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Top 10 Luxury Merchandise Brands in the World

There’s something undeniably appealing about owning expensive and exclusive clothing and merchandise. The global luxury market grew by 3% in 2016 to a size of $240.47 billion; it seems we just can’t get enough of high-end products. To keep you in the know we’ve compiled a list of who’s who in the luxury merchandise game. […]

Perfectly Formed

Down a long driveway in Merivale, Luci Morris discovers a home of hidden depths and beautiful details. Photography: Charlie Jackson Finding the ideal place to call home can be a challenge, and for these homeowners the decision to build meant not having to compromise on their wants. “You know when you find what you are looking for, and we […]

Christchurch’s New Laneways

Richard Dalman reviews the potential for a bit of Melbourne coming to our city. Last week I was in Melbourne and made the obvious connections between that great city and Christchurch: a strong focus on arts and sports, a cool winter climate, and a central grid street layout with a river running through. What Melbourne […]

Food News June 2017

New Chef de Cuisine for Pescatore at The George The talented chef Ryan Henley has returned to The George hotel in Christchurch as Chef de Cuisine for Pescatore restaurant. Ryan previously spent four years at The George before working at Melbourne’s Vue de Monde with acclaimed Australian chef Shannon Bennett. Winter Pop-Up Restaurant Kingsford Kitchen […]

An Alpine Playground

Simon Mullinger takes a trip to Tekapo Springs to discover late-night stargazing in the hot pools and see what else this winter retreat has on offer. After an eclectic Spotify playlist, two chicken wraps, a discussion on toilet training and a brief restroom stop, my wife and I arrived at a sunny, snow-dusted Tekapo just […]

Finance for the Brunching Millennials

Financial advisor Travis Hamilton gives us some tips on how to save for our retirement. Let’s face it, for the millennial generation there will be no guarantee a future government will pay them a pension and it’s likely that the retirement age will go up. These warnings are coming loud and clear. There remain many […]

Let the Games Begin

It’s been called the tour from hell – five weeks, 10 matches, three Tests. Lynn McConnell of Rugby News previews the Crusaders vs British and Irish Lions match and outlines the other games you won’t want to miss. LYNN’S LOWDOWN Christchurch has a rich, and some would say infamous, history regarding Lions games over the years. […]

Meet Megan May

Fitness and wellbeing coach Elly McGuinness speaks to the woman behind Little Bird Organics about what ‘organic’ really means. In the few years Little Bird Organics and its ‘Unbakeries’ have existed, Megan May has cemented her place as one of Auckland’s most important and influential chefs. Raw organic, vegan, natural and delicious goodness is what […]

Inside Word July 2017

INDULGE. June 3 sees Ardbeg Day return to New Zealand for its sixth year, and the release of limited-edition single-malt whisky Ardbeg Kelpie at Whisky Galore. Kelpie begins with an intense aroma of oily peat, smoked fish and hints of seaweed, followed by a delicious crescendo of treacle coffee, smoky bacon and lots of dark […]