The scrunchie gains a hold

Style tends to be a bit of history repeating itself and that aptly applies to hair styles as well. The ‘scrunchie’ is most definitely back and it has a hold on all of us again. Hailing from circa 1980, you can now (once again) find them at shops all over town. That essential elastic band […]

Cocktail DIY

Throwing a cocktail party at home is easier than you can imagine. Sort out a few recipes, a few key tools and ingredients, plus a group of friends and you’re set to go. Stock up on ice, fruit for garnishes, fruit juices to add and a few spices also. Here is Metropol’s guide to successful […]

Skin shield on

The more we learn about the importance of everyday sun protection, the more wonderful products are being created to keep our precious skin shielded from harmful rays. It is recommended you wear face sunscreen every day, even the gloomy ones or days you are mostly indoors. Why? Because even behind the clouds and through glass […]

Shade in style

For those bright sunshiney days ahead, stylish protection from UV rays is the way to go. Sunhats come in all shapes, sizes, fabrics, and colours, and can take you from lunch to the beach and everywhere in between. Go casual with a straw style, or more put together with a felt or sturdy cotton option. […]

The wines of Waipara

North Canterbury is abundant with award-winning wineries, and beautiful cellar doors and vineyards. The area is a haven for winemaking, with the perfect climate for grape growing; long sunshine hours, hot dry summers, and long autumns. The sheltered Waipara area is close to the sea, and the warm days and cool nights provide a prolonged […]

Time for a cool change

Brought together by shared experiences of grief, the Cool Change Sisters are a raw and honest voice, sharing their stories in the hope of sparking a much-needed shift in New Zealand’s mental health space. Grace Curtis, Georgia Harris and Tori Wheelans are the founders of Cool Change, a movement to give the bereaved a voice […]

It’s time to Talk Peach

September is gynaecological awareness month, and Talk Peach is the Kiwi organisation making big moves to educate about gynaecological cancers. Founder Tash Crosby shares her story in hopes to educate and support women across the country. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 36 years old, Tash is one of the mere 15% of people that caught […]

Nothing beige about neutrals

Amidst the ever-changing trends of vibrant colours, pretty pastels and bright shades of the rainbow, neutral tones are a strong and steady constant in the fashion world. In the latest spring lookbooks, earthy neutrals are everywhere, and it is no surprise these warm, subdued tones are shining. Shades of chocolate, cinnamon, rust, and camel are […]

Get your spring on

Along with new wardrobe pieces, warmer weather also means new accessories to add to your daily ensembles New season slides and open toe shoes are coming out, as well as bright and playful handbags, sunglasses, wallets and jewellery. Here are some of our favourite little touches for spring outfitting.      

Inhale, exhale

The human body is a clever thing. Every day, and every night, our respiratory systems are working hard, keeping the oxygen flowing and quite simply, keeping us alive. In day-to-day life, people most commonly breathe short and shallow. While this is adequate to get the oxygen through us, it is not optimal breathing and can […]