Flip Trick If you’re the kind of person who needs their phone just as much as their desktop for work, Samsung’s latest release may be the perfect work companion. The new Galaxy Fold4 makes multitasking easy with the new Taskbar, giving you a similar layout to your PC, with easy...
Simple Pleasures If the last three years have taught us anything, it’s that we can all benefit from going back to basics, especially when it comes to what we do in the kitchen. From making our own sourdough, to eating seasonal, homegrown vegetables, the rewards of sharing and consuming food...
COLAB COOL wo powerhouses of New Zealand fashion have come together to give us all the footwear collaboration we never knew we needed. Kate Sylverster and Mi Piaci have just released the ultimate summer shoes in their sophisticated and strong capsule collection. The Aida pump features a cylindrical offset heel...
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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), […]
The word “Gucci” is synonymous with luxury and extravagance. Italy’s highest-selling brand, the fashion house is known for its bold colours and prints and is firmly sealed in the pop culture lexicon, largely thanks to its current genius Creative Director, Alessandro Michele. Gucci stores all over the world renowned for […]
I encourage you to be adventurous with roast cauliflower as it makes a wonderful, neutral salad base. Taste-wise, its subtle presence means the sky’s the limit when it comes to the flavours you can add to it. I particularly love combining cauliflower with legumes, such as chickpeas and lentils, or […]
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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 […]
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 […]
In this day and age, it is not enough for a company to simply satisfy the expectations of its key stakeholders and call it a day. The modern business enterprise has well and truly entered the Age of Sustainability, which demands a new gold standard of business imperative to source […]
Finding your next level of success. Sponsored by Du Val Group.
From a measly $200 in 2009, I have built a company that turnsover more than $10m a year. While it has not always been easy, many of the strategies I’ve used could be applied successfully in almost any business. 1. Bring out the Jazz Hands. I’m a natural introvert […]
Kelly Carthy is a self leadership and well-being strategist who has worked all over the world coaching people and businesses to help unlock potential. Here she looks at how we can minimise our risk of burnout by optimising our capability to contribute to the world in an inspiring and meaningful way. In […]
A lot of things about property investing have changed in a very short space of time here in New Zealand. Quickfire tax and regulatory changes have required a fast rewrite of the old investing rulebooks. This has also gone on while landlords have been investing in the Healthy Homes requirements. […]
The inspiration you need for your next home. Sponsored by G.J. Gardner.
Maybe you love where you live, but not the home you live in. This is the dilemma for many people with older homes in developed locations. For those people, the option to either subdivide or remove and rebuild can be the perfect solution, a new home on the site that […]
In case you’ve been having Bridgerton withdrawals, might we suggest a dose of Regency whimsy for the home? We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite pieces that even Lady Whistledown would approve of. Header Image by the ‘Camelia’ Wallpaper by Cole and Son, from $384 per roll at Allium […]
Spring has sprung and that has meant many of us have been, or are potentially procrastinating doing our spring cleaning. There is something very satisfying about getting that spring to do list checked off, so what if we told you there was a way to cut back the list so […]
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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 […]
Nostalgia is a powerful thing. And with it inevitably comes the juxtaposition of the past and present. For fashion designer Claudia Li, her eponymous brand’s latest Fall Winter 2022 collection titled “Once upon a time…” is a poignant trip down memory lane, drawing on her Chinese heritage, memories of ancient […]
Usually seen gracing the necks and ears of those famous few who walk the red carpets of the world, the exquisite designs of luxury jewellery house, Cartier, are synonymous with absolute opulence. First opening in Osaka in 2000, Cartier’s Shinsaibashi Boutique has been the brand’s flagship store in the […]
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Kickstart your life no matter what stage you’re at. Sponsored by Crafters Union.
Ayesha Green (Kai Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) is an artist based in ātepoti and her work, with it’s striking use of flat colours, concentrates on the visual language of nation building. Her work has quickly gained attention and last year she was announced as the winner of the National Contemporary Art […]
Owned and run by Hawke’s Bay-based entrepreneur and health enthusiast Luci Firth, Adashiko is at the forefront of the collagen movement in New Zealand and helps to restore the skin and body from the inside out. We talk to Luci about her journey and vision for the future. Tell […]
Polymath Nuwanthie Samarakone has the sort of CV that would give most overachievers a flush of envy. As well as helping the career pathways of graduates with her company ICE, she is an investor in impact-focused startups and an independent director for a wide range organisations, including Tourism Talent, a […]
The best comes with time and a little inspiration. Sponsored by Mission Estate Winery.
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 […]
While international travel may now be slowly opening up for us here in NZ, for the past two years we have only had photographs for us to contemplate when looking beyond our backyard to the big wide world. Photographs have the ability to help us look past what is directly […]
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 […]
Stay fresh, stay healthy. Sponsored by Dr. LeWinn’s.
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 […]
The term ageing gracefully can mean a lot of different things to different people. Nonetheless, like it or not, when it comes to our outward appearance after a certain age, the typical side-effects are sure to eventually surface – be it fine lines, wrinkles, laughter lines or the onset of […]
It is not uncommon to hear the benefits that wholefood diets can have for our bodies, physically and mentally. With a constant flow of processed foods being offered to us, it can be hard to know where to look. Author and influencer, Sophie Steevens lives a healthier and happier life […]
The best of sustainable design for you and the planet. Sponsored by Lockwood.
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 […]
You may have heard the terms ‘regenerative gardening’ or ‘permaculture’ in recent years. The gardening philosophy, which has become more popular in recent years, with the call to better look after our environment and a wide-reaching desire to become more self-sustaining, is based on the idea of taking the lead […]
Hana is Auckland’s newly opened go-to wellness haven tucked away in the heart of Grey Lynn’s industrial chic development, The Scrap Yard. Brought to life by former pharmacist, Sara Higgins, the creation of Hana – which in Māori means to shine, glow and give out radiance – emerged from an […]
A world of amazing designs, brought home. Sponsored by Box.
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 […]
The design decisions we make when building a home aren’t always based on fashion or finance. Sometimes they hark back to our childhood. That’s what first-time builders Terri and Sam discovered when, along with the Box™ team, they started the process of conceptualising a new design and -build in Auckland’s […]
Summer 2022 is here so we’re looking back at outdoor spaces that put the accent on alfresco. Here are eight ways to makeover your outdoor spaces: 1. If you’re building a two-storey home, which is often the case on today’s smaller sites, it makes sense to consider a cantilever. This […]
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Artificial Intelligence can give us many things; personalised ads, fears about what it truly means to be a human, a perfect shave. There’s only one of those that I’m interested in and the Philips S9985/50 shaver can deliver it in spades. The Philips S9985/50 is powered by A.I to give […]
It’s time to iron the wrinkles out of your life. That’s right, say goodbye to those toxic relationships you’ve been stuck in for far too long, and while you’re at it, throw out that old school iron and steamer cluttering up your home and replace it with the Tefal IXEO […]
Well kept teeth are essential. I was going to add qualifiers but that’s really all there is to it. Healthy clean teeth spin out to have so many repercussions. It boosts your confidence, it bolsters your mouth health, the list goes on. I swear there are more than just two […]
Giving your mind and body what it needs. Sponsored by SRW.
Our enduring fascination with the zombie genre goes as far back as the 1930s and since then, the concept of the zombie outbreak has enjoyed several renaissances. We are attracted to narratives that depict human survival against the odds amidst bleak post-apocalyptic landscapes, and understandably, the proliferation of this idea […]
These days, everyone wants to age well and live longer, but the World Health Organisation told us a few years ago that although people are living longer, their quality of life remains poor. As people age, they start to use their nutrients and ability to absorb them from their gut. […]
In the farmhouse where I grew up, my mother had a pantry filled with a jumble of odd jars she’d collect for bottling our fruit. In summer, she would send my brother and I out to the abundant blackberry bushes that ravaged the paddocks, with a bucket each to harvest […]
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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 […]
In my first year of business with Tailor Skincare, I didn’t make a profit. By year two and onwards, we were consistently making a profit and smart reinvestment of the profits was mission-critical to business growth. Here are the 7 best ways to reinvest business profits: 1. Build Your […]
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