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 […]
Amidst the endless plethora of new drinks coming out of the cocktail movement, there is good reason why we keep coming back to time-honoured classics such as the Old Fashioned – suave, smooth simplicity being key in the case of the Grandfather of the modern cocktail. Mount Gay Rum has just given us another with […]
Cool, edgy and sustainable, Michelle Feeny is pushing boundaries in the cosmetic industry with her latest venture – Floral Street. After 30 years of moving around the globe, leading powerhouse brands and groups in top executive roles, Michelle has returned to her stomping ground to launch a fragrance line that disrupts the traditions of sex […]
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 […]
Snowberry was delighted, says Founder, Soraya Hendesi to sponsor M2woman’s Journey to Excellence Forum, about gender diversity in business. “Women are under-represented everywhere in business and I don’t believe that’s right and I certainly believe it is to the detriment of business in a number of ways. I started Snowberry and so could employ people […]
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 […]
Any colour as long as it’s black. While that is a broad-brush statement, this does seem to be the motto of architects everywhere – you see it in their clothes and in their cars, so little wonder it’s difficult to get them to incorporate much colour in a design. It wasn’t always this way. Celebrated […]
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 […]
The luxurious array of textiles from the Cappodocia collection by Warwick will have you transported to an exotic world. Inspired by Persian inf luences and modern woven textures, the sumptuous fabrics are the perfect adornment to a warm, inviting space. Available at Warwick Fabrics
Image from the Kew Park Wallpaper Collection by Casamance, available at James Dunlop Textiles Embrace a touch of romance and whimsy with objects that ooze femininity. Treading the line between sweet and saccharine sees playful floral and geometric prints juxtaposed by sculptural curves while the pink palette sits soft, blushing pastels alongside their punchier counterparts […]
I’m constantly on the lookout for new pieces and ways I can revamp my home. Re-organising and re-decorating your home can be very therapeutic and stops the space from getting boring. However, most of us don’t have a magical pool of money at the ready to blow on new pieces for our homes. So finding […]
As the year goes on and our lives get more and more hectic. It can be hard to stick to the optimistic health goals we made at the new year. When there’s a choice between hitting the gym or watching an entire season of a show on Netflix, I know that I would always prefer […]
I have been a member of Les Mills since I was in uni, how I afforded this membership as a student is somewhat of a mystery but regardless I Body Pumped and Body Balanced my way through a degree – but I had never tried a Les Mills Grit Class. I can remember walking down […]
Already at age 30, Lisa Carrington has picked up enough Olympic and World Champ medals to sink a small boat. Not only is the flatwater canoer one of our greatest Olympic athletes, but she has also been appointed a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to kayaking. We talk to her […]
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, […]
M2woman Winter 2020
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...
In times of uncertainty, it is the small luxuries that help to pick us up. A sweet treat, a relaxing bubble bath or perhaps a soothing face masque. And Kiwi-owned collagen brand, Adashiko, has just the masque to keep your skin smooth and hydrated during these Winter months. The Collagen Gel Masques are the Winter...
Fake Baby. The title of Amy McDaid’s debut novel – the draft of which won the Sir James Wallace Prize in 2017 – drives darkly yet comically at those tragic moments of relief and reprieve in escaping the stark reality of life-altering loss, along with the relatable drudgery of daily disappointments in tow: the theft...