Being a conscious consumer is massively important these days. It’s a trend that’s on the rise, and for good reason. Brands need to grow more transparent surrounding their ingredients, and this transparency will only ever be a good thing for everybody. It builds trust, which builds loyalty. We spoke to Danijela Unkovich, a local nutritionist and...
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Being So Close To Our Pacific Neighbours Here In New Zealand, We Are Spoilt For Choice As To Where To Go For A Tropical Getaway During Winter. Tahiti Has Been A Destination My Husband And I Have Discussed Over The Years, So We Booked A Tropical Island Escape Sans Children To Dip Our Toes In […]
Focus on Flawless Scientifically formulated with Meiritage™, a unique blend of Chinese root extracts, and three powerful peptide complexes, Environ’s Avance Elixir protects against UV radiation and pollution, stimulates collagen synthesis and leaves the skin looking refreshed and radiantly even. To experience your skin #RebornBeautiful, normalise your skin with one of Environ’s industry leading VITAMIN […]
As spring breezes into our lives, pollen from trees and flowers may increase irritation for those with dry and eczema prone skin.
On Thursday 24th I found myself at the opening night of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. The first impression I got when entering the Civic was “Damn, I am way under-dressed for this.” The Bachelor (the cool one that everyone liked) and his girlfriend looked good standing around. A child posed on the staircase in the foyer...
I’m not willing to find out for sure, but I have a bad feeling that in the last week I’ve gone through 3 tubs of sour cream. It’s time to shrug off those bad habits and start living a life we actually want to live. No more waking up with bad hangovers or eating comfort […]
Specialising has taken my business to the next level. My goal is to have a small base of exceptional clients. This year I’ve made some significant business decisions to achieve it. The last 10 years I’ve acquired thousands of clients. I can’t provide that many people with a high level of service and I don’t...
Over the last quarter of a century ecostore has redefined the way that we think about what we clean our houses, clothes and ourselves with. Now they are taking that magic formula to skincare with the launch of SKIN. Huia Iti, SKIN’s research & development manager shares with us some of the behind the scenes […]
There’s retail therapy, but what’s it called when you buy stuff literally for good health? Retail wellness? Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it really. But now that we’re in the depths of winter we’re bringing out the woolly mittens and getting plenty of blankets piled up on the bed. But if you’re still […]
Over the winter months we have covered some of the most outstanding reds from our part of the world. We’ve brought you a selection of some of the best we have tried with ‘bites’ of information that you can share when you bring these wines out at the next occasion. This is the last of our winter […]
You might be a concious traveler who wants to help save the world, but lets face it, there’s a selfish side that would also just like to see the world and experience new things. But whether you want to give back, have a genuine cultural experience or you’re just wild about animals – volunteering with […]
You might have started seeing the #QUAYXKYLIE hashtag hitting Instagram. Kylie Jenner has teamed up with Quay Australia to bring out a collection that reflects both Kylie’s own trendsetting style and the unique, bold designs Quay Australia is known for. The carefully curated QUAYXKYLIE capsule collection features a diverse range of styles, including an oversized shield, sportswear-inspired […]
Last night’s premiere of Atomic Blonde saw the red carpet rolled out at the theater in Potsdamer Platz, Berlin. Among the Hollywood stars in attendance was leading actress Charlize Theron, who dazzled in her revealing Dior top and skirt with Messika jewelry. As if her statuesque height wasn’t accentuated enough as it was her outfit was completed by a pair of stilettos. She was joined on the...
Deep in the heart of Henderson is Whoa Studios. Home of the Doods (not the Dobbin kind), it’s a highly interactive working studio that offers live entertainment, filming, great food, a kid’s playground and according to them; ‘millions of smiles’ – I’ll be the best judge of that thank you very much! On the surface, […]
Game of Thrones premieres tonight and plenty of people are organizing viewing parties. One friend of mine is even going out of his way to make mulled wine, which is both perfect for winter and yet also totally appropriate for the medieval fantasy world of Game of Thrones. According to data from Hotels.com locations from the […]
There are gifts flying left right and center at a wedding. My own wedding was on a budget, and my Fiancee used her pottery talents to make a set of bowls with hand-grown herbs in them (to be fair on the herbs, they mostly grew themselves). It was a nice personal touch that also tied into […]
The food capital of New Zealand may be a little further south than you would have guessed. Thanks to its glaciers, mountain ranges, beaches and lakes the size of small countries, New Zealand gets its fair share of Instagram love. But these aren’t the only things attracting the attention of camera lenses. ‘Food-porn’, the term […]
A couple of years ago, few would have predicted that Kombucha would be so common place, or that eating bugs would no longer be a challenge on reality TV shows, but a reality itself! Food trends are dynamic and can sometimes take you by surprise or arrive left of field. The Food Show brings it […]
The World Press Photo Exhibition started at the beginning of the month and is running till the end of July at Smith and Caughey’s. The exhibition features images you’ll recognise for going viral on Twitter and Facebook over the course of 2016. Each one captures the conflict of our modern world, as well as the passion, both heartwarming and […]
I’ve recently started diving into WatchMe to see what the local entertainment scene has to offer. I mean, everyone’s got Netflix, but when the boss isn’t looking I’m not going to have enough time to slyly binge watch Sense 8 only to find they’ve canceled it anyway. Sorry, I digress. Tinder Nightmares is four episodes...
Environ’s industry-leading Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM; which includes the Skin EssentiA and Youth EssentiA ranges; is designed to help skin become gradually more comfortable with increased levels of vitamin A and other ingredients that keep skin looking at its healthiest and most radiant. We talk to Dr. Des Fernandes about the powerhouse’s newly launched duo. Environ […]
Dating is something that’s been on my mind a lot recently. A couple friends have recently gone back on the market, so to speak. While the grieving period is wearing off it’s started to become time to think about getting back into the dating scene again. For one of my friends it may be a […]
Today’s woman is sold on the idea; you can have it all. But this has transformed into an expectation; you must do it all. With technologically becoming increasingly sophisticated, our lives should be getting easier, but this is not the case. Some are addicted to social media, and while more connected, they feel more isolated than […]
Australia’s first cosmeceutical mineral make up has just released asap skin perfecting treatment foundation. asap pure skin perfecting mineral foundation is a lightweight and long lasting formulation that provides a smooth, natural finish. It contains natural minerals combined with revolutionary active technology to improve skin health, reduce the appearance of pores and stimulate skin cell […]
Many of us spend hour upon hour looking at a screen, whether it is your phone, computer or television. In an increasingly digital world it has never been more important to look after the health of our eyes. Environmental stressors such as prolonged screen time, pollution and a nutrient-poor diet can cause free radicals to […]
Many remember Courtney as bright-eyed Monica Geller from the television classic, Friends. 23 years on from the show’s premier the 53-year-old actress is still looking fabulous, with a little help from Katherine Daniels Urban Shield Concentrate. Katherine Daniel’s very own Urban Shield Concentrate has become the favoured product with Hollywood superstar, Courtney Cox. The actress […]
It’s time to say hello to something new. A new contemporary, authentic Chinese restaurant boasting world-class design, impressive ambience and traditional cuisine with a modern twist, will open its doors in SKYCITY Auckland’s award-winning Federal Street dining precinct next month in July. The menu will highlight exceptional dishes from regional provinces across China including Canton, […]
Some mornings while I’m waiting for my ride to work I see people fighting the war between killing time on their phones and having freezing little paws. Fortunately a new line of New York based fashion is swinging in to our rescue. A new line of stylish gloves are coming out this month that allow […]
Love has been hyped for a long time now, but until now it’s practical effects (other than getting someone to hang around longer) hasn’t been fully understood. A new study published by NCBI has found that love is even more romantic than previously thought. Human synchronization is integral to us all getting along. You’ll subconsciously match […]
Stand Up Girl recently got released on the kiwi based WatchMe, and it’s got all the depth, storytelling and female focus the channel has been lacking. Not as overtly an in your face comedy as the rest of the WatchMe stable, Stand Up Girl is still very much in your face. It’s a dramedy which […]
Rainbows have a magical awe about them. In Roman/Greek mythology Iris (a messenger of the gods) is the God of the Rainbow, In Indonesia a Rainbow is a bridge used by soul boats, Christians think it represents Christ’s throne, the Arabs think it’s a giant Bow and lastly my favorite – The Irish believe that […]
As you travel you have to make sure you get a taste of the world, both as an experience and also as an actual flavour. We’ve brought together the top cities for food, as well as the top places to eat at them. Of course while you’re there explore the hidden alcoves and eateries only […]
WOOP Boxes are one of those initiatives where you get food delivered to you with a recipe card to take all the stress out of figuring out what you’re going to cook every night. Now to up their game WOOP has teamed up with some of the countries best foodies to create a Guest Foodie Series. […]
In August Queenstown is going to be transformed into the ultimate winter playground this with the return of Clicquot in the Snow. The annual luxury champagne festival invites locals and visitors to enjoy winter in style with fine champagne and an action-packed week. This year’s programme will deliver four days of Clicquot-inspired activities and experiences in […]
On a massive level, there’s a lot to be done with protecting the world’s oceans. But we aren’t operating at the UN level, so we have to act at a consumer one. More than three billion people rely on fish for critical animal protein, while 300 million people depend on marine fisheries, the vast majority […]
It’s official, Beyonce has had twins. The news was first broken by People & US Weekly magazines. But further reports have come out in the form of Beyonces dad congratulating the pair via Instagram and twitter of all places. “They’re here!” he said excitedly, along with an image reading “Happy Birthday to the Twins! Love, […]
Calling all foodies, NZ’s biggest food event is back so get ready to get stocked up at The Food Show! Taking place at ASB Showgrounds from 27 – 30 July 2017, The Food Show Auckland will showcase the freshest, trendiest and most inspiring produce and ingredients around. Whether you’re into craft beers, love the buzz of...
If you’re looking for fine living while globe trotting then you shouldn’t look any further than this list. Virtuoso, the international luxury travel network, has revealed the properties and hoteliers in the running for its prestigious Best of the Best awards. Here are the top picks of the year. 1. Four Seasons Resort Lana’i – Lanai City, […]
Ok, bear with me. Say you’re exposed to a stressful event, like a tight deadline or getting chased through a graveyard by someone with a screw driver. Your body kicks into gear what’s called your sympathetic nervous system (SNS). It controls your fight or flight response. When it’s triggered it ramps up the production of nuclear factor […]
There are plenty of articles out there about relationships and how to get into them. But sometimes that isn’t the right place for you. Take a breather and ask yourself “Is it awesome being single” and the answer should mostly be yes, except on those dark nights when you get swallowed by the existential fear […]