Fun on the Peninsula

Summer is undoubtedly dubbed festival season, because what better excuse is there to indulge in great food, tasty tipples, and toe-tapping tunes than warm weather. And the family friendly Banks Peninsula Festival on February 20 is serving up all those crucial ingredients.     The event at Orton Bradley Park is about showcasing all things […]

Summer ’do: Kudos Hairdressing

The Christmas and New Year holiday was most likely a much needed and well-deserved break. While you may have enjoyed those beautiful summer days soaking up those rays…your hair may not have.     Haircare experts say that sun damage is just as detrimental as applying bleach, and as with bleach, the effects aren’t just […]

Fruits of love

February brings with it the last glorious month of summer, the peak of the summer fruit season and, of course, Valentine’s Day. Here are Metropol’s recommendations on how to celebrate all three in style via some fruity treats to spoil your sweetheart (or yourself!) this romantic month.       HEART BREAK(FAST) According to both […]

On deck

Spending time dining, reclining or socialising on the decking of your home or bach is synonymous with summer. An almost non-negotiable when it comes to al fresco living (and entertaining), a dreamy deck set up – when done right – can not only transcend daytime and night, but season, too.     Summer is undoubtedly […]

Summer in a can: Melton Estate

The magic of a New Zealand summer has been canned thanks to local winery Melton Estate. Because this year, its latest harvest of Summer Love Sparkling Riesling can also be found in handy 330ml cans.     In a year where summer tastes even better, this popular light pink spritzy drop has light floral notes […]

Late summer in the garden

As we near February, our gardening philosophies turn to the tail end of summer, and, for some organised green thumbs, even preparing for winter. Here are Metropol’s tips for late summer in the garden. WATERING And weeding, mulching and feeding should be top of the topiary to-do list at the moment. Water deeply and regularly […]

The tipple effect

Late summer is the perfect time to whip out all the refreshing cocktail concoctions many mastered during the infamous lockdown. Whether you need a refresher or additional recipes to add to your repertoire, Metropol has collated cocktails of choice so you can sip away the last of the long, warm summer days.       […]

Making up for summer

We get it – your social calendar is heating up as fast as the temperatures. So how do you get the hottest looks to sizzle through summer? We’ve got the lowdown!     EYE-CATCHING More is more when it comes to eyes this season! Contrasting eyeshadows are catching our eye. And forget the barely there […]

In your beach bag

A day (or longer) at the beach, lake, bush and pool is a Kiwi summer ritual. As such, our beauty rituals must change to incorporate products and practices which protect and nourish our summer skin. Here’s Metropol’s round up of products to include in your beach bag this sunshine season.       SUPER SUNSCREEN […]

On the shelf

What simpler pleasure can there be than getting stuck into a riveting holiday read. Whether you’re stretched out on a beach towel or sun lounger, or snuggled up in your favourite chair at the bach or at home, here are Metropol’s page-turning picks to take with you on your summer break, or to gift the […]