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Beauty BOX -Essential Winter Beauty

From radiant products to rich warm hair tones, our beauty box gives you the top tips and essential products for the season. FLAWLESS ALL IN ONE FOUNDATION We love Designer Brands’ makeup collection, especially the foundation stick packed full of hydrating goodness including; vitamins A and E, and aloe vera. It’s incredibly easy to apply […]

How to define your Lines

Landscape architect Craig Wilson breaks down the use of straight vs curved paths. One of the key questions I ask garden design clients when putting together a design brief is if they prefer straight or curved lines in the proposed layout. While some clients are open to either, some will have strong views against one or the other. […]

Go Racing in a SUV

Ross Kiddie discovers the technology in Audi’s SQ7 is engineered for performance. It’s going to cost you almost $200,000, but if you want a sport utility vehicle that you can do hot laps in at the Nurburgring, blast to 100km/h in 4.9sec and have it handle like a racing car, then the Audi SQ7 is […]

High Tea for Three

Wishing to enjoy the finer things in life, Kate Preece takes her family to the Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry. Photography: Charlie Jackson Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry was busy the day three generations of my family chose to share High Tea. The dining area was already full of small groups, with many tables graced with […]

Fashion News

ALEXA CHUNG RELEASES A NEW FASHION LABEL The British presenter-turned-designer has launched a label of 100-plus pieces including shoes, ready-to-wear and jewellery. Thirty-two-year-old Chung has always likened her look to a young Jean Shrimpton, saying that her style is really boring clothes – the implication being if you look like that, you can wear dowdy […]

Portraying Vulnerability

Anne Hudson explores the work of Christchurch’s own Ben Reid, one of New Zealand’s most prominent printmakers. The New Zealand environment and its beauty is a source of national pride. It is our tūrangawaewae – place to stand. Accordingly, there is an awareness of the vulnerability of that landscape. New Zealand was, for much of […]

Get the Look

Sophie Matthews gives us the lowdown on two of the season’s hottest trends THE TOP KNOT. Instead of the effortless style that looks like you just rolled out of bed, try a sleek, high pony-tail with a bold bun wrapped around the tie and on the top of the head. Or perhaps try braiding the […]

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 […]