It’s true that life can sometimes get too overwhelming at times. The stress of the day-to-day work running you to the ground, the kids driving you crazy and you can’t remember how many years it’s been since you’ve had a good nights sleep. It’s given you a foggy brain and zero motivation. All you need […]
In 2019 the wellness industry is booming – from nutritionists to yoga teachers, there’s now a higher demand than ever before for all things health and fitness related, and it’s not just overseas. We had a chat to six New Zealand women who have all taken that big risk of starting their own business to […]
It’s automatic. We do it 23,000 times a day and we don’t even need to think about it. Or do we? As strange as it sounds to say, breathing is all the rage. Breathfulness, it seems, is the new mindfulness with the market now flooded with a plethora of books, workshops, and YouTube and Instagram […]
Behind The Label
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 […]
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 […]
Wither Hills is in the business of making wines and it is something that they take seriously, but in order to talk about the brand, we need to also celebrate a couple of other great New Zealand companies. An award-winning architecture firm and an award-winning construction firm. This kind of trio doesn’t tend to have […]
Journey To Excellence
“It is the perfect fit for those needing space but looking for an easy-to-manoeuvre vehicle,” says David Hodge, Managing Director Mazda New Zealand, explaining the brand new Mazda CX-30. “It offers the best of both worlds, giving roominess and ample cargo space for around town and out of town adventures, delivered in dimensions that make […]
Mindful Growth: Using Meditation To Activate Your Brain To Cultivate Peak Performance In Any Endeavour
On July 24, 2019, over 300 engaged attendees invested a whole day to be at the M2 Success Summit. The Summit featured 14 speakers from a range of industries, including blockchain, gig economy, tech, human performance, AI, wellness and much more. The following is a talk by news reporter and meditation teacher, Claire Robbie, who […]
Lively discussion filled the foyer as the guests of our first Journey To Excellence forum chatted with colleagues and other guests in anticipation of the start of the event. Behind a few hefty doors was the Great Room at the Cordis Hotel, which was about to play host to the buzzing panel conversation, engaging keynotes, […]
If there were one drink that could transport you straight to an island paradise, toes firmly planted in sand and umbrella in glass, it would be this Tiki Tiki crafted with Mount Gay XO, finished with a quintessentially tropical medley of Summer season flavours – vanilla, cinnamon, lime and coconut. Tiki Tiki Recipe: 45ml […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Push your beauty boundaries by adding an edgy quirk to these classic looks. Brought to you by Amber Carroll. Get the look: Copper Glow I can never get enough of a beautiful bronzed smokey eye. I think these tones suit almost everyone. Smudge some black or dark brown liner along your water line for extra […]
Just in time for our seasonal inspo search, the four global fashion weeks served an array of looks that focused on wearability. With the intention to champion uniqueness; natural, loose and carefree styling was popularized. In this issue, we discover how to recreate the styles that rode the running theme of sophisticated ease. Reflective of […]
“They were honest from the start and told us it wasn’t going to be an easy build but did not think twice about jumping into a project on an incredibly steep site. “We’re on Palm Beach. A beautiful spot – just five minutes from the beach.” When Chris Upton and Amanda Mason visited Waiheke Island […]
With rolling topography, views that stretch all the way to the Hen & Chickens Islands, and only five minutes from the spectacular Tara Iti golf course, securing a site at the Sandhills estate is like getting a hole in one. So in 2017 when Box™ was asked to conceptualise a design for a holiday escape […]
Everyone is talking about home-heating this time of year and who can blame them! It becomes a bit of a standoff, who has the best heater? Who is just sleeping with just a duvet and most importantly who is saving the most money!? The winners vary, but a standout has to be those talking about their […]
A growing number of New Zealand homeowners are considering adopting home automation technology to help with their everyday lives. Surprisingly, older generations are amongst those seeing the most benefit. From appliances that can be controlled through your smartphones to being able to answer your front door a thousand kilometres away, research shows the technologies are […]
Choosing colour for your home can be a little overwhelming, however getting it right can be the key to creating a home you love which reflects your personality. A common question amongst our home builders is: What kinds of things do I need to consider if I’m going to create a home fit for me? […]
Drawing inspiration from luxury boutique fixtures, create a haven within your home that takes wardrobe planning to a whole other level. Sumptuous velvet, sleek glass accents and polished oak lend the way for romantic blush and pops of mustard and citrine. Style TIP: Using a statement armchair helps to create spacial distinction within a bigger room. […]
There’s no denying a trip to the gym or a jog around the block is great for our bodies – in particular our muscle tone. But what if the benefits of a workout could be harnessed without budging a single muscle? A little protein called Sestrin might just be capable of doing that. Michigan […]
Up until this year, Dr. Hannah Wells was juggling life as a medical researcher in the field of biotech engineering, and a champion triathlete. Either one would be more than enough for any mere mortal. This year though, Hannah is throwing everything into her sport. Well as soon as lockdown is over. Hannah shares with […]
It wont be long until we are able to head back into the gym. Don’t wait… Start now with this 10 Minute at home HIIT Circuit thanks to certified personal trainer, Amy Rhodes and Under Armour.
M2woman Winter 2020
The Seine flows as an iconic landmark on the Parisian landscape. A monumental 777 kilometres long, the river stretches through the northern part of France, weaving through Paris, before spilling out into the English Channel. With 37 bridges traversing it in the City of Lights, residents have plenty of options to pass over the Seine...
Owned and run by Hawke’s Bay-based entrepreneur and health enthusiast Luci Firth, Adashiko is at the forefront of the collagen movement in New Zealand and helps to restore the skin and body from the inside out. We talk to Luci about her journey and vision for the future. Tell us a little bit of...
Neuroscientist and co-founder of Chia Sisters, Chloe van Dyke talks to M2woman about the importance of refocusing on nutrition while on the go and how our nutritional needs have changed now that we are leaving the house and getting back to normal life. What is your background? I have a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience,...