Natural, nourishing skin care

A face mask is the ultimate treat not only for your skin, but also the perfect dose of self-care for stressful days. Taking some time in the evening to relax and nourish your skin will do wonders for your wellbeing. We have gathered a few easy homemade face mask recipes, made with super food ingredients […]

Classic, cosy cardigans

The perfect trans-seasonal wardrobe piece, a good cardigan will take you through the transition from winter to spring in style. They are the perfect in between layer, light and cosy while still adding enough warmth for cooler evenings. We are loving the pretty pinks and neutrals coming through, although you never can go wrong with […]

Creating with passion

Best known among the brides and bridesmaids of Christchurch, Stacey Banfield is paving the way for young women in business and showing what a whole lot of talent and passion looks like. Metropol chats to her about her journey so far. An incredibly talented make-up artist by trade, Stacey’s creativity is not limited to the […]

Flowers by you

Floral arrangements create a beautiful burst of colour in any room and add a little something special to a home. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at creating your own pretty arrangements, Metropol has a few top tips to get you started. Selection When selecting your flowers, try choose a range of […]

All in for spring

Hard to believe that in a couple of weeks spring will arrive, and along with it, lighter mornings, longer evenings, and (hopefully) some warmer weather. To welcome the new season, fashion labels are preparing their latest and greatest new designs to spruce up your wardrobe. No better time to dive into colour, with lots of […]

Be brave and confident

The Women of Influence Speaker Series recently stopped in at Christchurch’s James Hay Theatre. The series is an opportunity for people around the country to listen and learn from some outstanding leaders, Chief Executive of Sport New Zealand, Raelene Castle being one of them. Raelene has gone from strength to strength in her career. Before […]

Naughty & nice

Incorporating vegetables into baking and desserts can bring delicious flavours and textures into sweet treats. We all know and love a good carrot cake, yet there is a range of other veggies that work well in baking and desserts. Carrots, beetroot, courgette, and pumpkin all add nice textures, flavours and work to keep baked goods […]


  Gone are the days when suits were only appropriate to wear in a corporate office. Blazers and tailored pants make easy, tidy outfits to get you through the working week, dinner and drinks, formal events or weekend run-arounds. Worn together or separately, a blazer and pants create elevated outfitting without too much effort. As […]

In the bag

They see you through busy days of business appointments, dressed up dinner dates and everything in between – the beloved carryalls sure do spend a lot of time by our side. Whether you need a handbag that can hold your whole life, or a more minimalist style only for essentials, have a little fun with […]

Stunning statements

While holding beautiful blooms is the core purpose, a vase can make a statement on its own.   Impactful colour, interesting shapes and different textures can make a vase an artful addition to your living spaces and add a surprising new dimension to more neutrally decorated rooms. As they take up little space and are […]