Lip service

We’re not just paying lip service – we’ve got the lowdown on the hottest lipstick trends for 2020.     Punk pout As seen on the Max Mara SS20 runway, dark, bold lippies are making their mark amongst the other lipstick trends of 2020. Swipe on a moody oxblood red or dark violet colour and […]

A taste of Bavaria

World-renowned Cantabrian brothers Theo, Alex and Marcel, of Geisen wine fame, are the creative force behind one of the latest additions to hospo hotspot Riverside Market – Kaiser Brew Garden.     Fiercely committed to Christchurch, the German-Kiwi trio have collaborated with local hospitality personality Campbell Parker and expert brewer Dicky Fife to bring the […]

Top tips for the table

Christmas is almost here, so if it’s a flawless dinner table you’re after, look no further.     First things first – where will you have your festive feast? If it’s outside, make sure the table is on a level surface. 2. Depending on your taste, minimalism is always a good idea, so the table […]

Timelessly Tactile

Natural materials are moving to the forefront of our interior styling as environmental impact begins to dictate many of our purchase choices. Wood: it’s earthy, rustic, homely, timelessly elegant and sustainable… what’s not to love?     New home décor trends are constantly emerging, tempting us with their new appeal. But there’s one material that […]

Akaroa’s Top Eats

Need a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of city life? Head out to our favourite little slice of French paradise – Akaroa.     1. Rona’s Head down to Rona’s at 74 Rue Lavaud; find a spot in the garden, sit back in the sun and enjoy a light breakfast or lunch, or […]

To the max

The trends of maximalism and minimalism seem to be fighting for the top spot everywhere. It’s time to wave goodbye to demi-fine jewellery as it steps out of the spotlight and is replaced by a chunkier rival.     This season, leave your dainty jewels on the duchess and make way for bolder, heavier, chunkier […]

Swimwear style

Quintessential summer events like pool parties, beach bonanzas and New Year soirées are calling… but first, let’s sort that swimwear collection. Read on to get acquainted with some of the hottest looks of the sunny season.     Wild one Surprise, surprise – animal print is top of the list. Fierce one and two-piece silhouettes […]

Food Forecast

This year has seen a myriad of healthy food trends climb the ranks, from an uptake of pre and pro-biotic consumption to an emphasis on sustainably conscious foods. While these won’t be disappearing, 2020 brings a new host of food trends to the table. According to Whole Foods, here’s what you should add to your […]

Nailed it

After more than a month of fashion shows from the very best, there’s a whole crop of fresh spring/summer nail trends emerging for minimalists and maximalists alike.     Texture is the name of the game this year; add oomph with polka dots, geometric patterns, rhinestone applique and glitter, or channel your inner mermaid with […]

Be a stud

Cue the revival of yet another ‘90s craze: studded silhouettes return as the ultimate embellishment of 2019. Small studs, big studs, spikes, rhinestones… if it’s studded, we want i t.Check out our styling tips ahead.     FOOTWEAR WITH FLAIR The easiest way to embrace this edgy trend is with footwear – studded strappy sandals, […]