Next-level southern hospitality: Two Fat Possums

Long famed for its southern hospitality, West Melton’s Two Fat Possums has created a cosy, local hotspot that is noted as much for its warm, ambient environment as it is for its exceptional food.     So who better to host your upcoming event? The team that knows hospitality, of course! Nestled comfortably in West […]

Bellissima!: Molto Bella

The atmosphere in clothing boutique Molto Bella is so redolent of all things Italian, from the friendly welcome of three darling dogs to the gentle trickle of fountain water and the large Romantic period etchings adorning the walls, that you cannot help but be charmed by it all. And then there are the clothes….   […]

A Collaborative Exhibition

‘Presence’ is a collaborative exhibition by artists Sam Barrow and Aimee Shields, showing at Windsor Gallery, 386 St Asaph Street (gallery has a frontage carpark), from 5 July to 18 July and then by appointment only at the artist’s space at 888 Governors Bay Road (please walk in) from 27 July to 11 August (phone […]

Islands in the sun

Kitchen islands are no longer an afterthought; rather they’ve become the mainstay of the contemporary Kiwi kitchen. We look at how to make the most of these modern kitchen must-haves.     Put an unexpected twist on the classic kitchen island by choosing one with curved edges. This small difference allows for slightly more practicality […]

Luxe Lavender

Ultra-violet may have been crowned the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2018, but its popularity has planted the seed for a softer take on the colour for 2019.     The pretty pastel hue of lavender is enjoying a newfound emergence in the sartorial sphere this year. A captivating colour that’s softer and more […]

Heavy Metal

Rose gold is out and in its place are the shimmering sheens of copper, gold, chrome, iron and brass, blending together in a variety of ways. A little refresh or a big renovation, a touch of mixed metal magic is sure to add a sparkle to your space.     Metallic interiors will shine bright […]

Beat the Chill

Winter is knocking at the door, and there’s nothing more we’d love than to retreat to the warmth of our caves and hibernate until the sun shines again – we can only dream! Winter is the perfect time to update our interiors so that when we do arrive home from that long, cold, dreary day, […]

New Kids on the Culinary Block

A clutch of exceptional new eateries have stamped their mark on the city in the last year and we’ve rounded up some of the best, just for you.     1. EARL A fine but casual dining atmosphere with a laid-back, buzzing vibe awaits at EARL, the city’s coolest little food-centric wine bar nestled in […]

Sporty Shorts

It’s the fashion trend we never saw coming. Sportswear seems to be creating its own empire and this season’s latest addition is cycling shorts, but not how you remember them. A high fashion upgrade has made this the trend that fits into every walk of life.     Kim Kardashian loves this trend like it’s […]

Scootin’ Around: EV Scooters

With fuel prices skyrocketing and traffic congestion growing, now is the best time to re-evaluate your weekly transport, and what better way than with an electric powered scooter from EV Scooters Canterbury. Founded by electric transport fans George and Julie Hayward, EV Scooters Canterbury (electricscooters.kiwi/) gives customers the chance to choose from a wide range […]