Journey to Excellence
Every organization employs formal and informal leaders and role models. But as automation and digitization transform the way we do business, leadership characteristics are evolving, too. In today’s workplace, leaders are those who show an aptitude for: 1. Communication: The ability to tell the company’s story and make it relevant to the needs and […]
You have a desire to lead and see a management role in your future. Perhaps you have just received a promotion and you now need to step up your game. If you are a future leader, here are some tips to implement to get yourself in the game. 1. SWOT Learn about yourself. Do some […]
Kelly Carthy is a self leadership and well-being strategist who has worked all over the world coaching people and businesses to help unlock potential. Here she looks at how we can minimise our risk of burnout by optimising our capability to contribute to the world in an inspiring and meaningful way. In my work I support and […]
How to utilise New Zealand’s natural geothermal assets to beat dry winter skin Many of us know that feeling when the calendar flips to June, and the cold chill creeps in – the hydrated sun-kissed summer skin benefits are long left in warmer months, and the dry skin settles in for the winter. This winter, […]
Books, yoga, and mineral bathing as the ultimate holy trinity to get you through the cold months As the sunlight hours decreased, so have our moods. The winter blues are real and we’re always on the lookout for new ways to help beat the winter chill. Gurus and coaches all speak to treating the mind-body-soul […]
Flossing with synthetic string has become a thing of the past with Waterpik’s® Water Flossers. We have most likely all encountered the sage wisdom reminding us that flossing is an incredibly important part of the daily dental hygiene routine, but we have come to think that reaching for the tape or interdental brushes is enough. […]
Behind The Label
Wither Hills is a well respected wine brand here and around the globe, but behind the beautiful branding and labelling is a blend of hard work, weather and land variables, years of knowledge, science, craft and passion. Head winemaker, Matt Large takes us through the journey. Is there a place or a time that […]
Wither Hills, as a brand, is intrinsically connected to Marlborough and that connection has helped them to become one of our most iconic wine producers, but when it came to their first-ever Syrah and Merlot varietals, they had to go further north. The new Merlot 2018 and Syrah 2018 are from Hawke’s Bay rather than […]
This article was intended to be a look at the very suave new packaging for Wither Hills but to be honest, that part kind of speaks for itself. It looks great; it has some lineage to the iconic labels of late and it takes a slightly more artistic, painterly and emotive approach in its homage […]
In the depths of Winter, even the name of this cocktail will have you reaching for your cashmere and sidling up to a blazing fire. Though it is served chilled, its rich and warming flavours showcased in this offering with the robust flavour of Mount Gay XO rum (the “dark”) balanced with the refreshing tang […]
Of all beverages, rum has the renown for shaping the broad course of history. Arising from what was initially a by-product achieved from transforming sugarcane into sugar, the potent discovery of molasses or “black gold” fermented and distilled into the first “rums” swiftly surpassed the vast sugar economy, its genesis forging a lasting influence on […]
The nostalgic Tom Collins is about as classic as it gets, though its rum cousin is an equally icy and classic highball that deserves just as much recognition. For lovers of simple, iconic cocktails – including Bond, James Bond partaking of one in Thunderball – this member of the Collins family has been promoted with […]
Many a times we’ve seen orange patches and streaks that would be described as anything but artistic. Albeit it being a ‘fake’ tan, you most definitely want to avoid the tragic mishap of being a walking fluorescent light. Make sure your body hair is removed at least 24 hours prior to tanning. Nair Sensitive Shower […]
Someone rather cynical once said that youth is wasted on the young. And maybe they had a point. Youthfulness is just one of those things that we tend to appreciate more when it’s gone. And no amount of money can buy back time. There are, though, some clever ways to retain and renew the appearance […]
There is a reason women and men all over the world have grown to love actresses like Helen Mirren who have aged gracefully with more elegance and poise than ever. So whilst most of us don’t like the idea of aging, it could actually be an angle you can work… but if you are not […]
The word “Gucci” is synonymous with luxury and extravagance. Italy’s highest-selling brand, the fashion house is known for its bold colours and prints and is firmly sealed in the pop culture lexicon, largely thanks to its current genius Creative Director, Alessandro Michele. Gucci stores all over the world renowned for their creative flair and the […]
For a brand like Rolls-Royce, exclusivity comes first and foremost. Upon the grounds of the home of Rolls-Royce, Goodwood in West Sussex, UK, grows a rose unique only to the garden it sits within. This special rose, the Phantom Rose, was bred exclusively for Rolls-Royce by rose breeder Philip Harkness, and it’s beauty when in […]
In 1919, Walter Owen Bentley created what is now known as one of the world’s most prestigious car manufacturers. Even since – driven by the high standards of its founder – Bentley Motors have delivered on its customers expectations of luxury performance vehicles made of the finest materials and constructed with no expense spared. In […]
Florals for Spring need no longer be predictable with a fresh take on the perennial trend. A crisp palette of dusky pinks and earthy greens get a dose of warmth with honey toned woods while stylised prints keep the look sophisticated and modern.
Clean Cleaner While essential to a clean and tidy home, most cleaning products will often come in plastic bottles or containers, which aren’t exactly keeping the environment clean and green. However, companies like NZ-brand Ethique are making a case for going plastic-free. With a zero-waste ethos and all their products being plastic-free, plant-based and cruelty-free, […]
Flowers for spring? Groundbreaking…perhaps not, but a welcome and familiar sight indeed. Click refresh on the old favourite of blooms in the springtime with a refined and romantic rendition that breathes life into any room. Wallpaper collection available from Resene ColorShops Cool Kids Style Tip A desk space is absolutely essential for homework and doubles […]
With a myriad of tightly-organised marathons and fun runs out there, there are plenty of options for running newbies and seasoned pros. However for those with an itch for something a little left of field, it’s hard to find a race with a different kind of challenge. Daniel Donegan and Michael Dawson liked the idea […]
Staying strong and supporting others is more important now than ever. Staying true to this sentiment and to help keep people healthy at home Under Armour is giving you a 3 month premium access to MyFitnessPal (for new members). Nearly 180 million people already use MyFitnessPal to live healthier, happier lives. Get Started Now The […]
Meal prepping is the best way to start your week. It means that you’re super organised for the week and you can have that extra bit of a sleep in each morning. It can be a bit of a hassle to do meal prep on a Sunday, but trust us, by mid-week you’ll be grateful you […]
M2woman Winter 2020
When choosing the brands for this article, I thought what does iconic mean? So, I headed to the dictionary. The Oxford Dictionary definition of iconic is, Iconic adjective /aɪˈkɒnɪk/ /aɪˈkɑːnɪk/ being a famous person or thing that people admire and see as a symbol of a particular idea, way of life, etc. an iconic image/building/figure/brand...
With international travel being off the cards for the foreseeable future, why not bring the corners of the world to your home with touches of global inspiration. Printed textiles reminiscent of Morocco and Turkey, Italian terrazzo and Murano glass tables and oriental and tropical touches make for a well-travelled home. Style Tip Time to print...
Warm Aura Hand-poured and NZ made, Bentley & Hart One by One, $59, fills the room with opulent scents to add a dose of luxury to ‘me’ time. Pout Treat Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm, $35, is a covetable tube of shea and murumuru seed butters that instantly hydrates the lips and gives...