Bloodstock Karaka Million and Cup Week in NZ with Avondale Cup and Guineas Day races, Vodafone Derby Day, Barfoot and Thompson Auckland Cup Day. Who is excited!
WHY BLENHEIM SHOULD BE YOUR NEXT WEEKEND GETAWAY
16th October 2020 // TRAVEL
One of New Zealand’s sunniest towns, here’s our top reasons why Blenheim should be at the very top of your travel list.
HOST YOUR OWN GATSBY PARTY!
15th October 2020 // TRAVEL
This unique hotel, hidden in the heart of Marlborough lets you do just that, champagne and all. .
AN OASIS IN QUEENSTOWN
15th October 2020 // TRAVEL
Eichardts Private Hotel is a Queenstown icon, a significant local landmark and absolutely breath taking.
SHHH IT'S A SECRET!
7th October 2020 // BEAUTY
We’ll let you in on a little secret, New Zealand Secret, to be precise. New Zealand Secret is passionate about the power of nature. It’s their belief that skin care and homecare products don’t need to contain chemicals and harmful ingredients to be effective. Instead, they look to nature for the safest, most natural ingredients possible when creating their products.
BRITOMART'S ABOUT TO GET BIGGER & BETTER
28th September 2020 // LIFESTYLE
From its exterior of hand-made bricks to its beautifully timber-lined rooms, The Hotel Britomart does detail like nobody else.
MAGICAL VINTAGE SPARKS DOUBLE BARRELS RELEASE
27th September 2020 // CULINARY
As a pioneer in the region, Rockburn strives to offer “a pure expression of Central Otago”.
QUINTESSENTIAL LUXURY AT THE PARK HYATT, AUCKLAND
26th September 2020 // LIFESTYLE
The Park Hyatt in Auckland has officially opened!
WIN! A LUXURY STAY AT NZ'S MOST EXCLUSIVE HOTEL
25th September 2020 // TRAVEL
Find out more & how to enter...
LOCKDOWN NETFLIX RECOMMENDATIONS
25th September 2020 // LIFESTYLE
Cancel all your... plans? Change into some cleans PJs... and dig into some of our favourites!
WIN $3000 - THANKS TO PARNELL - THE DESIGN DESTINATION
10th September 2020 // DESIGN
Find out how to be in to win...
Park Hyatt Auckland set to open
10th September2020 // TRAVEL
New Zealand’s first Park Hyatt hotel will be opening at prime waterfront location.
OPINION PIECE with John Morris 10th September 2020 // LIFESTYLE
John Morris on COVID: an educational disruption or a catalyst for Change?
I HAVE LANDED
8th September 2020 // TRAVEL
Our Editor Vanessa experienced a day at The Landing, known for it's impressive clientele and located on the Purerua Peninsula, Northland...
4th September 2020 //
Bernadette Soares is an impressive woman, we sat down with Bernadette for a quick round of questions to get to know more.
RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES AT CHUAN SPA
19th August 2020 // BEAUTY
As winter’s harsh months take their toll on our bodies, why not treat yourself by indulging in a luxurious limited-edition
NZ'S ULTIMATE WINTER PLAYGROUND
19th August 2020 // TRAVEL
Queenstown is known as the perfect winter holiday ski destination and you’d be amiss if you didn’t visit Cardrona during your trip.
LIMITED EDITION METALLIC KMIX RANGE
18th August 2020 // CULINARY
When we saw Kenwood had released a metallic mixer, all our kitchen interior design & professional baker dreams came true!
with Nikki Connors
17th August 2020 // LIFESTYLE
Property Prices Predicted to Continue to Rise...
INDULGE IN THE ULTIMATE GETAWAY
15th August 2020 // TRAVEL
Throw off the shackles of an ordinary hotel stay and book at stay in the fabulous Touch of Spice Private Villa.
HAVE A GO - SURF DAY
14th August 2020 // EVENTS
Aotearoa Surf School is super excited to announce their annual 'Have A Go Surf Day' September 27th 2020.
9th August 2020 // TRAVEL
New Zealanders are making Queenstown their holiday destination of choice. We’ve compiled a definitive list of Queenstown bites...
ARE YOU OVER COMPLICATING YOUR SKINCARE REGIME?
8th August 2020 // BEAUTY
Skinsmiths skincare is a bit different. They’re not about beauty products or confusing packaging – they are about getting results, it’s that simple.
7th August 2020 // BEAUTY
We sat down with Emma,
a cosmetic tattooist, who runs her practice, Flawless Brows NZ.
EARNED & PAID MEDIA ARE MERGING
6th August 2020 // LIFESTYLE
One change on the radar is a blurring of the lines between earned and paid media.
CAPE KIDNAPPERS #1
5th August 2020 // TRAVEL
For the second consecutive year, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers has been voted the Number One resort hotel in Australia & NZ.
WINTER TRENDS REPORT
24th July 2020 // HOME & DESIGN
The winter months provide a chance to curate your living spaces to your mood...
HIDDEN AWAY ZEN
22nd July 2020 // CULINARY
A cosy sunny oasis for those catching up for coffee with friends, or simply taking a break from shopping.
THE ULTIMATE TOASTIE
21st July 2020 // CULINARY
There is nothing like a hot crunchy toastie during winter.
TWO SPECIALISTS, ONE EXTRAORDINARY KITCHEN
19th July 2020 // HOME & DESIGN
Eurotech Design is regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading appliance distributors...
BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE
15th July 2020 // BEAUTY
In preparation for this winter we have gathered the best hacks, to keep your hair and skin healthy and gorgeous over this chilly period.
14th July 2020 // FASHION
We caught up with Mel from Threads who gave us her simple style ideas for this season casual work outfits.
GET READY FOR TRUFFLE SEASON 2nd July 2020
It’s wintertime - and if you’re a fan of pasta (I mean who isn’t), we present to you, Morell Bistro.
SAY BYE BYE TO FALSIES
1st July 2020 // BEAUTY
The new most cost-effective investment for your lashes from Arture...
BEING LOUD FOR THE MOUTHS TAPED SHUT
30th June 2020 // LIFESTYLE
It is important to acknowledge your privilege in today’s climate.
TIME FOR A REFURB
28th June 2020 // HOME
What better way to doll up your backyards than with Devon Lifestyle.
LEAVING LOCKDOWN IN THE DUST 27th June 2020 // LIFESTYLE
Kiwi’s deserve a good old fashion road trip...
23rd June 2020 // LIFESTYLE
Our editor Vanessa Bennett recently talked with the lovely Catherine from Entrepreneurial Women with Purpose, listen here...
Revelations of Isolation
7th June 2020 // LIFESTYLE
Isolation gave us a chance to reflect and realign...
Uganda in all it's Beauty
5th June 2020 // TRAVEL
Kym Samuels describes her experience with World Vision's work...
The Hair Mask to END All Hair Masks 3rd June 2020 // BEAUTY
Introducing an Australian made, vegan hair mask.
Pizza & Pasta, As They Should Be. 2nd June 2020 // CUISINE
At Dante's, you feel as if you’re entering little Italy...
FOR THE LOVE OF CLEANSING
26th May 2020 // BEAUTY
EDITOR'S PICKS | MAY
7th May 2020 // LIFESTYLE
Our Editor's Faves this may, from
fashion to skincare & little luxuries.
6th May 2020 // FASHION
Using tailoring to get the perfect fit, Deryn Schmitt makes sure women of all ages look and feel amazing.
NOW OR NEVER
4th May 2020 // FASHION
MAL CORBOY'S TOP TIPS
3rd May 2020 // DESIGN
MAKE MUM'S DAY
2nd May 2020 // LIFESTYLE
Mother’s Day is fast approaching (10th of May for those who have forgotten) and it’s the perfect time to spoil our special ladies rotten!