Full of special treasures: Pot Pourri

Discover the extensive array of beautiful homewares, fashion, gifts and local delights at Pot Pourri. Located on beautiful Akaroa’s main road, the cosy store is stocked with a combination of contemporary and classic items, as well as the latest trending gifts and homewares. For the perfect spot of weekend shopping, Pot Pourri offers choice with […]

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 […]

The language of flowers

For many centuries, flowers have been used to convey various messages such as love and hope. During the Victorian era saying it with flowers became a fine art with nearly all homes having a guidebook to help send the right message. Flowers were often used to deliver messages that couldn’t be spoken out loud, and […]

Spring into the garden: Kiwiflora Nurseries

With the welcomed arrival of spring, it is the time when people start thinking about their gardens and what to plant for the season ahead. Growing plants and trees at home takes the right knowledge, and a little help from the experts is never a bad idea. Kiwiflora Nurseries have an ever-changing range of plants […]

Lighting the way: Love Light Soy Candles

Softly flickering candlelight and delicate fragrances bring ambience to any room. From romantic to light and airy, orchard fruits to the smell of the sea or mum’s favourite flowers, set the scene with Love Light Soy Candles, hand-poured, here in Christchurch. Sisters Lisa Mallinson and Tania Mitchell create a range of unique 100 percent soy […]

Colour Me New: Alena Designs

Your unique style, the one that reflects your personality, applies to your home too, and is now within reach! Whether you’re looking to redesign your entire house or simply a room or two, interior designer/colour consultant Judy, at Alena Designs, can help direct your distinct style needs. Judy believes colour speaks the language of expression, […]

Enjoy a great sleep: Dreamwool Beds

The benefits of a good night’s sleep are multiple. Studies worldwide have shown that a decent sleep nightly should boost your immune system, result in better work productivity, improved mental agility, weight loss and mood control. Sleep helps keep your mind and body healthy. Most adults need seven or more hours of good-quality sleep on […]

Optimising outdoor living: Louvre Solutions

Spring comes with unpredictable weather and just as we optimistically venture to our outdoor living areas, a sudden change sees us darting indoors again. A louvre roof is the perfect way to optimise your enjoyment of that space, even in the unpredictable spring weather. Louvre Solutions roof systems are more than just a slatted covering. […]

Keeping tabs on screen time

Keeping track of the amount of digital screen time your family clocks up, especially teens and younger children, can be a tricky thing for even the most vigilant of parents. Metropol’s gadget guru Ian Knott takes a look at one option designed to make it simple. You know how it goes, teenagers jumping from one […]

An exclusive rebirth: McDonald & Hartshorne

A tiger waiting to pounce didn’t deter Christchurch’s Dave Fox from settling into his favourite chair. The tiger was a surprise initially but then it took a back seat to Dave’s comfortable newly refurbished chair. Having researched buying a new chair, Dave instead opted to have experts McDonald & Hartshorne Quality Furniture Specialists bring his […]