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The Hidden Gem Within The Gem of Waiheke
If you’ve ever gone to Waiheke during any of the peak seasons, you might be overwhelmed at how popular this sleepy little getaway has gotten over the years. It’s now a thriving tourist hub with beautiful beaches and vineyards all just a stone’s throw from one another. It has a […]
Honing Her Craft
Widely respected winemaker, Wendy Stuckey has spent years honing her craft and refining her gifted palate around the globe, and today can be found championing the Spy Valley Wines style deep in the Waihopa Valley as their Chief Winemaker. M2woman sat down with Wendy to get an insight into the […]
This Restored Castello Is Now A Stunning Hotel
While we have a pretty awesome range of cultural sites and monuments down here in New Zealand, one thing you sadly don’t see a lot of is castles. That might be due to the fact we’ve never had our own kings or queens (just a stab in the dark guess), […]
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The Art of Being Beneficial for a Better World
When you consider how the corporate realm has traditionally operated, beholden to the interests of a singular ilk of shareholder, a mere glance at the way the world is going, and in particular the environment, is enough to know that a shake-up of this dynamic would be beneficial to say […]
A World of Flavour
For the foodies amongst us, it’s always an exciting time when one of our favourite chefs release their latest book, giving us home cooks something new to sink our teeth into. For those who have caught on to the Ottolenghi buzz in recent years (and even those hardcore fans who […]
A 360-Degree View of Sustainability
Today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world demands an adroit focus on our global environment and its future, with consumers becoming more attuned than ever about where their favourite products come from and how they are made. When it comes to the source and methods used to grow our food, with the already […]
Staying on the pulse with the best the city has to offer. Sponsored by Cordis Auckland.
This Locally-Focused Bar Will Remind You There’s No Place Like Home
Our Land Is Alive is located at the base of the luxurious Cordis Hotel on Symonds Street and makes the best of everything locally sourced. This means its menu is seasonal and made up of sustainably caught local seafood and ethically farmed meats. The menu doubles down on what can […]
Cordis Hotel, The New Pinnacle Tower: Crafted Over A Millennia
I have a strange pastime of standing at a location and imagining what was happening there at certain points throughout time. This kind of temporal daydreaming doesn’t make for the best social interactions, especially when out and about with friends, but it amuses me. Think about it for a moment. […]
The Most Picturesque Spots Auckland Has To Offer
If you’re looking for a way to fall back in love with the city of sails this weekend look no further. Auckland has a lot of stunning scenery around it just waiting to be viewed and photographed. So if you’re feeling like an adventure this weekend why not take a […]
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Subdivide in Style
Built in a popular suburb this city section was part of a subdivide opportunity undertaken by the GJ’s Manukau team. The section was split into two to provide two stylish family homes, one being this stunning showhome. If your existing home is sitting on a large section you could be […]
Interior Inspo: Body Language
Make a bold statement with an assortment of anatomically inspired objects. Be it through abstract figures, playful hand gestures or a stylised visage, inject some tongue-in-cheek into the home. Header Image of the ‘Academie’ Wallpaper by Casadeco, available at James Dunlop Textiles. 1. Resene Tsunami, $4.90 from Resene ColorShops | […]
Update your Space with these New Drops in Home, Tech and Furnishings
Linen to Love There’s nothing better than the feeling of hopping into a freshly made bed complete with the most luxurious linen bed sheets. And while finding linen bed sets can be an easy task, obtaining high quality European-made can be a little trickier. That’s where EuroLuxe comes in. Distributing […]
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Bvlgari Hotel Roma: Rome’s Architecture Scene Gets A Major Upgrade
Rome, The Eternal City, and the capital of one of the most romanticised countries in the world, requires no introduction. We’re almost certain post-pandemic travel daydreams are made of Italian anything and everything, which are nothing short of spectacular. As if we needed more reasons to pencil in Rome in […]
A Timeless Take on Elegance
Swiss-based luxury watch company, Longines, has officially welcomed Academy Award-winning actress, Jennifer Lawrence, to its horological family as its newest Ambassador of Elegance, joining other notable international stars such as Kate Winslet, Regé-Jean Page and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The 32-year-old veteran actress, who received her first Oscar nomination for her […]
None Like One&Only Mandarina
If you’re like the rest of us, it’s probably been quite a while since you last had your feet up on a lounger while gazing over sparkling waters and sipping on an ice-cold mojito. However, you’ve also probably been dreaming about this scenario non-stop throughout the past 2 years. While […]
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Natural Selection – Mission Estate’s Ode to the Gimblett Gravels
In the realm of great red wines, there would be few geographical locations in the world that could top the hallowed Gimblett Gravels subregion of the Hawke’s Bay for its extreme natural attributes, combined with the human heart and hand that manipulates the terroir – practically bereft of soil – […]
Reb Fountain And Her Music That Travels
Music, in every sense, allows a means to travel. To move from one place to the next, recover and reconcile, revisit past relationships and transport both physically and mentally through the narrow corridors of the mind. Music is an intensely powerful thing, to say the least. So if a listener […]
Zaha Hadid: Solid As Stone, Flowing Like Water
While Zaha Hadid may no longer be with us, her designs, inspirations and unmistakable aesthetic live on. Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) recently won the competition to build the Jinghe New City Culture & Art Centre in the north of Xi’an in China’s Shaanxi province. Xi’an is one of the oldest […]
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Three Foods To Avoid For Seriously Flawless Skin
If there’s one thing that nobody likes it would have to be bad skin days. It might be cute when you’re 13-years-old and gawky, but there comes a time in every woman’s life when skin issues just aren’t cute anymore. When it comes to looking after our skin, most of what […]
3 New Reasons to Kickstart your Skin Goals from Dr. LeWinn’s
When it comes to zeroing in on your specific goals for your skin, serums are one of the most effective tools with which to ensure you are getting the most powerful results possible. Offering a concentrated dose of active ingredients, which can help to address a variety of skin concerns, […]
Anti-Stress Routines Your Skin will Thank You For
Women can do it all, but not without feeling overwhelmed at times. Our never-ending to-do list, work deadlines, family and social commitments plus all the other roles we take on can cause stress and tension and with that, high levels of cortisol. Too much stress affects us in many ways, […]
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Homes For Good
For many of us, our earliest childhood memories of home are indelible, beautiful and vivid. Home is where the heart is, after all. Where function, form and feeling collide as our recollections relate the spatial relationship we had with past memories. American architect, Philip Johnson could not have put it […]
Revamp Your Home with Sustainable Choices
If you’re itching for an interior change but also want to be kind to the planet, it’s time to explore eco-friendly design, homeware and materials. Sustainability is the future, and many established manufacturers and emerging makers of furniture and furnishings are underlining their environmental credentials. The good news is, there’s […]
Built and Designed For Good
When considering a new build that will be your forever home, a smooth and efficient design and build process that is attentive and attuned to your needs is an absolute must. However it is that your vision materialises and evolves in its initial concept form, such a highly personal project […]
A world of amazing designs, brought home. Sponsored by Box.
See Inside the $19Million Malibu Mansion
What more is there to say. Scroll down to see all the images of this Mediterranean inspired 3.25-acre, six-bedroom estate with a pool, gym, theater and miscellaneous extravagant rooms. This is Yolanda and David Foster’s mega mansion in Malibu that is featured often in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. […]
Rolls-Royce: Elegant Wheels
Rolls-Royce have a reputation for their luxurious cars, but now they have taken it to the next level by collaborating with award winning artist Helen Amy Murray to release the Phantom Orchid. Helen and her team have produced a contemporary and luxury reinterpretation of a motor car’s fascia and instrument […]
Travelling may be on hold for most of us, however, that hasn’t stopped developers from forging ahead with what they’re calling “the world’s most ambitious tourism development”. The development, named the Red Sea Project, will see 90 underdeveloped islands off the West coast of Saudi Arabia turned into a tourism […]
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Getting Perfect White Teeth Just Got A Lot Easier
The reimagined and redesigned rechargeable Oral-B iO toothbrush is offering a game changing service. It can give you a professional grade cleaning every day from the comfort of your own home, instead of just twice a year if you’re really onto it with that sort of thing. Don’t lie to […]
This Griller Measures Your Steak Thickness & Adjusts for Perfection
Our recommended product highlight this week is the Tefal OptiGrill Elite. Finally we can take the guesswork and babysitting out of cooking meat to perfection. The Tefal OptiGrill Elite is a pretty clever little grill, and we’ve been pretty happy with the results so far. Tefal has a solid reputation […]
Explore The New De’Longhi Eletta Explore
It’s time to do alchemy at home with the new fully automatic De’Longhi Eletta Explore. With over 40 recipes available at the touch of a button, the De’Longhi Eletta Explore transforms fresh coffee beans into the most pleasurable coffee experience at home, instantly getting your day off to the perfect […]
Giving your mind and body what it needs. Sponsored by SRW.
Stay Healthy This Summer With These Products & Services
Puberty Blues For parents and caregivers of teens and tweens, broaching the subject of puberty can be awkward at best. With so many changes happening with their bodies and the scary stigma surrounding periods, it can be hard to make sure they have all the facts and support they need […]
Championing a New Paradigm of Ageing
Our lives are, for the most part, measured by an index of ageing that is dictated by the number of birthdays we have celebrated. Age measured by time alone, however, does not take into account our biological progression, which is a significantly more reliable indicator of our future health than […]
Jane Iredale’s Skincare Makeup System: The Foundation of Great Skin
29 years ago, Jane Iredale envisioned a makeup that was good for the skin – equal parts clean ingredients, skin-loving benefits and no-fade performance. She knew that what you put on your skin can change you, and she decided to make a change for the better. She became a mineral […]
The 10 Things No One Tells You About Starting A Business
When I started Tailor Skincare, I had all of the enthusiasm with none of the experience. Here are my top 10 learnings that no one told me when I started in business. 1. You’ll want to quit There will be times which feel like you’re working 24/7 and making zero...
Drink Inspiration – Cointreau The Magic of Margarita
The Margarita is a classic cocktail that has stood the test of time, remaining an eternal favourite at bars and parties the world over. And when it comes to ultimate in summer imbibing, this simple yet tenacious tequila-based drink served on the rocks is hard to beat – its sweet-tart...
Up Your Food Game This Autumn
Sober AF Boasting about getting plastered over the weekend is so 2019. It’s all about being sober curious these days. Impact entrepreneur wunderkind Lisa King, the founder of AF Drinks, noticed this trend and saw an opportunity to provide sophisticated, high-quality non-alcoholic beverages that cater to this market. She started...
Thinking Ahead – The Psychology of Investing for Women
It’s often not a subject that makes for everyday conversation, but savings, investments and superannuation have a fundamental bearing on our quality of life for ourselves and our families for the future. In spite of the introduction of KiwiSaver and an increase in education, there are still hurdles for many […]
Extroverts Versus Introverts. Who has the Upper Hand?
As a society, we tend to value and celebrate extroverts. With their big personalities and outgoing nature, they form quick and easy friendships and thrive in the spotlight. People who are more reserved are often underestimated because they exude less confidence. But what really matters is a person’s competence, not […]
Investing in a Sustainable Future
More and more consumers are becoming conscious about the environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact of their purchases, creating opportunities for companies to create sustainable long term businesses whilst having a positive impact on the world. It’s not just consumers either. Stakeholders and investors are increasingly factoring in a company’s […]
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