Journey to Excellence
Most of our large corporates are appointing Heads of Diversity & Inclusion, they’re implementing D&I programmes left, right and centre. Bringing in external consultants, writing strategies, making major public statements about what they’re doing in the D&I “space”, where they’re at on their D&I “journey”..! We’re doing this because it’s the right thing to do, […]
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 […]
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 […]
RUSHED? STRESSED? BURNED OUT? How 10 Buddhist mindfulness principles can help us cope with the downside of our Western lifestyle While our modern day society has made us richer than ever before, many of us seem to feel all the poorer for it. We enjoy more and more free time – steadily moving to a […]
What? A heavenly bread that is carb and gluten free? It seems a bit too good to be true. All you need is four ingredients: eggs, cream cheese, baking powder or cream of tartar and 1 tablespoon of Honey or some natural sweetener, salt, garlic powder, rosemary. According to She Knows, “Cloud Bread” pins and […]
Who would’ve thought the morning commute could feel this good? There’s plenty of advice from experts out there on the benefits of creating habits that improve your wellbeing, but let’s face it – sometimes, it’s a squeeze trying to make the time for new routines. Check out our top 5 everyday activities that you can […]
Behind The Label
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As we know, our skin is the largest organ in the human body and without its protection, we’d die. It’s also very beautiful – and by some estimates, we spend more than USD100 billion annually, hoping to enhance our skin. The problem? Knowing what to choose and why. We asked Dr Travis Badenhorst of Snowberry […]
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 […]
With the onset of the colder months, nothing beats the solace of bundling into a snug, cozy corner and warming our chilly cockles in front of a crackling fire. Though with plummeting temperatures and fluctuations from freezing outdoors and blustery winds, to overheated workspaces and heat pump-dry homes, it is hardly a comfortable time for […]
“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 […]
Lake Taupo is a great Winter holiday getaway and for a unique and boutique experience the luxurious Acacia Cliffs Lodge is a divine stay. The lodge was architecturally designed to maximise the views of both the lake and the mountains. The perfect place for a romantic anniversary weekend away or a honeymoon.
As though decorated on a canvas by a master Argentinian painter, the Cerro de los Siete Colores is truly a beautiful sight to behold. Translated into English as ‘The Hill of Seven Colours’, the Argentinian landmark is an enchanting array of layers that stretch over the idyllic countryside. Formed 75 million years ago by geological […]
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? […]
Blending influences from all corners of the globe, this take on interiors sees pieces inspired by everything from intricate Moroccan prints to carved Balinese finishes and delicate Chinese silk-screen lanterns for an aesthetic that’s utterly unique. Style TIP: When playing around with a large variety of textiles and influences, keep the colour palette cohesive with […]
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 […]
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 […]
Keep your teeth looking great, up your workout gear and support collagen production – our Wellness News is here to ensure you keep you healthy. Close fit for staying fit Working out usually means moving your body in ways you normally wouldn’t. And to make sure you get the most out of your workout, your […]
The start of the new decade brings new goals and drivers for the next 10 years. For those with fitness goals in mind, whether they’re short term or long, it’s the work you put in that will get you there. Putting in that extra rep, running another 100 metres, or pushing for your PB, the […]
M2woman Winter 2020
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,...
Ask a scientist to discover and they will experiment. They will spend years and years going through the same type of equations, playing with different figures and statistics to get to a concrete, final result. Ask a stonemason to build a cathedral and they’ll spend decades laying brick after brick. Ask a true artist to...
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...